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2018-2019
U.S.D. 360
Caldwell Elementary School
Grades K-5
Parent – Student
Information Packet
CALDWELL SCHOOLS, U.S.D. 360 MISSION STATEMENT
Caldwell Schools and USD 360 mission is to promote learning as a lifelong process for
all students as they prepare for the future. The schools, in partnership with home
and community, will provide challenging opportunities in a safe and caring
environment.
Welcome!
What a pleasure it is to welcome you back to a new school year at
Caldwell Elementary School. In order to ease the transition back
into school, please read the following handbook. You are
responsible for knowing its contents and will be held accountable
for the following policies and procedures outlined in the
handbook.
As Caldwell's Elementary Principal, I feel honored to work together with such a
talented and dedicated staff and school community. We believe in a strong,
positive partnership with families and urge the entire community to review your
commitment to public education and Caldwell Elementary School. It has been
proven that parents who get involved in their student's education do better
academically and socially. They feel more connected to school and know that they
belong. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me
anytime.
Aaron Roop, Elementary Principal

Table of Contents
I. PERSONNEL INFORMATION ................................................................................................................. - 1 -
II. ENROLLMENT ........................................................................................................................................ - 2 -
A. PROCEDURES FOR INITIAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT IN USD 360 .............................................. - 2 -
B. OUT OF DISTRICT STUDENTS (added July, 2018) .......................................................................... - 2 -
C. NON-RESIDENT STUDENT ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES IN USD 360 (added July, 2018) ........ - 2 -
III. SCHOOL INFORMATION ........................................................................................................................ - 3 -
A. OFFICE HOURS ................................................................................................................................. - 3 -
B. CARE OF BUILDING ........................................................................................................................... - 3 -
C. EDUCATIONAL GOALS OF THE CALDWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL .......................................... - 3 -
D. PARENT INVOLVMENT GOALS ........................................................................................................ - 3 -
E. TELEPHONE ...................................................................................................................................... - 3 -
F. STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT ....................................................................................................... - 4 -
IV. ATTENDANCE ........................................................................................................................................ - 4 -
A. THE SCHOOL DAY ............................................................................................................................. - 4 -
B. EARLY DEPARTURE .......................................................................................................................... - 4 -
C. TARDINESS ....................................................................................................................................... - 4 -
D. ATTENDANCE POLICIES ................................................................................................................... - 4 -
E. PARENT CONFIRMATION OF ABSENCE ......................................................................................... - 4 -
F. STUDENTS MUST HAVE AN ADMIT SLIP TO RETURN TO CLASS ................................................ - 5 -
G. NON-ABSENCE ................................................................................................................................. - 5 -
H. ABSENCES DUE TO ILLNESS ........................................................................................................... - 5 -
I. UNEXCUSED ABSENCES .................................................................................................................. - 5 -
J. TRUANCY .......................................................................................................................................... - 6 -
K. TRUANCY LAW .................................................................................................................................. - 6 -
L. PERMIT TO LEAVE THE BUILDING .................................................................................................. - 6 -
M. EXTENDED DAY ................................................................................................................................ - 6 -
N. DETENTION ....................................................................................................................................... - 6 -
V. MISCELLANEOUS BUILDING POLICIES ............................................................................................... - 6 -
A. MAKE-UP WORK ............................................................................................................................... - 6 -
B. PARTIES ............................................................................................................................................ - 6 -
C. BIRTHDAYS ....................................................................................................................................... - 6 -
D. MONEY ............................................................................................................................................... - 6 -
E. LUNCH SCHEDULE ............................................................................................................................ - 7 -
F. LUNCHROOM RULES ........................................................................................................................ - 7 -
G. ELEMENTARY LUNCH POLICY ......................................................................................................... - 7 -
H. COLD WEATHER RECESS ................................................................................................................ - 7 -
I. PLAYGROUND EXPECTATIONS ....................................................................................................... - 7 -
J. PERSONAL APPEARANCE POLICY ................................................................................................. - 8 -
K. SCHOOL SAFETY ............................................................................................................................... - 8 -
L. EMERGENCY DRILLS ........................................................................................................................ - 8 -
M. SPECIALIZATION TEACHERS ........................................................................................................... - 8 -
N. PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES ............................................................................................... - 9 -
O. TITLE 1 PROGRAM ............................................................................................................................ - 9 -
P. PHYSICAL EDUCATION ..................................................................................................................... - 9 -
Q. LIBRARY ............................................................................................................................................ - 9 -
R. KINDERGARTEN ............................................................................................................................... - 9 -
S. HUMAN SEXUALITY ........................................................................................................................... - 9 -
T. CLASS TRIPS .................................................................................................................................... - 9 -
U. ASSEMBLIES ..................................................................................................................................... - 9 -
V. END OF YEAR AR PARTY ................................................................................................................. - 9 -
VI. COMPUTER SECURITY POLICY ........................................................................................................... - 9 -
A. 21-5839, Unlawful acts concerning computers: ................................................................................... - 9 -
B. COMPLIANCE WITH COPYRIGHT LAWS AND LICENSING AGREEMENTS: ............................... - 10 -
C. UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS/SHARING PASSWORDS: .................................................................... - 10 -
D. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY (AUP): ................................................................................................. - 10 -
E. VIOLATION OF POLICY: .................................................................................................................. - 11 -
F. E-MAIL GUIDELINES: ....................................................................................................................... - 11 -
VII. ELECTRONIC DIVICE POLICY ............................................................................................................. - 11 -
VIII. BYOD (BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE) POLICY .................................................................................... - 11 -
A. BYOD ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY ................................................................................................. - 11 -
B. STUDENT DEVICE MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR BYOD SERVICES: ........................................... - 12 -
C. RULES AND REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO CALDWELL USD 360 BYOD SERVICES: ........... - 12 -
IX. SCHOOL NURSE AND MEDICATION PROCEDURES ........................................................................ - 12 -
A. HEALTH ASSESSMENT ................................................................................................................... - 13 -
B. HEALTH POLICY .............................................................................................................................. - 13 -
C. IMMUNIZATIONS .............................................................................................................................. - 13 -
D. INSURANCE ..................................................................................................................................... - 13 -
X. GRADING PROCEDURES AND POLICIES .......................................................................................... - 13 -
A. ACADEMIC WORK ............................................................................................................................ - 13 -
B. TESTING .......................................................................................................................................... - 13 -
C. GRADING POLICIES K-2 .................................................................................................................. - 14 -
D. GRADING POLICIES 3-5 .................................................................................................................. - 14 -
E. REPORT CARDS .............................................................................................................................. - 14 -
F. PROMOTIONS & RETENTION ......................................................................................................... - 14 -
G. K-5 PROMOTION GUIDELINES ....................................................................................................... - 14 -
XI. DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES ................................................................................................................. - 14 -
A. DISCIPLINE ...................................................................................................................................... - 14 -
B. HARASSMENT – HAZING - BULLYING ........................................................................................... - 14 -
C. CORPORAL PUNISHMENT .............................................................................................................. - 15 -
XII. POSSIBILITY OF ASBESTOS ............................................................................................................... - 15 -
XIII. U.S.D. 360 SMOKE FREE CAMPUS POLICY ...................................................................................... - 15 -
XIV. U.S.D. 360 POLICIES REGARDING DRUG FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES ACT ................. - 15 -
A. STUDENT CONDUCT ....................................................................................................................... - 16 -
XV. NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION.................................................................................................... - 17 -
XVI. GUN-FREE SCHOOLS ACT / WEAPONS ............................................................................................ - 17 -
XVII. SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION LAW ................................................................................................ - 17 -
A. TYPES OF SUSPENSION ................................................................................................................ - 17 -
XVIII. TYPES OF BULLYING.......................................................................................................................... - 18 -
XIX. EMERGENCY SAFETY INTERVENTIONS ........................................................................................... - 19 -
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I. PERSONNEL INFORMATION
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Chris Baker
Amy Futhey
Michelle Nulik
Gage Overall
Cliff Risley
Bryce Sommerhoff
Jennifer Sturm
ADMINISTRATION
Alan Jamison, Superintendent
Kevin Schmidt, 6-12 Secondary Principal
Aaron Roop, PreK-5 Elementary Principal
Sean Blosser, Activities/Athletic Director
CALDWELL ELEMENTARY STAFF
2018-2019
TBA ________________________________ Hearing Impaired
TBA ________________________________ Psychologist Para
TBA ________________________________ School Psychologist
TBA ________________________________ Speech/PT Para
Alisha Belmear ________________________ First Grade Teacher
Casey Blokzyl ________________________ Gifted Education
Sean Blosser _________________________ Physical Education/Health
Daniel Chisham _______________________ Band Teacher
Kim Clark ____________________________ Occupational Therapist Para
Julie Deakins _________________________ IRC Para
Heather Drews ________________________ Occupational Therapist
Brandi Dvorak_________________________ Para, Pre-K/Library/Title
Nicole Eaton __________________________ Para
Ada Farringer _________________________ IRC – Elementary Teacher
Chris Fitch ___________________________ IRC Para
Jessica Fitch__________________________ Gifted Education Para
Nancy Greenwood _____________________ Nurse
Ami Lebeda __________________________ Elementary Secretary
Kim Lewellen _________________________ Fourth Grade Teacher/Int. Math
Karlee Mandevill _______________________ IRC Para
Julie Matthew _________________________ Fifth Grade Teacher/Int. Science
Kara Mayo ___________________________ Second Grade Teacher
Susan McCabe ________________________ IRC Para
Kristi McVeigh ________________________ Vocal Music
Kelly Nance __________________________ Counselor
Stacy Roop __________________________ Librarian/Pre-K Teacher
Lucein Ross __________________________ Physical Therapist
Dani Schmidt _________________________ Title 1 Teacher
Staci Schmidt _________________________ Kindergarten Teacher
Joyce Smith __________________________ IRC Para
Linda Stow ___________________________ IRC – Preschool Teacher
Gayle Struble _________________________ Custodian
RyAnn Sturm _________________________ Para
Stephanie Waldschmidt _________________ Speech Pathologist
Kirstan Wylie _________________________ Third Grade Teacher/Int. Reading
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II. ENROLLMENT
A. PROCEDURES FOR INITIAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT IN USD 360
Basic requirements for student enrollment include:
1. A copy of birth certificate,
2. A copy of the social security card,
3. A current original immunization record,
4. A copy of records request for transfer students (request should show enrollment date and parent/guardian signature if possible)
A student folder will be established and maintained on every student.
B. OUT OF DISTRICT STUDENTS (added July, 2018)
In order to enter school in USD 360 Caldwell Schools as an out-of-district student the following criteria will be used to determine if a building
administrator will allow such attendance.
1. Passing all classes from previous semester.
2. Student in good standing (Behavior and Academics) Must be eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities according to KSHSAA
policies and guidelines
3. Zero unexcused absences the previous year or semester.
4. Four or less tardies during previous school year or semester.
5. No more than two office discipline referrals during previous school year or semester.
6. Social issues under control (social media).
7. All health records, shots, immunizations, birth certificate, etc. up to date.
8. All out-of-district transfer students will be considered on an individual basis-newly signed contract each year.
9. USD 360 does not consider out-of-district transfers after September 20th .
The decision to allow or not allow out-of-district students is up to the building administrator.
C. NON-RESIDENT STUDENT ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES IN USD 360 (added July, 2018)
Caldwell Unified School District 360 - Non-Resident Admission Policy, JBC, states:
Non-resident students are those who do not meet the definition of a resident student. (See JQKA). Admission of non-resident students
is based on the following guidelines:
• Non-resident students may be admitted only to the extent that staff, facilities, equipment and supplies are available.
• Non-resident admission requests may be submitted to the principal’s office or the superintendent’s office any time after January 1
for the subsequent school year.
• Applications must include the reasons for making the request.
