2020 2021 Student Handbook
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Student Handbook

2020-2021

 

Nathan Dennis, Principal                                 Katie Omercevic, Career Counselor

Tammy Burks, Assistant Principal (A-L)        Ann Marie Waibel, Counselor (A-L)

Erin Kubena, Assistant Principal (M-Z)                 Jenny Hanson, Counselor (M-Z)

     

8051 W. Salt Creek Ct., Boise, ID 83709             http://frankchurch.boiseschools.org

      Main Office - (208) 854-5650                             Attendance Line- (208)854-5656

Our School

Frank Church High School is an alternative school of choice designed to assist students in developing academic, citizenship and work readiness skills with the goal of earning a high school diploma.

Our Mission

We promote resilience and perseverance.

Our Vision

Preparing all students for college, career, and citizenship.

Our Values

Respect

Responsibility

Honesty

Dignity

Teamwork

Our Colors

Maroon and Black

Our Mascot

Cougar

Frank Church High School

2020-2021 School Day Schedules

Full Day Schedule:

Std. Study/Teach Prep        7:45- 8:55                70 minutes

Block 1                        9:02-10:12                 70 minutes

Mentorship                        10:15- 10:45                 30 minutes        Announcements

  Break                                10:45 - 10:57                12 minutes

Block 2                        10:57- 12:07                 70 minutes

  Lunch                        12:07 - 12:47                40 minutes

Block 3                        12:47 - 1:57                70 minutes

Block 4                        2:00 - 3:10                 70 minutes

Flex Schedule:

Std. Study/Teach Prep        7:45- 8:55                70 minutes

Block 1                        9:02-10:12                 70 minutes

Mentorship                        10:15- 10:45                 30 minutes        Announcements

  Break                                10:45 - 10:57                12 minutes

Block 2                        10:57- 12:07                 70 minutes

  Lunch                        12:07 - 12:47                40 minutes

Early Release Schedule:

Std. Study/Teach Prep        7:45- 8:55                70 minutes

Block 1                        9:02-9:37                 35 minutes

Mentorship                        9:40- 9:55                 15 minutes        Announcements

  Break                                9:55 - 10:09                15 minutes

Block 2                        10:09- 10:44                 35 minutes

Block 3                        10:47 - 11:22                35 minutes

Block 4                        11:25 - 12:00                 35 minutes

Final Exams Schedule Early Release (December 21 & 22, May 26 & 27):

Std. Study/Teach Prep        7:45- 8:55                70 minutes

Block 1 & 3                        9:02-10:12                 70 minutes

Mentorship                        10:15- 10:38                 23 minutes        Announcements

  Break                                10:38 - 10:50                12 minutes

Block 2 & 4                        10:50- 12:00                 70 minutes

 

Frank Church High School

2020-2021 Student Calendar

August 5                                                                   Registration 9:00am-12:00pm

August 6                                                                     Registration 4:00pm-7:00pm

August 17                                                    First Day of School (Early Release 12:00)

September 7                                                                   Labor Day - No School Pre K-12

September 17                                                       Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7

October 15                                                              End of Quarter Testing (Full Day)

October 16                                                                  End of Quarter Testing (Full Day)

October 23                                                                                  No School K-12

November 12                                                            Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7

November 23-27                                  Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School Pre K-12

December 18                                                                                          Full Day

December 21 & 22                                         End of Quarter  Testing - Early Release 12:00

December 23-January 8                                      Winter Holiday Break - No School PreK-12

January 11                                                                    School Resumes - Full Day

January 18                                             Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School Pre K-12

February 12                                                                           No School Pre K-12

February 15                                                          Presidents’ Day - No School Pre K-12

March 18                                                                         End of Quarter Testing (Full Day)

March 19                                                                      End of Quarter Testing (Full Day)

March 22-26                                                           Spring Break - No School Pre K-12

May 20                                                                  Last day for Seniors (Full Day)

May 26 & 27                                                  End of Quarter Testing - Early Release 12:00

Early Release Times: No Lunch Served

Graduation Dates: Frank Church High School

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ARRIVAL AT SCHOOL Once students have arrived on campus, they must stay on campus.  Upon arriving, students should enter the building and ask permission to leave the building or campus via a PTL (Permit to Leave) or administrator approval.  Students who do not follow this protocol will be considered truant and will be searched upon return.

        If a student arrives before 8:55, students must go to the designated areas.

Students can not be in the hallways before 8:55.

