- 9 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.
- The earliest students may arrive at school is 8:40 a.m.
- If a student is not picked up by 4:10 P.M., a parent will be contacted and an administrative conference will be held.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS TAKEN FROM THE 2016-2017 STUDENT HANDBOOK WHICH CAN BE DOWNLOADED IN PDF FORMAT HERE: B.A. St. Ville Student Handbook
**All visitors are to report to the office upon arrival at school**
Photo identification must be presented. If a visitor is on campus to conduct business concerning a student at school, then the visitor must be 21 years old or older AND on the child’s emergency card. Photo identification must be copied and a visitor’s pass issued. Any person on campus without a visitor’s pass will be asked to leave. Passes must be returned to the office when exiting the building. At that time the photocopy of your identification will be returned to you. Students are not allowed to bring guests to school.
WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL
A parent must come to school to officially withdraw a student. A withdrawal form must be completed, all financial obligations to the school cleared, and all books returned before a student may be officially withdrawn.
ABSENCES/TARDIES/MAKE-UP WORK/HOMEWORK REQUESTS
Absences are divided into two categories (1) excused and (2) unexcused. The Louisiana Department of Education has established that students who have more than seven days per semester, 13 days total for the year unexcused absences during the school year will NOT be eligible for promotion to the next grade.
In order for an absence to be classified as excused, it must meet the state guidelines listed below.
LA. R.S. 17:226 Extenuating Circumstances
1. Extended personal physical or emotional illness as verified by a physician (in writing).
2. Extended hospital stay as verified by a physician (in writing).
3. Extended recuperation from an accident as verified by a physician (in writing).
4. Extended contagious disease within a family as verified by a physician (in writing).
5. Prior school system approved travel for education (see principal).
6. Death in the family not to exceed one week (bring copy of obituary).
7. Natural catastrophe and/or disaster.
8. For any other extenuating circumstances parents must make a formal appeal in accordance with the due process procedures established by the LEA.
TARDINESS TO SCHOOL
THE BELL FOR SCHOOL TO BEGIN RINGS AT 9:00 A.M. Students arriving after 9:00 A.M. must obtain a tardy slip in the office. Excessive tardiness to school will result in disciplinary action (see Tardy Expectations below).
- Any student who is not sitting in his/her classroom when the bell rings at 9:00 a.m. is considered tardy unexcused (unless there is a documented excuse) and must check in with the front office in order to be admitted to class.
- Any student who signs- in after 12:30 a.m. is considered absent 1⁄2 day unexcused (unless there is a documented excuse).
- Any student who signs- out before 12:30 is considered absent 1 full day unexcused (unless there is a documented excuse).
- Any student who signs- out after 12:30 is considered absent 1⁄2 day unexcused (unless there is a documented excuse).
1st Offense – Restate Expectation/Rule
2nd Offense –Student Conference with Administrator 3rd Offense – Morning Detention
4th Offense – Refer to Social Worker
5th Offense – Parent Conference with Teacher/Office
6th Offense – Administrative Intervention (Referral, etc.)
NOTE: Tardy Expectations occur each 9 weeks.
MAKE UP REQUESTS
Students are allowed to complete make-up work for absences within 10 school days of their last absence. It is the student’s responsibility to ask the teacher for make-up work. A student will receive a failing grade on all make-up work not completed. Students are allowed to make-up work because of an absence for an Out-of-School Suspension.
HOMEWORK REQUESTS FOR ABSENT STUDENTS
If a student is unable to attend school for five days or more, please call the main office for assignments. These may be picked up after 1:30 P.M. on the day following the request.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY
Academic integrity is an important part of B. A. St. Ville ‘s mission to provide a safe environment for a diverse learning community, which values academic excellence, individual responsibility and life-long learning. Students are responsible for learning and upholding ethical and honest standards of research, writing, and assessment in all academic areas. Written or other work which students submit must be the product of their own efforts. Academic dishonesty, which includes cheating, plagiarism and other forms of dishonest or unethical behavior, is prohibited. See complete policy in the back of handbook.
