KCHS Student Handbook

KCHS Student Planner 2017-2018
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Academics and Grading Policy…………………………………………….………….……5-8
Grading Policy
Academic Recognition
Honor Graduate Program
Make-Up Policy
Withdrawal/Add/Drop Class Policy
All about Kenai Central High………………………………………………………….……….4
Assemblies………………………………………….……………………………………………8
Athletics & Activities……………………………….…………………………………….……8-9
Attendance & Activities…………………………………………………………….…….…9-10
Activities
Tardies
Truancy
Transfers/Withdrawals
Bell Schedules……………………………………..……………………………………………2
Blue and Red Passes……………………………..………………………………………….…8
Building Hours……………………………………..………………………………….…………8
Bullying/ Fighting…….………………………………………………………………….………9
Cafeteria…………………………………………….……………………………………………9
Closed Campus…………………………………….……………………………………………9
Clubs……………………………………………….………………………………………..7 & 8
Counseling…………………………………………………………………………………..9-10
Dances……………………………………………..……………………………………….10-11
Detention…………………………………………………………………………………………11
Dress Code………………………………………..……………………………………….…..11
Driving/ Parking…………………………………………………………………………….11-12
Electronic Devices………………………………..……………………………………………12
Emergency Drills……………………………………………………………………………12-13
ALICE
Earthquake
Fire
Fighting/ Bullying………………………………….………………………………..………….13
F.O.L. (Focus on Learning)…………………………………………………………………………..…14
Internet Use………………………………………..…………………………………..…..…..13
Intervention Team………………………………….…………………………………..…..…..14
Library……………………………………………….……………………………………….…..14
Lost & Found…………………………………….……………………………………..……….14
Notices & Posters………………………………………………………………..……..……..15
Nurse and Health Services
Nurse Visits
Immunizations
Medications
Personal Property/Lockers…………………………………………………………….………16
Positive School Climate………………………….……………………………………….15-16
Respect
Responsibility
School Colors, Mascot, and Songs……………………………………………….…….……3
Search and Seizure………………………………………………………………..…….…….17
Student Body Officers……………………………………………………………………..17-18
Student Identification…………………………………………………………………………..17
Telephone & Email Information………………………………………………………………..4
Theater/Auditorium…………………………………..…………………………………..……17
Visitors………………………………………………………………….………………….……17

 

BELL SCHEDULES

Regular Schedule

7:35                             Warning Bell

7:40-8:27                     1st Period

8:32-9:16                     2nd Period

9:21-10:05                   3rd Period

10:10-10:54                 4th Period

10:59-11:43                 5th Period

11:43-12:13                 LUNCH

12:18-1:02                  6th Period

1:07-1:51                    7th Period

1:56-2:16                 FOL

 

Activity Schedule

7:35                             Warning Bell

7:40-8:23                     1st Period

8:28-9:11                     2nd Period

9:16-9:59                     3rd Period

10:04-10:47                 4th Period

10:52-11:35                 5th Period

11:35-12:05                 LUNCH

12:10-12:53                 6th Period

12:58-1:41                   7th Period

1:41-2:16                     ACTIVITY

 

Early Release Schedule

7:35                             Warning Bell

7:40-8:15                     1st Period

8:20-8:55                     2nd Period

9:00-9:35                     3rd Period

9:40-10:15                   4th Period

10:20-10:55                 5th Period

10:55-11:25                 LUNCH

 

ALL ABOUT KENAI CENTRAL HIGH

SCHOOL COLORS

Kardinal Red & White

SCHOOL MASCOT

Tuffy Kardinal

SCHOOL SONG
Bow down to Kenai High School,
We’re going to win.
Keep up the courage.
Help our boys along,
They’re always going strong.
So don’t give up the battle,
We’ll win or die.
Bow down to the Kardinals from Kenai High!

KENAI CENTRAL HIGH FIGHT SONG

Oh, when the Kenai Team walks down the street,
They look a hundred per from head to feet,
They have the smile, the style, the winning way,
And when you look at them you feel you want to say,
You’ll say there’s a team I’d like to know.
They have that high school spirit, pep and Go! Go!
Sportsmanship that can’t be beat — can’t be beat
The team from Kenai High.