There will be staff support in the designated areas for students to get help with

any school work.  

BAGS/BACKPACKS Students are only allowed to bring drawstring bags into classrooms.  These are to have string shoulders and a cinch top.  Backpacks, purses, blankets or other bulky items are not allowed in the classrooms and should be stored in the closet.  The closet will be open to students at the start and end of the school day.  The school will not be held responsible for loss or damage.  Items may be searched by school officials at any time.

BULLYING AND HARASSMENT Unwanted physical, verbal (including sexual words), actions or behaviors, including those through electronic means, are illegal and not allowed at Frank Church.  See District policy for further information (#3231).

BUSES Buses to and from school are provided for those students who meet the District requirements.  Remember that riding the bus is a privilege, not a right.

COATS Unfortunately, classrooms do not have the space for all students and their coats.  Therefore, heavy coats (including blankets) must be placed in the storage closet.  Students may wear sweatshirts and sweaters to class.  Again, the closet will be open at the start and end of the school day and at lunch on below freezing days. The school will not be held responsible for loss or damage.  Items may be searched by school officials.

DELIVERIES  Food deliveries are not encouraged. If a delivery occurs, it will only be allowed during lunch. Any food delivered outside of lunch will be held until the end of the day and not allowed in the classroom. If a delivery happens before lunch, the student will not get the food until the end of the day.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES Electronic devices are not to be used unless verbally authorized by the classroom teacher.  Teachers will confiscate them and refer students to the office.  Students must use headphones to listen to sound from their devices, as portable speakers are prohibited.

FIELD TRIPS All students participating in a field trip must arrive to school and attend with their class/group. All students must be checked out from the school attendance office at school.

GANGS Identified gang activity, dress, and/or paraphernalia are strictly prohibited at Frank Church High School.  Any involvement in this type of activity will result in suspension or possible expulsion.

HALL PASSES Students must have a pass to be in the halls during non-passing periods.  Students must sign in and sign out when leaving the classroom during class time.

         *Due to Covid 19, students will only be allowed to leave class one at a time.

HATS  Hats may be worn to and from school but must be out of sight in the building.  They should be placed in student bags or in the student closet.  

HOMEWORK POLICY Make-up work outside of school is required for school days missed. We have additional help before school.

ID BADGES  Every student is issued an identification badge that indicates he/she is a student at Frank Church High School.  Students will use them in the cafeteria for breakfast, lunch and in the library to check out books. Students can ride the City Bus for free when they show their badges. Different colors of badges will be issued according to grade level.  Juniors and seniors may leave campus at lunch if they are in good standing (for example, no Truancies, no tardies, no major behaviors) and have the appropriate Frank Church ID badge.

        Students will not be allowed to leave campus without their appropriate ID badge.

If a student is not in good standing, they will receive a different color ID badge.

Students will get the opportunity to earn their good standing back again every

quarter.  

FCHS will provide the first badge free of charge.    There is a $3.00 charge to replace a badge that is lost or stolen.   

 

LANGUAGE Appropriate language must be used at all times in and around school, this includes on the buses. Consequences for inappropriate language can range from a warning to in house detention to suspension.

LOST AND FOUND If a personal item is lost or stolen, students should contact the Security Officer as soon as possible.  The Security Office is in the main hall near the cafeteria.  The Security Officer will document the lost item and direct students to the appropriate next steps, if any. (Check with Josh)

MEDICATIONS All prescription medications and over-the-counter medications must be checked in with the school nurse immediately upon arrival of school.

OPEN CAMPUS Campus is closed before school and at break. Once students arrive on campus they are to stay on campus and in the building.  Juniors and seniors in good standing can leave campus during lunch.  Students must leave through the front door and show their student IDs upon leaving and returning to the building.  More than one tardy, illegal activity or inappropriate behavior off campus during lunch will result in revocation of open campus privileges.

Students need to stay on the sidewalks until they leave District property and may not loiter on public or private properties.

PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION No excessive public displays of affection are allowed on campus.

PARKING Students who have a valid driver’s license and wish to drive to school and park on campus must purchase a parking pass.  Students driving vehicles without a pass will be issued a ticket.  Vehicles parked on campus may be searched by school officials or police.

SCHOOL BOUNDARIES Boise School District property extends from Trabucco St. (West) to the edge of the neighborhood on the East and from the canal bank (South) to Victory Road.   All District policies apply in these areas.  

