Policies and Procedures
- Address and/or Phone Number Change
- Arrival and Dismissal
- Automated Communication System
- Breakfast and Lunch
- Bus and Car Riders
- Check Ins/Check Outs
- Field Trips
- Home Learning
- Interim Reports
- Kids in Transition
- Lost and Found
- Media Release Forms
- Medical Tips
- P T A
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Parental Involvement
- Parish Handbook
- Report Cards
- Safety Procedures: Security Cameras, Visitors, Crisis Plan Procedures
- Severe Weather Procedures
- Sexual Harassment Policy
- Teacher Assignments
- Technology Use
- Telephone Messages
- Title I/School Advancement Plan
- Tobacco Free/Drug Free Zones
- Toys, Games, Electronics
- Website/ St. Tammany Mobile App
Please help us keep all address information, including e-mail addresses, and phone numbers current both in the computer system and on your child’s emergency card. If you have a change of address, please bring 3 current proofs of residency (such as a utility bill, mortgage payment, and proof of insurance) to the office. We must have copies of these before the information can be changed at the district level. Please note: updating/changing an emergency card, does not change official district information. We must have official documentation from you in order to make a change in the system.
STUDENTS WHO ARRIVE IN CARS OR WALK TO SCHOOL (from their home of record) ARE NOT TO ARRIVE AT SCHOOL BEFORE 8:10 A.M. All car riders are to enter through the car ramp unless you have a handicapped permit.
Students are not to be checked out early on a regular basis. Check Out must be prior to 3:15 PM. If a child is dropped off early or not picked up at dismissal by 4:00 PM, contacts from the emergency card will be called in order of listing on the emergency card. After all attempts are made to contact anyone on the emergency card, authorities will be contacted.
Alternate Stop Request and Guest Riders
Communicating with Bus Drivers
Please address concerns to the bus driver by phone between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. or between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. rather than at the bus stop in the interest of your child's safety.
The District or School Automated Communication System will be used periodically to deliver information by telephone to students’ homes. This system will be used to notify parents of pertinent information such as sudden school closings due to weather or other circumstances and it will notify parents of student absences. In addition, it may be used to notify parents of special events at Bayou Woods such as PTA meetings and Family Nights.
In order to receive these telephone notices, it is imperative that Bayou Woods has a current telephone number in our data base for each student. Please notify the office anytime that your telephone number changes.
Bullying is a form of aggression, and it occurs when a person(s) willfully subjects another person (victim), to an intentional, unwanted and unprovoked, hurtful verbal and/or physical action(s) at any school site or school sponsored activity or event. Bullying may also occur as various forms of hazing, including initiation rites perpetrated against a student or a member of a team. Examples of types of bullying may include, but are not limited to the following examples:
- Physical bullying includes, but is not limited to, punching, shoving, poking, strangling, hair pulling, beating, kicking, punching or excessive tickling.
- Verbal bullying includes, but is not limited to, such acts as malicious name calling, teasing, or gossip.
- Emotional (psychological) bullying includes, but is not limited to, rejecting, wronging, extorting, defaming, humiliating, black-mailing, diminishing personal characteristics (such as race, disability, ethnicity or perceived sexual orientation), manipulating friendships, isolating, or ostracizing.
- Sexual bullying includes, but is not limited to, many of the actions proceeding as well as exhibitionism, voyeurism, sexual propositioning, abuse involving actual physical contact, or sexual assault.
Victims of bullying have responsibilities. Victims should clearly tell the bullies to stop. If bullying persists, victims should not ignore the incident(s) but should report the incident immediately to someone at school. Students should tell their parent(s). If the bullying continues after having clearly told the bullies to stop, students should make a written record of the incident including dates, times, witnesses, and parties involved in the incident. The incident should be reported immediately to an adult who has authority over the bullies, for example, a teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, or principal. Victims should avoid being alone with the person(s) who attempted to bully them in the past. Victims of bullying who feel uncomfortable reporting this fact to adult personnel at school should contact another appropriate adult or friend who will report on their behalf.
• Keep their hands and feet to themselves and inside the bus.
