Dear Parents, Families, and Students,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Bevier C-4 School. As I have stated before I am always excited about the beginning of school. It is the absolute greatest time for those of us who love education, as we get to see all of our students come back and they are excited to be here as well.
Communication is the most important key to a successful school year. We will continue with the Weekend Bulletin, Emails, Textcaster, and we have a Facebook Page that seems to be well received. As always you can find the most current bulletin on our website www.bevierc-4.com. I encourage you to sign up for Textcaster if you are not currently as that is where we give out information that needs to get to you fast. You can sign up for that on the website as well. Because communication is so important to us please contact the office if there is any information you feel is not received in a timely manner.
Thank you in advance for reviewing the handbook. I am very proud to be serving this school and community as your Principal. A team made up of solid teachers, parents, staff, students and administrators is a winning combination that I know we have here at Bevier. Thank you for joining us in your child's education.
Jason Martie Principal
Table of Contents
Points of Emphasis – Changes to Handbook for this year….. Pages 8
General Information……………………………………….. Pages 9-13
School Calendar……………………………………… Page 14
Procedure ………………………………………………… Page 15-29
Beginning and Ending Time of School……………… Page 15
Dropping and Picking Up of Children………………. Page 15
Early Dismissal of a Student……………………..…. Page 16
Early Dismissal……………………………………… Page 16
Visitors to School……………………………..……. Page 17
Gymnasium…………………………………………. Page 17
Animals within the school……………………….…. Page 18
Observation by Parent, Advocates…………………. Page 18
Parent-School Communication………………….…. Page 18-19
Cell Phones………………………………………….. Page 19
School Phone…………………………..……………. Page 20
Field Trip Guidelines……………………...…………. Page 20
Transportation………………………………………. Page 20
Safety…………………………………………..……. Page 20
Documentation……………………………………… Page 21
Money………………………..…………………….. Page 21
Student Participation……………………….……….. Page 21
Lunch Room Procedures……………………..……… Page 21-23
Lunch Prices and schedule…………………………... Page 23
School Property…………………………………..…. Page 23-24
Care of Gym……………………………………….... Page 24
Student Dress……………………….……………….. Page 24-25
Classroom Rules……………………………………... Page 25-26
Non-payment of Bills……………………………….... Page 26
Drug and Alcohol Education………………………..... Page 26
Sexual Education……………………………..………. Page 26-27
Harassment………………………………..………… Page 28
Use of Security Cameras………………………...…… Page 28
Graduation Attire…………………………..………… Page 29
Students Rights………………………………..……………. Page 29-42
Student Educational Records……………………...… Page 29
Records Review……………………………………... Page 30
Exceptions……………………………………………. Page 30
Special Education Public Notice…………………….. Page 30
504 Procedural Safeguards………………………….. Page 31
Parent/Student Rights Under 504…………………... Page 32-33
Appeal Procedures Under 504………………………. Page 33
Due Process Appeal Procedures…………………….. Page 33-35
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act………….. Page 35-36
Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment……………... Page 37-41
FERPA Notice of Designation of Directory………….. Page 41-42
Parents Rights to Inspect Instructional Material…….. Page 42
Student Discipline/Academic Credit Hearing……….. Page 42
Student Safety…………………………………………….. Page 43-44
Crisis Response…………………………………….. Page 43
Fire Evacuation…………………………………….. Page 43
Tornado Procedures……………………………….... Page 43
Earthquake Procedures…………………………….. Page 43
Intruder Procedure…………………………………. Page 43
Bomb Threats/Other Threats of Violence…………... Page 44
Health………………………………………………..……. Page 44-49
Health Office…………………………………………. Page 44
Health Records……………………………………….. Page 44
Medical Concerns……………………………………. Page 45
Emergency Care……………………………………… Page 45
Immunizations…………………………………………. Page 45
Student Communicable Diseases…………………….. Page 45-46
Head Lice……………………………………………... Page 46-47
Administration of Medication………………………… Page 47-49
Self-Administration of Medication……………………. Page 49
Contagious Illness Management………………………. Page 49
Counseling, Enrollment, Testing, Scheduling………………… Page 50-65
Registration and Enrollment…………………………… Page 50
Residency………………………………………………. Page 50-51
Admission of Resident Students……………………….. Page 51
Waiver………………………………………………… Page 51
Students of Non-resident Teachers…………………... Page 51
Home School Students………………………………… Page 52
Homebound Students…………………………………. Page 52
Assessment Schedule………………………………….. Page 52-55
Class Schedule………………………………………….. Page 56-57
Considerations for Determining Grades…………….…. Page 58
Special Services………………………………………... Page 58
Counselor’s Office……………………………………… Page 58
English Language Learners……………………………... Page 58-59
Graduation Requirements……………………………… Page 59-60
Career Technical Education Cert………………………. Page 60-61
Dual Credit Enrollment……………………………..….. Page 61
Weighted Classes……………………………………… Page 61-62
Correspondence Classes…………………….………… Page 63
Junior High Requirements………………..…………… Page 63
A+ Program……………………………………………. Page 63-64
Honor Roll Requirements…………………………….. Page 65
Study Skills……………………………………………. Page 65
Attendance………………………………………………….. Page 66-69
Attendance…………………………………………… Page 66
Elementary Attendance………………..…………….. Page 66-67
Jr. High/High School Attendance……………….…….. Page 67
Attendance Policy………………………..…………… Page 67-68
OSS………………………….…………………………. Page 68
Tardiness……………………………………………… Page 68
Attendance Appeals………………………………..…. Page 68-69
Discipline…………………………………………………….. Page 69-80
Code of Conduct………………………………………. Page 69
Disciplinary Responses to Student Misconduct………. Page 70
Corporal Punishment…………………………………...Page 70
ZAP- Zero’s Aren’t Permitted………………………….. Page 70
After School Detention……………………………..…. Page 70
Before School Detention………………………...……. Page 71
In School Suspension……………………….…………. Page 71
Out of School Suspension………………………...…. Page 71
Expulsion……………………………………………. Page 71
Additional Rules……………….…………………….. Page 71-75
Search and Seizure…………..……………………… Page 75
Safe School Law……………….…………………….. Page 75
Reporting Requirements…………...……………….. Page 75
Reporting Third Degree Assault………...…………… Page 76
Removal of Threatening Students…………..………. Page 76
Board of Education Hearings……………..…………. Page 76
Student Discipline/Academic Credit Hearing……….. Page 76
Re-Admittance of Suspended/Expelled Student……...Page 77-78
Tobacco Free Policy……………………………….… Page 78
Bullying………………………………….…………… Page 79
Discipline…………………………………………….. Page 79-80
Transportation and Transportation Discipline……....……… Page 80-82
Bus Regulations………………………………...……. Page 80-81
Safety…………………………………..……………. Page 81
Bus Passes…………………………………………… Page 81
Transportation……………………………………….. Page 82
Extra-Curricular Activities……….………………………….. Page 82-90
Student Participation……..…………………………. Page 82-83
Interscholastic Activities and Athletics…………..….. Page 83
Responsibilities for Students and Sponsors……….… Page 84
General Activities Policy………………………..…… Page 84-85
Agriculture SAE…………………………………..….. Page 85
Uniform Policy………………………………………. Page 85-87
Dance Policies……………………………………….. Page 87-88
Band Rental and Repairs……..……………………… Page 88-89
Athletic Admission……..…………………………… Page 89-90
Conduct of Attendees of Athletic Events………...…. Page 90
Elementary Specific Guidelines…………………………….. Page 90-93
Room Parties…………………………...…………… Page 90
Snack/Party Treats………………………………….. Page 90
Reading Proficiency…………………………………. Page 91
How will grades be figured…….……………………. Page 91
Missouri Reading Circle……………………………. Page 92
Retention Policy……………………………………. Page 92
Recess Time……………….………………………. Page 92-93
Playground Rules…….……………………………. Page 93
Character Education Mission Statement……..…….. Page 93
Technology……………………………….……………….. Page 94-105
Student Use of Technology………………………… Page 94-95
Privileges…………………………..………………. Page 95
Services……………….…………………………… Page 95
Security…….……………………………………… Page 95-96
Vandalism of the Technology System………..……. Page 96
Internet Access………………………..…………… Page 96-97
Acceptable Use Contract……………….…………. Page 97-99
Chromebook Information………………..……….. Page 100-105
Wellness Program…………………....………………….. Page 106-115
Points of Emphasis
Handbook Changes for this year
Board Of Education
Mr. Mike Brower ………………………………………………..………… President
Mrs. Debbie Yount ………………….………………...………...………… Vice-President
Mrs. Melissa Cole ……………………………………………………...….. Secretary
Mrs. Lisa Harrington.……………………………………………….……… Member
Mrs. Brenda Jennings …………………………………….………..…..….. Member
Mrs. Genia Ashenfelter……………………………………….…...…..….. Member
Mr. Ronald Shelmadine……………………..…………………...…..…….. Member
Ms. Joan Patrick ………………………………………..………………… Superintendent
Mr. Jason Martie. ……. ………………………………….………..….….. Principal
Faculty & Staff
Mrs. Natalie Jemes……………………………………………...…….….Pre-Kindergarten
Mrs. Brianne Murphy………………………………………..……..……...… Kindergarten
Ms. Katelyn Gibson…....…….……………………….……………....……...… First Grade
Mrs. Krysta Remole………………………………..………..……..……..… Second Grade
Mr. Ryan Remole………………………………….……...….…..Third Grade/ 3-5 Science
Mrs. Trisha Jones ………….………………..………….........….. Fourth Grade/ 3-5 Math
Mrs. Kerri Miller…………..………………………………… Fifth Grade/ 3-5 Comm. Arts
Miss Amanda Jackson..………..……………………..….........................MS Math/Science
Mr. Michael Eitel……..……………………..………...…MS Language Arts/Social Studies
Mrs. Bridget Weimer .…………………………………………………….……………. Art
Mr. Jed Cook………………………………………………….…….......Physical Education
Mr. Andrew Murphy…………………………………………………….……..…….Music
Mrs. Kelli Compton.…………………………………………….……….. Library/Life Skills
Mr. Todd Miller……………………...……….……….….…………….……... Agriculture
Mrs. Alyssa Grimes… …………………………..…....…….………...High School Science
Mr. Robert Fischer… ……………………….………………......…English/Speech/Drama
Mrs. Shanna Jones..…………………………………………………... Business Education
Mr. Brian Gates…………………………………………………….……High School Math
Mr. Brian Toll ……………………………….……………….………………….….History
Mr. Doug Heimann........……………………..……………….....…K-12 Special Education
Mrs. Dominica Eitel…...……………………………………………K-12 Special Education
Mrs. Crystal Martie….. …..........................................……………………….……. Title I
Mr. Kyle Dill ………………………………………………..………..…..School Counselor
Mrs. Anna Crusha….……………………………………………….…..Speech Pathologist
Mrs. Karen Dent….…………...…………………...……………….Occupational Therapy
Mrs. Rebecca Kircher…………………………………….……..……..Parents as Teachers
Teacher E-Mail addresses may be found on the school website: www.bevierc-4.com
Mrs. Bunnie Shurvington……………………....email@example.com
Ms. Wendy McVicker Ms. Sherry Harrington
Mrs. Stephanie Teter Mrs. Donna Witt
Ms. Alexis Wilt Mrs. Mende Rhoads
Mrs. Angela Lagermann
Macon County Health/ Mr. Bobby Roberts
Ms. Joan Patrick Mr. David Rhodes
Mr. Johnny Sparkman
Bevier Public School is accredited by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Address: 400 Bloomington Street, Bevier, MO 63534
School districts build and evaluate their educational system, based upon a philosophy of education. Good philosophies guide policies, help establish rules, and help regulate the school district.
Bevier C-4 philosophy recognizes each student as unique, and our goal is to provide motivation, encouragement and ample opportunities for every student's maximum achievement within their natural limits.
Our focus is to open the minds and dreams of each student enrolled at Bevier. We want to help them succeed, but more importantly, we hope to plant the desire for that success in a variety of areas.
Bevier C-4 teachers strive to prepare a nurturing environment that will provide a place to learn and build the futures of each student enrolled. Teachers and students cooperate to learn the balance of leadership and maturity required in the type of education that will help our students after they graduate or leave Bevier.
Motivation and Attitude
The total school philosophy tries to motivate the students because we believe success comes to individuals who love to learn new ideas, to create new projects, to produce a high-quality materials. Students enrolled in Bevier C-4 receive encouragement to participate and accept new responsibilities.
Bevier School's educational philosophy also includes the desire that our students will acquire and keep a positive attitude. We reinforce the concept that our system offers ample opportunity, staffing, and training to shape each student into a contributing member of society.
Bevier C-4 builds a strong foundation of proficiency in reading, oral and written communication, and mathematics. We constantly add to this foundation with a variety of classes in other subject areas, such as history, science, vocational and fine arts, and physical education.
Bevier C-4 extends its emphasis to promote learning, thinking, self-control, positive relationships, and the practice of honesty, loyalty, and respect. We believe these qualities will enhance the actual knowledge obtained by our student body.
Goals for the Future
The students of Bevier C-4 remain our highest consideration, and we are proud to serve these future citizens. Our philosophies remain firm, although our methods, curriculum, and resources continue to reshape and grow as we move toward future needs and requirements. Students in our classrooms today will become the professionals, family members, and employees of the twenty first century.
Bevier C-4 accepts the challenge and consistently works to foster intellectual, physical, social, and career development.
Adopted: 8-14-05 Bevier C-4 Public School, Bevier, MO
Equal Opportunity Employment
The Board of Education of the School District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in all areas of recruitment, selection, placement, training, assignment, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, retention, and promotion. The Board commits itself to the policy that there shall be no unlawful discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or disability. All decisions with regard to employment shall be in compliance with applicable state and federal laws.
The Board is required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act to employ only American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in the United States. The purpose of this law is to preserve jobs for those individuals who are legally entitled to them.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Applicants for admission or employment, students, parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, sources of referral and applicants for employment, and all professional organizations that have entered into agreements with Bevier C04 Schools are hereby notified that our School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment, its programs and activities.
Any person having inquiries concerning Bevier C-4 School’s compliance with the laws and regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination on Employment Act (ADEA), Section 504, or Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is directed to the applicable Compliance Coordinator below who has been designated by the Bevier C-4 Schools to coordinate School District efforts to comply with the laws and regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, the ADEA, Section 504, and ADA.
The Bevier C-4 Schools has established grievance procedures for persons unable to resolve problems arising under the statutes above. The Compliance Coordinator for the applicable law, whose name is listed below, will provide information regarding those procedures upon request.
Any person who is unable to resolve a problem or grievance arising under the laws and regulations cited above may contact the Office for Civil Rights, Region VII, 8930 Ward Parkway, Sits 2037, Kansas City, MO 64114; phone (8160 268-0550.
Our School District’s Compliance Coordinator is:
400 Bloomington Street
Bevier, MO 63532
Our district is required to inform you of certain information that you have the right to know.
Upon your request, our district is required to provide to you in a timely manner, the following information:
In addition to the information that parents may request, districts must provide to each individual parent:
Students, parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment with Bevier C-4 School District are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of sex or handicap in admission, access to treatment, or employment in its programs and activities.
Any person having inquiries concerning Bevier C-4 School District's compliance with regulations implementing Title IX or Section 504 is directed to contact Jason Martie, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Principal, (660) 773-6611, who has been designated to coordinate Bevier C-4 School District's efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title IX and Section 504.
