Doland School Handbook

SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY
R/D PHEASANT FIGHT SONG
DOLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT POLICY
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS and PRIVACY ACT
DISCLOSURE of STUDENT INFORMATION

HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF

HOMELESSNESS POLICY

COMPLAINT POLICY FOR FEDERAL PROGRAMS
1:00 CURRICULAR OFFERINGS AND REQUIREMENTS
2:00 GRADING POLICIES
3:00 GRADUATION EXERCISES
4:00 STUDENT CONDUCT
5:00 ATTENDANCE POLICY
6:00 GENERAL REGULATIONS
7:00 STUDENT SERVICES
8:00 INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES
9:00 POLICIES RELATING TO TITLE IX

10:00 POLICIES RELATING TO GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
11:00 ATHLETIC TRAINING RULES

SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

The Doland Public School seeks to develop fundamental skills and encourages students to use these as building blocks for their future. It is the goal of the Doland Public School to meet individual needs by offering college preparatory courses, vocational courses, and technical courses. The major responsibility of the school is to enrich the students' intellectual growth by providing the environment and climate for learning.

Each student should be treated as a unique individual with his/her own capabilities and background. We shall strive to guide the individual in the development of personal interests, values, potential, and self-worth.

The role of the teacher is important in stimulating the individual to achievement and personal growth. The personality, skills, and abilities of the classroom teacher are vital to the educational program.

The process of education is shared by the cooperation of the parents, school, community, church, and the student, in order to develop acceptable standards of social and moral behavior. In accomplishing these goals, it is our intention to equip students to become self-supporting and productive members of society.

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Redfield/Doland School Song

 

 

Oh Hail The Golden Pheasants

We're Here One Hundred Million Strong

 

Our Hearts Are Always With You

Our Eyes Upon You Every Redfield/Doland Man

 

Oh Yes, We're Here To Cheer You

So Put The Old Pep In Each Play

 

So Fight, Fight Pheasants,

Fight Fight Pheasants,

 

Charge and Fight Your Way to Victory!!!

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DOLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT POLICY

It is the policy of the Doland School District 56-2 , Doland, South Dakota, to admit and enroll students without regard to race, national origin, sex, religion, or disability, pursuant to all Federal and State laws and regulations. 

SDCL 13-27-1 requires compulsory attendance of a child who is six years of age by September 1st until the age of 16, unless excused by the Board of Education pursuant to SDCL 13-27-3 (i.e., the child is being provided alternative instruction, commonly referred to as home schooling). Compulsory attendance is required only through the eighth grade if exempted on religious grounds pursuant to SDCL 13-27-1.1. The privilege of attending the public school shall be free to all persons having school residence until completion of the secondary school program or a person reaches age 21. SDCL 13-28-5

  1. Pursuant to SDCL 13-28-7.1, PRIOR TO ADMISSION, the school SHALL receive certification from a licensed physician that the student is free from a contagious form of tuberculosis and has received or is in the process of receiving adequate immunization against polio myelitis, diphtheria, pertussis, rubella, mumps and tetanus, unless the same is excused for the reasons stated in the statute. The school may, with the concurrence of the county health officer, exclude a student who is considered a risk or nuisance to the health of other students or school employees due to the presence of infectious diseases or communicable parasite, from attendance at school until such condition no longer exists. 
     

  2. At the time of enrollment or within 30 days of initial enrollment, the school must be provided a certified copy of the child's birth certificate or an Affidavit issued by the Department of Health, which shall be maintained by the school and become a part of the child's permanent record. SDCL 13-27-3.1; SDCL 13-27-3.2. 
     

  3. At the time of initial enrollment or within 30 days of initial enrollment, a student having previously attended another school shall provide to the Doland School District a copy of all educational records relating to the child.
     

  4. A student having been conditionally accepted and enrollment pursuant to #2 and #3 above but not having provided the District within thirty days a certified copy of a birth certificate (or affidavit) or the necessary school records from a previous school will not be enrolled nor have the right to attend school until such requirements have been met, and the District shall notify the Department of Education and Cultural Affairs and the Department of Social Services of the failure of the students/parents to comply with the requirements. The student thereafter shall be deemed truant.

Action #94 - 095 February 13, 1995

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FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS and PRIVACY ACT

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."

Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies

Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.

Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions. (34 CFR § 99.31):

School officials with legitimate educational interest;

Other schools to which a student is transferring;

Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;

Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;

Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;

Accrediting organizations;

To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;

Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and

State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.

Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a PTA bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.

For additional information or technical assistance, you may call (202) 260-3887 (voice). Individuals who use TDD may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

Or you may contact us at the following address

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20202-5920

 

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DISCLOSURE of STUDENT INFORMATION (on school website and other possible school related areas)

The Doland School District proposes to designate the following personally identifiable information contained in a student's educational record as public information, and it will disclose that information without prior written consent.  Personally identifiable information includes the following information relating to a student: The student's name, address, telephone number, date of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, photograph, and other similar information.

The parents/guardians or eligible students will have three weeks after the first day of school to advise the school district in writing (a letter to the school principal's office) of any or all of the items they refuse to permit the district to designate as public information about the student.

At the end of the three-week period, each student's records will be appropriately marked by the record's custodians to indicate the items the district will designate as public information about that student. This designation will remain in effect until it is modified by the written direction of the student's parent/guardian or the eligible student.

Picture Release Form

Doland school requests your permission to have your child's name and picture on our website as well as any extra curricular publicity (ex. local newspaper, newsletter). 

Some of the teachers would like to use their class pictures on their website as well as the school website.  If you prefer that they are not pictures with their class or group, then we will try to find a way to block their individual picture.  If you prefer that your child's name be left off, please check the appropriate box below. 

You have the right to change these options at any time by contacting your school principal at 635-6302. 

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_________________________Parent Signature     _________________Date

_____ I don't approve the use of my child's name or picture

_____ I approve use of a picture only.

_____ I approve use of a name only

_____ I approve use of a picture and a name.

Please list your child's name as you would like it to appear.  (Ex. Tom Smith, Tom S., or T. Smith)

Highly Qualified Staff

           The federal education law put in place by President Bush called “No Child Left Behind”, requires that all parents in a Title I school be notified and given the opportunity to request information about he professional qualifications of classroom teachers instructing their child.  If you are interested in this information, you may contact the school and it will be provided to you.

1.       Reading First is a scientifically based instruction including the interventions used in grades K-6 in the Doland School.  The Doland staff including special education services provides strategies for increasing the child’s rate of learning in all subject areas K-12 based off of scientifically researched based curriculum and instruction.

 Together we will work to carry out this compact.

 

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Doland School District Policy on

Enrollment, Transportation, School of Origin,

And the Elimination of Barriers for Children or Youth

Experiencing Homelessness including Unaccompanied Youth

 

The Doland School District Policy is to:

·         Ensure the immediate enrollment of children or youth experiencing homelessness until all enrollment records may be secured, i.e. academic records, medical records, proof of residency, or other documentation.

·         Keep a child or youth experiencing homelessness in the school of origin, except when doing so is contrary to the wishes of the child’s or youth’s parent or guardian.

·         Ensure the elimination of stigmatization or segregated services and the elimination of other identified barriers for homeless children and youth.

·         Provide children or youth experiencing homelessness with services comparable to services offered to other students in the school including the following:

o   Transportation services.

o   Educational services for which the child or youth meets the eligibility criteria, such as services provided under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 or similar State or local programs, educational programs for children with disabilities, and educational programs for students with limited English proficiency.

o   Programs in vocational and technical education.

o   School nutrition programs.

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Doland School Complaint Policy for Federal Programs

A parent, student, employee, or district stakeholder who has a complaint regarding the use of federal NCLB funds and is unable to solve the issue, may address the complaint in writing to the district’s superintendent.

Disputes addressing the enrollment, transportation (including inter-district disputes), and other barriers to the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness are also addressed under this procedure.  Parents, guardians, and unaccompanied youth may initiate the dispute resolution process directly at the school they choose, as well as at the district or district’s homeless liaison’s office. The parent or guardian or unaccompanied youth shall be provided with a written explanation of the school’s decision including the rights of the parent, guardian, or youth to appeal the decision.  Students should be provided with all services for which they are eligible while disputes are resolved.

§  The superintendent will investigate, within one week, the circumstances of the complaint and render a decision, within two weeks, after receipt of the complaint.

§  The superintendent will notify the complainant of the decision in writing.

§  The complainant will be allowed one week to react to the decision before it becomes final.

§  The complainant will either accept or disagree with the decision and will provide such acknowledgment in writing, addressed to the district superintendent.

§  If the issue is not resolved with the superintendent, the complaint will be forwarded to the district’s Board of Education for further review. The parent or guardian or unaccompanied youth to appeal the decision including the rights of the parent.  The parent or guardian or unaccompanied youth shall be provided with a written explanation of the district’s decision including the rights of the parent, guardian, or youth to appeal the decision.

§  Unresolved complaints may be forwarded by the stakeholder to the South Dakota Department of Education for review. (Consult SD Department of Education Complaint Procedure)

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1:00 CURRICULAR OFFERINGS AND REQUIREMENTS

1.01 ELIGIBILITY: Any student who is currently a resident of District #56-2, who is less than 21 years of age, and who has satisfactorily completed grades one through eight may enroll as a regular student in Doland High School.

1.02 TRANSFER STUDENTS: Students transferring to Doland High School from another school district must furnish necessary and required student records.

1.03 ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS: All students enrolled at DHS must take at least six classroom credits. Any deviation from this policy must be approved by the administration.

1.04 ENROLLMENT CHANGES: All changes of enrollment in classroom courses at DHS must be made during the first week of the school year for courses offered throughout the school year or during the first week of the semester if the course runs for only one semester.

1.05 REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION: Students planning to graduate from DHS must have successfully completed a total of 22 academic credits on the Carnegie Unit scale. One (1) Carnegie Unit is given to a course which meets 250 minutes per week for a school year and one-half (1/2) Carnegie Unit is given to courses meeting for only a semester. Within the 22 credits necessary for graduation, students must have successfully completed studies as established by the State Board of Education.

A minimum of twenty-two (22) credits is necessary for graduation. Up to one (1) credit may apply toward graduation in music (band and chorus each count as 1/2 credit per year). (P.E. counts 1/2 credit per semester) Minimum registration shall consist of six (6) assigned periods, which includes fine arts and exploratory courses and excludes study halls.

1.06 WITHDRAWAL FROM DHS: Any enrolled student at DHS who withdraws from school must complete a withdrawal form. See the principal for assistance.

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2:00 GRADING POLICIES

2.01 INTRODUCTION: Grades indicate not only the quality and quantity of work a student is doing; but they may also reveal, when native ability is considered, to what extent the student is showing such character traits as perseverance, industry, and ambition. Grades become a part of every student's permanent record and consequently, a recommendation for or against that record when it is examined.

2.02 REPORTING PERIODS: Report cards will be issued following each nine-week grading period. Letter grades only will be used on the report cards.

2.03 GRADING SYSTEM: Some of the advanced classes in the high school are weighted. Classes that are weighted are Physics, Spanish II, French II, Advanced Math and College level. You should visit with the school counselor to determine which classes are weighted. A suggested five point division system of marking and a word statement of what the letters stand for, what the teachers should have in mind when using them. 

Grade "A" - Superior - 94% - 100%.
Grade "B" - Above Average - 86% - 93%.
Grade "C" - Average - 77% - 85%
Grade "D" - Below Average, yet passing - 67% - 76%
Grade "F" - Failing - 66.9% or less.

(Adopted by Doland Board of Education during July Board Meeting, 2001) 

Grade "I" - Incomplete - All incomplete grades must be completed within two weeks after the grade reporting date or the grade will be recorded as an "F".

A comprehensive nine weeks test may be given to all students in all classes near the end of the first nine-week grading period.

(Adopted by Doland Board of Education during July Board Meeting, 2001)

2.04 GRADE WEIGHTS: The following is the teacher's grading system for computing student grades.

A.     Nine-weeks grades will be based on the computed means of all work graded during the 9-week grading period.

B.     Semester grades will be based on the computed means of all work graded during the semester.

2.05 MID-TERM REPORTS: On or before the fifth week of each grading period, teachers will inform the principal of those students who are falling behind in class academically. A conference may be held with the student to determine the problem and efforts should be made to solve the problem area. Progress reports will then be mailed to the parents. These will include all D's" and "F's". If further conferences become necessary after the mailing of deficiency reports, they may be scheduled until the student’s work becomes satisfactory.

