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Eisenhower Elementary School

North Platte Public Schools 3900 West A Street North Platte, NE 69101 (308) 535-7134 Shane Alexander, Principal

Linda Mueller, Administrative Assistant

Handbook for Parents 2009-2010

Welcome to Another Exciting New School Year

Dear Parents/Guardians: Welcome Eisenhower Elementary Families! I would like to extend a warm welcome to a new school year. The Eisenhower Staff and I are looking forward to working with you and your children this year. We will continue to strive to provide an exciting and rewarding educational program for each and every child at Eisenhower Elementary School. We would like to take this opportunity to acquaint you with some routine schedules and procedures of Eisenhower Elementary School as well as policies adopted by the Board of Education. The student handbook is designed for you and your child to share some helpful information about the procedures at Eisenhower Elementary School. Please use the handbook for a reference when you have a question about school policies and procedures. If further information is needed, please feel free to call the office at (Eisenhower) 535-7134. Our school hours are from 7:40 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cooperation between the home and school is essential for the educational process. Parents, teachers, and students must work together and share common goals and objectives if the best interests and outcomes of your children's education are to be achieved. The District requires that you sign and return the yellow form found in your child's first day white and blue folder. By signing this document it states that you have read the parent/student handbook and folder. Signing this form also gives your permission for classroom field trips conducted throughout the school year, as well as the current library use section that allows your child to check out books from the school library. Please send this form to school with your child by Friday, August 28th, 2009. My phone numbers are 535-7134 (Eisenhower) or 532-2017 (Home) if you need to contact me. Staff members can be contacted at school or via email from your infinite campus parent portal. They are available between the hours of 7:40 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the school building. Here's to a GREAT 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR! Sincerely,

Shane Alexander

Shane Alexander, Principal Eisenhower Elementary

FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL

School will start on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009. All students will begin their classes at 8:10 a.m. All students will dismiss at 12:00 noon (no lunches served) Thursday, August 20th and Friday, August 21st Breakfast program begins at 7:40 All students will begin their classes at 8:10 a.m. Kindergarten students ­ refer to your schedule letter 1st grade ­ refer to your Project First Grade letter *lunch will be served to those students in small groups Grades K-5 will dismiss at 2:00 p.m. ­ lunch will be served daily. Beginning Monday August 24th all classes will be on a regular schedule. See daily schedule below. There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, Sept. 7th in observance of Labor Day. Students dropped off before 7:50am will not have adult supervision. All students arriving before 8:05 should be dropped off at the EAST CIRCLE drive. ONLY those students eating breakfast should be dropped off at the North Doors before 8:05 am. ***Students will not be allowed to walk through the building this coming year.***

DAILY SCHEDULE 7:40 a.m. Breakfast begins 7:50 Supervision begins/Kids on the Move 8:05 Breakfast Ends 8:10 Classes Begin Tardy Bell Rings 11:30 ­ 11:50 Kindergarten Lunch /Recess to Follow All classes will follow in a 5 minute intervals. 3:25 Classes Dismiss 3:30 Kids Klub begins 5:30 Kids Klub dismisses

*Please notice the tardy bell rings at 8:10 a.m. If you are going to be late in bringing your child to school, please call the office (Eisenhower 535-7134). *If you are going to be a little late in picking up your child, please call the office. If you are going to be really late, please make arrangements for someone else to pick up your child and please call the office with this information. Your child is anxious to leave the building at the end of the day and their safety is our main concern.

KIDS ON THE MOVE

As you may have heard in the news lately, the trend toward childhood obesity on the state and national levels is becoming alarming. In Nebraska, 1 in 3 students is either overweight or at risk for becoming overweight. In light of these facts, Eisenhower Elementary has chosen to support efforts to control the problem by having students walk in the morning before school. Beginning at 7:50 a.m. supervisors will instruct the students where to begin walking. Students who eat breakfast at school are expected to go outside and walk weather permitting. They will continue walking until 8:05 when the bell will ring for line up. We hope these efforts will promote better health along with improving our student's academic performance in school. Parents please respect the teacher's planning time by not allowing your child to enter the building before 8:10 each morning.

North Platte Public Schools

Mission Statement

Student learning, Student achievement, and Student success Governing Values We believe in..

Keeping students at the core of all decisions A safe learning environment Student achievement as a shared responsibility A culture that fosters mutual respect and dignity Meaningful and challenging expectations The importance of life-long learning

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All children.. are capable of learning are important can succeed when given the opportunity deserve the best education that we can provide deserve an environment that is safe and supportive

Eisenhower School Discipline Plan:

1. 2. 3. 4. I will treat you with respect, so you will know how to treat me. Feel free to do anything that doesn't cause a problem for anyone else. Look around you and think of the others you see. If you cause a problem, I will ask you to solve it. If you can't solve the problem, or choose not to, I will do something. What I do, will depend on the special person, and the special situation. If you feel something is unfair, whisper to me, "I'm not sure that's fair," and we will talk. I argue at 3:30. If you want to argue about something see me then and we will figure it out.

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Eisenhower Common Beliefs about Discipline

We believe: 1. That a student should be responsible for his or her own problems with adult guidance. All adults in the building deserve the same respect. That a student should be allowed to solve the problems they create in their own way provided the solution does not make a problem for others. That a student should face consequences instead of punishment whenever possible. That a student should always be left with some control. However, this control is on the adult's terms within limits. That a student's discipline should be considered as opportunities for personal growth rather than bad things that should never happen. That preserving and/or enhancing a student's self-respect and dignity is crucial to a successful disciplinary action That the adult's emphasis should be placed on learning new behaviors instead of "paying" for past wrongful deeds.

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SCHOOL DISCIPLINE

The first day of school an elementary folder containing the district wide "Student Conduct and Behavior" policy will be handed out. This policy lists the district's expectations and possible consequences. Please go over these with your child. Our building student conduct and behavior procedures include the Boys Town Model of Social Skills and Teaching with Love & Logic. These procedures help assure that Eisenhower students will be treated with respect and dignity. Listed later in this publication are 19 of the Boys Town Social Skills taught at Eisenhower and throughout the North Platte School District. Love and Logic parenting materials are available at the school for check out. As a staff, we cannot accept any students stopping us from teaching or another student from learning. We cannot accept any student causing disruptions in the building, which are detrimental to a productive school climate. We believe that all our students can behave appropriately in school. We feel consistency is important. We also believe that those students who do behave appropriately should be recognized for their good behavior. Basically most classrooms have these procedures: Be Respectful Be Responsible Be Resourceful Be Safe

Boys Town Social Skills Curriculum

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. How To Greet How to Follow Direction How to Accept Criticism How to Accept `No' How to give Compliments How to Accept Compliments How to Disagree Appropriately How to Apologize How to Introduce

10. How to Make A Request 11. How to Volunteer 12. How to Listen 13. How to Get The Teacher's Attention 14. How to Stay On Task 15. How to Participate In Discussion 16. How to Give Negative Feedback 17. How to Make Conversation 18. How to Ask For Help 19. How to Decide Whether To Tattle ­ (Getting Someone In or Out trouble)

DESCRIPTION OF EACH BOYS TOWN SKILLS

HOW TO GREET

1. 2. 3. 4. Look at the person. Use a pleasant voice. Smile. Make a verbal greeting.

