CENTER POINT - URBANA MIDDLE SCHOOL - A Guide to Successful Center Point - Urbana Middle School Citizenship

 
CENTER POINT – URBANA
      MIDDLE SCHOOL

A Guide to Successful Center Point - Urbana
         Middle School Citizenship

         Parent/Student Handbook

                2020-2021
           Center Point – Urbana Middle School

                        Box 296

                Center Point, Iowa 52213

                  Phone (319) 849-1102
                   www.cpuschools.org

   Together We Lead, Learn, and Grow
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                                          EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

It is the policy of the Center Point-Urbana Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for
programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational
programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of
discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Mr. Jon Hasleiet,
202 West Main St, Urbana, Iowa, 319-849-1102, jhasleiet@cpuschools.org. The board requires all persons,
agencies, vendors, contractors and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing
services for the school district to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, rules
and regulations pertaining to contract compliance and equal opportunity.

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ABUSE AND HARASSMENT OF STUDENTS BY EMPLOYEES
The school district does not tolerate employees physically or sexually abusing or harassing
students. Students who are physically or sexually abused or harassed by an employee should notify their
parents, teacher, principal or another employee. The Iowa Department of Education has established a
two-step procedure for investigating allegations of physical or sexual abuse of students by
employees. That procedure requires the school district to designate an independent investigator to look
into the allegations. The school district has designated the school nurse at 849-1102 as its Level I
investigator.

SCHOOL EMPLOYEE ABUSE
The school district does not tolerate employees physically or sexually abusing or harassing
students. Students who are physically or sexually abused or harassed by an employee should notify their
parents, teacher, principal or another employee. The Iowa Department of Education has established a two-
step procedure for investigating allegations of physical or sexual abuse of students by employees. That
procedure requires the school district to designate an independent investigator to look into the
allegations. The school district has designated the school nurse at 849-1102 as its Level I investigator.

Physical abuse is a non-accidental physical injury that leaves a mark at least 24 hours after the
incident. While employees cannot use physical force to discipline a student, there are times when the use
of physical force is appropriate. The times when physical force is appropriate include, but are not limited
to, times when it is necessary to stop a disturbance, to obtain a weapon or other dangerous object, for
purposes of self-defense or to protect the safety of others, to remove a disruptive student, to protect others
from harm, for the protection of property or to protect a student from self-infliction of harm. Sexual
abuse includes, but is not limited to, sexual acts involving a student and intentional sexual behavior as
well as sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors
or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to such conduct is made either
implicitly or explicitly a term or condition of the student's education or benefits; submission to or
rejection of the conduct is used as the basis for academic decisions affecting that student; or the conduct
has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with a student's academic performance by creating an
intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment.

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                                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                                            Introduction
CPU's Successful Person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 7
Middle School Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 8
Middle School Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 8
School Address/Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 9
School Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 9
Room Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 10
Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 11-14
Grading for Standard-Based Learning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 15-17
A Guide for Accelerated Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 18
Middle School Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 19
Participation on Non-School Teams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 20-21
Participation Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 22
Scholastic Eligibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 23
Anti-Bullying/Harassment Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 24-27
Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 28-31
Accident Procedures/Emergency Information Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 32
Activity Bus            . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 33
Arrival Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 33
Beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 33
Bicycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 33
Bus Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                       p. 34-35
Cell Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 37
Change of Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 37
Cheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 37
Child Custody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 37
Church Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 37
Communicable Diseases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 38-39
Contacting School Officials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 40
Courtesy at Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 40-41
Dental Screening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 41
Detention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 41
Discipline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 41
Dress Standards/Grooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 42
Drills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 42
Exploratory Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 42
Extra-Curricular Participation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 43
Field Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 43
Grant Wood Area Education Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 43
Grievance Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 43
Gum and Candy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 43
Hallway Passes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 44
Healthy Snack Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 44
Homework Expectations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 45
Homework and Make-up Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 46
Homeless Children and Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 47
Illnesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 47
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TABLE 0F CONTENTS
(Continued)
Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 47
Items Not to be Brought to School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 47
Leaving School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 48
Lockers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 48
Limited English Proficient Students (LEP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 48
Lunch/Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 49
Medication Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 50
7th Grade “Tdap” Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 50
Messages to Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 51
Multicultural, Nonsexist Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 51
Money, Valuables and Personal Property at School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 52
Respect for Public Property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 52
School Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 52
School Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 52
School Employee Abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 52
Search and Seizure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 52
Sending Money to School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 53
Software Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 53
Special Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 54
Student Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 55-56
Common Area Expectations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 57-58
Stay After School for an Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 59
Student Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 59
Student Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 59
Personal Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 60
Tardiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 60
Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 60
Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 60
Visitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 60
Volunteers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 60
Withdrawing a Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 60

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                               CENTER POINT-URBANA
                            COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

                                                                Mission Statement

                            The mission of the Center Point-Urbana
                            Community School District is to develop
                            successful, life-long learners by providing
                            a safe, caring, and progressive
                            environment, a stimulating and relevant
                            curriculum, and a dedicated staff working
                            with supportive parents in a friendly,
                            small-town atmosphere.