TELEPHONE & EMAIL DIRECTORY

Kenai Central High School 283-2100

Swimming Pool 283-7476

Laura Beeson, Counselor 10th/12th 283-2110

Leslie Fazio, Counselor 9th/11th & Test. Coordinator 283-2111

KCHS Auditorium 283-2133

Counseling/Power School Information 283-2112

District Website www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us

KCHS Website: www.kenaicentralhighschool.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/

Mr. Fields: Principal afields@kpbsd.k12.ak.us

Mrs. Randle: Asst. Principal brandle@kpbsd.k12.ak.us

Mr. Hanson: Athletic Director chanson@kpbsd.k12.ak.us

Any Teacher’s Email Address: Type the first letter of the teacher’s first name followed by their last name and then the following address @kpbsd.k12.ak.us

ACADEMICS and GRADING POLICY

Grading Policy: A nine-week grading system will be used. Teachers may assign grades at the nine weeks using pluses (+) and minuses (-). For semester grades only whole letter grades will be used. Only semester averages will be used for computing the Grade Point Averages. All aide grades will be recorded as PASS/FAIL and will not be used in calculating grade point averages. They will count as part of eligibility. All grades will be based on a 90/80/70/60 percent grading scale.

Academic Recognition: Achieving academic success should be the main goal for every student at KCHS. Students who excel academically are awarded the following:

Certificate is given for the first time a student achieves a 3.5 or above GPA;
Academic Letter and Scroll is awarded for achieving a 3.5 or above GPA for two consecutive semesters;
Stars are awarded for each semester a 3.5 GPA or above are achieved after the letter is earned. Red stars for a 3.5 GPA and a white star for a 4.0 GPA.

Honor Graduate Program: The purpose of the Honor Graduate Program at Kenai Central High School will be to give recognition to those students who have chosen to challenge themselves academically by taking the most rigorous academic course load available.

Graduating seniors will be designated “Honor Graduates” if they meet the following academic requirements during their high school careers (assuming these courses are offered to their graduating class). If an AP course is not offered to a graduating class the non-AP course is required:

Required Classes:
English – 4 credits
At least 3 years of Honors English (must include AP Literature)

Science and Math – 7 credits (must include AP Calculus)
Math: At least 3 years (Algebra or higher) – must include two out of the following three: Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry/Math Analysis, and AP Calculus
Science: At least 3 years- must include the following three classes: Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, and Physics

World Language – 2 credits
2 years/levels of the same World Language

History – 2 credits
AP World History
AP US History

Activities: Students must have participated in some aspect of the school community such as student council, student drama production, co-curricular activities, etc.

Grade Point Average: Students must have a 3.25 grade point average.

Substitutions: Students may substitute an equivalent college class for each of the required credits outlined above, but must submit these substitutions to the counseling office for credit and approval toward the honors graduate designation.

Transfer Students: Transfer students may apply for honors graduate designation upon demonstration of completion of similar course work at their previous school(s) and completion of all honors credits appropriate to their grade level after matriculation at KCHS and all other requirements as outlined above.

Recognition: Honor graduates will receive recognition at graduation by designation in the printed program and announcement as they receive their diplomas.

Valedictorian & Salutatorians: KCHS will recognize all students who will receive the honors diploma and have a 4.0 or higher as a valedictorian of the class. KCHS will no longer recognize a salutatorian.

Make-Up Policy: For excused absences, students ordinarily will have two school days to make up for each day missed, but only up to a maximum of five make-up days. This places a large responsibility upon students to make up work immediately upon returning to school. There are four exceptions to this rule:

There are certain absolute due dates that are announced far in advance. Even if a student is absent, these major, long-term assignments are due on the assigned date.

If a student misses only the day of a test, or the day a project is due, the test must be made up or the project must be turned in on the day the student returns to school.

If a student is found to be truant/unexcused, they will not be permitted to make up work missed.

When a student misses class as a result of attendance at a co-curricular activity (concerts, rehearsals, academic competitions and athletic competitions), the student must complete the missed work on the day that they return from the trip or on a schedule determined by each individual teacher. If this absence occurs at the end of a grading period, the work must be made up before the student leaves.

WITHDRAWAL/DROP/ADD CLASS POLICY

Students may make/request schedule changes during the first two weeks of the semester. Students who wish to make a schedule change should complete a Drop/Add form in the counseling office. Schedule changes may or may not be approved by the school after considering all relevant factors.