HOW TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS

1. Look at the person. 2. Say "OK". 3. Do the task immediately.

HOW TO ACCEPT CRITIICISM

1. Look at the person. 2. Say "OK". 3. No arguing, whining, pouting or complaining.

HOW TO ACCEPT "NO"

1. Look at the person. 2. Say "OK". 3. No arguing, whining, pouting or complaining. If you want a reason, ask in a very polite, respectful tone.

HOW TO GIVE A COMPLIMENT

1. 2. 3. 4. Look at the person. Smile. Use a pleasant voice. Make a positive statement (about accomplishment/quality).

HOW TO ACCEPT A COMPLIMENT

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Look at the person. Smile. Use a pleasant voice. Do NOT disagree with the compliment. Say "Thank You".

HOW TO DISAGREE APPROPRIATELY

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Look at the person. Use concern/empathy statement. State specifically the point of disagreement. Give reason for disagreeing. Thank person for listening.

HOW TO APOLOGIZE

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Look at the person. Use a pleasant voice and face. Use the person's name. Say "I am sorry". Tell exactly why you are sorry. Assure person it won't happen again.

HOW TO INTRODUCE

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Look at the person. Stand close and still. Use a pleasant voice and face. Smile. Say, "Hi, my name is _____". Shake hands. Visit for awhile.

HOW TO MAKE A REQUEST

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Look at the person. Use a pleasant voice. State request specifically. Say "Please". Say "Thank You".

HOW TO LISTEN

1. 2. 3. 4. Remain awake. Look at the person presenting. Maintain appropriate body language. Quietly listen.

HOW TO GET THE TEACHER'S ATTENTION

1. 2. 3. 4. Look at the person. Raise your hand. Wait to be acknowledged. When acknowledged, state request/question in a clear voice.

HOW TO STAY ON TASK

1. 2. 3. 4. Work steadily for required time. Work quietly. Ignore distractions. Ask for help if necessary.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Look at person speaking. Maintain appropriate body language. Wait your turn. Make relevant remarks. Give reason for opinion(s).

HOW TO GIVE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Look at the person. Use a pleasant voice. Make a positive statement or praise. State the problem specifically. Give a rationale why it's a problem. Offer a solution. Thank the person for listening.

HOW TO MAKE CONVERSATION

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Initiate conversation. Look at the person. Use a pleasant voice and face. Make relevant remarks. Answer questions without changing subject. Wait for pause before speaking. Ignore interruptions of others in conversation.

HOW TO ASK FOR HELP

1. 2. 3. 4. Look at the person. Use a quiet, calm voice. Say "Would you help me, please" / "I need help". State specific need or concern.

WHAT TO DO INSTEAD OF TATTLING

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Look at the person. Use a loud voice. Say, "I don't like it when you...." Say, "Stop it!" Walk away.

Boys Town Preventive Teaching Skills Schedule

First Semester of each school year is as follows: Grades 1-3: Day 1 = Greeting Week 1 & 2 = Set up/practice classroom procedures: Formal/Informal line Morning intake Dismissal procedures Lunchroom...placement and practice Fire-drill Getting Teacher's Attention Restroom Procedures Playground Tornado drill Intruder drill August September Following Directions Listening Review Lessons Accepting Criticism Formal/Informal Line October Making a Request Accepting "No" Review Lessons Showing Appreciation November Accepting Awards Accepting Criticism Getting Teacher's Attention December Being an Appreciative audience Review as needed

Boys Town Preventive Teaching Skills Schedule

First Semester of each school year is as follows: Grades 4-5: Day 1 = Greeting Week 1 & 2 = Set up/practice classroom procedures: Formal/Informal line Morning intake Dismissal procedures Lunchroom...placement and practice Fire-drill Getting Teacher's Attention Hallway movement Intake procedures Restroom Procedures Playground Tornado drill Intruder drill August September Following Directions Listening Accepting Criticism Accepting Awards Making a Request October Accepting "No" Being a Real Leader Showing Appreciation Review Lessons Apologizing November Taking Care of Business Peer Reporting Being a Respectful Learner December Being an Appreciative Audience Review as needed

Eisenhower Elementary

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

School supervision in the morning starts at 7:50 a.m. If you absolutely need to drop off your child early, please notify the office and be aware that supervision does not start until 7:50 a.m. Breakfast begins at 7:40 am. Only those students eating breakfast should be dropped off at the North Doors before 7:50 am All students arriving before start time are to be dropped off on east side of the building and walk to the back playground area. Beginning at 7:50 a.m. the Eisenhower Kids On The Move program begins and supervisors will instruct the students where to begin walking. Walking will continue until 8:05 when the bell will ring for students to line up. Students will then enter the building to begin class at 8:10. In inclement weather, (Heavy Snow, Pouring Rain or a Wind Chill below 10 degrees) walking will be done in the gym and hallways. Please dress your children accordingly for the forecasted weather. Supervision after school ends at 3:40 p.m. Please notify the office if you are going to be a little late. If a child is not picked up after school and after the office has been unsuccessful in reaching the parent, guardian or after school caregiver by phone, Child Protective Services or the Police must/will be called.

Early Releases From School

When possible, appointments for doctors or dentists need to be made outside of school hours. We realize this isn't always possible. When picking your child up before regular dismissal time, ALL parents must check in at the office and sign the checkout form. The student will then be obtained from class. This is for the safety and protection of our students. We are then certain they are leaving with the correct adult. No student will be released to any person other than a parent unless the parent has approved prior arrangements. Please make the school aware of all changes in your daily pick up routine prior to the end of the day so the pick-up line moves smoothly. If this is not possible, listed below are the absence rules, which may help you plan any absences during school hours. a. Arrive before 8:40 a.m. ­ tardy b. Arrive after 8:40 a.m. ­ absent ½ day a.m. c. Leave before 2:55 p.m. ­ absent ½ day f. Leave after 2:55 p.m. ­ student will not be counted absent

Leaving and Entering Building

All the outside doors except the main north double doors near the office will be locked during the day. This is being done to ensure the safety of the students and staff. If you come into the building at any time during the day, for any reason, it is imperative that you check in at the office first. If you are going to be in the building please sign in and pick up a visitor badge at the office. We thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the safety of all students and staff.

Absence From School

Regular attendance is VERY IMPORTANT for your child's education. Each day is important. We ask for your fullest cooperation in seeing that your child attends each day unless ill or an emergency exists. When you miss school you miss out! Listed below are procedures we would like you to follow: 1. If your child is going to be absent from school due to illness, please call the office by 8:25 a.m. This saves the school secretary from calling you since we try to call on each child that is absent. 2. If your child is going to be absent from school for an appointment, please call the school or send a note with your child stating the time and reason for the absence. (535-7134 Eisenhower) 3. If your child has been absent from school and you have not notified the school prior to the absence, s/he must bring an excuse signed by you. 4. The tardy bell rings at 8:10 a.m. If your child is tardy, they must report to the office before being admitted to class. 5. Absences because of bad weather will be counted against perfect attendance. 6. We realize medical and dental appointments sometimes must be made during school hours. If possible it's best if these appointments are made near the end of the school day. If this is not possible, listed below are the absence rules, which may help you plan any absences during school hours. a. Arrive before 8:40 a.m. ­ tardy b. Arrive after 8:40 a.m. ­ absent ½ day a.m. c. Leave before 2:55 p.m. ­ absent ½ day d. Leave after 2:55 p.m. ­ student will not be counted absent

Absentee Guidelines

Site Letter:

Any student (under the age of 16) who has accumulated 5 days or more absences, excused or unexcused, anytime within any term of school, may receive a letter from the child's school and may also be contacted or investigated by the school district's truancy/attendance official.

