WELCOME

"Building education excellence for tomorrow . . . today" is the mission statement for the River View Local School District. The staffs in each River View building continue to work diligently to provide the highest quality educational opportunities for our students. Our ultimate goal is to create an educational environment that is conducive to allowing each student to reach his or her own full potential.

As always we encourage your questions, comments, and ideas. In addition, we invite your participation and partnership in helping educate our students to the best of our ability.

                                                                Sincerely,

Mr. Dalton Summers                        Superintendent

                        

BOARD OF EDUCATION                                        ADMINISTRATORS

Dan Hothem                                        Jarred Renner, Principal

Cordell Brown                                                Conesville Elementary         740-829-2334

David Lapp                                        Beth Hamersley, Principal

Larry Pepper                                                Keene Elementary               740-622-5884

Brent Porteus                                        Tracey Herron, Principal

                                                        Warsaw Elementary             740-824-3727

                                                Jeff  Vickers, Assistant Principal

                                                        Warsaw Elementary             740-824-3727

Christie Ireland, Curriculum Coordinator                          

Administration Office            740-824-3521

Dalton Summers, Superintendent

         Administration Office            740-824-3521

                                                

DIRECTOR of OPERATIONS and TRANSPORTATION

        Joel Moore                  740-824-3521   ext. 1108

        Bus Garage                740-824-3010

DIRECTOR of FOODSERVICE

        Jovie Metz                740-824-3521         ext. 1211                

DISTRICT NURSE

        Kayla Davis                 740-824-3523         ext. 1305

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

        Sheri Fortune                 740-824-3523    ext. 1306

Table of Contents

Attendance                                                                  4        Arrival and Dismissal                                                          4        Absence Reporting                                                          4

Family vacations                                                          5

           Make-up work                                                                  5

           Closings or Delayed Openings                                                  5

Coshocton County Fair                                                          5 Closings or Delayed Openings                                                  5

Custodial Parents                                                          5

Emergency Information                                                          5

Fire / Tornado and Safe School Drills                                          5

Medical Concerns                                                          6

             Communicable Diseases                                          6

Immunizations                                                          6

Medications                                                          6

Prescription Medication                                                  6

Inhalers                                                                    6

Bee / Insect Stings/ Allergies                                          6

Non-prescription Medication                                          7

Illnesses at School                                                   7

Student Accident Insurance                                                   7

Fees                                                                          7

Field Trips                                                                  7

Dress Code                                                                  8

Book Bags / Backpacks                                                          8

School Meals                                                                   8

        Library                                                                          8

        Gifts                                                                           8

        Visitation Policy                                                                  8

        Grading Policy                                                                    9

           Report Cards                                                                  10

        Reporting a Student's Progress                                                   10

Progress Book                                                                  10  

Teacher Qualifications                                                          11

Comments Invited                                                          11        Code of Student Conduct                                                  11        

Part I- Violations                                                        11

                Arson                                                                11

Assault                                                                11         Bullying                                                                11        Cheating                                                        11        Continued Class or Activity Disruption                                11        Dangerous Weapons and Instruments                                11

                           Degrading Acts                                                  11                Disrespect                                                        12                

Disruption of School                                                12

Distribution of Unauthorized Printed Materials                        12        Electronic Communications Equipment                                12

                Electronic Device Policy                                                13

                            False Alarms                                                          13

                Fighting                                                         13

                            Forgery                                                                13

                Gambling                                                         13

                Insubordination                                                        13

                Loitering                                                        13

                Profanity and/or Obscene Language                                13

                Sexual Harassment                                                 12

                Shakedown or Strong Arm                                        13

Theft                                                                13

                Threats to Staff or Classmates                                        13

                Tobacco, Narcotics, Alcoholic Beverages and Drugs                13

                Truancy                                                         14

Vandalism                                                         14

                Expectations of Student Behavior                                14

Playground Expectations                                         14        Cafeteria Rules                                                        14

                Consequences                                                        15

Part II – Search and Seizure and Interrogation 

        Search and Seizure                                                15

        Interrogation                                                        15        Part III – Application of Code

                    Jurisdiction                                                         15                Alternative Disciplinary Strategies                                15                    Suspensions and Expulsions                                        15                    Differences by Grades and Student Age                                 15        

Transportation                                                                16

School / Parent Compact                                                 17

        Notification of Rights Under FERPA                                          18-19

Notification of Rights Under PPRA                                        20        

Computer Network / Internet Management And Use                           21-24

Rules For Student Use                                                

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Acceptable Use Agreement                                                26

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        Acceptance Agreement                                                         28

ATTENDANCE   

All students between six and eighteen years of age must be legally enrolled in regular school attendance. (Ohio Revised Code Section 3321.01) Attendance is the responsibility of the student and parent. The only tardiness or absence from school which will be excused are those defined in Ohio law and confirmed by parents or legal guardian. When a student's absences and/or tardies become excessive, parents/guardians will be notified by the building principal. If absences continue, the Coshocton County Juvenile Courts will be notified in accordance with Ohio law. Absence from school for any reason than those listed below and recommended by the State of Ohio Board is not acceptable.

Acceptable reasons for "Excused Absence" are:

  1. Personal illness  (Students who are absent and need a physician's care, are required to present a physician's excuse the day the child returns to school.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  2. Illness in the immediate family
  3. Death of a relative
  4. Quarantine
  5. Emergency or set of circumstances judged as sufficient cause by school authorities
  6. Observance of religious holiday

Take your child to work day (1 day with verification from parent's employer)

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL 

School hours are 9:10 A.M. to 3:20 P.M. The school is not responsible for your child before school hours, after school hours, or when they are not on school property. Students who walk to school or are brought to school must not arrive before 8:50 A.M.

Students arriving late or leaving early must be signed in/out by the parents.

ABSENCE REPORTING AND TRUANCY

The River View Local Schools attendance policy will follow the guidelines of House Bill 410 and will be available upon further guidance from the Ohio Department of Education.

