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U.S.D. 360
Caldwell Schools
Middle School / High School
Student Handbook
Table of Contents
I. SCHOOL INFORMATION ..........................U.S.D. 360
Caldwell Schools
Middle School / High School
Student Handbook
Table of Contents
I. SCHOOL INFORMATION ..................................................................................................................................................... ] 1 ]
II. ENROLLMENT POLICY ......................................................................................................................................................... ] 2 ]
A. CALDWELL MIDDLE / SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY ................................................................................ ] 2 ]
B. OUT OF DISTRICT STUDENTS (added July, 2018) ............................................................................................................ ] 2 ]
C. NON]RESIDENT STUDENT ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES IN USD 360 (added July, 2018) ................................................. ] 2 ]
D. PROCEDURES FOR INITIAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT IN USD 360 .................................................................................... ] 3 ]
E. DUAL CREDIT COURSES ................................................................................................................................................. ] 4 ]
F. G.E.D. . GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT TEST ..................................................................................................... ] 4 ]
G. WORK STUDY PROGRAMS / OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM ........................................................................... ] 4 ]
H. STUDENT AIDE .............................................................................................................................................................. ] 4 ]
I. VOCATIONAL]TECHNICAL ENROLLMENT OPTIONS ......................................................................................................... ] 4 ]
J. SENIOR HIGH GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................................................ ] 4 ]
K. GRADUATION EXERCISE PARTICIPATION: (updated June 2017) ..................................................................................... ] 5 ]
L. CALDWELL HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE CLASS GUIDELINES FOR SOPHOMORES: (added July 2018) ................................... ] 5 ]
M. MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDY HALL: (updated June 2017) .................................................................................................... ] 5 ]
N. KANSAS QUALIFIED ADMISSION STANDARD .................................................................................................................. ] 5 ]
O. KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTSf REQUIRED PRE]COLLEGE CURRICULUM ......................................................................... ] 6 ]
P. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION RECOMMENDATIONS ........................................................................................................... ] 6 ]
Q. CAMPUS VISITATIONS AND POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANNING .......................................................................................... ] 6 ]
R. GUIDANCE SERVICES ..................................................................................................................................................... ] 6 ]
S. DROPPING A COURSE .................................................................................................................................................... ] 6 ]
T. IDL/ONLINE CLASSES ..................................................................................................................................................... ] 6 ]
U. GRADE CLASSIFICATION ................................................................................................................................................ ] 7 ]
V. SCHOOL FEES ................................................................................................................................................................ ] 7 ]
W. UNPAID FEES ................................................................................................................................................................. ] 7 ]
X. CLOSED NOON HOUR POLICY ........................................................................................................................................ ] 7 ]
Y. LUNCH PLAN ................................................................................................................................................................. ] 7 ]
Z. WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL ...................................................................................................................................... ] 7 ]
AA. CALDWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................................. ] 8 ]
BB. MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMOTION ...................................................................................................................................... ] 8 ]
III. CHISHOLM TRAIL eLEARNING VIRTUAL SCHOOL ACADEMY ................................................................................................ ] 8 ]
IV. VIRTUAL PROGRAM ........................................................................................................................................................... ] 9 ]
A. PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING APPROVAL TO ATTEND .................................................................................................. ] 9 ]
B. GRADING PROCEDURES AND POLICY ............................................................................................................................. ] 9 ]
1. REPORT CARDS ....................................................................................................................................................... ] 9 ]
2. DISTRICT .WIDE GRADING SCALE .......................................................................................................................... ] 10 ]
3. MEDICAL INCOMPLETES ....................................................................................................................................... ] 10 ]
4. INCOMPLETE ........................................................................................................................................................ ] 10 ]
5. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT ............................................................................................................................... ] 10 ]
6. GRADE POINT AVERAGE AND CLASS RANK ............................................................................................................ ] 10 ]
7. SPECIAL EDUCATION GRADING............................................................................................................................. ] 10 ]
8. SEMESTER TESTS .................................................................................................................................................. ] 10 ]
V. SCHOLASTIC AWARDS AND RECOGNITION ....................................................................................................................... ] 11 ]
A. HONOR ROLL ............................................................................................................................................................... ] 11 ]
B. TOP 10% AWARDS....................................................................................................................................................... ] 11 ]
C. ACADEMIC LETTERING ................................................................................................................................................ ] 11 ]
D. PRINCIPALfS AWARD ................................................................................................................................................... ] 11 ]
E. GRADUATING WITH HONORS ..................................................................................................................................... ] 11 ]
F. VALEDICTORIAN / SALUTATORIAN AWARDS ................................................................................................................ ] 11 ]
VI. ATTENDANCE POLICY ....................................................................................................................................................... ] 11 ]
A. PARENT CONFIRMATION OF ABSENCE ......................................................................................................................... ] 11 ]
B. ABSENCES DUE TO ILLNESS ......................................................................................................................................... ] 12 ]
C. NON]ABSENCE ............................................................................................................................................................ ] 12 ]
D. UNEXCUSED ABSENCE ................................................................................................................................................. ] 12 ]
E. TRUANCY ..................................................................................................................................................................... ] 13 ]
F. TRUANCY LAW ............................................................................................................................................................ ] 13 ]
VII. MAKE]UP WORK .............................................................................................................................................................. ] 13 ]
VIII. TARDIES ........................................................................................................................................................................... ] 13 ]
IX. PERMIT TO LEAVE THE BUILDING ..................................................................................................................................... ] 14 ]
X. DISCIPLINE AND CONDUCT .............................................................................................................................................. ] 14 ]
XI. THE BLUEJAY WAY ............................................................................................................................................................ ] 14 ]
A. MISBEHAVIORS ........................................................................................................................................................... ] 14 ]
B. CODE OF CONDUCT/CONSEQUENCES .......................................................................................................................... ] 15 ]
C. BUILDING CODE OF CONDUCT .................................................................................................................................... ] 16 ]
D. STUDENTS ARE IN THE WRONG FOR THE FOLLOWING BEHAVIORS ............................................................................. ] 17 ]
E. CONSEQUENCES FOR VOILATING THE PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY PER SEMESTER ARE: .......................... ] 17 ]
F. DISMISSAL FROM CLASS .............................................................................................................................................. ] 18 ]
G. VULGARITY AND PROFANITY ....................................................................................................................................... ] 18 ]
H. CARE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY......................................................................................................................................... ] 18 ]
I. PHYSICAL CONTACT..................................................................................................................................................... ] 18 ]
J. HARASSMENT . HAZING . BULLYING . CYBER BULLYING ]] THREATS .......................................................................... ] 18 ]
K. CAFETERIA GUIDELINES ............................................................................................................................................... ] 19 ]
L. ORGANIZED INITIATIONS ARE ILLEGAL ......................................................................................................................... ] 19 ]
M. GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION LAW 72]6114 ] 72]6119 ....................................................................... ] 19 ]
N. DUE PROCESS LAW ...................................................................................................................................................... ] 19 ]
O. LENGTH OF SUSPENSION/EXPULSION HEARING .......................................................................................................... ] 19 ]
P. LONG]TERM SUSPENSION/EXPULSION HEARING ......................................................................................................... ] 20 ]
Q. TYPES OF SUSPENSION ................................................................................................................................................ ] 20 ]
R. TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, DRUGS, WEAPON AND LAW OFFENSES ..................................................................................... ] 20 ]
S. SCHOOL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT STATEMENT .......................................................................................................... ] 21 ]
XII. EMERGENCY SAFETY INTERVENTIONS .............................................................................................................................. ] 22 ]
XIII. USD 360 CALDWELL PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMPUTER SECURITY POLICY ............................................................................... ] 25 ]
XIV. ELECTRONIC DEVICE EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS ...................................................................... ] 27 ]
A. PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES .......................................................................................................................................... ] 27 ]
B. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES ........................................................................................................................................ ] 28 ]
C. CHROMEBOOK EXPECTATIONS FOR CLASS: (updated June 2017) ............................................................................... ] 28 ]
XV. BYOD (BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE) POLICY ....................................................................................................................... ] 28 ]
A. BYOD ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY ................................................................................................................................... ] 28 ]
B. STUDENT DEVICE MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR BYOD SERVICES: ................................................................................. ] 28 ]
C. RULES AND REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO CALDWELL USD 360 BYOD SERVICES: ...................................................... ] 29 ]
XVI. SATURDAY SCHOOL POLICY .............................................................................................................................................. ] 29 ]
A. ASSIGNMENT PROCEDURES ........................................................................................................................................ ] 30 ]
B. SATURDAY SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS .............................................................................................................................. ] 30 ]
C. DETENTIONS TEACHER ................................................................................................................................................ ] 30 ]
XVII. GUN]FREE SCHOOLS ACT ................................................................................................................................................. ] 31 ]
XVIII. DRUG FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES ACT ................................................................................................................ ] 31 ]
A. STUDENT CONDUCT .................................................................................................................................................... ] 32 ]
XIX. CALDWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL / SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND
DRUG POLICY ............................................................................................................................................................................... ] 33 ]
A. POLICY STATEMENT .................................................................................................................................................... ] 33 ]
B. POLICY ......................................................................................................................................................................... ] 33 ]
C. REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES AT CALDWELL SCHOOLS ................................... ] 33 ]
D. CONFIRMATION OF A VIOLATION ............................................................................................................................... ] 33 ]
E. POLICY VIOLATION ACTIONS ....................................................................................................................................... ] 33 ]
F. PRESCRIBED MEDICATION ........................................................................................................................................... ] 34 ]
G. DUE PROCESS .............................................................................................................................................................. ] 34 ]
H. APPEAL ........................................................................................................................................................................ ] 34 ]
I. POLICY REVIEW COUNCIL ............................................................................................................................................ ] 34 ]
J. DEFINITIONS ............................................................................................................................................................... ] 35 ]
XX. MISCELLANEOUS BUILDING POLICIES ............................................................................................................................... ] 35 ]
A. PERSONAL APPERANCE POLICY ................................................................................................................................... ] 35 ]
XXI. AUTOMOBILE DRIVING POLICY ........................................................................................................................................ ] 36 ]
XXII. LOCKERS ........................................................................................................................................................................... ] 37 ]
A. HALL LOCKERS ............................................................................................................................................................. ] 37 ]
B. GYM LOCKERS ............................................................................................................................................................. ] 37 ]
XXIII. STUDENT ASSEMBLIES ..................................................................................................................................................... ] 37 ]
XXIV. HALL PASSES .................................................................................................................................................................... ] 37 ]
XXV. LIBRARY ............................................................................................................................................................................ ] 38 ]
A. GENERAL LIBRARY INFORMATION............................................................................................................................... ] 38 ]
XXVI. PREGNANCY POLICY ......................................................................................................................................................... ] 38 ]
XXVII. VISITORS .......................................................................................................................................................................... ] 38 ]
XXVIII. STUDENT PUBLICATIONS .................................................................................................................................................. ] 38 ]
XXIX. INSURANCE ...................................................................................................................................................................... ] 39 ]
XXX. SCHOOL NURSE AND MEDICATION PROCEDURES ............................................................................................................. ] 39 ]
A. MEDICATIONS ............................................................................................................................................................. ] 39 ]
B. HEALTH POLICY ........................................................................................................................................................... ] 39 ]
C. IMMUNIZATIONS ........................................................................................................................................................ ] 39 ]
XXXI. EXTRA]CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ....................................................................................................................................... ] 40 ]
A. ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR .................................................................................................................................................. ] 40 ]
B. ATTENDING ACTIVITIES ............................................................................................................................................... ] 40 ]
C. PEP ASSEMBLIES ......................................................................................................................................................... ] 40 ]
D. KSHSAA ELIGIBILITY RULES .......................................................................................................................................... ] 40 ]
E. INTER]SCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES PHYSICAL EXAMINATION ............................................................................................. ] 41 ]
F. KSHSAA SPORTSMANSHIP / CITIZENSHIP RULE 52 ....................................................................................................... ] 41 ]
G. BUS RIDING GUIDELINES ............................................................................................................................................. ] 41 ]
H. STUDENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ........................................................................................................................... ] 41 ]
I. ATHLETIC PRACTICES ................................................................................................................................................... ] 42 ]
J. CALDWELL SCHOOLS, USD 360 MISSION STATEMENT ................................................................................................. ] 42 ]
K. ADVISORY TIME ........................................................................................................................................................... ] 42 ]
XXXII. POSSIBILITY OF ASBESTOS ................................................................................................................................................ ] 42 ]
XXXIII. NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION .................................................................................................................................... ] 42 ]
XXXIV. TITLE VI, TITLE IX AND SECTION 504 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF ............................. ] 43 ]
XXXV. ANNUAL NOTIFICATION FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT ..................................................................... ] 43 ]
XXXVI. SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES ........................................................................................................................................ ] 43 ]
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I. SCHOOL INFORMATION
2018-2019 BELL SCHEDULE
1st Hour 8:00 . 8:50 50 Minutes
2nd Hour 8:53 . 9:43 50 Minutes
3rd Hour 9:46 . 10:36 50 Minutes
4th Hour 10:39 . 11:29 50 Minutes
MS Lunch 11:29 . 11:54 25 Minutes
HS Advisory 11:32 . 12:02 30 Minutes
MS Advisory 11:57 . 12:27 30 Minutes
HS Lunch 12:02 . 12:27 25 Minutes
5th Hour 12:30 . 1:23 53 Minutes
6th Hour 1:26 . 2:20 54 Minutes
7th Hour 2:23 . 3:32 69 Minutes
Monday-Thursday Dismissal Time: 3:32 pm
Friday Dismissal Time: 2:20 pm
CHS SCHOOL SONG
A song for the land where the sunflowers bloom
Hail to our city so fair
For itfs three times three with a sis, boom, bah
For the high school whose colors we wear.
CHORUS:
For we are the students of the CHS
Sing we the tribute that our hearts confess
Ever we glory in our proud success
Hail to the blue and white forever.
The red, white and blue are forever dear
Pure as the heavens above
And wefll be true, native land to you
And the high school whose colors we love.
SCHOOL MASCOT: BLUEJAY
SCHOOL COLORS: Royal Blue and White
SCBL LEAGUE SCHOOLS: Argonia, Caldwell, Central (Burden),) Cedar Vale, Dexter, Elk
Valley (Longton), Oxford, Sedan, South Haven, Udall, and West Elk (Howard)
BLUEJAY TRADITIONS
A Bluejay knows his school colors
A Bluejay knows his school song.
A loyal Bluejay takes part in school activities
A Bluejay recognizes the need for rules and regulations and realizes the proper time and place for everything
A loyal Bluejay is a good sport.
A Bluejay respects teachers and fellow students.
A Bluejay makes new students and visitors feel welcome.
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II. ENROLLMENT POLICY
A. CALDWELL MIDDLE / SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY
Students residing in U.S.D. #360 are eligible to enroll in the school district providing they are in good standing.
Students residing outside the district may be admitted providing the home district acknowledges the student (s) is in
good standing in the home district. The request for attendance is to be made by contacting the superintendent of
schools.
All high school students and their parents are invited to work with the school counselor in planning an
individualized program of study to be used as an enrollment guide. The program of study will list the courses the
student will be expected to complete while attending USD #360.
The program of study will be goal directed and designed not only to meet graduation requirements, but also to
meet the specific academic needs of the individual student. The counselor will utilize teacher input, standardized test
results, past achievement records and expressed goals for the recommended course of study. It is strongly
recommended at least one parent be present with the student at the enrollment conference to assist in the preparation
of the program of study. For various reasons, the program of study may be changed before the student graduates from
high school. Parents are encouraged to work closely with the school regarding their studentfs academic program.
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fs office or the superintendentfs 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fs 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.
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. 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 gBoundary Exception/Contract for Out of District Studentsh, complete with the necessary
documentation.
This is a voluntary arrangement between the parent/guardian and the school district and shall be reviewed biannually.
A non-resident student will be enrolled only after an application to attend has been approved.
For the purpose of this policy, a studentfs 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.
(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.
D. 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.
BASIC ASSUMPTIONS:
1. Most students, regardless of ability, will benefit by preparing themselves to continue on to some kind of
education beyond high school. For those students who will go on to post-secondary education, high school
is to be considered an educational transition.
2. Students will benefit themselves by taking courses leading to the maximum opportunity within their ability .
regardless of their immediate interests.
3. Students need to be encouraged if they are to reach their educational potential.
ALL STUDENTS MUST ENROLL IN SEVEN PERIODS DAILY with a minimum of six units of credit unless
otherwise approved by the principal. When necessary, the building principal / designee may waive this requirement on
an individual basis.
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Normally, seniors will be given first consideration for aide assignments, and only one unit of aide credit may be
earned.
The school day begins at 8:00am (doors will open at 7:30am for breakfast) and closes at 4:00pm with a closed
noon hour. On Friday, the school day begins at 8:00am and closes at 2:20pm.
EXTENDED LEARNING PERIOD: After School and the At-Risk program approved by the Board of Education will
run from 3:15pm until 4:00pm for middle school/ high school students. Students requiring additional time to complete
class work may be assigned to extended learning by a teacher. Failure to report to extended learning as directed will
result in a zero hour assigned by the principal or his designee. Before school extended learning is an option for middle
/ senior high students providing the assigning teacher agrees to this option.
Parents and area employers should not expect students to report to work until 4:00pm or later.
E. DUAL CREDIT COURSES
All course work available to Caldwell High School students for dual credit must be approved by the building
principal / designee before high school credit will be issued. This policy applies to both college outreach classes and
all correspondence classes.
F. G.E.D. . GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT TEST
Caldwell High School will not issue high school units of credit based upon GED results.
G. WORK STUDY PROGRAMS / OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Student work passes are not allowed. The only exception to this rule is students enrolled in and under direct
supervision of Special Education and the counselorfs gOccupational Education Program.h This program is for juniors
and seniors only. They must have a 2.5 GPA to be allowed in this program. Students must not have prior attendance
issues (16 days/year) to be eligible to enroll in a Work Study program.
H. STUDENT AIDE
Students may enroll in gStudent Aideh providing they have not had an gFh or failing grade the previous semester of
attendance. Student tutor and student aide assignments require approval by the supervising teacher and the building
principal / designee. Students may receive only one credit for Student Aide in their four years of high school. Student
attendance must be 85% or better to receive a satisfactory grade .Students must not have prior attendance issues (16
days/year) to enroll as a student aide.
I. VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL ENROLLMENT OPTIONS
Eligible Caldwell High School students may request permission to enroll in a vocational-technical program at
Cowley County Community College. Interested students need to contact the school counselor for details.
J. SENIOR HIGH GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
1. CREDIT REQUIREMENTS. . .
Twenty-four (24) units of credit are required for Caldwell High School graduation. Students are required to have
sixteen (16) units of credit in addition to band, vocal music and physical education.
No more than two (2) credits transferred in from a Learning Center can be counted toward the total number of
24 units required for graduation from Caldwell High School.
Eight (8) semesters of satisfactory attendance enrolled as a full time student are required for graduation unless
special administrative approval is granted to allow early graduation. Except under the most extraordinary
circumstances, request for early graduation will be denied.
2. LANGUAGE ART CLASSES . English courses are full year courses with full credit.
Required: English 9 . freshmen
English 10 . sophomores
English 11 . juniors
Senior English
Should a student fail any of these required English courses, he / she will repeat each semester failed until credit is
earned. In accordance with Kansas State Department of Education regulations, the building principal / designee may
waive up to one unit of the language arts requirement if the principal / designee determines that a pupil can benefit
more by taking another subject.
All seniors will be required to satisfactorily complete a Senior Project.
They will receive one (1) unit of credit for this project.
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The summary for specific course requirements as listed by the State Board of Education are as follows:
English ....................................... 4 units of credit
Math ......................................... 4 units of credit
Science ...................................... 3 units of credit
Computer Applications ................. 1 unit of credit
Health/PE ...................................... 1 unit of credit
Fine Arts ..................................... 1 unit of credit
Social ....................................... 3 units of credit
(includes Am. History 1 credit; Government . credit, Economics . credit)
All students must have four (4) units of math, three (3) units of science and one (1) unit of fine arts. Fine arts is
defined as band, vocal music, art, computer graphics and graphic design.
Remaining units are to be chosen from the course offerings in the following areas: Language arts, mathematics,
science, social science, business, practical arts, fine arts and physical education or safety education.
K. GRADUATION EXERCISE PARTICIPATION: (updated June 2017)
To be eligible to receive the high school diploma from Caldwell High School the student must satisfy each of the
following requirements:
1. All required academic course work must be completed with a passing grade. Any incomplete assignments
may result in the student not passing in the course,
2. All school attendance requirements must be satisfactorily completed before the diploma will be issued.
Make up time assigned for unexcused absences or for disciplinary reasons is regarded as part of the
schoolfs attendance requirement.
3. To be eligible to receive the diploma the student must be in good standing at the time of graduation. Any
disciplinary sanction(s) imposed on the student at the time of commencement may result in the withholding
of the diploma.
4. All school owned property assigned to the student must be returned, and arrangement made for the
payment of any outstanding bill(s) owed the school before issuance of the diploma.
In accordance with State Department of Education regulations students who meet the required criteria are
eligible to test out of classes by passing a comprehensive examination. Eligible students interested in
testing out of a class need to confer with the building principal / designee and the gifted education teacher.
L. CALDWELL HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE CLASS GUIDELINES FOR SOPHOMORES: (added July 2018)
To be eligible to take a college class as a sophomore, you must meet the following criteria:
. 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA
. 95% attendance rate for the previous semester
. Minimum ACT Reading score of 18 or minimum Accuplacer Reading score of 69 (58 for CNA)
Also:
. Sophomores may only take 1 college class during the spring semester
. Students may drop the class within the first week of the college class without it affecting their high school
transcript. After two weeks, students will receive an F on their high school transcript for dual credit
purposes.
M. MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDY HALL: (updated June 2017)
1. To address the academic needs of those falling behind and at-risk students.
2. Will be determined weekly, any student with one F or two Dfs will be assigned to study hall Tuesday-
Thursday during advisory period.
3. Students assigned to more than one consecutive week will not be allowed to leave school in order to attend
or participate in extra-curricular activities.
4. Failure to report as requested results in zero hour assigned by Principal or designee.
N. KANSAS QUALIFIED ADMISSION STANDARD
ATTENTION: COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Student admission to KU, KSU, WSU, PSU, ESU, and FHSU is achieved in one of three ways:
1. Graduated in the top third of his / her class
2. Achieve a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in pre-college curriculum which are the core classes or
3. Earn a score of 21 or higher on the ACT test
A student failing to qualify for admissions to a regentfs university based on the above standards has the option of
attending one of the many community colleges, or any of the private schools that will accept the applicant.
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O. KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTSf REQUIRED PRE-COLLEGE CURRICULUM
QUALIFIED ADMISSIONS
1. Four units of English . at least one unit of English / language arts must be taken each year in high school.
2. Three units of mathematics . Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II. Completion of the three required
mathematics courses prior to entering college satisfies the Regents Qualified Admissions requirement.
3. Three units of social studies . including one unit of U.S. History, one unit of U. S. Government, one unit
selected from world history, world geography, international relations, psychology or sociology.
4. Three units of natural science . chosen from biology, advanced biology, chemistry, physical / earth / space
science, and / or physics. At least one unit must be in chemistry or physics.
5. One unit of computer technology. Computer Applications fulfills this requirement.
6. Two units of foreign language . No units are required but the Board of Regents strongly encourages
students to take two units of one foreign language in high school.
See the counselor for more details and / or a brochure from the Kansas State Department of Education.
P. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION RECOMMENDATIONS
For specific requirements in any career field or major, please check with the counselor. Students interested in
career, vocational, or technical fields should check in the guidance office for specific requirements.
Prior to the senior year in high school, students and parents need to seek factual, detailed information pertaining
to the studentfs post-secondary choices. The school counselor is readily available upon request to assist students and
parents with: educational and occupational information regarding such things as employment opportunities,
apprenticeship programs, military service careers, trade schools, public vocational-technical schools, community junior
colleges, private and state four-year colleges and universities, out-of-state institutions, admission standards, college
entrance testing programs, U.S. military academies, ROTC programs, educational costs, student financial aid
programs, grade point average, credit by examination, Kansas careers, college visitations and appointments with
college representatives.
Q. CAMPUS VISITATIONS AND POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANNING
Students wanting to visit a post-secondary school campus on school time are required to have the school
counselor make visitation arrangements with the schoolfs office of admission. Before the planned absence is excused
by the office, THE PRINCIPAL /DESIGNEE MUST APPROVE THE VISITATION. It is highly recommended parents
accompany students making campus visitation. Seniors get 3 days/year, Juniors 2 days/year.
Non-school days, such as the spring vacation period, are recommended as a good time to visit other campuses.
R. GUIDANCE SERVICES
The school counselor provides a variety of services for students wanting help in making decisions. A counselor
assists students by providing information, exploring solutions to personal problems and seeking answers to questions
concerning classes and future occupational choices.
To help students, the counselor provides standardized test results, comparing the studentsf abilities and interests
with profiles of post-high school institutions.
S. DROPPING A COURSE
There should be very few requests to drop a course. The principal / designee will determine the need to change
a schedule after the first three (3) days of attendance. Students will not be permitted to drop a year course at the
end of the first semester. Only the building principal / designee may waive this requirement if the request to drop is
determined justifiable. The recommendation of a parent, classroom teacher and the counselor will be the primary
factors considered in making such a decision. Occasionally, individual adjustments are necessary to best serve
student needs.
In the event that a student (with parent approval) elects to drop a course in progress, a failing grade is recorded
for the course dropped.
Students removed from a class prior to the end of the semester for misconduct will receive a grade of gFh for the
semester and no credit.
If a student has a justifiable reason to modify their class schedule during the semester, the gFh grade may be
waived by the principal / designee.
CHS/CMS requires a student to carry seven courses each semester unless approved by the administration.
T. IDL/ONLINE CLASSES
Enrollment in IDL/Online classes is limited and students taking IDL classes make a contractual agreement with
the school stipulating the terms or conditions allowing the student to remain in the class. Students enrolled in IDL
classes must agree to comply with strict standards of conduct. Misconduct on the studentfs part is grounds for
permanent removal from class and a loss of full or partial credit for course work. Copies of contractual agreements are
available in the counselorfs office.
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U. GRADE CLASSIFICATION
Senior high school studentsf grade placement is classified according to the number of units of credit the
student has previously earned.
SENIOR .................. Sixteen units or more
JUNIOR .................. At least twelve units
SOPHOMORE ......... At least six units
FRESHMAN ............ First year student with less than six units
V. SCHOOL FEES
School fees are published prior to the August enrollment each year. Inquiries regarding school fees may be
directed to either the grade school or middle/high school offices.
Fees are assessed for the following: Textbook Rental, Instrument Rent, Technology (Computer Application, etc.),
Towel Fee (for PE and / or sports), Football mouthpiece, Art and Shop User Fees, Senior Project Fee, FCCLA fee,
band and vocal classroom fees, and padlocks (for PE or sports).
Textbook rental includes workbooks for required classes. Workbooks for high school elective classes are sold to
students at school cost. IT IS THE TEACHERfS PEROGATIVE TO RETAIN STUDENT WORKBOOKS IF THE
TEACHER SO CHOOSES.
W. UNPAID FEES
Students owing the school money for prior unpaid fees and expenses will not be permitted to enroll in classes
such as art, shop, and physical education in which students must pay for materials and special fees.
ART AND SHOP FEES are considered a user fee to cover equipment and supplies furnished by the school. The
cost of any supplies such as those used in a project will be paid in full BEFORE the project is removed from the
premises. Cost is to be paid as expense is incurred and never to run over $50.
INDIVIDUAL SHOP PROJECTS ESTIMATED TO COST $50.00 OR MORE REQUIRE ADVANCED PAYMENT
COVERING HALF OF THE PROJECTED COST OF THE PROJECT BEFORE STARTING THE PROJECT.
INSTRUMENT RENTAL is a yearly fee for those using school owned music instruments.
SAFETY GLASSES REQUIREMENT. All students will be required by instructors to wear safety glasses for
running class experiments, using machines and/or where the danger exist that damage to the eyes could occur.
TEXTBOOK DAMAGE BEYOND NORMAL WEAR will be charged to the pupil in addition to the rental cost.
Teachers are given the responsibility to keep accurate records of the condition of textbooks used in their room.
Students will be charged no less than one-third the replacement for damaged books. Full replacement costs will be
charged for books beyond repair.
CALDWELL SCHOOL YEARBOOKS ALL YEARBOOKS MUST BE ORDERD BY APRIL 1st. Cost may be paid
with enrollment fees or no later than the end of the first semester. Pricing of the yearbook will be determined annually
and announced with other yearly fees.
X. CLOSED NOON HOUR POLICY
U.S.D. #360 operates a closed noon period, and all students are required to remain under supervision in an
assigned area. The school food service will serve a federally approved hot lunch. Students may also bring lunches
from home to be eaten either in the cafeteria or in the commons area. For those bringing a lunch, a refrigerator will be
available in the cafeteria to keep the lunch cool. A microwave is also available if they desire to heat up an item.
