Kewaskum High School Student Handbook 20162017
Office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on school days. The telephone number is (262) 6268427 Attendance line, extension 4124 Main office, extension 4125 Student Services Department, extension 4140 DISTRICT WEB SITE www.kewaskumschools.org
KHS Daily Schedule st 1 nd 2 rd 3
7:40 8:47 8:54 – 10:01 10:08 – 11:15
First Lunch A L 11:15 11:45 4B 11:52 12:59
Second Lunch 4A 11:22 – 12:29 B L 12:29 12:59
th 5 ELT
1:06 2:13 2:20 – 2:50
DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT “The Kewaskum Community Schools ignite a passion for learning.” Our school is a place where active learning and exploration are fostered. We hope that students, parents, and staff will all work together to make this school the BEST! Remember, this is our school; it will reflect our ideas, attitudes, and care. Our success in this school relies upon all of our efforts. The more committed each of us are to working together, the more success we will create for our school community. If you have any questions or concerns, please address them with your child’s teacher as soon as possible. You may also request a meeting with the school counselor or building principal. Throughout the Handbook, policies will be listed, to view the complete policy please visit www.neola.com/kewaskumwi/
ACCIDENT INSURANCE (Policy 8760) The Board of Education recognizes the need for insurance coverage for injuries to students caused by accidents occurring in the course of attendance at school and participation in the athletic and cocurricular programs of the schools. Therefore, at the beginning of each school year, the Board shall offer parents the opportunity to participate in group accident insurance at the expense of the parents. ADDRESS CHANGES Please inform the office if you change your address, your email address, telephone number, or emergency medical information at any time during the year.
AGE OF MAJORITY Students who are 18 or older must still comply with all school rules, including attendance procedures. They continue to be subject to school consequences, including detentions, suspensions, and expulsions. As a matter of ensuring your success, the principal or the assistant principal may request communication with your parents after you have declared “Age of Majority”. To declare “Age of Majority” you must fill out the proper form and submit it to the principal. ANIMALS ON DISTRICT PROPERTY (Policy 8390) The Board of Education recognizes that there are many occasions when animals are present on District property and many reasons for those animals’ presence. Animals are commonly utilized by teachers during classroom presentations and are often housed in classrooms and other locations on campus. Prior administrative approval is required. Additionally, employees, students, parents, vendors, and other members of the public may be accompanied at school by a service animal in accordance with Federal and State law and this policy. ANTIHARASSMENT (Policy 5517) Prohibited Harassment It is the policy of the Board of Education to maintain an educational environment that is free from all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment. This commitment applies to all District operations, programs, and activities. All students, administrators, teachers, staff, and all other school personnel share responsibility for avoiding, discouraging, and reporting any form of harassment. This policy applies to conduct occurring in any manner or setting over which the Board can exercise control, including on school property, or at another location if such conduct occurs during an activity sponsored by the Board. The Board will not tolerate any form of harassment and will take all necessary and appropriate actions to eliminate it, including suspension or expulsion of students and disciplinary action against any other individual in the School District community. Additionally, appropriate action will be taken to stop and otherwise deal with any third party who engages in harassment against our students. The Board will vigorously enforce its prohibition against harassment based on the traits of sex (including transgender status, change of sex, or gender identity), race, color, national origin, religion, creed, ancestry, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability, or any other characteristic protected by Federal or State civil rights laws (hereinafter referred to as "Protected Characteristics"), and encourages those within the School District community, as well as third parties, who feel aggrieved to seek assistance to rectify such problems. Additionally, the Board prohibits harassing behavior directed at students for any reason, even if not based on one of the Protected Characteristics, through its policies on bullying (see Policy 5517.01 – Bullying). Bullying Bullying is prohibited by Board Policy 5517.01. It is defined as deliberate or intentional behavior using words or actions, intended to cause fear, intimidation, or harm. Bullying may be a repeated behavior and involves an imbalance of power. Furthermore, it may be serious enough to negatively impact a student’s educational, physical, or emotional wellbeing. Bullying need not be based on any Protected Characteristic. Bullying behavior rises to the level of harassment when the prohibited conduct is based upon the student’s sex (including transgender status, change of sex, or gender identity), race, color, national origin, religion, creed, ancestry, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability, or any other characteristic protected by Federal or State civil rights. Cyber bullying Students should contact their School Counselor, Administrator, or Police Liaison Officer if cyber bullying interferes with their ability to feel safe and to learn at school. Cyber bullying is defined as bullying through instant messaging, email, a chat room, social networking sites, or cell phone messaging. Students who are proven to be taking part in cyber bullying may be subject to school consequences if it affects the school climate and may be reported to the proper police authorities. Third party students are encouraged not to forward cyber bullying messages, but instead to support the victim and additionally print out or forward offending messages to share with an adult. ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES (Policy 5200) State law requires the Board of Education to enforce the regular attendance of students. Further, the Board recognized that the District’s educational program is predicated upon the presence of the student and requires continuity of instruction and classroom participation. The regular contact of students with one another in the classroom and their participation in a wellplanned instructional activity under the tutelage of a competent teacher are vital to this purpose. All children between six (6) and eighteen (18) years of age shall attend school regularly during the full period and hours, religious holidays excepted, that the school in which the child is enrolled is in session until the end of the term, quarter, or semester of the school year in which the child becomes eighteen (18) years of age, unless they fall under an exception under State law, this policy, or administrative guideline issued under this policy. Acceptance of Written Excuses The District Administrator may require, from the parent or guardian of each student or from an adult student, who has been absent for any reason a written, signed, dated statement stating the reason for the absence and the time period covered by the absence. The Board reserves the right to verify such statements and to investigate the cause of each single absence and prolonged absence. School Attendance Officer The District Administrator shall designate an administrator at each school to be the School Attendance Officer. The School Attendance Officer shall perform any duties and responsibilities s/he is required to perform by State law, this policy, and any administrative guidelines issued by the school. The duties of the School Attendance Officer shall include, but not be limited to, the following: A. Determining daily from attendance reports submitted by teachers which students enrolled in the school are absent from school and whether the absence is excused. st B. Submitting to the District Administrator, on or before August 1 of each year, a report of the number of students enrolled in the school who were absent in the previous year and whether the absences were excused. The District Administrator shall then submit this information to the State Superintendent. C. Providing student attendance information to individuals and agencies for purposes authorized by State law and the Board’s Policy 8330 Student Records.
Excused Absences As required under State law, a student shall be excused from school for the following reasons: A. Physical or Mental Condition The student is temporarily not in proper physical or mental condition to attend school. B. Obtaining Religious Instruction To enable the student to obtain religious instruction outside the school during the required school period (see Policy 5223Absences for Religious Instruction). C. Permission of Parent or Guardian The student has been excused by his/her parent or guardian before the absence for any or no reason. A student may not be excused for more than ten (10) days per school year under this paragraph and must complete any course work missed during the absence. Examples of reasons for being absent that should be counted under this paragraph include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. professional and other necessary appointments (e.g., medical, dental, and legal) that cannot be scheduled outside of the school day 2. to attend the funeral of a relative 3. legal proceedings that require the student’s presence 4. college visits 5. job fairs 6. vacations D. Religious Holiday For observance of a religious holiday consistent with the student’s creed or belief.