Any person may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding Bevier C-4 School District's compliance with the regulations implementing Title IX and Section 504.
Bevier C-4 School District
Bevier C-4 School Calendar
8/7/18 New Teacher Workshop
8/13/18 Teacher Workshop
8/14/18 Teacher Workshop
8/15/18 Teacher Workshop
8/16/18 First Day of School
9/3/18 Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
9/17/18 Teacher Workshop
9/21/18 1st Quarter Mid Term
9/27/18 P/T Conference- EARLY RELEASE
9/28/18 EARLY RELEASE
10/17/18 1st Quarter Ends
10/26/18 Teacher Workshop
11/16/18 2nd Quarter Mid Term
11/21/18 – 11/23/18 Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
12/20/18 EARLY RELEASE----End of 2nd Quarter/1st Sem.
12/24/18 - 1/2/19 Christmas Break - NO SCHOOL
1/3/19 School Resumes
1/21/19 Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL
1/31/19 3rd Quarter Mid Term
2/4/19 Teacher Workshop
2/14/19 P/T Conf- EARLY RELEASE
2/15/19 EARLY RELEASE
2/18/19 President’s Day – NO SCHOOL
3/7/19 End of 3rd Quarter
3/8/19 – 3/11/19 Winter Break – NO SCHOOL
3/23/19 PDC Day – Conference Quiz Bowl
4/19/19 4th Quarter Mid Term
4/19/19-4/22/19 Easter Break – NO SCHOOL
5/10/19 Last Day – EARLY RELEASE
5/10/19 End of 4th Quarter
5/13/19 Teacher Workshop
5/12/19 Senior Graduation 6:00 PM
Make up days in order of occurrence: March 11, May 13, May 14, May 15, May 16 and May 17. The Board of Education reserves the right to make necessary adjustments.
Beginning and Ending Time of School
School begins at 8:30 a.m. The first bell of the day rings at 8:24 a.m. The school doors open at 7:45 a.m. Elementary students are to report to the cafeteria until 8:15 a.m. unless they are eating breakfast. Junior and Senior High students are to report to the bleacher area of the gym unless eating breakfast. Students will not be allowed to work in a teacher’s room prior to 8:24 a.m. without the teacher. *ALL students are to enter through the front doors. Buses will unload at the front doors in the morning. School is dismissed at 3:15 p.m.
Students shall leave school grounds during school hours only if excused by the superintendent or principal. A student leaving the building grounds without an appropriate excuse will receive an unexcused absence. Upon entering or leaving the building, the student must sign in with the school secretary during the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Leaving school or skipping school will result in disciplinary action.
The Bevier C-4 School will be supervised between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. No students shall be allowed in the school building before 7:45 a.m. or after 3:15 p.m. unless supervised by a district employee.
Dropping and Picking Up Children
For the safety of your child, students need to be supervised at all times during the day. It is sometimes necessary for teachers to be outside of the classroom. Therefore, students should be dropped off at the front doors in the mornings. The front 2 visitor parking spots will be OFF Limits prior to 8:30. This will take away the safety concern of parents backing out while other parents are dropping off. All students are to enter through the front door. The student’s supervising teacher must make prior arrangements with the principal before the principal will allow the student to enter the High School building before 7:45 am. At the 8:24 bell, students may proceed to their classroom. If elementary teachers are not in their classroom, elementary children should sit quietly in their designated hallway until the classroom teacher has given them permission to enter the classroom. The hall monitors will be able to supervise these students until the classroom teacher is able to accompany the students into the classroom. Students are not to be inside the classroom until permitted to do so by their teacher.
*Students that will be picked up by parents will be picked up at the North Elementary Doors after the busses have departed. The street on the North side is Livingston Street. From 3:00-3:30 Livingston Street will be a 1 way street heading West to East. Parents waiting for the busses to vacate can wait in tandem on Shelby Street west of the playground. After busses vacate, the parents may pull up and pick up students. Visual contact must be made with the teacher that is on duty before a child will be allowed to go to a vehicle.
Our goal is to have our students develop responsibility and protect the instructional time of all students. Please help us in this training by dropping your child off in the morning in the front of the building or in the school cafeteria and allow them to walk to their room on their own. If you need to speak with your child’s teacher, please make an appointment before 8:15 a.m. or after 3:15 p.m. with them so they can make arrangements for the rest of their students to be supervised.
Early Dismissal of a Student
Additional precautions may be taken by the school administration, appropriate to the age of students, and as needs arise.
Parents/guardians have the obligation to advise and provide up-to-date documentation to the building principal regarding any change in the legal and/or physical custody of the student. The building principal, at all times, has the authority to investigate and confirm the custodial status of a parent/guardian if the principal has inadequate information or reason to suspect that false or incomplete information has been provided to the School District.
Students shall not be permitted to answer any personal phone calls, except those from the parent/guardian or other persons having legal custody of said pupils. Emergency messages will be delivered to the students.
The following news media will announce early dismissal time:
KRES-KWIX Radio in Moberly
KRXL Radio in Kirkville
KTVO Television in Kirksville
Textcaster- You may sign up at our district website
District website- bevierc-4.com
KOMU radio in Columbia
At times the bus must run snow routes. Snow routes are defined as hard surface roads.
Principal and teachers shall welcome and encourage visits by parents/guardians, Board members, volunteers and patrons of the school. All visitors shall report to the front office, sign in and obtain a visitors badge upon entering the building so that the office will be aware of their presence. When a patron of the school has a need for a conference with a teacher or counselor, an appointment should be made so the staff member may precede with his/her assigned duties without undue interruption. Parents are not to go to a student’s classroom during the school day. Parents may send messages via the school secretary or principal.
All persons who do not obtain permission from the principal’s office to visit the school, or visitors who create serious distractions to the learning environment in the building or on the premises, shall be considered trespassers and subject to arrest and prosecution.
Groups of visitors wishing to visit the school or facilities shall notify the Superintendent as far in advance as possible.
Students attending area schools not in session are not permitted to be on the grounds of Bevier C-4 when school is in session.
In order to minimize the potential harm to staff and students, persons listed on the sex offenders list may not be present in any school building, or on district property, in any district vehicle utilized to transport students, or be present at school activities without the written permission of the Superintendent. If permission is granted for a specific event or events, the Superintendent will notify the principal, when the sex offender will be present.
With the safety of all students and faculty in mind, all outside doors except the front doors will be locked during the school day. All parents and visitors should enter through the main door.
For insurance purposes, individuals using the gymnasium must complete a gymnasium request form. This form may be obtained in the reception desk. A school official MUST be in attendance during the entire event. Approval must be obtained from the superintendent’s office.
Animals are not allowed in the school building without prior approval by administration.
Under applicable state and federal law, a parent does not have a right to observe his/her child in the educational setting. However, if a parent, advocate or other person wishes to conduct an observation of any child, activity, teacher, or classroom, he or she must submit a written request to the building principal, within five school days of the date he or she wishes to observe, with the following information.
The principal must then grant written permission for the observation to occur. The District reserves the right to deny any observation that it believes will disrupt the educational environment or may lead to a direct or indirect release of personally identifiable information about a student or students. The principal or other administrator will provide a written or verbal explanation of its decision prior to the requested date.
Bevier C-4 District welcomes you to the district. We welcome parents to visit our classrooms. Please feel free to contact teachers and administration to arrange visits and meetings. We hope this will be an enjoyable productive year for every child enrolled in our school. Please let us know if we can help in any way.
Textcaster is a quick way for the School to communicate with parents. Please go to bevierc-4.com and sign up for this service.
The success of these organizations depends on parental involvement and support. This involvement and participation will benefit the welfare of the school.
You may request a hard copy of the weekly bulletin sent each Friday. This bulletin contains a lunch menu and other pertinent information, events, and dates.
You may have the bulletin emailed to you (or relatives) by providing the administration with your current email address. The weekly bulletin will be posted on the district website. The district website can be logged on at bevierc-4.com
Scheduled Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held at mid-term of the 1st quarter. Third quarter conferences will be by appointment only between 1:00-6:00 p.m. Parents or teachers may request an appointment. Parents may meet with the individual classroom (teachers), special education, Title I, and special area teachers during this time. The school will contact parents of conference times. Parents may make appointments for suitable and convenient times the day of the conferences. In addition, parents may schedule conferences with the teacher during the school year. If a student has an F at mid-term, teachers will call parents and ask them to come in for a conference.
Grade cards will be issued at the end of each quarter and midterm grades will be sent home in the middle of each quarter. Teachers in grades K-3 will issue Mastery Objectives for grade cards; the grade cards will include checklists with explanations and reading levels of their children.
Distribution of Grade Cards
3rd -12th grade cards will be emailed to all parents unless a parent request is made to have them mailed. Mid-term reports are emailed to parents after four and one-half weeks of the each quarter. A text-caster message will be sent out to notify parents that grade cards mid-term reports have been sent. K-2nd grade cards will be sent home with the students each quarter. Parents may request it to be mailed home or sent with their child.
Grades for OSS and ISS
Students will receive credit for class work assigned during an in-school suspension.
Each day of Out of School Suspension will be treated the same as an absence and will
result in a grade reduction according to the scale of 3% per day.
It is important that parents follow the correct procedure when reporting a concern. Many times this concern can quickly be solved and the education process continued. If you have a problem, the school district encourages you to consult with the child's teacher first. Then if you feel the problem has not been resolved, please consult the principal. An open communications policy will benefit the students.
Student cell phones, digital cameras, and similar electronic devices will be banned in dressing areas during the school day and during extra-curricular activities. Violation of this policy will result in the phone being confiscated and the parent/guardian being
required to come in to pick up the phone and sign a form stating the offense and punishment if offense occurs again. The second offense will result in an in-school suspension, while the third offense will result in an out of school suspension. Student cellular phones, digital cameras and other similar electronic devices must be turned off from 7:45 – 3:15. If granted permission, student must use device with the supervising teacher or administrator granting permission. If a student’s cell phone rings or vibrates or is being used without permission, the phone will be confiscated. K-5 students are to give their phone to their classroom teacher at the beginning of the day and may retrieve it at the end of the day.
Students not feeling well are to report to the superintendent’s office or principal’s office. Students are not to use their cell phone to call home unless they have been granted permission from the superintendent of principal. Doing so is a violation of the cell phone policy.
There is a telephone in the secretary's office, which may be used by the students before and after school. Students will not be called out of class unless an emergency exists. Messages will be taken and delivered to the students. You may contact the school at (660) 773-6611. Students making long distance calls will be charged for the amount of the phone call.
Field Trip Guidelines
Field trips are intended to allow students experiences that extend beyond the walls of the school. Field trips, therefore, become an integral part of our program and are as essential to the development process. While most field trips are directly related to specific, academic curricula, they also may address the need for intra- and inter- personal growth in children, and thus may be designed to promote social and emotional development and to provide for the development of the "whole" child.
Only monies specified by the teacher shall be taken on field trips. All field trip costs must be paid at least one day prior to taking the trip.
It is the goal of Bevier C-4 School to allow every child to attend their field trip with their classmates, however, in some circumstances a child may be excluded from a field trip.
The teacher and/or principal may exclude a student from a field trip when any or all of these steps below are followed:
Changes or altercations for field trip guidelines may be made at any time by administration.
Lunch Room Procedures
∙ All students must report to the lunchroom during lunch time with the exception of ISS students.
Lunch Room Charge Procedures
K-5 Grades $1.95 Seconds for 5th grade $1.10
6-12 Grades $2.20 Seconds $1.10
Reduced $ .40
Extra Milk $ .30
K-12 Grades $1.10 Seconds for 5th-12th $1.10
Reduced $ .30
Breakfast and Lunch Schedule
The community has vested interest in its school and the students who attend it. All individuals have a responsibility in maintaining and caring for the educational opportunities afforded them.
Textbooks will be furnished free of charge to all students. Students are then responsible for their textbooks, library materials, gym equipment and supplies. Student should have these materials in properly assigned places by the end of the school day. Damaged and lost books, lap tops, equipment and supplies will be charged to the student. Students are responsible for the care of textbooks, materials, library resources, and other learning equipment used. If any items are lost or damaged, the school will ask the parents to pay the replacement or repair cost of the item.
School lockers and desks are the property of the Board of Education and are provided for the convenience of students and as such, are subject to periodic inspection without notice. Students or student’s property may be searched based on reasonable suspicion of a violation of district rules, policy, or state law. Your locker should be left closed. The student is responsible for keeping materials inside and outside the lockers clean and orderly.
*Book bags, backpacks, and duffel bags will not be allowed in the hallways, classrooms or on top of the lockers. All items, including the bag must be put in your locker. Sports bags must be put in lockers provided in the locker room.
Bulletin boards are provided for general use. Items should be approved by the principal before posting.
During bad weather students are encouraged to clean their shoes thoroughly before entering the building.
Students are not to litter hallways or otherwise damage facilities. Cans are to be placed in proper receptacles. The administration may turn off the PowerAde, snack machine and pop machines if problems develop concerning proper disposal of litter.
Any lost and found items may be brought to the principal’s office. Students should check there when looking for items. However, it is best not to bring valuables to school.
Care of Gym
Bevier C-4 School District encourages all students to dress in a manner reflecting good taste and appropriate style for school attendance. It is expected that student dress will not disrupt the educational process nor constitute health or safety hazard or violate district policy. Recognizing that some students may abuse dress privileges, the following limitations are examples of dress restrictions that will be enforced.
No student shall dress in such a manner that causes a disruption to the educational process. Students in violation of these standards will be required to change clothing or will be sent home to change. This dress code is in effect during educational hours. The dress code will be followed in PE classes and on field trips.
We consider self-discipline to be the goal for all of our students. To help foster that self-discipline, all classrooms have the following rules:
Drink Policy in classrooms:
Food in Classrooms:
Non-Payment of Bills
Students will lose activity privileges if they owe a bill to the school, have equipment or overdue library materials, or have uniforms not turned in on time. After the student returns the materials or pays the bill, the principal’s office will issue a clearance for activity participation.
If a student has unpaid bills from previous years, the student will not be allowed to charge any materials until the outstanding bill is paid. Example: The student owes an Ag bill from the previous year and takes Ag this current school year. The student would not be allowed to charge supplies until the outstanding bill is paid.
Drug and Alcohol Education
Pursuant to requirements of the 1989 amendments of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and to the requirements of the Safe Schools Act, and for the purpose of preventing the use of illicit drugs and alcohol by students, the District shall provide age-appropriate, developmentally based drug and alcohol education and prevention programs to all students from early childhood level through grade twelve. Such
programs will address the legal, social and health consequences of drug and alcohol use, and provide information about effective techniques for resisting peer pressure to use illicit drugs or alcohol.
The District shall provide information about any drug and alcohol counseling and rehabilitation and re-entry programs that are available to students. Students may be required to participate in such programs in order to avoid suspension or expulsion if they are found to be in violation of this policy. All parents/guardians and students shall annually be provided with a copy of this policy.
Any course materials and instruction related to human sexuality will be medically and factually accurate and will:
The parents/guardians of each student will be advised of:
The District's human sexuality curriculum will be available for public examination prior to its use in actual instruction. Consideration will be given to separating students by gender for human sexuality instruction.
The District will not permit any individual or organization that provides abortion services, to offer, sponsor, or furnish course materials related to human sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases.
