Parker High School Keeping You Informed
Parker High School Week of September 14
From the Principal
September 11, 2020
Greetings Parker Families!
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we start the 2020-2021 school year. I wanted to take a moment to share some positives we have seen at the start of the year:
- Students take the mask order seriously. We have not had to send a single student home for refusing to comply with the mask rule.
- Students completed a “boot camp” that helped reteach how to use the technology tools (Google Meet, Google Classroom, E-mail and Google Calendar) that we will use in face to face learning and if we pivot to online.
- Students are adapting to our new procedures. They are adjusting to (self) assigned lunch seats, walking on the right side of the hall, emailing staff instead of visiting, using hand sanitizer, and many more things.
- Students and staff are happy to be back at Parker for face to face learning. Last spring we all gained a greater appreciation for being physically at school to learn and all want to avoid pivoting to virtual learning if possible.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve your family. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions or concerns.
Sincerely,Chris Laue, PHS Principal 608-743-5610 firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule Changes: The deadline for schedule changes was Thursday, September 10. We have much less flexibility this year because of the movement of students to and from ARISE as well as making efforts to maintain as much social distancing in classes as possible.
PSAT/NMSQT: This test is offered for JUNIORS only this year.
The test will only be offered on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 8 AM until approx 12 PM at The Pontiac Convention Center. Students should arrive by 7:40 AM.
- The exam fee is $18.
- Click the link to Register or visit www.user.totalregistration.net/PSAT/500953 ("PSAT" must be capitalized)
- Registration ends on September 14, 2020
- Final date for payment to be received is September 17, 2020.
Fee waivers are available for 11 grade students who are enrolled in the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program. Interested students should email Jen Leneau email@example.com
Contacting Your Counselor: We are suggesting that students and parents email their counselor if they have questions or would like to set up an appointment. School counselors are divided by student last name:
- Bell Schedule for 2020-2021 School Year LINK TO BELL SCHEDULE
- If I arrive after 8:00...
- When students arrive at school after 8:00 for any reason (tardy, hybrid student, an appointment, etc.), they will be asked to use DOOR 35 (art hallway). Students will then be asked to check in at the ATTENDANCE OFFICE WINDOW for a pass to class. Students are then expected to go directly to the appropriate class.
- ARRIVAL to School
- If possible please do not arrive at school before 7:45
- Upon arrival please get your breakfast and move toward class
- DEPARTURE from School
- Students are reminded that they are to leave the building as soon as possible after school.
- Parents please help us out by arranging for rides to be here as close to the end of school as possible.
Picture Day: Make Up Day
- The make up day for pictures 2020 will be October 15
- Students who were NOT photographed in September
- Students who were not satisfied with their original pictures
- Underclassmen this is the picture that will appear in the yearbook**
- ARISE Students: If you are attending ARISE for this school year you will be in the Parker Yearbook. Lifetouch will be here from 7:30-2:00 on October 15.
- Parking Permits will be on sale beginning September 21. The sale of permits will most likely be an online process in which photographs or scans of required information will be used.
- Until then students may park freely in the parking lot. Expectations of responsible driving still apply.
School Procedures: Updates and Reminders
Class sizes have been reduced as much as possible
Desks have been set up as to maintain as close to 6ft apart as possible
Students will be asked to walk on the right (much like driving a car)
Students will be asked to move directly to their next class and to avoid congregating
Hand sanitizer stations are in every classroom
Students/Staff are encouraged to wash hands frequently
Breakfast and Lunch
- All students are currently eligible for FREE school lunch until the end of 2020
- A la cart and additional items are still available for purchase and are not part of the free school lunch program
Visitors are limited to mail deliveries and scheduled vendors.
- Face coverings are required to enter the building
- If a parent/guardian needs access past the office, an appointment is necessary. An attempt to communicate by telephone, email, or virtually via Google Meet should be exercised first.
- Parents/guardians pickup up their student during the school day should call the attendance office at 743-5630 to make arrangements to avoid coming into the office
As coaches, we share in a feeling of disappointment for our student-athletes who have and will continue to strive for excellence during this Covid-19 pandemic. Though our school year starts with many challenges, we are confident that our athletes will stay active and prepare for their first available opportunity to compete! Starting September 14th, coaches will begin to offer open gym and weight room opportunities for our student-athletes to train throughout the fall. Please reach out to your sport-specific head coaches for upcoming open gym opportunities!
list of Parker Head Coaches and their email can be found here
- For anyone interested in weight room training opportunities, please email Coach Kreger: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email Coach Kreger ( email@example.com )
- Your Name and Grade
- Sports that you are interested in playing this year
- Are you interested in Morning, After School, or Evening weight room opportunities?
- Please list 2 other people that you are interested in training with
Don't wait for your season to start - NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE!
Let's make it a great year! Always remember... EVERY DAY IS A GREAT DAY TO BE A PARKER VIKING!!!