Suspension or Expulsion The student has been suspended or expelled.
Program or Curriculum Modification The Board has excused the student from regular school attendance to participate in a program or curriculum modification leading to high school graduation or a high school equivalency diploma as provided by State law.
High School Equivalency – Secured Facilities The Board has excused a student from regular school attendance to participate in a program leading to a high school equivalency diploma in a secured correctional facility, a secured child caring institution, a secure detention facility, or a juvenile portion of a county jail, and the student and his/her parent or guardian agree that the student will continue to participate in such a program.
Child at Risk The student is a “child at risk” as defined under State law and is participating in a program at a technical college on either a parttime or fulltime basis leading to high school graduation, as provided under State law.
A student may be excused from school, as determined by the School Attendance Officer or his/her designee, for the following reasons: A. Quarantine Quarantine of the student’s home by a public health officer. B. Illness of an Immediate Family Member The illness of an immediate family member. C. Emergency An emergency that requires the student to be absent because of family responsibilities or other appropriate reasons. Reporting Absences Parents, guardians, or students who are legal adults must report absences to the attendance secretary. By State Statute, written verification is required; however you may call (262) 6268427 ext. 4124 verbally alert the school of an absence or email Mrs. Butler at [email protected]
by 8:00 a.m. Your call will be received in person after 7:00 a.m. or placed on a recording device outside of office hours. Students who are legal adults and sign off on an “Age of Majority” form are eligible to manage their own attendance. If a student is absent from school, he/she shall not attend/participate in after school activities unless there is administrative approval of the exception. Unexcused Absences Unexcused absences demonstrate a deliberate disregard for the educational program and are considered a serious matter. The District Administrator shall develop administrative guidelines to address unexcused absences. An absence is unexcused if it does not qualify as an excused or preplanned absence. Unexcused absences include, but are not limited to: work (except for approved School Board programs), babysitting, shopping, haircuts, beauty appointments, job interviews, car trouble, personal business, oversleeping, truancy from an assigned class, volunteer position, or permanent pass, and trips that have not been preplanned. Students are not permitted to leave the school grounds at any time without permission from the school office. If you must leave the building because of illness or any other emergency, parents must be contacted and you must obtain an office permission slip to leave. Any student failing to obtain an office permission slip will face truancy consequences, which may include a truancy ticket. Failure to follow the proper procedure will be considered an unexcused absence or truancy. Students may not have the option to makeup work for unexcused absences unless it is a significant portion of their grade (i.e. a unit test or a major project).
Illness When a child becomes ill at school, we will first contact the parent. If the parent cannot be reached, we will then contact the emergency number. Please be sure to keep emergency numbers updated in Skyward. When the school determines the child is too ill or injured to remain in school, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to pick the child up or provide permission for them to leave school. Late Arrival and Early Dismissal (Policy 5230) It is necessary that a student be in attendance throughout the school day in order to benefit fully from the educational program of the District. The Board of Education recognizes, however, that from timetotime compelling circumstances require that a student be late to school or dismissed before the end of the school day. An agent responsible for the education of the children of this District, the Board shall require that the school be notified in advance of such absences by written or verbal personal request of the student's parent, who shall state the reason for the tardiness or early dismissal. Justifiable reasons shall be determined by the building principal. If one parent has been awarded custody of the student by the courts, the parent of custody shall provide the school with a copy of the custody order and inform the school in writing of any limitations in the rights of the noncustodial parent. Absent such notice, the school will presume that the student may be released into the care of either parent. No student who has a medical disability which may be incapacitating may be released without a person to accompany him/her. No student shall be released to anyone who is not authorized such custody by the parents. MakeUp Work Whenever the absence excuse is acceptable, any work missing during that time must be made up. Homework may be requirested after two (2) days of absence. The day after an absence When you as the student return to school, please bring a note from your parent explaining the reason for absence to the office and make sure that the note includes contact information for the day in case verification becomes necessary. Students are given one day in addition to the number of days absent to makeup work assigned on the excused absence day(s). Tardiness Be prompt at all times. Tardiness to school will not be tolerated and by letter of the law is considered truancy. You must be in your assigned classroom when the bell rings. Missing the school bus, oversleeping, car problems, and the like are not excusable tardy situations in accordance with attendance laws. Repeated tardiness will lead to disciplinary action. Students may face truancy consequences, which may include a truancy ticket. If you have been detained in the office or detained by a teacher, ask for a pass from the person who detained you before going to your next class. The teacher may refer students to the administration if the student is continually tardy to their class. Missing more than 10 minutes of a class is considered an absence for that class and must be cleared like all other absences with administration. Students tardy to school in the morning shall come to the attendance office for an “office permission” pass. This is unexcused and will be addressed according to our administrative rule.
Truancy Plan The Board will issue a Truancy Plan based upon the recommendations of the County Truancy Committee convened under State law, the Board's policies and procedures, and applicable provisions of State law. The Board will review and, if appropriate, revise the Truancy Plan at least once every two (2) years. ATHLETIC/COMPETITIVE STUDENT CODE Students who participate in athletics and other competitive activities are governed by the Athletic/Competitive Student Code. After signing the code, the student is governed by the extra attendance and behavioral rules and consequences of the code. Every new/incoming KHS student must participate in a mandatory Athletic/Competitive Student Code meeting with their parent or guardian before they are allowed to participate. Full details are in the Athletic/Competitive Student Codebook. BATHROOM USE The bathrooms of the school are to be kept clean at all times. Anyone writing on any surfaces or messing up a bathroom area may be suspended and cited. BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS At Kewaskum High School, in order to create an atmosphere conducive to learning, it is necessary to balance individual rights with responsibilities. The intended effect is to create a safe educational climate that is conducive to learning. The development of responsible behavior and selfdiscipline among students occurs at two levels within a school. First, the classroom teacher and adult supervisors must assume the primary responsibility for encouraging the respect and cooperation of the students so that an effective learning environment may be maintained. All staff members will apply a carefully thought out approach to discipline, and enforce it with fairness and consistency. Second, the Kewaskum School District recognizes that certain behaviors are so serious in nature they need to be referred directly to administration. Staff members sending students to the office should notify the office promptly and follow up by filling out a referral form. At no time should a student be placed in a hall unattended.
BUS TRANSPORTATION Bus transportation is provided for qualified students to and from school. Bus transportation is also provided for away games, field trips, team participation, and other school activities. Generally speaking, students are to be on time, stay well off the road while waiting for the bus, and follow the rules furnished by the bus company. The school schedules all buses to games or field trips and each bus is under the direction of an adult supervisor. Students are required to return to school on their assigned bus unless signed authorization has been given by the building principal or designee. Students who violate the bus rules may be excluded from riding the bus and be subject to other disciplinary action. CAFETERIA All pupils eating hot or cold lunch are to make sure their place setting at the lunch table is cleaned up after they have finished eating. Food from the cafeteria may not be taken outside the cafeteria area.
