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“Bearing Down on Excellence”

Staff Handbook 2011-2012 3217 Canterbury Road New Bern, NC 28562 252-514-6414 Phone 252-514-6418 Fax http://craven.k12.nc.us/AHB Michelle M. Lee Tamara Samz

Principal Assistant Principal


Craven County Schools Vision Craven County Schools will be the highest performing system of public education in North Carolina.

Mission Craven County Schools, united with families and communities, will continuously improve student learning and educational services through a focus on expectations and values which support performance excellence.

Core Values Visionary Leadership Learning-Centered Education Organizational & Personal Learning Valuing Faculty, Staff & Parents Agility Focus on the Future Managing for Innovation Managing by Fact Public Responsibility & Citizenship Focus on Results Creating Value Systems Perspective


Bangert Elementary School

Core Beliefs Through teamwork, commitment, and excellence, we believe All students will be successful A safe and inviting environment promotes learning Process improvement creates positive change Building internal & external partnerships enhances improvement • Respectful, responsible, and safe behaviors develop productive citizens • • • •


• Our vision will be attained.


Dear Faculty & Staff, It has been an exciting and busy time around Bangert this summer. Amidst all of the mortar dust and construction chaos, it could have been easy to confuse the fact that the building does not make the school, the people do. I am convinced that “our people� are the most dedicated and competent employees in any school across the nation! You are an awesome group of individuals and work together as a great team. I am honored to be a member of this magnificent team. It is my pleasure to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you as we begin the 2011-2012 school year at A. H. Bangert Elementary School. As I begin my tenure here at Bangert, I will work diligently to promote a learning community supported by a safe and inviting environment. Building positive relationships with students, staff, and parents are cornerstones to our success. Please read this handbook thoroughly. It will enable you to become more familiar with the policies, procedures, and expectations. It is my belief hat in order for any organization to be successful it is vital that everyone adheres to these policies and procedures. In an effort to continuously improve, I invite you to discuss any issue or concern with me. I look forward to working with each of you this year. Sincerely, Michelle M. Lee, Principal Michelle M. Lee, Principal


Tamara Samz, Assistant Principal Gina Kozup, Data Manager Cathy Brown, Bookkeeper Teacher Kindergarten Laurie Armstrong Carla Atcheson Kelly Coward Debbie Fodrie

Assistant Kristy Nesbitt Lisa Gaskins Yvonne Kolb Natalie Hardee

Grade One

Kay Adams Brandy Cook Linda Barnes

Ann Ashley Daniels Gail Borner Seante Johnson

Grade Two

Cindy Belew Robin Greene Erin Saunders

Nan Barker

Grade Three

Kim Cromer Rachel Eure Meghan O’Brien Nancy Wilson

Grade Four

Debbie Wellington Kristy Williamson Sarah Wimmer

Grade Five

Brenda Edwards Jane Harvey Caroline Godwin

Title I

Mrs. Martha Ann Patterson Mrs. Jennifer Crosby Ms. Jennifer Wood Mrs. Meredith Inserra Mrs. Marsha Rogers Mrs. Megan Davis Mrs. Reva Martin Mrs. Hilda Whitney Mr. Kevin Smith Ms. Jennifer East Mrs. Diane Ellington Mrs. Roxanne Ank Ms. Maggie Bush Mrs. Pam Webb

Special Education Music Teacher Art Teacher Physical Education Guidance Counselor Media Specialist Technology Facilitator School Nurse AIG Teacher Occupational Therapist School Psychologist Speech Pathologist

Linda Matthews

Treacy Cumbo (Choice Coordinator) Ann Turner

Bonnie Edwards


????? Who To Ask????? Michelle Lee - Principal

Tammy Samz -Assistant Principal

Announcements Budget Curriculum Discipline Evaluations Facilities Handbooks Home Visits InTouch Messages IGP’s Master Schedule Monitor Attendance (student and staff) Optimum Student Achievement Action Plans PTO Safe and Inviting Action Plans Staff Development Strategic Planning Substitutes (before & after school hours) Supervision Teacher Certification Cathy Brown-Bookkeeper/Payroll Title I Attendance-staff

