PARENT-STUDENT HANDBOOK SELBY AREA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018-2019

 
PARENT-STUDENT HANDBOOK SELBY AREA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018-2019
PARENT-STUDENT HANDBOOK
  SELBY AREA ELEMENTARY
    SCHOOL 2018-2019
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Absences                                                     7
Activity Tickets                                           18
Bus Rules                                                  19
Cell Phones/Non-Educational Devices                        10
Daily Work/Make-Up Work                                     10
Discipline Plan                                              7
Dress Code                                                 16
Elementary Schedule                                          6
Extra Curricular Activities                                18
Field Trips                                                15
Fire & Civil Defense Drills                                18
Grading System                                             16
Head Lice Policy                                           15
Health Services                                            12
Hot lunch                                                  18
Insurance                                                  18
Lost and Found                                             18
Medication in School                                       11
Mission Statement                                            3
Parent Complaint Procedure                                 17
Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences                         16
Pets in School                                             11
Philosophy                                                   3
Public Notification for Release of Directory Information   20
Public Notification of Rights Under FERPA                  21
Recess Weather Procedures                                    9
Retention                                                  17
School Activities                                          15
School Closing                                             16
School Colors, Team Name, School Song                        4
School Day                                                   7
School Rules                                                 8
School Supply List                                         22
Signature Page                                             26
Special Classes                                            17
Staff                                                        5
Student Communicable Diseases                              12
Student Communicable Disease Guidelines                    13
Student Regulations                                        11
Suspension                                                 16
Technology Use Policy                                      24
Telephone Calls                                            11
Transferring Students                                      15
Visitors                                                     7

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GENERAL INFORMATION

PHILOSOPHY

The philosophic statement to follow is entitled “Educational Guideposts.” It consists of an
introductory statement, a list of characteristics of a good school, and a list of aims for a good
school.

MISSION STATEMENT

“School and Community Providing Life-Long Learners With Knowledge and Skills For Success—
Today and Tomorrow”

A) Educational Guideposts
        The purpose of the educational process is to guide and direct individuals through those
experiences, which will best enable them to gain the understanding, abilities, and controls necessary
for successful everyday living in our society.

        We believe the role of education to be social, physical, mental, emotional, and moral
development of each child to the limit of his/her capacity in order that he/she may become a
contributing member in our democratic way of life.

B) Characteristics of a good school
       1) Pride in the school on the part of the pupils and teachers, and on the part of the
           community.
       2) Serves as a community center.
       3) Makes use of its community resources.
       4) Financial backing necessary to attract and hold competent personnel and to provide
           adequate facilities and materials.
       5) Enjoys good relationships with institutions of higher learning and other schools.
       6) Participation in policy making by those concerned with the application and fulfillment
           of the policy.
       7) All personnel are happy in their association with one another.
       8) Learning activities should be the result of teacher/pupil planning within the limit of
           pupil maturity.
       9) A school that is organized and operates with maximum efficiency.
       10) A class load that makes a qualitative program possible.
       11) A planned program of pupil personnel guidance procedures.
       12) A staff who continually strives toward self-and-curriculum-improvement and who is
           aware of the twelve-year program of instruction.

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C) Aims of a good school
      1) Teach boys and girls to think and to be constructively critical of self as well as others.
      2) Develop a knowledge, attitude, and skill, which will make each child an active
           participating citizen.
      3) Promote physical and mental health in each child and harmonize living with one
           another.
      4) Teach the fundamental processes to the limit of the individual capacity.
      5) Develop high moral ideals and the application of them to daily living.
      6) Guide the pupil through a vocational plan, which will include interests, abilities,
           aptitudes, necessary exploration, and job opportunities.
      7) Develop appreciation of other peoples, their ideas and their opinions.
      8) Equip the child so that he/she may make worthy use of leisure time.
      9) Provide consumer education and knowledge of how to budget and spend money wisely.
      10) To develop good relationship between school and the community.

D) Organization of the school
      1) It shall be the policy of the Board of education to review and bring up-to-date these
          board policies when necessary. However, most changes should not be instituted
          without 30 days consideration.
      2) The Selby area School District will follow a K-6 plan; grades 7 & 8 Junior High, and 4
          years of High School in grades 9-12.
      3) The Board of Education shall determine the beginning day of school. The school term
          shall continue for four periods of nine weeks each with a minimum of 962.5 hours.

                 SCHOOL COLORS, TEAM NAME, SCHOOL SONG

School Colors: Purple and Gold                          Coop Colors: Purple, Gold & Black
School Name: Selby Area Lions                           Coop Name: Herreid Selby Area
School Song: (Tune: “Our Director”)                                      Wolverines
       Oh, here’s to Selby High School                  Coop Song:
       They’re bound to win.                                ( Tune: “Minnesota Rowser”)
       They’ll never falter,                            Wolverines our hats off to you
       Teamwork, courage                                To our colors we shall be ever true
       Altogether win the battle;                       Wolverines we’ll cheer loud for you
       Let’s cheer them onward                          Cheer the team from HSA
       They’re bound to win!                            We will make opponents pay
       Boost, Boost for victory                         Cheer on the Wolverines
       And we will win.                                         (repeat)

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STAFF

Superintendent of Schools/Principal           Darrel McFarland

Preschool/Title                               Naomi Eilert

Kindergarten                                  Pam Rabenberg

Grade 1                                       Kari Skersick

Grade 2                                       Robin Rau

Grade 3                                       Marnie Goehring

Grade 4                                       Kim Biel

Grade 5                                       Linda Schanzenbach

Grade 6                                       Alexis Hettick

PS-12 PE                                      Todd Obele

Elementary Band/Music                         Nate Collins

Speech Therapist                              Peggy Gereau

Special Education                             Taylor Anthony

Bus Supervisor                                Tom Miklos

Paraprofessional                              Brandie Bohle

Paraprofessional                              Michelle Knecht

Paraprofessional                              Bridgett Dryer

Paraprofessional                              Dawn Holzer

Custodians                                    David Martin
                                              Rodney Werkmeister