ACCIDENTS/ EMERGENCY CARDS
Report all accidents to the nearest campus employee who will then complete an accident/incident report, which will be kept on file. AN EMERGENCY CARD MUST BE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE FOR EACH STUDENT. It is the responsibility of the parent to have the emergency card updated as the need arises (change of address, phone number, etc.).
A social worker is available to all students to discuss any issues or concerns that arise.
Medals, pins, trophies, and certificates are presented to students who earn academic, service, and athletic awards at the Awards Ceremony which is held at the end of the year.
All activities such as athletic events, dances, group practices, etc., are extensions of the school day and all expectations in the handbook apply. Parish academic eligibility procedures are followed where applicable for participation. Students (and approved guests) participating in any activity must follow B.A. St. Ville/ Dress Code.
Students who are absent for any part of the school day (includes check-in and check-out) may not attend any school activity on the day or days they are absent unless absence is excused; this includes, but is not limited to, athletic events, dances, and group practices.
Students who are suspended from school may not attend any school activity on the days they are suspended; this includes, but is not limited to, athletic events, dances, and group practices.
All school rules apply on the bus, at the bus stop, and on the way to and from the bus stop. Students may only ride the bus they are assigned to ride.
In order to maximize instructional time, classroom parties will be limited to seasonal parties that may be held on the last school day prior to the start of the holiday period. The parties will be held in the classrooms with the possible assistance of parent volunteers at these parties. Birthday celebrations are allowed for parents wishing to send a treat to celebrate a child’s birthday. Parents must first contact the child’s teacher to make arrangements. CUPCAKES ONLY may then be brought to the front office to be shared by the child’s class at the end of the day. No other treats or toys will be allowed. Parents and other family members will not be allowed in the classroom for these celebrations.
CAFETERIA/RAINY DAY SCHEDULE
Observance of all of the following rules will make eating in the cafeteria a pleasant experience for all.
- Walk slowly.
- Use inside voices.
- Keep food on the plate. Food throwing will result in disciplinary action.
- Students are not allowed to drink soft drinks in the cafeteria, nor eat fast food brought in from McDonald’s, Burger King, etc.
- Make sure the table is clean when leaving.
- Eat breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria and courtyard only.
- All trash should be placed in garbage cans.
- Students should not be in the classrooms during lunch without permission from the teacher.
- The teacher must be in the classroom to supervise.
- Students are required have their lunch card out and ready for the cafeteria manager to swipe so that the lunch lines move faster.
- Only on pre-determined days are parents allowed to join their child/children for lunch. Outside food is not allowed, but parents may purchase a lunch from the cafeteria for a fee of $3.25.
Each student will receive an ID card with a lunch number embedded on it. This number will remain the same as long as the student is registered in Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Fraudulent use of another student’s number will result in suspension. Students permitting others to use their number will also be suspended. Students are NOT allowed to sell their breakfast/lunch.
CELL PHONE POLICY/ELECTRONICS/UNAUTHORIZED ITEMS
Telecommunication Device Policy Board Approved – August 23, 2012
The Jefferson Parish Public School System recognizes that electronic telecommunication devices have assumed a greater role in the lives of our students. Our district also acknowledges that advances in technology can enhance learning and heighten safety in times of emergency. The policy on electronic telecommunication devices is designed to ensure that the use of such devices neither interferes with teaching and learning during the school day nor endangers the safety and well-being of students.
- Students are allowed to possess electronic devices on campus. However, all electronic devices must be COMPLETELY OFF and must not be visible or audible while students are on the school grounds or on the school bus except in those instances described in numbers three and four below or in the event of an emergency. “Emergency” means an actual or imminent threat to public health or safety, which may result in the loss of life, injury, or property damage.
- Electronic devices may be used as part of the instructional process only with prior permission of the principal or his/her designee.
- Electronic devices must be stored in a secure location. Students shall be personally and solely responsible for the security of their telecommunications devices. The Jefferson Parish Public School System shall not assume any responsibility for theft, loss, or damage of an electronic device or unauthorized calls made on a cell phone.
- Phone communication during the instructional day must occur on school telephones with permission from appropriate school personnel with the exception of emergencies as deemed by the principal or his/her designee. Parents should continue to call the school for any emergencies.