CARE OF DISTRICT PROPERTY (Policy 5513) Basic to the philosophy of the Board of Education is a respect for the rights of others. Students are urged to exercise this respect in regard to the belongings of others, including District property. Each student should realize that vandalism to District property is costly to repair and is directly related to increased school taxes. Attempts should be made to teach students respect for property which can be done in connection with the care of textbooks and the use of District materials and equipment. In accordance with law, students who cause damage to District property shall be subject to disciplinary measures including suspension and expulsion. Also their parents shall be financially liable for such damage to the extent of the law except that students over eighteen (18) years of age or older shall be liable for damage they cause. The Board authorizes the imposition of fines for the loss, damage, or destruction of District owned, borrowed or leased equipment, school records, apparatus, musical instruments, library materials, textbooks, and for damage to District buildings. The District Administrator may report to the appropriate authorities any student whose damage of District property has been serious or chronic in nature. CLASSROOM CONDUCT (Policy 5500 or 5600) Respect for law and for those persons in authority shall be expected of all students. This includes conformity to school rules as well as general provisions of law regarding minors. Respect for the rights of others, consideration of their privileges, and cooperative citizenship shall also be expected of all members of the school community. Respect for real and personal property; pride in one's work; achievement within the range of one's ability; and exemplary personal standards of courtesy, decency, and honesty should be maintained in the schools of this District. The District Administrator shall establish procedures to carry out Board policy and philosophy, and shall hold all school personnel, students, and parents responsible for the conduct of students in schools, on school vehicles, and at schoolrelated events. Student conduct on or adjacent to school premises, on school vehicles, and at schoolrelated events and activities shall be governed by the rules and provisions of the Student Code of Classroom Conduct. In addition, student conduct on internetbased social media outlets when such conduct forms a sufficient connection to school or staff is governed by the Code of Conduct. This Code of Classroom Conduct shall be reviewed and approved annually. CLOSING OF SCHOOLS How do we make the weather related school closing decisions? ● We gather as much weatherrelated information as possible. ● Surrounding area school superintendents are contacted to compare information gained through contacts in the individual school districts. ● We receive information from state, county, and village officials. We focus on road conditions along with both the short and longterm weather forecasts. ● We obtain information from our bus transportation company regarding their recommendations. ● We discuss with the Facilities Director to ensure parking lots can be plowed timely for safety. To acquire uptodate school closing information, please utilize the following resources: 1. View our web page at www.kewaskumschools.org 2. Follow us on Facebook 3. Listen to School Messenger which comes to your phone in its entirety. 4. Watch TV Channel WISN (12) and WTMJ (4). 5. Listen to WBKV (1470 AM and 92.5 FM) or WTMJ (620 AM and 94 FM) WKLH (96.5 FM), The Hog (102.9 FM), Jammin’ (98.3 FM), or Smooth Jazz (106.9 FM). CONFIDENTIALITY (Policy 8350) State and federal law requires that student education records be maintained as confidential. See Policy 8330 . State law further exempts certain information and records from public disclosure. See Policy 8310 . As such, the Board of Education is obligated to take appropriate steps to maintain certain information and records as confidential. Individuals who have access to student education records may not remove them from Board property without express permission from their building principal or supervisor. An individual authorized to remove student education records from school property is responsible for the safety and security of the records and for returning them to the district intact. Confidential information and records may not be disclosed except as authorized by Board policy and administrative guidelines. Individuals who have access to confidential information and records while employed by the Board are reminded that their legal obligation to maintain such confidences extends beyond their term of employment in the District and they are prohibited from releasing, disclosing or otherwise disseminating confidential information or records subsequent to leaving the Board’s employ. The Board directs the District Administrator to prepare guidelines concerning Board employees’ duties to maintain certain information and records as confidential. It is further the policy of the Board of Education that when the District receives in trust from a public agency information identified to be confidential or exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Law, Common Law, Privilege Case Law, or Federal Law, the District will maintain the confidentiality of said information to prohibit its unauthorized disclosure. The following portions of this policy apply only to identified confidential information received from a public agency. In order to prohibit the unauthorized disclosure of information identified as confidential by the sending public agency, the Board may seek to obtain court protection by: ● denying requests for release of such information absent subpoena or court order; ● pursuing motions to quash or protective orders to prohibit unauthorized disclosure. When possible, the Board will attempt to notify the sending public agency of the request for release of such information prior to complying with the request.
CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN THE CLASSROOM & REQUEST PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS (Policy 2240) The Board of Education believes that the consideration of controversial issues has a legitimate place in the instruction program of the schools. Properly introduced and conducted, the consideration of such issues can help students learn to identify important issues, explore fully and fairly all sides of an issue, weigh carefully the values and factors involved, and develop techniques for formulating and evaluating positions. If either the content or activities conflucts with his/her religious beliefs or value system, the school will honor a written request for his/her child to be excused from particular classes. Parents also have the right to request for their student a program or curriculum modicication if desired.
DANCE COURTS By serving on a dance court, a student is honored and represents the school as a whole. The following policy is designed to encourage students to maintain good behavior so that they can be so honored. Students will not be allowed to be on a dance court as either an elected member or an escort under the following circumstances: ● If the student has a Group One Violation , he/she will not be allowed to be on any major dance court (Homecoming, Winter Formal, Prom) until six months after the suspension/penalty has been served. ● For nonathletic/competitive team students to be a part of any major dance court (Homecoming, Winter Formal, and Prom) they must not have committed an offense that would be classified as a Group One Code Violation during the current school year. ● The student and/or his/her parents may appeal a decision to the Superintendent of Schools.
DIRECTORY INFORMATION Each year the District Administrator shall provide public notice to students and their parents of the District’s intent to make available, upon request, certain information known as “directory information.” The Board designates as student “directory information”: a student’s name; address; telephone number; date and place of birth; photograph; major field of study; participation in officiallyrecognized activities and sports; height and weight, if a member of an athletic team; dates of attendance; date of graduation; or awards received. Directory information shall not be provided to any organization for profitmaking purposes. Parents and eligible student may refuse to allow the Board to disclose any or all of such “directory information” upon written notification to the Board within ten (10) days after receipt of the District Administrator’s annual public notice. Please be aware that if you check “ All Directory Information” this means that the high school will not publish your child’s name or picture anywhere, including the school yearbook, honor roll list, and/or any other type of recognition information. DISCIPLINE When rules are broken, naturally, there are penalties that follow. If you cooperate with your teachers in the best interest of your school; develop a positive, cheerful, and helpful attitude toward your work; respect the rights of others; and remain loyal to your school, you need not even think of regulations. Selfdiscipline is our goal. Let’s all work together toward harmony, mutual respect, and making our school the best.
However, if your behavior does not promote a positive learning environment for Kewaskum High School, certain consequences will follow. The specific consequences will be determined on the basis of the severity and/or frequency of the offense. Consequences could include detention, suspension in or out of school, loss of privileges, school community service, police referrals, parent conferences, and expulsion. The selection of the appropriate consequence is solely at the discretion of the administrator and all Kewaskum School Board policies and/or State Statutes will be followed. Students who are athletes may face additional athletic consequences in addition to school disciplinary action if their conduct violates the athletic code.
