- Attendance: If a student is ill or must be absent from school, the parents are to call the school before 8:50 a.m. The phone number is 888-6807. One criteria of a student’s success is regular and punctual attendance. Frequent absences may lead to poor academic work, lack of social development and possible academic failure. No single factor may interfere with a student’s progress more quickly than frequent tardiness or absence.
According to state law, it is the obligation of every parent to insure that every child under his care and supervision receives adequate education and training and, if of compulsory attendance age, attends school.
The following shall be considered excused absences:
1. Verification of illness from a medical doctor and/or verification of extenuating circumstances within five (5) days of the absence.
2. Extended hospital stay as verified by a physician.
3. Extended recuperation from an accident as verified by a physician.
4. Extended contagious disease within a family as verified by a physician.
5. Prior school system approved travel for education.
6. Death in the family (not to exceed one week).
7. Natural catastrophe and/or disaster.
For any other extenuating circumstances parents must make a formal appeal to the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance.
Elementary students (grades 1-5) must be present at school at least 160 days during the school year to be eligible to receive credit for courses taken.
Students may have no more than 12 days of unexcused absence. The school will review reasons for unexcused absences. A referral to TASC/ Juvenile Court will be made at 3 absences in the first semester and 7 absences for the school year.
Tardiness: Tardiness is not accepted.
A student is considered tardy if he/she is not in his/her class when the tardy bell rings at 8:55 a.m.
It is very important that your child arrives at school on time. Late arrival results in loss of instructional time. The following policy will be enforced at Bridgedale in an effort to reduce student tardiness. PER SEMESTER:
3 unexcused tardies Contact parents
6 unexcused tardies Punish work
10 unexcused tardies Parent conference
12 unexcused tardies Detention 8:00 a.m.
Referral to TASC
15 unexcused tardies Conference with parents
Detention 8:00 a.m.
Records Days: Students do not attend on Oct. 16, 2009 Jan. 7, 2010 and May 28, 2010 as these days are designated for teachers to complete records.
JPPSS Medication ProcedureBelow is the procedure to be followed for the 2009-2010 school year. Louisiana State Law does REQUIRE that the medication orders for a student be renewed at the beginning of each school year.To assist you in this endeavor, nurses will be available at the East Bank Student Services before school begins. Please see schedule for available dates.
1. You must obtain the following forms from your child’s school: School Medication Order (S.S. 35) and Parent/guardian written consent for Medication Administration (S.S. 36)
2. Have your physician complete and sign the School Medication Order form (S.S.35)
3. Take the above completed forms, along with the medication container and the student to the site listed for review/approval by one of our school nurses.
4. After the forms and medication have been reviewed/approved, please take them to your child’s school.
1. Any EMERGENCY medication must be approved by your child’s school nurse
2. If your child’s medication is to be given only when needed (e.g. Asthma Inhaler), the physician’s order must include the number of hours between doses.
3. All medication containers, EVEN over-the-counter medication, are to be labeled by a licensed pharmacist.
4. Please ask your pharmacist to provide separate medicine containers for school and home.
5. Medication must be delivered to the school by an ADULT.
6. No more than a 25-day supply is to be accepted by the school.
MEDICATION ASSESSMENT OFFICE
EAST BANK SPECIAL SERVICES
822 S. CLEARVIEW PKWY.
HARAHAN, LA 70123-3449
Telephone # 736-1857
Hours 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m.
Bus Regulations: Students have the privilege of using the transportation services of the Jefferson Parish School District. Rigid standards of discipline must be maintained at all times in order to satisfy safety requirements. Whenever a driver must direct his/her attention away from the road, danger exists. Foremost in our minds is the safety of each passenger.
While riding the bus:
1. Except for ordinary conversation, students shall observe quiet conduct on the bus.
2. Students shall stay in their seat while the bus is in motion.
3. Students shall not throw waste paper on the floor of the bus.
4. Students shall not have food or drinks on the bus.
5. No part of the body shall be extended through the bus window.
6. Students must be quiet while the bus is stopped for railway crossings.
7. Students shall not leave the bus from the emergency door unless an emergency exists.
Discipline and penalties:
1. The riding privilege of a student may be revoked for violation of the rules or for conduct, which is detrimental to the safe operation of the school bus.
2. The driver is in full charge of the bus and the students.
Calendar: A calendar and newsletter are sent home on the first of each month.
Closing of School: TV and radio station WWL will carry all school closing announcements due to inclement weather or other emergencies. If schools are closed for an extended period due to emergency, please go to the JPPSS website for information and student work..
Complaint or concern: If a student or parent has a concern about a school policy or an employee, the following procedure should be followed in order to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
1. Contact the person who you have complaint about to discuss both sides of the story.
2. If the problem still exists, contact the principal.
Fire Drills: Fire drills will be conducted periodically throughout the school year. Everyone will move in an orderly and silent manner to points directed by their teachers where roll will be taken. If the fire alarm rings when students are in the hallways, they should leave by the nearest exit. If a student pulls the fire alarm, law enforcement will be notified.
Tornado and Crisis Drills will also be conducted periodically to ensure student safety should a crisis arise.
Food and Beverages at School: There is pride in Bridgedale School. Everyone must work together to keep our school attractive. Gum is not permitted at school. No food or drink is allowed in the classroom unless authorized by the teacher.
Homework: It is the student’s responsibility to complete all homework assignments. A zero for the missing homework will be recorded in the grade book. If a student is absent one day, he/she is given one day to turn in assignments, two days absent, two days to turn in assignments, etc.
Parent/Teacher Conferences: Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for the afternoons of October 26 and March 23. Students will not attend on these days as the mornings will be staff development time for faculty.
Please make every effort to attend. If you wish to meet with the teachers at other times during the year, please call the office to set up a meeting.
Staff Development: Students do not attend on January 8 as teachers will participate in day long staff development.
Phone: Students are required to remember to bring all necessary items to school. Phone calls will be allowed in an emergency only at the discretion of the principal and secretaries.
Cell Phones: Please be advised that students may not have cell phones and/or other electronic devices on school grounds
Interim Reports: Interim reports will be issued during the weeks of Aug. 31, Sept. 21, Nov. 2, & Nov 30, 2009, Jan. 25, Feb.22, Mar 29, & April 19, 2010.
Report Cards: Report cards will be issued to students on Oct. 23, 2009, January 13, and March 19 & MAILED HOME ON May 31, 2010.
Bridgedale’s BEAGLE BARKS Code of Conduct is expected to be followed at all times by all students.
A–Always consider choices.
R–Respect people and property.
S–Show kindness and consideration.
These rules ar supported by our IB Profiles and Learner Attitudes.
- Walkers must enter school grounds through Zinnia Street gate by the Speech Cottage.
- All car riders must enter the school grounds through the gates on Army Street nearest the second grade building.
- Students must walk under breezeway to the benches or to go to breakfast.
- Students must sit on benches facing the inside by grade level.
- Students should go straight to breakfast if eating.
- Students must enter and exit the cafeteria through the back doors near the library.
- Book bags should be placed in the designated lines, not taken to the cafeteria or put on benches.
- No water or bathrooms at this time without teacher permission.
- Students must have a pass from their teacher to enter the building during this time.
- Students not following rules may lose recess privileges.
- PARENTS with business on campus must sign in at the office and secure a visitor’s pass before going to the yard or classrooms.
- On rainy days, students must use inside voices and sit Indian style in their designated areas.
- (3-5 in hallways K-2 in cafeteria or covered play area, as directed.
- Each play area will have a game bag. Students must share and take turns with equipment.
- NO running at any time.
- All students must use the assigned restrooms in the at this time. Students must use outside doors and not go into the hallway.
- Red lines indicate areas, which are off limits to students during recess.
- All students must stay in their respective areas. (K-1) , (2-3), and (4-5)
- A freeze bell will be rung for everyone to stop playing and upon signal, walk to designated area.
- Students not following rules may lose recess privileges.
- RUNNING or UNIFORM VIOLATIONS will result in automatic LOSS OF PLAYTIME.Afternoons
- No check out of students will be allowed after 3:00 p.m. until dismissal time (3:40 p.m.)
