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Welcome to Jimtown Junior High School. The enclosed material is a list of rules, regulations, and procedures necessary for the smooth operation of the school. Although this handbook serves as a guide, it is not necessarily complete in every detail. Throughout the year daily bulletins and announcements may change material written in this handbook. In order to ensure a pleasant and productive year, it is necessary for both new and returning students to acquaint themselves with the rules and procedures. We hope your year at Jimtown Junior High School will be both rewarding and enjoyable. Mike Stout Principal MISSION STATEMENT The mission of Jimtown Junior High School, in partnership with students, parents, and community, is to provide all students with an opportunity to further develop basic skills, to use and apply modern technology, and to seek and achieve academic excellence. We seek to provide a safe educational environment where all students and staff, regardless of individual differences, are treated with respect, and where all are encouraged to appreciate and value education and its impact upon our lives and our community as we challenge our students to become life-long learners. To this mission we commit all our resources. INDEX Administration…………………………………2 Displays of Affection…………………………..6 Faculty…………………………………………2 School Dress and Grooming Code…………….6 Resource Officer……………………………….2 Tardy Policy……………………………………7 ISTEP dates……………………………………2 Truants (Indiana Code)………………………...7 School Directory……………………………….2 Suspension / Expulsion………………………...7 Authority of Staff……………………………...3 Attendance…………………………………….7 Place of Residence……………………………..3 Medical and Dental Appointments…………….8 School Closing / Delay………………………...3 Extracurricular Attendance…………………....8 Grade Scale…………………………………….3 Cafeteria……………………………………….8 Class Periods …………………………………..3 Gum, Candy, Food & Drink...............................8 School Wide Behavior System………………...4 School Physicals and Immunization…………...8 Lockers…………………………………………4 Administration of Medication……………….....8 Locker Inspections……………………………..4 Screenings……………………………………...9 Reasonable Search and Seizure………………...4 Athletic Eligibility……………………………...9 Lost and Stolen Items…………………………..4 Athletic Physical /and Acceptable Use Policy………………………....4 Parent / guardian Permission Forms………….10 Cumulative Records……………………………4 Athletic Attendance…………………………..10 School Nurse and Counselor…………………...4 Bus Drivers…………………………………...10 Textbook Rental Fees…………………………..4 Transportation………………………………...10 Safe School Policy……………………………..4 Bus Policy…………………………………….10 Visitors…………………………………………5 Smoking………………………………………11 Permission to Leave School……………………5 Substance Abuse……………………………...11 General Conduct……………………………….5 Student Use of Electronic Devices……………12 Bullying and Harassment………………………5 Staff Email Address List……………………...13 Plagiarism / Cheating…………………………..6 Sports Schedule……………………………….14


BAUGO COMMUNITY SCHOOLS JIMTOWN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Phone: 574-294-6586 Fax: 574-970-2110 SCHOOL COLORS: Maroon & White NICKNAME: Jimmies

April 29 - May 8

ADMINISTRATION James DuBois, Superintendent Mike Stout, Principal FACULTY Mr. Charlie Sauter………………..Social Studies Mrs. Jamie Eaton………………....Social Studies Mr. Joshua Schwartz…………........Mathematics Mrs. Lori Simon…………………...Mathematics Mrs. Sandra Farrell……………….Health & P.E. Mr. Ned Cook…………………….Health & P.E Mr. Bruce Horein…………………..……Science Mrs. Kelly Ferguson.........................……Science Mr. Darin Mast ......……….....Special Education Mrs. Shirley Coffman...……….…Language Arts Mrs. Brenda Roberts…………..…Language Arts Mr. Douglas Toombs...Career Explorations/A.D. Mr. Robert Elli……..………Career Explorations Miss Kathy Lambright………...…............. Band Mrs. Laurie LaFree......................................Choir SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS Mrs. Jan Dean…………………….School Nurse Ms. Dennie Ohrazda………………….Counselor SECRETARY: Mrs. Beverly Bridwell CUSTODIANS Mr. Harold Williams Mr. Doug Cook SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

Jason Reeves is the resource officer provided to Baugo Schools through the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department and approved by the Baugo Board of Education.

ISTEP DATES March 4 - 13

SCHOOL DIRECTORY Baugo Community Schools SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE James DuBois, Superintendent…………... 293-8583

JIMTOWN HIGH SCHOOL Jeff Ziegler, Principal…………………… 295-2343 Randy DeShone, Assistant Principal….….. 295-2343 JIMTOWN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Mike Stout, Principal……………………....294-6586 JIMTOWN INTERMEDIATE Scott Kovach, Principal……………………294-2158 JIMTOWN ELEMENTARY Mrs. Marci Brubaker …...........…………….522-0379 SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES David Polston Edward Collins Edward Fisher Dwaine Crocker Brian Baughman

HANDBOOK This handbook is for you and your parents. Please have your parents read it, so they can be familiar with rules and procedures. A form requiring parent signature, indicating parents have read and understood the handbook, will be kept in the office. POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION Baugo Community Schools is committed to equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, handicapping conditions, or national origins, including limited English proficiency, in any employment opportunity. No person is excluded from participation in, denied


the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to unlawful discrimination on such basis under any educational program or student activity. Further information, clarification, or complaint (grievance) procedures, please contact the principal's office or the following coordinator: Bruce Perry Title IX Coordinator (Gender Discrimination) Baugo Community Schools 29125 CR 22 West Elkhart, IN 46517 574-293-8583

