2016-2017 HSSD Parent-Student Handbook


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Handbook for parents and students of the Howard-Suamico School District

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PARENT-STUDENT HANDBOOK 2016-2017 MISSION OF THE SCHOOL The mission of the HowardSuamico School District is to work together with families and community to ensure that our students have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a changing world. BELIEF STATEMENTS: Every student has the right to learn. Instruction must be rigorous and relevant. Purposeful assessment drives instruction and affects learning. Learning is a personal and collaborative responsibility. Students bring strengths and experiences to learning. Responsive and safe environments engage learners.


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August September October November December January February March April May June 2016-2017 At-A-Glance School Calendar School Start & End times Elementary 8:45 - 3:25 30 Open House All Schools: Elementary Schools - 4:30- 6 p.m. Lineville 8:25 - 3:08 LV- 5:00-6:30 p.m., BV-6 -7:30 p.m., BP-6:30-8 p.m. 4K Partner Sites -6 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Bay View 7:30 - 2:40 Bay Port 7:30 - 2:40 1 (K-12) First Day of School 5 No School – Labor Day Holiday 6 4K First Day of School 13 PLCs Begin – late start for Bay View & Bay Port – 8 a.m. every Tuesday 16 K-4 Early Release Day -1:25 p.m. 7 No School 18 Parent/Teacher Conferences - (4-7:30 p.m.) 25 Parent/Teacher Conferences - (4-7:30 p.m.) 27 No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences (8-11:30 a.m.) 28 No School 4 1st Quarter ends 11 K-12 Early Release (Grade K-4 @ 1:25 p.m., 5-6 @ 1:08 p.m., 7-12 @ 12:40 p.m.) 23 4K AM Only (No School for 4K p.m. only) K-12 Half Day - No Lunch Grades K-4 – 11:45 a.m. Grades 5-6 – 11:40 a.m. Grades 7-12 – 10:53 a.m. 24 No School - Thanksgiving Holiday 25 No School 09 K-4 Early Release Day -1:25 p.m. 23 No School (December 23 – January 2) - Winter Break 3 School Resumes 19 2nd Quarter Ends 20 No School 3 No School 16 Parent/Teacher Conferences - (4-7:30 p.m.) 17 No School 21 Parent/Teacher Conferences - (4-7:30 p.m.) 03 K-12 Early Release (Grade K-4 @ 1:25 p.m., 5-6 @ 1:08 p.m., 7-12 @ 12:40 p.m.) 20 No School (March 20-24) - Spring Break 31 3rd Quarter Ends 14 No School 28 No School 19 K-4 Early Release Day -1:25 p.m. 23 PLC’s End – late start for Bay View & Bay Port 29 No School - Memorial Day Holiday 8 Last Day of School, K-4 Early Release Day -1:25 p.m., 4th Quarter Ends 1


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TABLE OF CONTENTS ARTICLE PAGE(S) Foreword 4 Equal Education Opportunity/Anti-Harassment 4 Sexual Harassment 5 Accountability & School Performance Report 6 ACTS & Regulations 7 Asbestos Notification 7 Bullying 7 Section 504/ADA Complaint 8 Child Find 8 FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act) 10 Youth Suicide Prevention 11 Student Rights and Responsibilities 11 Student Well-Being 11 Injury and Illness 11 Accommodation of Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs 12 School Day 12 Homebound Instruction 12 Section I - General Information Enrolling in the School Scheduling and Assignment Early Dismissal Transfer Out of the District Open Enrollment Withdrawal from School Immunizations Student Accident/Illness/Concussion Emergency Medical Authorization Use of Prescribed Medications Asthma Inhalers and Epi-Pens Use of Nonprescribed Medications Pediculosis (Head Lice) Control of Casual-Contact Communicable Diseases Control of Blood-Borne Pathogens Individuals with Disabilities and Limited English Proficiency Special Needs Scholarship Program Notice Student Records/Directory Information Armed Forces Recruiting Student Fees, Fines and Charges Student Valuables Review of Instructional Materials Meal Service Fire and Tornado Drills Preparedness for Toxic and Asbestos Hazards Emergency Closings and Delays Visitors Use of School Equipment and Facilities Lost and Found Student Sales Use of School Telephones 13 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 18 18 19 20 21 21 21 21 22 22 23 23 23 23 23 24 2