• Requests for non-resident admission are considered on an individual basis.
• No application will be approved if such approval would increase or further increase a projected class size beyond the district’s
class size standard or beyond building capacity.
• Non-resident students who have been approved must be enrolled and attending prior to September 20 of any given year.
• Non-resident students will be assigned to schools by the building administrator or superintendent.
• Non-resident students are required to reapply each year.
• Non-resident students approved for admission will be subject to the same fees as students residing within the district.
• There shall be no allowances for providing school transportation for out-of-district students until approved by the USD 360 BOE.
Transportation for non-resident students shall be the responsibility of the parent. The mileage stipend paid to parents for
transportation will be from the point the student enters the district on the most direct route to school.
• Non-resident students admitted to the district shall be evaluated each semester using the following criteria: academic standing
(did the student make progress); attendance (was the student's attendance regular and punctual) and disciplinary record (did the
student abide by the student conduct code and avoid major disciplinary problems or a large number of referrals for minor
disciplinary problems). Students may be readmitted or denied admission for the next school year based on the results of these
meetings. Parents shall be informed of the administrative decision no later than June 30th.
To be considered for admission to Caldwell USD 360 on non-resident status, the parent or legal guardian must complete and submit a
“Boundary Exception/Contract for Out of District Students”, complete with the necessary documentation.
This is a voluntary arrangement between the parent/guardian and the school district and shall be reviewed bi-annually. A nonresident
student will be enrolled only after an application to attend has been approved.
For the purpose of this policy, a student’s legal residence shall be determined in accordance with state statute K.S.A. 72-3122.
Statute 72-3122: School residence; definitions.
(a) Any child who has attained the age of eligibility for school attendance may attend school in the district in which the child lives if
(1) the child lives with a resident of the district and the resident is the parent, or a person acting as parent, of the child; or
(2) subject to the provisions of subsection (c), the child lives in the district as a result of placement therein by a district court or by the
secretary of social and rehabilitation services; or
(3) the child is a homeless child.
(b) Any child who has attained the age of eligibility for school attendance may attend school in a school district in which the child is not a
resident if the school district in which the child resides has entered into an agreement with such other school district in accordance with
and under authority of K.S.A. 72-13,101, and amendments thereto.
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(c) As used in this section:
(1) "Parent" means and includes natural parents, adoptive parents, stepparents, and foster parents;
(2) "person acting as parent" means
(A) a guardian or conservator, or
(B) a person, other than a parent, who is liable by law to maintain, care for, or support the child, or who has actual care and
control of the child and is contributing the major portion of the cost of support of the child, or who has actual care and control
of the child with the written consent of a person who has legal custody of the child, or who has been granted custody of the
child by a court of competent jurisdiction; and
(3) "homeless child" means a child who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and whose primary nighttime
residence is
(A) a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare
hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill); or
(B) an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or
(C) a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
III. SCHOOL INFORMATION
A. OFFICE HOURS
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Voicemail is available for patrons to leave messages when the office is closed or unattended.
B. CARE OF BUILDING
Everyone is encouraged take pride in our building and school grounds. Let's do everything we can to keep it clean and
attractive. Please be a thoughtful citizen and do not litter our school. Deliberate, destructive actions will be dealt with by having
students clean up what they have done, and parents will be held responsible for damages to property, and/or lost textbooks.
C. EDUCATIONAL GOALS OF THE CALDWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
We, the teachers of Caldwell Elementary School will strive to:
1. Develop communication skills which include verbal and creative expression.
2. Develop pride in work with positive work habits and a feeling of self-worth.
3. Develop good character and self-respect.
4. Provide a solid academic preparation to meet individual needs.
5. Help students take responsibility for their own education and help them develop strong study skills, use time
efficiently, and complete tasks.
6. Help students learn how to respect and get along with people who think, dress, and act differently.
7. Provide decision making techniques through reasoning and higher level thinking skills.
8. Develop respect and appreciation for other students, teachers, staff, property, and the educational process.
9. Provide students with healthy, positive self-concepts that enable them to feel successful academically,
personally and socially.
10. Help students recognize and value their own uniqueness and accept both their
capabilities and limitations.
11. Provide students with an awareness that self-discipline is a tool for learning and being
mannerly.
D. PARENT INVOLVMENT GOALS
*Provide all parents in the district with an understanding of the National Education Goals and State
Outcomes, Standards, and Assessments.
*Provide parents with the opportunity to work with the school to enhance their child's academic
achievement.
*Make parenting material and training available to parents throughout the year.
*Educate staff regarding how to build parent involvement and support through programs and
communication.
*Develop ways for community organizations and businesses to participate in the learning community.
*Establish a Parent-Resource Center where parents can gather, checkout materials, or work to support
classroom efforts.
*Maintain an elementary site-council that will reflect our diverse community, provide information on the
elementary school's program, and receive information on the public view of our school.
E. TELEPHONE
The Elementary School number is 620-845-2585, Extension 3. Students will be allowed to use the office phone in cases of
emergency only!
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F. STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Students at CES are expected to: Follow the rules established by their teachers, the school, and USD 360.
(1) Maintain self-control at school and at school sponsored activities.
(2) Respect school property and the property of others
(3) Attend class regularly and arrive on time.
(4) Be attentive in class.
(5) Keep hands and feet to oneself.
(6) Walk at all times in the halls and cafeteria.
(7) Dress appropriately.
(8) Maintain respect for all staff members.
IV. ATTENDANCE
A. THE SCHOOL DAY
The school day for grades Kindergarten through fifth grade begins promptly at 8:00am in the morning and is
dismissed daily at 3:32pm except on Fridays when students are dismissed at 2:20pm.
Those children eating school breakfast may arrive at 7:40am. Other students are not to arrive at school before 7:50am. They
are to go directly to their classrooms upon arrival.
Supervision of breakfast and early arrival students is available in the cafeteria only. Your cooperation concerning arrival is
requested to insure the safety and welfare of your child.
B. EARLY DEPARTURE
If it becomes necessary for you to pick up your child before regular school dismissal, go to the office, not the classroom to
check out your child. No student will be dismissed without office approval. This is a necessary protective measure for both your
child and school personnel.
C. TARDINESS
A LITTLE LATE IS TOO LATE! The bell to begin school rings at 8:00am. Students are expected to be in their seats and
ready for class when the tardy bell rings. Tardiness inhibits learning and presents a hardship for teachers and other students in
the classroom. Caldwell Elementary School operates on a quarterly tardy policy. We expect students to be here on time. A
student is tardy if they are not in their classroom when the tardy bell rings at 8:00am.
Students are considered tardy until 9:00 in the morning and 1:15 in the afternoon. These times are the "cutoff times" to
determine if a student is tardy or one-half day absent. For example, arriving at school at 9:00am will count as a one-half day absent.
Any Tardy and/or Absence caused by the train is not counted.
Parents will be notified in writing by mail when a student has been tardy for the second and third time. The fourth and
subsequent tardy for a student will require a twenty minute zero hour detention to be served from 7:307:50am in the elementary
office. Failure to attend the zero period will mean assignment to serve one day of In-School Suspension for non-compliance of
assigned disciplinary action. Students must bring a note from the doctor's office when returning from a medical
appointment. Seven tardies in one quarter will equal one unexcused absence and the student will fall under the truancy policy as
listed in this handbook.
D. ATTENDANCE POLICIES
When a child returns to school after being absent, the office must receive a note from the parent explaining the absence. The
note does not necessarily mean that the absence will be excused. After three (3) days absence in succession parents must
report the cause to the office to be in compliance with the compulsory attendance law.
Kansas Law expects that students will attend school daily, behave accordingly to and from school. In addition students are
expected to comply with school and/or classroom policies and not interfere with the educational rights of others.
Absences due to non-school related reasons, such as family trips, must be arranged in advance in the office with the principal,
by the parent.
Perfect attendance certificates will be awarded to those student who have not been absent or tardy during the school year. (For
Award purpose only: 2 Tardies equals 1 Absence.)
Children transferring out of Caldwell Elementary School must come to the office and complete a transfer slip. This, with the
child's grade card, will admit the student to another school.
U.S.D. #360 Board of Education, administration, and staff believe regular attendance is essential if the student is to realize the
full benefit of their educational opportunities. Regular school attendance is essential if the school is to achieve its goal of providing
students learning experiences sequenced on a daily lesson plan. Being in school is the student's only chance to participate in daily
class discussions and exchange ideas with other students. Parents and students must share responsibility for regular attendance in
accordance with U.S.D. #360 attendance policy.
A letter regarding attendance will be sent home when a child misses five days in a quarter. Another letter would be sent if the
child reaches ten days for the semester.
E. PARENT CONFIRMATION OF ABSENCE
WHENEVER A STUDENT IS ABSENT FROM SCHOOL A PARENT/GUARDIAN IS TO CALL THE SCHOOL BEFORE 9:00
A.M. CONFIRMING THE STUDENTS ABSENCE AND STATING THE REASON. IF A CALL IS NOT RECEIVED, AN EFFORT
WILL BE MADE TO CONTACT PARENTS BY PHONE. If confirmation is not established by phone, a note from a parent stating the
duration of the absence and the reason for the absence is to be submitted to the elementary school office immediately upon the
students return to school.
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Students are NOT to report to class without first
reporting to the office. Parent confirmation does not
excuse the students absence from school.
F. STUDENTS MUST HAVE AN ADMIT SLIP TO RETURN TO CLASS
A parent is responsible for confirming their student's absence PRIOR TO THE ABSENCE in situations where the student
knows in advance they will be absent from school. Parent request to take their student(s) out-of-school will be taken under
advisement by the principal on an individual basis. Whenever possible, all makeup work is to be completed prior to the student
being absent from school.
It will be the decision of the building principal to determine whether any absence is to be excused or unexcused. Failure to
follow the above procedure MAY RESULT IN AN UNEXCUSED ABSENCE REQUIRING MAKEUP TIME. (Refer to the section on
unexcused absence)
STUDENTS FAILING TO CONFIRM AN EXCUSED ABSENCE (i.e. illness, etc.) MAY HAVE THAT ABSENCE TERMED
UNEXCUSED BY THE PRINCIPAL.
ANY STUDENT NOT IN ATTENDANCE DURING ANY PART OF THE SCHOOL DAY IS NOT PERMITTED
TO PARTICIPATE IN AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES OR ATTEND ANY SCHOOL FUNCTION THAT EVENING
UNLESS THE ABSENCE IS JUSTIFIABLE IN THE OPINION OF THE PRINCIPAL. CONTACT MUST BE
MADE WITH THE PRINCIPAL PRIOR TO THE ACTIVITY.
G. NON-ABSENCE
When school sponsored trips and activities prevent the student from attending a regularly scheduled class the student is
NOT counted as absent from school. However, it is the responsibility of the student to obtain their academic work
assignments from the teacher(s) BEFORE leaving the building.
H. ABSENCES DUE TO ILLNESS
In situations involving long term illness, the student may be required to furnish the principal with a doctor's statement
justifying the absence from school. Repeated or chronic illness resulting in excessive absence from school will also require a
doctor's statement before the absences are excused by the principal. In situations involving excessive absenteeism such as
prolonged illness, the parent needs to contact the building principal to arrange for make-up work.
I. UNEXCUSED ABSENCES
STUDENTS ACCUMULATING EXCESSIVE UNEXCUSED ABSENCES DURING THE SEMESTER ARE REFERRED TO
THE REGULATIONS GOVERNING TRUANCY FROM SCHOOL. CLASS PARTICIPATION IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF EACH
STUDENT'S EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND FOR THAT REASON ANY STUDENT ACCUMULATING TEN OR MORE
UNEXCUSED ABSENCES FROM A GIVEN CLASS DURING THE SEMESTER MAY BE DENIED SEMESTER CREDIT. SEVEN
UNEXCUSED TARDIES WILL BE COUNTED AS ONE UNEXCUSED ABSENCE.
