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ACCIDENT/ILLNESS

Any accident on the school campus which is serious enough to require first aid should be reported to the principal’s office immediately.  Parents will be notified in case of serious accidents or illnesses at school.

ADDRESSING CONCERNS

Students/parents who are concerned about a specific classroom situation should first confer with the teacher.  If the issue is not resolved, the student/parent should make arrangements to see a school-level administrator. If the problem is not solved at this time contact appropriate Central Office personnel.

After School Activities

Athletics:  All after school activities sponsored by the school are under the jurisdiction of the school, and the same rules and regulations cover them as during school hours.  To participate in school activities and Georgia High School Association (GHSA) activities, students must be in attendance for at least half the school day of the event unless otherwise cleared by the administration.  The GHSA regulates attendance for participation requirements for activities sanctioned by the GHSA. All other activities are under the jurisdiction of the sponsoring organization. Students may not be eligible to participate in practice or competition unless cleared by an administrator.

Childcare:  The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks & Recreation Department offers after school childcare services at each of our nine elementary schools until 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. for Pre-K through fifth-grade students.  This service is provided at a cost. Contact the SBCR&RD for their requirements and fees. They also offer limited day camp services during school holidays and breaks.

Athletic Physicals

Athletes who have been restricted from play or practice due to a medical condition or injury must have a release from the doctor to return to play/practice.  Athletic physicals are the parent's or guardian’s obligation to obtain. Physicals are valid for one year from the date of the physical.

BICYCLES

Students who ride bicycles to school are expected to lock the bicycles at a determined location set by the principal or designee as soon as they arrive at school.

Backpacks/Book bags

(See your school’s supplemental handbook.)

Campus Parent & Campus Student Tools

Campus Parent and Campus Student are online tools for students, parents, and guardians, which provide 24 hour/7-day access to a student's class schedule, assignments, grades, report cards, attendance, and announcements.  It is availabe via a website and as a mobile application (app) with push notifications.  Students, parents, and guardians can visit the district website to learn more. Campus Parent also provides access to Georgia's Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) where historical state assessment data, grades, and attendance can be accessed. 

Counseling Services

School guidance and behavioral counselors are available in each school.

Electronic Devices (Student-owned)

Student-owned electronic devices will be confiscated if they disrupt the learning environment. Schools are not responsible for lost or stolen property.

Extracurricular Activities

Each school’s supplemental handbook will provide a listing of extracurricular offerings and the opportunity for parents to decline permission for students to participate in a specific club or organization.

Emergency Drills

Emergency preparedness drills are held periodically throughout the school year: Fire Drills; Tornado Alert ; Lock Down/Intruder; and All Clear Signal.

Fundraising

It is prohibited by the Board of Education for pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students to be involved in door-to-door fundraising activities.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism, as defined by Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition, as “to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as one’s own without crediting the source,” will not be tolerated. Plagiarism will be treated as a cheating infraction and will warrant appropriate disciplinary consequences.

Personal Belongings

Personal belongings should be left at home. The school is not responsible for personal belongings of a student including belongings left in a locker.

School Property and Student Debts

Students who mark or damage school equipment or property in any way will be required to clean the article and/or pay for the damage.  Students are responsible to assure that textbooks they are assigned do not become lost or damaged beyond normal use. Students must pay for the loss or excessive damage to textbooks. The law specifically provides that parents and students are responsible for materials lent to the student. Students shall be notified in writing of any debt charged to them. Opportunity shall be given for the student or parent to meet with a school official to discuss any debt the student owes.

Transportation Changes

If a student needs to make a transportation change, he/she must present a written request signed by the parent to the office, and the office must approve it before the change is made.  This will apply whether the transportation is by car or by school bus.

Video & Audio Taping

The school system reserves the right to videotape or audiotape students in school programs, school events and student evaluations, as well as on the bus.  This includes videotaping of student teachers during classroom work for the Teacher Performance Assessment (ed TPA). The school system also reserves the right to tape any meetings concerning the student where a parent may be present.

Visitors to secure areas:

To ensure the safety of all adults and children in our facilities and to ensure the speed and accuracy of our visitor check-in, you will be required to present a state-issued picture identification card or driver’s license to gain entry into secured areas (any area past the inner locked doors in lobby and office).  Should you not have a state-issued identification card, other acceptable forms of picture identification may be accepted at the discretion of school administrators. School administrators have the authority to ask any visitor to explain his or her presence in the school building.

Visitors to front office and lobby:

To check-out your child from school or register your child for school, you must identify yourself and submit one form of picture identification.  This is not required to be a government-issued identification.