High School Handbook
Bark River-Harris School Mission Statement
Bark River-Harris School District will be a model of educational excellence by graduating responsible competent persons. They will possess awareness and flexibility to positively affect the ever-changing environment. We will achieve this by being the formulating link, supplying a challenging, articulated curriculum provided by enthusiastic professionals in a healthy, progress environment.
School Website: http://www.brhschools.org
High School Office Phone: 906-466-5321 ext. 114
School Fax: 906-466-2925
2010-2011 Board Members
Mrs. Jeanne Lippens, President
Mr. Wayne Stenberg, Vice-President
Mr. Tom Lanaville, Treasurer
Mrs. Bernadette Haeusler, Secretary
Mr. Barry Frisk, Trustee
Mr. Dan Peterson, Trustee
Mrs. Jodi Ray, Trustee
Mr. Jason Lockwood, Superintendent
Mrs. Laura Schwalbach, Business Manager
Mr. Darren Bray, Junior/High School Principal
Ms. Kelly Harvey, Elementary Principal
Ms. Josh Sampson, Community School Director
Mr. Nick Nolde, Athletic Director
Mr. Bill Ryan, Transportation/Maintenance
Junior High and Senior High Teachers
Mrs. Jan Hood (Counselor), Ms. Priscilla Aerts, Mr. Jim Bilski, Mrs. Lynn Brown, Mr. Ben Cartwright, Mrs. Lyn Dubois, Mr. Scott Farnsworth, Mrs. Wanda Gasman, Mr. Scott Johnson, Mr. Dale Kwarciany, Ms. Yvonne Mains, Mrs. Jen McCarthy, Mr. Ted Prati, Mrs. Nancy Prica, Mr. Mark Ray, Mr. Mick Reynolds, Mrs. Laurie Strahl, Mr. Brad Wiljanen
Mrs. Joan Richer, Mrs. Caz Palmgren
Ms. Michelle Davis, Ms. Channa Hancheck, Mr. Gerald Kleiman, Mr. Jim Meyers, and Mr. Carl Yordi
Mr. Bill Bower, Mr. Dave Deming, Mr. Gerald Kleiman, and Mrs. Darla Willa
Mrs. Betty Lantange, Mrs. Michelle Davis, Mrs. Kathy McNall, and Mrs. Theresa Richer
Individual who is correctly enrolled at Bark River-Harris Schools and is attending regularly and completing coursework
Parent or legal guardian with proper records on file in office indicating authority for child/children
State certified instructor assigned at each grade level or content area responsible for curriculum delivery and classroom management
State certified individual assigned to assist students, teachers, parents with social aspects of education, testing, and scheduling students to meet state required graduation mandates
Administrator assigned to oversee students, teachers, curriculum, discipline, and daily routine of school day at grade specific levels
Administrator assigned to oversee principal (s), school building and facilities, school finances, and act as liaison for Board of Education
Board of Education
Elected officials who create and apply policy through Office of Superintendent and hold regularly scheduled meetings for the sole purpose of the management of the school district
These rules apply to any student who is on school premises, on a school-related vehicle, at a school sponsored activity, or whose conduct at any time or place directly interfered with the operations, discipline, or general welfare of the school.
Control of Non-Casual Contact Communicable Diseases
In the case of non-casual contact communicable diseases, the school still has the obligation to protect the safety of the staff and students. In these cases, the person in question will have his/her status reviewed by a panel of resource people, including the County Health Department, to insure that the rights of the person affected and those in contact with that person are respected. The school will seek to keep students and staff persons in school unless there is definite evidence to warrant exclusion.
Non-casual contact communicable diseases include sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Disease Syndrome), ARC-AIDS Complex, HIV (Human-Immunodeficiency), Hepatitis B, and other diseases that may be specified by the State Board of Health.