It is the policy of the District to maintain a learning environment that is free from harassment because of an individual’s race, color, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation. The School District prohibits any and all forms of unlawful harassment and discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, age ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation.
It shall be a violation of District policy for any student, teacher, administrator, or other school personnel of this District to harass or unlawfully discriminate against a student through conduct of a sexual nature, or regarding race, color, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation as defined by this Policy.
It shall also be a violation of District policy for any teacher, administrator, or other school personnel of this District to tolerate sexual harassment or harassment because of a student’s race, color, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation, as defined by this Policy, by a student, teacher, administrator, other school personnel, or by any third parties who are participating in, observing, or otherwise engaged in activities, including sporting events and other extracurricular activities, under the auspices of the School District.
For purposes of this Policy, the term “school personnel” includes school board members, school employees, agents, volunteers, contractors, or persons subject to the supervision and control of the District.
The school system will act to promptly investigate all complaints, either formal or informal, verbal or written, of unlawful harassment or unlawful discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation; to promptly take appropriate action to protect individuals from further harassment or discrimination; and, if it determines that unlawful harassment or discrimination occurred, to promptly and appropriately discipline any student, teacher, administrator, or other school
personnel who is found to have violated this Policy, and/or to take other appropriate action reasonably calculated to end the harassment/discrimination.
Use of Security Cameras
The District may employ the use of security videos in its hallways, classrooms and/or busses. Security videos maintained by the District’s law enforcement unit (if any) or not maintained at all (recycled) are not considered educational records and therefore may not be inspected and reviewed under FERPA (Federal Educational Rights and privacy Act). If security videos are maintained by the District, such videos are protected educational records under FERPA and may be viewed by parents or patrons with a court order or written permission from the parent(s) of each student to whom the video is directly related
Graduation Robes, Uniforms, or School Sanctioned Attire
Bevier has a long standing tradition of class. Graduation Robes, Uniforms or School Sanctioned attire of any type may not be altered without permission of the administration. Exceptions will be made for caps of graduating seniors, provided the caps maintain with the school dress code.
Student Educational Records
A cumulative educational record shall be maintained for each student from his/her entrance into school through the last date of attendance or through graduation, whichever occurs first.
Each student’s educational record will include information required by state and federal statutes, regulations or agencies and shall include other information considered necessary by school officials.
The District will comply with the mandates of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Safe Schools Act regarding confidentiality of student records and disclosure of personally identifiable information.
The parents/guardians of students who are attending or have attended the District’s schools have the right to inspect and review the educational records of their students and to request amendment of their student’s educational records. The District has adopted procedures (Regulation 2400) for the granting of parental requests for access to the educational records of their students within a reasonable period of time, but in no case more than forty-five (45) days after the request is made.
All information contained in a student’s educational record, except information designated as directory information by the District, shall be confidential and shall be directly accessible only to school officials who demonstrate a legitimate educational interest in the student’s records and to parents/guardians or eligible students.
Step-parents must have an education release form signed by a biological parent on file in the Principal’s office before they can have access to educational records.
Upon request by military recruiters or an institution of higher learning, the District will provide students’ names, addresses and telephone listings. Parents will be notified annually of their right to individually request that such information not be released without prior parental consent. Military recruiters will be provided the same access to students as is given to institutions of higher learning.
Within forty-eight (48) hours of enrolling a new student, the Superintendent/designee will request copies of the new student's transfer and discipline records from all schools in which the new student attended at any time within a twelve (12) month period preceding enrollment in the District. In addition, parents/guardians of students new to the district will be required to complete and sign "Prior Discipline Record" form informing the district concerning suspension or expulsions incurred at schools previously attended.
The residency provisions of this policy are not applicable to homeless students, inter-district desegregation students, wards of the state, students placed in residential care facility due to a mental illness or developmental disability, a student placed in a residential facility by a juvenile court, or students attending regional or cooperative alternative education programs.
Special Education Public Notice
All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade. The Bevier C-4 School assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction. Disabilities include autism, dear/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/ blindness and young child with a developmental delay.
The Bevier C-4 School assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.
The Bevier C-4 School assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians. Parents/guardians may request amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child. Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The Bevier c-4 School has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This plan contains the agency's policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency's assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA). This plan may be reviewed at the Superintendent's Office, Bevier C-4 School, 400 Bloomington Street, Bevier, MO 63532 during regular school hours.
This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.
Last revised August 2005
Parent Bill of Rights can be found on the sight:
To obtain Procedural Safeguards you may get a copy at school or go to the sight:
504 PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS
The main purpose of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is to prevent discrimination on the basis of disability. To that end, Section 504 of the Act provides, in pertinent part, as follows:
No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. . . .
An eligible student under Section 504 is a student who currently has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Pursuant to Subpart D of the 504 federal regulations, a recipient of federal financial assistance that operates a public elementary or secondary education program must establish and implement, with respect to actions regarding the identification, evaluation, or educational placement of persons who, because of disabilities, need or are believed to need special instruction or related services, a system of procedural safeguards. The following is a description of the rights granted by federal law to students with 504 disabilities and/or their parents or legal guardians and to those students who are suspected of having a 504 disability and/or their parents or legal guardians. Parents of
students who are suspected of or identified with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are provided with copies of the IDEA procedural safeguards.
PARENT AND STUDENT RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 504:
Persons who believe that the District is discriminating against eligible persons on the basis of disability may also file complaints with the District’s Section 504 Coordinator and/or the Office of Civil Rights, Kansas City Office, U.S. Department of Education, 10220 North Executive Hills Blvd., 8th Floor 07-6010, Kansas City, MO 64153-1367.
The District’s Section 504 Coordinator is Mr. Jason Martie and may be reached at (660) 773-6611.
APPEAL PROCEDURES UNDER SECTION 504
These appeal procedures should only be used if a parent/guardian of a student with a disability intends to challenge the action proposed by the District regarding the identification, evaluation or educational placement of the student under Section 504. Typically, these procedures are used after a Section 504 Team has made a determination regarding a student’s eligibility for Section 504 services or after the Section 504 Team has made particular accommodations for a student under a Section 504 Plan. A copy of the District’s 504 Procedural Safeguards may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent at the Bevier C-4 School District.
DUE PROCESS APPEAL PROCEDURES:
This procedure should be used if the parent, legal guardian or eligible student intends to challenge actions proposed or refused under 504 by the District regarding the identification, evaluation, program or placement of a student with a disability. The District also has the right to initiate a 504 due process hearing regarding these same matters.
1. If a parent, legal guardian or eligible student intends to challenge the action proposed or refused by the District, the parent/guardian or eligible student must filed a written Request for 504 Due Process Hearing within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of the District’s written notice of the proposed or refused action. A copy of this form is
attached to these Procedural Safeguards. The request for 504 Due Process hearing should be filed with: Joan Patrick, Superintendent of Schools. If the district intends to initiate a Section 504 due process hearing, the District’s Section 504 Coordinator must complete the Request for a 504 Due Process Hearing within the same number of calendar days as specified above.
2. The Request for a 504 due Process Hearing must state the specific circumstances, including all relevant facts, giving rise to the request for due process; the specific issues to be decided at the impartial due process hearing; and the relief being requested. The District will acknowledge, in writing, all parent/guardian requests for a due process hearing within ten (10) business days of receipt. If the District initiates the due process hearing, the District will inform the parent or guardian within five (5) days of the District’s decision to so initiate.
3. The District will, within ten (10) business days of the District’s or parent/guardian's receipt of the Request for a 504 Due Process Hearing, appoint and retain a single impartial hearing officer to hear and decide the due process request. The hearing officer must have knowledge or training in Section 504 and may not be an employee of the District. The hearing officer may not have a personal or professional interest that would conflict with his/her objectivity in the hearing. The District is not required to consult with the parent/guardian or eligible student with respect to the hearing officer appointment.
4. The parties to the hearing have the following rights:
a. The right to inspect all relevant records, including personally identifiable records of the student;
b. The right to be represented and advised by an attorney;
c. The right to present evidence and confront, cross-examine and compel the attendance of witnesses;
d. The right to obtain a record of the hearing;
e. The right to obtain written findings of fact, conclusions of law, and
5. The parents or guardians have the right to open the hearing to the public; otherwise, it will be closed. The parents or guardian may elect to have the student present at the hearing.
6.The hearing officer must hold the hearing within 45 days of his/her appointment as hearing officer. This time may be extended upon the request of the party or parties and by agreement and order of the hearing officer.
7.Each hearing must be conducted at a time and place which is reasonable convenient to the District and the parents or guardian. The District's facilities will be presumed to be a reasonably convenient location but the parents or guardian may challenge this presumption with the hearing officer.
8.The party that requested the due process hearing may not raise issues at the due process hearing that were not addressed in the Request for a 504 Due Process Hearing unless the other party agrees.
9.The hearing officer shall render final, written decisions no later than 30 days following the completion of the hearing. A decision may be rendered after 30 days, if either party requests an extension of this time frame, and for good cause shown. The decision of the hearing and biding, subject to the procedures outlined below.
10.The Bevier School district is responsible for costs directly attributable to the provisions of administration hearings described in these procedures, including compensation of the hearing officer, transcripts, or recordings of the hearing, and other related expenses. The District is not responsible for the costs of legal counsel or other representative of the parent/guardian or eligible student or for the costs of producing or reproducing the evidence presented by the parent/guardian or eligible student.
11. Any time lines specified herein may be extended by agreement of the District and parent guardian or eligible student or by order of the hearing officer.
12.Any party aggrieved by the decision of the impartial hearing officer may appeal that decision to any court of competent jurisdiction.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Statute: 20 U.S.C. & 1232g. Regulations: 34 CFR, Part 99.
FERPA provides that an LEA that receives Department funds may not have a policy or practice of denying parents the right to:
These rights transfer to the student when he or she turns 18 years of age or enters a postsecondary educational institution at any age (“eligible student”).
LEAs must annually notify parents and eligible students of their rights under FERPA. 34 CRF & 99.7. The annual notification must also include:
If the LEA or educational institution under the LEA disclosed directory information from education records without consent, it is required by 34 CFR & 99.37 to notify parents and eligible students of:
LEAs must also comply with FERPA’s re-disclosure and recordation provisions, set forth in 34 CFR & 99.32 and 99.33, except for disclosures that are specifically exempted.
Outlined below are changes in the NCLB that do not amend FERPA, but relate to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from students’ education records.
Suspension and expulsion disciplinary records:
Give military recruiters the same access to secondary school students as provided to postsecondary institutions or to prospective employers; and
Provide students’ names, addresses, and telephone listings to military recruiters, when requested, unless a parent has opted out of providing such information. (Military Recruiter Guidance is on FPCO Web site.)
Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
Statute: 20 U.S.C. & 1232h. Regulations: 34 CPR, Part 98.
PPRA governs the administration to students of a survey, analysis, or evaluation that concerns one or more of the following eight protected areas:
PPRA also concerns marketing surveys and other areas of student privacy, parental access to information, and the administration of certain physical examinations to minors.
The rights under PPRA transfer from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State law.
GENERAL NOTIFICATION-LEAs must provide parents and students effective notice of their rights under PPRA. In addition, the NCLB amendments to PPRA require the LEAs provide for reasonable notice of the adoption or continued use of the policies described on page four. The LEAs must provide such notice at least annually, at the beginning of the school year, and after any substantive change in such policies. This new notification requirement may be included in the PPRA general notification.
The general notification must indicate that PPRA applies to surveys that contain questions about one or more of the eight protected areas listed above. The notification must explain that for surveys that contain questions about one or more of the eight protected areas and that are funded in whole or in part by Department funds, the LEA must obtain prior written consent from parents before students are required to submit to the survey.
The general notification must also indicate that, for surveys that contain questions from one or more of the eight protected areas but are not funded in whole or part by Department funds, the LEAs will notify the parent, at least annually at the beginning of the school year, of the specific or approximate dates during the school year when it will
administer the survey(s) and provide an opportunity for the parent to opt his or her child out of participating.
In addition, LEAs must notify parents that they have the right to review, upon request, any survey that concerns one or more of the eight protected areas, any instructional materials used in connection with any survey that concerns one or more of the eight protected areas, and any instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum for the student. (A model PPRA general notification for use by LEAs is attached and may also be obtained on FPCO’s Web site.)
Section 1061 of NCLB amended PPRA to give parents more rights with regard to the surveying of minor students, the collection of information from students for marketing purposes, and certain non-emergency medical examinations. Here are some of the changes made to PPRA by NCLB:
The following new provisions apply to educational agencies and institutions that receive funds from any Department program. A. LEAs are required to develop and adopt policies-in consultation with parents regarding the following:
B. SPECIFIC NOTIFICATION – An LEA must “directly” notify, such as through U.S. Main or email, parents of students who are scheduled to participate in the specific activities or surveys noted below and must provide an opportunity for the parent to opt his or her child out of participation in the specific event or survey. The notification must be provided at least annually at the beginning of the school year and must include the specific or approximate dated during the school year when activities described below are scheduled, or expected to be scheduled. If the LEA is unable to identify the specific or approximate date of the activities or surveys requiring specific notification at the beginning of the school year, it must provide this notification to parents once the activity or survey is scheduled. Parents should be provided reasonable notification of the planned activities and surveys and be provided an opportunity to opt their child out, as well as an opportunity to review any pertinent surveys. A model specific notification for use by LEAs is attached and may also be obtained on the Web site noted at the end of this guidance. LEAs must offer an opportunity for parents to opt their child out of LEAs, must offer an opportunity for parents to opt their child out of participating in the following activities:
1.) Required as a condition of attendance; 2.) Administered by the school and scheduled by the school in advance; and 3.) Not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of the student, or of other students.
C. An LEA is not required to develop and adopt new policies if the SEA or LEA has
in place, on the date of enactment (January8, 2012) of the NCLB, policies
covering the requirements set forth in this law; however, the LEA must still
provide annual notice of these policies to parents
D. The requirements concerning activities involving the collection and discloser of
personal information from students for marketing purposes do not apply to the
collection, discloser, or use of personal information collected from students for
the exclusive purpose of developing, evaluating, or providing educational
products or services for or to students or educational institutions, such as the
E. This law does not preempt applicable provisions of State law that require
F. This law does not apply to any physical examination or screening that is
permitted or required by State law, including physical examinations or
screenings permitted without parental notification.
G. An SEA or LEA may use funds provided under part A of title V of the ESEA to
enhance parental involvement in areas affecting the in-school privacy of students, such as reimbursement for costs associated with this direct notification.
DEFINITION OF SOME TERMS USED IN PPRA:
“Instructional Material”– Instructional material that is provided to a student, regardless of format, including printed or representational materials, audio-visual materials, and materials in electronic or digital formats (such as materials accessible through the Internet). The term does not include academic tests or academic assessments.
“Invasive Physical Examination” – any medical examination that involves the exposure of private body parts, or any act during such examination that includes incision, insertion, or injection into the body, but does not include a hearing, vision, or scoliosis screening.
“Personal Information” – individually identifiable information including-
The Department will issue regulations to reflect the changes in FERPA and PPRA. The Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) in the Department administers both FERPA and PPRA.
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
Informal inquiries may be sent to FPCO via the following email addresses:FERPA@ED.Gov and PPRA@ED.Gov.
The FPCE Web site address is: www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco.