2 PESTICIDE POLICY Baugo Community Schools provides notification that all requirements of TITLE 357 INDIANA PESTICIDE REVIEW BOARD are being complied with for all Pesticide use on our Campus. Parents or Guardians requesting notification prior to Pesticide application should contact the Educational Service Office of Baugo Community Schools. GENERAL INFORMATION AUTHORITY OF STAFF IC 20-33-8-10 Disciplinary powers of principals

Sec. 10. (a) A principal may take action concerning the principal's school or a school activity within the principal's jurisdiction that is reasonably necessary to carry out or prevent interference with an educational function or school purposes. (b) Subsection (a) allows a principal to write regulations that govern student conduct. IC 20-33-8-9 Disciplinary powers of teachers and school staff members Sec. 9. (a) This section applies to an individual who: (1) is a teacher or other school staff member; and (2) has students under the individual's charge. (b) An individual may take any action that is reasonably necessary to carry out or to prevent an interference with an educational function that the individual supervises. The administrative staff, teachers, and Para professionals of this school are vested with legal

public authority. Refusal on the part of a student to respect this authority shall be considered insubordinate conduct and dealt with accordingly. PLACE OF RESIDENCE IC 20-33-8-17 Student's legal settlement not in attendance area

Sec. 17. A student may be expelled from school if the student's legal settlement is not in the attendance area of the school corporation where the student is enrolled. A student’s residence is with his/her parents or legal guardian. This residence must be within the boundaries of the Baugo School Corporation. SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS Announcements concerning school closing because of weather or other emergencies will be carried on the following radio station: WCMR, Elkhart. Please Do Not Call School Personnel For Information. In addition, there will be announcements made on the following local television outlets: WNDU/Channel 16, WSBT/Channel 22, and FOX 28. The school automated calling system will contact all phone numbers provided to the school. GRADING SCALE A+ 100 A 99-93 A92-90 B+ 89-88 B 87-83 B82-80

C+ C CD+ D DF

79-78 77-73 72-70 69-68 67-63 62-60 59

SCHOOL DAY 7:10 Doors Open / Breakfast 7:20 Warning Bell Rings 7:27 - 8:13 1st Hour 46minutes 8:17 - 9:06 2nd Hour 49 minutes 9:10 - 9:56 3rd Hour 46 minutes th 10:00 - 10:46 4 Hour 46 minutes 10:46 - 11:51 Lunch Hour/Homeroom combination 11:56 - 12:42 5th Hour 46 minutes th 12:46 - 1:32 6 Hour 46 minutes 1:36 - 2:25 7th Hour 49 minutes SCHOOL WIDE BEHAVIOR SYSTEM Positive Behavior Support


CORE VALUES Respect – Responsibility - Courage – Integrity

PBiS is a decision-making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students. School wide behavior systems are designed to address student behavior in all areas of the school and to assist teachers when working with students who engage in challenging behavior. These systems define school rules and expectations, provide training about the rules, and offer feedback through rewards and corrections. 3 Positive Behavior Support will be provided to all students in order to maintain an educational environment that benefits each student. Positive Behavior Supports: Clearly defines expected behaviors Teaches expected behaviors Encourages expected behaviors Discourages problem behaviors LOCKERS Each student will be assigned a locker with a built-in combination lock. Lockers are the property of the school system and can be opened by staff for inspection, when necessary. Students shall not write in or on the lockers, nor paste pictures, stickers, etc. in or on lockers. Students should not keep opened beverage containers in the lockers. The school will not be responsible for any items left in a locked locker or a locker whose locking mechanism has been tampered with or altered. Personal property such as cell phones, i-Pods, i-Pads, Kindles, Nooks, MP3 players and other electronic devices should be left at home. LOCKER INSPECTION All lockers, tote bags, or P.E. baskets provided for student use on school premises remain the property of the corporation, are provided for the use of the student, and are subject to inspection, access for maintenance, and search pursuant to this section. No student shall lock or otherwise impede access to any locker or storage area except with a lock provided by and/or approved

by the principal of the school in which the storage area is located. Unapproved locks will be removed and destroyed. Lockers may be searched randomly or at such times as there is reason to believe that the storage area may show evidence of a violation of student conduct standards or contains anything which, because of its mere presence, presents an immediate danger of physical harm or illness to any person. REASONABLE SEARCH AND SEIZURE To maintain order and discipline in the school and protect the safety and welfare of students and school personnel, school authorities may search a student, student locker, desk, or student possessions. Illegal, unauthorized, or contraband material found on school property, or on a student, will be seized by school authorities. LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS The school cannot be responsible for lost or stolen articles. Please encourage your child to leave at home valuables and other items that are not needed at school. If an item is lost, encourage your child to check the Lost and Found. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY ON DISTRICT PROVIDED ELECTRONIC INFORMATION, SERVICES, AND NETWORKS Use of the Internet is a privilege. Any student violating acceptable use will be disciplined accordingly with the building level procedures. Should students or parents wish to view the board-accepted policy it is available on the school website. CUMULATIVE RECORDS A cumulative record is kept for each student from first grade through senior high school. This record contains information about a student’s scholastic achievement, attendance in school, and test scores. Students and parents may examine this record by making an appointment with the counselor. SCHOOL NURSE AND COUNSELOR A full-time counselor is available to assist students in the area of academic or social/emotional matters. The nurse is in the building five days each week. Students must