Exception from the above policy will not be made except as follows:
Students may leave campus to eat lunch at home if the parent or guardian picks up the student(s) each day,
signing them out in the office.
Students will lose this privilege if they are tardy to fifth hour class.
Y. LUNCH PLAN
The first hour teacher will take lunch count and at that time the student will need to indicate if he/she wants hot
lunch, or not eating. Another portion of the main dish may be ordered for an additional charge. THERE IS A NO
CHARGE POLICY ON SCHOOL MEALS. Parents will be notified by email if the balance goes into the deficit.
Your child will be served a sandwich and milk for 5 days, then they will not receive a lunch.
Z. WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL
In accordance with Kansas compulsory attendance law, school attendance is required up to the age of 18 for
a youth who has not obtained a high school diploma. If a child is 16 or 17 a parent or the court may, with written
consent, allow a child to be exempt from this requirement. Parents consenting to their studentfs withdrawal from school
are required to sign a waiver statement freeing the school of its responsibilities. One parent will also be required to
attend the meeting unless the student is 18 or older.
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Students transferring to another school must report to the counselorfs office and ask for a withdrawal
form. After parent approval by signature or a phone call, the student will take the form to his / her teachers for
their signatures. Teachers will indicate the grade to date and whether books and other materials are turned in,
as well as any fees that might be owed. The completed form is to be returned to the office where fees are paid
and/or refunds (if any) will be figured.
AA. CALDWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Sixth and seventh grade students are required to enroll in seven (7) periods per day. Four of those periods will
be the core classes . English, math, science and social science. Eighth grade students are required to take Computer
Apps. The other three hours will be chosen from electives that vary from year to year.
Students failing to meet satisfactory scores on state and local assessments may be assigned to
remediation courses for their electives.
BB. MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMOTION
To be promoted, a student must pass at least 75% of their core classes, those being math, science, social
science and English. Full year classes of this nature are to be divided into two semesters with a grade at the end of the
semester. Grades are not to be continuous from one semester to the next. Student grades will be updated online each
week. Nine week grades will be handed out during parent/teacher conferences and semester grades cards mailed
home.
At the end of the school year those students who have not been able to meet the middle school promotion
requirements shall be referred to a committee for a final recommendation. The committee will be composed of the
school principal / designee, school counselor, and one middle school teacher assigned to the committee on a rotating
basis. The committee shall consider grades, intellectual ability, chronological age, emotional maturity, and physical
maturity.
To make up the credits required to be promoted, students may make up failed classes in the summer through an
USD #360 approved alternative program.
According to Kansas State 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 is generally an educational
decision which is best made by professional educators in consultation with the parents of the student.
III. CHISHOLM TRAIL eLEARNING VIRTUAL
SCHOOL ACADEMY
PARENT / STUDENT INFORMATION
Individuals under the age of 18 years may not attend the Chisholm Trail eLearning Virtual School Academy
unless assigned there by the administration for an exceptional circumstance.
All schools are now required to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements each year and all students
under the age of 18 are required to participate in these tests. In order to prepare students to take state assessment tests
it has been determined that students remain at Caldwell High School for test preparations and take the courses that
students will be tested on.
Caldwell High School will only allow two credits from the Chisholm Trail Learning Academy to transfer in and still
graduate from Caldwell High School.
To be considered for part-time attendance:
A student that has failed a class at the middle or high school may make up the course online through Oddesyware.
This must be approved by the high school counselor. Students that fail one or more classes may be assigned to take
classes during the school day if it is determined this is needed to stay on track for graduation. Students will be monitored
through the counseling office to see that they are meeting attendance requirements and adequate academic progress.
Final determination will be made by the principal / designee.
Making up a failed class. (Note: Juniors/Seniors enrolled in the Work Study Program at Caldwell High School and
fail a class at the semester, would be ineligible for the Work Study Program. If the schedule permits a student may do
the credit recovery during the school day, in order to stay on track for graduation. That class would be taken on the high
school campus). Students may not transfer more than two (2) credits from a Learning Center and still graduate
from Caldwell High School.
Enrich or remediate skill for non-credit basis with permission dependent upon availability of computers may attend
after school hours or during the summer.
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To be considered for full-time attendance at the Chisholm Trail eLearning Virtual School Academy
. Health reasons that do not allow CHS attendance.
. Suspension / Expulsion in which the student is legally ordered to attend school. This attendance must be
approved by a building administrator or assigned by a hearing officer.
. Dropouts who have withdrawn from school according to the state statute, are at least 16 years of age, and
are approved to attend by the director and a building administrator.
Students attending the Chisholm Trail eLearning Virtual School Academy will be required to complete 21
credits for graduation. Coursework will reflect the Kansas State minimum requirements in the core classes along
with elective courses.
IV. VIRTUAL PROGRAM
(Updated June 2017)
Caldwell Secondary School implemented a Virtual School program at the beginning of the 2016-17 year. This
program was developed as an alternate program for USD 360 students to complete their high school graduation
requirements. Currently, the CSS Virtual Program is designed only for students in grades 6-12. New enrollment into
the program must be made prior to September 20th each year. Students currently enrolled in Caldwell Secondary
School may switch to the virtual program at the end of the first semester.
A. PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING APPROVAL TO ATTEND
Full-time attendance: Health Reasons, Suspension / Expulsion, and Dropouts
The student and parent / guardian need to request a meeting with the administration of Caldwell High School.
They should be prepared to discuss reasons traditional high school is not working out and reasons the Chisholm Trail
eLearning Virtual School Academy would be a workable solution.
1. The student shall be experiencing academic or social failure at Caldwell High School or at another school
prior to applying for enrollment at Caldwell High School.
2. The student and parent / guardian requests attendance to be transferred to the Chisholm Trail eLearning
Virtual School Academy.
3. Upon approval of the principal he/she shall write an official student education learning plan which will be
signed by the student, parent / guardian and counselor.
4. Students that are under 18 years are generally not eligible for full-time assignment at the Academy. If
admitted on a learning plan they are admitted according to the following guidelines:
Students and parents/guardians interested in the Academy should consider the following factors:
(a) A student will not be able to participate in any KSHSAA or school sponsored activities at CHS.
(b) A student cannot participate in CHS graduation. All Chisholm Trail eLearning Virtual School
Academy students may participate in Academy commencement ceremonies.
(c) Students will not be allowed to transfer in from a Learning Center at any time and graduate from
Caldwell High School. A student must be enrolled in an accredited public or private high school
fulltime prior to transfer in order to graduate from Caldwell High School.
(d) Students on a written learning plan may be granted permission to take elective classes at the high
school with the approval of the administration and the teacher(s) involved. The administration, parents,
and student will sign off on the written plan. Students will be expected to follow school policies while
on this plan. The student will not graduate from Caldwell High School, but from the Chisholm Trail
Learning Academy should they be on a written learning plan.
B. GRADING PROCEDURES AND POLICY
1. REPORT CARDS
Course credits are determined by semester grades which are recorded on the studentfs academic transcript.
Nine week grades are an estimate of the studentfs performance at mid-term.
Report cards will be distributed following the end of the reporting period. Grade explanations are as follows:
A . Excellent F . Failing (no credit)
B . Above Average I . Incomplete (no credit)
C . Average S . Satisfactory
D . Below Average U . Unsatisfactory (no credit)
If there are any questions, the student should feel free to talk with his/her teacher, guidance counselor or an
administrator. Parents should also feel free to contact the school.
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2. DISTRICT .WIDE GRADING SCALE
A district-wide grading scale will be utilized in all classes using a percentage or letter grade (K-12)
Percentage Letter Grade Equivalent Point Weighted Class
100-98 A+ 4.0 5.0
97-93 A 4.0 5.0
92-90 A- 4.0 5.0
89-87 B+ 3.0 3.75
86-83 B 3.0 3.75
82-80 B- 3.0 3.75
79-77 C+ 2.0 2.5
76-73 C 2.0 2.5
72-70 C- 2.0 2.5
69-67 D+ 1.0 1.25
66-63 D 1.0 1.25
62-60 D- 1.0 1.25
Below 60 F 0.0
Incomplete I
Withdraw/Passing W/P
Withdraw/Failing W/F
The use of a bell shaped curve for grading purposes is not to be used for students in USD #360.
3. MEDICAL INCOMPLETES
A student may qualify for extended time with a Section 504 plan. Set by principal or counselor.
4. INCOMPLETE
Students can generally be given a final evaluation even if absent in the last week or two of the term. An
exception to or modification of this general policy will be made only by the principal / designee, and such cases will be
considered on an individual basis before any action will be taken. At the end of the semester, students failing to
complete make-up work within the allotted time will receive a grade of gFh and zero credit.
5. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT
All attendance requirements must be satisfied before semester credit will be issued. Students must have all
makeup time completed before credit will be issued and recorded on the official school transcript.
6. GRADE POINT AVERAGE AND CLASS RANK
Grades will be counted toward class rank and GPA beginning in the ninth grade. Student Aide S/U grades will
not count toward GPA computation and only one aide credit will apply towards graduation requirements. GPA and
class ranking will be tabulated at the end of each semester.
Some of the upper level classes are classified as gweighted classes.h Any class taken for college credit will be
weighted on 1.25 points per letter grade. (A=5.0; B=3.75; C=2.5; D=1.25)
7. SPECIAL EDUCATION GRADING
The letter grading system used to assess student performance in special education classes will be administered
in accordance with each studentfs Individual Education Plan (IEP).
8. SEMESTER TESTS
All students will take semester tests as administered by the teachers. A semester test schedule will be released
the week prior to the end of each semester.
Caldwell High School students may be exempt from a final test if they have an gAh and no more than two
absences of any kind; gBh and one absences or a gCh and no absences. Students who have been assigned to Zero
hour will not be exempt from semester tests. Likewise students who have been assigned to in-school or outof-
school suspension will also not be eligible for test exemption.
Exceptional absences are absences that will not be counted against the student attendance for final exams:
death in the immediate family, extended hospitalization, obligatory religious services and no more than two
documented college visits (for juniors and seniors). Documentation means a signed note from a college representative
along with a telephone number for verification.
Students who meet these criteria may elect to take a final but it cannot lower their grade. It can be used only to
improve the final grade.
Absences will be based on each hour and / or period for determination of exemption.
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V. SCHOLASTIC AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
A. HONOR ROLL
An honor roll will be published for each nine week period. All letter graded classes receiving credit will be used to
determine the Honor Roll. Division will include:
1. Principalfs Honor Roll . All Afs or 4.0-5.0 GPA
2. gAh Honor Roll . 3.5 to 3.99 GPA with no grade of gFh
3. gBh Honor Roll . 3.0 to 3.49 GPA with no grade of gFh
Scale: A=4.0-5.0; B=3; C=2; D=1; F=0
B. TOP 10% AWARDS
Academic awards will be presented during the spring semester to the top 10% of each class (Grades 6-12) as
determined by the first three quarters grade point average. All classes receiving letter grades will be computed to
determine the GPA. Senior high students must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units of credit to be eligible for this
award. A student must attend CMS / CHS for at least three of the four quarters to qualify for the award.
C. ACADEMIC LETTERING
Academic school letters are awarded to any student in grades 6-10 earning a grade point average (GPA) of 3.30
or above or grades 11-12 earning a GPA of 3.50 for the first three quarters of the school year. CHS students must be
enrolled in five (5) academic classes, but does not include student aide or work study. Students are eligible to letter
each year and receive an academic emblem or bar to be worn on the school letter.
D. PRINCIPALfS AWARD
Seniors having a 3.5 overall GPA and scoring at the 75th percentile or better on his / her ACT test will be
recognized with the gPrincipalfs Award.h
E. GRADUATING WITH HONORS
Graduating seniors who have earned an overall seven semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or above will
be recognized at the graduating commencement exercise as gGraduating with Honors.h
F. VALEDICTORIAN / SALUTATORIAN AWARDS
Valedictorian and Salutatorian awards are based on the weighted grade point average (GPA) for the first seven
semesters of high school attendance. The Valedictorian award is presented to the senior ranking number one in the
graduating class. The Salutatorian award is presented to the senior ranking second in the class.
To be considered for the Valedictorian or Salutatorian awards, a student must have attended Caldwell High
School for five (5) consecutive semesters.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE LISTED
AWARDS, A STUDENT MUST BE ENROLLED AND RECEIVING
CREDIT IN A MINIMUM OF SIX (6) CLASSES
VI. ATTENDANCE POLICY
PHILOSOPHY OF SCHOOL ATTENDANCE: Missing School is Missing Out!!
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fs 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. 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 school office immediately upon the students return to school. Students
absent from school due to illness are to report to the school nurse prior to reporting to the office.
Students are NOT to report to class without first reporting to the office. Parent confirmation does not necessarily
excuse the student absence from school.
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A parent is responsible for confirming their studentfs 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 / designee on an individual basis. Whenever
possible, all make-up work is to be completed prior to the student being absent from school.
THE STUDENT REQUESTING gADVANCED ABSENCESh NEED TO have a parent/guardian acknowledge
their absence by communicating with the school office.
It will be the decision of the building principal / designee 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 (SATURDAY SCHOOL). (Refer to the section on unexcused absences)
STUDENTS FAILING TO CONFIRM AN EXCUSED ABSENCE (i.e. illness, etc.) MAY HAVE THAT ABSENCE
TERMED UNEXCUSED BY THE PRINCIPAL / DESIGNEE.
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 / DESIGNEE. CONTACT MUST BE MADE
WITH THE PRINCIPAL / DESIGNEE PRIOR TO THE ACTIVITY.
B. ABSENCES DUE TO ILLNESS
In situations involving long term illness, the student may be required to furnish the principal / designee with a
doctorfs statement justifying the absence from school. Repeated or chronic illness resulting in excessive absence (5
days/semester) from school will also require a doctorfs statement before the absences are excused by the principal /
designee. In situations involving excessive absenteeism such as prolonged illness, the parent needs to contact the
building principal / designee to arrange for make-up work.
C. 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.
D. UNEXCUSED ABSENCE
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fS 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.
The Truancy Diversion Program in Sumner County requests the principal / designee to refer to JIAS (OR DCF, if
under age 13) in Wellington the name of any student inexcusably absent three (3) consecutive days of school, five (5)
days in a semester or seven (7) days in a year. Once a 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 referral will not be made on students that are granted excused absences.
It is the teacherfs 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 / designee, the reason given
does not justify the student being out-of-school. Unexcused absence may be lead to truancy from school and
subject to disciplinary measures. At the discretion of the principal / designee, students receiving
unexcused absences are subject to after school detention, SATURDAY SCHOOL, 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 an attendance hearing and / or JIAS (DCF) referral.
2. All make-up work NOT completed and submitted to the teacher within a reasonable 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 day missed.
3. Caldwell High 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 / designee, will be assigned.
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 / designee. Skipping or cutting class is classified as truancy
and subject to disciplinary measures as deemed appropriate by the administration. Seven (7) unexcused tardies
will equal one (1) unexcused absence. This may result in the student being regarded as truant and notification of
the proper authorities.
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E. TRUANCY
THE CMS / CHS PRINCIPAL / DESIGNEE IS APPOINTED BY THE U.S.D. #360 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO
SERVE AS THE SCHOOLfS TRUANT OFFICER.
Truancy is defined as:
1. Not attending school after leaving home.
2. Leaving school without permission from the principal / designeefs 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.
Should a student accumulate more than 3 consecutive or 5 absences in a semester, the Principal/Designee has
the authority to require a doctor note indicating the student in question visited the doctors on a particular day in
question. A note from a doctor, excusing the child is not good enough.
Students must attend school from age 7-17. The requirement for special needs students is different. They must
attend until 18 years of age.
F. TRUANCY LAW
Students must and will operate under the requirements of KSA 72-3121. This law provides that ga child is
required by law to attend school and such student is inexcusably absent there from on either three consecutive days,
five days in any semester, or seven days in a year, such child shall be considered to be truant.
gA child is inexcusably absent from school if the child is absent there from 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.h
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.
VII. 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fS RESPONSIBILITY TO GET THE MAKE-UP ASSIGNMENTS FROM THE
TEACHER OR GOOGLE CLASSROOM 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.
VIII. TARDIES
A LITTLE LATE IS TOO LATE. Students are expected to be in their seats and ready for class when the tardy bell
rings.
All teachers are to keep accurate records of student tardies, excused and unexcused. The school has determined
that seven (7) unexcused tardies will equal one unexcused absence and subject to disciplinary action from the teacher
and the office.
a. ALL TARDIES will be determined as excused / or unexcused in the CMS / CHS office. Individual teacher
will also judge the validity of each tardy and apply their own tardy policy. It is recommended that teachers
assign not less than one detention period for each unexcused tardy. At the discretion of the teacher,
additional detentions may be assigned. The assigning teacher is expected to supervise their own
detentions.
b. Teachers will excuse a tardy providing the student has a signed statement from the office. The nurse, the
counselor or another teacher will send the student to the office to get verification of the excuse.
c. LUNCH PERIOD. Caldwell High School has a closed noon hour. All students are restricted from leaving
school any time during the school day including the lunch period. Students have an option of eating the
lunch prepared in the cafeteria or bring a lunch. Those bringing a lunch may eat either in the cafeteria or in
the commons area. During the lunch period, students are assigned a supervised area where they are to
remain until returning to class. All students are expected to be in their fifth hour class on time. There should
be no reason for students to be tardy to fifth hour.
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IX. 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, he / she must secure a pass to leave the building signed by the principal / designee 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 / designee.
STUDENTS WHO LEAVE THE BUILDING WITHOUT CHECKING OUT MAY BE
TRUANT FROM SCHOOL AND SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION
X. DISCIPLINE AND CONDUCT
It is the philosophy of Caldwell Middle / High School that acceptable conduct is of very great importance in school
work. Every teacher has the authority and is expected to correct any student for misbehaving any time or place about
the buildings, on school property, at school activities (home and out-of-town) or on the buses. gUnder the Kansas
School Safety and Security Act if any school employee knows or has reason to believe that an act which constitutes the
commission of a felony or misdemeanor or which involves the possession, use or disposal of explosives, firearms or
other weapons, has been committed at school, on school property, or at a school supervised activity a report to
appropriate law enforcement officials is required.h
School Expectations of Student Behavior-The goal of Caldwell Secondary School is the implementation of fair,
consistent classroom and total school expectations for students, teachers, and administrators. It is the stafffs preference
to focus on the business of education and avoid being disciplinarians. Discipline in the school and classroom means
setting limits for students until they are able to set limits for themselves. Students are expected to behave in a manner,
which is appropriate for middle and high school age individuals. Students are responsible for knowing what the rules and
consequences are in their classrooms and school. Students are responsible for their own actions.
XI. THE BLUEJAY WAY
A. BE RESPECTFUL (language, bullying, insubordination)
B. BE RESPONSIBLE (on time, dress code agenda book, classroom rules, etc)
C. BE INVOLVED (engaged in learning, participate in class and activities)
D. BE A LEADER (communicate properly)
A. MISBEHAVIORS
MINOR MISBEHAVIORS MAJOR MISBEHAVIORS
Horseplay Insubordination
Agenda Book issues Physical altercation
Not following directions Alcohol/Tobacco/Drugs
Missing assignments Weapons
Gum Dress Code
Breaking a classroom rule Destruction of property
Low grades Abusive language
Damaging equipment Vandalism
Student unprepared for class Excessive absences (truancy)
Cell phone Cell phone (2 or more issues)
Food/drinks areas Fighting
Tardies Skipping Detention
Name calling, harassment Theft
Safety
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B. CODE OF CONDUCT/CONSEQUENCES
Step 1
Conference
A school administrator will talk to the student and try to reach an agreement regarding how the student
will behave. Parents/guardians will be notified by discipline report or phone call. Action is recorded in
student file.
Step 2
Detention/Saturday School/In School Suspension
The student is not removed from school. They may be required to serve detention before or after
school, an assignment to Saturday School, or they are assigned to the in-school suspension room.
Parents/guardians will be notified in writing or by phone call. A student may be put on the gnot in good
standingh list and be ineligible for school activities. Administrators will decide if a student is allowed to
attend or participate in school activities during this step. Action is recorded in student file.
Step 3
Short Term Suspension
The student will not be allowed to attend school for the determined amount of days, (which can be from
one up to 10 days) The parent/guardian will be notified pursuant to state law. Action is recorded in
student file. The student is not to be at any school activities or on school property during the suspension.
Step 4
Long Term Suspension/Expulsion
The student will not be allowed to attend school, school activities, or be on school property for a period
of time as determined by the hearing officer.
**Due process as required by state law will be followed in all suspensions or expulsions
Action/Behavior Range for behavior Repeat violations
Alcohol 3
Notification of law enforcement
(Student Activity Policy)
Drug Free Schools &
Communities Policy)
4
Notification of law enforcement
(Student Activity Policy)
Drug Free Schools & Communities
Policy)
Cheating 1
Loss of credit for assignment
2-3
No credit for assignment
Computer Violation 1-4
Loss of computer use of school
computers
1-4
No computer use of school computers
Destruction of
Property/Vandalism
1-4
+ Restitution/notification of law
enforcement
1-4
+ Restitution/notification of law
enforcement
Disorderly conduct 1-4 1-4
Disrespectful 1-4 1-4
Disruption of Educational
Process
1-4 1-4
Dress Code 1-2 3-4
Electronic devices 1-4 1-4
Excessive tardies
More than two
See Zero Hour/Saturday School
policy
See Zero Hour/Saturday School policy
Explosives 4 4
Failure to Comply/defiance 1-4 1-4
Fighting 2-4 2-4
Harassment/Hazing/Threats
(sexual, physical, verbal, &
racial)
1-4
Conference + letter of notification
in file
2-4
Notification of law enforcement
Lying 1-2 1-3
Pantsing
Pulling anotherfs shorts down
2-3 3-4
Physical assault 3-4
Notification of law enforcement
4
Notification of law enforcement
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Possession of drugs/illegal
substances
3-4
Notification of law enforcement
(Drug Free Schools and
Communities Policy)
3-4
Notification of law enforcement
(Drug Free Schools and
Communities Policy)
Profanity/Vulgarity 1-4 1-4
Public Display of Affection 1 1-2
Scuffle/Horseplay 1-2 2-3
Theft 2-4 3-4
Tobacco 2-3
Notification of law
enforcement for underage
possession/usage Suspension
from privilege to attend or
participate in school activities
for five days. (Student Activity
Policy)
(Drug Free Schools &
Communities Policy)
2-4
Notification of law enforcement for
Underage possession/ usage Loss
of privilege to attend or participate
in school activities for up to 30
days.
(Student Activity Policy)
(Drug Free Schools & Communities
Policy)
Truancy/Unexcused absences
or excessive absences
1-3
Parent notification
2-4
Referral to Sumner County Truancy
Diversion program
Unnecessary items 1-4 1-4
Weapons 4
Notification of law enforcement
4
Notification of law enforcement
C. BUILDING CODE OF CONDUCT
A school worthy of educating boys and girls for our great American democracy begins with good behavior. You
are NOT a well-educated person unless you are able to get along with your fellow students and teachers.
A few general rules called to your attention:
1. Students are expected to attend classes regularly.
2. Students are expected to be on time.
3. Students are NOT to leave the school building during school hours without permission from the office.
4. Students are expected to cultivate the habit of industry and do their best in all work.
5. Students are expected to respect the rights and privileges of all others.
6. Students are expected to keep their hands and feet to themselves. No horseplay, kicking, pushing, shoving,
pantsing, and / or tripping will be tolerated.
7. Students are expected to respect and protect the physical property and equipment belonging to the school.
8. The school beverage and candy machines are intended for use during lunch, before and after school.
9. NO energy drinks are to be brought into the school.
10. When entering or leaving the school building, PLEASE USE THE SIDEWALKS.
11. Gum chewing in class is at the discretion of each teacher, but BE SURE the gum ends up in a waste basket.
12. Articles found in the building should be taken to the office. Items not claimed at the end of school will be
discarded in June or given to a worthy cause.
13. All notices placed on bulletin boards must first be approved by the school office. AT NO TIME ARE
POSTERS TO BE TAPED TO THE PAINTED WALLS.
14. Students shall not be in the school buildings prior to 7:30am or after 4:00pm unless under DIRECT
supervision of a staff member. This includes practices, workouts, study time, detentions, etc. STUDENTS
IN THE WEIGHT ROOM, AT WORKOUTS, SPORTS PRACTICES, MUSIC REHEARSALS,
CHEERLEADER PRACTICES, IN DRESSING ROOM, ETC
Students eating breakfast are to stay in the cafeteria/commons area until the 7:50am bell rings.
THE FOLLOWING STUDENT BEHAVIORS ARE UNACCEPTABLE AND WARRANT CORRECTIVE
MEASURES BY TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS. Students failing to comply with school discipline rules can
expect to be reprimanded and disciplined. The schoolfs authority to regulate student behavior extends to all school
properties, athletic facilities, and the student parking areas.
Students are also under the schoolfs jurisdiction of authority at all school sponsored activities, including those held
off campus, and all school rules are enforced.
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Students violating school discipline policy are subject to before and after school detention, Saturday school,
removal from class, in-school and / or out-of-school suspension, long term suspension, expulsion, corporal punishment
referral to outside agencies, suspension from attending or participating in school activities, and / or alternative
measures. Law violations will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
D. STUDENTS ARE IN THE WRONG FOR THE FOLLOWING BEHAVIORS
1. Being in possession of or use of tobacco on campus, school buses or at any school sponsored activity.
2. Being in possession of, consumption of or under the influence of alcohol, non-prescribed or illegal drugs of
any kind on school property or at school activities.
3. Being involved in fighting on or near school property while attending school or any school activity.
4. Being involved in hazing or bullying of students including name calling and making derogatory remarks
towards anyone.
5. Making threats toward students, staff and / or the school.
6. Taking part in student initiations or pranks.
7. Displaying unacceptable romantic behavior. STUDENTS ARE TO KEEP THEIR PRIVATE LIVES
PRIVATE and not be subject to public approval or disapproval. Hugging, hand holding, kissing and the like
are not acceptable behaviors at school or school activities. Repeated violations will be dealt with
accordingly.
8. Gambling on school property or at school activities.
9. Being disruptive or distractive to the educational welfare of the instructional process in the classroom.
10. Using of obscene gestures, profanity or vulgarity (written or verbal) at any time or place associated with the
school or activities.
11. Engaging in cheating, stealing, forgery and/or lying. Use of any material or information other than your own
to complete school assignments or tests unless previously approved by the teacher. Writing or using the
signature or initials of another person is also considered forgery. Taking or concealing property that belongs
to others. These behaviors are wrong and totally unacceptable and subject to stern corrective measures.
12. Being disobedient by failing to comply with the directions, instructions, or requests made by any member of
the staff.
13. Misbehave or being disorderly in a manner deemed objectionable by any staff member at any time or place
on campus or at school activities
14. Being disrespectful in any manner to fellow students and/or adult members of the school community.
15. Acting in a manner thatfs disruptive to the orderly educational procedure of the school.
16. Refusing to comply with a reasonable request of school personnel, will be dealt with accordingly. (Including
profanity, vulgarity, and obscene behavior)
17. Deliberately setting off a false fire alarm is a serious offense and will be treated accordingly.
18. Possessing an item which could be used to cause a disturbance and which is unnecessary for school.
19. Possessing or using of communication or electronic devices on school property or at school activities that
are determined to cause a detriment to the classroom environment or educational process shall be
prohibited.
For purposes of this policy, gPersonal Electronic Devicesh are defined to include cellular phones, digital
cameras, (still or video) personal digital assistants (PDAs), iPods, MP3 players, headphones, pagers, or any
other easily concealed electronic device capable of transmitting data or images.
The usage of personal electronic devices during lunch period for high school students will be allowed
in the cafeteria and commons areas. This privilege of using electronic devices during scheduled lunch
periods is experimental and may be taken away at any time should students become irresponsible.
E. CONSEQUENCES FOR VOILATING THE PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY PER SEMESTER ARE:
. First offense: Warning
. Second offense: 20 minute detention
. Third offense: Zero hour
. Fourth offense: Saturday School (loss of electronic device privilege for semester)
. Fifth offense: Suspension from school
In all of the aforementioned situations, personal electronic devices confiscated by staff will be taken to
the HS office and may be picked up by the student at the end of the school day.
Caldwell School District extends to students the privilege to possess and use Personal Electronic
Devices before and after the instructional school day and during scheduled lunch periods in the cafeteria
and commons area. They shall be stored in a studentfs locker throughout the instructional day. The
instructional day includes, but is not limited to, lunch breaks, class changes, study halls, fire drills,
assemblies, school evacuations, and any other structured or non-structured activity that occurs during the
normal school day. During all times when electronic devices are allowed to be on and in use, students are
encouraged to keep their phone on gsilenth mode.
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Students, parents, and guardians are advised that the Board of Education assumes no responsibility in
any circumstances whatsoever for the loss, destruction or theft of any Personal Electronics Devices that are
brought to school or to any extra-curricular or after-school activity.
Building administrators shall have the discretion to determine the appropriate punishment for violations
of this policy. Building administrators shall also have the discretion to allow exceptions to this policy on a
case-by-case basis, e.g., in situations where a studentfs 504 plan or IEP requires the use of a Personal
Electronic Device, or in cases of medical necessity or emergency.