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                                                 CPU's Successful Person
                  Developed by the students and community of the
          Center Point-Urbana School District in the 1997-1998 school year.

                                      Displays a              Commitment to learn and grow
                                                  seek knowledge
                                                  tries new ideas
                                                  learns from mistakes
                                                  sets and reaches goals (dedicated)
                                                  uses decision-making skills
                                                  solves problems

                                      Develops              Personal skills to build positive relationships
                                                  shows compassion
                                                  displays positive sense of humor
                                                  works cooperatively with others
                                                  is friendly
                                                  shows respect for others
                                                  communicates by listening and expressing ideas
                                                  challenges ideas, not people
                                                  looks for the good in people and situations first

                                      Uses a value system based on integrity
                                                  responsible
                                                  honest
                                                  drug-free
                                                  respects others, self, property and environment
                                                  hard-worker (dedicated)

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                            Together We Lead, Learn, and Grow

Vision for the CPU Middle School

           Lead, Learn, and Grow - Provide courses that ensure
            relevant curriculum and allow for expanded opportunities

           Lead, Learn, and Grow - Use updated technology to enhance
            teaching, engagement, and learning

           Lead, Learn, and Grow - Empower, promote, and improve
            citizenship while implementing leadership opportunities

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                                                            SCHOOL ADDRESS
                                                Center Point – Urbana Middle School

                                                                            Box 296

                                                            Center Point, Iowa 52213

                                                               Phone (319) 849-1102
                                                               www. cpuschools.org

                                                               SCHOOL HOURS
                         8:0O A.M at Center Point MS ........................................................ Breakfast Program Begins

                         7:45/8:00 A.M ............................................................................................... Teachers Arrive

                         8:15 A.M ............................................................................................................. Doors Open

                         8:23 A.M .................................................................................................. School Day Begins

                         11:43 A.M. – 12:05 P.M......................................................................Lunch Seventh Graders

                         12:15 A.M. – 12:38 P.M.......................................................................... Lunch Sixth Graders

                         12:52 P.M. - 1:15 P.M ..................................................................... Lunch for Eighth Graders

                         3:24 P.M .................................................................................................. Students Dismissed

                         3:45/4:00 P.M ............................................................................................ Teacher Day Ends

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ROOMS NUMBERS FOR THE CENTER POINT - URBANA MIDDLE SCHOOL

102…..Zimmerly
103…..Griswold
104…..Leedom
105…..Kellogg
106…..Miller
107…..Davidson
108…..Grieff
109…..Wenger
110…..Nelsen
111…..S. Vaupel/Robotics
112…..Sima
113…..Teacher’s Lounge
114….. Nurse
115…..Eggers
116…..Jacobs
118…..Stark
130…..Graven
134…..Monson
147…..Bardell
202….. Supply room for art
203…..Ridgeway
204…. Rigdon
205…..J. Brustkern
206…..A. Brustkern
207…..Mallie
208…..Heitshusen
209…..Staudacher
210…..A. Vaupel
211…..Grundmeyer/Computer Lab
212…..Hildebrandt
215…..O’Rourke
216…..Jaquette
217…..Grant
218…..Jacobi
219…..Storm Room
230…..Library

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                                                       Schedules for 2020-2021
  th
6 Grade
B1         Block I                                 8:23-8:40
B2         Block 2                                 8:42-9:43
B3         Block 3                                 9:55– 10:45
           Block 3.5                               10:45-11:05
B4         Block 4                                 11:05-11:47
B56        Block 5                                 11:47-12:16
Lunch 12:19-12:42
B66        Block 6                                 12:45-1:15
B76        Block 7                                 1:15-2:21
B8         Block 8                                 2:24-2:53
B9         Block 9                                 2:55-3:24

7th Grade
B1 Block 1        8:23-8:40
B2 Block 2        8:42-9:50
B3 Block 3        9:53– 11:01
B4 Block 4        11:04-11:43
Lunch 11:43-12:06
B57 Block 5       12:09-12:37
B67 Block 6       12:39-1:08
B77 Block 7       1:11-2:21
B8 Block 8        2:24-2:53
B9 Block 9        2:55-3:24

8th Grade
B1 Block 1                            8:23-8:40
B2 Block 2                            8:42-9:50
B3 Block 3                            9:53– 11:01
B4 Block 4                            11:04-11:43
B58 Block 5                           11:45-12:52
Lunch 12:52-1:13
B68 Block 6                           1:17-1:48
B78 Block 7                           1:50-2:21
B8 Block 8                            2:24-2:53
B9 Block 9                            2:55-3:24

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                                                                   30 Minute Late Start
                                                          8
                                                         30 Minute Late Start
                                                              th

8:53-9:06                                          B1
9:08-10:06                                         B2
10:09-11:06                                        B3
11:09-11:45                                        B4
11:48–12:52                                        B5
12:52-1:13                                         Lunch
1:17-1:48                                          B6
1:50-2:21                                          B7
2:24-2:53                                          B8
2:55-3:24                                          B9
                                                      7 30 Minute Late Start
                                                              th