Food Service Director                         Janine Arbach

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ELEMENTARY SCHEDULE
                                      2018-2019

                                       8:30 -- School Begins
                                       3:25—Dismissal Time

AM RECESS
10:10-10:25 PK-3                                        COMPUTERS
PM RECESS                                               Kindergarten Mon-1:30-2:00
2:00-2:15 Kind                                          1st grade    Fri -2:50-3:20
                                                        2nd grade    Tues/Thurs-2:15-2:45
                                                         rd
                                                        3 grade      Tues/Thurs-2:45-3:15
NOON RECESS                                             4th grade    Mon/Wed-2:50-3:20
12:00-12:25 Grades 1-5                                  5th grade    Tues/Thurs-1:15-1:45
                                                        6th grade    Mon/Wed-2:15-2:45

LUNCH SCHEDULE                                                    LIBRARY
11:00 Kindergarten                                      PS             Mon 10:45-11:15
11:05 1st grade                                         Kindergarten Tues 2:50-3:20
11:10 2nd grade                                         1st grade      Thurs 1:45-2:15
11:15 6th grade                                         2nd grade      Wed 2:15-2:45
11:20 3rd grade                                         3rd grade      Wed 2:45-3:15
11:25 4th & 5th grade                                   4th grade      Thurs 2:50-3:20
                                                         th
                                                        5 grade        Wed 1:45-2:15
                                                        6th grade      Tues 2:15-2:45

MUSIC
9:30-10:00               Grade PS               Wednesday
12:30-1:00               Grade K                Monday, Wednesday, Alt Friday
12:30-1:00               Grade 1                Tuesday, Thursday, Alt. Friday
1:15-1:45                Grade 2                Tuesday, Thursday, Alt. Friday
1:15-1:45                Grade 3                Monday, Wednesday, Alt. Friday
1:45-2:15                Grade 4                Monday, Wednesday, Alt. Friday
1:45-2:15                Grade 5                Monday, Wednesday, Alt. Friday
1:45-2:15                Grade 6                Tuesday, Thursday, Alt. Friday

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
10:15-10:45    Grade PS                         Monday
12:30-1:00     Grade K                          Tuesday, Thursday, Alt. Friday
12:30-1:00     Grade 1                          Monday, Wednesday, Alt Friday
1:15-1:45      Grade 2                          Monday, Wednesday, Alt. Friday
1:15-1:45      Grade 3                          Tuesday, Thursday, Alt. Friday
1:45-2:15      Grade 4                          Tuesday, Thursday, Alt. Friday
1:45-2:15      Grade 5                          Tuesday, Thursday, Alt. Friday
1:45-2:15      Grade 6                          Monday, Wednesday, Alt. Friday

BAND
Grades 5-6               10:16-11:06

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POLICIES AND PROCEDURE

SCHOOL DAY

The school day will be from 8:30-3:25. If your children walk to school, please gauge the time s/he
leaves for school so they do not arrive at the school before 8:00. Any students coming before 8:15
must wait and be supervised in the school lobby.

School will officially begin in the afternoon at 12:00 for student grades K-3 and 12:30 for grades 4-
6. Any student not present at this time will be considered absent or tardy.

A student who arrives at school late, but does arrive before the midpoint in either the morning
(10:30 AM) or afternoon (2:00 PM), is judged tardy. A student who arrives after midpoint in either
morning or afternoon will be judged ½ or one day absent, whichever is appropriate.

ABSENCES

If your child is absent from school, notify the school as soon as possible. Each day of absence
should be reported. The school will telephone parents if the child is absent from school. If your
child is anticipating being absent; please inform the school immediately so arrangements and
assignments can be given.

When absences become to numerous, the parents will be notified either by phone or letter. Plans
will be implemented to improve attendance.

VISITORS

Parents and other people of the community are most welcome as visitors at any time. Before a
child comes to visit, please call the office to make arrangements.

Please limit the amount of times your child has an overnight visit with a friend on a school night.
This greatly affects the child’s performance on the following school day.

DISCIPLINE PLAN

The Selby Area Elementary School has developed goals to establish an atmosphere in which
children feel safe, secure and happy, and most important, have a maximum opportunity to learn.

This Discipline Plan addresses the appropriate behaviors we encourage of students.

        The school wide goal is:
               To use appropriate behavior
                      1) To be orderly.
                      2) To be respectful of self and others.
                      3) To keep hands, feet and other objects to yourself.
                      4) No bullying

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SCHOOL RULES:

   1. Be Orderly:
            We encourage students to:
                  1. Walk quietly without pushing or shoving.
                  2. Pass promptly to destination.
                  3. Wear hats only at designated times.
                  4. Enter the building quietly.

   2. Be Respectful Of Self And Others:
             We encourage students to:
                     1. Be quiet and courteous.
                     2. Not use abusive language (oral and written).
                     3. Not use inappropriate gestures or touching.
                     4. Receive permission to use other people’s property or materials.

   3. Keep, Hands, Feet, And Other Objects To Yourself:
             We encourage students to:
                    1. Walk without jumping up and hitting overhead doorways or bells.
                    2. Walk along hallways without marking walls.
                    3. Refrain from defacing school property or other student’s personal
                        property.

    4. No Bullying:

Definition: Bullying consists of physical, verbal, written or electronic conduct directed
toward a student that is so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it: has the
purpose of effecting, or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive academic
environment, or has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with a
student’s academic performance which deprives the student access to educational
opportunities.

Students/parents may report incidents of bullying to their teacher, playground supervisor or
building principal. The administration is responsible for investigating reports of bullying.