As required by Federal Law, parents will be requested to have their child's blood checked for HIB, HBV, and other blood-borne pathogens when the child has bled at school and students or staff members have been exposed to the blood. Any testing is subject to law protecting confidentiality.
Bark River-Harris School provides a variety of special education programs for students identified as having a disability defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). A student can access special education services through proper evaluation and placement procedure. Parent involvement in this procedure is required. More importantly, the school wants the parents to be an active participant. To inquire about the procedure or programs, a parent should contact the principal at (906) 466-5321.
Americans with Disabilities Act - Section 504
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires the school to ensure that no individual will be discriminated against on the basis of a disability. This protection applies no just to the student, but to all individuals. Students with disabilities may be served with the regular education program with an accompanying plan developed by school staff. Parents who believe their child may have a disability that substantially limits the child's ability to function properly in school should contact the principal at (906) 466-5321.
Bark River-Harris Attendance Policy
"Presence in a classroom aids in instilling concepts of self-discipline and exposes a student to group interactions with teachers and fellow students. Such presence also enables a student to hear and participate in class instruction, discussion, and other related learning experiences. These and similar considerations are proper educational values which will not necessarily be fully reflected in test results. School authorities may determine that attendance, class participation, and similar factors are proper educational values being on a student's academic achievement." OAG No 541, p 738 (Dec. 20, 1978).
Given consideration to the opinion of the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Michigan the following Attendance Policy is adopted by the Board of Education of the Bark River-Harris Schools:
• Any student with five or less absences will be held harmless for the quarter (9 weeks).
• Any student with six absences in a quarter will receive a 1/3 letter grade reduction (3% or C to C-) on the quarter grade.
• Any student with seven absences in a quarter will receive another 1/3 letter grade reduction (3% or C- or D+) on the quarter grade.
• Any student with eight or more absences in a quarter will receive an F, and their grade percentage will be set at 59% if they were earning 60% or higher.
• Absences will not be viewed as excused or unexcused.
• Documented medical appointments, serious illnesses, court appointments, or funerals will not be considered in any grade reduction. (A complete list of documented absences is available from the high school office.)
• The junior high/high school principal has discretionary decision with regards to the attendance policy and any individual changes therein.
• All students have the right to appeal a reduction in grade by following the due process appeal on Page 3 of this handbook.
Make-Up will be completed on the student's own time after school. Students must schedule with the principal or counselor to make up hour-for-hour absences. Students must arrange for their own transportation and are expected to bring homework to complete while making up time. Make-up attendance can only bring a student out of the penalty situation and cannot be used to "bank" days or to "erase" absences.
Seven (7) tardies in any one class in a quarter will result in a 10% or 1 full grade reduction for that class for that quarter. The student may reclaim their grade by making up one hour of time for every 2 tardies.
Attendance/Tardies Appeals Process
An attendance committee consisting of the high school principal, guidance counselor, and three junior high or high school teachers will be appointed to hear appeals on attendance/tardy issues. The committee will render decisions within one day after the appeal is completed. Any further appeals will be forwarded to the superintendent and the Board of Education.
Students under the age of 16 years old are required by Michigan Law to attend school. Excessive absences will result in a meeting with parents and referral to the proper legal authorities.
Students are not allowed to leave the school grounds during the 8:20 A.M. to 3:02 P.M. school day, unless they have school authorization to do so. Doctor/dentist appointments, or other legitimate, justified reasons are needed, and authorization must be given by the Principal prior to departure. Students who need to leave school during the school day due to illness must report to the high school office prior to departure, and a note from the parent or guardian, or a phone call is required to release the student. A student who leaves due to illness, but does not have his/her parent/guardian call or return with a note to confirm his/her absence is considered to have left without authorization. Unauthorized departure from school during the 8:20 A.M. to 3:02 P.M. school day will result in disciplinary action.
Parents/Guardians may appeal disciplinary measures enforced through this policy by notifying the Principal by telephone or in writing within three (3) days of said occurrence.
