BULLDOG POLICIES 2020-2021 - Channelview ISD

 
BULLDOG POLICIES 2020-2021 - Channelview ISD
BULLDOG POLICIES
    2020-2021
TABLE OF CONTENTS
School Start and End Times                             2
Transportation Change Requests                         2
Academic Dishonesty                                    2
Mandatory Tutorials                                    2
Affection (Demonstrations of)                          2
After School                                           3
Attendance                                             3
Student Checkouts                                      4
Closed Campus                                          4
Dress Code                                            4-5
Dropping Off Items For Students                        5
School Lunch Policies and Procedures                   6
Purchasing Lunch with Student I.D.                     6
Inappropriate Material                                 6
Electronic Communication Device                        7
Fighting                                               7
Harassment of a Student                                7
Discipline Management                                 7-8
Tardies                                                8
Tardy Sweeps                                           8
Ten (10) Minute Rule                                   9
Tobacco Products                                       9
Trespassing                                            9
Identification Badges                                  9
Nurse                                                  9
School Supplies                                       10
Home Access---Online Gradebook                        11

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SCHOOL START AND END TIMES

School doors open at 8:00 am. Students are tardy after 8:35am.

                          TRANSPORTATION CHANGE REQUESTS

Request for transportation changes can be made in person or via fax (281-860-3320) with a letter signed
by the parent/guardian and a copy of a visible & valid ID. No changes to transportation after 3:15 (12:00
on ½ days).

                                   ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

School board Policy states, "A student found to have engaged in academic dishonesty shall be subject to
grade penalties on assignments or tests and disciplinary penalties in accordance with the Student Code of
Conduct." At AAJH the following will occur: Academic Penalty – The student may retest and earn a
grade no higher than a 70%. The student will receive a disciplinary consequence of 2 days in In-School
Suspension.

                                   MANDATORY TUTORIALS

All students assigned to mandatory tutorials and/or STAAR tutorials will be notified via placement letter
and must be in attendance. Parents will be notified by the teacher if a student fails to attend. Students
who do not attend may not attend any extra-curricular activities and/or events (Field Day, 8th Grade
Activities, Field trips, Dances, etc.).

                                AFFECTION (Demonstrations of)

Inappropriate demonstrations of affection while on the school campus or at a school-sponsored event may
result in parent contact and/or school consequences.

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AFTER SCHOOL
If students are on campus after school for official school business such as tutoring, club activities, or
athletic events they MUST be supervised by an AAJH staff member. The hallways will be cleared by
administration at 4:30 PM each day. Students waiting for a ride must remain outside the building. For
safety reasons, students who do not have official school business on campus must be off school grounds
by 4:30 PM.
 **It is the parent’s responsibility for prompt pick up of students for Car riders or those staying after
                                school for detention or other activities**

                                         ATTENDANCE
Students are expected to be in attendance every minute of every day Please review the Channelview ISD
Parent/Student Handbook concerning the attendance policy.
    A. Procedures to leave campus during the school day
    1. Students who must leave school during the school day must be checked out through the
       attendance office prior to 3:15pm. Parents may not check out students after 3:15pm unless
       authorized by an administrator. Only a parent/guardian or emergency contact may check out a
       student.
    2. Students will not be called down before the verification process. Parents/guardians please plan
       ahead and allow enough time for the check-out procedure.
    3. Students will not be released to anyone who is not listed as a contact with the school without
       written permission from a parent or guardian.
    4. Students who become ill or are injured during the school day should, with permission, report to
       the school nurse. The nurse will decide whether or not the student should be sent home and will
       notify the parent.
    5. A student will not be allowed to leave any classroom without an early dismissal pass