- If there is a change in a student’s dismissal, parents must send a note stating how the student is to get home and the duration of the change.
- Walkers must use Zinnia St. gate by the Speech cottage. Adults must meet students at the gate. Any student walking home without an adult must have written permission from the parent and approved by the principal on file in the office.
- Car riders must use Army St. gate between 1st and 2nd grade buildings. Students must sit in the designated areas and listen for their numbers to be called.
- Teachers are on duty at these gates to deliver students to their parents.
- No parents will be allowed on campus during dismissal. This is for the safety of your children. PARENTS may enter office through Zinnia Street doors and secure a visitor’s pass if they have business on campus.
- Bus students must move directly to benches and be seated. Permission must be served for water or restrooms.
- ALL STUDENT MOVEMENT IS SINGLE FILE TO THE RIGHT IN HALLWAYS AND UNDER BREEZEWAYS.
Enter the cafeteria quietly
Walk to serving line. Stand on line. Once served, sit in order of arrival beginning at the first table by
the serving line. Fill in seats as students leave.
- Walk to serving line. Stand on line. Top Dogs go to front of line.
- Sit at assigned tables once served.
- No running, pushing, shoving, kicking, or playing in line.
- There is no talking until everyone has been served. Talking in an inside voice is allowed after all students are served.
- Be alert in line to tell the server your choice of foods and pick up all items you want.
- You must pick up the first time. You will not be able to go back to get items that are forgotten.
- All food must be consumed inside the cafeteria.
- When the whistle is blown, everyone is to get quiet. At this time, the daily drawing for Beagle Treats tickets will be held.
- Walk to place trash in the containers when dismissed by tables. Top Dogs and best-behaved tables will be dismissed first.
- Students not following rules may lose recess privileges.
Consequences for Misbehavior in any General Area (before school, lunch, recess, dismissal)
- Loss of playtime
- If behavior becomes a pattern, parent will be contacted and detentions, etc. issued.
RUNNING or UNIFORM VIOLATIONS will result in automatic LOSS OF PLAY TIME.
Students following rules and Bridgedale’s Beagle BARKS Code of Conduct are eligible to receive “Beagle Treats” tickets for daily drawings for prizes and Beagle BARKS tickets to earn classroom rewards, schoolwide recognition rewards, extra privileges, and other prizes.
Our focus is Positive Behavior Support with our Beagle BARKS Code of Student Conduct reward system. We hope that with your cooperation, all students will respond to this system and consequences as listed below will not be needed. Together, we can teach children mutual respect, self-discipline, and to live in harmony with one another.
In order to provide your child with a safe and orderly environment in which to learn, our school has developed the following consequences for failure to follow established rules and regulations.
Teacher assigned punish work must be of educational value.
Failure to comply: Teacher will increase work assignment and issue a behavior report stating the punishwork assignment and the due date.
Second failure to comply: Teacher will send referral to the office as parent has been notified and work has not been done.
Office will: Conference with student. Punishwork must be completed.
Student will lose all privileges until punishwork is completed.
Conference with parent and student. Punishwork must be completed.
Issue Detention. Punishwork must be completed.
Issue In-School Suspension. Punishwork must be completed.
Issue 1-3 day Suspension. Punishwork must be completed.
Issue 3-5 day Suspension. Punishwork must be completed.