A = 4.00 B+ = 3.33 C+ = 2.33 D+ = 1.33 E or F = 0
A- = 3.67 B = 3.00 C = 2.00 D = 1.00
B- = 2.67 C- = 1.67 D- = 0.67
The above numerical system is assigned letter grades in determining a student's grade point average. GPA's are tabulated by using semester grades only and 7 semesters are used in determining valedictorian, salutatorian, and class rank.
The Honor Roll is published after each nine week and semester marking period. A student must have no grade in any course lower than a B- to earn honor roll status.
School telephones are to be used by students for business calls only. Students will not be called from class for personal telephone calls except under extenuating circumstances. Student cell phones are restricted to use before and after school and at noon. Cell phones are to be kept in lockers. Any cell phones collected during school time will be kept in the office until the end of the school day and the first warning will be issued. Further infractions will result in the cell phone being held in the office until the parent/guardian picks up the cell phone. Continued infractions may result in disciplinary action. Any inappropriate use of cell phones will result in immediate disciplinary action being taken.
School policy does encourage visitors; however, students are not to invite students/friends/relatives from other schools to visit here during the school day. We do not wish to seem inhospitable, but visitors can be distracting in the classroom. Anyone visiting briefly to the school should check in at the office and request a visitor's pass from the secretary and inform the office of their presence in the school.
• Each class will be entitled to hole one party during the school year.
• class parties should be planned for entertainment rather than money raising ventures.
• The 9th and 10th grade parties must be over by 11:00 p.m.; 11th and 12th grade parties must be over by 12:00 a.m.
• Any student leaving a school party without permission will be denied re-admission.
• Chaperones have complete authority at all school parties and have the right to refuse admission and/or eject students. Abusing the party privileges may result in elimination of future parties.
• All parties are to be held only with the specific permission of the principal. This permission must be requested at least one week prior to the event.
• No student is to enter the gymnasium except for scheduled activities in which he/she has permission to participate.
• Students using the locker and shower rooms are expected to keep these clean and orderly.
• Students are to stay off the playing floor with street shoes.
• Students are to stay off the playing floor at halftime and following games.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS - ATHLETICS
All students are subject to the requirements and policies set forth in the Athletic Handbook. Handbooks are available for all students and athletes and are available from the athletic director's office or the high school office.
Books may be checked out from the library for two weeks; at which time it may be renewed for an additional two weeks. Books may not be transferred from one person to another. The person charged with the book is responsible for returning the book. There is a .5 cent per day fine for overdue books. Marking in library books is prohibited. Lost of mutilated books must be replaced by the borrower. No reference books are to be taken from the library. They are to be returned to their proper place at the end of each class period or their use. Students should refrain from chewing gum or marking tables in the library. Whisper or talk in low voices while in the library. Middle/high school students should remain in their section of the library unless given permission from the library supervisor. The library supervisor has charge of the students while in the library. Magazine racks are to remain in the library. Clipping from magazines is prohibited and magazines are not to be removed from the library. Food and drink are not permitted in the library.
• 1st violation: warning issued to student
• 2nd violation: parent/guardian notified; 1 week loss of student library privileges
• 3rd violation: parent/guardian notified; student subject to in-school suspension
• Further violations: suspension, parent conference for re-admission to library
COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE SERVICES
A counselor is available to all students. Arrangements to meet with the counselor can be made directly with the counselor, through any teacher, or the principal during the school day. Students may contact the counselor at any time throughout the school day or visit the guidance office.
POLICIES ON SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION
The principal shall be responsible for documenting evidence to support any action of suspension or expulsion, as well as, effort to solve the problem. Such documentation shall be in writing.
A. The authority of the Board of Education to suspend and/or expel and to make reasonable rules and regulations regarding discipline is granted in Sections 340.613 and 340.614 of the school code. Section 340.613 authorizes suspension for the following reasons: gross misdemeanors, persistent disobedience, or habits or bodily conditions detrimental to the school proper and/or other individuals.