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Article - Section I (continued) Wirelessl Communication Devices (WCD’s) Weapons Video Surveillance Section II – Academics Student Academic Standards Civic Exam Course Options Graduation Standards Inspection of Instruction Materials/Instruction Modifications Program & Curriculum Modifications Field Trips Grading Periods Promotion, Placement, Retention Youth Options Program Recognition of Student Achievement Homework Student Network and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Student Assessment Section III - Student Conduct Attendance Student Attendance at School Events Code of Conduct Dress and Grooming Student Conduct Drug Abuse Prevention Use of Tobacco Prohibited Student Code of Classroom Conduct Suspension and Expulsion Search and Seizure Student Rights of Expression Video Surveillance in Lockers, schools & on Bus Section IV - Transportation Bus Transportation to School Bus Conduct Penalties for Infractions Section V - Miscellaneous Homeless Students Meningococcal Disease District Office and Schools Directory Appendix A – Bay Port Co-Curricular Code of Conduct PAGE(S) 24 26 27 27 27 27 28 28 28 29 29 29 30 30 30 31 32 32 34 34 35 36 37 37 38 40 43 44 45 45 45 46 46 47 49 51 3


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This Student/Parent Handbook is based in significant part on Policies and Administrative Guidelines developed by the Superintendent. The Policies and Guidelines are periodically updated in response to changes in the law and other circumstances. Therefore, there may have been changes to the documents reviewed in this Handbook since it was printed. If you have questions or would like more information about a specific issue, contact your school principal. Prior to your child attending this school year you will be asked to confirm reading this handbook by checking permissions through the electronic system called InfoSnap to update your child(ren)’s information. The District does not discriminate in the employment of administrative staff 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”), marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, military service (as defined in 111.32, Wis. Stats.), national origin, ancestry, arrest record, conviction record, use or nonuse of lawful products off the District’s premises during non-working hours, or declining to attend an employer-sponsored meeting or to participate in any communication with the employer about religious matters or political matters, or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment practices. FOREWORD This parent/student handbook was developed to answer many of the commonly asked questions that you may have during the course of a school year. This handbook summarizes many of the official policies and administrative guidelines of the District. To the extent that the handbook is ambiguous or conflicts with these policies and guidelines, the policies and guidelines shall control. This handbook is effective immediately and supersedes any prior parent/student handbook. Because the handbook also contains information about student rights and responsibilities, each student is responsible for knowing its contents. Please take time to become familiar with the following information and keep the handbook available for your and your parents' use. It can be a valuable reference during the school year and a means to avoid confusion and misunderstanding when questions arise. Should you have any questions that are not addressed in this handbook, contact your principal/designee who you will find listed in the Staff Directory section of the handbook. This handbook supersedes all prior handbooks and other written or oral statements regarding any item in this handbook. To access the administrative policies and guidelines, visit our website at www.hssd.k12.wi.us. This handbook summarizes many of the official policies and administrative guidelines of the District. If any of the policies or administrative guidelines referenced herein is revised after June 30, 2015, the language in the most current policy or administrative guideline prevails. EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY/ANTI-HARASSMENT It is the policy (5517) of the Howard-Suamico School District to provide an equal education opportunity for all students. The Right of a student to be admitted to school and to participate fully in curricular, extra-curricular, student services, recreational or other programs or activities shall not be abridged or impaired 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 4


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physical, mental, emotional or learning disability, or any other characteristics protected by Federal or state civil rights laws (hereinafter referred to as “Protected Characteristics”), other protected characteristics as well as place of residence within District boundaries, or social economic background. Students who have been identified as having an impairment or disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act shall be provided with appropriate educational services. Parents who have questions should contact: Jerome Wieland, Assistant Superintendent Special Education/Pupil Services, 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI 54313, jerowiel@hssd.k12.wi.us, (920) 662-7878 or FAX (920) 662-7900. Any person who believes that the Howard-Suamico School District or any staff person has discriminated against them in violation of this policy may file a complaint. A formal complaint can be made in writing to the School Compliance Officer: Jerome Wieland, Assistant Superintendent Special Education/Pupil Services, 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI 54313 jerowiel@hssd.k12.wi.us, (920) 662-7878 or FAX (920) 662-7900. Or Jennifer Garceau, Assistant Director of Special Education/Pupil Services, 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI 54313 jenngarc@hssd.k12.wi.us (920) 662-7878 or FAX (920) 662-7900. Assistant Superintendent of Organizational Development and Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI 54313, (920) 662-7878, FAX (920) 662-9799. The complaint procedure is described in Administrative Policies 2260 and 5517. The policies are available online or at www.hssd.k12.wi.us or the Howard-Suamico School District Office, 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI 54313. Due to the sensitivity surrounding complaints of harassment, time lines are flexible for initiating the complaint process; however, individuals should make every effort to file a complaint within (30) days after the conduct occurs while the facts are known and potential witnesses are available. Once the complaint process has begun, the investigation will be completed in a timely manner (ordinarily within fifteen (15) calendar days of the complaint being received). If at any time during the investigation process the investigator determines that the complaint is properly defined as Bullying, under Policy 5517.01 – Bullying and not Harassment under this Policy, because the conduct at issue is not based on a student’s Protected Characteristics, the investigator shall transfer the investigation to the appropriate building principal. SEXUAL HARASSMENT 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: 5


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A. Submission to that conduct or communication is made a term or condition, either explicitly or implicitly, of obtaining an education; or B. Submission or rejection of that conduct or communication by an individual is used as a factor in decisions affecting that individual’s education; or C. That conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual’s education, or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment. Sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to: A. Repeatedly asking a person for dates or sexual behavior after the person has indicated no interest; B. Rating a person’s sexuality or attractiveness; C. Staring or leering at various parts of another person’s body; D. Spreading rumors about a person’s sexuality; E. Letters, notes, telephone calls or materials of a sexual nature; and F. Displaying pictures, calendars, cartoons or other materials with sexual content. G. A pattern of conduct, which can be subtle in nature, that has sexual overtones and is intended to create or has the effect of creating discomfort and/or humiliation to another; H. Remarks speculating about a person’s sexual activities or sexual history, or remarks about one’s own sexual activities or sexual history. It is also the policy of the school district that a sexual relationship between staff and students is not permissible in any form or under any circumstances, in or out of the school, in that it interferes with the educational process and may involve elements of coercion by reason of the relative status of a staff member to a student. An inappropriate boundary invasion by a District employee or other adult member of the School District Community into a student's personal space and personal life is sexual harassment. If you wish to report harassment, please contact one of the Complaint Coordinators: Jerome Wieland, Assistant Superintendent Special Education/Pupil Services, 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI 54313 jerowiel@hssd.k12.wi.us, (920) 662-7878 or FAX (920) 662-7900. Or Jennifer Garceau, Assistant Director of Special Education/Pupil Services, 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI 54313 jenngarc@hssd.k12.wi.us (920) 662-7878 or FAX (920) 662-7900. Assistant Superintendent of Organizational Development and Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI 54313, (920) 662-7878, FAX (920) 662-9799. A copy of the school district’s Anti-Harassment Policy, including the reporting, investigation, and resolution procedures, is available in the school district office. ACCOUNTABILITY & SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORT: Wisconsin District and School Performance Reports The School and District Report Cards are issued every year. Individual student results on State assessments will continue to be reported separately. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) produces two versions of each Report Card: “School Report Card” and “School Report Card Detail.” Both versions can be accessed online at https://apps2.dpi.wi.gov/sdpr/spr.action. 6