come to office and ask for the nurse if they are ill. The nurse will decide if they need to call home and request their parent to pick them up from school because they are ill. TEXTBOOK RENTAL FEES Textbooks shall be made available at all grade levels, and an annual fee shall be collected. The textbook fees and list shall be approved by the Board of School Trustees. Each student is responsible for his/her books and will be required to pay for any damaged or lost books. SAFE SCHOOL POLICY Fire, bomb, lockdown, and tornado drills will be held on a regular basis and student cooperation is a must if safe and logical instructions are to be followed by the teacher.

4 VISITORS The public is always welcome to visit our school. All visitors must report to the main office. Students of other schools should not visit during the day unless prior permission is obtained from the main office. Students should not bring a visitor to school during test weeks, test days, or the last day of school, and small children should not be brought to school at any time. PERMISSION TO LEAVE SCHOOL Approval of the building principal or a designated representative is needed if students leave the school premises during the school day. If the student becomes ill during the day, the student should request permission from the classroom teacher to see the nurse. The nurse will contact the parent if it becomes necessary to send the student home because of illness. If the parent has contacted the school and will pick up the student for an appointment, the parent must check in at the office and sign out the student before the student may leave the premises

Students are not allowed to call home from their cell phone and request that their parent pick them or another student up from school because they are ill. GENERAL CONDUCT

The following rules of conduct apply to a student on the school grounds during and immediately before or after school / or a school-related event. Students have a right to expect a learning environment that is free from disruption. Teachers and administrators have the legal right and responsibility to ensure that a learning environment free from disruption exists for all students. Any teacher or administrator may take any action in connection with student conduct that is reasonable, desirable, or necessary to provide a positive learning environment. The following are examples of ways in which a student discipline problem may be handled. 1. Verbal warning 2. Noon detention 3. Referral to the office 4. In-school suspension 5. Out-of-school suspension 6. Expulsion or withdrawal from school 7. Any other reasonable measure as deemed appropriate by the school BULLYING AND HARASSMENT IC 20-33-8-0.2 "Bullying"

Sec. 0.2. As used in this chapter, "bullying" means overt, repeated acts or gestures, including: (1) verbal or written communications transmitted; (2) physical acts committed; or (3) any other behaviors committed; by a student or group of students against another student with the intent to harass, ridicule, humiliate, intimidate, or harm the other student. Jimtown Junior High School does not condone “bullying.� Disciplinary /corrective action will be used to change the behavior of the perpetrator which may include but not limited to counseling, parental involvement, reporting to authorities, suspension, and possible expulsion. The process includes appropriate interventions, restoration of a positive climate, and support for victims and others impacted by the violation. What Is Bullying and Harassment? Bullying and harassment occur when one or more individuals intentionally hurts, threatens, intimidates, inappropriately touches or attempts


to devalue another person. It is difficult for the person being targeted to avoid the bully and to defend him or herself. In many instances the bullying behavior continues and has the potential to escalate into violence. Some examples of bullying and harassment include: • • • • • • • • • •

Punching, shoving, tripping, kicking, slapping hiding others’ personal property and other physical acts Spreading bad rumors about people Keeping certain people out of a group ostracizing them Teasing people in a mean way Getting others to “gang up” on a person Making inappropriate comments and gestures to members of the same or opposite sex It can also happen electronically: Sending a mean text or email Posting inappropriate pictures or messages about others Using someone else’s username to spread rumors or lies Forwarding photos, video, or text that contains any of the above

5 PLAGIARISM/CHEATING The following will be considered plagiarism at Jimtown Junior High School and will not be tolerated: • Copying another student's (or author’s) work or class assignment or allowing someone to copy your assignment. • Putting your name on someone else’s paper, project, essay, or other work. • Copying another student’s answers on an individualized quiz, test or assignment. • Using a “cheat sheet” on any quiz, test or assignment. • Stealing and/or selling quizzes, tests, or assignments or answers. • Taking of any student or professional writings (published or unpublished) and using it as your own. This would include items downloaded from the world wide web/internet. If plagiarism or cheating is suspected, a teacher at Jimtown Junior High School has a duty to investigate. If the evidence indicates that a

student has cheated on any item, the following consequences may be used; First Offense: An “F” on the paper, quiz, test, or assignment in question. Repeated offenses will be dealt with more severely and may include suspension. SCHOOL DRESS AND GROOMING CODE The School Board of Trustees believes that proper dress and grooming are the responsibilities of every pupil attending Baugo Community Schools. The superintendent and the principals of BCS are charged with the responsibility of establishing and enforcing reasonable standards of dress and grooming necessary for the orderly operation of the schools. While fashions change, the reason for being in school does not. Students are in school to learn. Students should be attired in a way that is modest and appropriate for school. Clothing, accessories, or hairstyles that disrupt the educational process or present a safety risk will not be permitted. Students are expected to follow all state health and safety standards and practice good personal hygiene and sanitation. Students will be required to wear school provided clothing items to conceal non-compliant or inappropriate attire. Final decision regarding student dress and grooming will be determined by the administration. Inappropriate school wear includes, but is not limited to the following: •