A student who drops a course during the first two weeks of the semester may do so without any entry on his/her permanent record. A student who drops a course after the first two weeks of the semester shall receive an F grade on his/her permanent record, unless otherwise

ASSEMBLIES

Assemblies are held in the auditorium/gymnasium. They are presented for the interest and entertainment of the student body. School clubs and organizations sponsor most assemblies. Students are expected to conduct themselves properly in accordance with the purpose of the occasion. Students ask for respect themselves and it is only fair to expect the same respect for the performers and speakers. Attendance at assemblies and pep rallies is required. Students are not to go home without checking out and obtaining a blue pass from the office.

ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

Kenai Central High School will participate in the following co-curricular programs: J.V. & Varsity Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Hockey, Wrestling, Cross Country, Track and Field, Swimming, Cross Country Skiing, Baseball, Softball, and Cheerleading. There will be a user fee for those students who are selected for school teams.

A great way to meet new people and explore new interests is through the various clubs and activities offered at KCHS. Check out the clubs offered on the next two pages and try to find something to get involved in. Make your high school experience more enjoyable by getting involved.

Academic Decathlon: A group of students compete individually or as a team in ten academic events, including: geography, science, music, art, literature, math, social studies, speech, personal interview, & super quiz. Sponsor: To Be Announced
Art Club: Students meet to discuss and share various topics related to art. Meets: During School Year. Sponsor: Mr. Morton
Band: Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Pep Bands are available at KCHS. The concert band is taken as a class and has winter and spring performances. Jazz Band is also a class and performs at the winter and spring performances, as well as in other venues. Pep band is a group of concert band students who play at home football, hockey, and basketball games. Teacher: Mrs. Deb Sounart
Battle of the Books: Students read 12 books and answer questions on these books at a district-wide competition and then a statewide competition. Sponsor: To Be Announced
Choir: There are multiple choirs for students to join during their career at KCHS. There are winter and spring choir concerts, along with a Pop’s concert in May. Many members are chosen to sing the national anthem at various extra-curricular events throughout the school year. Teacher: Mr. Simon Nissen
Drama, Debate, and/or Forensics: Students compete in various public speaking and debate competitions. Sponsor: Mrs. Joanna Schneider
Future Problem Solving: Groups of 3 to 4 students take a hypothetical situation, determine the problems in that situation, and come up with solutions to that problem in a district competition setting. Sponsor: To Be Announced Meets: Second & third quarters
National Honor Society: KCHS sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible for consideration for membership in the Kenai Chapter of the National Honor Society. One community service project is completed each month. Students are recommended and nominated if qualified in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Advisor: To Be Announced
PSI/TATU: Postponing Sexual Involvement & Teens against Tobacco Use. Teen leaders present 5 lessons to middle school classes in the area. Students apply and go through an interview process to be a part of the team. A 30-hour training session is completed before presentations are made.
Student Council: These students organize dances, Homecoming festivities, community service projects, spirit weeks, school improvement projects, pep-assemblies, and much more! The Student Council meets as a class on Monday & Wednesday from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Students get a quarter of a credit per semester for this class so attendance is mandatory in order to receive credit. Sponsor: Mr. Jesse Settlemyer
Skills USA: Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Members compete at various competitions around the state and district and participate in activities having to do with the vocational arts: skilled, technical, or service occupations. Sponsors: Mr. Scott Peek, Mr. Matt Widaman, and Mrs. Emily Sims

ATTENDANCE

Activities: Students must be in attendance for the entire school day in order to attend and or participate in any school sponsored activities that take place on that day. This includes co-curricular travel, performances, practices and competitions. If the events take place on a Saturday, the student needs to be in school all day Friday. Limited exceptions to this policy will only be made with administrative approval.

Tardies: All tardies accumulate for the quarter and students start each new quarter with a clean slate. The first unexcused tardy is a verbal warning given by the teacher. A second unexcused tardy in one class is one lunch detention and all subsequent tardies to the same class are a lunch detention each. Teachers will notify students, parents, and administration that a student has been tardy twice (and every one thereafter) to their class through an interaction slip and a phone call/ email to parents, cc’ing this to administration.

1st Period Tardies: Students arriving to school after 7:55 am are considered absent and will not be able to participate in co-curricular activities on that day. Students need a note or a phone call with extenuating circumstance to excuse a students’ first period tardy. Sleeping in or stopping to get coffee is not excusable nor fair to first period teachers that start their classes off with providing pertinent information/instruction during the first few minutes of class. Please be respectful of their instructional time!