Cheating, Dishonesty (lying, forgery, plagiarism, etc): Repeated occurrences may result in expulsion. 1. Lying to School Officials. First incident could include detention, suspension, loss of privileges, and athletic code consequences if appropriate. Subsequent incidents of lying to school officials will be dealt with on an individual basis. 2. Forgery/Altering School Forms/Unauthorized Possession of School Forms First incident could include detention, suspension, loss of privileges, and athletic code consequences if appropriate. Subsequent incidents of forgery/unauthorized possession of school forms will be dealt with on an individual basis. 3. Cheating and Plagiarism* First Incident: Coordinate retesting or alternative assessment with teacher, administration and parent notification. Athletic consequences may occur. Second Incident: Oneday inschool suspension, coordinate retesting or alternative assessment with teacher, loss of privileges and athletic code consequences if appropriate. Athletic consequences will occur. Third Incident: Twoday outofschool suspension, athletic code consequences if appropriate and possible removal from course and grade may be given solely based on achievement on a cumulative exam. Athletic consequences will occur. *Cheating/Plagiarism is: ● Copying someone’s homework assignment/test. ● Handing over your homework assignment to a friend not knowing whether or not it will be copied. ● Working together on a homework assignment and handing in two identical papers as if this were a partner assignment. ● Having a more advanced student redo your paper for you or having too much input on your paper. ● Communicating with a neighbor during a test or quiz. ● Looking at someone else’s paper during a test or quiz. ● Obtaining assignments or tests prior to teacher distribution. ● Any type of plagiarism including the use of an instant translator for foreign language papers. ● Using someone else’s words (classmate’s or published authors) in a paper without using proper citation (quotes and reference). Whenever you use a keyword or more than two words in a row from another source, you must put those words in quotation marks and cite your source. ● Using someone else’s idea (classmate’s or authors) without giving them credit.
Classroom disruption: If the student is referred to the office, consequences will range from detention(s), to suspension and/or permanent removal from class (per State Classroom Disruption Law of 1999). The Classroom Conduct Policy (Board Policy 5600) will be followed. Severe or repeated occurrences may result in a behavior contract and/or recommendation for expulsion. DISTURBANCES AND DEMONSTRATIONS In order to develop and maintain communication and participation on an effective and mutually cooperative basis, we cannot allow persons with disruptive intent to endanger the safety of pupils or school personnel, to damage property, interfere with the education process, or to attempt to close the schools. Disorder and disruption of the school process will not be tolerated and persons attempting such actions will be held accountable. If it becomes necessary to protect pupils and staff to effectively operate the schools, the enforcement of all laws and the prosecution of those who violate the laws will be ensured. Responsibility for the maintenance of a positive educational program cannot be abdicated to the special interests of any particular group or organization. Without prior permission of the principal, or his/her designee, the following are prohibited: ● Distribution of literature ● Demonstrations ● Assemblies/meetings ● Sale of any goods or written material ● Posting of written materials or pictures ● Activities that disrupt the educational process DRESS AND GROOMING (Policy 5511) The Board of Education recognizes that each student's mode of dress and grooming is a manifestation of personal style and individual preference. The Board will not interfere with the right of students and their parents to make decisions regarding their appearance, except when their choices interfere with the educational program of the schools. Accordingly, the District Administrator shall establish such grooming guidelines as are necessary to promote discipline, maintain order, secure the safety of students, and provide a healthy environment conducive to academic purposes. Such guidelines shall prohibit student dress or grooming practices which: ● present a hazard to the health or safety of the student himself/herself or to others in the school; ● interfere with school work, create disorder, or disrupt the educational program; ● cause excessive wear or damage to school property; ● prevent the student from achieving his/her own educational objectives because of blocked vision or restricted movement. Such guidelines shall establish the dress requirements for members of the athletic teams, bands, and other school groups when representing the District at a public event. The District Administrator shall develop administrative guidelines to implement this policy which: ● designate the principal as the arbiter of student dress and grooming in his/her building; ● provide an appeal procedure to review decisions of the building principal in situations involving expressive conduct which the student believes is legally protected; ● instruct staff members to demonstrate, by example and precept, personal neatness, cleanliness, propriety, modesty, and good sense in attire and appearance; ● ensures that all administrative guidelines impose only minimum and necessary restrictions on the exercise of the student's taste and individuality. Students who violate the foregoing rules will not be admitted to class and may be suspended from school. If the clothing cannot be removed, the student may be sent home after contact is made with the student's parent/guardian. Excessive Maintenance Articles of clothing which cause excessive maintenance problems such as cleats on boots or shoes that scratch or mark floors and pants with metal rivets or chains that scratch furniture should not be worn. Health and Safety – Students should not wear clothing or hairstyles in various school activities such as industrial education, home economics, laboratory work, physical education, and art that are a threat to their safety or the welfare of others. Examples: a. Long hair might be required to be tied back for certain activities. b. The wearing of some type of shoes will be required by state health regulations. c. Sunglasses are not permitted. Vulgarity/Obscenity Any article of clothing such as shirts, hats, etc. that have vulgar, sexual innuendo, tattoos, obscene, or other inappropriate pictures, words, or symbols on them are not to be worn at school. Students may not wear any article of clothing depicting alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, violence, obscene words, gestures and/or pictures. This includes, but is not limited to, beer, cigarette, drug shirts, crop tops (no exposed midriffs), etc. (including attire with the confederate flag, Hooters, bar shirts, and other shirts with inappropriate items as part of the overall design). Coats/Jackets/Hats/Backpacks – During the school day, students are not allowed to wear and/or carry items that might conceal weapons and/or illegal/dangerous items. This includes, but is not limited to jackets, book bags, backpacks, knapsacks, etc. Book bags, backpacks, etc. are to be kept in your locker when you get to school. During the school day, students are not allowed to wear any head coverings or other articles of clothing that create a disruption to the learning process unless prescribed by a doctor, or it is part of a religious tradition, or allschool activity. This includes but is not limited to hats, scarves, caps, bandannas, etc. Insufficient Coverage Shirts/blouses, which expose the waist, chest or back, are not appropriate in keeping with a soundlearning environment. Short shorts, short skirts, and ripped clothing may also pose a violation. Any students wearing form fitting skirts, dresses, pants, shorts (ex. Spandex, yoga pants, etc.) that are revealing may be asked to change. Lastly, all jeans, sweats, shorts, and pants must be worn to prevent undergarments from becoming visible. Consequences Students may be required to obtain a change of clothes if it is deemed necessary. Further disciplinary action, including suspension, may result from failure to comply with these guidelines in the secondary setting. DRUG & ALCOHOL (Policy 5530 and 7434) The Board prohibits the use, possession, concealment, or distribution of any drug and any drugparaphernalia at any time on District property or at any Districtrelated event, including lookalike products such as: vapor pen, ecigarettes, etc. While a student is in attendance at KHS, the possession, use, delivery, transfer, and/or sale of lookalike products, beverages, controlled substances by students, at schoolsponsored events, or in his/her motor vehicle is forbidden. No person shall use or possess with the sole intent to use, drug paraphernalia (including tobacco) for the purposes prohibited by the controlled substances law of the State of Wisconsin. Administration may use dogs to search the building and cars for illegal substances