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Items which promote or make reference to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, indecency, vulgarity, profanity, cult or gang membership Items with phrases, pictures or markings that are sexually suggestive, profane, or obscene IF THERE ARE TWO MEANINGS, THE WORST WILL BE RECOGNIZED Items which have logos, pictures, or symbols that show disrespect for another culture, race or religion, or ethnicity Caps, hats, bandanas, hoods, du-rags or sunglasses must be removed once students enter the building


Items that could damage furniture or impose a potential danger or threat to others, including wallet chains or jewelry with spikes • Pants that are too big and “sag” below the waist or reveal undergarments • Pants with holes, or rips above the knee Modest and appropriate attire for school includes, but may not be limited to the following: • Dresses, skirts, and shorts must be approximately knee length when standing. • Shirts must be long enough to remain tucked into the waistband of the pants or skirt when the arms are raised above the head • Tank and spaghetti-strap tops must be worn with another shirt, either under or over the tank or spaghetti-strap tops. • The midriff and cleavage must be covered. • All shirts must have a sleeve width at least to the shoulder. Shirts may not be open on the side and may not reveal undergarments • Leggings/jeggings, stretch or yoga pants, etc. may be worn under other clothing but not by themselves. • Shoes or sandals must be worn at ALL TIMES 6 DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION Public displays of affection such as hugging, kissing, or other similar behavior is not considered appropriate in a school environment. The “Hands-Off” policy directs students to refrain from touching others and applies to all students during the school day on school property, as well as at schoolsponsored events away from school. TARDY POLICY Our intention is to teach students to be prompt and dependable. One means of doing this is to insist that they are on time for school and to class. We believe that parents will recognize the importance of developing this character trait in their son or daughter and will help us in our effort to keep student tardiness to a minimum.

TRUANTS IC 20-33-2-11 Habitual truants; minimum definition of "habitual truant"

(b) Each governing body shall establish and include as part of the written copy of its discipline rules described in IC 20-33-8-12: (1) a definition of a child who is designated as a habitual truant, which must, at a minimum, define the term as a student who is chronically absent, by having unexcused absences from school for more than ten (10) days of school in one (1) school year; SUSPENSION / EXPULSION IC 20-33-8-14 Grounds for suspension or expulsion

Sec. 14. (a) The following are the grounds for student suspension or expulsion, subject to the procedural requirements of this chapter and as stated by school corporation rules: (1) Student misconduct. (2) Substantial disobedience. (b) The grounds for suspension or expulsion listed in subsection (a) apply when a student is: (1) on school grounds immediately before or during school hours, or immediately after school hours, or at any other time when the school is being used by a school group; (2) off school grounds at a school activity, function, or event; or (3) traveling to or from school or a school activity, function, or event. IC 20-33-8-15 Unlawful activity by student

Sec. 15. In addition to the grounds specified in section 14 of this chapter, a student may be suspended or expelled for engaging in unlawful activity on or off school grounds if: (1) the unlawful activity may reasonably be considered to be an interference with school purposes or an educational function; or (2) the student's removal is necessary to restore order or protect persons on school property; including an unlawful activity during weekends, holidays, other school breaks, and the summer period when a student may not be attending classes or other school functions.


ATTENDANCE POLICY IC 20-33-2-4 Compulsory Attendance

Sec. 4. Subject to the specific exceptions under this chapter, a student shall attend either: (1) a public school that the student is entitled to attend under IC 20-26-11; or (2) another school taught in the English language IC 20-33-2-5 Days of Attendance

Sec. 5. A student for whom education is compulsory under this chapter shall attend school each year for the number of days public schools are in session: (1) in the school corporation in which the student is enrolled in Indiana; or (2) where the student is enrolled if the student is enrolled outside Indiana. The responsibility for a student being present at school rests upon the student and his / her parents/guardians. Students are expected to attend school regularly and be on time to school and to class. Students who maintain regular attendance benefit from sharing classroom learning experiences and developing punctuality, self-discipline, and responsibility. Staff members believe that students will miss important learning experiences if they miss a day of school. We strongly urge regular attendance, but we do not believe a student should attend school when ill. 7 We recommend that a student who is ill check with his/her family doctor and follow the doctor’s instructions. The Indiana attendance law mandates that students much be in attendance unless they are ill or have a death in the family. The attendance policy is designed to comply with the Indiana ten day limit law and reasonably handle unexpected circumstances that occasionally occur during the school year. If you are not sure whether your child’s absence is excused under Indiana law, please contact the school office for information regarding your

