#WEAREEVSC 2019-2020 PARENT GUIDE & CALENDAR

 
#WEAREEVSC 2019-2020 PARENT GUIDE & CALENDAR
#WeAreEVSC
2019-2020 Parent Guide & Calendar
#WEAREEVSC 2019-2020 PARENT GUIDE & CALENDAR
#ReadyForSchool
          School Meals                                             Before & After School
A nutritious breakfast and lunch is available each day       Have a plan in place so you and your child know how he or
at your child’s school. You can find menus, along with       she will get to and from school each day. It is also a good
nutritional and allergen information, on your school’s       idea to have a backup plan in case things change.
website, on the EVSC app, on Social Media or at
www.evscschools.com.                                         Extended Day Centers
                                                             The EVSC offers before and/or after school care for
                                                             students in grades K-6 through our Extended Day Centers.
                                                             Hours are from 6:30 a.m. until school starts and from the
                                                             end of the day to 6 p.m. Children can purchase breakfast in
                                                             the morning and snacks are provided in the afternoon.

                                                             Bus Transportation
                                                             Bus transportation also is available
Payment
Paying for meals is easy! You can use cash or check at       for students living within their
your child’s school. Or, you can pay online through EZ       school district. Call 812-435-1BUS
School Pay - www.EZschoolpay.com. This option allows         or email evsc.bus@evsck12.com.

                                                                      Health & Wellness
you to use your VISA or Mastercard to add money to
your child’s online account. To use this service, you will
need your student’s seven digit EVSC ID number. If you
don’t know your student’s ID number, contact your child’s    Immunizations: To see if your student is up-to-date on
school.                                                      immunizations, visit www.evscschools.com.
                                                             Dental Health: Your student can take advantage of free
                                                             dental services through St. Vincent’s Mobile Dental Clinic.
                                                             Call 812-485-5843 or your school for more information.
                                                             Community Health Clinics: The EVSC has three community
                                                             health clinics open to students, families and the community.
                                                             Clinics are run by Deaconess and are located at Cedar Hall,
                                                             Lodge and Glenwood. For more information, or to make an
                                                             appointment, call 812-435-0977.
#WEAREEVSC 2019-2020 PARENT GUIDE & CALENDAR
Parent Access                                                 Attendance MAtters
  EVSC’s Parent Access                                           Remember! ALL Absences add up - Excused or Unexcused!
  can help you stay
  connected to your child’s
  education. You can
  visit Parent Access via                                              Excused Absences Are:
  the EVSC app, or your                                                         Doctor’s appointments - proof that
  school website.                                                               student has been seen must be turned in
  With Parent Access you can:                                                   Family funerals - proof must be turned
  •Check Grades •Track Attendance        •Monitor Tardies                       in to the school
  •Email Teachers •View Test Scores      •See assignments
                                                                                Legal appointments - proof must be
  To get started:                                                               turned in to the school
  1. Contact your child’s school for an activation code.
  2. Go to www.evscschools.com or your school’s website and                     Illnesses excused by School Nurse
     select EVSC Parent Access under the quick links.
  3. Set up your account using your activation code.

             Volunteering
                                                                   Please call your child’s school if he or she will not be
                                                                   attending for any reason.

  Volunteer with us! Pick up a volunteer form at your child’s
  school or fill it out online at www.evscschools.com.
                                                                                 School Board
                                                                 Karen Ragland, President               Ann Ennis
  To access the form, click on “Volunteer Application” under
  the quick links. You will need to complete the volunteer       Jeff Worthington, Vice President       Rev. Terry Gamblin
  application form for “one time” volunteer jobs such as field
  trips, as well as those that are on-going. You will need to    Andrew Guarino, Secretary              David Hollingsworth
  complete a new form every two years.                                                                  Christopher Kiefer

        Student Conduct Responsibilities and Policies
The EVSC school and district rules are listed in the back of this calendar. They also are available on the EVSC’s website at
www.EVSCschools.com under About Us. Please read over the rules, sign the Parent/Guardian Consent Form that your child has
brought home and return it to school as soon as possible.
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#StayConnected
                                                                                     YOU
                                                                                                          CAN EARN A
 • Follow us on Social Media. Make sure you follow the EVSC                                               COLLEGE
 and your school’s “official” Social Media pages, including                                               CREDENTIAL
 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
                                                                                     IN HIGH SCHOOL!
 • Share your email address and phone numbers with your
 school to ensure you receive important messages.
 • Sign up to receive Text Messages from your school!
 It’s simple. Make sure your cell number is on file
 at the school and text YES to 67587.
                                                              By combining dual credit classes and
 • Visit the EVSC district website (www.evscschools.com)
 and your school’s website (www.evscschools.com/              dual enrollment classes from Ivy Tech
 schoolname) for important information and dates.             Community College and other
 • Sign up for EVSC Parent Access. Parent Access lets you     institutions, you can begin on defined
 see your child’s grades, attendance, discipline and more!
 Talk to your school if you have questions getting started.   Career Pathways and have the
 • Download the EVSC App to have everything you need          opportunity to earn a college
 right at your fingertips, including school events, menus,    credential while still in high school.
 news, school website links and much more!

                                                                                     See Your College Connection Coach
                                                                         Your high school has an Ivy Tech College
The EVSC is                                                       Connection Coach who can help you learn about
increasingly using text                                          how you might earn certifications, certificates, and
messaging as a way                                                  technical certificates NOW and be trained and
to communicate with                                                                             ready for your future.
families. Make sure
your number is on
file with your school                                         IvyTech.edu                                812-429-1435
and you have opted
in to receive our text
messages!
                                                                       OUR COMMUNITIES. YOUR COLLEGE.
#WEAREEVSC 2019-2020 PARENT GUIDE & CALENDAR
AUGUST 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                           No School (No Hay Clases)
                                                                                                                                                                                          Potential Makeup Day
                                                                                                                                                                                          (Posible Día de RecuperaciÓn)

          Sunday                                   Monday                               Tuesday                          Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                    Saturday
          JULY 2019                           SEPTEMBER 2019                                                                                                               1                       2                          3
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                                                                                                                      • First Day of
                                                                                                                      School
                                                                                                                      •ISTEP+ Summer
                                                                                                                        retest window
                                                                                                                        opens thru Aug. 16
                                                                                                                        (Grades 11-12)
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                                                                                                                                                 See if your 7 or 8 th
                                                                                                                                                               th

                                                                                                                                                 grader qualifies for
                                                                                                                                                 21 st Century Scholars.

                                  25   •NWEA (Fall)                    26                                        27                     28                            29                         30                          31
                                         window opens,
                                         thru Sept. 13
                                         (Grades K-10)
                                       • School Board
                                         Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
                                         Board Room

                                                                                                                                                                      Importante: Para obtener información sobre
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                                              consistent sleep schedule every day, even on weekends.                                                                  escolar 2019-2020.
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#BeKind
                                                                                        “At USI, I’ve come across faculty,
                                                                                         professors, friends and coaches who
                                                                                         genuinely care about my success
                                                                                         inside the classroom and on the
  Making sure students are                    You can file a report by using
                                                                                         field. I have found my footing
  safe and happy at school is                 the BULLYING REPORT FORM
  important to their learning                 on your school’s website.                  and grown as an adult through
  and development. If you feel                To complete the form, go                   the support of all the people
  your child is being bullied,                to your school’s website                   around me.”
  follow these steps:                         (www.evscschools.com/
                                              schoolname) and click on
  1. Ask your child questions to              “Students” at the top. You
  hear all sides of the story.                also can request a paper copy
  • Who? What? When? Where?                   of the report from the school.
  2. Read the definition of                   Although the school cannot
  bullying. Think to yourself,                share information regarding
  “Does what my child told me                 other students, the school
  fit this definition?”*                      can share the findings of the
                                              investigation with you.
  3. If so, report the bullying:
  Call the school counselor,                  * Even if your situation doesn’t
                                              meet the legal definition of