and paraphernalia. Violators are subject to applicable Wis. Statutes and Municipal Ordinances and will be suspended and/or expelled. (Refer to Board Policy 5530 and 7434) ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES Students may use personal communication devices (PCDs) before and after school, during their lunch break at the high school, in between classes as long as they do not create a distraction, disruption or otherwise interfere with the educational environment, during after school activities (e.g., extracurricular activities), and at high schoolrelated functions. Use of PCDs, except those approved by a teacher or administrator, at any other time is prohibited and they must be stored out of sight. If a student is found not following teacher expectations, the supervising adult is to confiscate it immediately and turn it into the administration. The student can retrieve it from the administrator at the end of the day. Administration also reserves the right to search the phone if it is confiscated. If misuse becomes a repeated offense, additional school and athletic consequences may occur. In addition, you may lose the right to use your phone at school. (Refer to Board Policy 5136 & 5136.01) However, technology including, but not limited to, PCDs intended and actually used for instructional purposes (e.g., taking notes, recording classroom lectures, writing papers) will be permitted, as approved by the classroom teacher or the building principal. With teacher discretion, electronic device use is permitted in classrooms for educational purposes only. This may mean a variation of what is acceptable and not for students throughout the course of a school day. Misuse of such devices may lead to disciplinary action. Students may possess phones on their person during the school day, but cell phones, with photo capabilities should never be used in locker rooms, fitness center, or other dressing areas of our schools. Phones may be searched if confiscated in locker room. For purposes of this policy, "personal communication device" includes computers, tablets (e.g., iPads and similar devices), electronic readers ("ereaders"; e.g., Kindles and similar devices), cell phones (e.g., mobile/cellular telephones, smartphones (e.g., BlackBerry, iPhone, Android devices, Windows Mobile devices, etc.)), and/or other webenabled devices of any type. Students may not use PCDs on school property or at a schoolsponsored activity to access and/or view Internet web sites that are otherwise blocked to students at school. Students may use PCDs while riding to and from school on a school bus or other Boardprovided vehicles or on a school bus or Boardprovided vehicle during schoolsponsored activities, at the discretion of the bus driver, classroom teacher, or sponsor/advisor/coach. Distracting behavior that creates an unsafe environment will not be tolerated. Electric Equipment (Policy 5136.01) While in some instances the possession and use of electronic equipment or devices by a student at school may be appropriate, often the possession and use of such equipment or devices by students at school can have the effect of distracting, disrupting and/or intimidating others in the school environment and leading to opportunities for academic dishonesty and other disruptions of the educational process. Consequently, the Board of Education will supply any electronic equipment or devices necessary for participation in the educational program. Students shall not use any electronic equipment or devices on school property or at any schoolspoonsored activity without the permission of the principal or the classroom teacher.
ELT Philosophy Extended Learning Time (ELT) at KHS ensures that every student is engaged in meaningful educational experiences that support an optimal learning environment. Individual needs of students are met through a variety of opportunities that include, but are not limited to, individualized instruction, reteaching, extension opportunities, work completion, silent reading, quiet study, and standardized test preparation. Additionally, ELT will be periodically utilized for class, cocurricular, and club meeting times. Homeroom Structure Grades 910: Approximately 15 students will be placed in a grade specific homeroom. Students will report to assigned homerooms every Monday for grade checks, PBIS activities, and checkins with homeroom teacher. Students will also schedule TuesdayFriday ELT classes during this time utilizing FlexiSched. Students will report directly to scheduled rooms throughout remainder of the week. It is important to note that students may not have the ability to schedule themselves for all four remaining days of the week; in some cases, teachers may have pulled students for specific help, test prep, interventions, etc. Grade 11: Junior ELT will look the same as that outlined for grades 9 and 10, with the exception that juniors meeting criteria as outlined below will be eligible for early release. It is important to note that early release is contingent upon meeting all requirements, and can be revoked at any time. Grade 12: Senior ELT will resemble that of grades 911, with the exception that all seniors will report to the cafeteria for Monday homeroom. As with juniors, seniors will be eligible for early release as outlined below. Again, it is important to note that early release is contingent upon meeting all requirements, and can be revoked at any time. Common Expectations for ELT ● ● ●
As with all classes, the use of cell phones, ear buds, and electronic devices is limited to educational purposes as determined by the teacher. Passes to restrooms and lockers should be provided sparingly utilize passing time for these needs. Students are expected to arrive to their assigned classroom, on time.
Junior and Senior Release from ELT Academic Expectations ● Students must be passing all classes with a grade of C or better to be eligible for release ● Grades will be checked at the midpoint and end of each trimester. The grades (Trimester) at that time will determine eligibility of junior and senior release. Attendance Expectations ● Students who earn an unexcused absence are ineligible for early release until the next trimester. Behavioral Expectations
Detentions will be served no later than the day after they are issued. Any student with unserved detentions will be ineligible for early release until the next trimester. ● Students who are suspended (inschool or outofschool) are ineligible for senior release until the next trimester. Permission Required ● Parent/Guardian permission is required and Early Release Form must be on file in the KHS Office. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FIRE DRILLS: Drills are held monthly during the school year. In order to evacuate the building safely, students must follow teachers' instructions and directions posted in each room. 1. Walk at all times, reporting to your assigned location with your classroom teacher. 2. Maintain silence when leaving or returning to the building so that teachers' verbal instructions may be heard and understood. TORNADO DRILLS: The building is not to be evacuated in the event of a tornado or other severe weather threat, unless staff and students are so directed. Any severe weather warning will be related to you via the public address system. Remain calm and quiet in order to hear directions. The teacher will direct students to move to a designated area in the building that will provide the greatest safety. HOLD/LOCK DOWN DRILLS: In the event of a safety concern, teachers will be instructed to go to a hold or lock down. Students are to follow teacher instructions. FIRST AID: Any injury, which occurs at school or at a school activity, is to be reported to the staff person in charge so an accident report can be filled out.. Needs will be addressed through the office staff. Please inform the school if your child sustained an injury during the school day that required medical attention. FACILITY USE APPLICATION A facility use form must be completed a MINIMUM of 7 days prior to a group requesting use of a building/facility space. If you are interested in booking a space, please contact Laurie Beimborn at 2626268427 ext. 1101 or email [email protected]