LUNCHROOM RULES:
         We encourage students to:
               1. Wait in the lunch line quietly, keeping our hands to ourselves.
               2. Visit using indoor voices at our assigned tables.
               3. Use good table manners, with absolutely no throwing of food.
               4. Raise our hands when we need help.
               5. Remain seated until dismissed.
               6. Clean our table areas when dismissed.

PLAYGROUND RULES:
         1. All inappropriate activities that are harmful to self or others are discouraged:
            such as, sliding on the ice, snowball fighting, karate, “King of the Mountain”,
            snow hills, piggy back rides, pyramid building, etc.

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2. Due to danger of choking or injury, edible items on the playground are
                    discouraged.
                3. Due to bodily injury caused by wooden/metal bats; only students in grades 3-6
                    may play softball on the north end of the playground. Students in K-2 may
                    play Tee-Ball with plastic bats.
                4. For ones safety, do not play near the water tower or satellite dishes.
                5. Do not play near the classroom windows, since this will disturb other
                    classrooms.
                6. For one’s own safety and for closer supervision, you must stay within the
                    confines of the playground area. The alley and track are off-limits.
                7. Deliberate interruption of games in progress are discouraged.
                8. At the end of recess, quickly and quietly line up and wait for the recess
                    supervisor before entering the building.
                9. Proper use of swings includes:
                        A. Forward and backward swinging only.
                        B. No under pushes.
                        C. Twisting the chain is prohibited.
                        D. Only one person on the swing at a time.
                        E. Sitting only.
                10. Proper use of playground equipment:
                        A. Chicken fighting on bars is prohibited.
                        B. Take turns.
                11. Proper use of slides:
                        A. Sit down with feet first.
                        B. Climb steps only.
                        C. One person at a time.
                        D. Foreign materials on slide are prohibited.

** Other rules will be enforced based upon the discretion of the playground supervisor to ensure the
safety of the students.

Selby Area Elementary School
Recess Weather Procedures

Inside Recess will occur if

>If below -5F (Using windchill) for the 25-30 minute recess

>If below -10F (Using windchill) for the 15 minute recess

>Raining

If the gym is not accessible because of game nights, concerts, etc. and it is within an
acceptable temperature range we will take the students outdoors (sometimes this needs to
be a limited time-not for the entire recess). The Principal will decide in these
circumstances.

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Outdoor Recess

>-10F to 32F Students are required to wear winter clothes (hat, gloves, and winter coat,
boots and snow pants) regardless of the presence of snow.

>If temperatures are above the range stated and snow is still on the ground snow pants are
required.
>Once the snow has melted and temperatures have increased, students are allowed to
choose if they wear their snow pants or not. Sometimes due to the activities the students
participate in and muddy conditions, students are required to wear their snow pants beyond
stated temperatures.

>Wearing another pair of shoes in place of boots will not be allowed due to previous
problems.

>Students will be allowed to remove winter coats, hats, gloves, etc. or wear lighter jackets
upon approval of the recess supervisor.

                              Weather Data will be gathered from:
                                   www.Weatherbug.com
                                  Bankwest Temp. Display
                                      www.weather.com

CELL PHONE AND NON-EDUCATIONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY
Student use of cell phones, iPods, and /or non-educational electronics is prohibited during school
hours. All student devices must be turned off during school hours. The school phones may be used
by students in emergency situations and parents may contact students via the school land-line.
Devices that are left on during school hours will be confiscated and appropriate consequences will
be provided.

DAILY WORK/MAKE-UP WORK POLICY

The Selby Area Elementary School encourages students to be in attendance and to complete
assignments on time. It is important for students to be responsible for their daily work/make-up
work to reach maximum opportunity for learning. The following conditions are recommended:
        1. Students are encouraged to complete and turn in assignments to the classroom teacher
            the day it is required.
        2. If students have not completed their assignments, they are encouraged to stay after
            school that day to complete their work. Students will call parents to make plans for
            home arrangements.
            If students do not complete the required assignments for that day, a grade of zero will
            be given. This work will not be made-up. This is a choice made by the student and
            parent.
        3. If students have an excused absence, make-up work is required to be turned in to the
            classroom teacher as soon as possible. Each student will receive (2) days to make up
            one day missed. All incomplete make-up work will receive a grade of zero.

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TELEPHONE CALLS

           A. FOR STUDENTS:
               Telephone calls made by a child at the school office should be of an emergency nature.
Children are to make arrangements for after school activities before they arrive at school each day.
If it is necessary for parents to reach their child at the school, please call the school office.

        B. FOR PARENTS:
            It is suggested that parents wishing to contact a classroom teacher be prepared to leave
a message requesting the teacher to contact them at the teacher’s earliest convenience. Teachers
generally are not available to come to the telephone during the time school is in session.

PETS IN SCHOOL

Students/parents are not allowed to bring pets/animals to the school due to the danger of
transmitting communicable diseases such as rabies. These diseases may affect school-aged children
or school staff and be life threatening in nature. Allowances may be considered based upon special
circumstances and approval of the administration.

STUDENT REGULATIONS

Students cannot leave the school ground without written permission from parents. A child, eating
lunch at home, must bring a note.

At recess and noon hours, students are to remain on the playground at all times.

Guns, water guns, knives are not allowed in school.

Swearing and vulgar language will not be tolerated in school or on the playground and will receive
maximum punishment.

Students are expected to show proper respect to all school personnel at all times. It is the
responsibility of the school board, administration, and classroom teachers to make rules and
regulations for the governing of school behavior and conduct.

Willful or thoughtless destruction of school property by a student will result in student making full
restitution of all money required to fix or replace the damaged article.

MEDICATION IN SCHOOL

If your child needs to take any type of medication (aspirin included) please send a note with the
child stating what he/she needs to take and when. School personnel will not administer any
medication to students. However, parents can come to the school and give the medication or
parents can set up an appointment with the Selby Medical Clinic to have them administer the
medication. The school will provide the transportation from the school to the clinic and back. In
extreme cases, exceptions will be made after consideration with the administration and teachers.