Actions and Interventions

EXCESSIVE ABSENCES

(Excused & Unexcused)

TRUANCY

(Unexcused Only)

38 or more hours in one month

30 or more hours consecutive

65 or more hours in year

42 or more hours one month

72 or more hours a year

INTERVENTION

 

  • Notify parent within 7 days of trigger

  • Student will follow plan for absence Intervention

  • Student/Family may be referred to community resources

INTERVENTION

 Within 7 days:

  • Select members of intervention team
  • Make 3 meaningful attempts to secure parent participation on team

   Within 10 days:

  •  Student is assigned to selected the Intervention team

   Within 14 days:

  •  Develop intervention plan

    File complaint if: 

  • No progress in 61 days
  • Student continues to be excessively absent

Each time a student is absent from school, or late to school, it is the parents’ responsibility to call the school before 10:00 A.M. to provide an acceptable excuse of the student’s absence. If no call is received, we are required, as part of the child Abduction Law, to call the student’s home or the parent’s work to confirm the student’s absence.  If you fail to contact the school the school will contact the parents within 2-hours.

        

FAMILY VACATIONS

Absences for family vacations are excused under school board policy with prior notice in writing to building principal. Students will be permitted to make up work missed during these absences.  Teachers are under no obligation to prepare work in advance. Family vacation absences will count toward the maximum allowed hours of absence.

MAKE-UP WORK 

Students who have excused absences [or are on family vacations] will be given one additional day more than the number of days missed to make-up assignments. For example: 2 days absence would equal 3 days to make up work.  

COSHOCTON COUNTY FAIR 

Students are expected to be in school when school is in session during the fair. Students will be excused ONLY if they provide a signed note from their advisor and parents.

CLOSINGS OR DELAYED OPENINGS 

In case of inclement weather and school is closed or the opening is delayed the announcements will be broadcast over the following radio and television stations, as well as the following Social Media Accounts:

   WTNS             Coshocton        99.3 FM                     WKLM - Millersburg    95.3 FM    

   WHIZ            Zanesville    102.5 FM                      WCLT - Newark        100.3 FM        

   Columbus: TV Channels 4, 6, and 10                Zanesville: WHIZ-TV

   Facebook:   RIver View Local Page                Twitter:  River View Local Page

An automated call system is also in place.  You should receive a recorded message in the case of school closings and delays.  Also, go to www.rvbears.org for information regarding closings.

If you do not hear RIVER VIEW LOCAL SCHOOLS mentioned concerning delays or cancellations, then the buses will be running their regular schedules. Occasionally, due to snow, ice, or fog, the buses may be 5 -10 minutes late while running their regular route. In the event school would dismiss early due to inclement weather or other emergency, closings would be announced on the radio stations listed above.

CUSTODIAL PARENTS 

In order to protect your child if you are divorced or separated, Ohio law requires legal proof of custody or guardianship. It is the parents’ responsibility to provide a copy (certified copy with clerk's seal) of the divorce decree or shared parenting agreement to the school office. Failure to do so could result in your child being released to the noncustodial parent. Relatives and family members may not make informal custody changes by letter or affidavit. All custody changes must be court approved.  THE SCHOOL WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CUSTODY DISPUTES/ISSUES IF CURRENT CUSTODY DOCUMENTATION IS NOT ON FILE IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION 

It is the parents’ responsibility to return one emergency form per child indicating where someone can be reached in case of an accident or illness. PLEASE NOTIFY THE SCHOOL OF ANY CHANGES IN THE STUDENT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION - SUCH AS CHANGES IN ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBERS, MEDICAL HISTORY, EMERGENCY NUMBERS AND SO ON.

FIRE/TORNADO AND SAFE SCHOOL DRILLS 

Fire and tornado drills are required by state law. They are important safety precautions, and it is essential that everyone promptly obeys the first signal. Each classroom teacher will explain and post the students’ instructions. Running and talking will not be tolerated.

MEDICAL CONCERNS

  1. COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Parents are responsible to inform the school if their child contracts one of the childhood communicable diseases such as whooping cough, chicken pox etc.

  1. IMMUNIZATIONS 

Section 3313.671 of the Ohio Revised Code sets the immunization standards for all students.  Students must be fully immunized within 14 days of the school year.  Students not meeting the required immunization deadline will not be allowed to attend school.  Students are to be immunized against DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus), poliomyelitis, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Hepatitis B and Varicella (chicken pox) (effective fall of 2006 as students enter kindergarten) unless specifically exempt for medical or other reasons.

  1. MEDICATIONS:   

STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CARRY ANY MEDICATIONS WITH THEM AT SCHOOL EXCEPT FOR ASTHMA INHALERS AND EPINEPHRINE AUTO INJECTORS AS DESCRIBED BELOW.  ALL OTHER MEDICATIONS MUST BE KEPT IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE/CLINIC.

The River View Local Board of Education strongly recommends that required medication be administered in the home.  If this is not possible, only prescription medication will be administered to students according to regulations mandated by ORC 3313.713.  The medication must be sent to school in the original container.  All medication must be dispensed by a school staff member. In addition to a signed, written request by the parent or guardian, a statement signed by the doctor prescribing the medication which contains all of the following information is also required:

 

  1. The student’s name and address.
  2. The school and class in which the student enrolled.
  3. The name of the drug and the dosage to be administered.
  4. The times or intervals at which each dose is to be administered.
  5. The date the administration of the drug is to begin.
  6. The date the administration of the drug is to end.
  7. Any severe, adverse reactions which should be reported to the doctor and at least one telephone number where the doctor can be reached in an emergency.
  8. Any special instructions for administering the drug such as storage requirements or sterile conditions.
  9. Signature of physician

Forms for the administering of prescription drugs are available in each elementary school office and on the school website.

According to the ORC 3313.716 students may possess and use a metered dose inhaler or a dry powder inhaler to alleviate asthmatic symptoms.  The school must have written approval from a physician and parent/guardian.

Special forms are available in the school office or on the school website and must be completed before a student may possess an inhaler at school.

In case of bee or insect stings and other severe allergies, the parent is responsible for providing the school with the appropriate medication and a physician's statement about how the medication is to be administered.

