Kila School

Handbook

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION & TIME SCHEDULE  

8:25 . . . 1st Bell

2:00 . . . Afternoon Recess

8:30 . . . Starting Bell

3:00 . . . Dismissal, K-3  

10:15 . . . K-3  Morning Recess

3:10 . . . Dismissal, 4-5  

11:21 . . . Lunch, 6-8

3:20 . . . Dismissal, 6-8

11:19 . . . Lunch, 6-8
11:40 . . . Lunch K-3
12:00
. . . Lunch, 4-5

(EARLY DISMISSAL ON FRIDAY 2:00 , 2:10 AND 2:15 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED)  

TABLE OF CONTENTS


AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM
APPROPRIATE CLOTHING
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
ART AND MUSIC
ATTENDANCE
CONFERENCES
COUNSELING
DRUG ABUSE AVOIDANCE
DUE PROCESS/GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
EIGHTH GRADE TRIP AND GRADUATION
FIELD TRIPS
MULTI-HAZARD DRILLS
GIFTED/TALENTED EDUCATION
GRADES, HOMEWORK, AND CONFERENCES
GUESTS
HEALTH AND INJURIES
HOT LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAM
INSURANCE
KINDERGARTEN
LIBRARY
PARENT AND TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO)
MOTORIZED VEHICLE
NOTICES AND BULLETINS
PARKING
PERSONAL POSSESSIONS
PICTURES
PROMOTION AND RETENTION
PUBLIC USE OF BUILDINGS
SCHOOL RECORDS
SPECIAL SERVICES
SPORTS AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
TELEPHONE
TESTING
TEXTBOOKS
HOME WORK POLICY
STUDENT BEHAVIOR
CLASSROOM RULES
DISCIPLINE POLICY AND PROCEDURES
PLAYGROUND RULES
DRUG POLICY

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

            Kila School supports an after-school program for its students from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. on school days.  Contact the school office for costs and details.  

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APPROPRIATE CLOTHING

Appropriate school clothing is clean and allows the student to participate in school activities comfortably, safely, modestly and without disrupting the educational process. Under this policy certain types of clothing will not be permitted.  These include short shorts, uncovered spandex items, bathing suits, halter tops, crop tops, mesh shirts, severely ripped tops and pants, belly shirts, spaghetti strap tank tops, or clothing which has inappropriate or offensive slogans printed on them.  This would include clothing with drug, alcohol, or tobacco slogans, and/or advertising on them. Hats are considered inappropriate indoor wear. Short shorts are not allowed.  Shorts must be mid-thigh or longer.  This will be strictly enforced.  Footwear must be worn in the building at all times.  Should a student wear inappropriate clothing, they will be asked to change it or call home to have different clothing brought to school in which to change into.  Ultimately, it shall be the responsibility of parents NOT to permit their children to wear immodest or indecent attire. Since recesses and most PE classes are held outside except in the most inclement weather, please see that your child wears appropriate clothing to school.  In winter this may include a hat, boots, mittens, and perhaps snow pants.  Snowsuits are encouraged for younger students.  

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ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE  

            School will be open at 7:00 A.M. each school morning for those students whose parents work in Kalispell or must meet the high school bus.  Before School Programs forms are available in the office.  There is no charge for this program.  This program is structured reading practice and/or homework study time.  Early students must stay in the area designated by the supervisor.

Students not participating in extra curricular programs are expected to be picked up by the parents or leave the school grounds upon dismissal. Students consistently left unsupervised after school hours may be reported to the sheriffís office or Department of Family Services.

            The driveway is one-way, with entrance off of Kila Road and exit on to Kila Hill Road .  Please pull over to one side and donít block the drive as you drop off or pick up children.  

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ART AND MUSIC

            As part of our commitment to support the arts, Kila School maintains a music and performing arts program.  Students receive regular lessons in music, both performance and appreciation, including field trips and assemblies.  The music teacher also works closely with the directors of our Holiday and spring programs.

Kila students receive visual art instruction in their classrooms.  This can be related to academic work or in separate units.  Any parent who would like to volunteer to help with art classes, share an interest, or participate in the development of an arts curriculum, please contact the school.  