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HEALTH SERVICES

The Selby Area School contracts health services with the Mobridge Regional Hospital through the
Walworth Community Health Office and the Good Samaritan Nursing Home Office. These
services include a health assessment for kindergarten and fifth grade. Scoliosis screening will be
given to the fifth grade. Vision screening will be given to kindergarten, third grade, and fifth grade.
Hearing screening will be given to kindergarten and fifth grade. Grades K-6 will also receive
health and personal hygiene education. Any of the above services will also be conducted for any
child referred by parents or school personnel.

STUDENT COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Students who are afflicted with a communicable contagious, and/or infectious disease and who are
infected with communicable parasites or who are liable to transmit such a disease or parasite may
be excluded from school attendance.

The board recognizes the need and right of all children to receive free and appropriate education.

A determination of whether an infected student be excluded from the classroom or school activities
shall be made on a case-by-case basis, under the direction of the principal/building administrator or
designee.

In situations where the decision requires additional expertise and knowledge, the building
administrator will refer the case to an advisory committee for assistance in the decision-making.

        The advisory committee may be composed of:
               1. A representative from the State Health Department.
               2. The student’s physician.
               3. The student’s parents or guardian(s).
               4. The school principal or designee.
               5. The school health service’s supervisor.
               6. The superintendent or designee.
               7. Primary teacher(s).

          In making the determination, the advisory committee shall consider:
                  1. The behavior, developmental level, and others in the school setting.
                  2. The expected type(s) of interaction with others in the school setting.
                  3. The impact on both the infected student and other in that setting.
                  4. The South Dakota Department of Health guidelines and policies.
                  5. The recommendation of the County Health Officer, which may be controlling.
The advisory committee may officially request assistance from the State Department of Health.
If it is determined that the student will not be permitted to attend classes and/or participate in school
activities, arrangements will be made to provide an alternate educational program. If that requires
personal contact between student and school employees, only trained volunteer employees shall be
utilized.

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STUDENT COMMUNICABLE DISEASE GUIDELINES

Numerous communicable diseases may affect a school-age population and/or school staff. Some of
these have a high degree of communicability. Some are life threatening in nature. Some are both.

Disease & Incubation Period                            Rules for School Attendance

Acquired Immune Deficiency                            Determination will be made by the
Syndrome (AIDS)                                       Advisory Committee as outlined in
6 months-5 years                                      the Communicable Disease policy.

Chicken Pox                                            The student may attend school after
14-21 days                                             all pox are dry and scabbed.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)                                  The student may attend school.
Salivary Gland Viruses                                 Precautions should be taken by contacts
                                                       with immunosuppression as anti-cancer
                                                       or organ transplants, as well as anyone
                                                       with suspected or know pregnancy.
                                                       Good hand washing in all cases should
                                                       Eliminate risk of transfer of infection.

Fifth Disease                                          The student may attend school with the
(Erythema Infectiosum)                                 physician’s permission.
6-14 days

Giardiasis (Intestinal Protozoan                       The student may attend school if the
Infection)                                             student practices independent and
5-25 days or longer                                    hygienic bathroom skills. Other
                                                       students may attend school after the
                                                       third day of drug treatment. Good
                                                       hand washing in all cases should
                                                       eliminate risk of transfer of infection.

Herpes Simplex                                         The student may attend school during
2-12 days                                              an active case if the student has the
                                                       ability and practices personal hygiene
                                                       precautions and the area of lesions is
                                                       covered.

Impetigo                                               The student may attend school if
Variable 4-10 days                                     treatment is verified and covered or dry.

Infectious Hepatitis                                   The student may attend school with the
                                                       physician’s written permission and if
                                                       the student has the ability to take
                                                       appropriate personal hygiene precaution.

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Measles (Red, Hard, Rubella,        The student may attend school after a
 7 day)                             minimum of 7 days. Students who have
8-14 days                           contact with measles may attend school
                                    if immunization is up to date.

Infectious Mononucleosis            The student may attend school with the
(Glandular Fever)                   physician’s written permission. The
2-6 weeks                           student may need adjusted school days
                                    and activities.

Mumps                               The student may attend school after
12-21 days                          swelling has disappeared.

Pediculosis                         The student may attend school after
(Lice, Crabs)                       treatment. After repeated infestation of
                                    the same student, the student may be
                                    excluded until all nits are removed.

Pink Eye                            The student may attend school after the
(Conjunctivitis)                    eye is clear, under treatment or with the
                                    physician’s written permission.

Planter’s Wart                      The student may attend school.
                                    Students should not be permitted to
                                    walk barefoot.

Ring Worm                           The student may attend school if the
(Scalp, Body, Athlete’s             area is under treatment and covered.
 Foot)                              Restrict known cases of athlete’s foot
                                    From pools and showers until under
                                    treatment.

Rubella                             The student may attend school after a
(3-day German Measles)              minimum of 4 days. Prevent exposure
14-21 days                          of pregnant women.

Scabies                             The student may attend school after
(7 year itch, Mites)                treatment.