The Truancy Diversion Program in Sumner County requests the principal to refer to JIAS and DCF, and the name of any
student missing five (5) days of school in a nine (9) week period. Once the referral is made, the family will be contacted and a
meeting arranged between the parent, school and JIAS (OR DCF) to discuss a plan to avert any further absences. JIAS (OR DCF)
requests referrals will not be made on students that are on vacation or in the hospital.
It is the teacher's prerogative to assign zero credit for all make-up work not completed and submitted within the allotted period
of time. Teachers may also choose to assign students detention time until make-up work is complete. Standard procedure is to allow
two days for the first day absent from class and one day for each additional day missed.
(1) An absence will be classified as UNEXCUSED when, in the judgment of the principal, the reason given does not justify
the student being out-of-school. Unexcused absence may be considered truancy from school and subject to disciplinary
measures. At the discretion of the principal, students receiving unexcused absences are subject to after school detention,
in-school suspension out-of-school suspension up to ten days, or a combination of penalties. Any student with an
attendance problem that cannot be resolved will face the possibility of an attendance hearing or a JIAS (DCF) referral.
(2) All make-up work NOT completed and submitted to the teacher within a reason-able period of time WILL be graded zero
credit. Teachers have the prerogative of assigning students detention time until make-up work is complete. Standard
procedure is to allow two days for the first day absent from class and an additional one day allotted for each additional
days missed.
(3) Caldwell Elementary School does not recognize any kind of student skip activities. Absences will be regarded as
unexcused if the student is involved in an unauthorized walk-out, or group skip activity on school time. Appropriate
disciplinary measures, as determined by the principal, will be applied.
(4) An unexcused absence may be regarded as being TRUANT whenever the student is absent from school without the prior
approval and permission from the principal. Skipping or cutting class is classified as a truancy and subject to disciplinary
measures as deemed appropriate by the principal.
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J. TRUANCY
THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL IS APPOINTED BY THE U.S.D. #360 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO SERVE AS
THE SCHOOLS TRUANT OFFICER.
Truancy is defined as:
(1) Not attending school after leaving home.
(2) Leaving school without permission from the principal's office.
(3) Not attending class in which the student is enrolled without permission from the teacher when the student remains on
campus.
(4) Leaving class without permission from the teacher.
(5) Absence from school for reasons unsatisfactory to the building principal.
PHILOSOPHY OF SCHOOL ATTENDANCE:
Missing School is Missing Out!!
K. TRUANCY LAW
Students must and will operate under the requirements of State Law 72-3121 passed by the 1983 State Legislature. This bill
provides that "Whenever a child is required by law to attend school and such student is inexcusably absent therefrom on either three
consecutive days, or five or more days in any semester, or seven days in a year such child shall be considered to be not attending
school as required by K.S.A. 72-3120 and amendments thereto.
A child is inexcusably absent from school if the child is absent therefrom all or a significant part of a day
without a valid excuse acceptable to the school employee designated by the board of education to have responsibility for the school
attendance of such child."
Truancy is defined as unauthorized, unexcused absence from school for any portion of the school day, or unauthorized
absence from a class while the student is in the building.
TRUANCIES WILL BE REPORTED AS PER LAW
TO THE PROPER AUTHORITIES OF SUMNER COUNTY - FORM CY 2871.
L. PERMIT TO LEAVE THE BUILDING
Unless a student has an office permit to leave campus, students are not allowed to leave campus once they step foot on
school grounds before the start of school.
When classes are in session and it is necessary for a student to leave the building for emergency or business reasons (exp.
doctor or dental appointments), he/she must secure a pass to leave the building signed by the principal or his secretary.
A student leaving the classroom or building without a pass will receive an unexcused absence for the period(s) missed and is
subject to discipline by the principal.
STUDENTS WHO LEAVE THE BUILDING WITHOUT CHECKING OUT MAY BE TRUANT FROM SCHOOL AND SUBJECT
TO SUSPENSION.
M. EXTENDED DAY
This opportunity is for students to stay after school for additional help in completing assignments. The students may stay on a
voluntary basis or the teacher may require them to stay to get caught up on assignments. Both of these extra opportunities are from
3:32-4:00pm Monday through Thursday. Special arrangements may be made between teachers and parents to allow for additional
time. There will be no extended day activities on Friday unless arranged specifically between the parent and teacher.
N. DETENTION
Students may be kept up to 20 minutes after school any day without notification to parents. If a students is to be kept more
than 20 minutes, parents will be notified by the teacher and the detention must be served that day or the next day. It is the parent's
responsibility to provide transportation as necessary after the detention is served.
V. MISCELLANEOUS BUILDING POLICIES
A. MAKE-UP WORK
If a student is to receive full credit and make proper progress in school, it is necessary that he/she make-up ALL LESSONS
MISSED. It is the STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO GET THE MAKE-UP ASSIGNMENTS FROM THE TEACHER AND TO SEE
THAT THE WORK IS TURNED IN TO THE TEACHER WITHIN THE ALLOTTED TIME PERIOD. A reasonable length of time to
complete all make-up work is determined by doubling the first day missed and adding one additional day for each day of school
missed.
B. PARTIES
Classroom parties will be held to celebrate Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.
C. BIRTHDAYS
Parents may bring light refreshments to celebrate birthdays in kindergarten through fifth grade, provided arrangements are
made in advance with the teacher. Birthday or any party invitation that are to take place outside of school will not be allowed to be
distributed at school. Room mothers will be contacted as soon as possible to notify them of assistance needed for room parties.
(Refreshments, games, etc.)
D. MONEY
When it is necessary to send money to school, please send the correct amount or check, if possible. Students should not be
carrying large sums of money while in attendance at school. Checks should be made payable to the "C.H.S. Activity Fund" unless
otherwise specified.
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E. LUNCH SCHEDULE
10:50 - 11:15 Grades 4 - 5 Lunch
10:55 - 11:20 Grades K - 1 Lunch
11:00 - 11:25 Grades 2 - 3 Lunch
F. LUNCHROOM RULES
(1) Move quickly and quietly through the line.
(2) K e e p c o n v e r s a t i o n p o s i t i v e .
(3) Maintain your place in the line (No trading).
(4) Show respect for lunchroom servers and supervisors.
(5) Keep hands and feet to self (No pushing or shoving.)
(6) Use good ma nners.
(7) Remember paper items or trays are not to be used inappropriately.
(8) No trading or sharing of food items.
(9) Leave food in the cafeteria .
(10) Use care when emptying trays.
(11) Follow the directions of the lunchroom personnel.
(12) Soda pop and candy are not to be sent in student lunches.
G. ELEMENTARY LUNCH POLICY
There is no open lunch for the elementary students. Students have available a nutritious hot lunch though the school program or
the option of bringing their lunch. The classroom teacher will take lunch count first thing in the morning and at that time the student
will need to indicate if he/she wants a hot lunch or is not eating. Elementary students wanting to leave school during the noon period
must have a written note signed by their parent to the CES office by 8:15 am on the day they wish to leave. Elementary students must
be picked up by a parent/grandparent for supervision to and from the lunch location.
Caldwell Public Schools has a “no charge policy” for all students and adults. All parents will be offered a free/reduced lunch
application at the beginning of the year to determine if they would qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. When a regular paid
student account drops below $20, daily notifications will be sent out via letter or email. The letter will be sent home with the child if the
parent does not have an email account. Furthermore, when the account goes below $0 the student will not be served the normal meal.
An alternative meal will be served to the student up to five days. At that point, the student will not be served a meal and will be
considered a child in need of care and the Kansas Department for Children and Families will be notified.
H. COLD WEATHER RECESS
There is no open lunch for the elementary students. Students have available a nutritious hot lunch though the school program
or Unless the weather is too severe, students will be going out for recess during the school day. Everyone will be expected to go
out with the class. If the student is too ill to go outside, (fever, chest congestion, bad head cold, etc.) then the student should
probably not be at school.
Appropriate winter clothing (coats, gloves, hats, overshoes, etc.) should be worn to and from school. Warm and protective clothing
should also be worn during recesses when the weather is bad. Students are to stay on dry areas so mud and snow are not tracked
into the building.
I. PLAYGROUND EXPECTATIONS
(1) Balls
(a) *Balls may not be thrown against the building.
(b) *Soccer balls may only be thrown or kicked.
(c) *Basketballs may be bounced or thrown but never kicked. *Balls should not be taken to the playground if the surface
is wet enough to damage them.
(2) Horizontal Ladder
(a) *Students are to cross the ladder in the same direction. *The top of the horizontal ladder is off limits.
(3) Swings
(a) *Students should always sit upright on the swings. *Swings must always go straight instead of sideways.
*Students should never crash together on the swings.
(4) Slide
(a) *Only one student should go down the slide at a time in a forward, sitting position.
(b) *Do not slide down poles or hang from the cross bar on the
(c) slide.
(d) *Students must never climb on the outside of the tunnel
(e) slide.
(5) Football Rules
(a) *No unnecessary roughness at any time.
(b) (No tackling allowed!)
(c) *Only flag football may be played.
(d) *There will be at least one student referee for the game. *10 second delay must take place before rushing the
quarterback.
(e) *Teams will be picked every day. (unless the game ended in a tie the previous day)
(f) *Players may not be traded.
(g) *Players may not quit during the game.
(h) *The ball may be advanced only by running and passing. *All kicks indicate a change of possession
(i) *No call of rules on the ball may be made.
(j) *No arguing with the referee or playground supervisors decision!
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(6) Soccer Rules
(a) *No unnecessary roughness at any time
(b) *No sliding or diving at the ball to make a block *No tripping
(c) *No use of hands except where allowed under standard soccer rules.
J. PERSONAL APPEARANCE POLICY
The principal has specific authority to admit and dismiss students in accordance with his determination of a
standard of dress and good grooming that will be compatible to a wholesome school situation.
Students and parents should realize that how a student dresses affects his/her behavior. Appropriate school dress and
personal appearance is the responsibility of every student and parent.
A school is a place of business as well as a place for fun and enjoyment. Clothing should be conservative in taste and
adequate for weather conditions.
It is almost universally accepted that a person acts much in the manner as he thinks, and a direct relationship exists in
attitudes and how one dresses or grooms oneself in presenting himself to the public. Those with low self esteem usually radiate
that self evaluation and impression. Those with high self esteem will likewise take care in personal appearance and dress and
radiate that same attitude.
REMEMBER…YOU REPRESENT YOURSELF
FIRST AND LIKEWISE YOU HAVE MORE TO
GAIN OR LOSE PERSONALLY THAN DOES ANY
SOCIAL INSTITUTION.
STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATE in interscholastic activities and public performances will be expected to follow the personal
appearance code approved by the directors or coaches of those activities and the building principal.
ACTIVITY TRIPS SUCH AS BAND, VOCAL, STUDENT COUNCIL, ACADEMIC, ATHLETICS, ETC. WILL HAVE SPECIFIC
DRESS REQUIREMENTS. SPONSORS AND COACHES WILL ISSUE THESE DRESS CODES FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE.
UNLESS SPECIAL PERMISSION IS GIVEN, SCHOOL UNIFORMS ARE NOT TO BE WORN AS REGULAR SCHOOL
DRESS.
(1) UNACCEPTABLE APPAREL - The building principal and staff are responsible for maintaining a wholesome school
environment. Students presenting themselves at school wearing objectionable attire will be required to make a change or
be sent home. A repeated offense of this policy will first result in the student being disciplined. Faculty members observing
objectionable attire will intervene and remedy the situation if possible.
(2) When necessary, the principal will make a determination of what is acceptable or unacceptable. The dress policy applies to
any and all school activities and school sponsored events which include the award banquet, school picture sessions, music
contests and concerts, speech events, academic competitions, sport events, and field trips.