• Talk in a respectful low (normal) tone of voice.
• Use only the bus and bus stop assigned.
Students are NOT allowed AT SCHOOL BEFORE 8:10 A.M. TEACHERS WILL NOT BE ON DUTY UNTIL THAT TIME.
If a child is dropped off early or not picked at dismissal by 4:00 PM, contacts from the emergency card will be called in order of listing on the emergency card. After all attempts have been made, students will be placed in Gator Club After Care and payment will be expected upon pick up and/or authorities will be contacted.
The purpose of the positive behavior school-wide discipline plan is to improve school climate by developing a document designed to support St. Tammany Parish policy while addressing the specific needs of Bayou Woods Elementary School. At BWE all faculty and staff follow a school-wide Positive Behavior Support program using the components of CHAMPs. It is a pro-active approach to school discipline. The goal of the plan is to define, teach, and support behaviors so that the ‘culture of self-respect’ is established throughout the school.
Define Expectations: A small number of simple, clearly defined and positively stated expectations are established in each classroom based on our school philosophy.
Step 1: Schoolwide and Classroom Teacher Interventions
- Teacher and/or peer will provide modeling and practice.
- Teacher will provide verbal or nonverbal direction using appropriate social emotional strategies to deescalate the situation (CHAMPS, Gator Five, Fish Philosophy, visual schedules, etc.)
- Brief student/teacher conference
- Relocation to provide cool down and reflection
- Completed Behavior Reflection sent home for parent signature/ brief student-teacher conference
- Parent/guardian contact
Step 2: Pre-Administrative Referral Process
The following are possible interventions that may be utilized as applicable:
- Minor Infraction Report - This is the opportunity to learn expectations without negative consequence or loss of privileges.
- Practice for Success for Second/Third Grade Students
- Parent/teacher conference
- Refer to school counselor
- Complete a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) & develop a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
- Refer to Student Assistance Team (SAT) and or Mental Health Provider (MHP)
- Completed Louisiana Department of Education School Behavior Report
The following steps will be followed for inappropriate behavior on a school bus.
Driver will provide verbal or nonverbal direction.
Driver or administration will refer student for modeling and practice time.
Driver will conference with parent by phone.
Driver will complete the Louisiana Department of Education Bus Behavior Report.
If inappropriate behavior persists the student will be suspended from all bus privileges. The administration reserves the right to adjust disciplinary action to fit the infraction at any time. The goal is to have each child ride to and from school safely and in a positive atmosphere.
Each student will be given an emergency card for parents/guardians to complete. Please fill this out completely, leaving no blanks. In the event of an emergency, we need to reach the parents or additional caretakers as quickly as possible. These emergency cards will be kept in the office. If your telephone number and/or e-mail changes, please write us a note giving us your new information. Please note: students can only be released to individuals listed on the emergency card. Please keep these names up to date. In case of emergency, we will attempt to contact the names in the order listed to come pick up your child.
Once the district and school feels it is safe to resume field trips, we want our students to participate in field experiences (either at school or a field trip) in conjunction with units of study. IF this happens, parents will receive notification of details through notes sent home with students. Deadlines for permission slips and payment (cash only) must be adhered to due to the requirement of advanced purchase of tickets and prepayment of bus transportation. Due to these restrictions, refunds cannot be made if for some reason the student is unable to go on the field trip. Students whose behavior presents a risk to themselves or others will be asked to have an adult accompany them. All students who attend field trips must ride the bus to the destination and return to school by bus unless given special permission by the principal.
Usually chaperones are needed to provide supervision to insure the safety of students on the trips; however, they are not allowed to ride the public school bus. Often, carpooling can be arranged for chaperones. * If you wish to be a chaperone for your child’s trip, please be advised that you may not bring children (siblings, including those from other schools or preschool children), who are not enrolled in the class as they cannot be considered part of the field trip. However, if you choose to attend an event that is open to the public, you will need to provide your own transportation. Your admission cost will have to be paid at the door. You will be considered separate from the trip and will not be given any students to supervise.