Letter from the Attendance Officer:

Any student (under the age of 16) who continues to be absent, or becomes habitually absent, may be contacted or investigated by the school district's truancy/attendance official and may also receive a letter from the County Attorney's office. Such student may be served a written notice and/or the parent may be cited in violation of the Nebraska Compulsory Education Laws.

Letter from the County Attorney:

Nebraska Compulsory Education Laws, section 79-201, state that any child, who misses 5 days of school per term, or 20 days per year, may be cited to appear in county court at the discretion of the County Attorney.

Make - Up Policy

We realize that children miss school occasionally for illness or emergencies. The district policy on making up assignments states, "All work missed, whether for illness or otherwise, is to be made up within the number of days absent plus one day". Example: if a student is ill for two days, she/he has three days to complete make-up work. Teachers are not responsible for repeatedly asking your child for their missing work.

Keeping Children After School

When it is necessary to keep a child after school for completion of daily work, for behavior consequences, or for any other important matter, we ask for your cooperation and backing. Should it be necessary to keep a child later than 3:40 p.m. we will ask that she/he call home to inform parents.

Enrollment Information

Enrollment forms are sent home with the students first day of school packet. It is very important that you fill out the form correctly and thoroughly. The emergency information on the back is very important to us. Please make sure you have someone else's name and number down in case of an emergency. If any of this information (phone numbers) changes throughout the year, please notify the office as soon as possible. Current student records are very important. As in an emergency or a child not being picked up we have no other alternative but to call the Police or Child Protective Services.

School Cancellations

If school is being called off due to adverse weather conditions a statement will be made through the local news media. Please stay tuned to your television, radio or newspaper. You may also be notified by automated message to your primary phone number. Please DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL if at all possible. This only ties up the phone lines and hinders emergency situations. See the district's Winter Weather Emergency Closing Procedures in following pages of this handbook.

Fees

Students whose families meet the income guidelines for free and reduced price lunches or whose families are experiencing financial hardship are eligible to have expenses of certain fees, specialized equipment, or specialized attire waived as provided by district policy. All information provided in connection with this application will be kept confidential. The waiver does not carry over from year to year and must be completed annually. Information is available at your school office.

MAPS TESTING (Measures of Academic Progress)

North Platte Public Schools uses the MAPS for our norm referenced testing. Tests are given in the fall and the spring of the school year. Please note the following Quick Facts from NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association): o State-aligned, computerized adaptive assessment program o Dynamically adjust to each student's performance level o Students tested in the areas of reading, language usage, and math o NPPS will assess students in grades 3 ­ 5 two times per year o Immediate feedback for practical application to teaching and learning o Information that guides instructional planning and school improvement o Report scores as norm-referenced, achievement, and growth Educators use MAP tests to: Identify the skills and concepts individual students have learned. Diagnose instructional needs of individual students. Monitor academic growth over time. Make data-driven decisions at the classroom, school, and district levels. Help place new students into appropriate instructional programs. What is a RIT scale? The scale NWEA uses to measure a student's progress is called the RIT scale, short for Rasch Unit. The RIT scale is an equal-interval scale much like centimeters on a meterstick. It is used to chart a student's academic growth from year to year. Learn more at http://www.nwea.org/assessments/map.asp

NPPS Standards Based Report Card Guidelines for Parents/Guardians

General Guidelines

The report card is designed for students and parents. It will communicate academic achievement, progress toward state standards, and report on the development of social skills and work habits. Report cards will be computer generated. They will be printed quarterly and sent home or distributed at parent teacher conferences. A new report card will be printed each quarter. After distribution report cards will not be returned to school. Three types of scoring will appear on your child's report card: 1. The Academic Achievement Scale (1, 2, 3, 4) will be used to report progress toward the state and local standards as they are assessed in each grade level. 2. The Grade Scale (A, B, C, D, F) will be used to indicate student achievement in the content areas of language arts and math in grades 3-5.

Revised 5/08

3. Social skills, work habits and subject area content indicators will be marked using N for needs improvement, S for satisfactory, or X for Exceeds Expectations.

Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2

Each numbered standard printed in BOLD type will be marked using the Academic Achievement Scale (1, 2, 3, 4). An unmarked box indicates the standard was not assessed this quarter. Content indicators listed below each standard printed in regular type will be marked N for needs improvement, S for satisfactory, or S for Exceeds Expectations. Science, Health, and Social Studies units will be marked with an N, S, or X. Social Skills and work habits will be marked with an N, S, or X. Teacher comments may appear in the comments box quarterly.

Grades 3, 4, 5

The Grade Scale (A, B, C, D, F) will be used to indicate student achievement in the content areas of Reading, Writing/English, Spelling, and Math. The Adjusted Grade Scale will be used only for identified students as determined by the IEP team or as listed on a 504 plan. Content indicators listed below each subject heading printed in regular type will be marked with N for needs improvement, X for satisfactory, or S for shows strength. Academic Achievement Scale (1, 2, 3, 4) will be used to mark each numbered standard. An unmarked box indicates the standard was not assessed this quarter. Science, Health, and Social Studies do not receive a letter grade. Indicators will be marked with N, S, or X. Handwriting does not receive a letter grade. Handwriting indicators will be marked with N, S, or X. Listening/Speaking does not receive a letter grade. Listening/speaking standards will be marked when assessed. Social skills and work habits will be marked with N, S, or X. Teacher comments may appear in the comments box quarterly. District Grading and Retention policies can be found at www.nppsd.org

Revised 5/08

MAPS TESTING (Measures of Academic Progress)

North Platte Public Schools uses the MAPS for our norm referenced testing. Tests are given in the fall and the spring of the school year. Please note the following Quick Facts from NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association): o State-aligned, computerized adaptive assessment program o Dynamically adjust to each student's performance level o Students tested in the areas of reading, language usage, and math o NPPS will assess students in grades 3 ­ 5 two times per year o Immediate feedback for practical application to teaching and learning o Information that guides instructional planning and school improvement o Report scores as norm-referenced, achievement, and growth Educators use MAP tests to: Identify the skills and concepts individual students have learned. Diagnose instructional needs of individual students. Monitor academic growth over time. Make data-driven decisions at the classroom, school, and district levels. Help place new students into appropriate instructional programs. What is a RIT scale? The scale NWEA uses to measure a student's progress is called the RIT scale, short for Rasch Unit. The RIT scale is an equal-interval scale much like centimeters on a meterstick. It is used to chart a student's academic growth from year to year. Learn more at http://www.nwea.org/assessments/map.asp

NPPS Standards Based Report Card Guidelines for Parents/Guardians

General Guidelines

The report card is designed for students and parents. It will communicate academic achievement, progress toward state standards, and report on the development of social skills and work habits. Report cards will be computer generated. They will be printed quarterly and sent home or distributed at parent teacher conferences. A new report card will be printed each quarter. After distribution report cards will not be returned to school. Three types of scoring will appear on your child's report card: 1. The Academic Achievement Scale (1, 2, 3, 4) will be used to report progress toward the state and local standards as they are assessed in each grade level. 2. The Grade Scale (A, B, C, D, F) will be used to indicate student achievement in the content areas of language arts and math in grades 3-5.