• Assuming the responsibility granted to it by law, the Board of Education established the following categories of misconduct (while a student is under the jurisdiction of the school) as those which may result in temporary separation, suspension, or expulsion from the Bark River-Harris Schools. These categories are general in nature and are not deemed to be all inclusive.
1. Trespassing, defacing, or damaging property of equipment.
2. Violation of state or local laws, safety or fire codes, and laws pertaining to civil disobedience.
3. Use of profane and obscene language.
4. Possession of weapons or explosives, including bomb threats. Section 1311 of the Michigan Revised School Code states that a pupil must be expelled from all public schools in the state if the student is found to be in possession of a dangerous weapon, commits arson in a school building or on school grounds, or commits criminal sexual conduct in a school building or on school grounds.
5. Persistent tardiness or failure to attend school regularly, including skipping school.
6. Extortion, aggravation, fighting, or threats to students or school employees.
7. Persistent disobedience and/or breaking of school rules and regulations.
8. Gross misbehavior-Conduct detrimental to the normal functioning of the school or school functions.
9. Use, possession, and/or sale of drugs or alcohol.
10. Use, possession and/or sale of cigarettes or other tobacco products.
B. On the basis of the present status of present school law, the principal of Bark River-Harris School is delegated the authority to suspend a student from school.
1. A student shall be fully informed of the charges brought against him.
2. The parents shall be notified by phone or written notice if the student is to be suspended from school. Notation will be placed in the student's file.
3. Parents shall be granted the right of appeal by notifying the Principal by telephone or in writing within three (3) days of said occurrence.
4. Suspension from school for misconduct as outlined in Section-A, shall be for 1 to 10 days, depending on the severity of the office for First occurrence. Second offense will carry a minimum of 3 days of suspension. Third a minimum of 5 days suspension.
C. Recommendation for the expulsion pending the recommendation of the superintendent to the Board and pending the Board's decision.
1. The student shall be under suspension pending the recommendation of the superintendent to the Board's decision.
2. The Superintendent's recommendation to the Board shall include essential elements which form the basis of the charge. A copy of the recommendation shall be transmitted to the parent/guardian of the student being considered for expulsion.
3. The Board of Education shall se the date, time, and place of the hearing and shall transmit written notice of same to the parent/guardian at least five school days before the date of the hearing.
4. The hearing process shall be as follows: a) written notice shall be given of the time, date, and place of the hearing; b) the student or parent may be represented by an attorney or other advisor of their choosing; c) witnesses may be presented at the hearing and the student or his representative may question witnesses testifying against the student; d) the hearing is not a court proceeding and court rules of evidence shall not be enforced at such hearing; e) there may be present at the hearing the principal, the Board of Education's attorney, and such resource persons as the President of the Board of Education deems essential to the proper adjudication of the case; f) the Board of Education shall render a written opinion of its determination within two school days from the date of the hearing. Such written opinion shall be forwarded to all parties concerned.
D. Efforts shall be made by the school to provide alternate means by which a student under extended suspension or expulsion may continue his/her education. Such opportunities may include evening classes, correspondence courses, special programs, or transfer to another school system.
E. Assaults Committed by Students
Assaults Committed Against School Personnel
Physical Assaults: The Board shall permanently expel a student in grade 6 or above if the student commits a physical assault, as defined by MCL 380.131a(12)(B), against a district employee or against a person engaged as a volunteer or contractor for the district on school property, on a school bus, or other school related vehicle, or at a school sponsored activity or event.
Verbal Assaults: Any student in grade 6 or above who commits a verbal assault on school property, on a school bus or other school related vehicle, or at a school sponsored activity or event against a district employee or against a person engaged as a volunteer or contractor for the district shall be suspended or expelled by the Board of Education for up to 180 days. The Board may modify the suspension/expulsion period on a case-by-case basis.
