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Principal's Message.................................................................................................. 4

Port Barre High School Mission &Vision Statement.............................................. 4

Port Barre Alma Mater............................................................................................ 4

School Calendar....................................................................................................... 4

Dress Code.............................................................................................................. 4

General Student Fees/ID Cards............................................................................... 9

Graduation Requirements...................................................................................... 11

Classification of Students...................................................................................... 11

Policy for Graduation Ranking.............................................................................. 15

Scholastic Banquet................................................................................................ 16

Grading System..................................................................................................... 16

Student of the Year............................................................................................... 16

Club Meetings........................................................................................................ 18

Eligibility for NHS................................................................................................ 18

Library Rules & Regulations................................................................................. 18

Conduct on School Buses...................................................................................... 18

Attendance............................................................................................................ 18

Absences/Excuses.................................................................................................. 18

Making Up Tests.................................................................................................... 18

Lunch Money/Cafeteria Rules............................................................................... 18

Discipline .............................................................................................................. 21

Rules/Regulations for Students............................................................................. 21

Traffic/Parking Regulations................................................................................... 22

Harassment............................................................................................................ 22

Metal Detector Guidelines..................................................................................... 22

Expulsion............................................................................................................... 30

Suspension............................................................................................................. 30

Dangerous Weapons.............................................................................................. 33

Substance Abuse Policies...................................................................................... 33

Nondiscrimination Clause...................................................................................... 33

Homecoming Guidelines………………………………………………………...34

Dance Guest Policy ……………………  …  ………………  ………  ………...35

Student/Parent Annual Compliance/Code of Conduct/Commitment Form……...36

Handbook Acknowledgement............................................................................... 37

Corporal Punishment Permission letter…………………………………………..38

 

School website: www.portbarrehigh.slp.k12.la.us

 


              

This handbook is as inclusive as possible; however, the administration reserves the right to use broad discretion on determining what is appropriate behavior, dress and subsequent disciplinary action.

 


 

PBHS MISSION STATEMENT

Port Barre High provides an environment in which all students learn.

 

PBHS VISION STATEMENT

Port Barre High School shall provide a positive environment where students and staff will be accountable for students recognizing and achieving  their fullest potential to provide a positive contribution to society.

 

PORT BARRE ALMA MATER

Port Barre High, Port Barre High

   Our Hearts will cling to you.

To you our own Port Barre High,

          Forever we’ll be true.

The years may come; the years may go;

          And time may pass us by.

Our thoughts will ever turn to you,

         Our own Port Barre High.

 

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

On behalf of the faculty staff and administration I would like to extend to each of you a very warm and hearty welcome.  We are dedicated to helping you become productive citizens in society.  We are committed to a business-like atmosphere where students can attain mastery of essential school skills.

 

Port Barre High School is rich in tradition of blending academics with extra-curricular activities.  We want education to be of the total concept.  We must all do our part to make it work.

 

As principal, I challenge you to set goals and expectations high.  Take the positive approach, and learn as much as you can.  With parent involvement, an effective faculty, and your determination to learn, Port Barre High School will flourish as a leading institution in the parish.

 

Have a successful and enjoyable school year.

 

2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR

Teachers/PLCs/Records(Site based)........ August 8

Teacher In-service…………………………… August 9-10

First Day for Students………………………….August 11

Labor Day …………………………………….. September 5

Early Dismissal/PLCs……Wednesday, September 21

Early Dismissal/PLCs……………………………. October 19

Parent Teacher Conference Day/PLCs…November 7

National Election Day………………………… November 8

Thanksgiving Holidays………….........November 21- 25

Early Dismissal/PLCs…………………………. December 14

Christmas Holidays…………....December 23-January 6

Martin Luther King Day............................ January 16

Early Dismissal/PLCs……………………………… February 1

Mardi Gras/Spring Break…….…February 27--March 1

Early Dismissal/PLCs.……………………………….. March 8

Easter Holidays……………………………..………April 10-17 

 Last day for seniors………………………………….. May 12

Graduation………………………………………………… May 19

Students Last Day (11:30 a.m. dismissal)…… May 25

Last Day for Teachers/Staff……………………….. May 26

Final Report Cards Mailed Out……..……Friday, May 2

 

Nine Week Reporting Periods

1st period…………………………………………..October 12, 2016

2nd period…………………………………….December 22, 2016

3rd period……………………………………….…..March 16, 2017

4th period……………………………………………...May 25, 2017

 

STUDENT UNIFORM DRESS CODE GRADES 5-12

(Includes riding the bus to and from school) The policy of the St. Landry Parish School Board shall be that no mode of attire will be considered proper for school wear that disrupts the classroom and/or the school’s positive learning environment.  The principal or his/her designee of each school shall make the final decision as to what is considered proper or improper dress according to the guidelines provided.

 

The Board desires to teach each student to use good judgment in his/her total appearance so that the attention of others is not distracted from the purpose of the school.  Cleanliness and the values of the community shall be a basic consideration.

 

DRESS AND PERSONAL GROOMING

Student dress and grooming are not to adversely affect the students’ participation in classes, school programs, and other school-related activities or detract from the learning environment of the school, Extremes in style and fit in student dress and extremes in style of grooming will not be permitted.  Administrators are authorized to use their discretion in determining extremes in styles of dress and grooming and grooming

and what is appropriate and suitable for school wear.  No student shall wear, possess, use, distribute, display or sell any clothing, jewelry emblem, blade, symbols, sign or other things which are evidence of affiliation with drugs, alcohol, violence or gang related activities or exhibits profane or obscene language/gestures.  Policies regarding dress and grooming stress the importance of reducing distractions that inhibit learning and are addressed as an attempt to enhance the learning environment for all students.

 

BODY ARMOR

It shall be unlawful and against School Board policy for any student or non-student to wear or possess on his/her person, at any time, body armor on any School Board property, school campus, at a school-sponsored function, on a school bus or other school transportation, or in a firearm-free zone, with limited exception as enumerated in La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §14:95.9.  School-sponsored functions shall include, but not be limited to, athletic competitions, dances, parties, or any extracurricular activities.  A firearm-free zone means any area within one thousand feet of any school campus and within a school bus.

Body armor shall mean bullet-resistant metal or other material intended to provide protection from weapons or bodily injury.

 

The School Board shall notify all students of the provisions of this policy.

 

UNIFORMS

The St. Landry Parish School Board believes that a mandatory school uniform policy will provide a more secure environment, promote and atmosphere for greater discipline, and increase learning opportunities for all students.  The student dress code policy shall apply to all students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.  This policy shall apply to all students attending public schools in St. Landry Parish.  The principal of each school shall make the final decision about proper or improper dress according to the guidelines provided.  School Spirit Day and any other school activities requiring a deviation from the uniform policy will be left to the discretion of the principal.  Any substantial complaint concerning the dress code shall be dealt with by the school administration.

Tops:  Plain-Collared White Polo Knit Shirt with no logo

 

PLAIN SHIRTS AND BLOUSES

Acceptable

  • Plain Polo Style,

              Collared, two or three-button knit

  • Plain Oxford Cloth or Plain Dress Shirt Style,

Collared, button-up

Not-Acceptable

  • Shoes with open toes or open backs
  • Shoes with cleats
  • Slippers
  • Hats/Caps (These are not to be worn on campus)
  • Headbands
  • Plain-white undershirt worn as outer garment
  • T-shirts with logos or other print worn under the uniform shirt. All undershirt/t-shirts must be white in color
  • Holes in clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sculptured nails that inhibit student performance of required task or endanger the student or others. The principal or his/her designee will determine this.

Students who violate any of the above may be placed in the discipline progression policy.

 

Shirts and blouses shall be buttoned and long enough to remain tucked in at the waist.  Solid plain white, red or white short sleeved undershirt can be worn under acceptable uniform shirts.  Undershirt sleeves must not extend longer than outer shirt.

 

OUTERWEAR:  In cold weather, students will be allowed to wear the following over their school uniform:

SWEATERS, SWEATSHIRTS

(Without Hoods, Logos, Emblems, or Brand Names)

Acceptable

  • A sweatshirt must be waist length with a tight, ribbed elastic bottom
  • Solid colored in black, white, heather gray, or dark navy blue, no camouflage, no emblem, logo or marking.

Students can wear a sweatshirt in the optional school color with school logo.

  • A sweater must be crew neck, V-neck, or cardigan style(those that bottom or zip from the bottom)
  • Sweaters must have sleeves, must be waist length, must be plain
  • Solid colored in black, white, dark navy blue with no emblem, logo, or marking.

Optional school color with school logo and school-issued sweaters are permitted.

 

NOTE:  Maternity wear will consist of a white button down blouse or a uniform shirt.  The white maternity blouse need not be tucked.  However, standard uniform shirts must still be tucked.

 

LIGHTWEIGHT JACKET/WINDBREAKER (WITH OR WITHOUT HOOD)/COAT

All outerwear, except for sweatshirts, must zip, button, or snap from top to bottom and must not be longer than upper mid-thigh.  Outerwear must be plain, solid-colored in black, white, khaki, heather grey, or dark navy blue with no emblem, logo, or marking.

School - issued jackets and hoodies with or without a zipper in the school colors with school logo are permitted.

NOTE:  No leather, synthetic leather, corduroy,  suede, or camouflage jackets will be allowed, unless school issued.

 

Bottoms:  Solid Khaki/Solid Navy

No Jeans (Khaki or any other color), Parachute, Nylon or Stretch Materials such as Knit, Spandex, etc.

PANTS/TROUSERS

  • Bottoms shall consist of classic, traditional, straight leg,
  • Dark khaki/navy blue cotton twill uniform pants or walking short with a finished hem (side slits on hems are not allowed).
  • Uniform bottoms must fit at the waist and crotch and be within one (1) size of student’s actual waist/inseam measurement.
  • Brand name emblems on uniform bottoms may not exceed 1” to 2” in size.
  • All uniform bottoms must have a waistband with belt loops.
  • Walking shorts shall not be more than four (4) inches above the back crease of the knee.
  • Sagging of the uniform bottoms will not be allowed.

SKIRTS & JUMPERS

  • Traditional style uniform jumpers and skirts
  • Must have a finished hem
  • Shall not be more than four (4) inches above the back crease of the knee
  • Skirts worn at the 5-12 grade level must be box pleated style. (Revised 2006-07)

 

NOTE:  Maternity wear will consist of uniform colored maternity pants.  Should uniform bottoms be worn, they must remain zipped and buttoned.

 

Not-Acceptable

  • No Cargo Pockets or flaps on back pockets
  • Bell-bottoms
  • Boot cut
  • Overalls or Carpenter/cargo style pants
  • Hip huggers
  • Jeans (Any Color)

 

NOTE:  NO TIGHT OR REVEALING CLOTHING WORN BY ANY STUDENT WILL BE TOLERATED.

 

BELT COLORS:  Black, Navy, Brown, or Khaki

 

BELTS: 

Acceptable

  • Plain belt with a buckle no larger than 2” X 3”
  • The entire length of the belt must be worn inside the loops
  • Hanging of any part of the belt outside the belt loops is not allowed.
  • NOT STUDS WILL BE ALLOWED

SOCKS: 

  • Socks must be worn at all times
  • Solid navy, white black, brown, or the school optional color with NO EMBLEM or LOGO
  • Crew length socks must cover the ankle and be visible above the shoe.

 

SHOES:

  • Students must wear a closed shoe (front and back)
  • Shoes with laces shall be kept tied at all times
  • Velcro straps must be secured

Not-Acceptable

  • Sandals, clogs, flip-flops, slippers, or other similar types of shoes
  • Shoes with open toes or open backs
  • Shoes with cleats
  • NO rubber boots will be allowed.

 

Clothing that has been altered by cutting, ripping or fraying from the original state is not allowed.

 

ADMINITRATORS are authorized to use their discretion in determining extremes in styles of dress and grooming and what is appropriate and suitable for school wear.

 

DRESS CODE GROOMING COMPONENT

PARISH POLICYThe only body piercing jewelry girls will be allowed to wear are earrings (no nose-rings).  Body piercing jewelry and make-up is not allowed by males.  Excessive jewelry worn by both males or females or excessively worn make-up that distracts from the learning environment or poses a safety problem will not be allowed.  High school males may have a well-groomed, nearly trimmed mustache; other facial hair in not allowed.  Pre K – 8 school males may not have a mustache or facial hair.

 

Hairstyles for both male and female that creates problems of health and sanitation, obstruct vision, are an “unnatural hair color” (not naturally occurring on people) or excessively bleached or that distracts from the learning environment will not be allowed.  The principal or his/her designee will determine this.  Spiked hair including Mohawks for both males and females is not allowed.  Hair on males, no matter what style, that is longer than the bottom of the earlobes on the side, below the eyebrows in the front, and longer than the top of the collar in the back in not allowed.  Ornamentation (ribbons, bows, beads, rubber bands, etc.) and hair restraints are not allowed for males.