504’s Assessments (local) Bulletin Board Schedule Crisis Plan Discipline Duty Schedules Effective and Efficient Action Plans EC/ESL/AIG Evaluations Field Trips Home Visits IGP’s InTouch Messages Sea System Substitutes for Staff Development Supervision Textbooks Transportation Volunteers / HUG Other assigned by the Principal Ginaduties KozupSecretary/NCWISE

Budget balances Facility Rentals Fixed Assets Keys Insurance Nurse duties in absence of Ms. East Picture Scheduling / Monies Print Shop orders Purchase Orders Receipt money from students/teachers Recep./Sec duties in absence of Mrs. Kozup Substitutes (during the day or with adv. notice) Warehouse orders Workman’s Compensation Other duties assigned by the Administration

Attendance- students Check In/Out of students and visitors Cumulative Records Discipline Data Enroll/Withdraw students Federal Cards Forms InTouch Messages Mail and message coordination Maintenance requests Phones Staff directory Tardies/Early Checkouts Other duties assigned by the Administration

Reva Martin – Guidance

Treacy Cumbo –Choice Coordinator

504’s PEP’s Attendance- Letters Awards and Recognition Character Education Counseling Testing (state and assist AP w/ local) Other duties assigned by the Administration

Copiers Discipline data Laminator Schedule students assigned to Choice by Admin. Assist Title I teacher with remediation Other duties assigned by the Administration


Accidents Whenever a student has been involved in an accident at Bangert, it is the responsibility of the supervising adult to complete an “Accident Report” form, regardless of how small or insignificant the situation may seem. If an accident report is completed, the teacher must contact the parent/guardian. A copy of the accident report must be given to the school nurse. The nurse will provide a copy to the principal. Employees who have accidents at school must contact the bookkeeper and administration immediately, so proper documentation regarding Workman’s Compensation may be completed. There must be documentation of any accident within 24 hours. Alarm System Bangert’s alarm will be activated nightly and on weekends. Permission must be obtained from the principal to access the building nights and weekends. Announcements Announcements will be made each morning following the tardy bell at 8:05 by the principal or designee. Afternoon announcements will only be made as needed at 2:40. Emergency announcements and announcements during the school day must be approved by the principal. During announcements, teachers are expected to conduct a quiet and orderly classroom so that all staff and students may hear the announcements. Assemblies Teachers are to escort their students to the assembly and monitor the class during assemblies. Everyone should use proper etiquette during assemblies. Awards & Recognition Teachers are required to prepare a list of students who qualify for the A Team, Honor Roll, and Perfect Attendance for each grading period. These lists are due to the Assistant Principal and Guidance Counselor no later than three school days prior to report card date for each grading period. *A Team- 93 or above average in all subject areas, all conduct grades are satisfactory or above. *Honor Roll- 85 or above average in all subject areas, all conduct grades satisfactory or above. *Perfect Attendance- No absences (Yearly award- No absences and NO tardies or early checkouts) *Citizenship- K-5th, 2 per classroom; In recognition of students who exemplify outstanding character *Art, Music, PE- (Yearly award- Recognition for academic performance at each grade


level) *Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math- As determined by goal teams. Book Orders Teachers may distribute book club orders to students. All monies must be receipted. Contact book club via email or phone upon deadline. Immediately following the arrival of the items, verify items. Submit the initialed and dated invoice to the bookkeeper who will send a check to the book club. Books Staff must encourage students to protect the school’s investment of books by handling them carefully and not writing in them. Teachers must keep accurate record of textbook assignments. If a student loses a book or if additional books are needed, contact the assistant principal. The student will be charged for the book prior to another book being issued. The assistant principal will provide teachers with a list of charges regarding lost books. Bulletin Boards Bulletin boards should be neat and attractive at all times. All boards should be aligned to the curriculum (stating the NCSCOS objective), an avenue for communication and sharing expectations. Teachers are responsible for maintaining bulletin boards in their classrooms. All bulletin boards should be current and changed at least quarterly. A detailed assignment list is located in the S & I section of this notebook. Cabinet We have a building leadership team, voted on by the faculty that uses the continuous improvement model which puts into practice the School Improvement Plan, Vision, and Mission of Bangert. This team is the vehicle to communicate results and plans for improvement. Everyone is invited to attend cabinet meetings.