8:53-9:06                                          B1
9:08-10:06                                         B2
10:09-11:06                                        B3
11:09-11:45                                        B4
11:48-12:09                                        Lunch
12:09-12:37                                        B5
12:39-1:08                                         B6
1:11-2:21                                          B7
2:21-2:53                                          B8
2:55-3:24                                          B9
                                                      6 30 Minute Late Start
                                                              th

8:53-9:06                                          B1
9:08-9:57                                          B2
9:58-10:47                                         B3
10:47-11:06                                        B3.5
11:09-11:47                                        B4
11:47-12:16                                        B5
12:19-12:42                                        Lunch
12:45-1:15                                         B6
1:15-2:21                                          B7
2:24-2:53                                          B8
2:55-3:24                                          B9

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                                                 2 Hour Late Start Schedule
                                                                    8 2 Hour Late Start
                                                                      th

10:23-10:25                                       B1
10:27 - 11:10                                     B2
11:13 – 11:47                                     B4
11:50- 12:36                                      B3
12:36-12:57                                       Lunch
1:00-1:43                                         B5
1:45-2:06                                         B6
2:09-2:30                                         B7
2:33-2:57                                         B8
2:59-3:24                                         B9

                                                                    7 2 Hour Late Start
                                                                      th

10:23-10:25                                       B1
10:27 - 11:10                                     B2
11:13– 11:47                                      B4
11:47-12:06                                       Lunch
12:08-12:57                                       B3
1:00-1:21                                         B5
1:24 –1:43                                        B6
1:45-2:30                                         B7
2:33-2:57                                         B8
2:59 -3:24                                        B9

                                                                       6th 2 Hour Late Start

10:23-10:25                                        B1
10:27 - 11:10                                      B2
11:10 – 11:47                                      B4
11:47-12:08                                        B5
12:08-12:30                                        Lunch
12:32-12:59                                        B6
1:00-1:43                                          B3
1:45-2:30                                          B7
2:33-2:55                                          B8
2:57-3:24                                          B9

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                                                                           Early Out Schedule
B1     8:23 – 8:40
B2    8:42 - 9:44
B3    9:47 - 10:48
B4    10:48-11:27
3 Core Class 11:27 – 12:45
 rd

7 Lunch 11:27-11:49
  th

6 Lunch 12:03-12:23
  th

8 lunch 12:27-12:45
  th

Dismiss at 12:45

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                                          Grading Using Standards-Based Learning
Purpose of Standards-Based Reporting

The primary purpose of reporting on standards in the Center Point-Urbana Middle School is to

           communicate achievement status of standards to students, parents, and others.

           report separately responsibility, organization, and other citizenship skills.

      Secondary purposes of reporting on standards include:

                   o     providing feedback to students for growth.

                   o     encouraging student progress.

                   o     self-monitoring of learning.

Foundational Practices of Standards-Based Reporting

           Practice, in or out of the classroom, is important for the understanding of standards. The purpose of
            practice is so that on an assessment the student can show that he/she understands a standard. Students
            are expected to complete practice with integrity. Practice assignments will not be included as part of
            the final report.

           Grades will be based on what the student is able to show he/she has learned. Therefore, extra credit
            will not be given at any time.

           Students will be allowed multiple opportunities to demonstrate their level of understanding of
            classroom standards in various ways. Reassessments will be allowed for assessments. If a standard is
            going to be assessed again later in the grading period, that will be considered their
            reassessment. Each teacher will have a reassessment policy. All students may           reassess and
            will earn the most recent score.

Scale for Reporting Achievement on a Standard

                  4                                    3.5                                   3                                2                            1
                                                                                  Proficiency with the
                                                                                        standard
          Demonstrates                           Demonstrates                         Demonstrates                     Demonstrates                   With Help . . .
   inference and application of                     thorough                       understanding of                       partial                     Demonstrates
          the standard.                        understanding of                     course or grade                  understanding of                   minimal
                                                course or grade                      level standard.                  course or grade               understanding of
                                                 level standard                                                       level standard.                course or grade
                                                                                                                                                     level standard.

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                                                      Proficiency Scale for Behavior
                                            These scores will not be figured into the final grade

Standard: 21st Century Skill - Student actively engages in learning. Some examples may include taking notes,
participating in class discussions, using class time productively, completing example problems and
recommended practices.

                    +                                              /                                               -

  Does all of the time Does some of the time Doesn’t do it enough

Standard: 21st Century Skill - Student treats others with respect. Some examples may include being
trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, caring, positive and upstanding citizens.

                    +                                              /                                               -

  Does all of the time Does some of the time Doesn’t do it enough

                                                                     Proficiency Scales AR

Read and comprehend text in an appropriate range that meets the individual's grade equivalent for reading. (AR1)

Read and comprehend text in an appropriate range that meets the individual's grade equivalent for reading. (AR2)

Read and comprehend text in an appropriate range that meets the individual's grade equivalent for reading. (AR3)

Read and comprehend text in an appropriate range that meets the individual's grade equivalent for reading. (AR4)

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                                                 4             3.5           3               2              1               0
                                          100% - 85%                        80%        70% - 65%          60%           59% and
                                                                           - 75%                                         below

Read routinely and comprehend text over short and extended time frames. (AR Points)

                                         4               3.5                3                2                  1                0
                                   100% - 96%        95% - 90%         89% - 80%        79% - 70%         69%-60%        59% and below

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                                   A Guide for AR (Accelerated Reader)
This is a step-by-step overview of the Accelerated Reader Program. The goal of the program is to
have students read independently and improve reading comprehension.