    B. Attendance Notes
    1. Aguirre Jr. High allows 5 parent notes per semester (includes absences, tardies, and early check
        outs).
    2. In determining if a student’s absence will be excused by the school, the reason for each absence
        must be stated in writing. Notes need to include the first and last name of student, reason, date,
        parent/guardian phone, and an original signature.
    3. There is no limit on notes from the doctor, hospital, or court and these are always coded as
        excused.
    4. Upon returning to school the student must present to the attendance office written documentation
        that describes the reason for the absence. If written documentation is not received within 3 days
        of your child returning to school, the absence will be marked as unexcused.
    5. If a student is absent from school for health reasons after the District has issued a compulsory
        attendance warning notice, the school may require a note from a professional health care provider
        in order for the absence to be excused.
       **Anytime a student arrives on campus after the first tardy bell or leaves campus, he or she MUST
       report to the attendance office to sign in or out. Check-In/Check-Out violation may result in
       disciplinary action**

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STUDENT CHECKOUTS
 ●   District (Benchmarks, District Assessments, and STAAR testing days the campus is closed to
     visitors & no check outs will be allowed until normal schedule resumes.

 ●   No student check outs before 9:50 am; Students with early morning doctor visits may check in with
     a health care provider note.

 ●   Students are considered absent for the day after 9:50 am.

 ●   No student check-outs after 3:15 pm (12:00 noon on ½ days).

                                        CLOSED CAMPUS
Students are not allowed to leave campus for lunch or any other reason during the school day. Any
student who needs to leave campus must follow proper check out procedures. If food, money, or other
items are needed during the school day they must be dropped off at the front office receptionist desk (see
section Dropping off Items for Students). Unauthorized visitors are prohibited. Food deliveries postponed
until further notice.

                                            DRESS CODE
District guidelines state that any form of dress that attracts undue attention, is unsafe, disrupts school, is
considered gang related, or detracts from the learning process is not acceptable.
DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS MAY RESULT IN THE STUDENT NOT BEING ALLOWED TO
ENTER CLASS AND A CONSEQUENCE MAY BE ISSUED. STUDENTS OUT OF DRESS CODE
WILL BE ASKED TO RECTIFY THE ISSUE. IF THE ISSUE CANNOT BE RECTIFIED BY THE
STUDENT, PARENTS WILL BE CONTACTED IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE STUDENT WITH
APPROPRIATE CLOTHING. IF A PARENT/GUARDIAN CANNOT BE CONTACTED, STUDENT
WILL BE PLACED IN ISS.
HAIR
     ●   Extreme hairstyles, which include hair that is dyed an unnatural hair color (i.e. green, orange
         etc.), will not be permitted. Head sweatbands, hair rollers, or combs may not be worn in the hair.
         No designs cut into the hair are allowed.
         HEAD COVERING/SUNGLASSES:
     ●   No type of head covering (female or male), cap, or hat is to be worn or brought to school.
         Sunglasses are not allowed to be worn in the school building.

SIDEBURNS/MUSTACHES AND BEARDS
     ● No facial hair is allowed.
Capri Pants, Slacks, Shorts, Skorts, Skirts, Dresses or Jumpers
   ● Jeans may be worn. May not be ripped, torn, or have holes which reveal any skin
   ● Shall be appropriately sized: not tight-fitting, not loose-fitting

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●    Pants must fit at the waist and be properly hemmed or cuffed at or below the ankle, but not
         dragging the ground ("slicing" or "ragging" not allowed).
    ●    Belts are required.
    ●    Belt buckles may not be larger than the student’s fist.
    ●    May not be worn in any way that reflects gang affiliation, conceals contraband, or creates a
         distraction ("sagging" not allowed).
    ●    No stretch slacks, jeggings, or leggings allowed.
    ●    No leather, suede, or vinyl fabric
    ●    Length of shorts, skorts, skirts, dresses, or jumpers must be no more than two [2] inches above
         the knee

Shirts
    ●    Shall be appropriately sized
    ●    May not be leather, suede, or vinyl
    ●    May not be sleeveless, unhemmed, low-cut, or tank top
    ●    May not be spaghetti strap, even if covered by another garment
    ●    No tight-fitting knit tops or oversized shirts
    ●    No midriff tops, sheer shirts, cut off shirts, or other tops that expose the midriff area during
         normal activity
    ●    May not be worn in any way that reflects gang affiliation, conceals contraband, or creates a
         distraction