Classroom instruction can be extended and enhanced through home learning and virtual activities. Students have vocabulary, reading and writing activities in all subject areas that can be completed at home. Teachers provide reading/responding, web based links and paper/pencil activities in newsletters and on their website. We also have a Family Resource Center sponsored by Title I which has items for check out or free for home use. Assignments are intended for student practice and enrichment.
Please know that these resources are also available to you to support your child’s needs.
State Library of Louisiana: http://homeworkla.org/
St. Tammany Parish Library: https://www.sttammanylibrary.org/learning-tools/homework-help/?_ga=2.213714388.1722592516.1611175009-1152565700.1580405775
We appreciate all involvement in student learning activities and encourage family members to discuss any ideas or needs with their child’s teacher.
Interim reports on class progress in grades 1-3 are issued at midpoint during each grading period to facilitate communication on student progress. Interim (progress) reports are indicative of academic progress in regard to the subject(s) addressed. Please sign and return the report. Also, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible to set up a conference to discuss a plan for improvement if needed.
The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law passed in 1987 to help people experiencing homelessness. The Act requires states and school districts to make sure students in homeless situations can attend and succeed in school. The McKinney-Vento Act applies to all children and youth who do not have a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. If you have questions about the support services related to this program, please contact the school office or school counselor.
Each class will have library class once a week. Children in grades K-3 will be allowed to check out a book. (Kindergarten will begin checking out after their orientation to the library.) Plans will be implemented to all students to return their book and check out another if they wish. Teachers will remind students to return library books on the correct day, but parents and children are responsible for returning the books on the appointed day. Payment for lost books shall be based on the current list price of the book. If a student has an overdue book, he/she may not check out additional books from the library until the cost of the lost book is paid. Any lost or damaged library books must be paid for by the end of the year.
We have a lost and found storage chest in the commons area for any items found that are not claimed. Please encourage your child to check this box and of course a parent/guardian is encouraged to check the box also. In order to avoid lost items, please label all lunch boxes, items of clothing, etc. with your child’s first and last name. We regret that we cannot be responsible for lost items.
Upon registration and at the beginning of every school year, St. Tammany Parish School Board requests authorization to release students’ name, voice and/or likeness of to be used in news publications, audiovisuals, district and school websites and other electronic transmissions. In order for your child to have any information related to school activities (including professionally made school group or individual pictures) released to the media, this must be signed and kept on file at the school. Waiving this release indicates that you do not want your child’s picture taken by professional photography services offered through the school. Compensation or reimbursement of any kind related to use of the material is waived.
STPPS School Nurse Program
Students should remain home and be fever (100 degrees or higher) free for 24 hours without medication i.e. Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.
- If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea before school, please keep him/her home until at least 24 hours after it subsides.
- All persistent rashes should be seen by a doctor for proper diagnosis in order to determine the communicability of the rash. Nurses cannot diagnose the various rashes.
- If your child has a discolored (yellow to green) nasal discharge, this may indicate an infection, thus your child may need to see a physician.
- For a student to be readmitted to school after having an active case of head lice, the parent must bring the student to school within two (2) days and provide written verification of treatment. Before re-admittance to the classroom, the school nurse or trained school personnel shall re-examine the student’s head for an active infestation.
- All ringworms must be covered while at school. Ringworm in the scalp must be seen by a doctor.
- Report all communicable diseases to the school – i.e. Chickenpox (Varicella), Fifths disease, Flu, Coronovirus-19, etc.
All Chickenpox (Varicella) sores should be completely dry before the student returns to school.
Students will not be allowed to have any medication in their possession on the school grounds. This includes but is not limited to cough drops, cough syrup, and/or aspirin. Personnel in the office and teachers cannot administer medication. Please schedule medication to be given before and after school, if possible. If medication is needed during the school day, it is best for the parent to come and administer the medicine to their child.
Should health problems occur that are expected to be long term, the following policy will be adhered to:
Written orders from a physician detailing the name of the drug, dosage, and time interval medication are to be taken.
a) Written request and permission from the parent or guardian of the student requesting that the school district comply with the physician’s order.
b) Medication must be brought to the school office by an adult, in a container properly labeled by the pharmacy or physician
c) Each medication given must be recorded on a medication log, which includes date, time, dosage, and signature of person giving medications.
