2020-21 STUDENT HANDBOOK - Passion, Purpose, Pride - Pleasant Lea Middle School

 
2020-21 STUDENT HANDBOOK - Passion, Purpose, Pride - Pleasant Lea Middle School
2020-21 STUDENT HANDBOOK
      Passion, Purpose, Pride

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INDEX
Absences………………………………………..                        7           In-School Suspension (I.S.S.)…………………              6
Academic & Citizenship Eligibility…………….         9-10        Insurance………………………………………..                        21
Academic Integrity……………………………...                 1           Late Arrival to School…………………………..                6
Academics……………………………………….                        7-9         Late Ride Pick-up Policy……………………….                10, 18
Activities & Athletics……………………………                5, 9-14     Late-Start Wednesdays………………………..                  6, 18
Activities & Athletics Participation Fees……...   10          Learning Outside the Classroom……………...            2
Activities Participation Policy………………….          5           Library Media Center…………………………...                 10, 18
Activities Philosophy Statement………………            10          Lockers…………………………………………..                         19
Administration – PLMS…………………………                  3           Make-Up Work………………………………….                        7
Administrative Staff – R-7……………………...            4           Medication……………………………………….                        17-18
Advanced Studies Courses……………………                 7           Mission & Values Statement – PLMS………...           2
Asbestos…………………………………………                         15          Mission & Vision Statement – R-7…………….            5
Assemblies………………………………………                        15          MSHSAA………………………………………...                          11
Assessments……………………………………                        8           MSHSAA Activities Commitment……………..               11
Athletics & Activities Policies………………….          9-14        MSHSAA Activities Practice Policy…………...          12
Attendance Policy………………………………                    8           MSHSAA Athletic Eligibility Transfer Policy….     11
Backpack Food Program………………………                   6           MSHSAA Basic Guidelines for Participation…        11
Board of Education……………………………..                  4           MSHSAA Eligibility Requirements…………….             12
Building Information ……………………………                 5-6         MSHSAA Non-School Competition…………...              12
Bullying…………………………………………..                       1, 24, 26   MSHSAA Sportsmanship………………………                     13
Cafeteria Expectations……………………....…              24          MSHSAA Visitors to School Property/Events..       13
Care of Equipment……………………………...                  10          Notice of Non-Discrimination………………….              19
Checking Students Out………………………...                5           Nutritional Services……………………………..                 19
Chromebooks…………………………………...                      32-35       Parent/Coach/Sponsor Communication……...           13-14
Citizenship……………………………………….                      8           Parent Deliveries………………………………..                   19
Classroom Expectations……………………….                 24          Phone Numbers………………………………...                      3-4
Coaches & Sponsors…………………………..                   10          Physical Education……………………………..                   19
Commitment Process…………………………..                   24          Policies Concerning Order & Discipline………         24-30
Community & Parent Involvement…………….             15          Prohibition Against Discrimination,
Conceal & Carry Firearm………………………                 25          Harassment, & Retaliation……………………..               29
Confrontation/Intimidation……………………..             25          Promotion Guidelines…………………………..                  9
Connect2Learn Handbook…………………….                  32-35       PTA…………………….………………………...                          6
Cyberbullying……………………………………                      1, 25, 26   Public Notice……………………………….……                      19
D.A.R.E. ………………………………………...                      15          Report Cards……………………………………                        9
Detentions……………………………………….                       5           Returned Checks……………………………….                      20
Directory Information…………………………...               15          Safe Schools Law………………………………                      29
Discipline Guide…………………………..........             26          Schedule – Daily Class………………………...                6
Dress Code……………………………………...                      27          Schedule Change Policy……………………….                  20
Drugs & Alcohol………………………………...                   27          School Directory………………………………...                   4
Electronic Devices……………………………...                 16          Special Education Services……………………                20
Emergency Drills………………………………..                   16          Student Assistance Program………………….                20
Field Trips……………………………………….                      16          Student Council…………………………………                      7
Final Exams……………………………………..                      9           Student Records………………………………..                     21-22
Fines……………………………………………..                         5           Student Responsibility – Athletics & Activities   14
Food Deliveries..………………………………..                  5           Surveys & Collection of Student Information...    22
Gang Related Behaviors……………………….                 27          Suspension Policy………………………………                     29
General School Regulations…………………..              27          Tobacco-Free Environment……………………                  14
GPA………………………………………………                            9           Tardy Policy……………………………………..                      22
Grading System…………………………………                      9           Technology…………………….………………..                       30-35
Guidance & Counseling Services……………..            5           Telephone Messages………………………….                     22
Habitually Disruptive Students………………...          28          Textbooks……………………………………….                         23
Harassment……………………………………..                       28          Transportation Services……………………….                 23
Hazing……………………………………………                          28          Visitors…………………….…………………….                        23
Health Services…………………………………                     16-18       Voicemail…………………….………………….                        3
Homeless………………………………………..                        18          Weapons…………………….………………….                          30
Homeroom/Advisory Program…………………                 6
Honor Roll……………………………………….                       9
Identification Cards……………………………..                18
Academic Integrity and Anti-Bullying Guidelines
Please read the following guidelines for Academic Integrity and Anti-Bullying. After you have carefully read each one, please
sign the commitment form at the bottom of the page with your parent(s)/guardian indicating that you agree to follow these
guidelines.

I understand:
        I should do the right thing because it is the right thing.
        The importance of academic responsibility.
        Cheating is not acceptable.
        I should not use someone else's work (daily assignments, homework, projects, and/or tests).
        I should not take credit for something that is not mine (plagiarism).
        I should not allow someone else to use my work.
        I should not use someone else's ideas (plagiarism).
        I should not forge someone else's signature.
        I will not fill in answers while grading student work.
        I will ask the teacher if I have any questions about working with another student on an assignment.
        Falcons have pride in themselves, their work, and their school.

I understand that these guidelines apply to both digital and non-digital work. I agree to follow these guidelines, and I understand
that disregarding these guidelines will result in:

First Incident: Parent contact by the teacher and administrator, three-hour Wednesday detention
Second Incident: Parent contact by the teacher and administrator, one-day I.S.S. assignment

                                                Bullying Prevention
Bullying is when one person repeatedly picks on or hurts another person either physically, verbally, or non-verbally.
Cyberbullying includes but is not limited to sending or posting harmful or cruel texts or images using the internet or other digital
communication devices. Everyone at PLMS should be treated equally, and feel safe, secure, and accepted regardless of
(included but not limited to) color, race, ability, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, and nationality.