Calculators Staff must encourage students to protect the school’s investment of calculators by handling them carefully. Teachers must keep accurate record of calculator assignments. If a student loses a calculator, contact the assistant principal. The student will be charged for a calculator prior to another calculator being issued. Cafeteria Students must arrive and leave the cafeteria at their designated times in an orderly fashion. All students must remain silent in the lunch line so the cafeteria ladies can hear student’s choices. All K-2 students must remain silent for the first 10 minutes of the


lunch period. 3 – 5 students may quietly whisper with their neighbors. Each teacher shall assign a responsible student for cleaning tables. Three weeks notice is necessary for field trips. Adult lunches are a la carte. Adults may receive an account number from the cafeteria manager. Calendar There are two calendars for Bangert. Parents/guardians and students have access to a calendar on the AHB website. Staff members will utilize google calendar for internal events. Grade chairs are responsible for updating grade level events. Celebrations Teachers should coordinate celebrations that are aligned to the instructional program and accomplishment of goals. Party type celebrations must be approved by the principal. Students will be recognized yearly during assemblies for A Team, Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, AR, and AM. Teachers may complete a Principal Hotline certificate for outstanding student accomplishments to be recognized. Place the certificates in the principal’s mailbox. The completed certificates will be placed in teacher’s mailbox following contact. Classroom Management Classroom management is different than discipline. Effectively managing your classroom is an essential part of maintaining control and discipline. An effective teacher manages a classroom. An ineffective teacher disciplines a classroom. Most issues/concerns come from a lack of consistent procedures and routines. Classroom management deals with the procedures that you must establish at the beginning of the school year. Students must know how you want them to begin the day, turn in papers, sharpen pencils, line up, etc. Procedures must be rehearsed over and over again until the students do them automatically. When they do, the class has a routine. Effective classroom management flows and is embedded in everything that is said and done seamlessly. Ineffective classroom management looks like chaos. Computer Labs Parents must have provided written approval for students to use the Internet. The computer lab is located in the Kindergarten Pod. K – 3 need to sign up to use the lab twice per week to work on 21st Century Skills. Grades 4 and 5 may sign up to use the lab if needed but most work can be done in the classroom with their netbooks. Calendars for sign up are located online. The district technology center has two mobile labs that are


available. Contact the technology facilitator to set up a time for checkout of the district labs. Conferences Teachers should schedule conferences with students’ families as needed. It is an expectation for homeroom teachers to contact ALL parents/guardians by the end of the first month (preferably face to face). Support teachers should contact at least 5 parents/guardians per grade level per nine weeks. It is a best practice to contact parents/guardians on a positive note prior to needing to contact them for a behavior or academic issue. All conferences must be documented and readily available. They should be held during the non-instructional times (planning, before/after school). If you schedule a conference, please notify the office. The following guidelines are offered to help you prepare for conferences: 1. Share your enthusiasm with the student about meeting the parents/guardians 2. Create a comfortable environment 3. Gather student work samples, grades, observation notes, progress on assessments, compact, PEP, conference documentation, etc. to discuss academic, social, and behavior concerns 4. Discuss issues and concerns professionally 5. Document summary of conference 6. Conversations must be upfront, honest, and courageous Copyright Laws Copyrighted materials, whether printed or not, will not be duplicated unless such reproduction meets “fair use” standards or unless written permission from the copyright holder has been obtained. Teachers should see the Media Coordinator if you have questions concerning copyright issues. All staff must complete the Moodle on Copyright Laws. Crisis Response Bangert Elementary has developed a detailed Crisis Plan in conjunction with local emergency personnel. Refer to the Crisis response flipcharts located near each room’s exit maps for pertinent information. Cumulative Folders A confidential cumulative record must be on file for every student. Cumulative folders of student records are located in the front office. Folders should only be taken out of the area after written documentation with Mrs. Kozup. They must not be taken home. Cumulative records must be returned to the main office at the end of the day. Teachers will review the records of the students they teach within the first ten days of school to


