Toledo School for the Arts

2016-2017 Student Handbook

333 14th Street

Toledo, OH  43604

School Telephone:  (419) 246-8732

School Fax:  (419) 244-3979

www.ts4arts.org

Director: Dr. Douglas Mead - dmead@ts4arts.org

Assistant Principal: Shirley Arnold - sarnold@ts4arts.org

Artistic Director: David Saygers - dsaygers@ts4arts.org

Assistant Artistic Director: Letha Ferguson - lferguson@ts4arts.org

Middle School Office: (419) 246-8732 x.422

High School Office: 419-246-8732 x.400

Guidance Office: (419) 246-8732 x.300

Ticket & Events Office: (419) 246-8732 x.226

TSA Mission Statement

“Toledo School for the Arts fulfills every student’s intellectual, ethical, social, emotional and physical potential by integrating an unsurpassed arts curriculum with superior college preparatory academic programs to prepare life-long learners with a passion for the arts, respect for others, and an active commitment to diversity and the community.”

 

Purpose of the Student Handbook

This handbook is designed to familiarize students with the major policies and practices in place at Toledo School for the Arts.  While every effort has been made to make this handbook as complete and encompassing as possible, it cannot address all situations but does provide general guidance in many areas.  All previously issued handbooks and any inconsistent policy statements are superseded with the publication of this handbook.

 

TSA reserves the rights to revise, modify, delete or add to any and all policies and practices stated in this handbook or any other document.

To All TSA Students:

 

On behalf of the Faculty and Staff, I would like to welcome you back for another exciting, fun, and educational school year at Toledo School for the Arts. The start of a school year is a new beginning, with limitless potential. The knowledge you will gain and the friends you will make will stay with you for a lifetime. These are indeed some of the best times of one’s life, and hopefully this school year will prove no different. Take advantage of the opportunities and challenges that our school community offers, and make this year at TSA your best yet.

 

Toledo School for the Arts has a growing tradition of student and staff accomplishments. We challenge you to take the toughest courses you can handle. We challenge each of you to accept responsibility for your education and to seize every opportunity made available to you while at TSA. We believe – and want you to believe – that education is important.

 

The decisions that you make and the actions that you take may have lasting effects on your future. Your grades, transcripts, and student files become a “permanent record” which will follow you throughout your lifetime.

 

This handbook is designed to share information outlining both opportunities available to students and responsibilities to which students must adhere in order to have a successful school experience. This handbook will explain the resources available to you and the staff members here to give you assistance. You will become acquainted with the different daily procedures that help our school operate smoothly. You will learn the rules and regulations which will encourage you to model the good behavior expected by your parents, your community, our staff, and you will gain information, which will allow you to become a part of the total school program.

 

We are here to make your years in school as successful and as educationally challenging as possible. We welcome the opportunity to help you as you proceed through your TSA experience. We urge parents to support the school, teachers, and programs. Your positive attitude and support make a significant difference. Our desire is to continually improve.

 

May this year be one of the most rewarding in your school experience.  All of us at TSA want to work with you to help you be the best you can be, and want you to be proud to say, “I attend TSA!” Have a great year!

Sincerely,

Table of Contents

Welcome letter         …………………………………………………………………………………………….………….         2

School Calendar         ……………………………………………………………………………………….…………...…..        4

Attendance Policy        ………………………………………………………………………………………..……...……..…        5

Tardiness to School ……………………...…………………………………………………………………………………...         7

Withdraw policy         ……..…………………………………………………………………………………………..……..        7

Truancy ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….        7

Inclement Weather/Snow Days ………………………………………………………………………………………...…….        8

Code of Conduct …………………………………………………………………………………………………...………...        8

Due Process Rights ………………………………………………………………………………………………………......        14

Rights and responsibilities of TSA students ……………………………………………..………………………………....        14

Dress Code …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..        15

Eighteen year old students …………………………………………………………………………………………………..        15

Student ID cards ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….….        16

Lockers ……………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………...        16

Work Permit ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....        16

Academic Probation …………………. …………………………………………………………………………………….        16

Definition of Homework …………………………………………………………………………………………………….        17

Late Homework Policy …………………………………………………………………………………………………..…..        19

Exam Exemption …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….        19

Student Council ……………………………………………………………………………………………….……………..        20

Money-raising Activities …………………………………………………………………………………………………….        20

Non-Discrimination Policy ……………….………………………………………...……………………………………….        20

Security Cameras …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….        20

Parking procedures for student drivers …………………………………………………………………………………...….        20

Lost & Found …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…..        21

Health Services ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….        21

Emergency Medical Authorization ………………………………………………………………………………………......        21

Emergency Procedures ……………………………………………………………………………………………………....        21

Medication …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...        21

Immunizations ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….        22

Safety Drills ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….        22

Lockdown Drills ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..        22

Visitors ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….        22

iPad …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..        23

National Honors Society …………………………………………………………………………………………………….        24

Guidance & Counseling Services …………………………………………………………………………………………...        24

Teacher/Counselor Contact ……………………………………………………………………………………………….…        25

Grade Level Presentations …………………………………………………………………………………………………..        25

Student and Parent Information Sessions ………………………………………………………………………………..…..        25

Registration and Scheduling …………………………………………………………………………………………..……..        25

Testing ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..        25

Ohio Graduation Test ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..        26

Ohio State Assessments and EOC Exams……………………………………………………………………………………        26

Grade Scale …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..        26

Honors Grade Scale ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….        27

College Credit Plus Grade Scale …………………………………………………………………………………………….        27

Graduation Requirements ……………………………………………………………………………………………………        27

Course Failure ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..        28

Challenging a Grade …………………………………………………………………………………………………………        29

Honors and Awards ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….        29

College Credit Plus Options ………………………..………………………………………………………………………..        30

Off-Site Coursework …………………………………………………………………………………………………………        30

Arts Major Certificate Requirements ………………………………………………………………………………………..        31

Technology & Internet Acceptable Use Policy …………………………………………………………………..………….        33

Daily Schedules ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..        34

SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Attendance Policy

 

The Board of Education requires all students enrolled in the Toledo School for the Arts to attend school regularly in accordance with the laws of the State. The District’s educational program is predicated upon the presence of the student and requires continuity of instruction and classroom participation.

The regular contact of students with one another in the classroom and their participation in a well-planned instructional activity under the tutelage of a competent teacher are vital to this purpose.