3. Social skills, work habits and subject area content indicators will be marked using N for needs improvement, S for satisfactory, or X for Exceeds Expectations.

Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2

Each numbered standard printed in BOLD type will be marked using the Academic Achievement Scale (1, 2, 3, 4). An unmarked box indicates the standard was not assessed this quarter. Content indicators listed below each standard printed in regular type will be marked N for needs improvement, S for satisfactory, or S for Exceeds Expectations. Science, Health, and Social Studies units will be marked with an N, S, or X. Social Skills and work habits will be marked with an N, S, or X. Teacher comments may appear in the comments box quarterly.

Grades 3, 4, 5

The Grade Scale (A, B, C, D, F) will be used to indicate student achievement in the content areas of Reading, Writing/English, Spelling, and Math. The Adjusted Grade Scale will be used only for identified students as determined by the IEP team or as listed on a 504 plan. Content indicators listed below each subject heading printed in regular type will be marked with N for needs improvement, X for satisfactory, or S for shows strength. Academic Achievement Scale (1, 2, 3, 4) will be used to mark each numbered standard. An unmarked box indicates the standard was not assessed this quarter. Science, Health, and Social Studies do not receive a letter grade. Indicators will be marked with N, S, or X. Handwriting does not receive a letter grade. Handwriting indicators will be marked with N, S, or X. Listening/Speaking does not receive a letter grade. Listening/speaking standards will be marked when assessed. Social skills and work habits will be marked with N, S, or X. Teacher comments may appear in the comments box quarterly. District Grading and Retention policies can be found at www.nppsd.org

Policy #5121P

STUDENT EXAMINATION / GRADING / RATING

Purpose:

To establish guidelines for examination, grading, and rating of all K-12 students in the North Platte Public School District.

Relevant To:

All Professional Staff

Responsible Officer:

Superintendent of Schools or the Superintendent's designee.

Modification History:

This is a rewrite of the rules and regulations 5121(a), (b), (c), (d), and (e). These rules and regulations are being rewritten in policy format because they deal with the specific issues related to examination, grading, and rating. Principles: 1. The evaluation of pupil progress is a continual responsibility of each member of the professional staff and requires the highest professional skills. 2. Grades reflect a student's progress and achievement in meeting the objectives of course/curriculum through a variety of evaluative measures, such as: text assignments (both oral and written), special assignments, research, activities of various kinds/types, special contributions or projects, and tests/quizzes. 3. The purpose of grading is to evaluate the quality of student work and requires that standards be established against which the quality of student work is judged. Teachers will be able to support all grades with student assessments such as tests, quizzes, daily work, rubrics, portfolios, individual and/or group projects, etc. 4. It is the intention of the Board of Education and all staff members to recognize the motivational value in grades. While the primary purpose of grading is the evaluation of student achievement, it is also a significant motivational factor. Grades are not to be used for disciplinary purposes, to impose personal biases, or to be influenced by undue pressure. 5. Grading practices are positive and serve to measure and report student achievement. Grades measure learning or achievement. Grades are not used as disciplinary measures. 6. Reporting practices are consistent across the district. 7. Teachers make every effort to encourage students to complete daily work and home assignments. 8. Students are not failed without formal notice to parents/guardians and students, as appropriate. 9. Grades given at the conclusion of grading period are those provided for in Board policy. 10. Principals review and provide input on grading practices of their respective faculty members.

Policy #5121P 11. Rules and Regulations specifying grading processes for Kindergarten through 2 n d Grade 11.1 Kindergarten through 2nd grade students are evaluated using standards-based assessments indicating their achievement of grade level skills and competencies. 11.2 An Academic Achievement Scale will be used to report progress toward the mastery of state and local standards. The Academic Achievement Scale will be as follows: Score Rating 1 Beginning ­ not meeting standard 2 Progressing ­ working toward standard 3 Proficient ­ meeting standard 4 Advanced ­ exceeding standard 11.3 Social Skills, work habits, and subject area content indicators will be reported as follows: Score Rating N Needs Improvement S Satisfactory X Exceeds Expectations 11.4 A Progress Report for Elementary PE and Music indicating student achievement of grade level skills and competencies will be provided once each semester. 12. Rules and regulations specifying grading processes for 3 rd through 5 th grade 12.1 Grades for student work in grades 3 through 5 are assigned as follows:

Grade Rating "+" or "-" signs are not used

A Outstanding B Above Average C Average D Below Average F Failing Definition of symbols: A. The student is independently and consistently performing at a superior level as indicated by course requirements and consistently receives 93-100 percent on measures of academic performance. B. The student is consistently performing at an above average level as indicated by course requirements and consistently receives 86 to 92 percent on measures of academic performance. C. The student is progressing adequately as indicated by requirements and consistently receives 78 to 85 percent on measures of academic performance. D. The student is experiencing severe difficulties in meeting course requirements and consistently receives 70 to 77 percent on measures of academic performance. F. The student is not achieving minimum course requirements and consistently receives below 70 percent on measures of academic performance. 12.2 Final grades in the grade book, on report cards and permanent records follow the A, B, C, D, F system. Percentage grades may be used for daily grades. 12.3 Nine week grades represent student's achievement.

Policy #5121P 12.4 An Academic Achievement Scale will be used to report progress toward the mastery of state and local standards. The Academic Achievement Scale will be as follows: Score Rating 1 Beginning ­ not meeting standard 2 Progressing ­ working toward standard 3 Proficient ­ meeting standard 4 Advanced ­ exceeding standard 12.5 Social Skills, work habits, and subject area content indicators will be reported as follows: Score Rating N Needs Improvement S Satisfactory X Exceeds Expectations 12.6 A Progress Report for Elementary PE and Music indicating student achievement of grade level skills and competencies will be provided once each semester. 12.7 Make-up work. All work missed, whether for illness or otherwise, is to be made up within the number of days absent plus one day. (Example: If a student is ill for two days, allow three days to make up the work.) 12.8 Students will be held accountable for assignments. Work that is late or neglected will be labeled "I" for incomplete until that work is completed. No zeros will be used and no points will be deducted from the grade. Incompletes are at the end of the grading period will be recorded as missing assignments and may result in failure. Rule Approved: April 25, 1988 North Platte Public Schools Revised: August 14, 1989 North Platte, Nebraska Revised: May 10, 1993 Revised: September 12, 1994 Revised: January 10, 1996 Policy Rewritten/Revised: 9 April 2007