Truancy: Students found to be absent from school or class for reasons other than those permitted by state law shall be considered truant. Specifically, students shall be considered truant if they:
Are absent from school without parent or guardian permission;
Are absent from class without permission, although on school grounds;
Leave school without administrative authorization or leave class without teacher permission;
Leave school or class for a specific reason and do not comply with the specific reason or do not return as requested;
Leave school or class due to illness without reporting to the school office or nurse.

Pre-Arranged Absences: When a student is aware in advance that they will be absent for an extended period of time, the student must inform the school administration (Pre-Arranged Absence form from the front office). Administrators will meet with the student and the student’s parents as needed, in order to discuss and arrange all make-up procedures associated with the long-term absence. This conference should be frank and honest about the chances of the student successfully completing the work/lectures/labs that will be missed during their absence. It is the student’s responsibility to get the work done while they are gone.

Transfers or Withdrawals from school: Please have your parents or guardian notify the office via a written note two days in advance if you are moving out of the district or transferring to another school in the district. The secretary will issue a withdrawal form, which is to be signed by each of your teachers during the day, as well as the librarian, counselor, nurse, and school administrator. When the student is done filling out the form, he/she needs to take it to the office. A withdrawal is official when your obligations to the school and district have been met.

BLUE/RED PASSES

BLUE: If you need to leave the building for any reason, you must stop by the office to get a blue pass. A blue pass may be obtained from the front office with a call from a parent. You must obtain your blue pass from one of the front office secretaries only. The blue pass will serve to explain the absence from any classes missed upon your return to school. Passes will be checked by school staff. Failure to get a blue pass before leaving campus will result in a student receiving lunch detention. Again, students leaving on a blue pass cannot take other students with them that do not have a pass.

RED: Seniors who fill out the necessary paperwork and follow all the rules spelled out in the paperwork may obtain a red pass for lunch. Seniors must follow the following steps:
Turn in the red pass permission slip signed by student, parents, and administration.
Meet grade eligibility and behavior standards
Check out their RED PASS by morning break on the day they are leaving for lunch.
Have their RED PASS in hand when they leave campus. If they leave without their RED PASS, they will be considered truant and receive two lunch detentions.
Return their RED PASS to office at the end of lunch.

BUILDING HOURS

The building is open in the morning by 7:00 am and closes by 3:00 pm. If for any reason you need to be in the school before 7:00 am on a daily basis your parents need to call the office and let us know. Any student or group of students remaining in the building after 3:00 pm must be supervised by a member of the faculty and/or sponsor. Custodians are NOT to assume this responsibility. Classrooms will be opened at 7:15 am. Students “working out” in the gym or Cage, before or after school, MUST have supervision.

CLOSED CAMPUS

All students are expected to remain on campus throughout the school day. This is the official policy of Kenai Central High School and it is implemented for your safety. The only exception to this is an open lunch for seniors who meet eligibility standards and have a red pass. Seniors wishing to use their red passes, will need to fill out the necessary paperwork
and follow all of the rules spelled out in the paperwork.

Freshman, sophomores and juniors may leave campus at lunch once week with a blue pass. When leaving on a blue pass, students must be back in school by the time lunch is over. Students leaving campus without a pass or returning late from lunch will receive two lunch detentions.

Students that drive and take students that don’t have a pass with them will receive lunch detentions. Any students leaving on a lunch pass are expected to return to school by the end of lunch break. Students are not allowed to sit in cars in the parking lot during lunch or at any other time during the school day.

CAFETERIA

There will be a 30 minute lunch hour. It should allow plenty of time for all students to eat. Proceed to the cafeteria in an orderly manner and take your appropriate place at the end of the lines (no cuts). All students who eat in the cafeteria are expected to exhibit good manners. Each student is responsible for cleaning their individual dining area. All food purchased in the cafeteria is to be eaten in the cafeteria unless students are serving detention. Failure to follow this rule will result in lunch detentions or cafeteria clean-up. The lunch tables are for eating only. Please do not sit on the top of the tables. Students who want to work in the cafeteria during part of the lunch period should see Dan Hastings, the Kitchen Manager. Please make every effort to keep our school clean so that we can be proud of it.

COUNSELING

School counselors support the developmental and academic needs of students and are focused on proactive planning to encourage success in high school and in post-secondary plans. Counselors collaborate with school staff, administration and the parent community to ensure the integration and alignment of the school counseling program with the mission of the school. They deliver prevention and intervention services which include academic advocacy, classroom/group lessons, individual student planning, staff and parent consultation, school program support and crisis response.