Parents/guardians may pick-up such items the following day between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
CRISIS MANAGEMENT PLAN
By definition a “crisis” is an extraordinary event that has the potential for completely disrupting the educational process on campus or that may result in serious injury to staff or students. Responses to each crisis event will vary depending upon proper protocol for that event. It is important that every student remains with the classroom teacher and follows the instruction of the administration and the teacher. In the event that students are asked to leave the building, it is imperative that the students report to the designated areas and remain under the supervision of the teacher or administrator. There will be practice fire, tornado, and lockdown drills throughout the school year and there is no need to be alarmed regarding the practice events. Additionally, random searches will be conducted twice a month. Specific instructions will be given for various drills. Students should observe evacuation maps that are posted in teacher’s classroom so that the student is aware of the evacuation route.
Students who are issued behavior reports, detentions, parental conferences, and suspensions are required to bring the paperwork home to a parent/guardian. The parent is to sign the paperwork and return it with the child the next day. Students who receive detentions are not allowed to attend the detention without returning the detention notice containing a parent signature. Students who are issued parental conferences and suspensions are required to attend a meeting at the school to discuss the child’s behavior. Students are not allowed to return to school without a parent/guardian. Students who do not return paperwork or do not attend scheduled conferences are subject to further disciplinary action.
Each classroom will have class rules as part of our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Plan and others that have been carefully developed by the teacher and/or other students, appropriate for that learning environment. It is the responsibility of the student to comply with and conform to the class rules. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary procedures described in the discipline section of this handbook. Students who remain within the guidelines will receive all of the benefits of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support components as described in the PBIS section of the handbook. It is through positive classroom behavior, including student engagement, which students can expect to learn and succeed in their classes.
DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES/SCHOOL WIDE PBIS
Discipline is a school-wide effort. In order for the school to maximize student discipline, two aspects of our discipline policy must be considered.
Our classroom expectations are as follows: We respect others. We listen carefully. We follow directions. We never give up. We raise our hand to speak. We always do our best We ask questions. We treat others the way “they” want to be treated. In class, we use STAR as we actively participate in learning.
Sit Up Straight.
Track the Speaker.
Raise Your Hand.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS)
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support is a strategic plan to encourage appropriate student behavior through the support of good behaviors and reward program for these behaviors. These rewards may be a field trip, school dance, out of uniform, movie/popcorn day or other activities. Students will also earn entries into drawings for rewards at the end of each reward period. Teachers and staff members will place names of students on forms and they will be placed in the drawing box located in the cafeteria. The rewards for the drawings will be announced in advance and awarded at pre-determined intervals.
Consequences for Inappropriate Behaviors
1st Offense – Verbal Warning
2nd Offense- Parental Contact
3rd Offense- Behavior Report
4th Offense – Morning Detention
5th Offense – Administrative Intervention/Referral (ISS, OS, etc.)
****Depending on the severity of the behavior, consequences may not follow this order:
PDF of Consequence Chart: stvillediscipline
School Rules and Behavioral Expectations
PDF of St. Ville School Rules: stvilleschoolrules
Detentions are assigned in writing with a minimum of 24 hours advance notice-with the exception of Lunch Detentions. Teachers may hold their own detentions in their classrooms before and after school and during lunch. Students must have a written pass in order to enter the building before school and during lunch. If the detention is after school, the parent/legal guardian is notified by means of a detention notice at least one (1) day before the detention is to be served. Two (2) copies of the detention notice will be sent home with the student. One (1) copy is to be retained by the parent/legal guardian. One (1) copy should be signed by the parent/legal guardian and returned to school before the detention is to be served. The parent/legal guardian can legally refuse to allow the student to serve the detention. However, the student will be subject to suspension from school.
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL TIME
- Students must be on the school grounds no later than 9:00 A.M. Walkers and car riders will not be allowed on campus prior to 8:35 A.M. All car riders and walkers grades Kindergarten through fifth grade are to enter through the gate by the cafeteria.
- If a student arrives before 8:35 A.M., the parent will be contacted an administrative conference will be held.
- B.A. St. Ville Elementary is a reopening school. We will only begin child care for our parents and students if there is a high need. In this particular case, child care is available for parents who need to bring a child before 8:35 A.M. or who need to pick up a child after 3:50 P.M.