FEES AND FINES All fines are expected to be paid by the last day of school. Any unpaid fees or fines may be turned over to a collection agency. A $20.00 NSF (nonsufficent funds) fee will be charged to any person whose check does not clear our bank. FIELD AND OTHER DISTRICTSPONSORED TRIPS (Policy 2340) The Board of Education recognizes that field trips, when used for teaching and learning integral to the curriculum, are an educationally sound and important ingredient in the instructional program of the schools. Properly planned and executed field trips should: ● supplement and enrich classroom procedures by providing learning experiences in an environment outside the schools; ● arouse new interests among students; ● help students relate school experiences to the reality of the world outside of school; ● bring the resources of the community natural, artistic, industrial, commercial, governmental, educational within the student's learning experience; ● afford students the opportunity to study real things and real processes in their actual environment. For purposes of this policy, a field trip shall be defined as any planned journey by one or more students away from District premises, which is under the supervision of a professional staff member and an integral part of a course of study. Other Districtsponsored trips shall be defined as any planned, studenttravel activity which is approved as part of the District's total educational program. The Board shall approve those field trips and other Districtsponsored trips which are planned to keep students out of the District overnight and out of the State. The District Administrator shall approve all other such trips. FIGHTING/INTIMIDATION Physical attacks are dangerous, disruptive, and inconsistent with the school’s civilized ideals. Violators may be subject to suspension and/or expulsion and will be referred to police authorities. FILING A COMPLAINT UNDER FERPA Parents and eligible students who believe their rights under Federal law (Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act and Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment) have been violated may file a complaint under FERPA by completing the compaint form electronic. FINAL EXAMS A comprehensive trimester examination may be given in designated classes. Students must remain in the classroom for the entire exam period and are not to be in the hall during exam periods.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS It is the responsibility of each student to make sure they will have enough credits for graduation. School Board policy requires 24 credits for the class of 2017 and 25 credits for the classes beyond. 4 credits of English 3 credits of science 3 credits of mathematics 1.5 credits of physical education 0.5 credit of health 0.5 credits of Personal Finance 3 credits of social studies other electives to fulfill graduation requirements GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING (Policy 2411) The Board of Education requires that a planned program of guidance and counseling be an integral part of the educational program of the District. Such a program should be developmentally appropriate and:
assist students in achieving their optimum growth; enable students to draw the greatest benefit from the offerings of the instructional program of the schools; ● assist students in career awareness and planning and in the selection of appropriate postsecondary educational opportunities; ● help integrate all the student's experience so that s/he can better relate school activity to life outside the school; ● help students learn to make their own decisions and solve problems independently; ● enable counselors to effectively communicate with students who have limited English proficiency and/or are sensory impaired. ID CARDS KHS identification must be carried at all times. Your ID is also your library card and how you will purchase your lunch in the cafeteria. Replacement ID’s must be purchased in the office at a cost of $5.00. ID cards are required for admission to all school functions, especially dances. ID cards wil also serve as passes to the restroom during lunches. INCENDIARY DEVICE Possession of incendiary devices (cigarette lighters, matches, firecrackers, smoke bombs, etc.), or their lookalikes, is also prohibited by students in any school building, office, shop, warehouse or other enclosed structure of the District; on any school grounds, including playing fields and other outdoor areas belonging to the District; at any schoolsponsored activity, and in vehicles used to transport students for schoolrelated purposes. JUVENILE CITATIONS According to Wisconsin State Statutes, our students are within the age bracket to receive citations/fines for breaking laws within the schools. Examples of incidents where citations may be issued include theft, smoking, possession of cigarettes, tobacco, drugs or alcohol, profane language, fighting, disorderly conduct and truancy. Students and parents are to be aware that this is another option in dealing with students who choose to disrupt the school atmosphere. KHS EXPECTATIONS 1. Students will come to school daily, prepared and ready to learn. ∙Attendance is required and homework must be completed 2. Students will follow all instructions from staff members at all times. ∙I.D. cards must be presented upon request 3. Students will respect themselves and others in their words and actions. ∙Act and speak respectfully; no swearing, using verbal/nonverbal, and electronic communications as putdowns 4. Students will keep Kewaskum High School clean and safe for all students. ∙Keep hallways free from food, drink, paper, and garbage ∙Do not push or trip other students in the hallway 5. Students will promote a positive learning environment for all students. ∙Student behavior will promote an environment conducive to learning in the classrooms, in the hallways, and in the lunch room ∙Wear schoolappropriate clothing ∙Leave book bags, backpacks, and jackets in locker during all hours LMC The Kewaskum High School Library is provided as a resource for students and staff. Students are invited to use the library at every available opportunity. Students are prohibited to use any electronic devices, including headphones, cell phones, and I Pods. Hours: Monday Friday 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM Library Procedures: All students coming to the library must have a current KHS picture I.D. and study materials. Students are to place their cards on the checkout desk when entering the library. ● The library is maintained as a resource center with a maximum of four students per table. Whispering is acceptable, however, continued talking at levels loud enough to be heard by library staff will result in that group of students "taking a break" from the library. ● All edible items (food & drink) are prohibited in the library. No warnings will be given. Water is the only exception to this rule. ● Library materials may be checked out for three weeks. Students with overdue materials are not allowed to check out additional items. Replacement costs are charged for lost materials. ● All students are to check in with library staff as soon as they enter the library. Library Computer Rules: 1. Place your name on the computer signin sheet and be seated at the computer you have selected. 2. NO email. An exception will be made for students to do class projects if they have permission from a staff member and for foreign exchange students. 3. No Internet games or chat rooms. 4. Only Internet sites appropriate for our school and our community may be accessed. 5. Only one student per computer. 6. Only class related materials may be printed. Library staff will check all printouts. 7. Food and beverages are not allowed in the computer area. 8. Logoff your computer when you are done; do not restart, reset, or shut down. Library Discipline Procedure: Occasionally a student may choose to behave in a manner calculated to disrupt the educational decorum of the library. These students will be given written notice and asked to "take a break" from the library. Parents will be contacted by the librarian.
LOCKERS Lockers, books, and equipment loaned to students remain school property while in possession of the student. Such property is provided for the convenience of the student and shall be used only for authorized purposes. Students will be expected to reimburse the school district for damage to school property, or for the loss or theft of such property. Students are responsible for reporting damage and/or theft of personal property to school officials and to the police department. Students have the responsibility to secure belongings to avoid theft. The student must have a school issued or administrative approved lock on their locker at all times. Again, school lockers are the property of the School District of Kewaskum. At no time does the District relinquish its exclusive control of lockers provided for the convenience of students. Inspections of lockers may be conducted for any reason at any time, by school administrators, their designee, or by the Police Liaison Officer, without notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant. Students are prohibited from putting private locks on their lockers without administrative approval. To protect your property, keep the locker combination a secret and never leave the locker with combination set or unlocked. Students are not to change lockers or share lockers without prior approval from the office. Students, who change lockers without administrative approval, will face consequences. Students are also responsible for leaving their locker clean at the end of the year. Students may be billed for cleaning services if their locker requires special cleaning.
