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Renton Junior High School


Welcome to Renton.

This handbook is designed to help students meet their goals.  The procedures contained within were collaboratively produced by faculty, students, and parents to help all adjust to our school and become successful.  This handbook was designed in conjunction with district policy, state, and federal law.  

District & School Statements / Initiatives:

Renton’s Mission Statement:

Carl T. Renton Junior High School is committed to building positive relationships, while providing students with rigorous and relevant programs.

Renton’s Vision Statement:

The vision of Carl T. Renton Junior High School has provided a dedicated, passionate, and focused plan which promotes student achievement, relationship building, rigor, and relevance. We will communicate this plan with stakeholders, identify goals to advance our vision, and monitor our progress toward our goals. We will be passionate when cultivating relationships, planning and promoting rigor, and including relevant activities and opportunities for students.

District’s Vision Statement:

District’s Bold Initiatives:

We Believe:

Policy Statements:

Elastic Clause: The school and administration reserve the right to establish fair and reasonable rules and regulations for circumstances that may arise requiring actions that are not covered in this handbook.  In all cases, rules, regulations, and consequences shall be as consistent as possible with previously established rules, regulations, and consequences for similar incidents.  Matters omitted from this handbook should not be interpreted as a limitation to the scope of the school’s responsibility and, therefore, the school’s authority in dealing with any type of infraction that may not be in the best interest of the safety and welfare of the students.  These rules and policies apply to any student who is on school property, who is in attendance at school or any school-sponsored activity, or whose conduct at any time or place directly interferes with the operations, discipline, or general welfare of the school, students, and staff.

Statewide School Safety Information: School crime and violence are multifaceted problems, which need to be addressed with coordinated efforts of the educational community, law enforcement, and families.  Schools will receive and report “reportable incidents” as defined in the School Safety Response Guide  

School Office Information:

School Address:

Hours of Operations:

31578 Huron River Dr   New Boston, MI 48164

7:00 am - 3:30 pm

General Phone Number

Absence Line Phone Number

Fax Phone Number

(734) 782-2483

(734) 782 - 0332

(734) 783 - 0327

Office Staff:




Email Address


Jason Gomez

87 / 3301

Vice Principal

Lee Kubicki

87 / 3302


Karla Nash

87 / 3306


Dominic Vena

87 / 3305

Social Worker

Alicia Hanna

87 / 3325


Linda McCarty

87 / 3353


Charmion Summitt

87 / 3351

School Guests & Visitation:

Telephone Use:

(734) 782-2483 on your device.


School Counselors:

Mrs. Karla Nash - Last Names A - K         

Mr. Dominic Vena - Last Names L - Z

Our Mission:

To help all students become the best version of themselves by providing a comprehensive and age appropriate counseling program that focuses on the social/emotional, academic, and career needs for all students.

What Does a School Counselor do?

What are the Most Common Student Concerns?

How can Students Speak With a Counselor?

Safety Drills

Fire, tornado, and safety drills will be conducted according to the State of Michigan requirements.  All Huron School District emergency plans are contained in a book located in the main office.  In addition, safety procedures are posted in each hallway.  If it is necessary to evacuate the building during the school day, each classroom is equipped with evacuation plans.  Students will be familiarized with evacuation plans and should check additional information posted in hallways.  Building evacuations will be done in an orderly manner.  All classroom windows must be shut and doors closed (except in the event of a tornado).  The principal or their designee will deliver instructions over the P.A. system.

Health Information:

Accident / First Aid:

Any accident or illness should be reported to the office immediately.  Parents / guardians should know that Renton staff treats all minor situations.  However, if a major accident should occur, we will notify parents / guardians immediately.  If no family can be reached, the principal will seek medical help for the student.


Renton expects parents / guardians to keep the office informed with up-to-date contact information.  All phone numbers such as home, mobile, and/or work need to be updated as soon as possible.  Every student needs to have an emergency card on file in the office.

Health / School Participation:

Renton requests that parents / guardians notify the office of any physical / medical needs that may limit a student's ability to participate in the school day.


All medicine taken by students at school must be administered in Renton's office.  The medicine will be kept at the office with the school’s medicine control form.