MINOR RULE INFRACTIONS
Referral to the office for these offenses must be preceded by three teacher/staff actions that may include any of the following:
Parental Conferences and Contacts (documented on P.C. report form)
Probation with Parent Conference (with Administrator)
JPPSS policy will dictate the consequences for action on referrals for the following minor infractions:
|Minor Problem Behavior||Code||Definition|
|Willful Disobedience / Noncompliance||01||Refusal to follow directives or comply with requests by 2nd time told. [Uniform/Dress Code Violation; Possession of Cell Phone; Possession of Electronic Device; Possession of Other Items (toys, nail polish, etc); Horseplaying (play fighting); Sleeping in Class; Unauthorized Eating and/or Drinking; Throwing Food, Unauthorized Area]|
|Disrespect to Authority||02||Rude to an adult. This includes talking back, smacking lips, rolling eyes, gestures, and other inappropriate body language.|
|Unfounded Charge Against Authority||03||To accuse any staff of any act that is unlawful and/or a violation of school rules that is determined to not be supported by any evidence.|
|Abusive language/ inappropriate language/ profanity VERBAL||04||Verbal messages that include swearing, name calling or use of words in an inappropriate way.|
Includes a student speaking to another person in a disrespectful manner that includes threats and intimidation. The disrespect can be negative comments based on race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disabilities, or personal matters.Immoral and/or Viscious Practices05Any act that is dangerously aggressive or would likely to be perceived as disturbing and/or harassing by local community norms. [Teasing (not reciprocated); Cheating; Urinating in Unauthorized Area; Forgery (First offense of signing someone else’s name to a school document); Public Display of Affection]Bodily Injury06Dropping something and unintentionally injuring someone; running on the playground and accidentally causing them to fall. [Scratching]Drugs07Student is in possession of drugs, but has voluntarily surrendered them to authority.Tobacco / Lighter08Student is in possession of tobacco and/or lighter, but has voluntary surrendered them to authority.
|Alcohol||09||Student is in possession of alcohol, but has voluntary surrendered them to authority.|
|Disturbs Class / Habitual Violations of School Rules||10||Behavior that stops learning from occurring in the classroom. Behavior causing an interruption in a class or activity. Disruptions include sustained talking, yelling, pencil tapping, noise with materials, and out-of seat behavior.|
|Vandalism||11||Participation in an activity that results in destruction of property. Unintentional disfigurement of property.|
|Abusive language/ inappropriate language/ profanity WRITTEN||12||Written messages that include swearing, name calling or use of words/ pictures in an inappropriate way.|
Includes written messages which contain threats and intimidation and/or obscenities (gestures, pictures, written). The disrespect can be negative comments based on race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disabilities, or personal matters.Weapons – Possesses instrument/object not prohibited under Federal Law14Possession of objects capable of causing bodily harm. Objects are voluntarily surrendered to authority.
Throws Missile Liable to Injure Others15Throws any object toward a person that is either heavy, sharp and/or otherwise perceived to be harmful or with such velocity and force that it would cause physical harm or precipitate a fight or campus disturbance.Fighting students and or Faculty16Non-serious but inappropriate physical contact. This includes pushing in line, shoving, minor aggravating tapping, nudgingViolates Traffic and/or Safety Regulations17To break any lay that pertains to traffic and/or safety regulations.Leaves Classroom18Leaves class and roams or wanders campus but fails to report to authority figure or administrator for assistance, guidance or interventionIs Habitually Tardy and/or Absent19Habitual Tardiness and/or Habitual Absenteeism – This is addressed by the office and/or Social Worker.Stealing20First offense of taking something of small value (less than $5.00).
On the following items action is an automatic referral to the office with the exception of extenuating circumstances.
JPPSS policy will dictate the consequences for action on referrals for the following minor infractions:
|Major Problem Behavior||Code||Definition|
|Willful disobedience / Noncompliance||01||Deliberately refusing to follow directions from authority figures. This is a sustained (three minor infractions must be documented to become major) or very intense occurrence. [Use of Cell Phone; Use of Electronic Device]|
|Disrespect to Authority||02||Intentionally rude / disrespectful to an adult. This includes talking back, gestures, rolling eyes, and other inappropriate body language.|
This is a sustained (three minor infractions must be documented to become major) or very intense occurrence.Unfounded Charge Against Authority03To accuse any staff of any act that is unlawful and/or a violation of school rules that is determined to not be supported by any evidence.Abusive language / inappropriate language / profanity
VERBAL04Verbal messages that include swearing, name calling or use of words in an inappropriate way.
Can include a student speaking to another person in a disrespectful manner that includes threats and intimidation and/or obscenities (gestures, pictures, written). The disrespect can be negative comments based on race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disabilities, or personal matters.
