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2016-2017
 School Handbook

FIELDING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
50 West Main
Fielding, Utah 84311
Phone: (435) 458-2700
Fax: (435) 458-2702

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SCHOOL SCHEDULES

Regular Schedule

Mon. Tue. Thur. & Fri.

All Day Kindergarten & 1st - 5th Grade

School Hours: 8:30 A.M. – 2:50 P.M.

Kindergarten
Morning: 8:30 – 11:05
Afternoon: 12:05 - 2:50

Early Out Schedule
(Only on Wednesdays)

1st - 5th Grade

8:30 - 1:50

Kindergarten
Morning: 8:30 – 10:40
Afternoon: 11:40 – 1:50

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DAILY SCHEDULE

8:00 CONTRACT TIME BEGINS FOR TEACHERS
8:05 SCHOOL OPENING BELL
8:25 WARNING BELL
8:30 SCHOOL DAY BEGINS
   
10:00 MORNING BREAK 3-5 BEGINS (Wednesdays Only)
10:10 BREAK 3-5 ENDS & BREAK 1-2 BEGINS (Wednesdays Only)
10:20 BREAK 1-2 ENDS (Wednesdays Only)
   
11:10 - 11:40 First Lunch (1-2)    
11:25 - 12:55 Second Lunch (3-5)    
   
1:20 AFTERNOON BREAK 3-5 BEGINS
1:40 BREAK 3-5 ENDS & BREAK 1-2 BEGINS
1:50 EARLY OUT TIME - WEDS
   
2:50 SCHOOL DAY ENDS
3:20 CONTRACT DAY ENDS FOR TEACHERS

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FIELDING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF

2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

Principal Scott Hunsaker Office
Secretary Jeriann Stevenson Office
Kindergarten Lola Baker Room # 257
Kindergarten (All Day) Brooke Perry Room # 256
First Grade Robin Smith Room # 232
First Grade Kelli Murray Room # 265
Second Grade Jan Hawkes Room # 217
Second Grade Cathy Kirby Room # 218
Third Grade Beth Stamey Room # 305
Third Grade Tina Gregory Room # 304
Fourth Grade Trisha Day Room # 303
Fourth Grade Tawnie Erickson Room # 335
Fifth Grade Angie Christensen Room # 329
Fifth Grade Tami Munns Room # 330
Instructional Coach Valerie Josephson Room # 216
Resource Jana Nish Room # 212
Speech Teresa Cornwall Room # 210
Preschool Carma Salvesen Room # 255
LEAP Stacy Thompson Room # 336
Psychologist Kim Miller Room # 208
Librarian Kerrie Young Library
Kindergarten Para Tiffany Rhodes Room # 256
Art and Music Para Tiffany Rhodes Room # 316
Computers and PE Para

Julie Miller

Room # 236

Math/Literacy Paras

Kristy Noyes
Catie Duncan
Steffanie Burton

Room # 206
Literacy Paras Tricia Brown
Sharon Potter
Room # 213
Title One Para Kerrie Young Room #213
Star Tutoring Para Pat Garner Room # 213
Resource Para Cindy Tanner Room # 212
Preschool Para Karen Gibbs
Susan Clark
Room # 255
ELL/Literacy Para Wendy Henderson Room # 207
OT Para Genie Erickson Room # 209
Head Custodian Jonathan Smith Room # 233
Custodians Colleen Menlove
Linda Wilcox
Room # 233
Head Cook Cali Bywater Kitchen
Cooks

Sherry Rhodes
Kimberly Gee
Amanda Christensen

Kitchen


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Mission Statement

All students achieve, learn, and develop a love for learning that will carry them throughout their lives helping them to become contributing members of society.

Belief Statements

Everyone has the ability, and basic need to learn and continue learning throughout life. Individuals are unique and may progress at different rates, but everyone  is capable of continual learning.

A safe environment and positive self esteem are directly related to, and are critical for learning.

Learning involves the acquisition of knowledge, as well as an understanding of how the knowledge is properly applied.

Instruction should be driven by assessment data, CORE objectives, and effective teaching strategies

The responsibility for learning is shared by parents, students, schools and the community. With learning, everyone must also share in the development of a healthy character value system.