F. DISMISSAL FROM CLASS
Any student dismissed from a class by a teacher or who leaves on his / her own accord will report IMMEDIATELY
to the high school office and will not be allowed to report back to that class until a conference has been held with the
student, administrator and the instructor. Any student removed from the classroom for disciplinary reasons will
likely be assigned zero hour detention, pending documentation of the incident from the teacher(s) involved.
Failure to report to the office may result in the student being suspended from that class or even suspended from
school.
Teachers who send students to the office will notify the office immediately and will also contact the
parents by telephone if it is a situation that warrants removal from class, detention or suspension.
A student who is unwilling to correct their conduct problem in a class after various approaches taken by
the teacher and / or principal to resolve the problem may be permanently removed from that class by the
principal, assigned a grade of gFh for the current semester, and receive no credit for that class.
G. VULGARITY AND PROFANITY
As ruled by the Supreme Court, vulgarity and profanity have no place in a public educational institution. A wise
person can express him/herself without the use of profanity. Any student using profane or vulgar language (spoken or
written) or making vulgar or obscene gestures in the presence of any faculty or staff member or toward other students
may be subject to suspension from school or school membership of a group such as an athletic team. This policy
applies to students any time or place at school or a school activity.
H. CARE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY
The citizens of our district invest a great deal of money each year in the education of a new group of American
citizens who will soon replace them in their various walks of life.
A considerable share of that investment is represented in buildings, grounds and equipment for our school.
Proper treatment of that investment gives the high school citizen a finer place in which to go about his activities. Each
student can assist in this work by keeping the halls clean, refraining from marring desks, walking on sidewalks rather
than running across the lawn, and recognizing his/ her obligation in general.
Willful and malicious vandalism will be dealt with accordingly. Destruction WILL NOT be tolerated. Defacing the
building, furniture, or other property, such as scratching or writing on walls, doors, etc., is against school rules. .
Property damage will be paid for by the responsible individual. Full restitution plus labor costs for repair and possible
suspension from school may result. Destroying or mutilating objects or materials belonging to the school, school
personnel or other persons will not be tolerated.
I. PHYSICAL CONTACT
Scuffle/horseplay: Engaging in physical contact for no purpose with no intent to harm another person.
Fight: Both parties physically assaulting each other.
Physical assault & battery: Attack of one person or of a group of persons upon another person who does not
wish to engage in the conflict and who did not provoke the attack.
J. HARASSMENT . HAZING . BULLYING . CYBER BULLYING -- THREATS
In incidents where harassment (i.e. threats, torment, badgering, offensive sexual or racial 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/High 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 gany 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.h 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.
Cyber Bullying is the use of electronic devices such as computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc., to harass, distort
photos, or intimidate another student.
Threats . The intentional unlawful threat or intimidation by word or act to do violence to another person or
property of a student or school employee. Students will be referred to the office and will be subject to in-school
suspension, out-of-school suspension, and / or long-term suspension or expulsion. Parents will be notified of action
taken and law enforcement will be called should the situation so warrant.
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Consequences include: The first step is a formal written warning and notice to parents. This step may include
three (3) days of in-school or out-of-school suspension and a conference with the student and a teacher, parents, and
administrator. The next step is up to ten (10) days of out-of-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.
K. CAFETERIA GUIDELINES
All students will observe the following cafeteria guidelines. Lunchtime is meant to be pleasant and enjoyable but
can be so only if we work together. Students are instructed:
1. Not to run to get in lines
2. Not to crowd ahead in line
3. Not to speak loudly or shout
4. To use proper table manners
5. Not to throw food
6. To empty trays properly
7. Seat saving is not permitted
L. ORGANIZED INITIATIONS ARE ILLEGAL
So that no child is marred physically or emotionally through this useless activity, the administration will NOT
approve or tolerate any sort of initiation at Caldwell Middle/Senior High School.
The administration does encourage clubs, classes and organizations to welcome new members by planning
some special activity.
M. GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION LAW 72-6114 - 72-6119
Any disorderly conduct is grounds for suspension and in extreme situations, criminal charges may be
filed. 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 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:
1. Willful violation of any published regulation for student conduct adopted or approved by the Board of
Education (STUDENT / PARENT HANDBOOK) or .
2. Conduct which substantially disrupts, impedes or interferes with the operation of any public school; or .
3. Conduct which endangers the safety of others or which substantially impinges upon or invades the rights of
others at school, on school property, or at a school supervised activity; or .
4. Conduct which if the pupil is an adult, constitutes the commission of a felony or if the pupil is a juvenile,
would constitute the commission of a felony if committed by an adult; or .
5. Conduct at school, on school property, or at school supervised activity which, if the pupil is an adult,
constitutes the commission of a misdemeanor or, if the pupil is a juvenile, would constitute the commission
of a misdemeanor if committed by an adult; or .
6. 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 KSA 72-6114
. 72-6119 to the following certificated personnel: Superintendent of Schools and Principal
N. DUE PROCESS LAW
Rules and regulations which govern the suspension or expulsion of any student will be under the direct
regulations and guidance of K.S.A. #72-6114, Kansas Law. Under this law the Board of Education authorizes the
Superintendent of Schools to hold a hearing for any students suspended for longer than ten (10) days.
O. LENGTH OF SUSPENSION/EXPULSION HEARING
This bill extends the maximum length of a student expulsion to 186 days, and the maximum suspension to 90
days. If the number of school days applied extends beyond the current school year, the remaining days may be
applied to the succeeding school year. A pupil who has been suspended or expelled may be refused admission to
school in any other school district, regardless of residency, until such time as the period of suspension or expulsion has
expired.
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P. LONG-TERM SUSPENSION/EXPULSION HEARING
The reasons for the suspension of a student should be in accordance with those listed in KSA 72-6114. The
hearing will be conducted in accordance with the regulations and procedure set forth in the law, including
1. The right of the student or pupil to have counsel of his own choice present and to receive the advice of such
counsel or other persons whom he may select;
2. The right of the parents and guardians of the student or pupil to be present at the hearing;
3. The right of the student or pupil and his counsel or advisor to hear or read a full report of testimony or
witnesses against him;
4. The right of the student or pupil to present his own witnesses in person or their testimony by affidavit;
5. The right of the student or pupil to testify in his own behalf and give reasons for his conduct;
6. The right of the student or pupil to have an orderly hearing;
7. The right of the student or pupil to a fair and impartial decision based on substantiated evidence
Q. TYPES OF SUSPENSION
1. OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION (short term, a period of 10 days or less). A student who is suspended
from school for any reason will not be allowed to attend class, attend or participate in school functions, or to
represent the school in any activity (home or out of town) 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 is subject to a loss of or reduction in 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 may or may not be eligible to
participate in after school activities. This will be determined by the principal / designee.
3. LONG TERM SUSPENSION (more than 10 days, up to 90 days) . A student on extended suspension is
one who has been suspended for more than ten (10) days, but not more than 90 school days upon the
recommendation of the administration and after a due process 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.
R. TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, DRUGS, WEAPON AND LAW OFFENSES
The schoolfs authority to enforce all approved policies extends to all school properties, athletic facilities, and
student parking areas. Student conduct is also regulated by the school at all school-sponsored activities held on and
off campus. Legal violations will be reported to the authorities.
1. TOBACCO - The schoolfs ban on tobacco applies to all student use and/or possession of any tobacco
product within the vicinity of school property, and on all school properties, including parking areas, and at
all school sponsored events and activities. Kansas law makes it illegal for minors to possess and use
cigarettes or other tobacco products. Violators will be reported to the local authorities.
FIRST OFFENSE - Out-of-school suspension / In-school suspension and five (5) days suspension
from participation in and attendance at school activities.
SECOND OFFENSE .Out-of-school suspension / In-school suspension and ten (10) days suspension
from participation in and attendance at school activities.
THIRD OFFENSE .Out-of-school suspension and up to 30 days suspension from participation and
attendance at school activities. Student may elect to attend a tobacco cessation program in order
to reduce the suspension of participation in and attendance of school activities. Student athletes
are also subject to team training rules and regulations.
2. DRUGS AND ALCOHOL . Students are prohibited from manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, possessing
and using alcohol, drugs and drug paraphernalia on school property or at school activities. Use of alcohol
and/or drugs is defined as the act of using, or being under the influence as evident by the actions, odor, or
other symptoms. Possession is defined as storing in onefs locker or anywhere on the premises of the
school including vehicles on school property or on onefs person or belongings. Student athletes are also
subject to team training rules and regulations.
In accordance with school policies, violators of the drug and alcohol laws will be reported to the local
police and violators will be subject to disciplinary measures by the administration. (See the Drug Free
Schools and Communities Act policy and the Prohibited Substance policy found in this handbook).
3. WEAPONS AND FIREARMS . Caldwell Middle/High School students shall not knowingly, intentionally, or
recklessly enter school premises or parking areas with a firearm, ammunition, explosive, knife, or chemical
weapon, or any lethal weapon without written authorization of the district. This policy applies equally to any
representation or likeness to a real weapon.
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4. The student shall not interfere with normal activities, occupancy, or use of any building or portion of the
campus by exhibiting, using, or threatening to exhibit or use the firearm or explosive weapon. Students are
also prohibited from possessing any lethal weapon, including knives, while being transported or attending
any school related activity.
State law K.S.A. 72-6114 requires expulsion for not less than 186 school days for students found in
possession of a firearm or destructive device at school, on school property, or at a school sponsored event.
5. FIREWORKS . Caldwell Middle/High School students shall not knowingly intentionally, or recklessly enter
the school premises or parking areas with fireworks or explosives. The possession of or discharging of
firework in or around the school premises or at school activities is a violation of school policy and city
ordinance.
6. STUDENT ARREST - Any student arrested during the school day or at a school sponsored activity for
improper driving, possession or illegal use of alcohol or drugs, disturbing the peace, fighting or other
unlawful acts will be subject to disciplinary action from school authorities. Suspension or expulsion is a
likely penalty.
S. SCHOOL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT STATEMENT
The building principal / designee may request that law enforcement officers conduct an investigation and question
students who are potential witnesses of such alleged criminal behavior, during school hours. A reasonable attempt
shall be made to contact the studentfs parents, guardian or representative prior to questioning by law enforcement
officers. Reasonable requests of the parents, guardian or representative shall be observed. Such notifications or
attempted notifications to parents, guardian or representative shall be documented by the administrator involved. In
the absence of a studentfs parents, guardian or representative during any questioning of such students, the principal /
designee or certified school staff person shall request to be present.
If the investigation has centered on any particular student suspected of any alleged criminal activity, the
procedure for taking students into custody shall not interfere with reasonable law enforcement procedures.
Investigations Initiated and Conducted by Law Enforcement Officers: Only in demonstrated emergency
situations, shall law enforcement be voluntarily permitted to conduct such an investigation during school hours.
The building principal / designee shall require proper identification of law enforcement officials and the probable
cause for the interrogation or investigation of a student. If the principal / designee is not satisfied with either the
identification or the probable cause, he shall not grant the request of such persons and shall attempt to so notify the
superintendent and the officerfs superior, documenting such action.
The law enforcement officers shall be required to obtain prior approval of the principal / designee before
beginning such an interrogation or investigation on school premises. The administrator shall document the
circumstances as soon as practical.
Interrogation of Student during Investigation of Violations of School Rules by School Administrator: In instances
where school rules have allegedly been violated, the principal / designee may notify the suspected rule violator(s).
When suspension may be a consideration, the suspect student shall be advised orally or in writing of the nature of the
alleged offense and of the evidence.
Probable witnesses should be told of the nature of the alleged misconduct and the reason to believe they were
witnesses. The principal / designee may have another adult present during questioning of students.
Building administrators and others designated by the superintendent may conduct investigations and questions
students about infractions of school rules or the student conduct code.
If there is reason to believe a violation of a criminal law has been committed, the principal / designee shall notify
the appropriate law enforcement agency and may request further investigation of the alleged violation.
Coordination with Law Enforcement: School administrators shall / may meet periodically with local law
enforcement officials to discuss the districtfs policies and rules regarding law enforcement contacts with the district.
Investigations initiated by School Administrators and Conducted by Law Enforcement Officers: When law enforcement
conducts an investigation and/or question a student(s) during school hours, the building principal / designee shall make
a reasonable attempt to contact a parent, guardian or representative of the student(s) prior to questioning.
Notification or attempted notification of parents, guardian or representative shall be documented by the administrator
involved. If a studentfs parents, guardian or representative is not present during questioning of a student, the principal /
designee may be present.
Violations of Criminal Law: Information on the criminal conduct shall be turned over the law enforcement officials.
Taking Students Into Custody: Students shall not be voluntarily released by school officials to law enforcement
authorities unless the student has been placed under arrest or taken into custody by law enforcement or DCF.
Reasonable effort shall be made to notify the studentfs parents, guardian or representative when students are
removed from school for any reason by law enforcement authorities.
If a student is taken into custody by a campus police officer, school administrators shall also make a good-faith
effort to contact parents. Notification efforts shall be documented. Parents shall not be notified by school officials
when their child is taken into custody by DCF and/or law enforcement as a result of allegations of abuse or neglect.
When a student has been taken into custody or arrested on school premises without prior notification to the
building principal / designee, the school staff present shall ask the law enforcement officer to notify the principal /
designee of the circumstances as quickly as possible.
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Disturbance of School Environment: Law enforcement officers may be requested to assist in controlling
disturbances at school and if necessary to take students or other persons into custody.
Reporting to Law Enforcement: The principal/ designee/superintendent shall report to the appropriate law
enforcement agency any student behavior which constitutes the commissions of any misdemeanor or felony at school,
on school property, or at a school supervised activity and / or has been found:
. In possession of a weapon,
. In possession of controlled substance or illegal drug; or
. To have engaged in behavior at school which results in, or was substantially likely to result in, serious bodily
injury to others.
Notifying Law Enforcement: Whenever a student is suspended for an extended term or expelled for
engaging in this conduct, the principal / designee / superintendent, after obtaining the consent of the parent
or eligible student to release the information in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy
Act, shall notify law enforcement of the imposition of the suspension or expulsion within 10 days after the
suspension or expulsion is imposed. The notice shall contain the studentfs name, address, date of birth,
driverfs license number, if available, a description of the conduct that resulted in the suspension or expulsion
from school, and the date the suspension or expulsion was imposed.
XII. 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 (gESIh), 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fs 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
gCampus police officerh 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.
gChemical Restrainth means the use of medication to control a studentfs violent physical behavior or restrict a
studentfs freedom of movement.
gEmergency Safety Interventionh is the use of seclusion or physical restraint, but does not include physical escort
or the use of time-out.
gIncidenth means each occurrence of the use of an emergency safety intervention.
gLaw enforcement officerh and gpolice officerh 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.
gLegitimate law enforcement purposeh means a goal within the lawful authority of an officer that is to be achieved
through methods or conduct condoned by the officerfs appointing authority.
gMechanical Restrainth means any device or object used to limit a studentfs movement.
gParenth 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.
gPhysical Escorth 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.
gPhysical Restrainth means bodily force used to substantially limit a studentfs movement, except that consensual,
solicited, or unintentional contact and contact to provide comfort, assistance, or instruction shall not be deemed to be
physical restraint.
gSchool resource officerh 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.
gSchool security officerh 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.
gSeclusionh 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.
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gTime-outh 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fs airway;
. Using physical restraint that impacts a studentfs primary mode of communication;
. Using chemical restraint, except as prescribed treatments for a studentfs 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fs 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fs licensed health care provider, a copy of which has been provided to the school and
placed in the studentfs file.
Such written statement shall include an explanation of the studentfs 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.
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fs 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fs 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.
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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fs rights; (3)
information on the parentfs 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fs 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fs
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fs 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fs 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fs 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fs 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fs parent, a
school administrator for the school the student attends, one of the studentfs 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.
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Local Dispute Resolution Process
If a parent believes that an emergency safety intervention has been used on the parentfs 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fs 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
XIII. USD 360 CALDWELL PUBLIC SCHOOLS
COMPUTER SECURITY POLICY
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 KS State Statute 21-5839:
21-5839 Unlawful acts concerning computers.
(a) It is unlawful for any person to: (1) Knowingly and without authorization access and damage, modify, alter,
destroy, copy, disclose, or take possession of a computer, computer system, computer network or any other
property; (2) use 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 to obtain money, property, services or any
other thing of value by means of false or fraudulent pretense or representation; (3) knowingly 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; (4) knowingly and without authorization , disclose a number,
code, password or other means of access to a computer, computer network, social networking website or
personal electronic content; or (5) 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.
(b) (1) Except as provided in (b)(2), violation of subsections (a)(1) or (a)(3) is a severity level 8, nonperson felony.
(2) Violation of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2), or (a)(3) is a severity level 5, nonperson felony if the monetary loss to
the victim or victims is more than $100,000. (3) Violation of subsections (a)(4) or (a)(5) is a class A nonperson
misdemeanor.
(c) In any prosecution for a violation of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) or (a)(3), it shall be a defense that the property
or services were appropriated openly and avowedly under a claim of title made in good faith
(d) As used in this section:
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(1) gAccessh means to instruct, communicate with, store data in, retrieve data from or otherwise make use of
any resources of a computer, computer system, or computer network;
(2) gComputerh means 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.
(3) gComputer Networkh 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;
(4) gComputer Programh means a series of instructions or statements in a form acceptable to a computer which
permits the functions of a computer system in a manner designed to provide appropriate products from such
computer system:
(5) gComputer softwareh means computer programs, procedures and associated documentation concerned with
the organization of a computer system;
(6) gComputer systemh means a set of related computer equipment or devices and computer software which
may be connected or unconnected;
(7) gFinancial equipmenth means any check, draft, money order, certificate of deposit, letter of credit, bill
exchange, credit card, debit card or marketable security;
(8) gpersonal electronic contenth means the electronically stored content of an individual including, but not
limited to pictures, videos, emails and other data files;
(9) gproperty g includes, but is not limited to financial instruments, information, electronically produced or stored
data, supporting documentation and computer software either machine or human readable form;
(10) gservicesh 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;
(11) gsocial networking siteh 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 whom the
individual shares a connection and those lists of users made by others within the system;
(12) gSupporting documentationh includes but is not limited to, all documentation used in the construction,
classification, implementation, use or modification of computer software, computer programs or data;
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.
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.
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.
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 (Shelterbelt), 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 abuses 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fs work product or a teacherfs test) without
authorization, to gain an improper academic advantage, may also be subject to discipline under the Boardfs
policies on cheating.
. If student conduct constitutes a violation of copyright laws or Kansas Statute 21-5839, the student may be
subject to criminal prosecution under such laws.
. 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 parts and services.
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The activities listed below (but not limited to) are considered a violation of policy. Students will be held
responsible for their actions. The activities listed below (but not limited to) are considered a violation of policy,
however this is not meant to be an exhaustive list.
. Purposefully sending or receiving and / or viewing obscene or pornographic material or material that
facilitates illegal activities.
. Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
. Using obscene language
. Harassing, cyber bullying, insulting or attacking others through use of school computers.
. Damaging or modifying computers, computer systems, files, or computer networks
. Violating copyright laws
. Using othersf passwords
. Downloading programs
. Trespassing in othersf 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.)
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fs right to decide whether or not to apply for Internet access.
XIV. ELECTRONIC DEVICE EXPECTATIONS FOR
STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS
(Updated 6/25/2015)
A. PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
Your child has been issued an electronic device to improve and personalize his / her education this year. It is
essential that the following guidelines be followed to ensure the safe, efficient and ethical operation of your childfs
electronic device.
. I will discuss family values and expectations regarding the use of the Internet at home and will supervise my
childfs use of the Internet.
. I will not attempt to clean or repair the electronic device.
. I will report to the school any problems with the electronic device.
. I will not load or delete any software from the electronic device.
. I know that if my child comes to school without his or her electronic device I may be called to bring it to
school.
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B. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
Your electronic device is an important learning tool and is for educational purposes only. In order to take your
device home each day, you must be willing to accept the following responsibilities:
. I will treat the device with care by not dropping it, getting it wet, leaving it outdoors, or using it with food or
drink nearby.
. I will not loan the device to my friends or siblings. It will stay in my possession at all times or remain locked
up.
. I will not load software from CDfs or the Internet onto the device.
. I will follow the Caldwell Public Schools Acceptable Use Policy when using the device.
. I will not give personal information when using the Internet.
. I will not attempt to clean or repair the device.
. I will recharge the device battery each night.
. I will bring the device to school every day.
. I will save all work on a Google drive.
. I will report problems, damage, concerns to Technology Director or Principal immediately.
C. CHROMEBOOK EXPECTATIONS FOR CLASS: (updated June 2017)
Itfs the studentsf responsibility to bring Chrome books charged daily. Consequences for uncharged chrome books are:
1. After the third documented issue the chrome book will stay at school for two weeks (doesnft go home) to be
charged on the charger station. Student is responsible for leaving it at the charger station.
2. After the fourth documented issue the chrome book will stay at school for one month.
3. After the fifth documented issue the chrome book doesnft go home for the remainder of the school year.
XV. 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.
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
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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 _____________________
XVI. SATURDAY SCHOOL POLICY
(ADOPTED 2/10/1997)
CALDWELL MIDDLE / SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
This Saturday School policy has been developed in accordance with the Caldwell Middle / High School Mission
statement which states. . .
gIn partnership with parents and community, the mission of the Caldwell Middle / High School is to provide a safe
learning environment which allows all students opportunities for quality learning that will prepare them for the futureh.
The students who attend CMS / CHS have the right to come to school each day and obtain a quality education in a safe
and caring learning environment. In order to assist students in the pursuit of a quality education, policies designed to
create a pleasant and safe environment have been established.
As middle / high school students, you are making your first attempts toward adult responsibility and self-discipline.
Your attitude toward school will play a large role in determining how well you do in school. If your primary purpose for
coming to school is to learn and participate in classroom and extracurricular activities, you will probably never
encounter serious disciplinary problems. You must remember that YOU are responsible for your own actions. If your
actions are in violation of school and/or classroom policies, you will have to accept the consequences. You should also
understand that Kansas law allows the school district to hold you accountable for your behavior on the way to and from
school and during any school sponsored activity.
Keeping this in mind, a Saturday School has been designed as a behavior modification strategy for students
who are having problems with attendance, tardies, detentions, discipline, or academics. Attendance at assigned
Saturday School is mandatory with the following exceptions:
1. Extreme family needs . such as funerals, planned family activities, documented religious activities. Any
other extreme family needs will be determined by the principal / designee after a conference with the
parents and student. The student will be required to spend the following Saturday in Saturday School
allowing parents and student to make the necessary arrangements
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2. Illness . in case of an illness which prevents the student from attending Saturday School, the parent must
contact the Saturday School at 620-845-2585, Ext. 103, between 7:55- 8:07am. A doctorfs slip must be
presented to the principal / designee on the next day the student is in attendance at school. Failure to do so
will result in in-school or out-of-school suspension. The student may be required to spend the following
Saturday in Saturday School.
A parent/guardian, student and principal / designee MUST sign a form stating the reason for the exception,
documenting the reason. The penalty will be outlined and the parent/guardian, student, and principal/designeefs
signature indicates they understand the penalty. (NOTE: This signature does not mean the parent agrees with the
punishment but that they are aware of the penalty).
If any information is falsified, the student will serve out-of-school suspension. Failure to follow this policy could
lead to further disciplinary action up to expulsion from school as per Kansas Statute 72-6114.
NOTE: After the third Saturday School assignment the student will be suspended out-of-school for up to ten (10)
days with the possibility of expulsion for the remainder of the semester.
A. ASSIGNMENT PROCEDURES:
Saturday School shall not be used as the first line of behavior modification.
1. Assignment to Saturday School shall be at the discretion of the building principal or his designated
representative.
2. Assignment to Saturday School shall be done only after other attempts have proven unsuccessful.
3. Time in Saturday School shall be four (4) hours:
a. Beginning at 8:00am and ending at 12:00pm (See Saturday School guidelines)
b. Doors will be opened at 7:55am
c. Failure to be in the Saturday School room by 8:00am will result in a three day out-of-school
suspension as per KSA 72-6114.
d. Students are to bring ALL materials such as textbooks, paper, pencils, calculators, books, etc
with them.
e. Failure to bring material to work on or read will result in the student being assigned Behavioral
Modification worksheets to be handed in at the end of the session. Students are required to stay
busy on legitimate school work or mandatory reading during the entire session.
f. There will be two (2) five-minute restroom breaks during the session.
g. NO FOOD, CANDY, POP, RADIOS, ETC. will be allowed.
h. All Saturday School sessions will be held in the high school building.
i. All school rules will be in effect.
j. Disruptions of any kind will not be tolerated and the student will be dismissed from Saturday
School and suspended by the building principal / designee for a three (3) day out-of-school
suspension as per KSA 72-6114.
4. Failure to serve the Saturday School will result in a three (3) day out-of-school suspension as per KSA 72-
6114.
5. The maximum number of Saturday Schools a student may be assigned for any reason shall be THREE (3)
in one school year.
B. SATURDAY SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS:
A student may be assigned to Saturday School for the following reasons (this list is not all-encompassing):
1. At the principal / designeefs discretion for disciplinary reasons
2. After having served three times in ZERO HOUR DETENTION, the student will be assigned to Saturday
School on the fourth time. (SEE ZERO HOUR DETENTION); or
3. To make up time due to unexcused absences.
C. DETENTIONS TEACHER
DETENTIONS:
Each teacher may keep a student before or after school for detention.
ZERO HOUR DETENTIONS:
A ZERO HOUR DETENTION shall be held before school each day from 7:00-7:55am. No ZERO HOUR
DETENTION will be less than one (1) hour in length and shall be for tardies, unexcused absences, and failure to attend
a teacherfs detention.
1. Failure to attend the teacherfs detention shall result in the student being assigned to ZERO HOUR
DETENTION at 7:00am until 7:50am for each violation.
2. Failure to attend an assigned ZERO HOUR DETENTION will result in a three (3) day in-school suspension.
3. A student shall be assigned to ZERO HOUR DETENTION no more than three times. On the fourth time, the
student will serve one day in SATURDAY SCHOOL or alternative when supervision is available.
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TARDIES:
1. A student who accumulates three unexcused tardies shall be required to spend one (1) hour in ZERO
HOUR DETENTION and one (1) hour for each additional unexcused tardy. After the student has been
assigned to ZERO HOUR DETENTION three times they will be assigned to serve one day in SATURDAY
SCHOOL.
2. A student shall be deemed tardy if they are not in the classroom when the bell rings. Exceptions: If the
student has made prior arrangements with the teacher or has a pass from a sending teacher or a tardy slip
from the office.
3. No student shall be allowed tardy into any class without a tardy slip from the office for 1st and 5th hours. All
tardies are recorded by each teacher during the day but determination of excused / unexcused will be made
by the office.
UNEXCUSED ABSENCES:
1. A student who has an unexcused absence for any part of the school day shall be assigned to ZERO HOUR
DETENTION for one (1) hour for any part of a period missed. For example: A student misses first period
and five minutes of the second period. Penalty: Two (2) hours in ZERO HOUR DETENTION.
2. After the student has been assigned to ZERO HOUR DETENTION three times they will be assigned to
serve one day in SATURDAY SCHOOL.
3. A student who habitually has attendance problems will face possible long term suspension or expulsion
4. A student removed from the classroom for disciplinary reasons will receive an unexcused absence
for that class period.
XVII. GUN-FREE SCHOOLS ACT
(adopted
10/12/1994)
Weapons:
A student will 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 provision of JDC (probation).
As used in this policy, the term gfirearmh 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 gdestructive deviceh means any explosive, incendiary or poison gas: bomb,
grenade, rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces, missile having an explosive or incendiary charge
of more than one-quarter ounce, mine, or other device similar to any of these devices.
XVIII. 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 is mandatory.
Consistent with other rules and regulations stated in the Student-Parent Handbook governing student involvement with
alcohol and drugs, the official position of this school district is that the use of gprohibited substancesh 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 gNOh 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 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.
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The primary goal of this policy is to promote the studentfs 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 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 students learn 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 students 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 / designee;
b. A due process hearing will be conducted by the principal / designee with the parent or guardian and
the student.
c. The student will be subject to a short-term, long term suspension AND POSSIBLE EXPULSION and
suspended from all student activities for a period of four weeks or one month. The student will be
given the option of:
i. Enrollment in and completion of a school-approved drug and alcohol rehabilitation program at the
studentfs expense at which time the student will be re-admitted on a probationary status or --
ii. Suspended from participation in and attendance at all school activities for one season.
Second Offense:
1. If a students 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 / designee;
b. A due process hearing will be conducted by the principal / designee with the parent or guardian and
the student;
c. The student will be subject to a long-term suspension, POSSIBLE EXPULSION, and 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:
i Enrollment in and completion of a school-approved drug and alcohol rehabilitation program at the
studentfs expense at which time the student will be re-admitted on a probationary status; or
ii Be suspended from participation in and attendance at all school activities for eighteen weeks.