 

Attendance Requirement

  1.  All TSA courses require no more than twelve (12) days absence occur in a year for students to receive credit for the course.
  1. This excludes school-sponsored activities.
  2. Students arriving more than fifteen (15) minutes late to their first class may be considered absent from that class.
  3. A written excuse or telephone call from the parent/ guardian must be received at least twenty-four (24) hours after a student's return from an absence or the absence is not excused.
  4. A letter or document from a medical professional must be presented within three (3) days of a student's return to school if the absence was due to medical and/or mental health issues, in order for the absence not to count toward the twelve (12) days.
  5. If a student has been absent more than five (5) consecutive days due to mental health issues, a re-entry conference is required prior to the student returning to class. The parent/guardian is required to contact the Guidance Counselor at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the student’s return, to schedule the re-entry conference. The student, parent/guardian, principal, school nurse, and counselor, if possible, will be in attendance.
  1. Notification and Procedures
  1. The student and parent/guardian will be notified by the school when eight (8) days of absence have occurred.
  2. The student and parent/guardian will be notified by the school of loss of credit at twelve and one half (12 ½) days of absence and loss of credit for the course.
  1. Late work due to absence
  1. Students who have a recognized/documented absence from school may have a one-day grace period for each full day that they were absent. The limit on the number of days that one can turn late work in is no more than 3 days, for anything may require more time, the student must make arrangements with the instructor. It is the student’s responsibility, upon returning to school, to obtain all missing assignments and complete them in the time given.
  2. With an excused absence, Students who miss a day that a test or a quiz was given must make up that test or quiz on the day of their return.
  3. Assignments/Assessments missed due to an unexcused absence will not be taken for a grade/credit (but students must make up the work to avoid accumulating “missing assignments.”)

  1. Reinstatement Process
  1. If a student receives a notice of loss of credit, a Reinstatement Petition may be filed with the principal.
  2. Filing a petition of reinstatement of credit of credit is the responsibility of the student and must be obtained from the Principal.
  3. The Principal, with assistance from the teacher(s) determines reinstatement of credit. Once credit is reinstated, the student must complete the activities assigned by individual teachers to earn back credit in that class.
  1. Reason for possible Reinstatement
  1. Illness in the immediate family
  2. Death of an immediate family member
  3. Observance of religious holidays
  4. School sponsored activities -- If a student is absent from school for the sole purpose of traveling out of state to participate in a school-approved enrichment activity of extra-curricular activity, the school shall count the absence as an excused absence up to a maximum of four (4) days per school year. The student must complete any classroom assignments he/she misses due to the absence. If the student will be absent for four (4) or more consecutive days, classroom teachers must accompany the student during the travel period to provide the student with instructional assistance in order to count the student as in attendance
  5. Court appointments
  6. College visitations (Juniors/Seniors) -- Two (2) college visitation days are permitted per year for Juniors and Seniors for a total of four (4) days. In addition to the above Pre-Planned Absence requirements, the following requirements/ criteria apply.
  1. Student must obtain a College Visitation Verification form in addition to the Pre-Planned Absence form http://www.ts4arts.org/images/documents/Preplanned%20Absence%20Form.pdf 
  2. When visiting a college, the College Visitation Verification form must be completed and returned to the Main office within five (5) school days of the visit
  3. Seniors may not take a college visit during the second semester without special permission from the guidance counselor
  4. An emergency or other set of circumstance in which the judgement of the Principal constitutes good and sufficient cause for absence from school.
  1. Examples of absences which will not be considered as a basis for reinstatement
  1. Unapproved employment
  2. Oversleeping
  3. Missing the bus
  4. Hair appointments
  5. Car trouble
  6. Individual recreation trips
  7. Leaving the building during the school day without permission from the office
  8. Any other absence classified as unexcused by the school
  1. Procedures to follow in order to re-establish credit status
  1. If a student demonstrates appropriate documentation of reasons for absenteeism, credit will be reinstated
  2. If a student does not provide appropriate documentation for absenteeism, credit will only be reinstated if a student, after meeting with the Principal, counselor, and teacher(s), agree to complete the appropriate amount of time associated with the loss of credit in each course affected. There are several alternatives available to the student.

Tardiness to School

If a student is not present in the first class at 8:05 a.m. (unless excused by the teacher), the student is considered tardy.  If a student is more than fifteen (15) minutes late to the first class, it will be considered a class absence.  Any student arriving late to school must sign in at the first floor office. Students late to school after the loss of credit will be in violation of Infraction 35 of the Code of Conduct.

 

Five (5) late arrivals to school will result in an administrative detention.   Additional occurrences in multiples of five (5) will result in Saturday School assignment.

 

Withdrawal

A student who fails to participate in one hundred five consecutive hours of learning opportunities will be automatically withdrawn, unless the student’s absence is excused.  Otherwise, a parent may withdraw a student voluntarily by signing a voluntary Withdrawal Form with the principal or his/her designee.

 

Truancy

Truancy demonstrates a deliberate disregard for the educational program and is considered a serious matter for which administrative action will be taken as follows:

1. No credit will be recorded for work missed as result of truancy

2. A record of the truancy will be entered in the student’s attendance record

3. Parent contact will be attempted. Truancy is an unexcused absence. A student is truant if he/she leaves school without signing out, leaves school without permission of parents, comes to school but does not attend classes, or obtains permission to go to a certain place but does not report there

A student is habitually truant if the student is absent without a legitimate excuse for five (5) or more consecutive school days, for seven (7) or more school days in one (1) month, or twelve (12) or more school days in one (1) school year

Inclement Weather/Snow Days

If the weather is questionable due to snow, ice, heat, cold, or other conditions every attempt will be made to notify local news media as soon as possible, as well as to post a notification on the TSA Schoology website. TSA makes every attempt to stay open and often holds school even when many local districts delay or cancel. If TSA does cancel or delay the school will be listed on the local television station’s tickers. If it is not, school will operate as usual. Please do not call the school or the staff to find out if classes will be held on a given day.

Parents retain the right to decide if they think it is safe for their child to drive to or attend school on a given day. Students who do not come to school because a parent has determined it is unsafe to do so will be penalized for staying home or being tardy,unless the family has properly notified the attendance office; however it will count against the 12 allotted days.