School Pledge Against Bullying:
   1. We will not bully others.
   2. We will try to help students who are being bullied.
   3. We will make it a point to include all students.
   4. We will tell an adult when we see bullying behavior.
   5. If I am being bullied, I will tell an adult.
   6. Whether I am being a bully or see someone being bullied, if I don't report or stop the bullying, I am a part of the problem.

              Student's printed name:

              Student's signature:

              Parent(s)/Guardian signature:

              Date:

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PLEASANT LEA MIDDLE SCHOOL

                               ~MISSION STATEMENT~
                   We equip PLMS students with the tools to be successful.

                                 ~VISION STATEMENT~
   PLMS will create an environment where each student can learn and experience success.

                                ~COMMITMENT STATEMENTS~
            Utilizing our strengths to engage and develop the intellectual, physical,
                           emotional, and social needs of our students.

WE commit to:

      Partnering with students, parents, and the community to develop positive relationships.
      Supporting each student’s unique and changing needs.
      Fostering high expectations while empowering learning and responsibility.
      Providing a safe learning environment.
      Building positive character.
      Providing a variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities.

Lee’s Summit School District

~Mission Statement~
We prepare each student for success in life.

~Vision Statement~
Lee’s Summit LSR7 is an exemplary school district, graduating students who are college and
career ready with the competitive advantage necessary to be successful. Lee’s Summit LSR7
reflects a culture of respect and mutual understanding and a focus on student achievement
and staff development.

Lee’s Summit LSR7 encourages innovation and creativity, recognizing student learning as
our fundamental purpose.

~Commitments~

We commit to:

      Engaging students in research-based programs in a technology-rich environment.
      Embracing open, honest two-way communication.
      Promoting continuous improvement through data-driven decision making.
      Sustaining positive relationships among students, staff, families, and community
       members.
      Ensuring a rigorous and relevant learning experience that leads to success for each
       student.
      Partnering with students in identifying and achieving their learning goals.
      Continuing a safe and caring environment.
VOICE MAIL AND OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBERS
                 Emergency Services                       911        Hope House                     816-461-4188
                 Suicide Prevention            1-800-SUICIDE         Domestic Violence Hotline      816-468-5463
                 Suicide Hotline              1-800-273-TALK         Lee’s Summit Social Services   816-525-4357
                 Child Abuse Hotline           1-800-392-3738        LSR7 Campus Crime Stoppers     816-986-1450
                 Tips About Crimes               816-474-TIPS        Lee’s Summit CARES             816-347-3298
                 Narcotics Anonymous             816-531-2250        Rape Crisis Hotline            816-531-0233
                 Alcoholics Anonymous            816-471-7229        Voicemail                      816-986-1499