Inhalers: Students may possess and use either a metered-dose inhaler or a dry powder inhaler to alleviate asthmatic symptoms, or before exercise to prevent the onset of asthmatic symptoms, at school, on school-sponsored transportation, ir at any activity, event or school-sponsored program provided the following conditions have been met:

  1. Such a student has written approval to possess and use the inhaler from their physician or other healthcare providers
  2. Such a student, if a minor, has written approval to possess and use the inhaler from their parent / guardian.
  3. The principal, or their administrative designee, at Renton Junior High School, has received a copy of each written approval above.

Daily Schedule:

Full Day Schedule

Class Period:

Class Times:

Lunch Period:

1st Hour

7:50 am - 8:50 am

2nd Hour

8:55 am - 9:55 am

3rd Hour

10:00 am - 11:00 am

4th Hour

 (A Lunch)

11:30 am - 12:35 pm

10:55 am - 11:25 am

4th Hour

(B Lunch)

11:05 am - 11:30 am /

12:05 pm - 12:35 pm

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

4th Hour

(C Lunch)

11:05 am - 12:05 pm

12:05 pm - 12:35 pm

5th Hour

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm

6th Hour

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Half Day Schedules

Schedule A

Schedule B

Class Period:

Class Times:

Class Period:

Class Times:

1st Hour

7:50 am - 8:25 am

Class Period

7:50 am - 8:50 am

2nd Hour

8:30 am - 9:10 am

Class Period

8:55 am - 9:50 am

3rd Hour

9:15 am - 9:50 am

Class Period

9:55 am - 11:00 am

5th Hour

9:55 am - 10:25 am

6th Hour

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Chain of Command for Parent Concerns:

Most parent and community questions are easily and completely answered by communicating directly with the educator in charge of the classroom or program.  Each situation should be first addressed at whatever level the initial action occurred.

On Matters that Occur in the Classroom:

  • Classroom Teacher
  • School Administrator
  • Office of the Superintendent
  • Board of Education

On Matters Involving Student Discipline:

  • Classroom Teacher
  • School Administrator
  • Office of the Superintendent
  • Board of Education

On Matters Involving Athletics:

  • Coach
  • Athletic Director
  • Office of the Superintendent
  • Board of Education

On Matter Involving Facilities / Grounds / Buildings:

  • School Administrator
  • Supervisor of Facilities
  • Office of the Superintendent
  • Board of Education

On Matters Involving Transportation:

  • Bus Driver
  • Transportation Director
  • Office of the Superintendent
  • Board of Education

Student Rights & Responsibilities:

How to be Prepared:

During this time in your life, education is your career.  Coming to school is your job and your basic job expectations are as follows:

  1. Bring your charged Chromebook everyday to school
  2. Take paper and pencil to every class
  3. Take all appropriate textbooks to each class
  4. Bring all materials that are required to every class
  5. Be prepared and complete all homework assignments.

The Bill of Student Rights & Responsibilities:

Individual rights relate to individual responsibilities and must be seen in relation to the safety, health, and welfare of all students in each school.  Expectations of student conduct should be kept within the bounds of reasonable behavior expected of all members of the community.  Students should have freedom and encouragement to express their individuality in school, as long as their conduct does not intrude upon the freedom of others.  This applies especially to the freedom of fellow students to receive instruction.  There must be a balance between individual freedom of fellow students to receive instruction.  There must be a balance between individual freedom and the orderly operation of a classroom.  All students should recognize the consequences of their language, manners, and actions toward each other and school staff.  Students need to understand that they benefit from an orderly school operation and as members of the school community acknowledge their responsibilities to promote a good learning environment.  If a student feels unsafe or is threatened, the student or the student’s parent/guardian should contact the administration.

Every Person has the right to be treated as an exceptional human being.  Being a student at Renton Junior High I have the following rights and responsibilities.

Food Service:


Breakfast at Renton is served between 7:30 am and 7:45 am.  


Lunch at Renton is served by grade level.  Each grade will receive approximately 30 minutes to eat their lunch.  Ala carte items can also be purchased.  

To apply for federal assistance for breakfast and lunches please download the attached document and return it to Renton’s office.


Attendance Policy:

The primary purpose of the attendance policy is to encourage students to be present in their classes to attain maximum benefit from classroom activities.  There is a correlation between good attendance, academic success, and acceptance of responsibility.  In order to support the best educational environment possible the following attendance rules are in effect at Renton.

This is a warning: The Huron Schools participate in the “ERASE TRUANCY” program with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office.  If a student accumulates more than six (6) absences per trimester, they may be referred.