           The student will take a STAR reading test on the computer every fall winter and spring. This
            test has many different types of questions ranging from reading comprehension questions to
            identifying correct terminology such as theme. This test will give the student a book level
            range that they can read from. The book level is NOT a grade level. For instance, a book
            level of 4.7 does not mean that this is a 4th grade book.
           The student will have a folder that has their book range on it. It also has the score they earned
            on the STAR test. They will record their test score on a pink sheet every time they take the
            test. This sheet will be kept in their folder.
           The student will then find a book in their book range. The book range allows the student read
            books that are challenging but not too difficult. They can use the school library, the public
            library, or an e-book. It does not have to be a book in our library. There are over 130,000
            books in the program. The following website can assist you in finding books in this program.
            http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx
           The student will have to read three books and pass the tests during the 1st quarter in 6th
            grade. They will have to read and pass the test on four books for the other quarters. The 6th
            grade language arts teachers will assist all students with the first book as they will read it
            together and then take the test together. 7th Graders will need to read 4 books and pass the
            tests each quarter The 8th Grade will have only a point goal each quarter.
           The student will also have a point goal for each quarter. The goal is determined by their score
            on the STAR test. As the years go on, the student and teacher work together to determine the
            goal for each quarter.
           The tests are taken on the computer during school time.
           The scores they earn on the AR tests do go in the gradebook for language arts. Ten percent of
            their grade will be the scores they earn on the AR tests. If a student gets an 85% or above, it
            goes in the gradebook as a 100%. Passing the test means they earned a 60% or a 70%
            depending on how many questions there are on the test. Students may not retake a test.
           Each time they take a STAR test their book level can change. We do always take the highest
            score the student has ever earned for their book level.
           Students earn $1 in CPU Money for every 4 points they earn reading. We have a reading
            store at the end of the year where they can purchase items!

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                                                               MIDDLE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

7th & 8th Grade Athletics:

                         Football                  Cheerleading

                         Volleyball                Drill Team

                         Basketball                Baseball

                         Wrestling                 Softball

                         Track                     Cross-Country

            Music:
                         6th Grade Band                                      6th Grade Chorus

                         7th & 8th Grade Band                                7th & 8th Grade Chorus

Band and choir are considered courses and can only be dropped the first 10 days of each semester.

            Middle School Play:

                         Open to all students
                                                                                          Spring Musical/Play

Coaches/Directors will file their individual management plans with students at the beginning of each
scheduled season. For additional information/questions regarding co-curricular activities contact
Mr. Tupa, Principal at 319/849-1102 and/or Mr. Kriegel, Activity Director at 319/849-1102, during the regular school day.

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                                     RULES REGARDING PARTICIPATION OF
                                      STUDENTS ON NON-SCHOOL TEAMS

The regulations that follow are intended to help the student and parent understand the applicable Department of Education,
Iowa High School Athletic Association, Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, and local school rules that are applicable
to situations in which students are participating in non-school sponsored teams.

Section I: PARTICIPATION ON NON-SCHOOL TEAMS DURING A SPORT SEASON

A. A high school student (grades 9-12) who participates in school sponsored athletics may not participate in a non-school
sponsored sport during the same season except that:
        1) a student may participate on a non-school sponsored softball or baseball team during the school season with
advance, written approval of the superintendent of schools, and
        2) a student may participate on a church youth group team when the primary purpose is fellowship, not
competition, with the advance, written approval of the superintendent of schools.

When allowed under these exceptions, such outside participation shall not conflict with the school sponsored activity.

The penalty for violation is loss of eligibility in that sport for one calendar year from the date of the violation.

B. For all students in grades 7-8, both Girls' Union and Boys' Association rules allow participation on a non-school sport
team during the same sport season. No written permission from the Superintendent is required.

The district does require that such participation shall not conflict with the school sponsored activity. The penalty of
violation of this provision shall be determined and enforced by the school team coach.

Section II:          OUT-OF-SEASON PARTICIPATION ON NON-SCHOOL SPONSORED TEAMS

For grades 7-12, a student may participate on a non-school team in a sport that is out-of-season without loss of eligibility.
No permission from the Superintendent of Schools/designated Representative is required.

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Section III:         USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES/EQUIPMENT BY NON-SCHOOL SPONSORED TEAMS

Any request for use of school facilities, equipment, sign-up or organizational meetings, or messages to be delivered at
school or on school time will be denied unless the following conditions have been met:
         A. Permission has been granted in advance by the Superintendent of Schools/designated representative.

            B.       All CPU students in the eligible group (sex/grade/age/team) are invited and welcome to participate and the
                     fee to participate, if any, is within the range that most of our students could afford.