2.06 HONOR ROLL: School Board Proceedings, Regular Meeting, December 12, 1988. Action 88-087: to adopt the following Honor Roll System with four categories: (4.0), (3.99-3.75), (3.74-3.5), (3.49-3.0) effective immediately.

* A student receiving a grade of "D", "F", or "I" does not qualify for the honor roll regardless of grade point average.

2.07 ACADEMIC LETTER REQUIREMENTS: In recognition of the need for a rebirth of academic excellence and of the basic mission of the school, an academic letter will be awarded to deserving students. The requirements for earning this award are as follows:

1.    The student must carry a minimum of six solid subjects each semester. Carrying two    fine arts electives or exploratory classes may count as one solid. For those students taking DDN classes, 5 solids may count as a full load provided 3 of the 5 courses are weighted.

 

2.    An academic letter will be awarded to a student who completes all courses with no semester grade below a "B" with no regard for weighted or AP classes. (Adopted 4­12-04)  For awards night, administration will use the first semester grade and a combination of third quarter grade and fourth nine weeks midterm grade to determine a student's eligibility. 

The academic letters will be awarded in the same manner as those traditionally provided for co-curricular activities. A lamp of knowledge will be the symbol attached to the letter to designate this high honor. The awards will be presented each year to qualifying students from the 7th through the 12th grades.

2.08 Junior High Grading/Retention Policy: a student must pass (D or better) 7 of 10 semesters in core classes.  Core classes are Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Reading/Spelling

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3:00 GRADUATION EXERCISES

3.01 GRADUATION HONOREES GROUP: All graduating seniors who have attained a 3.50 or better grade point average in high school through the seventh semester of their high school career shall receive recognition as members of the Honors Group at graduation exercises. The student in the senior Class Honors who has attained the highest grade point average shall be known as the class Valedictorian and shall present a valedictory address to the class during graduation exercises. The student in the senior class Honors Group with the second highest grade point average shall be known as the class Salutatorian and shall present a salutatory address to the class during graduation exercises. In the event of a tie there will be no tie breaking system, the tie will remain in place. 

3.02 RESERVED GRADUATION SEATING: Senior students will each be given reserved seating tickets for graduation. How many and where they will be will be determined by the administration and handed out at graduation practice on the last day of school for seniors.

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4:00 STUDENT CONDUCT

4.01 INTRODUCTION: Good discipline is not confined to the classroom, but extends to the corridors, study halls, restrooms, gymnasiums, lunchroom, and the playground before, during, and after school. The best discipline is that discipline that you instill in yourself. If you keep in mind the purpose of being in school, your self-discipline will make your school years enjoyable and productive.

  1. No running in the halls or on the stairs at any time.

  2. No loud talking, shouting, pushing, or jostling.

  3. No congregating in the halls or the lavatories.

  4. When going up or down stairs, stay to the right at all times.

  5. No tampering with lockers.

4.02 SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS: Superintendents, principals, supervisors, teachers, and other adults shall have supervisory control over all students, whether in or outside of the school buildings and until such students leave the school grounds. This includes, but is not limited to, custodians, cooks, and bus drivers. It is expected that students will show respect for and obedience to the wishes of all employees of the school district.

4.03 HALLWAY CONDUCT: The following rules of conduct apply in the halls and stairs of all buildings:

4.04 MOTOR VEHICLES: Cars used by students for transportation shall be used only in driving to and from school. Cars are not to be moved between arrival in the morning and dismissal, without permission from the administration. No student is to be in, or on, any motorized vehicle during the school day without permission from the administration. All student vehicles are to be parked in the designated area on the south side of the high school.

4.05 TOBACCO: The Doland School is a tobacco free school. Cigarettes, or use of other tobacco products, will not be permitted in the school, on school property or at other school activities, even if they are away from school premises. Students in violation of this policy will be subject to suspension from school.

4.06 ALCOHOL AND DRUGS: The Doland School board recognizes its share of responsibility for the health, welfare, and good of the students who attend the district's schools. Alcohol and other drug use is wrong and harmful and can interfere with a student's ability to learn and function responsibly in the school setting and community. Anything that can interfere with the development of an adolescent, therefore, must be evaluated as to its impact both on the young person and the community. Psychoactive and mood altering drugs can destroy the health and well being of an individual. The school and community recognize alcohol and/or other drug use (tobacco excluded) as a serious health problem and are committed to discouraging this behavior and to encourage young people to choose a drug free lifestyle and to seek help should a problem arise. The Doland School has been a tobacco free school since January 9, 1989. Tobacco is covered under section 4:05 of the student handbook which states:      4:05 Tobacco:  The Doland School district is a tobacco free school. Cigarettes or smoking or other use of tobacco products will not be permitted in the school, on school property, or in school vehicles, at other school activities, even if they are away from school premises. Students in violation of this policy will be subject to suspension from school.

As educators, we recognize that chemical use (alcohol and other drugs) has become a serious problem in our country. We accept our obligation to establish a positive environment in which these problems can be presented through a comprehensive school drug free program and be addressed locally in a helpful and supportive, rather than a punitive way. One of our goals is to prevent all use by students. Accomplishing this goal we realize will entail training teachers, counselors, and other staff members to educate themselves and the community about the impact of drug use. Other goals are to teach staff to identify indicators of alcohol and/or other drug use problems and to know what resources are available to address these problems it they are observed. The administration recognizes that the problems of alcohol and/or other drug use is a school and community issue. Therefore, we are committed to cooperate with agencies and community groups that address these issues.

The following document outlines policy on student use of alcohol and other drugs in the school district. This policy is in effect on premises owned, leased or maintained by the school district, at all school related activities on and off campus, on vehicles used to transport students to and from school or at activities and in vehicles parked on school property. Student and parent members of the school community are expected to know and understand the policy provisions and its mandatory nature. A copy of the policy will be provided to all student and parents.

A student shall not possess, use, distribute, transfer, conceal, sell, attempt to sell, deliver, nor be under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs, which affect the educational process of the school. Students shall not engage in alcohol and/or other drug use/abuse, nor possess paraphernalia specific to the use of alcohol and/or other drugs. Students who use prescription drugs authorized by a licensed physician do not violate this policy if the student conforms to the prescription and appropriate school policies. 

Disciplinary Sanctions and Implementation Procedures

The following procedure will be used in dealing with possession, use, distribution or being under the influence of alcohol and other drugs:

A.         First Offense -

1.        The administration will try to notify the parent(s)/guardian(s) by phone to explain the incident and arrange a conference;
 

2.        The administration may suspend the student for ten (10) days in compliance with student due process procedures;
 

3.        The administration will notify the parent(s)/guardian(s) in writing of the suspension within thirty-six (36) hours; and,

4.        The administration may notify available law enforcement authorities.

The school district will request that the students with the alcohol and other drug abuse problems seek professional assessment from a trained chemical dependency counselor or a licensed physician trained in chemical dependency. Because we believe that chemical dependency is preceded by misuse, we feel confident that such early intervention can benefit the student before significant harm or dependency results.

The suspension of a student who agrees to be assessed will be commuted to three (3) days. The administration will provide a list of agencies/professionals who can do the assessment and provide treatment. Fees for this assessment and treatment are the responsibility of the student and the family.

Upon receipt of appropriate authorization, the agency or professional will notify the schooladministration that the student is willing to be evaluated and to comply with the treatment process.

B.          Second and Subsequent Offenses -

1.        The administration will try to contact the parent(s)/guardian(s) to arrange a conference;

           2.        The administration may notify available law
           enforcement authorities;

3.        The administration may suspend the student for ten (10) days in compliance with student due process procedures;
 

4.        The administration will notify the parent(s)/guardian(s) in writing of the suspension within thirty-six (36) hours;
 

5.        The administration will recommend to the school board that the student be expelled unless the following procedure is followed:
 

a.        The student must agree to be assessed by a trained chemical dependency counselor or a licensed physician trained in chemical dependency;
 

b.        Upon appropriate authorization, the agency or professional notifies the administration that the student has been assessed and does or does not require treatment. If the student is accepting needed treatment, the recommendation for expulsion may be commuted. Fees for this assessment and/or treatment are the responsibility of the student and family.
 

C.         C. Supplying/Distributing or Selling Alcohol and Other Drugs of Material Represented to be a Controlled Substance.

 

1.  Within thirty-six hours, the administration will notify parent(s)/
guardian(s) in writing of the suspension;

 

2.  Supplying or selling chemicals may result in a ten (10) day suspension;

 

3.  The administration will refer the case to available law enforcement authorities;

 

4.  A hearing on the case will be conducted by the school board pursuant to due process rules for expulsion. Expulsion may be recommended by the administration.

 

D.        Students whose observed behavior indicates possible use of alcohol and/or other drugs will be referred to the building administrator. The building administrator and/or "first responder" medical personnel will determine whether to contact the parent for further instruction, refer to the emergency authorization form or immediately seek additional medical treatment. Following the handling of the medical emergency, this Policy Statement for Alcohol and/or Other Drug Abuse will be followed.

E.         An annual review of the School Districts Program will be made 

1. To determine the programs' effectiveness and implement changes to the programs if they are needed; and

2. To insure that disciplinary sanctions are consistently enforced.

4.07 VANDALISM OF SCHOOL PROPERTY: Any student who cuts, defaces, or otherwise injures any schoolhouse, apparatus, or outbuilding thereof, is liable to suspension or expulsion. The parents or guardians of such student shall be liable for all damages. (See SDCL 13-32-5)

4.08 INITIATIONS AND HAZINGS: Initiations and the hazing of any students or persons who may become a student at Doland High School are prohibited. Said practice is potentially dangerous to students, disruptive to proper discipline, and a violation of the rights of students who are equal in every degree to all other students of the high school. Any student who shall in any manner participate in initiating or hazing any student is subject to rigid disciplinary action by the administration. Such discipline may include suspension from school.

4.09 CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY: Students found to have intentionally damaged school property will be subject to fine for the cost of repair or replacement of the damaged property.

4.10 CONDUCT ON SCHOOL BUSES: Students riding the school bus are always under the supervision of the bus driver. Upon entering the bus, find a seat and remain in that seat until you have reached your destination. Misbehavior will not be tolerated. When you ride the bus to a school activity, you will come home on the same bus unless your parents personally see the administration or the supervisor of the activity and supply a written note to the supervisor stating that they wish to take you off the bus. 

4.11 FIRE ALARMS - EXTINGUISHERS: Any person tampering with fire extinguishers and/or fire alarms will be subject to dismissal from school and subject to a fine, replacement of said property or both.

4.12 DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR: When it is necessary to suspend a student from a class it usually means the teacher has exhausted his or her means to modify the behavior of the student within his or her class and the student is referred to the principal for disciplinary actions.

Suspension or expulsion from a class or school will result in the student being treated as an unexcused absence. The student will receive a 30% grade reduction for all work that can be completed and 0% for the work that cannot be completed while suspended or expelled. (See section 5.07)

 4.13 DRESS CODE: The style and fashion of clothing worn by students is a matter of individual taste and reflects the pride each student places in himself/herself. The school officials will not attempt to regulate clothing except in cases where the student's clothing is dangerous to himself/herself, his/her classmates, where state health and sanitation regulations may require, or where that clothing may be a danger or threat to school property and its maintenance. Clothing disruptive to the classroom will not be tolerated.

Clothing prohibited includes:

  • ·         Advertising beer, cigarettes, or other inappropriate behavior

  • ·         Spaghetti  straps, backless shirts, and strapless shirts

  • ·         Hats, caps, or bandanas upon entering school building

  • ·         Tops  not designed to touch pants or beltline

  • ·         Excessively baggy or low riding pants

  • ·         One’s Revealing undergarments, too much body torso section, or revealing in general

  • ·         Shorts/skirts that are too short

 

4.14 Electronic Harassment: Any student using an electronic communication device for harassment, which includes intimidation, threats of physical harm and extortion may be reported to law officials. It is a Class 1 misdemeanor to commit such an offense. This includes email, text message, or any other form of electronic contact.
 