check for medical, learning, and custody issues. Elementary students are not to have access to cumulative folders without the presence of the parent/guardian. All cumulative records must be completed at the end of the year before teachers leave. It is a best practice to periodically check these records and record accurate information as the year progresses, so the task is not so monumental at the end of the year. A list of requirements is found in the E & E section of this handbook. Students who are transferring from AHB must have accurate records. As teachers complete the withdrawal form, please check the folders for up-to-date information included. The withdrawal form must be given to the NCWISE data manager within one week after the student withdraws. The data manager will send records accordingly. Color Yellow Red Dark Blue Lavender Purple White

Meaning 504 ECP AIG ESL Health Custody

Person Responsible 504 Coordinators EC Teacher AIG Teacher ESL Teacher Nurse Secretary

Directory Staff members are encouraged to provide name, address, phone number, and birthday to the secretary/receptionist. A staff directory will be developed and circulated.

Discipline Every classroom must follow a discipline plan that is posted. The plan shall include rules to follow, consequences for not following the rules, and celebrations for following the rules. From the beginning, know what you are doing every minute of the day, quarter, semester, and year and Do it! Discipline must be maintained to ensure a safe environment, including all areas on campus, buses, and field trips. BE FIRM, FAIR AND CONSISTENT! Minor discipline matters are best handled by the teacher. A teacher’s effectiveness is diminished when minor concerns are referred. Students soon become aware that the teacher is not in control. If a student’s misbehavior constitutes removal, call for administration immediately. For repeat offenders, be prepared to have discussion with


an administrator and/or guidance counselor immediately following removal to develop a plan for the child to reenter class. For constant misbehavior, it is essential that discussion with administration and contact be made with parents/guardians prior to an office referral. Parent/guardian contacts must be completed prior to an office referral. The only exceptions are those involving violence, sexual misconduct, drugs, alcohol, or weapons, etc. Due to loss of personnel, there will only be CHOICE for grades 3 – 5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Only administrators may assign students to CHOICE. Discipline is not a group matter. A whole group should not be punished for the misdeeds of a few or even one. In addition, please talk with students individually concerning behavior issues. All employees must model the desired behavior. Children must be shown respect and you must expect it back from them. Children should be taught responsibility and the consequences that results in the choices they have made. DISENGAGE when a student attempts to pull you in a verbal/physical altercation. Simply state your expectation and walk away. Return to the child in a fair amount of time and restate your expectation. Provide student with a choice. “I need you to complete your Math. It looks as if you have done one problem. You may choose to do it now or this afternoon during snacks. It is your choice.” Bangert Elementary has posted proper behavior guidelines for different areas in and around the school. Instruct and work with your students to follow these guidelines. Teachers and students will be notified by administration if proper behavior is not occurring. Administration has created a discipline committee. This committee has a plan for documenting inappropriate behavior and parent contact. See plan at end of this document. Keep in mind: Research states that 3-5 rules are sufficient Refer to the Craven County Schools Policies and Regulations Students are not to be left unattended as a means of punishment. Designate a buddy teacher, a place where a student can cool down for 10-15 minutes Not every misbehavior can be listed, but a list of misbehaviors for each of the three categories are located in the appendix to used as a guide: Category A offenses: (Should be handled in the classroom by the teacher)


