VPHS Student Handbook

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    VALLEY PARK HIGH SCHOOL

    where learning comes first

     

    Valley Park High School

    2017-2018  STUDENT HANDBOOK

    One Main Street

    Valley Park, MO  63088

    636.923.3613

    Fax 636.225.0542

    www.vp.k12.mo.us

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Alma Mater

    Fair upon the high school campus,

    Challenging the eyes,

    Stands the school we all love dearly,

    Stands ole Valley Park High;

     

    Lift the chorus ever upward

    Upward to the skies,

    Proudly hail the blue and orange,

    Hail to Valley Park High.

     

     

    Goal Setting

    * Identify your goal

    * Set a deadline

    * Make it Manageable

    * stay on Track

    * Reward yourself

     

    What you get by achieving your goals is as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Introduction

    Welcome to the new school year.  What you are holding represents the work of the faculty, students, and administration of our school.  Consider it a guidebook to membership in our community of learners.

     

    It’s this idea of “community” that is the driving force behind this handbook; the guidelines contained within are suggestions about how we can best contribute to an environment that is safe, friendly, and productive.  It’s about having an atmosphere in our school that fosters good work, good feelings, and good memories.

     

    Respect for ourselves and others is probably the single most important thing you can learn as a member of our school’s community of learners.  As a community member, it is critical that you respect yourself, your peers, and the adults who work here every day.

     

    The guidelines contained in this handbook are meant to be just that: guidelines.  Try to think about the “spirit” of the law, and avoid getting too hung up on the “letter” of the law; no one is served well by going around looking for loopholes: it’s a waste of time.  Most of us know when we are doing the right thing.  So, do the right thing and you’ll be fulfilling a big part of your obligation as a student here at our school.

     

    Pay careful attention to what is in your handbook, discuss it with your parents and classmates, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak with a staff member.  Have a great year!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    A Rich Educational Tradition Since 1882

     

    The Valley Park School District has a long rich history of providing a quality education to the students that attend.  Thousands of students have attended Valley Park Schools since the opening of the first elementary building, Hill School, in 1882.  This school was located several blocks north of the present campus and was closed in 1931.  A second elementary school, Benton School named after the Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton, opened in 1908 and operated until 1954.  The high school opened its doors on September 6, 1932, and the first class graduated two years later.  It began the nucleus of the present school district campus.

     

    The district is located in the southwest corner of St. Louis County.  It encompasses 4.6 square miles that includes a large area of the City of Valley Park, the Village of Twin Oaks, a section of Manchester, and unincorporated St. Louis County.  District boundaries are Big Bend on the north, Barrett Station Road on the east, the Meramec River on the south, and Hanna Road on the west.  With low student-to-teacher ratios and all school buildings located on one campus at One Main Street, the district offers a private school atmosphere in a public school setting.  The campus consists of five buildings: Valley Park High School, Instrumental Music and Industrial Technology building, Valley Park Middle School, Valley Park Elementary School and the new Dr. Dennis R. Lea Early Childhood Center.  Valley Park High School has an off-campus program, called the Community School, which is located one block from the main campus.  The Community School is an academic recovery program for students who are unable to be successful in the traditional high school setting.

     

    The community has consistently strongly supported the district.  Over the past several years, the district’s facilities have been under constant improvement.  In 1989, a large two-story addition was made to the high school, and a second floor addition was made to the multipurpose building.  During the past four years, every building on the campus has undergone extensive construction and/or renovation.  The Meramec building (c. 1951) and the Vance building (c. 1954) were torn down and a modern 60,000 square foot elementary school was built.  The Multipurpose building (c. 1968) was renovated to become Valley Park Middle School.  In 1999, an 11,000 square foot two-story addition was added to the existing high school, which was also completely renovated.  In June 2001, voters passed a 75 cent tax levy increase for construction of the Dr. Dennis R. Lea Early Childhood Center, which opened in the fall of 2003.

     

    Generations of district residents have enrolled.  Many sons and daughters of former students have attended the alma mater of their parents.

     

     

    The SAFE Schools Hotline

    CALL

    314/889-SAFE (7233)

    To report illegal drugs, gang activity, or weapon violations.

    All calls are anonymous and kept confidential.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Table of contents

     

    VP School District’s Beliefs, Mission Statement, Goals & Vision Statement………………………………………..1

    VPHS A+ Schools Program & Community School……………………………………………………..……….….. 2

    VPHS Bell Schedule ……………………………………………………………………………………………..…..3

    Academic Recognition and Graduation Requirements   …………………………………………………………..…4

    Grade Point Distribution and Early Graduation …………………………………………………………………..….5

    VPHS Miscellaneous Information …………………………………………………………………………..…. 6 - 11

    Communication with the School, and Homework Policy ………………………………………………………..…12

    Students, Parents and Teachers Responsibilities …………………………………………………………..……….13

    Students Expectations & Obligations, Rules of Student Behavior…………………………………………….……14

    Anti-Bullying ……………………………………………………………………………………………..…..15 & 16

    Sexual Harassment ………………………………………………………………………………………..………...16

    Textbooks, Lost and Found, Guest Teachers, and Student Guest Policy ………………………………………...…17

    Cafeteria Accounts / Eating Area, and Audio/Visual Recording …………………………………………………...18

    Computer/Internet Use, Telephone Messages, and Schedule Changes ……………………………………………..19

    College Preparatory Program, and Sportsmanship …………………………………………………………………..19

    Activities/Clubs & Athletics at Valley Park High School …………………………………………………….…20-23

    VPHS School Dance Rules…………………………………………………………………………………………...24

    VPHS Tornado Drill Instructions …….……………………………………………………………………….……...25

    VPHS Fire/Exiting the Building Drill Instructions ………..…………………………………………………………26

     High School Staff Emails ……………………………………….……………………………………………………27

    Helpful Numbers for Teens …………………………………………………….…………………………..Back Cover

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    Valley Park School District

    Beliefs

    The Board of Education, administration, and staff in the Valley Park School District hold to the belief that:

     

    • All children will receive our best.
    • All students can learn and will be given that opportunity in a safe, healthy, nurturing, and enriching environment.
    • All students will be encouraged to view academics and learning as a life-long adventure through which horizons are continually expanded.
    • All students will have the opportunity to become participants in co-curricular and extracurricular activities to ensure that learning is a continuous process.
    • VPSD will reach out to every student by having high expectations and by providing planned instruction that is developmentally appropriate, challenging, engaging, and varied in strategies.

     

    Mission Statement

    The Valley Park School District is dedicated to providing a supportive, personalized environment in which students will grow strong intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially today in preparation for tomorrow.