Attendance                   986-1177             FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE                  SCIENCE
Cafeteria                    986-1200             Mrs. Sandy Mendenhall   7785               Mrs. Jessica Bobal         7709
Guidance                     986-1178
                                                  Mrs. Mary Nelson        8506               Mr. Rickey Boedeker        8007
Health Room                  986-1179
Main Line                    986-1175
                                                                                             Mrs. Christine Lake        8294
                                                  FOCUS FACILITATOR                          Mr. Jon Lassman            7052
To leave a voicemail, dial 816-986-1499 and
                                                                                             Mrs. Kristine Muckey       8994
                                                  Mr. Cole Reeves                 1221
enter the appropriate extension.                                                             Mr. Ken Presley            8343
                                                                                             Ms. Donetta Shultz         7514
ADMINISTRATION                                    HEALTH ROOM - NURSE
Dr. David Sharp                      1180         Mrs. Janann Cook                1179       SECRETARIES/CLERK
Mrs. Kimberly Alonzo                 1185         Mrs. Syrena Saxon, RN BSN       1179       Mrs. Kerry Davis           1177
Mr. Brian Linquist                   1186                                                    Mrs. Lee Deperalta         1178
                                                  INDUST. & ENGINEERING TECH                 Mrs. Dawn Fortner          1181
ART                                               Mr. Keith Albert          7515             Mrs. Sarah Huitt           1198
Mr. Wilfredo Codilla                 8352         Mr. Joseph Lebar         7924              Mrs. Mary McDonough        1184
Ms. Heidi Hicks                      7635
Mrs. Jennifer Shults                 8185         I.S.S. SUPERVISOR                          SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER
                                                  Mrs. Jacquelyn Blevins          1208       Mr. Brad Bush          1190
BUILDING MANAGER
Mr. Jesus Medrano                    1211                                                    SOCIAL STUDIES
                                                  LIBRARY CLERK
                                                  Mrs. Jean Schoenemen            1192       Mrs. Joanne Fuchs          7871
BUSINESS & SMARTS                                                                            Mr. Casey Guilfoyle        8248
Mrs. Tamara Binder                   8304                                                    Ms. Taylor Hawes           8681
Mr. Chet Gooding                     7025         LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER SPEC.                 Mr. Andrew Pfeifer         7855
                                                  Mrs. Tracy Baker         1193              Mr. Matt Sisk              8058
                                                                                             Mr.Robbie Vaughn           8622
CAFETERIA MANAGER                                 MATH                                       Mr. Kirk Wishne            7532
Mrs. Stacey Kindred                  1200         Mrs. Donna Bullimore            7518
                                                  Mrs. Melissa Cunningham         7854       SPECIAL EDUCATION
                                                  Mrs. Sara McGurk                7533       Mrs. Kasie Bradford        7903
CHOIR/BAND/ORCHESTRA
                                                  Mrs. Nancy Kassing              8815       Mr. Jonathan Barr          7966
Mr. Jacob Crawford                   7848         Mrs. Leslie Mark                8475       Mrs. Kim Berkstresser      8265
Mr. David Tourtellot                 7562         Ms. Niki McDaniel               8347       Ms. Jessica Bock           8810
Mrs. Adrienne Worstell               7541         Mrs.Tara Sisk                   8324       Mr. Dustin Conard          7270
                                                  Mr. Kent Tipton                 8608       Mr. Ted Conn               8521
                                                                                             Mrs. Kristine Earley       7961
COUNSELORS
                                                                                             Ms. Hannah Kelso           8429
Ms. Natalie Holder                   1205
                                                  MODERN LANGUAGE                            Mrs. Margret Macormic      8940
Mrs. Angela Martin                   1189
                                                                                             Ms. Tracey Nix             8669
Mrs. Jennifer Montgomery             1187         Mrs. Emily Aldenderfer         7808
                                                  Mrs. Marcy Hess                8973
                                                                                             SPED - INST. EVAL. SPECIALIST
                                                  Ms. Sharon Janunay             8761
ENGLISH LANGUAGE                                  Ms. Lineth Posada              8719        Mrs. Autumn Leach           1196
ARTS/READING/ELL
Mrs. Chloie Baldini                  7733                                                    SPEECH/THEATRE/PRODUCTION
Mrs. Nancy Bartlett                  8006         PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH                  Mrs. Niki Stanley      7957
Ms. Jennifer Moreno                  8307         Mrs. Megan Bogert       8471               Mrs. Cathy Zornes      8413
Ms.Tracey Coffman                    8322         Mrs. Leslie Kendall     8815
Ms. Katrina McLeod                   7788         Mrs. Liz Mayes          8675
Mr.Travis Payne                      7331         Mr. Joseph Oswald       8341               TECHNOLOGY
Mrs. Linda Tobias                    8918         Mr. Joel Staponski      7559               Mr. Paul Lintz             1201
Mrs. Suzanne Wiley                   8308         Mr.Todd Wilson          7552
Mr. Justin Wright                    8678
SCHOOL DIRECTORY
R-7 Information Line ................................................986-1001       Mason Elementary
Board of Education Office                                                                 27600 E Colbern Rd.
    301 NE Tudor Road, 64086-5702 ....................986-1000                            Lake Lotawana, 64086 .................................... 986-2330
Lee's Summit High School                                                            Meadow Lane Elementary
    400 SE Blue Parkway, 64063...........................986-2000                         1421 NE Independence, 64086 ....................... 986-3250
Lee's Summit North High School                                                      Pleasant Lea Elementary
    901 NE Douglas, 64086 ...................................986-3000                     700 SW Persels Rd., 64081 ............................ 986-1230
Lee's Summit West High School                                                       Prairie View Elementary
    2600 SW Ward Rd., 64082 ..............................986-4000                        501 SE Todd George Rd., 64063 .................... 986-2280
Summit Ridge Academy                                                                Richardson Elementary
    2620 SW Ward Rd., 64082 ..............................986-4120                        800 NE Blackwell Rd., 64086 .......................... 986-2220
Bernard C. Campbell Middle (Grades 7-8)                                             Summit Pointe Elementary
    1201 NE Colbern Rd., 64086 ...........................986-3175                        13100 E. 147th St., KCMO 64149 ................... 986-4210
Pleasant Lea Middle (Grades 7-8)                                                    Sunset Valley Elementary
    630 SW Persels Rd., 64081 .............................986-1175                       1850 SE Ranson Rd., 64082 ........................... 986-4240
Summit Lakes Middle (Grades 7-8)                                                    Trailridge Elementary
    3500 SW Windemere Dr., 64082 .....................986-1375                            3651 SW Windemere Dr., 64082 ..................... 986-1290
Cedar Creek Elementary                                                              Underwood Elementary
    2600 SW Third St., 64081 ................................986-1260                     1125 NE Colbern Rd., 64086........................... 986-3280
Greenwood Elementary                                                                Westview Elementary
    805 W Main                                                                            200 NW Ward Rd., 64063................................ 986-1350
    Greenwood, MO 64034 ....................................986-1320                Woodland Elementary
Hawthorn Hill Elementary                                                                  12709 S. Smart Rd., 64086 ............................. 986-2360
    2801 SW Pryor Rd., 64082 ..............................986-3380                 District Health Services
Hazel Grove Elementary                                                                    600 SE Miller St., 64063 .................................. 986-1510
    2001 NW Blue Parkway, 64086 .......................986-3310                     Building Services .................................................... 986-2420
Highland Park Elementary                                                            Transportation
    400 SE Millstone, 64063 ..................................986-2250                    500 SE Transport Dr., 64081 ......................... 986-4BUS
Lee's Summit Elementary                                                             Great Beginnings Early Childhood Education
    110 SE Green St., 64063 .................................986-3340                     905 NE Blue Stem Dr., 64086 ......................... 986-2460
Longview Farm Elementary                                                            Hilltop School
    1001 SW Longview Farm Rd., 64081………….986-4180                                         3400 N Lee's Summit Rd., 64064 .................... 373-5200

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF                                                                R-7 BOARD OF EDUCATION
Superintendent of Schools                              Dr. David Buck               The Board of Education is composed of seven unpaid local
                                                                                    citizens elected at-large by citizens in the district to a three-year
Associate Superintendent of                     Dr. Jennifer Kephart                term. The Board is established by the state legislature to provide
    Academic Services                                                               schools for children in the district. Board meetings are open to
                                                                                    the public and are held at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd or 3rd Thursday
Assistant Superintendent of                            Dr. Emily Miller             of each month in the Board of Education Office, 301 NE Tudor,
    Operational Services                                                            Lee's Summit, MO. The Board sets the policies by which the
                                                                                    schools operate and hire staff to administer those policies.
Assistant Superintendent of                 Dr. Deborah Delsemme
    Human Resources
                                                                                    BOARD OF EDUCATION
Assistant Superintendent of                          Dr. Don Andrews
    Secondary Instruction                                                           President:
                                                                                         Mr. Ryan Murdock
Assistant Superintendent of                       Dr. Patrick Shelton
    Elementary Instruction                                                          Vice President:
                                                                                         Mrs. Kim Fritchie
Assistant Superintendent of                        Dr. Christy Barger
    Equity and Student Services                                                     Members:
                                                                                       Mr. Mike Allen
Executive Director of                                 Dr. Rexanne Hill
    Student Support                                                                        Ms. Kathryn Campbell