Streptococcal Infections            The student may attend school 24 hours
(Scarlet Fever, Scarlatina,         after initiating oral antibiotic therapy,
Strep Throat)                       and clinically well.
1-3 days

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HEAD LICE POLICY & PROCEDURES

The following guidelines for managing head lice in the Selby Area School are based on
recommendations from the National Association of School Nurses, The American Academy of
Pediatrics, The Center of Disease Control, and the State Department of Health.
Teachers and /or parents may request that a student be checked for lice, based on excessive head
scratching, student report of a “crawling” feeling or observation of suspected lice and/or eggs.
Students should be screened by the county health nurse or a trained, designated school employee.
Screening may occur either on an individual basis or as a group.
Head lice do not jump, fly, or swim and can only crawl short distances. The usual mode of
transmission is through direct head to head contact. Transmission via clothing, hats, furniture and
other objects can occur, but the likelihood is low because head lice can only live off the host for 1
or 2 days. By the time the head lice are detectable they have been living on the host for a month or
more; so, immediate exclusion at the time of detection does nothing to control an outbreak, is not
medically warranted and deprives students of valuable education time.
Students with lice eggs (nits) will be allowed to remain in the classroom until the end of the day.
Sending home a student with live lice will be determined on an individual basis. Students
identified with live lice will be discouraged from close head to head contact with other students.
Parents will be notified and may wish to begin treatment immediately. Students will not be counted
absent for leaving early for treatment. It is expected that parents/guardians will treat the child
before sending them back to school. The county nurse or designated staff will determine if a
student has been treated based on parent/guardian report and visual inspection.
Classrooms and other contacts will be screened immediately upon discovery of lice by a designated
screener. Parents/guardians of all student in the classroom will be notified.

TRANSFERRING STUDENTS

Please notify the school if you plan to move. Permanent records will be sent upon request of your
new school. Parents will be asked to sign a release of records.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Proper behavior is expected at all school-sponsored activities such as basketball games, concerts,
plays, etc. Students attending games or other school-sponsored activities, who are misbehaving,
will be asked to sit with their parents.

Throughout the year various occasions may be celebrated in the classrooms. Halloween,
Christmas, and Valentine’s Day are such occasions. A name exchange may be held at Christmas
time. Names are usually drawn before Thanksgiving.

FIELD TRIP

All school field trips will have administrative approval and will be classified as a scheduled day of
school. Educational field trips may be taken by classes during the school year under the teacher’s
direction. Parents will be notified when your child’s class is planning a trip and you will be asked
to give permission for him/her to go on the field trip. The children may be asked to bring money to
cover the basic cost of the trip.

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PARENT-STUDENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent-teacher conferences are conducted for all students during the school year. Special
conferences may also be scheduled based on needs of individual students. The purpose of the
conference is to:
    1. Cooperatively set academic and social goals for each individual child.
    2. Review the student’s progress.
    3. Share with one another concerns, expectations, accomplishments, and problems.

SCHOOL CLOSING

In the event that school will be closed for inclement weather, an announcement will be sent out on
the parent notification system, KOLY (1300 AM, 99.5 FM) or KMLO (100.7) or KSFY and KELO
television. If a storm should come up suddenly after school is in session, buses will run early and
announcements will be made on KOLY, KMLO, and parent notification system. If a storm should
occur and buses are unable to go out, students should have a place to stay in town.

DRESS CODE

Students are expected to dress neatly and appropriately at all times. Please refrain from wearing
any article of clothing that is distracting to the learning atmosphere of the classroom. It is
suggested that shorts be worn only when temperatures become very warm in the fall or spring and
classrooms become very uncomfortable.

All students K-6 must have boots/overshoes/footwear. During snow and rainy weather, students
will be outside for recess and boots/overshoes are a must. All students have recess sometime
during the day.

It is the parent’s responsibility to provide clothing for colder weather. This includes a warm coat,
scarf, mittens, caps, and boots.

Students must have a pair of tennis shoes for gym class.

SUSPENSION

If the superintendent/elementary principal is aware of any serious student misconduct and s/he
thinks that the immediate removal of the student(s) is necessary to restore order or to protect
persons in the school building or on the school grounds, a student may receive in or out of school
suspension immediately for up to 10 days. An offense of a very serious nature may be grounds for
long-term suspension or expulsion for a longer period of time and could be until the end of the
school year.

GRADING SYSTEM

The school year is divided into 4-nine week periods. Report cards will be issued after each 9
weeks. Mid-term reports will be mailed home for those not doing satisfactory work.

        Grades K-3(1st semester) will receive letter grades as follows:

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S= Satisfactory
               U= Unsatisfactory
               N= Needs Improvement
               I= Is Improving
        Grades 3(2nd semester)-6 will receive letter grades as follows:
               A= Superior (94-100)                              S= Satisfactory
               B= Above Average (85-93)                           U= Unsatisfactory
               C= Average (72-84)
               D= Below Average (63-71)
               F= Failing (Below 63)
               I= Incomplete

PARENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

Parents who have concerns about school related matters are encouraged to pursue the “Chain of
Command” procedure for solving the problem. The complaint may be solved at any level with the
teacher, superintendent/elementary principal, or board of education.

The following procedure is recommended:
        A. Call the teacher to request a conference before or after school to discuss the problem.
Please do not walk into the school/classroom unannounced and disrupt the school day.
        B. If the problem is not resolved after the meeting with the teacher or principal, schedule an
appointment with the elementary principal/superintendent to discuss the problem.
        C. If the problem is not resolved with the teacher, elementary principal or superintendent,
attempt to discuss the problem with the board of education.

If the problem is not resolved satisfactory, complete a grievance/written report form, and submit it
to the chairman of the board of education. The grievance/written report form can be obtained in the
superintendent’s office.

RETENTION

It is the policy of the school to retain students who have not mastered the skills taught at their grade
level and ability level. Retention of a student in any grade, kindergarten through grade 6, shall be
determined by a majority agreement of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of the
superintendent/elementary principal, counselor, classroom teacher(s), special services personnel,
and the parents or guardians. Retention shall be recommended on information provided to the team
members by the team and by the parents or guardians. Criteria for the retention decision shall be
based upon a wide variety of information about the student in order to assist the team decision that
is educationally and emotionally best for the student.

SPECIAL CLASSES

Special programs include Title I reading and math classes and special education programs, such as,
learning disabilities and speech classes. Student participation in these programs is determined by
the teacher, parent referrals, and achievement scores. Special Education programs are obtained.

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EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Elementary students may participate in sports. Students participating must be putting forth at least
average effort scholastically as judged by the classroom teacher. Students may be suspended from
the activity if their classroom performance is suffering.