(3) STUDENTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM WEARING TO SCHOOL THE FOLLOWING:
(a) Hats, caps, bandannas, do rags, or any head coverings.
(b) Any clothing with graphics or wording referring to alcohol, beer, liquor, tobacco products, drugs, sex or profanity.
Examples: No Big Johnson or coed naked -- or suggestive sport shirts.
(c) Any clothing or attire associated with gang clothing or affiliation.
(d) Pulled down or sagging pants of any description (pants, shorts, jeans, etc. worn below the waist).
(e) Chains worn in any style or manner. The possession of metal link chain, concealed or otherwise, is also
prohibited.
(f) Any clothing that is distasteful or suggestive in any way.
(g) Any combination of shirts and pants where the midriff is exposed when arms are held out straight and parallel with the
floor.
(h) Any shirt, blouse, or dress that has two straps less than three inches wide.
(i) Any shirt, blouse, or dress that has fewer than two straps. (There must be one strap on each shoulder.)
(j) Shoes with rollers in the soles that allow students to roll instead of walk.
(4) State health laws require that shoes will be worn at all times at school.
K. SCHOOL SAFETY
Children are expected to cross the streets near the school in the painted crosswalks and load near the curb at the elementary
school. The space in front of the building is used for loading and unloading. It should not be used for parking. The school seeks
your cooperation in promoting the safety and well being of all our students.
L. EMERGENCY DRILLS
Fire drills are held unannounced at monthly intervals throughout the school year. Instructions are posted in each classroom.
Each room has a designated route.
Tornado drills are conducted three times throughout the year. Everyone goes to their assigned area. These are also posted
in the building.
Crisis procedures have also been developed to ensure students remaining in the classroom or their quick removal in the
event of emergency circumstances.
M. SPECIALIZATION TEACHERS
Special teachers are provided for the following areas in each grade indicated. In addition the Elementary School
has the services of a school counselor. These are all part of the regular school curriculum.
Vocal Music (Grades K-5)
Instrumental Music (Grade 5)
Physical Education (Grades K-5)
Special Education (Grades K-5)
Library (Grades K-5)
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N. PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Several planned Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled. (See school calendar.) Special conferences may be arranged by
contacting the teacher or principal as necessary. Effective communication between parents and the school throughout the school
year is encouraged and essential to your child's success.
O. TITLE 1 PROGRAM
Caldwell Elementary School is a Title 1 school. This means ALL students are considered Title 1 students. This allows flexibility
in funding and our ability to meet the reading and math needs of each individual student. If you have any questions regarding the
Title 1 program, please call Mr. Roop in the elementary office.
P. PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical Education will be taught to all boys and girls in the Elementary School. To be excused from the course requires a doctor's
permit. A parent permit may be used as a short term excuse only. Parents need to provide a written statement. We encourage all
students to wear tennis shoes during physical education classes.
Q. LIBRARY
Students will visit the school library often to check out books. Students may check out two books per trip provided they have
returned books from the previous trip. Books not returned will be considered lost after a period of six weeks. Students will be
required to pay replacement costs for lost books.
R. KINDERGARTEN
USD 360 has a full day kindergarten program located in the elementary school. CES, in cooperation with Futures and USD
619, operates a half-day kindergarten located at Caldwell Children's Center. This class is taught as part of a preschool class.
S. HUMAN SEXUALITY
USD 360 does have a K-12 human sexuality curriculum that is available for inspection in the office. The curriculum at
CES is limited to a personal hygiene, growing and changing, social behaviors, healthy lifestyle practices and substance abuse. This
curriculums incorporated through the science curriculum and taught by the individual classroom teacher.
T. CLASS TRIPS
Educational field trips are encouraged. Each class will be limited to one out of town field trip per year as the school budget
allows. The following guidelines should be applied in regard to field trips.
(1) Each group of students should be supervised by an adequate number of adults.
(2) Students participating should go and return with the group. Exceptions must have written authorization from the
school administration and their parents.
(3) Each student must have the written approval of his/her parent to attend.
There is a permission form included in your enrollment packet for local trips. This form allows your child to be able to
participate in local trips without a separate permission form. Local trips could be to visit a business in town or walk to the park, etc.
Any trip leaving the city of Caldwell will require a separate permission slip.
U. ASSEMBLIES
Elementary children will attend assembly programs that are meaningful and appropriate for their grade level. Notices will be
sent from school when special events are scheduled.
V. END OF YEAR AR PARTY
Students are given a monthly goal set by the teacher using student data. Students must reach their goal 7 of the 8 months to
be allowed to go on the end of the year AR party. If they do not reach their monthly goals the required amount of times, they
will not go to the end of the year AR party. The end of the year AR party is decided on by Mr. Roop and the classroom teachers.
VI. COMPUTER SECURITY POLICY
Students
USD 360 Caldwell Schools is pleased to offer students access to the district computers, network resources, and the Internet.
The network is provided for students to conduct research and save assignments for completion. Access to network services is given
to students who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner. Students are responsible for good behavior on school
computers and the network just as they are in a classroom or a school hallway. ACCESS IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT!
Network storage areas will be treated like school lockers. Network administrators and/or school administrators may review files
and communications to maintain system integrity and insure that users are using the system responsibly. Users should not expect
that any file stored on District servers (including Email files) will be private.
USD 360 will report to the proper authority any violation of K.S.A. 21-5839
A. 21-5839, Unlawful acts concerning computers:
(1) It is unlawful for any person to;
(a) Willfully and without authorization gaining or attempting to gain access to and/or damaging, modifying, altering,
destroying, copying, disclosing or taking possession of a computer, computer system, computer network or any other
property;
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(b) Using a computer, computer system, computer network or any other property for the purpose of devising or executing a
scheme or artifice with the intent to defraud or for the purpose of obtaining money, property, service or any other thing of
value by means of false or fraudulent pretense or representation;
(c) Knowing exceed the limits of authorization and damage, modify, alter, destroy copy disclose or take possession of a
computer, computer system, computer network or any other property;
(d) Knowingly and with authorization, disclose a number, code password or other means of access to a computer, computer
network, social networking website or personal electronic content; or
(e) Knowingly and without authorization, access or attempt to access any computer, computer system, social networking
website, computer network or computer software, program, documentation, data or property contained in any computer,
computer system or computer network.
(2) Except as provided in (2b)
(a) Violation of subsections (1a), (2a) or (3a) is a severity level 8, nonperson felony.
(b) Violation of subsections (1a), (2a) or (3a) is a severity level 5, nonperson felony if the monetary loss to the victim or
victims is more than $100,000.
(c) Violation of subsections (4a) or (5a) is a class A nonperson misdemeanor.
(d) In any prosecution for a violation of subsections (1a), (2a), or (3a), it shall be a defense that the property or services were
appropriated openly and avowedly under a claim of title made in good faith.
(e) As used in this section:
i. “Access” means to instruct, communicate with, store data in, retrieve data from or otherwise make sue of any
resources of a computer, computer system or computer network:
ii. “computer meals an electronic device which performs work using programmed instruction and which has one or
more of the capabilities of storage, logic arithmetic or communication and includes all input, output, processing,
storage, software or communication facilities which are connected or related to such a device in a system or
network:
iii. “computer network” means the interconnection of communication lines, including microwave or other means of
electronic communication, with a computer through remote terminals, or a complex consisting of two or more
interconnected computers:
iv. “computer program” means a series of instructions or statements in a form acceptable to a computer which permits
the functioning of a computer system in a manner designed to provide appropriate products from such computer
system:
v. “computer software” means computer programs, procedures and associated documentation concerned with the
operation of a computer system.
vi. “computer system” means a set of related computer equipment or devices and computer software which may be
connected or unconnected.
vii. “financial instrument” means any check, draft, money order, certificate of deposit, letter of credit, bill of exchange,
credit card, debit card or marketable security:
viii. “personal electronic content” means the electronically stored content of an individual including, but not limited to
pictures, videos, emails and other data files:
ix. “property” includes, but is not limited to financial instruments information, electronically produced or store data
supporting documentation and computer software in either machine or human readable form:
x. “services” includes, but is not limited to computer time, data processing and storage functions and other uses of a
computer, computer system or computer network to perform useful work:
xi. “social networking website” means a privacy protected internet website which allows individuals to construct a public
or semi-public profile within a bounded system created by the service, create a list of other users with whom the
individual shares a connection within the system and view and navigate the list of users with whom the individual
shares a connection and those lists of users made by others within the system.
xii. “supporting documentation” includes, but is not limited to, all documentation used in the construction, classification,
implementation, use or modification of computer software, computer programs or data.
History: L. 2010, ch. 136 & 125; L. 2013, ch. 96 & 3; July 1
B. COMPLIANCE WITH COPYRIGHT LAWS AND LICENSING AGREEMENTS:
The District intends to adhere to all copyright laws as applied to computer software. The District also intends to comply with the
license agreements and/or policy statements contained in the software packages used in the District. Therefore, all software used
on District computers shall be purchased by the District, properly licensed and registered with the publisher, and installed only by
Computer Services Department personnel. Students are not permitted to load, download, or copy any software.
C. UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS/SHARING PASSWORDS:
(1) Students shall not tamper with, attempt to gain or gain access to computer data or operating systems (such as, but not limited
to student files, teacher files, confidential information, student record data).
(2) Students shall not share or disclose any passwords and shall be held responsible for all physical and monetary damages as a
result of any misuse associated with the user account.
Students will be held accountable for all computer activity performed under their assigned network account.
D. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY (AUP):
A signed AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) must be on file with the school office before students will be given a network account.
General school rules for behavior and communication apply and users must comply with district standards and honor the
agreements they have signed.
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E. VIOLATION OF POLICY:
Access to the network resources and the Internet will enable students to use thousands of libraries and databases for
educational purposes. Some materials accessible via the Internet might contain items that are illegal, Defamatory, inaccurate or
potentially offensive to some people. While our intent is to make Internet access available to further educational goals and
objectives, students may find ways to access other materials as well. USD 360 currently has filtering software in place (Shelter belt),
but no filtering system is capable of blocking 100% of the inappropriate material available on the Internet. Ultimately, parents and
guardians of students are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media
and information sources.
* Any student who abused the USD 360 Computer Security Policy shall be subject to disciplinary action including, but not limited to,
suspension from or denial of access to all District Computers and network resources and suspension or expulsion from school.
Minimum punishment shall be removal of network access for five days.
* Students who utilize computer data (i.e., other student's work product or a teacher's test) without authorization, to gain an improper
academic advantage, may also be subject to discipline under the Board's policies on cheating.
* If a student conduct constitutes a violation of copyright laws or Kansas Statue 21-3755, the student may be subject to criminal
prosecution under such law.
* Any student who intentionally damages or destroys District hardware and/or software, either directly or indirectly shall be
responsible for all costs associated with repair and/or replacement of pars and services. The activities listed below (but not
limited to) are considered a violation of policy. Students will be held responsible for their actions.
 Purposefully sending or receiving and/or viewing obscene pornographic material or material that facilitates illegal activities.
 Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures.
 Using obscene language
 Harassing, insulting or attacking others
 Damaging or modifying computers, computer systems, files, or computer networks.
 Violating copyright laws
 Using others' passwords
 Downloading programs
 Trespassing in others' folders, work or files
 Intentionally wasting limited resources
 Employing the network for commercial purposes, financial gain, or fraud
 Knowingly spreading computer viruses
 Use of unauthorized software (i.e., Anonymizers, tunneling software, etc.)
F. E-MAIL GUIDELINES:
Students shall have no expectation of privacy when using district e-mail or computer systems. E-mail messages shall be used
only for approved educational purposes. Students must use appropriate language in all messages. Students are expected to use
the system following guidelines approved by teachers or the administration.