            C.       Participation will not interfere in any way with other school sponsored activities.
School-owned uniforms may not be used under any circumstances by non-school teams in grades 7-12.

Section IV:          SCHOOL COACHES COACHING NON-SCHOOL SPONSORED TEAMS

            A.       Department of Education rules specifically forbid high school coaches from coaching a non-school
                     sponsored team of high school students of the same gender in the same sport in which they coach a school
                     sponsored team. High school coaches are also restricted by the Department of Education camps and clinics
                     rules.

            B.       Department of Education and Association rules allow coaches of 7th and 8th grade students to coach any non-
                     school teams outside the school sponsored sports season.

            C.       In addition to the above, the Center Point-Urbana Community School District, as the employer, forbids its
                     contracted coaches from coaching a non-school team in any sport that the individual coaches for the school
                     unless the conditions outlined in Section III, subsection A, B, and C are met.

The rules of the various entities that govern sports are varied. This is not intended to summarize every rule. It is the
responsibility of the participant, coach, and parent to know the rules that may affect the eligibility, health and safety of a
participant.

Nothing in Section I and II of this rule is intended to prohibit a student from participating in events including but not limited
to the Iowa Games or from trying out for the United States Olympic team. A student athlete who desires to participate in
these or similar events may compete with the knowledge and consent of the applicable governing organization.

              ADOPTION:                 February 13, 1995                REVIEWED: 3/20/02                                        REVISED: 12/17/97

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CENTER POINT - URBANA MIDDLE SCHOOL PARTICIPATION POLICY
These steps will be followed for students that are placed in detention/suspension. The period for enforcement runs from
the 1st practice to the last game of that sport.

1.     First detention/suspension - a contract will be sent to the coach.

2.     Second detention/suspension - results in loss of one full game.

3.     Each detention/suspension thereafter results in another game suspension.

                                    CENTER POINT - URBANA MIDDLE SCHOOL
                                          PARTICIPATION CONTRACT

Student Name: _____________________________________________________

Date: _____________________________________________________________

Reason for detention/suspension:

I, ________________________________________________________________ , understand that since I received a
detention/suspension this season, I must serve the detention/suspension, sign this contract with my coach, and inform my
parents of the situation.

I understand that I am representing the Center Point - Urbana Middle School and I believe that good
conduct in school is expected of all participants.

I also understand a second detention/suspension will result in me missing a game.

_______________________________________________                                           _________________________________________
Student Signature                                                                         Coach Signature

________________________________________________                                          __________________________________________
Parent Signature                                                                          Date

                                        This contract is to be returned to the Principal the following day!

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Scholastic Eligibility
 Students must pass (F is failing) all courses. Grades will be checked for ineligibility at every mid-term and every quarter throughout
the year. Ineligibility lasts for ½ a quarter. Eligibility will be reviewed in one week increments by the 7 th and 8th grade teachers in that
class until the next mid-term or quarter, whichever comes first. Students will continue to practice for the activity, but will not be
eligible to perform in contests. For example, if a student earns an F in math at the mid-term of the first quarter, they will be ineligible
to participate in contests during the next week upon notification. The grade in math will be checked every week until the quarter ends.
If it is an F, the student will not be allowed to participate in contests for the next week.

The grade will be checked every week during this 4 1/2 week period, if the grade is above an F, participation will occur, below and F,
ineligibility.

Students who have incomplete grades at the quarter or semester will be declared ineligible until the schoolwork is completed unless
there are unusual circumstances for the incomplete grade.

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PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK
                                                                                                                                                        Code No. 104
                                                                                                                                                          Page 1 of 3
ANTI-BULLYING/HARASSMENT POLICY

Harassment and bullying of students and employees are against federal, state and local policy, and are not tolerated by the
board. The board is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of
the school community are treated with dignity and respect. To that end, the board has in place policies, procedures, and
practices that are designed to reduce and eliminate bullying and harassment as well as processes and procedures to deal
with incidents of bullying and harassment. Bullying and harassment of students by other students, by school employees,
and by volunteers who have direct contact with students will not be tolerated in the school or school district.

The board prohibits harassment, bullying, hazing, or any other victimization, of students, based on any of the following
actual or perceived traits or characteristics, including but not limited to, age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion,
marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability,
ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Harassment against
employees based upon the employee’s race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion,
age or disability is also prohibited.

This policy is in effect while students or employees are on property within the jurisdiction of the board; while on school-
owned or school-operated vehicles; while attending or engaged in school-sponsored activities; and while away from
school grounds if the misconduct directly affects the good order, efficient management and welfare of the school or
school district.

If, after an investigation, a student is found to be in violation of this policy, the student shall be disciplined by appropriate
measures which may include suspension or expulsion. If after an investigation a school employee is found to be in
violation of this policy, the employee shall be disciplined by appropriate measures which may include, termination. If
after an investigation a school volunteer is found to be in violation of this policy, the volunteer shall be subject to
appropriate measures which may include exclusion from school grounds. “Volunteer” means an individual who has
regular, significant contact with students.