LOST AND FOUND Each school has a lost and found. Students are requested to turn in any item found and are encouraged to check the lost and found for any lost articles. At the end of the year items that are left are donated. LUNCH Students may purchase lunches daily or for an extended time period. Purchased lunches do NOT have to be used on consecutive days. Students use a computerized lunch system and scan the students school ID’s . There are many advantages to this computerized program. It offers a more efficient accounting system for your children, you and the district. Each student will be issued a 4digit pin number (I.D. number) and assigned a lunch account that the computer will keep track of. The system will be set up using family accounts, not individual accounts. It is a prepaid system with a variety of payment methods (weekly, monthly, semester, etc.) If you have more than one child, you make one FAMILY deposit. Parents should send a check to: Child Nutrition Program, Kewaskum High School, 1510 Bilgo Lane, Kewaskum, WI 53040, or it may be brought to any of the school offices. Please make your checks payable to: Child Nutrition Program. The School District also offers the eFunds for Schools payment program that allows parents several payment options for the debit lunch system. Not only will you have the ability to have lunch payments automatically withdrawn electronically from your checking account or charged to your credit card, you also have the flexibility to make a payment at any time through the school’s website. More information regarding eFunds for Schools, can be found on the School District website. When going through the lunch line, each student will submit his or her PIN number to the cashier and the amount of purchase is subtracted from the appropriate account balance. This system is similar to a checking account. It is necessary to put money into the account in order to buy a lunch. If your account balance falls below a determined amount, we will let you know. Any remaining funds in the family accounts at the end of the school year will be carried over to your account for the next school year. Or, the remaining funds will be returned to you at your request. To read the Food Service Policy – go to Policy 8500. MEDICATION Students requiring medication at school shall be identified by parents to the building administrator through the school office staff. 1. Prescription medication to be given in school must be accompanied by a medication permission slip signed by both the physician and the parent. 2. All medication must be brought to the school office in a properly labeled container. Prescription medication must be in the original bottle issued by the pharmacy. The following information must be on it: a. student’s name b. name of medication c. dosage and time to be administered 3. Inhalers may be kept in the locked first aid cabinet located in the school's office area or may be carried by a student when a parent permission form to that effect is on file in the school office. NETWORK AND INTERNET ACCEPTABLE USE AND SAFETY (Policy 7540) The District makes access to interconnected computer systems within the District as well as the Internet available to students to provide various means of accessing educational materials and opportunities. The District's Internet system has a limited educational purpose and is not intended to serve as a public access service or a public forum. The Board of Education has the right to place restrictions on its use to assure that use of the District's computer system is in accord with its limited educational purpose. Student use of the District's computers, network and Internet services ("Network") will be governed by this policy, the related guidelines and the student disciplinary process. The Board encourages students to utilize the Internet to develop the resource sharing, innovation, and communication skills and tools that are essential to both life and work. The instructional use of the Internet will be guided by the Board's policy on instructional materials. The Internet is a global information and communication network that provides an incredible opportunity to bring previously unimaginable education and information resources to our students. The Internet connects computers and users in the District with computers and users worldwide. Through the Internet, students and staff can access uptodate, highly relevant information that will enhance their learning and the education process. Further, the Internet provides students and staff with the opportunity to communicate with other people from throughout the world. Access to such an incredible quantity of information and resources brings with it, however, certain unique challenges.
First, and foremost, the Board may not be able to technologically limit access, to services through the Board's Internet connection to only those that have been authorized for the purpose of instruction, study and research related to the curriculum. Unlike in the past when educators and community members had the opportunity to review and screen materials to assess their appropriateness for supporting and enriching the curriculum according to adopted guidelines and reasonable selection criteria (taking into account the varied instructional needs, learning styles, abilities, and developmental levels of the students who would be exposed to them), access to the Internet, because it serves as a gateway to any publicly available file server in the world, will open classrooms and students to electronic information resources which have not been screened by educators for use by students of various ages. Student Use of Computers: The computer workstations, network, and associated hardware are available for student use, to assist and enhance their education. Students must operate within approved software to meet their needs. Students are not allowed access into the operating system of the network and workstations or to change the status of programs or associated hardware. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in loss of computer privileges, and/or other disciplinary actions as determined by administration, the Wisconsin State Statutes, and/or federal laws. A student will sign a computer use form each year of their high school career. NONDISCRIMINATION AND ACCESS TO EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY (Policy 2260) The Board of Education is committed to providing an equal educational opportunity for all students in the District. The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities. The Board is also committed to equal employment opportunity in its employment policies and practices as they relate to students. The Board’s policies pertaining to employment practices can be found in Policy 1422, Policy 3122, and Policy 4122 Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity. PARKING AND DRIVING All vehicles parked in KHS/KMS parking lots during the day must display a KHS parking tag or a $1.00 daily temporary tag on their inside mirror. Students may receive a tag by completing the application form and paying a $30.00 annual fee. If a tag is lost, the student is responsible for purchasing a new tag at full cost. Driving to school is a privilege and students who do not drive or park properly may have their tags revoked without refund and will not be allowed to park or drive on school property. Students are not allowed to park in our visitor or staff designated parking stalls, if a student is found doing this, will be referred to the Kewaskum Police th Department for ticketing. Students will lose their parking privileges if his/her privileges are revoked. Starting Friday, September 9 , cars parked without official permits will be referred to the Kewaskum Police Department for ticketing. Students are not allowed to go to their cars or to be in the parking lot between 7:40 a.m. and 2:50 p.m., unless approved by administration. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Policy 8510) Students are required to participate in physical education unless excused for a medical reason. A written excuse is required to be turned into the office. A doctor's excuse is required for extended absence from class. PUPIL RESPECT Pupils who have and show respect are well liked and admired by others. Respect is to be shown by all pupils to other pupils and members of this school staff. This includes teachers, office help, paraprofessionals, cooks and custodians. Parents/guardians can be of great assistance by teaching respect at home, which will then carry over into school. Some examples include but are not limited to: any physical, spoken, or written act of abuse, violence, harassment, intimidation, extortion, the use of vulgarity, cursing, making remarks of a personally destructive nature toward or about any other person, and any restriction or prevention of free movement of an individual. This prohibition applies whether the act is deliberate, intentional or unintentional, is directed toward an individual or group regarding race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or political or religious ideology. (All Federal and State of Wisconsin laws and regulations apply.) Note: Students can make bullying/harassment complaints on the KHS Student Services Department website form. RELIGIOUS/PATRIOTIC CEREMONIES AND OBSERVANCES (Policy 8800) District staff members shall not use prayer, religious readings, or religious symbols as a devotional exercise or in an act of worship or celebration. The Board acknowledges that it is prohibited from adopting any policy or rule respecting or promoting an establishment of religion or prohibiting any student from the free, individual, and voluntary exercise or expression of the student’s religious beliefs. However, such exercise or expression may be limited to lunch periods or other noninstructional time periods when students are free to associate. Every school in the District shall offer the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem each school day in grades 1 through 12. The District Administrator shall develop administrative guidelines which ensure that any staff member who conducts this activity does it at an appropriate time, in an appropriate manner, and with due regard to the need to protect the rights and the privacy of a nonparticipating student. No district employee shall require children to say prayers in classrooms, nor shall student or staff be prevented from the exercise of private prayer, individual or group, within the school district. SCHEDULE CHANGES 1. Students are expected to attend the courses they select. At times, schedule changes are necessary due to errors, failed courses, an unbalanced schedule and/or insufficient credits. All other schedule changes will only be made for extenuating circumstances and to accommodate the unavailability of courses. 2. Students must have written permission from their parents in order to make any schedule changes.