FERPA Notice of Designation of Directory Information
NOTICE OF DESIGNATION OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION
Dear Parents and Guardians:
The Family educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Bevier C-4 School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, Bevier C-4 School District may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with District procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Bevier C-4 School District to include this type of information from your child’s educational records in certain school publications. Examples include:
Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories – names, addresses and telephone listings –
unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent.
If you do not want Bevier C-4 School District to disclose directory information from your child’s educational records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing by September 15. Bevier C-4 School District has designated the following information as directory information:
Parents Rights To Inspect Instructional Material
All instructional materials, including teachers' manuals, films, tapes or other supplementary material which will be used in connection with any student survey, analysis or evaluation shall be available for inspection by parents/guardians of the students. This requirement also applies to the collection, disclosure or use of student information for marketing surveys.
No student shall be required to submit to a survey, analysis, or evaluation as part of a school program or marketing survey that requires students to reveal personal information concerning:
Student Discipline/Academic Credit Hearing
The school board shall make a good faith effort to have the parents or others having custodial care present at any such hearing. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, student discipline hearing or proceedings related to the rights of
students to attend school or to receive academic credit shall not be required to comply with the requirements applicable to contested case hearings as provided in Chapter 536, RSMo, provided that appropriate due process procedures shall be observed, which shall include the right for a trial de novo by the circuit court.
The safety of the students at Bevier C-4 School is of high priority. The district has adopted the following procedures to insure the safety of all students and personnel.
At the sound of the fire alarm, all occupants must walk as rapidly as possible into the hall and out the exit nearest their room, without crowding or running. The teacher will check to see that all students are out of the room and close the door. Teachers are responsible to see that students move away from the building, so not to block the exit for those who follow. Teachers will take roll and wait to receive instructions from the principal. Do not return to the building until instructed to do so by the principal. Evacuation diagrams will be posted in each room.
Upon hearing the alarm, teachers should direct building occupants/students to move to a designated shelter area. Walk rapidly, but quietly in an orderly line to the shelter area. Teachers should take roll; keep students quiet and calm. As the storm approaches, instruct occupants to assume a protective squatting position with hands locked at the back of their necks. Remain in this position until further word. After the storm passes check shelter occupants for injuries and report to the building administrator. If a tornado strikes the building, follow the procedures outlined in the natural disasters. Each room will have the evacuation diagram posted in the room.
When the area is under a quake the building will begin to shake. Upon feeling the shaking everyone will drop to the floor and get under the nearest table or desk. Once the shaking stops, the teacher/supervisors will evacuate their area. Walk rapidly, but quietly, in an orderly line to the outdoor assembly area. Teachers should take roll, keep students quiet and calm, check for injuries and then report to the building administrator.
In the event an intruder enters the building that poses a threat to the safety of others, the following procedure will be followed. Students and staff will be notified of an intruder by an intercom message - code: "CLEAR THE HALLWAYS". Teachers will keep all students in the classroom and lock classroom doors. Blinds in the rooms will be pulled and all students will be moved to the most secure area of the classroom. Any students in the hallways or restroom should proceed to the nearest classroom. Students in the gymnasium and/or cafeteria will be assembled in the locker rooms unless otherwise instructed by their supervising teacher.
All outside doors will be locked during the school day except the southeast door by the main office in the secondary school.
Bomb Threats or Other Threats of Violence
In case of a bomb threat, the call taker should remain calm, alert others to listen in on the call, and attempt to obtain as much information as possible from the caller. The principal or designee must call the police department at 911 and notify the superintendent of schools. The principal or designee will determine if the building needs to be evacuated. In case of an evacuation, teachers should evacuate students to the Community of Christ church. Teachers will stay with students at all times unless instructed by the principal to do otherwise. Do not permit any individuals to re-enter until instructed by the principal or designee that it is safe to do so. Staff should take their grade book, sign-out sheet and purse/keys.
Students will not be seen for health reasons without a pass from their classroom teacher. Students need to check in with their classroom teacher prior to coming to the Ms. Patrick’s office. Students will not be seen in the health office between classes, except in the case of an emergency.
Students must have a referral form fully filled out by the sending teacher. Over the counter medications can only be given out if a written request from the doctor is on file and the parent provides the medication.
The determination of whether or not a student should be sent home will be based on the building administration’s assessment and evaluation. Students who do not have a fever equal to or greater than 100.5 degrees and do not appear too ill to stay at school will be allowed to rest in the health office and then encouraged to return to class. Students will only be sent home or allowed to go home with parental
contact/permission. Students being sent home by the administration need to sign out in the main office.
A student health record will be maintained for each student. All information contained in a student’s health record, except directory information, shall be confidential. Health information compiled for mandatory state school health program reporting will be reported as group statistics without individual student identifying information.
For the school to provide the safest environment possible for each student; the health office needs to be informed of any/all medical or health problems a student may have. A “Student Health Inventory” must be completed annually for each student. It is recommended that all special health care needs be discussed with the school nurse or designee. No medication will be given until 10:00 a.m. or after 2:00 p.m. unless prior arrangements have been made with administration.
First aid and/or emergency treatment will be provided to students in the case of sudden illness or injury. When necessary, emergency health services will be secured. In case of emergency, every effort will be made to contact the parent(s) or designated emergency contact. The parent/guardian is responsible for their child’s medical treatment.
An accident report must be filled out by the supervising teacher and turned into Ms. Patrick as soon as possible.
All students are required to be in compliance with Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services immunization requirements. Failure to comply with immunization requirements will result in exclusion from school until proof of compliance is provided.
A complete immunization history will be required upon entrance to school. If a student has received all immunizations that are age appropriate but has not completed the minimum required for school attendance, the parent/guardian must obtain an “In Progress” card from a physician or the health department that identifies when the next dose is due. If a student cannot receive the required immunization(s) for medical reasons, a medical exemption must be completed and signed by a physician and filed in the student’s health record. If the parent/guardian objects to an immunization(s) for religious reasons, an exemption must be signed by the parent/guardian and verified by the school nurse.
Student Communicable Diseases
A student shall not attend classes or other school-sponsored activities, if the student (1) has, or has acute (short duration) or chronic (long duration) contagious or infectious disease, and (2) is liable to transmit the contagious or infectious disease, unless the school nurse or its designee has determined, based upon medical evidence, that the student:
School officials may require any child suspected of having a contagious or infectious disease to be examined by a physician and may exclude the child from school, in accordance with the procedures authorized by this policy, so long as there is a substantial risk of transmission of the disease in the school environment.
A student who has a chronic infectious disease, and who is permitted to attend school, may be required to do so under specified conditions. Failure to adhere to the conditions will result in the student being excluded from school. A student who has a chronic infectious disease and who is not permitted to attend school or participate in school activities will be provided instruction in an alternative educational setting in accordance with District policy.
Students with acute or chronic contagious or infectious diseases and their families have a right to privacy and confidentiality. Only staff members who have a medical reason to know the identity and condition of such students will be informed. Willful or negligent disclosure of confidential information about a student's medical condition by staff members will be cause for disciplinary action.
Head Lice (Pediculosis)
In keeping with the Bevier C-4 School District’s Policy of avoiding the unnecessary exclusion of students from school, the district will not exclude otherwise healthy students from school due to nit or lice infestations. Students found to have head lice infestations will be allowed to complete the school day and may return once treatment has been performed. This policy follows the recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control, National Association of School Nurses, and the Missouri Manual for School Health. To avoid unnecessary exclusion of students from school, the administration provides the following procedure:
Signs and symptoms of a possible lice infestation as identified by the CDC (2010) are:
Administration of Medications
No medications will be administered without a complete and current Student Health Inventory Order from medical provider and parent.
The administration of medication to students during school hours will be discouraged and restricted to prescription medications that cannot be given on an alternative schedule. Medication will only be given to students as needed according to student’s physician orders.
The school will not administer the first dose of any medication.
If the school nurse is not available, medication may be administered by non-nursing staff specifically trained and delegated this responsibility by the school nurse.
At any time, the parent/guardian may come to the school to administer medication to his/her student with approval of administration. The parent should check in at the principal’s office.
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO CARRY MEDICATION OF ANY KIND WITH THEM AT SCHOOL!
The student’s physician shall provide a written request that the student be given medication during school hours. The request shall state the student’s name, name of medication, dosage, frequency of administration, route of administration, and the prescribed name. The diagnosis/indication for administration of the medication shall be provided.
The prescribed medication must be in the original container and labeled with the physician’s prescription directions. The label should include the student’s name, date of
prescription, name of medication, medication dosage, route, and frequency, physician’s name, and pharmacy name. Upon request, a pharmacist can provide an extra-labeled bottle for medication to be sent to the school. No medication will be accepted in envelopes, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, sandwich bags, etc.
A properly labeled prescription bottle will serve as an authorized physician’s order to administer a short-term medication. Written parental authorization, including the time of the last dose, will be required prior to the medication being given.
Over – the – Counter Medication
The students authorized prescriber shall provide a written request that the student be given medication during school hours. The request shall state the name of the student, name of drug, dosage, frequency of administration, route of administration, and the prescriber’s name. The diagnosis/indication for use of the medication shall be provided. When possible, the prescriber should state potential adverse effects and applicable emergency instructions.
A parent/guardian will provide a written request that the District comply with the authorized prescriber’s request to give medication.
An adult must bring the medication to school, to leave in a locked cabinet in Ms. Patrick’s office, or designated locked cabinet. It must be labeled with the student’s name and date of birth. All medications must be in the original and sealed container.
The school nurse/paraprofessional will maintain proper documentation in the school SIS system of all medications and their administration. All medications will be counted and noted in the SIS system.
Documentation will minimally include the:
Expiration dates on all medications will be checked on a routine basis.
Parents/Guardians may retrieve their student’s medications from the school at any time during school hours.
When possible, all unused, discontinued or expired medication shall be returned to the parent/guardian and the return documented.
The school nurse may destroy medications if the parent/guardian consents, if a witness observes and if the destruction is properly documented.
All medications shall be returned to the parent/guardian or destroyed at the end of the school year.
Self-Administration of Medications:
Students with asthma or any potentially life-threatening respiratory illness may carry with them for self-administration metered-dose inhalers containing “rescue” medication. Possession and self-administration of these prescription medications must comply with the Missouri Safe Schools Act, 1996. A copy of the directives of this act will be given to each parent/guardian who requests that his/her student be permitted to carry and self-administer such medication. A completed permission form for self-administration will be required. Students in grades K-6 are encouraged to store their inhaler in the health office. Students with asthma will be required to have a completed School Asthma History and Needs Assessment and Asthma Action Plan on file; this must be renewed annually. A physician’s medication authorization and parent medication permission form must be on file in the health office. The school nurse’s aide or Macon County Health Department may ask the student to demonstrate how to use the inhaler.
Contagious Illness Management
Students with a contagious/infectious illness should not attend school. Bevier C-4 School District will follow the general exclusion guidelines for ill children/staff. A copy of this document may be obtained from the nurse’s office. Students should not attend school if they have experienced/exhibited any of the following:
Chickenpox: Must remain at home a minimum of six (6) days after the first appearance of the rash; may return to school when all lesions are crusted.
Counseling, Enrollment, Testing
Registration and Enrollment
Pre-registration will be held in August for the following year. All who are planning to enroll should indicate choice of classes for the upcoming school year. The principal and counselor will use this information organize the schedule of classes for the following year.
New students need to bring the following information for enrollment:
New students will also be required to fill out a residency form and a request for records from their previous school.
Students who withdraw from school should use the following procedure:
The safe schools law attempts to eliminate many of the problems that have arisen over the years regarding student residency and enrollment rights. Under the law, the term "residency" means that a person physically resides in a school district and is domiciled within that district. The domicile of a minor child is the domicile of the parent or guardian. The law requires that a parent or student provide proof of residency or a "waiver" prior to registration in a school district.
A student may only register in a Missouri school district if the parent or student provides proof of residency in that district, as defined above, or if the parent or student requests a waiver from the school district board of education on the basis of hardship or good cause. The law defines the concept of "waiver". The waiver must be requested from the board of education within forty-five (45) days prior to registration. If the superintendent or superintendent's designee has reasons to suspect that the admission of the pupil will create an immediate danger to the safety of others, a hearing may be convened within three (3) working days of the request to register. At the hearing, the school district will determine whether the student may or may not register. If a parent or student applies for a waiver, the board of education must convene the hearing no later than forty-five (45) days after the request for a waiver is filed. Failure to do so will result in the automatic granting of the waiver. The board of education may reject a student/parent's request for a waiver. However, the parent or student has a right of appeal to the circuit court of the county in which the student is attempting to enroll.
Residency requirements contained in the law are inapplicable to homeless children, inter-district desegregation students, wards or the state and residential facilities, certain disabled students, and certain classes of students contained in the statute.
The law establishes a penalty for falsification of residency information by a parent or student. A student or parent who admits to false information regarding residency commits a Class A misdemeanor. In addition, a school district may recover costs of school attendance of a pupil whose parent has filed false information regarding the student's residency.
Admission of Resident Students
Any students, ages five to twenty-one (5-21) years of age that reside within the boundaries of the District may attend the District schools tuition free. In order to "reside" within the district, the student must be physically domiciled within district boundaries. The domicile of a minor student is generally the domicile of the student's parent/guardian.
A student may only register in the district if the student provides proof of residency or if the student or parent/guardian requests a waiver from the Board of Education on the basis of hardship or good cause. Parents/ guardians will be required to sign a "Proof of Residency" form at the time of enrollment. If the Superintendent has reason to suspect that the admission of a student will create an immediate danger to the safety of others, a hearing will be convened within three (3) working days of the request to register. At the hearing, the district will determine whether the student may enroll.
Students or parents/guardians seeking a waiver of the District's residency requirement must complete and submit to the Superintendent of Schools a "Request for Waiver of Proof of Residency" form stating the reasons for which the waiver is requested. If a waiver is requested, the Board of Education must convene a hearing no later than forty-five (45) days after the request for waiver is filed with the Superintendent. If the district fails to convene a timely hearing, the request for waiver is automatically granted. Following the hearing, the Board will provide written notice of its decision and reasons for its approval or denial of the waiver request.
Students of Non-resident Teachers and Regular Employees
Non-resident students of district teachers or regular district employees will be considered to have the same status as resident students and will be permitted to attend school without payment of tuition.
Home School Students
Home-schooled students entering Bevier C-4 School are required to take the tests that Bevier C-IV School administers to full time students of the district. The student must pass these tests with satisfactory grades before they will be promoted to the next grade level.
Any student for which records are not obtainable for the previous year (including private-schooled students) will be required to take the complete battery of the Stanford 10 prior to school starting each year. This will help determine grade level placement for incoming students.
Homebound instructional programs will be administratively considered for students who for health reasons are likely to be absent for more than 10 school days.
BEVIER C-4 DISTRICT
The Bevier C-4 District has implemented the following assessment plan. This plan meets at least minimum assessment requirements. The following procedures help insure effectiveness of the assessment plan.
Bevier C-4 administers the Achievement Tests during the fall and spring semesters in grades K-8. Grades K-8 standardized test results are utilized to indicate students who need reading and math emphasis. Results are reviewed in spring and fall of each year. The classroom teacher shares results at parent teacher conferences as soon as results are available and the spring results are sent home with fourth quarter grade reports.