REMEMBER
    ●    Male students may not wear shirts without sleeves. Tank tops or undershirts are not to be worn as
         outer garments. All shirts must be worn so as not to expose the bare chest.
    ●    No undergarments should be visible at any time.
    ●    Male students may not wear earrings; female students may wear earrings only on the ears.
         Jewelry may not be worn in other pierced areas of the body.
    ●    Any garment or accessory that could be used in a threatening or menacing manner is prohibited.
    ●    Shoes are to be worn. Steel-toed shoes and house slippers are not acceptable. Shoes must cover
         the toes.
    ●    Tattoos in visible areas must be covered at all times.
                    **ALL CLOTHING SHOULD BE APPROPRIATELY FITTED**
The administration and faculty shall have the right to appraise any current fashion or fad and determine
whether it is appropriate or inappropriate for school wear.
More information about the dress code can be found in the Channelview Student Handbook. It is the
responsibility of the parents and students to comply with school rules and regulations concerning dress
and grooming standards.

                        DROPPING OFF ITEMS FOR STUDENTS

Parents, we strongly discourage items being dropped off on a regular basis. The school is not responsible
for these items. Any item that a student forgets at home such as homework, books, lunches, money,
athletic clothing, etc. may be brought to the front office.
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SCHOOL LUNCH POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
                                  Currently Postponed until further notice
For campus security and safety reasons, no outside food can be dropped off unless you are having lunch
with your student in an administrator approved designated area (MUST be on students contact list).
Upon entrance into school, parents will check-in at the front desk. Office personnel will radio an
administrator in the cafeteria to send students to office. Once a student arrives at the front office, Aguirre
personnel will escort the parent/student to the conference room to enjoy their lunch. Students may not
bring friends with them to eat with their parents.
For campus security and safety reasons, No outside food is allowed or dropped off unless you are having
lunch with your student in an administrator approved designated area (MUST be on students contact list).
Food cannot be dropped off and left unattended in the front office.
The Texas Nutrition Policy does not allow sharing food. Students should only bring enough food or
snacks for themselves. No large quantities to feed other students are allowed. This includes, but is not
limited to birthday celebrations such as pizza, birthday cakes, cupcakes, cookies, etc.

                     PURCHASING LUNCH WITH STUDENT I.D.

Students must scan their I.D. badge when purchasing food or snacks in the cafeteria. Students without a
valid I.D. badge will be required to obtain a new I.D. badge prior to making any charges to their student
lunch account. I.D. badges are available in the library.

                STUDENT MEAL ACCOUNT ONLINE PAYMENTS

For your convenience, parents may apply an online payment to a student’s school lunch account using a
credit card. Discover, MasterCard or VISA (debit, credit or check card) are accepted. To access this
option you can go to the Channelview ISD website and select Cafeteria Menu from the quick links or you
can use the web address listed below. http://channelviewisd.revtrak.net/tek9.asp

                               INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL

Possession and/or distribution of materials that are inappropriate for the school setting or that endorse
actions endangering the health and safety of students is not permitted. This includes the inappropriate use
of technology/computers by entering unauthorized sites or other activities that the district identifies as
inappropriate. Electronic entertainment devices are prohibited on campus except when permitted in
certain instructional settings. These items may be confiscated. Students who choose to bring these items
to school should note that the staff is not responsible for lost or stolen equipment.

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ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES

For safety purposes, the campus permits students to possess personal mobile telephones,
however, students are prohibited from displaying, turning on, or using a cellular telephone or
other telecommunications devices on school property during the school day, unless they are
being used for approved instructional purposes. Any violation can be addressed by any staff
member. Cell phones must be turned off and properly secured before entering the campus.
Students in violation of this policy will have their devices confiscated and a $15 fee will be
charged.
                  **AAJH is not responsible for lost or stolen devices**

                                              FIGHTING

Fighting of any kind is not acceptable on campus. Any student, who strikes another student, may be in
violation. At the early signs of a dispute students should report the problem to a staff member. Students
who are initially observers and enter a fight will be in violation of this policy. Self-defense will be
considered by the administration when reviewing incidents of fighting. When a fight does occur, law
enforcement officials will be contacted and the following will occur: a) parents will be contacted,(b) the
students involved will be removed from class immediately,(c) Parent conference will be held and
consequences administered. Any student involved in a second fight during the school year may be sent
to Highpoint for the remainder of the semester and lose eligibility to participate in extracurricular
activities.