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ATTENDANCE

            Regular attendance is essential to success in school.  A student not only misses schoolwork on the day of absence, but also is not prepared for the next day because of missing instruction.  Attendance at school is considered to be the responsibility of the parents.  If your child is going to be absent from school, please notify the school.  We are required by state law to attempt to contact parents when their children are absent.  If your childís absence was not previously approved, he or she must bring a written excuse, signed and dated.

            Students are expected to be at school on time.  Tardiness may result in detention or other disciplinary action. 

            The principal will investigate chronic absenteeism and tardiness.  Problems with truancies, excessive absences, and tardiness, which cannot be settled at the school level, will be turned over to the county superintendent.

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CONFERENCES

            Parents are requested to make appointments for major conferences.  Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled following the first grading period in November and in April.   Please make every effort to attend these scheduled conferences.  However if parents are unable to attend the conferences or if additional conferences are desired please call your studentís teacher to schedule a time before or after school.  

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COUNSELING

            Counseling is available to any student in the district through teaching staff referral or parent referral to the guidance counselor.  

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DRUG ABUSE AVOIDANCE

            Kila School actively opposes the abuse of chemical substances, including alcohol and tobacco.  The Kila School drug policy can be found elsewhere in this handbook.  Students, staff, and parents are not permitted to possess or to use drugs or alcohol on school property, including tobacco.  Students, staff and parents may not attend school under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Most staff members have had substance abuse avoidance training.  If you would like to participate in drug abuse resistance programs, please contact your childís teacher.  

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DUE PROCESS/GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE  

           Parents who disagree with a policy or action of a teacher may attempt to resolve the problem using the following procedure:

1.   Verbal parent-teacher conference initiated by parent or teacher.  If no agreement is reached within 60 days, either party may initiate step 2.

2.   Conference of parent and teacher with the principal within 15 days of principal notification.

3.   A still-unresolved problem may be presented to the board at the next regular scheduled meeting, after the board chairman has been notified in writing by the parent or teacher.  The chairman may, at his or her discretion, call a special meeting to be held before the next regular meeting.

4.   A special board meeting with the parent and teacher may be held within 30 days of presentation of complaint to the board.  If no agreement can be reached, the matter is taken to the county superintendent for final disposition.

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EIGHTH GRADE TRIP AND GRADUATION

8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in an 8th grade graduation ceremony.  Graduation is planned by 8th grade parents, graduating students, and the 8th grade advisor.

All 8th grade students may be eligible to attend the 8th grade trip in the spring of the school year.  Students and parents will address the requirements for this trip in the fall with the 8th grade advisors.  Meetings will be organized by the advisors and parents/students will be invited to attend.  

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FIELD TRIPS

            In the belief that active learning is effective and fun, many teachers schedule field trips and projects throughout the year.  Parental support is crucial to the success of these activities, especially for driving and chaperoning.  Field trip permission forms are given to parents prior to the trip.  Parents who drive students must register their driverís license and proof of insurance at the school office.

Kila School Detention Policy Regarding Field Trips:

Kila School teachers and staff are responsible for the safety and well-being of our students during field trips and class activities. We expect that all students will exhibit behavior during the year that will assure us of their responsible and respectful behavior on all school sponsored trips and activities. In light of this, the Kila Middle School has adopted the following behavior policy:

1st Detention- Serve detention as assigned. No further consequence.

2nd Detention- Serve detention as assigned. Meet with teachers. This meeting will allow students and teachers to discuss behavior concerns and review the expectations of behavior that will earn students the privilege of attending field trips sponsored by Kila School.

3rd Detention- Serve detention as assigned. Meet with teachers and parents to address the behaviors that are jeopardizing their attendance of and participation in school sponsored events and extra-curricular activities.

4th Detention- Appear before the board.

5th Detention- Automatic in-school-suspension and loss of all field trip privileges.

This policy is specific to Kila Middle School field trips, including the 8th Grade Trip to Seattle, the 7th Grade Montana History Trip, and all other school-sponsored activities and may vary from the behavior policy in the Kila School handbook.

Certain behaviors may result in an automatic in-school-suspension. An in-school suspension will automatically result in loss of field trip privileges.

Students exhibiting inappropriate behavior during the school year may be denied the privilege of attending any field trips.  

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MULTI-HAZARD DRILLS

            Multi-hazard drills will be conducted at regular intervals.  Fire and earthquake drills are required by law.  It is very important that at the first signal everyone clears the buildings as quickly as possible.  Teachers are responsible for giving instructions as to the route to be used when vacating the buildings.  Lock down drills will also be conducted at least 2 times a year.  