Each student and family work with the same counselor for four years to maximize the student/counselor relationship. From helping with transition into high school to developing a 4-year plan and writing recommendation letters, counselors are experts in this planning. During junior and senior years, counselors work with recruiters to provide students every advantage in their post-secondary planning whether that is college, military, trade school, or employment. Please call, email, or make an appointment to visit.

DANCES

It is the goal of Kenai Central High School to provide dances that are well planned. The following rules apply:

1. Regular high school behavior policies and consequences apply to all school dances. In addition, any policy violation may result in students not attending another school dance;
2. Dances must be sponsored by a recognized club or organization and be approved by the student council sponsor and administration at least 7 days before the dance is to take place;
3. Students from Kenai Central High School who want to bring a guest to a school dance must obtain prior approval in the office. This would include students from other Central Peninsula High Schools. One guest is allowed. Do not show up at the dance with your guest without having signed him/her up beforehand. This responsibility belongs to the student bringing the guest. The deadline for putting your guest’s name on the list will be noon the day before the dance;
4. Dances are open to only to students attending KPBSD high schools and this policy also pertains to guests. This rule will be waived twice during the year – Homecoming Dance and Junior/Senior Prom. For those two dances students may bring a guest that has graduated or is out of school but under the age of 20;
5. Students and their guests cannot leave and then re-enter the dance without first getting administrative approval. If you leave without approval you will not be allowed back into the dance;
6. All dances must have at least six faculty members, three men and three women sponsors at all times. This does not include administration. In addition, the administration encourages parents to help chaperone. All chaperones must be at least 21 years old;
7. School dances will start at 8:00 pm. No one will be admitted after 9:30 pm. Dances will end at 11:00 pm. Exceptions will be made with administrative approval;
8. Clean-up is the responsibility of the sponsoring organization. If they fail to do so, a custodial charge for cleaning will be made.
9. In order to sign up a guest and attend a dance as a non-guest, a student must be considered a full time student at KCHS.

DETENTION

Infractions or violation of the rules may result in detention assignment. Minor offenses may result in a two lunch detentions. Repeated minor violations or more serious infractions will result in four (4) or more lunch detentions. Failure to report will result in out of school suspension. The following rules govern the expected conduct in detention.

1. Students are to bring sufficient schoolwork for the entire lunch;
2. Students will be assigned seats determined by the supervisor;
3. No talking or sleeping will be allowed;
4. No electronic devices are allowed to be used;
5. Students will not be allowed to leave the room;
6. Any absences from or schedule changes to a student’s detention schedule must be approved by an administrator in advance of the scheduled detention;
7. Students who do not follow detention rules or come to detention without work will be asked to leave detention and face out of school suspension.
8. Any student who is absent from detention without approval of the school administration will face additional detention assignments or a one-day out of school suspension.

DRESS CODE

Research demonstrates that there is a close relationship between dress and student attitude toward school and personal conduct. Students are to dress and groom themselves neatly in clothes that are suitable for school activities and an educational, not social setting. Clothing or accessories that tend to be costumes or draw undue attention will not be allowed. The appropriateness of dress is the judgment of teachers and administrators. Students are expected to change their attire when asked. Practice uniforms will be approved by the administration. T-shirts or other clothing that carry a profane, drug, alcohol, tobacco, sexually suggestive, or otherwise objectionable slogans or pictures are not permitted. Repeated violations of the dress code will result in consequences for insubordination. Exceptions to the rules may be allowed under special circumstances, as approved by the administration. The following items are listed for clarity.

Shorts and or skirts (or slits in skirts) need to go to the tips of your fingers with your arms relaxed at your sides unless pants or leggings are worn underneath. This same rule applies to skirts when in the sitting position. Skirts need to go to the fingers tips without having to pull them down;
Hats may be worn in the school with the approval of the classroom teacher;
Any shirt that exposes skin above the waistband when the arms are lowered is not allowed;
Straps on tops must be two fingers or wider. Halter-tops and backless tops are not allowed. The front of tops should be high enough so that they do not display cleavage;
Mesh and transparent clothing or undergarments are not allowed;
Students need to wear shoes at all times.

DRIVING TO SCHOOL

Kenai Central High School operates under a closed campus. Driving to school is a privilege. All student vehicles parked on campus must be registered with the school and have a school issued parking pass displayed in clear view in the front window of the vehicle. Suspensions of driving privileges and/or detentions will be assigned to students who fail to register their vehicle after the second week of school. New drivers are expected to register their vehicle at the front office the first day it is parked on school property. Observance of the following rules is mandatory. Students not registered will receive lunch detentions.