Code of Conduct

Rationale

The aim of TSA Code of Conduct is to foster an environment that is safe and conducive to learning. Within our school, the administrative and all other school personnel are responsible for creating and supporting such an environment. To achieve this goal, faculty, staff, parents, students, and other members of the community must have a clear understanding of TSA’s expectations for student behavior. The Toledo School for the Arts Code of Conduct provides those expectations by:

Code will be enforced during regular school hours, on the bus, and at times and places where the principal or other school officials or employees have jurisdiction over the students during school sponsored events.

Additionally, the Principal(s) are authorized to begin disciplinary action when a student’s misconduct away from school has a detrimental effect on other students or on the orderly educational process because the violation is directly connected to prior violations at school, poses a likelihood of danger to the physical or emotional health or welfare of students or school personnel and/or whose continued presence in the school is disruptive to the educational process.

All students are expected to conform to the Student Code of Conduct at School, on the School premises, at School activities or functions whether on or off the School premises and on transportation to and from School, if paid for or provided by the School and are subject to the School’s disciplinary process when they fail to do so.  Students may also be subject to the School’s disciplinary process for a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, regardless where it occurs, if the misconduct is directed at School Staff or their property.

Progressive Discipline

First Level Offense

  1. Teacher explains or reviews class and School rules and warns the student of possible consequences.
  2. Teacher applies appropriate in school consequences.

Second Level Offense

  1. Teacher applies appropriate consequences, including longer time-outs, or alternate areas for reflection, loss of privileges, detention, etc.
  2. Teacher personally communicates the problem(s) with the student’s parent(s).
  3. Teacher sends a written report home and a copy to the office.

Third Level Offense

If actions taken at Levels 1 – 2 have not corrected the inappropriate behavior, or, if the student engaged in serious act(s) of misconduct, the Principal may suspend the student from School, not to exceed ten School days.

Fourth Level Offense

If actions taken at Levels 1 -3 have not corrected the inappropriate behavior, or, if the student engaged in serious act(s) of misconduct, the highest level administrator of the School likened to a Superintendent may expel the student from School, not to exceed 80 days, unless one year is specifically authorized, or, unless the student is permanently excluded under Policy No. 273.

Progressive discipline levels may be skipped for serious acts of misconduct at the discretion of the Principal and/or the highest level administrator of the School likened to a Superintendent.

Infractions and Likely Disciplinary Action

 

DEFINITION

FIRST

OFFENSE

SECOND

OFFENSE

THIRD

OFFENSE

Academic Misconduct

Plagiarizing, cheating, copying another’s work or internet materials, gaining unauthorized access to material, using, submitting, or attempting to obtain data or answers dishonestly or by means other than authorized by the teacher.  Falsifying information (signing homework, etc.).

Level 1-2 disciplinary action.

Level 2-3 disciplinary action.

Level 3-4 disciplinary action.

Bomb Threat

Making a bomb threat to a School building or to any premises at which a School activity is occurring at the time of the threat.

Level 3-4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Level 3-4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Level 4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Criminal Act

Committing an act that is a criminal offense when committed by an adult that results in serious physical harm to persons or serious physical harm to property.

Level 3-4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Level 3-4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Level 4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Disruptive Behavior

Engaging in any conduct that causes or results in the breakdown of the orderly process of instruction and/or School activities, including but not limited to failure to carry out directions and/or School guidelines, failure to cooperate with School personnel or parent volunteers, verbally harassing other Students or Staff, and running and/or making excessive noise in the building.

Level 1-3 disciplinary action.

Level 2-3 disciplinary action.

Level 2- 4 disciplinary action.

Dress Code Violations

See Dress Code

Change into school provided uniform for the day and return it at the end of the school day.  Excessive dress code violations may result in additional consequences (Levels 2-3)

Phone, Electronics  and Other Communication Devices

No Student shall display electronic devices (cellular telephones, PDA’s, CD players, I-Pods, gaming devices, etc.) without approval on School property from the beginning of the school day to the conclusion of School.  

Cell phones can be used during lunch in the cafeteria only.  Cell phone are not to be seen or heard between classes.

Level 1-2 disciplinary action.

Level 2-3 disciplinary action.

Level 2-4 disciplinary action.

Firearm

Bringing a firearm to the School or onto School Property (any Property owned, used, or leased by the School for School, School extracurricular or School-related events).

1 year mandatory expulsion.

1 year mandatory expulsion.

1 year mandatory expulsion.

Bringing a firearm to an interscholastic competition, an extracurricular event, or any other School program or activity that is located at a School or on School property.

Level 4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Level 4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Level 4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Possessing a firearm at School, on School Property or at an interscholastic competition, an extracurricular event, or any other School program or activity which firearm was initially brought onto School Property by another person.

Level 4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Level 4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Level 4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Gang Activity

No student shall be involved in initiations, hazing, intimidations and/or related activities of group affiliations which are likely to cause bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm to Students or Staff.  No Student shall wear, carry or display gang paraphernalia or exhibit behaviors or gestures which symbolize gang membership or cause and/or participate in activities which intimidate or affect the attendance of another student.  See also Gang Policy.

Levels 1-3

Level 2-4

Level 3-4

Inappropriate language

Using or directing, insulting, degrading, or demeaning language, written or verbal, toward School personnel or any member of the School community.  

Level 1-3

disciplinary action.

Level 1-3 disciplinary action.

Level 2-4 disciplinary action.

Insubordination

Verbal or nonverbal refusal to comply with a reasonable request or directive while on School property or at any School related activity or event.

Level 1-3

disciplinary action.

Level 2-3

disciplinary action.

Level 3 or 4 disciplinary action.

Intimidation/ Menacing/ Bullying/Cyber-Bullying

Threats, verbal or physical, that inflict fear, injury, or damage.  Cyber-bullying is a sub-set of bullying and involves the use of information and communication technologies, including but not limited to e-mail, cell phone and pager text messages, blogs, MySpace, Facebook, Wikipedia, Bebo, the Internet, Xanga, Piczo, instant messaging, defamatory personal Web sites, and defamatory online personal polling Web sites, to support deliberate or repeated, or hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm, intimidate or harass others on School time or the School premises, at School events, programs or activities or off School time or School premises if such acts affect other Students or Staff of the School.

Level 2-3 disciplinary action.

Level 3-4 disciplinary action.

Level 3-4

disciplinary action.

Knife

Bringing a knife to School, onto School property, to an interscholastic competition, an extracurricular event, or any other program or activity sponsored by the School or which the School is a participant.