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GIFTED/TALENTED EDUCATION

            Kila School has a gifted/talented educational program.  Input from parents welcomed.  If you would like to share ideas please contact the principal.  

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GRADES, HOMEWORK, AND CONFERENCES

            Homework is to be turned in on the day it is due.  Late homework will not be accepted without teacher permission.  Grades 4-8 are graded by letter grades as follows: A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C: 70-79; D: 60-69; F: 0-59.  Grade reports are issued 4 times a year, and midterms are issued in the middle of each grading period.  Athletesí grades may be figured more often to determine eligibility for sports.

            Parent conferences are scheduled in the fall and spring.  Parents may check progress and discuss problems at any time by contacting their childrenís teachers.  Teachers are mandated to notify parents as soon as potentially serious problems arise.  

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GUESTS

            Parents are always welcome at school.  Guests are required to sign in at the office before visiting classrooms.  Guest may be required to wear identification badges. Visiting children are not permitted in classrooms without prior teacher approval.  Some teachers permit pets in the classrooms under certain circumstances.  Please ask teachers in advance.  

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HEALTH AND INJURIES

            Medications may be administered at school under the following conditions: 1) the parent must notify the school that the child must take medicine and what it is.  2) The medication must be brought to the office in the original container labeled with studentís name, name of drug, dosage, time of day medication is to be given at school, and number of days it is to be administered.  3) A physicianís sign-off document must accompany all medication to be administered at school.  These forms are available at the school office.  The principal, office personnel, and special education teacher are the only staff authorized and trained to administer medication.  Students found with illicit drugs or unauthorized medications or pharmaceutical products (aspirin, vitamins, etc.) will be subject to consequences as found in the drug policy, which is located elsewhere in this handbook.

            First aid supplies are maintained at the school.  In the event of an injury, first aid will be administered and parents may be notified.  In case of emergency, parents will be notified immediately.  If necessary, a staff member may authorize treatment and/or transport to the nearest medical facility.

An ill childís parents will be notified and asked to come for the child.  No ill or injured child may be sent home unattended or to an empty house.  Parents are strongly advised to make sure the school has correct phone numbers for home, work, and emergency back up and to notify the school in the event of a change.  

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HOT LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAM

            Breakfast and hot lunches are available to all students.  The cost per breakfast for students is $1.25 and $1.50 for adults. The cost per lunch for students is $2.00 and  $2.15 for adults.  Milk is provided with every hot lunch or may be purchased for $.30 a carton.  Meals are to be paid for in advance; charging is NOT allowed except in case of emergency, and then only with parental permission.  Applications for free and reduced lunches are available at registration or may be picked up from the office.  Reduced lunches are $.40. Lunch money is to be turned in to the office before school starts in the morning; please make sure your child arrives in time to turn in lunch money before the bell rings.

The cafeteria should be a place to enjoy a meal, quietly visit with people and conduct oneself appropriately.  Students are expected to follow the following rules:

* Walk AROUND the basketball court to and from lunch.

* Form a line to be served without ďcuttingĒ in front of another student.

* Voices will be in quiet and conversational tones.

* While seated, there will be NO loud voices or shouting in the lunchroom.

* There will be NO RUNNING.

* Trays will be properly emptied and paper and/or food trash will be removed from the floor, tables and seats and deposited in designated trash cans.

* If playing inside the gym, play at the far end while others are eating.

* Dismissal from the lunchroom will be by lunchroom supervisor.

Eighth graders have the opportunity to help in the kitchen at lunchtime.  They receive free lunch and pay for their service.

Lunch menus are sent home monthly.  However, occasionally it is necessary to change a menu at the last moment.  Parents whose children have special dietary needs or preferences are reminded that the ultimate responsibility for meeting those needs lies with the parents, not the school.  

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INSURANCE

                Insurance notices will be sent home with students early in the school year.  This purchase is made possible through the school as a service to parents.  

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KINDERGARTEN

                Kila kindergarten classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Kindergarten Roundup, a pre-registration and screening, is held in the spring.  A kindergarten student must have reached his or her fifth birthday by September 10th to be eligible for kindergarten.
 