Types of Absences:


Skipping Class:

Academics / Homework:

Academic Responsibility:

Information about student progress and work completion may be obtained from the student on a daily basis.  This daily dialogue is an important aspect of the parent/child relationship relative to academic progress.

While educators at the middle school value communication with parents, teachers may not provide parents with daily or weekly reports on student progress or individual assignments because that does not encourage the growth of student responsibility or communication between child and parent.  They also respond to requests for information pertaining to grade for students on plans of assistance.  Middle School is a time for students to make a transition from the dependent learning environment of the elementary school to the independent learning required for success at the secondary level.  Parents support student learning by establishing expectations at home, requiring students to spend time during the week studying, reviewing, and preparing for the next school day, and making education a family priority.   Learning is ultimately the responsibility of each student.

Progress Reports:

At the mid-trimester (6 weeks), progress reports are issued to students to help monitor their performance in individual classes.  Renton Junior High School stresses parent involvement in the student’s education and will report both positive and negative information to keep parents informed.

Report Cards:

At the conclusion of each trimester, report cards will be issued.  These reports will include absences, comments regarding academic performance, and academic grades.

Honor Roll:

Students who receive a 3.0 grade point average on two of the three trimesters will become eligible for the Renton Junior High School Honor Roll.

Acceleration and Retention:

Grading Scale:

Letter Grade



Letter Grade













93% - 99%

90% - 92%

88% - 89%

83% - 87%

80% - 82%

78% - 79%

73% - 77%

70% - 72%














68% - 69%

63% - 67%

60% - 62%

59 or less





Policy for Requesting Homework for Students Missing School:

Assignments will be provided to any student missing five or more days via this procedure

  • The parent/guardian of the student requests assignments by contacting the main office
  • The parent can collect assignments from the main office

How Each Class is Graded:

All 6th Grade Classes

All 7th Grade Classes

All 8th Grade Classes

Classwork 47.5%

Assessments 47.5 %

Trimester Assessment 5%

Classwork 45%

Assessments 45 %

Trimester Assessment 10%

Classwork 42.5%

Assessments 42.5 %

Trimester Assessment 15%

Homework Policy:

Renton Homework Policy

School Issued Supplies:


Textbooks are on loan to the student from the district.  If the assigned textbooks are damaged or lost it is the responsibility of the student and their families to cover these expenses.


Hall lockers are assigned to each student at Renton.  Each locker comes with a combination lock built into the locker.  Classroom materials that are currently not being used, coats, hats, backpacks, and lunches need to be stored in the students locker.

All lockers assigned to the students are the property of Huron School District.  At no time does the District relinquish the exclusive control of its lockers.  The school principal or their designee shall have custody of all combinations to all lockers or locks.  Students are prohibited from placing locks on any locker without the advance approval of the schools principal or their designee.


Each student at Renton is assigned a Chromebook.  These Chromebooks are on loan to the student from the district.  If the assigned Chromebook is damaged or lost it is the responsibility of the student and their families to cover these expenses.  (See Electronic Devices)

Other District / School Purchased Supplies:

Any item that is purchased by the District, the School, or a Building Employee and is damaged or lost by a student is the responsibility of the student and their family.

Dress Code:

The purpose of a dress code is to allow students to demonstrate their individuality while maintaining a sensitivity to and respect for others.  Students at Renton are expected to wear clothing and to manage their appearance in such a manner that does not disrupt the educational setting, interfere with health or safety, or promote vulgarity.  

The Administration reserves the right to restrict clothing, grooming, and/or accessories not mentioned below should it be contrary to the educational environment; for example, extreme hairstyles, excessive make-up, and /or revealing styles, etc.






Electronic Devices:

The use of any electronic device at Renton Junior High School is a privilege.  The use of these devices while in school is solely at the discretion of the Huron School District.  The use of any electronic device within Renton Junior High School is subject to the HSD Technology Agreement.


All students at Renton Junior High School will be issued a chromebook.  This chromebook, along with it’s charger, are the property of the Huron School District.  This device will be considered the same as other school property that is on loan to a student.  The device will be checked out to the student and is expected to be returned in the same condition as it was given.  Any and all damage to the device and it’s charger will be the responsibility of the student and their family.

Personal Electronic Devices:

Students are permitted to bring their cellular phones, smart watches, and ear buds into Renton Junior High School.  