Third Offense:
1. If a students 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 / designee;
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 expulsion from school for up to 186 days. The student will be given the
option of:
i Enrollment in and completion of a school-approved drug and alcohol rehabilitation program at the
studentfs expense at which time the student may be re-admitted during the term of the expulsion
or .
ii Expulsion from school for the up to 186 days.
Note: The POLICY REVIEW COUNCIL will make a recommendation to the building principal / designee prior to a
student being re-admitted to school or school activities following a violation of this policy. THE POLICY REVIEW
COUNCIL will consider re-admittance only upon the studentfs completion of the prescribed program outlined above.
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XIX. CALDWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL / SENIOR HIGH
SCHOOL STUDENT EXTRACURRICULAR
ACTIVITIES ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND DRUG
POLICY
(Revised & Approved 10/10/2005)
A. POLICY STATEMENT
This policy is intended to address the use, possession or transfer of prohibited substances in any form during the
time that a student is involved in any activity season sponsored or supervised by USD 360. The list of season dates for
each activity will be provided by the coach/sponsor prior to the beginning of each season. The school can enforce
this rule during the time period students are participating or practicing voluntary school activities. Whenever
confirmed violations occur away from school premises including weekends and holidays during the period of active
participation this policy will be enforced. Violations on the school premises including athletic facilities, during
sponsored activities, or trips to and from activities shall fall under the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act,
policy for all students of Caldwell Schools.
Caldwell Middle School / High School strongly encourage students to participate in the rich variety of athletic and
extracurricular activities that we are privileged to offer. Caldwell schools recognizes that the use of gprohibited
substancesh decreases athletic performance, academic performance, increases the probability for injury, decreased
team discipline, and generally prevents a student from performing at his / her best.
B. POLICY
It is the policy of Caldwell Schools that a student, while participating in any athletic or activity season including
cheerleading, scholarsf bowl, forensics, vocal music, band, math relays, football, volleyball, basketball, and/or track
shall not use or have in possession any alcohol, tobacco or any substances considered illegal or controlled by the
United States Food and Drug Administration, or by the State of Kansas. Violations of the policy will be established by
clear and convincing evidence or proof.
The goal of this policy is for the Caldwell Schools to work with parents and guardians to promote the studentfs
physical and mental well- being and encourage a lifetime of healthful living by discouraging the use of illegal
substances or the abuse of legal substances.
C. REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES AT CALDWELL SCHOOLS
1. Participating students and parent and/or guardian must sign a written agreement acknowledging the receipt and
understanding of this policy and resulting consequences.
2. A student must be in gGood Standingh in order to participate in any extracurricular competition.
D. CONFIRMATION OF A VIOLATION
A violation is confirmed by admission of the student, personal observation by a member of the faculty, assistant
coach, school administrator, sponsor, or public records verifying conduct which constitutes possession or use of a
prohibited substance by a student participant. Students pleading guilty to legal charges relating to or involving the
use/possession of controlled substances will be subject to the policy at the time of the admission.
Confirmation may also occur if any other person provides information regarding the violation by a student involved
in athletic and extracurricular activities. The provider of information shall write this information in a signed statement.
After receipt of the signed statement, this information shall be investigated by the building principal/designee, activities
director, head and assistant coach or activity sponsor. When assistance is required by the head coach / sponsor, the
reliability and validity of any suggested wrongdoing shall be determined by a majority vote of the Policy Review Council.
E. POLICY VIOLATION ACTIONS
First Offense:
Self-Referral
If a student voluntarily refers him/herself for violating this policy in the absence of other convincing evidence, the
Student will submit to discipline administered by the coach before further participation is allowed. The building
Administrator and parents / guardians will be notified and informed of all disciplinary actions prior to their
administration. This may include suspension from one competition date, additional conditioning, written reports, or
other punishment deemed satisfactory to the coach and in fairness to the rest of the team or participants. Self-referral
shall count as a first offense for the duration of the current school year. The Policy Review Council shall meet to
determine if self .referral applies.
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Confirmation by Convincing Evidence
If a students confirmed violation of this policy is through clear and convincing evidence, the student shall be
subject to the following:
1. A parent or guardian will be notified by the building principal / designee.
2. A due process hearing will be conducted by the building principal / designee with the student. The parent/
guardian will be given the option to attend the hearing
3. The student will be suspended from participating in an activity for one competition date immediately
following the infraction.
4. The student will also be subject to appropriate discipline by the coach/sponsor in accordance with activity
guidelines specific to the activity.
5. Should the student not comply with disciplinary action deemed appropriate by the coach/sponsor, the
student has the option of withdrawing from the activity.
Second Offense:
If a student violates this policy twice during a school year including a second self-referral:
1. A parent or guardian will be notified by the building principal / designee.
2. A due process hearing will be conducted by the building principal / designee with the student. The parent/
guardian will be given the option to attend the hearing.
3. The student will be suspended from participating in activities for two consecutive competition dates.
4. The student will also be subject to appropriate discipline by the coach/sponsor in accordance with activity
guidelines specific to the activity.
5. Should the student not comply with disciplinary action deemed appropriate by the coach/sponsor, the
student has the option of withdrawing from the activity.
Third Offense:
If a student violates this policy three times during a school year, including self-referrals:
1. A parent or guardian will be notified by the building principal / designee.
2. A due process hearing will be conducted by the building principal / designee with the student. The parent /
guardian will be given the option to attend the hearing.
3. The student will be suspended from participating in all activities for the remainder of the year. At this point
the student will be deemed to have a continuing problem with prohibited substances and required to
complete school approved counseling and education program before further participation with activities is
allowed during the studentfs enrollment.
This counseling will be at the family expense with proof of completion supplied to the building Principal /
designee prior to further participation in Caldwell schools extracurricular programs. The Policy Review
Council shall approve the counseling / education program.
F. PRESCRIBED MEDICATION
It is not a violation of this policy to possess and use a controlled substance specifically prescribed for the
studentfs own use by a physician. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the head coach or sponsor of his/her
use of prescription drugs and if requested, to provide a written statement from a physician.
G. DUE PROCESS
The school district shall assign the hearing officer for all violations of this policy. Each student shall be afforded
due process rights as outlined in the K.S.A. 72-6114.
H. APPEAL
A student may appeal any action under this Policy to the Review Council no later than three (3) days after denial
for participation has been made. The Policy Review council shall hear the appeal within three (3) days of the receipt of
the appeal request and render their decision within one (1) school day of the hearing. Until the Policy Review Council
has met and rendered their decision, the student may not participate in any school-sponsored activity.
I. POLICY REVIEW COUNCIL
A review council shall be established to hear appeals to the above policy violations. The Policy Review Councilfs
decision shall be final. The Policy Review Council shall be composed of the following individuals:
Building Principal / designee, Athletic Director, School Counselor, Teacher (randomly selected) and Head or
Assistant coach
All meetings of the Policy Review Council shall be conducted by the building principal / designee. All decisions by
the Policy Review Council shall be a majority decision and recorded by the building principal. The Policy Review
Council will use the K.S.A. 72-6114 as a guide in conducting all hearings.
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J. DEFINITIONS
gSTUDENTh . A 6th-12th grade member of any USD #360 school sponsored athletic team or activity group, manager or
Cheerleader.
gIN SEASONh . Means any time during the day, night, weekends or holidays, including all time in and away from
school, from the beginning of the athletic or activity season or organizational meeting until completion of the
athletic or activity season
gTOBACCOh . Means cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and all other tobacco products in any form, including
electronic cigarettes.
gALCOHOLh . Means any alcoholic beverage, cereal malt beverage or glow point beerh as defined by Kansas State
Law
gILLEGAL DRUGSh . Any substance considered illegal or controlled by the Food and Drug Administration, federal
law, or Kansas State Law.
gREASONABLE SUSPICIONh . Means a suspicion based on specific personal observations concerning the
appearance, speech, or behavior of a student, and reasonable inferences drawn from those observations in the
light of experience. Information provided by a reasonable source, if based on personal specific knowledge, shall
constitute reasonable suspicion. In the context of performance enhancing drugs, reasonable suspicion includes
unusual increases in size, strength, weight or other athletic abilities.
gCLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCEh . means evidence or proof which results in reasonable certainty of the facts
as determined by the investigator.
gNOT IN GOOD-STANDINGh . Means any student who violates the KSHSAA Rule 14, BONA FIDE STUDENT,
Section1, Article 1 through Article 6.
gSCHOOL APPROVED COUNSELING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMh . Means any counseling and educational
program approved by the Policy Review Council. (The program is at the expense of the student and his / her
family).
XX. MISCELLANEOUS BUILDING POLICIES
A. PERSONAL APPERANCE POLICY
The principal / designee 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 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 selfesteem
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c.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 administration.
ACTIVITY TRIPS SUCH AS BAND, VOCAL, KAYETTES, STUDENT COUNCIL ACADEMIC,
FORENSICS, 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. PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS are required to wear shorts AND shirts. When leaving the gym to go
to class areas, proper clothing is ALWAYS REQUIRED. Gym apparel is not appropriate as classroom
dress.
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2. UNACCEPTABLE APPAREL . Although dress and grooming habits are certainly changing, the Board of
Education and Administration believe that certain standards of dress and grooming habits are necessary to
maintain a wholesome and inspiring learning atmosphere for students. USD 360 will endeavor to work with
parents to ensure that students come to school each day in clean, neat, and appropriate attire, and that
school attire shall be based on COMMON SENSE AND GOOD TASTE by both students and parents. The
building principal / designee 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.
3. When necessary, the principal / designee will make a determination of what is acceptable or unacceptable.
The dress policy applies to any and all school sponsored activities and events which include the juniorsenior
banquet and prom, awards banquets, senior assembly, commencement, school pictures sessions,
dances and parties, music contests and concerts, forensics events, academic competitions, sports events,
and field trips.
DURING THE SCHOOL DAY STUDENTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM WEARING TO
SCHOOL THE FOLLOWING:
1. Hats, caps, bandannas, do rags, or any head coverings, unless previously authorized by the building
principal.
2. Any clothing with graphics or wording referring to alcohol, beer, liquor, tobacco products, drugs, sex or
profanity. Examples: No Big Johnson or co-ed naked . or suggestive sport shirts.
3. Any clothing or attire associated with gang clothing or affiliation.
4. Pulled down or sagging pants of any description (pants, shorts, jeans, etc.) worn below the waist.
5. Chains worn in any style or manner. The possession of metal link chain, concealed or otherwise, is also
prohibited.
6. Any clothing that is distasteful or suggestive in any way.
7. Any combination of shirts and pants where the midriff is exposed when arms are held out straight and
parallel with the floor.
8. Any shirt, blouse or dress that has two straps less than three inches wide.
9. Any shirt, blouse, or dress that has fewer than two straps. (There must be one strap on each shoulder.)
10. Shoes with rollers in soles that allow students to roll instead of walk (inline roller shoes)
Student attire worn to any and all school activities and school sponsored activities are subject to administrative
approval.
State health laws require that shoes will be worn at all times at school.
XXI. AUTOMOBILE DRIVING POLICY
Since school bus transportation is not provided by the district, the necessity for students to drive to school is
recognized. Parents and students are asked to cooperate with the administration in the interest of safety for everyone.
1. STUDENT PARKING. The assigned student parking areas are under the supervision of the school, and all
school rules and regulations are extended to the student parking areas. Students are to park their vehicles
across the street North and the island east of the high school building. The areas in front of the high school
and gymnasium are reserved for faculty and visitors.
2. UPON ARRIVAL. Once a student arrives at school, he/she is restricted to remain on the school premise.
3. STUDENT VEHICLES. Student vehicles are to be parked properly in the student parking area upon arrival
at school. Once the vehicle is parked, students are to get out of the vehicle and away from the parking area.
4. VEHICLE RESTRICTIONS. Students are not permitted to return to their cars until school is dismissed at the
end of the school day. At no time are students permitted to loaf in or around parked vehicles. Only with
special permission from the principal / designeefs office may a student return to their vehicle during the
school day.
5. SCHOOL DISCLAIMER. The school assumes no duty to supervise student driving when vehicles are
operated outside the schoolfs jurisdiction.
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XXII. LOCKERS
A. HALL LOCKERS
Each student is assigned a locker at the beginning of school. YOU ARE NOT TO CHANGE LOCKERS
WITHOUT FIRST CHECKING IN THE OFFICE. Each locker has a combination lock and you will be given the
combination for YOUR locker when you receive your locker number. LOCKERS ARE TO BE KEPT LOCKED.
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO ENTER LOCKERS ASSIGNED TO OTHER STUDENTS.
LOCKERS DO NOT LOCK JUST BY CLOSING THEM.
NO FIRST WARNING IS TO BE EXPECTED.
Stickers, tape and writing on lockers inside or out will cause problems at the end of the year. Lockers WILL BE
COMPLETELY cleaned by students before summer dismissal. Lockers are to be kept neat and clean!!
LOCKERS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. LOCKERS AND THE CONTENTS THEREOF MAY
BE INSPECTED AT ANY TIME BY THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION. PERSONAL POSSESIONS KEPT IN
LOCKERS SHALL NOT BE IN CONFLICT WITH SCHOOL POLICIES.
B. GYM LOCKERS
Leaving personal belongings unlocked and unattended often leads to theft. Combination padlocks are available
through the coach or physical education teacher. A $3 fee will be assessed for each padlock. Lockers in the locker
rooms are the studentfs responsibility and should be kept locked.
RECOVERY OF POSSESSIONS LOST DUE TO UNLOCKED
LOCKERS IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE.
THIS APPLIES TO BOTH HALL AND GYM LOCKERS.
XXIII. STUDENT ASSEMBLIES
Occasionally programs are organized and planned for the students. These programs or activities allow for a
break in the daily routine of school and add variety to the education process. Behavior in assemblies will be monitored
by the teaching staff.
ANY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR OF A STUDENT BEFORE,
DURING OR AFTER A PROGRAM WILL RESULT IN APPROPRIATE
DISCIPLINARY ACTION. BOOING OR OTHER DEMONSTRATIONS OF DISRESPECT
WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AT ANY ACTIVITY.
XXIV. HALL PASSES
HALL PASS . Any student moving through the halls during class periods IS EXPECTED TO have a pass permit
from the instructor of the CLASS OR ROOM TO WHICH HE / SHE IS ASSIGNED. As a rule of thumb, during class
time, teachers should not permit or allow more than one student at a time leave the room.
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XXV. LIBRARY
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO BE IN THE LIBRARY
WITHOUT TEACHER SUPERVISION
A. GENERAL LIBRARY INFORMATION
The school library will be open from 7:55am until 3:32pm for the benefit of students and faculty except for times
when supervision is impossible. Books in the regular collection are checked out for a two-week period. Reference
books are checked out for OVERNIGHT USE ONLY and cannot be checked out until after 3:32pm each day. A FINE
MAY BE ASSESSED ON OVERDUE BOOKS.
The past five yearsf issues of periodicals subscribed to by the library are on file. These back issues may be
checked out for a one-week period.
BEING QUIET, COURTESY, AND OBSERVING OF THE RULES OF THE LIBRARY by each individual will
insure good library service for all. Your library is a tool. Learn to use it properly and receive the many benefits it offers.
The library will be a place of quiet study. The privilege of using the library will be revoked if it is misused. The library
office areas are NOT open to students unless authorized by the librarian.
XXVI. PREGNANCY POLICY
The amount of participation in school activities by a pregnant student will be determined on an individual basis.
The advice of the students consulting physician will be considered in regard to physical activities and other school
activities.
Pregnant students will be allowed to participate in all phases of the school program unless their physician advises
to the contrary, or unless their behavior results in material or substantial disruption of the school program. In the event
a pregnant studentfs child is born during the school year, the student will be re-admitted to her regular schedule upon
written consent of her physician.
U.S.D. 360 does not provide a childcare center. Therefore pre-school children shall not attend classes unless by
invitation of school personnel.
XXVII. VISITORS
Parents and patrons are encouraged to visit the school at any time to become better acquainted with the program
and operation of the school. All members of the staff stand ready to assist you in every way possible.
School age visitors should basically be the same age as the student they are with during the day. ALL VISITORS
ARE TO HAVE A VISITORfS PASS FROM THE OFFICE.
XXVIII. STUDENT PUBLICATIONS
School-sponsored student publications shall be under the control and supervision of the building principal /
designee.
All materials published in school-sponsored publications must have prior approval of the faculty sponsor.
Students are exposed to diverse opinions on an infinite number of topics through the various mass media.
Students who have facts and opinions should be allowed to express them in print as well as through oral
communications. However, student editors and writers must observe the same legal responsibilities as those imposed
upon conventional newspapers and communication media. Thus, no student shall distribute in any school any student
publication which:
a. Is obscene as to minors according to current legal definitions;
b. Is libelous according to current legal definitions; or
c. Creates a material or a substantial disruption of the normal school activity or appropriate discipline in the
operation of the school.
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XXIX. INSURANCE
All Caldwell students (grades K-12) will be insured against accidents and injuries by a policy purchased by the
Board of Education through Student Assurance Services, Stillwater, MN. This is a LIMITED POLICY WHICH COVERS
A PORTION OF THE EXPENSE NOT COVERED BY THE FAMILY INSURANCE. It covers both athletic and school
time injuries. It is a 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.
XXX. SCHOOL NURSE AND MEDICATION PROCEDURES
The school nurse has an office in the high school office complex. Students should report to the nursefs office in
case of illness or injury. If the nurse happens to be out of the office, students are to report to the high school office.
NO STUDENT IS TO LEAVE THE BUILDING BEFORE CHECKING
OUT IN EITHER THE NURSEfS OFFICE OR THE HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE
A. MEDICATIONS
MEDICATIONS . DUE TO LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES 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 week supply. Please make
arrangements with the school nurse or the principalfs office.
ALL AREA DOCTORS HAVE A SUPPLY OF THE NECESSARY FORM
TO SIGN AND SEND WITH YOU TO THE 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 and rubella. Hepatitis B and varicella are required at certain grade levels. 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 student has received the most recent appropriate immunizations in a required series. Failure to timely
complete all required series will be deemed non-compliance. 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 the child is an adherent of a religious
denomination whose religious teachings are opposed to immunizations
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XXXI. EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
A. ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
In conjunction with the principal / designee, the activities director will schedule and coordinate all activities, bus
departures, locker room assignments for guest teams and secure game officials in part with the league commissioner
as well as other required duties.
The activities director, the principal/designee and the administrative assistant are the chief supervisors and
authority at all activities. They will assign faculty assistance where and when needed for the smooth operation of
activities. He/she will assist with building security and crowd control. Coaches, students and spectators of all events
are under the DIRECT supervision of the activities director, assigned staff and principal / designee as CHS operates
under the auspices of the Kansas State High School Activities Association. All rules and regulations are strictly
adhered to. Coaches are directly responsible to the activities director and principal/designee regarding communication,
organizations and operation of all activities.
B. ATTENDING ACTIVITIES
STUDENTS IN K-12 attending a school activity will stay at the activity for its duration. Once a student goes
outside or leaves the activity without permission he / she will not be re-admitted to that activity.
C. PEP ASSEMBLIES
Pep assemblies may be scheduled on game days. The seasonfs schedule will be worked out between the
principal / designee and sponsor. Pep assemblies will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes with an additional five (5)
minutes for the pep band and cheerleaders to prepare. ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND AND
PARICITCATE DURING PEP ASSEMBLIES.
D. KSHSAA ELIGIBILITY RULES
(THESE RULES PERTAIN TO SPORTS, MUSIC AND SCHOLASTIC EVENTS)
Students may be eligible to represent their school in interscholastic activities if:
1. You are a bona fide undergraduate student in good standing.
2. Your conduct and standard of sportsmanship are satisfactory and do not bring discredit to yourself or
school.
3. You are not 19 years of age (16, 15 or 14 for middle school students) on or before Sept. 1 of the school year
in which you compete.
4. You have not completed eight semesters of competition and/or attendance nor more than four seasons in
one activity in a four-year school.
5. You have passed five NEW subjects (those not previously passed) of unit weight your last semester of
attendance. (If you are a first semester high school student you must have passed five new subjects of unit
weight in your last semester of middle school attendance.
6. You are attending and enrolled in five NEW subjects of unit weight.
7. You do not engage in outside athletic competition in the same sport while you are a member of a school
squad. Consult your coach or principal / athletic director before you participate individually or on a team in
any game, training session, or tryout conducted by an outside organization.
8. You have passed an adequate physical examination by a practicing physician and have the written consent
of your parents or legal guardian. (THE COMPLETED FORM MUST BE IN THE HANDS OF YOUR
9. PRINCIPAL / ATHLETIC DIRECTOR PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST PRACTICE)
10. You are regularly enrolled and in attendance not later than Monday of the fourth week of the semester in
which you participate.
11. You are a transfer student and have met the requirements of the Transfer Rule. Contact the principal /
athletic director concerning this regulation.
12. Youfre not a member of any fraternity or other organization prohibited by law or by the rules of the KSHSAA.
13. You have not competed under a false name or for money or merchandise of intrinsic value, and have
observed all other provisions of the Amateur and Awards Rules.
14. You have complied with the Undue Influence Rules and have not violated the anti-tryout and Private
Instruction Rule.
15. Note: Currently Sixth grade students at Caldwell Middle School do NOT participate in middle school
football, scholarsf bowl or cheerleading activity programs.
16. CMS eligibility will be based on a quarterly eligibility. They must pass five new subjects (those not
previously passed) each quarter instead of each semester as CHS students do. CMS Students must
pass three (3) out of their four (4) core classes each quarter. Students who fail two (2) or more core
courses will be ineligible regardless if they pass five total classes for the quarter. Students failing
to meet the criteria will be ineligible for the next quarter of attendance.
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E. INTER-SCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
A physical examination is REQUIRED for each person who takes part in athletics or cheerleading (boys and
girls). Also, written permission to participate must be secured from the parent or guardian. Any cost in regard to the
physical is to be paid by the pupil or parent.
F. KSHSAA SPORTSMANSHIP / CITIZENSHIP RULE 52
Activities are an important aspect of the total education process in the American schools. They provide an arena
for participants to grow, to excel, to understand and to value the concepts of SPORTSMANSHIP and teamwork. They
are an opportunity for coaches and school staff to teach and model SPORTSMANSHIP, to build school pride, and to
increase student / community involvement; this ultimately translates into improved academic performance. Activities
are also an opportunity for the community to demonstrate its support for the participants and the school, and to model
the concepts of SPORTSMANSHIP for our youth as respected representatives of society. Sportsmanship is good
citizenship in action!
Caldwell Middle/Senior High School supports KSHSAA Rule 52 and all regulations and enforcement procedures
provided therein.
G. BUS RIDING GUIDELINES
Student safety is our first concern. Riding a school bus can be dangerous and result in injury or death. The
following rules are intended to reduce the risks of personal harm to the passengers:
1. ALL school policies apply to bus trips.
2. BE ON TIME. The bus will not wait.
3. Seats may be assigned. Sponsors will take roll each time students board the bus.
4. STUDENTS WILL STAY SEATED IN THE BUS SEAT THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF THE TRIP.
Everyone will sit facing forward.
5. Bus sponsors are IN FULL AUTHORITY and should be seated near the middle or to the rear of the bus
unless there is a good reason not to do so.
6. Visit in a LOW TONE . loud mouthing, yelling and singing is very distracting to the driver . thus a safety
factor.
7. THERE MUST BE TOTAL QUIET in the bus when stopped at railroad crossings. The driver must be able to
listen for trains.
8. No object of any kind is to be thrown out the window or on to the bus floor. Upon return sponsors will see
that students clean up the bus before unloading.
9. Aisles are to be kept clear at all times.
10. Entering and exiting the bus through the emergency door is prohibited by law EXCEPT IN AN ACTUAL
EMERGENCY SITUATION.
11. The use of the emergency door requires permission from the driver or sponsor.
12. AT NO TIME are heads or arms to be out a window. To do so could result in the loss of that part of the
body.
13. THE BUS DRIVER HAS FULL AUTHORITY to discipline a student.
14. Use the restroom before departure.
15. Parents or rides home must arrange to pick you up NO LATER THAN 10 MINUTES after the bus returns to
Caldwell Middle/Senior High School.
16. Persons may ride home from an activity with a parent ONLY if the parent or guardian at the activity
personally reports to the sponsor or coach in charge of the group AND signs the release form the coach will
have. This releases the school from responsibility of the student.
17. Misconduct of any kind will warrant corrective action and deprive the student of future activity trips.
18. Consumption of food and drink is at the coaches/sponsors/bus driverfs discretion.
H. STUDENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY
Students traveling to an activity with a group and sponsor will return WITH THAT GROUP AND SPONSOR
unless the parent or legal guardian IN PERSON AT THE EVENT VERBALLY AND IN WRITING communicates with the
sponsor that the student will be going with the parent. NO STUDENT WILL BE RELEASED TO ANY OTHER
PERSON UNLESS ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN APPROVED IN ADVANCE BY THE PRINCIPAL / DESIGNEE.
Only in an extreme situation will approval be granted by the principal / designee. Student participants representing
CMS / CHS are not permitted to drive themselves to out-of-town school sponsored activities without permission from
building Principal or designee. Should a student do so, he or she will not be permitted to participate. Coaches and
sponsors may have their own policies requiring their students / athletes to return home on school transportation.
NOTE: The USD 360 BOE reviewed this policy on June 10, 1996 and the transportation policy is to remain enforced
as written.
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I. ATHLETIC PRACTICES
Senior high sports practices will be set up after middle school practices are completed. During volleyball and
basketball seasons, if the middle school has a home game and only one gym is available the senior high will have an
early and / or late practice in the available gym. If the middle school is on the road, practice times may be moved up to
start earlier than 4:45. Practice should end by 6:45pm in order to get the students home. Early in a season coaches
may keep athletes until 7:00pm if parents are notified.
J. CALDWELL SCHOOLS, USD 360 MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Caldwell Schools, U.S.D. 360, 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.
K. ADVISORY TIME
Students will be engaged in the following activities on a routine basis:
1. Developing strong relationships with staff.
2. Participating in Character Education/Wellness activities.
3. Discussing the Bluejay Way behavior expectations
4. Completing daily homework.
5. Class/Organization meetings.
6. Career readiness activities.
XXXII. 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)
XXXIII. NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
gStudents, 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, religion, age or handicap is required by
Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age 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 N. Webb, Ph. 620-845-2585, Ext 105. Mr. Jamison has been designated
by Unified School District #360 to coordinate the school districtfs efforts to comply with Title VI, Title IX and Section
504.h
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XXXIV. TITLE VI, TITLE IX AND SECTION 504 GRIEVANCE
PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND
STAFF
The following policies and procedures are established in order to assist in the fair resolution of student, faculty,
and staff grievances. A grievance hereunder is a claim by a student, faculty member, or staff member (grievant) that
violations of Title VI, Title IX or Section 504 regulations has occurred. Whenever a grievance occurs, every effort will
be made to secure an appropriate resolution as soon as possible.
XXXV. ANNUAL NOTIFICATION FAMILY EDUCATIONAL
RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT
Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) parents of students and eligible
students (those who are 18 or older) are afforded various rights with regard to educational records which are kept and
maintained by USD 360. In accordance with FERPA, you are required to be notified of those rights which include:
1. Right to review and inspect all of your educational records except those which are specifically exempted.
2. Right to prevent disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in your educational records to
other persons with certain limited exceptions. Disclosure of information from your educational records to
other persons will only occur if:
a. we have your prior written consent for disclosure;
b. the information is considered gdirectory informationh and you have not objected to the release of
such information; or
c. disclosure without consent is permitted by law.
3. The right to request that your educational records be amended if you believe that the records are
misleading, inaccurate or otherwise in violation of your rights. The right includes the right to request a
hearing at which you may present evidence to show why the record should be changed if your request for
an amendment to your records is denied in the first instance.
4. The right to file a complaint with the Family Policy and Regulations Office at the U.S. Department of
Education if you believe that USD 360 has failed to comply with FERPA requirements.
5. The right to obtain a copy of USD 360fs policies for complying with FERPA. A copy may be obtained from
the District office.
For purposes of FERPA, USD 360 has designated certain information contained in educational records as
directory information which may be disclosed for any purpose without your consent. The following information is
considered directory information: name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, participation of officially
recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and
awards received, the most recent previous school attended by the student, class designation, major field of study and
photographs. You have a right to permit the designation of any or all of the above information as directory information.
If you refuse, you must file written notification to this effect with USD #360, at 31 N. Osage, Caldwell KS 67022, within
five (5) days of enrollment. If a refusal is not filed, USD #360 assumes there is no objection to the release of the
directory information designated.
XXXVI. SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES
Unified School District 360, Caldwell Schools, strives to provide for the educational needs of all students. Among
these are instructional and support services for exceptional students, including handicapped and gifted.
These services are provided for our students through membership in the Sumner County Educational Services,
Interlocal District 619. Through membership in the cooperative we join four other districts in providing appropriate
education to all our exceptional students.
Acquisition of these services through a cooperative is necessary due to reasons of small incidence of exceptional
students, economy in providing the services, and the ability to serve the varying needs of these students.