                                                                                              g
  social worker, or assistant
  principal and fill out a bullying
  report.
                                              bullying, still report your concern
                                              to your child’s school.
                                                                                        p i n
                                                                                     Sha odels
Definition of Bullying
Bullying is overt, unwanted, repeated
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acts or gestures, including verbal or
written communications or images
transmitted in any manner (including
digitally or electronically), physical acts
committed, aggression, or any other
behaviors that are committed by a
student or group of students against                                                                                                     Jennifer Leonhardt ’20
another student with the intent to                                                                                                           Biology Major (Pre-Dental)
harass, ridicule, humiliate, intimidate, or                                                                                                       USI Softball Pitcher
harm the targeted student and create                                                                                                        NCAA National Champion
for the targeted student an objectively
hostile student environment.
              Per Indiana Code: 20-33-8-0.2
                                                                                    2019-2020 Open House Dates:   October 12   November 9      March 21         April 4

                                                                                                                          USI.edu/admissions or call 812-465-1765
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SEPTEMBER 2019
                                                                                                                                                    No School (No Hay Clases)
                                                                                                                                                    Potential Makeup Day
                                                                                                                                                    (Posible Día de RecuperaciÓn)

      Sunday                    Monday                       Tuesday                 Wednesday               Thursday                     Friday                             Saturday
                      1                        2                             3                           4                5                                         5                                      7
                          • No School
                          Labor Day

• International       8   • National Arts in       9                        10   • Patriot Day          11               12                                    13                                     14
  Literacy Day              Education Week
• Grandparent’s Day       • School Board
                            Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
                            Board Room

                  15                           16      • Constitution Day   17                          18               19                                    20                                     21
                                                                                                                                                       t
                                                       • Citizenship Day                                                                   V S C Paren
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                                                                                                                               A c c e s t io n !
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                  22                           23                           24                          25               26                                    27                                     28

                          • School Board
                            Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
                            Board Room

                  29                           30                                Sign up for EVSC                                        AUGUST 2019                         OCTOBER 2019
                                                                                                                                S    M    T    W     T    F    S        S    M    T    W    T    F    S
                                                                                  Text Messages!                                                     1    2    3                  1    2    3    4    5

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                                                                            1. Make sure your cell #                            11   12   13   14    15   16   17       13   14   15   16   17   18   19
                                                                            is on file at the school.                           18   19   20   21    22   23   24       20   21   22   23   24   25   26

                                                                            2. Text YES to 67587.                               25   26   27   28    29   30   31       27   28   29   30   31

                                                                                                                        Importante: Los padres pueden utilizar EVSC
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                                                                                                                        hijos, monitorear la asistencia, y ver los trabajos o
                              Growing bodies and hardworking brains need good fuel. A healthy                           tareas. Todo lo que necesita es una computadora
                              breakfast, containing whole grains, protein and fruits and vegetables,                    o teléfono, conexión al Internet, y un código de
                              helps to keep kids going. Learn more and get breakfast ideas at                           activación de la secretaria de la escuela.
                              deaconess.com/breakfast.
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#StudentOptions                                            MARIAN UNIVERSITY
                                                                                    Indianapolis                  ®
 Attention 8th Grade Parents & Guardians! Check
 out our Innovative Programs:
 Early College High School –       Medical Professions
 Earn college credit up to an      Academy – Hands-on
 Associate’s Degree. Classes       learning related to medical
 held at Ivy Tech.                 careers.
 www.evscschools.com/              www.evscschools.com/mpa
 earlycollege
                                   JROTC – Students learn
 International Baccalaureate       about leadership, character
 Diploma Programme – A             development, student
 rigorous college preparatory      achievement and more.
 curriculum.                       www.evscschools.com/jrotc
 www.evscschools.com/ib
                                   Southern Indiana Career
 Shepard Leadership and            & Technical Center – 22
 Law Academy - For students        courses - All prepare students

                                                                    WHAT ARE YOU
 who want to become better         for college and high-skill,
 leaders, as well as learn about   high-wage, or high-demand

                                                                    MADE OF?
 law and social justice. www.      careers. www.evscschools.
 evscschools.com/shepard           com/sictc

                                                                    Do you want to change the world? We want to help you.
                                                                    Marian University is located 10 minutes from downtown
Our Innovative                                                      Indianapolis, providing our students with easy access to
Programs are designed                                               Indy’s top employers for internships and jobs (not to mention
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1/2 day and students
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by bus. Check them
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out today!
                                                                    Marian University is sponsored by the
                                                                    Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana.
#WEAREEVSC 2019-2020 PARENT GUIDE & CALENDAR
OCTOBER 2019
                                                                                                                                                                No School (No Hay Clases)
                                                                                                                                                                Potential Makeup Day
                                                                                                                                                                (Posible Día de RecuperaciÓn)

     Sunday                    Monday                      Tuesday                 Wednesday                  Thursday                                Friday                              Saturday

                                                     • National Principal’s 1   • Custodian          2                                3                                         4                                      5
                                                       Month                      Appreciation Day
                                   Looking for
                                   something?        • National Bullying
                                                       Prevention Month
                                  Visit:
                             EVSCschools.com

                     6   • Child Health Day      7                         8                         9                               10 • No School                        11                                      12
                                                                                                                           in g
                         • FAFSA Filing
                                                                                                            W    e e k Grad Look          Fall Break
                                                                                                         9
                           Opens
                                                                                                                      Ends -
                         • School Board                                                                   P e r io d r t C a r d s
                                                                                                                      po
                           Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,                                                             for Re
                           Board Room
                                                                                                            Soon!
                 13 • No School              14      • No School        15                          16                               17                                    18                                      19
                         Fall Break                  Fall Break
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                                                                                                                                                                                     Paren ance!
                         • Columbus Day
                                                                                                                                                                                            d
                         • National School                                                                                                                                            atten
                           Lunch Week

                 20      • National School 21                            22     • Red Ribbon      23                                 24                                    25                                      26
                           Bus Safety Week                                        Week Oct. 23 - 30
                                                                                                                                           See if your 7 th or 8 th
                         • National Character                                                                                              grader qualifies for free
                           Counts Week                                                                                                     college through 21 st
                         • PSAT 8 window                                                                                                   Century Scholars.
                           thru Oct. 25
                           (Grade 8)
                 27      • PSAT 9 window       28                        29     • PSAT/NMSQT        30                               31          SEPTEMBER 2019                           NOVEMBER 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                     S    M    T    W    T    F    S
                           opens thru Nov. 1                                      School Test                                               S    M    T    W     T    F    S

                           (Grade 9)                                              (Grades 10, 11)                                           1    2    3    4     5    6     7                                 1    2

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                         • School Board                                                                                                     15   16   17   18    19   20   21        10   11   12   13   14   15   16

                           Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,                                                                                              22   23   24   25    26   27   28        17   18   19   20   21   22   23

                           Board Room                                                                                                       29   30                                  24   25   26   27   28   29   30

                                                                                                                                     Importante: Posible Día de Recuperación: El
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                                                                                                                                     será cancelado debido al mal tiempo. EVSC tiene
                             Help your child stay healthier all winter -- schedule their flu shot! A                                 que recuperar los días de clases perdidos. Posibles
                             flu vaccine reduces the chance that your child will catch the flu or                                    días de recuperación están coloreados amarillo.
                             experience serious flu complications. Schedule with a Deaconess Clinic                                  Estos días indican que no hay escuela a menos
                             provider or at any Deaconess Clinic immediate care location at                                          que las escuelas tienen que recuperar un día
                                                                                                                                     cancelado por la nieve anterior.
                             deaconess.com/schedulenow.
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#StayingSafe
 Sometimes, due to severe weather or the threat of severe
 weather, the EVSC will cancel or delay the opening of school,
 dismiss students early or keep them at school.
 2 Hour Delay
 School and bus pickup will be delayed by exactly two hours
 and breakfast will not be served. Visit www.evscschools.com
 for information on delay schedules for EVSC programs.