According to the ORC 3313.718, students may possess and use an epinephrine auto injector to treat an allergic/anaphylactic reaction.  The law requires:

A,  Acknowledgment that the prescriber has determined that the student is capable of possessing and using the auto injector appropriately and has provided the student with training in the proper use of the auto injector;

B.    The school has received a backup dose of the anaphylaxis medication; and whenever an auto injector is used, school employee shall immediately request assistance from an emergency medical service provider.

Special forms, available in the school office or on the school website, must be completed before a student may use or possess an epinephrine auto injector.

4. NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION         

Non-prescription medications (cough syrup, Tylenol, Advil etc.) WILL NOT be administered in school unless the guidelines for prescription medication are followed.

5. ILLNESSES AT SCHOOL 

Children who become ill at school can be better cared for at home. It is the parents’ responsibility to provide the school with names and phone numbers of others who can care for the sick child if parents are not available. These names and numbers should be noted on the Emergency Medical Authorization form and updated if information changes throughout the year.

         6. STUDENTS RETURNING TO SCHOOL FROM ILLNESS

Students should not return to school until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever of 100.0 F or higher, signs of a fever or (chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, or sweating) without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

Parents should:

STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE 

An accident insurance policy is available to students and teachers desiring coverage. The policy offers insurance protection to pupils on their way to and from school, while at school, and when participating in a school organized activity.  Information about cost will be sent home.

FEES 

Supply fees will be set by the Board of Education and posted in each of the elementary buildings.

FIELD TRIPS 

Field trips conducted throughout the school year are correlated with educational experiences of the student in the classroom. To help make this activity worthwhile and positive for our students the following rules are in effect.

  1. Parents will be asked to sign permission slips when students leave school for a field trip. The parent’s signature acknowledges that the parents are aware that their child will be away from the school and that they are aware of the nature of the trip and its purposes.
  2. Parents have the right to deny participation.
  3. The school reserves the right to deny individual student participation in a field trip due to the student’s record of misconduct as it may be viewed as a detriment to the class participation and the benefit to others. Missing and/or incomplete assignments may also be a factor in determining a student’s privilege to participate in a field trip.
  4. Parents asked to chaperone may not bring younger children.

Due to bus space and the requirements of the field trip, only a limited number of chaperones may go on a field trip.

DRESS CODE 

The Board of Education believes that a positive relationship exists between a student’s appearance and his/her attitude, conduct, and progress toward attainment of ultimate educational goals. In keeping with this belief, we ask that students follow these guidelines:

  1. Hair should be kept in a neat and clean fashion.  Additives, such as glitter, are not permitted.
  2. Dress should show modesty and good taste. Acceptable dress for school is defined as proper/adequate coverage. Tops with spaghetti straps, midriff tops, short skirts or shorts are NOT permitted.  NO torn or baggy clothing is permitted at school. Underwear must not show.  SLEEVELESS garments must come to the shoulder and fit closely under the arms.
  3. Students shall not wear any clothing articles or accessories that have slogans or words which are in poor taste, including but not limited to advertising or promoting tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs or drug paraphernalia.
  4. Student footwear will adequately protect a child's foot and be worn at all times.
  5. PLEASE put your child’s name in his or her coat, hats, sweaters, gloves, etc.
  6. In all questions of students' attire and its appropriateness for school, the decision of the building principal shall be final.  

BOOK BAGS/BACKPACKS 

Students will be permitted to carry school bags and/or backpacks to and from school but NOT between classes.  As a school bus safety measure, keep backpack straps short.

SCHOOL MEALS

  1. The cost of student lunch and breakfast for the current year will be posted in each elementary school.  This includes a well planned, well prepared, nutritionally adequate lunch and a half-pint of milk. The price of ala carte items as well as milk and orange juice will be posted in each cafeteria.
  2. Students who forget or lose their lunch money may charge the lunch for that day. ALL CHARGES MUST BE PAID THE FOLLOWING DAY. No charges will be authorized during the last two weeks of school.
  3. Free lunches or reduced cost lunches are available to students who qualify.  Applications will be made available at the beginning of the school year and must be returned to determine eligibility. Any changes in income need to be reported on a new Free or Reduced Meal Form available in the school office.

LIBRARY  

Students may check out books for one week. Books may be renewed if no one else has requested the materials. Anyone having overdue materials must return them before checking out more. If materials are lost or damaged, the student who checked them out will be responsible for paying for replacement or repairs.

GIFTS 

Balloons, flowers and other gifts may not be delivered for students at school.

VISITATION POLICY 

The River View Local Board of Education welcomes and encourages visits to school by parents, other adult residents of the community and interested educators. To insure that the educational program continues undisturbed when visitors are present, persons wishing to visit the school should make arrangements with the principal in advance.  Visitors must register at the office upon arrival, and wear the school's "Visitor's Badge" displayed prominently on the shirt or jacket.  [Please note: This is for the safety of all children.]

GRADING POLICY

The purpose of grades is to communicate student learning.

1.  Specific learning targets will be posted for all students and accessible to parents at the beginning of each unit or quarter as determined by the individual teacher. 

2. The evidence of student learning will be based upon summative assessments:  Tests, quizzes, compositions/reports, classwork, projects, lab reports, presentations, and journals.  Summative assessments comprise the grade for the course.  Formative assessments  (Homework, notebooks, and practice work) will be used to monitor student learning as they move towards mastery of learning targets.  They will not be used as part of the final grade; however, they will be communicated.

Each student will accumulate points earned on summative assessments during each grading period.   At the end of the grading period the student's accumulated points will be divided by the number of points possible.  The percentage of points earned will then be applied to the adopted school scale to arrive at the A, B, C, D, F grade, which will then be recorded in the teacher's grade book and on the student's report card.  Letter grades are determined by numerical conversion of summative assessment results.

*Pluses and minuses will be used for COMMUNICATION purposes only, for interim and quarterly grades. Pluses and minuses will not be used to determine final course grades.

3.  INCOMPLETE OR UNACCEPTABLE WORK 

Work earning below 60% of the possible points on a summative assessment is unacceptable. Students will be required to attend a reteaching session and will be mandated to do or redo any assignment on which he or she scores less than 60%. Students who wish to improve their score will have an opportunity to retake the assessment or redo an assignment after attending a re-teaching session. Students will have a defined time to request to do an assessment or assignment over. It is the student's responsibility to attend.