For information regarding these programs, services, and procedures for referral for comprehensive
evaluation for the exceptional child, please contact your Board of Education office at 620-845-2585, or Jon Mages,
Director of the Sumner County Educational Services Inter-local District 619 2612 North A, Wellington, KS 67152,
Phone 620-326-8935............................................................................................................................ ] 1 ]
II. ENROLLMENT POLICY ......................................................................................................................................................... ] 2 ]
A. CALDWELL MIDDLE / SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY ................................................................................ ] 2 ]
B. OUT OF DISTRICT STUDENTS (added July, 2018) ............................................................................................................ ] 2 ]
C. NON]RESIDENT STUDENT ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES IN USD 360 (added July, 2018) ................................................. ] 2 ]
D. PROCEDURES FOR INITIAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT IN USD 360 .................................................................................... ] 3 ]
E. DUAL CREDIT COURSES ................................................................................................................................................. ] 4 ]
F. G.E.D. . GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT TEST ..................................................................................................... ] 4 ]
G. WORK STUDY PROGRAMS / OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM ........................................................................... ] 4 ]
H. STUDENT AIDE .............................................................................................................................................................. ] 4 ]
I. VOCATIONAL]TECHNICAL ENROLLMENT OPTIONS ......................................................................................................... ] 4 ]
J. SENIOR HIGH GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................................................ ] 4 ]
K. GRADUATION EXERCISE PARTICIPATION: (updated June 2017) ..................................................................................... ] 5 ]
L. CALDWELL HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE CLASS GUIDELINES FOR SOPHOMORES: (added July 2018) ................................... ] 5 ]
M. MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDY HALL: (updated June 2017) .................................................................................................... ] 5 ]
N. KANSAS QUALIFIED ADMISSION STANDARD .................................................................................................................. ] 5 ]
O. KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTSf REQUIRED PRE]COLLEGE CURRICULUM ......................................................................... ] 6 ]
P. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION RECOMMENDATIONS ........................................................................................................... ] 6 ]
Q. CAMPUS VISITATIONS AND POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANNING .......................................................................................... ] 6 ]
R. GUIDANCE SERVICES ..................................................................................................................................................... ] 6 ]
S. DROPPING A COURSE .................................................................................................................................................... ] 6 ]
T. IDL/ONLINE CLASSES ..................................................................................................................................................... ] 6 ]
U. GRADE CLASSIFICATION ................................................................................................................................................ ] 7 ]
V. SCHOOL FEES ................................................................................................................................................................ ] 7 ]
W. UNPAID FEES ................................................................................................................................................................. ] 7 ]
X. CLOSED NOON HOUR POLICY ........................................................................................................................................ ] 7 ]
Y. LUNCH PLAN ................................................................................................................................................................. ] 7 ]
Z. WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL ...................................................................................................................................... ] 7 ]
AA. CALDWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................................. ] 8 ]
BB. MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMOTION ...................................................................................................................................... ] 8 ]
III. CHISHOLM TRAIL eLEARNING VIRTUAL SCHOOL ACADEMY ................................................................................................ ] 8 ]
IV. VIRTUAL PROGRAM ........................................................................................................................................................... ] 9 ]
A. PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING APPROVAL TO ATTEND .................................................................................................. ] 9 ]
B. GRADING PROCEDURES AND POLICY ............................................................................................................................. ] 9 ]
1. REPORT CARDS ....................................................................................................................................................... ] 9 ]
2. DISTRICT .WIDE GRADING SCALE .......................................................................................................................... ] 10 ]
3. MEDICAL INCOMPLETES ....................................................................................................................................... ] 10 ]
4. INCOMPLETE ........................................................................................................................................................ ] 10 ]
5. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT ............................................................................................................................... ] 10 ]
6. GRADE POINT AVERAGE AND CLASS RANK ............................................................................................................ ] 10 ]
7. SPECIAL EDUCATION GRADING............................................................................................................................. ] 10 ]
8. SEMESTER TESTS .................................................................................................................................................. ] 10 ]
V. SCHOLASTIC AWARDS AND RECOGNITION ....................................................................................................................... ] 11 ]
A. HONOR ROLL ............................................................................................................................................................... ] 11 ]
B. TOP 10% AWARDS....................................................................................................................................................... ] 11 ]
C. ACADEMIC LETTERING ................................................................................................................................................ ] 11 ]
D. PRINCIPALfS AWARD ................................................................................................................................................... ] 11 ]
E. GRADUATING WITH HONORS ..................................................................................................................................... ] 11 ]
F. VALEDICTORIAN / SALUTATORIAN AWARDS ................................................................................................................ ] 11 ]
VI. ATTENDANCE POLICY ....................................................................................................................................................... ] 11 ]
A. PARENT CONFIRMATION OF ABSENCE ......................................................................................................................... ] 11 ]
B. ABSENCES DUE TO ILLNESS ......................................................................................................................................... ] 12 ]
C. NON]ABSENCE ............................................................................................................................................................ ] 12 ]
D. UNEXCUSED ABSENCE ................................................................................................................................................. ] 12 ]
E. TRUANCY ..................................................................................................................................................................... ] 13 ]
F. TRUANCY LAW ............................................................................................................................................................ ] 13 ]
VII. MAKE]UP WORK .............................................................................................................................................................. ] 13 ]
VIII. TARDIES ........................................................................................................................................................................... ] 13 ]
IX. PERMIT TO LEAVE THE BUILDING ..................................................................................................................................... ] 14 ]
X. DISCIPLINE AND CONDUCT .............................................................................................................................................. ] 14 ]
XI. THE BLUEJAY WAY ............................................................................................................................................................ ] 14 ]
A. MISBEHAVIORS ........................................................................................................................................................... ] 14 ]
B. CODE OF CONDUCT/CONSEQUENCES .......................................................................................................................... ] 15 ]
C. BUILDING CODE OF CONDUCT .................................................................................................................................... ] 16 ]
D. STUDENTS ARE IN THE WRONG FOR THE FOLLOWING BEHAVIORS ............................................................................. ] 17 ]
E. CONSEQUENCES FOR VOILATING THE PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY PER SEMESTER ARE: .......................... ] 17 ]
F. DISMISSAL FROM CLASS .............................................................................................................................................. ] 18 ]
G. VULGARITY AND PROFANITY ....................................................................................................................................... ] 18 ]
H. CARE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY......................................................................................................................................... ] 18 ]
I. PHYSICAL CONTACT..................................................................................................................................................... ] 18 ]
J. HARASSMENT . HAZING . BULLYING . CYBER BULLYING ]] THREATS .......................................................................... ] 18 ]
K. CAFETERIA GUIDELINES ............................................................................................................................................... ] 19 ]
L. ORGANIZED INITIATIONS ARE ILLEGAL ......................................................................................................................... ] 19 ]
M. GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION LAW 72]6114 ] 72]6119 ....................................................................... ] 19 ]
N. DUE PROCESS LAW ...................................................................................................................................................... ] 19 ]
O. LENGTH OF SUSPENSION/EXPULSION HEARING .......................................................................................................... ] 19 ]
P. LONG]TERM SUSPENSION/EXPULSION HEARING ......................................................................................................... ] 20 ]
Q. TYPES OF SUSPENSION ................................................................................................................................................ ] 20 ]
R. TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, DRUGS, WEAPON AND LAW OFFENSES ..................................................................................... ] 20 ]
S. SCHOOL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT STATEMENT .......................................................................................................... ] 21 ]
XII. EMERGENCY SAFETY INTERVENTIONS .............................................................................................................................. ] 22 ]
XIII. USD 360 CALDWELL PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMPUTER SECURITY POLICY ............................................................................... ] 25 ]
XIV. ELECTRONIC DEVICE EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS ...................................................................... ] 27 ]
A. PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES .......................................................................................................................................... ] 27 ]
B. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES ........................................................................................................................................ ] 28 ]
C. CHROMEBOOK EXPECTATIONS FOR CLASS: (updated June 2017) ............................................................................... ] 28 ]
XV. BYOD (BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE) POLICY ....................................................................................................................... ] 28 ]
A. BYOD ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY ................................................................................................................................... ] 28 ]
B. STUDENT DEVICE MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR BYOD SERVICES: ................................................................................. ] 28 ]
C. RULES AND REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO CALDWELL USD 360 BYOD SERVICES: ...................................................... ] 29 ]
XVI. SATURDAY SCHOOL POLICY .............................................................................................................................................. ] 29 ]
A. ASSIGNMENT PROCEDURES ........................................................................................................................................ ] 30 ]
B. SATURDAY SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS .............................................................................................................................. ] 30 ]
C. DETENTIONS TEACHER ................................................................................................................................................ ] 30 ]
XVII. GUN]FREE SCHOOLS ACT ................................................................................................................................................. ] 31 ]
XVIII. DRUG FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES ACT ................................................................................................................ ] 31 ]
A. STUDENT CONDUCT .................................................................................................................................................... ] 32 ]
XIX. CALDWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL / SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND
DRUG POLICY ............................................................................................................................................................................... ] 33 ]
A. POLICY STATEMENT .................................................................................................................................................... ] 33 ]
B. POLICY ......................................................................................................................................................................... ] 33 ]
C. REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES AT CALDWELL SCHOOLS ................................... ] 33 ]
D. CONFIRMATION OF A VIOLATION ............................................................................................................................... ] 33 ]
E. POLICY VIOLATION ACTIONS ....................................................................................................................................... ] 33 ]
F. PRESCRIBED MEDICATION ........................................................................................................................................... ] 34 ]
G. DUE PROCESS .............................................................................................................................................................. ] 34 ]
H. APPEAL ........................................................................................................................................................................ ] 34 ]
I. POLICY REVIEW COUNCIL ............................................................................................................................................ ] 34 ]
J. DEFINITIONS ............................................................................................................................................................... ] 35 ]
XX. MISCELLANEOUS BUILDING POLICIES ............................................................................................................................... ] 35 ]
A. PERSONAL APPERANCE POLICY ................................................................................................................................... ] 35 ]
XXI. AUTOMOBILE DRIVING POLICY ........................................................................................................................................ ] 36 ]
XXII. LOCKERS ........................................................................................................................................................................... ] 37 ]
A. HALL LOCKERS ............................................................................................................................................................. ] 37 ]
B. GYM LOCKERS ............................................................................................................................................................. ] 37 ]
XXIII. STUDENT ASSEMBLIES ..................................................................................................................................................... ] 37 ]
XXIV. HALL PASSES .................................................................................................................................................................... ] 37 ]
XXV. LIBRARY ............................................................................................................................................................................ ] 38 ]
A. GENERAL LIBRARY INFORMATION............................................................................................................................... ] 38 ]
XXVI. PREGNANCY POLICY ......................................................................................................................................................... ] 38 ]
XXVII. VISITORS .......................................................................................................................................................................... ] 38 ]
XXVIII. STUDENT PUBLICATIONS .................................................................................................................................................. ] 38 ]
XXIX. INSURANCE ...................................................................................................................................................................... ] 39 ]
XXX. SCHOOL NURSE AND MEDICATION PROCEDURES ............................................................................................................. ] 39 ]
A. MEDICATIONS ............................................................................................................................................................. ] 39 ]
B. HEALTH POLICY ........................................................................................................................................................... ] 39 ]
C. IMMUNIZATIONS ........................................................................................................................................................ ] 39 ]
XXXI. EXTRA]CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ....................................................................................................................................... ] 40 ]
A. ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR .................................................................................................................................................. ] 40 ]
B. ATTENDING ACTIVITIES ............................................................................................................................................... ] 40 ]
C. PEP ASSEMBLIES ......................................................................................................................................................... ] 40 ]
D. KSHSAA ELIGIBILITY RULES .......................................................................................................................................... ] 40 ]
E. INTER]SCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES PHYSICAL EXAMINATION ............................................................................................. ] 41 ]
F. KSHSAA SPORTSMANSHIP / CITIZENSHIP RULE 52 ....................................................................................................... ] 41 ]
G. BUS RIDING GUIDELINES ............................................................................................................................................. ] 41 ]
H. STUDENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ........................................................................................................................... ] 41 ]
I. ATHLETIC PRACTICES ................................................................................................................................................... ] 42 ]
J. CALDWELL SCHOOLS, USD 360 MISSION STATEMENT ................................................................................................. ] 42 ]
K. ADVISORY TIME ........................................................................................................................................................... ] 42 ]
XXXII. POSSIBILITY OF ASBESTOS ................................................................................................................................................ ] 42 ]
XXXIII. NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION .................................................................................................................................... ] 42 ]
XXXIV. TITLE VI, TITLE IX AND SECTION 504 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF ............................. ] 43 ]
XXXV. ANNUAL NOTIFICATION FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT ..................................................................... ] 43 ]
XXXVI. SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES ........................................................................................................................................ ] 43 ]
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I. SCHOOL INFORMATION
2018-2019 BELL SCHEDULE
1st Hour 8:00 . 8:50 50 Minutes
2nd Hour 8:53 . 9:43 50 Minutes
3rd Hour 9:46 . 10:36 50 Minutes
4th Hour 10:39 . 11:29 50 Minutes
MS Lunch 11:29 . 11:54 25 Minutes
HS Advisory 11:32 . 12:02 30 Minutes
MS Advisory 11:57 . 12:27 30 Minutes
HS Lunch 12:02 . 12:27 25 Minutes
5th Hour 12:30 . 1:23 53 Minutes
6th Hour 1:26 . 2:20 54 Minutes
7th Hour 2:23 . 3:32 69 Minutes
Monday-Thursday Dismissal Time: 3:32 pm
Friday Dismissal Time: 2:20 pm
CHS SCHOOL SONG
A song for the land where the sunflowers bloom
Hail to our city so fair
For itfs three times three with a sis, boom, bah
For the high school whose colors we wear.
CHORUS:
For we are the students of the CHS
Sing we the tribute that our hearts confess
Ever we glory in our proud success
Hail to the blue and white forever.
The red, white and blue are forever dear
Pure as the heavens above
And wefll be true, native land to you
And the high school whose colors we love.
SCHOOL MASCOT: BLUEJAY
SCHOOL COLORS: Royal Blue and White
SCBL LEAGUE SCHOOLS: Argonia, Caldwell, Central (Burden),) Cedar Vale, Dexter, Elk
Valley (Longton), Oxford, Sedan, South Haven, Udall, and West Elk (Howard)
BLUEJAY TRADITIONS
A Bluejay knows his school colors
A Bluejay knows his school song.
A loyal Bluejay takes part in school activities
A Bluejay recognizes the need for rules and regulations and realizes the proper time and place for everything
A loyal Bluejay is a good sport.
A Bluejay respects teachers and fellow students.
A Bluejay makes new students and visitors feel welcome.
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II. ENROLLMENT POLICY
A. CALDWELL MIDDLE / SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY
Students residing in U.S.D. #360 are eligible to enroll in the school district providing they are in good standing.
Students residing outside the district may be admitted providing the home district acknowledges the student (s) is in
good standing in the home district. The request for attendance is to be made by contacting the superintendent of
schools.
All high school students and their parents are invited to work with the school counselor in planning an
individualized program of study to be used as an enrollment guide. The program of study will list the courses the
student will be expected to complete while attending USD #360.
The program of study will be goal directed and designed not only to meet graduation requirements, but also to
meet the specific academic needs of the individual student. The counselor will utilize teacher input, standardized test
results, past achievement records and expressed goals for the recommended course of study. It is strongly
recommended at least one parent be present with the student at the enrollment conference to assist in the preparation
of the program of study. For various reasons, the program of study may be changed before the student graduates from
high school. Parents are encouraged to work closely with the school regarding their studentfs academic program.
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fs office or the superintendentfs 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fs 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.
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. 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 gBoundary Exception/Contract for Out of District Studentsh, complete with the necessary
documentation.
This is a voluntary arrangement between the parent/guardian and the school district and shall be reviewed biannually.
A non-resident student will be enrolled only after an application to attend has been approved.
For the purpose of this policy, a studentfs 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.
(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.
D. 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.
BASIC ASSUMPTIONS:
1. Most students, regardless of ability, will benefit by preparing themselves to continue on to some kind of
education beyond high school. For those students who will go on to post-secondary education, high school
is to be considered an educational transition.
2. Students will benefit themselves by taking courses leading to the maximum opportunity within their ability .
regardless of their immediate interests.
3. Students need to be encouraged if they are to reach their educational potential.
ALL STUDENTS MUST ENROLL IN SEVEN PERIODS DAILY with a minimum of six units of credit unless
otherwise approved by the principal. When necessary, the building principal / designee may waive this requirement on
an individual basis.
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Normally, seniors will be given first consideration for aide assignments, and only one unit of aide credit may be
earned.
The school day begins at 8:00am (doors will open at 7:30am for breakfast) and closes at 4:00pm with a closed
noon hour. On Friday, the school day begins at 8:00am and closes at 2:20pm.
EXTENDED LEARNING PERIOD: After School and the At-Risk program approved by the Board of Education will
run from 3:15pm until 4:00pm for middle school/ high school students. Students requiring additional time to complete
class work may be assigned to extended learning by a teacher. Failure to report to extended learning as directed will
result in a zero hour assigned by the principal or his designee. Before school extended learning is an option for middle
/ senior high students providing the assigning teacher agrees to this option.
Parents and area employers should not expect students to report to work until 4:00pm or later.
E. DUAL CREDIT COURSES
All course work available to Caldwell High School students for dual credit must be approved by the building
principal / designee before high school credit will be issued. This policy applies to both college outreach classes and
all correspondence classes.
F. G.E.D. . GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT TEST
Caldwell High School will not issue high school units of credit based upon GED results.
G. WORK STUDY PROGRAMS / OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Student work passes are not allowed. The only exception to this rule is students enrolled in and under direct
supervision of Special Education and the counselorfs gOccupational Education Program.h This program is for juniors
and seniors only. They must have a 2.5 GPA to be allowed in this program. Students must not have prior attendance
issues (16 days/year) to be eligible to enroll in a Work Study program.
H. STUDENT AIDE
Students may enroll in gStudent Aideh providing they have not had an gFh or failing grade the previous semester of
attendance. Student tutor and student aide assignments require approval by the supervising teacher and the building
principal / designee. Students may receive only one credit for Student Aide in their four years of high school. Student
attendance must be 85% or better to receive a satisfactory grade .Students must not have prior attendance issues (16
days/year) to enroll as a student aide.
I. VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL ENROLLMENT OPTIONS
Eligible Caldwell High School students may request permission to enroll in a vocational-technical program at
Cowley County Community College. Interested students need to contact the school counselor for details.
J. SENIOR HIGH GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
1. CREDIT REQUIREMENTS. . .
Twenty-four (24) units of credit are required for Caldwell High School graduation. Students are required to have
sixteen (16) units of credit in addition to band, vocal music and physical education.
No more than two (2) credits transferred in from a Learning Center can be counted toward the total number of
24 units required for graduation from Caldwell High School.
Eight (8) semesters of satisfactory attendance enrolled as a full time student are required for graduation unless
special administrative approval is granted to allow early graduation. Except under the most extraordinary
circumstances, request for early graduation will be denied.
2. LANGUAGE ART CLASSES . English courses are full year courses with full credit.
Required: English 9 . freshmen
English 10 . sophomores
English 11 . juniors
Senior English
Should a student fail any of these required English courses, he / she will repeat each semester failed until credit is
earned. In accordance with Kansas State Department of Education regulations, the building principal / designee may
waive up to one unit of the language arts requirement if the principal / designee determines that a pupil can benefit
more by taking another subject.
All seniors will be required to satisfactorily complete a Senior Project.
They will receive one (1) unit of credit for this project.
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The summary for specific course requirements as listed by the State Board of Education are as follows:
English ....................................... 4 units of credit
Math ......................................... 4 units of credit
Science ...................................... 3 units of credit
Computer Applications ................. 1 unit of credit
Health/PE ...................................... 1 unit of credit
Fine Arts ..................................... 1 unit of credit
Social ....................................... 3 units of credit
(includes Am. History 1 credit; Government . credit, Economics . credit)
All students must have four (4) units of math, three (3) units of science and one (1) unit of fine arts. Fine arts is
defined as band, vocal music, art, computer graphics and graphic design.
Remaining units are to be chosen from the course offerings in the following areas: Language arts, mathematics,
science, social science, business, practical arts, fine arts and physical education or safety education.
K. GRADUATION EXERCISE PARTICIPATION: (updated June 2017)
To be eligible to receive the high school diploma from Caldwell High School the student must satisfy each of the
following requirements:
1. All required academic course work must be completed with a passing grade. Any incomplete assignments
may result in the student not passing in the course,
2. All school attendance requirements must be satisfactorily completed before the diploma will be issued.
Make up time assigned for unexcused absences or for disciplinary reasons is regarded as part of the
schoolfs attendance requirement.
3. To be eligible to receive the diploma the student must be in good standing at the time of graduation. Any
disciplinary sanction(s) imposed on the student at the time of commencement may result in the withholding
of the diploma.
4. All school owned property assigned to the student must be returned, and arrangement made for the
payment of any outstanding bill(s) owed the school before issuance of the diploma.
In accordance with State Department of Education regulations students who meet the required criteria are
eligible to test out of classes by passing a comprehensive examination. Eligible students interested in
testing out of a class need to confer with the building principal / designee and the gifted education teacher.
L. CALDWELL HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE CLASS GUIDELINES FOR SOPHOMORES: (added July 2018)
To be eligible to take a college class as a sophomore, you must meet the following criteria:
. 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA
. 95% attendance rate for the previous semester
. Minimum ACT Reading score of 18 or minimum Accuplacer Reading score of 69 (58 for CNA)
Also:
. Sophomores may only take 1 college class during the spring semester
. Students may drop the class within the first week of the college class without it affecting their high school
transcript. After two weeks, students will receive an F on their high school transcript for dual credit
purposes.
M. MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDY HALL: (updated June 2017)
1. To address the academic needs of those falling behind and at-risk students.
2. Will be determined weekly, any student with one F or two Dfs will be assigned to study hall Tuesday-
Thursday during advisory period.
3. Students assigned to more than one consecutive week will not be allowed to leave school in order to attend
or participate in extra-curricular activities.
4. Failure to report as requested results in zero hour assigned by Principal or designee.
N. KANSAS QUALIFIED ADMISSION STANDARD
ATTENTION: COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Student admission to KU, KSU, WSU, PSU, ESU, and FHSU is achieved in one of three ways:
1. Graduated in the top third of his / her class
2. Achieve a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in pre-college curriculum which are the core classes or
3. Earn a score of 21 or higher on the ACT test
A student failing to qualify for admissions to a regentfs university based on the above standards has the option of
attending one of the many community colleges, or any of the private schools that will accept the applicant.
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O. KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTSf REQUIRED PRE-COLLEGE CURRICULUM
QUALIFIED ADMISSIONS
1. Four units of English . at least one unit of English / language arts must be taken each year in high school.
2. Three units of mathematics . Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II. Completion of the three required
mathematics courses prior to entering college satisfies the Regents Qualified Admissions requirement.
3. Three units of social studies . including one unit of U.S. History, one unit of U. S. Government, one unit
selected from world history, world geography, international relations, psychology or sociology.
4. Three units of natural science . chosen from biology, advanced biology, chemistry, physical / earth / space
science, and / or physics. At least one unit must be in chemistry or physics.
5. One unit of computer technology. Computer Applications fulfills this requirement.
6. Two units of foreign language . No units are required but the Board of Regents strongly encourages
students to take two units of one foreign language in high school.
See the counselor for more details and / or a brochure from the Kansas State Department of Education.
P. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION RECOMMENDATIONS
For specific requirements in any career field or major, please check with the counselor. Students interested in
career, vocational, or technical fields should check in the guidance office for specific requirements.
Prior to the senior year in high school, students and parents need to seek factual, detailed information pertaining
to the studentfs post-secondary choices. The school counselor is readily available upon request to assist students and
parents with: educational and occupational information regarding such things as employment opportunities,
apprenticeship programs, military service careers, trade schools, public vocational-technical schools, community junior
colleges, private and state four-year colleges and universities, out-of-state institutions, admission standards, college
entrance testing programs, U.S. military academies, ROTC programs, educational costs, student financial aid
programs, grade point average, credit by examination, Kansas careers, college visitations and appointments with
college representatives.
Q. CAMPUS VISITATIONS AND POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANNING
Students wanting to visit a post-secondary school campus on school time are required to have the school
counselor make visitation arrangements with the schoolfs office of admission. Before the planned absence is excused
by the office, THE PRINCIPAL /DESIGNEE MUST APPROVE THE VISITATION. It is highly recommended parents
accompany students making campus visitation. Seniors get 3 days/year, Juniors 2 days/year.
Non-school days, such as the spring vacation period, are recommended as a good time to visit other campuses.
R. GUIDANCE SERVICES
The school counselor provides a variety of services for students wanting help in making decisions. A counselor
assists students by providing information, exploring solutions to personal problems and seeking answers to questions
concerning classes and future occupational choices.
To help students, the counselor provides standardized test results, comparing the studentsf abilities and interests
with profiles of post-high school institutions.
S. DROPPING A COURSE
There should be very few requests to drop a course. The principal / designee will determine the need to change
a schedule after the first three (3) days of attendance. Students will not be permitted to drop a year course at the
end of the first semester. Only the building principal / designee may waive this requirement if the request to drop is
determined justifiable. The recommendation of a parent, classroom teacher and the counselor will be the primary
factors considered in making such a decision. Occasionally, individual adjustments are necessary to best serve
student needs.
In the event that a student (with parent approval) elects to drop a course in progress, a failing grade is recorded
for the course dropped.
Students removed from a class prior to the end of the semester for misconduct will receive a grade of gFh for the
semester and no credit.
If a student has a justifiable reason to modify their class schedule during the semester, the gFh grade may be
waived by the principal / designee.
CHS/CMS requires a student to carry seven courses each semester unless approved by the administration.
T. IDL/ONLINE CLASSES
Enrollment in IDL/Online classes is limited and students taking IDL classes make a contractual agreement with
the school stipulating the terms or conditions allowing the student to remain in the class. Students enrolled in IDL
classes must agree to comply with strict standards of conduct. Misconduct on the studentfs part is grounds for
permanent removal from class and a loss of full or partial credit for course work. Copies of contractual agreements are
available in the counselorfs office.
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U. GRADE CLASSIFICATION
Senior high school studentsf grade placement is classified according to the number of units of credit the
student has previously earned.
SENIOR .................. Sixteen units or more
JUNIOR .................. At least twelve units
SOPHOMORE ......... At least six units
FRESHMAN ............ First year student with less than six units
V. SCHOOL FEES
School fees are published prior to the August enrollment each year. Inquiries regarding school fees may be
directed to either the grade school or middle/high school offices.
Fees are assessed for the following: Textbook Rental, Instrument Rent, Technology (Computer Application, etc.),
Towel Fee (for PE and / or sports), Football mouthpiece, Art and Shop User Fees, Senior Project Fee, FCCLA fee,
band and vocal classroom fees, and padlocks (for PE or sports).
Textbook rental includes workbooks for required classes. Workbooks for high school elective classes are sold to
students at school cost. IT IS THE TEACHERfS PEROGATIVE TO RETAIN STUDENT WORKBOOKS IF THE
TEACHER SO CHOOSES.
W. UNPAID FEES
Students owing the school money for prior unpaid fees and expenses will not be permitted to enroll in classes
such as art, shop, and physical education in which students must pay for materials and special fees.
ART AND SHOP FEES are considered a user fee to cover equipment and supplies furnished by the school. The
cost of any supplies such as those used in a project will be paid in full BEFORE the project is removed from the
premises. Cost is to be paid as expense is incurred and never to run over $50.
INDIVIDUAL SHOP PROJECTS ESTIMATED TO COST $50.00 OR MORE REQUIRE ADVANCED PAYMENT
COVERING HALF OF THE PROJECTED COST OF THE PROJECT BEFORE STARTING THE PROJECT.
INSTRUMENT RENTAL is a yearly fee for those using school owned music instruments.
SAFETY GLASSES REQUIREMENT. All students will be required by instructors to wear safety glasses for
running class experiments, using machines and/or where the danger exist that damage to the eyes could occur.
TEXTBOOK DAMAGE BEYOND NORMAL WEAR will be charged to the pupil in addition to the rental cost.
Teachers are given the responsibility to keep accurate records of the condition of textbooks used in their room.
Students will be charged no less than one-third the replacement for damaged books. Full replacement costs will be
charged for books beyond repair.
CALDWELL SCHOOL YEARBOOKS ALL YEARBOOKS MUST BE ORDERD BY APRIL 1st. Cost may be paid
with enrollment fees or no later than the end of the first semester. Pricing of the yearbook will be determined annually
and announced with other yearly fees.
X. CLOSED NOON HOUR POLICY
U.S.D. #360 operates a closed noon period, and all students are required to remain under supervision in an
assigned area. The school food service will serve a federally approved hot lunch. Students may also bring lunches
from home to be eaten either in the cafeteria or in the commons area. For those bringing a lunch, a refrigerator will be
available in the cafeteria to keep the lunch cool. A microwave is also available if they desire to heat up an item.
Exception from the above policy will not be made except as follows:
Students may leave campus to eat lunch at home if the parent or guardian picks up the student(s) each day,
signing them out in the office.