Category B offenses: (Reasons for students to be bounces to another classroom) Category C offenses: (Immediate referral to office) If an offense requires an office visit, staff must complete the AHB discipline referral. Administration will determine the proper category and the consequence for each offense. Referring staff member will be notified of the action taken. All students will have the right to an appeal with the principal. We teach children to be responsible by‌ Letting them know what is expected Rewarding them for their individual accomplishments Recognizing and respecting their worth as unique beings Consistently modeling appropriate behavior Consequences will be necessary, but discovering the reason for the misconduct is more important that the punishment. Dress Code All staff members serve as role models for our students in the area of proper attire. Thank you in advance for your dress in a professional manner. Please be mindful of the amount of cleavage revealed and length of your skirts and/or walking shorts. Jeans are permitted on spirit days and O Days only. Professional attire is required on W/PW Days. Refer to Craven County policy 710.20 for additional information. Teachers may wear jeans (no faded jeans or ones with tatters) and / or appropriate shorts on field trips. Drills There are three main drills that are practiced routinely in Craven County Schools. The tornado drill is conducted two times a year. Code 300/Lockdown/Intruder drill is conducted quarterly each year. Fire Drills are required monthly.

Procedures: FIRE DRILL INSTRUCTIONS (SIGNAL: CONTINUOUS SOUNDING OF THE ALARM BUZZER!) I. The teachers should have each class organized for the fire drill as follows: A. Two or three students assigned to close the windows and doors. B. Students assigned to help other students who may be disabled and need assistance. II. Each class or group upon the sound of the fire alarm and as directed by the teacher shall:


A.

Form its rank quickly and quietly, without obtaining clothing or personal items, and move in single file, without running toward exits. If this exit is blocked use an alternate exit. B. Proceed to a predetermined point of the campus sufficiently far away from the building and out of the way of others or fire department operations for attendance check by the teacher. Avoid the kitchen and the boiler room areas. Students should stand with backs to the school building. C. Remain at this point until signal for return to building is given. D. The signal to return to your respective classrooms will be our long ringing of the regular bell; return will be in reverse order from which you exited. III. It shall be the duty of each teacher to: A. Post in room fire/tornado evacuation routes. B. Instruct each class in the fire drill procedure and to include instructions in fire safety and fire prevention. C. Maintain order during evacuation. D. Seat disabled students near exit. E. Always keep roll book available for roll call (address and phone numbers included). F. Be the last to leave the room. G. All teachers will take roll and notify the principal if someone is missing. The principal and the fire officials will organize a search. No one is to return to the building until the all-clear signal is given. IV. In case of actual fire, regardless of size, the following procedure should be followed: A. Sound the fire alarm. B. Use fire extinguisher, if possible. C. Notify the office V. Exit Procedure: A. Follow Fire Drill Plan NOTE: THERE WILL BE A FIRE DRILL DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL AND EACH MONTH THEREAFTER. DO NOT BLOCK EXITS WITH FURNITURE OR DROP CORDS.


TORNADO DRILL INSTRUCTIONS Tornado drills will be conducted periodically throughout the school year. The signal will be 3 short rings. Students are to assemble in the hall areas. Classroom rosters must accompany teachers during any evacuation. Students need to be seated on the floor with their heads between their knees and their heads against the wall. The designated areas should be posted in each class and students should follow the evacuation plan for the room they are in at the time of the alert. Students who are outside are to come in by the nearest main entrance and proceed to their stations in a safe and orderly fashion. All outside classroom doors should be left open or at least unlocked. All hall doors should be closed. TORNADO DRILL LOCATIONS Make sure you observe very closely your room number, name, and designated area. Please indicate your designated area on the Tornado Evacuation Map posted in your classroom. Name

Designated Areas

Cathy is working on this for me!


CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM Michelle Lee Tammy Samz Gina Kozup Cathy Brown Reva Martin Treacy Cumbo FIRST RESPONSE TEAM Reva Martin Jennifer East Treacy Cumbo