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School District of Janesville Bullying Policy Board Policy 5030
The School District of Janesville Board of Education strives to provide an educational environment where every student feels safe, respected and welcomed. The Board also strives to provide an educational environment where every staff member can serve students in an atmosphere that is free from significant disruptions and obstacles that impede learning and performance. Bullying can have harmful social, physical, psychological and/or academic effects for those who engage in these behaviors, victims of such behaviors, and bystanders who observe acts of bullying. The District prohibits any form of bullying behavior by students towards other students, school employees, volunteers, or any other person(s).
Bullying includes aggressive or hostile behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power between the bully and the bullied. Bullying is a form of victimization and is not necessarily a result of or part of an on-going conflict. Bullying is defined as any conscious, willful, or deliberate acts, or attempted acts, through the use of words, images, gestures or other physical actions, including electronically transmitted acts, that are intended to cause physical injury, emotional distress or property damage. Bullying includes, but is not limited to, behaviors motivated by an actual or perceived distinguishing characteristic or factor including sex, race, national origin, ancestry, religion, color, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability. Bullying may also be motivated by any other distinguishing factor such as gender identity, physical appearance, or social, economic or family status.
Examples of acts of bullying include physical intimidation, force or assault, humiliation, sexual or racist remarks, extortion, verbal or written threats, taunting, put downs, name calling, threatening or menacing looks or gestures, spreading cruel rumors, and social exclusion. This includes acts of cyber-bullying that involve sending or posting inappropriate, insulting or threatening messages or images through electronic communication systems such as the Internet, e-mail, cell phones or other personal devices.
Bullying is prohibited on District grounds, at District-related activities, or on transportation to and from school or District-sponsored activities. Harassing bullying behavior is prohibited in all educational environments, regardless of whether the facility or location is owned, leased, or otherwise used or provided by the District.
Acts of bullying that originate off school premises and outside of the school’s control may be subject to the provisions of this policy and related procedures if the conduct is determined to be substantially disruptive to the educational process and the day-to-day operations of a school. This includes, but is not limited to, threats made outside of school hours that communicate intent to be carried out during any school-related or school-sponsored program or activity, or on any vehicles used for transportation to and from school and school-sponsored activities.
All complaints about bullying shall be promptly investigated. The District shall respect the privacy of the complainant, the individual(s) against whom the complaint is filed, and the witnesses as much as practicable and in a manner consistent with the Board’s legal obligations to investigate, take appropriate action, and conform to discovery or disclosure requirements. Disclosure of information related to the complaint shall be made only to those with a legitimate need to know. All records generated as a result of the complaint and appeal processes shall be maintained as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
If the investigations find bullying has occurred, school officials shall take prompt and necessary action up to and including behavioral interventions and support, disciplinary action, and/or referral to law enforcement officials or social services. Consequences shall be unique to the nature of the behavior, the developmental level of the student, and the history of problem behaviors. Remedial measures shall be designed to correct the problem behavior, prevent other occurrences, and protect the victim.
The District shall also take appropriate action against any student or District employee who retaliates against any person who makes a good-faith report of alleged bullying or against any person who testifies, assists, or participates in an investigation or hearing related to such behavior.
Employees found to have facilitated or participated in bullying behavior against students or to have been aware that bullying was taking place and failed to report the behavior are considered to be in violation of the prohibition expressed by this policy and may be subject to disciplinary action.
This policy shall be distributed annually to all students enrolled in the School District, parents/guardians, and all District employees. It shall also be distributed to organizations in the community having cooperative agreements with the schools. The District shall provide a copy of the policy to any person upon request.
Records shall be maintained on the number and types of reports made, and sanctions imposed for violations of this policy in accordance with established procedures.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
BULLYING COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
It is the responsibility of all students, school staff members, parents/guardians and other concerned individuals who observe or become aware of acts of bullying to report such acts to an administrator or other school staff member.
Complaints that involve bullying related to one or more of the characteristics or factors protected by state and federal nondiscrimination laws shall be processed in accordance with established “Student Discrimination Complaint Procedures.” All other complaints of bullying shall be processed in accordance with the following procedures:
Any claims of bullying shall be presented to the principal or designee. Students may also report their concerns to teachers or counselors who will be responsible for notifying the appropriate administrator. Complaints against the principal shall be filed with the District Administrator. Complaints against the District Administrator shall be filed with the Board president. Information may be initially presented anonymously. All such information shall be reported in writing and shall include the specific nature of the offense and corresponding dates using the applicable district incident report form.
The school official receiving the complaint shall conduct a prompt investigation to verify the facts to determine the validity and seriousness of the incident. Parents/guardians shall be notified of the nature of any complaint involving their student. The school official shall arrange necessary interviews with all concerned parties. The school official conducting the investigation shall notify the complainant and parents/guardians, as appropriate, in writing when the investigation is concluded.