 

The principal – not uniform vendors – should address any questions about the dress code.  Although it is impossible to anticipate all problems, distracting “fads” which disrupt the spirit, education, philosophy, or dignity of the St. Landry Parish School System will be UNACCEPTABLE.

 

STUDENTS WHO VIOLATE ANY OF THE ABVOVE MAY BE PLACED IN THE DISCIPLINE PROGRESSION POLICY.

 

APPEALS PROCESS

Deviation from the above dress code for medical, religious, and/or any other extenuating circumstances can only be granted by the School Dress Code Review Committee.  This committee shall be comprised of the Superintendent or his/her designee, the Policy Supervisor, the Child Welfare and Attendance Supervisor, the Drug/Violence-Free School Supervisor, and the Special Education Director/designee.

 

Request for an appeal/hearing must be made in writing to the Superintendent, stating the reason for the deviation.  A hearing date must be set within ten (10) working days of receipt of the request, and an answer to the appeal must be rendered in writing within ten (10) working days following the hearing.  A copy of the decision shall also be sent to the principal of the school.  The determination of this committee shall be final.

 

Persons making the appeal must be prepared to present written documentation supporting the medical, religious, and/or extenuating circumstances for the appeal.

 

COMPLIANCE TIMELINES

  1. All parish students and incoming Pre-K students shall comply with the dress code on the first day of school.
  2. Any student transferring from another parish shall be given ten (10) school days to purchase uniforms and comply with this policy.

 

 

VIOLATIONS

Violations of the dress code shall be addressed as follows:

FIRST OFFENSE:  The parent shall be contacted to bring proper uniform to school for the child to change.  A letter will be given to the parents or mailed to the parents stating the violation and reminding them that further disciplinary action will result from future violations.

 

 

 

TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

School’s Main Number .......................... (337) 585-7256

Main Office ...................................................... Ext 210

Principal ........................................................... Ext 212

HS Assistant Principal ........................................ Ext 216

MS Assistant Principal ....................................... Ext 217

High School Counselor ...................................... Ext 222

Jr. High Counselor ............................................. Ext 231

Bookkeeper ..................................................... Ext 211

Secretary.......................................................... Ext 210

 

STUDENT CHECK-OUT PROCEDURE

Students are not to leave campus during the school day unless the following check-out procedures are followed:

  1. Parents must come to the school office to have a student checked out or request over the phone that the secretary check the student out. Instructional time is very important.  Absences will be calculated on a class basis.  Please assist us by leaving school only in an emergency check-out situation.
  2. The student must sign the check-out sheet in the office in the presence of office personnel.
  3. The student must report to the office with a note signed by the parent verifying the absence.
  4. The checkout-slip the student received in the office is not acceptable for readmission to school. Teachers will NOT write excuses for students to leave campus.
  5. Parents shall not block the bus ramp 30 minutes prior to the beginning and ending of the school day.

 

ABSENCES AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

ATTENDANCE REGULATIONS

Any student absence 11 days or more in a year in a full credit course or 6 are more days in a 0.5 credit course taken will result in a student automatically failing on Power School.

 

Students will not be allowed to make up work if absences are unauthorized.  To obtain authorization, the student will present a written excuse, signed by his/her parents, to the principal’s designee before being admitted to school.  Making up work will not substitute for excessive absences.

 

A student attending a school-sponsored activity, who is either involved in the activity or authorized by the school to attend, is counted present.

 

All excuses for a student’s absence, including medical verification of extended personal illness, MUST be presented within five (5) school days of the student’s return to school, or the student’s absence shall be considered unexcused and guidelines for unexcused absences shall apply.

 

ABSENCES AND EXCUSES

The five authorized reasons for absences are:

  • Illness of student
  • Death or illness in the family
  • Religious holiday
  • Catastrophe
  • Principals’ discretion

 

TARDINESS

A student shall be considered tardy to school if the student is not in his/her homeroom/first period class when the bell to begin homeroom/class ceases.  Tardy shall also mean leaving or checking out of school unexcused prior to the regularly scheduled dismissal.  Tardiness on the part of students shall not be tolerated.

 

UNEXCUSED TARDINESS (LATE FOR HOMEROOM OR SCHOOL) IS HANDLED BY STAFF AND ADMINISTRATION.

 

Tardiness between classes is handled by individual teacher.

NOTE:  Tardiness will be considered in the discipline progression plan.

EXAMPLE:

  • 4th Time – Detention (2 days)
  • 6th Time – Detention (2 days)
  • 8th Time – Detention (2 days)
  • 10th Time – MAJOR REFERRAL WITH DISCIPLINE PROGRESSION

**Detention begins immediately following dismissal and ends at 4:30 on regular dismissal days and 2:30 on early dismissal days.  Parents must make arrangements for students to be picked up promptly after detention.

 

MAKING UP TEST

A student with a legitimate excuse for an absence will be able to take make-up tests by conferring with his/her teacher(s) within five (5) days of his/her return to school.  The teacher will place a copy of the make-up test with the student’s name on it and date the test expires in a folder.

 

All make-up tests will be taken at LUNCH (Tuesday and Thursday for High School and Thursday only for Middle School) or AFTER school on Tuesdays and Thursdays for all grade levels and testing will be supervised by a Test Monitor.

 

All testing will be completed BEFORE the last bus arrives at school.

 

Once the test is put in the folder, a student will have one (1) calendar week to take the test.  It will be the responsibility of the student to provide transportation home.

GENERAL STUDENT FEES/I.D.CARDS

Parish Policy:  School Activity Fees – Parish Policy:

Due to the fact that each school has different activities, goals, vendors, and needs, it is recommended that there should be no uniformed parish wide activity fee.  Activity fees must be itemized, published, and provided to parents.  A formula to pro-rate the refund for student transfers will be established at each school based on the activity fee.  Students transferring after a pre-determined period established at each school will not receive a refund.

 

NOTE:  I.D. and Dress Code referrals will be considered in the discipline progression. I.D. and Dress Code Referrals are made on the 4th infraction and WILL become part of the behavior discipline progression on all infractions thereafter.

 

STUDENT FEES OWED

Parents/guardians of students whose fees and other debts are left unpaid at the end of the school year shall receive written notification of the amount and type of fees or other debts owed.

 

FEES FOR PORT BARRE HIGH SCHOOL

A total fee of $40.00 will be required of each student at PBHS.  Students will receive a receipt for the fee from office staff. 

 

I.D. Cards will be needed for identification of students, cafeteria count for meals, checking out library books and admission at a discounted price to enter all regular season athletic events excluding tournaments and playoff games.  I.D. Cards must be worn at all times on the left side of the uniform collar.  Any student not wearing or defacing and I.D. will face disciplinary consequences and be responsible for replacing the I.D.  Students needing temporary I.D’s must report directly to the office to obtain their I.D.

 

The St. Landry Parish School Board may impose certain student fees or charges to help offset special costs incurred in the operation of specific classrooms or subjects.  No student shall be deprived of proper instruction should the student not be able to pay any student fees, however.

 

LUNCH MONEY AND CAFETERIA RULES

Cafeteria Etiquette (Students must have an ID) NO ONE MAY CHARGE LUNCH. 
The school cafeteria is maintained to encourage good nutrition. Therefore, a well-balanced lunch is offered at a reasonable price. Lunches cannot be charged. 
The lunchroom management and your fellow students will appreciate your cooperation by following the 
lunchroom rules:

  1. Show your ID to faculty or staff for proper identification. ID’s must be worn to enter the cafeteria.
  2. Deposit all lunch litter in wastebaskets.
  3. Leave the table and floor around your place in a clean condition.
  4. Leave the cafeteria after completing your meal.
  5. Students should sit quietly and be on their best behavior while dining.It is the student’s responsibility to remember his/her lunch number, which will be given to the homeroom teacher the first day of school. 

REMEMBER: Students will be allowed in the cafeteria ONLY AFTER PRESENTING THEIR ID CARDS.

 It is each student’s responsibility to have his/her ID card at all times while at school. ID cards are not transferable, and any student in possession of another’s card may lose his/her cafeteria privileges. Students may bring their own lunch to school; however, no food may be brought to a student during the school day unless the student is on a special diet. A statement from a doctor is necessary for verification of a special diet. 
No food is to be eaten in class. 

 

FOOD BROUGHT TO CAMPUS

Students who do not wish to eat in the cafeteria are allowed to bring their lunch, but the food items must be in a closed container and remain in their locker or book bag until lunch. Student are not allowed to have food or drinks in the classroom or hallways except during their lunch period. If a student is found with food or drinks in a classroom are hallway it will be confiscated.

 

HEALTH & MEDICATION

It is very important that each student has a current health card on file at school for emergency procedures.  In case of an emergency, the administration must be able to contact a parent/guardian or other assigned individual for treatment.

 

Absolutely, no medicines are to be given at school by school personnel without written instructions and release of liability from the parent or guardian.  Aspirin is a medicine.

 

If a student is on medication that must be taken during regular school hours, the medicine must be brought to the office and the student will make arrangements through the office for the medication to be dispensed at the proper time.

 

FIELD TRIPS

The Port Barre High school includes educating the whole child.  Field trips are an essential aspect of education today.  The following regulations will be followed:

  1. A fee may or may not be charged for out-of-town trips to cover the cost of fuel and a bus driver.
  2. All field trips (In-town and out-of-town) will require written parental consent. Teachers are to get forms in the office, have students obtain parental permission and return signed forms to the office prior to leaving.
  3. Any discipline measures needed could result in a student not being allowed to attend a field trip.

 

LOCKERS

Lockers are available to students in 9 – 12 grades.  Locker policies are as follows:

  1. Lockers are not areas of complete privacy. They may be searched periodically for health and safety purposes.  The master combination list and master key are kept in the office.
  2. Each student will be assigned a locker by his/her home-room teacher or office staff. Students are to use only their assigned locker.
  3. Lockers must be locked at all times.
  4. Backpacks, books and coats are to be stored in lockers and not left in classrooms or hallways.
  5. Students will not be permitted to use their own locks. Any lock other than those furnished by the school will be removed.

 

GRADUATION

GRADUATION CEREMONY

Parish Policy:  Full participation in the graduation ceremony is a privilege, not a right for the individual student and his/her parents/guardians.  Therefore, the privilege of graduating with one’s class on the stage or at the stadium on graduation day is governed by the following principles:

  1. Successful completion of the course of studies exams, ad attendance regulations required by the state of Louisiana
  2. Successful completion of the course of studies required by the St. Landry Parish School Board
  3. All graduation practices will be held during regular schools hours prior to dismissal of seniors and attendance is mandatory
  4. Fulfillment of all financial obligations
  5. Certifications by the school’s administration as having followed the rules and regulations of the attending school to such a degree that the student has earned the privilege of being an active participant in the graduation ceremony.

Graduation is a school function that is subject to each individual school’s rules and regulations.  A graduation contact will be issued to all prospective graduates no later than midterm of the graduating year.  This contract must be signed by both the parent/guardian and graduating senior agreeing to these principles in addition to those requirements that are set by each individual school.  This binding contract will be honored by all parties.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Criteria for graduating from high school shall include but not limited to the following:

  • Pass the Graduation Exit Exam (GEE) and required End of Course Exams (EOC)
  • Acquire 3 Carnegie units including required classes by the state department
  • Settle all debts with the school
  • Meet attendance requirements

Students who do not meet these requirements will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony or receive their diploma.

HIGH SCHOOL P0LICY UPDATE

Incoming freshmen in 2008-09 and beyond will be enrolled in the LA Core 4 Curriculum.  After two years, students may choose to opt-out of the LA 4 curriculum.  However, students choosing to opt out must still complete a fourth math requirement to graduate. Thus the required number of credits for graduation is increased from 23 to 24 with the additional math requirements.

 

After finishing two years of high school, a student may request an exemption from completing the LA Core 4 Curriculum.  The student and his/her parent or guardian must meet with the student’s counselor or advisor to discuss the student’s options.  To receive the exemptions, both the student parent(s) must sign a form acknowledging that one of the consequences of not completing the LA Core 4 Curriculum may be ineligibility to enroll in Louisiana 4-Year College.  The principal signifies approval of request with his/her signature.

Incoming freshmen for 2010-2011 also have the option of pursuing a diploma.