The standardized assessment results will be compiled and disseminated by the counselor during the fall of each year. The Grade Level Assessment (GLA) and End of Course (EOC) assessment results will be compiled and disseminated by the counselor at the beginning of each school year, or as soon as data is available, to the Bevier C-4 faculty and the local school board. The board of education will then review indicators of student learning to insure curriculum and instructional programs are effective in meeting the needs of all students including standardized test results. A copy of the results and the approximate dates the tests are given will be kept in school board files. The results are then used to assess instructional effectiveness and determine program strengths and weaknesses. Also, identification of students who qualify for the Title I program(s), are made at this time and implementation of the program(s), if necessary, will be initiated after the data has been reviewed and analyzed to determine budgetary priorities and curriculum realignment or development and High School Assessment Schedule.
2018-2019 Bevier C-4 Grades K-12Assessment Schedule
DRA2 (Developmental Reading Assessment) as needed
District Standardized Assessment (ITBS)
DRA2 (Developmental Reading Assessment) as needed
Grade Level Assessments (MAP) Math, Comm. Arts, Sci.
District Standardized Assessment (ITBS)
DRA2 (Developmental Reading Assessment) as needed
Dial IV for Kindergarten Screening
High School Date Administered
Thursday, August 30, 2018
11th & 12th
ASVAB Vocational Assessment
Interest Finder: Personality Search (Part of ASVAB series)
Sat. September 8, 2019
Voluntary ACT national test date
Learning Styles Inventory (SPED)
Pictorial Inventory of Careers (SPED)
Voc-Ties Interest Inventory (SPED)
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Voluntary ACT national test date
10th – 12th in Gov’t class
End of Course Exam
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Voluntary ACT national test date
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Voluntary ACT national test date (TEST WILL BE GIVEN AT BEVIER HIGH SCHOOL)
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Voluntary ACT national test date
April & May, 2019
End of Course Exams
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Voluntary ACT national test date
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Voluntary ACT national test date
School Board Representative
Guidance Counselor Date
10:10 – 11:58
H.S. Lunch 10:58-11:20
H.S. 4th Hour 11:22 – 12:10
5th – 8th 4th Hr. 11:00 – 11:48
5th – 8th Lunch 11:48 – 12:10
K-4 lunch 11:22- 11:45
1:02 – 1:50
1:52 – 2:40
Language Arts III
Language Arts II
*Public Spk 2nd Sem
Language Arts I
Language Arts IV
Applied Math I
Applied Math II
Trigonometry – 1st Sem
Statistics – 2nd Sem
Govt 1st Sem
History 2nd Sem
Geog 1st Sem
Economics 2nd Sem
Ceramics 1st Sem
8th Art 2nd Sem
Ind. Study Art
Art II/Adv. Art
Art II/Adv. Art
PE (8th) 1st Sem
Health (9) 2nd Sem
Must be 3rd Yr. Ag
Intro to Agriculture
Must be 4th Yr Ag.
Ag Science 2
Intro to Ag
Ag Science 1
Intro to Business
Computer Science I
Accounting I & Accounting II
(Dual Credit Online)
4th & 6th Hour GRIDS for SPECIALS
5th NB M,W,F
1st (after counseling will take 1st grade to gym and take Kindergarten back to their classroom)
K (will pick Kindergarten up the last half of the hour from the library and take them to their room for counseling)
Considerations for Determining Grades
3rd – 12th grade teachers shall issue grades at the end of each nine-week quarter, using the following letter grade/percentage table:
96-100% A 80-82% B- 67-69% D+
90-95% A- 77-79% C+ 63-66% D
87-89% B+ 73-76% C 60-62% D-
83-86% B 70-72% C- 59-0% F
The Bevier C-4 School District provides the following special services:
K-12th Special Education
The Macon County Health Department provides immunization clinics, vision and dental examinations, and other health related services to students.
As a part of helping students to become self-disciplined, the Bevier C-4 School counselor is available to work with students. The counselor may be asked to meet with students throughout the day to assist them with thinking through their choices, the consequences, and making positive behavioral decisions.
English Language Learners
The Board of Education is committed to identifying and assessing the educational needs of students whose native or home language is other than English. Once identified, the District will provide appropriate programs to address the needs of these students. Students entitled to considerations under this policy include:
The District will also take steps to ensure to the maximum extent practicable that the interests of ELL students are included in the development and implementation of District programs and services that are offered by the District to and for its student body.
To ensure that parents/guardians are properly notified of the ELL program, all new and enrolling students are to be given the Student Home Language Survey (Form 6180). The form shall be completed and returned to the school by the parents/guardians if they feel their child may be in need of such services.
Effective for the graduating class of 2010 and thereafter, the Bevier C-4 High School graduation requirements comprise twenty-five (25) units of credit that must be earned between grades nine(9) and twelve (12). Students are required to attend 8 semesters of high school. The requirements are stated in terms of the number of units of credit that must be earned in each subject area:
Units of Credit
0.5 (1.0 units will be required for the 2021 graduating class)
8.0 (7.5 units will be required for the 2021 graduating class)
Any Dual Credit:
Three years of high school science will substitute for the health credit, with the requirement that 2 of the 3 science classes must be Biology I or higher.
Good planning of classes in high school is essential. Students and parents should begin prior to the freshman year to plan the four years of course work, with the assistance of the counselor and principal. Students will need careful, long-range planning to determine the credits needed for future education, special interests, vocational plans, and graduation. Parents are encouraged to come in and talk with the counselor about their child/children’s schedule.
Bevier C-4 District does not permit students who do not meet the graduation requirements to participate in the graduation ceremony.
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATION
To help Missouri meet its goal of preparing all high school graduates for success, the State Board of Education approved requirements this week for a new career and technical education (CTE) certificate that students can earn in addition to a high school diploma. The requirements were developed in consultation with the state’s CTE advisory council. Students must meet all of the requirements in order to earn the certificate.
“The CTE certificate helps recognize the skills our students are gaining in CTE courses that will help them succeed in life,” said Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven. “Students earning this certificate can show Missouri employers that they are prepared for the workplace.”
Students entering high school in 2017-18 or thereafter will be eligible to earn a CTE certificate by meeting the following criteria:
· Meet all graduation requirements
· Qualify as a CTE concentrator
· Maintain a 3.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) in the CTE area of
· Pass an approved Technical Skills Assessment and/or earn an approved Industry
Recognized Credential or Certificate
· Complete at least 50 hours of work-based learning aligned with the CTE area of
· Maintain at least a 95 percent attendance record overall for grades 9-12
· Demonstrate soft skills/business skills
· Achieve a score at or above the state standard on any DESE-approved measure
of college and career readiness.
Schools can assist students by helping them develop a personal plan of study that includes a focus on CTE courses such as agriculture, health sciences or business. The schools would monitor the plan of study to ensure student success.
The Dual Credit Program allows high school juniors and seniors to take college level courses for both high school and college credit. Students may also take night or summer college courses for high school credit.
The following classes are weighted:
Dual Credit Courses
High School Courses
Students enrolled in a class counted for dual credit, even if not taken for college credit, will be allowed to count that class as a weighted class.
Our weighted grading system will work as follows:
1. The students will receive the regular grade form the class on his/her transcript.
2. When figuring grade point average (GPA), the weight classes will be worth 20% more than non-weighted classes.
A= 4.0 points
A = 4.0 X 1.2 = 4.8 points
A- = 3.66 points
A-= 3.66 X 1.2 = 4.39 points
B+ = 3.33 points
B+= 3.33 X 1.2 =4.0 points
B= 3.0 X 1.2 = 3.60 points
B- = 2.66 points
B- =2.66 X 1.2 = 3.19 points
C+ = 2.33 points
C+ = 2.33 X 1.2 = 2.80 points
C = 2.0 points
C = 2.0 X 1.2 = 2.40 points
C- = 1.66 points
C- = 1.66 X 1.2 = 1.99 points
D+ = 1.33 points
D+ = 1.33 X 1.2 = 1.60 points
D = 1.00 points
D = 1.00 X 1.2 = 1.20 points
D- = .66 points
D- = .66 X 1.2 = .79 points
F = 0 points
F = 0 points
This 20% increase will cause the GPA to increase and possible raise the class rank. The permanent record will reflect the weighted grading system by grade point average and class rank.
A committee consisting of the building principal, the superintendent of schools and the school counselor may make changes in computation of GPA in an effort to achieve a true and fair ranking. (Examples: transfer-in students or changes in weighted class determination.)
Students eligible for Valedictorian and Salutatorian must be enrolled at Bevier C-4 School their entire Junior and Senior year.
Correspondence courses may be used to make up credit lost because of a previous failure or failures in a class. Correspondence courses must be approved by the high school principal and counselor. The courses must be in the area of failure. No student will be allowed to take more than two correspondence courses (1 credit) to make up course work. The administration reserves the right to review all decisions concerning correspondence classes. The student is responsible for the cost of any correspondence course that he/she takes while attending high school.
Junior High Credit Requirements
Seventh and Eighth grade transition requirements include the following stipulations.
1. For each semester, a student must receive a semester passing grade of at least 60% (D)-. If a student does not receive a passing grade for each semester, then two options may be available.
****A student can opt to take correspondence courses at the cost to the parent/guardian to make-up for failing credits. Correspondence
information is available in the school counselor’s room.
****A student may opt to attend Macon Summer School or another
summer school that is agreed upon by the student’s parents and
2. For semester courses, the student must earn a passing semester grade.
program in grades 7-12.
The Bevier C-4 School district is a designated A+ School. Students eligible to sign up for the program will be this year’s Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. In exchange for meeting or exceeding certain criteria, students may be eligible for reimbursement as established in the outstanding Schools Act of 1993. Students may receive the cost of tuition, general fees, and up to 50% of book cost (subject to legislative appropriation) to any community college, vocational or technical school in the state of Missouri if they have made a sincere effort to first secure all available sources of funding that could be applied. The period of eligibility is for two years. Presently there is no money for books. The A+ student’s qualifications are:
Parents and students may sign up during the Freshman Orientation meeting or during Parent/Teacher Conferences. For further information, students will need to contact the A+ Coordinator.
A student must obtain 50 hours of tutoring/mentoring hours in their four years of high school. Below is a listing of various opportunities the student may use to reach these hours. Activities other than the ones listed below must be approved by administration.
Total Hours Possible
After School tutoring
1 hour Monday through Thursday
September through March
96 (24 weeks)
Before School Tutoring
30 minutes (7:45 am-8:15 am)
August through May
48 (160 days)
Honor Roll Requirements
A Honor Roll: Students must have all A’s
A- Honor Roll: Students must have a grade of A- or above.
B Honor Roll: students must have a B average and no grade below a B- in all subject matters.
Homeroom (Study Skills) Expectations:
This time period should be used for students to get their homework completed, or get any help with assignments. If neither is applicable that day a student must bring a book to read quietly. All teachers must enforce this as the expectations. Sleeping, talking, or any other actions other than those listed will not be allowed. Students must be in attendance if they were at school.
Grading scale for Homeroom (Study Skills):
In the event that a student does not follow the above expectations for Homeroom they will receive a tally. Being absent only gives you a tally if you were previously at school and missed Homeroom.
1 Tally = A-
2 Tallies= B
5 or more=F
*These grades will effect student’s GPA
Study Skills replaces After School Tutoring
In the event a student is at a 60% or below, or has 3 or more missing assignments the corresponding teacher will make arrangements for that student to be permitted to come to their Study Skills class to get extra help. Failure to report to corresponding teacher will result in discipline action. In the event this applies in multiple classes the student will attend the Core classes first, followed by elective classes. If more than one Core class is has missing assignments or is being failed then the teachers and the student will plan to alternate Study Skills time until the situation is remedied. At that time the student may be allowed to return to their assigned Study Skills class. Regular scoring rubric will apply to receiving teachers and reported to sending teachers if necessary.
Success in school cannot be achieved without prompt and regular attendance. School begins at 8:30 a.m. and students should be at school and in the classroom at that time. The first few minutes of class set the tone for the rest of the day. Students will be successful when that tone is one of being prepared and ready for class. Set the habit of being punctual the first day and maintain it.
If your child will be absent, it is your responsibility to contact the secretary or principal. If we have not heard from you by 9:00 a.m., we will make every effort to contact the parents. We are taking these actions to make sure we do not have a student absent while their parents think they are at school.
If a student is absent for more than three (3) consecutive days, parents are asked to contact the school to arrange for missing assignments. On every 3rd unexcused absence a letter will be sent home to the parent/guardian. If a student misses six (6) or more days a quarter without notification to the school or a doctor's excuse, the Juvenile Office will be contacted.
Students with a planned absences for personal or any school activity is required to get any missed assignments for the day and turn in homework on the first day returning to class. The student will be required to take any test posted two or more school days prior to the planned absence on the scheduled test day.
A student must be in attendance all 7 periods to attend extra-curricular events on that date unless prior approval has been granted by the administration. Students may be exempted from this policy for first hour one time only during a school year. Some of the extracurricular events included are field trips, class parties, honor roll parties, sporting events, academic bowl events and music events. If the student is absent on the day prior to a weekend or holiday event, the student will not be allowed to participate.
Elementary - Attendance is an important element in a student’s educational process. All
elementary students missing 15 days in a school year may be considered for retention the following year unless excused.
It is important to have your child arrive to school on time. The faculty and staff try to use every minute of the instructional time for the benefit of your child. If your child is tardy five times, a letter from the principal will be sent letting you know this is becoming a problem. On the sixth and future tardiness per quarter, the proper authorities will be contacted.
If it is necessary for a student to leave during school hours, permission will not be granted unless:
1. The principal’s office is notified either by telephone or in writing.
2. A note is sent to the classroom teacher.
3. Permission is to be secured by principal before departing.
Students will have one school day for each day absent to make up his/her work.
If the school bus is unable to pick up a student, the child will not be counted as absent or tardy.
The school will award Perfect Attendance Certificates to all students who attend every day of school without any tardies recorded.
Junior High and High School – Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each hour.
Callao students are required to be in attendance when the Bevier School is in session. If Callao students are absent it will be treated according to the attendance policy.
The official policy for 6-12 grade students may be found in the high school section.
All students are expected to attend school regularly and to be on time for classes. This is necessary in order to get maximum benefit from the instructional program and to develop habits of punctuality, self-discipline and responsibility. There is a direct relationship between poor attendance, class failure and dropouts. The following are the items comprising the attendance policy of the Bevier C-4 School District.
8th absence---3% reduction
9th absence---5% reduction
10th absence---7% reduction
11th absence---9% reduction
12th absence---12% reduction
Student’s grades will be reduced an additional 3% for each absence incurred after the 12th absence.
Out of School Suspensions will automatically have a 3% deduction in each subject area for each day suspended regardless of the student’s attendance record.
Tardies of 15 minutes or more will be considered an absence from the class in which the tardy occurred. Students are to report directly to the class in which they are tardy. Students must be in the classroom when the bell stops ringing, or he/she will receive a tardy for that period. Students who are detained in the office or by another teacher should ask for a tardy slip before going to their next class in order to avoid disruption and wasted time. Students returning from an appointment, approved by administration, will not receive a tardy for the hour returning. Tardies will be figured on a quarter basis.
1 week silent lunch (which will be a desk located outside of the cafeteria in north hallway),
1 day ISS.
10 and up
Removal of extra-curricular activities and privileges.