Education prepares individuals to become responsible and independent contributors to society.

Learning occurs best in the presence of enthusiastic, positive role models. A positive environment and high expectations will promote good citizenship and high academic achievement.

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School Policies/Procedures

Homework
Homework is an important part of a child’s education.  Homework is a useful tool to reinforce concepts taught in the classroom.  Homework should never be used as a punishment.  Parents and teachers must work together to make homework a positive, productive part of a student's education.
The following are guidelines that the fielding school staff feels are effective and appropriate.  We suggest 20 minutes of reading each night at home.  In addition to reading, students should complete the following amount of homework each evening.

Kindergarten      10 minutes                   3rd grade                       20 – 25 minutes
1st grade            10 – 15 minutes            4th grade                       30 – 35 minutes
2nd grade           15 – 20 minutes           5th grade                       45 – 60 minutes

Each year a little more is required, but the intent is to build and prepare students to solve problems and complete assignments.  Homework is not to be unnecessary busy work or to be stressful and overload the student. Teachers will notify parents of the student’s missing work regularly through notes to home, phone calls or back and forth homework papers. If a student falls behind and is unable to finish work that is due they will be given a maximum of two weeks to finish.  Homework completion may be included as part of classroom programs.

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Health and First Aid
If a child becomes seriously ill or is injured at school, the school will make them as comfortable as possible and contact the parent or guardian immediately.  If the parent or guardian cannot be reached, emergency contacts as designated by the parent or guardian will be notified.  Please inform the secretary of any changes in telephone numbers or address.  This is critical information in case of an emergency.

Note that the school may not administer medicine ,this includes aspirin, Tylenol, and Ibuprofen, etc. Students who need to take prescription medication for any reason must provide the appropriate documentation as designated by school board policy.  Please, if you are aware of special health concerns for your child, alert the school so we will be advised.

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School Closing Information
If for any reason the school is not able to open one morning, or if the school is forced to let out early, the community will be informed over the radio.  KSL radio 1160 AM or 102.7 FM will be notified and announce the closure every 15 minutes.

Immunizations
Utah law prohibits any child to enroll in a Utah school without a complete immunization record.  A statement from a medical Doctor exempting the child or a formal statement of objection to the immunization may be filed at the Bear River Health Department.  A record of this statement must be kept on file at the school.  Immunizations may be obtained at a minimal cost from the Health Department.

Visitors to the School
We encourage all parents and volunteers to become involved at our school.  This involvement has great positive effects on student learning. However, in order to keep students safe and minimize disruptions, we require all visitors to check in at the office upon entering the school and wear a visitors pass.

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School Lunch
All students at Fielding may, if they choose to, participate in our breakfast program.  Breakfast is offered free to all students. 
Lunch is offered at a cost of $1.85 per meal.  Students who qualify for reduced lunch cost pay only 40 cents per meal.  We currently qualify for free breakfast for all students. Costs may increase as needed at any time.

Emergency Drills

In order to be prepared in case of an emergency, various drills will take place throughout the year. 

  • Students will be expected to exit the building quickly. 
  • Take no unnecessary objects with them.
  • Stand quietly in line and follow all directions given by a responsible adult immediately

In the unlikely event that the school must be evacuated during fair weather, parents will be notified and everyone will be gathered on the school grounds until they can be bused home.  In the case of inclement weather students will be evacuated to the Fielding Fire Station or dismissed to parents. If the Police or other authorities are involved students will only be released to parents given permission by the authorities in charge.  At that point parents must sign their students out so that all students may be accounted for.  If there is an emergency it will be crucial that parents and staff cooperate completely.

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Dress Standards

Recognizing that dress and grooming standards are a matter of personal choice, it is important to understand the impact these standards have on self-esteem, school pride, student general welfare and the accomplishment of curriculum goals and objectives.  Students are therefore expected to dress in a manner that promotes and does not distract from these goals and objectives.  Extremes in dress and appearance often draw improper attention and distract from the learning environment. Therefore:

  • Students should refrain from wearing distractive clothing i.e. clattering jewelry, watches that periodically make noise, or chains that hang form pants or other clothing.
  • Students may not wear clothing containing vulgar, offensice, suggestive, obscene or degenerate information.  Clothing that may be perceived as discriminatory, or that promotes violence, drug use, or is contrary to the school educational mission may not be worn.
  • Tank tops, Halter tops, or otherwise abbreviated clothing, clothing that is see-through, low cut, or exposes the midriff or under garments in any way is not acceptable. (no sagging pants)  Skirts and shorts must not be shorter than three inches above the knee.  Sleeveless tops my only be worn if they are close fitting under the arm and cover to the end of the shoulder.
  • “Healies” or rolling shoes of any kind are not allowed at school for safety reasons.
  • Hats, caps, headbands, etc shall not be worn in the building except for a medical or religious purpose.
  • Please have students dress appropriately for the existing weather conditions.  Children will be expected to have the appropriate clothing so that they can go outside and play during breaks.  This may include coats, gloves, hats, etc.

Violation of the dress code may result in having the student turn the clothing inside out, covering it with a jacket or coat, or changing into another set of clothing brought from home. 
Repeated violations may result in further disciplinary action.

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Campus and Building Rules

  • Students will walk quietly while moving through the building.
  • All students and their property are to be treated with respect at all times. Teasing, bullying, or harassment of any kind is not tolerated.
  • All teachers, staff, visitors, guests, or performers will be treated with respect.
  • During assemblies students will be courteous to others around them by sitting still and not disturbing others in any way.  They will show appreciation for the program by politely clapping only when appropriate.
  • Objectionable language is not allowed.  This includes rude noises or derogatory slang.
  • Students must remain on campus during school hours.  Written permission from a parent or guardian is required for a student to leave the building for any reason.  The parent or guardian must check the student out at the office before they leave the grounds.
  • Students arriving before the buses will be asked to wait in the south foyer until the buses arrive.
  • Candy, gum, or pop are not allowed in the school except as part of the lunch program, or with special arrangements made with a teacher or the principal.
  • Toys, CD players, I-pods, mp3 players, video games, or any other such item may not be brought to school except with prior teacher or administrative permission.  The same applies for Pets.
  • Weapons, look alike weapons, matches, lighters, drugs, dangerous or possibly dangerous items, or imitations of such items, may never be brought to, or made at school. 
  • Cell phones are strongly discouraged. They may be used only before and after school. Students may only have personal electronic devices out before or after school.
  • Students are prohibited from possessing or drawing offensive material. Students may not take pics with cell phones on school property.

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Playground Safety

  • Students will take turns using equipment
  • Climbing up slides is prohibited.
  • Safe play is critical.  There will be no tackle football, no throwing snowballs, sand, rocks, or any other objects.  Pushing, shoving, or wrestling of any kind is prohibited.  Do not throw balls toward the building or bounce balls off walls.
  • Fighting in any form is strictly prohibited and results in an automatic severe referral. This includes play fighting or rough play.
  • Gymnastics or acrobatics that require a spotter or another person to assist, as well as swinging another student by the arms or legs, are not allowed.
  • Students are expected to go outside during breaks. Students who need to stay inside for health or other reasons need a note signed by a parent or guardian specifying the days they are to remain inside.  Such students must be supervised in the classroom.
  • Students may slide on their bottom down snow piles. No sliding on feet or knees.
  • No running and sliding on the ice

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Gym and Cafeteria

  • Students will enter and leave quietly.  Everyone will move in line without touching or poking other.
  • Students are expected to practice good table manners.
  • Students will keep area clean by picking up items that fall on the floor, or spill on the table or benches.  All trash will be thrown into the proper containers.
  • Students will sit with their class.
  • Students will treat cooks and lunchroom monitors with respect
  • Everyone will leave the cafeteria by the northeast doors and walk quietly in the halls.
  • Inappropriate behavior in the cafeteria may reslt in removal from the cafeteria or further school discipline.

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Restrooms

  • Restrooms will be used for their intended purpose, not as a hangout or place to go to stay out of class.  Students will return to class quickly.
  • Students will keep voices quiet.
  • Students should use paper towels appropriately and then place them in the trash can.
  • Restroom privilege is at the teacher’s discretion during class time.  Student’s should plan to use the restroom during their breaks or at lunch as much as possible to avoid needing to leave the classroom.
  • If a student has a bladder or bowel condition that may require special bathroom privileges, parents are responsible to notify teachers at the beginning of the school year.