Parents are asked to be considerate and not send students to school when they are ill. (Refer St. Tammany Parish School Board, School Nurse Program, Medical Tips) Parents will be contacted to arrange to check students out who come to school feeling ill or with a fever. A doctor’s excuse will be required for a student returning after a contagious illness or after the student has been absent three consecutive days due to illness or for more than 10 nonexempt absences within the school year.
Bayou Woods Elementary is a PTA school. Our local PTA supports funding for instructional activities and classroom opportunities for our students. We are very proud of our affiliation with a parish, state, and national organization that supports the total education of children. We hope you will show your support by joining our PTA. Our PTA encourages parents and families to volunteer throughout the year.
Parent/Teacher conferences are to be scheduled either before school (8:10 a.m.), or after school (3:41 p.m.). Conferences are not to be scheduled when teachers have assigned duties or are scheduled to attend faculty meetings. Parents may request a conference by calling the school office at 641-1901, or by e-mailing or writing a note to the teacher or an administrator. Parents should always check Interim Reports and Report Cards to see if the teacher has requested a conference.
At the beginning of the year, information on where to access the St. Tammany Parish Handbook is given to each student. It is the parent’s responsibility to see that their child follows the policies in this handbook. The Handbook is located on stpsb.org and/or a copy may be requested from our office.
Classroom parties will be held at Christmas and Easter, please contact your child’s teacher or the Room Mother if you can help with planning. Activities/Games will be related to the curriculum and of an instructional nature. Please do not send party invitations, gifts or items for your students. These should be given outside the school. * Celebrations will be limited to a small individually wrapped store bought snack or treat. Celebrations should be planned and scheduled with the teacher. Also, please check with the teacher about student allergies prior to sending food items. There may be other occasions when the teacher requests individually wrapped store bought items or treats. We always love to make learning fun at BWE and celebrating student success!
Notice of Pesticide Application has been posted for public view near the front doors. Section 3389 of Act 237 states that each school shall maintain a hypersensitive student registry. This registry is to contain the names of students, whose parents have submitted a written statement to the school stating that the student is hypersensitive to pesticides, including written verification of the student’s hypersensitivity by a licensed physician. Please send this information to the principal if your child has special needs.
The child has had no more than 10 non-exempt absences.
the end-of-the-year final grade and recorded on the report card.
however, in order for a student to pass a subject, he/she must have at least a 1.00. Any
average less than 1.0 shall receive an “F” for the end-of-the-year letter grade. There shall be
no Honor Roll.
New students entering school must present a certified copy of a birth certificate, an immunization record, social security card, and 3 proofs of residence. If all documents are not provided or if there is a question about residency, parents will be required to go to the Slidell Annex for approval. It is helpful if new students also have copies of their latest report card and withdrawal form from their previous school.
Report cards will not be sent home with Pre K. The district letter will be sent home at the end of the first quarter with kindergarten students explaining why there is no report card and what to expect on the second quarter report card.
Students in Grades K-3 will receive report cards each quarter. When necessary, Interim reports will be sent home at mid-quarter intervals in grades 1-3. These reports are to be signed and returned. Please consult the teacher if further explanation is desired. Please check the report carefully. If the teacher has requested a conference, please schedule one as soon as possible.
Security cameras are a pro-active element to ensure school safety. Bayou Woods has 24 hour security cameras mounted inside and outside the building.
Visitors and parents/caregivers are asked to contact the school with questions and concerns and to inquire about access to campus to check out their child, drop off medication, etc. Essential visitors are individuals who must enter schools to conduct visits in accordance with Louisiana law or policy. Essential visitors are defined as individuals who conduct CLASS® observations, observe teacher candidates as part of the teacher preparation quality rating system, and provide essential supports and services including, but not limited to, early intervention services, special education services, or mental health consultation.
In addition, please schedule conferences in advance with teachers and/or administration in order to allow for before/after school times or planning times.
PLEASE ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD PROCEDURES:
- No person shall go on elementary or secondary school grounds or in any building or other facility without authority of the proper school official.
- All persons shall report to the administrative office immediately upon arrival.
- All persons entering the building shall be logged in through the district’s computer system. Each visitor must provide a driver’s license or state ID for this purpose. Each visitor will need to state the purpose of the visit and the area where the visitor is going.
- All persons shall receive an official visitor identification badge.
- For safety purposes, visitors are not allowed on the playground except for special events.
- All persons will sign out and relinquish the visitor badge.
- All persons shall depart from the building and grounds upon completion of business.
Conferences about student progress should be scheduled during non-instructional time. Please respect student learning time and student confidentiality. Students are not allowed to bring visitors to school to attend class with them.
There is NO PARKING during the school day in the RED ZONE directly in front of the school. All visitors must always enter and exit through the front of the building even when parking in other areas.
Bayou Woods Elementary faculty, staff and students practice crisis procedures and safety drills regularly. Please support your child and their safety by discussing these procedures at home. Drills include: Evacuation, Shelter in Place, Lockdown and Reverse Evacuation.
In the event of an emergency, updates will be communicated through automated phone calls and text messages, notices on the district website at www.stpsb.org and on school websites, announcements on STPPS social media, and through local news. Families should make sure their contact information on file is correct to make sure they receive important notifications.
STPPS will provide high quality learning through on-going communication and digital resources whenever possible on severe weather days. Weather day schedules will be posted in Google Classroom. Chromebooks will be sent home with students who have signed the Responsible Use Agreement. Distance learning attendance and completion of course work is mandatory. Please assure that you know your usernames and passwords for instructional resources. Refer to the Technology Guides if needed for assistance on the stpsb.org website.
Sexual Harassment is a violation of the law and School Board policy. It is not tolerated, condoned, or overlooked. The Board through its designee(s) shall promptly, thoroughly, and fairly investigate reports of sexual harassment and take appropriate action that is consistent with the results of the investigation and the legal requirements afforded by law. Copies of the St. Tammany Parish School Board’s Policy on Sexual Harassment are sent home annually with all students. Copies are on file in the front office and in the library.
Each grade level at Bayou Woods Elementary has a supply list. These are available on the district and school webpage or in the front office. These supplies are the minimum amount needed for the student. Supplies should be replenished throughout the year. Please select a book bag without wheels for your child to use at Bayou Woods Elementary.
We strive to address individual learning styles and needs of all of our students. If your child has special needs, please use the student interest and parental involvement form, provided on the website and at the end of the year, to describe your child’s needs and or come to discuss with administration. We truly appreciate your input; however, please understand that we cannot always honor a specific teacher and that classes are filled based on numbers.
The St. Tammany Parish School Board (STPSB) 1:1 Chromebooks for learning deployment is to promote high levels of student engagement for all students. Increasing access to technology is essential to build upon college and career readiness skills. STPSB wants all students to be responsible digital citizens, thrive intellectually, personally, physically, and creatively. (Please see Appendix 5 for the STPSB Chromebook Responsible Use.)
Technology use forms are only signed when a student initially enrolls in St. Tammany Parish Public Schools. Students utilize technology daily to enhance instructional activities. Many programs are available to our students that provide both enrichment and interventions. Several are available for home learning also. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources. Anytime that you would need additional information about websites or programs, please feel check the teacher’s website or ask for specifics.
In order to not disrupt classroom instruction, phone messages will not be delivered to students unless there is an emergency. For the safety and welfare of all of our students, no transportation changes will be accepted over the telephone. All changes must be made in writing and sent to school with the child at the beginning of the day. IN AN EMERGENCY, YOU MAY FAX (985-639-0923) or EMAIL (call the office to request e-mail address) A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE AND A NOTE BEFORE 3:15 P.M.
Classes cannot be interrupted for phone messages for teachers or staff. Messages will be put in their mailbox and/or e-mailed to them. We encourage you to use teacher’s e-mails to send them messages. Our teachers are not allowed to respond to texts.