- Upon arrival at school, students who will eat breakfast will walk through the pavilion to the cafeteria. Students who do not eat breakfast will walk down the hall and sit quietly outside of their classDISMISSAL
- The normal dismissal time is 3:50 P.M. Any parent who wishes to pick up his/her child earlier than this time must come to the office and sign the student out before 3:20.
- ONLY adults listed on the emergency card may sign a student out of school. Any person signing a student out must show identification before the student will be released.
- Students cannot be signed out between 3:20-3:50. Contact school if you are in route to school and will not meet the 3:00 time.
- If a student is not picked up by 4:10 P.M., a parent will be contacted and an administrative conference will be held.
BECAUSE INSTRUCTIONAL TIME IS SO VALUABLE WE ARE UNABLE TO INTERRRUPT CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION TO DELIVER MESSAGES REGARDING CHILDRENS AFTER SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD KNOWS HOW HE/SHE IS GETTING HOME BEFORE THE LEAVE HOME IN THE MORNING.
Childcare is available from 7:30 a.m. until start of school and until 6:00 p.m. Registration is $20.00. Cost is $20.00 a.m., $27.00 p.m. and $32.00 a.m. and p.m. Drop in fees are available also but student must be registered.
The carpool gate is for cars and buses. You must be in your car and the teacher on duty will escort your child to his/her car. Do not get out of your car expecting the teachers to release your child. You will be told to return to the car rider line and follow the procedure. All car rider students will be held under the breezeway until 4:10 p.m. After 4:10 p.m., children will be brought to the office to be signed out. In the event that you are late 5 times, your car ride privileges will be revoked. Your child will be re-assigned to aftercare. You must register your child for after care.
The crossing guard is there to ensure the safety of our students. It is imperative that all follow the guard’s directives. All students crossing the street must cross with a crossing guard.
A bus student must have a note if he/she is not going to ride the bus home. The note must state who will pick up the student. This note must be turned in to the teacher when the student arrives at school. If a student does not have a note, and a parent can’t be reached by phone, the students will be placed on the bus. Students may ride only the bus to which they are assigned. The same behavior expected in school is expected on the bus. Misbehavior on the bus endangers the safety of all students on the bus and will not be tolerated. Behavior on the bus is also tied into the Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) and can cause a student not to receive a band.
Prior to participating in school-sponsored field trips, all students must return the completed field trip form signed by a parent/guardian. All students must report to the school before leaving for the field trip and return to school after the field trip is over.
St. Ville teachers will supervise field trips. Students participating in out of town field trips must follow the uniform policy and all rules established by B. A. St. Ville and the Jefferson Parish Public School System and pay all financial obligations. Circumstances that would warrant non-attendance on a field trip will be evaluated by the Principal on an individual basis.
FIELD TRIP CHAPERONES
1. Chaperones will be chosen on a rotating basis giving everyone the opportunity to attend a field trip during the year.
2. Each chaperone will be responsible for a particular group of children.
3. The chaperone must remain with this group at all times.
4. All chaperones must follow the agenda given to them by the teacher.
5. Chaperones must ride the school bus with their group. Parents cannot take their car and join the group at the field trip location.
7. Only parents, grandparents, or legal guardians may serve as chaperones. No other adults or children are allowed on field trips.
8. Chaperones are requested not to purchase anything for themselves or the students in their group.
9. Chaperones must be at school at least 15 minutes before the buses are scheduled to leave.
10. All chaperones must pay the full cost of the field trip.
11. Chaperones must dress appropriately.
12. Chaperones must not smoke, drink alcohol beverages, or talk on cell phones while on a field trip. Cell phones should be turned off and used only in an emergency.
13. A doctor’s note is required for all expectant mothers and for adults with any medical condition who wish to chaperone.
14. Everyone who plans to serve as chaperone must sign that he/she understand and will follow these guidelines.
- Parents must discuss their children’s progress with teachers. Conferences may be scheduled before school, after school, or during planning (P.E.) period.
- Conferences are scheduled by calling the office at 504-366-1708. Conferences are usually scheduled before or after school or during a teacher’s planning period.