All students at Kenai Central High School will park in the Lawton Street parking lot. After you park your car, lock it. Students are not allowed to re-enter their car until they leave school without getting permission from a school administrator. The parking area for students is limited to the blacktop area only. There will be no parking by the football field, the Challenger Center, the athletic building, non-paved areas or the front parking lot. Exit via the Spur Highway by the football field during dismissal is not permitted due to the exiting buses. Students may use the Lawton Street exit only. Failure to follow this rule will result in a parking ticket and detention.
Cars parked in the main lot should be parked within lined parking spaces only. No parking or driving on any non-paved area is allowed. Vehicles parked incorrectly may be towed at the owner’s expense and/or the student will be issued a ticket and be assigned detentions. The fire lanes and shaded areas are not to be parked in. Parking in the fire lanes will result in the vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense.
Dangerous driving of any kind with any type of vehicle will be referred to the police. In addition, the student will be subject to suspension and driving privileges revoked;
Students working on their cars during the day as a class project at the Auto shop must park them in the vocational area. This must be done before first period. You may not move your cars between the two (2) lots during the school day;
1st Violation of parking privileges constitutes a warning ticket.
2nd offense means loss of driving privileges for the semester and possible towing of the vehicle.
3rd offense means loss of driving privileges for the remainder of the school year.
If students use their own cars and have mechanical failures, they are responsible for their tardies and truancies;
Cars parked at KCHS or the Vocational Education parking lots overnight/over the weekend will be the responsibility of the owner and not Kenai Central High School in the case of vandalism.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Students are allowed to have electronic devices at school. They cannot use them during instructional time unless given permission by a classroom teacher. This policy also applies to any hall passes that are given during class time.

Students not allowed to take a restroom break solely to use your cell phone. Students leaving class to use the restroom/see the nurse are still on instructional time so be prepared to lose your electronic device if you are caught using it during this time.
Messages for students may be left with the office. Repeated violators of this policy will require parents to pick up their student’s electronic devices at school from the administration.

EMERGENCY DRILLS

ALICE: If a dangerous intruder has entered the building, has a weapon, or poses an immediate threat, ALICE protocols will be activated:
Alert: Use plain, specific language. Avoid code words.
Lockdown: Barricade the room. Silence all cell phones. Prepare to evacuate or counter if needed.
Inform: Communicate the intruder’s location. Use clear and direct language.
Counter: Counter is the ABSOLUTE LAST RESORT. Move, make noise, throw objects to distract the intruder, use body weight and gravity to gain control.
Evacuate: Break windows from the top corner, move to a rally point. Keep hands visible and follow law enforcement commands.

Earthquakes: In case of an earthquake, stay calm. Teachers will instruct students to move away from classroom doors and windows.

Inside Building: DUCK, COVER, and HOLD. Duck to your knees with your back to the windows. Crawl under a desk or table, then cover your neck and head with one hand. Hold on to a desk or table leg with your other hand.

Outside Building: Move away from buildings and other objects which might topple over. “DUCK, COVER, and HOLD.

Fire: There are 10 mandatory fire drills throughout the school year. In the event of a drill or real fire, students and teachers will leave the building following fire drill procedures. Any student not leaving the building may be subject to suspension for refusing to follow the rules.

FIGHTING/BULLYING

Fighting and/or bullying will not be tolerated at Kenai Central High School or at any activity in which Kenai Central Students are involved. Any student found to be fighting or bullying will be removed (suspended) from Kenai Central High School. The first offense will result in a minimum of a 3-day suspension, the second offense will result in a minimum of a 10-day suspension, and the third offense will result in a 45-day suspension or recommendation for Expulsion. Yes, we are aware that this paragraph is printed twice. We just want to make sure that we are very clear with our policy against fighting and/or bullying.

F.O.L. (Focus on Learning)

The purpose of F.O.L. is to provide a time during the day where students will have opportunities for extended learning. It is not a “scripted” program. It will be held every day of the week for 20 minutes. Teachers will use F.O.L. time to extend student learning opportunities through the curriculum. All students will be accelerated and/or remediated in their coursework.

INTERNET USE

All students will need to sign an internet agreement use form in order to use the computers at KCHS. Using the internet is a privilege. It can and will be taken away if abused. For further information on internet use, see KPBSD board policy.