On the report card, an ”I” will be assigned to a student who is missing a major assignment or has not provided sufficient evidence of learning. Students with an “I” have up to two additional weeks to complete the work on their own. If additional time is required, students will be mandated to participate in remediation for established building-level programs and procedures. Parents will be contacted to communicate what needs to be completed, and this will occur before the “I” can changed on the report card. If the work is not completed before the end of the term of the next quarter, the “I” will become an F.

4. LATE WORK

Points assigned for late summative assignments may be reduced by as much as 10% after five school days beyond the due date.  This communicates the importance of timeliness without unduly affecting the communication of student learning.   Teachers should encourage students to acknowledge their lateness and request an extension.  This is a skill that is applicable to a job situation.  Students who turn in work late forfeit their right to retake or redo the assignment.

5.  EXTRA CREDIT

Extra credit or bonus points must be based only on evidence that more work has resulted in a higher level of achievement of the standards.  This could mean a higher level of thinking.

6.  CHEATING

No credit will be given for work that was plagiarized or by otherwise cheating.  The student will be reassessed to determine his or her actual level of achievement, and other appropriate consequences will be used as punishment for the infraction.  

REPORT CARDS

   

Kindergarten and First Grade:  Raw data or narrative descriptions will be used on the report card when applicable.

Instructional reading levels are communicated with numbered levels  - 3, 2, 1:  

3-Exceeding grade level expectations at this time

2-Meeting grade level expectations at this time

1-Not Meeting grade level expectations at this time

Units of study in social studies, science, and health will be listed on the report card each quarter.  Study of these subjects is integrated with language arts and math.

Second Grade

Instructional reading levels are communicated with numbered levels  - 3, 2, 1:  

3-Exceeding grade level expectations at this time

2-Meeting grade level expectations at this time

1-Not Meeting grade level expectations at this time

        Spelling and Math earn  A, B, C, D, F

        Penmanship, Keyboarding, Social Studies, Science, Music and Physical Education earn O, S, N, or U.

 

Third Grade-Sixth Grade

Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies earn  A, B, C, D, F  

             Grade 3 Science and Social Studies O, S, N, U

        

Reporting a Student’s Progress 

K-2 Teachers will send home paper reports at the end of each quarter. Additional information will be communicated for students who do not meet grade-level benchmarks.

PROGRESS BOOK

Parents of students in Grades 3-6 can access student achievement information throughout each grading period on Progress Book by going to www.river-view.k12.oh.us  and clicking on Progress Book under the Parent tab on the home page.  Please note:

          -Summative grades will be posted within five school days of completion.

        -If you need to discuss your child's grades with his/her teacher, please contact them during          school hours or via email. (firstname.lastname@rvbears.org)

The River View Local Board of Education has adopted policy regarding the promotion, retention, and assignment of students. Refer to File: IKE for current policy.

TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS

You have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of your child's classroom teacher.  The federal law, No Child Left Behind, requires that any local school district receiving federal Title I, Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged, must notify parents of each student attending any school receiving Title I that they may request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teacher, including the following:

  1. Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides your child’s instruction.
  2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status that waives State licensing requirements.
  3. The college degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification (such as National Board Certification).
  4. Whether your child is provided services by instructional paraprofessionals (sometimes called teacher's aides) and their qualifications.

COMMENTS INVITED

Parents are invited to comment on the district and building improvement plans and on the district's parent involvement policy available in each building by contacting the principal of the building their children attend.

CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT

This code applies to all River View School District students’ conduct while in the building, on the school grounds, on the school bus, and all curricular and extracurricular activities.  It is the intent of the River View Board of Education to provide an effective learning environment in the River View Schools.  A major factor in establishing this learning environment is an atmosphere of good order and discipline. The following violations, while not inclusive, may result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to: In/Out of School Suspension, Emergency Removal, and/or Expulsion.

PART 1 – VIOLATIONS

ARSON 

No student shall willfully set fire or attempt to set fire to any property of the Board of Education of the River View School District.

ASSAULT 

A student shall not cause physical injury or behave in such a way which could threaten to cause physical injury to school staff, other students, or visitors, while under the jurisdiction of the school.

BULLYING

Bullying is an ongoing, intentional act with the intent to do harm by a person in a more powerful position than the victim.  Refer to the board policy (JFCF-R).

CHEATING 

No student shall be permitted to cheat by either giving or receiving answers or information.  Appropriate discipline will be administered.

CONTINUED CLASS OR ACTIVITY DISRUPTION 

No student shall be repeatedly involved in actions which disrupt the educational process in a classroom activity or other organized functions of the school.

DANGEROUS WEAPONS AND INSTRUMENTS 

A student shall not possess, handle, transmit, or conceal any object which might be considered a dangerous weapon or instrument of violence.

DEGRADING ACTS 

A student shall not engage in an act which degrades him/herself or others at the school or at school activities.  Prohibited are obscene gestures, actions, words, possession or circulation of pictures, writings, publications, etc., which are degrading or obscene.

DISRESPECT 

No student willfully intimidates, insults, or in any other manner abuses verbally or in writing any member of the school staff or student body.

DISRUPTION OF SCHOOL 

A student shall not by use of violence, force, coercion, threat, harassment, insubordination, or repeated incorrigibility, cause disruption or obstruction  to the educational process, including all curricular and extracurricular activities.

DISTRIBUTION OF UNAUTHORIZED PRINTED MATERIALS 

Distribution of printed materials by students must conform to the Board of Education guidelines.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT

Students may be allowed to possess cellular telephones and other electronic communications devices while on school property or while attending school-sponsored activities on or off school property, as long as these devices are turned off during school hours unless instructed otherwise by the teacher. First time violators of this policy are reported to the principal, who confiscates the device and holds it in his/her office until the end of the school day. Second violation, the parent must come to school to pick up the device.  On the third offense, the device will be kept until the end of the school year. The district assumes no liability if these devices are broken, lost, or stolen.  

   

The River View Local School District recognizes and values the use of technology and encourages students to use it in a responsible and respectful manner while abiding by the following guidelines. While using any electronic device the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) applies.