situation. Possible consequences for unexcused absences include, but are not limited to the following: • An “F” for the classes missed • Teacher may refuse to allow any work to be made up (includes tests) • Attendance Contract • Suspension • Expulsion MEDICAL AND DENTAL APPOINTMENTS Students who wish to keep medical or dental appointments during school hours must present a note from a parent/guardian by 8:00 A.M. on the day the student is to leave school. Instead of writing a note, the parent may also contact the school administration directly by phone. Students are expected to sign out before leaving and sign in when they return. EXTRA CURRICULAR ATTENDANCE The school assumes that a student who is unable to attend school because of illness will also be unable to work or attend extracurricular functions later in the same day. Students who attend such functions will be marked unexcused. CAFETERIA Good conduct is expected of students, and requests made by cafeteria staff and lunchroom supervisors should be followed. Breakfast is served daily from 7:10 to 7:25 A.M. and lunch from 10:46 to 11:51 A.M. A monthly calendar listing the menu will be available in the office. Students who bring lunch can purchase milk, but must eat in the cafeteria. ALL food and drink must be eaten in the cafeteria unless permission has been given otherwise by staff. Gum is not permitted in the cafeteria. GUM, CANDY, FOOD & DRINK While gum is permitted in the building and most classrooms, certain restrictions apply and each teacher has the right to restrict gum in his/her classroom. Gum is not permitted in the gym, cafeteria, or auditorium. It is also not permitted in band, choir, or gym class. Candy, food, and beverages (including bottled water) should be consumed only in the cafeteria unless


an exception has been made for a special event in the classroom or auditorium. SCHOOL PHYSICALS AND IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS Every incoming seventh grade student must place on file a proper record of his/her immunizations. Every child residing in this state must be immunized against: 1. Diphtheria 2. Whooping cough 3. Tetanus 4. Measles 5. Rubella 6. Poliomyelitis 7. Hepatitis In addition, every child residing in this state who has not completed grade 1 before July 1, 1985, must be immunized against mumps. The State Board of Health may add or delete such other communicable diseases for which immunization shall be required as is commensurate with reasonable, preventative medicine. ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION There are times when it is necessary for students to take medication at school. Baugo Community Schools has established a policy regarding the administration of medication to students by school personnel. This policy, which is based on state laws, is for the protection of all students. We ask parents to make every effort to arrange their child’s medication schedule to avoid school hours. When your child must be given medication at school, please observe the following regulations: 1.

A medication authorization form must accompany any medication sent to school or be on file in our office. Prescription drugs must have both the parents’ and the physicians’ authorization. The authorization form will be available in the office. 8 2. Nonprescription drugs (Tylenol, cough medicine, etc.) need only parents’ written permission. We do not encourage these be sent unless absolutely necessary. 3. Written consent is valid only for the period specified on the consent form,

and in no case longer than the school year. 4.

The original and most recent prescription container with the pharmacy label on it must be sent to school with your child. The label must be clearly marked with the child’s name, name of the drug, dosage, and times to be given. Nonprescription medications must be in the original container. 5. The medication will be taken to the office for safekeeping. The student will come to the office to take the medicine at the proper time, unless otherwise stated. 6. Most medications need not be taken at school. Only those that must be taken with or before meals, those taken four times daily, and emergency medication (for bee sting, asthma, etc.) should be sent to school. 7. Send no more than a one month supply at a time. 8. Any medication sent to school without proper marking or authorization will not be administered, and the parent will be contacted. 9. If a student must carry any medication with him/her at school, such as an inhaler, written parental and physician permission must be given on the medication authorization form. 10. If there are changes to any medication given at school, notification from the parent and/or physician needs to be given in writing. 11. Medications stored at school will not be sent home with any student below grade 9. Students in high school may take medication home with parent permission.

Screenings Baugo Community Schools provides speech, language and hearing services under the direction of a speech-language pathologist (SLP). The speech-language pathologist (SLP)


direct speech, language and/or hearing screenings, evaluation and group or individual therapy classes. Teachers or parents/guardian may request a speech or language or hearing screening for students at any grade level any time there is a concern. If the speech/language screening results indicate a deficiency, an evaluation will be completed upon written consent from the parent/guardian, and a conference will be held to discuss the results and recommendations. In keeping with I.C. 20-34-3-14, the speechlanguage pathologist (SLP) will provide annual hearing screenings to all students enrolled in kindergarten, first, fourth, seventh, and tenth grades. Screenings will also be provided to new students as they enroll in the district throughout the school year. The speech-language pathologist (SLP) will follow up with staff, parents, and students if a hearing screening is not passed and provide appropriate recommendations. No student shall be required to submit to a hearing screening if written objection by the parent/guardian is submitted to the proper authorities and is on file in the school office. ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY POLICY

It is hoped that this policy will encourage our students to put their emphasis on academics. Student-athletes are expected to be good citizens and role models for the student body as they represent Jimtown Junior High School and the Baugo community. ATHLETIC PHYSICAL AND PARENT/GUARDIAN PERMISSION FORMS

All athletes must have these forms before they are allowed to practice or take part in any athletic contest: physical, substance abuse, concussion information, and insurance waiver. These forms, along with a parent permission slip for the sport he/she may engage in, are found in the principal’s office. No student may practice until the forms are on file. The required School Physical and Immunization forms CAN NOT be used in place of an athletic physical. ATHLETIC ATTENDANCE

The faculty and staff of Jimtown Junior High School recognize that athletics and extracurricular organizations are an integral part of the curriculum. Student participation in these organizations is an honor. The student’s first responsibility shall be academic and then extracurricular activities. For a student to be eligible for athletic activities at Jimtown Junior High School, a student-athlete must pass at least 5 classes and have at least a combined 1.0 GPA for all classes on a four point grade scale, on the most recent report card. The eligibility period begins with the issuing of report cards and ends with the issuing of the next report card.