Executive Director of                                 Dr. Staci Mathes                     Mrs. Julie Doane
    Special Services
                                                                                           Dr. Judy Hedrick
Executive Director of Technology                    Dr. Kevin Whaley            5
                                                                                           Mrs. Megan Marshall
Executive Director of                                Ms. Katy Bergen
    Public Relations
BUILDING INFORMATION
ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS
Interscholastic Athletics & Activities                                 and regulations. There are 1-hour (2:30-3:30 p.m.), 2-hour
     Academic Team           7th & 8th                                 (2:30-4:30 p.m.), or 3-hour (2:30-5:30 p.m.) Wednesday
     Boys’ Basketball           8th                                    work sessions. See the Discipline Guide for the
     Cheerleading               8th                                    consequences of not attending a scheduled detention.
     Cross Country           7th & 8th                                 Misconduct in after-school detention will result in
     Football                   8th                                    assignment of I.S.S.
     Girls’ Basketball          8th
     Track & Field              8th                                    FINES
     Volleyball                 8th                                    All Library Media Center fines are paid in the Media Center.
     Wrestling               7 & 8th
                              th
                                                                       Other fines are paid in the front office. All fines must be paid
School Sponsored Activities                                            in order for students to receive a yearbook and their
     Awards Show             7th & 8th                                 schedule for the following school year.
     Black and Fold Choir        8th
     CO2 Car Races               7th
     Robotics                7 & 8th
                              th                                       FOOD DELIVERY
                                                                       Students may choose to bring their own lunch to school.
     Scholar Bowl            7th & 8th
                                                                       Outside food may be brought in by only a parent/guardian
     School Musical          7th & 8th
                                                                       or emergency contact for only their student to consume.
     Spelling Bee            7th & 8th
                                                                       Students may pick up food that is dropped off, during their
     Student Council         7th & 8th
                                                                       designated lunch time. No vendor deliveries will be allowed
     Talent Show             7th & 8th
                                                                       or transferred to students during the school day.
     Tiger Singers                7th
     WEB CARES                   8th
                                                                       GUIDANCE & COUNSELING SERVICES
ACTIVITIES PARTICIPATION POLICY-PLMS                                   All students can access the services of our guidance and
Student-participants are expected to be on time and attend             counseling department. In 7th grade, counselors teach units
all scheduled practices/meetings unless agreement has                  on anti-bullying and communication skills. Second
been reached by the coach/sponsor the day before the                   semester the counselors teach a unit on careers to 8 th grade
scheduled session. Any student-participants who has not                students. Counselors are available to meet with students
completed transportation connections within 20 minutes of              and parents to develop the four-year high school
the end of practice/meeting will be considered in violation            educational plan. Counselors will make every attempt to
of the practice policy.                                                deal with the responsive needs of students. A counseling
Infraction Consequences:                                               appointment can be made in the guidance office before and
1st Infraction: Warning to the student-participant and a               after school, during SOAR, and at other times that do not
                 parent contact by coach/sponsor.                      disrupt class. The Counseling Department is responsible for
2nd Infraction: Partial participation in the next scheduled            all standardized and individual testing programs at PLMS.
                 event.
3rd Infraction: No participation in the next scheduled
                 event.
4th Infraction: Dismissal from the activity group or team.

BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM
PLMS coordinates a backpack food program called "Tiger
Treats." The last day of each school week, qualifying
students will receive a bag containing food items to eat or
share with siblings over the weekend. Contact the guidance
office if you are interested in participating in this program or
if you would like to contribute to the food pantry.

CHECKING STUDENTS OUT
A photo ID is required to check students out of the building.
A student will not be allowed to leave unless the person
checking the student out is on the emergency contact list.
The school utilizes controlled access at the main entrance.
Upon arriving to school, guests will press the button next to
the door to be greeted and granted access. After entering
the building, all guests are expected to check in at the front
office.

DETENTIONS
Students are assigned Wednesday detentions through the
office by the administration for failing to follow school rules
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HOMEROOM/ADVISORY PROGRAM                                            PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)
Self-worth and a sense of belonging are very basic social            PTA seeks to create a climate of cooperation, acceptance,
and emotional needs of middle school students. The                   openness and concern between parents, students, and
Homeroom Teacher/Advisor program provides a setting                  teachers. PTA assists the school by providing volunteer
that strives to meet these needs. This program emphasizes            services and conducting educational programs designed to
the human relationship skills required for positive                  inform parents about school activities and the educational
interactions.                                                        process.
In homeroom, students have the opportunity to participate            PTA members will be available during schedule pick-up to
in activities designed to develop positive self-image,               share information, enroll parents as members, and recruit
improve study skills, and better peer relationships; and             activity volunteers. PTA volunteer support is important to
learn cooperative participation and other skills needed to be        the success of many student activities throughout the year.
successful. Homeroom also provides a time for teachers,
referred to as teacher/advisors, to be aware of the                  SCHEDULE – DAILY CLASS
academic and social progress of their advisees and to                Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and
interact with them individually. In addition to advisement           Fridays
activities, homeroom provides a time for student business,           7:15-7:30 (report to 1st hour)         Arrival Time
school elections, intramural activities and other special            7:30-8:18                                   1st Hour
events.                                                              8:22-9:10                                  2nd Hour
Homeroom Teacher/Advisor Program Objectives:                         9:14-10:02                                  3rd Hour
           1. To meet the social and emotional needs of
           students.                                                       See lunch schedule below to determine
           2. To encourage student-involvement to                                 4th and 5th-hour classes
           develop a sense of dignity and worth.                                    Lunch 1 10:06-10:28
           3. To become more aware of the                                           Lunch 2 10:30-10:52
           developmental needs of each advisee.                                     Lunch 3 10-58-11:20
           4. To ease the transition from elementary                                Lunch 4 11:22-11:44
           school to high school.                                                   Lunch 5 11:47-12:09
           5. To provide a three-way connection among                10:06-10:54                               4th Hour
           parents, teachers and students.                           10:29-11:17                               4th Hour
                                                                     10:52-11:17                               4th Hour
IN-SCHOOL-SUSPENSION (I.S.S.)                                        10:58-11:21                               5th Hour
                                                                     11:21-12:09                               5th Hour
I.S.S. is designed to provide a structured, supervised
                                                                     12:13-1:01                                6th Hour
program to suspended students in lieu of an out-of-school
                                                                     1:05-1:53                                 7th Hour
suspension. The intent of I.S.S. is to have a positive impact
                                                                     1:57-2:25                              Power Hour
on the student’s attitude toward behavior in school while
continuing academic progress.
                                                                     LATE START SCHEDULE
                                                                     Wednesdays
LATE ARRIVAL TO SCHOOL
The school day begins at 7:30 a.m. Students who arrive               7:15-8:15                    Teacher Collaboration
after 7:30 a.m. must check in at the attendance window               8:15-8:30                             Arrival Time
before going to class. The school district provides                  8:30-9:12                                  1st Hour
transportation for students living within the PLMS                   9:16-9:59                                 2nd Hour
attendance area. Students who choose not to use the bus              10:03-10:46                               3rd Hour
transportation services will be excused only if the reason for
tardiness falls within the excused absence guidelines.                     See lunch schedule below to determine
                                                                                  4th and 5th-hour classes
                                                                                    Lunch 1 10:50-11:12
LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER                                                                Lunch 2 11:14-11:36
The Media Center is open each school day from 7:15 a.m.                             Lunch 3 11:41-12:03
to 2:30 p.m. A student may enter the library at any time                            Lunch 4 12:05-12:27
during the school day with a pass from a teacher. The                               Lunch 5 12:29-12:51
Media Center contains a wide variety of excellent reference          10:50-11:37                                4th Hour
and recreational reading materials. Students must use ID             10:50-11:13                                4th Hour
labels/cards to check out materials.                                 11:13-12:00                                4th Hour
                                                                     11:41-12:04                                5th Hour
A student may check out three items from the library. This           12:04-12:51                                5th Hour
includes books, audiobooks, and magazines. Items may be              12:55:1:38                                 6 th Hour
checked out for four weeks at a time. Additionally, the media        1:42-2:25                                  7th Hour
center has an e-book check out. The policies and
procedures for e-book check out can be given to you by the           On late-start start Wednesdays, buses will run one hour
librarian.                                                           later than normal with all classes beginning one hour later.
                                                                     Teachers will report to work at their regular time and will
The Media Center sponsors a variety of activities                    work together to evaluate students' learning needs and
throughout the school year ranging from book clubs, family           develop strategies to meet these needs.
literacy events, and reading incentives. Information on the
Media Center can be accessed on the school website under
the Media Center link.