Physical Assaults Committed Against Other Students: The Board shall suspend or expel a student in grade 6 or above for up to 180 days if the student commits a physical assault, as defined by MCL380.1310(3)(B), against another student on school property, on a school bus or other school related vehicle, or at a school sponsored activity or event. The Board may modify the suspension/expulsion period on a case-by-case basis.
A. Junior High and High School students are to stay in the high school section of the school section of the school and are not allowed in the elementary section unless assigned there or are using corridors for breakfast and lunch. This includes restrooms.
B. Students are issued books/materials which are school property. Failure to return or damage books and materials will result in the student paying repair/replacement costs. No books/materials will be issued to students having outstanding bills in this area.
C. Use of electronic communication devices are discourages (refer to cell phone usage under Telephone Section) with the exception of lasers which are not permitted on school property and will be confiscated.
All students are assigned a locker. Lockers do no have combination locks on them. Students may bring their own locks to use on their assigned locker, with the exception of laser locks which are not allowed. Inspection of lockers by the principal may be done at any time and personal locks will be removed by the student or by necessary means.
• All students are to clean up after themselves; do not leave gum on/under tables
• All food is to be eaten in the cafeteria
• Saving places, cutting in line, excessive noise in the line or lunchroom are not permitted
• Students who do not come down with their class or leave the line must fall in line at the end of the line
• Failure to follow cafeteria rules will result in the loss of cafeteria privileges and/or up to suspension from school
SCHOOL CONDUCT - RULES
A. No littering, defacing, or vandalizing school property; including student work on display. Any student caught or proven to have destroyed any school property shall pay an amount equal to the replacement value of such property and/or face any disciplinary action in regards to such. The administration shall determine which action to follow.
B. No misbehavior; including running, pushing, and display of affection. Displays of affection between students considered unsuitable in a public place will not be tolerated.
C. No excessive noise; including locker slamming, yelling, or name calling.
D. Respect the rights of others. It is a violation of law and of school rules for any student to harass or intimidate another student or staff member. If a student is the victim of any unwanted sexual actions or comments or of derogatory statements or actions concerning his/her gender, religion, race, ethic group, or of disability, the student should report such behavior in the office. All reports shall be kept confidential and shall be investigated as soon as possible.
F. SEVERE INFRACTIONS - IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION
1) Foul language
3) Use, possession, or selling of drugs or alcohol
4) Use or possession of cigarettes or other forms of tobacco (this also applies to school related functions and anywhere on school property including the school forest).
1) Remain in your seat until the bus stops
2) No hands, head, or feet in the aisles or outside windows
3) All garbage is to be placed in the garbage container in front of bus
4) No shouting, pushing, or throwing of objects
5) Possession or use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs will mean immediate suspension from school and loss of bus riding privileges
Students who violate bus rules of conduct will be subject to the following discipline:
First Violation - Written referral from bus driver: 1 day in school suspension
Second Violation - Written referral from bus driver: 5 day bus suspension
Third Violation - Written referral from bus driver: 10 day bus suspension
Fourth Violation - Written referral from bus driver: 15 day bus suspension
Fifth Violation - Written referral from bus driver: Transportation services suspended for remainder of school year
DRESS CODE CLARIFICATIONS
Students are expected to keep themselves well groomed at all times. Any dress or hair style contrary to good hygiene, distracting, or disruptive will not be permitted. Shirts advertising alcoholic beverages, tobacco, or drugs or those with obscene or questionable printing on them will not be permitted. Shoes must be worn at all times. Caps are to be removed when entering the building or they will be confiscated. Coats or jackets are not to be worn in the classrooms. Refusal to comply will be considered a disciplinary code violation and will be dealt with accordingly.