9 Any student-athlete becoming academically ineligible will be removed from games for the

next nine weeks. If sport seasons change between grading periods, a student would not be eligible to participate until the next report card be used in is issued and his/her grades are satisfactory. Practices may be allowed at the coaches’ discretion.

An athlete must be in attendance the final three class periods of the day in order to participate in practices or contests, unless excused by the principal or his/her designee.


BUS DRIVERS Cook, Tom Green, Les Grosser, Julie Jenkins, Kim Kozelka, Danette Lambka, Fred Loucks, Lynn McClure, Darla Crull, Lia Renner, Penny Smeltzer, Ron Smith, Mary Squibb, Eldon Squibb, Jay Squibb, Kathy Tierney, Michele Hardy, Cindy

Bus # Bus 03 Bus 07 Bus 15 Bus 09 Bus 23 Bus 02 Bus 05 Bus 11 Bus 13 Bus 01 Bus 06 Bus 14 Bus 08 Bus 12 Bus 04 Bus 10 Bus 27

Phone # 294-6185 293-6830 264-2844 294-1194 596-7808 522-5196 293-7913 674-5214 344-6760 294-3113 295-6304 971-6292 294-3735 522-3613 294-3735 522-6881 304-0079

TRANSPORTATION Jimtown Junior High School provides a rack for the parking of bicycles, and students should keep the bikes in the rack and locked during school hours. Students are not permitted to drive motorized vehicles to school. Bicycles may not be ridden on school property one-half hour before, during or after school; they must be walked or carried. Rollerblades or skateboards are not allowed within the school building, unless permission is granted by the office. Bus Transportation Policy - Baugo Community Schools Indiana State Law statues prohibit any interference with a school bus driver and the operation of a school bus, including physical contact, intentional distractions, throwing or causing projectiles to hit a bus driver. Discipline on the bus is the responsibility of each student and driver. 1. The school bus is an extension of the classroom. ALL SCHOOL RULES APPLY. 2. Teasing, bullying, tripping, holding, hitting and like behavior will not be tolerated. 3. Profane or indecent language will not be tolerated. Loud, boisterous language will not be tolerated.

4. Indecent or offensive conduct will not be tolerated. 10 5. The bus driver may assign seats, as he/she deems necessary. 6. Pupils shall be seated promptly, shall not block the aisle and shall not get up and move once seated – except with the driver’s permission. 7. Students shall not enter or leave the bus until it has come to a full stop and the driver has given permission by opening the door. 8. Do not stand in the street or roadway while waiting for your bus. 9. Avoid any unnecessary distracting of the bus driver. 10. When crossing the street or road after leaving the bus, walk in front of and not behind the bus. 11. Students shall not destroy or cause damage to the school bus or surrounding property while waiting for the school bus. 12. Students should report to the driver, any damage to the bus when entering or leaving the bus. 13. Windows are not to be lowered without the driver’s permission, keep arms and heads inside the bus windows. 14. Do not throw or pass objects out of the windows. 15. No food or beverage shall be consumed on the bus 16. Bus drivers will contact parent/guardian to report conduct infractions. Bus Transportation—continued 17. A student shall be waiting at his/her assigned boarding stop when the school bus arrives. The bus driver need not wait beyond the regularly scheduled pickup time. When homes are in close proximity, or as conditions dictate, students may be expected to walk a reasonable distance to board or to reach their homes when unloading. 18. Buses are equipped with video cameras which are used daily to document safety, bus conduct and identify unacceptable behavior.


The bus driver will report discipline problems to the school principal and the bus driver, student and principal will hold a conference. Students must bring a note signed by a parent if they are going to ride a bus other than their regular one. Should your child report a bus problem to you, please contact the bus driver before calling the school. The principal usually has not received information from the bus driver prior to receiving calls from parents. A solution can be more readily attained if problems are handled in this manner. “School Bus Incident Reports” will be sent to the students who have violated the bus conduct policy to advise parents of the misbehavior. Continued violation of the Bus Conduct Policy during the school year may result in a three (3) day suspension from riding the bus. SMOKING Student smoking is NOT permitted in the buildings or on school grounds. Students shall not have tobacco in any form in their possession. Students in violation of this regulation will be subjected to the following disciplinary action: First Offense – One day suspension Second Offense –Three days suspension Third Offense –Suspension for the remainder of the semester The act of smoking will be considered to have initiated when the student places a cigarette in his/her hand or mouth. The cigarette need not be burning for the student to be in violation of this policy. Indiana Code 35-46-1-10.5 makes it illegal for a person under the age of 18 years of age to purchase, accept for personal use, or possess any tobacco products. In cooperation with this law and the Sheriff’s Department, Jimtown Junior High School will Refer all violations of this law to the Sheriff’s Department using the “Tobacco Violations Report” that has been provided to the school by the Sheriff. The Sheriff’s office will contact the parent/guardian and issue a citation to the student, citing him/her into Elkhart Superior Court IV for the tobacco violation. If the student should plead “not guilty” a trial date would be

set by the court. Involved school personnel would be called to testify at the trial. This policy will be carried out in addition to any and all punitive actions enforced through school discipline policy outlined in this handbook. 11