  1. Cell phones, iPods and other devices may be used until 9:10 A.M., and then all devices must be turned off and out of sight, unless a staff member directs you otherwise. (i.e.) Having the student put their cell phone/electronic device on their desk at the beginning of class.
  2. Cell phones, iPods, and other electronic devices may be used in areas designated by the building principal (such as the gymnasium while waiting for a bus.)  Use of your cell phone/electronic device is limited to listening to music and being on educational websites.  
  3. Making phone calls or texting is not permitted.
  4. Cell phones and other communication devices may not be used while walking in the hallways.
  5. No student is permitted to take pictures, video, or any voice recordings of any other student or staff member without that person’s consent.  Taking such a picture, video, or recording is a major offense of the Code of Conduct for Insubordination and may result in further discipline.  Any device used to take a picture, video, or recording may be confiscated by school administration and/or be turned over to the proper authorities.
  6. At no time will a cell phone, camera or any recording device be permitted in any restroom.

When listening to any form of music the following restrictions apply:

  1. The earphones/earpiece must be plugged into the device.
  2. One, and only one, earphone/earpiece may be worn at a time.
  3. The music being played must not be loud enough to be heard by another person.

Notice:

If an electronic device is taken away from a student and is suspected of inappropriate or illegal activity, the school administration will contact authorities who have the right to search that device and its contents, including messages, images, and other items.  Failure to comply with a staff members request is deemed to be insubordination.  

If a student contacts a parent via a cell phone because he does not feel well, and then the parent comes to school to pick the student up, this will not be a legitimate absence.  A student MUST see the school secretary if he is not feeling well, and the secretary will determine whether or not the student should go home.  Any attempt to bypass the office and have the parent come to school to pick up the student will result in an unexcused absence.

The following consequences for violating the Electronic Device Policy will apply:

  1. The first violation will result in the device being taken away, and a warning will be issued; the device will be returned to student at the end of the day.
  2. The second violation will result in the device being taken for the day and parent must pick up the device.
  3. Any student in violation of the policy  three times will not be permitted to have any electronic devices  (cell phones, iPods, etc.) of any kind in school for the remainder of the school year even if the device is turned off and not being used.

FALSE ALARMS 

No student shall initiate a fire alarm or report warning of a fire, impending bomb, or other catastrophe without cause.

FIGHTING 

The act of hostile bodily contact among two or more students on school property, in school sponsored vehicles, or while in attendance at any school sponsored and supervised activity is prohibited.

FORGERY 

No student shall falsify the name of another person, falsify times, dates, grades, addresses, or other information on school forms or correspondence directed to the school.

GAMBLING 

No student shall engage in the act of gambling for money or valuables.

INSUBORDINATION 

A student shall not disregard or refuse to obey reasonable directions or requests by authorized school personnel.

LOITERING 

No student shall willfully remain on school premises at unauthorized times in such a manner as to cause disruption to an activity or function or pose a threat to the safety and wellbeing of a student or disrupt the educational process.

PROFANITY AND/OR OBSCENE LANGUAGE 

A student shall not use profanity or obscene language, either written or verbally, toward a staff member or another student.  Included in this is the use of obscene gestures, signs, pictures, or publications.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT 

All persons associated with the school system are expected to conduct themselves at all times so as to provide an atmosphere free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is defined as "unwelcome sexual advances. Requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature may constitute sexual harassment."  (River View School Policy ACAA, Adopted 6/19/95)

SHAKEDOWN OR STRONG ARM 

No student shall extort, borrow, or attempt to borrow anything of value from a person on school property, while on school activity, in a school vehicle, or at a school sponsored activity, unless both parties enter into the agreement freely without the presence of either an implied or expressed threat.

THEFT 

The act of taking or acquiring the property of others without their consent is prohibited.

THREATS TO STAFF OR CLASSMATES 

No student shall threaten, intimidate, or use obscene or profane language to a classmate or member of the River View staff.  Staff is interpreted as anyone who is employed by the River View Board of Education.

TOBACCO, NARCOTICS, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND DRUGS 

A student shall not possess, use, transmit, conceal, be under the influence, or appear to be under the influence of any alcoholic beverage, dangerous drug, narcotic, mind altering substance, or "look alike" drug.  No student shall be permitted to smoke, use tobacco, smokeless tobacco or possess drug paraphernalia for any reason on school premises, on school buses, or while under jurisdiction of the school.  This also includes evening activities and field trips as well as school hours.  Any student with tobacco in his or her possession or providing another student with tobacco will receive the same disciplinary action as that listed for smoking.

TRUANCY 

Students who are excessively truant from school, as defined by board policy, will be referred to juvenile court.

VANDALISM AND/OR DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY 

Damage which is deliberate, careless, or caused by accident must be paid for by the individual found responsible.  Such damage responsibility shall be enforced either on school or private property, on school grounds, or during school activities, functions or events off school grounds.

EXPECTATIONS of STUDENT BEHAVIOR

Basic rules have been established to promote respect for the rights of others, and to allow the student to grow and learn in a safe and nurturing environment.

PLAYGROUND EXPECTATIONS 

General rules for all students’ safety are as follows:

CAFETERIA RULES 

Good conduct is expected at lunch time.  We want students to enjoy the lunch period and have an opportunity to learn to eat many kinds of foods and acquire acceptable table manners and social graces.  Each student must take his/her tray to the food disposal area when finished eating and leave no food or debris on the table or floor.  NO FOOD is to be taken from the cafeteria without approval of a school staff member.

CONSEQUENCES 

Logical and reasonable steps will be taken by the classroom teacher when discipline is necessary.  Continued misbehavior will result in disciplinary action being taken by the principal.  In the event that misconduct continues and/or serious violations of school rules occur, out of school suspensions and/or recommendation for expulsion may result.

PART II - SEARCH AND SEIZURE AND INTERROGATION

SEARCH AND SEIZURE 

Student lockers and furniture are the property of the school, and a general search of lockers and furniture may be conducted at any time.  Whenever possible, students shall be advised in advance of the search.