When looking at the totality of the circumstances, harassment and bullying mean any electronic, written, verbal, or
physical act or conduct toward a student which is based on any actual or perceived trait or characteristic of the student and
which creates an objectively hostile school environment that meets one or more of the following conditions:
         • Places the student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or property;
         • Has a substantially detrimental effect on the student’s physical or mental health;
         • Has the effect of substantially interfering with the student’s academic performance; or
         • Has the effect of substantially interfering with the student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the
         services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.

Approved 11/18/09 Reviewed Revised

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                                                                                                                                                        Code No. 104
                                                                                                                                                          Page 2 of 3

“Electronic” means any communication involving the transmission of information by wire, radio, optical cable,
electromagnetic, or other similar means. “Electronic” includes but is not limited to communication via electronic mail,
internet-based communications, pager service, cell phones, electronic text messaging or similar technologies.

Harassment and bullying may include, but are not limited to, the following behaviors and circumstances:
     Repeated remarks of a demeaning nature;
     Implied or explicit threats concerning one's grades, achievements, property, etc.;
     Demeaning jokes, stories, or activities directed at the student; and/or,
     Unreasonable interference with a student's performance.

Sexual harassment of a student by an employee means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other
verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
         • Submission to the conduct is made either implicitly or explicitly a term or condition of the student’s education
         or benefits;
         • Submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as the basis for academic decisions affecting that student; or,
         • The conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the student’s academic performance by
         creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive education environment.

In situations between students and school officials, faculty, staff, or volunteers who have direct contact with students
bullying and harassment may also include the following behaviors:
          • Requiring that a student submit to bullying or harassment by another student, either explicitly or implicitly, as a
            term or condition of the targeted student’s education or participation in school programs or activities; and/or,
          • Requiring submission to or rejection of such conduct as a basis for decisions affecting the student.

Any person who promptly, reasonably, and in good faith reports an incident of bullying or harassment under this policy to
a school official, shall be immune from civil or criminal liability relating to such report and to the person’s participation
in any administrative, judicial, or other proceeding relating to the report. Individuals who knowingly file a false complaint
may be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

Retaliation against any person, because the person has filed a bullying or harassment complaint or assisted or participated
in a harassment investigation or proceeding, is also prohibited. Individuals who knowingly file false harassment
complaints and any person who gives false statements in an investigation shall be subject to discipline by appropriate
measures, as shall any person who is found to have retaliated against another in violation of this policy. Any student
found to have retaliated in violation of this policy shall be subject to measures up to, and including, suspension and
expulsion. Any school employee found to have retaliated in violation of this policy shall be subject to measures up to, and
including, termination of employment. Any school volunteer found to have retaliated in violation of this policy shall be
subject to measures up to, and including, exclusion from school grounds.

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                                                                                                                                                        Code No. 104
                                                                                                                                                          Page 3 of 3

The school or school district will promptly and reasonably investigate allegations of bullying or harassment. The
appropriate building principal or designee will be responsible for handling all complaints by students alleging bullying or
harassment. The appropriate building principal or designee will be responsible for handling all complaints by employees
alleging harassment.

It also is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the investigator and principals, to develop
procedures regarding this policy. The superintendent also is responsible for organizing training programs for students,
school officials, faculty, staff, and volunteers who have direct contact with students. The training will include how to
recognize harassment and what to do in case a student is harassed. It will also include proven effective harassment
prevention strategies. The superintendent will also develop a process for evaluating the effectiveness of the policy in
reducing bullying and harassment in the school district.

The board will annually publish this policy. The policy may be publicized by the following means:
• Inclusion in the student handbook,
• Inclusion in the employee handbook
• Inclusion in the registration materials
• Inclusion on the school or school district’s web site,
• and a copy shall be made to any person at the Central Administrative Office at 102 Trader Street, Center Point, Iowa
52213.

Legal References: 20 U.S.C. §§ 1221-1234i (2006).
                 29 U.S.C. § 794 (2006).
                 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d-2000d-7 (2006).
                 42 U.S.C. §§ 12001 et. seq. (2006).
                 Senate File 61, 1st Regular Session, 82nd General Assembly, (2009).
                 Iowa Code §§ 216.9; 280.3 (2009).
                 281 I.A.C. 12.3(6).
                 Morse v. Frederick, 127 S.Ct. 2618 (2007)

Cross References:

                         502 Student Rights and Responsibilities
                         503 Student Discipline
                         506 Student Records

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                                                                                                                                                  Code No. 104 E

                                                             Bullying Behavior Definition
When looking at the totality of the circumstances, bullying creates an objectively hostile school
environment.
                  Places the student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or property
                  Has a substantially detrimental effect on the student’s physical or mental health
                  Has the effect of substantially interfering with the student’s academic performance;
                   or
                  Has the effect of substantially interfering with the student’s ability to participate in or
                   benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.