CPR TRAINED STAFF Jennifer East Megan Davis Seante Johnson Debbie Fodrie

SAFETY TEAM Tammy Samz Teacher Assistants

LOCKDOWN IF A DANGEROUS INTRUDER IS ON THE SCHOOL PREMISES A LOCKDOWN WILL BE ANNOUNCED OVER THE INTERCOM. ACCOUNT FOR ALL STUDENTS, LOCK DOOR AND FOLLOW PROCESS GIVEN IN SCHOOL RED SAFETY BAG. Drug Free All employees of Craven County Board of Education are duly informed that the unlawful possession or use of a controlled substance is strictly prohibited in the workplace. Severe legal action will be taken against violators of this policy as outlined in the Craven County Board of Education Policy. Duties It is imperative for the safety of our students that staff is on time monitoring daily. Duty is completed when the last child leaves your area. It is your responsibility to arrange coverage of your duty if you are unable to fulfill your duty. Staff must be ready for duty according to their stations. Buses will unload breakfast students upon arrival at the front entrance (from the street) and remaining students will report to their respective hallways where teachers will monitor the students as they sit and read, study, and complete work quietly until they are lined up for dismissal to class.


MORNING DUTIES

AM/Carpool Duty 2011-2012 Aug 25-Aug 26 Aug 29-Sept. 2 Sept. 6- 9 Sept. 12- 16 Sept. 19- 23 Sept. 26-30 Oct. 3-7 Oct. 10-14 Oct. 17-21 Oct. 24-28 Oct. 31- Nov. 4 Nov. 7-11 Nov. 14-18 Nov. 21-Dec. 2 Dec. 5-9 Dec. 12-16 Dec. 19- Jan. 6 Jan. 9-13 Jan. 16-20 Jan. 23-27 Jan. 30- Feb. 3 Feb. 6- 10 Feb. 13-17 Feb. 20-24 Feb. 27- Mar. 2 Mar. 5-9 Mar. 12-16 Mar. 19-23 Mar. 26-30 Apr. 9-13 Apr. 16-20 Apr. 23-27 Apr. 30- May 4 May 7- 11 May 14-18 May 21-25 May 28- June 1 June 4-6 June 7: Last Day of School

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AM/ Cafeteria Duty 2011-2012 Aug 25-Aug 26 Aug 29-Sept. 2 Sept. 6- 9 Sept. 12- 16 Sept. 19- 23 Sept. 26-30 Oct. 3-7 Oct. 10-14 Oct. 17-21 Oct. 24-28 Oct. 31- Nov. 4 Nov. 7-11 Nov. 14-18 Nov. 21-Dec. 2 Dec. 5-9 Dec. 12-16 Dec. 19- Jan. 6 Jan. 9-13 Jan. 16-20 Jan. 23-27 Jan. 30- Feb. 3 Feb. 6- 10 Feb. 13-17 Feb. 20-24 Feb. 27- Mar. 2 Mar. 5-9 Mar. 12-16 Mar. 19-23 Mar. 26-30 Apr. 9-13 Apr. 16-20 Apr. 23-27 Apr. 30- May 4 May 7- 11 May 14-18 May 21-25 May 28- June 1 June 4-6 June 7: Last Day of School

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Afternoon Duties

The AHB Carpool Team Afternoon Duty Schedule August Davis Smith Ellington Coward Fodrie Atcheson (K)

September Davis Smith Ellington Coward Fodrie Atcheson (K)

January Davis Smith Ellington Coward Fodrie Atcheson (K)

February Davis Smith Ellington Coward(K) Fodrie Atcheson

October November Davis Davis Smith Smith Ellington Ellington Coward (K) Coward Fodrie Fodrie (K) Atcheson Atcheson

March Davis Smith Ellington Coward Fodrie (K) Atcheson

April Davis Smith Ellington Coward Fodrie Atcheson(K)

December Davis Smith Ellington Coward Fodrie (K) Atcheson

May/June Davis Smith Ellington Coward(K) Fodrie Atcheson

(K)-indicates the K teacher that will stay back with the K walkers and 2 nd run students Ellington-will help with carpool the 2 days that she is at AHB **The carpool team will decide as a team on jobs (calling, gym, post, lining up cars, etc)