Level 4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Level 4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Level 4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Possessing a knife at School, on School Property or at an interscholastic competition, an extracurricular event, or any other School program or activity which knife was initially brought onto School Property by another person.

Level 4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Level 4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Level 4 disciplinary action and 1 year discretionary expulsion.

Lying

Intentionally giving untrue communication.

Level 1-2 disciplinary action.

Level 1-2 disciplinary action.

Level 2-4 disciplinary action.

Obscenities/ Verbal Abuse/ Vulgarities

Directing obscene, abusive, vulgar, profane, harassing, insulting, racial, sexual, religious, or ethnic slurs, written or verbal, toward School personnel or any member of the School community.  This shall include use of obscene gestures and signs that willfully intimidate, insult, or in any other manner, abuse others.

Level 1-3

disciplinary action.

Level 2-4 disciplinary action.

Level 3-4 disciplinary action.

Physical Contact

Participating in unacceptable physical contact, including but not limited to fighting, pushing, intentionally hurting other students.

Level 1-3 disciplinary action.

Level 2-4 disciplinary action.

Level 3-4 disciplinary action.

Refusal to Do Classroom Work

The refusal to complete work, labs, projects, or other assignments given by the teacher.

Level 1 disciplinary action.

Level 2 disciplinary action.

Level 3 disciplinary action.

Minor Safety

Students shall be concerned about their own safety and that of others.  Student actions that may be considered a minor safety risk include, but are not limited to:

   Talking during safety drills

   Running, pushing, yelling, or other inappropriate behaviors

   Minor insubordination to adults

Level 1 disciplinary action.

Level 2 disciplinary action.

Level 2-4  disciplinary action.

Major Safety

Behavior that creates a more severe possibility of harm to oneself or others, including but not limited to

   Leaving the school building or grounds without permission

   Other acts which could harm the student or others

 

Level 2-4

Level 2-4

Level 2-4

Sale, Use, Possession, or Distribution of Alcohol, Drugs, or other Chemical Controlled Substances

Using, selling/purchasing, distributing, possessing, or attempting to possess, mood altering chemicals, or substances (including counterfeit or look-alike substances), distributing any narcotics, drugs, controlled substances of any kind, or alcoholic beverages, or other intoxicant on School property or at School functions or event.

Level 3-4 disciplinary action.

Level 3-4 disciplinary action.

Level 4 disciplinary action.

Sale, Use, Possession, or Distribution of Tobacco Product

Using, selling/purchasing, distributing, possessing or attempting to possess, any tobacco product or paraphernalia (including e-cigarettes, vapor-based nicotine, and lighters). See also Use of Tobacco on School Premises.

Level 1-2 disciplinary action.

Level 2 - 3 disciplinary action.

Level 2- 4 disciplinary action.

School Property

Textbooks, computers, and school facilities are available for student use.  Proper care and use of school property is expected.  All violations in this area require restoration and/or restitution.  Violations include but are not limited to:

   Defacing textbooks, iPads, and other school materials

   Destruction or improper use of school computers, iPads, printers, or other technology

   Defacing/destruction of school property including desks, walls, lockers, etc.

   Failure to respect the property of other students, teachers, school personnel, etc.

   Gum chewing on school property

   Improper use of restrooms and/or supplies

   Stealing

Level 1 disciplinary action.

Level 2 disciplinary action.

Level 2-4 disciplinary action.

Sexual or Other Harassment

Unwelcome advances of a sexual nature, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature.  Sexual harassment that includes unwelcome physical contact shall be assumed to have the effect of substantially interfering with the victim's employment or educational environment.  

Level 1-3 disciplinary action.

Level 2-4 disciplinary action.

Level 3-4 disciplinary action.

Tardiness

To class:  The act of a student not being in his/her classroom or seat when class is scheduled to begin as defined in the School schedule.

Level 1 disciplinary action.

Level 1-2 disciplinary action.

Level 2-3 disciplinary action.

Theft

Stealing, attempting to steal, possessing or transferring School or private property, or participating in the theft or attempted theft of School or private property.

Level 1 disciplinary action.

Level 2 or 3 disciplinary action.

Level 3 or 4 disciplinary action.

Technology & Internet

Violating any area of the technology & Internet acceptable use policy. See policy for details.

Level 2 or 3

disciplinary

action.

Level 2 0r 3

disciplinary action.

Level 3 or 4

Disciplinary action.

Truancy

Habitual or chronic absence from School or class without legitimate excuse and failure to follow proper attendance check-in/check-out and absence procedures.

Level 1 disciplinary action; possible referral to the Juvenile Court system.

Level 2 disciplinary action; possible referral to the Juvenile Court system.

Level 2-4 disciplinary action; possible referral to the Juvenile Court system.

Violating Classroom/School Rules

Not following the classroom rules or school rules as determined by the classroom teacher or administrator.

Level 1 disciplinary action.

Level 2-3 disciplinary action.

Level 2-4 disciplinary action.

 

Due Process Rights

Any Student whose conduct may warrant suspension or expulsion will be provided due process:

Student on Individual Education Plans are entitled to all specific due process rights per state and federal law.

Rights and Responsibilities of TSA Students

Students have the right to:

Students have the responsibility to:

Dress Code

Personal appearance shall not detract from the educational process. Appropriateness and tastefulness are the criteria of proper dress for both males and females at both middle school and high school. The following establishes the minimum acceptable standards for student dress: Extremes in dress and personal appearance which tend to cause distraction to the educational process, pose health problems, or call undue attention to the wearer will not be tolerated at school. The following regulations set limits on what is not permissible:

In addition:

Eighteen-Year-Old Students

State law identifies 18 years of age as being the age of majority, or in other words, 18 year-olds enjoy adult status in our society. State law also requires that all students (regardless of age) adhere to school rules and regulations. Consequently, an 18 year-old (who is not legally emancipated) would be required to have parental permission for all activities that would require parental permission of the non-18 year-old student. This is also true of school mailing or notification.

Student Identification Cards

Identification card (ID) pictures are taken at the beginning of the school year. All students must carry ID cards. They are required identification when entering the school and at lunch. ID cards are also required for admittance to dance and school events and picking up yearbooks. ID cards need to be carried at all times. Students may be asked by staff to present their ID cards. Failure to present ID cards upon request may result in disciplinary action. Replacement charge for an ID is $5.00.