HOT LUNCH

The school lunch program serves both breakfast and the noon meal. Students are encouraged to
participate in the school lunch program. Students are encouraged to prepay for twenty or more
meals, however they will be allowed to purchase meals on a daily basis. Families will not be
allowed to accumulate more than 10 charged meals per child, after which the student will be denied
meals. Students bringing a lunch to school must eat in the lunchroom. Students may not leave the
school grounds during the lunch period. Students, who live in Selby with written permission from
their parents or guardian and approval from the school, may be granted an exception to this rule.
Breakfast costs are K-6 ($2.00), 7-12 ($2.25), and adults ($2.75). Lunch costs are K-6 ($3.25), 7-
12 ($3.50), and adults ($4.50). Grades 4, 5 & 6 are being offered an extra milk/juice for .25 cents
(cash only). Free lunches and reduced lunches are available to those families who complete an
application and are eligible. If students are unable to eat certain foods on the menu due to
allergies/illness, a doctor’s written statement/orders is required before school lunch provisions are
made.

ACTIVITY TICKETS

Activity tickets help sponsor extracurricular programs. Students may purchase an activity ticket for
the amount established by the Board of Education. Activity tickets allow the student admission to
most home events excluding tournaments.

INSURANCE

All students will be given an opportunity to take out accident insurance. This insurance is not
mandatory. Insurance forms will be sent home with the students. The school does not insure any
students.

LOST AND FOUND

Each year a number of items lost by students are turned into the office. We urge that all pieces of
clothing be marked with the child’s name. Lost articles will be collected and may be picked up
before the end of the school year. Remind your child to report any lost articles.

FIRE & CIVIL DEFENSE DRILLS

There will be unannounced fire and tornado drills periodically throughout the year. When the
FIRE DRILL is sounded (a steady blast), students are to pass quietly and rapidly in single file to
designated exits. Students are not allowed to remove anything from rooms.
Teachers will check windows and doors exiting last. The first person to the exit door will hold the
door until relieved by an adult. Children must stay off playground equipment and stay in their class
group until roll has been taken and an all-clear signal is given.

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We will follow emergency procedures per the School Crisis Management Guide via Prevention
Tools at 1-800-714-5990 or www.preventiontolls.net or similar company.

BUS RULES FOR STUDENTS

All parents and their children who are attending Selby Area Schools are asked to read and sign a
Bus Rules form. If your child has a health problem that you feel the bus driver needs to be aware
of, please indicate it on the space provided on the form. The following rules have been adopted in
the interest of student safety.

        A. While riding in school district provided transportation, students are expected to display
        courteous behavior and adhere to all rules.
        B. Students who are waiting for, entering, or leaving bus pickup areas are expected to
        conduct themselves in a responsible manner in the interest of safety for all students.
        C. The bus driver is in full charge of the students on the bus.
        D. When students are on the bus they are required to sit down with their feet on the floor.
        If seats are assigned, the student must occupy the assigned seat. Once seated, the student
        must remain in that seat for the duration of the trip.
        E. The same courteous behavior expected in the classroom is expected on the bus.
        Normal levels of conversation are permitted. Loud, vulgar or profane language is
        prohibited.
        F. Students must not at any time put body parts or any objects out of the bus windows.
        G. Students must await the signal from the bus driver to cross a road or highway. Prompt
        crossings should be made approximately ten feet in front of the bus and in full view of
        of the driver.
        H. Students are to refrain from other disruptions. Disruptions reported by the bus
        driver may be considered violations after consideration by the principal.
        I. No Juliuses will be allowed on the bus.

Students considered in violation of the rules will be subject to the following criteria:

1st Violation—Warning from the bus driver and written report to the principal.
2nd Violation—Suspension of bus riding privileges for two school days.
3rd Violation—Suspension of bus riding privileges for five school days.
Continued Violations—May result in suspension of bus riding privileges for ten school days, or in
extreme cases, for the remainder of the school year.

In cases involving suspension of bus riding privileges, the suspension will not be in effect until the
parent is notified and provisions are made for the student to return home.

If a parent or guardian objects to a suspension of bus riding privileges, the Director of
Transportation will conduct a review. The review may consist of reviewing a surveillance tape
and/or interviewing other bus riders and the driver. The Director of Transportation will file a
written statement of his/her findings and will include a recommendation to the principal regarding
an appropriate course of action. The principal will make the final decision regarding the action
taken, and will notify the parent or guardian. If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the action
taken s/he may request a conference with the principal and Director of Transportation. The
conference will be held as soon as possible, and the disciplinary action will not be enforced until
after the findings of the conference.

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        PUBLIC NOTIFICATION FOR RELEASE OF DIRECTORY
      INFORMATION FOR ELEMENTARY AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that the
    Selby Area School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the
    disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records.
    However, the Selby Area School District may disclose appropriately designated “directory
    information” without consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in
    accordance with District procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow
    the Selby Area School District to include this type of information from your child’s education
    records in certain school publications. Examples include, but may not be limited to:

           A playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production;
           The annual yearbook;
           Honor roll or other recognition lists;
           Graduation programs; and
           Sports activity programs, such as for wrestling, showing height and weight of team
            members.

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion
of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written
consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class
rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs)
receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide
military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories---names, addresses and
telephone listings---unless parents have advised the School District that they do not want their
student’s information disclosed without prior written consent.