                              HARASSMENT OF A STUDENT

Harassment includes any willful act done by a student, either individually or with others, to any other
student for the purpose of subjecting the individual to indignity, humiliation, intimidation, physical abuse,
threat of abuse, social or other ostracism, shame, or disgrace. Harassment also includes threatening or
directing profanity, vulgar language, racial slurs or obscene gestures toward other students. This policy is
inclusive of harassment occurring through electronic messaging. Depending upon frequency and severity
of occurrence the infraction may be escalated to a LEVEL THREE Bullying and Harassment Conduct
Violation.

                                DISCIPLINE MANAGEMENT
Each campus must designate a CBC (Campus Behavior Coordinator) who maintains student behavior and
implements the student code of conduct. This may be grade level designated, campus designated, or
building designated. Regardless of how the district assigns the CBS, the contact information must be
included on the campus website. There must be a name, an email, and a contact phone number for the
CBS in charge of student discipline.
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Primary Duties of the CBC:
    ●   Ensures the student code of conduct is followed by all students and enforced consistently by
        appropriate staff.
    ●   Promptly notifies the parent of the student being placed in a disciplinary setting.
    ●   Carries out the due process for each incident that results in a student being removed from a
        regular education setting and placed in a disciplinary setting.
    ●   Must provide a transition plan for each student who is returning to the regular classroom from an
        alternative placement within 5 days of the return.
             o Transition Plan: This must include recommendations for the best educational placement
                 for the student from a variety of people associated with the campus (Principal, Assistant
                 Principals, Counselors, At-Risk Facilitator, or Administrative Designee). It may also
                 include resources for assistance in academics, counseling, behavior management, and
                 access to available mental health services. AAJH Transition Plan will consist of 1 day
                 ISS Transition and student meeting with a grade level counselor.

        ALL STUDENTS WILL ADHERE TO ALL GUIDELINES IN THE STUDENT CODE OF
        CONDUCT AND BULLDOG POLICIES.

                              TARDIES (per 9 weeks per teacher)
        1st Tardy - Warning
        2nd Tardy - Parent contact (teacher)
        3rd Tardy - Teacher consequence (after school detention)
         *Parents must be contacted about teacher detention and receive copy of documentation
        4th Tardy---Administrator Detention
        5th Tardy---2- hour Sat. detention at Kolarik
         *Teachers must provide administration with documentation of tardies and consequences administered.
        6th Tardy - 4-hour Saturday detention at Kolarik
        7th Tardy(+)- ISS
        **failure to attend detention will result in 4-hour Saturday detention at Kolarik
        **failure to attend 4-hour Saturday detention at Kolarik will result in ISS

                        TARDY SWEEPS (per 9 weeks per teacher)
Tardy sweeps may be conducted at any time during the school day. Students found in the hallways
without a pass will be sent to their grade level assistant principal to receive the appropriate consequence
below. Tardy sweep consequences are cumulative (daily not by class period) per 9 weeks.
           Tardy Sweep consequences will be at the discretion of the administrator. A student’s tardy
                             history may be taken into consideration.

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TEN (10) MINUTE RULE

Students will not be allowed to leave the classroom the first 10 minutes of class and the last 10 minutes of
class.

                                    TOBACCO PRODUCTS

Texas Law: Possession, purchase, consumption, or receipt of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, other
electronic vaporizing devices, or tobacco products by minors is prohibited. A student may be issued a
citation and assigned school consequences if caught in violation of this law. (Please refer to the CVISD
Student Handbook.)