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STUDENT COUNCIL
Each team will elect representatives to serve on Student
Council. The council will consist of the elected officers and
team representatives.

                                                   ACADEMICS

ABSENCES                                                               An absence shall be classified as unexcused when it cannot
Follow this procedure when it becomes necessary to be                  be classified under one of the six reasons listed above, or if
absent from school:                                                    no information is provided to the attendance office. Missing
     1. The student's parent should notify the school                  school for other reasons without first contacting school
         attendance office by phone between 7:00 a.m. and              administration may also cause an absence to be listed as
         9:00 a.m. on the day of absence with the reason               unexcused.
         for non-attendance. If this procedure is followed, it         A student assigned O.S.S. is expected to make up
         will not be necessary to bring a written note.                homework, projects and tests. He/she will receive one half
     2. If the school has not received information from a              credit for the homework accurately completed on time.
         parent before 9:00 a.m. concerning the student's              He/she will receive full credit for projects, quizzes and tests
         absence, the student's name will be listed on the             accurately completed on time. This does not apply to time
         absentee sheet as "undetermined."                             recorded as unexcused due to truancy or classes skipped.
     3. Should the parent fail to notify the school office by          No credit will be given for work due or missed when a
         9:00 a.m., or if the school office has been unable            student is truant.
         to contact the parents, a written excuse from home
         will be required. The note should explain the                 ABSENCES - MAKE-UP WORK
         reason for the absence, list dates absent, and be             Students who are absent from school are responsible for
         signed by a parent.                                           contacting teachers and determining what assignments are
     4. If the student forgets to bring a written excuse from          to be made up and the time limit for having them completed.
         home the absence will be marked "unexcused"                   Students will be given one day for each excused day of
         and will be recorded on the attendance record.                absence to make up the work. Long-term projects that have
     5. Students may not return to attend any after-school             been assigned more than five (5) school days in advance
         activity if they are not in attendance at least 4 clock       of the absence are due the day of return unless
         hours or if they leave school ill during the day              arrangements have been agreed upon by the teacher prior
         (without administrator approval).                             to the due date. Make-up tests will be scheduled at the
                                                                       discretion of the teacher. All homework should be
ABSENCES - DEFINITION OF                                               requested before school trips and must be completed and
EXCUSED/UNEXCUSED                                                      turned in on the day the student returns to class. Work
                                                                       missed while absent and not turned in by the date required
An absence will be listed as excused if the reason can be
                                                                       will be recorded as zero and averaged into the student's
classified under one of the following categories:
                                                                       quarter grade.
    1. Personal illness of the student verified by a parent.
                                                                       When a student has been absent for two or more days, the
    2. Family illness or emergency that necessitates a
                                                                       parents may contact the school office before 9:00 a.m. to
          student's presence at home.
                                                                       request assignments. Assignments may be picked up by
    3. Dental or medical appointments that cannot be
                                                                       the parents at the school office after 3:00 p.m. or may be
          obtained at a time other than during school hours.
                                                                       sent home with another student. Assignments may be sent
          Dentist/Physician verification of the appointment
                                                                       electronically, so parents are encouraged to call before
          must be given to the attendance secretary upon
                                                                       coming to pick up homework.
          return to school.
    4. Trips with parents, provided school officials are
          notified prior to the absence.                               ABSENCES - PENALTY FOR NON-
    5. Unusual opportunities for educational experiences               ATTENDANCE
          not available at other times, providing permission           Any time that a student is absent from school without the
          is received from the administration in advance. A            permission of his parents or the school office, he will be
          student with an absentee record of ten percent or            considered truant and will face disciplinary action.
          greater will not be eligible.                                Repeated truancy will result in referral to the Jackson
    6. Other reasons not listed may be considered                      County Juvenile Court. No credit will be given for work due
          excused if approved by administration prior to the           or missed when a student is truant.
          absence (religious observances, visits to family
          member on active duty, other).
Students who are excused for an absence are permitted to               ADVANCED STUDIES COURSES
make up all work and assignments missed while absent, but              Advanced studies courses will parallel the content of the
must do so within a time limit. The general rule is one school         regular grade-level core curriculum with a more rigorous
day for each day of absence. A student absent three days               and in-depth focus on selected topics. These courses will
would thus have to complete all make-up work within three              prepare students for Advanced Studies courses at the high
days after returning to school.                                        school level.