Lockers

A locker is assigned to each student. Lockers should be shut and locked at all times when not in use. According to the Board of Education policy, lockers are the property of the Board of Education and are subject to inspection at any time. The school is not responsible for stolen items. However, if articles are stolen from lockers, a report should be made to the Assistant Principal. Locker problems should be reported immediately to the attendance office.

Students are not to give their combination out or share a locker with other students. If a student is found to be in possession of inappropriate material/ items in their locker, they will be held responsible for those items. If a student forget their locker combination, they should report to the attendance office with their student ID card.  

Locks

All locks have to be school issued locks.  Locks are the responsibility of the student. Locks can be purchased in the High School office for $6.00 per lock.  Locks need to be on the locker at all times.  

Work Permit

If a student is under 18 years of age and wishes to work a part-time or full-time regular job, they are required to have a work permit. The student must first have a job, since the employer fills out part of the form. The application for a permit, doctor’s form, and employer’s form are available in the Principal’s office.

GPA-Based Academic Probation System:

Starting Thursday, February 25, 2016, we will begin a new extracurricular activities eligibility system. According to the new system, TSA students would have to maintain a 2.25 GPA and have no F’s in order to be eligible to participate in plays, musicals, field trips, clubs, organizations, ensembles, performances, and/or rehearsals.

 

Attendance for Eligibility to Participate in after-school and weekend Activities

A student must be in attendance one-half day to participate in any performance or extracurricular activity that is scheduled for that day, evening, or weekend. For accounting purposes, the cut-off for one-half day is considered to be 10:30 a.m. A student who leaves during the day must have been in attendance for 4 full class periods.

Definition of Homework

Homework is defined as tasks assigned to students by school teachers that are intended to be carried out during non-school hours if not completed during class time. Generally speaking, these assignments are routine in nature. For the purposes of this policy, homework does not include long term projects, research papers, tests, etc.

Responsibility of the Student

It is the responsibility of the student to:

Responsibility of the Parent

It is the responsibility of the parent to:

Responsibility of the Teacher

It is the responsibility of the teacher to:

Responsibility of the Administrator

It is the responsibility of the administrator to:

Before School / After School Resources

Teachers are on duty at 7:40 am each morning. Upon arrival, teachers should be

available to assist students. Teachers are also expected to stay after school until 3:15

(exceptions are made for coaches and other pre-approved activities) for student

assistance.

Tutoring, which is scheduled before and after school, provides another block of

time for students to meet with a teacher in order to receive assistance or makeup

homework or tests.

Late homework Policy:

The following homework policy is the default school wide homework policy which may be adopted by any teacher.  Teachers reserve the right to provide a written, alternative, and proven policy to utilize within their classroom/studio.  Alternative homework policy must be outlined within the teacher's syllabus and approved by the school principal.

Students are required to do all homework that is assigned.  Missing homework will result in a grade reduction.  Should the issue of not turning in homework persist, the student will receive an after school detention.  The detention time may be used to make up missing assignments or to correct the irresponsible behavior.   

High School:

Turning in homework

1 day late = eligible for 50% credit (to make up missing work)

2 or more days late = 0% credit

Projects are accepted with a 10% deduction for each day up to 50% off.

 

Middle School:

Turning in homework

1 day late  = eligible for 75% credit (to make up missing work)

2 days late  = eligible for 50% credit

3  or more days late  = 0% credit

Projects are accepted with a 10% deduction for each day up to 50% off

Exam Exemptions

TSA requires all students to take semester exams at the conclusion of each semester.  The exam is worth 10% of the semester grade.  As a reward for those students that achieve high academic standing, TSA offers a total of 2 possible exam exemptions.

 

Each student at TSA has the opportunity to earn a total of 2 exam exemptions per semester.

·      Exemption 1 – Awarded for maintaining an “A” (92%) or better in both quarters in a course. (Can only be used for 1 course).

·      Exemption 2 – Maintaining Perfect Attendance for the semester and above a B (83%) in both quarters  (Can only be used for 1 course).

 

Exemptions must be worked out with the teacher prior to taking the exam.

Perfect attendance is defined as attending school every day/period without absence for any reason (excused or unexcused) per semester with the exception of school field trips and 2 college visitation days per semester for Juniors and Seniors.

 

Students must pick up the Exam Exemption Form in the office 2 weeks before exams.

Failure to show up and take an exam without an exemption will result in a zero on the exam.

Student Council

1. Student Council representatives must be elected by their classmates. School-wide elections are held at the end of April each year for the following year's Council. Students eligible to run for the following year can be in grades 6-11.

2. Requirements to become a student council member include: a) Four teacher recommendations, two of which must be current academic teachers. b)personal application including short essay from applicant explaining reasons for applying and what they can bring to the organization. c)Must be a student in good standing in grades 7-12 at TSA. Prospective candidates' application materials are reviewed by the advisers and accepted candidates will then be permitted to campaign for the election.

3. Dress code for dances: 1. Shoes MUST be worn at ALL times. 2. Dress code follows that of the TSA school dress code.

4. Permission slips for dances: TSA students wishing to invite outside (non-TSA) students to a school dance must go through the following process: a) obtain an "Outside Guest Dance Permission Slip" b) Permission slip must be signed and sealed by the Principal of the guest's home school, the guest's parents, and the TSA student's parents. c)Permission slip must be turned in by the advertised deadline before the dance. This deadline is usually 3-4 school days before the dance to allow time for checking and approval. All guest permission slips are REQUESTS and can be denied for any reason. It is a privilege to invite a guest, not a right. If guests are approved, they MUST present a photo ID at the dance to be admitted.

Fundraising Activities

Any school organization wishing to conduct a money-raising activity must fill out the fundraiser form and obtain prior permission of the Development Director or his designee. All monies collected and disbursed by any  school club or organization must be handled by and accounted for by the school bookkeeper. Students may not sell any items for their own profit.

Non-Discrimination policy 

The Toledo School for the Arts does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. If you have an issue you need to address, you can contact the school at: 

Human Resource Office

TSA, 333 14th Street, Toledo OH 43604

419/246-8732

Security Cameras

Toledo School for the Arts may record security footage on school property. This footage, which is recorded for the protection and welfare of the school community, typically contains images of many students, as well as school employees and other persons. Security footage, and the personable identifiable information contained on the footage, will be disclosed only when authorized by law or when the disclosure is made to school officials with legitimate educational  and safety interests.