All findings related to the complaint shall be reported in writing to the Director ofStudent Services. When it is determined that a student participated in bullying behavior, the report to the Director of Student Services shall include notification of the consequences and/or interventions to be imposed including, but not limited to warnings, exclusion from certain areas of the school, detentions, behavioral interventions, suspension, expulsion, and referral to law enforcement officials and/or social services.
If the complainant is dissatisfied with the decision of the principal, or other school official conducting the initial investigation, he/she may appeal the decision by giving written notice to the District Administrator or next highest level or authority within five (5) days after the receipt of the written decision. The District Administrator or other school official shall schedule and hold a meeting with the involved parties within fifteen (15) days. The District Administrator or other school official shall, within five (5) days after the meeting, deliver a written response to the complainant and to the accused. The decision at this step shall be final.
Consequences for Retaliation Violations
Any student or District employee who retaliates against any person who makes a good-faith report of alleged bullying, or against any person who testifies, assists, or participates in an investigation or hearing related to such behavior, shall be subject to disciplinary actions and/or referral to law enforcement for criminal prosecution.
Interventions for Students Involved in Bullying
The District will make available evidence-based resources and comprehensive research-based programs to address bullying. Program support may include coaching, training, reporting templates, surveys and evaluation tools, staff training, student skill training, restorative justice, and program-implementation support.
Students Who Have Been Bullied Will Be Supported By:
1. Being offered an opportunity to discuss the experience with a guidance counselor/student services specialist/social worker or other staff member of their choice.
2. Offered ongoing support with the goal of restoring self-esteem and self-confidence.
Students Who Have Bullied Will Be Helped By:
1. Being offered an opportunity to discuss the experience with a guidance counselor/student services specialist/social worker or other staff member of their choice.
2. Identifying the bullying behavior and the need to change the behavior.
3. Developing a plan to make amends for the incident.
4. Informing parents/guardians to help change the attitude and behavior of the student.
Maintenance of Complaint Records
The maintenance of complaint records is recommended for the purpose of documenting compliance. Records shall be kept for each complaint filed and, at a minimum, include the following:
1. Name and address of the complainant and his/her title or status,
2. Date the complaint was filed,
3. Specific allegation made and any corrective action requested by the complainant,
4. Name and address of the respondents,
5. Levels of processing followed, and the resolution, date and decision-making authority at each level,
6. Summary of facts and evidence presented by each party involved, and
7. Determination of the facts, statement of the final resolution, and the nature and date(s) of any corrective or remedial action taken. Definitions:
General Definition Bullying:
Bullying is defined as any conscious, willful, or deliberate acts, or attempted acts, through the use of words, images, gestures or other physical actions, including electronically transmitted acts, that are intended to cause physical injury, emotional distress, property damage, or impact the learning environment. Bullying is sometimes distinguished from harassment when the behavior involves repeated incidents and involves an imbalance of power.
This occurs when acts of bullying are related to, or motivated by an actual or perceived distinguishing characteristic or factor that includes sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, color, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability or handicap. Such incidents shall be handled in accordance with the district’s student nondiscrimination policies and procedures.
Types of Bullying:
Physical: Physical bullying involves harmful actions against a person’s body. Examples include, but are not limited to: shoving, striking, kicking, tripping, choking, pinching, poking, spitting, biting, hair-pulling, hazing, excessive tickling, and inappropriate touching. This also involves interfering with another person’s property and stealing.
Verbal: Verbal bullying involves speaking to a person or about a person in a way that is derogatory, unkind or hurtful. Examples include but are not limited to: teasing, name-calling, insulting or inappropriate remarks, threatening, spreading rumors, and making discriminatory remarks or false accusation.
Non-verbal/Emotional: Non-verbal bullying refers to behaviors that upset, exclude, or embarrass others. Examples include, but are not limited to: intentionally leaving a person out of a game or activity, extortion, manipulating friends, ostracizing, pressuring peers, making rude gestures such as poking out tongue or staring, writing hate notes about a person that will be upsetting to that person.
Cyberbullying: Cyberbullying is the use of any electronic communication device to convey a message in any form (text, image, audio, video, e-mail, cell phones, pager service or website postings) that defames, intimidates, harasses or is otherwise intended to harm, insult or humiliate another in a deliberate, repeated or hostile and unwanted manner under a person’s true or false identify. In addition, any communication of this form that disrupts or prevents a safe and positive educational or working environment may also be considered cyberbullying.
Bullying by Proxy: Bullying by proxy occurs when someone engages in such behavior through another person or on behalf of another person.
Hazing: Hazing includes bullying behavior directed against another student or students for the purpose of being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization, class, club or team sponsored or supported by a school or the school district regardless of students’ willingness to participate. Prohibited acts may include, but are not limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, forced confinement or any other forced activity which endangers the physical health or safety of the student.
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