- Parents should go directly to the office to meet the teacher for a scheduled conference.
- Parents must discuss problems with the appropriate teacher prior to meeting with theadministrator.
Computers are available in classes, the library, and the computer lab for student use. Students are only allowed to use computers for internet research with parental permission. Students are never to employ communication software such as “My Space”, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, E-mail, or other software from the school computers. School computers are for educational use. Students are not to download music, pictures or videos, unless this is part of a class assignment. Failure to comply with this rule will result in banning from computers at school, which can affect class grades.
The purpose of evacuation drills is to safeguard the students in the event of an actual emergency. Students who do not follow the guidelines for evacuation are subject to disciplinary action.
1. An Emergency Evacuation Map is posted in each classroom with the exit route outlined by the teacher.
2. Evacuation Drills will be practiced through out the year for fire, tornado, lockdown,etc.
3. When the Emergency Signal is given:
a. Students will leave the classroom in an orderly manner behind the teacher who will lead them to the designated area. Books should be left in the classroom, but purses should be brought outside.
b. Student swill move quietly and quickly through the halls and out of the building.
c. Students will follow the teacher to the assigned position, stand quietly, and wait for the “all clear” signal.
d. Students will return into the building following their teacher.
Students are expected to pay all financial obligations owed to the school. Schedules and drop slips will not be issued to students owing money to the school. No checks allowed. All payments to the school and to child care must be cash only or cashiers’ check. The cafeteria will accept checks.
St. Ville operates on a computerized grading system. The interim, 9-weeks grade, final and participation grades are entered into Infinite Campus.
• In grades 1st – 5th, a student’s marking period report card grade is determined as follows: 1/4 participation, 3/4 cumulative tests.
*Classroom participation is defined as class work, homework, notebook, involvement in discussion and activities, and preparation for class, such as, having books and supplies.
Letter grades are assigned according to the following scale:
Students are expected to demonstrate good manners. There should be no running, whistling or loitering outside the classrooms. Students are not permitted in the halls during class time, breakfast or lunch unless they have a pass from a teacher or administrator. Violation of these expectations will result in disciplinary action.
B. A. St. Ville Elementary School has three honor rolls and a Perfect Attendance Award.
Principal’s List- for student’s with straight A’s
- Beta Honor Roll- for student’s with a B average (2.5-3.49)
Perfect Attendance- for students who attend school everyday
Note: Early checkouts and tardies will affect perfect attendance. An excused tardy will be recorded for late bus arrivals.
In an effort to maintain a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, and staff, ALL students will be required to wear an. Students will be responsible for maintaining the IDs original condition. IDs that are defaced in any way are not allowed and students will be responsible for purchasing new ones. Students will be required to wear the ID at school and during school related events. Students must have an ID to eat lunch (their lunch number bar code is embedded on the ID). Students not wearing an ID are subject to disciplinary action (see Discipline Policies at the back of the handbook).
Student insurance is available. If your child does not bring the information home, the parent may contact the school office. Students participating in extracurricular activities are required to have insurance.
Reports are issued to all students each grading period (approximately 5th week). Parents are urged to contact teachers if their child is in danger of failing.
LOST AND FOUND
Students finding any item at school should turn it in to the main office where it can be claimed by the owner. Keeping an item that is found is considered stealing. The school will not assume responsibility for missing items including textbooks and personal property. The lost and found will be cleaned out quarterly and items will be donated to charity.
The Jefferson Parish Public School System will continue the following procedures for parents requesting medication to be administered to their child during school hours. The Medication Assessment sites will remain open for the 2015-2016 school year except for all school holidays.
1. Obtain the following forms from your child’s school:
a. Medication order (S. S. 35)
b. Parent/Guardian written consent for medication administration (S.S.36)
2. Have your physician complete and sign the School medication order form (S. S. 35). The order must agree with the pharmacy label on your child’s medication.
3. Jefferson Parish Public School employees are not allowed to administer medication that exceeds the recommended dosage.
4. Take the above completed forms, along with medication in its bottle/container and the student to either the East Bank or West Bank Medication Assessment Office for review/approval by one of our school nurses. (Addresses are provided at the bottom of this section.)