A search in the absence of student notification may be made where a suspected item, or items, poses a clear and present danger to health and safety.  Items which can be used to disrupt or interfere with the educational process may be removed from student possession. Students shall not use lockers or property in such a way to interfere with school discipline or the normal operation of school. If a school official believes that an individual has on his person or property, a weapon or substance dangerous to persons or property, then the official has the right to search and seize.

If the suspicion is that the person is concealing evidence of a crime, it is possible that the authorities may be notified.

INTERROGATION 

Interrogation of students by school officials is authorized concerning misconduct or crimes which may have occurred relating to the school day or school functions or activities. Such interrogation may be conducted for the purpose of maintaining an orderly school operation, protecting health and safety of students and staff, or determining the presence of dangerous weapons or other prohibited materials. In Criminal Investigation, police should secure permission from school officials before interrogating during school hours. Parents shall be notified if possible, prior to the interrogation.

PART III - APPLICATION OF THE CODE

JURISDICTION 

This code and its provisions shall be applicable both during regularly scheduled school hours as well as at other times and places, including but not limited to school sponsored events, field trips, athletic and music functions and similar activities, where appropriate public school administrators have jurisdiction over students.

ALTERNATIVE DISCIPLINARY STRATEGIES 

There are other disciplinary practices which are effective and are not covered in the Student Code. Teachers and administrators are encouraged to develop and utilize a variety of informal disciplinary/guidance strategies to maintain effective learning conditions.

SUSPENSIONS AND EXPULSIONS

Suspensions and expulsions will be resorted to after other alternate strategies have failed or when students’ actions, by their nature, warrant formal procedures including suspension or expulsion.  A student may be suspended by the principal for up to ten (10) days by law.  Recommendation for expulsion would be appropriate for longer disciplinary action.

DIFFERENCES BY GRADES AND STUDENT AGE 

The Student Code is broadly relevant to all schools of the River View District.  However, there is a recognized distinction between students of different age and maturity levels.  Thus, it is reasonable to expect that resorting to the more formal steps of denying educational participation will be tempered by reference to such distinctions.

River View Policy Information Regarding Transportation

The River View School District furnishes transportation in compliance with state law. Parents are responsible for the supervision of students until the time the student boards the bus in the morning and immediately after the student exits the bus at the end of the school day. Each bus is equipped with a video recorder.  Routes will be monitored.

All students are to understand that the bus driver is in charge of the bus at all times.  Any student who repeatedly violates the safety precautions and/or conduct rules may be denied the privilege of riding the bus and is subject to other disciplinary action to be determined by the principal and/or transportation coordinator. To that end, the following conduct rules are called to your attention:

  1. Students must arrive at the bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. The bus will not wait. (Ohio Law 3301.08)
  2. Students must wait quietly in a location clear of traffic and at the assigned place of safety. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  3. Student behavior at bus stops must not threaten life, limb or property of any individual. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  4. Students must go directly to an available or assigned seat. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  5. Students must remain seated, keeping aisles and exits clear.  (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  6. Students must observe classroom conduct.  All school rules apply on the bus. Obey the driver promptly and with respect.  (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  7. Students must be courteous and respectful to fellow students and to the bus driver.  (School policy)
  8. Students must not engage in loud talking or laughing, horseplay, or fighting.  (School policy)
  9. Unnecessary confusion diverts the driver’s attention and might result in an accident. (School policy)
  10. Students must not use profane or abusive language.  (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  11. Students must refrain from chewing gum, eating and drinking on the bus except as required for medical reasons.  (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  12. Students must not use tobacco or related products on the bus.  (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  13. Students must not have alcohol or drugs in their possession on the bus except for prescription medication required for student.  (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  14. Students must not throw or pass objects on, from, or into the bus.  (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  15. Students may carry on the bus only objects that can be held in their laps.  No living creatures are permitted.  (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  16. Students must treat bus equipment as one would treat valuable furniture in his/her home.  Vandalism will not be tolerated.  Keep the bus clean.  (School policy)
  17. Students must not extend any part of their bodies out of the bus windows. (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  18. Students are to remain absolutely quiet at railroad crossings until the bus is completed across the tracks and the driver says it is OK to talk.  (Ohio Law 3301.83.08)
  19. Students must leave or board the bus at locations to which they have been assigned, unless they have written parental and administrative authorization to do otherwise.  (Ohio Law 3301.83.08) Note: Phone texts from parents to students do not constitute written permission. 

If you bring your child to school on a day that the bus could not get to your child due to weather or road   conditions, you will be responsible for picking them up after school.  (School policy)

  1. Cell phones, iPods, or other electronic devices are not to be used without driver knowledge while riding the bus. Electronic devices may cause distractions for the driver if being used inappropriately. Recording videos or taking pictures is prohibited. Your driver has permission to hold the phone until the student gets off the bus. (School policy)

RIVER VIEW LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

School/Parent Compact

The purpose of the School-Parent Compact, found in Section 1118 of Public Law 103-382, is to build and foster the development of a school-parent partnership to help all children achieve the state's high standards. This agreement is a promise to work together to improve student achievement.

As a teacher I agree that I will be responsible in the following ways:

             progress.

As a student I agree that I will be responsible in the following ways:

As a parent I agree that I will be responsible in the following ways:

                

Message from the principal:

I support this form of parent involvement. Therefore, I shall do the following:

and parent.

             instruction.

River View Local School District

Notification of Rights under FERPA

For Elementary and Secondary Schools

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. These rights are:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access.

Parents or eligible students should submit to the School principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The School official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

 

  1. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the School to amend a record should write the School principal [or appropriate school official], clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the School decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

  1. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent the FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the School as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom  the School has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using its own employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

Upon request, the River View Local School District discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. [NOTE: FERPA requires a school district to make a reasonable attempt to notify the parent or student of the records request unless it states in its annual notification that it intends to forward records on request.]

  1. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the River View Local School District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202-5920

River View Local School District

Notice for Directory Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that River View Local School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, River View Local 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 River View Local School District to include this type of information from your child’s education 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 (ESEA) 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 River View Local School District to disclose directory information from your child’s education records without your prior consent, you must notify the District in writing. River View Local School District has designated the following information as directory information:

River View Local School District

Notification of Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)

PPRA affords parents certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. These include the right to:

  1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent;
  2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;
  3. Sex behavior or attitudes;
  4. Illegal, antisocial, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
  5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;
  6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
  7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or
  8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.
  1. Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding;
  2. Any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or required under State law; and
  3. Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others.
  1. Protected information surveys of students;
  2. Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes; and
  3. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.

