Welcome to the RCHS Junior Parent Duck Camp AUGUST 23, 2014 RCHS Attendance Guidelines 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR – TEXAS LAW AND RCHS RULES ATTENDANCE OFFICE INFORMATION ATTENDANCE OFFICE KIOWA 108 972-761-6778 8:00AM-4:00PM Ms. MacKENZIE DOWDY attendance coordinator [email protected] Kiowa 108-a TO REPORT AN ABSENCE, CALL: FAX A PARENT NOTE: 972-761-6778 972-238-6318 EMAIL A PARENT NOTE OR REQUEST AN ATTENDANCE REPORT: [email protected] The law!! The Texas Compulsory School Attendance Law (Chapter 25 of the Texas Education Code) and RCHS Board Policy require your child’s attendance. According to this law, RCHS: May file a complaint against the parent(s)/guardian(s) and/or student in a justice or municipal court if a student is required to attend school and fails to do so without an excuse on 3 or more days or parts of days within a four week period. Must file a complaint against the parent(s)/guardian(s) and/or student in a justice or municipal court if a student is required to attend school and fails to do so without an excuse on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six month period in the same school year. Also according to this law, commonly referred to as the "90 percent rule," a student may not be given credit for a class unless the student is in attendance for at least 90 percent of the days the class is offered. Unexcused Absences Leaving campus without returning a doctor/dentist/court note, regardless of parent permission, or arriving to campus late without signing in at the Attendance Office Leaving campus due to illness without approval from the Health Center Failure to submit proper documentation to the RCHS Attendance office for absences within three (3) days of the absence Arriving to class more than 5 minutes late (1-5 minutes late = tardy; 6+ minutes late = unexcused absence for the class) Missing class due to vacation or for personal reasons Missing class due to work Missing class due to other family members or transportation reasons Not reporting to the Attendance Office with picture ID in the event of a canceled class “Family Emergencies” that are not approved through an administrator. If a student needs to leave class for a family emergency, campus police must be notified and they will remove the student from class Excused Absences Excused. Parent note turned in within 3 days of absence Bereavement. Funeral of immediate family member. Doctor note, student out all day due to medical reasons. Court. Official documentation for court, citizenship, naturalization, election clerk. Mentorship Extracurricular Field trip or college day (two college days allowed per year including travel) Doctor appointment or RCHS appointment. Doctor note on letterhead required. Student must be in school at some point during the day. Religious holy day. Must be celebrated and recognized by a majority of the people of the religious denomination. Documentation required. Tardy. 1-5 minutes late to class. 6 minutes or more is an absence RCHS Testing days Truancy Prevention Due to the Texas Education Code Sec. 25.0915, the first offense of three accrued unexcused absences will result in the mandatory application of truancy prevention measures designed to address student conduct related to truancy in the school setting before the student violates section 25.094. A second offense of three accrued unexcused absences will result in a complaint being filed to the juvenile court against the student for failing to attend school. Discipline Student Responsibilities The purpose of policies concerning student conduct and discipline are to provide guidelines for the educational environment of the college. RCHS shall foster a collegiate atmosphere which breeds honor, selfdiscipline, integrity, and regard for the rights of others. In-School Discipline The Code of Conduct identifies a broad range of behaviors that disrupt learning and are not acceptable at RCHS. The behaviors listed are not all inclusive of all behaviors that are subject to in-school discipline. Disciplinary Procedures Violations of the student code of conduct will result in a referral/notification to the RCHS Administration. The disciplinary action will depend on the offense, previous actions, and the seriousness of the misbehavior. Procedures are as follows: 1. Referral made to RCHS Administration 2. The administrator investigates the infraction 3. The administrator confers with student about misconduct. The student is afforded the opportunity to explain his/her version of the incident. 4. Disciplinary action is determined by the RCHS Administrator. 