     

    Goals

    1. Demonstrate continuous academic improvement.

     

    1. Demonstrate the effective use of resources to support continuous academic improvement.

     

    Our education vision statement

    When Valley Park Senior High School becomes all it can be,

    our students will demonstrate a passionate will to learn;

    our parents will demonstrate a loving concern for success;

    our teachers will demonstrate a bountiful vitality for challenge;

    our administrators will demonstrate a diligent faith in excellence;

    our entire school community will demonstrate a determination

    to treat all people with dignity,

    a conviction to make all decisions with integrity,

    a pledge to resolve all conflicts with justice.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Special features of Valley park high school

     

    A+ Schools Program

    The A+ Schools Program is designed to achieve the following three goals established by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993.

     

    1. All students will graduate from high school.
    2. All students will complete a selection of high school studies that is challenging and has identified learning expectations.
    3. All students will proceed from high school graduation to college or post-secondary vocational or technical wage job with work place skill development opportunities.

     

    Valley Park High School was granted A+ School designation from the state of Missouri in

    April 1999.  Seniors who meet all of the requirements of the A+ Schools program will be certified as A+ students and entitled to the benefits of the program.

     

    1. Financial assistance for tuition and fees to a state community college or public vocational/technical school of the student’s choice.
    2. Students will receive this benefit for two years. A student must be considered a full-time student by the institution.  Students must complete the two years of full-time enrollment in the community college or public vocation/technical school within four years after graduating from Valley Park High School.  This benefit is available only after the student has made a good faith effort to first secure all available federal post-secondary student financial assistance funds that do not require payment.

     

    To be eligible for the A+ School financial benefits, a student must meet all of the following requirements:

     

    1. Sign an A+ Schools agreement.
    2. Attend Valley Park High School for three consecutive years prior to graduation.
    3. Maintain a 2.5 grade point average or above.
    4. Maintain a 95% attendance record.
    5. Perform 50 hours of unpaid mentoring of younger children.
    6. Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and alcohol.
    7. Make a good faith effort to first secure available federal post-secondary student financial assistance funds that do not require repayment.
    8. Male students must register with the Selective Service Board within one month after turning 18 years old.
    9. Attend a Missouri public community college or public vocational or technical college on a full-time basis maintaining a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
    10. Score proficient or greater on Algebra I EOC or 17 on math section of ACT.

     

    Community School

    The Valley Park Community School program began with the 1996-97 academic year.  The program is designed as a program for academic recovery for those high school students who are experiencing significant academic difficulty to the point of considering withdrawal from school.

     

    The curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of each student.  A student’s course of study is based on an analysis of the academic credits the student has earned. Most courses are computer-based with supplementary instructional materials designed for the student by Community School faculty.

     

    Course credit is performance-based and is awarded in conjunction with the current standards as approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Students who complete the prescribed course of study are eligible to be graduated from Valley Park High School. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Bell Schedule

    Structure of the Academic Year

    Two semesters, each semester is approximately 18 weeks in length.

     

    Credit

    Students can earn ½ credit for each semester class that they pass.  A student will typically earn 3.5 credits each semester or 7 credits in a year.

     

     Monday, Wednesday, Friday                            Tuesday & Thursday

    1st Hour                7:50 – 8:40                           1st Hour                  7:50 – 8:35

    2nd Hour                8:44 – 9:34                           2nd Hour               8:39 – 9:24

    3rd Hour                9:38 – 10:28                         3rd Hour               9:28 - 10:13

    4th Hour                10:32 – 11:22                       4th Hour             10:17 – 11:02

    6th Hour                11:26 – 12:16                       5th Hour  Advisory  11:06 -11:37

    LUNCH                  12:16 – 12:42                       LUNCH                  11:37 – 12:07

    7TH Hour                12:46 – 1:36                         6th Hour             12:07 – 12:52

    8th Hour                1:40 – 2:30                           7TH Hour             12:56 – 1:41

                                                                                             8th Hour                   1:45 – 2:30

     

    Early Dismissal

    1st Hour                 7:50 – 8:14

    2nd Hour                8:17 – 8:41

    3rd Hour                8:44 – 9:08

    4th Hour                 9:11 – 9:35

    LUNCH                 9:35 – 9:59

         6th Hour                10:02 – 10:26

         7TH Hour              10:29 – 10:53

          8th Hour                10:56 – 11:20

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    ACADEMIC RECOGNITION & GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     

    Graduation Requirements

    Valley Park High School students are required to complete 24 units of credit for graduation during their four years of high school.  In addition to the program of study for graduation, a student must pass proficiency exams on the Missouri and the United States constitutions to qualify for graduation from Valley Park High School.

     

    Several scholarships are available to graduating seniors.  Mrs. Eagan has information and application forms for scholarships. Students can begin applying during second semester of their senior year.

     

    Valley Park High School participates in the College Preparatory Studies Certificate Program sponsored by the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  All graduating seniors who successfully complete 25 units of academic study (*as described below) and who obtain the required ACT score (21) will be awarded a scholastic achievement certificate at the graduation ceremony.

     

     

    Graduation Requirements

    Language Arts

    4 units

    Social Studies

     (American History & American Government   

      required)

    3 units

    Mathematics

    3 units

    Science

    3 units

    Fine Arts

    1 unit

    Practical Arts

    1 unit

    Physical Education

    1 unit

    Health

    0.5 unit

    Speech

    0.5 unit

    Personal Finance

    0.5 unit

    Additional Units of Credit

    6.5 units

    TOTALS

    24 units

     

     

    College Preparatory Studies Certificate Requirements

    English/Language Arts

    4 units

    Additional Requirements:

    1.  Grade point average of 3.0 (on

        a 4.0 scale) in mathematics,

        science, social studies and

        English/language arts.

    2. Score above the 2007 national

        average by having attained at

        least 1,518 (combined) on the

        SAT or 21 (composite) on the

        ACT

    3. Maintain an attendance rate of at least 95% in high school (grades 9-12)

       

    Mathematics

    3 units

    Science

    3 units

    Social Studies

    3 units

    Fine Arts

    1 unit

    Practical Arts

    1 unit

    Physical Education

    1 unit

    Specified Core Electives

    3 units

    General Electives

    6 units

     

     

    Total

    25 units

     

    A unit of credit is defined as the successful completion of both semesters of a year-long course.  A half unit is awarded for successful completion of a semester course.