All textbooks are the property of the State of Louisiana. The use of state owned books is the right of every student in Louisiana. This right carries with it the basic responsibility of proper use and good care. Teachers and parents should help students carry out these obligations. Please utilize online textbook resources whenever possible. This will help with heavy loads as well as lost items.
Any student who loses or damages a book should report it to his/her teacher. The amount owed for the book must be paid before another book is issued. Report cards and other records will not be released for students owing for lost or damaged books
Bayou Woods Elementary is a Title I School which provides many additional services for our students. We review our student data and annually write a School Improvement Plan which addresses how funding and support services will be used to increase student achievement. Each year the plan is evaluated and shared with all stakeholders. Title I provides additional funding for our parenting center (see section on Parental Involvement), tutoring, both during the school day and after school, summer instructional programs, technology, teacher professional development, Parent Family Engagement Activities along with classroom materials and supplies. As part of our Title I Plan, we have a Compact for Student Success which has been provided for you. * We invite you to provide input at any time on our School Improvement Plan or any other aspect of our school by calling, emailing, or through our school website.
We ask that no toys be brought to school unless requested by the teacher for educational purposes. Remember that toys or other items may not be shared with others. In addition, the following should be kept at home: electronic communication devices including cellphones/watches, radios, iPods/headsets, and video games. If brought to school, these items will be taken from the students and held in the office for parental pick-up. (Please see district handbook for additional information.)
St. Tammany Parish School Board and Bayou Woods Elementary have websites for your convenience. They are both full of important information about school happenings. Please visit them frequently. The Parish website is www.stpsb.org. Bayou Woods’ website can be accessed from this site by looking under the school directory for Bayou Woods Elementary or access through: http://bayouwoodselementary.stpsb.org/. You may find the lunch menus for each month there as well.
You may also get district, school, and employee information at your fingertips by downloading the St. Tammany Public Schools Mobile App. Simply search for St. Tammany Public Schools in the app store (www.stpsb.org/app).
- Appendix 1: State Attendance Guidelines (Act 103)
- Appendix 2: Positive Behavior Support Program
- Appendix 3: Positive Behavior Reward Cards
- Appendix 4: Title 1
- Appendix 5: BWE Car Ramp Procedures 2021-2022
- Appendix 6: STPSB Chromebook Responsible Use
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted in the spring of 2010 to revise several of the attendance policies. Previously, students were allowed 20 absences each school year. Students are now allowed only five absences per semester for High School students and ten absences each school year for Elementary students. There are also new rules that apply to these absences. Absences of two or fewer consecutive school days incurred due to personal illness or serious illness in the family may be validated by a parent or caregiver written excuse note. If a student is absent for three or more consecutive days or for other types of absences, a student must present a note from a physician, nurse practitioner, or dentist to be excused. In addition, any absences over ten days must be excused with a doctor’s note. If not, the student will need to make up instructional minutes outside of regular school hours.
These new rules are restrictive, and you need to understand that these guidelines will not allow students to be excused for vacations or other family trips. You will need to make an effort to schedule vacations and necessary appointments during school breaks. Our 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 calendars are posted on our website at www.stpsb.org and includes ample breaks for travel plans.
Extenuating circumstances will be considered but must be approved by the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance. Students may be temporarily excused from the attendance regulations because of extended physical or emotional illness, an extended hospital stay, extended recuperation from an accident, or an extended contagious disease within a family. These extenuating circumstances must be verified by a physician, nurse practitioner, or dentist in order to be considered as an official excuse from the attendance regulation. State law will also allow for an exception to the attendance regulation for the observance of special and recognized holidays of a student’s faith. The only other exception to the law will be absences that are verified by the principal for the purposes of school system approved travel for education, a death in the family, or a natural catastrophe or disaster. Students who are participating in school-approved field trips and other instructional activities such as College Spring Testing and approved college visits will be considered present at school.
Attendance regulations represent some big changes for all of the students across the state of Louisiana and are intended to send a clear message that education is a priority for all students. If you have any questions, please contact us.