Students will lose this privilege if they are tardy to fifth hour class.
Y. LUNCH PLAN
The first hour teacher will take lunch count and at that time the student will need to indicate if he/she wants hot
lunch, or not eating. Another portion of the main dish may be ordered for an additional charge. THERE IS A NO
CHARGE POLICY ON SCHOOL MEALS. Parents will be notified by email if the balance goes into the deficit.
Your child will be served a sandwich and milk for 5 days, then they will not receive a lunch.
Z. WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL
In accordance with Kansas compulsory attendance law, school attendance is required up to the age of 18 for
a youth who has not obtained a high school diploma. If a child is 16 or 17 a parent or the court may, with written
consent, allow a child to be exempt from this requirement. Parents consenting to their studentfs withdrawal from school
are required to sign a waiver statement freeing the school of its responsibilities. One parent will also be required to
attend the meeting unless the student is 18 or older.
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Students transferring to another school must report to the counselorfs office and ask for a withdrawal
form. After parent approval by signature or a phone call, the student will take the form to his / her teachers for
their signatures. Teachers will indicate the grade to date and whether books and other materials are turned in,
as well as any fees that might be owed. The completed form is to be returned to the office where fees are paid
and/or refunds (if any) will be figured.
AA. CALDWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Sixth and seventh grade students are required to enroll in seven (7) periods per day. Four of those periods will
be the core classes . English, math, science and social science. Eighth grade students are required to take Computer
Apps. The other three hours will be chosen from electives that vary from year to year.
Students failing to meet satisfactory scores on state and local assessments may be assigned to
remediation courses for their electives.
BB. MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMOTION
To be promoted, a student must pass at least 75% of their core classes, those being math, science, social
science and English. Full year classes of this nature are to be divided into two semesters with a grade at the end of the
semester. Grades are not to be continuous from one semester to the next. Student grades will be updated online each
week. Nine week grades will be handed out during parent/teacher conferences and semester grades cards mailed
home.
At the end of the school year those students who have not been able to meet the middle school promotion
requirements shall be referred to a committee for a final recommendation. The committee will be composed of the
school principal / designee, school counselor, and one middle school teacher assigned to the committee on a rotating
basis. The committee shall consider grades, intellectual ability, chronological age, emotional maturity, and physical
maturity.
To make up the credits required to be promoted, students may make up failed classes in the summer through an
USD #360 approved alternative program.
According to Kansas State 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 is generally an educational
decision which is best made by professional educators in consultation with the parents of the student.
III. CHISHOLM TRAIL eLEARNING VIRTUAL
SCHOOL ACADEMY
PARENT / STUDENT INFORMATION
Individuals under the age of 18 years may not attend the Chisholm Trail eLearning Virtual School Academy
unless assigned there by the administration for an exceptional circumstance.
All schools are now required to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements each year and all students
under the age of 18 are required to participate in these tests. In order to prepare students to take state assessment tests
it has been determined that students remain at Caldwell High School for test preparations and take the courses that
students will be tested on.
Caldwell High School will only allow two credits from the Chisholm Trail Learning Academy to transfer in and still
graduate from Caldwell High School.
To be considered for part-time attendance:
A student that has failed a class at the middle or high school may make up the course online through Oddesyware.
This must be approved by the high school counselor. Students that fail one or more classes may be assigned to take
classes during the school day if it is determined this is needed to stay on track for graduation. Students will be monitored
through the counseling office to see that they are meeting attendance requirements and adequate academic progress.
Final determination will be made by the principal / designee.
Making up a failed class. (Note: Juniors/Seniors enrolled in the Work Study Program at Caldwell High School and
fail a class at the semester, would be ineligible for the Work Study Program. If the schedule permits a student may do
the credit recovery during the school day, in order to stay on track for graduation. That class would be taken on the high
school campus). Students may not transfer more than two (2) credits from a Learning Center and still graduate
from Caldwell High School.
Enrich or remediate skill for non-credit basis with permission dependent upon availability of computers may attend
after school hours or during the summer.
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To be considered for full-time attendance at the Chisholm Trail eLearning Virtual School Academy
. Health reasons that do not allow CHS attendance.
. Suspension / Expulsion in which the student is legally ordered to attend school. This attendance must be
approved by a building administrator or assigned by a hearing officer.
. Dropouts who have withdrawn from school according to the state statute, are at least 16 years of age, and
are approved to attend by the director and a building administrator.
Students attending the Chisholm Trail eLearning Virtual School Academy will be required to complete 21
credits for graduation. Coursework will reflect the Kansas State minimum requirements in the core classes along
with elective courses.
IV. VIRTUAL PROGRAM
(Updated June 2017)
Caldwell Secondary School implemented a Virtual School program at the beginning of the 2016-17 year. This
program was developed as an alternate program for USD 360 students to complete their high school graduation
requirements. Currently, the CSS Virtual Program is designed only for students in grades 6-12. New enrollment into
the program must be made prior to September 20th each year. Students currently enrolled in Caldwell Secondary
School may switch to the virtual program at the end of the first semester.
A. PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING APPROVAL TO ATTEND
Full-time attendance: Health Reasons, Suspension / Expulsion, and Dropouts
The student and parent / guardian need to request a meeting with the administration of Caldwell High School.
They should be prepared to discuss reasons traditional high school is not working out and reasons the Chisholm Trail
eLearning Virtual School Academy would be a workable solution.
1. The student shall be experiencing academic or social failure at Caldwell High School or at another school
prior to applying for enrollment at Caldwell High School.
2. The student and parent / guardian requests attendance to be transferred to the Chisholm Trail eLearning
Virtual School Academy.
3. Upon approval of the principal he/she shall write an official student education learning plan which will be
signed by the student, parent / guardian and counselor.
4. Students that are under 18 years are generally not eligible for full-time assignment at the Academy. If
admitted on a learning plan they are admitted according to the following guidelines:
Students and parents/guardians interested in the Academy should consider the following factors:
(a) A student will not be able to participate in any KSHSAA or school sponsored activities at CHS.
(b) A student cannot participate in CHS graduation. All Chisholm Trail eLearning Virtual School
Academy students may participate in Academy commencement ceremonies.
(c) Students will not be allowed to transfer in from a Learning Center at any time and graduate from
Caldwell High School. A student must be enrolled in an accredited public or private high school
fulltime prior to transfer in order to graduate from Caldwell High School.
(d) Students on a written learning plan may be granted permission to take elective classes at the high
school with the approval of the administration and the teacher(s) involved. The administration, parents,
and student will sign off on the written plan. Students will be expected to follow school policies while
on this plan. The student will not graduate from Caldwell High School, but from the Chisholm Trail
Learning Academy should they be on a written learning plan.
B. GRADING PROCEDURES AND POLICY
1. REPORT CARDS
Course credits are determined by semester grades which are recorded on the studentfs academic transcript.
Nine week grades are an estimate of the studentfs performance at mid-term.
Report cards will be distributed following the end of the reporting period. Grade explanations are as follows:
A . Excellent F . Failing (no credit)
B . Above Average I . Incomplete (no credit)
C . Average S . Satisfactory
D . Below Average U . Unsatisfactory (no credit)
If there are any questions, the student should feel free to talk with his/her teacher, guidance counselor or an
administrator. Parents should also feel free to contact the school.
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2. DISTRICT .WIDE GRADING SCALE
A district-wide grading scale will be utilized in all classes using a percentage or letter grade (K-12)
Percentage Letter Grade Equivalent Point Weighted Class
100-98 A+ 4.0 5.0
97-93 A 4.0 5.0
92-90 A- 4.0 5.0
89-87 B+ 3.0 3.75
86-83 B 3.0 3.75
82-80 B- 3.0 3.75
79-77 C+ 2.0 2.5
76-73 C 2.0 2.5
72-70 C- 2.0 2.5
69-67 D+ 1.0 1.25
66-63 D 1.0 1.25
62-60 D- 1.0 1.25
Below 60 F 0.0
Incomplete I
Withdraw/Passing W/P
Withdraw/Failing W/F
The use of a bell shaped curve for grading purposes is not to be used for students in USD #360.
3. MEDICAL INCOMPLETES
A student may qualify for extended time with a Section 504 plan. Set by principal or counselor.
4. INCOMPLETE
Students can generally be given a final evaluation even if absent in the last week or two of the term. An
exception to or modification of this general policy will be made only by the principal / designee, and such cases will be
considered on an individual basis before any action will be taken. At the end of the semester, students failing to
complete make-up work within the allotted time will receive a grade of gFh and zero credit.
5. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT
All attendance requirements must be satisfied before semester credit will be issued. Students must have all
makeup time completed before credit will be issued and recorded on the official school transcript.
6. GRADE POINT AVERAGE AND CLASS RANK
Grades will be counted toward class rank and GPA beginning in the ninth grade. Student Aide S/U grades will
not count toward GPA computation and only one aide credit will apply towards graduation requirements. GPA and
class ranking will be tabulated at the end of each semester.
Some of the upper level classes are classified as gweighted classes.h Any class taken for college credit will be
weighted on 1.25 points per letter grade. (A=5.0; B=3.75; C=2.5; D=1.25)
7. SPECIAL EDUCATION GRADING
The letter grading system used to assess student performance in special education classes will be administered
in accordance with each studentfs Individual Education Plan (IEP).
8. SEMESTER TESTS
All students will take semester tests as administered by the teachers. A semester test schedule will be released
the week prior to the end of each semester.
Caldwell High School students may be exempt from a final test if they have an gAh and no more than two
absences of any kind; gBh and one absences or a gCh and no absences. Students who have been assigned to Zero
hour will not be exempt from semester tests. Likewise students who have been assigned to in-school or outof-
school suspension will also not be eligible for test exemption.
Exceptional absences are absences that will not be counted against the student attendance for final exams:
death in the immediate family, extended hospitalization, obligatory religious services and no more than two
documented college visits (for juniors and seniors). Documentation means a signed note from a college representative
along with a telephone number for verification.
Students who meet these criteria may elect to take a final but it cannot lower their grade. It can be used only to
improve the final grade.
Absences will be based on each hour and / or period for determination of exemption.
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V. SCHOLASTIC AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
A. HONOR ROLL
An honor roll will be published for each nine week period. All letter graded classes receiving credit will be used to
determine the Honor Roll. Division will include:
1. Principalfs Honor Roll . All Afs or 4.0-5.0 GPA
2. gAh Honor Roll . 3.5 to 3.99 GPA with no grade of gFh
3. gBh Honor Roll . 3.0 to 3.49 GPA with no grade of gFh
Scale: A=4.0-5.0; B=3; C=2; D=1; F=0
B. TOP 10% AWARDS
Academic awards will be presented during the spring semester to the top 10% of each class (Grades 6-12) as
determined by the first three quarters grade point average. All classes receiving letter grades will be computed to
determine the GPA. Senior high students must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units of credit to be eligible for this
award. A student must attend CMS / CHS for at least three of the four quarters to qualify for the award.
C. ACADEMIC LETTERING
Academic school letters are awarded to any student in grades 6-10 earning a grade point average (GPA) of 3.30
or above or grades 11-12 earning a GPA of 3.50 for the first three quarters of the school year. CHS students must be
enrolled in five (5) academic classes, but does not include student aide or work study. Students are eligible to letter
each year and receive an academic emblem or bar to be worn on the school letter.
D. PRINCIPALfS AWARD
Seniors having a 3.5 overall GPA and scoring at the 75th percentile or better on his / her ACT test will be
recognized with the gPrincipalfs Award.h
E. GRADUATING WITH HONORS
Graduating seniors who have earned an overall seven semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or above will
be recognized at the graduating commencement exercise as gGraduating with Honors.h
F. VALEDICTORIAN / SALUTATORIAN AWARDS
Valedictorian and Salutatorian awards are based on the weighted grade point average (GPA) for the first seven
semesters of high school attendance. The Valedictorian award is presented to the senior ranking number one in the
graduating class. The Salutatorian award is presented to the senior ranking second in the class.
To be considered for the Valedictorian or Salutatorian awards, a student must have attended Caldwell High
School for five (5) consecutive semesters.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE LISTED
AWARDS, A STUDENT MUST BE ENROLLED AND RECEIVING
CREDIT IN A MINIMUM OF SIX (6) CLASSES
VI. ATTENDANCE POLICY
PHILOSOPHY OF SCHOOL ATTENDANCE: Missing School is Missing Out!!
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fs 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. 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 school office immediately upon the students return to school. Students
absent from school due to illness are to report to the school nurse prior to reporting to the office.
Students are NOT to report to class without first reporting to the office. Parent confirmation does not necessarily
excuse the student absence from school.
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A parent is responsible for confirming their studentfs 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 / designee on an individual basis. Whenever
possible, all make-up work is to be completed prior to the student being absent from school.
THE STUDENT REQUESTING gADVANCED ABSENCESh NEED TO have a parent/guardian acknowledge
their absence by communicating with the school office.
It will be the decision of the building principal / designee 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 (SATURDAY SCHOOL). (Refer to the section on unexcused absences)
STUDENTS FAILING TO CONFIRM AN EXCUSED ABSENCE (i.e. illness, etc.) MAY HAVE THAT ABSENCE
TERMED UNEXCUSED BY THE PRINCIPAL / DESIGNEE.
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 / DESIGNEE. CONTACT MUST BE MADE
WITH THE PRINCIPAL / DESIGNEE PRIOR TO THE ACTIVITY.
B. ABSENCES DUE TO ILLNESS
In situations involving long term illness, the student may be required to furnish the principal / designee with a
doctorfs statement justifying the absence from school. Repeated or chronic illness resulting in excessive absence (5
days/semester) from school will also require a doctorfs statement before the absences are excused by the principal /
designee. In situations involving excessive absenteeism such as prolonged illness, the parent needs to contact the
building principal / designee to arrange for make-up work.
C. 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.
D. UNEXCUSED ABSENCE
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fS 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.
The Truancy Diversion Program in Sumner County requests the principal / designee to refer to JIAS (OR DCF, if
under age 13) in Wellington the name of any student inexcusably absent three (3) consecutive days of school, five (5)
days in a semester or seven (7) days in a year. Once a 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 referral will not be made on students that are granted excused absences.
It is the teacherfs 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 / designee, the reason given
does not justify the student being out-of-school. Unexcused absence may be lead to truancy from school and
subject to disciplinary measures. At the discretion of the principal / designee, students receiving
unexcused absences are subject to after school detention, SATURDAY SCHOOL, 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 an attendance hearing and / or JIAS (DCF) referral.
2. All make-up work NOT completed and submitted to the teacher within a reasonable 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 day missed.
3. Caldwell High 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 / designee, will be assigned.
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 / designee. Skipping or cutting class is classified as truancy
and subject to disciplinary measures as deemed appropriate by the administration. Seven (7) unexcused tardies
will equal one (1) unexcused absence. This may result in the student being regarded as truant and notification of
the proper authorities.
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E. TRUANCY
THE CMS / CHS PRINCIPAL / DESIGNEE IS APPOINTED BY THE U.S.D. #360 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO
SERVE AS THE SCHOOLfS TRUANT OFFICER.
Truancy is defined as:
1. Not attending school after leaving home.
2. Leaving school without permission from the principal / designeefs 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.
Should a student accumulate more than 3 consecutive or 5 absences in a semester, the Principal/Designee has
the authority to require a doctor note indicating the student in question visited the doctors on a particular day in
question. A note from a doctor, excusing the child is not good enough.
Students must attend school from age 7-17. The requirement for special needs students is different. They must
attend until 18 years of age.
F. TRUANCY LAW
Students must and will operate under the requirements of KSA 72-3121. This law provides that ga child is
required by law to attend school and such student is inexcusably absent there from on either three consecutive days,
five days in any semester, or seven days in a year, such child shall be considered to be truant.
gA child is inexcusably absent from school if the child is absent there from 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.h
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.
VII. 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fS RESPONSIBILITY TO GET THE MAKE-UP ASSIGNMENTS FROM THE
TEACHER OR GOOGLE CLASSROOM 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.
VIII. TARDIES
A LITTLE LATE IS TOO LATE. Students are expected to be in their seats and ready for class when the tardy bell
rings.
All teachers are to keep accurate records of student tardies, excused and unexcused. The school has determined
that seven (7) unexcused tardies will equal one unexcused absence and subject to disciplinary action from the teacher
and the office.
a. ALL TARDIES will be determined as excused / or unexcused in the CMS / CHS office. Individual teacher
will also judge the validity of each tardy and apply their own tardy policy. It is recommended that teachers
assign not less than one detention period for each unexcused tardy. At the discretion of the teacher,
additional detentions may be assigned. The assigning teacher is expected to supervise their own
detentions.
b. Teachers will excuse a tardy providing the student has a signed statement from the office. The nurse, the
counselor or another teacher will send the student to the office to get verification of the excuse.
c. LUNCH PERIOD. Caldwell High School has a closed noon hour. All students are restricted from leaving
school any time during the school day including the lunch period. Students have an option of eating the
lunch prepared in the cafeteria or bring a lunch. Those bringing a lunch may eat either in the cafeteria or in
the commons area. During the lunch period, students are assigned a supervised area where they are to
remain until returning to class. All students are expected to be in their fifth hour class on time. There should
be no reason for students to be tardy to fifth hour.
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IX. 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, he / she must secure a pass to leave the building signed by the principal / designee 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 / designee.
STUDENTS WHO LEAVE THE BUILDING WITHOUT CHECKING OUT MAY BE
TRUANT FROM SCHOOL AND SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION
X. DISCIPLINE AND CONDUCT
It is the philosophy of Caldwell Middle / High School that acceptable conduct is of very great importance in school
work. Every teacher has the authority and is expected to correct any student for misbehaving any time or place about
the buildings, on school property, at school activities (home and out-of-town) or on the buses. gUnder the Kansas
School Safety and Security Act if any school employee knows or has reason to believe that an act which constitutes the
commission of a felony or misdemeanor or which involves the possession, use or disposal of explosives, firearms or
other weapons, has been committed at school, on school property, or at a school supervised activity a report to
appropriate law enforcement officials is required.h
School Expectations of Student Behavior-The goal of Caldwell Secondary School is the implementation of fair,
consistent classroom and total school expectations for students, teachers, and administrators. It is the stafffs preference
to focus on the business of education and avoid being disciplinarians. Discipline in the school and classroom means
setting limits for students until they are able to set limits for themselves. Students are expected to behave in a manner,
which is appropriate for middle and high school age individuals. Students are responsible for knowing what the rules and
consequences are in their classrooms and school. Students are responsible for their own actions.
XI. THE BLUEJAY WAY
A. BE RESPECTFUL (language, bullying, insubordination)
B. BE RESPONSIBLE (on time, dress code agenda book, classroom rules, etc)
C. BE INVOLVED (engaged in learning, participate in class and activities)
D. BE A LEADER (communicate properly)
A. MISBEHAVIORS
MINOR MISBEHAVIORS MAJOR MISBEHAVIORS
Horseplay Insubordination
Agenda Book issues Physical altercation
Not following directions Alcohol/Tobacco/Drugs
Missing assignments Weapons
Gum Dress Code
Breaking a classroom rule Destruction of property
Low grades Abusive language
Damaging equipment Vandalism
Student unprepared for class Excessive absences (truancy)
Cell phone Cell phone (2 or more issues)
Food/drinks areas Fighting
Tardies Skipping Detention
Name calling, harassment Theft
Safety
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B. CODE OF CONDUCT/CONSEQUENCES
Step 1
Conference
A school administrator will talk to the student and try to reach an agreement regarding how the student
will behave. Parents/guardians will be notified by discipline report or phone call. Action is recorded in
student file.
Step 2
Detention/Saturday School/In School Suspension
The student is not removed from school. They may be required to serve detention before or after
school, an assignment to Saturday School, or they are assigned to the in-school suspension room.
Parents/guardians will be notified in writing or by phone call. A student may be put on the gnot in good
standingh list and be ineligible for school activities. Administrators will decide if a student is allowed to
attend or participate in school activities during this step. Action is recorded in student file.
Step 3
Short Term Suspension
The student will not be allowed to attend school for the determined amount of days, (which can be from
one up to 10 days) The parent/guardian will be notified pursuant to state law. Action is recorded in
student file. The student is not to be at any school activities or on school property during the suspension.
Step 4
Long Term Suspension/Expulsion
The student will not be allowed to attend school, school activities, or be on school property for a period
of time as determined by the hearing officer.
**Due process as required by state law will be followed in all suspensions or expulsions
Action/Behavior Range for behavior Repeat violations
Alcohol 3
Notification of law enforcement
(Student Activity Policy)
Drug Free Schools &
Communities Policy)
4
Notification of law enforcement
(Student Activity Policy)
Drug Free Schools & Communities
Policy)
Cheating 1
Loss of credit for assignment
2-3
No credit for assignment
Computer Violation 1-4
Loss of computer use of school
computers
1-4
No computer use of school computers
Destruction of
Property/Vandalism
1-4
+ Restitution/notification of law
enforcement
1-4
+ Restitution/notification of law
enforcement
Disorderly conduct 1-4 1-4
Disrespectful 1-4 1-4
Disruption of Educational
Process
1-4 1-4
Dress Code 1-2 3-4
Electronic devices 1-4 1-4
Excessive tardies
More than two
See Zero Hour/Saturday School
policy
See Zero Hour/Saturday School policy
Explosives 4 4
Failure to Comply/defiance 1-4 1-4
Fighting 2-4 2-4
Harassment/Hazing/Threats
(sexual, physical, verbal, &
racial)
1-4
Conference + letter of notification
in file
2-4
Notification of law enforcement
Lying 1-2 1-3
Pantsing
Pulling anotherfs shorts down
2-3 3-4
Physical assault 3-4
Notification of law enforcement
4
Notification of law enforcement
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Possession of drugs/illegal
substances
3-4
Notification of law enforcement
(Drug Free Schools and
Communities Policy)
3-4
Notification of law enforcement
(Drug Free Schools and
Communities Policy)
Profanity/Vulgarity 1-4 1-4
Public Display of Affection 1 1-2
Scuffle/Horseplay 1-2 2-3
Theft 2-4 3-4
Tobacco 2-3
Notification of law
enforcement for underage
possession/usage Suspension
from privilege to attend or
participate in school activities
for five days. (Student Activity
Policy)
(Drug Free Schools &
Communities Policy)
2-4
Notification of law enforcement for
Underage possession/ usage Loss
of privilege to attend or participate
in school activities for up to 30
days.
(Student Activity Policy)
(Drug Free Schools & Communities
Policy)
Truancy/Unexcused absences
or excessive absences
1-3
Parent notification
2-4
Referral to Sumner County Truancy
Diversion program
Unnecessary items 1-4 1-4
Weapons 4
Notification of law enforcement
4
Notification of law enforcement
C. BUILDING CODE OF CONDUCT
A school worthy of educating boys and girls for our great American democracy begins with good behavior. You
are NOT a well-educated person unless you are able to get along with your fellow students and teachers.
A few general rules called to your attention:
1. Students are expected to attend classes regularly.
2. Students are expected to be on time.
3. Students are NOT to leave the school building during school hours without permission from the office.
4. Students are expected to cultivate the habit of industry and do their best in all work.
5. Students are expected to respect the rights and privileges of all others.
6. Students are expected to keep their hands and feet to themselves. No horseplay, kicking, pushing, shoving,
pantsing, and / or tripping will be tolerated.
7. Students are expected to respect and protect the physical property and equipment belonging to the school.
8. The school beverage and candy machines are intended for use during lunch, before and after school.
9. NO energy drinks are to be brought into the school.
10. When entering or leaving the school building, PLEASE USE THE SIDEWALKS.
11. Gum chewing in class is at the discretion of each teacher, but BE SURE the gum ends up in a waste basket.
12. Articles found in the building should be taken to the office. Items not claimed at the end of school will be
discarded in June or given to a worthy cause.
13. All notices placed on bulletin boards must first be approved by the school office. AT NO TIME ARE
POSTERS TO BE TAPED TO THE PAINTED WALLS.
14. Students shall not be in the school buildings prior to 7:30am or after 4:00pm unless under DIRECT
supervision of a staff member. This includes practices, workouts, study time, detentions, etc. STUDENTS
IN THE WEIGHT ROOM, AT WORKOUTS, SPORTS PRACTICES, MUSIC REHEARSALS,
CHEERLEADER PRACTICES, IN DRESSING ROOM, ETC
Students eating breakfast are to stay in the cafeteria/commons area until the 7:50am bell rings.
THE FOLLOWING STUDENT BEHAVIORS ARE UNACCEPTABLE AND WARRANT CORRECTIVE
MEASURES BY TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS. Students failing to comply with school discipline rules can
expect to be reprimanded and disciplined. The schoolfs authority to regulate student behavior extends to all school
properties, athletic facilities, and the student parking areas.
Students are also under the schoolfs jurisdiction of authority at all school sponsored activities, including those held
off campus, and all school rules are enforced.
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Students violating school discipline policy are subject to before and after school detention, Saturday school,
removal from class, in-school and / or out-of-school suspension, long term suspension, expulsion, corporal punishment
referral to outside agencies, suspension from attending or participating in school activities, and / or alternative
measures. Law violations will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
D. STUDENTS ARE IN THE WRONG FOR THE FOLLOWING BEHAVIORS
1. Being in possession of or use of tobacco on campus, school buses or at any school sponsored activity.
2. Being in possession of, consumption of or under the influence of alcohol, non-prescribed or illegal drugs of
any kind on school property or at school activities.
3. Being involved in fighting on or near school property while attending school or any school activity.
4. Being involved in hazing or bullying of students including name calling and making derogatory remarks
towards anyone.
5. Making threats toward students, staff and / or the school.
6. Taking part in student initiations or pranks.
7. Displaying unacceptable romantic behavior. STUDENTS ARE TO KEEP THEIR PRIVATE LIVES
PRIVATE and not be subject to public approval or disapproval. Hugging, hand holding, kissing and the like
are not acceptable behaviors at school or school activities. Repeated violations will be dealt with
accordingly.
8. Gambling on school property or at school activities.
9. Being disruptive or distractive to the educational welfare of the instructional process in the classroom.
10. Using of obscene gestures, profanity or vulgarity (written or verbal) at any time or place associated with the
school or activities.
11. Engaging in cheating, stealing, forgery and/or lying. Use of any material or information other than your own
to complete school assignments or tests unless previously approved by the teacher. Writing or using the
signature or initials of another person is also considered forgery. Taking or concealing property that belongs
to others. These behaviors are wrong and totally unacceptable and subject to stern corrective measures.
12. Being disobedient by failing to comply with the directions, instructions, or requests made by any member of
the staff.
13. Misbehave or being disorderly in a manner deemed objectionable by any staff member at any time or place
on campus or at school activities
14. Being disrespectful in any manner to fellow students and/or adult members of the school community.
15. Acting in a manner thatfs disruptive to the orderly educational procedure of the school.
16. Refusing to comply with a reasonable request of school personnel, will be dealt with accordingly. (Including
profanity, vulgarity, and obscene behavior)
17. Deliberately setting off a false fire alarm is a serious offense and will be treated accordingly.
18. Possessing an item which could be used to cause a disturbance and which is unnecessary for school.
19. Possessing or using of communication or electronic devices on school property or at school activities that
are determined to cause a detriment to the classroom environment or educational process shall be
prohibited.
For purposes of this policy, gPersonal Electronic Devicesh are defined to include cellular phones, digital
cameras, (still or video) personal digital assistants (PDAs), iPods, MP3 players, headphones, pagers, or any
other easily concealed electronic device capable of transmitting data or images.
The usage of personal electronic devices during lunch period for high school students will be allowed
in the cafeteria and commons areas. This privilege of using electronic devices during scheduled lunch
periods is experimental and may be taken away at any time should students become irresponsible.
E. CONSEQUENCES FOR VOILATING THE PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY PER SEMESTER ARE:
. First offense: Warning
. Second offense: 20 minute detention
. Third offense: Zero hour
. Fourth offense: Saturday School (loss of electronic device privilege for semester)
. Fifth offense: Suspension from school
In all of the aforementioned situations, personal electronic devices confiscated by staff will be taken to
the HS office and may be picked up by the student at the end of the school day.
Caldwell School District extends to students the privilege to possess and use Personal Electronic
Devices before and after the instructional school day and during scheduled lunch periods in the cafeteria
and commons area. They shall be stored in a studentfs locker throughout the instructional day. The
instructional day includes, but is not limited to, lunch breaks, class changes, study halls, fire drills,
assemblies, school evacuations, and any other structured or non-structured activity that occurs during the
normal school day. During all times when electronic devices are allowed to be on and in use, students are
encouraged to keep their phone on gsilenth mode.
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Students, parents, and guardians are advised that the Board of Education assumes no responsibility in
any circumstances whatsoever for the loss, destruction or theft of any Personal Electronics Devices that are
brought to school or to any extra-curricular or after-school activity.
Building administrators shall have the discretion to determine the appropriate punishment for violations
of this policy. Building administrators shall also have the discretion to allow exceptions to this policy on a
case-by-case basis, e.g., in situations where a studentfs 504 plan or IEP requires the use of a Personal
Electronic Device, or in cases of medical necessity or emergency.
