The administration retains the right and privilege to issue penalties for acts not specifically stated herein and to alter any penalties considered necessary. Furthermore, the administration reserves the right to amend any provision in this disclosure that is in the best interest of the educational process.
Granite Park Junior High School is progressive, innovative, and responsive in meeting the needs of a diverse student body. Research based practices have been implemented to provide students with important social and behavioral support on an ongoing basis. This positive support for students has met tremendous success in improving the culture and climate at Granite Park Junior High. Granite Park Junior High School firmly believes in the following student discipline models: The use of Love and Logic Principles; Positive Behavior Incentives; Student Awards and Recognition; Enrichment Activities; Social Skills Training; Think Time; and Data Collection.
Items not required for specific classroom instruction and participation should be left at home. This includes, but is not limited to, cell phones, other music or camera, or gaming devices, skateboards, or toys. If these items are seen during the school day, they will be confiscated and held until parents pick them up. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity on July 1, 2019. (If a parent wishes for their student to bring a cell phone to school, to en-sure safety to and from school, we request the cell phone be put into the student’s locker in the morning and not removed until after school.) **The school will not investigate lost or stolen items that are not to be at school.
All students will be treated as unique individuals. Student behavior problems will, therefore, be handled as unique situations. In the event that the actions of the staff appear to be unfair, you need only to arrange a visit with the staff member involved and present your case. In the event that your case has merit, consequences will be adjusted accordingly. This is our written guarantee that your right to due process will be observed and respected at Granite Park Junior High School.
All students are provided a copy of Granite School District’s information packet (in both English and Spanish). This packet contains information on the following:
•Drug and Alcohol Policy
•Family Educational Rights
•Fees and Fee Waivers•School Calendar•School Choice Policy•Sexual Harassment Policy•Truancy Policy•Head Injury Policy
•Safe School Policy
For more information on district topics, refer to your packet, visit the district website at www.graniteschools.org or ask the school for a copy of the packet.
The following are summaries of some of the district policies:
The Granite School District prohibits the following (includes to and from school):
Any threat or act of violence; possession of any type of weapon, real or facsimile; any gang related activity; any criminal activity; destruction of property; willful disobedience or persistent defiance of authority.
DRUGS, ALCOHOL, TOBACCO
Granite School District prohibits all of these items, as well as look-alike items. Students violating any of these policies are referred to the district and law enforcement.
GOT A PROBLEM? SEE YOUR COUNSELOR
Each student is assigned a counselor. Counselors will assist students with registration, scheduling classes, social and per-sonal problem solving, and career counseling. All counseling interviews are confidential.
Students may request to see their counselor by leaving a note with the counseling department secretary requesting an ap-pointment. Students may go to the counseling office during school hours with a hall pass, before school, or after school.
Counselors work with an assigned team. They will be part of the students’ teams and participate to ensure your student gets a well-rounded educational experience.
It is essential that students attend school. Students with ten or more unexcused absences will be referred to truancy court. Granite Park Junior High School can only accept seven parent-excused absences during a school year.
For those students reported sluffing, the police will be contacted and the parent/guardian will be contacted. The student will be suspended until a parent conference. When parents cannot be reached, students will be referred to the school officer.
Students that arrive late must check-in with the attendance office. The tardy may be excused by note or by parent contact. The student will then be sent to class with a note from the attendance secretary. All students have five minutes passing time between each class. They need to learn to manage their time and supplies and to be on time to every class. The attendance dean will contact the parents of students with chronic tardy problems.
The 1st tardy will be a warning. The 2nd tardy will result in a call home to parents. Upon receiving a 3rd tardy, parents will be required to come to the school to meet and sign a contract. Should a student receive a 4th, 5th or 6th tardy, they will be required to do a 45 minute ASD (after school detention) to make up the time and work. 7th, 8th and 9th tardies will be as-signed a 1.5 hour ASD. On the 10th tardy the student will be suspended, and referred to the Court Tracker. Any tardy after the 10th will result in a 2.5 hour ASD.
Citizenship includes behavior, attendance, punctuality, and adherence to the rules and policies of the school.
Citizenship objectives include:
1. To encourage responsibility among students toward self, peers, family, and country.
2. To help student realize that appropriate behavior is instrumental in setting and maintaining high standards at their school.
3. To reduce problems encountered as a result of inappropriate behavior, tardiness, non-attendance and vandalism.
4. To emphasize each student’s responsibilities toward attendance and punctuality as well as the positive effect highstandards have on the school, home and community.
The following citizenship grades will be awarded in each class: 4- Honor; 3 – Good; 2 – Satisfactory; 1 – Poor; 0 – Failure.
Truancy is defined as an unexcused absence. On the first truancy during any term the student will receive a grade no higher than a “1”, and on the second truancy a “0”.
On the fourth tardy from any one class, a student will not receive a grade higher than a “1”.
Teachers will issue textbooks to be used by the student. The student is responsible for the care and treatment of the books. A record is kept of the condition of the book at the time of issue. If all books and materials are returned in good condition and if students have paid all registration and school fees, a $10.00 refund will be given back to students. If damage beyond normal wear and tear occurs, a fine will be levied. Textbooks may not be available for every student to take home, however they are available to check out through the teacher.
LOCKERS ARE LOANERS
Lockers are the property of the school and are loaned to students for their convenience. The school is not responsible for lost articles from lockers. Locker sharing, including combination sharing, is prohibited unless assigned by the office. Stu-dents wishing to make a change in locker combination may do so by paying $3 to the main office. Students are responsible for the care and condition of the locker. The administration has the legal right to inspect lockers when there is a reasonable cause.
HALL PASS REGULATIONS
*Hall passes will not be issued during the first or last 10 minutes of class.
*Students must be wearing the hall pass before leaving the classroom and the entire time they are out of the classroom.
*If the student chooses to take off the hall pass after leaving the classroom, all hall passes will be revoked from the student.
*If the hall pass is not worn correctly, the hall pass will not be honored.