A Positive Approach for Positive Results
(This is the opportunity to learn expectations without negative consequences)
Inappropriate Language- Low intensity of inappropriate language, student apologizes
Class Disruption- Low intensity; inappropriate interrupting teaching, learning or conversation. Re-direction is effective.
Defiance/Disrespect- Lack of respect and courtesy, rolling eyes, mumbling, sighing. Re-direction is effective
Disobedience- Willfully refusing to follow school & classroom expectations.
Forgery- Signing parent/guardian’s or teacher’s signature
Lying/ Cheating- Student apologizes, re-direction is effective
Harassment/Teasing- Student delivers a disrespectful message (verbal or gesture) to another person.
Consequences of Minor Infractions:
Behavior Reflections will be written by the student with the teacher for all Minor Infractions.
Teacher will call home and schedule a conference with parent and administration. Behavior Reflection written.
Abusive/Inappropriate Language- Continued swearing, name calling, or use of words in a loud inappropriate way, writing or drawing profanity.
- Defiance/Disrespect- After re-direction, refusing to follow directions; talking back to an adult.
- Fighting/ Physical Aggression- Actions involve serious physical contact where injury occurs. Example- hitting, slapping, punching, scratching, kicking.
- Bullying- Student continues & repeatedly delivers a disrespectful message (verbal or gesture) to another person
- Combustibles- Student is in possession of substances such as, but not limited to, matches, lighters or fire crackers
- Weapons- Student in possession of a knife or gun, real or look-alike, or other objects readily capable of causing bodily harm.
- Willful Disobedience- refusing after re-direction, to follow school & classroom expectations
- Leaves school premises or classroom without permission
- Commits other serious offense
Consequences of Major Infractions:
All offenses are to be written up on the La. Department of Education School Behavior Report, and will be entered on the student’s permanent school record.
Conference parent/teacher/admin. To review BIP/FBA
POSITIVE BEHAVIOR REWARD CARDS
PBIS will be implemented and followed through in all classrooms and will include all students. We will use a reward card to help track good behavior.
Students will be given a card and it will be on a lanyard. These cards will not go home with the student.
Each card has 18 stars on it. The goal is to get all of the stars punched out.
11-17 Punches = 1 Free Snack Item and Free Dress on PBIS Day
18 Punches = 1 Free Snack Item, Free Dress, Fun Activity on PBIS Day
6 Months of Fully Stamped card = Pizza Party
9 Months of Fully Stamped Card = PBIS Field Trip at the end of the year
Once students earn three full months of fully punched cards, they earn their way into the Gator Club. They will earn a free T-Shirt that they can wear any day during the school week.
If a student loses a card, a new one (only one) will be issued and they start from scratch.
You can punch a student's card for any type of witnessed positive behavior.
Other things to give punches for:
- Honor Roll
- Progress reports
- Steadily improving academically
- Reading incentives
PARENTS’ RIGHT TO KNOW
PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES
PARENTS’ RIGHT TO KNOW
- Whether all employed personnel have met state qualification and licensing criteria for the position they hold within the school
- If any personnel is employed under provisional status where state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived
- All college degrees and general areas of certification held by teachers, and qualifications of the paraprofessionals
- Whether their child receives services by paraprofessionals and their qualifications
- Teacher Certification/Degree Information can be verified at www.teachlouisiana.net
PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES
- Involve families in developing and reviewing the district's PFE Plan
- Hold yearly Federal Programs, PFE Stakeholders’, and PFE activity planning meetings
- Support STPPS Title I schools in planning and carrying out their PFE activities
- Annually review and monitor PFE activities and school-wide programs outlined in the School Improvement Plans
- Provide a Title I PFE resource page and presentations for school personnel use
- Develop Title I PFE survey to evaluate PFE plans and use results to plan future PFE programs and adjust PFE policies and procedures
- Invite parents to a school meeting highlighting their school's educational programs, curriculum, and PFE opportunities
- Offer PFE activities at various times which support learning goals at home
- Involve parents in the planning, review, and implementation of PFE programs
- Provide parents with timely information about the school PFE policy
- Provide families with opportunities to volunteer, participate, and observe in the school and classroom
- Maintain 2-way communication with families
- Provide each student with the Compact for Student Success outlining responsibilities of students, parents, and teachers in the educational process
- Support all students in their effort to achieve success
- Students remain seated until their name is called.