 SEVERE WEATHER, SECURE MODE,
 OR LOCKDOWN PROCEDURE:
 Students are in safe zones within the building and no one,
 including parents, is allowed to enter or leave until the
 severe weather or threat has passed. Notice will be posted
 on the school’s entrance door when possible. The EVSC will
 text parents to keep you informed.

 Homeless Services
 If you and your children are living in a shelter, motel,
 or doubled-up with family or friends due to economic
 conditions, we can help. Contact your school counselor or
 social worker, or call 812-435-8275.

To keep you informed,
the EVSC utilizes an
automated phone
system that can
call, email and text
parents. Make sure
your information is
up-to-date and you are
signed up to receive
EVSC text messages.
NOVEMBER 2019
                                                                                                                                                                    No School (No Hay Clases)
                                                                                                                                                                   Potential Makeup Day
                                                                                                                                                                   (Posible Día de RecuperaciÓn)

           Sunday                                   Monday                          Tuesday                   Wednesday               Thursday                Friday                Saturday
      OCTOBER 2019                             DECEMBER 2019                                                                                                                1                        2
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• Daylight Saving                   3   •ISTEP+ Grade      4                                           5                      6                     7                       8                        9
  Time Ends                               10 winter retest
                                          window opens thru                                                                                                                            EVSC
                                          Dec. 6 (Grades                                                                                                                         Check t Access
                                          11-12)                                                                                                                                  Paren rades!
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                               10 • No School                            11                       12       • Education        13                  14    • Substitute       15                       16
                                        Veteran’s Day                                                        Support                                      Educator’s Day
                                                                                                             Professional’s Day
                                        • American Education
                                          Week                                 • School Board
                                        • School Psychology                      Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
                                          Week                                   Board Room

                               17                                         18                      19                         20                   21                       22                       23

• National Family              24       •NWEA (Winter) 25                                         26                       27                     28                       29                       30
  Week                                    window opens thru                                                • No School             • No School          • No School
                                          Dec. 18 (Grades
                                          K-10)
                                                                                                           Thanksgiving            Thanksgiving         Thanksgiving
                                                                                                           Break                   Break                Break
                                        • School Board
                                          Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
                                          Board Room                            #GivingTuesday

                                                          Health Tip of the Month - #GetMoving                                                     Importante: PBIS: Intervenciones y Apoyos
                                                                                                                                                   Positivos de Comportamiento es un sistema de
 Brought to you by:                            Kids need to move! Children and teens should have at least an hour of                               enseñanza y recompensa a los estudiantes por
                                               moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day. Youth who are active                               su comportamiento positivo. PBIS permite a los
                                               have higher levels of fitness, lower body fat, and stronger bones and muscles.                      estudiantes tener éxito mediante la prevención
                                                                                                                                                   de problemas de conducta y la creación de una
                                               Physical activity also has brain health benefits, including improved memory
                                                                                                                                                   escuela segura, positiva y divertida.
                                               and academic performance and reduced symptoms of depression.
#SeniorGraduation
Graduation is getting closer! Take time to review some
of the following requirements for college.
Credits/Graduation Requirements – Make sure your
student has all the class/credit requirements to graduate.
College Entrance Exams – Thanks to funding from
EVSC, all students will take the SAT test in their junior year.
Students often take the test twice to potentially improve
their scores. Students also can take the ACT.
College Campus Visits – Check college websites for
campus visitation information. High schools may organize
group visits as well.
College Application – College applications are all
different. Students will want to request applications early
from the colleges they are interested in attending.
NCAA for Athletes – Students interested in playing
sports at the college level must register with the NCAA
Clearinghouse at www.ncaa.org. This is a MUST.
Scholarships – Connect to websites that bundle
scholarships and check with your employer in case it offers           Join us in supporting and enhancing public
any. Check the daily announcements online at your child’s            education with your charitable gift. Together,
school. Also check the university or college in which your             we can help students achieve succcess by
student is interested.                                             providing experiences necessary to compete in a
                                                                                   global marketplace.
                                                                           Your support can change a life!
FAFSA – All students
planning on attending
college must complete a
financial disclosure form
called the FAFSA. Families
can begin filling out the
FAFSA in October. The
website at www.fafsa.gov                                                 Call: 812-435-0913
will guide you through the
                                                                  Visit: www.evscfoundation.org
process.                                                                                                     Scan me
DECEMBER 2019
                                                                                                                                                          No School (No Hay Clases)
                                                                                                                                                          Potential Makeup Day
                                                                                                                                                          (Posible Día de RecuperaciÓn)

         Sunday                            Monday                    Tuesday            Wednesday                  Thursday                     Friday                               Saturday

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                                     • No School                 • No School         • No School                • No School         • No School
                                     Winter Break                Winter Break        Winter Break               Winter Break        Winter Break
                                                                                     • Christmas Day

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                                            Health Tip of the Month - #GreatGiftIdeas                                          Importante: La buena asistencia es
                                                                                                                               importante. Faltar a la escuela 1 o 2 días al mes,
  Brought to you by:                    As the holiday season approaches, consider gifts that offer activities,                incluso si es justificada, se acumula. Asegúrese de
                                        experiences or other benefits for both the mind and body. Memberships to               saber cuántos días su hijo ha estado ausente este
                                        museums and zoos or gift certificates for fun destinations make great gifts.           año. EVSC tiene pólizas de asistencia que pueden
                                        Books, board games, educational magazines and other subscriptions are                  afectar a su hijo si él/ella tiene 8 o más ausencias
                                                                                                                               injustificadas.
                                        also enriching gifts for kids of all ages.
#VirtualLearning
To make up school days that are missed, the EVSC utilizes
make-up days built into the school calendar or Virtual
make-up days. Virtual days are used so missed content can
be taught as close to the day missed as possible, keeping
students on track.

Here’s how they work:
• A make-up week will be announced by your school.
• On Monday of the virtual make-up week, your student’s
  teacher will assign a lesson.
• Your student will have one week to complete the lesson
  using a computer, tablet or smart phone.
• Your student can complete the work at home, or before
  or after school.
• Your student will submit the lesson for a grade.

During virtual make-up weeks, schools have extended
computer lab times and many community organizations
offer facilities with Wi-Fi access and computers students
                                                               Good Attendance = Success
can use to complete the lessons.                                    Make Good Attendance your New Year’s Resolution!
Completed lessons will be counted toward a student’s                 ALL Absences Matter - Excused & Unexcused!
overall grade as well as for attendance.                                             WHAT IF?

When Virtual
make-up days                                                   My Child           My Child Misses    My Child is         It’s Cold &
are announced,                                               Misses Just a           The Bus?          Sick?               Snowy?
                                                              Few Days?                                                EVSC will cancel
schools will send                                              A few days a
                                                                                   Always have a     Talk with your
                                                                                                                       school on severe
                                                                                  back-up plan to   school nurse or
home additional                                               month can add       make sure your    doctor to see if   weather days. If
information and                                                up to weeks.                         he or she is too    school is open,
                                                                                    child gets to
                                                              That’s valuable                        sick to attend    please send your
instructions.                                                                          school.
                                                            learning time lost!                          school.            child.

                                                                  Remember, ALL Attendance MAtters!
JANUARY 2020
                                                                                                                                                       No School (No Hay Clases)
                                                                                                                                                       Potential Makeup Day
                                                                                                                                                       (Posible Día de RecuperaciÓn)

          Sunday                                    Monday                       Tuesday          Wednesday               Thursday               Friday                 Saturday
     DECEMBER 2019                            FEBRUARY 2020
S    M    T    W    T    F    S          S     M    T     W    T    F    S                                     1                      2                       3                               4
 1   2    3    4    5    6    7                                          1                      • No School            • No School            • No School
 8   9    10   11   12   13   14         2     3     4    5    6    7    8
                                                                                                Winter Break           Winter Break           Winter Break
15   16   17   18   19   20   21         9     10    11   12   13   14   15

22   23   24   25   26   27   28         16    17    18   19   20   21   22

29   30   31                             23    24    25   26   27   28   29

                                   5                                     6                  7                      8                      9                  10                              11
                                       • No School                                                                                                                                  ou’re
                                       Winter Break
                                                                              • First Day of
                                                                                                                                                                     a  k e  sure y EVSC
                                                                                                                                                                   M
                                                                              Second Semester                                                                                   up for
                                       • Teacher Work Day                                                                                                           s ig n e d A c c e s s
                                                                                                                                                                               t
                                                                                                                                                                     Paren
                              12                                         13                14                  15                     16                     17                              18

                                       • School Board
                                         Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
                                         Board Room

                              19 • No School                             20                21                  22                     23                     24                              25
                                       Martin Luther
                                       King, Jr. Day

                              26                                         27                28                  29                     30                     31

                                       • School Board
                                         Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
                                         Board Room

                                                   Health Tip of the Month - #Cold/FluSeason                                          Importante: Asegúrese de que su escuela
                                                                                                                                      tiene un número de teléfono correcto para
Brought to you by:                            Cold or flu, and what to do? Cold symptoms come on gradually, with milder               garantizar que usted recibe llamadas telefónicas
                                              symptoms that include a stuffy or runny nose. Flu symptoms are more severe,             relacionadas con el cierre de las escuelas o
                                              tend to start suddenly, and include fever, body aches, cough, and headache.             retrasos.
                                              Anti-viral medications can reduce the severity and duration of flu. Need care
                                              now from a Deaconess provider? Use MyChart or visit
                                              deaconess.com/schedulenow to get the immediate care you need.
#TheEarlyYears                                                                   Enjoy EVSC’s own
                                                                                          student-run radio
 Kindergarten enrollment kicks off this month!                                              channel, WPSR,
 In order to enroll:                                                                          anywhere!
 • Your child must be five years old on or before August 1.
  (Contact your child’s school to request early entry.)
 • You will have to provide a copy of your child’s legal birth
  certificate (not the hospital certificate).                      wpsrhd.com
 Enrollment takes place at your school. You can fill out
 paperwork ahead of time by visiting www.evscschools.com.
 Kindergarten orientations/open houses are in April.

 Early Learning Programs
 Early childhood education lays the groundwork for success
 by preparing students to enter kindergarten ready to learn.
 The EVSC offers high-quality, fully accredited early learning                 wprshd.com
 programs at nine schools throughout the corporation.
 Early learning programs offered in the EVSC include:
 • On My Way PreK (free to qualifying families)
 • Fee-based programs
 • Even Start (for individuals with infants and toddlers to
   prepare and study for high school equivalency exam)
 • Wee Care (open to infants and toddlers of EVSC employees)
 For more information on all our early learning programs, call
 812-435-0944 or visit us at 310 SE 8th Street.

On My Way PreK
EVSC is one of the sites
for Indiana’s On My Way
PreK program. The program
is free to qualifying
                                                                          Join us for Lunch
families and includes free                                       The EVSC’s Southern Indiana Career and Technical
transportation, breakfast                                        Center’s award-winning Culinary Arts program is open to
and lunch. Call 812-435-                                         the public for lunch Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
0944 for more information.                                       from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Visit www.sictc.com for a menu.
FEBRUARY 2020
                                                                                                                                                          No School (No Hay Clases)
                                                                                                                                                         Potential Makeup Day
                                                                                                                                                         (Posible Día de RecuperaciÓn)

           Sunday                                   Monday                             Tuesday           Wednesday           Thursday               Friday                   Saturday
       JANUARY 2020                             MARCH 2020
                                                                                                              Have a
                                                                                                                                             • African American                                   1
 S    M    T    W    T    F    S          S    M    T     W    T    F    S
                                                                                                                                               History Month
                1    2    3    4          1     2    3     4   5    6     7                                  Question?
 5    6    7    8    9    10   11         8     9    10   11   12   13   14
                                                                                                                                             • National Children’s
 12   13   14   15   16   17   18         15   16    17   18   19   20   21
                                                                                                               Visit:                          Dental Health
                                                                                                          EVSCschools.com
 19   20   21   22   23   24   25         22   23    24   25   26   27   28                                                                    Month
 26   27   28   29   30   31              29   30    31

• Groundhog Day                     2   • National School                     3                     4                    5               6   • National Wear         7                            8
                                          Counseling Week                                                                                     Red Day
                                                                                                                                                                             e c k  EVSC ss for
                                        •ISTEP+ Grade 10                                                                                                                 C h              e
                                          Spring Retest                                                                                                                     a r e n t Acc
                                                                                                                                                                          P                !
                                          window opens thru                                                                                                                         dance
                                          Feb. 28 (Grades 11-12)                                                                                                           atten

                                    9                                    10                        11                   12              13   • Valentine’s Day    14                         15

                                        • School Board
                                          Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
                                          Board Room
                               16                                        17       • Kindergarten    18                  19              20                        21                         22
                                                                                    Enrollment Opens
                                        • Potential
                                        Makeup Day
                                        President’s Day

                               23       •ISTEP+ Part 1     24                                      25                   26              27                        28                         29
                                          Window opens
                                          thru March 20
                                          (Grade 10)
                                        • School Board
                                          Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
                                          Board Room

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                                                          Health Tip of the Month - #MentalHealth                                       Importante: La inscripción para el Kínder
                                                                                                                                        comienza a finales de este mes.
                                               Good mental health allows children to think clearly, develop socially and learn
                                               new skills. Additionally, good friends and encouraging words from adults are all
                                               important for helping children develop self confidence and a healthy emotional
                                               outlook. Appropriate guidance and discipline, paired with unconditional love
                                               and acceptance, should be part of an emotionally healthy home.
#TipsForSuccess
March and April are when accountability
assessments are given in Indiana. In March,
the IREAD-3 assessment is given to measure
the foundational reading skills of third
graders. In April, students in grades 3-8,
as well as high school biology
students, will take the state’s
ILEARN assessment which
measures student achievement
and growth according to Indiana
Academic Standards.

Testing Tips
 • Minimize your student’s screen time at home, especially
  before bed.
 • Ensure your student gets plenty of rest with a good
  night’s sleep.
 • Provide your student with a well-balanced, protein-rich
  breakfast.
 • Encourage your student to stay positive and to just do
  their best.

Testing is important,
but it is only one
measurement of student
success. Help your
student stay calm and
do his or her best on the
test.
MARCH 2020
                                                                                                                                        No School (No Hay Clases)
                                                                                                                                        Potential Makeup Day
                                                                                                                                        (Posible Día de RecuperaciÓn)

      Sunday                    Monday                   Tuesday          Wednesday             Thursday                      Friday                              Saturday
• National Foreign    1   • Read Across           2                   3                   4                   5   • Employee                            6                                        7
  Language Week             America Day                                                                             Appreciation Day
                          • School Social Worker
                            Week
                          • National School
                            Breakfast Week

• Daylight Saving     8                           9                  10                  11                  12                                    13       • Pi Day                        14
  Time Begins
                                                                                                                  9 W ee k G ra di ng
                                                                                                                                        oo k
                                                                                                                  P er io d E nd s - L
                          • School Board
                            Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,                                                                    fo r R ep or t C ar ds
                            Board Room                                                                             S oo n!
                     15   • IREAD3 - Spring 16 • St. Patrick’s Day   17                  18                  19                                    20       • International                 21
                            window opens thru                                                                                                                 Day for the
                            April 3 (Grade 3)                                                                                                                 Elimination
                                                                                                                                                              of Racial
                                                                                                                                                              Discrimination

                     22                       23                     24               25                     26                                    27                                       28
                                                                                                                                                                   EVSC
                                                                                                                    • No School                              Check t Access
                           • No School                                    • No School         • No School
                                                      • No School
                                                                                                                    Spring Break                              Paren rades!
                           Spring Break               Spring Break        Spring Break        Spring Break                                                     for g

                     29   •NWEA (Spring)      30                     31                                                  FEBRUARY 2020                                 APRIL 2020
                            window opens,                                                                           S    M    T    W     T    F    S         S    M     T    W    T    F    S

                            thru April 17                                                                                                          1                         1    2    3    4

                            (Grades K-10)                                                                           2    3     4   5     6    7    8          5   6     7    8    9    10   11

                                                                                                                    9    10   11   12    13   14   15        12   13    14   15   16   17   18

                                                                                                                    16   17   18   19    20   21   22        19   20    21   22   23   24   25

                                                                                                                    23   24   25   26    27   28   29        26   27    28   29   30

                                                                                                             Importante: Los estudiantes en los grados
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                                        Health Tip of the Month - #Physicals                                 3-8 tomarán los exámenes estatales de ILEARN
                                                                                                             y IRead (3º grado solamente) este mes. Es
                               Summer is getting closer …does your child need a physical for sports          importante que su hijo tenga una buena noche
                               or camp? A physical helps to ensure that your child is healthy and can        de descanso, desayunar saludable y asistir a la
                               safely participate in vigorous activity. Schedule your child’s physical       escuela todos los días durante el período de
                               through MyChart, or online at deaconess.com/schedulenow.                      pruebas. Anime a su hijo a intentar su mejor.
#SummerFun
                                                                 EMPOWERED
                                                               TO EXPERIENCE
SUMMER ENRICHMENT/PARKS AND RECREATION
Many EVSC schools offer morning programs that can help
prevent summer learning loss, increase your child’s reading
skills and get him or her on track for the upcoming year.
Most of these sites offer the City of Evansville’s Park and      THE FUTURE…
Recreation programs in the afternoon.

EVSC EXTENDED DAY SUMMER CAMP
                                                                  RIGHT NOW.
The EVSC also offers the Extended Day Summer Camp.
Check out the EVSC website at www.evscschools.com/
extendedday for more information.
Community Camps and Activities
In addition to options available through the EVSC, there are              From day one, UE
                                                                      students are looking
many summer camps and activities available, including:
                                                                   to the future. Hands-on
•   YMCA Summer Day Camp       • STEM Camps                                experiences are
                                                                          the rule – not the
•   cMoe                       • Evansville Museum                   exception – providing
•   Camp Carson                • Boys and Girls Club                       a clear vision of
•   Mesker Park Zoo            • Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts                    what lies ahead.
•   Wesselman Nature Center    • Evansville Vanderburgh
•   Angel Mounds                 Public Library Summer
•   USI Summer Programs          Reading Program
•   UE Summer Camps            • Sports Camps
•   Camp Swonder

For a list of summer
camps, check out our
website at
www.EVSCschools.com
and look for Summer                                               www.evansville.edu
Camps on the left.                                                  1-833-BeAnAce
Check back often as we
continually update the
lists.
APRIL 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                 No School (No Hay Clases)
                                                                                                                                                                                Potential Makeup Day
                                                                                                                                                                                (Posible Día de RecuperaciÓn)

           Sunday                                     Monday                             Tuesday               Wednesday                   Thursday                       Friday                   Saturday
           MARCH 2020                                 MAY 2020
 S    M     T    W    T    F    S           S    M    T     W    T    F    S        • National Autism                              1                          2                               3                              4
  1   2     3    4    5    6    7                                     1    2          Awareness Month
  8   9     10   11   12   13   14          3    4     5    6    7    8    9

 15   16    17   18   19   20   21          10   11    12   13   14   15   16

 22   23    24   25   26   27   28          17   18    19   20   21   22   23

 29   30    31                              24   25    26   27   28   29   30

                                            31

• National Library                   5   •ISTEP+ Part 2 window                  6   • Kindergarten      7                          8                          9 • Potential             10                                  11
  Week                                      opens thru May 1                          Orientations/Open
                                            (Grade 10)                                                                                                            Makeup Day                                 EVSC
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Check Access
                                                                                      Houses
                                         • I AM window opens
• National Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                       t
  Principal Week
                                            thru May 15 (Grades
                                            3-8 & 10)                                                                                                                                             P a r e n c ip li n e !
                                         • School Board                                                                                                                                             f o r d is
                                            Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

• Easter Sunday                 12                                         13       • SAT (Grade 11)   14                      15                           16                            17                                18
                                                                                                                                       See if your 7 th or 8 th
                                                                                                                                       grader qualifies for
                                                                                                                                       21 st Century Scholars.

                                19       • ILEARN window opens             20                          21   • Earth Day        22                           23 • Potential             24                                   25
                                            through May 15 (Grades
                                            3-8)                                                            • Administrative                                      Makeup Day
                                         • ILEARN Biology ECA                                                 Professional’s Day
                                            window opens through
                                            May 22 (Grades 9-12)
                                         • School Board
                                           Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,

                                26                                         27                          28                      29                           30       Sign up for EVSC
                                                                                                                                                                      Text Messages!

                                                                                                                                                                  1. Make sure your cell #
                                                                                                                                                                  is on file at the school.
                                                                                                                                                                  2. Text YES to 67587.

                                                                                                                                                            Importante: Aunque todavía hay más de
 Brought to you by:
                                                           Health Tip of the Month - #ChooseWater                                                           un mes antes de la escuela termine, es hora de
                                                                                                                                                            empezar a planificar para el verano. EVSC ofrece
                                                 By regularly choosing water or milk instead of soda, juice and                                             muchas oportunidades de verano para los niños.
                                                 sports drinks, you can significantly reduce sugar in your child’s diet.                                    Esté al pendiente por información sobre el verano
                                                 Consuming less sugar improves both physical health and brain                                               que llegará a casa con su hijo este mes.
                                                 function, as well as reducing tooth decay.
#CongratsGrads
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
In just a few short weeks, you will be walking across the
stage to receive your diploma, and walk into a brand new
beginning in life. All your hard work has paid off!

Whether you are going off to college or beginning your

                                                              Congratulations!
career, we hope and wish you the best of luck and we are
so thankful for the time you spent with us.

Best of luck with everything you will do in the future.

Dr. David B. Smith
EVSC Superintendent
                                                              Class of 2020
                                                              Our
2020 GRADUATION DATES
Wednesday, May 20
• North High School, 6:00 p.m., Bundrant Stadium
• Central High School, 8:00 p.m., Central Stadium
                                                              SUMMER
                                                                 2020
                                                                LIBRARIES ARE A PLACE FOR DISCUSSION.
Thursday, May 21
• New Tech Institute, 5:30 p.m., AIS Performing Arts Center
• Academy for Innovative Studies, 7 p.m., AIS PAC
• Harwood Career Preparatory High School, 8:15 p.m.,
  (location TBD)
Friday, May 22
• Reitz High School, 5:00 p.m., Reitz Bowl
• Bosse High School, 6:30 p.m., Enlow Field
• Harrison High School, 8:15 p.m., Romain Stadium                               evpl.org
MAY 2020
                                                                                                                                                               No School (No Hay Clases)
                                                                                                                                                               Potential Makeup Day
                                                                                                                                                               (Posible Día de RecuperaciÓn)

           Sunday                               Monday                         Tuesday                   Wednesday                Thursday               Friday                 Saturday
           APRIL 2020                           JUNE 2020
 S    M    T    W    T    F    S      S    M     T    W    T    F    S
                                                                                                                                                  • Principal’s Day    1                           2
                1    2    3    4           1     2    3    4    5    6
                                                                                                       Need Information?                          • School Lunch
  5   6    7    8    9    10   11     7    8     9    10   11   12   13                                                                             Hero Day
 12   13   14   15   16   17   18     14   15    16   17   18   19   20                                          Visit:
 19   20   21   22   23   24   25     21   22    23   24   25   26   27                                     EVSCschools.com
 26   27   28   29   30               28   29    30

• National Teacher 3 • AP Testing window 4                                                        5                        6                  7                        8                           9
  Appreciation Week    opens through May
                                                                                                                                                                                   EVSC     or
• School Nutrition     15
                                                                                                                                                                           Check t Access f
  Employee Week      • School Board                                                                                                                                              n
                                                                                                                                                                            Pare ance!
                                                                                                                                                                                   d
                       Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
                       Board Room
                                                                                                                                                                             atten

• Mother’s Day                 10                                    11                      12       • National School   13                 14                       15   • Armed Forces
                                                                                                                                                                                              16
                                                                                                        Nurse Day                                                            Day
                                     See if your 7 th or 8 th
                                     grader qualifies for
                                     21 st Century Scholars.

                               17                                    18                      19                           20                 21                       22                      23
                                    • National
                                      Educational Boss’                                               High School              High School        High School
                                      Week
                                                                                                      Graduations              Graduations        Graduations

                                                                                                                                                  • Last Day of School

                               24   • Memorial Day                   25                      26                           27                 28                       29                      30

                               31                                         • School Board
                                                                            Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
                                                                            Board Room

                                                                                                                                             Importante: A medida que el año escolar
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                                                          Health Tip of the Month - #PeskyBites                                              termina, asegúrese de que usted no tiene ningún
                                                                                                                                             saldos pendientes tales como tasas por clase o
                                           Tick and mosquito season is here. Prevent illnesses and other serious                             pagos para el almuerzo. También aprovechen del
                                           insect bite complications by taking simple steps to prevent them. Wear                            verano para estar al corriente de con las vacunas,
                                           boots and tall socks in the woods, keep arms and legs covered, and                                exámenes físicos, etc. necesarios para el siguiente
                                                                                                                                             año escolar.
                                           use insect repellents containing DEET when necessary.
#LearningNeverStops
 Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, but it can also be
 a perfect time for learning. Studies suggest that students
 can lose up to a month’s worth of academic knowledge
 over the summer. Here are some things you can do over
 the summer with your child to keep them interested and
 learning.
 Increase Summer Learning With These Tips:
 • Check out your local public library for reading lists and
   programs.
 • Create games and projects that involve learning.
 • Take advantage of local and regional museums.
 • Tour area industries and
   manufacturing plants.
 • Have your child keep a diary.
 • Have your student attend a
   summer day camp.
 • Check out educational websites
   that offer free games and
   programs for children.
 • Visit your local zoo.

Summer Learning
Resources
Don’t let summer learning loss
affect your student! EVSC
                                                               Summer Lunch Program
students have access to digital                                   FREE Summer Meals for Kids
learning tools over the summer.
                                                               Students 18 and under can eat for FREE at several
           Visit:                                                EVSC schools throughout the summer for both
  www.EVSCschools.com
                                                               breakfast and lunch! Visit www.EVSCschools.com
                                                                         for exact times and locations.
JUNE 2020
                                                                                                                                            No School (No Hay Clases)
                                                                                                                                            Potential Makeup Day
                                                                                                                                            (Posible Día de RecuperaciÓn)

      Sunday                    Monday                       Tuesday                 Wednesday        Thursday                    Friday                             Saturday
                                                  1                            2                  3               4                                         5                                      6

                      7                           8                            9                 10              11                                    12                                     13

                          • School Board
                            Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
                            Board Room

• Flag Day
                  14                         15                              16                  17              18                                    19                                     20

• Father’s Day    21                         22                              23                  24              25                                    26                                     27

                          • School Board
                            Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
                            Board Room

                  28                         29       • 21st Century          30                                        S    M
                                                                                                                                  MAY 2020
                                                                                                                                  T    W    T     F    S        S    M
                                                                                                                                                                          JULY 2020
                                                                                                                                                                          T    W    T    F    S
                                                        Scholars Enrollment                                                                       1    2                       1    2    3    4
                                                        Deadline (7th & 8th grade)                                      3    4    5    6     7    8    9        5    6     7   8    9    10   11
                                                                                                                        10   11   12   13    14   15   16
                                                      • FAFSA filing deadline                                                                                   12   13   14   15   16   17   18
                                                                                                                        17   18   19   20    21   22   23       19   20   21   22   23   24   25
                                                                                                                        24   25   26   27    28   29   30       26   27   28   29   30   31
                                                                                                                        31

                                Health Tip of the Month - #InjuryPrevention                                      Importante: Seguir participando en el
                                                                                                                 aprendizaje durante el verano. Visita la biblioteca,
 Brought to you by:
                                                                                                                 museos y el zoológico. No se olvide de animar a
                              Summer time means fun in the sun! But injuries can bring the fun to
                                                                                                                 su hijo a leer durante el verano.
                              a screeching halt. Learn how to prevent some of the most common
                              summer-related safety concerns, including dehydration, burns, sunburn,
                              food poisoning and outdoor injuries at deaconess.com/summersafety.
#GetReadyForSchool
  School starts in just a few weeks! Below are some tips to
  help you and your child get ready:
  • Establish bedtime and morning routines.
  • If moving schools, make sure your child is enrolled
    before school starts.
  • Identify your child’s bus information or how he or she
    will get to and from school.                                BECAUSE YOU DO SO MUCH,
  • Ensure your student is up-to-date on their
    immunizations. To check, visit www.evscschools.com.           WE GIVE BACK TO YOUR SCHOOL!
  • Check to see if your student needs a physical or a sports
    physical.                                                            Come see us for your
  Purchase School Supplies                                              • Back to school supplies
  Most stores begin putting out supplies by July. When
  shopping for supplies, make sure you are getting what
                                                                         • Technology questions
  your child’s teacher has requested. Lists are available on                •Computer set up
  your child’s school website, Social Media pages and many
  are available in stores. If you need assistance with school                  • Virus scans
  supplies, call 812-435-8866.                                               • Printer installs
  Plan for School Clothes                                                  •Cell phone repairs
  Check to see if your school has an enhanced dress
  code policy. To see a list of schools and a sample list of                 • Printing needs
  approved items, visit www.evscschools.com. If you need
  assistance with school uniforms, please contact United
                                                                           And so much more
  Way 211 or your school counselor/social worker.
                                                                 Tell us your school and they will
                                                                          receive 5% back
Look for complete                                                   East side location       West side location
back to school
                                                                1380 North Green River Rd   206 Rosenberger Ave
information at www.
                                                                   Evansville, IN 47715     Evansville, IN 47712
EVSCschools.com.
                                                                      812-430-3231             812-425-0803
JULY 2020
                                                                                                                                                              No School (No Hay Clases)
                                                                                                                                                             Potential Makeup Day
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2019 - 2020 EVSC Student Rules and Responsibilities
EVSC NON-DISCRIMINATION                                    German                                                   school websites for modified uniform/
POLICY                                                     Es ist die Grundregel der Evansville Vanderburgh         backpack policies. (IDOE Code 15)                 The principal or principal’s designee may search
It is the policy of the Evansville Vanderburgh             School Corporation und ihren Programmen                                                                    a motor vehicle on or near school property or
School Corporation not to discriminate on the              gegen niemanden aufGRund seiner Rasse,                   Unauthorized Items: Students shall not bring      which has been driven to school or a school
basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual             Hautfarbe, Religion, Geschlechts, sexuellen              equipment or other objects to school or school    event.
orientation, veteran status, genetic information,          Orientierung, Veteranenstatus. genetischer               activities which can be considered disruptive
national origin, age, limited English proficiency,         Information, nationalen Herkunft, Alters,                and/or are being used in the educational          Safe Learning Environment
or disability in its programs or employment                begrenzten Englischer Sprachfähigkeit oder               process without permission from school            The EVSC is committed to a safe learning
policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights           Behinderung zu diskriminieren.                           personnel. (IDOE Code 10)                         environment.
Law (IC 22-9-1), Title IV, and Title VII (Civil                                                                                                                       The EVSC strives to provide a safe environment
Rights Act of 1964), the Equal Pay Act of 1973,            The EVSC is steadfast in the mission to provide          Defiance: Defiant behavior is prohibited.         for all children and staff by prohibiting the
Title IX (Educational Amendments), the Genetic             outstanding educational opportunities through            Defiance is defined as failing to comply          following items and actions from school
Information Nondiscrimination Act and Section              shared, committed responsibility. This includes          with directions of teachers or other school       properties, activities, and buses.
504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973)                           instruction and support for academic, social,            personnel during any period of time
                                                           emotional and behavioral needs for all students.         when the student is properly under their          Alcohol: Possessing, using, transmitting or being
Questions concerning compliance with these                 To achieve this goal, the EVSC has developed             supervision and/or the behavior constitutes       under the influence of any alcoholic beverage is
laws should be directed to the Chief Diversity             GAIN: Growth in Academics through Innovation             an interference with school purposes or an        prohibited. Any substance which is represented
Officer of the Evansville Vanderburgh School               in Neuroeducation. GAIN uses neuroscience to             educational function. (IDOE Code 15)              to be alcohol is prohibited. (IDOE Code 01)
Corporation, 951 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN             educate the whole child and ensures learning
47713, phone number: (812) 435-8451.                       is maximized so students in the EVSC can be              Violation of State and Federal Law:               Drugs: Possessing, using, transmitting or
                                                           successful throughout every stage of life.               Engaging in any activity forbidden by the laws    being under the influence of any drug that is
Spanish                                                                                                             of Indiana or federal government is prohibited.   not used in accordance with doctor’s orders is
En la póliza De La Corporación Escolar de                  Connected Learning Environment                           (IDOE Code 10)                                    prohibited. (Note: Student shall surrender any
Evansville Vanderburgh en no discriminar la                The EVSC is committed to providing an                                                                      prescription or non-prescription drugs in the
raza, el color, la religión, el género, la orientación     environment that is conducive to student                 Theft: Taking the property of the school or       original container to the school nurse or teacher
sexual, el estado veterano, la información                 learning.                                                another person or attempting to take the          upon arrival at school.) Any substance/chemical
genética , el origen nacional, la edad, los límites        By encouraging regular attendance and                    property without permission. Possession of        which is represented to be (or looks like) drugs/
de la habilidad en hablar inglés, o de la habilidad        appropriate behaviors, EVSC is providing                 stolen property. (IDOE Code 10)                   paraphernalia, or is not used for its intended
en los programas                                           an environment that is conducive to student                                                                purpose, is also prohibited. (IDOE Code 02)
                                                           learning.                                                Search and Seizure: The EVSC has the
Japanese                                                                                                            responsibility and the right to conduct a         Tobacco: Possessing, using, and/or transmitting
                                                              Attendance: Multiple data sources show that           search to ensure the safety of all students.      tobacco or tobacco products is prohibited. Use of
                                                              regular school attendance is one of the most                                                            tobacco shall mean all uses of tobacco, including
                                                              important factors related to student success.      All lockers and other storage areas provided         cigar, cigarette, pipe, snuff, or any other matter
                                                              Student attendance is defined in IC 20-33-2.       for student use on school premises remain            or substance that contains tobacco, as well as
                                                              Additional information will be provided by         the property of the school corporation and are       electronic, “vapor,” or other substitute forms of
Marshallese                                                   individual schools. (IDOE Code 16)                 subject to inspection, access for maintenance,       cigarettes. (IDOE Code 07)
Kakien eo an Evansville Vanderburgh School                                                                       and search. A student who uses a locker has
Corporation ej bwe en ejelok kalijekļọk jekdoon               Dress Code: Appropriate dress and personal         no expectation of privacy in that locker or the      Weapons: No student shall possess, handle,
iia, kalor in kilen, eṃṃaan ke ak kōrā, an kōņaan             grooming are required of each student as           locker’s contents (IC 20-33-8-32). No student        or transmit any firearms, deadly weapons,
eṃṃaan ke ak kōrā, ej veteran ke ak ejjab ke,                 a vital part of maintaining the educational        shall lock or otherwise block access to any locker   destructive devices, or dangerous instruments,
meļeļe ko ikijen ānbwinnin ak genetic, ekar ļotak             environment. Modes of grooming or styles           or storage area except with a lock provided by or    as defined in Indiana Codes 20-33-8-16 and 35-
ilo aelōn̄ ta, an iiō, n̄ e edikļọk an jeļā Kajin Pālle,      of attire which detract from a good teaching/      approved by the principal of the school in which     47-5-2.5, on school property. Look-alike weapons
ak n̄ e elōn̄ an utamwe in ānbwin, ilo būrookraaṃ             learning situation are not acceptable. It          the locker or storage area is located. Unapproved    of any kind are also prohibited. (IDOE Code
ko an                                                         is required that coats and backpacks are           locks shall be removed and destroyed.                03-06)
                                                              secured in lockers or designated places
French                                                        upon arrival to school and remain there            Student searches are only conducted by the           Intimidation/Bullying/Harassment: No student
C’est la politique d’Evansville Vanderburgh                   until the end of the school day. All decisions     principal or principal’s designee. Searches of the   shall intimidate, harass, bully, or threaten other