Any e-mail or computer application or information in district computers or computer systems is subject to monitoring by the staff
and/or administration. The school retains the right to duplicate any information created by students in a computer system or on any
individual computer. Students who violate these rules, or any other classroom rules relating to computer use are subject to
disciplinary action up to and including suspension from school
Ultimately, parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children
should follow when using media and information sources. To that end, USD 360 supports and respects each family's right
to decide whether OR NOT TO APPLY FOR Internet access.
VII. ELECTRONIC DIVICE POLICY
"Possession or use of communication or electronic devices by pupils on school property or at school activities that are
determined to cause a detriment to the classroom environment or educational process shall be prohibited. This includes, but is not
limited to: electronic games, cellular phones, I-pads, I-pods, reading devices, etc. or items intended to look like or simulate such
devices are also prohibited. Items confiscated by faculty and staff will be labeled and locked up. The items may be picked up at the
end of the school day." Currently students wanting to bring reading devices have to have an electronic permission form completed.
VIII. BYOD (BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE) POLICY
(Added 7/9/2018)
A. BYOD ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Students may use their connected device providing they adhere to the below list of rules and regulations. Any deviation from or
violation of these rules, or at the discretion of the teacher, counselor, building administrator or the Technology Department, will result in an
immediate removal of all devices owned by the student for a period of time to be determined by the teacher, counselor, building administrator
or the Technology Department. Repeated offenses will result in a permanent ban on the student, preventing them from utilizing any BYOD
services regardless of assignments, classroom or curriculum requirements.
All student devices must adhere to the following minimum standards to be authorized for connection to the district BYOD
network. Devices that do not meet these minimum specs and standards will not be permitted to join the BYOD network.
Caldwell USD 360 shall not be held responsible for any loss, damage or theft of student owned devices. The student alone is solely
responsible for his/her device(s). The Technology Department will not provide hardware or software technology support beyond the initial
connection of the device to the student network. Caldwell USD 360 will not provide productivity software to students for use in the
classroom, nor provide installation support for any software required by a teacher for a classroom assignment.
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B. STUDENT DEVICE MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR BYOD SERVICES:
o IEEE 802.1 A / B / G / N
o WPA2 Enterprise authentication using AES encryption
o Up-to-date Antivirus and Antimalware software
o Minimum Operating System versions:
 Windows 7 or Windows 10 w/current updates
 Mac OS X or above
 iOS 11 or above
 Android Current Version
o Current Google Web Browser
o The Caldwell USD 360 wireless network may have the following restrictions applied to it:
o Filtered to comply with CIPA regulations
o Bandwidth capped on a per-connection basis
o Limited or no access to streaming websites
o Limited or no access to social services (blogs, social networking, etc.)
o Filtered and/or safe search enabled for all search engines
o No access to any internal network resources (server shares, printers, etc.)
o No technology support of any kind beyond initial connection to the wireless network
C. RULES AND REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO CALDWELL USD 360 BYOD SERVICES:
1. BYOD access is a privilege, not a right, and may be revoked at any time without immediate notification and regardless of assignment,
classroom or curriculum requirements.
2. Student must have a signed AUP on file, agrees to abide by the rules and regulations defined within the AUP, and fully understands
that there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in your use of the district network and/or district devices.
3. Any violation of the AUP will result in the loss of BYOD privileges in addition to any lost privileges related to the AUP (network storage,
access to district-owned devices, etc.).
4. Any violation of this BYOD agreement may also result in the loss of other privileged services related to the AUP (network storage,
access to district-owned devices, etc.).
5. Student must have a curricular need for bringing in a device.
6. Student will respect the privacy of other students and teachers when using personal devices.
7. Student will NOT capture nor share audio or video recordings without the direct permission from a teacher or administrator.
8. Student devices are not to cause any disruption to the class, teachers or other students. Loud noises, ringing, music, etc. are not to be
played at a volume that would cause disruption in the classroom. Offending students may have their BYOD privileges revoked for a
period of time.
9. Student will maintain a current anti-virus and anti-malware software program on their notebook devices. Any personal device found to
be infected or otherwise containing malicious software will be forcibly removed from the network without immediate notification and will
no longer be allowed access until such a time as a member of the Technology Department has deemed the device to be current on its
security programs and there is no longer any malicious software installed.
10. A teacher, counselor, building administrator or the Technology Department may, at any time, request and enforce that your device be
powered off and/or put away.
11. Student will not use his/her device in a manner that violates state or federal laws.
Student Signature ________________________________________________ Date _____________________
Parent Signature _________________________________________________ Date _____________________
IX. SCHOOL NURSE AND MEDICATION PROCEDURES
The school nurse has an office in the gymnasium building. Students should report to the nurse's office in case of illness or
injury. If the nurse happens to be out of the office, students are to report to the elementary school office.
 NO STUDENT IS TO LEAVE THE BUILDIDG BEFORE CHECKING OUT In THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFICE.
 MEDICATIONS: DUE TO LEGAL RESPORSIBILITIES IN REGARD TO GIVING MEDICATIONS TO STUDENTS, THE
FOLLOWING POLICY WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED:
Only medication prescribed by a physician can be dispensed by school personnel. NO OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS
WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS BY ANY SCHOOL PERSONNEL. A parent or guardian can come to the school and give these
medications at their own discretion.
IF AN OVER-THE-COUNTER medication is ordered by a physician for a specific illness, this can be given by the school
personnel IF ACCOMPANIED BY A WRITTEN REQUEST FROM THE PHYSICIAN.
NO STUDENT will be permitted to take medication in school unless a WRITTEN REQUEST IS BROUGHT FROM A
PHYSICIAN. The medication must be brought to school IN ITS ORIGINAL CONTAINER, with prescription dosage, from the
pharmacy. If the medication will be needed for several days, bring only the dosage for the week.
DO NOT BRING THE ENTIRE BOTTLE OF
MEDICATION EACH DAY.
Students who are on daily medication for a chronic illness can bring more than a weeks supply. Please make arrangements
with the school nurse or the principal's office. ALL AREA DOCTORS HAVE A SUPPLY OF THE NECESSARY FORM TO SIGN
AND SEND WITH YOU TO THE SCHOOL.
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A. HEALTH ASSESSMENT
...Child Health Assessment KSA-72-6267 requires after July 1, 1994, that every pupil up to age nine years who has not
previously enrolled in any school in this state, prior to admission to and attendance in school, shall present to the appropriate school
the results of a health assessment conducted within twelve months of school entry.
The health assessment shall contain a health history; physical examination and such screen tests as are medically indicated to
determine hearing ability, vision ability, nutrition adequacy and appropriate growth and development. An exemption form is located
in the Parent-Student Enrollment Packet.
As an alternative to the health assessment required, a pupil shall present:
(1) A written statement signed by one parent or guardian that the child is adherent of a religious denomination whose
religious teachings are opposed to such assessments; or
(2) A written statement signed by one parent or guardian that such assessments will be scheduled and completed within
ninety days after admission to school.
B. HEALTH POLICY
Any student who is restricted from physical activity such as physical education for a designated length of time as stated in
writing by his/her doctor will have that time adhered to by the school unless the doctor, in writing, releases the student to resume
activities or extends the restricted time.
No student with a sore throat, severe cough or cold, fever or any contagious disease will be allowed to attend school. It is
recommended that students who are sent home or kept home from school because of a fever remain at home 24 hours after their
temperature returns to normal without temperature reducing medication.
We often find it necessary to send students home when symptoms occur which might affect the health of your child and others.
Your cooperation with the school nurse and others will be greatly appreciated.
C. IMMUNIZATIONS
All students of Kansas schools are required to be immunized against poliomyelitis diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, measles,
mumps, rubella and hepatitis B. Varicella vaccinations are required unless history of varicella disease documented by a licensed
physician. Students enrolling in school will provide proof of all required immunizations. Students who have not completed the
required immunizations may enroll or remain enrolled while completing the required immunizations if a physician or local health
department certifies that the students has received the most recent appropriate immunizations in a required series. Failure to timely
complete all required series will be deemed noncompliance.
Students may be excluded from school until proof of required immunizations is provided to the school. The only exceptions
are: (1) An annual written statement signed by a licensed physician stating the physical condition of the child to be such that
immunizations would seriously endanger the life or health of the child; (2) A written statement signed by one parent or guardian that
they child is an adherent of a religious denomination whose religious teachings are opposed to immunizations.
D. INSURANCE
All Caldwell students (Grades K-12) will be insured against accidents and injuries by a policy purchased by the Board of
Education through Maksin Management Corporation, CN 98000, Pennsauken, N. J, 08110. This is a LIMITED POLICY WHICH
COVERS THAT PORTION OF THE EXPENSE NOT COVERED BY THE FAMILY INSURANCE. It covers both athletic and school
time injuries.
It is the responsibility of the student and/or parent to inform the office when they need to file a claim. Claims MUST be
made within 90 days.
The KSHSAA Catastrophic Insurance which covers major athletic injuries has also been purchased by the Board of Education.
Additional accident insurance, which has been offered in the past, will not be available.
X. GRADING PROCEDURES AND POLICIES
A. ACADEMIC WORK
All students are expected to complete their assignments on time, have the appropriate material in class, and produce the work
as requested by the teacher. Individual teachers establish consequences in their classroom policies. The policy of the CES
administration is to hold the student responsible for all academic work. Students who fail to meet the academic expectations of this
school will not pass to the next grade as a result of failure to complete work.
B. TESTING
Caldwell Public Schools provides a full testing program with the goal of providing information designed to help the students
know themselves better, their interests and capabilities, and to help in planning their school work.
A cumulative record is kept for each student who enters Caldwell Elementary School. This record contains all test scores as
well as other information pertinent to the child's attendance at Caldwell Elementary.
Caldwell Elementary testing includes the following tests for Kindergarten through fifth grade.
State Assessments: 3rd Grade, Reading and Math; 4th Grade, Reading, and Math; 5th Grade, Reading, Math and Science.
Star Reading: Given to all students at the beginning and end of each quarter of school to check on student growth.
NWEA Tests: Given to all students in grades K-5.
AlMSWEB Tests: Given to all students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade for progress monitoring.
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C. GRADING POLICIES K-2
Caldwell Elementary School uses a standards-based grading system in grades K-2. The standards used are adopted by the
state of Kansas in all subject areas. Students are marked according to their level of mastery. We define mastery as able to
successfully complete the given task eighty percent of the time over a repeated assessed period. Students are assessed constantly
and reports are prepared and discussed with parents quarterly in the following areas: communication, mathematics, social studies,
science, music, physical education, social skills and technology skills. The report card is a color document based off the Kansas
State Standards and reported to parents in a familiar stop light use of color. A box that is green indicates the student has mastered
that particular skill and is also noted by a "+" marking in the box. A yellow box also noted with a check mark indicates that the
student is engaging in learning. Although the learning has not been mastered, it falls under the acceptable range for students in that
class. A red box also indicated with a "-" indicates that the student failed to meet expectations in the mastery of that skill.
This will indicate that the student will need to work in a remedial progam to bring this skill to acceptable levels. CES (Grades K-
5) also operates summer school during the months of July and August to assist students. Students who fail to meet criteria for
promotion will be retained and assigned to repeat that grade.
D. GRADING POLICIES 3-5
A district-wide grading scale will be utilized in all classes using a percentage and/or letter grade.
Percentage Grade Percentage Grade
100-90 A 69-60 D
89-80 B Below 60 F
79-70 C Incomplete I
The use of a Bell Shaped curve for grading purposes is not to be used in USD#360.
E. REPORT CARDS
Report cards are distributed to the children following the close of the first, second, and third nine-week period. Grade cards are
available for pick up or mailed to parents following the end of the school year.
If a child is not being successful in the classroom, the parent will be informed as soon as possible and a parent/teacher
conference will be held.