Policy #5123.1 STUDENT ASSIGNMENT/PROMOTION/RETENTION Purpose: To establish guidelines for the assignment, promotion, and retention of all K-12 students in the North Platte Public School District. Relevant To: Administrators and staff. Responsible Officer: Superintendent of Schools or the Superintendent's designee. Modification History: This is a rewrite of the rules and regulations 5123(a), (b), (c), (d). These rules and regulations are being rewritten in policy format because they deal with the specific issues related to grade assignment, grade promotion, and grade retention. Principles: 1. Decisions relative to student grade assignments, promotion, and retention will be the responsibility of the building principal. 2. Students who transfer to the North Platte School District in grades 1-5 will be assigned to a grade level based on their cumulative records. Students who transfer into the North Platte School District may be required to take the MAP assessment prior to determining grade placement. 3. Assignment, promotion, or retention of pupils in grades Kindergarten through five (K5) is generally based on the teacher's evaluation of the student's classroom performance. 4. Special placement may be made at any time on the recommendation of the teacher, and with the approval of the building principal. 5. Provisions may be made to allow students to progress at their own rate within subjects or grades. 6. Pupils who transfer from other systems into the North Platte School District will be given an opportunity to meet the academic requirements in the grades to which they were assigned by their previous school district. 7. Students may enroll in the middle school upon successful completion of the requirements to be promoted from the 5th grade of one of the North Platte elementary schools. 8. A student may be accepted into a middle school program from the district elementary schools when the building administrator deems that the pupil will profit more from a middle school environment than continue in the elementary grades. Students may enter middle school upon presentation of promotion credentials from elementary schools of other accredited school systems, and completion of the MAP assessment. 9. Students may enter the high school by successful completion of the requirements to be promoted from the eighth grade. A middle school student may enter high school prior to successful completion of the eighth grade requirement if the middle school and high school principals deem that it would be in the best interest of the students to be enrolled in a high school environment. 10. Students may enter high school upon presenting appropriate credentials from other accredited school systems, and completion of the MAP assessment.

Policy #5123.1 11. Reintegration of Rule 13 students. 11.1 Rule 13 students are those whose parents have requested and have been granted an exemption from attending an accredited school and exempts the children from being in violation of the compulsory attendance laws of the State of Nebraska. 11.2. Grade placement of elementary children and students entering the first year of high school or middle school shall be determined by chronological age, transcript review, and the MAP assessment results. 11.3. Secondary school-age children who desire to enroll at a time other than the beginning of the first year of high school or middle school shall be placed on the basis of the MAP assessment results, transcript review, and course examinations. 11.4. Students transferring from non-accredited/non-approved schools in grades 9-12 must satisfy all of the graduation requirements of the North Platte Public Schools to be eligible to receive a diploma from North Platte High School. 11.5. Students entering 9th or 10th grade will receive no credit and must complete at least 245 credit hours for graduation. 11.6. Students entering in 11th or 12th grade may receive credit based on receiving a score at or above the 50th percentile in each of the core areas (Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies) or a composite score at or above the 50th percentile on the ACT test. 11.7. To receive a diploma from North Platte High School a student must earn a minimum of 245 credit hours from an accredited high school, fulfill the written requirements of an individual educational program (IEP), or meet all of the standard requirements set by The Learning Center (TLC) alternative school. 12. Retention 12.1. Retention of a student at the selected grade level should only be considered after all other available options to increase academic performance have been attempted. 12.2. The decision to retain a student will be made with the best interest of the student in mind. The building principal must schedule, or attempt to schedule, a meeting with the parents/guardian of a child who is being considered for retention. 12.3. If a parent/guardian disagrees with the placement of their child, the parent/guardian may request a placement waiver. However, the final decision regarding the child's placement shall be at the discretion of the building principal. The decision of the building principal will be reduced to writing, signed, and delivered to the Superintendent of Schools on or before May 15. 12.4. Any student who has been retained in an elementary grade, and is being considered for a subsequent retention, the recommendation for the subsequent retention must meet with the approval of the Superintendent of Schools. Rule Introduced: 25 April 1988 Rule Revised: 12 July 1993 Rule Revised: 14 February 1994 Rule Revised: 10 January 1996 Rule Revised: 23 September 1996 Rule Revised: 09 October 2006 Rule Approved: 11 December 2006

Parties

If you plan for your child to distribute party invitations to classmates at school, Please follow these guidelines: A. Send invitations for ALL class members or for ALL OF THE SAME SEX. B. When distributing invitations at school, your child should give the invitations to his/her teacher so she can check that everyone is invited and can hold them till the end of the day. C. If only certain classmates are invited, the invitations should be mailed or hand delivered to homes - not distributed at school. This causes several issues that hinder the learning process. D. Other parents cannot transport students unless permission is given to the office in writing prior to the date of the party. This is for the safety and protection of everyone involved. If you plan to bring treats for a party or for a birthday, YOU MUST check with the teacher first as to what time and day would be convenient and if any students may have allergies or other health concerns. We would like to discourage any flowers, balloons or gifts being sent to school. Should you do choose to send them, they will be kept at the office and given to the student at the end of the day. Thank you for your cooperation. These procedures will help to prevent hard or hurt feelings and will help promote unity among our students.

Holiday Guidelines

Holiday Observances: Halloween/Fall Festival (building decision) Christmas Valentine's Day Teacher's Birthday *Grade level should influence type and amount of celebration. *The objective is the learning task while the aesthetics are built around the holiday theme. Classroom décor should reflect the variety of objectives taught with in the classroom. *Most holiday celebrations can be contained within the 30-minute limit. *Families objecting to any celebration may be given permission for the student to gather at a stated site to partake of a different non-holiday oriented activity.

Student Computer Use Forms

This is a reminder that parents and students have signed a User Acknowledgment Form and will abide by the rules for student use of computers, technology and the Internet. Any violation of the rules is unethical and may constitute a criminal offense. Any violation may cause privileges to be revoked or school disciplinary action may be taken and/or appropriate legal action taken.

2009-2010 Parent Notification Form Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

According to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and Nebraska Statutes, the North Platte Public Schools are required to inform parents, eligible students and legal guardians that directory information, in regard to your child, may be released for educationally related purposes at the discretion of the building administrator. Available at the school office is an informational sheet concerning the FERPA, detailing parental rights and District obligations. Examples of the types of directory information that may be released are: *parent and student names, gender, date of birth, mailing address, listed telephone numbers; *information typically found in school newsletters, yearbooks or athletic programs, student ID cards; *names and pictures of participants in various extra-curricular activities; *recipients of awards; *height and weight of athletes; and *individual photos, audiotapes or video releases to the media The district will assume you are granting permission to include your child in the school directory information if you DO NOT fill out an exclusion form. The exclusion form needs to be signed and returned to your school principal by September 26th, 2009, only if you DO NOT want this information released. The form is available at any school office.

Field Trips

At various times through out the year, classrooms and possibly the whole school will take field trips. These trips are used to enhance the education of our students. If at all possible we will try to use North Platte Public School buses, but these are not always available or warranted with just one class going. A one-time permission form for the 2009 - 2010 school year will be sent home in the first day packet for you to sign. The permission slip must be signed so that the student may participate in our class field trips. On occasion we will ask for parent volunteers to drive for the field trip. If you can provide transportation, you must fill out a "Driver's Information Form" and return it to the classroom teacher. A copy of this form is located in this handbook.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES A copy of the supply list will also be available in the office and online at www.nppsd.org. Please check regularly with your child to see if they have the necessary school supplies. Extra tissues, paper, erasers and pencils are often needed throughout the school year.

Elementary Student Visitor Policy

The classroom is the primary place of instruction and every effort must be taken not to interfere with the instructional purposes. Therefore visitations that tend to add confusion and interrupt the daily routine are discouraged and limited to the lunch period or the last hour of the day. Requests for visitation (by youth) must be approved 24 hours in advance.