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•    All advanced studies courses in grades 7 and 8,                      and communicate with their teachers, peers or
         Algebra I, French I, Spanish I, German I, and                        parents if they are needing assistance.
         Chinese I will be weighted .5 on the middle school                  Work must be completed in order for student
         4-point grading scale for the purpose of calculating                 attendance for the day(s) to be counted.
         Honor Roll and other academic awards. The
         weightedness received at the middle school will             ASSESSMENTS
         not be carried over to the high school.                     In order to achieve the purposes of the student assessment
    •    Algebra I, French I, Spanish I, German I, and               program, the district requires all enrolled students to
         Chinese I are high school level courses and will be         participate in all applicable aspects of the assessment
         posted to the student's high school transcript as a         program.
         high school credit. Grades earned in these                  ATTENDANCE POLICY
         courses will be used in calculating a student's high
                                                                     Regular attendance is an important student responsibility.
         school GPA.
                                                                     Poor attendance is the greatest factor contributing to school
    •    Algebra I will only count as a math credit after
                                                                     failure.
         three additional math credits are earned at the
                                                                     Unless a student is under a doctor's care, chronic
         high school.
                                                                     absenteeism is irresponsible, leaves the student
    •    Algebra I students will be required to take an End
                                                                     susceptible to academic failure, and runs contrary to state
         of Course Exam.
                                                                     law on compulsory school attendance. Our middle school
    •    When a student drops with a "D" or "F" in an 8th
                                                                     attendance policies reflect those concerns.
         grade Modern language class or 8th grade
                                                                     The middle school building attendance team will consist of
         Algebra class (up to the last day of first semester),
                                                                     representatives of the administrative staff, counseling staff,
         that student will receive a "NC" (no credit). If the
                                                                     the School Resource Officer (SRO) and the Student
         student receives a passing grade, the grade will
                                                                     Assistance Program (SAP) Team.
         be applied to the high school GPA, and the student
                                                                     A day of absence is defined as three or more class periods,
         will receive high school credit.
                                                                     including homeroom.
                                                                              1. When a student is absent five (5) days in any
ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF INSTRUCTION                                            semester, a letter will be sent to the parent
(AMI)                                                                         explaining the middle school attendance
Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, a new state law                         philosophy and subsequent attendance policy
allows schools to create a state-approved alternative                         procedures. The building attendance team
methods of instruction (AMI) plan to fulfill up to 5 days of                  representatives will be notified of the student's
time lost in the classroom due to events outside of the                       status.
district’s control including inclement weather, a utility                     2. When a student is absent ten (10) days in any
outage, or an outbreak of a contagious disease where                          semester, the building attendance team will
school would otherwise be cancelled. In the event of a                        coordinate contact with the parent(s). This contact
cancellation, the district may choose to hold instruction                     will determine what interventions are needed to
virtually.                                                                    help the student increase his/her attendance.
Lee’s Summit R-7 Schools remains committed to providing                       3. When a student is absent fifteen (15) days in
students instructional activities and connections to the                      any semester, the building attendance team will
learning environment during periods of school closures. We                    determine if a school/parent conference with the
are fortunate to be a 1:1 district in which K-12 students have                building attendance team is warranted.
district-issued Chromebooks and R-7 staff have a platform                     Subsequently, the building attendance team has
in Schoology to reach students remotely. While virtual                        the option of deciding if a report needs to be filed
instruction cannot replace time in the classroom, Lee’s                       with the officer in charge of juvenile affairs at the
Summit R-7 Schools believe it is critical that we stay                        Lee's Summit Police Department.
connected to our students and continue to provide learning                    4.      If, after a school/parent conference,
opportunities to the best of our ability. The district’s                      attendance does not improve, the officer in charge
technology department continues to work with families and                     of juvenile affairs will send the parent(s) a letter
staff if needs of connectivity and Internet accessibility are                 emphasizing Missouri's compulsory attendance
not being met.                                                                law, and will outline subsequent interventions
If the decision is made to hold school virtually:                             available to the building attendance team,
          District communication will be sent to families                    including referral to the Division of Family
           announcing that school will take place virtually                   Services, the Jackson County Family Court,
           along with reminders regarding how to access                       and/or the Lee's Summit Youth Court.
           instructional materials.
          Every teacher will use the Schoology platform to          CITIZENSHIP
           share lessons, assignments and resources with             Citizenship is an important aspect of middle school
           students.
                                                                     development. Each teacher will provide citizenship
          Teachers will post assignments and learning
                                                                     feedback to parents on the quarterly report card. Teachers
           opportunities each day by 9 a.m. Teachers will
           hold daily office hours to guide and assist               will assign each student a citizenship rating of S -
           students. Teachers will communicate with                  satisfactory, N - needs improvement, or U - unsatisfactory.
           students via email, Schoology Conferences,                These ratings are not reflected in students’ academic
           Schoology Messaging and voicemail, which will be          grades.
           updated each day with assignments for students            Satisfactory = Consistently meets individual classroom
           without Internet access.                                  expectations
          Students are expected to access and complete              Needs Improvement = Progressing toward consistently
           assignments, meet deadlines, engage in the work           meets individual classroom expectations
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Unsatisfactory = Consistently does not meet individual               REPORT CARDS
classroom expectations                                               Report cards for all middle school students are issued
                                                                     quarterly. Reports will be sent home with students
FINAL EXAMS                                                          through advisory the first three quarters. Fourth quarter
All students will be required to take final exams on the days        grades will be mailed one week after school ends.
scheduled unless a parent makes a specific written request
to the Principal. The exams will be given the last week of           End of First Quarter:        October 22, 2020
school.                                                              End of Second Quarter:       January 14, 2021
Final exams will count ten percent of the fourth quarter             End of Third Quarter:        March 19, 2021
grade. Semester finals taken at the end of the first semester        End of Fourth Quarter:       May 26, 2021
will count ten percent of the second quarter grade.
                                                                     STUDENT PROMOTION GUIDELINES
GRADING SYSTEM                                                       A student has the opportunity to earn a total of 7 units during
The following standardized grading scale is used:                    the school year. To be promoted to the next grade level, a
A = 95-100      B- = 80-82    D+ = 67-69                             student must earn a minimum of 51/2 units. At least three of
A- = 90-94      C+ = 77-79    D = 63-66                              those 51/2 units must be earned in the core courses of
B+ = 87-89      C = 73-76     D- = 60-62                             language arts, math, science, and social studies. Units may
B = 83-86       C- = 70-72    F = 59 & below (No Credit)             be earned by passing the following courses:

HONOR ROLLS/GPA                                                      Core Courses              Required Courses
                                                                                     1/ unit
The middle schools use a 4-point grading system.                     ELA               2       Art or
                                                                                     1/ unit                 1/ unit
                                                                     Math              2       Vocal Music      4
                                                                                     1/ unit                 1/ unit
        GPA                         AS GPA                           Science           2       Physical Ed      4

        A         4.00              A      4.5                       Social Studies 1/2 unit   Health (7)    1/ unit
                                                                                                                2

        A-        3.6667            A-     4.1667                    Elective Courses          8th Grade 7th Grade
                                                                                                 1/ unit    1/ unit
        B+        3.3334            B+     3.8334                    Modern Language                2         4
                                                                                                 1          1/ unit
                                                                     Family & Consumer Science     /2 unit    4
        B         3.00              B      3.5                                                   1/ unit    1/ unit
                                                                     Industrial Tech                2         4
        B-        2.6667            B-     3.1667                                                1/ unit    1/ unit
                                                                     Instrumental Music             2         2
        C+        2.3334            C+     2.8334                                                1/ unit    1/ unit
                                                                     Communication Arts             2         4
        C         2.00              C      2.5                       Business / Keyboarding      1/ unit    1/ unit
                                                                                                    2         4
        C-        1.6667            C-     2.1667                    SMARTS                         ----    1/ unit
                                                                                                              4
        D+        1.3334            D+     1.8334                    Academic Labs               1/ unit
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                            1/ unit
                                                                                                              2
        D         1.00              D      1.5                       COURSES ARE LISTED AS SEMESTER UNITS
        D-        0.6667            D-     1.1167
        F         0                 F      0                         A student who does not earn 51/2 units during the school
                                                                     year may seek to earn one unit during the summer school
The Principal's Scholarship Honor Roll requires a 3.667              session. The final decision to promote a student will be
GPA (A- average).                                                    made by the building administration. Consideration will be
The Scholarship Honor Roll requires a 3.00 GPA (B                    given in second semester to students who demonstrate
average).                                                            marked improvement in academic performance.