Parking procedures for student drivers

All students that drive to campus must register their vehicle, and obtain a parking sticker in the Front Office. The sticker is to be placed in the lower driver-side corner of the windshield. Failure to register your car, or failure to park in an approved spot may result in temporary loss of driving privileges or the car being towed at the owner’s expense.

Students are to drive slowly and safely around campus.

Lost & Found

Misplaced items are kept in the Main Office on the first floor.  Items can be retrieved before school, during lunch or after school.  Students need to have a pass from their teacher to search the lost and found during class hours.  

Health Services

Emergency Medical Authorization 

A form has been prepared for parents and guardians in order to authorize emergency treatment for children who become ill or injured while under school authority when parents or guardians cannot be reached to consent to such treatment. Such authority is necessary to overcome legal obstacles to provide such treatment when all reasonable attempts to reach parents or guardians have failed. The completion of this form constitutes or negates this authorization.

 

For the wellbeing of your child, the school must always be notified of changes regarding name, address, and telephone numbers of home, father’s work, mother’s work, medications and/or changes in medication and current emergency information in the event a parent is unavailable.

Elevator

The use of the elevator is for students with physical issues that prohibit their ability to climb the stairs.  Permission to use the elevator is given by the school nurse and must have a doctors note. The nurse will issues an elevator pass.  Students must display the pass upon request. Riding the elevator  without permission is a violation of school rules.

Emergency Procedures 

Accidents are cared for by a staff trained in first aide or teacher available at the time. Serious accidents or injuries are cared for by Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Falls, all blows to the head, and any suspicion of fractures or broken bones are considered serious accidents and must be checked by a healthcare professional or EMS.

 

First aid supplies are available in the school’s Health Unit.

 

A school health care professional is on duty every day. Students that show signs of serious illness should be referred to a school health care professional for care. Parents are contacted as soon as possible when a student visits the health unit or EMS is called for a serious illness or injury. Indications of fever, serious upset stomach, runny and/or red eyes, any rash, etc. are considered serious signs.

 

Medication – Nonprescription and Prescription 

The TSA Health Services Department would like to clarify the matter of  dispensing medication, both prescription and nonprescription. The school board states that no medication (including cough drops or Tylenol) may be dispensed by TSA personnel without a consent form signed by a parent/guardian and physician.

Prescription medication: The consent form must be sent with the prescribed medication signed by both doctor/dentist and parent/guardian. Medication must be sent in its original, most recent container, labeled with your child’s name.

Non-prescription medication needed from one to five days: The consent form must be filled out and signed by the parent/guardian. Medication must be sent in its original container, labeled with your child’s name.

 Important: Students are not allowed to carry medications (prescription or nonprescription) on their person, except for inhalers and epi pens (must have an MD/Parent order on file in the

Health Unit).

 

Immunizations: 

The parents/guardians must present written evidence that immunizations are in progress with the anticipated completion date listed or that they have already been done. It is an Ohio State law (Ohio Revised Code, Section 3313.671) that a record of the exact dates (month/day/year) of immunizations of each student be on file in the school folder. Prior to enrollment, students in grades 6–12 must have written proof on file (within 14 days of the start of school) at their school that they have been immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, varicella, rubella and Hepatitis B. Exemptions: include students who present a written statement that immunization is objectionable for religious reasons or other reasons of “good cause.” Students currently enrolled must maintain updated immunization requirements. Students that do not comply with immunization requirements will not be allowed to return to school. These vaccination requirements are determined by the Ohio Department of Health who could make revisions as needed.  Immunization summary for Ohio schools is available upon request.

Safety Drills

Fire and Tornado Drills

Fire and/or tornado drills are generally held once a month during the school year. Directions for leaving individual rooms are posted in prominent places in the classrooms and offices. Students should know the proper routes from their rooms. Students are instructed regularly in fire and tornado safety procedures. These periodic drills are serious exercises.

 

Lockdown Drills

Lockdown drills are used to control inside and outside access to the building. When a lockdown is initiated, all doors/windows within the building are secured and persons are not allowed to enter or leave the building. Drills are held throughout the school year. Students are instructed with the lockdown procedure and are to follow the procedures and instructions of the teachers and staff. 

Visitors

All visitors need to report to the main office.  All visitors are required to sign in/out and wear a visitor badge while on the school’s campus.  Members of the TSA community should give the office 48 hour notice of any visitors coming to the school.

iPad

As we evolve as an “iPad school” there may be overlaps in some policies. This policy supersedes any conflicting directives outlined in other policies.

Technology’s role at TSA is to aid us in the education of the TSA community, and we must view technological devices as tools to achieve this goal. At the same time, technology can threaten our community values. With the iPad, TSA students must consider the effects of their actions on others who share TSA’s community. Respect and community engagement are the greatest values that can be lost with the use of iPads, and as a community, we have a responsibility to maintain a high level of community engagement, respect, consideration, trust, and excellence in student-teacher, student-student, and teacher-teacher relationships.

Productive and responsible uses of iPads include, in order of importance:

1. In-class work:

2. School work

3. Use for research and personal projects:

4. Educational games & listening to music with headphones

5. Any use that promotes the values and mission of the school

Any activity that breaches respect for our community and its values should not be tolerated. Such actions would include:

iPads must remain the school issued case for the insurance to be valid.  If the iPad is removed from the case then the student assumes responsibility to pay for all repairs or replacement fees.  

If the iPad is stolen due to leaving the iPad unattended (ie: in a car or at a restaurant or on the dock) then the student is responsible for the full replacement cost including but not limited to the case, apps, and the device itself.  Make sure the iPad isn’t left unattended or removed from the case.  

National Honor Society Eligibility and Selection Process

In order to be eligible for induction into the TSA chapter of NHS a student must be a current TSA  sophomore or junior with a cumulative high school g.p.a. of 3.750 or higher and have been enrolled at TSA for a minimum of one semester.  Students meeting said criteria will receive a communication inviting them to apply for membership.  The application must be turned in by the deadline in order to be considered for membership.  High School academic teachers will be given the chance to view applications and evaluate potential candidates.  The NHS faculty council, a group of 5 academic teachers appointed by the school Principal. (NHS is a subsidiary of the NASSP or National Association of Secondary School Principals), will then discuss the evaluations of the applicants and determine whether or not a student is inducted into NHS.  The faculty evaluations are confidential and may not be shared with students or parents.  As outlined in Article IX, Section 5 of the Official NHS Constitution the decision of the faculty council regarding selection of individual members to local chapters shall not be reviewed by NASSP.