     

     

     

     

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    Grade Point Distribution

     

     

    High school students are graded in terms of the marks shown below:

     

    Semester

    % Grade

    Semester

    Letter Grade

    Regular

    Semester

    Grade Points

    Honors/AP

    Semester

    Grade Points

     

    100-95

    A

    4.0000

    5.0000

    Superior, outstanding in all objectives of the course

    94-90

    A-

    3.6666

    4.6666

    89-87

    B+

    3.3333

    4.3333

    Above average; achievement above the

    normal requirements of the course

    86-83

    B

    3.0000

    4.0000

    82-80

    B-

    2.6666

    3.6666

    79-77

    C+

    2.3333

    3.3333

    Average; all assigned work completed

    76-73

    C

    2.0000

    3.0000

    72-70

    C-

    1.6666

    2.6666

    69-67

    D+

    1.3333

    2.3333

    Below average; minimum requirements for credit completed

    66-63

    D

    1.0000

    2.0000

    62-60

    D-

    0.6666

    1.6666

    59-0

    F

    0.0000

    0.0000

    Failure; assigned work not completed successfully

     

    Early Graduation

    A student who wishes to graduate from high school in less than the ordinary eight (8) semesters, grades 9-12 sequence, may request permission to complete graduation requirements on an alternate schedule.  The student and parents/guardians will consult with high school guidance personnel to develop a graduation plan.  A formal letter stating the reason for early graduation and the graduation plan must be presented to the counselor no later than the start of the seventh semester.   The early graduation plan must include continued education as a full-time student or entering the military instead of attending high school classes during this time.

     

    A student who graduate early must complete all graduation requirements established by the Board.  The student who chooses early graduation will be allowed to participate in the spring graduation ceremonies. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Procedures for Students – Academic Advisory Period

    Academic Advisories meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays during fifth period.  In order to receive the greatest benefit from the use of Academic Advisory, students should do the following:

     

    1. Make an appointment with the teacher(s) or counselor you need to see before the Academic Advisory period. You must sign-up in advance.

     

    1. Report to your assigned Academic Advisory classroom on time each Academic Advisory period. During that time, attendance will be taken, announcements made, and other necessary administrative duties completed.  This is for the first 3 minutes.

     

    1. Have your Academic Advisory card filled out and signed by your assigned advisor before leaving the advisory classroom. Pass from one destination to another within the two minutes.  Students should go directly to their destination and not go to the restrooms, etc.

     

    1. Make sure you sign-in (time of arrival and teacher signature) and sign-out (time of departure and teacher signature) with the teacher from whom you are getting help.

     

    1. You may remain in your assigned Academic Advisory classroom; however, you must read or do academic work. No sleeping, playing games, or loitering is permitted.

     

    1. Be on time to your Academic Advisory class. Promptness to Academic Advisory is as important as to any other class.  Consequently, if you are tardy to your Academic Advisory, you will be disciplined according to advisor and school policies.

     

    Statement of Academic Honesty

    Academic honesty is a necessary characteristic of all students at Valley Park High School.  Academic dishonesty is not acceptable behavior.  Academic dishonesty includes the following: any action involving cheating or deception done to improve a student’s grade or any action that aids another student in committing an act of academic dishonesty.  Some examples of academic dishonesty are copying test or homework answers, copying written material and presenting it as one’s own, and letting another student copy one’s work.  Replacement assignments may be given, but students will receive disciplinary consequences which could include detention or suspension.  The teacher and the Principal will meet to discuss the disciplinary action that will be administered.  Also, a record of a cheating offense will be included in the student’s discipline folder with a copy sent home to the parents/guardians.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Plagiarism Policy

    Plagiarism, or taking credit for someone else’s work, is a serious academic offense.  In some cases, it may even be a violation of copyright laws and, thus, a crime.  The students of Valley Park High School should avoid plagiarism and truly learn by completing their own assignments.  Plagiarized work, whether unintentional or intentional, will not be accepted.  Images, designs, and music are included in this policy.

     

    Unintentional Plagiarism

    Until properly revised, papers and projects in which a student makes sporadic use of others’ work without properly acknowledging sources, will receive no credit.  A paper that contains copied phrases must be rewritten so that all statements are either expressed in the student’s own words or are properly quoted.  At the teacher’s discretion, a penalty may be imposed on work that needs revision for this reason.

     

    Intentional Plagiarism -

    Large Passage or Whole Paper/Project Plagiarism

    Turning in a paper or project largely or entirely written or created by someone else and claiming it as your own work, is the most serious form of plagiarism.  Examples include, but are not limited to: papers in which extended passages are copied from a book, magazine or other source; papers obtained from another student, friend or family member; or papers found on the Internet.  For intentional plagiarism, the result will be a zero (or an “F”) on the assignment.  The decision to allow a student to submit revised work will be left to the teacher’s discretion.  Since intentional plagiarism is a form of cheating, students who commit this offense may be referred to their administrator for disciplinary review.

     

    Methods to Avoid Plagiarism

    Students can avoid plagiarism, either unintentional or intentional, by observing the following suggestions:

    1. When taking notes, put information in your own words.
    2. Changing a few words or phrases from another writer’s work is not enough to make the writing “your own”. The writing is either your own or some other person’s, there are no in-betweens.
    3. When writing the paper, unless the information is so commonly known that it could be found in several sources, you must cite the source.
    4. Even if the wording is your own and even if the writing style and phrasing are your own, you must cite the source unless the idea is also your own.
    5. The language in your paper must either be your own or indicated clearly as a direct quote from the original source.
    6. If the language comes from another writer, quotation marks are necessary, in addition to an in-text citation.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Attendance - The Responsibility of Parents

    In the rare instance when the students must miss school due to serious illness or dire emergency, a parent is expected to notify the school by telephone no later than 9:00 A.M. on the morning of the absence by calling the automated high school attendance line at 636-923-3500, extension 3858.

     

    Attendance - The Responsibility of Students

    Practical knowledge suggests and professional research documents that excellent attendance is necessary for academic success.  Educational research indicates and the state of Missouri advocates that the most successful students are present 95% of the time or more, of each academic term.  Multiple missed school days may result in loss of academic credits.

     

    Activity Busses

    VICC activity busses leave campus at 3:40 P.M.  Resident student’s busses leave at 3:35 P.M.  All students must have a signed pass, from their supervising faculty member, to ride the activity bus. In addition, a late activity bus for our city students who participate in athletics will be scheduled as needed.  Students must be under the supervision of a member of the faculty in order to be eligible to ride the VICC activity busses.  There is not an activity bus on Friday afternoons.

     

    Athletic Eligibility

    Students, who participate in interscholastic activities that are governed by the Missouri State High School Activities Association, must meet the academic eligibility standards as defined by MSHSAA.  Current standards require VPHS students to be enrolled in courses, which will allow them to earn 3 units of credit during the semester of participation.  Students must have EARNED 3 UNITS OF CREDIT DURING THE PRECEEDING SEMESTER in order to be eligible.