If you do not want the Selby Area School District to disclose directory information from your
child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing
by September 1st of each school year. The Selby Area School District has designated the following
information as directory information:

___Student’s Name ___Address ___Telephone Listing ___Electronic Mail Address
___Photograph ___Date and Place of Birth ___Major Field of Study ___Dates of Attendance
___Grade Level ___Participation in Officially Recognized Activities and Sports ___Degrees,
Honors, and Awards Received ___The Most Recent Educational Agency or Institution Attended
___Weight and Height of Members of Athletic Teams

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PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS UNDER
    FERPA FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford parents and students over 18
years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records
maintained by the Selby Area School District. These rights are:
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day
    the School receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the
    School administration a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect.
    The School administrator will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or
    eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or
    eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask
    the School to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should
    write to the School administrator and clearly identify the part of the record they want
    changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the School decides not to
    amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the
    parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing
    regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing
    process will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a
    hearing.
3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the
    student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without
    consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school
    officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by
    the School as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including
    health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School
    Board; a person or company with whom the School has contracted to perform a special task
    (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or students
    serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting
    another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate
    educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his
    or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the School will also disclose education
    records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or
    intends to enroll.
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged
    failures by the School to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address
    of the Office that administers FERPA is:
                              Family Policy Compliance Office
                                U.S. Department of Education
                                 400 Maryland Avenue, SW

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SELBY AREA SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

Preschool
Label all supplies including outside wear             2nd Grade
1. Backpack                                           1. 6 pencils
2. 2 packs-16 classic crayons                         2. 1 highlighter
3. 3 jumbo glue sticks                                3. 1 red pen
4. 1 pack-10 classic markers-broad line               4. crayons-24 count up to 48
5. Paint shirt                                        5. small bottle of school glue
6. 1 box lotion tissues                               6. 2 large glue sticks
7. Disinfecting wipes                                 7. ruler-inch/metric
8. Pencil box to hold all supplies                    8. 2 large erasers
9. 10 #2 lead pencils                                 9. scissors
10. 1 two pocket folder                               10. washable markers (needs to have black)
11. non marking gym shoes                             11. school box (for crayons, markers, etc)
                                                      12. waterpaints and brush
Kindergarten                                          13. 2-single subject wide-line spiral
1. Paint Shirt/Apron                                      notebook
2. 1 or 2 of the following: Rug, Blanket, or          14. 6 heavy-duty pocket folders to put
   Small Pillow                                            papers in (to be used everyday)
3. Extra Set of Clothes (in a bag and labeled)        15. one 1” binder (economy grade is fine)
4. Gym Shoes                                          16. 1 container of disinfecting wipes
5. School Bag                                         17. 1 large box of tissues
6. Pencil Box                                         18. school bag
7. 2 packs of 24 Crayons                              19. gym shoes
8. Scissors                                           20. water bottle (leak proof lid)
9. Markers or Colored Pencils                         21. good attitude and a smile
10. 10 glue sticks ( not lg ones)
11. 2 plastic folders
12. 1 large eraser                                    3rd grade
13. 8-10 pencils                                      1. 3 or more pencils
14. 1 binder (1 in)                                   2. 24 count or more crayons
15. 2 Large boxes kleenex                             3. Elmers glue
16. Disinfecting wipes                                4. 1 large glue stick
                                                      5. 2 notebooks (wide ruled)
1st Grade                                             6. ruler (one side metric)
1. Crayons-box of 8                                   7. red ink pen
2. Markers (Classic colors, washable)                 8. markers
3. Pencils-10 or more                                 9. scissors
4. 2 Large Erasers                                    10. large pink eraser
5. 2 Large Glue Sticks                                11. plastic school box for small items
6. Bottle of Glue                                     12. one plastic recipe box
7. 2 large boxes Kleenex                              13. 200 recipe cards (ruled)
8. Container of Disinfecting Wipes                    14. a set of alphabetical index cards
    (Clorox or lysol)                                 15. one small but thick notepad
9. Waterpaints                                        16. 3 folders to put papers in
10. 2 two-pocket folders                              17. dictionary to stay at home
11. Scissors                                          18. students may bring a water bottle
12. 1 notebook (wide ruled)                           19. gym shoes
13. Crayon Box                                        20. highlighter
14. Gym Shoes                                         21. disinfecting wipes
15. Back Pack                                         22. 2 boxes of tissues
16. Positive attitude and smile
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4th Grade                                                   6th Grade
1. 4 or more #2 pencils ***                                  1. Highlighters
2. Large erasers (white works best)                          2. 4 spiral notebooks (college rule)
3. 2 Red Pens (no other colors)                              3. Colored Pencils
4. Crayons (48 ct or smaller)                                4. Crayons
5. Washable Markers                                          5. Large Eraser
6. Highlighter (any color)                                   6. 2 colored Pens(any color but black or red)
7. Colored Pencils                                           7. Calculator
8. Pencil Box                                                8. Scissors
9. Ruler (one side metric)                                   9. #2 pencils w/erasers
10. Watercolor Paints                                        10. Markers
11. 2 large Glue Sticks and                                  11. 4-Pocket Folders
             2 small glue sticks ***                         12. 2 Glue Sticks
12. Scissors                                                 13. School Glue
13. 3 (2-pocket) folders                                     14. Inch & Centimeter Ruler
14. 2 Wide Ruled Notebooks ***                               15. Compass
15. Sm container of disinfecting wipes                       16. Protractor
16. 2 Large box of Puffs or Kleenex tissues                  17. large box of tissues-replenish as needed
17. Deodorant
18. Backpack                                                 7th Grade
19. Rubber Soled Gym Shoes                                   1. Pencils and Eraser
20. No trapper keepers                                       2. Compass
21. a big smile & a good attitude                            3. Protractor
*** these items will need to be replenished thoughout        4. Ruler (inch/metric)
the year                                                     5. MUST HAVE Calculator (any kind is
                                                             fine)
5th Grade                                                    6. Colored pencils
1. Crayons                                                   7. Scissors
2. Glue (glue stick or liquid glue)                          8. Lined wide ruled Composition Book
3. 12” ruler (one side metric)                                    (9 3/4x7 1/2 ) 200 page
4. Water Color Paints
5. Scissors (w/pointed tip)                                  8th Grade
6. 3 (2 pocket) folders                                      1. Pencils and Eraser
7. Wide lined Notebook Paper-                                2. MUST HAVE Calculator (any kind is
     at least 3 notebooks                                    fine, but will want
8. Pencils                                                        a scientific for higher level classes)
9. Paint Shirt                                               3. Colored pencils
10. Sm Hand Held Pencil Sharpener                            4. Scissors
11. Ink Pens (1 black or blue, 1 red)                        5. Highlighters
12. Colored pencils
13. Calculator (basic 4 functions)                           ____________________________________
14. 2 large boxes tissues
15. 1 lg container Clorox wipes                              10th gr Biology
16. No Trapper Keepers                                           1. colored pencils
17. A Good Outlook                                               2. scissors
____________________________________                         Physics/Chemistry Students
                                                             1. Graph paper (loose or notebook)
HS Math                                                      2. Scientific calculator w/ “( )” and trig
MUST HAVE Calculator (scientific)                               functions (sin, cos, tan)
AP Calculus Students1” or 1 ½” Binder
Trapper Keep
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ACCEPTABLE TECHNOLOGY USE POLICY

