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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
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ATTENDANCE OFFICE
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KIOWA 108
972-761-6778
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8:00AM-4:00PM
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Ms. MacKENZIE DOWDY
attendance coordinator
[email protected]
Kiowa 108-a
TO REPORT AN ABSENCE, CALL:
FAX A PARENT NOTE:
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972-761-6778
972-238-6318
EMAIL A PARENT NOTE OR REQUEST AN
ATTENDANCE REPORT:
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[email protected]
The law!!
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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:
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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Leaving campus due to illness without approval from the Health Center
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Failure to submit proper documentation to the RCHS Attendance office for absences within
three (3) days of the absence
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Arriving to class more than 5 minutes late (1-5 minutes late = tardy; 6+ minutes late =
unexcused absence for the class)
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Missing class due to vacation or for personal reasons
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Missing class due to work
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Missing class due to other family members or transportation reasons
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Not reporting to the Attendance Office with picture ID in the event of a canceled class
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“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
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Excused. Parent note turned in within 3 days of absence
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Bereavement. Funeral of immediate family member.
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Doctor note, student out all day due to medical reasons.
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Court. Official documentation for court, citizenship, naturalization, election clerk.
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Mentorship
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Extracurricular
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Field trip or college day (two college days allowed per year including travel)
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Doctor appointment or RCHS appointment. Doctor note on letterhead required. Student must be in school at
some point during the day.
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Religious holy day. Must be celebrated and recognized by a majority of the people of the religious denomination.
Documentation required.
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Tardy. 1-5 minutes late to class. 6 minutes or more is an absence
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RCHS Testing days
Truancy Prevention
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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.
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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
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The purpose of policies concerning student conduct and discipline are to
provide guidelines for the educational environment of the college.
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RCHS shall foster a collegiate atmosphere which breeds honor, selfdiscipline, integrity, and regard for the rights of others.
In-School Discipline
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The Code of Conduct identifies a broad range of behaviors that disrupt
learning and are not acceptable at RCHS.
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The behaviors listed are not all inclusive of all behaviors that are subject to
in-school discipline.
Disciplinary Procedures
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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:
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1. Referral made to RCHS Administration
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2. The administrator investigates the infraction
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3. The administrator confers with student about misconduct. The student is
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afforded the opportunity to explain his/her version of the incident.
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4. Disciplinary action is determined by the RCHS Administrator.
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5. The student’s parent(s) is notified by telephone and/or writing.
Harassment and Bullying
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RCHS and Richland College do not tolerate any acts of harassment,
bullying, or discrimination.
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RCHS administration actively investigates every report of harassment,
bullying, and discrimination and takes appropriate action in order to
protect possible victims.
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RCHS has harassment/bullying procedures so that students, parents,
instructors, and other persons can quickly and easily report such behaviors.
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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
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THE LEARNING CENTER (8AM-8PM)
972-238-6226
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RCHS TUTORING (BY APPOINTMENT)
972-761-6781
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AVID TUTORING (WEEKLY, IN CLASS)
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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
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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
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Students must be scheduled for classes
Monday – Friday between
8 a.m. and 5:10
p.m.
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Each day must consist of 240 instructional
minutes (4 hours)
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Each day must have a 10:30 a.m. class which
is our certification time for TEA
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Each student must have 5 core classes each
Fall and Spring
Scheduling/Support Labs
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ALL JUNIOR RCHS students are required to take EDUC 1300,
Path, Career and College
AVID III, and
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Applies to the following emergency: Fire Alarm, Bomb Threat, HAZ-MAT
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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.
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Communicated by: Voice over Fire Alarm System PA, Verbal Notification
by Campus RC-ERT, College Police, RCHS Administration or Emergency
Management Personnel.
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Summary: An evacuation is called when it is necessary due to a fire in the
building or other emergency issue.
Shelter in Place
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Applies to the following emergency: HAZ-MAT (outside), Extremely
Severe Weather or Tornado
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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.
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Communicated by: Voice over Fire Alarm System PA, Verbal
Notification by Campus RC-ERT, College Police, RCHS Administration
or Emergency Management Personnel.
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Summary: A Shelter in Place is called when it is necessary due to
weather or other emergency issues.
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Lockdown
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Please have students return to the classroom or office.
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Lock your doors.
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Close Blinds
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Turn off lights
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Turn off LCD and Computers
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Move students to the floor and away from door and windows. Barricade door if
applicable.
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WAIT FOR ALL CLEAR!! May be required to respond to release point (LeCroy). Hands
above head?
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Applies to the following emergency: Suspicious person on Campus, Active Shooter
on campus.
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Main Objective: to use existing buildings/facilities to afford a level of protection from
the point of danger.
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Communicated by: Voice over Fire Alarm System PA, Verbal Notification by
Campus RC-ERT, College Police, RCHS Administration or Emergency Management
Personnel
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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
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Any Questions?
Thank you for your time,
have a great day and be
safe!

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