INTERVENTION TEAM

As part of our efforts to provide students with the best possible opportunity to succeed, Kenai Central High School Intervention Team meets bi-monthly. The main objective of the team is to systematically identify and recommend a course of action for students who are at risk, having difficulty achieving academic success, or exhibiting inappropriate behaviors. Referrals are taken from parents, administration, or any staff member.

LIBRARY

The KCHS library is open before school, during lunch and after school in addition to regular school hours. The library collection has an excellent fiction section with books for school assignments and pleasure reading, as well as a print non-fiction section for research and/or projects. In addition, the library offers access to numerous online resources including World Book Online, Discovery Education, Salem Health, Salem History, Overdrive Read, and several other databases. These links are located on the library website: http://kchslibrary.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/

Passes: Students are required to bring a pass signed by their teacher when visiting during class time.

Circulation Policy: Library materials are checked out for three weeks and the items may be renewed. Overdue notices will be sent out through student Gmail accounts.

Food/Beverage: Are only allowed in the library at lunch time.

Computer Use: Computers are available for student use. Personal electronic devices may also be used to access the school’s wireless network for school-related purposes.

Printer/Copier: Students have access to a printer and copier available for student use.

LOST AND FOUND

Items that are lost should be reported to the main office. If they are recovered they will be available in the main office. If you find items around the school, please turn them in to one of the secretaries at the main office. Lost and found items will be kept for a period of one month.

NOTICES AND POSTERS

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and legal regulations prohibit the displaying of certain materials in the school building. Please check with the office before posting or displaying any materials. Permission from administration is required.

NURSE and HEALTH SERVICES

Nurse Visits: Students are not to leave class to see the nurse/secretary unless they have teacher permission. Teachers should use reasonable judgment to determine the necessity of the student’s medical needs. The teacher needs to ensure that the student has a pass to see the nurse.

Any student that becomes ill during the day needs to report to the nurse. If it becomes necessary for the student to go home, the nurse will contact parents or legal guardian to arrange for the student to be picked up from school with a blue pass. Failure to follow correct procedures will result in the absence being considered truant and the student receiving lunch detentions.

Students claiming illness and not reporting to the nurse or office, and either remaining in the bathroom or leaving school will be considered truant.

Immunizations: It is unlawful for any student to enroll at Kenai Central High School unless he or she has been immunized, as required under the rules and regulations of the State of Alaska. Students must be immunized against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, hepatitis A and B, and any other immunizations as required by law. Specific booster doses for some immunizations are required for some students during the school year.

Any student who does not provide evidence of each required immunization, or a valid religious or medical exemption as allowed within Alaska State Law, will be excluded from school until such time as appropriate documentation has been received by the school.

All immunization records must be kept current. The school nurse will check all records to see that each student is in compliance.

Medication Procedures: The staff and administration of Kenai Central High School recognize that students sometimes need to take prescribed medication during the school day in order to be able to attend school without jeopardizing their health. In such cases, when the district has received written statements from the student’s physician and parent/guardian as required by law, designated personnel shall assist the student in taking the medication.
Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen may be administered if the student has a parent permission form on file in the nurse’s office.
A signed medication request form must be on file in the nurse’s office.
Medication must be secured in the nurse’s office in the locked cabinet. Students will be allowed to carry asthma inhalers with parent and school nurse approval.
Over-the-counter medications must be in the original container. Prescription medications must be in a container labeled by the pharmacy or health provider.
Medication will be given before classes begin, between classes and at lunch.

PERSONAL PROPERTY

Students should not bring valuable items or large sums of money to school. The school will not assume any liability for lost or stolen items or money. Students should report lost or stolen possessions to the office immediately. Administration will investigate if needed.

POSITIVE SCHOOL CLIMATE

Board Policy 5137: The School Board desires to provide orderly and caring learning environments in which all students feel comfortable, share the responsibility for maintaining a positive school climate, and take pride in their school and their achievements.

The district shall encourage attitudes and behaviors that promote mutual respect and harmonious relations. The schools shall promote nonviolent conflict resolution techniques and provide students opportunities to voice their concerns about school policies and practices. The Superintendent or designee may initiate student courts, campus beautification projects, buddy systems, vandalism prevention campaigns, and other programs in which students may identify and solve problems that affect their school.