**Students interested in additional diploma are encouraged to meet with the high school guidance counselor.

LOUISIANA GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Career Diploma

English – 4 Units

  • English I, II
  • The remaining units shall come from the following:
  • Technical Reading and Writing
  • Business English
  • Business Communications
  • Using Research in Careers (1/2 Credit)
  • American Literature (1/2 Credit)
  • Film in America (1/2 Credit)
  • English III
  • English IV
  • Senior Applications in English
  • A course developed by the LEA and approved by BESE

MATH – 4 UNITS

  • One unit of the following:
  • Algebra I (1 Unit) OR
  • Algebra I – Part 1 AND Algebra I Part 2 (2 Units) OR
  • Applied Algebra I (1 Unit)

 

The remaining units shall come from the following:

  • Geometry or Applied Geometry, Technical Math, Medical Math, Applications in Statistics and Probability, Financial Math, Math Essentials, Algebra II, Advanced Math – Pre-Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, or course(s) developed by the LEA and approved by BESE.

SCIENCE – 3 UNITS

  • Biology
  • 1 Unit from the following physical science cluster:

Physical Science, Integrated Science, Chemistry I, ChemCom, Physics I, or Physics of

Technology I

  • The remaining unit shall come from the following:

Food Science, Forensic Science, Allied Health Science, Basic Body Structure and Function, Basic Physics with Applications, Aerospace Science, Earth Science, Agriscience II, Physics of Technology II, Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Science, Biotechnology in Agriculture, Environmental Studies in Agriculture, Health Science II, EMT – Basic an additional course from the physical science cluster, or course(s) developed by the LEA and approved by BESE

SOCIAL STUDIES – 3 UNITS

  • ½ Unit of Civics
  • ½ Unit of Free Enterprise
  • American History
  • 1 Unit from the following:

Child Psychology and Parenthood Education, Law Studies, Psychology, Sociology, World History, Word Geography, Western Civilization, Economics, American Government, African American Studies, Course developed by the LEA and approved by BESE

HEALTH – ½ UNIT

PHYSCIAL EDUCATION – 1 ½ UNITS

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION – 7 UNITS

  • Education for Careers or Journey to Careers
  • 6 credits required for a career Area of Concentration

TOTAL – 23 UNITS

 

CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS

A student is classified according to the number of credits he has earned by the beginning of the school year.  A high school student’s final grade must be at least a 67% in order to pass and receive Carnegie credit for the course. Credits required for promotion are as follows:

 

  • To enter 10th grade – 5 Units to 11.5 Units
  • To enter 11th grade – 12 Units to 16.5 Units
  • To enter 12th grade – at least 17

 

 

POLICY FOR GRADUATION RANKING

St. Landry Parish High Schools shall award commencement honors of valedictorian, salutatorian, and other ranking honors.  In order to be eligible for these graduation honors, a student must complete the following prescribed curriculum:

  1. Beginning with the 1999-2000 freshman class, all students vying for class honors must take and receive grades (A,B,C,D,F) in following courses:

ENGLISH – 4 CREDITS

  • English I (1)
  • English II (1)
  • English III (1)
  • English IV (1) or English IV-AP (1)

SCIENCE – 4 CREDITS

  • Biology (1)
  • Chemistry (1)

Two (2) credits from the following courses, if available:

  • General Science (1)
  • Physical Science (1)
  • Environmental Science (1)
  • Biology II (1)
  • Physics (1)

MATHEMATICS – 4 CREDITS

  • Algebra I (1)
  • Algebra II (1)

Two (2) credits from the following courses, if available:

  • Geometry (1)
  • Advanced Math (1)
  • Calculus (1)
  • Comparable Advanced Math (1)

SOCIAL STUDIES – 4 CREDITS

  • American History (1)
  • Civics (1)
  • Free Enterprise (1)

Two (2) credits from the following courses if available:

  • World Geography (1)
  • Western Civilization (1)
  • Psychology (1) or (1/2)
  • Sociology (1) or (1/2)
  • Economics (1)
  • World History (1)
  • European History (1)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE – 2 CREDITS

  • Credits must be in the same language

 

HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM

SUBJECTS OFFERED

 

ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS

  • English I, II, III, & IV
  • AP English IV
  • Honors English I, II, & III
  • Remedial English

MATHEMATICS

  • Algebra I & II
  • Geometry
  • Financial Math
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Calculus
  • Math Essentials
  • Remedial Math

SCIENCE

  • Physical Science
  • Biology I & II
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE

  • Family & Consumer Science I
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Advanced Food & Nutrition
  • Parenthood/Adult Responsibility

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • World Geography
  • Civics
  • American History
  • World History
  • AP European History

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

  • French I & II

JOURNALISM

  • Publications I & II

ELECTONICS/TECHNOGY

  • Electricity I
  • Electronics I & II
  • Computer Electronics I & II

BUSINESS EDUCATION

  • Intro To Business Computer Applications
  • Principles of Business
  • Business Law
  • Accounting
  • Journey to Careers
  • Education for Careers

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION AGRISCIENCE

  • Science I, II, III
  • Welding/Ag. Construction
  • Horticulture
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • MUSIC
  • Beginning Band
  • Advanced Band
  • Intermediate Band
  • Beginning Chorus
  • Intermediate Chorus
  • ARTS
  • Fine Arts
  • ACT Prep

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Health & Physical Education I, II, III, IV
  • Comprehensive Health Education
  • First Responder
  • Sports Medicine I & II
  • Medical Terminology

WASHINGTON CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER

  • Air Conditioning/Refrigeration
  • Carpentry
  • PROSTART
  • Certified Nursing Asst. – Senior’s Only
  • Welding
  • Electronics
  • Cosmetology
  • Oil Production (Senior’s Only)
  • Education for Careers
  • English IV

 

LOUISIANA GADUATION REQUIEMENTS:

ENTERING 9TH GRADERS 2010-11 AND BEYOND

 

LOUISIANA CORE 4 CURRICULUM:

ENGLISH – 4 UNITS

  • English I, II, III, IV

MATH – 4 UNITS

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Remaining unit from the following:

Financial Math, Math Essentials, Advanced

Math, Calculus

SCIENCE – 4 UNITS

  • Biology I
  • Chemistry
  • 2 units from the following:

Physical Science, Physics, Biology II, Environmental Science, Agriscience II

SOCIAL STUDIES – 4 UNITS

  • 1 unit of Civics(Free Enterprise embedded)
  • American History

2 units from the following:

World Geography, World History, AP European History or Psychology

HEALTH – ½ UNIT

PHYSICAL EDUCATION – 1 ½ UNITS

FOREIGN LANGUAGE – 2 UNITS

  • 2 units from the same foreign language

ARTS – 1 UNIT

  • Fine Arts Survey or one unit of Art or Music

ELECTIVES – 3 UNITS

TOTAL – 24 UNITS

 

 

 

LOUISIANA BASIC CORE CURRICULUM

ENGLISH – 4 UNITS

  • English I, II, III, IV or Senior Applications in English

MATH – 4 UNITS

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Remaining units from the following;

Algebra II, Financial Math, Math Essentials

Advanced Math, Calculus

SCIENCE – 3 UNITS

  • Biology I
  • 1 unit from the Physical Science cluster:

Physical Science, Chemistry, or Physics

  • 1 Unit from the following:

Biology II, Environmental Science, Agriscience II

SOCIAL STUDIES – 3 UNITS

  • American History
  • ½ unit of Civics (Free Enterprise embedded)
  • 1 unit from:

World Geography, World History or AP European History

HEALTH – ½ UNIT

PHYSICAL EDUCATION – 1 ½ UNITS

ELECTIVES – 8 UNITS

  • Must include Education for Careers Course or Journey to Careers Course. Must complete the minimum courses required to complete a career/Technical Area of Concentration.

TOTAL – 24 UNITS

**In addition to earning a minimum of 24 units, students must also pass End-of-Course Testing.

 

JUMP START TOPS TECH (CAREER DIPLOMA) COURSE REQUIREMENTS

For students entering 9th grade in 2014-2015 and beyond

 

ENGLISH – 4 UNITS

  • English I
  • English II
  • Two Units from the following:  English III, English IV, or IB English courses, Business English, Technical Writing, or comparable Louisiana Technical College courses offered by Jump Start

 

 MATH – 4 UNITS

  • Algebra I, Algebra I Part One and Algebra I Part Two or applied or hybrid Algebra course
  • Three Units from the following: Geometry, Math Essentials, Financial Literacy (formerly Financial Math), Business Math, Algebra II, Algebra III, Advanced Math – Functions and Statistics, Advanced Math – Pre-Calculus, Pre-Calculus, or comparable Louisiana Technical College Course offered by Jump Start
  • Substitutions: Integrated Mathematics I, II, and III may be substituted for Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II for three mathematics credits

 

SCIENCE – 2 UNITS

  • Biology I
  • One Unit from the following: Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Agriscience I and II (one unit combined), or AP, or IB Science courses

 

SOCIAL STUDIES – 2 UNITS

(One credit of Civics may be substituted for any two of the one-half credit Social Studies courses specified.)

  • One Unit from the following: US History, AP US History, IB History of the Americas I
  • ½ Unit of the following: Government, AP US Government and Politics: Comparative, or AP US Government and Politics: United States
  • ½ Unit from the following: Economics, AP Macroeconomics, or AP Microeconomics

 

HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION – 2 UNITS

(JROTC may be substituted for PE)

  • Physical Education
  • ½ Unit from the following: Physical Education II, Marching Band, Extracurricular Sports, Cheering, or Dance Team
  • ½ Unit from the following: Health Education (JROTC I and II may be used to meet the Health Ed) requirement

 

JUMP START COURSES – 9 UNITS

  • Nine Units from the following: Jump Start course sequences, workplace experiences, and credentials as approved by Jump Start proposals.

TOTAL UNITS – 23 UNITS

 

TOPS UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

For students entering 9th grade in 2014-2015 and beyond

 

ENGLISH – 4 UNITS

  • English I
  • English II
  • One Unit from the following: English III, AP English Language Arts and Composition, IB Literature, IB Language & Literature, or IB Literature & Performance
  • One Unit from the following: English IV, AP English Literature and Composition, IB Literature, IB Language & Literature, or IB Literature & Performance

 

MATH – 4 UNITS

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • One Unit – (Integrated Mathematics I, Integrated Mathematic II, and Integrated Mathematics III may be substituted for the Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II sequence)
  • One Unit from the following: Math – Pre Calculus, Pre-Calculus, IB Math Studies (Math Methods, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Probability and Statistics, AP Statistics, IB Mathematics SI, or IB Mathematics IL

 

SCIENCE – 4 UNITS

  • Biology
  • Chemistry I
  • Two Units from the following: Earth Science , Environmental Science,  AP Environmental Science or IB Environmental Systems, Physical Science, Agiscience, Agriscience I and Agriscience II (the elective course AGI is a perquisite for Ag II); one of the Chemistry II, AP Chemistry, IB Chemistry I, or IB Chemistry II; Physics I, or IB Physics I; one of the AP Physics Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, or IB Physics II, AP Physics I, AP Physics II; one of Biology II, AP Biology I, or Biology I, or IB Biology II

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES – 4 UNITS

  • One Unit from the following: US History, AP US History, IB History of the Americas I
  • One Unit from the following: Government and Politics: Comparative, AP US Government and Politics: United States, or Civics
  • Two Units of the following: One of Western Civilization, European History, or AP European History; one of World Geography, AP Human Geography, or IB Geography,, World History or AP World History; IB History of the Americas II

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE – 2 UNITS

  • French I
  • French II

 

ART – 1 UNIT

  • Visual Arts courses, Music courses, Dance Courses, Theater courses, Speech III and IV (one unit combined), Fine Arts Survey, Drafting

 

HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION – 2 UNITS

  • Physical Education I
  • ½ Unit from the following: Physical Education II, Marching Band, Extracurricular Sports, Cheering, or Dance Teams
  • ½ Unit from the following: Health Education (JROTC I and II may be used to meet the Health Ed)

 

ELECTIVES – 3 UNITS

 

TOTAL UNITS – 24 UNITS

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL OF 18 CREDITS for RANKING

*A student taking a proficiency exam and receiving a grade of “P” (passing), will be allowed to substitute a corresponding course from the prescribed courses in Math, Science, and Social Studies or comparable

English IV class, if available.  (Business English cannot be used as a substitute)

 

  1. In determining averages, only final letter grades shall be used to award quality points.  The courses with the highest quality points earned in the case of choices must be used.  The total quality points divided by 18 determines ranking average (round off to 4 decimal places).  Ties need only to be broken in order to determine valedictorian and salutatorian honors.  In case of a tie, grades for each reporting period will be used to award quality points.
  2. If a student repeats a subject, both the “F” grade and the repeated grade shall be used in computing the average.
  3. Averages shall be determined at the end of the fifth marking period during the senior year, averaging the first five six-week grades.
  4. Students taking Advance Placement (AP) courses will be awarded the following quality points: A (5); B(4); C(3); D(2); F(0).  In order to qualify for Advanced Placement status, the teacher must be AP Certified and the AP Curriculum, as outline in the College Board, must be implemented.
  5. All transfer students will follow the graduation ranking policy of the St. Landry Parish School Board. Weighted grades will only be allowed if the students in the graduating school have had the opportunity to receive them.
  6. A student participating in college-sponsored programs during his/her senior year is eligible for school honors provided he/she takes at least two courses at the student’s respective high school. Averages for the first semester grades earned at college will be used in determining honors.  The student will be allowed to substitute college level corresponding courses for the prescribed curriculum.
  7. Students enrolled in the Early College Admissions Program full-time are eligible for recognition at graduation ceremonies. *Recognition means that the students will be accorded all honors at graduation with the exception of being named Valedictorian Salutatorian or Historian.  These students will be allowed to substitute college level corresponding courses for the prescribed curriculum.

 

ACADEMIC LETTER

Port Barre High School, in conjunction with its A.P.B., (Academics at Port Barre) Program, is offering its students the opportunity to earn a letterman jacket in academics.  In order to qualify for an academic letter, the student must: 

  1. Be enrolled in PBHS’s College-Preparatory Curriculum
  2. Have completed at least 5 semesters of the A.P.B. Program (3 of which must be at PBHS)
  3. Must have earned a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA in the Core Courses

A student, therefore, has four opportunities to earn an academic letterman jacket before him/her graduates:  at the end of the fall or spring semester of his/her junior/senior year.

The A.P.B. Program of academic lettering consists of following the following subjects:

  • English I, II, III, IV, AP English
  • Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Advanced Mathematics
  • Physical Science/Biology I, Biology II, Chemistry, Physics
  • World Geography, Civics, American History, World History or European History
  • Foreign Language (2 Units)
  • *Business Computer Applications may be substituted for any one of the above requirements.

 

Once a student letters in academics he/she is then required to maintain the following necessary academic requirements:

  1. The student must continue to be enrolled in the A.P.B. Program.
  2. Continue to meet the 3.5 cumulative GPA in the core course – a probationary period of one semester is allowed.

FAILURE TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL CAUSE THE STUDENT TO LOSE HIS/HER LETTERMAN’S STATUS.

PORT BARRE HIGH WILL PROVIDE THE ACADEMIC LETTER.  THE STUDENT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PURCHASING THE JACKET/SWEATER.

SCHOLASTIC BANQUET REUIREMENTS

Students who maintain an overall 3.5 average, in grades 9-12, with no D’s or failing grade for five six-week of school will be invited to the Scholastic Banquet.  These students must also be taking at least five subjects to qualify.

 

Students with a 3.80 average in each full credit subject and a 3.66 for ½ credit subject for five six-weeks will receive scholarship keys at the banquet in May.  Students must be taking at least five classes to qualify.

 

The Principal’s Cup Award is also presented at the Scholastic Banquet.  The recipient will be selected on the basis of scholastic merit from the students who, by the end of the current school session have completed four units in college preparatory English, four units in college preparatory mathematics, three units in science (provided general science or physical science is the course omitted), and three units in social studies.  In determining grade averages for the current school session, five marking periods will be used.  In the event of a tie the following criteria will be used:

 

  1. Strength of student’s schedule
  2. Term paper written for senior English
  3. Committee of teacher and administrators

 

STUDENT OF THE YEAR

Fifth grade, eighth grade, and twelfth grade students may compete for St. Landry Parish Student of the Year.  Students must apply and meet all criteria and qualifications stipulated by each organization.

 

GRADING SYSTEM

Averages and quality points for the school year are to be determined as follows:

Letter Grades

Numerical Avg.

Description

Quality Points

A

93 – 100

Excellent

4

B

85 – 92

Above Average

3

C

75 – 84

Average

2

D

67 – 74

Below Average

1

F

0 – 66

Failing Work

0

I

 

Incomplete

0

 

At the end of the school year, quality points earned each six weeks are totaled and assigned a letter grade as follows:

                                “A” 22 – 24 Quality Points

                                “B” 16 – 21 Quality Points

                                “C” 10 – 15 Quality Points

                                “D”     6 – 9 Quality Points

 

For purpose of comparison, note above the table of equivalencies.  Teachers who choose to use percentage grades within their grade books will conform to this table.  Only letter grades will appear on official school reports.

 

VISITORS TO THE SCHOOL

Parents of school students, school officials and other St. Landry Parish School Board officials are always welcome.

 

Parents are requested to make an appointment to see a member of the faculty, or an administrator.

 

All parents and other visitors must report to the main office to receive a visitor’s pass.

 

The school policy is to accept only those visitors who have legitimate business at the school.  Parents and other visitors must first verify who they are and their purpose for being in the school before going into any part of the school facility.

 

Students may not bring students from other schools on the school campus during instructional time for the purpose of visiting.

 

Visitor passes will not be issued during school-wide examinations.  An administrator may refuse to issue a visitor’s pass any time he/she feels it is in the best interest of the school to do so.

 

Any person found on the school grounds without permission is trespassing and subject to arrest by police authorities.

 

OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES ON CAMPUS

Parents who drive their children to school are not allowed to drive them into the schoolyard at any entrance or exit point unless there is inclement weather.  Students are to be dropped at the crosswalk in front of the schoolyard using the high school entrance gate.

 

Students who drive motor vehicles on St. Landry Parish School Board’s property must obey the following:

  • SPEED LIMIT ON CAMPUS IS FIVE (5) MPH.
  • In order to obtain a parking permit for any parking lot, students must present proof of current insurance, registration and a driver’s license.
  • The motor vehicle must be parked in the designated parking lot and remain until dismissal.
  • Students are to leave their motor vehicles immediately upon arriving at school.
  • No one will be allowed in the parking lot during the school day without permission granted by the administration.
  • No student will park in the teachers’ parking area.
  • A student may lose his/her driving privileges if he/she leaves campus without permission or operates a vehicle recklessly.
  • Students are to drive slowly and cautiously while on campus. Reckless driving, speeding, “squealing” tires or “burning rubber” and gunning engines will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
  • Drivers will not allow another person to cling to or ride on the outside of a moving vehicle. Both the driver and the other person may be liable for such action.
  • NOTE: Pedestrians have the right-of-way on the parking lots.  Landry Parish schools are not responsible for loss of property or damages to auto due to theft, vandalism or accidents.  Violations of any of the above guidelines and/or reckless driving may result in suspension of driving privileges

 

ALL VEHICLES ARE SUBJECT TO RANDOM SEARCHES.

 

DISCIPLINE – PARISH POLICY

It is the purpose of the St. Landry Parish School Board to operate the schools in a manner that will provide an orderly process of education and that will provide for the welfare and safety of all pupils who attend these schools.  The school’s primary goal is educate, not discipline; however, when the behavior of the individual pupil comes in conflict with rights of others, corrective actions may be necessary both for the benefit of that individual and the school as a whole.

 

Every teacher in the public school system shall endeavor to hold each pupil to a strict accountability for any disorderly conduct in school, or on the playgrounds of the school, on the street or while going to or returning from school, or during intermission or recess.  To assist the teacher, the Board shall establish regulations for the use of disciplinary measures within the schools and continually monitor and appraise their usefulness.  Discipline shall be administered uniformly, consistently, and in a nondiscriminatory manner.

 

Principals shall have both the authority and the duty to take disciplinary action whenever the behavior of any pupil(s) materially interferes with or substantially disrupts the maintenance of a proper atmosphere for learning within the classroom or other parts of the school.  However, no pupil shall be disciplined in any manner by the School Board or school administrator, teacher, or other school employee for the use of force upon another person when it can be reasonably concluded that the use of such force more probably than not was committed solely for the purpose of preventing a forcible offense against the pupil or a forcible offense provided that the force used must be reasonable and apparently necessary to prevent such offense.  A pupil who is the aggressor or who brings on a difficulty cannot claim the right stated above to defend him/her.

 

Each teacher may take disciplinary action to correct a pupil who disrupts normal classroom activities, who is disrespectful to a teacher, who willfully disobeys a teacher, who uses abusive or foul language directed at a teacher or another pupil, who violates school rules, or who interferes with an orderly education process.  The disciplinary action taken by the teacher shall be in accordance with such regulations and procedures established by the Board.

 

STUDENT REMOVAL FROM CLASSROOM

A pupil may be immediately removed from a classroom by the teacher and placed in the custody of the principal or designee if the pupil’s behavior prevents the orderly instruction of other pupils, poses an immediate threat to the safety of pupils or the teacher, when a pupil exhibits disrespectful or threatening behavior toward a teacher such as using foul or abusive language or gestures directed at or threatening a pupil or teacher, when a pupil violates the school’s code of conduct, or when a pupil exhibits other disruptive, dangerous, or unruly behavior, including inappropriate physical contact, inappropriate verbal conduct, sexual or other harassment, throwing objects, inciting other pupils to misbehave, or destroying property.  The pupil should not be kept out of school past the suspension period imposed by the principal.

 

A student removed from the classroom shall be assigned school work missed and shall receive either credit for such work if it is completed satisfactorily and timely as determined by the principal or his/her designee, upon the recommendation of the student’s teacher.  For the first removal from the classroom, the student shall receive fifty percent (50%) credit for completed work, and for subsequent removals the student shall receive twenty-five percent (25%) credit.

 

Students shall be given time equal to five (5) school days to make up any work missed during said exclusionary period from school.

 

Any pupil removed from class in kindergarten through grade 6 shall not be permitted to return to class for at least thirty (30) minutes unless agreed to by the teacher.  A pupil removed from class in grades 7 through 12 shall not be permitted to return to class during the same class period, unless agreed to by the teacher initiating the disciplinary action.

Whenever a teacher is struck by a pupil, the pupil, in addition to any other discipline given, shall be permanently removed from the teacher’s classroom, unless the teacher objects, or unless the principal, with the concurrence of the building level committee, fins the striking incident to be entirely inadvertent.

 

Upon the pupil being removed from class and sent to the principal’s office, the principal or designee shall conduct a counseling session with the pupil to discuss the particular misconduct.  Once removed, the pupil shall not be readmitted to the classroom until the principal has implemented one of the following disciplinary measures:

  • In-school suspension
  • Detention
  • Suspension
  • Initiation of expulsion hearings
  • Assignment to an alternative school
  • Requiring the completion of all assigned school and homework which would have been assigned and completed by the pupil during the period of suspension
  • Any other disciplinary measure authorized by the principal with the concurrence of the teacher or building level committee.

 

PARENTAL NOTIFICATION

The principal or his/her designee shall provide oral or written notification to the parent or legal guardian of any student removed from the classroom.  Such notification shall include a description of any disciplinary action taken.

 

When a pupil has been removed from a classroom, the teacher may require the parent, tutor, or legal guardian of the pupil to have a conference with the teacher and the presence of the principal or his or her designee before the pupil is readmitted.  Upon the pupil’s third removal from the same classroom, the teacher and principal shall discuss the pupil’s disruptive behavior and contemplated disciplinary measures to be taken before the principal implements such measures.  If appropriate, a referral of the matter may be made to the appropriate building level committee.  In addition, a conference between the teacher or other appropriate school employee and the pupil’s parent, tutor, or legal guardian shall be required prior to the pupil being readmitted.  If the disruptive behavior persists, the teacher may request that the principal transfer the pupil into another setting

 

PARENT CONFERENCES

In any case where a teacher, principal, or other school employee is authorized to require the parent, tutor, or legal guardian of a pupil to attend a conference or meeting regarding the pupil’s behavior, and after notice, the parent, tutor, or legal guardian willfully refuses to attend, the principal, or his designee, shall file a complaint, in accordance with statutory provisions, with a court exercising juvenile jurisdiction.  “NOTICE” of the conference, specifying the time and date of the conference, shall be given by contacting the parent, tutor, or legal guardian by telephone at the telephone number shown on the pupil’s registration card or by sending a certified letter to the address shown on the pupil’s registration card.

 

REPORTS TO PRINCIPAL

Any teacher or other school employee may report to the principal any pupil who acts in a disorderly manner or is in violation of school rules, or any misconduct or violation of school rules by a pupil who may or may not be known to the teacher or employee.  Incidents of alleged discipline violations shall be reported on the School Behavior Report; School Bus Behavior Report form provided by the Louisiana Department of Education.  The forms shall be submitted in accordance with procedures outlined by the School District, the Superintendent, and school system personnel.  The principal shall review and act upon such information submitted, to determine if suspension or other disciplinary action is necessary.

 

Should the principal fail to act on any report of misconduct or school violation, he/she shall explain the reasons for doing so to the Superintendent or designee and to the teacher or school employee reporting the violation.

 

 

DELINQUENT STUDENTS

Pupils who regularly disrupt the normal school environment shall be considered as delinquent, and may be reported by appropriate school personnel to the juvenile court.  Any pupil that exhibits disruptive behavior, an incorrigible attitude, or any other discipline problems in general may be recommended by the principal for expulsion, assignment to an appropriate alternative education program, or transfer to adult education if the pupil is:

  1. Seventeen (17) years of age or older with less than five (5) units of credit toward;
  2. Eighteen (18) years of age or older with less than ten (10) units of credit toward graduation; or
  3. Nineteen (19) years of age or older with less than fifteen (15) units of credit toward graduation.

 

RECUSAL OF ADMINISTRATOR IN DISCIPLINE MATTERS

Any school administrator or administrator’s designee who is required to make a recommendation, decide an issue, or take action in a matter involving the discipline of a student shall recuse himself/herself whenever a member of the immediate family of the administrator or administrator’s designee is involved in any manner in the discipline matter.  In case of recusal, the action to be taken shall be done so by the Superintendent or an impartial designee of the Superintendent.  Immediate family means the individual’s children, brothers, sisters, parents, and spouse and the children, brothers, sisters, and parents of the spouse.

 

DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Discipline of students with disabilities shall be in accordance with applicable statutes or federal law and regulations.

DEFINITIONS

Suspension shall mean that student is temporarily prohibited from participating in his/her usual placement within school.  This usually involves temporary removal from school.

In-school suspension shall mean

  1. student is removed from his/her usual classroom placement to an alternative setting for a minimum of complete school day, and
  2. No interruption of services occurs.
  3. An alternative setting may be located on or off the school site, provided that the student continues to receive instructional services and remains under the supervision of school personnel or their designees.

Detention shall mean activities assignments, or work held before the normal school day, after the normal school day, or on weekends.  Failure or refusal by a pupil to participate in assigned detention shall subject the pupil to immediate suspension.  Assignments, activities, or work which may be assigned during detention include, but are not limited to, counseling, homework assignments, behavior modification program, or other activities aimed at improving the self-esteem of the pupil.

In-school expulsion shall mean

  1. Student is removed from his/her usual classroom placement to an alternative setting for a period of time specified by the Office of Child Welfare and Attendance, and
  2. No interruption of instructional services occurs. (An alternative setting may be located on or off the school site, provided that the student continues to receive instructional services and remains under the supervision of school personnel of their designees.)

Expulsion shall mean the removal of a student form school for at least one school semester.

Exclusion shall mean the removal of a pupil from a specific school with reassignment to another appropriate educational environment that addresses the student’s educational needs without loss of instructional time.

 

Depending on the sequence or severity of document disciplinary infractions, consequences will range from a verbal warning to expulsion.  All infractions will be documented and will be dealt with according to parish approved school handbooks and/or adopted parish and state policies.

 

Disciplinary Actions and Definitions:

The following order is not progressive, and all steps may not be applicable depending on the school site or disciplinary infraction.

 

The principal or his/her designee will administer the following action(s):

  • Counsel and Warn – A discussion shall be held with student to discuss misbehavior and student shall be advised of consequences for continued violations.
  • Refer to School Resources – Student shall be referred to school resources (i.e. school counselor, mental health providers, Safe and Drug Free School Counselors, Teacher Assistance Teams, School Building Level Committee, School Resource Officer, etc.) for intervention.
  • Make Parental Contact – Parents shall be contacted to discuss student’s misbehavior.
  • Assign Lunch or Recess Detention – Student shall be assigned to detention for a specified date and time.
  • Assign Work Detail/Cafeteria Duty – Student shall be assigned to complete supervised community service at the school.
  • Assign Remedial WorkStudent shall be assigned medial work to be completed by a specified date and time.
  • Conference with Parent – A conference with the parent/legal guardian, student, and/or teacher(s) shall be scheduled and conducted.
  • Assign After School Detention – Student shall be assigned to after school detention for a specified date and time. NOTE:  After school detention may include detention held on non-school days (i.e. Saturdays).

 

The principal will, when deemed appropriate, take the following action:

  • In-School Suspension – Student shall be assigned to designated in-school suspension site for a specified date and time.
  • Out of School Suspension – Student shall be suspended out of school for a period of one to nine days.
  • Expulsion Recommendation – Student shall be suspended from school pending an expulsion hearing with a district hearing officer. The superintendent, with Board approval, will determine if/when a student will be allowed to return to the school system and what campus he/she will be assigned.

 

SCHOOL WIDE POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (SWPBIS)

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) were implemented school-wide during 2010-2011 school year at Port Barre High School.  PBIS focuses on positive reinforcements for students who exhibit positive behavior and make the choice to go above and beyond everyday expectations.  The three expectations for the school are Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Safe.  These expectations will follow students through all areas of the campus, from the classroom to the cafeteria to the playground.  Through PBIS, all students will have the opportunity to earn Big Red Bucks for playing a positive role in our school setting.  Throughout the year, students will be given chances to redeem their Big Red Bucks for a variety of rewards.  Incentives will be on-going, some occurring monthly, some by grading period.  Once issued by faculty, students keep tract of their own bucks.  Big Red Bucks cannot be transferred from one student to another, and lost bucks cannot be replaced.

SWPBIS P.A.L.S. PROGRAM

PBHS will begin Secondary Interventions of SWPBIS.  This is a type of behavior education program that offers assistance to students who are having difficulty following PBIS expectations.  Through P.A.L.S. (Praise and Lend Support) Program, faculty, staff, and administrators will be able to provide daily support and monitoring to students who are at risk for developing serious or chronic problem behavior.  The P.A.L.S. Program will provide student with a way to begin their day in a positive manner and will give continuous feedback to the students and their parents about behavioral progress.

 

After PBIS interventions and incentives or depending on the severity of the infraction, students will follow the discipline progression policy in place for Port Barre High School.

DISCIPLINE PROGRESSION

 PORT BARRE HIGH SCHOOL

1st Verbal Warning – 1st Minor Tracking Form

2nd Conference – 2nd Minor Tracking Form

3rd Contact Parent – 3rd Minor Tracking Form

4th Major Referral

Students are allowed only two detentions for the whole year (2 days each); on the next referral, suspension begins.

**In-School Suspension (ISS) may be assigned by the administration when resources are available to offer ISS in place of Out of School Suspension (OSS).  ISS will carry the same consequences for grades and activities as OSS.

 

  • 1st Major Infraction Referral – Detention (2 days) until 4:30 after school on regular dismissal days. ** Parents must make arrangements for students to be picked up promptly after detention. Parents may choose corporal punish as an alternative to detention (no more than two times with in a school year)
  • 2nd Major Infraction Referral – Detention (2 days) **Parents must make arrangements for students to be picked up promptly after detention. Parents may choose corporal punish as an alternative to detention (no more than two times with in a school year)
  • 3rd Major Infraction Referral – Suspension (1 day) Parents may choose corporal punish as an alternative to suspension (no more than two times with in a school year)
  • 4th Major Infraction Referral – Suspension (1 day)
  • 5th Major Infraction Referral - Suspension (1 day)
  • 6th Major Infraction Referral – Recommended for Expulsion
  • Fighting – Automatic Suspension
  • Fighting 2nd Offense – Recommended Expulsion
  • Possession of smoking tobacco or other substances is immediate suspension for three (3) days or more.
  • Any act of defiant behavior can result in suspension or expulsion if deemed necessary.
  • Leaving Campus without authorization –Automatic Suspension

 

Electronic Devices and Cell Phones

 

PARISH POLICY:

Cell Phones/Electronic Devices:   Elem./Middle/Jr. High Schools:  Students are not permitted to possess cell phones or any other unauthorized electronic devices on campus during regular school hours.

High School: Cell phones and all other unauthorized electronic devices shall not be permitted in any school building or annexed facilities during regular school hours. Storage of authorized cell phones and electronic devices will be determined by the principal.

CONSEQUENCES-ELECTRONIC DEVICES

PRE-K -6 SCHOOLS

  • First Offense: Confiscate device.  Parent must come in and sign contract.  Device released to legal guardian only.
  • Second Offense: Confiscate device.  Device is held for no less than five (5) school days.  Device released to legal guardian only.  Other possible consequences may include detention, issue of demerits, etc. (excluding  suspensions)
  • Third and Each Subsequent Offense within the Same School Year: Confiscate device.  Device is held for a six weeks period.  Device released to legal guardian only.
  • Refusal to hand over electronic device will result in an automatic suspension.

**The principal may impose additional disciplinary measures he/she deems appropriate in the case of extenuating circumstances.

 

CONSEQUENCES-ELECTRONIC DEVICES MIDDLE/JUNIOR AND HIGH SCHOOL

  • First Offense: Confiscate device.  Parent must come in and sign contract.  Device released to legal guardian only.
  • Second Offense: Confiscate device.  Device is held for no less than ten (10) school days.  Device released to legal guardian only.
  • Third and Each Subsequent Offense within the Same School Year: Confiscate device.  Device is held for the remainder of the school year.  Device released to legal guardian only
  • Refusal to hand over electronic device will result in an automatic suspension.

**The principal may impose additional disciplinary measures he/she deems appropriate in the case of extenuating circumstance.

**TEACHERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO HOLD CELL PHONES FOR STUDENTS.

 

*Any student who does not attend an assigned detention will receive a 3-DAY SUSPENSION.  It is the responsibility of the student to meet with an administrator to make up missed detention when ABSENT on detention date.

 

Public Displays of Affection: Public displays of affection shall not be allowed on the school campus.  The principal or his/her designee will determine consequences depending upon the severity of the student’s actions.

Field Trip

The principal or his/her designee has the right to determine what items students may bring on a co-curricular field trip.  Students are solely responsible for these items.  The individual school and/or St. Landry Parish School Board are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.  Disciplinary action will be administered at the discretion of the principal.

               

BULLYING, CYBERBULLYING, INTIMIDATION, HARASSMENT, AND HAZING

The St. Landry Parish School Board is committed to maintain a safe, orderly, civil and positive learning environment so that no student feels threatened while in school or participating in school-related activities.  Students and their parents/guardians shall be notified that the school, school bus, and all other school environments are to be safe and secure for all.  Therefore, all statements or actions of a bullying, cyberbullying, intimidating, threatening, harassing, hazing, or any other violent nature made on campus, at school-sponsored activities, on school buses, at school bus stops, and enroute from home to the bus stop and from the bus stop home shall not be tolerated.  Even if made in a joking manner, these statements or actions threatening other students, school personnel, or school property, or school property shall be unacceptable.

 

All students, teachers, and other school employees shall take responsible measures within the scope of their individual authority to prevent violations of this policy.

Bullying, intimidation, and harassment shall mean any intentional gesture or written, verbal, or physical act that a reasonable person under the circumstances should know will have the effect of harming a student or damaging his/her property or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to his/her life or person or damage to his/her property and is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student.

Cyberbullying shall mean harassment, intimidation, or bullying of a student on school property by another student using a computer, mobile phone, or other interactive or digital technology or harassment, intimidation, or bullying of a student while off school property by another student using any such means when the action or actions are intended to have an effect on the student when the student is on school property.

HAZING

Hazing shall mean any knowing behavior, whether by commission or omission, of any student to encourage, direct, order, or participate in any activity which subjects another student to potential physical, mental, or psychological harm for the purpose of initiation or admission into, affiliation with, continued membership in, or acceptance by existing members of any organization or extracurricular activity at a public elementary or secondary school bus stop.  Hazing does not mean any adult-directed and school-sanctioned athletic program practice or event or military training program. 

Any solicitation to engage in hazing, and the adding and abetting another person who engages in hazing shall be prohibited.  The consent, stated or implied, of the hazing victim shall not be a defense in determining disciplinary action.

REPORTING PROCEDURES

Any student who believes he or she has been the victim of bullying, cyberbullying, intimidation, threatening behavior, harassment or hazing by a student, teacher, administrator or other school personnel, or by any other person who is participating in, observing or otherwise engaged in activities including sporting events and other extracurricular activities, under the auspices of the school district or a school within the school system, is encouraged to immediately report the alleged acts to any appropriate school district official.

 

Any teacher, administrator, or other school personnel who has or receives notice that a student has or may have been the victim of bullying, cyberbullying, intimidation, threatening behavior, harassment, or hating at school or any school activity shall be required to immediately report the alleged acts to an appropriate school district official, utilizing the Louisiana Department of Education’s behavior incidence checklist to document the details of each reported incident of harassment, intimidation, and bullying, including cyberbullying.

 

Any student, School Board employee, or school volunteer who in  good faith reports an incident of harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyberbullying to the school administrator in accordance with appropriate procedures shall be immune from a right of action for damages arising from any failure to remedy the reported incident.

 

AT THE SCHOOL BUILDING LEVEL

The principal shall be the person responsible at the school level for receiving written reports of bullying, cyberbullying, intimidation, threatening behavior, harassment, or hazing of a student.  Any other school administrator, teacher, or other school personnel who receives a report of bullying, cyberbullying intimidation, threatening behavior, harassment of hazing of a student shall immediately inform the principal who shall notify the Superintendent or his her designee.

OTHER SITES

Building administrators designated by the Superintendent at each administrative, support, or maintenance site shall be responsible for receiving written reports of bullying, cyberbullying, intimidation, threatening behavior, harassment, or hazing of a student.  Upon receipt of a report, the building administrator shall immediately notify the Superintendent or his/her designee.

 

INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS AND REPORTS

The Superintendent or his/her designee shall immediately investigate or authorize the investigation of all reports and complaints involving alleged bullying, cyberbullying, intimidation, threatening behavior, harassment or hazing of students.  Investigations may consist of personal interviews with the complainants or the individual who is alleged to have been bullied, cyberbullied, intimidated, threatened, harassed or hazed, the individual or individuals against whom the complaint is made, witnesses, and any other persons who may have knowledge of the alleged incident or incidents or circumstances leading to or giving rise to the complaint.  Other methods of investigation also may be used and pertinent documents may be examined by the investigator.

 

During the pendency of an investigation, the school district may take immediate steps, at its discretion, to protect the complaint, students, teachers, administrators or other school personnel pending completion of the investigation.

Investigations shall be completed as soon as practicable.  A written report shall be prepared upon the completion of the investigation.  If the complaint involves the Superintendent, the report shall be made and filed directly with the School Board.  The written report shall include determination of whether the allegations have been substantiated as factual and whether they appear to be violations of this policy.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

The school district shall take appropriate action in response to a report following an investigation of any alleged bullying, cyberbullying, intimidation, threatening behavior, harassment, or hazing of a student.  When the report determines that the alleged act or conduct appears to be in violation of this policy, disciplinary action shall be taken as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.  The principal/designee shall contact the parent, tutor, or legal guardian of the pupil being disciplined for alleged misconduct to notify them of the disciplinary action.

Whenever the act or conduct determined to be a violation of this policy may also constitute a violation of state or federal criminal statue, the appropriate law enforcement officer shall be promptly notified.

Recommended disciplinary actions are as follows:

 

First Offense:    Three (3) day out-of-school suspension and contract signed by student, parent or guardian, and administrator

Second Offense:  Five (5) days out-of-school suspension

Third Offense:   Recommendation for expulsion

Depending upon the severity of the incident, the principal may suspend and/or recommend expulsion on the first offense.  Other actions that may be for any of the above offenses of threatening or bullying, including cyberbullying, include but are not limited to, referral to school counseling, referral to law enforcement officials, and/or referral to Families in Need of Services (FINS).  It is strongly recommended that parents/ guardians seek additional counseling for these students.  The alternative School will not be an option for students receiving a recommendation of expulsion for making a comment of threatening violent nature or bullying.

APPEAL
The parent of a student disciplined for violation of this policy may appeal to the Superintendent or his/her designee no later than five (5) days after being notified of the disciplinary action.  The Superintendent or his/her designee shall review all documentation regarding the incident, and if determined to be necessary by the Superintendent or designee, conduct a hearing on the matter.  The results of the review or hearing shall be sent to the parents or legal guardian within three (3) school days.  The decision of the Superintendent shall be final, except for a student expulsion, which may be appealed to the School Board in accordance with statutory provisions.

NOTIFICATION

The School Board shall inform each student in writing within ten(10) days after enrolling in school of the prohibition against harassment, intimidation, and bullying, including cyberbullying, of a student by another student; the nature and consequences of such actions; and the proper process and procedure for reporting any incidents involving such prohibited actions

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexual harassment is a form of misconduct, which undermines the integrity of the parish’s employment and academic relationships.  All employees and students shall be allowed to work in an environment free from unsolicited and unwelcome sexual overtures.  Sexual harassment refers to behavior which is not welcome, which is personally offensive, which debilitates morale, and which therefore interferes with the working or learning effectiveness of its victims and their peers.  Individuals who experience sexual harassment should make it clear that such behavior is offensive to them and may process a complaint pursuant to this policy.  Violation to this policy shall result in disciplinary action against any employee or pupil involved, including possible termination of the employee and the expulsion of the pupil.  Supervisors who fail to follow the policy or fail to investigate complaints shall also be disciplined.

Sexual harassment is a prohibited action when it results in discrimination for or against an employee or student on the basis of conduct not related to their working or learning performance.  Such practices would include any job related or academic action that is based upon the individual’s acceptance of, resistance to, or refusal of sexual overtures.  This form of sexual harassment may be more difficult for employees or students to cope with when individuals offer or threaten to use the power of their position to control, influence, or affect the career, salary, or job of another employee, or academic status of a student in exchange for sexual favors.

It is possible for sexual harassment to occur at various levels: among peers or co-workers, between supervisors and subordinates, between employees and students, or imposed by non-employees on employees and/or students.  In fulfilling our obligation to maintain a positive and productive working and learning environment, the school system will make every attempt to halt any harassment of which they become aware by calling attention to this policy or by more direct disciplinary action, if necessary.

 

 

 

 

DEFINITION

Sexual harassment may include, but not be limited to:

  1. Sexually oriented communication, including sexually oriented verbal “kidding” or harassment or abuse
  2. Subtle pressure or request for sexual activity
  3. Persistent, unwelcome attempts to change a professional relationship into a personal, social-sexual relationship
  4. Creating a hostile work or learning environment, including the use of innuendoes or overt or implied threats
  5. Unnecessary touching of individual, e.g., patting, pinching, hugging, repeated brushing against another person’s body
  6. Requesting or demanding sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats concerning an individual’s employment or a pupil’s status
  7. Sexual assault or battery as defined by current law.

 

PROCEDURES

  1. Persons who believe they have been subjected to sexual harassment should discuss the problem with their immediate supervisor. Pupils should discuss the problem with their principal or other certified staff member.

 

  1. If the pupil’s principal is the object of a harassment complaint, the pupil may bypass the principal and report directly to the area superintendent. The Board shall hear complaints against the superintendent.

 

  1. If a finding of fact determines that the pupil acted improperly, appropriate action shall be taken.

 

  1. Strict confidentially shall be maintained throughout the complaint procedure.

 

Any person who believes  he or she has been sexually harassed may file a written or oral complaint with the Director of Personnel or to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, D.C. 2020

 

STUDENT ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE

The St. Landry Parish School Board is dedicated to providing a drug-free learning environment for the students attending public schools.  The Board directs that each student shall be specifically prohibited from being under the influence of, bringing on, consuming, or having in his/her possession on a school bus, on school premises, or at a school function away from the school, any alcoholic beverages, intoxicating liquors, narcotic drugs, prescription medications, marijuana, inhalants, imitation or counterfeit controlled substances, or other controlled by law.  The Superintendent shall be responsible for maintaining appropriate procedures for the detection of alcohol, drugs, or any imitation or other controlled substances.  Any student found in violation of the above shall be suspended and recommended for expulsion by the principal.

Any violations of criminal laws, state or federal, committed on school property shall be prosecuted as provided by law.  School officials, teachers and/or Board employees shall report all violators to the principal, who in turn, shall notify the proper law enforcement agency and shall cooperate with the prosecuting attorney’s office in the prosecution of charges.  Any student, who distributes, sells or dispenses in any manner or form whatsoever a controlled dangerous substance as defined by the state law to another student or anyone else while on the school premises shall be expelled pursuant to the provisions and guidelines as set forth in state law.

The principal shall immediately notify the parents or guardian, by telephone, of any student found in violation of this policy.  If the parents or guardian cannot be reached by phone, the principal shall then notify them of the action by sending a letter within twenty-four (24) hours.  Care shall be given to afford due process to all students.

 

*All prescription medication and over the counter medications must be turned into the school principal immediately for proper distribution as directed in FILE:  JGCD.

 

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICIES

  1. ILLICIT DRUGS
  2. Any student, sixteen (16) years of age or older, found guilty of possession of, or knowledge of and intentional distribution of or possession with intent to distribute any illegal narcotic, drug, or other controlled substance on school property, on a school bus, or at a school event pursuant to a hearing shall be expelled from school for a minimum of four (4) complete school semester. Immediately upon determination of a violation of the drug policy, school officials shall notify the parents and the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction at the school of violation.
  3. Any student who is under sixteen (16) years of age and in grades six (6) through twelve (12) and who is found guilty of possession of, or knowledge of the intentional distribution of or possession with intent to distribute any illegal narcotic, drug, or other controlled substance on school property, on a school bus, or at a school event pursuant to a hearing shall be expelled from school for a minimum of two (2) complete school semesters. Immediately upon determination of violation of the drug policy, school officials shall notify the parents and the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction at the school of the violation.
  4. Any student in kindergarten through grade five found guilty of being in possession of, or knowledge of and intentional distribution of or possession with intent to distribute any illegal narcotic, drug, or other controlled substance on school property, on a school bus, or at a school event pursuant to a hearing shall be referred to the local school board through a commendation for action from the superintendent. Immediately upon determination of a violation of the drug policy, school officials shall notify the parents and the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction at the school of violation.
  5. Any student found guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia, i.e., rolling paper, roach clips, stones, crack pipes, or other material that is used for taking drugs, pursuant to a hearing the student will be suspended from school for seven (7) to nine (9) days and shall be ineligible for participation in all extracurricular activities during that period of time. Immediately upon determination of a violation of the drug policy, school officials shall notify the parents and the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction at the school of violation.
  6. ALCOHOL
  7. Any student found guilty, even on the first offense, of transferring or delivering for pay or not for pay alcohol with any person while under the jurisdiction of a public school in St. Landry Parish pursuant to a hearing shall be recommended for expulsion from the St. Landry Parish School system for the remainder of the school year. Immediately upon determination of a violation of the drug policy, school officials shall notify the parents and the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction at the school of violation.
  8. When a student if found guilty of possession of alcohol or the principal or a designee has reasonable cause to believe that a student is in possession or under the influence of alcohol, that student will be suspended from school for seven (7) to nine (9) days and shall be ineligible for participation in extracurricular activities during that time. Immediately upon determination of a violation of the drug policy, school officials shall notify the parents and the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction at the school of violation.
  9. A student found guilty of possession of alcohol or under the influence of alcohol on a second offense pursuant to a hearing will be expelled from school for the remainder of the school year. Immediately upon determination of a violation of the drug policy, school officials shall notify the parents and the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction at the school of the violation.

 

RETURN TO SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the above consequences, students that have been suspended or expelled will be required to complete all of the requirements listed below to return to school.

 

  1. The student will be evaluated by a professional substance abuse treatment facility approved by the St. Landry Parish School system prior to returning to school. 
  2. A student returning from a drug or alcohol suspension or expulsion will participate in a counseling rehabilitative program prescribed by the St. Landry Parish School Board staff, which will include three (3) counseling sessions for the student, one (1) which must be attended by on parent or guardian.
  3. The student will participate in a Drug Fee School and Community Program or school based re-entry activity designed to help the student remain drug-free.

Fail to comply with these procedures shall result in expulsion from school from the remainder of the school year.

SEE FILE:  JCDACA, FILE:  JDE and RS.17:416 or Reference

 

STUDENT ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE

The St. Landry Parish School Board is dedicated to providing a drug-free learning environment for the students attending public schools.  The Board directs that each student shall be specifically prohibited from being under the influence of , bringing on, consuming, or having in his/her possession on a school bus, on school premises, or at a school function away from school, any alcoholic beverages, intoxicating liquors,  narcotic drugs, prescription medications, marijuana, nitrate based inhalants, imitation or counterfeit controlled substances, or other controlled substances as defined by state statutes, unless dispensed by a licensed physician as allowed by law* (see note below).  The superintendent shall be responsible for maintaining appropriate procedures for the detection of alcohol, drugs, or any imitation or other controlled substance.  Any student found in violation of the above shall be suspended and recommended for expulsion by the principal.

 

 

Any violations of criminal laws state or federal, committed on school property shall be prosecuted as provided by law.  School officials, teachers, and/or Board employees shall report all violators to the principal who in turn, shall notify the proper law enforcement agency and shall cooperate with the prosecuting attorney’s office in the prosecution of charges.  Any student who distributes, sells, or dispenses, in any manner or form whatsoever a controlled, dangerous substance as defined by state law to another student or anyone else while on the school premises shall be expelled pursuant to the provisions and guidelines as set forth in state law.

 

The principal shall immediately notify the parents or guardian by telephone of any student found in violation of this policy.  If the parents or guardian cannot be reached by phone, the principal shall then notify them of the action by sending a letter within twenty-four (24) hours.  Care shall be given to afford due process to all students.

 

STUDENT SMOKING

Students shall not be permitted to have tobacco in their possession or to smoke on the school grounds or in school facilities during the school day, or at school activities held in school facilities after hours, or when riding school buses to and from school or a school function away from school.  Parental permission to smoke does not exempt a student from this policy.

 

REPORT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

State law mandates that teachers and other school employees report suspected substance abuse in school.  These cases shall be reported to the principal and the Substance Abuse Prevention Team in the school.  The principal must report each case of possession, distributing, sales or manufacturing to the proper law enforcement authority.  Reports shall also me made to the appropriate person at each school, who shall investigate, research, and report on instances or reports of possession of prohibited substances or beverages.  Designated personnel shall report its findings along with the recommendation for treatment, counseling or other appropriate action to the principal.

 

DRUG-FREE ZONES

It is unlawful for anyone to use, distribute, be under the influence of, manufacture or possess any controlled substances as defined by statute on or around school property or an area within 2000 feet of any property used for school purposes by any school, or on a school bus.  These areas shall be designated as Drug-Free Zones.  The School Board, in cooperation with local governmental agencies, and the Louisiana Department of Education, shall designate and mark Drug-Free Zones which surround all schools and school property.

 

  1. LANDRY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD METAL DETECTOR GUIDELINES

General Guidelines

The St. Landry Parish School Board recognizes that it has an obligation to adopt all steps necessary to provide a safe environment for the students and staff under its jurisdiction.  Therefore, the St. Landry Parish School Board authorizes the use of metal detectors to minimize the presence of weapons on school campuses.

Law enforcement agencies or school personnel or a combination of both parties may use metal detectors on school campuses.  All guidelines in the school board’s policy manual concerning student searches, FILES: JCAB, JCABA, and JCDAE, will apply when metal detectors indicate the presence of an item(s) on a student or non-student’s person.  The principal, prior to the implementation of a search, will approve the use of metal detectors.

The use of metal detectors for the search of students and/or non-students will be in accordance with the following guidelines:

  1. The school administrator or the superintendent shall, except when otherwise specifically ordered by a law enforcement officer, be in charge of the detection process and shall make such decisions and issue orders as the employee shall deem appropriate for the circumstances.
  2. The individuals using the metal detectors will receive training on techniques for proper use of metal detectors.
  3. Searches may be either random or general: (see example)

Ex: Random- Search every third student entering school, every other bus load, or every other classroom, etc.

Ex: General- All students or spectators at an event as they enter or all students at school today

  1. The school administrator will develop procedures that ensure that the search does not allow students or non-students to be omitted if they are part of a group to be searched. Additionally, the school administrator should develop procedures that will be the least intrusive to the daily educational environment.
  2. Metal detector use shall not be malicious, done willfully or deliberately with the intent to embarrass, humiliate, harass, or intimidate students or non-student.
  3. No person shall selectively use a metal detector on one student or non-randomly selected groups of students except:
  4. On a reasonable suspicion that a weapon will be found
  5. Due to reasonable personnel fear based on circumstances present or past that a weapon may be present.
  6. Where schools choose to subject patrons who attend extracurricular events to metal detector searches, the school administrator will post a sign at the entrance of gymnasiums, stadiums, fields, etc., stating that attendance constitutes acceptance of a metal detector search.
  7. When the metal detection search policy is first implemented, students will be notified by announcements on the school public address system over a period of days; thereafter, general announcements will be made to remind students of the policy. The student handbook will inform the students of the school board policy of using metal detectors for searches.  The public will also be made aware of the use of metal detectors at school and at extracurricular activities through press releases to local newspapers, radio stations, and cable TV stations.  Students and non-students will be made aware that they are subject to being searched by a metal detector anytime that they are on school property.
  8. They use of a metal detector will require the detector to be passed along the front, back, and both sides of the person being scanned without touching the body. The person using the metal detector may be of either gender, regardless of the gender of the person subject to the detection process.
  9. A school board employee must witness the use of metal detectors when a law enforcement officer is scanning students. A law enforcement officer will contact the metal detector search when both students and non-students are being scanned.

 

Specific Guidelines

  1. Determine the type of search that will be conducted. A random or general search may be initiated depending upon various factors such as facility limitations, number of people to be searched, or number of metal detectors available.  Should a random search be conducted, care should be exercised to be sure that the selection of students to be searched shall be demonstrated according to chance.  One should be able to explain, if called upon to do so, that no bias as to gender, religion, or race entered the selection process.
  2. When possible, inform students of the intention to search by stating, “For the care, welfare, safety, and security of the students and staff of Port Barre High School, we are conducting a search using metal detectors.”
  3. When conducting the search, the student should extend both arms out with the palms up.
  4. The metal detector should be passed along the front, back, and both sides of the person being scanned without touching the body.
  5. Girls should extend their purses in front of them and the metal detector should be passed on both sides of the purse. If indicated, the student may be asked to empty the purse into a tray.
  6. Book sack searches are to be conducted in the same manner as for a purse.

 

When Indicated by Detector Alert

  1. Instruct the student to step forward individually. If safely feasible, request the student to indicate what metal is causing the alert, and then request the student to empty all pockets and place the contents on a tray.  The student should be instructed to pull the pocket linings out so that the school personnel can see the empty pockets.  If the student then clears the detection process without activating the alarm, the detection process shall terminate.
  2. If the student cannot be safely allowed to remove the offending metal, or having been ordered to do so, fails, the continuation of the alarm from the detector shall constitute full probable cause to conduct a search of the student’s person sufficient to locate a weapon if one were present. This search will be conducted according to school board policy manual: SEARCHES-STUDENTS-PERSON FILE: JCABA.
  3. Boys should open their fold wallets for inspection by the metal detector.
  4. To conclude the search, thank the student for his/her cooperation and dismiss them.

NOTE: Due to high potential for danger, it is highly recommended, in addition to following all of the search policies of this board, that metal detector searches be conducted in the presence of, and if possible, by trained law enforcement officer.

EXPULSION

The board shall authorize the superintendent to expel a pupil from school if an offense committed by the pupil serious enough to warrant such action or is in violation of state law.  Upon the recommendation for expulsion of a pupil by the principal, the superintendent or designee shall conduct a hearing to determine whether expulsion or other disciplinary action shall be taken.  At the hearing, any person appointed by the superintendent may represent the principal and/or teacher concerned and the concerned teacher shall be permitted to attend and present any relevant information.  Until the hearing, the pupil shall remain suspended.  At the conclusion of the hearing, the superintendent or designee shall determine whether expulsion or other corrective action is necessary.

 

School officials, in accordance with statutory provisions, shall have total discretion and shall exercise such discretion in imposing on a pupil any disciplinary actions authorized by state law for possession by a pupil of a firearm or knife on school property when such firearm or knife is stored in a motor vehicle and there is no evidence of the pupil’s intent to use the firearm or knife in a criminal manner.  (However, the principal shall recommend expulsion of any student when a firearm or knife is stored in a motor vehicle on campus.)

 

The parent, guardian, or tutor of the pupil may, within five (5) days after the decision to expel has been rendered, request the board to review the findings of the superintendent or designee at a time set by the board.  After reviewing the findings of the superintendent or designee, the school board may affirm, modify, or reverse the action of the superintendent or designee.

 

Any pupil who is expelled shall receive no credit for school work missed while he/she is expelled unless he/she is placed in an alternative program.

 

State law requires the superintendent to expel a pupil for minimum periods of time if found guilty of certain offenses, as follows:

  1. 16 Years or Older – If after an appropriate hearing a pupil is found guilty of possession of, or knowledge of and intentional distribution, or possession with intent to distribute, any illegal drug or substance on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored event, the pupil shall be expelled for a minimum of 4 complete school semester.

 

If after an appropriate hearing a pupil is found guilty of possession of a firearm on school property, or in actual possession at a school-sponsored event, the pupil shall be expelled for a minimum of four (4) complete school semesters and shall be referred to the district attorney for appropriate action.

  1. Under 16 Years, but in Grades 6-12 – If after an appropriate hearing a pupil is found guilty of possession, knowledge of possession, intentional distribution, or possession with intent to distribute any illegal drug or substance on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored event, the pupil shall be expelled for a minimum of two (2) complete school semesters.

 

If after an appropriate hearing a pupil is found guilty of possession of a firearm on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored event, the pupil shall be expelled for a minimum of four (4) complete school semesters and shall be referred to the district attorney for appropriate action.

 

DISTRIBUTION OFFENSES

A student assessed with the distribution of any illegal drug or substance or possession of any illegal drug or substance with intent to distribute, shall with parental approval, be referred by the school principal or designee within five (5) days after such violation, for testing or screening by a qualified medical professional for evidence of substance abuse.  If evidence of abuse is found, the student shall be referred to a substance abuse treatment professional chosen by the student’s parent or guardian.  In all cases, the parent will be responsible for all expenses incurred in the diagnosis and treatment of their child.  If the student agrees to cooperate, as certified in writing by the medical professional, the school board may reopen the student’s case.  The board shall take into consideration the student’s agreement to receive treatment as a positive factor in the final decision relative to any final disciplinary action.

 

A student found guilty of a second distribution offense on school property will be expelled in accordance with policy without further Board action.

 

 

Expulsion, especially those outlined above, shall not apply to the following:

  1. A student carrying or possessing a firearm or knife for purposes of involvement in school class, course, or school approved-co-curricular or extracurricular activity or any other activity approved by appropriate school officials.
  2. A student possessing any controlled dangerous substance that has been obtained directly or due to a valid prescription or order from a licensed physician. However, such student shall carry evidence of the prescription or physician’s order on his person at all times when in possession of any controlled dangerous substance which shall be subject to verification.

 

ADDITIONAL REASONS FOR EXPLUSION

  1. Any pupil, after being suspended for committing violations of any discipline policies or other rule infractions, depending on the severity of the behavior, may be expelled upon recommendation by the principal to the superintendent, and after an appropriate hearing is held by the superintendent or designee.
  2. Any pupil, after being suspended on three (3) occasions for committing any suspendable offense during the same school session, shall on committing the fourth offense, be expelled from the public schools of the parish until the beginning of the next regular school year, subject to review by the School Board.
  3. A pupil determined to have brought a weapon to a school under the Board’s jurisdiction shall be expelled for a minimum of one (1) year. The superintendent may modify the expulsion requirement on a case-by-case basis.  A weapon, in accordance with federal statutes, means a firearm or any device which is designed to expel a projectile or any destructive device, which in turn means a firearm or any device which is designed to expel a projectile or any destructive device, which in turn means any explosive, incendiary or poison gas bomb, grenade, rocket, missile, mine, or similar device.
  4. The conviction of any pupil of a felony or the incarceration of any pupil in a juvenile institution for an act which had it been committed by an adult, would have constituted a felony, shall be cause for expulsion of the pupil for a period of time as determined by the Board; such expulsions shall require the vote of two-thirds of the elected members of the Board.

 

READMITTANCE FOLLOWING EXPULSION

In each case of expulsion, the school principal or his/her designee, shall contact the parent, tutor, or legal guardian of the pupil to notify them of the expulsion and establish a date and time for a conference with the principal or designee as a requirement for readmitting the pupil.  “Notice” shall be given by sending a certified letter to the address shown on the pupil’s registration card.  Also, there should be an additional notification by telephone shown on the pupil’s registration card.

 

If the parent, tutor, or legal guardian fails to attend the required conference within five (5) school days of notification, the student may be considered a truant and dealt with according to all applicable statutory provisions.  On not more than one occasion each school year when the parent, tutor, or legal guardian refuses to respond, the principal may determine whether readmitting the pupil is in the best interest of the pupil.  On any subsequent occasions in the same school year, the pupil shall not be readmitted unless the parent, tutor, or legal guardian, court, or other appointed representative responds.

 

In any case where a teacher, principal, or other school employee is authorized to require the parent, tutor, or legal guardian of a pupil to attend a conference or meeting regarding the pupil’s behavior, and after notice, the parent, tutor, or legal guardian willfully refuses to attend, the principal or his/her designee shall file a complaint, in accordance with statutory provisions, with a court exercising juvenile jurisdiction.

 

Any pupil expelled from school may be readmitted to school on a probationary basis at any time during the expulsion period on such terms and conditions as may be stipulated by the Board.  Readmission to school on probationary basis shall be contingent on the pupil and legal guardian or custodian agreeing in writing to the conditions stipulated.  Any such agreement shall contain a provision for immediate removal of the pupil from the school premises without benefit of a hearing or other procedure upon the principal or superintendent determination and reasons for removal to the superintendent and the pupil’s parent or legal guardian.

 

A pupil who has been expelled from any school in or out of state shall not be admitted to a school in the school system except upon the review and approval of the School Board following the request for admission.  To facilitate the review and approval for re-admittance, the pupil shall provide to the Board information on the dates of any expulsions and the reasons therefor.  Additionally, the transfer of pupil records to any school or system shall include information on the dates of any expulsions and the reasons therefore.

 

A pupil that has been expelled from any school in or out of state for possessing on school property or on a school bus, a firearm, knife, or other dangerous weapon, or possessing with intent to distribute or distributing, selling, or giving while on school property or school bus any controlled dangerous substance shall not be re-admitted to any school until the pupil has enrolled and participated in an appropriate rehabilitation or counseling program related to the reason(s) for expulsion.  The rehabilitation or counseling programs shall be provided by such programs approved by the juvenile or family court having jurisdiction, if applicable, or by the School Board.  The requirement for enrollment and participation in a rehabilitation or counseling program shall be waived only upon the pupil attesting in writing that no appropriate program is available in the area or that the pupil attesting in writing that no appropriate program is available in the area or that the pupil cannot enroll or participate due to financial hardship.

 

SUSPENSION

The School Board recognizes its authority to maintain good order and discipline within the schools of the school district.  Therefore, the Board recognizes the principal’s authority to suspend a pupil in accordance with statutory provisions.  In each case of suspension, the school principal, or his/her designee, shall contact the parent, tutor, or legal guardian of the pupil to notify them of the suspension, and establish a date and time for a conference with the principal or designee as a requirement for re-admitting the pupil.  “NOTICE” shall be given by contacting the parent, tutor, or legal guardian by telephone at the telephone number shown on the pupil’s registration card, or by sending a certified letter to the address shown on the pupil’s registration card.

 

If the parent, tutor, or legal guardian fails to attend the required conference within five (5) school days of notification, the truancy laws shall be effective.  On not more than one occasion each school year when the parent, tutor, or legal guardian refuses to respond, the principal may determine whether re-admitting the pupil is in the best interest of the pupil.  On any subsequent occasions in the same year, the pupil shall not be re-admitted unless the parent, tutor, or legal guardian, court, or other appointed representative responds.

 

In any case where a teacher, principal, or other school employee is authorized to require the parent, tutor, or legal guardian of a pupil to attend a conference or meeting regarding the pupil’s behavior, and after notice, the parent, tutor, or legal guardian willfully refuses to attend, the principal or his/her designee shall file a complaint, in the accordance with statutory provisions, with a court exercising juvenile jurisdiction.

 

When a pupil is suspended for a second time within the school year, the principal may require the school counselor to hold a counseling session with the parent and pupil.  If no counselor is available, the conference may be held with all the pupil’s teachers and principal or other administrator.

 

The principal shall promptly advise the superintendent or his/her designee of all such suspensions, stating the reasons for the suspensions.  No suspended pupil shall be allowed to leave the school premises during the school day until parent, guardian, or other proper authorities assume responsibility for him/her, unless immediate removal from school due to danger or threat of disruption to academic process is warranted.

 

The principal and other appropriate personnel shall be required to file written documentation of all suspensions.  Said documentation shall include the circumstances surrounding any suspension, the reason for a student possessing any controlled dangerous substance that has been obtained directly or due to a valid prescription or order from a licensed physician.  However, such student shall carry evidence of that prescription or physician’s order on his person at all times when in possession of nay controlled dangerous substance, which shall be subject to verification.

*(SEE NOTE BELOW)

*ALL prescription medication and over the counter medications must be turned in to the school principal immediately for proper distribution as directed in

FILE:  JGCD

 

DANGEROUS WEAPONS

The board shall authorize the principal of each school to automatically suspend and recommend expulsion for any student found in possession of a dangerous weapon, with limited exception.  A dangerous weapon may be defined as a knife, club, firearm, chain, or any other object deemed dangerous or used as a weapon on the school grounds, on school buses and/or at any school-sponsored event, during or after regular school hours.  When the student if found in possession of a weapon, the superintendent shall be immediately notified and the principal shall take appropriate disciplinary action.

 

The school principal or designee shall be required to report the confiscation of any firearm, knife, or other dangerous weapon to appropriate law enforcement officials.

 

It is unlawful for a student or non-student to intentionally possess a firearm on school property, within 1000 feet of school campus, or within a school bus; these shall be designated firearm free zones.  The school board, in cooperation with local government agencies, and the State Department of Education, shall designate and mark firearm free zones, which surround all schools and school property.

 

DEMONSTRATIONS OF STUDENTS

It is recognized that individual students or groups of students may, from time to time, feel that certain policies of the St. Landry Parish School Board are in need of change, or that the administration of such policies is not producing the effect desired by the Board for the education of the students.  Such students have a right to express their opinions, in a proper manner, and have the opportunity to discuss any problem with their teachers and principal.  It is the duty of the principal to always keep lines of communication open with his/her students, and to listen to the complaints in a fair and sincere manner.

 

It is the responsibility of the principal to maintain order at each school.  The Superintendent shall be notified of any incipient unrest in any student body.  No disorderly demonstrations, sit-ins, lock-ins; nor damages to school grounds, school plants, or school records shall be tolerated.  Any type of demonstration that prevents the orderly progress of a school day, that prevents normal class functions, or that prevents non-participating students from their usual class activity, shall not be tolerated.  Students participating in such demonstrations shall be immediately suspended and removed from the campus; by force if necessary.  Students suspended shall not be allowed to return to the campus until the suspension is terminated by the Superintendent.

 

PORT BARRE HIGH SCHOOL

NON-DISCRIMINATION CLAUSE

Pupil discrimination is prohibited.

 

No person may be denied admission to any public school or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil services, recreational or other program or activity because of the person’s sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.

 

PORT BARRE HIGH SCHOOL

Guidelines for the Selection of the

Port Barre High School Homecoming Court

  1. ELIGIBILITY:
  2. One must be a SENIOR  If a sufficient number of senior girls do not qualify, junior girls will be eligible providing they meet all criteria.
  3. One must have a cumulative grade point (GPA) of 0 or better at end of her junior year. For the Class of 2012 and beyond:  Senior girls must participate in two (2) organizations while in grades 9th – 12th.
  4. If junior girls are needed, one must be participating in two (2) organizations.
  5. If any student has one or more behavior referrals, she may jeopardize her eligibility to be a member of the homecoming court. This determination will be made by the Homecoming Court Committee and the principal or his designee.
  6. NUMBER TO BE SELECTED:

The selection of the homecoming court will be determined by the number of senior football players.

  1. SELECTION PROCESS:
  2. A list of all eligible senior girls (junior girls, if needed) will be determined.
  3. Senior football players will vote for the candidates of their choice as representatives of the homecoming court using a ballot.
  4. In the event of a tie, the process for breaking the tie will be determined by Homecoming Court Committee and chaired by the Principal or his designee.
  5. The girls with the most votes will be selected and announced in the weeks prior to homecoming week.

ST LANDRY PARISH SCHOOLS

STUDENT/PARENT

ANNUAL COMPLIANCE/CODE OF CONDUCT/COMMITMENT

2016 – 2017

 

Dear Parent/Guardian and Student:

The 1999 Louisiana Legislature passed HB 1990 (Act 1004) that requires each student in grades 4-12 and their parents to annually sign a statement of compliance.  After signing, please return this form to your child’s school.  This will verify that you received and read the 2015-16 Student Handbook from your child’s school and you agree to comply with the rules and regulations contained therein.

 

STUDENT

My signature below indicates that I have received and reviewed the rules (code of conduct) and information contained in the 2015-16 Student Handbook for my school, and that I will adhere to all of the following:

  • Attend school regularly (except when absent for reason due to illness or other excused absence)
  • Arrive at school on time each day
  • Make significant effort toward completion of homework assignments
  • Follow all state discipline policies contained in LA. RS 17:416
  • Adhere to all school and classroom rules
  • Follow the school district’s uniform dress code

 

Furthermore, I acknowledge that I have been instructed to bring all of this information to my parent(s) or guardian(s) so that they are aware of the rules, policies, and general information concerning my education in the St. Landry Parish School System.

 

_________________________________________________                                              ______________________________

                          STUDENT’S SIGNATURE                                                                                                              DATE

 

PARENT/GUARDIAN

My signature below indicates that I have received and reviewed all policies, rules, and general information contained in the 2015-2016 Student Handbook for my child’s school and that I will adhere to all of the following:

  • Assure my child’s attendance at school (except when absent for reasons due to illness or other excused absence)
  • Ensure my child’s arrival at school on time each day
  • Ensure my child completes all assigned homework
  • Encourage my child to follow all state policies regarding discipline
  • Encourage my child to obey all school and classroom rules
  • Ensure that my Child adhere to the parish uniform dress code
  • Attend all required parent/teacher/principal conferences.

 

_________________________________________________                                              ________________________________

                                PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE                                                                                                        DATE

 

HOMEROOM TEACHER:  ___________________________________                   GRADE:  __________________

 

STUDENT NAME:     ______________________________________________________

                                                                                     (PLEASE PRINT)

 

HOME ADDRESS/CITY/STATE/ZIP CODE:     ______________________________________________________

                                                               

HOME PHONE:  ________________________   CELL NUMBER:  ______________________________

Please check the appropriate method that best describes your child’s mode of transportation to Port Barre Middle/High School on a regular basis.

 

_____Walk/Cycle                                            _____Drop-off by vehicle                                            _____Student Driver

 

_____Bus# _____                                          _____Passenger of Student Driver

 

Please complete this page and remove from the student handbook

and return to homeroom teacher no later than August 28, 2016

 

HANDBOOK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

My signature indicates that I have received and read the 2016-17 Port Barre Middle/High School Student Handbook.

 

 

 

____________________________________                                                ____________________________________

STUDENT’S NAME                                                                               STUDENT’S SIGNATURE

 

 

 

GRADE:  __________________                      HOMEROOM TEACHER:  __________________________________

 

 

__________________________________________                                    ____________________________________

                 PARENT/GUARDIAN’S NAME                                                         PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE

 

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS/CITY/STATE/ZIP CODE:  ______________________________________________________

 

MAILING ADDRESS/CITY/STATE/ZIPCODE:  _______________________________________________________

 

HOME PHONE:  ___________________________________  CELL PHONE:  ___________________________

 

WORK PHONE:  ___________________________________

 

***Please attach proof of residence to this sheet and return it to your student’s homeroom teacher.  Example – water/gas bill, electric bill, homestead exemption or rental receipt – must show physical address not P. O. Box address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORT BARRE HIGH SCHOOL

P.O. Box 69

Port Barre, Louisiana  70577

Founded 1914

Timothy Villemarette, Principal

Ph 337-585-7256   Fx 337-585-2290

PBHS @slp.K12.la.us

Vision: Port Barre High School shall provide a positive environment where students will recognize and achieve their fullest potential to make their best contribution to society.

 

 

August 13, 2016

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

State law requires that you make an election at the beginning of each year starting when your child enters the eighth grade so as to whether you give or deny consent for school to collect your child’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and disclose it to the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) for TOPS and other financial aid or to the state’s college and universities (Institutions) for admissions. We will no longer provide your child’s transcript data to LOSFA and the Intuitions without your permission. Please read the attached Consent Form and fill out and sign the portion of the form that applies to your decision to grant or deny consent. Please return the form to the school.

 

Sincerely,

 

Timothy Villemarette
Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORT BARRE HIGH SCHOOL

P.O. Box 69

Port Barre, Louisiana  70577

Founded 1914

Timothy Villemarette, Principal

Ph 337-585-7256   Fx 337-585-2290

PBHS @slp.K12.la.us

Vision: Port Barre High School shall provide a positive environment where students will recognize and achieve their fullest potential to make their best contribution to society.

 

Corporal punishment may be used for minor rules violation if consent is given by the parents or guardians. The parent or guardian may choose corporal punishment no more than twice per school year. Corporal punishment is punishment by paddling.

 

Date: 08/13/2016

                                                                               (Circle one)

            I, _______________________________, give / do not give permission for the Administration are their designee at Port Barre High school to paddle my      child(ren) ____________________________ when he/she refuses to comply appropriately with the Port Barre High School behavior policies.

 

Parents Name __________________________________________

 

Parents signature: _______________________________________