They may have limited use of their devices:

Their devices will be stored during:

Students are not permitted to make or receive phone calls at any time during the school day.  If a phone call is necessary, the student needs to go to the office.

Please do not call or text your child during the school day.  Students are not permitted to use their phones during the school day.  Phone calls and texts create unwanted classroom distractions.  If your child reaches out to you, please encourage them to speak with a staff member about their concern.  Renton staff can help immediately with an issue, whereas a parent cannot do much from home or work.

In order to respect the privacy of our students’ all electronic devices are not permitted in bathrooms or locker rooms.   Electronic devices in these areas will be confiscated.

Students are not permitted to have earbuds of any kind in their ears during passing times.  

The use of any electronic device to record (whether audio or video) without the consent of Administration or their designee, within the school day is strictly prohibited (Code A Violation).

Disciplinary Procedures:

Exclusion and Temporary (Short Term) Suspensions:

Exclusion: When a student is removed from a classroom.

Temporary Suspension: When a student is denied the right to attend school, be present on school property, or attend any school related function.  This denial may not exceed ten consecutive school days.

Procedure for Temporary Suspension:

Teacher Imposed Suspension: 1999 PA 103, permitted teachers to suspend a student from any class or activity for up to one day.  

Expulsion and Long Term Suspensions:

Expulsion: The permanent exclusion of a student from Hurson School District based on the student’s misconduct.  Misconduct for purposes of long term suspension and expulsion shall be defined as a gross misdemeanor or persistent disobedience.  “Gross misdemeanor” is conduct that substantially interferes with the ordinary education or other students, jeopardizes the health and safety of staff or students, represents wilful disrespect or disregard for school authority, destroys school property, is disorderly, or represents an unreasonable accumulation of infractions of school rules, none of which by itself is serious enough to warrant suspension.

Long Term Suspension: When a student is denied the right to attend school, be present on school grounds, or attend any school function for a period or more than ten (10) days.

Procedure for Long Term Suspension:

Illegal Behavior and General Prohibited Behavior:

Any student charged with illegal behavior will be dealt with immediately by the Principal or Assistant Principal and may be immediately suspended from school pending a hearing, which must take place within 72 hours.  Except in the event of repeated offenses (two or more), offenses constituting General Prohibited Behavior may not be punished by suspension or expulsion, unless the Principal and the Superintendent concur in a decision for immediate suspension.

Illegal Behavior:

Hookah pens that have a reservoir for liquid will be considered drug paraphernalia.  Liquid Hallucinogens (Cloud 9, Hookah Relax, etc.) will also be considered drug paraphernalia.  Drug paraphernalia is a 10-day suspension and police citation.   Liquid narcotics and e-cigarettes are considered nicotine-based products like tobacco products and fall under the passion or use of tobacco products guidelines.

The District is concerned about any student who is a victim of alcohol or drug abuse and will facilitate the process by which he/she receives help through programs and services available in the community.  Students and their parents should contact the school principal or counseling office whenever such help is needed.

General Prohibited Behaviors:

Violations and Penalties:

The following outline represents disciplinary action for student conduct violations.  The disciplinary action for these violations has been approved by the Board of Education or required by the Revised School Code.  Discipline will fit the circumstances of the offense.

Code A =

  • Exclusion to suspension (not to exceed 10 days)

Code B   =

  • A short-term suspension (not to exceed 10 days)

Code C*   =

  •  A long-term suspension (in excess of 10 days)

Code D*    =

  • Expulsion (permanent exclusion)

* Requires approval of the Superintendent and Board of Education


Minimum Penalty Code

Academic or Other Dishonesty


Arson/Lighting Fires






Bomb Threats/911 Calls        


Concealed Weapons

(any concealed items intended to do bodily harm)


Criminal Sexual Conduct


Dress Code Violation        


Electronic Devices/Personal


Failure to follow school locker procedures


False fire alarms or abuse









 (conduct that will injure self or others)


Inappropriate Display of Affection        


Inappropriate Use of Computers






Possession, Sale, Use or Distribution Of Illegal Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco and Related Paraphernalia


Sexual Harassment


Student Demonstrations                              










* Repeat offenses or serious incidents may result in more severe punishments or penalties including referral to the Board of Education for expulsion.

Progressive Discipline Applied for Violations:

Police Liaison Officer:

Search and Seizure:

Searches of Pupils Lockers and Locker Contents:

Due Process and Free Speech: