MIDDLE-SECONDARY HANDBOOK 2019-2020.pdf - Augusta County Public Schools Handbook for Parents Middle Secondary School Students 2019 \u2013 2020 Beverley

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Augusta County Public Schools Handbook for Parents & Middle & Secondary School Students 2019 2020 Beverley Manor Middle School Stewart Middle School Stuarts Draft Middle School WILDCATS BULLDOGS COUGARS
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Table of Contents Introduction .................................................................... .pg. 1 Non-Discrimination Policy ............................................. .pg. 1 Admission Requirements ............................................... .pg. 2 Administrative Information Special Notice to Parents ........................................... .pg. 2 Sex Offender Registry Notification ........................... .pg. 2 Visitors ...................................................................... .pg. 3 Parent Groups ............................................................ .pg. 3 Fees ........................................................................... .pg. 3 Textbooks .................................................................. .pg. 4 Internet Access .......................................................... .pg. 4 School Insurance ....................................................... .pg. 4 School Nutrition Program .......................................... .pg. 4 Pledge of Allegiance ................................................. .pg. 5 Minute of Silence ...................................................... .pg. 5 Student Surveys ......................................................... .pg. 5 Asbestos Notice .......................................................... pg. 6 Instruction ...................................................................... .pg. 7 Graduation Requirements .......................................... .pg. 7 Diploma Options ........................................................ pg. 7 Graduation Requirement s Students w/Disabilities…pg. 14 Local Awards of Verified Credits ............... ………..pg. 1 5 General Eligibility .................................... …… ........ pg. 1 5 Additional Criteria & Guidelines ............................ .pg. 15 Virginia State Assessment Program ………………...pg. 17 Semester Assessment ............................................... pg. 18 Homework .................................................................... .pg. 18 Gifted Education Program ....................................... .pg. 19 Dual Enrollment/Advanced Placement Classes ....... .pg. 19 Special Education .................................................... .pg. 19 Character Education ................................................ .pg. 19 Family Life Education ............................................. .pg. 19 Extracurricular Activities ........................................ .pg. 19 Participation Policy ................................................. .pg. 20 Interscholastic Competition ..................................... .pg. 20 Grading ......................................................................... .pg. 20 Report Cards ............................................................ .pg. 20 Procedure to Remove the Grade “I”. ....................... .pg. 20 Schedule Changes ................................................... .pg. 21 Withdrawal from Class ............................................ .pg. 21 Promotion Policy ..................................................... .pg. 21 School Counseling Services ......................................... .pg. 21 Student Records ........................................................... .pg. 22 Academic Recognition ................................................. .pg. 26 Recognition Programs ............................................. .pg. 26 Honor Rolls ............................................................. .pg. 26 Superintendent’s List ............................................... .pg. 26 Senior Honors .......................................................... .pg. 26 Compulsory School Attendance .................................... pg. 26 Attendance ................................................................... .pg. 27 Student Attendance Policy ...................................... .pg. 27 Parental Notification of Student Absence ................ .pg. 27 Excused Absences ................................................... .pg. 27 Unexcused Absences ............................................... .pg. 27 Procedures for the Day after an Absence ................. .pg. 27 Early Dismissal ....................................................... .pg. 27 Late Arrivals ............................................................ .pg. 27 Prearranged Absences ............................................. .pg. 27 Excessive Absenteeism ........................................... .pg. 28 Makeup Work .......................................................... .pg. 28 Change in Residence ............................................... .pg. 28 Homebound Instruction ........................................... .pg. 28 Health and Safety ......................................................... .pg. 29 Safety ...................................................................... .pg. 29 Evacuation Procedures ............................................ .pg. 29 Inclement Weather or Emergency Closings ............ .pg. 29 School Health Services ............................................ .pg. 29 Emergency Care Information .................................. .pg. 29 Health Screenings .................................................... .pg. 30 Special Medical Information ................................... .pg. 30 Student Illness ......................................................... .pg. 30 Medication Guidelines ................................................. .pg. 30 Prescription Medication .......................................... .pg. 30 Parent/Guardian Responsibilities ............................ .pg. 30 Student Responsibility ............................................. .pg. 31 Non-Prescription Medications ................................. .pg. 31 Code of Conduct .......................................................... .pg. 31 Overview for Discipline Responsibilities ................ .pg. 32 Violation of Law & School Board Policy ................ .pg. 32 Laws Regarding Prosecution of Juveniles ............... .pg. 33 Definitions for Code of Student Conduct ................ .pg. 33 Disciplinary Actions and Procedures ...................... .pg. 44 Disciplinary Flow Chart ........................................... pg. 46 Transportation .............................................................. .pg. 53 School Bus………………………………………….p g. 53 Bus Suspension ....................................................... .pg. 53 Student Driving ....................................................... .pg. 53 School Bus Safety and Discipline ................................ .pg. 54 General .................................................................... .pg. 54 Meeting the Bus ...................................................... .pg. 54 Boarding the Bus ..................................................... .pg. 54 Conduct on the Bus ................................................. .pg. 54 Leaving the Bus ....................................................... .pg. 54 Terms and Conditions for Use of Augusta County Public Schools Networ k….. ............................................................................. .pg. 55 Dire ctory Information……………….… .............. .Back cover
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