(Note: This policy allows principals to contact teachers to determine school activities that may not be conducive to visitation, such as field trips, testing, small group counseling and class celebration to name a few.)

Adult Visitor Policy

We encourage parents, grandparents and the community to visit our school. To help everyone enjoy and profit from such experiences, we suggest the following: Call the principal's office to find out if the time planned is convenient. There are times when visitations would not be productive, for example during testing and before and after holidays. When coming to the Eisenhower School, please stop at the principal's office and sign in. This helps keep our building safe. When adults come to eat lunch, they will be seated at a separate table for more quality time with their child, if space is available. Parents are welcome to eat lunch with their child. Parents should not accompany children to the playground without first checking with the office.

North Platte Public Schools Web Site

North Platte Public Schools District web page is available at www.nppsd.org. You will be able to access each individual school's information, such as, the calendar, parent handbook, lunch menu, staff roster, class supply lists etc. NPPS uses a secure Internet site to enable electronic access to student information; enhancing communication between parents/guardian, students, teacher, principals, and administrators. Applications for a Parent Portal account are available at the Eisenhower office. Parent/Guardians can also register to receive emergency messages from their school on their cell phone or land line. Registration for School Beacon is on the home page of the district web site.

Telephone Usage

1. Students are not to have cell phones turned on or in use during school hours. If a student is caught using his/her cell phone, or the cell phone rings during school hours, the cell phone will be confiscated and given to the Principal. The Principal will return the cell phone to the offending student at the end of the school day. Second offense, the phone will be confiscated by the Principal, and the parents must come to school and meet with the principal to pick up their child's cell phone. 2. Students are to make "all" phone calls from the office telephones. Office telephones are used for business purposes and should be used by students only in emergencies and special situations like illness. Students should make arrangements for rides home and visiting friends "before" coming to school.

Tobacco Free Schools

The North Platte Board of Education recognizes that the use of tobacco represents a health and safety hazard, which may have serious consequences for the tobacco user and the non-user. In order to protect students, staff, and visitors, the board prohibits tobacco use by all staff and visitors on all school property including school vehicles or personal vehicles on school property.

Dress Code

Proper grooming and dress is important to a productive classroom. The Eisenhower dress code states: 1. T-shirts may be worn. No promotional or implied logos or slogans for tobacco, drugs, or alcohol are permitted. Writing and graphics that are vulgar, obscene, or gang related will not be tolerated. 2. Clothing must cover the body. Shorts of a modest, reasonable length are allowed. A good guide is to have your child stand with arms and elbows straight. The child should cup their fingers. The shorts should be slightly longer than the cupped hand. Tube tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, see-through fabrics, muscle shirts with large arm holes, or clothing with bare midriffs are not permitted. Modesty will be the "rule of thumb". If your child's raised arm causes the tummy to be exposed, the top is inappropriate for school. It is important that we send the message to students that we are here for learning and will expect dress that supports that end, rather than detracts from the educational purpose. 3. Biking shorts may be worn under another pair of shorts or a skirt. 4. Footwear appropriate to the kind of activity elementary students engage in is in line. Heeled shoes, flip-flops, and strappy sandals cause blisters, slipping and falling in PE and on the graveled play areas. a. They are a safety concern. Please do not allow your child to wear them to school unless they have a change of shoes for PE and recess. 5. No headwear of any kind is allowed in the building. This includes: hats, caps, scarves, visors, etc. This applies to both boys and girls. The only exception is for special school activities. 6. Face tattoos, face painting or body tattoos not covered by clothing are strongly discouraged. 7. Students wearing dangly earrings, large hoop earrings or costume jewelry that poses a safety concern in PE or on the playground will be directed to remove the item and put it in their backpack. During playtime serious injury can occur with such items. *See North Platte Public Schools dress code and diagram on the following 2 pages.

2009 - 2010 School Year To Students and Parents of the North Platte Schools, Today's clothing market is a competitive market. Unfortunately, this market provides some items, which are not in the best interests of our schools' learning environment. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of clothing restrictions before you purchase them this fall. Restrictions on clothing are imposed because of inappropriate language or symbols which are offensive to others, of advertising illegal activities such as drugs, alcohol or tobacco, and of language or symbols related to gangs. The standards of dress and grooming have changed over the years, but it has always been the intent of building principals to maintain an educational environment that is safe and conducive to learning. The following guidelines are not intended to be an all inclusive list, but they are intended to give parents and students some standards, which help enhance a safe learning atmosphere within the North Platte School District and maintain consistency throughout the District. The final determination on whether the clothing is appropriate for the school settings rests with the building administration. RESTRICTED CLOTHING ITEMS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING: Coed Naked T-Shirts Big Johnson T-Shirts Boner Active Wear South Park Apparel Homies T-Shirts Rollin Hard T-Shirts

Clothing which contains alcohol, illegal drugs, or tobacco advertising logos or depict the use of alcohol, drugs or tobacco. Clothing which contains gang-related representations or members engages in illegal activities. Clothing which is vulgar or offensive. Clothing which promotes deviant and/or violent behavior. Pants must be worn at the waistline with or without a belt. Clothing which does not appropriately cover the body. Spiked apparel is not allowed.

**The above list may be reviewed and updated as needed throughout the school year.

Students wearing restricted clothing may be asked to change, sent home or suspended. Please help us by selecting clothing consistent with school guidelines. If you have any questions regarding whether or not clothing will be deemed appropriate for the school, contact your building administrator and we will be happy to assist you. (Revised 3/09)

Bullying

Policy #5131.8

Purpose: North Platte Public Schools provides physically safe and emotionally secure environments for all students and staff. Positive behaviors (nonviolence, cooperation, teamwork, understand and acceptance of other) are encouraged in the education program and are require of all staff. Inappropriate behaviors, including but not limited to bullying, intimidation and harassment, must be avoided by students and all staff. This policy is to include bullying as reason for long-term suspension, expulsion or mandatory reassignment as per provisions of the Student Discipline Act. Relevant To: All students, faculty and staff. Responsible Officer: Superintendent of Schools Modification History: New Policy. Principals: Bullying disrupts a school's ability to educate students. Bullying threatens public safety by creating an atmosphere in which such behavior can escalate into violence Bullying means any ongoing pattern of physical, verbal, or electronic abuse on school grounds, in a vehicle owned, leased, or contracted by a school being used for a school purpose by a school employee or his or her designee, at a designated school bus stop, or at school-sponsored activities or school sponsored athletic events. The school district shall review this policy annually.

PLAYGROUND PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS

Playground Rules

1. 2. 3. You may engage in any behavior, which does not create a problem for you or anyone else. If you find yourself with a problem, you may solve it by any means, which does not cause a problem for anyone else in the world. You may engage in any behavior that does not jeopardize the safety or learning of yourself or others. Unkind words and actions will not be tolerated. Profanity stated or implied will not be tolerated at any time and will result in the instant loss of all recess privileges.

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General Procedures

1. NOT Allowed: Baseballs, bats, toy guns, knives, electronic devices. The following must not be used on school property: roller blades, roller skates, roller shoes (Heelys), scooters and bikes. Any toys brought from home to school are student's responsibility. There will be absolutely no throwing of wood chips, sand, gravel, stones, sticks, snowballs, playing with branches, or other sharp objects. No one is to be in the building during recess without permission. All playing should stop immediately and students should line up to come inside when the bell rings. All balls and ropes and bases that have been taken out must be returned. No tag games except in the grass areas. Students will move to appropriate lines when instructed by playground supervisor Boys Town Social Skills must be followed inside and outside the building. Informing supervisors of potential danger or injury is not tattling.