Guidance and Counseling Services

High School CEEB Code: 365043 (Federal School Code)

Guidance and Counseling services are an integral part of student life at TSA.  Students are assigned to a counselor based on their status as a Middle School (grades 6-8) or High School (grades 9-12) student. The school counselors provide academic, personal, social, and post-secondary planning services, which include career and college advising.  Additionally, they assist students in developing a sense of awareness and self-worth, in the attainment of personal exploration, decision-making, and goal-setting skills needed to facilitate their educational development.  The counselor initiates periodic contact with each student assuring individual contact; however, students are also encouraged to request an appointment with the counselor.  Appointment request slips are available through the Guidance Office.

The Guidance Department consists of:

Morgan Stanfield---School Counselor

 Kara Blumfeldt---School Counselor (Head Counselor)

Beth Perry---Administrative Assistant

Janel Hough---Office Assistant (Records)

Guidance and Counseling Services

Individual counseling appointments are made at the request of the student, parent/guardian, teacher, administrator, and/or counselor.  The sessions pertain to academic, personal, social, post-secondary career, and/or college topics.  Additional services include, but are not limited to:

 

Teacher/Counselor Contact

It is best to deal directly with the individual(s) and situation(s) whenever possible.  Therefore, it is the policy of TSA that, if a student and/or his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) have a question, concern or issue with a teacher, the individuals concerned (parent/guardian/student/teacher) are advised to have direct contact with that person in an attempt to address and resolve the issue.  If the student/parent/guardian continues to be concerned after initiating contact with the teacher, it is advised that the student's counselor (or administrator, when appropriate) be contacted for further assistance.

Grade Level Presentations:

(Specific to Grade Level Issues)

Students and Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Informational Sessions

REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULING PROCESS

Presentations by the counselors are made to each specific grade level to address the registration and schedule process, as well as individual student and counselor registration sessions coupled with the four-year planning process.

TESTING

Test  (or information made) available through or at TSA:

*Not offered at TSA, test sites available as listed in the online registration material

+Fee waiver forms are available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch when registering for these tests

Ohio's State Tests

All students enrolled in tested courses will participate in the statewide assessments as defined by Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Physical Science (Class of 2018 only), Biology, Algebra I and Geometry, English Language Arts I and II, American History, and American Government.

 

To satisfy the graduation course requirements of TSA, students must meet the following criteria:

In order for a TSA student to be enrolled, they must participate as a full-time student taking seven (7) classes a year.

GRADING SCALES

TSA REGULAR GRADE SCALE

Gr

%

Pts

Gr

%

Pts

Gr

%

Pts

Gr

%

Pt

A+

98-100

4.3

B

86-88

3

C-

74-76

1.7

F

0-64

0

A

95-97

4

B-

83-85

2.7

D+

71-73

1.3

A-

92-94

3.7

C+

80-82

2.3

D

68-70

1

B+

89-91

3.3

C

77-79

2

D-

65-67

0.7

TSA HONORS GRADE SCALE

Gr

%

Pts

Gr

%

Pts

Gr

%

Pts

Gr

%

Pts

A+

98-100

5

B

86-88

3.7

C-

74-76

2.4

F

0-64

0

A

95-97

4.7

B-

83-85

3.4

D+

71-73

1.3

A-

92-94

4.4

C+

80-82

3

D

68-70

1

B+

89-91

4

C

77-79

2.7

D-

65-67

0.7

CCP GRADE SCALE

Gr

Pts

Gr

Pts

Gr

Pts

A

5

B-

3.7

D+

1.3

A-

4.7

C+

3.3

D

1

B+

4.3

C

3

D-

0.7

B

4

C-

2.7

F

0

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Graduating in 2018 and beyond

Ohio’s graduation requirements for the classes of 2018 and beyond offer several ways to earn a high school diploma in Ohio.  The class of 2018 are those students who entered ninth grade in the 2014-2015 school year.

 

There are two components of graduation requirements: credits and assessments.

 

The credit component requires all students to successfully complete a minimum of 20 high school credits.  TSA requires 5 additional credits (see requirements above).  Additionally, your student must receive instruction in two areas-fine arts and economics and financial literacy.  These credit requirements have not changed from the class of 2014.

 

The assessment component provides your student three ways to be eligible for a high school diploma. Each student must minimally meet one of the three options to earn an Ohio diploma.

 

1.     Earn a cumulative passing score of 18 points using seven end-of-course state tests. To ensure students are well rounded, they must earn a minimum of four points in math, four points in English, and six points across science and social studies.

2.     Earn 12 points through a State Board of Education- approved, industry- recognized credential or group of credentials in a single career field and achieve a workforce readiness score on the WorkKeys assessment.

3.     Earn “remediation-free” scores in English language arts and mathematics on a nationally recognized college admission exam.

 

The assessment component provides more flexibility than in previous years to reach graduation.  Your family can find more information about graduation requirements by meeting with our school counselor’s and at education.ohio.gov; enter Graduation Requirements in the search box.

 

TOLEDO SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS

Classes at TSA are to be completed in a sequential order.  See below for the order of courses per subject.

English

Math

Science

Social Studies

Foreign Language

English 9

Algebra 1

Physical Science

World Studies

Spanish 1

English 10

Geometry

Biology

American History

Spanish 2

English 11

Algebra 2

**

Government

Spanish 3

English 12

Senior level Math *

 

Humanities

Spanish 4

*Senior level math=Math Applications, Precalculus, or Calculus

** Prerequisites in Science are Physical Science and Biology.  The courses taken after Biology can be taken in any order.  If a student wants to take Physics, he/she must take Algebra 2 prior.

COURSE FAILURE

Middle School

For students in grades six through eight, first semester and second semester grades will be averaged together to give an annual percentage for each class.  Students that earn an annual grade below 65% in more than one academic class will not be promoted to the next grade level at TSA for the upcoming school year.

 

Sixth grade students must have successfully completed all requirements for the fifth grade at their previous school and shall not have failed more than one academic course.

 

Seventh grade students must have successfully completed their previous school’s sixth grade requirements and shall not have failed more than one academic course.

 

Eighth grade students must have successfully completed a seventh grade course of study and shall not have failed more than one academic course.