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Positive Reinforcement

1. Classroom Trophies

2. PTA Store will accept panther bucks for prizes. Each teacher will be given a limited number of panther bucks each month.

3. Monthly Social Skills Reward - Root Beer Floats (Based on 7 Habits)

Discipline

Pink Slips by Trimester

1st Warning

2nd Lunch Detention and Loss of Reward Activity

3rd 1/2 day ISS

4th Full day ISS

5th Out Suspension and Behavior Intervention Plan

Severe Referral - Suspension and Behavior Intervention Plan

*Common Areas Only

If you have to go to the principal's office as part of your classroom discipline plan, the principal will give the pink slip.

Student Check Out policy

In accordance with district policy, and in an effort to protect your children; parents we need your assistance in identifying both those individuals who may check your children out of school and those who may not.
If a person enters a school and positively identifies him or herself as the student’s parent, we will release the student to that person. If for some custodial rights reason the student should not be released to a parent(s), we need that information provided to the school. This needs to be in writing and include court documentation.
Without written notification by a parent on file in the office, we will not release a student during the day to anyone other than a parent. If a student needs to be released during the day to someone other than a parent, it is the responsibility of the parent to notify the school’s office in writing.
As per School Board Policy and State Law, we will continue to release students to law enforcement officials and other state workers who may need to take a student into custody for the protections of the student. This will only occur when proper identification is provided and/or appropriate court documents.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. However, we believe these procedures will provide the greatest safety for our students. Your cooperation and support is anticipated and appreciated.

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Important Dates

Please refer to the calendar link on the Box Elder School District web site for the complete school year calendar. Important dates will also be listed in the calendar section of the school newsletter, which will come home most Fridays or on the calendar link here on our school web site.

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Teacher Qualification Statement

In accordance with state law and as a participating title one school, we at Fielding Elementary are required to notify parents of their right to request information pertaining to the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher. At any time a parent may request such information and it will be provided by the school for their student.

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Preschool

Our school houses a unit of the district's Early Learning Center. This is a preschool for students ages three to five with disabilities (including speech/language delays). There are a few mainstream students who come as role models, but the slots for those students are very limited and are filled for the next two years. There is no limit to the number of qualifying students who can attend, so if you have concerns about a preschooler or know anyone who does, please call the Corinne branch of the Early Learning Center at 744-2468 to arrange for a free screening to determine eligibility. Any questions call our school and ask for Carma Salvesen.

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Administration of Medication

Click here to see this policy from the district websitePOLICY 5065 Administration of Medication

In accordance with Box Elder School District’s Safe Schools Policy, students are not allowed to have any medication in lockers, backpacks, or pockets (even over-the-counter medications) unless specifically ordered by a physician. If your child needs to take a non-prescription medication (decongestant for hay fever, tylenol for a tooth ache, etc.) while at school, please complete the NonPrescritionMedRequestform below. The school secretary or other designated personnel will keep the medication safely locked away, and will dispense the medication as indicated on the form. In accordance with state law, we cannot dispense any medication unless the parent/guardian brings it to the school. Medication must be in the original, labeled container. Other bottles, baggies, or containers will not be accepted.
PLEASE NOTE: Prescription medications, including antibiotics, asthma inhalers (or other prescription allergy medicines) require completion of the bottom form (Request for administration of medication - Prescription).
We tryly want every child to receive everything they are in need of so they can receive the best education possible, but the law is very strict in this regard and we cannot make exceptions. Thank you for your cooperation.

Clicking on either link below will open a printable form.

NonPrescriptionMedRequest

PrescriptionMedRequest

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Box elder School District Directory Information Withhold Release Request (Permission for Picture-Taking)

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  POLICY 5120 Student Records - Directory Information

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TO:   Parents & Guardians                                                       School Year:            

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, may be released at the discretion of school officials, without consent for appropriate reasons such as, school publications, newspaper articles, and to outside education related organizations.  In addition, two federal laws require secondary schools to provide military recruiters, upon request, the names, addresses and telephone listings of their students. 

The items listed below are designated as “directory information” by the Box Elder School District and may be released for appropriate reasons at the discretion of your child’s school.  (UCA §§ 53A-13-301, & BESD Policy 5120)  Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, you have the right to withhold the release of any or all of the information listed below.