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Playground Expectations/Procedures

Be Safe AREA BE SAFE Be Respectful BE RESPECTFUL Be Responsible BE RESPONSIBLE Use problem solving skills to solve conflicts Line up when adult signals end of recess Notify adult in case of injury Follow game rules ­ agree before starting Let players entering the game know the rules Put equipment away

GENERAL

Keep hands and feet to self Avoid fighting or play fighting What's on the ground stays on the ground Stay within playground boundaries Notify adults if stranger is present

Follow Adult directions Include everyone Use kind words to others Touch others only when helping Use appropriate language Share and take turns Demonstrate good sportsmanship Share and take turns Saving swings is not allowed

SWINGS

Sit on Bottom Stay in swing until stopped Back and forth only/ no twisting One person per swing Stay out of swing area unless swinging

Stop swing and get off at signal Looping over the bar is hard on the equipment as well as dangerous Jumping from swings can harm yourself or others

MODULAR PLAYSYSTEM

Concrete Area Basketball Courts

Go down slide/pole feet first Share and take turns One person on slide/pole at a time Walk on bridge areas Dismount using handles Walk in and around wood chip area Be aware of on-going games Share and take turns NO TAG on Concrete Play in designated play areas

Line up and wait patiently for turn Use areas appropriately

Use basketball and 4square equipment properly Put equipment away

JUMP ROPES

Use for jumping only Each end of the rope needs to be held when twirling it

Share and take turns

Jump rope on paved surfaces Put ropes away when done

SLIDES Slide sitting and feet first Allow others their turn by not holding up the line Move away from the bottom of the slide to allow others to take their turn NO Tag, pushing, shoving or trains Stay at the bottom of the stairs until the person ahead or you has gone down the slide

TETHERBALL

Follow tetherball rules Stay off pole and ball Two play at a time

Share and take turns Encourage others equally 3 matches and switch

Line up and wait patiently for turn Follow tetherball rules When called out-take out Be honest

FIELD / GRASS

Avoid muddy areas Stay away from fences Stay out of trees

Include everyone Demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times Use kind words

Play soccer and football by the rules No Tackle Football Put equipment away

BALLS Kick balls in grassy Follow adult directions areas away from Share and take turns building and blacktop If the ball goes off the playground report to an adult Use in appropriate areas Use balls for appropriate activity Put equipment away

SOCCER

Body contacts ball only Hands don't touch the ball with the exception of the goalie Running with the ball is prohibited

Follow school soccer rules Be honest Give encouraging words Choose teams fairly Demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times

Be honest about line calls Play in appropriate area Follow school rules for soccer Tackling is not permitted Put equipment away

FOOTBALL Touch or flag only ­ no tackling

Choose teams fairly Ask an adult to help if needed. Give Encouraging words Use appropriate language Demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times

This is a fun time not the super bowl! Keep control of yourself Put equipment away

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Avoid mud, water, and ice

Wipe feet when entering building

Keep shoes, socks and clothing dry Only students with boots go in the snow Dress appropriately

This is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of EXPECTATIONS. In situations not covered by this list, common sense and good judgment will dictate a course of action. CONSEQUENCES - IF A STUDENT CHOOSES NOT TO FOLLOW PLAYGROUND EXPECTATIONS, THEY WILL BE BENCHED FOR THE REST OF THAT RECESS PERIOD OR NEXT RECESS IF IT COMES AT THE END OF THAT PERIOD. REPEAT OFFENDERS MAY TEMPORARILY LOSE RECESS PRIVILEGES OR EAT LUNCH WITH MR ALEXANDER. SUPERVISORS MAY CONFISCATE EQUIPMENT WHEN NECESSARY FOR SAFETY AND OR DISPLAYS OF POOR SPORTMANSHIP. WE WILL FOLLOW THE DISTRICT'S DISCIPLINE POLICY.

LUNCH INFORMATION

The Eisenhower cafeteria uses an automated cash register system. Each student is assigned a 4 digit personal Keypad Number. It is important that each student memorizes his/her Keypad Number since this number will be used daily for charging lunches and milk. At meal time, students will punch in their Keypad Number on a keyboard. If there is enough money in the account to pay for the meal, the transaction will proceed and the amount will be deducted from the balance. If there is not enough money in the account, the cashier may serve the meal and put the account in a debit (negative balance). The following day the student should bring enough money to pay the negative balance and money to purchase more meals. When making a deposit into your child's account, you may use the envelopes provided by Sedexho Food Service that are available at the office or place the payment in an envelope from home with the following information on the outside. a. student's name b. amount enclosed for each student Deposits maybe made only at the school the student attends or you may mail your money to: SEDEXHO FOOD SERVICE, 301 WEST F STREET, NORTH PLATTE, NE 69101. Remember another school may NOT make deposits for a student if they DO NOT attend there. Please make checks payable to North Platte Public School (NPPS). We strongly urge parents to pay for several meals at one time and not pay by the day. Online payments can now be made as well at www.nppsd.org IMPORTANT: STUDENTS ARE TO PUT THEIR LUNCH ENVELOPES (with money or check enclosed) INTO THE BASKET PROVIDED FIRST THING IN THE MORNING (at Linda's counter for Eisenhower). We cannot accept money in the lunch line. If a parent (or other relation) would like to eat with your child, they must have registered their lunch choice with the office before 8:45 a.m. This is important for an accurate lunch count to ensure enough food is available for all students. The money for the guest's lunch will be taken out of the student's account. When adults come to have lunch with a student they will be seated at a separate table that will provide them quality time with the child, if space is available. Prices are as follows: Regular student breakfast - $1.00 a day or $5.00 a week Reduced student breakfast - $ .30 a day or $1.50 a week Regular student lunch - $1.75 per day or $8.75 a week Reduced student lunch - $ .40 per day or $2.00 a week Extra milk - $ .30 *Students receive a ½ pint of milk with their lunch Adult lunch - $2.75 Students who qualify for and are approved will receive free lunch. The above mentioned prices do not include "Extra's" that are offered to the students. Students may purchase "Extra's" for an additional $ .50 each. Some examples of an "Extra" are: Sunny Delight, Fruit Roll Ups, Bottled Water, etc. Please discuss these additional purchase options with your child and make it clear as to whether they may purchase them or not and how may times a week. We are not responsible for keeping track of who may or may not receive "Extra's". Lunch menus with prices listed will be handed out each month and can be found on the school website. www.nppsd.org

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination write: USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-9410 ***Due to the diverse socio-economic status across the district, NPPS does not support outside food in the lunchroom. Students and parents can still bring their own lunch, but it must be in a non-descript bag. If a group or organization pays for the food without any financial hardship to any individual student, the district will allow an outside vendor's food brought into the building, but will be consumed in a classroom away from the lunchroom. Any concerns can be addressed to the NPPS Business Manager, Stuart Simpson.