The procedure explained above will enable our school system personnel to better provide for your child’s health needs.
Students are not permitted on the school grounds or at any school related activity with medicines or similar substances described as medication without proper authorization. This includes pills, capsules, powders, liquids, medicinal agents or dietary aids.
Please read the parish Procedures and Policies for parents and students for complete details. In brief it states that no medicine, not even aspirin, Pepto Bismol, Sunscreen, etc. may be brought by a child to school unless there are written instructions both from the doctor and the parent.
MEDICATION ASSESSMENT OFFICES:
Special Services Building
822 S. Clearview Parkway
Harahan, LA 70123-3449
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Monday – Friday: both locations
Annex 4600 River Road
Marrero, LA 70072-1943
Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES
All students are required to participate in physical education class. Students who are unable to participate in physical education classes must have a medical excuse on file in the office. Failure to dress in the proper uniform for P.E. class will affect the student’s class grades and may result in failure in the Physical Education course.
Students are responsible for their behavior. Students will be afforded an opportunity for due process. It is in the student’s best interest to use this opportunity for truthful explanations of all events in the referral. In the event that there are witnesses, witnesses will be called for further explanation if needed. If a student refuses to write an explanation of the events in question, he/she forfeits his/her due process rights. Violations of class and school rules may result in any one or combination of the consequences that follow: (1) verbal warning (2) phone call home (3) loss of PBIS benefits (4) ineligibility to participate in school activities , such as sports, cheerleading, dances, and field trips (5) suspension ( in-school or out of school) (6) expulsion.
Schedule changes will only be granted when students are not properly scheduled. Students are not allowed to change schedules because they prefer different teachers, classrooms or classmates. If any student has not been properly scheduled, please contact the school administration. The administration will notify the student when the schedule change has been completed.
SCHOOL BAG/PURSE POLICY
We request that school bags for upper grades be clear (see-through) as mandated by the Jefferson Parish School Board. Purses are allowed for girls, but they MUST NOT be large enough for a notebook to fit inside. Purses may not be used as schoolbags.
In case of severe weather (storms, low temperatures, etc.), official announcements for closing may be heard over radio station WWL AM 870.
NO student will be allowed to leave the school campus unless a parent/guardian signs him/her out in the office. In order to check-out, a student should:
1. Obtain a pass to the office
2. The office will contact the parent/guardian and call for the student when the parent/guardian arrives.
NOTE: It is mandatory that the emergency cards list everyone who may need to check-out the student. Those listed on the emergency card must be 21 years old or older and not students in middle or high school.
Parents/guardians who check-out students must present a photo ID. In order to ensure the student’s safety no exceptions will be made. Sign-outs will not be allowed after 3:20 P.M. This is 30 minutes prior to dismissal and is in compliance with the JPPSS Crisis Management Plan.
STUDENT BEHAVIOR CODE
The following types of behavior will result in disciplinary action, which may include detention, suspension, expulsion and/or arrest.
1. Fighting, instigating a fight,disruption, or interference with curricular or extracurricular activities.
2. Damage or destruction of school property or private property.
3. Possession of a weapon or any items which may be used as a weapon.
4. Possession or use of narcotics, alcoholic beverages and other dangerous drugs while on school premises or while in the custody and control of the school, or school related activity.
5. Entering campus while under the influence of any controlled substance or alcohol.
6. Violation of rules of conduct for school buses.
7. Use or possession of cigarettes, lighters, matches,or fireworks.
8. Stealing or possession of stolen or lost private property.
9. Violation of attendance rules and/or truancy policy.
10.Violation of student uniform/dress code.
11.Insubordination or disrespect toward a school board employee.
12.Inappropriate display of affection while on school premises.
13.Use of profanity or obscenity (written or verbal) including obscene gestures, signs, pictures, or publications.
14.Leaving campus/class or cutting class without proper permission.
15.Turning the lights out in the classroom without permission.
16.Inappropriate use of communication/electronic devices.
*Any acts that are not listed above but are deemed a violation of the student behavior code may be added by administration and warrant disciplinary action.