These rights transfer to from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State law.

River View Local School District has developed and adopted policies, in consultation with parents, regarding these rights, as well as arrangements to protect student privacy in the administration of protected information surveys and the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes. River View will directly notify parents of these policies at least annually at the start of each school year and after any substantive changes. River View will also directly notify, such as through U.S. Mail or email, parents of students who are scheduled to participate in the specific activities or surveys noted below and will provide an opportunity for the parent to opt his or her child out of participation of the specific activity or survey. River View will make this notification to parents at the beginning of the school year if the District has identified the specific or approximate dates of the activities or surveys at that time. For surveys and activities scheduled after the school year starts, parents will be provided reasonable notification of the planned activities and surveys listed below and be provided an opportunity to opt their child out of such activities and surveys. Parents will also be provided an opportunity to review any pertinent surveys. Following is a list of the specific activities and surveys. Parents will also be provided an opportunity to review any pertinent surveys. Following is a list of the specific activities and surveys covered under this requirement:

Parents who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20202-5901

RIVER VIEW LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

COMPUTER NETWORK / INTERNET MANAGEMENT AND USE

RULES FOR STUDENT USE

 

Please read this document carefully before signing.  This is a legally binding agreement indicating the parties signing it have read the terms and conditions carefully and understand their significance.  The details of this agreement reflect Board Policy.

The River View Local School District Board of Education recognizes that an effective educational system develops students who are globally aware, civically engaged, and capable of managing their lives and careers.  The board also believes that students need to be proficient users of information, media, and technology to succeed in a digital world.

Therefore, the River View Local School District will use technology resources as a powerful and compelling means for students to learn core subjects and apply skills in relevant and rigorous ways.  It is the district’s goal to provide students with rich and ample opportunities to use technology for important purposes just as individuals in workplaces and other real-life settings.  The district’s technology resources will enable educators and students to communicate, learn, share, collaborate and create, to think and solve problems, to manage their work, and to take ownership of their lives.

Filtering and Monitoring

Filtering software is used to block or filter access to visual depictions that are obscene and all child pornography in accordance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).  Other objectionable material could be filtered.  The determination of what constitutes “other objectionable” material is a local decision.  The District will also have procedures or guidelines that provide for monitoring the online activities of users and the use of the chosen technology protection measure to protect against access through such computers to visual depictions that are obscene, pornographic, or harmful to minors, as those terms are defined in CIPA.

The procedures or guidelines will be designed to:

 

Pursuant to Federal law, students will receive education about appropriate online behavior annually, including: (a) access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet; (b) the safety and security of minors while interacting with other individuals on social networking websites, using email, chat rooms, other forms of direct electronic communications, and cyberbullying awareness and response; (c) unauthorized access (e.g., “hacking”) and other unlawful activities by minors online; (d) unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and (e) measures restricting minors’ access to materials harmful to them, annually.

Parents should be aware that:

  1. Filtering software is not 100% effective. While filters make it more difficult for objectionable material to be received or accessed; filters are not a solution in themselves.  Every user must take personal responsibility for the  use of the RV network and Internet while avoiding objectionable sites.

  1. Users/parents/guardians are advised that use of any network may include the potential for accessing websites with inappropriate materials.  It is the responsibility of all users to attempt to avoid these sites through prudent use of the Internet.  If a student accidentally accesses one of these sites, they should immediately exit from that site and/or notify a staff member.

  1. Any attempts to defeat or bypass the district’s Internet filter or conceal Internet activity are prohibited, whether the attempt is made with district-owned equipment or a personal technological device.  The attempts include use of proxies, https, special ports, third party applications, modifications to district browser settings, Chrome extensions/applications and any other techniques designed to evade filtering or enable the publication of inappropriate content.

  1. River View Local School District is not responsible for students accessing information from personal mobile devices using network access outside of the River View Local School District network.

I. Personal Responsibility

By signing this policy, you are agreeing not only to follow the rules in this policy, but are agreeing to report any misuse of the network to a teacher or building principal.  Misuse means any violation of this policy, Board of Education Policy, or any other use that is not included in the policy, but has the effect of harming another person or his or her property.

II. Terms of Permitted Use

A student who submits to the school, as directed, a properly signed policy and follows the policy to which she or he has agreed will have computer network and Internet access during the course of being an River View student.  Students will be asked to sign a new policy when they enter a new building before they are given an access account.  (ex. Elementary to Junior High or Freshman to High School)

 

By signing the Agreement, the students acknowledges and understands the following regarding the use of the computer/network:

  1. Computer use is not private.  System managers have access to all messages including illegal activities and activities not in the best interest of the district.  Inappropriate and illegal activities may be reported to the authorities.
  2. All electronic data that passes through a district owned computer or a personally owned device, or over the district’s network is subject to monitoring and seizure and may be handed over to law enforcement officers.
  3. All electronic data created for administrative or instructional purposes under the Board approved curriculum for a course or program is the property of the District.
  4. The rules and regulations of online etiquette are subject to change by the Administration.  The Student Code of Conduct rules are applicable in the online environment as well.
  5. The user in whose name a computer account is issued is responsible for its proper use at all times.  Users must log  off the computer   to conclude a session or lock the computer if stepping away.  Users retain responsibility for the  activity of anyone accessing the computer and/or network under their account.  Users shall keep personal account information, home addresses and telephone numbers private.  They shall use this system only under the login and password information issued to them, by the District.  Users shall not grant others access to a computer and/or the network under their login and password.
  6.  Computer systems and the District network shall be used only for purposes related to education.
  7. Violation of this Policy and Agreement will result in discipline under the Student Code of Conduct.

III. Acceptable Use

The River View Local School District is providing access to its computer network and the Internet for educational purposes only.  If you have doubt about whether a contemplated activity is educational, you should ask your teacher or building principal if a specific use is appropriate.