SLEEPING IN CLASS Students may not sleep in classes at Frank Church High School.  They must be present and engaged to remain in the classroom.  Teachers will provide a warning and interventions in class and then, if sleeping continues, refer the student to the nurse or administration.

WHEELS ON CAMPUS  Nothing is to be ridden on campus.  This includes skates, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters and bicycles.  Bicycles are to be locked in the racks provided. The school will not be held responsible for loss or damage.

FRANK CHURCH HIGH SCHOOL DRESS CODE

Students are asked to dress in a manner appropriate to the classroom and their jobs as learners. “Appropriate” is defined as clothing which is non-disruptive, does not interfere with the educational process and which adequately covers the body to maintain modesty and respect for oneself and others. The dress code is as follows:

In general

Shirts

Pants, leggings, shorts, skirts and capris

Head coverings

Please be advised, the administration will have final determination on all matters dealing with the dress code.  The dress code is in effect from the time the student arrives on campus until he/she leaves campus.

CONSEQUENCES FOR DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS

Students will not be permitted in class if they are non-compliant with the dress code.  Suspension or in-house detention may be used if the student is insubordinate.  Students who are chronically out of compliance may be placed in in-house detention or suspended.

Students not in compliance with dress code will be asked to correct the problem immediately.  They may:

FRANK CHURCH HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE POLICIES

ABSENCES

WEDNESDAY SCHOOL

TARDIES

        Tardy Procedures:

1st Tardy: Auto dialer notifies parents of tardy.

2nd Tardy: Auto dialer notifies parents of tardy.

3rd Tardy: Auto dialer notifies parents of tardy.

        4th Tardy: Auto dialer notifies parents of tardy and student assigned to 30

                minutes detention.

5th Tardy: Auto dialer notifies parents of tardy and student assigned 60 minutes

               detention.

6th Tardy: Auto dialer notifies parents of tardy and student assigned 90 minutes

               detention.

7th Tardy: Auto dialer notifies parents of tardy and may be withdrawn from class

                and/or loss of credit. Each additional tarty will result in an additional 30

                minutes of detention.

TRUANCIES

A truancy is an absence that has not been excused by a parent or guardian, or when a student is not where they are supposed to be during the school day.

   Truancy Procedures:

1st Truancy:  A Major Disciplinary Violation will be issued and parent/guardian

      will be informed. Students will be expected to serve evening school (3

                 hours) or detention for 180 minutes (3 hours).

2nd Truancy:  A Major Disciplinary Violation will be issued. The student’s parent         

     or guardian will be informed. Students will be expected to serve evening

     school (3 hours) or detention for 180 minutes (3 hours).

        3rd Truancy:  A Major Disciplinary Violation will be issued and the student will    

     serve evening School for three hours or detention for 180 minutes.  The

     student’s parent or guardian will be informed. Students will be expected to  

     serve evening school (3 hours) or detention for 180 minutes (3 hours).

        4th Truancy:  A Major Disciplinary Violation will be issued and consequences  

     may include evening School, suspension, or withdrawal from class.  The

     student’s parent or guardian will be informed.

COVID pandemic school expectations -

Boise School District Mask Procedures:  

Masks are required for all students, staff, and visitors while inside all District facilities.  

Under District Policy 3223, “the Board requires every student to dress in a manner that provides  for a safe and healthy school environment.” Under Idaho Code 33-512(11) and District Policy  5234, the Principal or site administrator has the power and duty to prohibit entrance and/or provide for the removal from any District premise or any District sponsored activity, regardless of location, any individual or individuals whose presence is detrimental to the health or safety of students or other individuals. 

The City of Boise and Central District Health have each issued Orders that require masks to be worn in schools. The Center for Disease Control has issued guidance that masks should be worn in schools. 

The only exceptions to this District procedure will be for a valid medical condition. Persons who cannot medically tolerate wearing a face covering will be excused from such. Medical documentation shall be required. For students, parents and visitors, documentation shall be submitted to the building nurse. For staff, medical documents shall be submitted through the ADA process with the Human Resources Department. 

Discipline for refusing to wear a mask will be handled by the Principal or Administrator of each building, and involve existing District disciplinary processes. Visitors, parents, students or staff who do not wear a mask may be denied school attendance, or trespassed, or both. A student removed from a school based upon District Policy 5234 may be provided an alternative educational placement with Boise Online School.

Food and Drink

Building Entrance

Social Distancing

Sanitation in classrooms/work area