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LIBRARY

                The Kila School library is available to the community, students and classes for reading enjoyment, study and research.  Books may be borrowed for two weeks and may be renewed.  There will be a late fee charged for overdue books.  Parents are encouraged to bring their young children to the library after school and may check out books for them.  Lost books must be paid for by the student, who checked them out.  
 

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PARENT AND TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO)

            The Kila PTO meets monthly to support Kila School, including planning fund-raising events to benefit the school.    PTO also serves as an advisory council for the school board.

            The PTO is a valuable asset to the school.  Any interested mother, father, grandparent, or friend is welcome to attend meetings, which are publicized in the weekly newsletter.  

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MOTORIZED VEHICLE

            Students may not drive motorized vehicles on school property.  The play yards and woods are closed to motor vehicles.  
 

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NOTICES AND BULLETINS

            A school newsletter will be sent home every Monday with students.  Please be on the watch for these notices.  There is a bulletin board just inside the gym, and in the hallway by the office for special notices. Notices may also be posted on the bulletin board at the Kila Post Office.

            Parents/Community members wishing to put information into the newsletter must have information to school secretary by Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.  

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PARKING

            No cars may be parked or driven up to the school doors, except for the handicapped and temporarily for loading and unloading materials.  

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PERSONAL POSSESSIONS

The school is not responsible for any loss of personal property. Personal belongings should be clearly marked with the studentís name.  (Every year several bags of lost clothing items are donated to charity because they arenít identified or claimed).    Students are discouraged from bringing extra money or valuable possessions to school.  Since there are no lockers in the younger grades, students must store their possessions in their pockets, on hooks, or in their desks.  None of these are a safe place, and security cannot be guaranteed. Radios and tape players are not permitted at school. Students, who must bring a valuable item to school, in order to have it for after-school purposes, are asked to give it to a teacher or the office for safekeeping.  
 

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PICTURES

            School pictures will be taken early in the school year.  These pictures are usually taken on a pre-paid basis.  Information will be sent out before picture day; please watch for a notice.  
 

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PROMOTION AND RETENTION

            The decision to promote or retain any child is made in the childís best interest.  When a teacher becomes concerned about the progress of a student, the teacher will attempt to discover and meet any special needs the student might have.  This includes notifying and working with parents throughout the year and perhaps recommending special programs such as Title I or Special Education.  A teacher who is considering retaining a student must convene a meeting by April 15 to discuss the matter with all related personnel, including parents, and including the student when appropriate.  Parents have due process rights to be kept informed of teacher concerns and decisions and may appeal the teacherís decision via the grievance procedure, located elsewhere in this handbook.  
 

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PUBLIC USE OF BUILDINGS

            The gym is open to groups in the Kila School District.  The key must be checked out from the  office by the adult who will be responsible for the gym.  This person must read and sign a responsibility form before the key will be released.  The key must be picked up during school hours and returned by 8:45 A.M. the next school morning.

            At least one half of the people participating in the event must be from Kila.  There is a $25.00 charge for groups under 100 people, for groups over 100 people, there is a $50.00 charge.  The gym must be vacant by 11:00 p.m.

There is a $25.00 charge to out of district residents and $50.00 charge for any use for profit.  Any non-school use of the gym must have prior school board approval. It is the responsibility of the user to contact and make arrangements with the school office.  A cleaning fee will be charged to all groups who leave the gym in less than adequate condition.

            A complete list of gym rules is posted in the gym.  

 These rules include:

            * No street shoes on the court.

            * Gym shoes must be clean.

            * No sitting or standing on tables or freezers; no standing on benches.

            * No hanging on basketball rims or nets.

            * The gym must be cleaned up and equipment returned to proper places.

Board approval is also necessary for the use of the other buildings.  Please do not disturb personal items in the rooms.  

NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND NO SMOKING ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.

 

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SCHOOL RECORDS

            A confidential cumulative record of each studentís progress and screening results are maintained at the school.  Another confidential file is maintained by the special education teacher for each student involved in the Special Education Program.  A studentís record is open only to parents and to teachers involved in the education of that child.

        Regarding student records, federal law requires that Ďdirectory informationí on my child be released by the District to anyone who requests it unless I object in writing to the release of any or all of this information.  This objection must be filed within 10 school days of the time this handbook was given to my child.  Directory information ordinarily includes studentís name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, photographs, dates of attendance, awards received at the school and most recent previous school attended.  In exercising my right to limit release of this information, I have marked through the items of directory information listed on the letter that accompanied this handbook that I wish the District to withhold about my child and returned the letter to the District.  