1) No tank tops or bare midriffs (sleeveless shirts allowed)
2) No garments which are revealing
3) No pajamas/no slippers (pajama pants acceptable)
4) Skirts are limited to 5" above the knee, maximum
5) Shorts are limited to 7" above the knee, maximum
6) Shirts, t-shirts, and the like may not have pictures or working pertaining to alcohol, tobacco, or any drugs; may not have any vulgar or obscene language or gestures; may not have any language/picture or gesture which is deemed discriminating, degrading, or embarrassing.
USE OF CARS
Bark River-Harris High School students are permitted to drive to school. This, however, is a privilege which may be revoked at any time. There is danger in having motor vehicles around an area where pedestrian congestion exists, such as around the school; therefore, any non-conventional driving tactics are disallowed.
A. A school vehicle registration and parent permission form must be on file in the office. Registration is $2.00 per vehicle. (Forms are available in the high school office)
B. When students register their vehicles they will be assigned a parking spot. If the vehicle is not registered or parked in the assigned area, the student's driving privileges will be suspended. Cars should be parked immediately and remain parked all day.
C. Students are not to be inside the cars while they are parked at school. Keep cars locked.
D. Vocational students are to ride the bus to vocational classes.
1) Students who attend vocational classes in the morning and have parental permission may drive to class if there is no morning bus.
2) Students who have permission slips from parents, office permission, and written permission from the I.S.D. may drive.
E. Students riding in cards to and from vocational classes without permission from the office will face disciplinary action, possible suspension, and/or loss of vocational programming.
F. Remember, under law, the owner of a car is held responsible for its use or misuse.
G. Violation of this policy may result in a 5 to 15 day loss of driving privileges. Further violations may result in permanent loss of privileges. Loss of privileges means your vehicle is not allowed on or about school grounds.
Vocational students returning to school are to go home immediately upon return to school. Congregating in the halls and disturbing classes will result in being assigned to a room.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
A. Guidelines for Selection
1) Students provide information on themselves to the faculty council. A form is available in the H.S. office as a guideline for students to list their service, etc.
2) Qualified students are selected by a majority vote of the faculty council.
3) Scholastic eligibility is based on a cumulative scholastic average chosen by the faculty council in accordance with the national regulations. 3.2 GPA is required.
1) The advisor and faculty council will monitor members for compliance with obligations.
2) Members may receive warning for infractions. For flagrant violations, no warning is necessary. Some form of disciplinary measure can be taken by the faculty council with dismissal reserved for flagrant violations.
3) Members who face dismissal must be given the opportunity to address the faculty council.
4) Members who are dismissed may be referred to the principal for appeals.
5) The guidelines of the National Honor Society will be used as the criteria for dismissal.
6) Students are expected to conduct themselves within civil law or school rules.
AFTER SCHOOL RULES
A. All second run bus students are to report to designated areas.
B. Students are not to roam the halls; stay in the front hall, library, or outside.
C. Students must obey/respect the supervisor and each other.
D. No foul or inappropriate language will be tolerated.
E. Failure to follow the rules will result in an office referral.
• Penalty may result in loss of bus privileges.
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
Should a student need to receive medication during school hours, a medication request must be completed by a parent or guardian and shall be kept on file in the administrative offices. The administration of prescribed medicine to a student during school hours will be permitted only when failure to do so would jeopardize the health of the student, if the student would not be able to attend school if the medication were not made available during school hours. Only medication in its original container, labeled with the date of the prescription, the student's name and exact dosage, will be administered. The student's parent/guardian will assume responsibility for safe delivery of the medication to school. All medications at school are kept in a locked, secure location.
Each student receives a medical authorization card on the first day of school. All areas are to be completed by parent/guardian and returned immediately. If a change of address, doctor, etc. occurs during the school year, please make sure you notify the office, in order to keep the card updated. In the event of a minor scrape, etc., the office will administer first aid. When a more serious problem or accident arises, the parent/guardian will be notified.
In-School suspension is a disciplinary tool used during the school day.