 

Ninth grade must have successfully completed eighth grade courses and shall not have failed more than one academic course.

 

High School students must successfully complete all mandatory courses taken during the previous grade level.

 

For high school students, students may not progress to the next grade level if they have more than one failure in any academic courses.  A student that fails a mandatory* academic course must attend an approved Summer School Program or the student will be required to repeat the course during the next school year.

 

*All Math classes, all English classes, all History classes, Health, Business, Physical Science, Biology

 CHALLENGING A GRADE

Any student and/or parent/guardian wishing to challenge a grade earned is required to address the Principal, in writing, within three (3) weeks of the end of the most recent grade period in which the grade was earned.

 

ANNUAL HONORS AND AWARDS CRITERIA:

Senior Honor Award is bestowed upon twelfth grade students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher through the fall semester of the current year.

 

Annual Honor Roll Award and Sweets for Success Receptions acknowledges sixth through twelfth grade students that have earned at least all A’s, and B’s for the first semester and the third quarter of the current year.

 

President’s Award for Educational Excellence recognizes eighth and twelfth grade students who exemplify outstanding academic success in the classroom.  To be eligible for this award, students must meet the following criteria:

 

President’s Award for Educational Achievement recognizes eighth and twelfth grade students who exemplify outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment to, or intellectual development in their academic subjects.  To be eligible for this award, students must:

 

Diploma with Honors is awarded to twelfth grade students  who meet the State of Ohio’s Diploma with Honors criteria.  For more information go to http://education.ohio.gov

 

Perfect Attendance Award is available to students in all grade levels.  To be eligible students must have NO tardies or absences of any kind, regardless of the circumstances.

 

Outstanding TSA Citizen Award is bestowed upon one student at the junior division and one student at the senior division levels who exemplify characteristics of outstanding citizens, which include honesty, integrity, respect, leadership, and a strong work ethic.  Faculty and staff are invited to nominate a student who they feel exemplify these qualities.  All nominees are acknowledged and the Outstanding TSA Citizen Award is granted to the student with the most TSA administrative, faculty, and staff votes.

 

Valedictorian/Salutatorian is recognition determined by the cumulative grade point average earned from a student’s freshman year through the first semester of the senior year.  A student will not be eligible for the acknowledgement as valedictorian or salutatorian unless he/she has been enrolled for three (3) consecutive years at TSA, which must consist of sophomore through senior years.

 

QUARTERLY HONOR ROLL

Quarterly Honor Roll Award acknowledges all students that have earned all A’s and B’s for each Quarter 1, Quarter 2 and Quarter 3.

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS

Please contact the high school guidance counselors for information.  Ohio’s College Credit Plus Program allows students to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities.  The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students.

 

OFF-SITE COURSEWORK

Coursework taken away from TSA must be approved by March 31st of the current year for the following year and must be completed by May 1st of the same school year (and no later than May 1st of the Junior year, if it is a required course for graduation).  CC+ courses are exempted from this practice.  Failure to do so may result in lost credit or jeopardizing graduation.

All Credit Recovery courses must be approved by the guidance office.  Oregon’s Eagle Learning Center is seen by TSA as a credit recovery institution and for credit recovery purposes only.  The only courses that can be taken for first time credit at ELC are Health and Government.  

NOTICE

Pursuant to the Ohio Revised code Section §3314.041, the governing authority of each community school and any operator of such school shall distribute to parents of students of the school upon their enrollment in the school the following statement in writing:

The Toledo School for the Arts is a community school established under Chapter 3314 of the Revised Code.  The school is a public school and students enrolled in and attending the school are required to take proficiency tests and other examinations prescribed by law.  In addition, there may be other requirements for students at the school that are prescribed by law.  Students who have been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home education as defined by the Administrative Code shall no longer be excused for that purpose upon their enrollment in a community school.  For more information about this matter contact the school administrator or the Ohio Department of Education.

Arts Major Certificate Requirements

 See chart below:

Technology & Internet Acceptable Use

The use of technology and computer resources at TSA is a revocable privilege. Failure to abide by this policy may render you ineligible to use the School’s computer facilities and may bring additional disciplinary action.

All users are expected to use the technology available at TSA in a manner appropriate to the TSA’s academic and moral goals. Technology includes, but is not limited to the following devices: iPads, cellular telephones, beepers, pagers, radios, CD/MP3/DVD players, video recorders, video games, personal data devices, computers, other hardware, electronic devices, software, Internet, e-mail, and all other similar networks and devices. Users are expected to be responsible and to use technology to which they have accessed appropriately. Obscene, pornographic, threatening, or other inappropriate use of technology including, but not limited to, e-mail, instant messaging, web pages, and the use of hardware and/or software which disrupts or interferes with the safety and welfare of the school community, is prohibited, even if such uses take place after or off school property (i.e., home, business, private property, etc.). Failure to adhere to this policy and the guidelines below will result in disciplinary action as outlined in policy #271 the Student Code of Conduct.

Unacceptable uses of Technology/ Internet include, but are not limited to:

All users are expected to be responsible, courteous and thoughtful when using technology and the Internet. Common sense should prevail. The use of the school computer network system should be in support of education and research, consistent with the educational mission or objectives of the School and in accordance with Federal law, Ohio law and the Student Code of Conduct.

Students and staff have no expectation of privacy with respect to the use of technology, the Internet, intranet, or email. Maintenance and monitoring of the school network system may lead to the discovery that a user has or is violating school policy or law. Violations of school policy, the Student Code of Conduct or the law may result in severe penalties, up to, and including expulsion.

TSA makes no warranties of any kind; either expressed or implied, that the functions or the services provided by or through TSA technology system will be error-free or without defect. TSA will not be responsible for any damage users may suffer, including, but not limited to, loss of data, interruptions of service, or computer viruses. TSA is not responsible for the accuracy or quality of the information obtained through or stored on the school system. TSA will not be responsible for financial obligation arising through the authorized use of the system.

In accordance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), TSA has placed a filter on its Internet access as one step to help protect its users from intentionally or unintentionally viewing inappropriate material. TSA blocks the categories that are determined to be potentially inappropriate. However, families must be aware that some materials accessible via the Internet contains illegal, defamatory, inaccurate, or potentially offensive language and/or images. While the goal of TSA is to use the Internet resources to achieve educational goals, there is always a risk of students accessing other materials. Parents should be aware of these risks.

Daily Schedules:

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