4.15 DISCIPLINE POLICY Adopted 8-19-02

Discipline must be based on judgment if it is to be effective. The purpose of school discipline is not to have the offender pay his/her debt to society. Discipline should be designed to help the student. This does not mean that discipline need be soft. Discipline will be administered as determined by the situation.

The following disciplinary actions are authorized for breach of school rules (policies) or obligations applicable to students. The corrective measure to be employed shall be determined in each case by the administration, the classroom teacher, or other appropriate educational staff member, except where a Board Hearing is required. Repeated minor infractions may justify the use of more severe measures.

  1. Admonition and Counseling: Admonition and Counseling should be used when appropriate to assist a student to understand his or her conduct interferes with his or her educational process, threatens the academic or social progress and rights of others, or is contrary to school policy.
  2. Detention: A form of discipline that detains a student outside of the normal school hours. Detention shall last for one hour beginning at 3:20 and ending at 4:20 or from 7:20 and ending at 8:20. Detention periods not attended by students will receive in-school suspension. Faculty members and/or administration will supervise the detention period. Students will be given a 1-day notice before serving the detention. Students will be required to work on school assignments or read an appropriate book. A form will be sent home with the student to be signed by the parent/guardian notifying them of the student's infraction of school policy, the corrective action taken and any recommended future actions

C.     In-School suspension:

Students who receive in-school suspension at Doland High School are required to report to the Principals office at 8:00a.m. each day of the suspension to pick up a make- up slip. Once students receive their make-up slip they have until 8:20 to make contact with their teachers and receive their day's assignments and work. When the bell rings at 3:20p.m. the student has until 4:00p.m. to turn in the day's assignments to classroom teachers and return the signed make-up slip.


Students who receive in-school suspension will receive a grade reduction of 10% to work completed during the in-school suspension. Tests which will be made up at the teachers’ convenience will also receive a grade reduction of 10%.


Student who receives in-school suspension will be required to take all semester tests. The test will count against them and they do not have open campus.


D. Out of School Suspension:

Students may receive out of school suspension for up to ten (l 0) days.

Out of school suspensions will be recorded on the students permanent record. Students will receive a 30% grade reduction on any work that can be made up during the suspension. Tests missed during the suspension will result in a zero and will not be allowed to be made up.

Students who receive out of school suspension will be required to take all semester tests.  The test will count against them and they do not have open campus.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE NOTICE
Doland School
 

Student's Name:  _______________________          Date: _____________

Adult/Teacher: __________________________         Class/Grade: __________

Period: ________________                                           Location:___________

REASON for REFERRAL:

q        Tardiness

q        Unauthorized absence from class

q        Disturbing class or other pupils (Removal from class is necessary)

q        Disrespectful or discourteous

q        Dress code violation

q        Driving violation

q        Damaged school property

q        Cheating or plagiarism

q        Tobacco, Alcohol, other drug violation

q        Not reporting before or after school as directed

q        No textbook or class materials

q        Antagonistic toward class routine

q        Other (Explain): _________________________________________

Student Signature:__________________________ Date: _____________
(Student signature indicates being counseled involving this referral)

COMMENTS ON VIOLATION:

__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

 

Parent Signature____________________________________________

 

Corrective action and any recommended future actions:

 


4.16 JUNIOR HIGH DISCIPLINE POLICY (may serve as guide for other grades as well)
(Adopted Fall Semester 2000-2001 school year): 

PHILOSOPHY: 

The junior high faculty and administration met to discuss the effectiveness of the current junior high discipline policy and procedure. The consensus among the group was a need for a change in the current policy. The current policy consists of receiving packets and detention relative to each infraction.

To better the effectiveness of our school discipline program, a committee was formed to research new discipline strategies and techniques. It was discussed and agreed upon by the panel of teachers, parents, and board representatives that the following behaviors and actions were the most common problems: getting work done; distractions; being unprepared; tardiness; disrespectfulness; and cheating. The panel came up with the following policy and procedure to handle all of these problems and any others that would be considered significant and inappropriate:

GENERAL POLICIES: 

All junior high students will report to assigned homeroom each morning upon arrival at school. Class advisors will be in charge of homeroom with study hall rules in effect. Homeroom will run from 8:05 -- 8:20 each morning. No students should arrive before 8:00 a.m. 

JH Grading/Retention Policy: a student must pass (D or better) 7 of 10 semesters in core classes.  Core classes are Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Reading/Spelling

 

(Step 1) DETENTION: 

- Any student who is sent to the principal's office for any of the following reasons will: (1) Serve 45 minutes detention from 3:20 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. or from 7:20 a.m. to 8:20 a.m.(2) Have parents sign referral form. (If the referral slip is not signed by parent and with the student on the day of detention it will be considered a no show.) (3) A letter and a phone call will notify the parents.

- After the student receives his/her third detention, a meeting will be scheduled with the student, parent, and principal.

  • Unprepared For Class  

  • Tardy

  • Cheating

  • Distracting the Class

  • Disrespectfulness

  • Not Completing Homework  (0% will be given on any homework not completed within 24 hours)

  • Behaviors Not Conducive To Environment

*ANY STUDENT WHO IS A NO SHOW OR IS LATE WILL HAVE ONE DAY OF ISS. (The detention supervisor's clock will be the official time)

(Step 2)

IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION OR ISS:

Any student who is sent to the principal's office six times in one school year will: (1) Serve 1 day of ISS. (2) A letter and a phone call will notify the parents.

Any student who is sent to the principal's office seven times in one school year will: (1) Serve two days ISS. (2) A letter and a phone call will notify the parents.

(Step 3)

OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION OR OSS:

Any student who is sent to the principal's office eight times in one school year for one of the offenses above will: (1) Serve 1 day of OSS. (2) A letter and a phone call will notify the parents.

Any student who is sent to the principal's office nine times in one school year for one of the above offenses will: (1) Serve 3 days of OSS. (2) A letter and a phone call will notify the parents.

ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURE:

The following behaviors may result in immediate ISS or OSS, skipping steps 1, 2, and 3. (examples are, but not limited to, the following):

 

  • Physical Fight                                              

  • Vandalism

  • Destruction of Property                               

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Profanity                                                     

  • Possession of Tobacco/Alcohol/Drugs

  • Alcohol                                                       

  • Drugs

  • Major or Severe Infractions May Result in Immediate ISS or OSS.

REFERRAL TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION:

Teachers will be updated on a weekly basis on each student’s status.

Any student who is sent to the principal's office ten times in one school year.
 

4.17 SUSPENSIONS AND EXPULSIONS: The following policies shall apply toward student suspensions and expulsions:

A. Definition of terms:

(1)      Suspension is considered not being allowed to attend school for a period of up to ten (10) days 

(2)      Expulsion is considered a period of ten (11) days or more.

(3)      All suspensions/expulsions will be recorded on the student’s permanent record.

B. Authority:

  1.  Expulsions of pupils from school may not occur without the approval of the school board.

Superintendent or Principal's actions under the authority of the school board              may suspend students for a period of time not to exceed ten (10) days.

 C.  Grounds for suspension or expulsion will generally be that:

(1)  Continued presence by the student concerned, constitutes a health or safety hazard to himself/herself or to those around him/her or to the building.

        (2)  The student's actions while present prevent other students from learning,
                   and/or teachers from teaching.

        (3)  The student was disrespectful to a school district employee or using gross
                   profanity.

 D.  The following is a list of practices forbidden by the school and which may lead to expulsion or suspension:

        (1)  Smoking in school buildings or on school grounds.

        (2)  Use or possession of alcoholic beverages in school buildings or when under
                   the supervision of school personnel while engaged in extra-curricular
                   activities.

          (3)  Use or dispensing of illegal drugs.

        (4)  Excessive absences.

        (5)  Disruptive behavior in the classroom, study halls, etc.

        (6)  Intimidation of the instructors and/or school officials.

        (7)  Bomb threats to the school district.

        (8)  Clothing disrupting to the classroom.

E. In case of suspension or expulsion the hearing process described in section 10.00 of this handbook will be followed.

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4.18  Bullying: 

Student Discipline-Bully Prevention

 

Persistent bullying can severely inhibit a student’s ability to learn effectively or a member of the staff’s ability to do their job.  The negative effects of bullying can have an impact on a person for their entire life.  We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our students so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.  Bullying of any kind in unacceptable.  If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.

 

Bullying is repeated and intentional harmful behavior initiated by one or more students and directed toward another student.  Bullying exists when a student with more social and or physical power deliberately dominates and harasses another who has less power.  Bullying is unjustified and typically repeated.  Bullying differs from conflict.  Two or more students can have a disagreement or a conflict.  Bullying involves a power imbalance element where a bully targets a student who has difficulty defending himself or herself.

 

The forms of bullying:

            Physical-involves harmful actions against another person’s body

            Verbal-involves speaking to a person or about a person in an unkind or hurtful way

            Emotional-involves behaviors that upset, exclude, or embarrass a person

Sexual-involves singling out a person because of gender and demonstrates unwarranted or unwelcome sexual advances

Racial-involves rejection or isolation of a person because of ethnicity

 

The school board expects students to conduct themselves in a manner in keeping with their levels of development, maturity, and demonstrated capabilities with proper regard for the rights and welfare of other students and staff.

 

The school board believes that standards for student behavior must be set cooperatively through interaction among the students, parents, and guardians, staff and community members of the school district, producing an atmosphere that encourage students to grow in self-discipline.  The development of this atmosphere requires respect for self and others, as well as for district and community property on the part of students, staff, and community members.

 

The school board requires its school administrators to develop and implement procedures that ensure both the appropriate consequences and remedial responses to a student or staff member who commits one or more acts of harassment or bullying.

 

The school board requires the principal and/or the principal’s designee at each school to be responsible for receiving complaints alleging violation of this policy.  All school employees, students, parents, visitors or any other member of the community are required to report alleged violations to the school principal.  The school principal and/or principal’s designee are to be responsible for determining whether an alleged act constitutes a violation of this policy.  In so doing, the principal and or principal’s designee shall conduct a prompt, thorough, and complete investigation of each alleged incident.

 

Disciplinary action may include, but is not limited to, detention, suspension, or expulsion for verified perpetrators of bullying.  In addition, when any kind of threat is communicated or when a hate crime is committed, it shall be reported to local law officials.

 

The superintendent an/or designee shall develop an annual process for discussing the school district policy on bully prevention with student and staff.  The school district will incorporate information regarding this policy in each school handbook.

Cyber Bullying

 

Cyber bullying is all form of harassment over the Internet or other forms of electronic communications, including cell phones.  Students and staff will refrain from using communication devices or District property to harass or stalk another.  The District’s computer network and the Internet, whether accessed at school or away from school, during or after school hours, may not be used for the purpose of cyber bullying.  All forms of cyber bullying are unacceptable and viewed as a violation of this policy and the District’s acceptable computer use policy and procedures.

 

Users are responsible for the appropriateness of the materials they transmit.  Hate mail, harassment, discriminatory remarks, or other anti social behaviors are expressly prohibited.  Cyber bullying includes, but is not limited to the following misuses of technology:  harassing, teasing, intimidating, threatening, or terrorizing another person by sending or posting inappropriate and hurtful e-mail messages, instant messages, test messages, digital pictures or images, or web site postings, including blogs.  It is also recognized that the author (poster or sender) of the inappropriate material is often disguised (logged on) as someone else.

 

Students and community members, who believe they have been victims of such misuses of technology, as described in this policy, should not erase the offending material from the systems.  A copy of the material should be brought to the attention of a principal or teacher.

 

In situations in which cyber bullying originated from a non-school computer, but brought to the attention of school officials, any disciplinary action shall be based upon whether the conduct is determined to be severely disruptive of the educational process so that it markedly interrupts or severely impedes the day to day operations of a school. In addition, such conduct must also violate a school policy.  Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, threats, or making threats off school grounds, to harms a member of the school staff or a student.

 

Malicious use of District’s computer system to develop programs or to institute practices that harass other

Users to gain unauthorized access to any entity on the system and/or change the components of an entity on the network is prohibited.

 

Disciplinary action may include, but is not limited to. The loss of computer privileges, detention, suspension, or expulsion for verified perpetrators of cyber bullying.  In addition, when any kind of threat is communicated or when a hate crime is committed, it shall be reported to local law officials.