                                          TRESPASSING

Students who are on a campus other than their assigned campus are considered trespassing unless they
have checked in with the front office and have permission to be on the campus. A trespassing citation
may be issued to students who are caught trespassing.
 ***NO STUDENT IS TO BE IN THE HALLS WITHOUT A PASS FROM AN APPROPRIATE
                             STAFF MEMBER***

                                 IDENTIFICATION BADGES

All students will be issued a school identification badge and lanyard that must be worn at all times. The
badge must be kept on a lanyard and worn in plain sight around the neck. The badges are not to be drawn
on, decorated or defaced in any way. Students who lose, damage or deface their badge will be assessed a
$5.00 replacement fee for badge and $2.00 for a replacement lanyard. I.D. Badges can only be ordered
by the AVID Prep teacher. Teachers will collect all I.D. badges at the beginning of 7th period.

                                                NURSE

Students need a nurse’s pass from a teacher to go to the nurse’s office when leaving class. Students must
always sign in on the sign-in sheet when arriving at the nurse’s office.

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES

CAMPUS BINDER SYSTEM: Student will use a Digital Interactive Notebook
Anthony Aguirre students are required to keep an organized 3 inch binder. These binders should be the
only item carried to and from school and all academic material should be stored within the binder. We
want to teach our students good organization habits, as well as limit the amount of papers that are
typically hidden within our students’ backpacks. These binders may be carried with students by hand or
they may be carried in their backpacks. All student binders must be organized in the same manner as
outlined below:
    1.    Zipper Pouch with supplies
             ○ At least 2 pens
             ○ At least 2 pencils
             ○ At least 1 eraser
             ○ At least 1 highlighter
             ○ Colored Pencils
    2. A two pocket folder will be used as the homework folder. This folder should be stored in the front
         of the binder pocket. This folder is to be used to store ANY assignment that is in need of
         immediate action that particular night. (Example: homework, permission slips, etc.)
    3. Extra Paper
    4. Dividers for all classes, including AVID Prep (8 total)
             ○ AVID Prep Section (Advisory): Agenda (supplied by campus)
             ○ Science Section: 1-one subject notebook (with holes) and 1 sheet protector
             ○ Math Section: 1-one subject notebook (with holes) and 1 sheet protector
             ○ ELA Section: 1-one subject notebook (with holes) and 1 sheet protector
             ○ Social Studies Section: 1- one subject notebook (with holes) and 1 sheet protector
             ○ Elective Section: Specific elective teacher will advise
             ○ Elective Section: Specific elective teacher will advise
             ○ Elective Section: Specific elective teacher will advise
*** Any extra supplies purchased will be stored at the students’ home with the exception of the Kleenex,
sanitizer, construction paper, and duct tape. The advisory teacher will keep those supplies. ***
Reminders:
    1. Your binder should never have any PAPERS STORED IN THE TWO POCKETS OF THE
       BINDER
    2. All papers must be hole punched and placed in the appropriate divider section
    3. Your binder should never have papers falling out of the binder when it is held up
    4. Your agenda must be filled out with homework assignments, test dates, and other important dates
       to remember
    5. Binders will be checked during the scheduled AVID Prep

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HOME ACCESS – ONLINE GRADEBOOK
Parents and students have the ability to view online current grade information for all currently enrolled
classes. Parents must first come to the home campus of their student to enroll. Once you have your
username and password you can log onto Home Access Center (HAC) using any computer with access to
the internet. You must use internet Explorer, version 5.5 or higher.
Once you have opened Internet Explorer you can go to the Channelview ISD Website or type in the
following URL: https://hac.channelview.isd.esc4.net/homeaccess

Students may also login to HAC using the username and password below.

Username: Student ID number (6-digits)
Password: M/DD/YYYY* or MM/DD/YYYY**
(Student's Date of Birth and must include the "/" forward slash)
       PLEASE NOTE: If your student's birthday contains a single digit for the month or day, please do
        not include leading zeros
       (Ex: 11/3/2009 or 1/7/2009)

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