Lunchroom Expectations

Be Safe

Area General Always Walk Use quiet voices Wash hands before coming to the lunchroom Use Good Manners Keep hands, feet and objects to self Say please and thank you to the lunch ladies Informal Line Follow directions of adults Bring everything you need for lunch/recess with you to the lunchroom Know your lunch number

Be Respectful

Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Responsible

Be Respectful

In Line / At Choices Bar

Use serving utensils appropriately Hold tray with both hands Hands and feet to self

Patiently wait your turn! Use appropriate body space

Make at least two choices Take what you want, eat what you take Pick up silverware, napkin, and condiments

At the Table Stay sitting on your pockets Feet on the floor Use good manners Use kind words to others Use appropriate language Seating Charts Chew food with mouth closed Conversation topics must be appropriate for meal time and school Use silverware appropriately Eat food properly Eat only your own food Leave food on tray that is not eaten

Dismissal

Always walk Informal Line Keep hands, feet and other body parts to self

Stay at table until dismissed Pick up your area before leaving the table Use quiet voices in the building.

Raise hand to be dismissed PLACE silverware in tub Stack trays neatly Put lunchboxes in grade level basket Complete duties as assigned

This is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of EXPECTATIONS. In situations not covered by this list, common sense and good judgment will dictate a course of action. Students are expected to be respectful and courteous at all times.

CONSEQUENCES - IF A STUDENT CHOOSES NOT TO FOLLOW LUNCHROOM EXPECTATIONS, THEY MAY BE BENCHED FOR ONE OR MORE RECESS PERIODS, REPEAT OFFENDERS MAY TEMPORARILY LOSE LUNCHROOM PRIVILEGES AND EAT LUNCH IN THE HALLWAY OR OFFICE AWAY FROM THEIR PEERS. WE WILL FOLLOW THE DISTRICT'S DISCIPLINE POLICY.

Evacuation of Building:

The North Platte Public School District has developed a Crisis Plan that is designed to minimize danger to anyone occupying a school, should an emergency occur. Our main objective is to attend to the health and welfare of your children in the event of a crisis. In most emergencies your children will remain and be cared for at the school they attend. In the rare event of an emergency affecting the school such as a broken gas or water main, a fire or toxic spill, the following evacuation will occur: **Eisenhower Elementary will evacuate to the Church of Christ of The Latter Day Saints, Lakeview Blvd and A Street. ***No students will be released to any adult at this site.*** ***All students will be bused to McKinley Education center @ 301 West F Street for parents to pick up their children in the event of an actual emergency.

We ask that you follow the following procedure if you hear of any school emergency:

1. Turn on your radio or television. We will keep the media informed of any emergency. 2. You may also be notified by an automated message to your cell phone number. Please make the office aware of any changes in your cell phone number. 3. Please do not telephone the school. We have limited phone lines. These must be used to respond to the emergency. 4. Please do not come to the school unless requested to pick up your child. Any emergency involving your child's school may mean emergency vehicles and workers must be able to get to the building. If the emergency necessitates relocation of staff and students, you will be informed via the media.

Winter Weather Emergency Closing Procedures

Building or weather conditions during the winter may necessitate a change in the normal hours school is in session. The decision to close schools, delay starting times, or dismiss early is made by the superintendent. School closing information will be announced via the school district's phone messaging system and by the following local radio stations:

KX 104 FM KELN 97 FM KOGA 99.7 FM KODY 1240 AM KJLT 94.9 FM and 970 AM

Closing information will also be announced on TV stations KNOP Channel 2 and NTV Channel 6.

School Closing. If a decision is made to close schools, the announcement will be

made by the local radio stations and Channel 2 by approximately 7:00 a.m. The decision not to have school is made by the superintendent after he has made the following contacts, when appropriate: The City Street Department to check the street conditions in the city The school maintenance staff to determine if they can manage snow removal in the immediate areas of schools and school entries The area station of the National Weather Service for an estimate of the length and severity of the storm or cold weather.

Delaying Starting Time. In some cases, it may be advisable to delay starting times

to allow more time for snow removal. Announcements to this effect will be carried by local stations by approximately 7 a.m.

Early Dismissal. Sometimes weather worsens during the school hours, making it

advisable to dismiss students before the regular dismissal time. It shall be the philosophy of the District to avoid early dismissal if at all possible except in extreme cases. Parents who wish to remove their children during inclement weather may do so. In the event of any early dismissal, the information will be announced by the local radio stations. Parents will be asked to pick up their children as soon as possible. The final decision as to whether a child should attend school or stay at home is the responsibility of the parents.

INCLEMENT WEATHER GUIDELINES FOR RECESS

PLEASE DRESS YOUR CHILDREN ACCORDINGLY TO THE FORCASTED WEATHER! Whenever inclement weather makes it impossible or impractical for students to be outside for recess, students will remain inside. Inclement weather would be days such as: *Rainy weather (Light mist and sprinkles students will go outside) *Muddy playground (Students may be asked to stay on the paved surface) *Snow and/or blowing snow *Extreme cold weather (If wind chill or temperature is below 10 degrees F) *Cold weather with a wind blowing making a very cold wind chill factor *Any other weather conditions making it unsafe for students and staff to be outside The building principal and/or playground supervisors and teachers, will make a decision whether outside recess will be held. If students are sent outside and the playground supervisor finds that the weather is not suitable--the person supervising may bring students inside. When students do stay in for regular recess, the classroom teachers will make arrangements for recess activities. When students stay in at noon, the building principal and/or playground supervisor will make arrangements for the students inside.

Eisenhower Traffic Guidelines

All students not eating breakfast arriving before 8:05 should be dropped off at the EAST circle drive to participate in the Kids on the Move walking program. Students not eating breakfast will be asked to walk around outside the building. .....The Center Loop #1 will be used for those students eating breakfast and to pick up Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students and siblings. .....The East Loop #2 will continue to be used to drop off all students before 8:05 and pick up for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students and siblings. .....Please talk your plans over with your children so they know which Loop to find you. Parents should never park in the pick- up lane. Please be respectful of others and use the parking lots on the East and West ends of the buildings. ..Please remember that we can not park in the fire zone, bus loading areas and persons with disabilities parking at any time! This is reserved for school bus and day care vans and must be kept open in accordance with State Fire and Safety Laws. Also, please advise those who drive your children of these guidelines. Police do issue traffic tickets for parking in these areas . . . even if for only a moment. .....The lead car in line must proceed as far forward (east) (if using the center loop#1) or as far south (if using the east loop#2) as possible before pulling to the curb to exit or pick up children. Please keep the left lane open for drive through traffic in all loops!! If coming before 3:25 p.m. you may park in the east lot to wait for your child. Please be reminded that our main objectives are: ...Keeping traffic moving as smoothly as possible through the turnouts. ...Getting our children to the sidewalks quickly and safely loaded in your vehicle. Please remember to Buckle UP!! Your passengers are very important to all of us

BIKE RIDING

The student safety guidelines discourage anyone below third grade from riding their bikes to and from school for safety reason. If a Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade student plans to ride their bicycle to school, alone or with an older sibling. A parent note must be brought to school informing both the teacher and the office. All Bicycles must be walked on and off the school grounds for the safety of all pedestrians.

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BIKE PERMISSION SLIP

I give permission for ________________________________________ to ride his/her bike to and from Eisenhower School. I am aware that Eisenhower Elementary is in a high traffic area and my student has had the proper instruction on how to safely get to and from school.

__________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature

___________________ Date

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