The Selby Area School has available a Local Area Network (LAN) and Internet access for students,
faculty, and community use.

The Internet is an electronic highway connecting thousands of computers all over the world and
millions of individual computer operators. The Internet offers, vast, diverse, and unique resources
to students, teachers, and community. You will find libraries, government agencies, universities,
discussion groups, software and technical information on the Internet. The LAN and Internet have
been established in the Selby Area School for educational purposes. The term “educational
purposes” includes classroom activities, research, career development and high quality self-
discovery activities. Every attempt has been made to assure that only appropriate material will be
available for viewing. However, on a global network it is impossible to control all materials and an
industrious user may discover controversial information.

Use of the LAN and Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use may result in
cancellation of the privilege.

Internet access is coordinated through a complex association of networks. The smooth operation of
the networks relies on the proper conduct of the end user who must adhere to strict guidelines.
These guidelines are provided here so that you are aware of the responsibilities you are about to
accept. This requires efficient, ethical and legal utilization of the network resources.

If a user violates any of these provisions, his or her account will be terminated and future access
may be denied. These signatures at the end of this document are legally binding and indicate the
parties who signed have read the terms and conditions carefully and understand their significance.

    1) Acceptable Use—Use of the LAN and Internet is to support research and education.
       Transmission of any material in violation of any United States or state regulation
       prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: racism, sexism, copyrighted material,
       threatening material, obscene or pornographic material, or material protected by trade
       secret. Use for commercial activities is not acceptable. Use for product advertisement or
       political lobbying is prohibited.

    2) You are expected to abide by the accepted rules of network etiquette. These include, but
       are not limited to:
           A) Be Polite—Do not get abusive, swear, use vulgarities, or any inappropriate
                language. Illegal activities are strictly forbidden.
           B) Do Not reveal your personal address or phone number or those of other students or
                colleagues.

    3) Security is a high priority on any computer system, especially when a system involves
       many users. If you feel you can identify a security problem, notify an administrator. Do
       not demonstrate the problem to other users. Do not use another individual’s account. DO
       NOT REVEAL YOUR PASSWORD TO ANYONE. Attempts to log in as system
       administrator will result in immediate cancellation of user privileges. Any user identified as
       a security risk or having a history of problems with other computer systems may be denied
       access.
4) Vandalism will result in immediate cancellation of privileges, disciplinary action may
   result in school suspension. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or
   destroy data or files of the network, another user, or the Internet

5) Electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private. People who operate the system
   have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be
   reported to the authorities.

6) World Wide Web—Students do not have permission to create “home pages” or
   directories. Student work will be published only under the direction of the supervising
   teacher.

7) Purchase of goods and/or services via the Internet is prohibited.

8) Download only software intended for school use such as shareware, preview or patches.
   Downloaded software must be checked for viruses and installed only on a local computer.

9) Any information downloaded from the Internet must be placed in a specified location on
   the network. Upon teacher approval, this information may then be saved to a student file or
   approved disk. This requirement applies to any information from the Internet such as
   clipart and video images.

10) Do not post personal messages on bulletin board or “list serves.” Send personal messages
    directly to the person to whom you want to write.

11) Installation of any unauthorized software onto school property is prohibited.

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Selby Area Signature Page
                                    Acceptable Use Agreement

         I understand and abide by the terms and conditions listed in the student handbook for the
Network/Internet use. I further understand that any violation of the regulations is unethical and may
constitute a criminal offense. Should I commit any violation, my access privileges may be revoked, school
disciplinary action may be taken and/or appropriate legal action may be initiated.

USER NAME (Please Print)____________________________________

Signature: _____________________ Date:___________________

Parent (s) or guardian (s) signature required on all student Internet access accounts.

As the parent or guardian of this student I have read the terms and conditions for Network/Internet access. I
recognize it is impossible to restrict all controversial materials and I will not hold Selby Area School
responsible for materials acquired on the network. I also understand that the Selby Area School will do it’s
best to provide error free, dependable access to computing resources. However, the district cannot be held
liable for information that may be lost, damaged, or unavailable due to technical or other difficulties. Further,
I accept full responsibility for supervision if and when my child’s use is not in a school setting.

I herby give permission to issue an account for my child and certify that the information contained on this
form is correct.

Parent (s) or guardian (s) Name: (Please Print)________________________

Signature:_______________________ Date: ________________________

                                        Handbook
I have read and understood the rules/procedures of the Selby Area Lions student handbook.

______________________________________                           _____________________________
             Student’s name                                         Parent/Guardian Signature

                                         Insurance
I understand that the School District does not provide any type of health or accident
insurance for injuries incurred by my child while at school/activities.

_________________________________________
    Parent/Guardian Signature

                             Please return this completed page to the school.

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