5. The student’s parent(s) is notified by telephone and/or writing. Harassment and Bullying RCHS and Richland College do not tolerate any acts of harassment, bullying, or discrimination. RCHS administration actively investigates every report of harassment, bullying, and discrimination and takes appropriate action in order to protect possible victims. RCHS has harassment/bullying procedures so that students, parents, instructors, and other persons can quickly and easily report such behaviors. The policies and administrative procedures concerning student conduct apply to actions of students during school hours, before and after school while on or within 300 feet of school property, at all school-sponsored events/activities, field trips, sporting events, assemblies, and evening school-related activities. Response to Intervention TUTORING, WORKSHOPS, & SAT BY: CHRISTOPHER MANES, PHD SAT Kaplan (Practice) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH 8:30AM TO 11:45 AM COST: $20 NUMBERS/OPER. Math Objectives-SAT Workshop SEPT. 9 1ST SESSION @ 11:15-12:10 TU SEPT. 12 2ND SESSION @ 4:15-5:10 FRI ALGEBRA/FUNS SEPT. 17 1ST SESSION @ 11:15-12:10 W SEPT. 19 2ND SESSION @ 4:15-5:10 FRI GEO/STATISTICS SEPT. 24 1ST SESSION @ 11:15-12:10 W SEPT. 26 2ND SESSION @ 4:15-5:10 FRI Writing for the SAT Workshop CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE WRITING, SEPT. 8 @ 3:30 SEPT. 11 @ 12:45 IDENTIFYING SENTENCE ERRORS, SEPT. 15 @ 3:30 SEPT. 18 @ 12:45 IMPROVING PARAGRAPHS, SEPT. 22 @ 3:30 SEPT. 25 @ 12: 45 Critical Reading Workshop UNDERSTANDING KEY WORDS AND PHRASES WITHIN THE CRITICAL READING QUESTIONS, SEPT. 29 @ 5:00 SEPT. 30 @ 12:45 Save the Date Official PSAT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH Student Support Services • THE LEARNING CENTER (8AM-8PM) 972-238-6226 • RCHS TUTORING (BY APPOINTMENT) 972-761-6781 • AVID TUTORING (WEEKLY, IN CLASS) • COUNSELING CENTER (8AM-7PM) 972-238-3771 Student Support (cont.) PATH COLLEGE AND CAREER INCLUDES SAT PREP, CAREER AND COLLEGE INVESTIGATION, AND FACILITATES RESUME DEVELOPMENT, APPLICATION WRITING FOR COLLEGES AND SCHOLARSHIPS, AND CHOICE TESTING AVID (ADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION) SUPPORTS STUDENTS IN CRITICAL THINKING EXERCISES, TUTORIALS, SOCRATIC GROUPS, AND PHILOSOPHICAL CHAIRS; STUDENTS DEVELOP INDEPENDENT THINKING HABITS AND LEARN TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN EDUCATION IN A COLLEGE SETTING. Response to Intervention Coordinator CHRISTOPHER LEE MANES, PH. D. 972-761-6781 [email protected] RCHS ACADEMIC ADVISING Scheduling of Classes Texas Education Agency requirements that must be met Advising staff creates schedule based on 2 year plan Students must be scheduled in high school graduation required courses during Fall and Spring semesters Students must be scheduled for classes Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 5:10 p.m. Each day must consist of 240 instructional minutes (4 hours) Each day must have a 10:30 a.m. class which is our certification time for TEA Each student must have 5 core classes each Fall and Spring Scheduling/Support Labs ALL JUNIOR RCHS students are required to take EDUC 1300, Path, Career and College AVID III, and ALL SENIOR RCHS students are required to take AVID IV, Senior Project and IMED REMINDER: Students should check their schedule daily the first week of school for any changes If a class is dropped or canceled, PLEASE contact advisor ASAP. Advisor Tips 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Be on Time to every class Have questions about college or homework? Ask the PROS! Advisor Professor Thoroughly read all syllabi, print copies and view each day Create an academic calendar and grade point sheet for each class Study constantly (at least 40 hours/week) Advising Staff/Alpha Breakdown Alma Martell – A – F 972-761-6063 [email protected] Trent Price – G – K 972-761-6886 [email protected] Beverly Gaither – L – Z 972-761-6889 [email protected] Richland College Police Department Pecos Hall P-160 12800 Abrams Rd. Dallas Texas 75243 Main Line (972) 860-4290 Office hours of operation 8:00 am to 6:00 pm http://www.rlc.dcccd.edu/police.htm Richland College Police Department About us • • • • • • State Certified Texas Peace Officers Powers of Arrest, enforce law, issue citations 25 Sworn Officers including part-time officers School Resource Officer for the RCHS Law Enforcement Explorers Operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks per year Richland College Police Department Our Mission The Richland College Police department provides community policing in a collaborative effort between the police and the college community. The goal is to identify problems