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ACT Annually - beginning spring 2016 Act 55 eliminated requirement that we administer ACT exam to 9th graders. Still required to administer ACT in spring to 9th, 10th & 11th in the spring of each year. ACTS & REGULATIONS A copy of each of the acts and regulations will be available to the public in the office of each building administrator. ANNUAL ASBESTOS NOTIFICATION Under AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act), all primary and secondary schools are required to develop and implement a plan for managing all building materials that contain asbestos. Included in the AHERA Act is the requirement to annually notify all workers and building occupants (or their guardians) of asbestos-related activities. • Environmental Management Consulting, Inc. (EMC) was contracted to be the school’s consultant for asbestos. • Periodic “surveillance” in each area containing asbestos has been completed every six months by EMC. Buildings are re-inspected by an accredited inspector every three years. • All outside contractors contact the lead maintenance person before commencing work. A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available for review by contacting the District Office at (920) 662-7878. Questions related to this plan or any other asbestos concerns should be directed to Allen Behnke, Assistant Facilities Manager at (920) 662-7705 or allebehn@hssd.k12.wi.us. BULLYING Bullying is defined as a person willfully and repeatedly exercising power or control over another with hostile or malicious intent. Bullying can be physical, verbal, electronically transmitted, psychological (e.g., emotional abuse), through attacks on the property of another, or a combination of any of these. Examples of bullying include: A. Physical – hitting, kicking, spitting, pushing, pulling, taking and/or damaging personal belongings or extorting money, blocking or impending student movement, and unwelcome physical contact. B. Verbal – taunting, malicious teasing, insulting, name calling, making threats. C. Psychological – spreading rumors, manipulating social relationships, coercion, or engaging in social exclusion/shunning, extortion, or intimidation. D. “Cyber bullying" – the use of information and communication technologies such as e-mail, cell phone and pager text messages, instant messaging (IM), defamatory personal web sites, and defamatory online personal polling web sites, to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group that is intended to harm others. All complaints about aggressive behavior that may violate this policy shall be promptly investigated. If the investigation finds that aggressive behavior has occurred, it will result in prompt and appropriate discipline, co-curricular sanctions and/or disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion. Individuals may also be referred to law enforcement officials. Discipline, co-curricular sanctions and/or disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion. Individuals may also be referred to law enforcement officials. 7


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SECTION 504/ADA COMPLAINT Any person who believes that the Howard-Suamico School District or any staff person has discriminated against them in violation of the District’s Section 504/ADA policy may file a complaint. A formal complaint can be made in writing to: Jerome Wieland, Assistant Superintendent Special Education/Pupil Services, 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI 54313 jerowiel@hssd.k12.wi.us, (920) 662-7878 or FAX (920) 662-7900. Or Jennifer Garceau, Assistant Director of Special Education/Pupil Services, 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI 54313 jenngarc@hssd.k12.wi.us (920) 662-7878 or FAX (920) 662-7900. CHILD FIND ANNUAL NOTICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES Upon request, the Howard-Suamico School District is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district. A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made. Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability, may also, refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. A referral may be made by contacting: Jerome Wieland, Assistant Superintendent Special Education/Pupil Services, 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI 54313 jerowiel@hssd.k12.wi.us, (920) 662-7878 or FAX (920) 662-7900. Or Jennifer Garceau, Assistant Director of Special Education/Pupil Services, 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI 54313 jenngarc@hssd.k12.wi.us (920) 662-7878 or FAX (920) 662-7900. CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES Howard-Suamico School District is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district and homeless children. The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find. This agency conducts the following child find activities each year: Child Development Days four (4) times/school year. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities. This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed. The school district gathers personally identifiable information on any child who participates in child find activities. Parents, teachers, and other professionals provide information to the school related to the child’s academic performance, behavior, and health. This information is used to determine whether the child needs special education services. Personally identifiable information directly related to a child and maintained by the school is a pupil record. Pupil records include records maintained in any way including, but not limited to, computer storage media, video and audiotape, film, 8