 

IV. Unacceptable Use

Among the uses that are considered unacceptable and which constitute a violation of this policy are the following:

  1. Uses that constitute defamation (i.e. harming another’s reputation by lies), or that harass, threaten or bully others.
  2. Violating or encouraging others to violate the law or Board Policy.
  3. Revealing private information about yourself or others.  Private information includes, but is not limited to a person’s password, social security number, or other confidential information that has the potential to harm you or others or to violate the law if shared with other persons.
  4. Uses that cause harm to others or that cause damage to their property.
  5. Using profanity, obscenity or other language, which may be offensive to other users.
  6. Uses that are for commercial transactions (i.e. buying or selling or making arrangements to buy or sell over the internet).
  7. Use that causes disruption to the use of the computer and/or network by others or that disrupts the educational process of the District. (i.e. streaming audio or video, wiring or unplugging devices)
  8. Using the system to encourage the use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco.
  9. Viewing, downloading or transmitting material that is threatening, pornographic, obscene, disruptive or sexually explicit or that could be construed as harassment or ridicule of others based on their race, national origin, citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or political beliefs.
  10. Copying or placing copyrighted material or software on the system without the author’s permission and/or in violation of law.
  11. Reading, deleting, copying or modifying other user’s email or files without their permission or attempting to interfere with another user’s ability to use technology resources.
  12. Using another person’s password or some other identifier that misleads recipients into believing someone other than you is communicating or accessing the network or Internet.
  13. “Hacking,” gaining, or attempting to gain unauthorized access to computers, servers, computer systems, internal networks, or external networks.
  14. Use that causes excessive consumption of paper and other relevant supplies.
  15. Downloading and/or installing software programs without the approval of the Technology Department.
  16. Uploading a worm, virus or other harmful form of programming onto the network or Internet.
  17. Plagiarizing copyrighted or uncopyrighted materials for personal gain, recognition, or as graded work.
  18. Using social network sites for the purpose of posting slanderous or otherwise harmful information, whether true or untrue, about the character and/or actions of the district’s students or staff on district or personal technology equipment.
  19. Using instant messaging, text messaging, video messaging and Internet telephone services without the consent of your teacher.

V. Privacy

Network and Internet access is provided as a tool for your education.  The School District reserves the right to monitor, inspect, copy, review and store at any time and without prior notice any and all usage of the computer network and Internet access and any and all information transmitted or received in connection with such usage.  All such information files shall be and remain the property of the School District and no user shall have any expectation of privacy regarding such materials, regardless of storage location.

 

VI. Vandalism

Vandalism will result in disciplinary action that may result in suspension/expulsion and/or prosecution.  Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user or equipment or any network connected to any of the Internet backbones.  This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses or spyware, erasing, deleting, or otherwise making the school’s programs or networks unusable and includes theft or the damaging or defacing of equipment.  The District may hold users (or their legal guardian) personally and financially responsible for malicious or intentional damage done to network software, data, user accounts, hardware and/or unauthorized costs incurred, and any costs incurred to return such services to their normal state.

River View Local School District is not liable for personal devices brought onto our property.  RVLSD is not responsible for loss or damage. 

 

VII. Warranties/Indemnification

The River View Local School District makes no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, in the connection with its provision of access to and use of its computer networks and the Internet provided under this Policy and Agreement.  It shall not be responsible for any claims, losses, damages or costs (including attorney’s fees) of any kind suffered, directly or indirectly, by any user or his or her parent(s) or guardian(s) arising out of the user’s use of its computer networks or the Internet under this Policy and Agreement.  The User takes full responsibility of his or her usage and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the River View Local School District and its Board members, administrators, teachers, and staff from any and all loss, costs, claims, or damages resulting from the user’s access to its computer network and the Internet, including but not limited to any fees or charges incurred through purchases of goods or services by the user.  The user and, if the user is a minor, the user’s parent(s) or guardian(s) agrees to cooperate with the River View Local School District in the event of the initiation of an investigation into a user’s use or his or her access to its computer network and Internet, whether that use is on a District computer or on another’s outside the River View Local School District’s Network.

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Acceptable Use Agreement

 

 

Parent/Guardian  As the parent or legal guardian of  ____________________________________, I have read, understand, and agree that my child or ward shall comply with the terms of the River View Local School District’s “Computer Network and /or Internet Management and Use Policy” and Regulations for access to the district’s computers, computer network, and Internet.  I understand that access is being provided for educational purposes.  I also understand that it is impossible for the River View School District to restrict access to all offensive and controversial materials.  I understand that it is the responsibility of my child or ward to abide by the “Computer Network and /or Internet Management and Use Policy” and Regulations.

Parent/Guardian Name _______________________________  Phone:  _______________________

Signature  _______________________________________       Date:  ________________________

 

 

 

 

LEGAL REFS.:

U.S. Const. Art. I, Section 8

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; 20 USC 1232g et seq.

Children’s Internet Protection Act; (P.L. 106-554, HR 4577, 2000, 114 Stat 2763)

ORC 1329.54 through 1329.67

3313.20

3319.321

 

 

Adopted ______________________________

 

 

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River View Local School District

School Year 2019-20

Each year the River View Local School District provides important information to parents/guardians and students that pertains to the upcoming school year.  

Please initial appropriate boxes, sign and return form to your child’s school.

SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY AGREEMENT:

My child and I have read and reviewed the River View Schools Handbook and the School/Parent Compact.  We understand the rules, expectations, and consequences for failure to comply with them.

PHOTO USE:

Many activities take place at each River View building which are routinely recorded with photographs and/or videotape.  The photos are often used for public relation purposes, including but not limited to, school and district calendars, bulletin boards, yearbook, newspaper stories, the district website, and various social media outlets (i.e. Twitter, Facebook)    

I DO want my child to have his/her photo to appear on publications produced by River View Schools.

I do NOT want my child to have his/her photo to appear on any publication produced by River View Schools.

FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act:

We have read and acknowledged the information provided in the handbook regarding FERPA.

Signatures Required Below:

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        Parent/Guardian Signature                        Relationship                        Date  

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Student Name (printed)                                     Student Signature                Grade