Enrollment


A parent or legal guardian must accompany the student and complete the necessary paperwork to admit/register a student to Bangert Elementary School. All paperwork supporting legal guardianship is required (immunization, official birth certificate (if official birth certificate is unable see CCS policy for alternate sources), social security card, custody agreements, health assessments for Kindergarten, and proof of address-photo ID and utility bill or lease). New students are assigned by the principal. If all class sizes are equal, the student will be assigned to the teacher the principal feels will connect best with the student. The principal determines all placements for students. Parents/guardians and students are given CCS Policies and Regulations, AHB Student Handbook, lunch form, insurance form, grade level supply list, Internet access, agenda, supply list, and Commitment to Excellence when the student enrolls. Students and parent/guardian will be escorted to the classroom and introduced to the teacher. A copy of the enrollment form will be given to the teacher. The NCWISE data manager will key in information concerning the student and request records. The nurse will verify health card and immunization records. When the student’s cumulative folder is received, the teacher will review and return to data manager for filing. Field Trips Field trips are educational experiences that provide students with insight, information, and knowledge, as well as extensions of the classrooms. Out-of-County and overnight trips must be approved by the district Director of K-8, Tammy Cullom. Additional paperwork must be completed. Refer to the field trip checklist for exact timeline. Forms are available online and in the front office. Signed student permission/liability forms must travel with teacher on the field trip. Due to liability, students are not to be transported in private vehicles for field trips. With the principal’s permission, parents may ride white activity buses for field trips, but are not allowed to ride yellow buses. Be sure to have at least 1 adult for every 10 students going on the trip. Contact the assistant principal early to schedule buses. The cafeteria can prepare school lunches with advanced notice. A first aid kit must be taken on all field trips. Kits are available from the nurse. Remember to take student medications on field trips. Check your calendar for 9 Week Assessment and EOG dates. Do NOT schedule trips during these weeks.


Any questions regarding transportation for field trips should be directed to the assistant principal. Refer to the 2011-12 CCS Policies and Regulations Handbook for county guidelines regarding field trips. General Staff Guidelines - Workday Expectations Teachers & Assistants 7:40 a.m.-3:25 p.m. (unless on duty or a faculty meeting) Please remember check your mailbox daily and your email often in case of any important messages. Most administration communication will be through email. Grades Consistency of marking and grading standards is important for maintaining good working relationships and mutual understanding between the teachers, parents, and students. Therefore, each grade level will develop grading standards for their grade level and submit to the principal by the end of the first week of school. Include weights given to tests, quizzes, classwork, and projects. Grades must not be given for homework. Student grades must not be penalized due to absences. Teachers must communicate the grading standards to parents and students within the first week of school. No grades lower than a 60 will be put on the report card. It is crucial for teachers to communicate with parents at progress report and report card times when grades/marks are either dropping or 76 and below, Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory. Teachers must maintain a grade book (handwritten or electronic) with documentation of title of assignment, date assigned, and grade. Maintain a backup copy of student grades. Guidance The counselor will meet with individuals, small groups, and whole groups. The guidance counselor will schedule lessons with classroom teachers at the beginning of the year. Topics will include, but not limited to: study skills, peer pressure, problem solving, character education, interpersonal skills, and decision making. In order to meet the needs of the students, topics may be for a class or grade level. Students/teachers should complete a guidance referral form for individual conferences. If more than one student is involved in an issue, one form may be used. Otherwise individual forms must be used.