School Corporation de ne pas faire de                         about appropriate dress, grooming and              student shall be limited to: A) searches of the      students or school personnel in any form or
discriminations sur la base de la race, de la                 body piercing will be made by the school’s         pockets of the student, and/or B) any object in      manner as defined by Indiana Codes 35-45-2
couleur, de la religion, du sexe, de l’orientation            administrators. (Body piercing, except for         the possession of the student such as a purse        and 20-33-8-0.2. (IDOE Code 13 and 10)
sexuelle, du statut de vétéran, de l’information              ears, is prohibited in elementary and middle       or backpack, electronic device, and/or C) a pat
génétique, de la nationalité, de l’âge, des                   schools.) Students in violation of the dress       down of the exterior of the student’s clothing.      Fighting: Fighting is prohibited. (IDOE Code 11)
compétences en anglais, ou d’un handicap dans                 code will be asked to correct the violation
ses programmes.                                               prior to returning to the classroom and could      Student searches which require removal of            Battery: Battery as defined by I.C. 35-42-2-1 is
                                                              face further disciplinary action. See individual   clothing other than shoes, socks, coat or jacket     prohibited. (IDOE Code 12)
                                                                                                                 shall be referred to a law enforcement officer.
Verbal aggression and profanity: Verbal                  referred to the Program shall first appear at an      year expulsion, for any of the grounds listed in        As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.17.
aggression and profanity are prohibited. (IDOE           informal hearing conducted by the Juvenile Court      the Indiana Code. The EVSC may, but shall not
Code 14)                                                 in a setting agreed upon by the Juvenile Court        be required, to refer an expelled student to the     Policy on Criminal Organizations
                                                         and the EVSC (“Hearing”) as soon as practicable       Vanderburgh Superior Court, Juvenile Division,       The Corporation prohibits criminal organization
Forming groups who associate closely, such as            following the student’s referral but not before       in accordance with the EVSC’s Agreement with         activity and similar destructive or illegal group
a group engaging in antisocial, delinquent and/or        the student’s parents have been notified of the       the Juvenile Court for court assisted resolution     behavior on Corporation property, on buses
criminal behavior: Forming groups who associate          Hearing. Students referred to the Program shall       of school suspension and expulsion cases.            owned by the Corporation or used to transport
closely, such as a group engaging in antisocial,         complete the Program at an EVSC alternative           Students referred to the Juvenile Court shall be     Corporation students, and at school-sponsored
delinquent and/or criminal behavior, is forbidden.       setting and shall not be permitted on any other       required to complete their expulsion by attending    functions. The Corporation prohibits reprisal or
Use of signals related to membership in groups           EVSC property and may not attend any EVSC             school during regular school hours at an EVSC        retaliation against individuals who report criminal
is prohibited. Writing gang signs or symbols on          sponsored activity. A parent may be present at        alternative setting and under the supervision        organization activity and similar destructive
your person at school is prohibited. This includes       the student’s Hearing and the Juvenile Court may      of the Juvenile Court. Students under the            or illegal group behavior or who are victims,
gang-related tattoos. (IDOE Code 10)                     mandate the parent’s or parents’ presence at the      Supervision of the Juvenile Court and attending      witnesses, bystanders, or others with reliable
                                                         Hearing. The Hearing to occur in accordance           an alternative setting shall not be allowed on any   information about an act of criminal organization
DISCIPLINE POLICY                                        with the Program is not a hearing to determine        other EVSC property and shall not be permitted       activity and similar destructive or illegal group
The goal of the EVSC is to achieve the                   whether the student is a child in need of services    to attend any EVSC sponsored event during            behavior.
highest levels of classroom engagement and               (“CHINS”); however, the Juvenile Court may            the period of expulsion. Expelled students, not
participation. Every attempt is made by the              notify the Office of Family and Children or the       referred to the Juvenile Court, are not allowed      The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
classroom teacher or team of teachers to                 Prosecutor’s Office, to the extent the Judge          on any EVSC property and may not attend any          reserves the right to change or modify school
support social-emotional behavioral skill mastery.       presiding over the Hearing in his or her discretion   EVSC sponsored activity.                             rules based on the action of the Board of School
Student misconduct may be addressed by one               believes that the student may be a CHINS. All            IC 20-33-8-14                                     Trustees or Legislative mandate.
or more of the following actions: restorative            records of the student’s court appearance at the         Grounds for suspension or expulsion
practices, counseling, parent conference,                Hearing shall be expunged from his/her record              Sec. 14. (a) The following are the grounds      THE FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND
detention, restriction of extra-curricular activities,   upon the student’s completion of the Program.            for student suspension or expulsion, subject      PRIVACY ACT
suspension of privileges, suspension from class,                                                                  to the procedural requirements of this chapter    Parents and eligible students have rights under
CARES placement, suspension from school,                 SUSPENSION FROM SCHOOL- PRINCIPAL:                       and as stated by school corporation rules:        FERPA. Details regarding those rights can be
suspension from the school bus, expulsion from           A school principal (or designee) may deny a                  (1) Student misconduct.                       found at http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/
school, referral to juvenile court, community            student the right to attend school or take part in           (2) Substantial disobedience.                 fpco/ferpa/index.html FERPA allows schools to
service, or other reasonable disciplinary action at      any school function for a time of up to five (5)             (b) The grounds for suspension or             disclose certain “directory” information without
the discretion of school officials.                      school days or ten (10) school days with approval            expulsion listed in subsection (a) apply      student or parental consent. This information
                                                         for the grounds stated in the Indiana Code. The              when a student is:                            could include a student’s name, address,
In accordance with the provisions of Indiana             EVSC may, but shall not be required, to refer a                 (1) on school grounds immediately          telephone number, date and place of birth,
Code 20-33-8, the Board of School Trustees               suspended student to the Vanderburgh Superior                   before or during school hours, or          honors and awards, and dates of attendance.
authorize administrators and staff members to            Court, Juvenile Division, in accordance with                    immediately after-school hours, or at      Parents and eligible students have the right to
take the following actions:                              an Agreement for Court Assisted Resolution                      any other time when the school is being    request that the school NOT disclose directory
                                                         of School Suspension and Expulsion Cases.                       used by a school group;                    information. If any parent or eligible student
REMOVAL FROM CLASS OR ACTIVITY-                          Students referred to the Juvenile Court shall                   (2) off school grounds at a school         wishes to prevent the disclosure of directory
TEACHER: An Elementary teacher has the right             be required to complete their suspension by                     activity, function, or event; or           information during the 2019-2020 school year,
to remove a student from his/her class or activity       attending school during regular school hours                    (3) traveling to or from school or a       they must notify their school administrator by
for up to one (1) school day. A Middle School or         at an EVSC alternative setting and under the                    school activity, function, or event.       August. 21, 2019.
High School teacher has the right to remove a            supervision of the Juvenile Court. Students              As added by P.L.1-2005, SEC.17.
student from his/her class or activity for up to five    under the Supervision of the Juvenile Court                                                                HARASSMENT
(5) school periods. In multi-period classes, the         and attending an alternative setting shall not          IC 20-33-8-15                                      It is the policy of the School Board to maintain
suspension may be for the length of the class,           be allowed on any other EVSC property and               Unlawful activity by student                       an education and work environment which is free
i.e. two or three periods.                               shall not be permitted to attend any EVSC                 Sec. 15. In addition to the grounds specified    from all forms of unlawful harassment, including
                                                         sponsored event during the suspension period.           in section 14 of this chapter, a student may       sexual harassment. This commitment applies to
COURT ASSISTED RESOLUTION OF                             Students suspended, but not referred to the             be suspended or expelled for engaging in           all School Corporation operations, programs, and
EXPULSION AND SUSPENSION (CARES):                        Juvenile Court, shall not be allowed on any             unlawful activity on or off school grounds if:     activities. All students, administrators,teachers,
The Superintendent of the EVSC and the                   EVSC property and may not attend any EVSC                   (1) the unlawful activity may reasonably       staff, and all other school personnel share
Vanderburgh Superior Court, Juvenile Division            sponsored activity during the suspension period.            be considered to be an interference            responsibility for avoiding, discouraging, and
(“Juvenile Court”), entered into an Agreement for                                                                    with school purposes or an educational         reporting any form of unlawful harassment. This
Court Assisted Resolution of School Expulsion            EXPULSION: In accordance with the due                       function; or                                   policy applies to unlawful conduct occurring on
and Suspension Cases (“Agreement”). The                  process procedures defined in statute, a student            (2) the student’s removal is necessary to      school property, or at another location if such
Agreement requires the Juvenile Court to                 may be expelled from school for a period                    restore order or protect persons on school     conduct occurs during an activity sponsored by
establish a flexible program for the supervision         no longer than the remainder of the current                 property; including an unlawful activity       the Board.
of suspended or expelled students who the                semester plus the following semester, with the              during weekends, holidays, other school
EVSC have referred to the Juvenile Court for             exception of a violation of the weapons rule                breaks, and the summer period when a           The Board will vigorously enforce its prohibition
supervision during the student’s suspension or           listed under the grounds for suspension and                 student may not be attending classes or        against harassment based on sex, race, color,
expulsion (“Program”). Students in grades 4-8            expulsion in this policy which will result in a one         other school functions.                        national origin, religion, disability, or any other
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