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM Alcohol and drug abuse are serious problems in today’s society, and schools are not immune to such problems. Jimtown High School/Jimtown Junior High School will offer interscholastic, extracurricular participation only to drug-free students. Before a student is allowed to participate in an interscholastic contest, the school must have on file a signed parent/student consent form. Randomly selected drug, tobacco, and alcohol screenings are based on a computer-generated program generated by a contracted testing agency. All students intending to participate in extracurricular activities during the school year must participate. Each student is assigned a number in a continuous field, and the random selection is made from this series of numbers. The database will be maintained at ASL Testing with updates supplied by Jimtown High School/Jimtown Junior High School. At the direction of the school, a random draw will be made of all athletes regardless of sports season. ASL Testing will contact the school to advise them of the numbers that have been drawn. These students are then notified to appear for substance abuse testing at the school within 90 minutes. The Jimtown Junior High School Substance Abuse Program document will be distributed to all parents/guardians of student-athletes.


STUDENT USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Jimtown Junior High School cannot and will not be responsible for security or protection from theft of any electronic devices that are brought to school against school policy. 1) Cell phones, i-Pods, CD/MP3 players and other personal non-medical electronic devices are not to be visible and may not be WORN or USED in the building or on the school grounds between the hours of 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. If cell phones or other electronic communication devices are observed by a staff member (whether they are being used or not) they will be confiscated and turned over to a school administrator. Failure to turn over a cell phone or electronic communication device when asked will result in additional consequences. IF WE SEE IT or HEAR IT, WE TAKE IT!

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JJHS STAFF E-MAIL ADDRESS LIST Mr. Mike Stout, Principal

mstout@baugo.org

Ms. Denise Ohrazda, Counselor

dohrazda@baugo.org

Mrs. Beverly Bridwell, Secretary

bbridwell@baugo.org

Mrs. Jan Dean, Nurse Mrs. Shirley Coffman, 8th Gr. Lang. Arts

jdean@baugo.org scoffman@baugo.org

Mr. Ned Cook, Boys Health/Phys. Ed.

ncook@baugo.org

Mrs. Jamie Eaton, 7th Gr. Soc. Studies

jeaton@baugo.org

Mr. Robert Elli, 7th/8th Career Exploration Mrs. Kelly Ferguson, 8th Gr. Science

belli@baugo.org kferguson@baugo.org

Mrs. Sandra Farrell, Girls Health/Phys. Ed.

sfarrell@baugo.org

Mr. Bruce Horein, 7th Gr. Science

bhorein@baugo.org

Mr. Derek Johnson, R.T.I. Aide

djohnson@baugo.org

Ms. Laurie LaFree, Choir

llafree@baugo.org

Mr. Darin Mast, Special Education

dmast@baugo.org

Mrs. Brenda McCuddy, Library Aide

bmccuddy@baugo.org

Mr. Ryan McCuddy, Resource Aide

rmccuddy@baugo.org

Mrs. Tina Williams, R.T.I. Aide

twilliams@baugo.org

Mrs. Brenda Roberts, 7th Gr. Lang. Arts.

broberts@baugo.org

Mrs. Lori Slabach, Resource Aide

lslabach@baugo.org

Mr. Joshua Schwartz, 7th Gr. Math

jschwartz@baugo.org

Mr. Charlie Sauter, 8th Gr. Soc. Studies

csauter@baugo.org

Mrs. Lori Simon, 8th Gr. Math

lsimon@baugo.org

Mrs. Paula Teegardin, Resource Aide Mr. Doug Toombs, 7th/8th Career Exploration Mrs. Cheryl VanDeventer, Library Aide Miss Kathy Lambright, Band

pteegardin@baugo.org dtoombs@baugo.org cvandeventer@baugo.org klambright@baugo.org


13 JIMTOWN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC SCHEDULES CROSS COUNTRY 1 Tues. Sept. 1 John Young Inv. 1 Thurs. Sept. 3 Bethany /Stanley Clark 1 Tues. Sept. 8 Bremen 1 Wed. Sept. 9 Pierre Moran 2 Thurs. Sept. 0 Elkhart Christian 2 Sat. Sept. 2 Elkhart Christian Inv. 2 Mon. Sept. 4 Urey 2 Wed. Sept. 6 LaVille/Triton Mon. Oct. 1 Fairfield/Wawasee Wed. Oct. 3 Conference- LaVille

2012-2013 7TH AND 8TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL T

5:00

Nov.