Every 5th tardy past 10 will result in an ISS
Removal of extra-curricular activities
Students are given a total of fourteen days per year (7 per semester) for sickness, appointments, funerals and college visits. The appeals process is for out of the ordinary issues. It is advised for students and parents to use these fourteen days (7 per semester) wisely.
Appeals for the attendance policy must be made in writing to the principal five days prior to the end of the semester. The appeals committee will consist of the principal, school counselor, and three teachers. Appeals will be granted for extreme cases only, such as hospitalization or death of an immediate family member. An immediate family member is defined as a father, mother, step-parent, brother, sister, grandparent or legal guardian. The committee will make a decision in writing within ten days of the appeal letter. Interviewing of the student and parents may be required. If a parent or student does not agree with the committee’s decision an appeal may be made in writing within five days to the superintendent of schools.
Code of Conduct
Development of good discipline is one of the most important goals of education. Discipline is the development of self-control, character and proper consideration for others. It is part of the total instructional program aimed at developing self-discipline.
So that the Bevier C-4 School District can maintain the best learning environment possible, the administration and the faculty have expectations of the students. These include:
1. Appropriate classroom behavior that assures the right of every teacher to teach, and every student to learn.
2. Arrival at school and to class on time.
3. Daily school and class attendance.
4. Appropriate use and care of the buildings and facilities of the school.
5. Cooperation with the school staff.
6. Bring learning materials and be prepared to participate in class activities.
7. Adherence to acceptable standards of courtesy, decency, and morality.
Students shall respect the authority of all teachers or school personnel, whether or not under direct supervision or instruction of the teacher. If conflicts occur, teachers and students shall meet with the principal. Students may not leave the classroom except in cases of emergency, with the permission of the classroom teacher, who will issue appropriate hall passes. Any student guilty of hitting school personnel will receive an automatic suspension pending a review by the Board of Education at the next regularly scheduled meeting. The student will not be allowed to make up the work.
Failure to meet the above expectations will result in disciplinary action against the student, imposed by a member of the faculty or administration. These rules and standards apply to student conduct (1) on school premises, (2) on school buses, (3) involving school property, (4) at school functions of any kind, (5) at school functions on off school premises.
Disciplinary Responses to Student Misconduct
Most minor disciplinary problems will be able to be handled by the classroom or special area teachers. However, after trying several different discipline techniques a teacher may need to turn a student over to the principal for further actions. The actions below give an outline of the steps taken to help the child make better choices. Each visit to the office will mean a conference with the Principal and a discipline notice sent home. These two steps will not be listed and repeated in every box. In severe cases where other students may be in danger, the student may be removed from the school setting immediately.
At the request of a parent on a discipline matter that qualifies, the parent may choose to have the Principal carryout corporal punishment “swats” for their child in place of the given punishment. A signed statement will have to be obtained by the school prior to the punishment stating that the parent has given permission. The punishment will be carried out by an Administrator with a witness. The Administrator has the right to refuse corporal punishment if they feel it doesn’t fit the infraction.
ZAP – Zero’s Aren’t Permitted
Once a student does not turn an assignment in on time, they will have the following day to turn it in. If it is not turned in on that day, the teacher needs to contact the building principal who will assign a ZAP period for the soonest day possible. The ZAP period is an after school detention where the focus is on the missing work. It will run between 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., and in some cases may run between 7:25 a.m. and 8:25 a.m., only in special circumstances. Students who miss school will have the same number of days to complete assignments as the days missed. Example: Student misses on Monday, they will receive the work Tuesday and it is due on Wednesday. Students receiving ZAP period will stay the entire hour regardless of how quickly their work is completed. Supervisor of the ZAP program may add an additional day if it is deemed the work was not done with effort. This will include graded assignments that are recorded as zeros. Teachers will contact the principal via email to inform them of students with zeros. Once the student has completed the work and the time, the work will be returned to the teacher the following day. The teacher must inform the principal of the quality of work and if another day needs to be added that day.
ASD - After School Detention
After school detention will be served in the principal’s office or teacher's room from 3:15 pm until 4:15 pm. It will be the responsibility of the parent to make transportation arrangements for the student.
BSD – Before School Detention
Before school detention will be served in the principal’s office or teacher’s room from 7:30 am until 8:25 am. It will be the responsibility of the parent to make transportation arrangements for the student. BSD is a likely choice of the principal due to after school responsibilities such as bus routes or supervision of extra-curricular activity.
ISS - In School Suspension
In school suspension will be served in the principal's office. The child will not be allowed to attend any activities with their regular classroom. The student will work on his/her assignments in the office as well as eating lunch. MacTech students will not attend MacTech if they have been assigned ISS. Students will not have computer access during ISS.
OSS - Out of School Suspension
Out of school suspension is the last option for punishment as we want students to be in the school working on their education. However, it is sometimes necessary for the safety of other students to have the student serve his/her punishment outside of the school property. Each day of OSS will result in a 3% deduction in the student’s grades.
The term “expulsion” refers to permanent exclusion from school.
If a student consistently or grossly refuses to conform to school policies, rules, and/or regulations, the Superintendent may recommend to the Board of Education that the student be expelled from school. Parent(s) guardian(s) may waive the right to a hearing for their student provided the student is under the age of eighteen (18) and provided the waiver is in writing.
The principal has the authority to deviate from the chart according to the incident and infractions.
The Board of Education will review policies during the school year and amend or change policy to benefit the welfare of the district and its students and staff.
This handbook is not designed to cover every possibility that arises. Therefore, any situation not specifically mentioned will merit attention by the administration. The administration and Board of Education will deal with additional problems if they arise, and policies may be initiated or altered at regular Board meetings. In case of policy changes, parents will be notified through regular Board minutes and weekly bulletins.
The Junior and Senior High offenses will be based on a semester basis.
***Discipline Intervention Definitions***
a. Teacher Detention- Detention assigned by a teacher and served by the student in the instructional area designated by the teacher from 3:15-3:45. Parents will be responsible for transportation of student.
b. After School Detention - Is scheduled from 3:15-4:15. Students must report immediately following school to the ISS room with something to work on. They are required to stay on task and be quiet. Following the detention transportation will be the parents responsibility.
c. Before School Detention - Is scheduled from 7:30-8:30. Students must be on time for the detention to count. They must have something to work on, stay on task, and remain quiet. The parents are responsible for transportation.
d. In-School Suspension - Student will spend a day in the ISS room. Regardless of assignment the student will lose technology privileges for the day. Students must remain on task, stay quiet, and bring something to work on. They will be required to eat lunch in ISS room. Failure to behave in the ISS room will result in additional days added or Out of School Suspension.
e. Out of School Suspension - Student will spend the day suspended from school at home. They will not be allowed to participate in anything school related that day. All missed work must be made up in a timely fashion and it is at the teacher's discretion if grading will be altered.
g. Expulsion - An action of the Board of Education that permanently removes a student from school.
Discipline Responses to Student Misconduct
LEVEL 1 MISCONDUCT Minor misbehavior on the part of the student, which disrupts classroom procedures or interferes with the orderly operation of the school. These misbehaviors can usually be handled by individual staff member but sometimes require the intervention of administration.
Classroom disturbance Failure to comply with classroom expectations
Unnecessary roughness Failure to comply with bus expectation (minor)
Abusive language Bullying
Inappropriate Display of Affection Defiant failure to complete assignment or carry out directions
Verbal and Non verbal Obscenities Dishonesty/Plagiarism
Parent contact/conference Non-academic tasks
Verbal Reprimand Withdrawal of privileges
Teacher Detention ISS
Seat Assignment 1 day bus suspension
After School Detention Before School Detention
LEVEL 2 MISCONDUCT Misbehavior whose frequency or seriousness disrupt the learning climate of the school. These infractions, which usually result from the continuation of LEVEL 1 misbehaviors, require the intervention of administration because the execution of LEVEL 1 responses have failed to work. In some cases these misconducts are of a more severe nature.
Repetition of LEVEL 1 behaviors Insubordination Inappropriate
Tobacco/E-Cigarette use or possession Truancy Leaving assigned area
Fighting (Minor) Vandalism (Minor) Bullying
Obscene language directed at school personnel Theft (Minor)
Disruptive School Behavior (Major) Skipping school Bus infraction (Major)
All LEVEL 1 response options ISS OSS
After School Detention Before School Det. Non-academic tasks
Suspension from Participation Corporal Punishment (Parent Request)
** Any student who uses obscene or inappropriate language directed at school personnel will receive 3 days OSS.
LEVEL 3 MISCONDUCT Acts directed against persons or property but whose consequences do not seriously endanger the health or safety of others in the school. These acts might be considered criminal, but most frequently can be handled by the administration.
Fighting (Major) Theft (Major) Threats to others
Unlawful Trespassing Possession or use of Alcohol or Unauthorized Substances
Vandalism (Major) Careless and imprudent operation of motor vehicle
Multiple Bus infractions Major Disruptive school behavior
All LEVEL 1 and 2 response Temporary removal from class
Homebound instruction Contacting Law Enforcement
Expulsion Loss of transportation privileges
Financial and/or in kind restitution
LEVEL 4 MISCONDUCT Acts result in violence to a person or property or which pose a direct threat to the safety of others in the school. These acts are clearly criminal and are so serious that they will result in immediate removal of student from school and contacting authorities as well as referral to the Board of Education.
Repetitive LEVEL 3 behaviors Vandalism Extortion
Arson Bomb Threat Theft/possession/sale of stolen property
Possession/use/transfer of dangerous weapons Assault/Battery
Furnishing/selling/possession of unauthorized substances
All LEVEL 3 options Expulsion Alternative School
Other board action, which results in appropriate placement.
-Students are not to bring radios, recorders, CD’s, electronic games, IPOD’s, MP3 Players, digital cameras, large sums of money, hunting calls or other unnecessary items to school. The result will be confiscation of the device.
Search and Seizure
The school has established a “search and seizure” policy. Any student’s car parked on school grounds, for example, is subject to search by school officials if they have reasonable suspicion that weapons or other contraband may be present. Student lockers and backpacks are subject to reasonable search at any time.
Safe School Law
The term "acts of school violence" is defined in the safe schools law as the "exertion of physical forced by a student with the intent to do serious bodily harm to another person while on school property, including a school bus, or while involved in school activities."
A firearm as defined under 18 United States Code 921 and items defined in Section 571.010 of Missouri Revised Statutes, including blackjacks, concealable firearms, explosive weapons, firearms, firearm silencers, gas guns, knives, switchblades, knuckles, machine guns, rifles, shotguns, spring guns, and projectile weapons.
The law specifically requires districts to include expulsion as a possible consequence for violation of the "weapons" policy. However, the suspension may be modified on a case-by-case basis upon recommendation of the superintendent. Please note that this weapons provision mirrors the Gun-Free Schools Law that has been in effect since 1994. The law, however, expands the 365-day suspension period to encompass weapons other than firearms.
The law requires school administrators to report the following felonious behavior to the above-referenced persons and to the appropriate law enforcement officials: First and second degree murder, kidnapping, first and second degree assault, forcible rape, forcible sodomy, first and second degree burglary, robbery, distribution of drugs, distribution of drugs to a minor, first degree arson, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, sexual assault, felonious restraint, property damage and possession of a weapon under the weapons provision of Chapter 571 of Missouri Revised Statutes. In addition, a juvenile alleging that the student has committed a crime included on this list. Further, a superintendent is required to report to juvenile or family court authorities any student's expulsion or suspension for more than ten days, if the district knows that the student is under the jurisdiction of such court.
Reporting Third Degree Assault
The definition of third degree assault includes the situation in which a person "knowingly causes physical contact with another person knowing the other person will regard the contact as offensive or provocative." In the school context, this would include minor altercations between students, such as pushing and shoving, and other physical contact even though nobody is physically injured.
Removal of Threatening Students
The safe schools law further provides that a school board may authorize, by general rule, immediate removal of a pupil upon a finding that the pupil poses a threat of harm to himself or others, as evidenced by prior conduct. However, prior disciplinary action against such pupils shall not be used as the sole basis for removal, suspension, or expulsion. The new authority for immediate removal of a student who poses a threat of harm does not infringe on the pre-existing authority of a superintendent to suspend a student for r180 school days or a board of education to expel a student, as provided in Section 167.171 o Missouri Revised Statutes.
Board of Education Hearings
The law provided that in a disciplinary hearing, a board of education may consider, in addition to traditional evidence and statements, the following evidence: records of past disciplinary action, criminal court records, juvenile court records, and actions of pupil which would constitute a criminal offense. The new law also requires that the board of education make a good faith effort to ensure that a parent, or others having custodial care of a student be present at a disciplinary hearing.
Further, the enacted house Bill 791, which is a companion bill to the safe schools law, allows a parent, custodian or a student (age eighteen or older) to waive the right to a board of education expulsion hearing. Such a hearing may be waived only if the superintendent or superintendent's designee first discusses the expulsion with the parent, custodian, or student. A written waiver will eliminate the need for the board to hold a hearing despite the absence of the parent or guardian.
Student Discipline/Academic Credit Hearing
The school board shall make a good faith effort to have the parents or others having custodial care present at any such hearing. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, student discipline hearing or proceedings related to the rights of students to attend school or to receive academic credit shall not be required to comply with the requirements applicable to contested case hearings as provided in Chapter 536, RSMo, provided that appropriate due process procedures shall be observed, which shall include the right for a trial de novo by the circuit court.
Re-Admittance of Suspended or Expelled Students
One important component of the safe school law focuses on a conference to occur between the student, parents, and school officials before re-admittance or new enrollment of a student who has been suspended for ten or more school days.
First, school officials must hold a conference before re-admitting or enrolling any student properly suspended for ten or more school days. Such a conference must occur regardless of whether a student is suspended for an act of school violence or another reason. School officials, the teacher who was directly involved with the conduct that resulted in the student's expulsion or suspension, the pupil, and the student's parent or guardian should attend this conference. At the conference, the conduct that resulted in the student's suspension or expulsion must be reviewed, and any remedial actions needed to prevent future occurrences of such conduct must be addressed. Before the conference, the board of education must notify the parent or guardian and all other parties in writing of the time, place, and agenda of the conference. The failure of one party to attend the conference, however, will not preclude the holding of the conference with the other parties present.
Despite this conference, the safe schools law provides that no student is to be re-admitted or enrolled in a Missouri school district if (1) the student has been convicted of one of the offenses listed below; (2) the student has been adjudicated in juvenile court to have committed an action, which if committed by an adult, would be one of the offenses listed below; or (3) if the student has not been so convicted or adjudicated, and an indictment or information has been filed against the student alleging that the student has committed one of the offenses listed below, and there has been no final judgment. The offenses to which this provision applies are the following: first or second degree murder, first degree assault, forcible rape or sodomy, first degree robbery, distribution of drugs to minors, first degree arson, or kidnapping when classified as a Class A felony. Certain exceptions exist in the law regarding disabled students.
Essentially, the part of the safe school law is designed to expand significantly the reach of the Juvenile Crime Bill of 1995, which allowed school districts to exclude from school certain students who had been charged or tried as an adult. A student who has committed one of the enumerated felonious acts can remain in the juvenile court system but will still be excluded from school under the new safe schools law.