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microfilm, and microfiche. Records maintained for personal use by a teacher and not available to others and records available only to persons involved in the psychological treatment of a child are not pupil records. The school district maintains several classes of pupil records.  "Progress records" include grades, courses the child has taken, the child's attendance record, immunization records, required lead screening records, and records of school extra-curricular activities. Progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the child ceases to be enrolled.  "Behavioral records" include such records as psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating specifically to the pupil's behavior, tests relating specifically to achievement or measurement of ability, physical health records other than immunization and lead screening records, law enforcement officers' records, and other pupil records that are not "progress records." Law enforcement officers' records are maintained separately from other pupil records. Behavioral records may be maintained for no longer, than one year after the child graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled, unless the parent specifies in writing that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time. The school district informs parents when pupil records are no longer needed to provide special education. At the request of the child's parents, the school district destroys the information that is no longer needed.  "Directory data" includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received, and the name of the school most recently previously attended by the student.  "Pupil physical health records" include basic health information about a pupil, including the pupil's immunization records, an emergency medical card, a log of first aid and medicine administered to the pupil, an athletic permit card, a record concerning the pupil's ability to participate in an education program, any required lead screening records, the results of any routine screening test, such as for hearing, vision or scoliosis, and any follow-up to the test, and any other basic health information, as determined by the state superintendent. Any pupil record relating to a pupil's physical health that is not a pupil physical health record is treated as a patient health care record under sections 146.81 to 146.84, Wisconsin Statutes. Any pupil record concerning HIV testing is treated as provided under section 252.15, Wisconsin Statutes. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and section 118.125, Wisconsin Statutes, afford parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") the following rights with respect to education records:  The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of receipt of the request. Parents or eligible students should submit to the District Office a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The school district will comply with the request without unnecessary delay and before any meeting about an individualized education program, or any due process hearing, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. If any record includes information on more than one child, the parents of those children have the right to inspect and review only the information about their child or to be informed of that specific information. Upon request, the school district will give a parent or eligible student a copy of the progress records and a copy of the behavioral records. Upon request, the school district will give the parent or eligible student a list of the types and locations of 9


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education records collected, maintained, or used by the district for special education. The school district will respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. A representative of the parent may inspect and review the records.  The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask Howard-Suamico School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.  The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that federal and state law authorizes disclosure without consent. The exceptions are stated in 34 CFR 99.31, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and section 118.125(2) (a) to (m) and sub. (2m), Wisconsin Statutes. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. In addition, the district discloses "directory data" without consent, unless the parent notifies the district that it may not be released without prior parental consent.  The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605. FERPA 5341 F1 8330 - STUDENT RECORDS 2260.01B - SECTION 504/ADA PARENTS’ PROCEDURAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING DUE PROCESS HEARING 8330 - STUDENT RECORDS Any person who believes that the Howard-Suamico School District or any staff person has discriminated against them in violation of the District’s Section 504/ADA policy may file a complaint. A formal complaint can be made in writing to: Jerome Wieland, Assistant Superintendent Special Education/Pupil Services, 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI 54313 jerowiel@hssd.k12.wi.us, (920) 662-7878 or FAX (920) 662-7900. Or Jennifer Garceau, Assistant Director of Special Education/Pupil Services, 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI 54313 jenngarc@hssd.k12.wi.us (920) 662-7878 or FAX (920) 662-7900. 10