This would be a sustained or very intense occurrence.Immoral and/or Viscious Practices05Any act that is dangerously aggressive or would likely to be perceived as
disturbing and/or harassing by local community norms. [Cyber-bullying; Harassment- verbal or written (unwanted, unwelcome, and repeated – not reciprocated); Harassment – physical (unwanted, unwelcome, repeated – not reciprocated); Sexual Harassment (not reciprocated); verbal threats/intimidation; U Cheating (sells tests, etc); Gambling; Possession of Pornographic/vulgar Materials; Extortion; Plagiarism; Forgery (second offense of signing someone else’s name to a school document); Inappropriate Behavior of a Sexual Nature]
|Bodily Injury||06||Any act that cause injury, damage, or pain to another person. [Hair-pulling; pushing/shoving (two hands- student falls); slapping (results in bruising/ marking); pinching (causes harm); biting (breaks skin/draws blood); spitting; punching (causes bodily injury); scratching (draws blood); grabbing/pulling (results in bodily injury); kicking (results in loss of balance, bruising, redness, etc.); choking; tripping (causes bodily harm)]|
|Drugs||07||Student is in possession of, displays, or is using drugs.|
|Tobacco / Lighter||08||Student is in possession of, displays, or is using tobacco and/or lighter.|
|Alcohol||09||Student is in possession of, displays, or is using alcohol.|
|Disturbs Class / Habitual Violations of School Rules||10||Behavior causing continued interruptions to instruction or any school activity. Disruptions include sustained talking, yelling, pencil tapping, noise with materials, and out-of-seat behavior. This is a sustained (three minor infractions must be documented to become major) or very intense occurrence. [Setting off Fire Alarm; Campus Disturbance; Bus Disturbance; Field Trip Disturbance; Setting off Sprinkler System; Bomb Threat/False Alarm]|
|Vandalism||11||Participation in an activity that results in substantial destruction of property. Intentional disfigurement of school property, school building, or school transportation vehicle. [Also includes damage or destruction of electronic information, software, hardware, data, programs. and/or memory storage – viruses, buts, worms, etc.]|
|Abusive language / inappropriate language / profanity WRITTEN||12||Written messages that include swearing, name calling or use of words/ pictures in an inappropriate way. Can also include written messages which include threats and intimidation and/or obscenities (gestures, pictures, written). The disrespect can be negative comments based on race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disabilities, or personal matters.|
[ Graffiti on building/immovable object; portable/movable object; or person (self or others)]
This is a sustained (three minor infractions must be documented to become major) or very intense occurrence.Weapons – Possesses Weapons(s) prohibited under Federal Law13 Any firearm ammunition, explosive device or knife or other object that can place a person in reasonable fear or apprehension of serious harm that is in possession of student or contained in student’s belongings. Possession of knives, guns, or other objects capable of causing bodily harm. (real or look alike)Weapons – Possesses instrument/object not prohibited under Federal Law14Possession of any instrument or object not prohibited by federal law that can place a person in reasonable fear or apprehension of serious harm. [Homemade/handmade weapon (includes look alike weapons); device that delivers shock or electric current; combustible material (firecrackers, gasoline, lighter fluid); knife (blades greater than 2 ½ inches); other implements than can be used as weapons (ice picks, brass knuckles, wrist-rockets, etc); firearm; explosives/potential bomb]Throws Missile Liable to Injure Others15Throws any object toward a person that is either heavy, sharp and/or otherwise perceived to be harmful or with such velocity and force that it would cause physical harm or precipitate a fight or campus disturbance.Fighting students and Faculty 16Actions involving serious physical contact where injury may occur (ie. hitting, punching, hitting with an object, kicking, hair pulling, scratching etc.)Violates Traffic and/or Safety Regulations17To break any lay that pertains to traffic and/or safety regulations.Leaves School Premises or Classroom18Failure to report to scheduled class, leaves class and roams or wanders campus and fails to report to authority figure for assistance, leaves school premises or property.Is Habitually Tardy and/or Absent19Habitual Tardiness and/or Habitual Absenteeism – This is addressed by the office and/or Social Worker.Stealing20Taking/having possession of stolen property valued over $5.00 or second offense under $5.00.Commits Any Other Serious Offense21Any serious, harmful incident resulting in the need for law enforcement intervention not previously classified.Misappropriation with Violence to the Person29Theft using violence.