A. Teachers may assign students in in-school suspension for their class period.
B. Students may be assigned to in-school suspension for an entire day(s) by any administrator.
C. Students with in-school suspension will be expected to work on schoolwork, read, study, or complete work assigned by the in-school suspension supervisor.
D. Students with numerous or flagrant violations of school policy may be referred to the principal or any administrator for additional discipline.
REQUIRED COURSES/CREDITS/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Parents/Guardians and students should read and be familiar with the Michigan Merit Curriculum completion requirements for the State of Michigan. These requirements and course offerings can be found on Appendix A at the end of the handbook. Students are encouraged to check regularly with the school counselor to be sure that they have completed all necessary course requirements for graduation. Not all courses listed are available each semester or year, some may be offered on an alternating basis (such as chemistry/physics - one year physics is offered, with chemistry the following year).
• All students must acquire 8 semesters of credit in high school to fulfill graduation requirements.
• Students should check with the guidance counselor with regards to credit given for vocational education classes, night-school classes, on-line classes, and dual-enrolled classes.
EQUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of this district to provide an equal education opportunity for all students. Any person who believes that the school or any staff person has discriminated against a student on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, religion, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, or other protected characteristics as well as place of residence within district boundaries, or social or economic background, has the right to file a complaint. A formal complaint can be made in writing to the school district's superintendent.
Mr. Jason Lockwood, Superintendent
Bark River-Harris School
P.O. Box 350
Harris, MI 49845
The complaint will be investigated and a response in writing, will be given to the concerned person within five days. Under no circumstances will the district threaten or retaliate against anyone who files a complaint.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS
**THE LIST PRESENTED HERE AND FOLLOWING IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO ANY INFORMATION MENTIONED OR PRESENTED HEREIN**
CAFETERIA: Breakfast and lunch are provided daily for students of Bark River-Harris Schools. Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. daily. Lunch is served from 11:52 a.m. - 12:22 p.m. daily. Meal tickets are available to purchase in the high school office. Lunch prices are as follows:
Breakfast: Daily - $1.25 Lunch: Daily - $3.00
Breakfast Weekly - $5.00 Lunch: Weekly - $10.00
Monthly tickets are also available and may vary by month and number of days.
Computers are available for us for individual students, teachers, and classes. It should be noted that a security filter system is installed on all computers for safety features. Some web sites may not be available. All students, staff, and computer users are required to complete, sign, and submit a computer usage agreement form annually before a password is issued.
MISCELLANEOUS SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS
• Parents are requested to first check in at the high school office before being allowed to visit a classroom.
• Bark River-Harris Schools discourages bringing animals to school for obvious reasons; however, if a student wishes to bring an animal to school the student must have permission from the office. Assistance animals are always welcome at Bark River-Harris Schools.
• Parking of all motorized and non-motorized vehicles should be cleared through the high school office. Designated parking is available through the office.
• All deliveries for any reason should be handled through the high school office.
• Students and parents are encouraged to listen to local radio and television stations for possible school closings due to inclement weather or unforeseen or unplanned school closures.
• Reports cards are distributed quarterly to all students in grades 7 - 12.
• Annually a variety of co-curricular activities may be offered to Bark River-Harris School students. This list may include, but is not limited to:
National Honor Society Leo Club
Archery, Pop Warner FootballWrestling Dance Boy/Girl Scouting
• Bark River-Harris Schools has adopted policies to address any potential problems which may occur as a result of food allergies. Parents with concerns regarding specific food allergies should contact the counselor or principal.
• Any questions regarding student communications may consult the cell phone section of this handbook. In addition, students may post notices, with permi8ssion from the office of the principal, on the bulletin board directly outside the principal's office. Students should also check with the office for any posting policies or regulations.
• School safety and security regulations require Bark River-Harris Schools to annually participate in mandatory procedures and drills including, but not restricted to: fire drills, tornado drills, lockdowns, evacuations, and safe harbor drills.