The schools shall not tolerate any comments or gestures which are vulgar or obscene or which denigrate others on account of sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, handicap or disadvantage. Students shall be subject to disciplinary procedures for bullying other students or for using insults, slurs, or fighting words, which may disrupt school activities.

School staff shall encourage and reward success and achievement, participation in community projects, and positive student conduct.

Respect: Kenai Central High School Students are expected to:
Show courtesy and respect towards others
Listen, follow directions, participate and cooperate
Use acceptable language at all times, free of name calling, insults or profanity
Settle differences without put-downs, bullying, threats or fighting. Use your voice, not social media.
Ask staff and student conflict managers for help as needed for conflict resolution
Eat in designated areas only and keep the school clean and free of litter
Interact with each other safely without pushing or roughness
Remain on school grounds from the time of arrival to dismissal. KCHS is a closed campus
Take care of school grounds, property and equipment

Responsibility: Kenai Central High School Students take responsibility for the task of learning. They are expected to:
Come to school and class on time, prepared to work and study;
Leave toys, electronic devices and any other things that may distract from learning at home or in their school locker;
Wear clothing that does not distract from the educational environment. Clothing must cover undergarments and the midriff. Clothing which promotes alcohol, drugs, tobacco, gang affiliation, nudity or profanity is not allowed.

SEARCH and SEIZURE

The School Board is committed to maintaining an environment for students and staff which is conducive to learning and working. Incidents may occur where the health, safety and welfare of students and staff are jeopardized and which necessitate the search and seizure of students, their property or their lockers by administration. Administration has the right and ability to open any locker without student permission.

STUDENT BODY OFFICERS: 2017-2018

Excecutive Board
Activities Directors: Elias Machen-Gray, Rylie Fields, Lisa Krol, Tekaiya Rich
Secretary: Britney Gilman
Treasurer: Mayzie Potton
Vice President: Leah Johnson
Student Body President: Denali Lockwood

Senior Class Officers
Secretary: Megan Hamilton
Treasurer: Olivia Botirius
Vice President: Natalie Marlowe
President: Devynn Heath

Junior Class Officers
Secretary: Raven Patrick
Treasurer: Molly Nusbaum
Vice President: TBA
President: Alden Bookey

Sophomore Class Officers:
Secretary: Abigail Schneiders
Treasurer: Nya Dukowitz
Vice President: Morgan Mallory
President: Hunter Beck

Freshman Class Officers
Secretary: Abigail Moffett
Treasurer: Riley Graves
Vice President: Rachel Koppes
President: Marek Grieme

STUDENT IDENTIFICATION POLICY

Students receive a picture identification card at the beginning of the school year. ID cards will be needed to check out library materials, to use school computers, to attend school activities (including school sponsored dances), and for use with lunch/breakfast accounts. Students are required to wear their ID cards in a visible location while at school and present them for identification when requested by a staff member.

The High School will provide a lanyard for new students to use to display their ID. Students can display their ID in a holder of their choice if they choose not to use the school one.

During the school day, students must have their ID in order to:

• Purchase breakfast/lunch items
• Check out library materials
• Use school computers

This rule is in place for the safety of all staff and students. In an emergency, the only way to ensure who belongs in the building and who doesn’t is through proper identification. Students and staff are expected to follow this policy.

Replacement of a lost, stolen, or damaged ID is $5.00. See the Guidance Secretary for all ID card needs

THEATER/AUDITORIUM

Students at Kenai Central are fortunate to have available to them one of the finest structures of its kind in the United States. In order for it to remain that way certain rules need to be followed:
Student conduct in the theater/auditorium needs to be exemplary at all times;
No food, drinks or gum is allowed in the auditorium;
Feet are to be placed on the floor at all times not on the seat backs in front of you. Mrs. Sims will surely remind you if need be.
No tampering with switches, equipment or property;
Students are not allowed in the auditorium unsupervised at any time.

VISITORS

All: Visitors to Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools are required to check in at the front office at the beginning of their visit to declare the nature of their business and to make the school aware of their presence on campus. Parents of district students and community members on legitimate business are welcome and encouraged to visit our schools at any time but once again must check in at the office.

Students and Friends: Of students from area schools will not be allowed on campus except for public activities (this includes the time from 2:30 pm to 5 pm) unless approved by administration two weeks prior to any scheduled visitation.

Middle School Visits: Your presence at the middle school during regular hours is not wanted or necessary. Only those students that have legitimate business and a blue pass from the office will be allowed on the middle school campus. Violation of this policy will result in detention, community service or suspension.