F. PROMOTIONS & RETENTION
According to Kansas Statutes placement and promotion of students is a matter which should be determined by
board policy. Whether a child is ready for promotion to the next grade level is generally an educational decision
which is best made by professional educators in consultation with the parents of the student.
G. K-5 PROMOTION GUIDELINES
Promotions at the end of the school year are based on student achievement. In cases where progress is deficient, parents will
be advised early in the school year by the classroom teacher and the principal. Progress will be monitored closely. Should a
recommendation for retention be necessary, a parent conference will be held. When considering retention the following guidelines
will be followed:
(1) Achievement - defined in terms of grade level expectations.
(2) Personal and home factors, such as chronological age, social maturity, physical development, and parental attitudes.
(3) Satisfactory attendance, punctuality and behavior.
(4) Previous retention.
(5) For students in grades K-2, recommendations from a team composed of the administrator, school counselor, and
teachers will be made to parents regarding the students needs. The final decision will be made by the end of May.
(6) For students in grades 3-5, recommendations from a team composed of the administrator, counselor, and teachers will be
made to parents. Students may make up failed classes through an USD #360 approved alternative program in the
summer to make-up the credits required to be promoted.
A parent conference will be held regarding recommendations for school retention and a form from the office must be signed by
the parents, teachers, counselor, and administrator.
XI. DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES
A. DISCIPLINE
All students enrolled in Caldwell Elementary school will be expected to abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the
administration, teachers, and Board of Education while in attendance at school and school sponsored activities, including all high
school events; or while being transported to or from school sponsored activities in district owned transportation equipment. Any
student that is found to be disobeying the rules or showing disrespect for any teacher, or other school personnel, and/or school
property, will be subject to disciplinary actions. The disciplinary action to be taken will depend on the severity of the violation.
Students will not be kept after school longer than (20) minutes unless parent is notified.
B. HARASSMENT – HAZING - BULLYING
In incidents where harassment (i.e. threats, torment, badgering, offensive sexual remarks, etc.) occurs, offenders are subject to
suspension from school. Parents will be notified of the action taken. These are serious infractions and will not be tolerated.
Hazing is any willful act carried out by an individual or jointly with others to another student for the purpose of humiliation,
intimidation, physical abuse or threats of abuse, social or other ostracism, or disgrace. Caldwell middle school students are
prohibited by this policy from initiating or engaging in hazing, and/or encouraging or assisting any other person in hazing.
Bullying is defined as "Any ongoing physical or verbal mistreatment where there is: an imbalance of power and the victim
(target) is exposed repeatedly to negative actions on the part of one or more other students." Examples include verbal and written
offensive name-calling and threats, aggressive personal contact, intimidating body language, invading personal space, and damage,
destruction, and theft of property.
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Consequences include: The first step is a formal written warning and notice to parents. The next is three (3) days of in-school
suspension and a conference with the student and a teacher, parents, and administrator. The third step is up to ten (10) days of outof-
school suspension and another conference. The final step is a long-term suspension hearing.
This policy also prohibits initiation rites by any member or group of members of any school related organization or group.
C. CORPORAL PUNISHMENT
While corporal punishment is not prohibited by the Board of Education, it is recommended for use only in cases of unusual
incorrigibility and then as a final measure. Measures such as detentions or a conference with the parents are considered first.
When corporal punishment is administered, it must be administered by an administrator and witnessed by a certified teacher
outside the presence of other students. Parent will be notified.
XII. POSSIBILITY OF ASBESTOS
To: ALL SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES
ALL PARENTS AND / OR STUDENTS
From: MR. ALAN JAMISON, SUPT.
Subject: Notification of possible materials within the school buildings which may contain asbestos.
This letter officially notifies all employees, students and parents that there may be materials within the school buildings which may
contain asbestos. This bulletin has been directed to each of you to make you knowledgeable about potential health hazards.
On October 22, 1986, a law became effective pertaining asbestos abatement in public schools. The Environmental Protection Agency
is in the process of developing formal guidelines for local educational agencies to follow.
We believe that Caldwell Schools have fulfilled the 1982 asbestos-in-schools rule of inspection and removal of friable materials which
may have contained asbestos. The new law and regulations will require annual inspections of the buildings and development of a possible
plan of action to remove all materials which may contain asbestos. The school district will make every reasonable effort to ensure that
exposure to asbestos material does not occur.
(July, 1987)
XIII. U.S.D. 360 SMOKE FREE CAMPUS POLICY
"Smoking by students and/or the possession and use of any other tobacco product is prohibited in any attendance center, at
school-sponsored events or on the school grounds." NOTE: Students are considered to be on school grounds once they step foot
on campus before school and until they leave campus after school. Leaving campus to smoke at anytime shall be deemed a
violation of the no-smoking policy and is subject to the school discipline policy.
"Smoking is prohibited at all times in any attendance center. Smoking in any attendance center or on the school grounds during
school hours is prohibited." NOTE: Smoking shall be permitted in designated areas ONLY during after-school activities. This does
not pertain to students of USD #360. They are subject to the student policy on smoking.
The school's ban on tobacco applies to all student us and/or possession of any tobacco product on all school properties,
including parking areas, and at all school sponsored events and activities. Kansas law makes it illegal for minors to possess
cigarettes or other tobacco products. Violators will be reported to the authorities.
In conjunction with the school's ban on tobacco, students are prohibited from possessing cigarette lighters on school
properties. Cigarette lighters will be confiscated and not returned to the student.
XIV. U.S.D. 360 POLICIES REGARDING DRUG FREE SCHOOLS
AND COMMUNITIES ACT
The USD #360 Board of Education has adopted the DRUG FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES ACT policy. Parents and
students are to understand that compliance with the standards of conduct in this policy are mandatory. Consistent with other rules
and regulations stated in the Student-Parent Handbook governing student involvement with alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, the official
position of this school district is that the use of "prohibited substances" decrease overall academic performances, increase the
probability for personal injury and physical damage, and lessens the chance for the student to reach his or her full potential.
In order to provide the individual student and other students, as well as provide a legitimate reason for students to say "NO" to
drug use and provide an opportunity for those taking drugs to receive help in locating programs which can provide assistance, and
with the intent to create a safe, drug-free environment for students, it is hereby the policy of Caldwell Schools that a student shall not
use, buy, sell, or have in possession any alcohol, tobacco, or any substance considered illegal or controlled by the United States
Food and Drug Administration, or by the State of Kansas on school premises, to and from a school activity, or at any school activity.
Sanctions that may be imposed on students could be a combination of any of the following:
(1) Official Reprimand: A written warning that the continuation or repetition of unacceptable conduct may lead to further
disciplinary action.
(2) Educational Requirements: Student may be required to do interviews, a research project, a reflection paper, school or
community service or other type of assignment to provide a learning experience related to the violation.
(3) Restitution: A student whose actions cause damage to, defacing of or destruction of public or private property or injury to
another person, may be required to provide monetary reimbursement for restoration of or replacement of property for
medical bills related to injuries.
(4) Referral: The student may be referred to an appropriate counselor or at-risk / student services office or to an outside
agency to assist that student in achieving personal, social, or emotional growth.
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(5) Disciplinary Probation: For a specified period of time during which the student must demonstrate a willingness and
ability to conform to all school district regulations. Any violation of district policy while on probation may result in referral to
the policy review board with the possibility of suspension or expulsion from the district.
(6) Trespass: A student may be prohibited from entering or being on the premises of specific locations, facilities or buildings,
or the entire campus.
(7) Suspension: Short-term or long-term suspension is for a specific period of time. During the period of suspension, the
student may not be present on district property at any time or attend any school-sponsored event or activity without prior
authorization from the building administration.
(8) Expulsion: Permanent termination of enrollment. Upon expulsion, the student is issued a trespass notice and may not
be present on district property at any time or attend any district sponsored event or activity without prior authorization by
the U.S.D. 360 Board of Education.
The district has very high expectations for the behavior of our students; U.S.D. 360, Caldwell Schools is committed to providing
a safe environment that is socially responsible and conducive to student learning.
The inappropriate use of alcohol and other controlled substances is detrimental to our employees, students, and the public they
serve. The district will attempt to help you if you are involved with inappropriate use of controlled substances by obtaining education
and rehabilitation. However, the ultimate responsibility for overcoming a dependency or inappropriate use of controlled substances
is yours. All students, faculty, and staff have a responsibility to respect these policies and to encourage others to maintain safe and
responsible habits.
The district will respond to all such violations quickly and severely in order to preserve these standards. While our primary
goals are to educate you and support your growth through mistakes, you should be aware that violations of these policies could
result in their suspension and expulsion from the school district.
The primary goal of this policy is to promote the student's physical and mental well-being and a lifetime of healthful living by
discouraging the use of illegal substances or the abuse of legal substances. School policies dealing with alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
are found in the discipline code section and the Student Athlete Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Policy.
Through this policy and subsequent educational opportunities, it is hoped the student learns to make responsible choices in
their lives. Caldwell Schools encourage students to participate in a variety of academic, social, and athletic activities and to maintain
healthy, drug-free lives.
A. STUDENT CONDUCT
As a condition of continued enrollment in this school, students shall abide by the terms of the DRUG FREE SCHOOL AND
COMMUNITIES policy as adopted by the Board of Education. Any violation of this policy supersedes any subsequent policy and
subjects the violator to the following:
First Offense
(1) If a student's confirmed violation of this policy is through clear and convincing evidence, the student hall be subject to the
following:
(a) The parent or guardian AS WELL AS THE APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY will be notified by the
building principal;
(b) A due process hearing will be conducted by the principal with the parent or guardian and the student;
(c) The student will be subject to a short-term suspension, long term suspension, AND POSSIBLE EXPULSION and may be
suspended from all student activities for a period of not less than one month or four weeks. The student will be given the
option of:
1. Enrollment in and completion of a school-approved drug and alcohol rehabilitation program at the student's expense
at which time the student will be readmitted on a probationary status or
2. Be suspended from participation in and attendance at all school activities for the year.
Second Offense
(1) If a student's confirmed violation of this policy is through clear and convincing evidence, the student shall be subject to the
following:
(a) The parent or guardian AS WELL AS THE APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY will be notified by the
building principal;
(b) A due process hearing will be conducted by the principal with the parent or guardian and the student;
(c) The student will be subject to a short term suspension, long-term suspension, AND POSSIBLE EXPULSION and may be
suspended from all student activities for a period of not less than nine weeks or three months. The student will be given
the option of:
1. Enrollment in and completion of a school approved drug and alcohol rehabilitation program at the student's expense
at which time the student will be readmitted on a probationary status or
2. Be suspended from participation in and attendance at all school activities for eighteen weeks.
Third Offense
(1) If a student's confirmed violation of this policy is through clear and convincing evidence, the student shall be subject to the
following:
(a) The parent or guardian AS WELL AS THE APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY will be notified by the
building principal;
(b) A due process hearing will be conducted by the principal with the parent or guardian and the student;
(c) The student will be subject to long term suspension or expulsion from school for up to 186 school days. The student will
be given the option of:
1. Enrollment in and completion of a school-approved drug and alcohol rehabilitation program at the student's expense
at which time the student may be readmitted during the term of the expulsion or
2. Expulsion from school for the remainder of the school year.
Note: The POLICY REVIEW COUNCIL will make a recommendation to the building principal prior to a student being
readmitted to school or school activities following a violation of this policy. The POLICY REVIEW COUNCIL will consider readmittance
only upon the student's completion of the prescribed program outlined above.
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XV. NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
"Students, their parents, and employees of the Unified School District #360 are hereby notified that this school district does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap and is required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 not to
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its
programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning Unified School District #360 compliance with Title VI, Title IX, and
Section 504 is directed to contact Mr. Alan Jamison, Superintendent, 22 North Webb, Ph. 620-845-2585. Mr. Alan Jamison has
been designated by Unified School District #360 to coordinate the school district's efforts to comply with Title VI, Title IX, and
Section 504."