5

Concord

T

4:30

4:30

Mon. Thurs .

Clark

Nov.

New Prairie

H

5:00

H

4:30

Mon.

Nov.

John Young

H

4:45

T

4:30

Nov.

Goshen

H

4:45

H

4:30

Tues. Thurs .

LaVille

H

5:00

T

9:00 AM

Nov.

NorthWood Inv.

T

9:00 AM

T

5:00

Sat. Thurs .

8 1 2 1 3 1 5 1 7 2 9

Bremen

T

4:30

5:00 5:00 5:30

Mom. Wed. Sat.

Dec. Dec. Dec.

Bethany Christian Culver Fairfield Inv.

H T T

4:30 5:00

Mon.

Dec.

Knox

H

6:00

Wed.

Dec.

3 5 8 1 0 1 2

Urey

T

4:45

7 1 7 1 0 1 2 1 5

Fairfield

T

5:00

Elkhart Christian

H

4:30

TBA

TBA

LaVille Wawasee

T

FOOTBALL Tues.

Aug.

Tues.

Sept.

Tues.

Sept.

Tues.

Sept.

Tues. Tues.

Sept. Oct.

Tues.

Oct.

Tues.

Oct.

2 8 4 1 1 1 8 2 5 2 9 1 6

Nov.

Nov.

Urey

H

5:00

Mon.

Jan.

LaVille

T

4:30

Dec.

8th-

H

6:00

Mon. Thurs .

7th-

T

5:30

Sat.

Jan.

New Prairie

T

5:00

Tues.

Jan.

Fairfield Culver

H T

5:00 5:00

Bremen

T

4:30

Triton

H

5:00

Knox

VOLLEYBALL 2 Thurs. Aug. 3 3 Thurs. Aug. 0

Concord

T

4:30

Goshen

T

4:45

Tues.

Sept.

4

Bremen

T

4:30

Thurs.

Sept.

6

Knox

H

Sat.

Sept.

NSC Tourney- 7th grade

Mon.

Sept.

Thurs.

Sept.

Sat.

Sept.

8 1 0 1 3 1 5

LaVille

NSC Tourney- LaVille

T

9:00 AM

Triton

H

5:00

4:45 4:30 4:30 5:00 5:00

Wed. Thurs .

Feb.

6

Knox

H

6:00

Feb.

John Young

H

4:45

Feb.

Elkhart Christian

H

4:30

6:00

Tues. Thurs .

Bethany

H

4:30

9:00 AM

Sat.

Feb.

Greene Inv.

T

10:00

Feb.

Urey

T

4:45

LaVille

H

5:00

Feb.

7 1 2 1 4 1 6 1 9 2 1 2 5

Northridge

T

4:45

H

4:45

Milford

T

4:30

Tues. Thurs .

9:00 AM

Mon.

LaVille

NSC Tourney- 1st Round

7TH AND 8TH GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL 2 Tues. Jan. 2 Goshen T Thurs 2 . Jan. 4 NorthWood T 2 Mon. Jan. 8 Milford H Thurs 3 . Jan. 1 Culver T Mon. Feb. 4 Fairfield H

John Young

NSC Tourney- 8th grade

Jan.

8:30 AM

Feb.

Feb.


Mon.

Sept.

Thurs.

Sept.

Tues.

Sept.

Thurs. Mon. Tues. Mon.

Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct.

Tues.

Oct.

Mon.

Oct.

Tues.

Oct.

1 7 2 0 2 5 2 7 1 2 8 9 1 5 1 6

NorthWood

T

4:30

Wed.

Feb.

2 7

New Prairie

H

5:00

Northridge

H

4:45

Mon.

Mar.

4

Bremen

H

4:30

Culver

T

5:00

Mar.

5

Triton

T

5:00

Fairfield LaVille Bethany Christian Triton

T T H T

5:00 5:00 4:30 5:00

Tues. Thurs . Sat.

Mar. Mar.

7 9

NSC Tourney- 1st Round NSC Tourney- Urey

TBA

TBA

Elkhart Christian

H

4:30

New Prairie

H

5:00

Urey

H

4:45

All Schedules Subject to Change

WRESTLING Thurs 2 . Feb. 1 2 Sat. Feb. 3 2 Tues. Feb. 6 Thurs 2 . Feb. 8 Sat. Mar. 2 Mon. Mar. 4 Wed. Sat.

Mar. Mar.

6 9

Goshen/Northridge

T

9:00 AM

4:45

Goshen

Triton Inv.

T

9:00 AM

Bremen

H

4:30

Urey West Noble Inv. NorthWood

T T T

4:45

New Prairie Conference- New Prairie

T T

5:00

New Prairie

T

5:00

LaVille

H

5:00

Urey

H

4:45 4:30 5:00

9:00 AM

4:30 8:00 AM

*All Times Listed Are EDT* TRACK

Updated as of 6-1-12

Tues. Thurs .

Apr.

Tues. Thurs . Tues. Thurs .

Apr.

1 6 2 5 3 0

May May

2 7

Bremen Triton

T H

May

9

Conference- Culver

T 5:30 14

Apr.


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