The student’s signature on a behavior report, interim report, detention notice, suspension notice, etc. simply means that the student received a copy of the document. IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT THE STUDENT IS GUILTY OR AGREES WITH THE CONTENTS OF THE DOCUMENT. Refusal to sign a notice may result in further disciplinary action.
Students are not allowed to use school phones without permission from an administrator/staff (See also: Cell Phone Policy).
According to parish policy students will be administered interval tests. The results of the assessment will allow teachers to analyze student successes and re-teach low performing areas for student mastery.
TESTING- K-3rd Graders
PARCC/iLEAP/LEAP TESTING 3rd, 4th, 5th, Graders
In the spring, all students will participate in the Louisiana testing program. The test is designed to confirm that students are performing at a satisfactory level in the subject content for that grade level. Students will receive labels of Advanced, Mastery, Basic, Approaching Basic, and Unsatisfactory for their performance in English language arts, math, social studies, and science. The Advanced and Mastery labels indicate that the student has mastered the content in that subject beyond the level of most other students. The Basic label indicated that the student has acquired the knowledge and skills relevant to the coursework at that grade level. These three labels indicate that the student is prepared to succeed at the next grade level. The Approaching Basic label indicates that the student needs more knowledge and instruction in that class before moving to the next level. The Unsatisfactory label indicates the student is definitely struggling in that course at the current grade level and will have difficulty moving to the next level.
Students are responsible for their textbooks. Books should be returned in the same manner in which they were issued. If a student loses or damages a textbook or library book during the school year, he/she will not be issued another until the parent/guardian has made arrangements for payment. All payments should be paid in cash to the account clerk in the front office. If at the end of the year a student owes money for a lost or damaged book, parents/guardians will be notified that their child will not receive a schedule for the following school year unless arrangements for payment have been made. Should a student not be registered in school for a total of five days because parents have been negligent in making payment arrangements, the case will be turned over to the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance for appropriate action under Act 109. If a student attempts to register at another school within the Jefferson Parish Public School System, the school to which the parents have financial obligations will WITHHOLD all records until the financial obligations are cleared. This includes summer registration forms.
THREATS OF VIOLENCE
Any threat of violence shall be reported to the social worker and/or police and appropriate action will be taken. It is the responsibility of the student to report any hostile attempt directed at him/her to an administrator, teacher, etc.
- Communication Devices – cell phones, blackberries, pagers, computers, etc.
- Electronic Devices- CD/DVD players, CDs/DVDs, tape recorders, MP3 players, games, toys, i-PODS, radios, gameboys, cameras, etc.
- Laser Pointers
- Playing Cards
- Motor Vehicles- Cars, Motorbikes, etc.
- Felt tip pens, permanent markers, white out
- Water/toy guns and/or other toy/look-a-like weapons
- Glass containers
- Fireworks of any kind, lighters, matches
- Sign-in Books
- Non-educational items- pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, or baseball cards, etc.
- Obscene materials
- Sums of money $50 or more will be reported to parent/guardian
- Any item not on this list and deemed inappropriate, distracting, or disturbing to others by administration
**Confiscated items will be brought to the office. Items must be claimed by a parent or guardian during the hours of 9am and 3pm.
The student dress code is established to teach students the importance of grooming and hygiene, to instill discipline, to prevent violence and disruption in the educational environment, to avoid safety hazards, and to teach student respect for themselves and others.
All students are required to wear the B.A. St. Ville Uniform.
Uniform Top(s) –
• School Shirt- Pre-K- Purple St. Ville uniform shirt, K-5 Royal Blue or Gold St. Ville Shirt. Shirts worn under uniform shirt must be white. Shirts must be tucked in for all grade levels.
Uniform Bottom(s) –
• Solid Navy Blue Uniform Skirt, Jumper, Pants, Shorts, or Skorts. No flare legs, baggies, leggings, knit pants, skirts, shorts, or cargo pants. Solid Navy Blue sweat pants may be worn during the winter months only. Bottoms must be worn on the waistline. Under-garments should not be seen. Do not buy pants a size larger. Pants must be hemmed, not rolled.
Shoes – Must be a black tennis shoe. No healies.
• No boots, slip-on, slippers, sandals, clogs, or heels allowed.