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SPECIAL SERVICES

            Individual teacher attention is crucial to student progress.  Students whose individual needs handicap them in an ordinary classroom setting may qualify for extra help through Section 504, Title I or special education programs. 

            Parents are invited to contact their studentís teacher or the principal for more information about these programs.  Kila School encourages the adjustment of materials or learning methods, rather than the removal of children to other rooms, when possible.  

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SPORTS AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

            Participation in extracurricular activities, though important in a studentís education, is a privilege, which must be earned.  Students are expected to maintain a 2.00 grade point average to be eligible for extracurricular activities.  If a studentís average falls below 2.00 he or she is suspended from the team for two weeks.  During that time he or she must bring their average up to 2.00 to return to the team.  If after two weeks he or she has not raised his average up to 2.00 he or she will be dismissed from the team.  It is further stated that an athlete, male or female that is suspended from school for a major offense will be dismissed from the team.  All athletes conduct on and off the court will have to comply, as stated by policy in the Kila School Handbook.

            Kila students in grades 5-8 can participate in a basketball league. 4th grade students may participate at the discretion of the coach.   Students in grades K-7 participate in a track and field day in spring.  Any student attending an event, but not participating should be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

            Kila students are also busy with non-athletic activities.  Past students have participated in geography contests, local and county science fairs and spelling bees, county speech contests, cross-country or downhill ski lessons, local talent shows and programs and student government.  Students have attended and put on plays and created artistic displays for the county fair.

            If there is community support, Kila features a mini-course program at school, during which teachers, parents, and other volunteers share their expertise in a wide variety of areas.

            Any parent or community member who is interested in watching or helping at any event is cordially invited.  

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TELEPHONE

            Students may not use the school telephone for personal phone calls.  It is necessary for the phone to be available for school business and emergency calls.  Students must have office personnelís permission to use the phone.  Please make sure your children know their carpool arrangements ahead of time, this will cut down on phone use.  

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TESTING

            Students are tested periodically to assess both their progress and the effectiveness of the school curriculum.  In addition students in grades 4 and 8 participate in spring achievement testing.  This information compares the studentís progress to other students in these grades.

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TEXTBOOKS

            Each student will be supplied with the proper textbooks and will be responsible to turn them in to the teacher in good condition at the end of the year or upon moving.  Abuse or loss of books will result in a fine up to the cost of the book.  

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HOME WORK POLICY

CONSIDERATIONS:

1.  Homework is not busywork; it is the extension of a lesson and an essential opportunity for teachers to get feedback regarding studentsí understanding.

2.  Consequences should be separate from the discipline policy at first, until other options have been tried, and the student seems to be deliberately avoiding doing work.

3.  Penalties for not doing homework should be more than just a drop in a grade; students donít see that as a penalty.

4.  Student understanding and parent involvement and support are vital to success; clear communication is mandatory for teacher-parent, teacher-student, and parent-student.

Parental excuse notes for incomplete homework will be accepted in emergencies.  Affected assignments must be turned in by deadlines set by the teacher.

LATE HOMEWORK AND MISSING ASSIGNMENTS

Due to chronic late homework and missing assignments the following procedures will take place:  

      1. Late assignments due to absences are to be made up as follows:  

 For each day absent you have that many days to do make up work.

  Example- absent 1 day = 1 day make-up (gone on Monday then missing work due on Wednesday)  

     2.   Late assignments may be turned in 1 day after due date for Ĺ credit, after that the grade will be a zero.

     3.  Failure to turn in assignments after 1 day will result in a zero grade for that assignment.

     4.   Incomplete assignments will be given 1 day to be completed and turned in for Ĺ credit.    

     5.   Assignments that are due on a day a student is absent are due the day the student returns to school. There are no make-up days for those assignments.       

     6.   After 3 late and/or missing assignments students will be given after-school detention for 1 hour.  Missing or incomplete assignments may NOTbe made up during detention time.  Students will sit in detention quietly in a non-disruptive manner;  failure to do so will result in further detentions or disciplinary action.

     7.   Chronic late or missing assignments may result in loss of field trip privileges and other activities as deemed appropriate.