of safety and security and involve the college community in the search for solutions to campus safety concerns. Richland College Police Department Our Responsibility “To provide a safe learning and working environment” Richland College Police Department Your Responsibility “Be alert and aware of your surroundings” “Attend to your belongings” “Report suspicious persons or behavior” “Know how to contact the Police Department” Richland College Police Department How to contact us • • • • • From any campus phone you can dial 4290 or 911 From off-campus (cell phone) you can dial 972-860-4290 A dispatcher will answer your call. Please provide your name and campus location We are located in Pecos Hall room P-160 We have a sub-station in Kiowa (SRO Officer) Richland College Police Department Campus Hours of Operation • • • The Police Department is on campus 24 hours a day. Campus access hours are from 6:00 am to 11:30 pm. Campus is hard locked on holidays and inclement weather days. Wi-Fi is shut down during these days. Richland College Police Department Services we provide Jumpstarts Richland College Police Department Services we provide Escorts Richland College Police Department Services we provide Tire Inflation Richland College Police Department Services we provide Crime Prevention Presentation/Seminars Richland College Police Department Services we provide Emergency Message Delivery Richland College Police Department Services we provide Lost and Found Richland College Police Department Services we provide Criminal Offense and Incident Investigation Richland College Police Department Services we provide Accident Investigation Richland College Police Department Campus Map and Call box location Richland College Police Department Campus Map and Call box location Richland College Police Department Other Rules and Policies • • • No skateboarding, roller or in-line skating on campus Bicycles must be secured to bicycle racks and not furniture, hand rails, or light poles. Rules of the road apply to driving on campus such as speeding, stop signs, and other State Transportation laws. Richland College Police Department Do’s and Don’ts Do’s • Obtain a student ID and carry with you at all times • Know how to contact the Police Department • Keep your belongings with you at all times • Lock your car Richland College Police Department Do’s and Don’ts Don'ts • Leave personal items unattended • Leave items of value in plain view within your vehicle • Take matters into your own hands • Hesitate to call the police Evacuation Drills Applies to the following emergency: Fire Alarm, Bomb Threat, HAZ-MAT Main Objective: Exit to the parking lot, at least 100 feet from the building. Please quickly and calmly, move to a safe zone room or a designated area of safety. Communicated by: Voice over Fire Alarm System PA, Verbal Notification by Campus RC-ERT, College Police, RCHS Administration or Emergency Management Personnel. Summary: An evacuation is called when it is necessary due to a fire in the building or other emergency issue. Shelter in Place Applies to the following emergency: HAZ-MAT (outside), Extremely Severe Weather or Tornado Main Objective: Depending on emergency, lock door, close blinds or quickly and calmly move to a safe zone room or a designated area of safety. Communicated by: Voice over Fire Alarm System PA, Verbal Notification by Campus RC-ERT, College Police, RCHS Administration or Emergency Management Personnel. Summary: A Shelter in Place is called when it is necessary due to weather or other emergency issues. Lockdown Please have students return to the classroom or office. Lock your doors. Close Blinds Turn off lights Turn off LCD and Computers Move students to the floor and away from door and windows. Barricade door if applicable. WAIT FOR ALL CLEAR!! May be required to respond to release point (LeCroy). Hands above head? Applies to the following emergency: Suspicious person on Campus, Active Shooter on campus. Main Objective: to use existing buildings/facilities to afford a level of protection from the point of danger. Communicated by: Voice over Fire Alarm System PA, Verbal Notification by Campus RC-ERT, College Police, RCHS Administration or Emergency Management Personnel Summary: The intruder lockdown order should be responded to by an immediate movement from hallways and common areas to lockable classrooms and offices. All personnel should avoid windows, doors and glass atriums. Available fixtures and furnishings should be used as additional layers to place between you and the point Emergency Operation Procedures Chart s Any Questions? Thank you for your time, have a great day and be safe!