  • Student Name
  • Student Address
  • Student Telephone Number
  • Student Date of Birth
  • Parent Email Address
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Awards, honors and degrees achieved
  • Most recent educational institution attended by the student 
  • Photograph and video images
  • Dates of attendance

Please consider very carefully your decision to withhold any item of “directory information.”  Should you decide to inform your child’s school not to release any or all of the items listed above, any future requests for such information from individuals or entities not affiliated with the Box Elder School District will be refused.  Written notification of your request to withhold information must be received within 30 days of the student’s registration for classes.  Please indicate here your request to withhold any or all of the above items:

                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                    

A new form for non-release must be completed each school year.

Parent’s Name                                              Student’s Name                                 
(please print)                                                                                (please print)           

Parent’s Signature                                                           Date                 

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POLICY 4177 Computer Use - Students

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Amended
July 13, 2011

Box Elder School District is highly committed to providing students a quality educational experience in all areas of the curriculum, including information technology. Our investment in computer software and equipment is substantial. In order to protect this investment and provide the best education possible, all students using computers agree to the following conditions of use:

1. I recognize that the use of a computer, tablet or other electronic device is a privilege and agree to be respectful of this expensive equipment and not abuse or mistreat computers, software, peripherals, cds, network cabling, or other computer materials in any way.
2. I will not attempt to obtain or enter any passwords other than those provided for my own files.
3. I will not install/download nor use on school technology any software or programs which are not approved by the instructor including, but not limited to apps, games, chat rooms, etc.
4. I will not shut off any file servers, and will only shut off computers and/or any other equipment when told to do so by the instructor.
5. I will not adjust or change any controls unless told to do so by the instructor.
6. I understand that I am liable for the replacement costs of any computer equipment damaged by my neglect or willful disregard.
7. I will not bring or consume any food or drinks in any lab or classroom wh.ere computers are located.
8. I understand that the school is not responsible for viruses contracted on students’ personal computer equipment or data storage devices.
9. I will not transmit or receive any material in violation of law or district policy. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted materials; threatening or obscene materials; materials protected by trade secrets; the design or detailed information pertaining to explosive devices, criminal activities or terrorist acts; sexism or sexual harassment; pornography; gambling; illegal solicitation, racism, inappropriate language; use of product advertisement or political lobbying. I recognize that illegal or inappropriate activities, of any kind that do not conform to the rules, regulations and policies of the box Elder School District, are forbidden.
10. I will not engage in any activity for profit on school equipment.
11. I will not bypass or attempt to bypass district internet filters.
12. I may access the district’s WLAN (where it exists) with a personal computer device including smartphone, iPad, iPod, laptop, or tablet for educational purposes if sponsored by a teacher and in accordance with Policy 5305. Violation of any provision of this policy will result in a loss of that privilege.
13. Data storage is limited. Each individual user is responsible to copy and maintain his/her own data. The District is not responsible for data loss.

I have read this document and I agree to abide by the above terms and conditions. I understand that any computer down time and/or damage caused by me to computer equipment shall be my responsibility and I agree to pay the costs of associated repairs including labor and parts. I also understand that any violation of this policy may result in the loss of my computer use privileges, suspension or expulsion from school, and/or referral to law enforcement authorities for vandalism, criminal mischief, the collection of damages, or other legal recourse.

Student Signature

Transportation - Conduct on the Bus

Click here to see this policy from the district website POLICY 2216 Transportation - Conduct on Buses