Socks – Must be worn at all times. Must wear white socks only.
• Socks must be visible (no footies allowed).
Belts – Solid black or brown only (no writing, glitter, or any embellishment allowed on belt).
• No large buckles with names, initials, glitter, sequins, ribbons, or any embellishment allowed.
Jewelry – Nothing may be worn in pierced body parts other than the ears.
• Earrings are NOT ALLOWED for boys.
• Girls may wear stud earrings no larger than a quarter. Hoop earrings are not allowed.
• Only one necklace, bracelet, ring, and pair of earrings at a time.
• Jewelry may only be silver, gold, black, white, beige, or burgundy. No dog tags, large medallions, or any other jewelry that suggests drugs, violence, etc. allowed. • Expensive jewelry should not be worn.
IDs – All students will be required wear an ID.
• The first ID is $7.00
• Replacement ID’s cost $5.00
• Students are responsible for maintaining the condition of their ID. No writing, stickers, etc. are allowed on the ID.
• ID’s are mandatory during all school related events!
Other – Hats, visors, bandannas, and sunglasses may not be worn.
COLD WEATHER ATTIRE
Jackets/Sweatshirts –St. Ville jackets, Cardigan sweater, & Pull Over wind shirt and sweatshirts with logo are recommended.
- Otherwise, jackets must be solid Navy or Black. Jackets must reach the waist and be button-down or zip-down.
- Only St, Ville sweatshirts allowed. No hooded jackets or sweatshirts are allowed.
Tights (Girls Only) – Solid black or white tights only
• Tights MUST cover the foot.
• Leggings are not allowed.
PROHIBITED CLOTHING/ACCESSORY ITEMS
• Hats, visors and bandannas may NOT be worn.
• Sandals, slippers, flip-flops, thongs, clogs, heels are NOT PERMITTED.
• Hair must be neat, clean, well-groomed and appropriate length and height. NO flowers. NO sunglasses.
• Beards, mustaches, and goatees are NOT ALLOWED.
• Nothing may be worn in pierced body parts other than the ears. -Earrings are NOT ALLOWED for boys. – Girls may wear STUD EARRINGS smaller than a quarter (hoops may not be worn).
• Expensive jewelry should not be worn. No dog tags, large medallions, or any other jewelry that suggests drugs, violence, etc.
• Items with insignia that suggests sex, violence, drugs, or other inappropriate meanings (ex. Skull, marijuana plant, Al Pacino, etc.) are NOT ALLOWED.
NOTE: St. Ville Elementary and the Jefferson Parish Public School System and its employees will not be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items that were confiscated from students due to the violation of school/parish/state ruling. Parents/guardians should pick up such items the following day.
DRESS DOWN DAY
Students and their guests are to follow these guidelines for Dress Down Days and dances.
- Pants/Belts- Must fit properly and should not be too tight or too loose
- Skirts- No short skirts, Skirts must be knee length
- Pajamas- No pajamas may be worn
- Shirts- Must have sleeves and not be low-cut, no strapless, tank tops, muscle shirts, midriffs, crop tops, no one shoulder or off the shoulder shirts, no exposed midsections or undergarments.
- T-shirts- May be worn with NO inappropriate writing
- Shoes- Toes must be covered; no sandals, slippers, flip-flops, thongs, clog; no heels higher than two inches.
1st Offense- Restate Expectation/Rule/Warning
2nd Offense- Lunch Detention
3rd Offense- Afterschool Detention
4th Offense- Parental Contact/Loss of Privilege
5th Offense- Administrative Intervention
VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM
All students involved in a fight at school, on the bus, at the bus stop or at a school event will be subject to suspension, expulsion, and/or arrest as stated in the Procedures and Policies for Parents and Students. Pushing and shoving lead to fighting and are violations of school policy. Students who are suspended for fighting as determined by administrators will be required to undergo conflict resolution training with a parent/guardian before being readmitted to school. The conflict resolution session will be held on a Saturday. The cost is $75.00, which can be paid at the time of enrollment. The student will also be required to complete four hours of community service, which will be scheduled and supervised by personnel at the school site.
***Failure to complete all components of the Violence Prevention Program will result in a referral to Juvenile Court.