     

    Bulletin

    The daily bulletin announcing school events and celebrating school accomplishments will be read each day after lunch.  Information for the bulletin should be submitted to the High School Office by 11:00 a.m. on the preceding day.

     

    Campus Visitors

    All visitors must report directly to the Valley Park High School building office.  Visitors are not to enter other campus buildings without approval of the principal.  No classroom visits will be permitted.  Visitors during lunch time will not be permitted.  Parents who need to drop off lunch need to so with the High School office.

     

    Closed Campus

    By direction of the Board of Education in regard for student safety, Valley Park High School is a closed campus.  Once students arrive on campus, they are not to leave until the end of the day.  Special circumstances must be cleared in advance with the High School Office.

     

     

     

     

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    Discipline Policy

    A complete statement of the discipline policies of the School District of Valley Park is available to all parents through the High School Office, as well as through the School District’s Central Office.  It is the responsibility of all students and of all parents to be familiar with, as well as in compliance with, all disciplinary policies and regulations.  All questions should be addressed through the administrative offices.

     

    Dismissal of School

    In the event of inclement weather that warrants the cancellation of classes, students should listen to one of the following stations, which will announce closings beginning at 6:00 a.m.   If classes are cancelled, all co-curricular activities will be cancelled for the day as well.  Cooperating radio stations are:  KMOX (AM 1120), KYKY (FM 98), WIL (AM 1430 or FM 92) 

    Television channels are:  Channel 2 (FOX), Channel 4 (KMOV), Channel 5 (KSDK) and Channel 30 (KDNL)

    When classes are postponed or canceled, a phone message will also be sent out to all students’ parents or legal guardians, through the school’s automated message system, SchoolReach.  *Please be sure to keep the school office updated with phone number changes to insure that we have current phone numbers so that you will receive a phone call.

     

    Dress Code

    Every student is expected to present a proper and appropriate appearance.  Students should dress as if they were going to work in a public place.  If the student’s attire is found to be inappropriate for the school setting, the student will be asked to go home and change.

    • Pants should be worn around the waist and a belt used if needed - “sagging” pants are not allowed.
    • Shorts, dresses and skirts should be an appropriate length – hemlines that do not reach the tips of a student’s fingers are not to be worn at school.
    • Tops that expose the midriff area, as well as halter-tops with thin “spaghetti” straps, are not to be worn to school.
    • Clothing promoting or displaying alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, profanity, weapons, illegal drugs or any design considered to be prejudicial to the good order and learning process within the school are prohibited.
    • No head coverings, including hats, baseball caps, bandannas, scarves, headbands, or sunglasses are to be worn in the building or be in a student’s possession on campus during school hours. (7:50a.m. – 2:30p.m.)

     

    Electronic Devices

       Students are asked not to use electronic devices (radios, headsets, cell phones, games) on campus during school hours.  Electronic devices are disruptive to the learning environment. Any electronic devices discovered after the 7:50 a.m. tardy bell, will be confiscated and kept in the office until returned to the student or his/her parent/guardian.

     

    Food

    Students are asked not to eat breakfast or lunch in the classrooms after the tardy bell rings.  The cafeteria will stop serving food 10 minutes before the tardy bell, so that students are able to eat and get to class on time.  Teachers have the right to disallow food or drinks in their rooms.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Field Trips

    Students must have a completed permission form for field trips on file in the High School Office in order to participate in an academic or a co-curricular field trip.

     

    Insurance

    Students interested in purchasing school insurance should secure registration forms from the High School Office.  Completed forms are submitted directly to the insurance company.

     

    Late Arrival or Early Departure

    Students who arrive late or depart early must provide the High School Office with written parental permission, or a parent phone call, in order to do so and sign in/out in the office.

     

    Lockers

    Each student is assigned a locker for the protection of academic materials and personal items. Locker problems should be reported to the High School Office.  Students are reminded that lockers are the property of the school and may be inspected at any time by members of the faculty and administration.  Drug dogs are used randomly for the safety of our students.

     

    Nurse

    Our school nurse is located in the Elementary building.  Students must have a signed pass from a member of the faculty in order to be received by the nurse.  Students who must take medication during the school day must have written parental permission.  Prescription medications must be labeled with the name of the physician, name of the medication and the amount of the prescribed dosage.  When students become ill during school hours, parents must be notified before students are permitted to leave campus.

     

    Parking

    Student parking is located west of the baseball field.  Only Juniors and Seniors who qualify to park on campus will be admitted a parking pass. All other parking spaces are reserved for faculty and guests.  Students are reminded not to be in or near cars parked on campus during the academic day.  Drug dogs are used randomly for the safety of our students.

     

    Report Cards

    Report cards are mailed home at the conclusion of six, twelve, and eighteen weeks of each semester.  A grade of 60% or more must be earned in order for credit to be granted. 

     

    Truancy

    Students who are absent from school without the knowledge and consent of their parents/guardians and the administration, or students who leave school during any session without the consent of the principal, shall be considered truant.  Students may also be considered truant if they have accumulated excessive unjustifiable absences, even with the consent of parent/guardians.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    AFTER SCHOOL SUPPORT

     

     

    SWAT Team – (Students with After School Tutoring)

     

    Students who are earning a D- or F at the end of 6 weeks into the semester will be assigned to Extended Learning Opportunity from 2:35 – 3:55 p.m. on the designated day of the week.  Other students may be required to stay at teacher discretion.

     

    Social Studies – Monday

    Science – Tuesday

    Communication Arts – Wednesday

    Math – Thursday

     

    Students remain in SWAT until teacher determines SWAT is no longer necessary.  Note that occasionally a teacher will need to meet with students on a day other than the designated day.

     

    Failure to Report to SWAT May Result in:

     

    1st Missed Opportunity – Parents notified by phone and student will be assigned an after-school detention.

    2nd Missed Opportunity – One day of PIC assigned; parents notified by phone.

     

    Note:  Any student may choose to stay after school on these same SWAT days for extra support.  Students may also make appointment with teachers for after school support, at the teacher’s discretion.

     

    VICC Provision

     

    The District has determined that the Voluntary Inter-district Choice

    Corporation (VICC) and its officers, employees and agents are school officials

    with legitimate educational interest because they act for and on behalf of

    The District with respect to transfer students and the transfer program, and because

    they seek to advance the interests of both. A transfer student’s attendance

    records and other educational records relevant to the student’s participation in

    the program or to the program itself may accordingly be disclosed to VICC

    without obtaining written consent from the parent/guardian or eligible student.

     

     

     

     

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    COMMUNICATION WITH THE SCHOOL

     

    In order to meet the needs of our students as fully as possible, it is essential that the home and the school make every effort to communicate openly and frequently.  At Valley Park High School, we meet this need through our reporting procedures and formal parent-teacher communication.  It is of equal importance that parents keep teachers informed of any developments which might influence the student’s performance at school.  If, as parents, you are uncertain of anything, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone at 636-923-3613. 

     

    If a student is going to be absent from school, it is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to contact the high school attendance line at 636-923-3500 ext. 3858.  ***EACH STUDENT MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE TO EARN CREDIT.

     

    Parents are often reluctant to call the school with information or questions.  Please be assured that we welcome your involvement and that, frequently, the information shared enables us to better meet the needs of your student.

     

     

    HOMEWORK POLICY

     

     

    Doing homework results in higher grades due to improved test scores.

     

    The time and amount of homework should increase with the student’s grade level (average 1-2 hours per night) and course difficulty.

     

    Homework serves to:

     

    • Reinforce the present day’s lesson.
    • Prepare for next day’s lesson.
    • Reinforce acquired skills and develop study habits.
    • Help develop a sense of responsibility.
    • Prepare students to face the demands presented throughout life.
    • Teach students independent learning.
    • Incorporate available materials and media in the home.

     

    An allotted time for home study should be part of a student’s daily routine, regardless of whether specific assignments have been given.  Students should realize that homework is not just written assignments, but that studying is an integral part of homework.

     

    All homework should to be recorded in the planner.  Parents and teachers should routinely verify its contents and communicate with each other if there is any concern.  Parents should encourage the development of good study habits by checking their child’s Agenda every evening.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Students’ Responsibilities:

     

    1. Homework is the responsibility of the student.

     

    1. Homework assignments should be written in the student planner.

     

    1. Students should ensure that required materials are taken home. Completed homework should be returned to school when due.

     

    1. Students should allocate a time and place for homework, free from distractions.

     

    1. Homework should be completed by the student within the assigned timeframe.

     

    1. When a student misses a class, it is his/her responsibility to complete the work assigned.

     

    Parents’/Guardians’ Responsibilities:

     

    1. Parents should demonstrate an interest in their children’s homework and monitor their work habits.

     

    1. Parents should ensure that students have a time and place for homework, free from distractions (not the student’s bedroom).

     

    1. Parents are urged to attend information evenings and parent conferences in order to become aware of the homework and testing schedules in their children’s courses.

     

    1. Parents should do more than periodically explain or review their child’s homework by contacting the teacher to discuss their concerns, and ways to help their child.

     

    Teachers’ Responsibilities:

     

    1. Teachers should assign homework in accordance with the philosophy of the district.

     

    1. Teachers must be clear on homework assignments; make sure students have prerequisite skills; vary and individualize the types of assignments.

     

    1. Teachers should grade homework and/or provide appropriate comments as much as time permits.

     

    1. Teachers should review homework in class and discuss problems or questions that students may have.

     

    1. Teachers will contact parents if students are not fulfilling their homework responsibilities

     

     

     

     

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    STUDENTS’ EXPECTATIONS AND OBLIGATIONS

     

    Our students are active learners in meeting our school’s goals of excellence.  The following outlines the expectations our students should have of Valley Park High School and its staff.  It also lists the responsibilities which our students should have towards Valley Park High School and its staff.

     

    Students’ Expectations

    Students’ Obligations

     

    Ø  The best possible educational opportunities.

    Ø  Diligence and sustained effort in their schoolwork and activities.

     

     

    Ø  A staff which is sensitive and responsive to their individual needs.

    Ø  Respect for themselves, other students, the staff, and school property.

     

     

    Ø  Fair and just treatment from other students and staff.

    Ø  Behavior which will be a credit to themselves, their family, the school, and community.

     

    Rules of Student Behavior

    1. It is imperative that, at all times, students conduct themselves in a manner which respects the rights of other students and staff. These include:
    • The right to a safe, non-threatening environment.
    • The right to courtesy at all times.
    • The right to protection of private property.
    • The right to have a clean school.
    • The right to hear only acceptable language.

     

    1. Attendance is compulsory at all classes unless one is participating in a school-authorized activity.

     

    1. Students in the halls during classes must carry a note authorizing them to be out of class.

     

    1. Students are expected to arrive at school and for all classes punctually. Valley Park High School has a “No tolerance” tardy policy. All students who are late for class must report to the office to get a pass.

     

    1. Students arriving late for school, after 7:50 a.m., must sign in at the Office. Students leaving during the day must sign out.  Notes are required in both instances.

     

    1. Students may remain after school for supervised activities only.

     

     

     

     

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    Valley Park High School Anti-Bullying

     “Bullying” or “harassment” is any gesture or written, verbal, graphic, or physical act (including electronically transmitted acts – i.e., cyberbullying, through the use of internet, cell phone, computer, or wireless handheld device, currently in use or later developed and used by students) that is reasonably perceived as being dehumanizing, intimidating, hostile, humiliating, threatening, or otherwise likely to evoke fear of physical harm or emotional distress and may be motivated either by bias or prejudice based upon any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression; or a mental, physical, or sensory disability or impairment; or by any other distinguishing characteristic, or is based upon association with another person who has or is perceived to have any distinguishing characteristic. Bullying and harassment also include forms of retaliation against individuals who report or cooperate in an investigation under this policy. Such behaviors are considered to be bullying or harassment whether they take place on or off school property, at any school-sponsored function, or in a school vehicle or at any time or place where a child’s imminent safety or over-all well being may be at issue.

     

    “Bullying” or “harassment” is conduct that meets all of the following criteria:

     

    • is reasonably perceived as being dehumanizing, intimidating, hostile, humiliating, threatening, or otherwise likely to evoke fear of physical harm or emotional distress;

     

    • is directed at one or more pupils;

     

    • is conveyed through physical, verbal, technological or emotional means;

     

    • substantially interferes with educational opportunities, benefits, or programs of one or more pupils;
    • adversely affects the ability of a pupil to participate in or benefit from the school district’s or public school’s educational programs or activities by placing the pupil in reasonable fear of physical harm or by causing emotional distress; and,
    • is based on a pupil’s actual or perceived distinguishing characteristic (see above), or is based on an association with another person who has or is perceived to have any of these characteristics.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    The scope of this policy includes the prohibition of every form of bullying, harassment, and cyberbullying/harassment, whether in the classroom, on school premises, immediately adjacent to school premises, when a student is traveling to or from school (portal to portal), or at a school-sponsored event, whether or not held on school premises. Bullying or harassment, including cyberbullying/ harassment, that is not initiated at a location defined above is covered by this policy if the incident results in a potentially material or substantial disruption of the school learning environment for one or more students and/or the orderly day-to-day operations of any school or school program.

    Since bystander support of bullying and harassment can encourage these behaviors, the district prohibits both active and passive support for acts of harassment or bullying. The staff should encourage students not to be part of the problem; not to pass on the rumor or derogatory message; to walk away from these acts when they see them; to constructively attempt to stop them; to report them to the designated authority; and to reach out in friendship to the target.

    Periodic classroom meetings should be conducted to teach bystanders how and when to respond to bullying and harassment incidents. Informal classroom discussions and activities designed to provide awareness and increase student connectedness promote a positive shift in peer norms that will support empowered bystanders. When bystanders do report or cooperate in an investigation, they must be protected from retaliation with the same type of procedures used to respond to bullying and harassment.

     

    Sexual Harassment

     

    Use of unwelcome verbal, written or symbolic language based on gender or of a sexual nature that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s educational environment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment.  Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, sexual jokes or comments, requests for sexual favors and other unwelcome sexual advances.  Unwelcome physical contact based on gender or of a sexual nature when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s educational environment.  Examples include but are not limited to, touching or fondling of the genital areas, breasts or undergarments, regardless of whether or not the touching occurred through or under clothing.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Textbooks

    All textbooks will be distributed by the subject teacher during the first week of school.

     

    A record of the assignment of each textbook will be kept by the teacher and the department head.  The student must return the same textbook at the end of the year or pay for the replacement of the book, which ranges from $10.00 to $200.00.

     

    It is important that the student write his/her name in every book received.

     

    Any student changing a subject after books have been issued must return the books already received for the subject being dropped.

     

    Lost & Found

    It is helpful for all personal items such as clothing, books, sports equipment, etc. to be clearly labeled in indelible ink.  Valley Park High School cannot be responsible for any of these items.  Items turned in to the Office that are plainly marked will be returned to the owner.  Unmarked items will be placed in Lost & Found (located in the high school office).  Please check with the secretary if you have lost something.  Unclaimed items are donated to worthy charities.

     

    Guest Teachers (Substitute Teachers)

    We are fortunate to have guest teachers as substitutes when our regular teachers are absent.  A guest teacher deserves the highest courtesy and cooperation from students at all times.  Students will receive an automatic referral to administration for any misbehavior. 

     

    Student Guest Policy

     

    No student guests are permitted on campus due to district liability and insurance.

     

    RevTrak Online Payments

    Valley Park School District now offers the RevTrak Web Store as a convenient way for parents to make payments online. The system is simple, secure and specifically created for K-12 schools.  For a nominal fee, parents will be able to pay online with an e-check or credit card for such things as  Early Childhood Payments, Summer Camp, Yearbooks, PE Uniforms, Book Fines, and much more.  You can to access the RevTrak Web Store from our website or simply go to vp.revtrak.net. Log in using your Parent Portal credentials. Payments will update to Parent Portal by the following day. 

    Please note: We are not currently able to use RevTrak for lunch payments. Please continue to pay for lunch online using PayPal.

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    Cafeteria accounts

     

    Unless meals are provided at no charge, students are expected to pay for meals and have a positive account balance. 

    A student may not accumulate an unreasonable amount of unpaid meal charges.

    Student may not charge a la carte items.

    After a student accumulates 5 unpaid meal charges, the district will encourage the parents/guardians to submit an application for free and reduced price meals.  If an application has not been recently submitted, the student will be referred to the principal or designee for intervention.

     

    Cafeteria/Eating Area 

     

    Bring your breakfast and lunch from home or take advantage of Valley Park’s cafeteria selection.  Students have a choice of full lunch in the cafeteria or a quick snack at the Snack Area located in the High School Commons.  Free and reduced meals are available to those who qualify.  Our school-wide goal is to keep all shared eating areas neat and clean.  Students are to take their place in line, advance in an orderly manner and be well-mannered while eating.  Continued infractions of cafeteria procedure will result in loss of this privilege.  There is no eating in the hallways.  Eating is allowed in the cafeteria and designated areas only.

     

    Students must have money in their account. A student’s meal account is not a charge account. If a student does not have any money in their account to pay for breakfast or lunch, and forgets to bring their breakfast/lunch and/or money from home, they will not go hungry as they will receive a drink and all the fruit and vegetables that are available that day.  Students can inquire about their balance with the cashiers or by calling the cafeteria at 636-923-3633 between 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

     

     

    Audio/Visual Recording

     

    The district has established limits on the use of recording equipment in order to minimize disruption and protect instructional time essential to improving student achievement.  Any recording activity, even activity permitted under this policy, will be prohibited if the activity creates a disruption to the education process.  Recording by students:  the Valley Park School District prohibits the use of video or audio recording equipment on district property or at district activities by students except:  1) if required by a school-sponsored class or activity, 2) at performances or activities to which the general public is invited, such as athletic competitions, concerts and plays, 3) at open meetings of the Board of Education or committees appointed by or at the discretion of the Board, 4) As otherwise permitted by the building principal.  Discipline can range from a warning to expulsion and arrest if laws have been violated.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Computer/Internet Use

    Students and their parent/guardian must complete an Acceptable Internet/E-Mail and Computer Use Policy form to use any computer in the school.  Use of the computers or Internet for reasons other than educational purposes is in violation of school policy and will result in disciplinary action.

     

     

    Telephone Messages

    Only messages from a parent/legal guardian will be forwarded to a student.  Messages are not guaranteed to reach a student.  However, in an emergency situation, the student will be called into the Office and will receive the phone call or information in the presence of an administrator.

     

     

    Schedule Changes 

    Student-initiated schedule changes will be completed prior to the start of the school year (semester).  Teacher-initiated changes must be made prior to the 5th day of the start of the new course.  Any exception to this procedure must be approved by the principal.  Once school starts no student initiated schedule changes will occur.

     

    College Preparatory Program    

    All students are encouraged to enroll in a college-prep curriculum.  Mrs. Eagan, guidance counselor, will help you select the appropriate classes that will prepare you for success in college.

     

    Sportsmanship          

     

    Good sportsmanship is the responsibility of students at Valley Park High School, their parents, and fans.  Each student’s attitude, conduct, and appearance reflect on the entire student body.  Each year Valley Park students, players and fans are given a sportsmanship rating as determined by the Missouri State High School Activities Association.  These ratings are based on conduct and respect shown to other schools during various forms of interschool competition.  Everyone should make every effort to be courteous and respectful to those schools visiting Valley Park High School, as well as the host school when visiting.