4.19  Student Tutoring Days (Fridays)

1.       Students required to attend Friday(These students are required to be at school by 8:15 and done at 1:00.) 

·         Any student who doesn’t hand in makeup slip on time.

·         Any student who has 3 D’s and/or F’s (2 D’s and 2 F’s student attends Friday)

·         Any student who has missed a class 6 times per semester will come in on Friday as well as every day after 6 as well  (does not include Exempt absences)

·         Any student with an unexcused absence may be subject to Friday school

·         Any student with more than one unexcused absence

·         Any student with 5 tardies per semester and every tardy after 5 will require Friday school as well

      Also any student at the discretion of the administration.

 

5:00 ATTENDANCE POLICY

5.01 ATTENDANCE POLICY: In keeping with the recognition that an education is of primary and growing importance to success in life, the Doland School Board adopts the following attendance policy. All absences will fall into one of the two categories, excused or unexcused.  Excused absences and unexcused absences count towards the attendance policy.  Exempt absences don't count toward semester tests. 

5.02 EXCUSED ABSENCE: Any of the following legitimate reasons will be considered an excused absence when a note (The note must state the specific reason and time of the absence or it will be unexcused.) from the parent or guardian is sent in advance of the absence if known or a phone call or e-mail the day of the absences where advance notice is not possible (doctors or other professional appointments must bring a note from the doctor stating the time of the appointment and time left) and a make-up slip must be completed and turned in on time to the principal's office:

  1. Illness of the student;

  2. Serious illness in the family;

  3. Conditions over which the student has no control;

  4. Work at home in cases of absolute necessity (if not abused) -- no student will be excused to work for anyone other than his or her parents;

  5. Family trips with parents;(2 days will count as one, 4 days will count as two

  6. Medical appointments that cannot be arranged outside of school hours with a note from the Dr. upon the students return to school.

  7. Students will be excused to attend school related events.

  8. Students will receive one personal day per semester that cannot be used during the last two weeks before semester tests each semester.

     

5.03 UNEXCUSED ABSENCE: If an absence is not excused it is unexcused. Each student will be allowed one unexcused absence (PERSONAL TIME, UNLESS IT HAS BEEN USED) that will be treated as an excused absence towards semester tests each semester. They will need to bring a note from home for this absence within twenty-four hours in order to be excused stating the hours missed and signed by the parents.

5.04 POSITIVE APPROACH TO BETTER ATTENDANCE:

Attendance will be kept by the hour. Any student who misses more than ten minutes of a class period will be considered absent from that period. (study halls included) Any absence other than a school related activity will require a note in advance of the student’s absence or when advance notice is not possible a phone call during the morning of the absence. If the above criterion is not met the absence will be unexcused. Any unexcused absence will require the student to take the semester tests. (AS WELL AS SUFFERING A GRADE REDUCTION AS STATED BELOW UNDER UNEXCUSED ABSENCES.)

Students will be allowed two days of absences per semester. One of these days can be used for a sickness that the student may then stay home up to four days in a row and it will only count as one day. (Exceptions are explained below.)

Students will also have one day for any other excused absences. (If the student does not use any sick days they will have two days for any other excused absences.) During this time if a student chose only to use their two days for doctors appointments or other excused reasons they may miss up to two days and no more than two days. (To be an excused absence the criteria must be met as stated above.)

The absolute number of days a student may miss is five per semester. (Hospitalization, injuries, and other items at the discretion of the administration are the exceptions.) An example of this would be one sickness where he/she missed four days and then one other day of excused absences. If the student so chooses to miss for reasons other than an illness he/she will then only receive two days to be used any way they see fit as long as the absence is excused as stated in the above criteria. If the student misses the same class more than five times (OTHER THAN A STUDY HALL) they are no longer eligible for the incentive of choosing to take semester tests in any of their classes.

Any absence other than a school related activity would be counted toward the incentive of not taking the semester tests and perfect attendance. (STUDENTS WHO GO AS A SPECTATOR TO A SCHOOL EVENT WILL BE EXCUSED BUT THE ABSENCE WILL COUNT TOWARD THE LIMIT OF TWO DAYS.)

The following list of items are a list of school related activities or items that will not count toward the limit of semester tests:

A.     Funerals & serving as alter boy/girl if not abused

B.     Seniors may take one day per year or part of a day to visit a college of their choice

C.     Snow show winners who are competing in the state event.

D.     Any school related activity (participation)

E.      Items that are beyond the students control (Fires, other items as deemed uncontrollable by the administration.

F.  Students attending state or nationally recognized youth programs of an educational nature. (Approved in advance by the administration with all schoolwork to be made up prior to the student leaving.) Examples of this would include church youth rallies, 4H programs, educational conferences or other nationally recognized programs. A student could attend a state or national youth program for up to four consecutive days one time per year and it would not count towards semester tests. If a student decides to use this option more than once during the school year they will given an excused absence for each day gone.  If a student is gone for more than four days, each day after four will be counted as an excused absence.

G.   if a student  is absent requiring a doctors visit for only one hour during the day and the one hour is a study hall the hour does not count towards the semester test as long as it was a study hall, the student provides a doctors note when in 24 hours and completes the make up slip correctly. Also if a student miss 2 hours during the day and 1 of the 2 hours is a study hall the student is only charged 1 hour as long as they provide the doctors note and the make up slip

*this can only be used for up to 2 class periods

 

Injuries or hospitalization will count toward the four illness days but the student may miss more than the four days and it will only count as one.)

Any student who has an unexcused absence will no longer qualify to not take the semester tests. (THREE UNEXCUSED TARDIES IN A SEMESTER WILL COUNT AS AN UNEXCUSED ABSENCE. THE TARDIES DO NOT ALL HAVE TO BE IN THE SAME CLASS AND STUDY HALLS COUNT IN THIS AREA.)

Any student who misses a class ten times or more for any reason other than a school related activity will need to report before the school board (at the discretion of the administrator) with his/her parents and explain to the board why they should be able to continue in the class and receive credit.

Students who meet the criteria as listed above will be eligible to not take the semester tests if they have a "B" or above in the class for the SEMESTER. If they choose to take the test the test can only help their grade it cannot lower their grade. Any student who has made the incentive of absences and has a "C" for the semester in the class will be required to take the semester test but the grade can only raise their grade it cannot lower their grade if they complete the test to the best of their ability at the discretion of the teacher and the high school principal. Students who have met the incentive of absences and have a "D" or an "F" will be required to take semester tests. The majority of students who have a semester grade of a "D," will have their semester test counted towards their grade. All students who have a semester grade of an "F," will have their semester test counted towards their grade. Any student who has met the incentive of absences and has a "D" for the semester in the class will be required to take the semester test. The grade of the semester test may or may not be counted (mainly for higher level coursework). It will be at the discretion of the teacher and the principal on a case by case basis.
 

At the end of the year any student who has perfect attendance and no unexcused tardies will receive an award at awards night for perfect attendance. To qualify for this award the student will not have missed any classes at all other than for a school related activity. (NO EXCEPTIONS) 

TWO DAYS WILL BE SET ASIDE EACH SEMESTER FOR FINALS WITH THOSE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE EXEMPT FROM THE TEST EXCUSED DURING THE TEST TAKING TIME. DURING THIS TIME WE WILL HAVE AN OPEN CAMPUS FOR THE STUDENTS UNDER THE ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS WITH ABSOLUTELY NO DRIVING UNLESS THE STUDENT IS LEAVING FOR THE DAY.

5.05 ACTION TO BE TAKEN IN THE EVENT OF AN EXCUSED ABSENCE: The student will be required to make up any schoolwork missed. The student will have two school days for each day missed, not to exceed ten school days, to accomplish the make up work. Schoolwork will be graded without penalty if completed within the time allowed.

5.06 EXTENDED ILLNESS: When an illness does or can be reasonably expected to extend beyond three school days, the parent or guardian should notify the school and make arrangements to get textbooks and assignments for the student so schoolwork can be accomplished at home. Should an extended illness be of such a nature that homework is not possible, other arrangements will be made and the student will be given additional time to make up the work.

5.07 ACTION TO BE TAKEN IN THE EVENT OF AN UNEXCUSED ABSENCE: The student may make up any schoolwork missed. The time frame for making up the work is at the discretion of the teacher. Schoolwork will be graded with a fifteen percent (15%) penalty applied to the students work. (Example: Student scores 140 points out of a possible 150; 140 x 15% = 21 point penalty -- student scores 119 points out of the 150 point test/assignment.)

5.08 APPEAL OF DETERMINATION OF UNEXCUSED ABSENCE: Any parent or guardian who feels an absence has been unjustly determined to be unexcused may appeal that ruling. Appeals will be made as follows: First appeal will be made to the student's principal. If not satisfied with that ruling, the second appeal will be made to the superintendent. If not satisfied with that ruling, the third appeal will be made to the school board at their next regularly scheduled board meeting. When an appeal is made to the school board, the parent or guardian will contact the superintendent to have the appeal placed on the school board's agenda. Said contact should be made at least three school days before the school board meeting.

5.09 STUDENT TARDIES:  These policies will apply to student tardies:

a.  All tardies will be recorded on the students permanent record;

b. If student is late for school report to the principal's office before reporting to class or reporting to study hall.

c.  If student is detained by a teacher, student is to request a pass from the teacher for the next class or study hall; and,

d. Three tardies in a nine-week grading period will equal one unexcused absence and will require the student to spend one-half hour in detention with subsequent tardies also receiving one-half hour of detention.

5.10 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Students having an unexcused absence in excess of one-half day on the day of extra-curricular practices, competitions, or activities, will be ineligible to participate in said practices, competitions or activities.

5.11 EXCESSIVE UNEXCUSED ABSENCES AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: For the purpose of this section vocal and instrumental music will not be deemed extra-curricular activities. Students having more than three unexcused absences during a nine-week grading period will be suspended from all extra-curricular competitions and activities for a period of five consecutive school days. Two more unexcused absences during the same nine­-week grading period will result in an additional five consecutive school day suspensions from all extra-curricular competitions and activities; etc.

5.12 INCOMPLETE GRADES: No credit will be given for a course until all work is completed and approved. Any incomplete grades carried beyond two weeks past the grading period will be changed to failures. Individual arrangements may be made through the principal in respect to special circumstances.

5.13 LATE BUSES: Students who arrive at school on a late bus will report to their first period class as rapidly as possible. Students will not be counted as tardy.

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6:00 GENERAL REGULATIONS

6.01 TELEPHONE USE: The telephone is for business and emergency use only. Inform your parents of your study hall periods, as you will be called from class only in an emergency. Students will use the phone in the gym lobby unless there is an emergency then they may use the phone in the principal's office. Student cell phones will not be “heard” or “seen” during the school day from 8:30 am to 3:20 pm. Students caught with their cell phone during the school day will face the following consequences: 1st Violation: The school will hold the students cell phone until the parent picks up the cell phone at the end of the following school day. 2nd Violation: The student will have ISS the following school day and the school will hold their cell phone for the next five school days. All further Violations: The student will have double the previous violation. (Ex: 3rd Violation: 2 days ISS, lose phone for 10 school days). Students may keep them in their vehicle and may use them if necessary with permission from the principal.
 

6.02 LEAVING SCHOOL: No student is to leave school grounds during the school day, except by permission of the principal. Students will not be released from school without parental permission. Students must be signed out with the principal before leaving the school premises during school hours. Students not in compliance with this policy will be considered as truant.

6.03 CLASSES OUTSIDE OF DHS: Any student wishing to take a class that costs money through another source other than the Doland School District will agree to the following requirements in regards to paying for the course.

  • Student Pays:

    -If it is a repeat course or for make-up credit.

    -If the course is already offered at DHS.

    -If they drop out of the class.

    -If their semester grade is not a "C" or better.

     

  • School Pays:

    -If it is an inconvenience in the schools scheduling (mainly make-up credit or transfer students

    -If it is a requirement for graduation and the school does not offer any other similar courses to meet the requirements

    -If the student meets the above conditions.

Students will be required to pay a 25% deposit for the class at the beginning of the semester.

6.04 LOST AND FOUND: Students are urged not to leave money, jewelry, or anything of value in their coat or jacket pockets. It is also advisable not to leave any valuables in your locker. Should you lose any personal property, the school will not be responsible. A lost and found center will be maintained in the principal's office.

6.05 CHURCH NIGHT: Church night will be on Wednesday. The school will not schedule activities for that evening and the building is to be cleared of students no later than 6:00 p.m.

6.06 SCHOOL DANCES AND PARTIES: Any class or organization may make arrangements to hold a dance or a party. Such activities must be scheduled as a regular event on the school calendar, must have the approval of the advisor and administration, must have chaperones approved by the administration, and must operate under the "closed door" rule.

6.07 STUDY HALL REGULATIONS:

Study Hall Guidelines

1. Students are to be in their desks with school related material or homework to work on. 

2. All passes must be turned into the study hall supervisor before sitting down for class.  You cannot leave the study hall until the supervisor has granted permission. You must report back during the last 5 minutes of the study hall.

3. You must have permission to speak from the supervisor.

4. You must be reading or working on something constructive at all times. (No sleeping, walkmans, un-educational games, cards or other items of this nature allowed.)

5. Students will be allowed to sign out from the Study Hall only to the following areas, without a pass, for a total of five minutes:(one checkouts per study hall and you must list all of the places you will be)

a.       Counselor's office
b.      
Principal's office
c.       
Superintendent's office
d.      
Bathroom
e.       
Locker
f.       
Phone 

6. Study hall teachers may write a pass for the locker rooms in cases of emergency only. 

1st Violation:   One day without study hall privileges

2nd Violation:  One week without study hall privileges

3rd Violation:   Referred to the principal's office for loss of study hall privileges for nine weeks.

6.08 FIRE DRILLS: There will be unannounced fire drills twice each semester through out the year. Students are advised to observe the posted directions in each room and shall follow all directions during such drills.

6.09 STUDENT LOCKERS: Students are to be assigned lockers and are responsible for their use and content. Periodic inspection may be made at the discretion of the administration. Students are cautioned not to leave valuables in their lockers. Lockers will be assigned by classes.

6.10 OFFICE VISITS: The counselor's. principal's, and superintendent's offices are open to all students. Students are free to come in and talk over any problems. If necessary a special appointment may be made by the student. Please observe common courtesy if the offices are occupied by other persons. Other offices and the teacher workroom are off limits to the students.

6.11 BAND RENTALS: There will be a charge established at the beginning of each school year for band instrument rental. The chargers must be paid at the time the instruments are picked up.

6.12 STUDENT INTERVIEWS: The following policy shall exist to protect the rights of students with respect to interviews with personnel outside of our school districts:

a.          Individual pupils may not be interviewed by any person, except an employee of the school board, without the approval of the superintendent.

         b.    The superintendent shall not grant such an interview unless he deems it essential to the welfare of the child or as may be required by court order.

6.13 STUDENT MOVEMENT: No student should be moving about the building except between classes or in restroom leave unless the student has a pass in her/his possession. No student is to interrupt a classroom while class is in session unless the student has a pass slip from that teacher requesting his/her presence.

6.14 PUBLICITY: All signs or news releases which promote activities at our high school must be approved by the principal before they are distributed.

6.15 STUDENT ILLNESS DURING SCHOOL: Report to your principal. Do not leave the building without first checking out.

6.16 DHS DAKOTA DIGITAL NETWORK POLICY

1.     Purpose. The purpose of this is to provide administrative, instructional/classroom and student policies governing the conduct of high school classes over the Dakota Digital Network (DDN). The intent of these policies is to standardize procedures for distance learning classes that involve different school districts.

2. Student Selection. Students enrolled in DDN classes should be screened by the local administration to ensure they have the maturity and traits required to be successful in distance learning classes.

3.     School cancellation. If the host school cancels due to bad weather any classes that they were hosting are not taught that day. If the host school is in session and one of the remote schools cancels then the teacher will have to determine what adjustments are necessary for that particular day.

4.     Late starts. Generally, if a host school started late they would attempt to teach any DDN classes they had scheduled even though they may adjust the schedule for the day.

5.     School calendar. The starting and ending date for DDN classes will be based upon a common start/end date for all DDN schools. Other holidays, in-service days or non-class days are based on the calendar of the host school. Each school will provide a copy of their instructional calendar to each school involved in each class offered.

Part III. DDN Student Guidelines June 1, 2001

1.     Purpose: The purpose of this letter is to outline classroom guidelines for students participating in DDN distance learning classes.

2.     Distribution: A copy will be provided to each student participating in DDN classes.

3.     Background: The Dakota Digital Network or DDN, is a two-way, interactive distance-learning network connecting schools across South Dakota. This network is connected by fiber optic cable, which is capable of carrying the picture and sound throughout the system. As an interactive network, students and teachers can see and talk to others at any of the network locations. The purpose of the DDN is to provide increased educational opportunities for students, staff and community members at the DDN schools. Using technology, classes, which would not usually be available at your school, can be taught by a teacher at another location giving you the opportunity to take new classes. Along with this new opportunity is additional responsibility. Students participating in distance learning classes are expected to demonstrate a high degree of initiative, discipline, and cooperation since you will be in a different physical location than the teacher. Participating in a class over the DDN may seem different at first because of the use of various cameras, microphones and television monitors but with your cooperation in following DDN classroom procedures the technology should soon become second nature and your classes will be no different than a traditional face-to-face class. During the first class day the teacher and your site coordinator will show how the various cameras and microphones work.

4.     Class procedures: Since the teacher and students in DDN classes will be located at different schools there are some classroom procedures, which must be followed to ensure effective classes. These procedures and your cooperation will assist the teacher to focus on the content of the class and not the technology.

a.     Use of Microphones: The student microphones in the DDN classroom require you to position the microphone no more than 12 inches from you. When talking to the teacher, say your name and location. Since the teacher may be looking at 3 TV monitors this will help the teacher determine which TV to look at. The student microphone is primarily used for speaking with the teacher or other students.

b.     Who's watching and listening to you? You should assume anytime you are in your DDN classroom that someone is watching or listening to you. Just because you do not see another site on the TV monitors doesn't mean another site can't see or hear you. If they have your site tuned in you can be seen or heard or video taped. Don't embarrass yourself or your school by doing or saying something you wouldn't want anyone else to see or hear. Additionally, a local classroom TV monitor may be placed in the administrative office at each DDN school. This allows the principal or other administrative personnel to observe and hear students in the local DDN classroom.

c.     Stay in view of the camera. It is important to sit in view of the class camera at all times. Your local site coordinator will set up the classroom and the camera.

d.     Local class facilitator/coordinator. Each school will have someone designated to assist the host teacher in collecting papers, tests, and handing out materials or other papers from the teacher. This individual may be a teacher or administrator.

e.     Leaving class. If you have been excused to leave class early at your local school make sure you tell the DDN teacher at the start of class so he or she will know you are leaving class and when. If you leave without informing the teacher they won't know why you are leaving and you will be considered unexcused. During fire drills or other emergency evacuations you are expected to follow the procedures and instructions at your school.

5. Class Policies.

a.     General. The general class policies such as class requirements, grading, and make-up requirements will be provided by the teacher. These policies will be those of the host school. If you have a question or don't understand a policy you need to talk to your local site coordinator or principal.

b.     Discipline. Each student taking a DDN class will sign a student contract, which outlines your expected behavior (enclosed). The purpose of this contract is to minimize class disruptions and ensure students are aware of the standards for taking classes over the network.

c.     Class handouts. Handouts and class materials will be provided to you by your local site coordinator. If you do not have materials that the teacher says you should have contact your site coordinator.

d.     Submitting material to the teacher. Your local site coordinator will be responsible for mailing, faxing, or delivering materials such as homework, tests, or other papers to the teacher. You are responsible for getting these items to your site facilitator by the required due date.

e.     Contacting the teacher after class. If you need to contact your DDN teacher outside of normal class times you should make arrangements with your local site coordinator to either phone the teacher or set up a meeting using the DDN.

6. What to do if things don't work. Although the DDN has not yet had any major network outages it is always possible that the network operation could be disrupted due to a power failure or fiber optic cable cut or some other technology failure. In the event the network should fail and you can no longer see your teacher or the other sites have one student contact your local DDN site coordinator or your principal.

7. Questions: If you have any questions about a DDN class or the way things are done in a DDN class contact your local site coordinator or your local principal as soon as possible.

Dakota Digital Network Student Behavior Policy

The Dakota Digital Network (DDN) is a means for school districts to provide courses that normally would not be offered to students because of low enrollment or lack of qualified teachers. The DDN two-way interactive video classes allow a teacher to teach a class from one location to students at one or more other schools. The interactive technology allows the teacher to see and speak to all students just as the students can see and speak to the teacher, and students at other locations. Because of the unique aspects of the two-way interactive classes certain standards are expected of students enrolling in these courses. This policy is intended to make both the students and the parents aware of these standards.

As a student taking a Dakota Digital Network (DDN) course I am aware that:

1.     Certain standards are expected of me as a student and insubordination of any kind will not be tolerated. Insubordination has been defined as anything that interferes with teaching or learning in the classroom.

2.     Inappropriate language or gestures will not be tolerated.

3.     Because of the technology, anything I do in the classroom can be video taped.

4.     The following classroom procedures must be followed:

a.     Students must sit within camera view at all times.

b.     Students must not mishandle the equipment in the classroom.

c.     Students must pay for any damages to the equipment for which they are responsible.

d.     Students must follow all other rules specified by the teacher.

The procedures for students who cannot follow the above listed rules are listed below:

First Offense: The student will be given a verbal warning and informed that his/her behavior is inappropriate.

Second Offense: The student will be informed that his/her behavior is inappropriate, and a letter explaining the incident will be sent to the parents/guardians through the student’s principal.  The parents will be informed that a repeat offense will result in loss of the privilege of participating in the course.

First Offense: The student will be removed from the course permanently and will receive no credit for the class.

Severe Misconduct: For the first offense, the student will be removed from the class and disciplinary action according to the local district’s policies.

I hereby authorize and give consent to the DOLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT 56-2 and the Dakota Digital Network to record and play back any likeness, image, voice, and performance and any and all materials furnished by me on film, tape, or otherwise during this school year. I give these rights freely and without compensation now or in the future. I have read and understand the above policy and agree to everything stated.

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Student signature                                                          Date

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Parent or Guardian signature                                          Date

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School District                                                              School Year 

Adopted by Doland School Board, July 2001


6.17 WEAPONS POLICY:
The purpose of this policy is to assure a safe school environment for students, staff, and the public. No student or non-student, including adults and visitors, shall possess, use or distribute a weapon when in a school location. State and federal laws forbids the bringing of dangerous or illegal weapons to school or school-sponsored activities. Any weapon taken from a pupil shall be reported to the pupil's parents. Confiscation of weapons may be reported to the police. The building principal shall pursue appropriate disciplinary or legal action or both. A dangerous weapon is defined as any firearm or air gun, knife, or device, instrument, material, or substance that is calculated or designed to inflict death or serious bodily harm. The term "firearm" includes any weapon which is designed to expel a projectile by action of an explosive, the frame or receiver of any such weapon, a muffler or silencer for a weapon, or any explosive, including any poison gas. No firearms are permitted on any school premises, school vehicles, or any vehicle used for school purposes, in any school building or other building or premises used for school functions. An exception would be weapons under the control of law enforcement personnel, starting guns while in use at athletic events, firearms under the control of NRA certified instructors, gun shows, and authorized supervised school training sessions for the use of firearms. Any student bringing a firearm to school shall be expelled for not less than twelve calendar months and will be referred to law enforcement authorities. The Chief executive officer of the school shall have the authority to recommend to the school board that this expulsion requirement be modified on a case-by-case basis. This policy shall be implemented consistent with all state and federal laws.

Action #96-028 July 8, 1996

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7:00 STUDENT SERVICES

7.01 STUDENT RECORDS: Records for each student at DHS are maintained by the school district and among other things, indicate courses taken, grades earned, attendance and tardies, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and honors and recognition earned. Student who desires copies of their records to be sent to school, employers, or other proper authorities should obtain a release for from the principal or counselor's office. The release form must be properly completed before records will be released. No records will be released without your permission or request or that of your parents. In order that your rights to privacy are upheld, only the following agencies or persons may have access to your records without written consent of you or your parents or pursuant to a subpoena or court order:

a. Other school officials, including teacher within the school system who have legitimate education interest;

b. Officials of other schools or school systems in which the student intends to enroll.

c. In connection with a student's application for post secondary schooling for financial aid.

7.02 AWARDS PROGRAM: At the end of the school year, special recognition for outstanding student achievement will be feted at an Awards Program. Students who have excelled in academics, extra-curricular activities, and other school related programs would be recognized. These include:

a.   STUDENT COUNCIL: This is an organization that represents the views of the high school student body. Members and procedures of operation are outlined in the constitution of the student council.

b.   FFA: The Future Farmers of America consists of all students enrolled in vocational agriculture. The FFA is a national organization.

c.   FCCLA: The Family Career and Community Leaders of America consist of all students enrolled in FACS. The FCCLA is a national organization.

 d.   CLASS AND ORGANIZATION MEETINGS: The secretary of each of the recognized organizations at DHS shall keep the minutes of each meeting and shall place the minutes in a permanent folder. Minutes are to be kept on file in the principal's office at the end of each school year.

7.03 Yearbook: The annual yearbook published each year is a pictorial and literary review of the school year. 

7.04 INSURANCE: All students at DHS will be given an opportunity to take out accident insurance. Insurance is not mandatory; however, athletes must either be insured of must sign a waiver offer.

7.05 HEALTH SERVICES: Enrolling students will provide the name of their personal physician. Students with any medical problem should contact the principal. All students will be required to have their parents/guardian sign a medical consent form in case of emergency.

7.06 SCHOOL LUNCH: The school district has established an excellent hot lunch program. Meals will be served everyday that school is in session. Please be orderly during this time. Students should purchase meal credits at the secretary's office. No one will be allowed to have on credit more than five meals at a time without purchasing another meal ticket.

7.07 ASSEMBLIES PROGRAMS: General assembly programs may be held throughout the year. These include assembly programs by professional entertainers, clubs and classes.

7.08 PEP ASSEMBLIES: Pep assemblies may be held during the school day and must be approved by the administration at least one week in advance. Pep assemblies will be limited. Student conduct at pep assemblies will determine future planning of these events.

7.09 GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING: Student should work with the counselor in planning high school and post high school careers. Students with problems of any nature should feel free to visit with the counselor. Anything said with the counselor will be kept in the strictest confidence. 

7.10 FUND RAISING: All fund raising by student organizations must receive prior approval by the superintendent. Wherever possible, student activities should be planned on a "break-even" basis. 

7.11 SCHOOL LIBRARY: The school library is accessible to students in each of their individual classes. Teachers will open the library for student use when deemed necessary. 

7.12 STUDENT INFORMATION BULLETIN BOARDS: A student information bulletin board exists on the second and third floor of the senior high building. Announcements pertaining to students will be found on these bulletin boards and students should make a habit of checking the bulletin boards often. 

7.13 STUDENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS: It is the student' s responsibility to make sure they are informed about the daily announcements. Other announcements will be given, as they are needed.

 7.14  CLASS RINGS: Class rings will be selected, ordered, delivered and paid for during the Sophomore year of DHS students.

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8:00 INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES

8.01 INTRODUCTION: The procedure, which will be used in the Doland School District #56-2 in the event of inclement weather, has been outlined below and will be followed whenever it is deemed necessary.

8.02 SCHOOL OPENING: When inclement weather is threatening or apparent and might affect the opening of school for the day, students should be aware of the following:

a. If inclement conditions cause a decision to be made to either run buses late or to cancel school for the day, notice will be announced by the following stations:

  • KQKD Radio – 1380  Redfield     

  • KWAT Radio - 950  Watertown

  • KIJV Radio - 1340 Huron

  • KDLO-TV - Channel 3

  • KABY-TV - Channel 9

b.   On days when buses run late, school will not begin late but will begin when the buses arrive. Town students should be in the building ahead of school bus students.

c.   On some days a MUD AND SNOW ROUTE will be used. When this announcement is made it will mean that busses will run only on certain highways and will pick students up at designated stop points. These points are as follows:

 (1)        Old Highway 37 (County Road 3) South to Bloomfield corner, & return to10 mile road, Highway Stops.

(2) Highway 28 - East to the Yale corner.

(3)        West Highway 212 & South to 37 & Highway 37 South to Bob Knox farm

(4)        Highway 37 North to Turton - Bank Corner, Turton Corner Cafe, & Highway Stops. (Please note since County Road 12 East and West of Turton have been repaired we will use this on the mud & snow routes.

(5)          Highway 212 East and Clark County Road 1.

d.   Whenever possible, school announcements shall be made and aired the evening before school would be affected. If this is not possible, the announcements shall be made on the above-mentioned stations before 7:30 A.M. on the involved.

e.   During bad road conditions, when buses are running and cannot reach the student's home, these students will not be counted absent but must first report to the principal's office to obtain a makeup slip for the time missed.

f.   If inclement weather conditions prevail for an extended period of time, the procedure for operation of school will be run on a day-to-day basis.

8.03 INCLEMENT WEATHER FORMS: During the first part of each school year, each student who rides the bus will provide the principal with the name and address of a person or family with whom the student would stay if he/she cannot get home due to inclement weather. This form will list each member of the student's family presently attending DHS, the name and address of the guest host and the signature of approval by the parents.

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9:00 POLICIES RELATING TO TITLE IX

9.01 INTRODUCTION: Title IX is the portion of the Education Amendments of 1972 that prohibits discrimination in federally assisted education programs. Specifically, Title IX stated: ''no person in the United States shall, in the basis on sex, race, color, national origin, or handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or by subjected to discrimination under any regulation became effective on July 21,1975.

"It is the policy of our school district that our employees should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment. It is expressly against school policy for any employee to make unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, or to engage in any other physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature when (1) submission to such conduct is made an express or implicit condition of employment; or (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting the individuals who submit or reject; or (3) such conduct has a purpose of effect of interfering with the employees work performance or creates an intimidating , hostile or offensive working environment. Conduct that is harassing to other employees will not be tolerated. Such conduct, whether permitted by supervisors, non-supervisory personnel or non-employees is prohibited. An employee who believes that he or she has been or is being subjected to harassing acts or conduct should bring such acts or conduct to the prompt attention of a supervisor, manager, or administrators who are either his or her immediate supervisor, the personnel authority, or other appropriate management representatives. It is also the policy of the district that all students should be able to enjoy a school environment free from sexual harassment. Any student who believes that he or she has been or is being subjected to harassing acts or conduct should bring such acts or conducts to the prompt attention of a school administrator.

9.02 DOLAND SCHOOLS TO BE IN COMPLIANCE: Doland High School observes this policy and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or handicap, in education programs or activities as required by Title IX.

9.03 PUBLIC NOTIFIED OF DOLAND SCHOOL COMPLIANCE: Students, their parents, and employees of the Doland School District are here by notified that this school district does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color national origin, or handicap, and is required by Title IX not to be discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or handicap in its education activities and employment practices.

9.04 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE: Any certified employee of the Doland Public Schools, as defined in section 10:00 of this policy handbook shall, upon cause and reason, file any grievance under the authority of this section in the manner and procedure prescribed for teachers. Any student, non-certified employee, or district patron of the Doland Public Schools shall upon cause and reason, file any grievance under the authority of this section in the manner and procedure prescribed in section 10:00 Of this policy handbook.

9.05 INQUIRIES BY THE PUBLIC: Any person having inquiries concerning Doland School District compliance with Title IX is directed to contact the Superintendent of Doland School, Doland South Dakota, 57436, phone no. 635-6302.

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10:00 POLICIES RELATING TO GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

10.01 INTRODUCTION: A grievance procedure is a means of inviting communication on matters of concern to the school, on matters of concern to the school, its employees, and students; short of their having to engage in disruptive behavior in order to be noticed and to have a grievance redressed. In no way is the grievance procedure meant to lessen the legal authority of the school officials to deal with disruptive students.

10.02 DEFINITIONS: For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions shall be operative:

A.  "Grievance" is a complaint lodged by a non-certified employee, student, or patron of District #56-2 with an employee, member of the school board, or the school board of the Doland Public School.

B.      "Complainant" is the person or persons who initiate the grievance.

C.   "Respondent" is the person or persons to whom the grievance is addressed. For the purposes of this policy, the respondent must be an employee, school board member or school board of Doland Public School.

D.       "Superintendent" is the person defined in section 2.01 of this policy handbook.

E.    "School Board" is the governing body of the Doland Public Schools as defined in section 1.01 of this policy handbook.

10.03 PURPOSES AND GROUNDS FOR GRIEVANCE: The purpose of this procedure is to allow a complainant a means to secure prompt solutions to grievance which may be filed. The grievance must allege one or more of the following unfair practices: 

A.      That a school rule is unfair

B.   That a School rule or regulation discriminates against or between employees or students;

C.   That an unfair procedure has been used in arriving at a punishment or determination. 

10.04 PROCEDURE FOR GRIEVANCE: The following steps shall be followed in the filing, resolution, and disposition of a grievance.

A. Step One: A complainant shall initially present his complaint orally to the principal of the school. The principal shall promptly investigate the claim and make an oral report of his findings and his decision to the complainant

B. Step Two: If the complaint is not resolved, the complainant may within five (5) days of completion of Step One file his complaint in writing with the superintendent of schools and shall deliver a copy of the same to the principal. The principal, within five (5) days, shall then prepare a written report of his findings and decision and deliver the report to the superintendent, providing the claimant with a copy. The superintendent shall, upon receiving the report from the principal, meet with the complainant and take whatever other action he feels is necessary to investigate the complaint. Upon completion of the superintendent's investigation, he shall within ten (10) days, serve a written answer upon the complainant.

C. Step Three: If the complainant is not resolved in Step Three the complainant may file the complaint in writing with the Clerk of the School Board within ten (10) days after receipt of the superintendent's answer. The school board shall consider the complaint at the soonest appropriate meeting at which the complainant or counsel shall have the right to present his or her position to the Board. The Board shall within thirty (30) calendar days after the meeting advise the complainant in writing of the action taken with regard to the complaint. 

10.05 BURDEN OF PROOF: In all grievances, the burden of proof shall be on the complainant.

10.06 CONFIDENTIALITY OF PROCEEDINGS: All proceedings under this Grievance Procedure shall be kept confidential, unless open to the public by request of both parties.

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11:00 ATHLETIC TRAINING RULES

Introduction

 

On behalf of the Athletic Department of the Redfield and Doland Public Schools, we welcome you to the new sports season.  We are very proud of our Redfield/Doland Pheasants and are excited to have your child as part of our programs.

 

Athletics is an important element in the overall education of our students.  Sports provide an opportunity to extend the learning process onto the fields and courts through interscholastic competition.

 

 

 

Role of Athletics in the Redfield and Doland Public Schools

 

Athletics are an extension of the classroom experience for the student-athlete.  We are assisting students to be responsible citizens in their community and the world.  We exist to enhance the experiences student-athletes receive in the classroom.  We believe athletics assists the educational process in instilling and developing skills necessary for future success.  Skills such as leadership, communication, goal setting, organization, work ethic, self discipline, perseverance, cooperation, loyalty, honesty, perspective, and relationships are gained through athletic participation.

 

 

Athletic Department Mission Statement

 

We want to provide all students with the opportunity to experience athletics in an effort to enhance their overall educational experience.

 

 

Objectives

 

The objectives we are striving to meet within the Redfield and Doland departments of athletics are:

 

            (1) Develop the key skills for success as an adult in a competitive society.

            (2) Develop the fundamental physical skills for athletic endeavors.

            (3) Develop life long vocational and recreational interests and a healthy lifestyle.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

 

 

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Parent’s Creed

 

As parents, you are an invaluable part of your child’s educational and athletic development.  Your attitudes and actions have the most impact upon the outcome of your child’s learning in the athletic arena.  Therefore, it is important that you see athletics for what it can do to help your child’s development.  The Parents Creed is:

 

I will be the positive role model my child needs to become a successful adult.

           In victory, I will be gracious, humble, and thankful.  In defeat, I will be

           strong, honest, and accepting.

 

 

The Key Elements for Athletic Parents

 

(1) I will make sure my child knows I love them in the thrill of the victorious moment and the period of agony brought on by defeat.

 

(2) I will accept my child’s strengths and weaknesses as they are and focus on helping them to just do their best.

 

(3) I will let the coach’s coach – my rule is to support and encourage progress on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.