     8.   5 after-school detentions per quarter will result in an in-school suspension.  

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STUDENT BEHAVIOR

EXPECTATIONS AND DISCIPLINE

 

            One of the most important lessons in education is self-discipline.  While self-discipline does not appear as a subject, it underlies the whole educational structure. Self-discipline, which includes taking Responsibility for oneís decisions, is vital to  a successful adult life.  The discipline policy at Kila School is aimed toward developing the characteristics of self-discipline in its students.

            Self-discipline includes being aware of and respecting the rights, property, and needs of others, including the right to learn.  As specified in Montana law, students shall comply with school rules, pursue the required course of instruction, and submit to the authority of teachers and principal.  Students who damage property may be required to make restitution.  If a student willfully damages school property, parents or guardians are liable for the cost of repairs (MCA 20-5-2010 ).

            Students carefully practice the procedures of classrooms, hallways, gym and playground.  When a student does not comply with the procedure, the usual first step based on the severity of the offense is to reteach the procedure to the student.  Parents will be notified if a problem cannot be resolved or is considered severe.  A student who accumulates offenses or commits a major offense will be referred to the principal for disciplinary action, which includes parent notification and may include suspension from class or from school.

            Suspension has as its primary purpose the removal of the student from an untenable situation and the provisions of time for the student, school and parents to reach a satisfactory solution to the problem.  A student with repeated referrals may be called to a conference with the Board of Trustees, which may impose disciplinary measures up to and including expulsion from school.

            Discipline of students who qualify for special education will be guided by each studentís Individual Educational Plan and unique needs.  Provisions of P.I. 94-142 and state codes will be followed.

            Parental due process rights will be followed in resolving a conflict.  Parents and teachers must follow the grievance procedure steps, located elsewhere in this handbook.  

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CLASSROOM RULES

1.   Be in your seat when the bell rings and be prepared for class.

2.   Be recognized before speaking-use school appropriate language.

3.   Follow directions

4.   Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.

5.   Return materials to their proper place.

6.   Treat others with respect.  

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DISCIPLINE POLICY AND PROCEDURES

PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION:

The inappropriate public display of affection is frequently embarrassing to adults and students.  Students are expected to exercise self-control and respect for the reputation of others.  Specifically, kissing, hugging, hand-holding and inappropriate displays of affection are not allowed.  Students failing to respect this will be disciplined.

The Kila School disciplinary policy is designed to provide a safe, orderly and positive school environment where all students have the opportunity to take advantage of the educational program available to others.

The policy is designed to be a hierarchy of consequences so parents can be kept informed of their childís performance and chronic offenders can be identified.

 

HARASSMENT/INTIMIDATION:  

The policy of the Board of Trustees of the Kila School District #20 is to provide students with a school environment free from harassment or intimidation.  The Kila School District #20 will not tolerate this form of behavior.

 

Basic rules of Behavior:

 

1.       Respect the rights and feelings of others.

2.       Always use equipment properly and safely.

3.       Think before you act.  Use common sense.  Plan ahead.

4.       Keep Kila School safe for all students and staff.

 

* The four categories of behaviors not allowed at Kila School and subsequent consequences are outlined below.

 

DISCIPLINE POLICY AND PROCEDURES

 

DETENTION PROCEDURES:  Students will be issued detention due to behavior determined inappropriate by teachers, principal or other school personnel or for excessive missing school assignments. 

Behaviors warranting detention are listed on page 18 of the handbook under minor incidents.  When issued a detention on Thursday, Friday or Monday students will serve that detention on Tuesday after school from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. , when issued a detention on Tuesday or Wednesday students will serve detention on Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Parents will be notified of the detention at least 24 hours in advance of the detention.  Parents are responsible for the child immediately after dismissal from detention.  School personnel assume no responsibility for pupilís transportation from the school to their home.

 

For each time no arrangements are made and the student does not serve the detention, another day of detention will be added.  It is the studentsí responsibility to make arrangements.  All students detained will be supervised by an employee in a designated location within the school building.  Students serving detention will NOT be allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities on that day until after 5:30 p.m.

            It is Kila School ís intent to diminish the inappropriate behaviors displayed by students.  Administration and staff feel students should take responsibility for their behavior and academic success.  The detention consequence for not taking personal responsibility for oneís actions needs to be substantial enough to help students decide to change behaviors to more positive and successful ones.