     

     

     

     

     

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    ACTIVITIES/CLUBS AT VALLEY PARK HIGH SCHOOL

     

    Activities and Athletics

    Each student is urged to participate in one or more extra-curricular activities, to be a doer, not a watcher.  Join activities that interest you.  There are athletic, music, drama, publications, student council, and subject and interest-oriented clubs.  When you commit yourself to any activity, you owe it your best efforts, not only to benefit the club, but yourself as well.

     

    Any student in athletics, music, choir or drama must be in school the day he/she is going to play or perform.  Failure to do so will result in the student not being allowed to play or perform.  Exceptions must be approved by the principal in advance.  Additionally, students must be present the day of events (like dances or games) in order to attend.

     

    Academic Competition Team

    Academic Competition is governed by the MSHSAA and has similar rules as athletic teams. An Academic Competition Team travels to other schools to compete. An Academic Competition contest may involve just two teams or an unlimited number of teams in tournament competition. A team consists of eight players with only four members competing at a time. Practices will begin in October and continue through March with district and state competition. Please see Ms. Krumm or Ms. Sommer for more information.

     

    Cheerleading

    Cheerleading at Valley Park High School is not only an athletic activity but also a support group for the athletic teams.  The cheerleaders cheer for girls’/boys’ basketball.  Tryouts are held once a year.  Cheerleaders are chosen for their coordination, poise, tumbling, jumps, willingness to work with others and teacher evaluations.  A cheerleader must have earned 3.0 credits the previous semester and carry 3.0 credits.  During the summer, cheerleaders attend camp and practice.  Support of the athletic teams takes place through leading cheers at games, creating school spirit, poster making, and participating in assemblies.  Upon successful completion of a cheering season, the cheerleaders receive a letter for that sport.

     

     

    Chess Club

    The Chess Club meets during the school year in room 206 after school.  Membership is open to all students throughout the school year.  Yes, we welcome beginners as well as advanced chess players!  The club is a recognized member of the United States Chess Federation.  Members that meet the strict requirements of the club constitution earn the impressive Valley Park Chess letter.  For more information, see Mr. Harris in Room 206.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    PALS

    Service and leadership are key to personal development. Students can list PALS as an extra-curricular service and leadership activity. Students will receive a special cord to wear at graduation as recognition of participation in the PALS program. PALS exists to make our school environment more inclusive and positive for all students.  See Mrs. Eagan for more information.

     

    Class Officers

    Class officers assist in coordinating all class activities.  The class officers are president and vice-president.  All class officers must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and maintain good school citizenship. Students may not hold the position of president or vice-president in more than one organization.

     

    FBLA

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is an organization for those students who are preparing for careers in business.  Through real-world professional experiences, FBLA members gain the competitive edge for college and career success.  Students will have the opportunity to travel and network with business leaders through field trips and conferences held locally. 

     

    FBLA members have the opportunity to compete and win in more than 30 different event categories including web development, computer applications, accounting, public speaking, entrepreneurship, and job interview on local, state, and national levels.  Students may become community leaders by participating in FBLA’s community service projects. 

     

    FBLA meets with Ms. Libby in Room 213.

     

    National Honor Society

    National Honor Society is a group of students chosen for excellence in service, scholarship, leadership and character.  You must have earned a GPA of 3.5 and maintain a 3.5 to be a member.  NHS members will not be recognized at the end of year awards ceremony if they are probationary status.  Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month.

     

    Dues are $6.00 per year, paid in November for the whole year.  Activities include charity work, social events, collecting for food drives, and helping the administration with school activities such as graduation and honored events.

    Eligible students are notified during the second semester of their sophomore and/or junior year.

    Members must continue to meet the standards under which they were inducted, or they will be removed from the Honor Society.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    National Business Honor Society

    The purposes of the National Business Honor Society are to:

    • § promote and recognize academic achievement in business education at the secondary level;
    • § foster and recognize leadership skills and character development;
    • § help members grow ethically and socially by promoting and encouraging an interest in business; and
    • § encourage member involvement in service learning initiatives

    To qualify for membership, a student must be a high school junior or senior with NO suspensions of any kind and show great character. The student must have completed or be currently enrolled in his/her third business course. The student must have a minimum standard GPA, on a 4.0 scale, as follows: business courses average-3.5; overall average-3.0.

     

    Renaissance

    Valley Park High School is a Renaissance school.  The purpose of the Renaissance program is to recognize students who are achieving academic excellence.  Renaissance will provide these students with positive, tangible incentives.  The name Renaissance was chosen because of its definition: rebirth, motivation and renewal.  It describes our attempt to motivate all students to strive for academic success.  The Renaissance program provides many opportunities: the chance to foster a rebirth of excellence in education, the chance for each student to do his/her best, and the chance to receive recognition and reward for academic accomplishment.

     

    Renaissance is a program composed of teachers, students, parents, administrators, and community and business partners, who through the use of an incentive and award program strive to foster a positive learning environment by recognizing both staff and students for their dedication to achieving academic success.

     

    Renaissance activities are organized by a student steering committee.  Anyone interested in planning recognition events for staff and students should see Ms. Libby in Room 213.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Student Council

     

    Valley Park High School Student Council (STUCO) is a democratic organization made up of students from different classes that represent the student body.  STUCO is an organization within the school that promotes school spirit and recognition of the different organizations, clubs, and sports within the school.  Open communication is maintained with the faculty, staff and students to better the level of enthusiasm, pride and overall attitude of the school.  Representatives for the next year are selected from the student body during the previous semester.

     

    Student Council is the organization that takes care of the dances, spirit weeks, dress-up days, assemblies, Homecoming activities, canned food drives, and many other activities throughout the school year. 

     

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    School Dance Rules

     

     

    1. Semi-Formal Dress – Homecoming
    2. Shirts tucked in
    3. No hats or head covering
    4. No athletic attire
    5. Examples of dress:
    • Men wear a tie and a shirt with a collar, dress slacks (Dockers), etc.
    • Ladies wear a dress, dress slacks
    1. No scarves or headbands
    2. No T-shirts
    3. No jeans of any color

     

    1. Formal Dress – Prom
    1. Men wear a sport coat, suit, or tuxedo
    2. Ladies wear a dress suited for formal occasions
    3. No jeans, head covering, scarves, hats, tennis shoes

     

    1. If you do not meet dress code requirements you will not be allowed into the dance.

     

    1. Outside Dates
    2. Approval form must be signed by Principal of school where date is presently attending or previously attended and student must be in good standing with the school.
    3. Approval form must be completed and turned in to the High School office for final approval no later than 3:00pm on the Tuesday prior to the scheduled dance. (Two weeks prior to the scheduled dance if the guest is home schooled or a GED student.)
    4. Date/guest must be at least in the 9th Students may not be over the age of 20.
    5. Outside date/guest must accompany you to the dance and you both must enter the dance together.
    6. You may only sign up one date/guest to the dance.
    7. Citizenship – students who have been suspended within the last 365 days or committed a felony, may not be invited as a date/guest.