Amended
August 8, 2012

A. The conduct of pupils being transported regularly, or to-and-from activities sponsored by the school, shall be the same as required while in attendance at school; all district policies for student behavior are applicable. Drivers are school officials and may take such measures as seem advisable to assure proper conduct including temporary suspension and permanent expulsion (as approved by the principal up to the length of the school year) from bus privileges.
B. Pupils must be on time. Students should be at their bus stop 3-5 minutes before the bus arrives. The bus will not wait for pupils who are tardy.
C. Eligible pupils will load the bus or be unloaded from the bus at the stop and school to which he/she is regularly assigned. Written request by the parent or guardian to the bus driver and approval by the principal may allow pupils to enter or exit the bus at a different route stop. Pupils are not permitted to enter or exit the bus at a school to which they are not attending unless a parent/guardian is present.
D. Pupils are never to stand in roadways while waiting for the bus; when loading or unloading from the bus and having to cross the roadway, the student must cross in front of the bus. While crossing the roadway to load or after unloading from a bus the student must do so with the aid of the flashing red signals activated by the driver.
E. There shall be no shouting, whistling, pushing, scuffling, or unnecessary conversation with the driver. The use of alcohol, tobacco, controlled substances, obscene or profane language is also prohibited. Pupils may not take firearms, blowguns, knives, water pistols, flippers, lighters or any flammable material, or any other item that through its use may damage the bus, inflict injury on another person, or cause unnecessary disturbance. No pupil shall willfully attack or otherwise molest another student on the bus; harassment will not be tolerated. No object or item shall be thrown from the bus.
F. All pupils must be seated while the bus is in motion. Passengers may not arise from their seats to exit before the bus is stopped; nor may they load or unload while the bus is in motion. Passengers must not extend their arms, heads, or other parts of the body out of the windows of the bus.
G. Pupils must not use the rear emergency door, except as directed by the driver.
H. Any willful or negligent damage to the bus by any pupil must be paid for by that pupil or the pupil's parents/guardians. Students causing unnecessary litter will be responsible to clean up such litter.
I. Any willful or negligent damage to the bus by any pupil must be paid for by that pupil or the pupil's parents/guardians. Students causing unnecessary litter will be responsible to clean up such litter.
J. District transportation is available to children/students who are enrolled in the Box Elder School District and qualify for transportation as per the rules of the State of Utah and the Box Elder School District.
K. The opportunity to utilize school/district provided transportation is a privilege extended to our students. Transportation is not a "right." The privilege of using school/district provided transportation may be denied for cause. A student who is denied transportation does have the right to basic due process.

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Attendance Requirements/Procedures

Click here to see this policy from the district website Policy 5035

Amended
May 11, 2011
Policy 5035

A. Regular attendance at school increases the opportunities for students to benefit from their educational programs. The Utah Compulsory Attendance Law (53A-11-101) directs parents to require their children between the ages of six and eighteen years to attend school. Frequent absences of students from daily classroom experiences disrupt the instructional process thus impairing a student’s opportunity to learn.

Special circumstances specified in the law allow the Board to excuse a student from attendance and exempt a parent from consequences listed in the law. (UCA 53A-11-102)

B. Because of Box Elder School District’s commitment to quality education, there is concern when a student misses school for any reason. In keeping with state law and to promote the educational goals of the school district, the following attendance requirements are established for all students.

1. It is the responsibility of all students to attend school and to be on time every school day. If a student is absent for any reason, it is the student’s responsibility to follow the procedures outlined in the school attendance policy.

2. Students who are absent will be responsible to make up course work that can be made up. Teachers are required to give students an opportunity to make up course work missed. It is essential that teachers be precise in assigning work to be made up, as well as setting any time deadlines. Make up assignments should be as closely related to work missed as possible and should not exceed quantity of work assigned students during the time missed.

3. When students must leave school for any reason, they shall follow the established procedures outlined by the school. If a student leaves their assigned area without formally checking out, the student will be considered truant.

a. Students who fail to follow school procedures for checking out of school during the day may be cited by the resource officer or school official for violation of the daytime curfew ordinance.

4. For each student who is or should be enrolled within the school, the administrator, or designee, shall make efforts to resolve attendance problems. These efforts shall include:

a. A personal meeting with the student when he/she has missed 5 days or any one class period 5 times.

b. Maintain a record of school absences that distinguish between absences that are considered as having a “valid excuse” and those considered to be without a valid excuse or “truancy”. Valid excuses include the following:

Amended
May 11, 2011

(1) Illness (including medical and/or dental appointments)

(2) Family death

(3) School activities

(4) Absence permitted by the provisions of an IEP

(5) Absence permitted by the provisions of a 504 plan

(6) An extended, pre-approved absence that will not adversely impact a student’s education

c. Issue a written notice of a compulsory education violation to a student’s parent when the student has accumulated at least five absences without a valid excuse during the school year. The notice of violation shall:

(1) direct the parent to meet with school authorities to discuss the student’s attendance problems

(2) instruct the parent that cooperation is required by state law

(3) designate who the parent is to meet with

(4) notify the parents that it is a class B misdemeanor to intentionally or recklessly fail to meet with school officials or fail to prevent the student from being absent without a valid excuse five or more time for the remainder of the school year

(5) be either delivered by certified mail or given to the parent personally

d. A student who is at least twelve years of age and has been truant at least ten times during the school year may be classified as a “habitual truant” if the school’s administration has made a reasonable, documented effort to resolve the attendance problems without success. A habitual truant citation may be issued and the student shall be referred to juvenile court.

C. Each school shall develop attendance procedures appropriate to implement this Attendance Policy. Students requesting an appeal to the school attendance policy may follow the procedures outlined in Box Elder School District Policy 5350 Resolution of Student Complaints.

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Notification of Rights under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("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 after the day the [Name of school (“School”)] receives a request for access.

    Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school offi¬cial] a written request that identifies the records 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

  2. 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 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.

  3. The right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that 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 ad¬ministrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school board. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the school who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, audi¬tor, medical consultant, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer 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 educa¬tion record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

    [Optional] Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer. [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.]

  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the [School] to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:

  5. Family Policy Compliance Office
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20202

[NOTE: In addition, a school may want to include its directory information public notice, as required by §99.37 of the regulations, with its annual notification of rights under FERPA.]

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Safe Schools - Student Handbook Version

Click here to see these policies from the district website Policy 5005 and Policy 5006

Box Elder Sschool District is committed to maintaining schools that are safe and orderly. Individuals should refer to Policies 5005 - Safe Schools and 5006 - Discipline of Students with Disabilities (above) for any clarification of the Safe Schools Policy.

Students and parents are hereby notified that students will be disciplined for inappropriate conduct that may affect the safety of students or employees. Discipline may include referral to law enforcement, removal from teams or organizations, suspension, or expulsion from school for up to one year.

A student may be disciplined for any prohibited conduct when it: (a) occurs in a school building, or on or in proximity to school property, (b) occurs in conjunction with any school sponsored activity, (c) occurs in or on a school vehicle, (d) occurs in the presence of or is directed at or against another student or a district employee, or (e) threatens harm or does harm to the school, school property, a person associated with the schoolk or property of a person associated with the school. Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to the following:

1. Possession, control, actual or threatened use of a real weapon, explosive, or flammable device or material.

2. The actual or threatened use of a look-alike or pretend weapon with intent to intimidate or hurt another person or to disrupt normal school activities.

3. an act involving force or threatened use of force which if committed by an adult would be a felony or class A misdemeanor.

4. Any unlawful conduct including: (A) sexual harassment; (B) burglary; (C) larceny; (D) criminal mischief; (E) battery; (F) assault; (G) gang related activity including: (i)wearing, possessing, using or distributing, displaying or selling any clothing, jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, sign or other things which evidence membership in a gang; (ii) use of a name associated with or attributable to a gang; or (iii) designating "turf" or an area for gang activity or occupation; (H) hazing; or (I) improper activation of school alarms or safety systems.

5. Frequent or flagrant willful disobedience or defiance of proper authority or disruptive behavior, including the use of foul, profane, vulgar, or abusive language.

6. Willful destruction, defacing, or damaging of school property.

7. Behavior, or threatened behavior, which poses an immediate and significant threat to the welfare, safety or morals of other students or school personnel or to the operation of the school.

8. Possession, control, use, or being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.

9. Selling, giving, delivering, transferring, possessing, controlling, or distributing any tobacco product, drug or controlled substance including prescription and non prescription medication, or drug paraphernalia.

10. Engaging in, assisting, permitting, or otherwise being involved in hazing, as provided by the District's policy prohibiting hazing.

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Fielding
School Song

Oh, Fielding we’re loyal to you.
To our school we will always be true.
We take pride in all that is right.
Black and red, our colors bright.
In all things we try to excel.
In our studies we’re aiming for perfection.
Oh, Fielding we’re loyal to you.
We’ll do our best, our level best, Cause we’re the best school.
YEA Fielding!!!

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