 

(4) I will teach them to enjoy the thrill of competition – the fulfillment of just being part of it all – and the satisfaction of having done your very best.

 

(5) I will not re-live my athletic career through my children in any way.

 

(6) I will not compete with the coach – together we will be a team to work toward the improvement of my child as a person, student, and athlete.

 

(7) I will never compare and contrast the skills, courage, or attitude of my child with that of their teammates, or opponents, in a negative manner.

 

(8) I will temper my reactions towards my child’s tales of woe or heroism – we all tend to inflate reality to make it kinder to our personal standing.

 

(9) I will take the time to know my child’s coach in a way that allows me to understand their philosophy, ethics, knowledge, goals, aspirations, and responsibilities.

 

(10) I will prioritize the agenda that drives my interest in the athletic program or any individual sport:  the team agenda comes first – my personal agenda follows.

 

(11) I will NOT allow the sport or game my child is part of take on a life of its own.

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Priorities

 

In order to bring some perspective to the athletic department and its decision making system, we need to have a set of priorities.

 

Academics

Overall Athletic Program

Team

 

When we make decisions about the direction the department or a sport is going to proceed, we do so based on the above criteria.

 

When coaches make decisions about athletes and the various situations that come up as the seasons roll along, these are the priorities in the order of their importance by which decisions will be made:

 

Faith and Family

Education

Team

 

All other elements, jobs, friends, etc., will be prioritized by the coaches and individual athletes based upon their particular needs or wants.

 

 

 

 

Parents and Sportsmanship

 

The following are just a few reminders of the important role parents play in modeling behaviors when involved in athletic programs:

 

            (1) You are a fan and spectator – that’s your role – play it well.

            (2) You are not the coach – so don’t coach.

            (3) You are not an official – so don’t referee.

            (4) You are the host for all visiting teams – treat them with respect and dignity.

            (5) Cheer for our team – not against the opponent.

 

Remember – you are a role model for your child and others who are part of the team and overall program – how do you want to be remembered?

 

 

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Common (vs.) Personal Agendas

 

Redfield/Doland Pheasant athletics offers many opportunities to grow and develop in ways that are beneficial to the group as a whole and as individuals.  It is important to understand that for real success to be achieved and growth to take place, everyone needs to be on the same page – which means to have a common agenda.

 

Teams that work together to reach common goals are the most successful.  Teams that are unsuccessful – even though they may be winning – are those that have personal agendas prioritized ahead of the team agenda.

 

Every athlete should have personal goals and aspirations.  However, they must be secondary to the common agenda set for the team.  If you are more worried about your points, statistics, place, or playing time instead of the team – we no longer have a team.  What we have is a group of individuals – no one ever wins for long under these circumstances, no matter how good they are as individuals.

 

Common agendas lead to team success – personal agendas that are within the framework of the team agenda will lead to personal success.

 

 

The Athletic Department’s Chain of Command

 

Head Coaches

Athletic Director

Principal

Superintendent

Board of Education

 

 

Athletic Opportunities

 

The following are the athletic opportunities afforded the students of our Districts by season:

 

            Fall Season:  Boys Football   Boys and Girls Cross Country   Girls Volleyball 

                           Sports Cheerleading   Competition Cheerleading    Boys Golf

 

Winter Season:  Boys Wrestling   Boys Basketball   Girls Basketball        

                               Sports Cheerleading   Competition Cheerleading

 

Spring Season:  Boys and Girls Track    Girls Golf

                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                             

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Athletic Schedules

 

These will be provided by the athletic director as soon as they are available.  Varsity schedules are generally finalized in June, with the exception of Track.  Other schedules (JV & Jr. High) take longer and may be finished just prior to the season.  Schedules are always subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances

 

 

 

Athletic Questions and Concerns

 

Questions, concerns, or complaints are best handled between the coach and the parents.  All conversations will be held in the strictest confidence. If you need further assistance please follow the Chain of Command.

 

 

 

Pre-Participation Eligibility Requirements

 

Before any athlete can participate in any practice session for any sport offered through the Redfield and Doland Public Schools, the following must be on file:

 

            (1) Current SDHSAA Physical Examination Form

            (2) Current SDHSAA Annual Parent or Guardian Permit

            (3) Current  SDHSAA Initial Pre-Participation History

            (4) Emergency Medical Authorization Form

            (5) Sports/Activity Rules Consent Form

            (6) Proof of health/accident insurance

 

Coaches at each individual sport kick-off meeting will have the forms necessary and instruct parents on how to properly complete each form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SDHSAA Eligibility Requirements

 

Under the rules of the South Dakota High School Activities Association, athletes are NOT ELIGIBLE IF:

            (1) They have reached their 20th birthday

            (2) Have attended more than 4 first and 4 second semesters in grades 9-12

            (3) Have not passed 20 hours per week of high school work in the previous semester

            (4) Have not enrolled in or attended a minimum of 20 hours of class per week

            (5) Have graduated from a 4 year high school or an equivalent institution

            (6) Have not enrolled by the 16th day of the current semester

            (7) Have been absent for 10 consecutive school days – except illness/emergency

            (8) Transferred without open enrolled completed or a parental resident change

            (9) Do not have all physical, history, or permission slips on file

            (10)Have ever participated in an athletic contest under an assumed name

            (11)Have ever violated their amateur status

            (12)Have competed as an individual or member of another team during their regular high

                   school season

 

**Ineligible athletes may ride the bus as long as no school is missed

 

Program Structures and Goals

 

Athletic programs are defined as all grade 7-12 teams in any given sport.  Head Varsity Coaches in any given sport are the head of their particular athletic program in conjunction with the Athletic Director and Principal.  Head Coaches will give general directions to Assistant Varsity Coaches and Junior High Coaches in regard to an overriding philosophy of the program.

 

In our Athletic Programs, we will try to have five team levels (Gr. 7, Gr. 8, C, B, & A) – each with its own structure and goals.  The following system, or segments of it, will be used throughout the athletic department:

 

Junior High School Programs

 

While participation in games is important, it will be based on attitude and effort put forth in practice.

 

(1) Seventh Grade – entry level programs.  Emphasis on introducing interscholastic sports to as many students as possible and teaching them the sport, the basic skills needed by the sport, and to have fun.  We want a healthy balance between the two key elements – participation and competition. Our goal is to have every athlete participating at their level of development. 

 

 

 

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(2) Eighth Grade – second level programs.  Emphasis on further development of the sport, its basic skills, and the fun element.  A continued balance between the two key elements – participation and competition.  Our goals are to have every athlete participating at their level of development.                                                                   

                                                                                                                                             

Senior High School Programs

 

While participation in games is important, it will be based on attitude and effort put forth in practice.

 

(3) ‘C’ Team – Third level programs.  The emphasis is on honing and further development of the sport, its skills, the fun element, and introduction of the more complex elements this level of competition requires.  We have begun to shift the balance between participation and competition towards the competitive element. Our goal is to really offer the athletes a look at the rigors of an intense schedule and the demands of competition that accompany it. 

 

(4) ‘B’ Team – fourth level programs.  This is the first intensely demanding level within our system.  The emphasis is on further development of the sport, it’s basic and complex skills, and a continuation of the fun element.  This is the first level in which the number of athletes may be limited. 

 

(5) ‘A’ Team – fifth level programs.  This is where we put to use everything that has been developed and learned over the last five years.  Basic skills continue to be extremely important.  Complex sport skills are critical.  The number of athletes at this level may be limited. 

 

Participation Selection

 

Certain Teams at certain levels has limitations on the number of participants.  These limitations are the result of factors including time, facilities, equipment staffing, budgets, and tradition.  We do not like to limit participation of our team.  In fact, it is the most difficult decision any coach has to make, but in some instances it has to be made. 

 

You should know that many factors are considered before limitation decisions are made by the coaching staff.  Perhaps the most important element may be the roles to be played on the team and how each part fits into the entire puzzle.

 

We will make the necessary decisions about limiting teams to certain numbers in as fair and professional manner as possible. 

 

Advancement of Junior High School Athletes

 

Athletes who are in the 7th or 8th grade may be advanced to other levels of competition within our sports. 

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Coach, Parent, and Athlete Relationships

 

It is critical to the success of every sport and the entire athletic department that solid lines of communication exist between coaches, athletes, and parents.  The needs of the three key elements in the sport, coaches, athletes, and parents, are best met when we all know what each other’s role in the activity is and we play that role.

 

To allow our sports to be successful there needs to be good communication between coaches, athletes, and parents.  To allow this to happen it is very important to understand what should and should not be topics of discussion between coaches, athletes, and parents.

 

We believe that there are three topics that are off limits in discussions between coaches, athletes, and parents:

 

            (1) Playing time

            (2) Coaching strategy

            (3) Other athletes

 

The reason we feel this way is simple – playing time and coaching strategy decisions are the responsibility of the coaching staff.  Also, discussion of other athletes with anyone outside of the immediate coaching staff is unprofessional.

 

If you need to talk to someone about any situation that concerns you about a coach or the team, come and discuss it with the athletic director or secondary principal (if the athletic director is the coach).  Nothing is off limits with the athletic director and all conversations are confidential.

 

 

Mandatory Meetings

 

Each team at every level will have a mandatory parent/athlete meeting prior to the first scheduled event.  The reason for a mandatory meeting is to start the season off on the right foot, convey our philosophy, goals, rules, regulations, and make every athlete and parent aware of the possible dangers associated with athletic activities.

 

 

 

Awarding of Letters

 

Each sport will have a specific system for awarding letters.  The head coach will determine the criteria for that sport.  The lettering system will be explained to the athletes and parents at the first meeting of the season.

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Practice Philosophy

 

Our philosophy for practice is very simple – every athlete will be at every practice unless excused by the head coach for that activity.  All athletes are expected to participate in practice when they are in attendance at the end of the school day.  Each head coach will determine the consequences for non-excused absences.

 

In order for students to compete in an extra-curricular activity, the student must be in class for the entire day of that activity unless approved by the principal.  In order for students to travel with the team to an extra-curricular activity the student must be in class during the last three (3) periods of the day unless approved by the principal.   A violation of this rule will be considered truancy.

 

Athletes should never be allowed to stay home and miss school to rest before or after any event – no matter how important it may seem.

 

 

Gifts or Awards

 

Under the rules of eligibility for interscholastic competition set forth by the South Dakota High School Activities Association no athlete can accept any gift or award that has a value of more than $75.00.

 

 

Weight Room

 

The weight room is one of the most important facilities in our entire athletic department.  It is in the weight room that our athletes get stronger and faster.  Parents need to encourage the use of this facility.  Athletes are not to use the weight room unsupervised.  School personnel, volunteer coaches, or other school designated personnel must be present.

 

 

 

Care of Equipment

 

Every athlete will be given equipment and/or uniforms that are provided by the District.  Athletes are responsible for these items.  Lost or damaged items will result in a fine being levied upon the athlete. The athlete’s report card will be withheld until the matter has been resolved.

 

 

 

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Transportation

 

The athletic department policy is that all athletes ride with their team to and from all activities.  The only exceptions to this will be cases where family situations require the athlete to ride to or from an event.  We would like to keep such happenings to a bare minimum.  In such cases athletes need to secure a Parent Consent Form from the coach or office, have the parent complete the form, and return it to the coach prior to being excused from the event.

 

 

Sunday Participation

 

No contest under the auspices of the South Dakota High School Activities Association may be staged on Sunday.  The athletic department will not schedule or allow any practices or open gyms unless special circumstances as approved by the school administration exist.

 

 

Wednesday Evening Activities

 

All public school sponsored practices will end by 6:00 PM on Wednesday evenings.  There will be no junior high practices or events unless special circumstances as approved by the school administration exist.

 

 

Inclement Weather Situations

 

When school is cancelled or dismissed early due to inclement weather, practice and open gym will be decided on a case by case basis.  When the school start time is delayed due to inclement weather, no AM practices or open gyms will be held.

 

If school is dismissed for heat reasons – teams may practice – but will follow an abbreviated schedule.

 

 

Overnight Travel and Meals

 

The District will pay for lodging athletic teams on overnight excursions for state events when an overnight stay is necessary.  Any other overnight stay would have to be funded through fundraising. The District will NOT pay for meals on any athletic trips – EXCEPT when reimbursed by the SDHSAA for state event expenditures.