     

    1. Rules
    2. Students may only enter the dance one time. If you leave the dance, you must exit the campus.
    3. All school rules will be applied when attending any school activity.
    4. All students and guests must have rides to leave the dance as soon as the dance dismisses.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    TORNADO DRILL PROCEDURE

    1. Close classroom doors
    2. 2. Check attendance upon exit
    3. Shut all Classroom doors and hallway doors

     

    CLASSROOM DIRECTIONS FOR TORNADO DRILL

    Room #4, 5, 6, 217, 216, 200, 201, 203, 204

    Use the main stair case and go to the basement. The doors going into the basement should be shut after the last teacher enters the area. Be in the halls with classroom doors shut.

     

    Room #205, 206

    Use the main stair case and go into the FACS bulletin hallway. Please shut fire doors after entering the area.

     

    Room #105,104,103, HS office, 107, 108, 109, 112, 113, 114

    Enter the hallway in front of the high school office. Please shut the fire doors left of the office and began lining up against the wall. We must get all of the classes in the hallway from the conference room to the fire doors.

     

    Room# 213, 212, 211, 210, 209, 208, 207

    Exit down the back stair case two-by-two (move quickly) all of the way to the HS conference room and begin lining up against the walls. The two front doors should be shut. 

     

    Library and Seminar Room go to Room 105

    Commons – Stay in Commons and get flat against the walls

     

    **We have allowed two feet of wall space for each student so we must get close together and keep the center cleared.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    HIGH SCHOOL EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

     

    Fire/Exiting the Building Drill Procedures:

     

    1. Close classroom doors
    2. 2. Check attendance upon exit
    3. Know where all alternative exit routes and doors are located
    4. Report to Right Field on baseball field

     

    CLASSROOM DIRECTIONS:

    006              Ligue                                                      turn left, exit lower south door
    005              Sachs                                                      turn left, exit lower south door
    004              Lancaster                                              turn left, exit lower south door
    105              Computer Lab                                     turn right, exit south door
    101              Library                                                    turn left, exit southwest door
    100              Seminar Room                                    turn left, exit southwest door
    102              Commons                                             turn right, exit southwest door
    103              LaRue                                                     turn left, exit south door
    106              High School Office                             turn right, north exit, exit conference room door
    107              Mathews                                              turn right, north exit, exit conference room door
    108              Koenig                                                    turn right, north exit, exit conference room door
    109              High School Conference                  exit conference room door, north exit
    112              Mackenzie Graville                            turn right, exit northwest door
    113              Cordonier                                             turn right, exit northwest door

    114              Siebe                                                     turn right, exit northwest door
    116              District Central Office                       turn left, exit northwest door
    213              Libby                                                     turn right, exit using back staircase then turn left, northwest door
    212              Magalli                                                 turn right, exit using back staircase then turn left, northwest door
    211              Ross                                                       turn left, exit using back staircase then turn left, northwest door
    210              Weidenbenner                                   turn right, exit using back staircase then turn left, northwest door
    209              Neal                                                       turn right, exit using back staircase then turn left, northwest door
    208              Neal                                                       straight, exit using back staircase then turn left, northwest door
    207              Light                                                      turn right, exit using back staircase then turn left, northwest door
    206              Harris                                                    turn left, exit using the main staircase then turn left southwest door

    205              Wood                               straight, exit using the main staircase then turn left southwest door

    204              Lenk                                  turn right, exit using the main staircase then turn left  southwest door

    203              Krumm                            turn right, exit using the main staircase then turn left  southwest door
    201              Houston                          turn left, exit using the main staircase then turn left southwest door
    200              Karagiannis                   turn left, exit using the main staircase then turn left southwest door
    217              Robards                          straight, exit using the main staircase then turn left southwest door
    216              Murphy                           turn left, exit using the main staircase then turn left southwest door
    Field House      Sherman                                        exit north door
    ITB                Reed                                                     exit south door
    Band             Buscher                                               exit south door

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    HIGH SCHOOL EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

     

    Fire/Exiting the Building Drill Procedures:

     

    1. Close classroom doors
    2. 2. Check attendance upon exit
    3. Know where all alternative exit routes and doors are located
    4. Report to Right Field on baseball field

     

    CLASSROOM DIRECTIONS:

    006              Ligue                                                      turn left, exit lower south door
    005              Sachs                                                      turn left, exit lower south door
    004              Lancaster                                              turn left, exit lower south door
    105              Computer Lab                                     turn right, exit south door
    101              Library                                                    turn left, exit southwest door
    100              Seminar Room                                    turn left, exit southwest door
    102              Commons                                             turn right, exit southwest door
    103              LaRue                                                     turn left, exit south door
    106              High School Office                             turn right, north exit, exit conference room door
    107              Mathews                                              turn right, north exit, exit conference room door
    108              Koenig                                                    turn right, north exit, exit conference room door
    109              High School Conference                  exit conference room door, north exit
    112              Mackenzie Graville                            turn right, exit northwest door
    113              Cordonier                                             turn right, exit northwest door

    114              Siebe                                                     turn right, exit northwest door
    116              District Central Office                       turn left, exit northwest door
    213              Libby                                                     turn right, exit using back staircase then turn left, northwest door
    212              Magalli                                                 turn right, exit using back staircase then turn left, northwest door
    211              Ross                                                       turn left, exit using back staircase then turn left, northwest door
    210              Weidenbenner                                   turn right, exit using back staircase then turn left, northwest door
    209              Neal                                                       turn right, exit using back staircase then turn left, northwest door
    208              Neal                                                       straight, exit using back staircase then turn left, northwest door
    207              Light                                                      turn right, exit using back staircase then turn left, northwest door
    206              Harris                                                    turn left, exit using the main staircase then turn left southwest door

    205              Wood                               straight, exit using the main staircase then turn left southwest door

    204              Lenk                                  turn right, exit using the main staircase then turn left  southwest door

    203              Krumm                            turn right, exit using the main staircase then turn left  southwest door
    201              Houston                          turn left, exit using the main staircase then turn left southwest door
    200              Karagiannis                   turn left, exit using the main staircase then turn left southwest door
    217              Robards                          straight, exit using the main staircase then turn left southwest door
    216              Murphy                           turn left, exit using the main staircase then turn left southwest door
    Field House      Sherman                                        exit north door
    ITB                Reed                                                     exit south door
    Band             Buscher                                               exit south door

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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