Bullying occurs when one of the above conditions and all of the following conditions are met;
                  An intentional act that is unwelcome or awareness that the behavior could cause fear,
                   distress or harm that is verbal, physical or psychological/relational.
                                o Fear, distress or harm could be defined as but is not limited to:

                         - Directly; hitting kicking, shoving, spitting, taunting, name-calling, using degrading
                         comments, threatening or obscene gestures.
                         -Indirectly; spreading rumors, getting another person to bully someone, causing another
                         person to be socially isolated.
           A repetition over time of the behavior or a single incident of physical injury or physical
            aggression that could lead to physical injury.
               A real or perceived imbalance of power.
                            o This imbalance of power may be physical (e.g. physical size), or psychological
                               (intellect, ability, or popularity), socio-economic or group size.
Cyber-bullying occurs when all of the following conditions are met;
                  Information is sent to more than one person and/or one person repeatedly.
                  An intentional act that is unwelcome or awareness that the information could cause fear,
                   distress or harm.

Resources Used:
SF 61
CPU Board Policy 103
AEA 267 Definition
Olweus/PBIS Bully Training on 6/14/12
Easton Bullying Investigation System, 2013

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Attendance
Since good progress in school depends to a great extent upon great attendance, each student should
strive to maintain an excellent attendance record. An unexcused absence is considered truancy. The
time missed must be made up by serving in-school suspension, after school detentions or working on
service projects at school or in the community. The principal will determine the equitable makeup
time. Students involved in co-curricular activities must report to school by 12:00 p.m. to be able to
participate or attend in an after school practice or contest. Exceptions would be made for funeral or
medical/dental appointments. If a student is absent the full day or at the end of the day, they will not
be admitted to an evening or after school function.

            Attendance Times

If a student is at an appointment and comes before 10:00, they are not counted absent.

If a student is late for school and arrives before 10:00, they are tardy.

If a student arrives between 10:00 and 1:00 from being ill, late or for an appointment, they are
considered a ½ day absent.

If a student is gone for an appointment and leaves after 11:00 and returns before 1:00, they are not
considered missing any school.

If a student leaves after 2:00 ill, or for an appointment, they will not be considered missing any
school.

                                    Center Point – Urbana School District
                                                         K-8 Attendance Policy
The Center Point – Urbana School District believes that attendance is an essential life-long habit. It also is a way to help
students learn as much as possible. The State of Iowa is requiring all buildings to meet attendance goals that are set by
the state. Our goal is to have 95% attendance for the entire year. This is missing 7 days of school per year. This policy is
established to allow the school and home to work together to create good habits of attendance.

A student who misses 10 days of school will be getting a letter sent to their home. This letter is just a reminder about
good attendance and offering any assistance to help the student have better attendance in the future.

A student who misses 15 days of school will be required to be part of a group that will meet to develop a plan for the rest
of the school year. The student and parents will be notified by letter that 15 days have been missed. Contacts will be
made by the school to arrange a meeting to develop a plan for the rest of the school year. The meeting will include the
student, a parent/guardian, and the principal or prevention coordinator. The form below will be used to develop the plan.
If the parents and student refuses to have the meeting, the prevention coordinator or school resource officer will be
contacted to pursue further interventions

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Date

To the parents of                                          :

                   has missed 10 days of school so far this year. There is a direct correlation between attendance and
academic achievement. While some of the absences are legitimate, it certainly can interfere with academic progress.
This note is not intended to be demeaning or punitive, I do want to offer any assistance the school can offer.

Students and teachers have goals to meet during the year. It is difficult to do so when students aren’t here. They can’t
learn when they aren’t here and they also can’t be taught. Superb attendance is also a life skill that is very important in
which to develop strong habits.

Over the years, our school has had good attendance. This year our school has an attendance goal that the state is requiring
us to meet. The goal is to have 95% attendance for the entire year. This means that, on average, students can miss seven
days of school. Missing seven days a year is too many in most cases. If you have any questions, give me a call at your
earliest convenience.

Sincerely,

Principal

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Date

To the parents of                                          :

                   has missed 15 days of school so far this year. The Center Point- Urbana School District Attendance
Policy states that a meeting will occur to create a plan to diminish the number of absences.

The school will contact you to arrange the meeting, if they haven’t done so already.

Sincerely,

Principal

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Plan for Successful Attendance

Student_________________________________Date__________
A list of those at the meeting:

Why is the student missing school?

What can be done to delete/change the reasons?

Plan for good attendance in the future.

The plan will include:
The student will need to bring a note from a medical professional to have an excused absence. If there is an appointment,
the only excused time will be for the appointment, not for the entire day. A note will need to be brought to the office
concerning the missed time.

Student Signature _____________________________________________

Parent/ Guardian Signature ______________________________________

Principal/ Prevention Coordinator _________________________________
.

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Illness

Parents should call the school office by 8:20 A.M. if their son/daughter is ill. If no call is received, our school
secretary will telephone the student's home - a safety precaution. If telephone contact is made, there is no need
to write a note. If telephone contact is not made, parents are asked to send a note containing the date of
absence, reason for absence, and their signature.

Non-illness Absence

If a student must miss school for reasons other than illness, please notify the student's teacher and the
office as far in advance as possible. This will allow for a minimum disruption of classroom work.