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Student-athletes are to remain with their team during overnight excursions.  We want our coaches to know where everyone is all the time.  Parents please remember they are on a trip with their team – this is time for their athletic family.  Our goal is to allow the student-athletes this time to bond as a team and individuals.  Parents who are too close on out of town trips can disrupt the normal functioning of the team process.

 

 

Cancellation of Events

 

In the event any scheduled athletic event has to be canceled or postponed the athletic office will inform the news media in the community as soon as possible.  Listen to the radio station, view TV. channel 7, check the school’s web site or call the school office at 472-4520(Redfield) or 635-6302(Doland).

 

Hazing

 

It is the policy of the Redfield and Doland School Districts that hazing will not be permitted in any way, shape, or form.  Athletes who violate this District guideline will be disciplined accordingly.  Parents are encouraged to report any incidents of this type to the athletic director.

 

Summer Participation Philosophy

 

The athletic department believes the summer participation situation needs to be kept in proper perspective.  Athletic development during the summer months needs to focus on the development of individual skills and strengthTeam skills are secondary in nature.  Student-athletes need to organize their summer around the following priorities:

            (1)Weight Room

            (2) Individual Skill Development

            (3) Open Gym or Runs

            (4) Individual Camps

            (5) Team Skill Development

We think the most important summer activity for all our athletes is the weight room.  After that they need to work on their individual skills so that they can perform the tasks necessary to be the best they can more efficiently. 

 

We will coordinate our activities to the best of our abilities. 

 

Your attitude gets better by the following process:

            (1) Get stronger and faster (weight room)

            (2) Develop individual skills (self-motivated activities)

            (3) Learn new skills and correct your mistakes (open gym)

            (4) Be motivated to get better (individual camps)

            (5) Put your new and developed skills to work (team camps)

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RULES FOR ALL SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, CONTESTS, DANCES, AND EVENTS

 

Philosophy:

 

The Redfield and Doland School Districts encourage all students to participate in activities due to the benefits derived from such participation.  Because participation in student activities exposes students to greater public exposure and scrutiny, students are expected and encouraged to bring credit rather than discredit to the school whose programs make such participation possible. 

 

It shall therefore be the policy of the School Districts:

1.             That the student’s participation in student activities is a privilege rather than a right.

2.             Those students who voluntarily exercise the privilege of participating in student activities shall consequently be expected to exemplify high standards of behavior.

3.             Local and state (SDHSAA) Eligibility Rules will be followed.

During the school year and the season of practice, play rehearsal, or activity--regardless of the quantity - a student shall not use or consume, have in possession, buy, sell, or distribute alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or any other controlled substance or commit a crime against any person or property.  It is not a violation for any student to be in possession of a legally defined drug specifically prescribed for the student's own use by his/her doctor.

 

Violation Enforcement

 

Training rule violations can only be processed in the following ways: self admittance, a written statement by an adult, or notification from law enforcement. Any infraction during the summer months that is reported to the school by law enforcement will result in policy enforcement at the beginning of the next school year.

 

Definition of Activity

 

Activities that fall under the rules and guidelines set forth in this section are as follows: all athletic participation, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, Cheerleading (squad and competition), Pep Club, Student Council, school sponsored dances including prom, co-curricular activities not part of the curriculum (marching band performance, music contests, etc.), and other school sponsored events and activities not associated with the curriculum.  Items not included are: graduation ceremony, band and chorus concerts that are included in the curriculum, and field trips or other curriculum items.

 

Procedure for Reporting Incident

 

A staff member who suspects or observes any of the above violations, on the school grounds, or surrounding areas during the school day or during school activities, will be required to refer the violation to the administration. 

 

            Procedure for staff to follow will be:

1.                   Report to administration any violations observed.

2.                   Make a statement to the sheriff’s office.

 

A parent/guardian or any other adult member of the community may also refer the violation to the administration.  The administration may then report the violation to the sheriff’s office and investigate the alleged allegation.

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Parent / guardian, staff members, or any other adult member of the community observing or suspecting any of the above violations, off school grounds, after the school day and not during a

school activity, may report the violation to the sheriff’s office or school official, as a concerned citizen.  The school and the sheriff’s office will be in contact with each other, for any violations dealing with the extra or co-curricular activities.

 

 

Activities:  Rules and Regulations

 

A.  The student(s) involved in an alleged violation will be given an informal conference with the principal in order to respond to the allegation of a violation.  This meeting and decision will take place within five school days of when the principal is notified of the allegation.

B.   Upon suspending a student from activities, if possible, the principal shall provide oral notice of the suspension to the student's parent or guardian.  The principal shall also provide written notice to the parents or guardian.

C.   In the absence of the principal, an appointed designee will work with the violation.

D.   In order for the missing of an event to count towards a violation the student must complete the activity in good standing.

E.   Violation to this policy will be cumulative over a two year period (7-8, 9-10, 11-12).

F.   If a student / athlete comes forward with an admission of quilt prior to a determination being made by school officials the suspension period will be reduced to the number of events only.

 

Specific Violations and Penalties

 

A.   First Violation

      1.   Penalty--after confirmation of the first violation, the student shall immediately lose eligibility for participation in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities and school sponsored dances for 15 days, including the 15th day or two events, whichever is longer.  This does not include practices.                 

      2.   The student shall carry out a restitution program of five hours under the direction of the prevention coordinator and counselor.

      3.   The parent/guardian and/or student will meet with representative of the S.A.T.

      4.   The school will offer the parent/guardian information on an assessment for potential chemical abuse (excluding tobacco).

 

B.   Second Violation

      1.   Penalty--after confirmation of the second violation, the student shall immediately lose eligibility for participation in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities and school sponsored dances for 45 days, including the 45th day, or 5 events whichever is longer.  This does not include practices.

      2.   Before being re-admitted to activities following suspension for the second violation, excluding tobacco, the student shall show evidence in writing that he/she has sought an assessment and/or counseling from an certified Chemical Dependency Counselor.  The assessment, counseling and/or drug treatment will be at the student's expense.

      3.   Parent/guardian and/or student will meet with representative of the S.A.T.

 

C.   Third Violation

1.     Penalty--after confirmation of the third and subsequent violations, the student shall immediately lose eligibility for participation in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities and school sponsored dances for twelve consecutive months. If another violation occurs during the school year, the year suspension will start on the date of this violation.

      2.   Before being re-admitted to activities following suspension for the third violation, excluding tobacco, the student shall show evidence in writing that he/she has sought an assessment and/or counseling.  The assessment, counseling and/or drug treatment will be at the student's expense.                                               13

D.    Instances in which other school rules and regulations have been violated on a school sponsored trip, in a school building, or on school property, the administration shall deal with the student in addition to this policy.

E.    A student will not be allowed to participate in any activities during the current school year or following years until the required restitution is completed.

F.    Any student convicted for drugs will be suspended from school activities in accordance with state statute which can be found in the SDHSAA Handbook. If the student completes the prescribed treatment plan they will receive a six (6) month suspension from activities.

 

G.   Appeals

      1.   In the event the student or parents believe the student's rights have been violated, they may appeal the principal's decision within five school days to the superintendent or designee.  The superintendent or designee has five school days to respond to the appeal.

      2.   The student or parent may appeal the superintendent or designee's decision to the local board of education within 30 days.  The board of education has 30 days to render their decision.

3.       The student will remain ineligible during the appeal process.

 

 

Activities Causing Absences during the School Day

 

If taking part in an activity necessitates your being absent during the school day, it is the student’s responsibility that his/her work is made up.  Students may not be excused from class, if in the opinion of an instructor, they have not made an honest effort regarding assignments or if student is considerably behind in a particular course.

 

Athletic Participation in Two Sports during the Same Season

 

Athletes wishing to participate in two sports during the same season must go through the following process:

 

1.     A pre-season meeting must be scheduled by the parent/guardian with the Athletic Director.

2.     Persons attending the meeting should include parent/guardian, student, head coaches for both sports, and Athletic Director.

3.     At the meeting a season plan must be developed that must contain the following items:

  1. Declaration of major sport (upon the occurrence of any conflict, the major sport will take

precedence).

  1. A season practice and game schedule must be established.
  2. All other conflicts should be discussed and solutions documented in plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY

 

The purpose of the Weekly Academic Eligibility Policy is to promote academic success and individual responsibility.

 

Doland Junior/Senior High students must be passing all classes to a level and satisfaction of the teacher to be eligible for participation in co-curricular/extracurricular activities.  A probation/ineligibility list will be published weekly.

 

Policy Guidelines:

1.     A student will be on probation for two weeks following notification of a failing or non-satisfactory grade.

2.     A student is either on probation or ineligible for one week, from Tuesday morning through Monday night.

3.     When a student is put on the probation list, he/she will continue to participate in activities, contests and events as normal.  Probation is a warning to a student to bring his/her grades up.

4.     A student becomes ineligible when his/her name appears on the list for three or more consecutive weeks.

5.     When a student becomes ineligible, he/she will continue to attend practices, but will not participate in any school activity, contest or event. The student may ride with the team / group as long as no school is missed.

6.     The teacher may, with the approval of the principal, immediately declare a student ineligible if special circumstances exist.  Parents/guardians and students will be notified as soon as possible.

7.     BAND & CHORUS EXCEPTION: Student participation at ball games and concerts is part of their grade.  Therefore Band & Chorus members will be excluded from the Academic Eligibility policy in these instances.  Out of town Band and Chorus activities ARE included as part of the eligibility policy.

8.     Weekly academic eligibility will begin the third week of each semester and continue throughout the semester.  Eligibility will be based on the semester grade.

 

Procedures:

1.     The list of students with failing and non-satisfactory grades will be turned in to the office by 8:30 a.m. every Monday.

2.     Coaches/advisors of activities will be notified by 3:30 p.m. on Monday of students in their activities that are on the probation/ineligibility list.

3.     Students will be notified of their probation/ineligibility by letter during their first scheduled class on Tuesday morning.

4.     Parents/guardians will be immediately notified by letter of their child’s probation/ineligibility status.

5.     In the event that school is not in session, procedures will begin the next day school is in session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                       


 

DOLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL

PARENTAL/GUARDIAN/STUDENT CONSENT SHEET

for Training Rules and Academic Eligibility

 

RULES FOR ALL SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, CONTESTS, DANCES AND EVENTS

 

It shall therefore be the policy of the School District:

1.     That the student’s participation in student activities is a privilege rather than a right.

2.     Those students who voluntarily exercise the privilege of participating in student activities shall consequently be expected to exemplify high standards of behavior.

3.     Local and State (SDHSAA) Eligibility Rules will be followed.

During the school year and the season of practice, play rehearsal, or activity – regardless of the quantity – a student shall not use or consume, have in possession, buy, sell, or distribute alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or any other controlled substance or commit a crime against any person or property.  It is not a violation for any student to be in possession of a legally defined drug specifically prescribed for the student’s own use by his/her doctor.

 

The above training rules have been read and we acknowledge that we are aware of and recognize these rules that our dependent child will be governed by.

 

Student’s Full

Name____________________________________________________

                                                              (Please Print)

Student’s

Signature_________________________________________________

 

Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

Full Name________________________________________________

                                                              (Please Print)

Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

Signature_________________________________________________

 

Grade________________                    Date______________________

                                                                                       
 

Appendix B

PLEASE CIRCLE GRADE THIS YEAR

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CONSENT FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT

 

I am the ______________________________(Mother-Father-Legal Guardian) of

____________________________________(Student), who participates in school activities for

REDFIELD & DOLAND SCHOOL DISTRICTS.  I hereby consent to any medical services that may be required while said child is under the supervision of an employee of REDFIELD AND DOLAND SCHOOL DISTRICTS while on a school-sponsored activity and hereby appoint said employee to act on my behalf in securing necessary medical services from any duly licensed medical provider.

Date____________________________________.

Parent/Legal Guardian Signature__________________________________________________

 

CONSENT OF CHILD

I, ____________________________(student), have read the above consent form signed by

my_________________________ (Mother-Father-Legal Guardian) and join with

________(him/her) in the consent.

Date______________________________.

 

Student Signature______________________________________________________________

                                                                                   

 

Insurance Company Name & Policy Number:_________________________________________

 

                                                                   _________________________________________

 

Telephone Number:  Work____________________Home_______________________________ 

 

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