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YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION To get updated information on suicide prevention, interventions, and postvention resources, check out DPI’s website http://sspw.dpi.wi.gov/sspw_suicideprev. There are downloadable documents on the state laws, a fact sheet on youth suicide, and updated suicide prevention curriculum. It also includes an updated webinar of an online gatekeeper training for all staff and DPI’s updated one-day training flyer, description, and calendar. Other resources include strategies on suicide interventions, memorial suggestions, and other topics. STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES The rules and procedures of the Howard-Suamico School District are designed to allow each student to obtain a safe, orderly, and appropriate education. Students can expect their rights to freedom of expression and association and to fair treatment as long as they respect those rights for their fellow students and the staff. Students will be expected to follow teachers' directions and obey all school rules. Disciplinary procedures will comply with the requirements of State and Federal law. Parents have the right to know how their child is succeeding in school and will be provided information on a regular basis and as needed, when concerns arise. Many times, it will be the responsibility of the student to deliver that information. If necessary, the mail or hand delivery may be used to ensure contact. Parents are encouraged to build a two-way link with their child's teachers and support staff by informing the staff of suggestions or concerns that may help their child better accomplish his/her educational goals. Students must arrive at school on time, prepared to participate in the educational program. If, for some reason, this is not possible, the student should seek help from the principal or designee. Adult students (age eighteen (18) or older) are expected to follow all school rules. If residing at home, adult students should include their parents in their educational program. STUDENT WELL-BEING Student safety is a responsibility of the staff. All staff members are familiar with emergency procedures such as fire and tornado drills and accident reporting procedures. Should a student be aware of any dangerous situation or accident, s/he must notify a staff person immediately. All students must have an updated returning registration done online through InfoSnap filled out each year. A student may be excluded from school until this requirement has been fulfilled. Students with specific health care needs should submit those needs in writing and with proper documentation by a physician to the school office. INJURY AND ILLNESS All injuries must be reported to a teacher or to the office staff. If minor, the student will be treated and may return to class. If medical attention is required, the office will follow the School's emergency procedures. 11


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A student who becomes injured or ill during the school day should request permission from the teacher to go to the office. The office staff will determine whether the student should remain in school or go home. No student will be released from school without proper parental permission. RELIGIOUS ACCOMODATIONS PI 41.04 https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/pi/41 (1) Each board shall develop policies providing for the reasonable accommodation of a pupil's sincerely held religious beliefs with regard to all examinations and other academic requirements. The policies may be incorporated into the policies under s. PI 9.03 and shall provide for all of the following: (a) Annual written notification to all pupils, the parent or guardian of minor pupils, and instructors of the rules and complaint process. (b) A means by which a pupil or parent or guardian of a minor pupil can conveniently and confidentially notify the building principal or his or her designee of potential conflicts. (c) A means by which a pupil is permitted to make up an examination or academic requirements at another time or by an alternative means without any prejudicial effect. (d) A procedure for receiving and resolving complaints within each school district which may be incorporated into the complaint procedure specified under s. PI 9.04 or which contains the provisions specified in s. PI 41.05. (2) The policies shall be adopted by the board following a public hearing or an opportunity for public commentary at a board meeting. History: Cr. Register, November, 1992, No. 443, eff. 12-1-92. SCHOOL DAY Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, the District calendar will include three teacher professional development days. These days will be realized through minor adjustments to the start and end times for students to ensure we meet Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction guidelines. Please see those details below. Additionally, the number of early release days at the Elementary level will be adjusted from ten to six. Lineville, Bay View, and Bay Port will retain two early release dates. Superintendent/District Office 4K –Four-Year Old Kindergarten 7:30 am - 4:30 pm – Summer Hours are 7:30 am – 4 pm 8:15 am - 11:20 am or 12:05 pm - 3:10 pm (no change) New Time 2016-17 Elementary (K-4) Lineville Bay View Bay Port Office Hours 8:45 - 3:25 8:25 - 3:08 (no change) 7:30 - 2:40 7:30 - 2:40 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 7 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION The District may arrange for individual instruction to students of legal school age who are not able to attend classes because of a serious physical or emotional disability. Parents should contact the Pupil Services Office, (920) 662-7878 regarding procedures for such instruction. 12