Finally, the safe school law also delineates a second type of conference designed to address a student's disciplinary history. This conference, unlike the enrollment conference addressed above, will occur at the option of the student's parent or guardian or a student. If a student who has been suspended by one Missouri school district attempts to enroll in a different school district within Missouri, the student's parent or guardian may request a conference with the superintendent or superintendent's designee to consider whether the conduct precipitating the student's suspension or expulsion from the other school district would have resulted in a similar sanction in the district in which the student is attempting to enroll. If as a result of this conference, the superintendent or designee determines that the student's conduct in the other school district would have resulted in a suspension or expulsion from the other school district in which the pupil is attempting to enroll, such school district may make the suspension or expulsion from the other school district effective in the school district in which the pupil is attempting to currently enroll. If, on the other hand, as a result of the conference, it is determined that the student's conduct in the other district would not have resulted in a suspension or expulsion in the district in which the pupil is attempting to enroll, such district may not make the suspension or expulsion from the other school district applicable to the school district in which the pupil is currently attempting to enroll.
Moreover, a school district may require a parent or guardian to provide a sworn statement, upon enrollment, indicating whether the student attempting to enroll has ever been expelled from school for an offense in violation of school board policies relating to weapons, alcohol, drugs, or willful infliction of injury to another person. Materially false statements are criminally sanction able. Finally, a student's registration document must be maintained as part of the student's scholastic record.
Tobacco Free Policy
To promote the health and safety of all students, staff and patrons of the district the Bevier C-4 Board of Education adopts a Tobacco Free Policy for the school district.
The policy prohibits tobacco use by students, faculty, staff and visitors in school buildings, buses and any other vehicles transporting students to school functions, on school grounds, at school sponsored activities and at events off school property if sponsored by the school.
The district recognizes that the use of tobacco products represents a health and safety hazard. Similarly, the use of substances appearing to be tobacco products, including, but not limited to, e-cigarettes, creates and environment where tobacco products are endorsed. Therefore, the use of tobacco products and substances appearing to be tobacco products shall be prohibited in all District buildings, ground and vehicles. This policy applies to all employees, students and
patrons attending school-sponsored activities and meeting. Students found with these products will be disciplined in accordance with board policy.
Buildings and property shall be tobacco free 24 hours a day 365 days per year. This includes all days when school is not in session and all events and other activities not associated with or sponsored by the school.
Students who possess or use tobacco products on district grounds, district transportation, or at district activities will be disciplined in accordance with board policy.
Bevier C-4 is committed to maintain learning and working environments free of any form of bullying or intimidation by students toward Bevier C-4 personnel or students on school ground, or school time, at a school sponsored activity or in a school related context. Bullying is the intentional action by an individual or group of individuals to inflict physical, emotional or mental suffering on another individual or group of individuals. Bullying occurs when a student:
Cyber-bullying will not be tolerated at Bevier C-4 School. Cyber-bullying constitutes an intentional action by an individual or group to inflict physical, emotional, or mental suffering on another individual or group. Students will be punished accordingly.
The District has the authority to control student conduct, which is prejudicial to good order and discipline in the schools as provided by state law. School officials are authorized to hold students accountable for misconduct in school, on school property, during school-sponsored activities and for conduct away from school or in non-school activities, which affect school discipline.
Students forfeit their right to a public school education by engaging in conduct prohibited in Regulation 2510 and related provisions. Disciplinary consequences
include, but are not limited to, withdrawal of school privileges (athletics, intramurals, student clubs and activities and school social events); the reassignment of the student to another school; removal for up to ten (10) school days by school principals; extension of suspensions for a total 180 days by the Superintendent; and longer term suspension and expulsion from school by the Board of Education.
Transportation and Transportation Discipline
Cameras are installed on the busses. They can and will be used for discipline when necessary.
Safety of the student is the prime concern of the school. The school will notify parents of any accidents concerning the students during the school hours. Please be sure your telephone numbers are up to date in the principal's office. To help keep your child safe Joan C. Patrick maintains the following safety rules:
If there is any change in the child's usual transportation home, the principal and teacher must be notified either by a written note or by phone. A bus pass must be obtained from the secretary or receptionist and will only be given with a signed written note from the child's guardian.
Student Operated Vehicles –
Extra Curricular Activities
1. Students must maintain 90% attendance for the *quarter.
2. Academic eligibility is determined by the previous quarter or mid-term. Students must maintain at least a C- grade average, with no F’s in order to participate in any non-graded organizational activity ( i.e. dances, club meetings, parties, ballgame attendance, class field trips). The day grade cards are issued and a student does not receive satisfactory grades then at that point they are ineligible to participate in non-graded events. The student’s grades will be checked at mid-term and if that student has an F or is below the C- average they will be placed on academic probation at this time. If an ineligible student has brought their quarter grades to meet the academic eligibility, they will be allowed to return to the extra-curricular events.
3. Students must avoid disciplinary probation or suspensions.
4. *All sports bags must be kept in locker room lockers during the school day. Lockers will be assigned by physical education teacher.
Any student unable to obtain all three of these expectations will be ineligible for participation at all school events and activities.
All students participating in activities will dress according to the sponsor’s recommendations.
A student must be in attendance all 8 periods to attend extracurricular events on that date unless prior approval has been granted by the administration. Students may be exempted from this policy for first hour one time only during a school year. Some of the extracurricular events included are field trips, class parties, honor roll parties, sporting events, academic bowl events and music events. If the student is absent on the day prior to a weekend or holiday event, the student will not be allowed to participate.
If school is cancelled due to inclement weather there shall be no extra-curricular practices held on that day.
Bevier C-4 will support the previous schools eligibility for extra-curricular activities for any transfer student coming into the district.
Interscholastic Activities and Athletics
The District provides opportunities for students to participate in interscholastic activities and athletics. The interscholastic programs should encourage participation by as many students as possible and should be carried on with the best interests of the students as the primary consideration. The programs are expected to be well conducted and to have a positive influence on the students and the community.
Participation in the interscholastic and extracurricular activities is a privilege and not a right. Interscholastic competition may be withheld from any student as a condition of discipline. Furthermore, all policies that apply to the regular school day apply also to interscholastic competition. Coaches and sponsors may establish policies for their groups in addition to those set out by the Missouri State high School Activities Association.
Responsibilities for Students and Sponsors
Student actions reflect on Bevier C-4 School. Therefore, students and sponsors must be sure this is a positive reflection. Following is a list of responsibilities that should help student, sponsors and parents eliminate any misunderstandings.
General Activities Policy
Agriculture SAE Requirements
The following uniform policy has been adopted by the Bevier C-4 Board.
Band Instrument Rental Agreement and Repair Worksheet
School Instrument Rental Agreement
Student’s Name___________________________________ Phone:_________________
Parent’s Name___________________________________ Email:_________________
The instrument listed below is on loan to the above names student and parent(s) for the period of the _____________ school year (August-June).
Serial Number:________________________________ Condition:__________________
Accessories Included:____ Case ____ Mouthpiece ____ Strap(s) _____ Other
Describe the current damage to the instrument/accessories:
I agree to the assessed $30 annual fee in the use of a school-owned instrument. I understand and agree to this fee being due and paid by fall parent/teacher conferences.
I agree to see that the instrument loaned to my child is properly cared for and returned when requested. In case of loss or any damage to the instrument while loaned to my child, I will immediately notify the instructor. I understand that no repairs are to be undertaken without the express permission of m child’s music instructor. I further agree to pay for the repair and/or replacement of the instrument should my child be found to have intentionally damage the instrument or to have not maintained it properly (gross negligence). Students should not lend or rent the instrument to another person. Lastly, should my child wish to continue instrumental music throughout the summer, I agree to notify the music instructor for proper inventory reports.
I fully understand and agree to the terms of this rental agreement.
Parent/Guardian Signature:___________________________________ Date:_________
Board Approved Date:___________________________
3126 Knoll Lane, NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Date: Invoice no._________________
Name/Address: Bevier C-4 Schools
Bevier, MO 63532
Type of Work: ( ) General Check ( ) Repairs Where Necessary
( ) Flush-Clean ( ) Repad ( ) Rebuild
( ) Tenon Cork/s ( ) Regulation ( ) Dent Work
( ) Warranty Repair ( ) Partial Warrany Work
( ) Vacuum Case ( ) General Key Oiling
( ) Valve Work ( ) Special Work ( ) Major Repairs
( ) Sterilize bore ( ) Sterilize mpc. ( ) Test-play
( ) Repairs as per Customer Request
( ) Other _______________________________
Labor charges base on length of time and/or difficulty of repair.
( ) School Instrument _____________________________ ( ) Estimate
( ) Student/Parent Instrument ______________________ ( ) Estimate
Senior Citizens (65 and older) – Free
Adults - $3.00
Students - $2.00
Preschool – Free
Family Pass - $7.00 (All family members must live in the same household)
Students who leave an athletic event, except in the case of an emergency, will NOT be allowed to re-enter the event.
Conduct of Attendees of Athletic Events – Read at Home Games
Expected on away games as well.
“Sportsmanship is a desired quality of our players, students and fans of Bevier C-4 School. Everyone hopefully enjoys the games. All comments made during the game are to be made in a positive fashion. No negative comments toward players, coaches, or game officials will be allowed. “
Those not adhering to this statement will be warned and may be removed by administration or law enforcement if necessary.
Room parents will be assigned for the class parties on special occasions, such as Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Easter. Each parent will be asked to help with one party. Every effort will be made to honor a parent's request for a specific party if necessary. Healthy snacks are encouraged.
Parents wishing to bring, or send refreshments for a child's birthday should make arrangements with the child's teacher. Invitations to personal parties are not to be distributed at school unless all children in the class are invited.
The Bevier C-4 School District will follow “packaged food only” guidelines for birthday parties, holiday parties, and other special occasions. All food items brought to school need to be either prepackaged or prepared professionally by the grocery store or other business that is licensed to prepare food. Homemade items will not be served. Items such as this will need to have a nutrition facts label. This will allow for a higher level of screening regarding food distribution to a growing number of students with food allergies and/or other conditions such as diabetes, etc. However, food ingredients that are brought to school and/or purchased by the school and prepared/baked at school under teacher supervision are permissible. In coordination with the Bevier School Health and Wellness Policy, parents are encouraged to send healthy snacks and beverages for party treats. Food prepared and brought to be sold at concession stands or for carry in banquets will be exempt from this policy.
It is the goal of Joan C. Patrick Elementary School that all students exit the fifth grade reading at or above grade level. This vision takes commitment from teachers, parents, and students.
Students in grades K-8 will be tested using the Stanford Ten standardized test in the fall of each year and in the spring. Students in grades K-4 will be tested 3 times a year with the DIBELS Reading assessment. Title I services are available for identified students in grades K-4. The Developmental Reading Assessment 2 will be given to students scoring low in reading.
Indicators of Early Language Skills test, Stanford Assessments, and the Developmental Reading Assessment will be considered in possible retention.
In compliance with Senate Bill 319, students in grades 4-5 who are reading more than a grade level below their current grade placement will have a Reading Improvement Plan, which includes 30 additional hours of tutoring in reading. Students with disabilities or limited English proficiency may be exempted from the mandatory reading assessment.
Reading proficiency requires much time and practice. By working together, all students should become competent readers. The complete Plan for Reading Improvement is available in the principal’s office.
Reading Improvement Plans (RIP) must be implemented for identified students in grade 4-6 for students reading below grade level.
How Will My Child’s Grades Be Figured?
Your child will be given grades based upon mastery of level’s objectives supplied by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Your child will receive 0-10 points per each homework assignment. 10 being an A, 8 for a B, 7 points for a C, 6 points for a D and so forth. For instance, if you get an 80% (B) on an assignment it would show up in the grade book or mygradebook.com as 8 points.
All quizzes in your child’s class will be worth 50 points.
All tests will be worth 100 points.
Missouri Reading Circle
The Joan C. Patrick Elementary School participates in the Missouri Reading Circle Program. The district encourages each child to read for the Missouri Reading Circle Awards. To qualify, a student must read a specified number of books set by each classroom teacher.
Minimum number of books in each grade
The books also count as the student’s book reports for the year. Students are required to choose books on their reading level as determined by the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2)
Students enjoy outside recess. During cold weather, please be certain your child wears warm clothing. Students go outside if it is 20 degrees or above including the wind chill/real feel. Please send a note if your child is not feeling well enough to go outside. If the teacher feels the student is unable to go outside, they will ask the child to remain in the school in the principal's office. Parents wishing their children to stay inside from recess for over three consecutive days, must obtain a doctor’s notice.
Students may bring some toys to school, but the school cannot be responsible for the lost or broken items. These items are to be played with at recess only. The following items are not allowed at school: roller blades, scooters, CD players, MP3 players or other musical devices, or handheld games. If these items are brought onto school grounds, they will be confiscated and the parent will need to pick them up. If there is a second offense, the student will have one after school detention. Scooters and bicycles will be stored in the bicycle rack.
Outside and street shoes will mar the gym floor. Students need to bring a pair of gym/tennis soled shoes to use only in the gymnasium during indoor recess and PE classes. These shoes are to be left at school. They may not wear street shoes on the gym floor, and stocking feet present a safety hazard.
Please have your children prepared to go outside with the necessary coverings when it is 20 degrees or higher. Students not having proper attire will be required to wear donated items.
1. Students should enter and leave the building in a quiet, orderly manner.
2. Stay in the designated area.
3. Use all equipment properly:
a. Sit in the swings; one person to a seat.
b. Go down the slide feet first and on your seat.
c. No jumping out of the swings.
4. Line up immediately when the teacher signals to do so.
5. Students are not to climb on the fence.
6. Students are not to leave the playground area without the permission of their teacher.
7. Students are to play on the sidewalks and blacktop areas when the playground is muddy.
8. Students are not to climb on the top of the swings, monkey bars or on top of the tubes of the play equipment.
Character Education Educational Mission Statement
The Bevier C-4 Public School System, community, and patrons will educate each student to be responsible and productive citizens who can effectively manage future challenges.
The Bevier C-4 School will develop an integrated curriculum emphasizing the elements of character, promote a climate permeated with the culture of character, and provide opportunities to practice the habits of character at school and in the community.
The Bevier C-4 School and community will offer to each student a model of good character to produce a community committed to character.
Students will use computers and other technology with proper care and respect.
Students are only allowed to conduct electronic network-based activities that are classroom related.
Students will respect the right of privacy of others. Students should never open another person’s files.
Students will use technology only under the direct supervision of a teacher or a teacher’s aide.
Only students who have a signed Acceptable Use Policy on file will be allowed Internet access.
Students are expected to use appropriate language; language that uses vulgarities or obscenities, libels others or uses other inappropriate references is prohibited.
Students may not reveal their names, their personal addresses, their telephone numbers or the names, addresses, or telephone numbers of other individuals while online. The teacher supervising on line courses may make exceptions to this rule.
Students may not use the District’s electronic network in such a manner that would damage, disrupt or prohibit the use of the network by other uses.
Use of the District’s electronic network for unlawful purposes will not be tolerated and is prohibited.
Students are not permitted to use the District’s network for personal gain, commercial purposes, or to engage in political activity.
Students are not permitted to use Internet access for advertisement, sales, or political lobbying.
Students are not permitted to download games or music or to play music on an online radio unless directed by the classroom teacher. Students are not to download or upload files unless given permission to do so by the classroom teacher.
Students are not to use school network for instant messaging, text messages or to make telephone connections.
System users should assume that all communications and information is public when transmitted via the network and may be viewed by other users. All communication will be archived.
The truth or accuracy of information on the Internet should not be assumed. Students should consider the source of the information and confirm the information by a separate reliable source.