• Student lockers, books, vehicles, parking lots, and property are subject to searches at any time, including canine searches, which may be conducted during the school year.
• All medical accidents, injuries, and concerns must be reported to the high school office and proper documentation must be filed in the high school office.
• A list of excused absences is available from the high school office.
• Students attending ISD classes are also subject to ISD attendance policies and procedures regarding attendance. Students driving to the ISD must adhere to ISD policies and procedure for driving on ISD campus.
Field Trip Guidelines:
The Bark River-Harris Schools will consider field trips that are curriculum based, and take place between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:07 p.m.. These trips must also take place during the school calendar year when in session.
1. Trips are within the guidelines of the teacher agreement related to hours worked
2. School liability concerns
3. Appropriate professionals supervising the trips
4. Transportation - driver availability as well as busses
5. Cost containment
6. Minimize the fund raising efforts throughout our community
Bark River-Harris Food Allergy Administrative Guidelines:
RE: NEOLA Policy 5331
• The BR-H School should be designated a "Peanut Aware" School.
• The BR-H staff will assist in educating parents and students of the district about the seriousness of peanut allergies.
• The BR-H food service staff will make a reasonable effort not to serve peanut related products.
• BR-H staff will work cooperatively with families that have completed Food Allergy Action Plans.
• BR-H staff will review completed Food Allergy Action Plans completed by a physician.
• It will be recommended that students with completed Food Allergy Action Plans on file, in the same grade, be assigned to one classroom when possible.
• All students are recommended to eat lunch in the cafeteria.
• Seating in the cafeteria will be established by designated tables, ex: cold lunch tables (students bring meals from home), hot lunch tables (students eat lunches served by the school district), allergy table (where students have the option of eating with other allergy sensitive students).
• Disposable plates and setting will be made available for students with allergies if it is requested and a part of their individualized plan.
• Students with identified allergies will "not" be allowed to sit with cold lunch students. Cold lunch students can not be monitored close enough to reassure a peanut product isn't present.
• All students are recommended to wash their hands before going to recess or returning to the classroom.
• Every effort will be made to educate parents at the beginning of the school year of the seriousness of the allergy.
• A standing request for parents to refrain from providing peanut products to their children and bringing them to school will be conveyed. This is a request and not a school mandate.
• Parents with students with allergies will be provided an opportunity to fill out a Section 504 Student Accommodation Plan for their child.
• These guidelines are in conjunction with NEOLA Policy 5331.
Michigan Merit Curriculum Completion Schedule for High School Class of 2012
of Credits Required Course/Credit Expectations (CCEs) & Course/Credit Guidelines (CCGs) being Developed by MDE CCE Options being Developed by MDE Course/Credit Release Date High School Content Expectations Completion/Release Date
4 Credits ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS April 2006
English 9, 10 August 2006
English 11, 12 December 2006
4 Credits MATHEMATICS April 2006
Algebra I August 2006
Algebra II August 2006
Geometry August 2006
Plus 1 additional credit in senior year Pre-calculus August 2006
Statistics & Probability August 2006
Integrated Math September 2006
3 Credits SCIENCE Draft August 2006 Pending Board Approval
Biology August 2006
Chemistry or Physics August 2006
Plus 1 additional credit Earth Science August 2006
3 Credits SOCIAL STUDIES July 2007
Civics July 2007
Economics July 2007
US History & Geography July 2007
World History & Geography July 2007
1 Credit VISUAL PERFORMING AND APPLIES ARTS (GUIDELINES) Draft August 2006 Pending Board Approval
1 Credit PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION (GUIDELINES) 2006-2007
Local Decision ONLINE EXPERIENCE (GUIDELINES) DRAFT August 2006 for Public Comment
2 Credits in Grades 9-12 or Equivalent K-12 Experience LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH (LOTE) BEGINNING WITH CLASS OF 2016 (GUIDELINES) July 2007