F. DISMISSAL FROM CLASS
Any student dismissed from a class by a teacher or who leaves on his / her own accord will report IMMEDIATELY
to the high school office and will not be allowed to report back to that class until a conference has been held with the
student, administrator and the instructor. Any student removed from the classroom for disciplinary reasons will
likely be assigned zero hour detention, pending documentation of the incident from the teacher(s) involved.
Failure to report to the office may result in the student being suspended from that class or even suspended from
school.
Teachers who send students to the office will notify the office immediately and will also contact the
parents by telephone if it is a situation that warrants removal from class, detention or suspension.
A student who is unwilling to correct their conduct problem in a class after various approaches taken by
the teacher and / or principal to resolve the problem may be permanently removed from that class by the
principal, assigned a grade of gFh for the current semester, and receive no credit for that class.
G. VULGARITY AND PROFANITY
As ruled by the Supreme Court, vulgarity and profanity have no place in a public educational institution. A wise
person can express him/herself without the use of profanity. Any student using profane or vulgar language (spoken or
written) or making vulgar or obscene gestures in the presence of any faculty or staff member or toward other students
may be subject to suspension from school or school membership of a group such as an athletic team. This policy
applies to students any time or place at school or a school activity.
H. CARE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY
The citizens of our district invest a great deal of money each year in the education of a new group of American
citizens who will soon replace them in their various walks of life.
A considerable share of that investment is represented in buildings, grounds and equipment for our school.
Proper treatment of that investment gives the high school citizen a finer place in which to go about his activities. Each
student can assist in this work by keeping the halls clean, refraining from marring desks, walking on sidewalks rather
than running across the lawn, and recognizing his/ her obligation in general.
Willful and malicious vandalism will be dealt with accordingly. Destruction WILL NOT be tolerated. Defacing the
building, furniture, or other property, such as scratching or writing on walls, doors, etc., is against school rules. .
Property damage will be paid for by the responsible individual. Full restitution plus labor costs for repair and possible
suspension from school may result. Destroying or mutilating objects or materials belonging to the school, school
personnel or other persons will not be tolerated.
I. PHYSICAL CONTACT
Scuffle/horseplay: Engaging in physical contact for no purpose with no intent to harm another person.
Fight: Both parties physically assaulting each other.
Physical assault & battery: Attack of one person or of a group of persons upon another person who does not
wish to engage in the conflict and who did not provoke the attack.
J. HARASSMENT . HAZING . BULLYING . CYBER BULLYING -- THREATS
In incidents where harassment (i.e. threats, torment, badgering, offensive sexual or racial 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/High 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 gany 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.h 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.
Cyber Bullying is the use of electronic devices such as computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc., to harass, distort
photos, or intimidate another student.
Threats . The intentional unlawful threat or intimidation by word or act to do violence to another person or
property of a student or school employee. Students will be referred to the office and will be subject to in-school
suspension, out-of-school suspension, and / or long-term suspension or expulsion. Parents will be notified of action
taken and law enforcement will be called should the situation so warrant.
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Consequences include: The first step is a formal written warning and notice to parents. This step may include
three (3) days of in-school or out-of-school suspension and a conference with the student and a teacher, parents, and
administrator. The next step is up to ten (10) days of out-of-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.
K. CAFETERIA GUIDELINES
All students will observe the following cafeteria guidelines. Lunchtime is meant to be pleasant and enjoyable but
can be so only if we work together. Students are instructed:
1. Not to run to get in lines
2. Not to crowd ahead in line
3. Not to speak loudly or shout
4. To use proper table manners
5. Not to throw food
6. To empty trays properly
7. Seat saving is not permitted
L. ORGANIZED INITIATIONS ARE ILLEGAL
So that no child is marred physically or emotionally through this useless activity, the administration will NOT
approve or tolerate any sort of initiation at Caldwell Middle/Senior High School.
The administration does encourage clubs, classes and organizations to welcome new members by planning
some special activity.
M. GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION LAW 72-6114 - 72-6119
Any disorderly conduct is grounds for suspension and in extreme situations, criminal charges may be
filed. 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 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:
1. Willful violation of any published regulation for student conduct adopted or approved by the Board of
Education (STUDENT / PARENT HANDBOOK) or .
2. Conduct which substantially disrupts, impedes or interferes with the operation of any public school; or .
3. Conduct which endangers the safety of others or which substantially impinges upon or invades the rights of
others at school, on school property, or at a school supervised activity; or .
4. Conduct which if the pupil is an adult, constitutes the commission of a felony or if the pupil is a juvenile,
would constitute the commission of a felony if committed by an adult; or .
5. Conduct at school, on school property, or at school supervised activity which, if the pupil is an adult,
constitutes the commission of a misdemeanor or, if the pupil is a juvenile, would constitute the commission
of a misdemeanor if committed by an adult; or .
6. 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 KSA 72-6114
. 72-6119 to the following certificated personnel: Superintendent of Schools and Principal
N. DUE PROCESS LAW
Rules and regulations which govern the suspension or expulsion of any student will be under the direct
regulations and guidance of K.S.A. #72-6114, Kansas Law. Under this law the Board of Education authorizes the
Superintendent of Schools to hold a hearing for any students suspended for longer than ten (10) days.
O. LENGTH OF SUSPENSION/EXPULSION HEARING
This bill extends the maximum length of a student expulsion to 186 days, and the maximum suspension to 90
days. If the number of school days applied extends beyond the current school year, the remaining days may be
applied to the succeeding school year. A pupil who has been suspended or expelled may be refused admission to
school in any other school district, regardless of residency, until such time as the period of suspension or expulsion has
expired.
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P. LONG-TERM SUSPENSION/EXPULSION HEARING
The reasons for the suspension of a student should be in accordance with those listed in KSA 72-6114. The
hearing will be conducted in accordance with the regulations and procedure set forth in the law, including
1. The right of the student or pupil to have counsel of his own choice present and to receive the advice of such
counsel or other persons whom he may select;
2. The right of the parents and guardians of the student or pupil to be present at the hearing;
3. The right of the student or pupil and his counsel or advisor to hear or read a full report of testimony or
witnesses against him;
4. The right of the student or pupil to present his own witnesses in person or their testimony by affidavit;
5. The right of the student or pupil to testify in his own behalf and give reasons for his conduct;
6. The right of the student or pupil to have an orderly hearing;
7. The right of the student or pupil to a fair and impartial decision based on substantiated evidence
Q. TYPES OF SUSPENSION
1. OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION (short term, a period of 10 days or less). A student who is suspended
from school for any reason will not be allowed to attend class, attend or participate in school functions, or to
represent the school in any activity (home or out of town) 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 is subject to a loss of or reduction in 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 may or may not be eligible to
participate in after school activities. This will be determined by the principal / designee.
3. LONG TERM SUSPENSION (more than 10 days, up to 90 days) . A student on extended suspension is
one who has been suspended for more than ten (10) days, but not more than 90 school days upon the
recommendation of the administration and after a due process 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.
R. TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, DRUGS, WEAPON AND LAW OFFENSES
The schoolfs authority to enforce all approved policies extends to all school properties, athletic facilities, and
student parking areas. Student conduct is also regulated by the school at all school-sponsored activities held on and
off campus. Legal violations will be reported to the authorities.
1. TOBACCO - The schoolfs ban on tobacco applies to all student use and/or possession of any tobacco
product within the vicinity of school property, and on all school properties, including parking areas, and at
all school sponsored events and activities. Kansas law makes it illegal for minors to possess and use
cigarettes or other tobacco products. Violators will be reported to the local authorities.
FIRST OFFENSE - Out-of-school suspension / In-school suspension and five (5) days suspension
from participation in and attendance at school activities.
SECOND OFFENSE .Out-of-school suspension / In-school suspension and ten (10) days suspension
from participation in and attendance at school activities.
THIRD OFFENSE .Out-of-school suspension and up to 30 days suspension from participation and
attendance at school activities. Student may elect to attend a tobacco cessation program in order
to reduce the suspension of participation in and attendance of school activities. Student athletes
are also subject to team training rules and regulations.
2. DRUGS AND ALCOHOL . Students are prohibited from manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, possessing
and using alcohol, drugs and drug paraphernalia on school property or at school activities. Use of alcohol
and/or drugs is defined as the act of using, or being under the influence as evident by the actions, odor, or
other symptoms. Possession is defined as storing in onefs locker or anywhere on the premises of the
school including vehicles on school property or on onefs person or belongings. Student athletes are also
subject to team training rules and regulations.
In accordance with school policies, violators of the drug and alcohol laws will be reported to the local
police and violators will be subject to disciplinary measures by the administration. (See the Drug Free
Schools and Communities Act policy and the Prohibited Substance policy found in this handbook).
3. WEAPONS AND FIREARMS . Caldwell Middle/High School students shall not knowingly, intentionally, or
recklessly enter school premises or parking areas with a firearm, ammunition, explosive, knife, or chemical
weapon, or any lethal weapon without written authorization of the district. This policy applies equally to any
representation or likeness to a real weapon.
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4. The student shall not interfere with normal activities, occupancy, or use of any building or portion of the
campus by exhibiting, using, or threatening to exhibit or use the firearm or explosive weapon. Students are
also prohibited from possessing any lethal weapon, including knives, while being transported or attending
any school related activity.
State law K.S.A. 72-6114 requires expulsion for not less than 186 school days for students found in
possession of a firearm or destructive device at school, on school property, or at a school sponsored event.
5. FIREWORKS . Caldwell Middle/High School students shall not knowingly intentionally, or recklessly enter
the school premises or parking areas with fireworks or explosives. The possession of or discharging of
firework in or around the school premises or at school activities is a violation of school policy and city
ordinance.
6. STUDENT ARREST - Any student arrested during the school day or at a school sponsored activity for
improper driving, possession or illegal use of alcohol or drugs, disturbing the peace, fighting or other
unlawful acts will be subject to disciplinary action from school authorities. Suspension or expulsion is a
likely penalty.
S. SCHOOL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT STATEMENT
The building principal / designee may request that law enforcement officers conduct an investigation and question
students who are potential witnesses of such alleged criminal behavior, during school hours. A reasonable attempt
shall be made to contact the studentfs parents, guardian or representative prior to questioning by law enforcement
officers. Reasonable requests of the parents, guardian or representative shall be observed. Such notifications or
attempted notifications to parents, guardian or representative shall be documented by the administrator involved. In
the absence of a studentfs parents, guardian or representative during any questioning of such students, the principal /
designee or certified school staff person shall request to be present.
If the investigation has centered on any particular student suspected of any alleged criminal activity, the
procedure for taking students into custody shall not interfere with reasonable law enforcement procedures.
Investigations Initiated and Conducted by Law Enforcement Officers: Only in demonstrated emergency
situations, shall law enforcement be voluntarily permitted to conduct such an investigation during school hours.
The building principal / designee shall require proper identification of law enforcement officials and the probable
cause for the interrogation or investigation of a student. If the principal / designee is not satisfied with either the
identification or the probable cause, he shall not grant the request of such persons and shall attempt to so notify the
superintendent and the officerfs superior, documenting such action.
The law enforcement officers shall be required to obtain prior approval of the principal / designee before
beginning such an interrogation or investigation on school premises. The administrator shall document the
circumstances as soon as practical.
Interrogation of Student during Investigation of Violations of School Rules by School Administrator: In instances
where school rules have allegedly been violated, the principal / designee may notify the suspected rule violator(s).
When suspension may be a consideration, the suspect student shall be advised orally or in writing of the nature of the
alleged offense and of the evidence.
Probable witnesses should be told of the nature of the alleged misconduct and the reason to believe they were
witnesses. The principal / designee may have another adult present during questioning of students.
Building administrators and others designated by the superintendent may conduct investigations and questions
students about infractions of school rules or the student conduct code.
If there is reason to believe a violation of a criminal law has been committed, the principal / designee shall notify
the appropriate law enforcement agency and may request further investigation of the alleged violation.
Coordination with Law Enforcement: School administrators shall / may meet periodically with local law
enforcement officials to discuss the districtfs policies and rules regarding law enforcement contacts with the district.
Investigations initiated by School Administrators and Conducted by Law Enforcement Officers: When law enforcement
conducts an investigation and/or question a student(s) during school hours, the building principal / designee shall make
a reasonable attempt to contact a parent, guardian or representative of the student(s) prior to questioning.
Notification or attempted notification of parents, guardian or representative shall be documented by the administrator
involved. If a studentfs parents, guardian or representative is not present during questioning of a student, the principal /
designee may be present.
Violations of Criminal Law: Information on the criminal conduct shall be turned over the law enforcement officials.
Taking Students Into Custody: Students shall not be voluntarily released by school officials to law enforcement
authorities unless the student has been placed under arrest or taken into custody by law enforcement or DCF.
Reasonable effort shall be made to notify the studentfs parents, guardian or representative when students are
removed from school for any reason by law enforcement authorities.
If a student is taken into custody by a campus police officer, school administrators shall also make a good-faith
effort to contact parents. Notification efforts shall be documented. Parents shall not be notified by school officials
when their child is taken into custody by DCF and/or law enforcement as a result of allegations of abuse or neglect.
When a student has been taken into custody or arrested on school premises without prior notification to the
building principal / designee, the school staff present shall ask the law enforcement officer to notify the principal /
designee of the circumstances as quickly as possible.
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Disturbance of School Environment: Law enforcement officers may be requested to assist in controlling
disturbances at school and if necessary to take students or other persons into custody.
Reporting to Law Enforcement: The principal/ designee/superintendent shall report to the appropriate law
enforcement agency any student behavior which constitutes the commissions of any misdemeanor or felony at school,
on school property, or at a school supervised activity and / or has been found:
. In possession of a weapon,
. In possession of controlled substance or illegal drug; or
. To have engaged in behavior at school which results in, or was substantially likely to result in, serious bodily
injury to others.
Notifying Law Enforcement: Whenever a student is suspended for an extended term or expelled for
engaging in this conduct, the principal / designee / superintendent, after obtaining the consent of the parent
or eligible student to release the information in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy
Act, shall notify law enforcement of the imposition of the suspension or expulsion within 10 days after the
suspension or expulsion is imposed. The notice shall contain the studentfs name, address, date of birth,
driverfs license number, if available, a description of the conduct that resulted in the suspension or expulsion
from school, and the date the suspension or expulsion was imposed.
XII. 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 (gESIh), 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fs 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
gCampus police officerh 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.
gChemical Restrainth means the use of medication to control a studentfs violent physical behavior or restrict a
studentfs freedom of movement.
gEmergency Safety Interventionh is the use of seclusion or physical restraint, but does not include physical escort
or the use of time-out.
gIncidenth means each occurrence of the use of an emergency safety intervention.
gLaw enforcement officerh and gpolice officerh 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.
gLegitimate law enforcement purposeh means a goal within the lawful authority of an officer that is to be achieved
through methods or conduct condoned by the officerfs appointing authority.
gMechanical Restrainth means any device or object used to limit a studentfs movement.
gParenth 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.
gPhysical Escorth 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.
gPhysical Restrainth means bodily force used to substantially limit a studentfs movement, except that consensual,
solicited, or unintentional contact and contact to provide comfort, assistance, or instruction shall not be deemed to be
physical restraint.
gSchool resource officerh 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.
gSchool security officerh 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.
gSeclusionh 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.
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gTime-outh 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fs airway;
. Using physical restraint that impacts a studentfs primary mode of communication;
. Using chemical restraint, except as prescribed treatments for a studentfs 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fs 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fs licensed health care provider, a copy of which has been provided to the school and
placed in the studentfs file.
Such written statement shall include an explanation of the studentfs 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.
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fs 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fs 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.
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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fs rights; (3)
information on the parentfs 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fs 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fs
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fs 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fs 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fs 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fs 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fs parent, a
school administrator for the school the student attends, one of the studentfs 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.
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Local Dispute Resolution Process
If a parent believes that an emergency safety intervention has been used on the parentfs 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fs 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
XIII. USD 360 CALDWELL PUBLIC SCHOOLS
COMPUTER SECURITY POLICY
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 KS State Statute 21-5839:
21-5839 Unlawful acts concerning computers.
(a) It is unlawful for any person to: (1) Knowingly and without authorization access and damage, modify, alter,
destroy, copy, disclose, or take possession of a computer, computer system, computer network or any other
property; (2) use 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 to obtain money, property, services or any
other thing of value by means of false or fraudulent pretense or representation; (3) knowingly 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; (4) knowingly and without authorization , disclose a number,
code, password or other means of access to a computer, computer network, social networking website or
personal electronic content; or (5) 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.
(b) (1) Except as provided in (b)(2), violation of subsections (a)(1) or (a)(3) is a severity level 8, nonperson felony.
(2) Violation of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2), or (a)(3) is a severity level 5, nonperson felony if the monetary loss to
the victim or victims is more than $100,000. (3) Violation of subsections (a)(4) or (a)(5) is a class A nonperson
misdemeanor.
(c) In any prosecution for a violation of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) or (a)(3), it shall be a defense that the property
or services were appropriated openly and avowedly under a claim of title made in good faith
(d) As used in this section:
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(1) gAccessh means to instruct, communicate with, store data in, retrieve data from or otherwise make use of
any resources of a computer, computer system, or computer network;
(2) gComputerh means 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.
(3) gComputer Networkh 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;
(4) gComputer Programh means a series of instructions or statements in a form acceptable to a computer which
permits the functions of a computer system in a manner designed to provide appropriate products from such
computer system:
(5) gComputer softwareh means computer programs, procedures and associated documentation concerned with
the organization of a computer system;
(6) gComputer systemh means a set of related computer equipment or devices and computer software which
may be connected or unconnected;
(7) gFinancial equipmenth means any check, draft, money order, certificate of deposit, letter of credit, bill
exchange, credit card, debit card or marketable security;
(8) gpersonal electronic contenth means the electronically stored content of an individual including, but not
limited to pictures, videos, emails and other data files;
(9) gproperty g includes, but is not limited to financial instruments, information, electronically produced or stored
data, supporting documentation and computer software either machine or human readable form;
(10) gservicesh 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;
(11) gsocial networking siteh 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 whom the
individual shares a connection and those lists of users made by others within the system;
(12) gSupporting documentationh includes but is not limited to, all documentation used in the construction,
classification, implementation, use or modification of computer software, computer programs or data;
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.
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.
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.
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 (Shelterbelt), 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 abuses 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fs work product or a teacherfs test) without
authorization, to gain an improper academic advantage, may also be subject to discipline under the Boardfs
policies on cheating.
. If student conduct constitutes a violation of copyright laws or Kansas Statute 21-5839, the student may be
subject to criminal prosecution under such laws.
. 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 parts and services.
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The activities listed below (but not limited to) are considered a violation of policy. Students will be held
responsible for their actions. The activities listed below (but not limited to) are considered a violation of policy,
however this is not meant to be an exhaustive list.
. Purposefully sending or receiving and / or viewing obscene or pornographic material or material that
facilitates illegal activities.
. Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
. Using obscene language
. Harassing, cyber bullying, insulting or attacking others through use of school computers.
. Damaging or modifying computers, computer systems, files, or computer networks
. Violating copyright laws
. Using othersf passwords
. Downloading programs
. Trespassing in othersf 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.)
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fs right to decide whether or not to apply for Internet access.
XIV. ELECTRONIC DEVICE EXPECTATIONS FOR
STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS
(Updated 6/25/2015)
A. PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
Your child has been issued an electronic device to improve and personalize his / her education this year. It is
essential that the following guidelines be followed to ensure the safe, efficient and ethical operation of your childfs
electronic device.
. I will discuss family values and expectations regarding the use of the Internet at home and will supervise my
childfs use of the Internet.
. I will not attempt to clean or repair the electronic device.
. I will report to the school any problems with the electronic device.
. I will not load or delete any software from the electronic device.
. I know that if my child comes to school without his or her electronic device I may be called to bring it to
school.
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B. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
Your electronic device is an important learning tool and is for educational purposes only. In order to take your
device home each day, you must be willing to accept the following responsibilities:
. I will treat the device with care by not dropping it, getting it wet, leaving it outdoors, or using it with food or
drink nearby.
. I will not loan the device to my friends or siblings. It will stay in my possession at all times or remain locked
up.
. I will not load software from CDfs or the Internet onto the device.
. I will follow the Caldwell Public Schools Acceptable Use Policy when using the device.
. I will not give personal information when using the Internet.
. I will not attempt to clean or repair the device.
. I will recharge the device battery each night.
. I will bring the device to school every day.
. I will save all work on a Google drive.
. I will report problems, damage, concerns to Technology Director or Principal immediately.
C. CHROMEBOOK EXPECTATIONS FOR CLASS: (updated June 2017)
Itfs the studentsf responsibility to bring Chrome books charged daily. Consequences for uncharged chrome books are:
1. After the third documented issue the chrome book will stay at school for two weeks (doesnft go home) to be
charged on the charger station. Student is responsible for leaving it at the charger station.
2. After the fourth documented issue the chrome book will stay at school for one month.
3. After the fifth documented issue the chrome book doesnft go home for the remainder of the school year.
XV. 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.
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
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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 _____________________
XVI. SATURDAY SCHOOL POLICY
(ADOPTED 2/10/1997)
CALDWELL MIDDLE / SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
This Saturday School policy has been developed in accordance with the Caldwell Middle / High School Mission
statement which states. . .
gIn partnership with parents and community, the mission of the Caldwell Middle / High School is to provide a safe
learning environment which allows all students opportunities for quality learning that will prepare them for the futureh.
The students who attend CMS / CHS have the right to come to school each day and obtain a quality education in a safe
and caring learning environment. In order to assist students in the pursuit of a quality education, policies designed to
create a pleasant and safe environment have been established.
As middle / high school students, you are making your first attempts toward adult responsibility and self-discipline.
Your attitude toward school will play a large role in determining how well you do in school. If your primary purpose for
coming to school is to learn and participate in classroom and extracurricular activities, you will probably never
encounter serious disciplinary problems. You must remember that YOU are responsible for your own actions. If your
actions are in violation of school and/or classroom policies, you will have to accept the consequences. You should also
understand that Kansas law allows the school district to hold you accountable for your behavior on the way to and from
school and during any school sponsored activity.
Keeping this in mind, a Saturday School has been designed as a behavior modification strategy for students
who are having problems with attendance, tardies, detentions, discipline, or academics. Attendance at assigned
Saturday School is mandatory with the following exceptions:
1. Extreme family needs . such as funerals, planned family activities, documented religious activities. Any
other extreme family needs will be determined by the principal / designee after a conference with the
parents and student. The student will be required to spend the following Saturday in Saturday School
allowing parents and student to make the necessary arrangements
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2. Illness . in case of an illness which prevents the student from attending Saturday School, the parent must
contact the Saturday School at 620-845-2585, Ext. 103, between 7:55- 8:07am. A doctorfs slip must be
presented to the principal / designee on the next day the student is in attendance at school. Failure to do so
will result in in-school or out-of-school suspension. The student may be required to spend the following
Saturday in Saturday School.
A parent/guardian, student and principal / designee MUST sign a form stating the reason for the exception,
documenting the reason. The penalty will be outlined and the parent/guardian, student, and principal/designeefs
signature indicates they understand the penalty. (NOTE: This signature does not mean the parent agrees with the
punishment but that they are aware of the penalty).
If any information is falsified, the student will serve out-of-school suspension. Failure to follow this policy could
lead to further disciplinary action up to expulsion from school as per Kansas Statute 72-6114.
NOTE: After the third Saturday School assignment the student will be suspended out-of-school for up to ten (10)
days with the possibility of expulsion for the remainder of the semester.
A. ASSIGNMENT PROCEDURES:
Saturday School shall not be used as the first line of behavior modification.
1. Assignment to Saturday School shall be at the discretion of the building principal or his designated
representative.
2. Assignment to Saturday School shall be done only after other attempts have proven unsuccessful.
3. Time in Saturday School shall be four (4) hours:
a. Beginning at 8:00am and ending at 12:00pm (See Saturday School guidelines)
b. Doors will be opened at 7:55am
c. Failure to be in the Saturday School room by 8:00am will result in a three day out-of-school
suspension as per KSA 72-6114.
d. Students are to bring ALL materials such as textbooks, paper, pencils, calculators, books, etc
with them.
e. Failure to bring material to work on or read will result in the student being assigned Behavioral
Modification worksheets to be handed in at the end of the session. Students are required to stay
busy on legitimate school work or mandatory reading during the entire session.
f. There will be two (2) five-minute restroom breaks during the session.
g. NO FOOD, CANDY, POP, RADIOS, ETC. will be allowed.
h. All Saturday School sessions will be held in the high school building.
i. All school rules will be in effect.
j. Disruptions of any kind will not be tolerated and the student will be dismissed from Saturday
School and suspended by the building principal / designee for a three (3) day out-of-school
suspension as per KSA 72-6114.
4. Failure to serve the Saturday School will result in a three (3) day out-of-school suspension as per KSA 72-
6114.
5. The maximum number of Saturday Schools a student may be assigned for any reason shall be THREE (3)
in one school year.
B. SATURDAY SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS:
A student may be assigned to Saturday School for the following reasons (this list is not all-encompassing):
1. At the principal / designeefs discretion for disciplinary reasons
2. After having served three times in ZERO HOUR DETENTION, the student will be assigned to Saturday
School on the fourth time. (SEE ZERO HOUR DETENTION); or
3. To make up time due to unexcused absences.
C. DETENTIONS TEACHER
DETENTIONS:
Each teacher may keep a student before or after school for detention.
ZERO HOUR DETENTIONS:
A ZERO HOUR DETENTION shall be held before school each day from 7:00-7:55am. No ZERO HOUR
DETENTION will be less than one (1) hour in length and shall be for tardies, unexcused absences, and failure to attend
a teacherfs detention.
1. Failure to attend the teacherfs detention shall result in the student being assigned to ZERO HOUR
DETENTION at 7:00am until 7:50am for each violation.
2. Failure to attend an assigned ZERO HOUR DETENTION will result in a three (3) day in-school suspension.
3. A student shall be assigned to ZERO HOUR DETENTION no more than three times. On the fourth time, the
student will serve one day in SATURDAY SCHOOL or alternative when supervision is available.
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TARDIES:
1. A student who accumulates three unexcused tardies shall be required to spend one (1) hour in ZERO
HOUR DETENTION and one (1) hour for each additional unexcused tardy. After the student has been
assigned to ZERO HOUR DETENTION three times they will be assigned to serve one day in SATURDAY
SCHOOL.
2. A student shall be deemed tardy if they are not in the classroom when the bell rings. Exceptions: If the
student has made prior arrangements with the teacher or has a pass from a sending teacher or a tardy slip
from the office.
3. No student shall be allowed tardy into any class without a tardy slip from the office for 1st and 5th hours. All
tardies are recorded by each teacher during the day but determination of excused / unexcused will be made
by the office.
UNEXCUSED ABSENCES:
1. A student who has an unexcused absence for any part of the school day shall be assigned to ZERO HOUR
DETENTION for one (1) hour for any part of a period missed. For example: A student misses first period
and five minutes of the second period. Penalty: Two (2) hours in ZERO HOUR DETENTION.
2. After the student has been assigned to ZERO HOUR DETENTION three times they will be assigned to
serve one day in SATURDAY SCHOOL.
3. A student who habitually has attendance problems will face possible long term suspension or expulsion
4. A student removed from the classroom for disciplinary reasons will receive an unexcused absence
for that class period.
XVII. GUN-FREE SCHOOLS ACT
(adopted
10/12/1994)
Weapons:
A student will 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 provision of JDC (probation).
As used in this policy, the term gfirearmh 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 gdestructive deviceh means any explosive, incendiary or poison gas: bomb,
grenade, rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces, missile having an explosive or incendiary charge
of more than one-quarter ounce, mine, or other device similar to any of these devices.
XVIII. 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 is mandatory.
Consistent with other rules and regulations stated in the Student-Parent Handbook governing student involvement with
alcohol and drugs, the official position of this school district is that the use of gprohibited substancesh 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 gNOh 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 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.
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The primary goal of this policy is to promote the studentfs 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 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 students learn 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 students 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 / designee;
b. A due process hearing will be conducted by the principal / designee with the parent or guardian and
the student.
c. The student will be subject to a short-term, long term suspension AND POSSIBLE EXPULSION and
suspended from all student activities for a period of four weeks or one month. The student will be
given the option of:
i. Enrollment in and completion of a school-approved drug and alcohol rehabilitation program at the
studentfs expense at which time the student will be re-admitted on a probationary status or --
ii. Suspended from participation in and attendance at all school activities for one season.
Second Offense:
1. If a students 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 / designee;
b. A due process hearing will be conducted by the principal / designee with the parent or guardian and
the student;
c. The student will be subject to a long-term suspension, POSSIBLE EXPULSION, and 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:
i Enrollment in and completion of a school-approved drug and alcohol rehabilitation program at the
studentfs expense at which time the student will be re-admitted on a probationary status; or
ii Be suspended from participation in and attendance at all school activities for eighteen weeks.
Third Offense:
1. If a students 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 / designee;
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 expulsion from school for up to 186 days. The student will be given the
option of:
i Enrollment in and completion of a school-approved drug and alcohol rehabilitation program at the
studentfs expense at which time the student may be re-admitted during the term of the expulsion
or .
ii Expulsion from school for the up to 186 days.