- Students should keep book bags closed and on their backs.
- Students should use the restroom and get water before lining up for dismissal.
- Students will not be allowed not to leave the car ramp for any reason once they have arrived unless a duty teacher is notified by the office. If they forgot something, the parent will have to go through the office to get permission before the student may return to the building.
- Students should listen closely for their names to be called and move quickly and safely to the correct loading spots.
Students are responsible for their own behavior at all times in accordance with the STPSB District Handbook for Students and Parents, STPSB Instructional Technology Use Policy and this STPSB Chromebook Responsible Use Policy. Please refer to the discipline provisions found in the above policies with respect to violations.
Note: All students utilizing the Chromebooks will participate in a Digital Citizenship Unit at the beginning of the school year.
Caring for your Chromebook
- I will insert and remove cords and cables carefully.
- I will not remove any case or cover issued by STPSB.
- I will keep my Chromebook free of any stickers, writings, or drawings that are not the property of the STPSB.
- I will close the Chromebook gently on a flat surface and ensure that there is nothing on the keyboard that
- could prevent full closure.
- I will not eat or drink near any Chromebook.
- I will not place any heavy objects or drop any objects on the Chromebook.
- I will not block air flow around the Chromebook when it is on.
- I will not expose the Chromebook to extreme heat and cold, and I will keep them out of direct sunlight or in any area that could harm them.
- I will not remove or interfere with identification placed on the Chromebook by STPSB, including, but not limited to tags, serial numbers, labels, etc.
- I will not leave my Chromebook unattended.
- I will carry my Chromebook with the lid closed.
I will use only my fingers to touch the keyboard or screen.
- I will not spray or wipe my Chromebook with any household cleaning product or wipes. I will use only a soft, dry microfiber cloth or anti-static cloth.
- The hinge of the screen will only open to a slight angle. I will not attempt to open the screen beyond this stopping point as the screen will break if forced.
Preparation and Use
All students are required to take their Chromebook home each night throughout the school year for charging. Chromebooks must be brought to school each day in a fully charged condition. If fully charged at home, the battery will last throughout the day. Repeatedly leaving the Chromebook at home may result in referral to administration and possible disciplinary action. Parents are responsible for monitoring their child’s use of the Chromebook when accessing programs from home. Some sites may be blocked even at home since they are filtered by our System. STPSB makes significant effort to filter objectionable content, but we recommend that parents and guardians remain diligent in observing student behavior when using these devices outside of school. Remember, the Chromebook is an educational tool and should still be considered and used for Educational Purposes only. Some applications can be used while not connected to the Internet.
Students are bound by STPSB policies and all other guidelines in this document wherever they use their Chromebooks.
Managing Digital Work with a Chromebook
Google Apps for Education is a suite of applications (word processing, slideshow presentations, spreadsheets, etc.) that allows a user to create different types of online documents. These documents are embedded with tools that allow users to collaborate in real time with other people. A user can store their documents, as well as other files, in the cloud.
- All items will be stored online in the Google Cloud environment.
- All files should be stored in Google Drive, so there’s no need to worry about lost homework.
- STPSB supports the privacy of electronic mail, users must assume that this cannot be guaranteed.
- If a Chromebook needs repairs, it may require a reload of the operating system. This reload will delete all files stored locally on the Chromebook. The student will need to save all needed files to their Google Drive.
Software on Chromebooks
- Notification to parents/guardians;
- Suspension of network, technology, or Chromebook privileges;
- Complete loss of Chromebook;
- Detention or suspension from school and school-related activities; and/or
- Legal action and/or prosecution.
I have read the rules for using the St. Tammany Parish School Board Chromebook and shall ask my parent/guardian or an adult at my school for clarification if I do not understand what any of them mean.