 

I.   LIFE THREATENING BEHAVIOR:  All life-threatening incident reports will be referred to the principal and the police.

       BEHAVIOR:

1.       Possession and/or use of weapons (which will include any object that could be deemed a weapon by the nature of its use.)

2.       Possession and/or use of explosives.

3.       Physical attacks on students and staff.

4.       Endangering the safety of staff members or students.

5.       Pulling false fire alarms.

6.       Possession, sale, use and/or distribution of drugs, alcohol or tobacco.

7.       Leaving authorized school zone.  

DEFINITE CONSEQUENCES:

 

1.          Immediate removal to in-school suspension (ISS) until disciplinary conference occurs and transportation arrangements home can be made.

2.          A disciplinary conference will be held with the principal, homeroom teacher and student.

3.          External school suspension (ESS) will be issued for 3-10 days.

4.          Police involvement (if indicated).

5.          Students on external suspension will receive no credit for assignments missed while on External School Suspension.

6.          Parent notification via phone and followed up in writing regarding action taken.

7.          Students will not be readmitted from a suspension until a parent conference has occurred.

8.          Students are excluded from all school activities while on ESS or ISS.

9.          Any student receiving a second external school suspension in a school year will be recommended for expulsion for the remainder of the school year.

10.       Any student receiving a third external school suspension within a school year will be recommended for expulsion for the remainder of the school year.  

POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES:

1.        Exclusion from school activities beyond the length of the suspension.

2.        Recommendation for expulsion from Kila School.

3.        Bus suspension or expulsion if applicable.

*   When a student is recommended for expulsion the principal shall notify parents by certified mail of the charges and time and place of the expulsion hearing.  Parents shall also be notified of the studentís right to representation by legal counsel.  

II.        MAJOR INCIDENTS:

BEHAVIOR:

1.       Fighting

2.       Endangering the safety of a staff member or student

3.       Verbal assault and/or intimidation

4.       Defiance or willful disobedience

5.       Theft and/or possession of stolen property

6.       Forgery

7.       Leaving authorized school area (within the school or school grounds; cutting classes)

8.       Truancy

9.       Willful damage to property - $10.00 or more

10.    5 detentions or study halls per quarter (or increments of 5,10,15 etc. to be monitored by the classroom teacher.)

DEFINITE CONSEQUENCES:

1.         A disciplinary conference with the principal, homeroom teacher, and the student within 24 hours.

2.         ISS (1-3 days)

3.         Parent notification via phone regarding action taken.

4.         Parent conference arranged if indicated.

5.         Parent notified of disciplinary action in writing by the principal.

POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES:

1.       Parent Conference

2.       Police Involvement (if indicated)

3.       Exclusion from school activities

4.       Bus suspension if applicable  

III.               MINOR INCIDENTS:

BEHAVIOR:

1.       Disrespectful of others

2.       Unacceptable language and gestures

3.       Failure to follow staff directions

4.       Repeated class disruption/infractions

5.       Failure to have required materials/supplies

6.       Excessive missing assignments

7.       Repeated tardiness

8.       Cheating/Plagiarism

9.       Willful damage to property (under $10.00)

POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES:

1.       Warning

2.       Isolation from group

3.       Exclusion from classroom and/or school activities

4.       Student(s) conference

5.       Parent conference

6.       Writing assignments related to specific incident

7.       *Lunch/recess detention (1-3 days).  3 detentions or study halls in one day warrants in-school suspension for the   remainder of that day.

8.       Others as assigned by classroom teacher

9.       Loss of credit for cheating 

*Notification of parents via detention slip will be followed up by a phone call to parents if slip is not signed and returned within 24 hours.  Any student who is disruptive and must be removed from detention will be issued ISS for the remainder of that day and re-serve the detention.

IV.       DAMAGE TO PROPERTY:

BEHAVIOR:

1.       Damage or defacement to school building

2.       Damage or defacement to school property (desks, texts, etc.)

3.       Damage or defacement of school materials and/or equip-ment (computers, software, film equipment, videos, etc.)

4.       Damage or defacement of another studentís or staffís property

POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES:

             MAJOR

1.          Teacher is to notify the principal and submit a major incident report if damage exceed $10.00.

2.          Principal or designee will notify parent by phone and in writing of the specific damage and method of restitution determined.