XVI. GUN-FREE SCHOOLS ACT / WEAPONS
A student shall not knowingly possess, handle or transmit any object that can reasonably be considered a weapon on the
school grounds or off the school grounds at a school activity, function, or event.
This policy shall include any weapon, any item being used as weapon or destructive device, or any facsimile of a weapon.
Possession of a firearm shall result in expulsion from school for a period of one year (186 school days), except that the
superintendent may recommend that this expulsion requirement be modified on a case-by-case basis under the provisions of JDC
(probation.)
As used in this policy, the term "firearm" means any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily
be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive, the frame or receiver of any such weapon, or any firearm muffler or
silencer; or any destructive device.
As used in this policy, the term "destructive device" means any explosive, incendiary or poison gas: bomb, grenade, rocket
having a propellant charge of more than four ounces, missile have an explosive or incendiary charge of more than one-quarter once,
mine, or other device similar to any of these devices.
State law K.S.A. 72-6114 requires expulsion for not less than 186 school days, students found in possession of a firearm or
destructive device at school, on school property, or at school sponsored events.
XVII. SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION LAW
72-6114 – 72-6119
When a student will not conform to reasonable standards of discipline or wherein his/her presence is against the general
welfare of other students, the principal may suspend the student according to KSA Law 72-6114 -- 72-6119.
THAT LAW READS IN PART AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1: The Board of Education of any school district may suspend or expel, or by regulation authorize any certificated
employee or committee of certificated employees to suspend or expel, any pupil or students guilty of the following:
(a) Willful violation of any published regulation for student conduct adopted or approved by the Board of Education
(STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK) or-
(b) Conduct which substantially disrupts, impedes or interferes with the operation of any public school, or --
(c) Conduct which substantially impinges upon or invades the rights of others, or --
(d) Conduct which has resulted in conviction of the pupil or student of any offense specified in Chapter 21 of the Kansas
Statues Annotated or any criminal statue of the United States, or --
(e) Disobedience of an order of a teacher, peace officer, school security officer or other school authority, when such
disobedience can reasonably be anticipated to result in disorder, disruption or interference with the operation of any public
school or substantial and material impingement upon or invasion of the rights of others. The Board of Education extends
its authority to suspend and expel any pupil or student as authorized by 72-6114 – 72-6119 to the following certificated
personnel: Superintendent of Schools and Principal.
A. TYPES OF SUSPENSION
(1) OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION - A student who is suspended from school for any reason will not be allowed to attend class,
to participate in school functions, or to represent the school in any activity during the time of suspension. A student will NOT be
readmitted to classes until a satisfactory parent-administrator conference is held in his/her behalf. The student will receive no
credit for the classroom work missed for the duration of the suspension.
(2) IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION - A student may be suspended but remain in school in an isolated environment. Assignments are
given and the suspended student is expected to complete these materials, thus receiving credit for the work. A student placed
on in-school suspension will remain eligible to participate in after school activities.
(3) LONG TERM SUSPENSION - A student on extended suspension is one who has been suspended for a maximum of 90
school days upon the recommendation of the administration and after a board of education hearing.
(4) EXPULSION - An expelled student is one who has been suspended for a maximum of 186 school days upon the
recommendation of the administration and after a board of education hearing.
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XVIII. TYPES OF BULLYING
TYPES OF BULLYING
Physical Bullying
Harm to someone’s body or property
Emotional Bullying
Harm to someone’s self-esteem or
feeling of safety
Social Bullying
Harm to someone’s group acceptance
Verbal Nonverbal Verbal Nonverbal Verbal Nonverbal
LEVEL ONE
 Expressing
physical
superiority
 Blaming the
victim for
starting the
conflict
 Making
threatening
gestures
 Defacing
property
 Pushing/shoving
 Taking small
items from
others
 Insulting
remarks
 Calling names
 Teasing about
possessions,
clothes,
physical
appearance
 Giving dirty
looks
 Holding nose or
other insulting
gestures
 Gossiping
 Starting or
spreading
rumors
 Teasing publicly
about clothes,
looks,
relationships
with boys/girls,
etc.
 Ignoring
someone and
excluding them
from a group
LEVEL TWO (some of these behaviors are against the law)
 Threatening
physical harm
 Damaging
property
 Stealing
 Starting fights
 Scratching or
biting
 Pushing,
tripping, or
causing a fall
 Assaulting
 Insulting family
 Harassing with
phone calls
 Insulting your
size,
intelligence,
athletic ability,
race, color,
religion,
ethnicity,
gender,
disability, or
sexual
orientation
 Defacing school
work or other
personal
property, such
as clothing,
locker, or
books
 Saying
someone is
related to a
person
considered an
enemy of this
country (e.g.,
Osama bin
Laden)
 Ostracizing
using notes,
Instant
Messaging,
email, etc.
 Posting slander
in public
places (such
as writing
derogatory
comments
about
someone in
the school
bathroom)
 Playing mean
tricks to
embarrass
someone
LEVEL THREE (most of these behaviors are against the law)
 Making repeated
and/or graphic
threats
(harassing)
 Practicing
extortion (such
as taking lunch
money)
 Threatening to
keep someone
silent: “If you
tell, it will be a
lot worse!”
 Destroying
property
 Setting fires
 Physical cruelty
 Repeatedly
acting in a
violent,
threatening
manner
 Assaulting with a
weapon
 Harassing you
because of
bias against
your race,
color, religion,
ethnicity,
gender,
disability, or
sexual
orientation
 Destroying
personal
property, such
as clothing,
books, jewelry
 Writing graffiti
with bias
against your
race, color,
religion,
ethnicity,
gender,
disability, or
sexual
orientation
 Enforcing total
group
exclusion
against
someone by
threatening
others if they
don’t comply
 Arranging public
humiliation
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XIX. EMERGENCY SAFETY INTERVENTIONS
(added July 2018)
GAAF Emergency Safety Interventions (See GAO, JRB, JQ, and KN) GAAF
The board of education is committed to limiting the use of Emergency Safety Intervention (“ESI”), such as seclusion and restraint, with
all students. Seclusion and restraint shall be used only when a student's conduct necessitates the use of an emergency safety intervention
as defined below. The board of education encourages all employees to utilize other behavioral management tools, including prevention
techniques, de-escalation techniques, and positive behavioral intervention strategies.
This policy shall be made available on the district website with links to the policy available on any individual school pages. In addition,
this policy shall be included in at least one of the following: each school’s code of conduct, school safety plan, or student handbook. Notice
of the online availability of this policy shall be provided to parents during enrollment each year.
Definitions
“Campus police officer” means a school security officer designated by the board of education of any school district pursuant to K.S.A.
72-6146, and amendments thereto.
“Chemical Restraint” means the use of medication to control a student’s violent physical behavior or restrict a student’s freedom of
movement.
“Emergency Safety Intervention” is the use of seclusion or physical restraint, but does not include physical escort or the use of time-out.
“Incident” means each occurrence of the use of an emergency safety intervention.
“Law enforcement officer” and “police officer” mean a full-time or part-time salaried officer or employee of the state, a county, or a city,
whose duties include the prevention or detection of crime and the enforcement of criminal or traffic law of this state or any Kansas
municipality. This term includes a campus police officer.
“Legitimate law enforcement purpose” means a goal within the lawful authority of an officer that is to be achieved through methods or
conduct condoned by the officer’s appointing authority.
“Mechanical Restraint” means any device or object used to limit a student’s movement.
“Parent” means: (1) a natural parent; (2) an adoptive parent; (3) a person acting as a parent as defined in K.S.A. 72-3122(d)(2), and
amendments thereto; (4) a legal guardian; (5) an education advocate for a student with an exceptionality; (6) a foster parent, unless the
student is a child with an exceptionality; or (7) a student who has reached the age of majority or is an emancipated minor.
“Physical Escort” means the temporary touching or holding the hand, wrist, arm, shoulder, or back of a student who is acting out for the
purpose of inducing the student to walk to a safe location.
“Physical Restraint” means bodily force used to substantially limit a student’s movement, except that consensual, solicited, or
unintentional contact and contact to provide comfort, assistance, or instruction shall not be deemed to be physical restraint.
“School resource officer” means a law enforcement officer or police officer employed by a local law enforcement agency who is
assigned to a district through an agreement between the local law enforcement agency and the district.
“School security officer” means a person who is employed by a board of education of any school district for the purpose of aiding and
supplementing state and local law enforcement agencies in which the school district is located, but is not a law enforcement officer or police
officer.
“Seclusion” means placement of a student in a location where all of the following conditions are met: (1) the student is placed in an
enclosed area by school personnel; (2) the student is purposefully isolated from adults and peers; and (3) the student is prevented from
leaving, or reasonably believes that he or she will be prevented from leaving the enclosed area.
“Time-out” means a behavioral intervention in which a student is temporarily removed from a learning activity without being secluded.
Prohibited Types of Restraint
All staff members are prohibited from engaging in the following actions with all students:
 Using face-down (prone) physical restraint;
 Using face-up (supine) physical restraint;
 Using physical restraint that obstructs the student’s airway;
 Using physical restraint that impacts a student’s primary mode of communication;
 Using chemical restraint, except as prescribed treatments for a student’s medical or psychiatric condition by a person
appropriately licensed to issue such treatments; and
 Use of mechanical restraint, except:
o Protective or stabilizing devices required by law or used in accordance with an order from a person appropriately licensed to
issue the order for the device;
o Any device used by a certified law enforcement officer to carry out law enforcement duties; or
o Seatbelts and other safety equipment when used to secure students during transportation.
Use of Emergency Safety Interventions
ESI shall be used only when a student presents a reasonable and immediate danger of physical harm to such student or others with the
present ability to effect such physical harm. Less restrictive alternatives to ESI, such as positive behavior interventions support, shall be
deemed inappropriate or
ineffective under the circumstances by the school employee witnessing the student’s behavior prior to the use of any ESI. The use of ESI
shall cease as soon as the immediate danger of physical harm ceases to exist. Violent action that is destructive of property may necessitate
the use of an ESI. Use of an ESI for purposes of discipline, punishment, or for the convenience of a school employee shall not meet the
standard of immediate danger of physical harm.
ESI Restrictions
A student shall not be subjected to ESI if the student is known to have a medical condition that could put the student in mental or
physical danger as a result of ESI. The existence of such medical condition must be indicated in a written statement from the student’s
licensed health care provider, a copy of which has been provided to the school and placed in the student’s file.
Such written statement shall include an explanation of the student’s diagnosis, a list of any reasons why ESI would put the student in
mental or
physical danger, and any suggested alternatives to ESI. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, a student may be subjected to
ESI, if not subjecting the student to ESI would result in significant physical harm to the student or others.
Use of Seclusion
When a student is placed in seclusion, a school employee shall be able to see and hear the student at all times.
All seclusion rooms equipped with a locking door shall be designed to ensure that the lock automatically disengages when the school
employee viewing the student walks away from the seclusion room, or in case of emergency, such as fire or severe weather.
A seclusion room shall be a safe place with proportional and similar characteristics as other rooms where students frequent. Such
room shall be free of any condition that could be a danger to the student, well-ventilated, and sufficiently lighted.
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Training
All staff members shall be trained regarding the use of positive behavioral intervention strategies, de-escalation techniques, and
prevention techniques. Such training shall be consistent with nationally recognized training programs on ESI. The intensity of the training
provided will depend upon the employee’s position. Administrators, licensed staff members, and other staff deemed most likely to need to
restrain a student will be provided more intense training than staff who do not work directly with students in the classroom. District and
building administration shall make the determination of the intensity of training required by each position.
Each school building shall maintain written or electronic documentation regarding the training that was provided and a list of
participants, which shall be made available for inspection by the state board of education upon request.