3. Students have 2 days to drop a course and/or to add a new course from the beginning of each semester. There will be no “adds” after the designated 2day period. In addition, students have only one week to drop a course and pickup a service opportunity without any grade penalty. Students who drop after the first week of the semester will receive an “F” in those classes. 4. No requests will be honored for change of lunch hours or teachers. SCHOOL FEES School fees should be paid at the time of registration. For the 20162017 school year are:
General Fee for all students Class Dues Yearbook (Not Required) Student Activity Ticket Cocurricular User Fee
$60 $ 5 $55 $15 (Not Required) $60 per activity (Track, Wrestling, Soccer, Fast pitch, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Volleyball) $50 per activity (Golf, Forensics, Cross Country, Tennis) Competitive Clubs $10 per activity (Mock Trial, Chess, FFA, Bowling, Trap Shooting, Ice Hockey, WB Ski Team) Annual Parking Tag $30 (Required for students parking on school property) SCHOOL RECORDS RELEASE A permanent copy of courses taken, grades earned, attendance, and other basic information is maintained. No one is allowed use of these records without the permission described below. While you are in .school, your records are available to the professional staff of the district. If the place of residence of a student changes during the course of a year, you should report this to the office and give your new address, phone number, and the effective date of such a change. If you move out of the school district, it may necessitate your withdrawal from school and a transfer of your credits. If a student is transferring to another high school or progressing on to a postsecondary school or college, the new school or postsecondary school will need a copy of your high school records. Prior to releasing the records, all bills and fines must be paid. We cannot forward such copies without permission. Release forms are available in the high school office. If you are under 18, one of your parents/guardians must make a written request, signing and dating it; after you are 18, you have the right to request it yourself. SCHOOL SONG Cheer, cheer for old Kewaskum High, Let all your shouts ring out to the sky.
Send that ball across the field And over the goal line with that ball.
Send that ball around the hall And into the basket with the ball.
Even through odds against us are great, Kewaskum will always come out first rate. While her loyal team is marching Onward to victory! SCHOOL WITHDRAWAL Any student who is withdrawing from school or transferring to another school is requested to follow this procedure: 1. Secure a withdrawal form from the Student Services Secretray.. 2. Have all your teachers, LMC secretary, food service secretary, office, and student services secretary sign the withdrawal form. 3. Return the completed form to the Student Services Department. SEARCHES (Policy 5771) The Board of Education has charged school authorities with the responsibility of safeguarding the safety and wellbeing of the students in their care. In the discharge of that responsibliity, school authorities may search school property such as lockers and desks used by students or the person or property, including vehicles, of a student, in accordeance with policy. SNACKS IN SCHOOL In accordance with the health policy, snack are to only be eaten at permitted times and should be as healthy as possible. Fruit, granola bars, etc. are strongly encouraged. Candy, soda and sugar based snacks are not permitted. SPORTSMANSHIP The teams and visitors from our community and from other schools are our guests. We have invited them into our school. We may win or lose a game, but we should never lose our selfrespect and the respect for the rights of others. Good sportsmanship means: 1. We will always show courtesy to our guests. 2. We will a lways respect the officials of all contests. 3. We will never cheer against anyone, but only for our own team, as ridicule and personal challenges are out of line. 4. We will always compete to the best of our ability, and be humble in victory and gracious in defeat. Let us resolve to do our best and to compete with class whether we win or lose.
STUDENT PRIVILEGES Students will have certain privileges based on their behavior and academic performance. These privileges may be revoked at the discretion of a high school administrator. Freshman Sophomores 1. Library privileges 1. Library privileges 2. Attendance at Assemblies and Dances 2. Attendance at Assemblies and Dances 3. Parking Juniors Seniors 1. Library privileges 1. Library privileges 6. Youth Options 2. Attendance at Assemblies and Dances 2. Attendance at Assemblies and Dances 7. ELT Release 3. Parking 3. Open campus* 4. School to Work 4. Parking 5. Youth Options 5. School to Work 6. ELT Release *Open campus is a privilege provided to seniors may be revoked at any time at the discretion of the Kewaskum High School Administration. Students are allowed to leave campus during their lunch on certain days as designated by the administration. Seniors must have all detentions served and the proper paperwork completed. No student will be granted open campus without parental permission. STUDENT RECORDS (Policy 8330) In order to provide appropriate educational services and programming, the Board of Education must collect, retain, and use information about individual students. Simultaneously, the Board recognizes the need to safeguard students’ privacy and restrict access to students’ personally identifiable information. Except for data identified by policy as "directory data," student "personally identifiable information" includes, but is not limited to: the student's name; the name of the student's parent or other family members; the address of the student or student's family; a personal identifier, such as the student's social security number, student number, or biometric record; other indirect identifiers, such as the student's date of birth, place of birth, and mother's maiden name; other information that, alone or in combination, is linked or linkable to a specific student that would allow a reasonable person in the school community, who does not have personal knowledge of the relevant circumstances, to identify the student with reasonable certainty; or information requested by a person who the District reasonably believes knows the identity of the student to whom the education record relates. SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS Our school is fortunate in having capable people to help us whenever regular teachers are absent. Be polite, cooperative, and considerate and sit in your assigned seat. Remember substitute teachers carry their impressions of Kewaskum High School into the community. Proper behavior, respect for, and compliance with directives of substitutes is required and expected. They are our guests. TELEPHONE CALLS Students will not be called from class for phone calls except in extreme emergencies. Students will only be allowed to use the office phone with building staff permission. Otherwise, messages will be delivered to the students during passing periods. VIDEO TAPING & PHOTOGRAPHING Students may be videotaped or photographed during the year to be used for school district related purposes. If you have concerns regarding this matter, please refer to the “Director Information” section of this handbook. What should students do? Step One: When you witness behavior that is in violation of the Respect Policy, tell the person to stop. Apathy, silence or laughter encourages the abuse and further disrespects the victims. Inform an adult in school and your parents. Step Two: If the behavior doesn’t stop, contact an assistant principal or the principal as soon as possible to initiate a compliant. Be certain that the facts are documented thoroughly by the adult listening to you. Step Three: If the behavior continues keep a journal of further incidents, including description on, time, date, place, and witnesses. Keep your parents and administrators informed. VISITORS (Policy 9150) The Board of Education welcomes and encourages visits to school by parents, other adult residents of the community and interested educators. But in order for the educational program to continue undisturbed when visitors are present and to prevent the intrusion of disruptive persons into the schools, it is necessary to establish visitor guidelines. Immediately upon entering the building, visitors are required to register at the office and pick up a visitor tag. This will assure the safety and wellbeing of everyone in our building and will allow visitors to receive a warm welcome upon beginning their visit. WEAPONS (Policy 5772) The Board of Education prohibits students from possessing, storing, making, or using a weapon in any setting that is under the control and supervision of the District for the purpose of school activities approved and authorized by the District including, but not limited to, property leased, owned, or contracted for by the District, a schoolsponsored event, or in a District vehicle, to the extent permitted by law without the permission of the District Administrator.