Students may not claim personal copyright privileges over files, data, or materials developed in their school role. Nor may students use copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright holder. The Internet allows users access to a wide variety of media. Even though it is possible to download most of these materials, students shall not create or maintain archival copies of these materials unless the source indicates that the materials are in the public domain.
Students who engage in “hacking” are subject to loss of privileges and district discipline as well as the enforcement of any district policy, state and/or federal laws that may have been violated. Hacking may be described as the unauthorized review, duplication, dissemination, removal, damage, or alteration of files, passwords, computer systems or programs, or the property of the district, a business, or any other governmental agency obtained through unauthorized means. To the maximum extent permitted by law, students are not permitted to obtain, download, view, gain access or send inappropriate matter which includes materials that may be deemed inappropriate for minors, unlawful, abusive, obscene, pornographic, descriptive of destructive devices or otherwise objectionable under current district policy or legal definitions.
The district and school administration reserve the right to remove files, limit or deny access and refer students violating the Board policy to appropriate authorities for the disciplinary action.
The use of district technology and electronic resources is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in the cancellation of those privileges. All students who receive a password/account code will participate in an orientation or training course regarding proper behavior and use of the network. The password/account code may be suspended or closed upon the finding of user misuse of the technology system or its resources.
The Board recognizes that security on the District’s electronic network is an extremely high priority. Security poses challenges for collective and individual users. Any intrusion into secure areas by those not permitted such privilege creates a risk for all users of the information system.
The account codes/passwords provided to each user are intended for the exclusive use of that person. Any problems, which arise from the user sharing his/her account code/password, are the responsibility of the account holder. Any misuse may result in the suspension or revocation of account privileges. The use of an account by someone other than the registered holder will be grounds for loss of access privileges to the information system. Users are required to report immediately any abnormality in the system as soon as they observe it. Abnormalities should be reported to the classroom teacher or system administrator.
The district uses filtering technology to protect students from accessing Internet sites that contain visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography or harmful to minors. The district complies with applicable provisions of the Children’ Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and The Neighborhood Internet Protection Act (NCIPA)
Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to alter, harm, or destroy equipment or data of another user, the district information service, or the other networks that are connected to the Internet. This includes, but is not limited to the uploading or the creation of computer viruses, the alteration of data, or the theft or restricted information, Any vandalism of the district electronic network or technology system will result in the immediate loss of computer service, disciplinary action, and if appropriate referral to law enforcement officials. The consequences for violating the District’s Acceptable Use Policy include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following.
In compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (“CIPA”), the District uses technological devices designed to filter and block the use of any District computer with Internet access to retrieve or transmit any visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or “harmful to minors” as defined by CIPA and material which is otherwise inappropriate for District students.
Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, sometimes Internet websites and web material that do not fall into these categories are blocked by the filter. In the event that a District student or employee feels that a website or web content has been improperly blocked by the District’s filter and this website or web content is appropriate for access by District students, the process described below should be followed:
In the event that a District student or employee feels that a website or web content that is available to District students through District Internet access is obscene, child pornography, or “harmful to minors” as defined by CIPA or material which is otherwise inappropriate for District students, the process described set forth in Regulation 6241 should be followed.
Adult users of a District computer with Internet access may request that the “technology protection measures” be temporarily disabled by the chief building administrator of the building in which the computer is located for lawful purposes not otherwise inconsistent with this Policy.
Dear Bevier Parents and Students:
The Board of Education recognizes that it is important for students to have access to electronic-based research tools and master skills for their application to learning, problem solving, and production of work and presentation of information. The Board also recognizes that while these resources represent extraordinary learning opportunities and enriching education materials, they also offer persons with illegal, immoral or inappropriate motives avenues for reaching students and members of the community. Additionally, these resources present opportunities for users to explore areas that are confidential, have restricted access, are inappropriate and are disruptive to the classroom. It is the purpose of District policy and regulations to outline acceptable student behavior with respect to use of District technology and electronic resources.
The District uses filtering software to protect students from accessing Internet sites that contain visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography or harmful to minors. The District complies with the applicable provisions of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
Access to the District’s electronic network and the Internet is given as a privilege to students who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner. We require the students and parents or guardians read, accept, and sign the following contract before students are permitted access to the Internet.
Violation of the School policies for technology use and acceptable online behavior may result in school wide loss of technology privileges, zero hour(s) assignment, suspension, and/or expulsion.
Please contact the principal’s office (660) 773-6611 if you have any questions regarding the use of technology.
The School District makes no warranties, expressed or implied, for its electronic resource services. The District may not be held responsible for any damages including loss of data as a result of delays, non-delivery or service interruptions caused by the information system or the user’s own risk. The District specifically drives any responsibility for the accuracy of information obtained through Internet services.
I have read the rules acceptable online behavior and technology use. I understand the rules and agree to comply with the above stated rules and with any technology-related policies established by my classroom teacher. Should I violate the rules, I understand that I may lose technology privileges, be assigned zero hour(s), incur school suspension or expulsion.
Student Signature Date
As the parent or legal guardian of the student signing above, I grant permission for the above student to access networked services provided by the Bevier C-4 School. I understand that violation of technology-related policies may result in my student losing technology privileges, being assigned zero hour(s), and/or being suspended or expelled.
Parent/Guardian Signature Date
This policy is enforced as long as the student is enrolled in grades K-12 in the Bevier C-4 School District
Bevier C-4 1:1 Chromebook Laptop Information
It is Bevier School District’s goal to maximize and improve the learning experience of our students using new and emerging technology whenever feasible. We understand the importance of communication both electronically and verbally with students as well as parents. This parental information form is here to provide all necessary information for student use of Bevier C-4 Chromebook laptops as well as introduce new procedures.
We are excited to introduce to the students Google Chromebook laptops. The Chromebooks, and access they will provide to each student to the web, will allow us to not only integrate more technology into your student’s learning experiences, it will also provide additional opportunities for students collaborate, communicate, create, and apply critical thinking skills in their learning.
As is the case with usage of any school equipment such as textbooks, music instruments, etc., the students are responsible for any cost associated with the damage and/or loss of the device and responsible to return the device in good working order.
We are making a move to have technology be an integral part of your student’s education and will require that your student have the appropriate technology at school to support his/her learning. This is why we will not be allowing your student to opt out of receiving a Chromebook. Every student will have been provided with the tools necessary to support the integration of technology into the learning process at Bevier Schools. You are, however, able to opt out of allowing the students to bring the device home. They may store the device in the IT department where they will need to check it out and back in every morning and afternoon. We do believe that having access to these devices has the potential to significantly impact the learning that can and will occur outside of our normal school day.
Thank you in advance for your support of this significant and dynamic learning initiative!
Please direct any questions to Amanda Jackson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read, fill out, sign, and return the following page to the Technology Department in order to receive your student’s device.
Please return the following pages in order for your student to participate in and receive their Chromebook:
When a student withdraws from enrollment at District, or has his or her rights terminated, the student must return any District Technology immediately. In no event shall the student retain the District Technology for more than two school days after the date of such expiration, withdrawal or termination. If a student fails to return the District Technology in a timely fashion, the student and his or her parent or guardian will be subject to paying replacement costs.
If a student receives consequences for a violation of the 1:1 program or is required to pay replacement or repair costs, the student’s parent or guardian may appeal by requesting an appeal in writing within ten school days of notification of the decision to issue consequences or of notification of payment due. All requests for appeal must be addressed to the Superintendent, and should include a full description of the parent or guardian’s reasons for disagreeing with the decision. The Superintendent or designee will then review the decision and will respond to the parent within ten school days after receipt of the request for appeal. A meeting may be held by the Superintendent or designee to obtain additional information from the student, the parents and/or guardian and/or District staff, in the Superintendent’s discretion. The Superintendent or designee’s decision on appeal shall be final.
All Property must be returned to the Technology department pending the resolution of any appeal. Fees will be assessed pursuant to this policy if not timely returned.
Once District Technology is issued to the student, the student and his or her parent or guardian are responsible for the District Technology at all times that the District Technology is signed out to the student. Students and their parents or guardians must take reasonable care to protect and properly use District Technology issued under the program at all times. Among other things, this means:
Payment per claim per student (over 4 years)*
3 or more
*In the case of negligence or willful and wanton conduct in violation of any District policy or procedure governing the use of the computer, damage will not be covered by insurance. Instead the District will assess the full replacement cost of the device to the student’s family.
Should you opt out of Insurance, you will be responsible for the full cost of the damage or replacement of the device.
Bevier C-4 Schools
Chromebook Policy Handbook
Sign-Off and Student Pledge
Student Name:_____________________________________________________(Please Print)
Bevier C-4 Schools
Chromebook Take home/Insurance Policy
Student Name:_____________________________________________________(Please Print)
_____My student will bring his/her Chromebook home after school and on weekends.
_____My student will NOT bring his/her Chromebook home and will store it in the appropriate location at school.
_____Family Opt-in…$50 per family...Others on the family plan _________________________________________
_____Opt-out…I acknowledge I am opting out of insurance, and will be financially 100% responsible for any damages or lost/stolen items of Bevier technology.
District Wellness Program
The primary goals of the Bevier C-4 Schools District’s wellness program are to promote student health, reduce student overweight/obesity, facilitate student learning of lifelong healthy habits and increase student achievement. The following procedures will guide implementation of the district wellness program.
All foods and beverages sold to students during the school day on any property under the jurisdiction of the district will meet the nutrition standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). These nutrition standards apply to all food and beverages sold to students, including those sold in vending machines, school stores and through district-sponsored fundraisers (which encompasses fundraisers conducted by district-sponsored and student-initiated groups), unless an exemption applies. For the purposes of the procedure the school day is the time period from the midnight before to 30 minutes after the official school day.
Fundraising Exemption to Nutrition Guidelines
Unless otherwise prohibited by Board policies or limitations on marketing, the following are exemptions to the rule requiring that foods sol as fundraisers meet USDA standards:
Water and Milk
Students will have access to free drinking water during mealtimes in the places where meals are served. Lunches served by the district will include a variety of fluid milk options consistent with the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Food and fluid milk substitutions will be provided to students in accordance with law and Board policy.
The district’s nutrition education goal is to integrate sequential nutrition education with the comprehensive health education program and, to the extent possible, the core curriculum taught at every grade level in order to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to make healthy nutrition decisions. In order to achieve the nutrition education goal, the district will:
The district will promote the importance of good nutrition in its schools and in the community through one or more of the following activities:
If practical, the district will provide information in a language understandable to the parents/guardians.
Moderate Physical Activity – Low-impact to medium-impact physical exertion designed to increase an individual’s hear rate to rise to at least 75 percent of his or her maximum heart rate. Examples of moderate physical activity include, but are not limited to, running, calisthenics or aerobic exercise. Time spent in recess and physical education counts as moderate physical activity.
Recess – A structured play environment outside of regular classroom instructional activities that allows students to engage in safe and active free play.
The district’s physical activity goal is to assist students in learning to value and enjoy physical activity as an ongoing part of a healthy lifestyle by ensuring that every student has the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities, maintain physical fitness and regularly participate in physical activity. In order to achieve the physical activity goal, the district will:
The middle school program will provide for 180 minutes of moderate physical activity during each school week and 3,000 minutes of physical education per year.
All activity will:
Other School-Based Activities
The district’s goal for other school-based activities is to ensure an integrated whole-school approach to the district’s wellness program. The district will achieve this goal by addressing the areas itemized below.
Staff will collaborate with agencies and groups conducting nutrition education in the community to send consistent messages to students and their families. Guest speakers invited to address students will receive appropriate orientation to the relevant policies of the district.
The wellness program shall make effective use of district and community resources and equitably serve the needs and interests of all students and staff, taking into consideration differences of gender, cultural norms, physical and cognitive abilities and fitness level.
The district will strive to engage families as partners in their children’s education by supporting parental efforts to motivate and help their children with maintaining and improving their health, preventing disease and avoiding health-related risk behaviors. Strategies the district may implement to achieve family involvement may include, but are not limited to:
If practical, the district will provide information in a language understandable to parents/guardians.
Marketing and Advertising
Marketing in district facilities will be consistent with the goals of the district’s wellness program and comply with Board policy. The district will strive to promote the wellness program and educate parents regarding the quality of district foods.
Tobacco advertising is not permitted on district property, at district-sponsored events or in district-sponsored publications. Food and beverage marketing will be limited to the promotion of foods and beverages that meet the nutrition standards adopted by the Board. Other examples of marketing and advertising the district will scrutinize include, but are not limited to: pricing strategies that promote healthy food choices, audiovisual programming, educational incentive programs, scoreboards, book covers and vending machine displays.
Students are not permitted to leave school campus during the school day to purchase food or beverages. Mealtimes will comply with the following guidelines:
Outdoor Air Quality
The principal or designee of each school will be responsible for daily monitoring of Air Quality Index (AQI) information provided by local authorities.
Staff Development and Training
All staff will be provided with ongoing training and professional development related to all areas of student wellness. The pre-service and ongoing in-service training will include teaching strategies for behavior change and will focus on giving teachers the skills they need to use non-lecture, active leaning methods. Staff responsible for nutrition education will be adequately prepared and regularly participate in professional development activities to effectively deliver the nutrition education program as planned. Staff responsible for implementing the physical education program will be properly certified and regularly participate in area-specific professional development activities.
Qualified nutrition professionals will administer the district meal programs and will receive ongoing, area-specific professional development. The district will provide continuing professional development for all district nutrition professionals. Staff development programs will include appropriate certification and/or training programs for child nutrition directors, school nutrition managers and cafeteria workers, according to their levels of responsibility.
The Bevier C-4 School District highly values the health and well-being of every staff member and will plan and implement activities and policies that support personal efforts by staff to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The district will offer staff wellness programs that include education on nutrition, healthy eating behaviors and maintaining a healthy weight for optimal health. The district will establish and maintain a staff wellness committee composed of at least one staff member; wellness committee member; registered dietitian, school nurse or other health professional; employee benefits specialist; and other appropriate personnel. The staff wellness committee will serve as a subcommittee of the district wellness committee. The staff wellness committee will develop, promote and oversee a multifaceted plan to promote staff health and wellness. The plan will be based on input solicited from district staff and will outline ways to encourage healthy eating, physical activity, sun safety and other elements of a healthy lifestyle. The stall wellness committee will provide a copy of its plan to the wellness program committee.
“Sun Safety” describes a range of behaviors that include wearing appropriate clothing, applying sunscreen and limiting sun exposure. The sun safety program will focus on outdoor behavior and will be developmentally appropriate, active, engaging and taught in lessons that emphasize the positive benefits of sun safety. Sun safety education will be designed to assist students with:
Tobacco use prevention education will focus on all grades with particular emphasis on middle school and reinforcement in all later grades. Instructional activities will be participatory and developmentally appropriate. Tobacco us prevention education programs will be implemented in accordance with Board policy, relevant administrative procedures and law.
Oversight and Evaluation
The wellness program coordinators are responsible for monitoring implementation of the districts wellness program by:
The food service director/authorized representative will monitor compliance with the district’s nutrition guidelines and will report on this matter to the wellness program coordinators.
The wellness program coordinators will provide policy revision recommendations to the Board as part of the periodic report. The recommendations will be based on analysis of the compliance indicators and comparison of the district’s policy to model policies provided, recommended or referenced by the USDA. The Board will revise the wellness policy as it deems necessary. Administrative procedures will be revised accordingly.