Notification and Documentation
The principal or designee shall notify the parent the same day as an incident. The same-day notification requirement of this subsection
shall be deemed satisfied if the school attempts at least two methods of contacting the parent. A parent may designate a preferred method of
contact to receive the same-day notification. Also, a parent may agree, in writing, to receive only one same-day notification from the school
for multiple incidents occurring on the same day.
Documentation of the ESI used shall be completed and provided to the student’s parents no later than the school day following the day
of the incident. Such written documentation shall include: (A) The events leading up to the incident; (B) student behaviors that necessitated
the ESI; (C) steps taken to
transition the student back into the educational setting; (D) the date and time the incident occurred, the type of ESI used, the duration of the
ESI, and the school personnel who used or supervised the ESI; (E) space or an additional form for parents to provide feedback or comments
to the school regarding the incident; (F) a statement that invites and strongly encourages parents to schedule a meeting to discuss the
incident and how to prevent future incidents; and (G) email and phone information for the parent to contact the school to schedule the ESI
meeting. Schools may group incidents together when documenting the items in subparagraphs (A), (B) and (C) if the triggering issue
necessitating the ESIs is the same.
The parent shall be provided the following information after the first and each subsequent incident during each school year: (1) a copy
of this policy which indicates when ESI can be used; (2) a flyer on the parent’s rights; (3) information on the parent’s right to file a complaint
through the local dispute resolution process (which is set forth in this policy) and the complaint process of the state board of education; and
(4) information that will assist the parent in navigating the complaint process, including contact information for Families Together and the
Disability Rights Center of Kansas. Upon the first occurrence of an incident of ESI, the foregoing information shall be provided in printed
form or, upon the parent’s written request, by email. Upon the occurrence of a second or subsequent incident, the parent shall be provided
with a full and direct website address containing such information.
Law Enforcement, School Resource, and Campus Security Officers
Campus police officers and school resource officers shall be exempt from the requirements of this policy when engaged in an activity
that has a legitimate law enforcement purpose. School security officers shall not be exempt from the requirements of this policy.
If a school is aware that a law enforcement officer or school resource officer has used seclusion, physical restraint, or mechanical
restraint on a student, the school shall notify the parent the same day using the parent’s preferred method of contact. A school shall not be
required to provide written documentation to a parent, as set forth above, regarding law enforcement use of an emergency safety
intervention, or report to the state department of education any law enforcement use of an emergency safety intervention. For purposes of
this subsection, mechanical restraint includes, but is not limited to, the use of handcuffs.
Documentation of ESI Incidents
Except as specified above with regard to law enforcement or school resource officer use of emergency safety interventions, each
building shall maintain documentation any time ESI is used with a student. Such documentation must include all of the following:
 Date and time of the ESI,
 Type of ESI,
 Length of time the ESI was used,
 School personnel who participated in or supervised the ESI,
 Whether the student had an individualized education program at the time of the incident,
 Whether the student had a section 504 plan at the time of the incident, and whether the student had a behavior intervention plan
at the time of the incident.
All such documentation shall be provided to the building principal, who shall be responsible for providing copies of such documentation
to the superintendent or the superintendent’s designee on at least a biannual basis. At least once per school year, each building principal or
designee shall review the documentation of ESI incidents with appropriate staff members to consider the appropriateness of the use of ESI in
those instances.
Reporting Data
District administration shall report ESI data to the state department of education as required.
Parent Right to Meeting on ESI Use
After each incident, a parent may request a meeting with the school to discuss and debrief the incident. A parent may request such
meeting verbally, in writing, or by electronic means. A school shall hold a meeting requested under this subsection within 10 school days of
the parent’s request. The focus of any such meeting shall be to discuss proactive ways to prevent the need for emergency safety
interventions and to reduce incidents in the future.
For a student with an IEP or a Section 504 plan, such student’s IEP team or Section 504 plan team shall discuss the incident and
consider the need to conduct a functional behavioral assessment, develop a behavior intervention plan, or amend the behavior intervention
plan if already in existence.
For a student with a section 504 plan, such student’s section 504 plan team shall discuss and consider the need for a special education
evaluation. For students who have an individualized education program and are placed in a private school by a parent, a meeting called
under this subsection shall include the parent and the private school, who shall consider whether the parent should request an individualized
education program team meeting. If the parent requests an individualized education program team meeting, the private school shall help
facilitate such meeting.
For a student without an IEP or Section 504 plan, the school staff and the parent shall discuss the incident and consider the
appropriateness of a referral for a special education evaluation, the need for a functional behavioral assessment, or the need for a behavior
intervention plan. Any such meeting shall include the student’s parent, a school administrator for the school the student attends, one of the
student’s teachers, a school employee involved in the incident, and any other school employees designated by the school administrator as
appropriate for such meeting.
The student who is the subject of such meetings shall be invited to attend the meeting at the discretion of the parent. The time for
calling such a meeting may be extended beyond the 10-day limit if the parent of the student is unable to attend within that time period.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the development and implementation of a functional behavior assessment or a behavior
intervention plan for any student if such student would benefit from such measures.
Local Dispute Resolution Process
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If a parent believes that an emergency safety intervention has been used on the parent’s child in violation of state law or board policy,
the parent may file a complaint as specified below.
The board of education encourages parents to attempt to resolve issues relating to the use of ESI informally with the building principal
and/or the superintendent before filing a formal complaint with the board. Once an informal complaint is received, the administrator handling
such complaint shall investigate such matter, as deemed appropriate by the administrator. In the event that the complaint is resolved
informally, the administrator must provide a written report of the informal resolution to the superintendent and the parents and retain a copy
of the report at the school. The superintendent will share the informal resolution with the board of education and provide a copy to the state
department of education.
If the issues are not resolved informally with the building principal and/or the superintendent, the parents may submit a formal written
complaint to the board of education by providing a copy of the complaint to the clerk of the board and the superintendent within thirty (30)
days after the parent is informed of the incident.
Upon receipt of a formal written complaint, the board president shall assign an investigator to review the complaint and report findings to the
board as a whole. Such investigator may be a board member, a school administrator selected by the board, or a board attorney. Such
investigator shall be informed of the obligation to maintain confidentiality of student records and shall report the
findings of fact and recommended corrective action, if any, to the board in executive session.
Any such investigation must be completed within thirty (30) days of receipt of the formal written complaint by the board clerk and
superintendent. On or before the 30th day after receipt of the written complaint, the board shall adopt written findings of fact and, if
necessary, appropriate corrective action. A copy of the written findings of fact and any corrective action adopted by the board shall only be
provided to the parents, the school, and the state department of education and shall be mailed to the parents and the state department within
30 days of the board’s receipt of the formal complaint.
If desired, a parent may file a complaint under the state board of education administrative review process within thirty (30) days from
the date a final decision is issued pursuant to the local dispute resolution process.
Approved:
KASB Recommendation – 6/13; 12/13; 6/15; 6/18
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U.S.D. 360, Caldwell Elementary School
2018-2019 Supply List
KINDERGARTEN
 2 Boxes Crayola (regular size 24 count)
 Twelve #2 Yellow Pencils with Erasers
 Child’s Scissors (Fiskars, sharp point)
 2 Large Boxes of Tissues
 8 Gluesticks
 1 Bottle of Glue
 Eraser
 Colored Pencils (12 pack)
 Prang Water Color Paints
 Braided Rest Mat
 Spiral Notebook (Wide)
 Ear Phones (Not Ear Buds)
 Plastic School Box
 Backpack (No Rollers)
 1 Clorox Wipes
 1 Baby Wipes
 1 Box Ziploc Baggies (Gallon size)
 3 Plastic Poly Folders with Prongs (1
Music, 2 Class)
FIRST GRADE
 Crayons, regular size, 16 count
 Twelve #2 pencils (No Mechanical
Pencils)
 Eraser
 4 Large Glue Sticks
 Bottle of Glue (4 oz.)
 Fiskars pointed metal scissors
 2 Large Boxes of Tissues
 Ruler (12 inch/30 cm)
 Folder with inside pockets
 Prang Water Color Paints
 Plastic School Box
 Small Sliding Pencil Case
 School Bag
 Colored Pencils (12 Pack)
 Ear Phones (Not Ear Buds)
 Composition Notebook
 Folder with Prongs (Music)
SECOND GRADE
 2 Boxes Crayola (regular size 24 count)
 Fiskars sharp, pointed scissors
 12 - #2 Pencils
 Bottle of Glue (4 oz.)
 4 Glue Sticks
 Highlighter
 Eraser
 Colored Pencils
 Watercolors
 2 Large Boxes of Tissues
 Markers (1 Box of Primary Colors)
 1 Spiral Notebook (Wideline, 70 count)
 Plastic School Box
 2 Ear Buds
 Folder with Prongs (Music)
THIRD GRADE
 36 - #2 Pencils
 Eraser
 Crayons
 Scissors (Good Brand, Sharp)
 Markers for Drawing
 Highlighters
 Notebook Paper (Wide Rule)
 1 Glue Bottle
 2 Glue Sticks
 Multiplication Flash Cards
 1 Black Sharpie Marker
 Set of 8 Basic Markers (Fine Point for
English)
 1 Composition Book (Science)
 1 Spiral Notebook (Wide Rule for Math)
 Zipper Bag for Pencils and Markers
 2 Ear Buds or 1 Headset
 Trapper Keeper
 1 Box Ziploc Baggies (Snack size)
 1 Box Ziploc Baggies (Quart size)
 Folder with Prongs (Music)
FOURTH GRADE
 Crayons
 Eraser
 1 Box Markers (Broad Point)
 1 Box Markers (Fine Point)
 36 - #2 Pencils
 Colored Pencils
 Zipper Pencil Bag
 2 Notebook Paper (Wide Rule)
 Fiskars Sharp Pointed Scissors
 2 Glue Sticks
 2 Large Boxes of Tissues
 Prang or Crayola Water Color Paints
 2 Spiral Notebooks (Wide Rule for Math
& Reading)
 2 Composition Books (Science)
 2 Ear Buds or 1 Headset
 Trapper Keeper
 Folder with Prongs (Music)
 2 Spiral Notebooks
**Backpacks with wheels do
not fit
In 4th Grade Lockers**
FIFTH GRADE
 2 Notebook Paper (Wide Rule)
 24 - #2 Pencils
 Eraser
 Zipper Pencil Bag
 Crayons
 Markers
 Colored Pencils
 Highlighter
 Sharpie
 Scissors
 2 Glue Sticks
 1 Composition Notebook (Science)
 2 Spiral Notebooks (Wide Rule for Math
and Reading)
 Watercolors
 1 Spiral Notebook
 2 Large Boxes of Tissues
 2 Folders with Inside Pockets (No
Prongs; For Trapper)
 2 Ear Buds or 1 Headset
 Trapper Keeper
 Folder with Prongs (Music)
PRE-K
STACY ROOP’S CLASS
 1 Large Backpack (No Rollers)
 2 Boxes of Tissues
 1 Clorox Wipes
 1 Baby Wipes (Refill Pack)
 1 Folder
 1 Full Change of Clothes (Including
socks and underwear to be left in the
locker.)
PRE-K
LINDA STOW’S CLASS
 1 Large Backpack (No Rollers)
 1 Large Box of Tissues
 1 Pair of Fiskars Scissors
 1 Bottle of Elmer’s School Glue
 8 Glue Sticks
 1 Box of Crayons (24 Count)
 6 - #2 Pencils with Erasers
 1 Box Colored Pencils
 1 Clorox Wipes
 1 Baby Wipes (Refill Pack)
 1 Pencil Box for Supplies
 1 Box Ziploc Baggies (Snack size)
 1 Box Ziploc Baggies (Quart size)
 1 Full Change of Clothes (Including
socks and underwear to be left in the
locker.)

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