                  ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES POLICIES
ACADEMIC & CITIZENSHIP ELIGIBILITY                                       6.      The student does not exhibit good sportsmanship.
Students have a fundamental responsibility to maintain their             7.      Suspension from activities for student misconduct
grades and be good school citizens.                                              is determined by building administrators.
Students are ineligible for interscholastic activities if:           Citizenship, attendance, and student conduct affect
    1. Two or more grades in scholarship are below D- in             eligibility to participate in or attend these activities:
        any quarter. Students will be ineligible for                      Archery                         Privileges
        interscholastic activities during the quarter after               Athletic Events                 Robotics
        receiving the grades.                                             Assemblies                      School Productions
    2. The student is not in attendance 4 consecutive                     Cheerleading                    Talent Show
        hours, including the end of the school day, on the                Dances                          Tiger SMART
        day of the activity a student may not leave school                Optimist Recognition
        and be absent through the end of the school day              Academic grades, citizenship, attendance, and student
        and then return for an activity.                             conduct affect eligibility to participate in these activities:
    3. On the day of the activity, the student is assigned                Archery                         Music Activities
        In-School       Suspension      or     Out-Of-School              Cheerleading                    Robotics
        Suspension.                                                       Concert Choir                   School Productions
    4. The student does not abide by the activity's                       Cyber-Patriots                  Student Council
        practice and late ride pickup policies.                           Interscholastic Teams
    5. A proper attitude is not maintained toward the
        sponsor or coach.
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ACTIVITIES PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT                                         Following these guidelines will reduce the chance of lost or
We believe interscholastic activities are an important facet            stolen equipment:
of the total school program for middle level students, and                   1. Do not exchange or loan to another teammate any
are a vital part of the individual's total educational                           of the equipment checked out to you. If exchange
experience.                                                                      is warranted, clear it on your checkout card by
We believe the emphasis in all co-curricular activities                          having the coach make the adjustments.
should be on participation, skill development, and fun. Our                  2. Except when you are in visual contact, keep your
duty as coaches and sponsors is to create a supportive                           locker closed and LOCKED at all times. This
teaching environment that stresses physical conditioning,                        includes when you are in the shower. School and
basic athletic skills, sportsmanship, team work,                                 personal equipment and belongings should be
responsibility, and healthy competition.                                         locked up at all times.
We believe student participation in the activities program is                3. Any loss of equipment should be reported
a privilege which carries with it responsibilities to family,                    immediately to the head coach, rather than waiting
team, school, community and self. This participation                             until the end of the season.
represents a year-round commitment.                                          4. Any protective equipment that does not fit properly
                                                                                 or that has any defective parts should be reported
ACTIVITY/ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FEES                                             to a coach immediately. Do not wear the
                                                                                 equipment until the necessary adjustments have
– MIDDLE SCHOOL                                                                  been made. This is for your protection.
The R-7 athletic/activity program goal reflects that student                 5. It is against MSHSAA regulations to sell or rent
activities and athletics are an integral part of the total                       any equipment to individuals. The R-7 athletic
secondary educational program because they provide                               departments strictly adhere to this regulation.
experiences that will help students to acquire additional                        Therefore, any equipment you may see out of the
knowledge and skills, plus they help students gain the                           school environment does not belong to individuals.
attributes of good citizenship.                                                  Please report any such violation to a coach or the
Students wishing to participate in any MSHSAA sponsored                          athletic administrator.
activity/sport will be charged $25 for yearly participation. A
maximum participation fee of $50/family will be charged for
participating in activities/sports. Please consult your
                                                                        COACHES & SPONSORS
                                                                        Archery..…………………………………………Travis Payne
building assistant principal/activities director for any
                                                                        Art Club..……….………………………………Jennifer Shults
questions or concerns regarding the participation fee.
                                                                        Awards Assembly….……………………………..Kent Tipton
The following guidelines will assist with implementation for
                                                                        Basketball – Boys……………………………….Todd Wilson
the collection of fees:
                                                                        Basketball – Girls………………………………Chet Gooding
      1. The student will not be allowed to participate in an
                                                                        Cheerleading…………………………………..Leslie Kendall
           activity/contest until the fee is paid in full.
                                                                        Cross Country…………………………………….Kent Tipton
      2. If a student is cut from a team but has already paid
                                                                        Cyber Patriot………………………………Carrie Miller-Perry
           the fee, he/she will be reimbursed upon request.
                                                                        Tiger Smart…………………Joe Oswald and Leslie Kendall
      3. If a student quits or is suspended from a team or
                                                                        Football……………………………………………….Matt Sisk
           performing group after the first scheduled event,
                                                                        Lee’s Summit Teacher Academy.……………Cathy Zornes
           no refund will be granted.
                                                                        Library Activities.…………………………………Tracy Baker
      4. If a student is injured during or after the first
                                                                        Robotics..………………………………………Christine Lake
           scheduled game so that he/she can no longer
                                                                        Scholar Bowl…………………………………...Joanne Fuchs
           compete, the fee will not be refunded.
                                                                        School Musical…………………………………...Niki Stanley
      5. Other extenuating circumstances, such as a
                                                                        Student Council.……Kristine Muckey and Tracey Coffman
           student transferring to another district prior to the
                                                                        Talent Show………………………………….……Kent Tipton
           first activity or season or a student being placed
                                                                        Tiger Tribe………………………………………..Marcy Hess
           on homebound, may be considered by the building
                                                                        Track – Boys…………………………….………..Joe Oswald
           administrator for reimbursement.
                                                                        Track – Girls………………………………….…Jon Lassman
      6. Students qualifying for the free lunch program will
                                                                        Volleyball…………………………….………..Jacque Blevins
           be exempt from the activity participation fee.
                                                                        Wrestling..…………………………………………Kirk Wishne
           Students qualifying for the reduced lunch program
                                                                        Yearbook........................................... Melissa Cunningham
           will pay 50% of the participation fee.
           Student/parent should contact the building
           principal to verify their free or reduced lunch              LATE RIDE PICKUP POLICY
           status. Each case will be evaluated independently.           Student-participants are expected to abide by this practice
      7. Activity fees will be collected at registration or             pickup policy:
           through the main building administration.                         •    Rides should be arranged for the scheduled end
*SEE LISTED MSHSAA ACTIVITIES/SPORTS BELOW                                        of practice.
      Athletics                     Activities                               •    Student-participants who are not picked up within
      Basketball G/B                Cheerleading                                  twenty (20) minutes of the scheduled end of
      Cross Country G/B             Scholar Bowl                                  practice (or the actual end of practice if it runs later
      Football                                                                    than the scheduled time) will be considered in
      Track & Field G/B                                                           violation of the practice policy.
      Volleyball                                                             •    Infraction consequences for activities practices
      Wrestling                                                                   apply.
                                                                        1st Infraction: Partial participation in the next scheduled
CARE OF EQUIPMENT                                                                         contest/event.
                                                                        2nd Infraction: No participation in the next scheduled
Any equipment lost or stolen must be paid for by the student
                                                                                          contest/event.
in whose name it was issued.
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3rd Infraction: Dismissal from the activity group or team.                       policies in the school's student handbook. In order
                                                                                 to remain eligible for participation, I must comply
                                                                                 with all requirements.
MSHSAA                                                                      8.   As a parent of a student/athlete, I will support the
Mission Statement of the Missouri State High School                              positive participation of my student in the athletic
Activities Association                                                           activities program, promote his/her academic and
"The MSHSAA promotes the value of participation,                                 citizenship efforts, and provide a role model
sportsmanship, team play, and personal excellence to                             consistent with the expectations of the R-7 Middle
develop citizens who make positive contributions to their                        School Sportsmanship Code.
community and support the democratic principles of our
state and nation."                                                      MSHSAA ACTIVITIES PRACTICE POLICY
                                                                        Student-participants are expected to attend all practices on
MSHSAA ACTIVITIES COMMITMENT -                                          time on the days they attend school, unless agreement has
MIDDLE SCHOOL                                                           been reached by the coach/sponsor and parents no later
                                                                        than the day previous to the scheduled practice session.
Each student who chooses to take part in the activities
                                                                        Infraction Consequences:
program must make this commitment. Parents must also
                                                                        1st Infraction: Partial participation in the next scheduled
support their student's commitment. Your coach/sponsor
                                                                                        contest/event.
will have a commitment contract for you to sign.
                                                                        2nd Infraction: No participation in the next scheduled
Prior to participating in any practice or tryout sessions for
                                                                                        contest/event.
any activity or interscholastic sport, each athlete must:
                                                                        3rd Infraction: Dismissal from the activity group or team.
      1. Complete the MSHSAA Participation Certificate,
          including:
          a. Student signature and birthdate.                           MSHSAA ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY
          b. Parent permission signature.                               TRANSFER POLICY
          c. Proof of basic athletic insurance coverage.                All 8th grade students who are interested in playing sports
          d. Parent permission authorizing emergency                    at LSHS, LSNHS, or LSWHS next year need to be aware
                treatment.                                              of the transfer policy of the Missouri State High School
          e. Proof of successfully passing a physical                   Activities Association (MSHSAA).
                examination by a registered physician. The              238.3 TRANSFER OF ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS -
                exam is valid if the certificate is issued on or        The following standards are for the purpose of assuring
                after February 1 of the previous school year.           fairness to all students:
                It must be signed and dated by the registered           2a. Upon promotion from the 8th grade or the highest grade
                physician.                                              of a middle school administered as a separate unit within a
      2. This MSHSAA Participation Certificate must be on               school system, a student may be eligible only at the public
          file in the office of the building athletic director.         high school located in the public geographical attendance
      3. Return/submit the signed R-7 Middle School                     district in which the student's parents reside or any
          Activities Commitment Form to school personnel.               nonpublic high school located in the nonpublic geographical
As a student-athlete participating voluntarily in                       attendance district as specified in By-Law 238.1-b, in which
interscholastic activities/athletics:                                   the student's parents reside.
      1. I will abide by the school's student code of conduct           Any student who chooses to attend a school other than
          as outlined in the school's student handbook, the             those specified in By-Law 238.3 2a above shall be eligible
          coaches' team rules and the rules of the MSHSAA.              only at the sub-varsity level in all sports for 365 days from
      2. I will conduct myself according to established                 the date of promotion from the 8th grade or the highest
          academic,        citizenship    and     sportsmanship         grade of a middle school administered as a separate unit
          expectations at all times.                                    within a school system.
      3. I will be responsible for all athletic equipment
          issued to me throughout the season, will return
          such equipment at the end of the season, and will             MSHSAA BASIC GUIDELINES FOR
          pay the current replacement cost for any of the               PARTICIPATION
          equipment not accounted for at the end of the                     1.   Students are allowed to make their own activity
          season.                                                                participation selections. It is the R-7 policy that
      4. I will not use or be in possession of tobacco,                          students facing a conflict between two R-7
          alcohol or narcotics. If I do use or possess any of                    sponsored activities will be given a choice of which
          these substances, I will be subject to school and                      to attend. Certain school activities (to be
          team disciplinary actions. I understand this is a                      determined by building administrators) will have
          year-round commitment.                                                 priority. Students are not to be penalized by the
      5. I acknowledge that I have been properly advised,                        activity not attended.
          cautioned and warned by administrative and/or                     2.   Lee's Summit middle school policy requires
          coaching personnel of the school district that I am                    student ride the bus to all school activities and
          exposing myself to the risk of injury. It is still my                  returning from all out-of-district school activities.
          desire to participate in sports and to do so with full                 Departing from this policy releases the Lee's
          knowledge and understanding of the risk of injury.                     Summit School District from all liability for any
      6. I agree to allow my picture, as part of an activity                     adverse results that may occur. A parent may
          group, to be posted on the school Internet site. I                     make a request to transport the student by directly
          also agree to allow my name and sports-related                         contacting the coach/sponsor to seek permission.
          information to be included in game programs.                           An R-7 Activity Travel Release form must be
      7. I, along with my parents, certify that I have read                      completed specifying who is being transported
          and understand all of the school district athletic                     and signed by the appropriate parent/guardian.
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