3.          Parent conference if indicated.

4.          Repair, replace or financially compensate for damage.

5.          Work detail if indicated (during free time or after school hours).

6.          Police involvement if indicated.

 

MINOR

1.         Parents notified by phone and in writing of the specific damage and method of restitution determined.

2.         Repair, replacement, or financial compensation for damage should be handled through the issuing staff member and/or homeroom teacher.  Any monies collected should be turned in to the office and reimbursed to appropriate party if indicated.  

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PLAYGROUND RULES

          6 Noís:

1)         No throwing rocks, snow, sticks.

2)         No fighting

3)         No inappropriate language.

4)         No pushing or roughhousing.

5)         No eating on the playground.

6)         No spitting.

Stop playing promptly when the bell rings and pick up all equipment.

Swings and playground equipment will be used safely and appropriately.

            Winter Rules

                   Dress appropriately for winter weather.

                        No sliding on driveway.

                        No white washing.

                        No sledding.

Recess will be held inside if weather is below 10 degrees.  

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APPENDIX G  
KILA
SCHOOL DRUG POLICY
 

I.                    General policy:  see main body of policy manual, 350.66.

II.                  Student policy:

A.                  First incidence:  Possession or use of illicit drugs or alcohol or inappropriate possession, use or distribution of any pharmaceutical product on school property or during a school-sponsored event.

1.                   The student and his or her parents or guardians will be notified of the offense and the student will be suspended from school, including extracurricular events, for up to 3 days.

2.                   A student-parent-school official conference will be held to determine qualifications for re-admittance to school.  These may include obtaining a chemical dependency assessment and following the recommendations of that assessment.

B.        Second incidence:

1.                   The student will be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies immediately.

2.                   The student and his or her parents will be informed of the offense, and the student will be suspended from school for 5 days.  During the suspension period an assessment appointment must be made. Failure to initiate and/or complete a chemical dependency as-assessment and/or to comply with the recommendations of the assessment will result in expulsion.  The student may apply for re-admittance if she or he can supply evidence of compliance with a program of rehabilitation.

3.                   The student is also suspended from all extracurricular activities for 30 days and may be re-admitted only after a conference with parents and school officials and possibly a rehabilitation counselor.

C.           Third incidence:

1.                   The student will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agencies immediately.

2.                   The student and parents or guardians will be informed of the offense and the student will be expelled from Kila School .  The student and parents or guardians must meet with school officials to determine conditions for re-admittance to Kila School .

D.      Due process procedures, as outlined elsewhere in this manual, exist for students and parents who wish to appeal disciplinary actions.

III.                Employee policy:

A.                  Kila School will assist employees who have personal or family chemical dependency problems, which may affect their job performance, through counseling and referrals to confidential treatment programs through insurance providers.

B.                   An employee who reports to work under the influence of a controlled substance, who consumes alcohol or drugs on work time, or who is convicted of a drug-related crime is subject to counseling, including assessment and treatment, and/or disciplinary procedures and/or collective bargaining agreements.  Due process procedures exist for employees wishing to appeal disciplinary actions.

C.                  An employee who is convicted of any drug-related crime shall notify the chair of the school board within 5 days of the conviction.

IV.                Non-employee policy:

Any non-student, non-employee who is reasonably believed to be under the influence of alcohol or elicit drugs while on school grounds or at a school-sponsored activity will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

V.                  Required procedures:

A.                  Kila School will implement age-appropriate, developmentally-based drug and alcohol education programs, which include legal, social, and health consequences of drug and alcohol abuse and which provide information about effective techniques for resisting peer pressure to use alcohol or illicit drugs.

B.                   Information about drug and alcohol counseling, rehabilitation programs, and re-entry procedures for both students and staff shall be available from the principal or designee.

C.                  All students, parents, and employees of Kila School shall be notified at least yearly that compliance with the standards of conduct required by Paragraph One is mandatory.

D.                  All students, parents, and employees shall be given a copy of the above drug policy annually.

E.                   The Kila School Board will conduct a biennial review of its drug and alcohol program and policy, to:

1.         Determine their effectiveness and implement changes if they are needed.
2.         Ensure that the disciplinary sanctions described above are consistently enforced.

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