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SECTION I - GENERAL INFORMATION ENROLLING IN THE SCHOOL Students generally enroll in the district in which they live. However, the District will release a resident student who is accepted as a student in another school district under that district’s open enrollment program. New students are required to enroll with their parents or legal guardian. Parents can register anywhere there is internet access at http://www.hssd.k12.wi.us/NewRegistration. Computer kiosks are also located at all schools and at the District Office, 2706 Lineville Rd, Green Bay. Parents must create an account using an active email address. If you need further assistance, please call (920) 662-8860 or email registration@hssd.k12.wi.us. After enrolling, the parents will need to bring to provide verification forms to the school/district office including the following: A. child’s birth certificate or similar document; B. proof of residency i.e. water, electric or cable bill; C. child’s immunizations record to date and/or an appropriate waiver; and D. court papers (if appropriate). If your child is currently enrolled in the Howard-Suamico School District, parents do not need to re-enroll each year. Parents/Guardians are asked to complete the returning student registration process each August. Students enrolling from another accredited school will have their courses and grades evaluated by the guidance department. The office staff will assist parents in obtaining the official records from the other school. Homeless students who meet the Federal definition of homeless may enroll and will be under the direction of the District Liaison for Homeless Children with regard to enrollment procedures. Adult students (eighteen (18) years of age or older) may enroll themselves, but if residing with their parents, are encouraged to include them in the process. Adult students do carry the responsibilities of both the student and parent and are expected to follow all school rules. CHARTER SCHOOL Beginning of the 2016-17 school year - Act 55 authorizes several new entities to authorize independent charter schools; the UW-System Office Educational Opportunities, the Gateway Technical College Board, Tribal Colleges, and the Waukesha County Executive. SCHEDULING AND ASSIGNMENT (Elementary level) The Principal will assign each student to the appropriate classroom and the program in which the student will be participating. Any questions or concerns about the assignment should be discussed with the principal/designee. 13


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(Secondary level) Schedules are provided to each student at the beginning of the school year or upon enrolling. The schedule is based upon the student's needs and available class space. Any changes in a student's schedule should be handled through the principal/designee. It is important to note that some courses may be denied because of limited space or the need to complete prerequisite courses. Students are expected to follow their schedules. Any variation should be approved with a pass or schedule change. Foreign students and foreign-exchange students (from recognized and approved student programs) are eligible for admission on the same basis as other non-resident students. EARLY DISMISSAL No student will be allowed to leave school prior to dismissal time without a written request signed by a person whose signature is on file in the school office or the parent coming to the school office to request the release. No student will be released to a person other than a custodial parent(s) or guardian without a permission note signed by the custodial parent(s) or guardian. TRANSFER OUT OF THE DISTRICT If a student plans to transfer to another school, the parent must notify the school or district registrar. Transfer will be authorized only after the student has completed the arrangements, returned all school materials, and paid any fees or fines that are due. Parents are encouraged to contact the Principal for specific details. Parents are asked to notify the school of their new address and phone number. The school will correspond and transfer all official school records to the school they are transferring to. OPEN ENROLLMENT OPEN ENROLLMENT; SPECIAL EDUCATION A-Act 55 DPI 2015-2016 School year. Modifies the current public school open enrollment program for students with disabilities beginning with the February-April 2016 application period for the 2016-17 school year. 1) Eliminating the ability of resident school districts to deny applications on the basis of undue financial burden; and 2) establishing a $12,000 transfer amount for each student with a disability who transfers under the open enrollment program. Business Office in collaboration with Special Needs program. The non-resident school district will also retain SPED categorical aids for open enrolled students with disabilities, including aid for special transportation (i.e., district may be eligible for High Cost Special Education Aid). An open enrollment application may only be denied by the nonresident school district if the district does not have the special education program or space for the student. See also School Finance for information on Special Education categorical aid. WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL No student under the age of eighteen (18) will be allowed to withdraw from school without the written consent of his/her parents and completion of any required forms. IMMUNIZATIONS Each student must have the immunizations required by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services or must have an authorized waiver. If a student does not have the necessary shots or waivers, s/he may be excluded from school as permitted by law. This is for the safety of all students and staff. 14



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