Accident Procedures/Emergency Information Card

The school is equipped to render first aid only. In case of serious accident, the Center Point Emergency Unit
will be called and you will be notified promptly. You will be asked to fill out a sheet indicating your home
phone number, telephone number at work of both parents, family physician, and an emergency phone number
of a neighbor or relative who could be in charge of your child and his needs when you cannot be reached.
Please be sure that the neighbor or relative is aware that you have given their number as an emergency phone
number. If at any point during the school year this information changes, notify the school immediately, so that
we may keep our records up-to-date.

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Activity Bus
An activity bus will leave the middle school each afternoon to return students to Urbana. This bus is provided for those
middle school students who are involved in school activities. Times are set for pick-up. Students should not be in the
middle school unless accompanied by a coach or there is an emergency.

There will be detention after school. If a teacher wants a student to remain after school for disciplinary reasons, parents
will be notified and will be required to provide transportation from school.

Arrival Time
All students must be seated in their classroom by 8:23 A.M. Doors will be opened for students to enter at 8:15 A.M.
Students involved in the breakfast program may enter the cafeteria door at 8:00 A. M. in CP. Only students eating
breakfast at school will be permitted in the cafeteria.

Students arriving before 8: 15 A.M. may enter the building only with permission of a teacher. Parents of students living
in town are encouraged to not have their children arrive before 8:15 A.M., if they are not eating breakfast.

Beverages

           Students are not to bring beverages (example: pop, juice, coffee or bottled water) into school or to school events.
           Vending machine beverages (water) are available: before, after, and during school hours with the permission of
            the teacher.
           Classes which have a treat - the student may have a water purchased at the school, a drink bought by the
            teacher/sponsor or a drink in an unopened container opened in front of the teacher.

Bicycles

Riding a bicycle to school is a privilege. Students are asked to follow proper safety rules. Bicycles should be parked in
designated racks and may not be bothered during school hours. The school reserves the right to deny biking privileges to
any student abusing the policy.

Once the student arrives on school property, they are to dismount and walk their bicycle to the proper rack. Students may
want to lock their bicycles while parked on school property

Bus Procedures

All students will get off and get on the bus at their attendance center each day unless permission is given by
the building principal.

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The privilege of riding a school bus carries with it some responsibilities on the part of the student.
Students will be rewarded for following the expectations below.

                                                          CPU Bus Expectations
                                                                           Upstanding Citizen
             Caring                                   Positive         Respectful         Responsible
        Use Kind Words                       Greet the Bus Driver and                     Go Directly to Your Seat                     Be Ready 4 to 5 Minutes
                                                      Others                                                                                   Early
                                                                                          Sit and Stay in Your Seat
                                                                                               Facing Forward                             Take Care of the Bus

                                                                                            Keep Out of the Aisle                    Pick up After Yourself and
                                                                                                                                              Others
                                                                                      Keep Your Hands and Feet to
                                                                                              Yourself                                   Enter and Exit Safely

A passenger may be denied the privilege of bus transportation if they do not follow the CPU Bus
Expectations.

Prohibited Behaviors and Consequences

Examples of Prohibited Behaviors:
    Obscene gestures, loud or vulgar language
    Conversation when the bus crosses railroad tracks
    Passing and crowding when entering or exiting the bus
    Sitting with feet in the aisles
    Putting book bags or other materials in the aisle of the bus
    Talking to the bus driver when the bus is in motion
    Eating or drinking on the bus
    Putting hands, arms, or head through an open window
    Throwing objects
    Damaging seats with feet or sharp objects off seats.
    Changing seats
    Bringing live animals on the bus
    Taking someone’s property

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Bus Procedures continued
Consequences for Not Following CPU Bus Expectations:

1ST OFFENSE– Verbal reprimand by driver and a bus conduct form will be filed with the appropriate building
administrator.

2ND OFFENSE– Driver will file a bus conduct report with the appropriate building administrator. An administrator will
place the student on probation for the remainder of the school year.

3RD OFFENSE– Third bus conduct report the student will be removed from riding ALL buses for two (2) days.

4TH OFFENSE– Fourth bus conduct report will result in a five (5) day suspension from all bus riding. A meeting with
the bus driver and administration will occur before the student is reinstated.

5TH OFFENSE– Fifth bus conduct report filed will result in a minimum of ten (10) days from all bus riding with a
possible suspension of riding privileges for the remainder of the year or administrative discretion. A meeting with the bus
driver and administration will occur before the student is reinstated.

Fighting – (defined as “a hostile encounter of anger and blows to another”) or Bullying/Harassment may be disciplined as
an automatic “THIRD OFFENSE” for first incident and progressing to the “FOURTH OFFENSE” for additional
incidents.

Shuttle Bus (Before and After School)

The bus will pick-up students in front of the Intermediate building. Students should arrive by 8:03. They should be
outside in the loading area. No students should be in the hallway or in the intermediate building itself, unless
accompanied by a teacher, coach or with special permission.

The bus will arrive back in Urbana at 3:35. Students will be dropped off in front of the intermediate school on West Main
Street. Students should leave the area, unless arrangements have been made.

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