Note: The POLICY REVIEW COUNCIL will make a recommendation to the building principal / designee prior to a
student being re-admitted to school or school activities following a violation of this policy. THE POLICY REVIEW
COUNCIL will consider re-admittance only upon the studentfs completion of the prescribed program outlined above.
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XIX. CALDWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL / SENIOR HIGH
SCHOOL STUDENT EXTRACURRICULAR
ACTIVITIES ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND DRUG
POLICY
(Revised & Approved 10/10/2005)
A. POLICY STATEMENT
This policy is intended to address the use, possession or transfer of prohibited substances in any form during the
time that a student is involved in any activity season sponsored or supervised by USD 360. The list of season dates for
each activity will be provided by the coach/sponsor prior to the beginning of each season. The school can enforce
this rule during the time period students are participating or practicing voluntary school activities. Whenever
confirmed violations occur away from school premises including weekends and holidays during the period of active
participation this policy will be enforced. Violations on the school premises including athletic facilities, during
sponsored activities, or trips to and from activities shall fall under the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act,
policy for all students of Caldwell Schools.
Caldwell Middle School / High School strongly encourage students to participate in the rich variety of athletic and
extracurricular activities that we are privileged to offer. Caldwell schools recognizes that the use of gprohibited
substancesh decreases athletic performance, academic performance, increases the probability for injury, decreased
team discipline, and generally prevents a student from performing at his / her best.
B. POLICY
It is the policy of Caldwell Schools that a student, while participating in any athletic or activity season including
cheerleading, scholarsf bowl, forensics, vocal music, band, math relays, football, volleyball, basketball, and/or track
shall not use or have in possession any alcohol, tobacco or any substances considered illegal or controlled by the
United States Food and Drug Administration, or by the State of Kansas. Violations of the policy will be established by
clear and convincing evidence or proof.
The goal of this policy is for the Caldwell Schools to work with parents and guardians to promote the studentfs
physical and mental well- being and encourage a lifetime of healthful living by discouraging the use of illegal
substances or the abuse of legal substances.
C. REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES AT CALDWELL SCHOOLS
1. Participating students and parent and/or guardian must sign a written agreement acknowledging the receipt and
understanding of this policy and resulting consequences.
2. A student must be in gGood Standingh in order to participate in any extracurricular competition.
D. CONFIRMATION OF A VIOLATION
A violation is confirmed by admission of the student, personal observation by a member of the faculty, assistant
coach, school administrator, sponsor, or public records verifying conduct which constitutes possession or use of a
prohibited substance by a student participant. Students pleading guilty to legal charges relating to or involving the
use/possession of controlled substances will be subject to the policy at the time of the admission.
Confirmation may also occur if any other person provides information regarding the violation by a student involved
in athletic and extracurricular activities. The provider of information shall write this information in a signed statement.
After receipt of the signed statement, this information shall be investigated by the building principal/designee, activities
director, head and assistant coach or activity sponsor. When assistance is required by the head coach / sponsor, the
reliability and validity of any suggested wrongdoing shall be determined by a majority vote of the Policy Review Council.
E. POLICY VIOLATION ACTIONS
First Offense:
Self-Referral
If a student voluntarily refers him/herself for violating this policy in the absence of other convincing evidence, the
Student will submit to discipline administered by the coach before further participation is allowed. The building
Administrator and parents / guardians will be notified and informed of all disciplinary actions prior to their
administration. This may include suspension from one competition date, additional conditioning, written reports, or
other punishment deemed satisfactory to the coach and in fairness to the rest of the team or participants. Self-referral
shall count as a first offense for the duration of the current school year. The Policy Review Council shall meet to
determine if self .referral applies.
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Confirmation by Convincing Evidence
If a students confirmed violation of this policy is through clear and convincing evidence, the student shall be
subject to the following:
1. A parent or guardian will be notified by the building principal / designee.
2. A due process hearing will be conducted by the building principal / designee with the student. The parent/
guardian will be given the option to attend the hearing
3. The student will be suspended from participating in an activity for one competition date immediately
following the infraction.
4. The student will also be subject to appropriate discipline by the coach/sponsor in accordance with activity
guidelines specific to the activity.
5. Should the student not comply with disciplinary action deemed appropriate by the coach/sponsor, the
student has the option of withdrawing from the activity.
Second Offense:
If a student violates this policy twice during a school year including a second self-referral:
1. A parent or guardian will be notified by the building principal / designee.
2. A due process hearing will be conducted by the building principal / designee with the student. The parent/
guardian will be given the option to attend the hearing.
3. The student will be suspended from participating in activities for two consecutive competition dates.
4. The student will also be subject to appropriate discipline by the coach/sponsor in accordance with activity
guidelines specific to the activity.
5. Should the student not comply with disciplinary action deemed appropriate by the coach/sponsor, the
student has the option of withdrawing from the activity.
Third Offense:
If a student violates this policy three times during a school year, including self-referrals:
1. A parent or guardian will be notified by the building principal / designee.
2. A due process hearing will be conducted by the building principal / designee with the student. The parent /
guardian will be given the option to attend the hearing.
3. The student will be suspended from participating in all activities for the remainder of the year. At this point
the student will be deemed to have a continuing problem with prohibited substances and required to
complete school approved counseling and education program before further participation with activities is
allowed during the studentfs enrollment.
This counseling will be at the family expense with proof of completion supplied to the building Principal /
designee prior to further participation in Caldwell schools extracurricular programs. The Policy Review
Council shall approve the counseling / education program.
F. PRESCRIBED MEDICATION
It is not a violation of this policy to possess and use a controlled substance specifically prescribed for the
studentfs own use by a physician. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the head coach or sponsor of his/her
use of prescription drugs and if requested, to provide a written statement from a physician.
G. DUE PROCESS
The school district shall assign the hearing officer for all violations of this policy. Each student shall be afforded
due process rights as outlined in the K.S.A. 72-6114.
H. APPEAL
A student may appeal any action under this Policy to the Review Council no later than three (3) days after denial
for participation has been made. The Policy Review council shall hear the appeal within three (3) days of the receipt of
the appeal request and render their decision within one (1) school day of the hearing. Until the Policy Review Council
has met and rendered their decision, the student may not participate in any school-sponsored activity.
I. POLICY REVIEW COUNCIL
A review council shall be established to hear appeals to the above policy violations. The Policy Review Councilfs
decision shall be final. The Policy Review Council shall be composed of the following individuals:
Building Principal / designee, Athletic Director, School Counselor, Teacher (randomly selected) and Head or
Assistant coach
All meetings of the Policy Review Council shall be conducted by the building principal / designee. All decisions by
the Policy Review Council shall be a majority decision and recorded by the building principal. The Policy Review
Council will use the K.S.A. 72-6114 as a guide in conducting all hearings.
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J. DEFINITIONS
gSTUDENTh . A 6th-12th grade member of any USD #360 school sponsored athletic team or activity group, manager or
Cheerleader.
gIN SEASONh . Means any time during the day, night, weekends or holidays, including all time in and away from
school, from the beginning of the athletic or activity season or organizational meeting until completion of the
athletic or activity season
gTOBACCOh . Means cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and all other tobacco products in any form, including
electronic cigarettes.
gALCOHOLh . Means any alcoholic beverage, cereal malt beverage or glow point beerh as defined by Kansas State
Law
gILLEGAL DRUGSh . Any substance considered illegal or controlled by the Food and Drug Administration, federal
law, or Kansas State Law.
gREASONABLE SUSPICIONh . Means a suspicion based on specific personal observations concerning the
appearance, speech, or behavior of a student, and reasonable inferences drawn from those observations in the
light of experience. Information provided by a reasonable source, if based on personal specific knowledge, shall
constitute reasonable suspicion. In the context of performance enhancing drugs, reasonable suspicion includes
unusual increases in size, strength, weight or other athletic abilities.
gCLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCEh . means evidence or proof which results in reasonable certainty of the facts
as determined by the investigator.
gNOT IN GOOD-STANDINGh . Means any student who violates the KSHSAA Rule 14, BONA FIDE STUDENT,
Section1, Article 1 through Article 6.
gSCHOOL APPROVED COUNSELING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMh . Means any counseling and educational
program approved by the Policy Review Council. (The program is at the expense of the student and his / her
family).
XX. MISCELLANEOUS BUILDING POLICIES
A. PERSONAL APPERANCE POLICY
The principal / designee 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 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 selfesteem
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c.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 administration.
ACTIVITY TRIPS SUCH AS BAND, VOCAL, KAYETTES, STUDENT COUNCIL ACADEMIC,
FORENSICS, 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. PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS are required to wear shorts AND shirts. When leaving the gym to go
to class areas, proper clothing is ALWAYS REQUIRED. Gym apparel is not appropriate as classroom
dress.
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2. UNACCEPTABLE APPAREL . Although dress and grooming habits are certainly changing, the Board of
Education and Administration believe that certain standards of dress and grooming habits are necessary to
maintain a wholesome and inspiring learning atmosphere for students. USD 360 will endeavor to work with
parents to ensure that students come to school each day in clean, neat, and appropriate attire, and that
school attire shall be based on COMMON SENSE AND GOOD TASTE by both students and parents. The
building principal / designee 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.
3. When necessary, the principal / designee will make a determination of what is acceptable or unacceptable.
The dress policy applies to any and all school sponsored activities and events which include the juniorsenior
banquet and prom, awards banquets, senior assembly, commencement, school pictures sessions,
dances and parties, music contests and concerts, forensics events, academic competitions, sports events,
and field trips.
DURING THE SCHOOL DAY STUDENTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM WEARING TO
SCHOOL THE FOLLOWING:
1. Hats, caps, bandannas, do rags, or any head coverings, unless previously authorized by the building
principal.
2. Any clothing with graphics or wording referring to alcohol, beer, liquor, tobacco products, drugs, sex or
profanity. Examples: No Big Johnson or co-ed naked . or suggestive sport shirts.
3. Any clothing or attire associated with gang clothing or affiliation.
4. Pulled down or sagging pants of any description (pants, shorts, jeans, etc.) worn below the waist.
5. Chains worn in any style or manner. The possession of metal link chain, concealed or otherwise, is also
prohibited.
6. Any clothing that is distasteful or suggestive in any way.
7. Any combination of shirts and pants where the midriff is exposed when arms are held out straight and
parallel with the floor.
8. Any shirt, blouse or dress that has two straps less than three inches wide.
9. Any shirt, blouse, or dress that has fewer than two straps. (There must be one strap on each shoulder.)
10. Shoes with rollers in soles that allow students to roll instead of walk (inline roller shoes)
Student attire worn to any and all school activities and school sponsored activities are subject to administrative
approval.
State health laws require that shoes will be worn at all times at school.
XXI. AUTOMOBILE DRIVING POLICY
Since school bus transportation is not provided by the district, the necessity for students to drive to school is
recognized. Parents and students are asked to cooperate with the administration in the interest of safety for everyone.
1. STUDENT PARKING. The assigned student parking areas are under the supervision of the school, and all
school rules and regulations are extended to the student parking areas. Students are to park their vehicles
across the street North and the island east of the high school building. The areas in front of the high school
and gymnasium are reserved for faculty and visitors.
2. UPON ARRIVAL. Once a student arrives at school, he/she is restricted to remain on the school premise.
3. STUDENT VEHICLES. Student vehicles are to be parked properly in the student parking area upon arrival
at school. Once the vehicle is parked, students are to get out of the vehicle and away from the parking area.
4. VEHICLE RESTRICTIONS. Students are not permitted to return to their cars until school is dismissed at the
end of the school day. At no time are students permitted to loaf in or around parked vehicles. Only with
special permission from the principal / designeefs office may a student return to their vehicle during the
school day.
5. SCHOOL DISCLAIMER. The school assumes no duty to supervise student driving when vehicles are
operated outside the schoolfs jurisdiction.
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XXII. LOCKERS
A. HALL LOCKERS
Each student is assigned a locker at the beginning of school. YOU ARE NOT TO CHANGE LOCKERS
WITHOUT FIRST CHECKING IN THE OFFICE. Each locker has a combination lock and you will be given the
combination for YOUR locker when you receive your locker number. LOCKERS ARE TO BE KEPT LOCKED.
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO ENTER LOCKERS ASSIGNED TO OTHER STUDENTS.
LOCKERS DO NOT LOCK JUST BY CLOSING THEM.
NO FIRST WARNING IS TO BE EXPECTED.
Stickers, tape and writing on lockers inside or out will cause problems at the end of the year. Lockers WILL BE
COMPLETELY cleaned by students before summer dismissal. Lockers are to be kept neat and clean!!
LOCKERS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. LOCKERS AND THE CONTENTS THEREOF MAY
BE INSPECTED AT ANY TIME BY THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION. PERSONAL POSSESIONS KEPT IN
LOCKERS SHALL NOT BE IN CONFLICT WITH SCHOOL POLICIES.
B. GYM LOCKERS
Leaving personal belongings unlocked and unattended often leads to theft. Combination padlocks are available
through the coach or physical education teacher. A $3 fee will be assessed for each padlock. Lockers in the locker
rooms are the studentfs responsibility and should be kept locked.
RECOVERY OF POSSESSIONS LOST DUE TO UNLOCKED
LOCKERS IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE.
THIS APPLIES TO BOTH HALL AND GYM LOCKERS.
XXIII. STUDENT ASSEMBLIES
Occasionally programs are organized and planned for the students. These programs or activities allow for a
break in the daily routine of school and add variety to the education process. Behavior in assemblies will be monitored
by the teaching staff.
ANY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR OF A STUDENT BEFORE,
DURING OR AFTER A PROGRAM WILL RESULT IN APPROPRIATE
DISCIPLINARY ACTION. BOOING OR OTHER DEMONSTRATIONS OF DISRESPECT
WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AT ANY ACTIVITY.
XXIV. HALL PASSES
HALL PASS . Any student moving through the halls during class periods IS EXPECTED TO have a pass permit
from the instructor of the CLASS OR ROOM TO WHICH HE / SHE IS ASSIGNED. As a rule of thumb, during class
time, teachers should not permit or allow more than one student at a time leave the room.
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XXV. LIBRARY
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO BE IN THE LIBRARY
WITHOUT TEACHER SUPERVISION
A. GENERAL LIBRARY INFORMATION
The school library will be open from 7:55am until 3:32pm for the benefit of students and faculty except for times
when supervision is impossible. Books in the regular collection are checked out for a two-week period. Reference
books are checked out for OVERNIGHT USE ONLY and cannot be checked out until after 3:32pm each day. A FINE
MAY BE ASSESSED ON OVERDUE BOOKS.
The past five yearsf issues of periodicals subscribed to by the library are on file. These back issues may be
checked out for a one-week period.
BEING QUIET, COURTESY, AND OBSERVING OF THE RULES OF THE LIBRARY by each individual will
insure good library service for all. Your library is a tool. Learn to use it properly and receive the many benefits it offers.
The library will be a place of quiet study. The privilege of using the library will be revoked if it is misused. The library
office areas are NOT open to students unless authorized by the librarian.
XXVI. PREGNANCY POLICY
The amount of participation in school activities by a pregnant student will be determined on an individual basis.
The advice of the students consulting physician will be considered in regard to physical activities and other school
activities.
Pregnant students will be allowed to participate in all phases of the school program unless their physician advises
to the contrary, or unless their behavior results in material or substantial disruption of the school program. In the event
a pregnant studentfs child is born during the school year, the student will be re-admitted to her regular schedule upon
written consent of her physician.
U.S.D. 360 does not provide a childcare center. Therefore pre-school children shall not attend classes unless by
invitation of school personnel.
XXVII. VISITORS
Parents and patrons are encouraged to visit the school at any time to become better acquainted with the program
and operation of the school. All members of the staff stand ready to assist you in every way possible.
School age visitors should basically be the same age as the student they are with during the day. ALL VISITORS
ARE TO HAVE A VISITORfS PASS FROM THE OFFICE.
XXVIII. STUDENT PUBLICATIONS
School-sponsored student publications shall be under the control and supervision of the building principal /
designee.
All materials published in school-sponsored publications must have prior approval of the faculty sponsor.
Students are exposed to diverse opinions on an infinite number of topics through the various mass media.
Students who have facts and opinions should be allowed to express them in print as well as through oral
communications. However, student editors and writers must observe the same legal responsibilities as those imposed
upon conventional newspapers and communication media. Thus, no student shall distribute in any school any student
publication which:
a. Is obscene as to minors according to current legal definitions;
b. Is libelous according to current legal definitions; or
c. Creates a material or a substantial disruption of the normal school activity or appropriate discipline in the
operation of the school.
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XXIX. INSURANCE
All Caldwell students (grades K-12) will be insured against accidents and injuries by a policy purchased by the
Board of Education through Student Assurance Services, Stillwater, MN. This is a LIMITED POLICY WHICH COVERS
A PORTION OF THE EXPENSE NOT COVERED BY THE FAMILY INSURANCE. It covers both athletic and school
time injuries. It is a 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.
XXX. SCHOOL NURSE AND MEDICATION PROCEDURES
The school nurse has an office in the high school office complex. Students should report to the nursefs office in
case of illness or injury. If the nurse happens to be out of the office, students are to report to the high school office.
NO STUDENT IS TO LEAVE THE BUILDING BEFORE CHECKING
OUT IN EITHER THE NURSEfS OFFICE OR THE HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE
A. MEDICATIONS
MEDICATIONS . DUE TO LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES 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 week supply. Please make
arrangements with the school nurse or the principalfs office.
ALL AREA DOCTORS HAVE A SUPPLY OF THE NECESSARY FORM
TO SIGN AND SEND WITH YOU TO THE 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 and rubella. Hepatitis B and varicella are required at certain grade levels. 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 student has received the most recent appropriate immunizations in a required series. Failure to timely
complete all required series will be deemed non-compliance. 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 the child is an adherent of a religious
denomination whose religious teachings are opposed to immunizations
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XXXI. EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
A. ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
In conjunction with the principal / designee, the activities director will schedule and coordinate all activities, bus
departures, locker room assignments for guest teams and secure game officials in part with the league commissioner
as well as other required duties.
The activities director, the principal/designee and the administrative assistant are the chief supervisors and
authority at all activities. They will assign faculty assistance where and when needed for the smooth operation of
activities. He/she will assist with building security and crowd control. Coaches, students and spectators of all events
are under the DIRECT supervision of the activities director, assigned staff and principal / designee as CHS operates
under the auspices of the Kansas State High School Activities Association. All rules and regulations are strictly
adhered to. Coaches are directly responsible to the activities director and principal/designee regarding communication,
organizations and operation of all activities.
B. ATTENDING ACTIVITIES
STUDENTS IN K-12 attending a school activity will stay at the activity for its duration. Once a student goes
outside or leaves the activity without permission he / she will not be re-admitted to that activity.
C. PEP ASSEMBLIES
Pep assemblies may be scheduled on game days. The seasonfs schedule will be worked out between the
principal / designee and sponsor. Pep assemblies will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes with an additional five (5)
minutes for the pep band and cheerleaders to prepare. ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND AND
PARICITCATE DURING PEP ASSEMBLIES.
D. KSHSAA ELIGIBILITY RULES
(THESE RULES PERTAIN TO SPORTS, MUSIC AND SCHOLASTIC EVENTS)
Students may be eligible to represent their school in interscholastic activities if:
1. You are a bona fide undergraduate student in good standing.
2. Your conduct and standard of sportsmanship are satisfactory and do not bring discredit to yourself or
school.
3. You are not 19 years of age (16, 15 or 14 for middle school students) on or before Sept. 1 of the school year
in which you compete.
4. You have not completed eight semesters of competition and/or attendance nor more than four seasons in
one activity in a four-year school.
5. You have passed five NEW subjects (those not previously passed) of unit weight your last semester of
attendance. (If you are a first semester high school student you must have passed five new subjects of unit
weight in your last semester of middle school attendance.
6. You are attending and enrolled in five NEW subjects of unit weight.
7. You do not engage in outside athletic competition in the same sport while you are a member of a school
squad. Consult your coach or principal / athletic director before you participate individually or on a team in
any game, training session, or tryout conducted by an outside organization.
8. You have passed an adequate physical examination by a practicing physician and have the written consent
of your parents or legal guardian. (THE COMPLETED FORM MUST BE IN THE HANDS OF YOUR
9. PRINCIPAL / ATHLETIC DIRECTOR PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST PRACTICE)
10. You are regularly enrolled and in attendance not later than Monday of the fourth week of the semester in
which you participate.
11. You are a transfer student and have met the requirements of the Transfer Rule. Contact the principal /
athletic director concerning this regulation.
12. Youfre not a member of any fraternity or other organization prohibited by law or by the rules of the KSHSAA.
13. You have not competed under a false name or for money or merchandise of intrinsic value, and have
observed all other provisions of the Amateur and Awards Rules.
14. You have complied with the Undue Influence Rules and have not violated the anti-tryout and Private
Instruction Rule.
15. Note: Currently Sixth grade students at Caldwell Middle School do NOT participate in middle school
football, scholarsf bowl or cheerleading activity programs.
16. CMS eligibility will be based on a quarterly eligibility. They must pass five new subjects (those not
previously passed) each quarter instead of each semester as CHS students do. CMS Students must
pass three (3) out of their four (4) core classes each quarter. Students who fail two (2) or more core
courses will be ineligible regardless if they pass five total classes for the quarter. Students failing
to meet the criteria will be ineligible for the next quarter of attendance.
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E. INTER-SCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
A physical examination is REQUIRED for each person who takes part in athletics or cheerleading (boys and
girls). Also, written permission to participate must be secured from the parent or guardian. Any cost in regard to the
physical is to be paid by the pupil or parent.
F. KSHSAA SPORTSMANSHIP / CITIZENSHIP RULE 52
Activities are an important aspect of the total education process in the American schools. They provide an arena
for participants to grow, to excel, to understand and to value the concepts of SPORTSMANSHIP and teamwork. They
are an opportunity for coaches and school staff to teach and model SPORTSMANSHIP, to build school pride, and to
increase student / community involvement; this ultimately translates into improved academic performance. Activities
are also an opportunity for the community to demonstrate its support for the participants and the school, and to model
the concepts of SPORTSMANSHIP for our youth as respected representatives of society. Sportsmanship is good
citizenship in action!
Caldwell Middle/Senior High School supports KSHSAA Rule 52 and all regulations and enforcement procedures
provided therein.
G. BUS RIDING GUIDELINES
Student safety is our first concern. Riding a school bus can be dangerous and result in injury or death. The
following rules are intended to reduce the risks of personal harm to the passengers:
1. ALL school policies apply to bus trips.
2. BE ON TIME. The bus will not wait.
3. Seats may be assigned. Sponsors will take roll each time students board the bus.
4. STUDENTS WILL STAY SEATED IN THE BUS SEAT THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF THE TRIP.
Everyone will sit facing forward.
5. Bus sponsors are IN FULL AUTHORITY and should be seated near the middle or to the rear of the bus
unless there is a good reason not to do so.
6. Visit in a LOW TONE . loud mouthing, yelling and singing is very distracting to the driver . thus a safety
factor.
7. THERE MUST BE TOTAL QUIET in the bus when stopped at railroad crossings. The driver must be able to
listen for trains.
8. No object of any kind is to be thrown out the window or on to the bus floor. Upon return sponsors will see
that students clean up the bus before unloading.
9. Aisles are to be kept clear at all times.
10. Entering and exiting the bus through the emergency door is prohibited by law EXCEPT IN AN ACTUAL
EMERGENCY SITUATION.
11. The use of the emergency door requires permission from the driver or sponsor.
12. AT NO TIME are heads or arms to be out a window. To do so could result in the loss of that part of the
body.
13. THE BUS DRIVER HAS FULL AUTHORITY to discipline a student.
14. Use the restroom before departure.
15. Parents or rides home must arrange to pick you up NO LATER THAN 10 MINUTES after the bus returns to
Caldwell Middle/Senior High School.
16. Persons may ride home from an activity with a parent ONLY if the parent or guardian at the activity
personally reports to the sponsor or coach in charge of the group AND signs the release form the coach will
have. This releases the school from responsibility of the student.
17. Misconduct of any kind will warrant corrective action and deprive the student of future activity trips.
18. Consumption of food and drink is at the coaches/sponsors/bus driverfs discretion.
H. STUDENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY
Students traveling to an activity with a group and sponsor will return WITH THAT GROUP AND SPONSOR
unless the parent or legal guardian IN PERSON AT THE EVENT VERBALLY AND IN WRITING communicates with the
sponsor that the student will be going with the parent. NO STUDENT WILL BE RELEASED TO ANY OTHER
PERSON UNLESS ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN APPROVED IN ADVANCE BY THE PRINCIPAL / DESIGNEE.
Only in an extreme situation will approval be granted by the principal / designee. Student participants representing
CMS / CHS are not permitted to drive themselves to out-of-town school sponsored activities without permission from
building Principal or designee. Should a student do so, he or she will not be permitted to participate. Coaches and
sponsors may have their own policies requiring their students / athletes to return home on school transportation.
NOTE: The USD 360 BOE reviewed this policy on June 10, 1996 and the transportation policy is to remain enforced
as written.
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I. ATHLETIC PRACTICES
Senior high sports practices will be set up after middle school practices are completed. During volleyball and
basketball seasons, if the middle school has a home game and only one gym is available the senior high will have an
early and / or late practice in the available gym. If the middle school is on the road, practice times may be moved up to
start earlier than 4:45. Practice should end by 6:45pm in order to get the students home. Early in a season coaches
may keep athletes until 7:00pm if parents are notified.
J. CALDWELL SCHOOLS, USD 360 MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Caldwell Schools, U.S.D. 360, 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.
K. ADVISORY TIME
Students will be engaged in the following activities on a routine basis:
1. Developing strong relationships with staff.
2. Participating in Character Education/Wellness activities.
3. Discussing the Bluejay Way behavior expectations
4. Completing daily homework.
5. Class/Organization meetings.
6. Career readiness activities.
XXXII. 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)
XXXIII. NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
gStudents, 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, religion, age or handicap is required by
Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age 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 N. Webb, Ph. 620-845-2585, Ext 105. Mr. Jamison has been designated
by Unified School District #360 to coordinate the school districtfs efforts to comply with Title VI, Title IX and Section
504.h
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XXXIV. TITLE VI, TITLE IX AND SECTION 504 GRIEVANCE
PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND
STAFF
The following policies and procedures are established in order to assist in the fair resolution of student, faculty,
and staff grievances. A grievance hereunder is a claim by a student, faculty member, or staff member (grievant) that
violations of Title VI, Title IX or Section 504 regulations has occurred. Whenever a grievance occurs, every effort will
be made to secure an appropriate resolution as soon as possible.
XXXV. ANNUAL NOTIFICATION FAMILY EDUCATIONAL
RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT
Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) parents of students and eligible
students (those who are 18 or older) are afforded various rights with regard to educational records which are kept and
maintained by USD 360. In accordance with FERPA, you are required to be notified of those rights which include:
1. Right to review and inspect all of your educational records except those which are specifically exempted.
2. Right to prevent disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in your educational records to
other persons with certain limited exceptions. Disclosure of information from your educational records to
other persons will only occur if:
a. we have your prior written consent for disclosure;
b. the information is considered gdirectory informationh and you have not objected to the release of
such information; or
c. disclosure without consent is permitted by law.
3. The right to request that your educational records be amended if you believe that the records are
misleading, inaccurate or otherwise in violation of your rights. The right includes the right to request a
hearing at which you may present evidence to show why the record should be changed if your request for
an amendment to your records is denied in the first instance.
4. The right to file a complaint with the Family Policy and Regulations Office at the U.S. Department of
Education if you believe that USD 360 has failed to comply with FERPA requirements.
5. The right to obtain a copy of USD 360fs policies for complying with FERPA. A copy may be obtained from
the District office.
For purposes of FERPA, USD 360 has designated certain information contained in educational records as
directory information which may be disclosed for any purpose without your consent. The following information is
considered directory information: name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, participation of officially
recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and
awards received, the most recent previous school attended by the student, class designation, major field of study and
photographs. You have a right to permit the designation of any or all of the above information as directory information.
If you refuse, you must file written notification to this effect with USD #360, at 31 N. Osage, Caldwell KS 67022, within
five (5) days of enrollment. If a refusal is not filed, USD #360 assumes there is no objection to the release of the
directory information designated.
XXXVI. SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES
Unified School District 360, Caldwell Schools, strives to provide for the educational needs of all students. Among
these are instructional and support services for exceptional students, including handicapped and gifted.
These services are provided for our students through membership in the Sumner County Educational Services,
Interlocal District 619. Through membership in the cooperative we join four other districts in providing appropriate
education to all our exceptional students.
Acquisition of these services through a cooperative is necessary due to reasons of small incidence of exceptional
students, economy in providing the services, and the ability to serve the varying needs of these students.
For information regarding these programs, services, and procedures for referral for comprehensive
evaluation for the exceptional child, please contact your Board of Education office at 620-845-2585, or Jon Mages,
Director of the Sumner County Educational Services Inter-local District 619 2612 North A, Wellington, KS 67152,
Phone 620-326-8935.

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