Homework


Teachers will assign no homework on evenings when Bangert Elementary has events and functions when families are expected to attend. Teachers who share students should coordinate homework in an effort to not exceed approximate allotted time. Refer to the 2011-12 CCS Policies and Regulations Handbook for county guidelines regarding homework. Suggested Times for assigning homework to students: 1st grade: 10 – 30 minutes daily 2nd & 3rd grades: 30 – 40 minutes daily 4th & 5th grades: 45 – 60 minutes daily Please also reinforce with students and parents that when no homework is assigned, students are expected to read, stressing the importance of reading and being read to in the development of language and listening skills. Inclement Weather When severe weather indicated the possibility of dangerous roads or hazardous conditions, a decision will be made by the superintendent or his designee to delay the opening of school, to postpone school for the day, or dismiss school early during the day. During the school day, staff and students will be notified of dismissals. Other times, staff should listen to the local radio and television stations for updates regarding school closings or delays due to inclement weather. A recording regarding school closings may be heard by calling 514-6300. Internet Emails will be used to communicate among staff on a regular basis. All staff is expected to check their emails daily. Teachers must have an Iweb account. Use this to access curriculum, resources, and district programs. Intercom Use of the intercom will be limited to emergencies between 8:05 and 2:45. Neither staff nor students will be called out of their classrooms to answer the telephone, except in the case of an emergency. If you are called to the office by administration, you are to report immediately. Please limit the use of cell phone calls for personal business during school hours. Morning announcements and afternoon dismissal will be addressed through the intercom. Staff should set the expectations and demonstrate proper etiquette when someone is speaking on the intercom.

InTouch


All Craven County Schools use the InTouch communication system to notify parents and staff in the event of an emergency or times when parents/guardians need to be contacted. Encourage parents/guardians to send a note regarding address or telephone changes. Keys Keys will be distributed to teachers and staff by the bookkeeper at the beginning of the year. Keys will be collected at the end of the year. If a key is lost, notify the bookkeeper immediately. Leaving Campus If an occasion arises when an employee needs to leave campus during working hours, the employee must receive permission from the principal (the assistant principal if the principal is not available). These occasions should be only in the case of an emergency. The employee must complete a release sheet and Craven County Absence report for approval. The bookkeeper receives both forms. Once approved, the employee must sign in/out on the computer in the main office. Lesson Plans Teachers must plan collaboratively with respective teams. All teachers shall develop quarterly timelines, in addition to daily lesson plans. Lesson Plans must be readily available for review upon request by the administration. All teachers will utilize the ONCOURSE, an online plan book. Teachers will be trained asap. Until training please plan using an online alternative or traditional planbook, notebook, etc. Lessons should include the following: Review, Focus with obj. # of the Teacher Will (TW) and the Student Will (SW), Mini Lesson, Differentiated Guided Practice and Independent Practice, Review/Closure, Materials/Resources The NCSCOS/Common Core/Essential Standards must be the primary source for objectives to be taught. Additional resources from DPI and CCS should be implemented. Textbooks should be only used as supplementary resources. In addition, a daily schedule, kid-friendly learning targets for the day, rules, consequences and celebrations shall be posted.

Letters, memos, notices, flyers, etc. All letters, memos, notices, flyers that are to be sent home must be approved by the principal. A copy must be on file in the front office. Place the papers in the


principal’s mailbox for approval three days prior to sending information home. The signed and approved information will be placed in the teacher’s mailbox. This does NOT include individual letters sent home to parents/guardians. Mailboxes Mailboxes are located in the teachers lounge. Please check your box at least twice a day. Keep the area clean to ensure an effective and efficient environment. Meetings Teachers need to dedicate Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 for school meetings. 1st Wednesday-Reading and Math goal teams 2nd Wednesday- Staff Meeting 3rd Wednesday-Goal Team- Writing/Science/Safety/Technology & Satisfaction/Drop-Out goal teams Cabinet Meetings- 1st Tuesday of Month Check your school wide calendar for specific dates. Staff members are required to attend all staff and goal team meetings scheduled by administration and/or district personnel. Everyone is invited to attend Cabinet meetings; however, only goal team managers are required to attend. If a manager or grade level rep is unable to attend, a substitute will need to attend. Additional meetings such as IEP and SAT are required by members and referring teachers. Nurse The school nurse is at AHB from 7:40 to 2:15. Medication (prescription or over-the counter) shall only be administered with proper medical permission. Direct parents/guardians to take medication to the school nurse in person. Staff is required to complete a Nurse Referral form and send it with the child to the nurse’s office. Prior to sending a child to the nurse, call to see if she is in her office. If she is not, buzz the office and send the student to the front office. If a student is injured or experiencing distress, a responsible student or assistant should escort the student. If an emergency arises, call the office immediately. Please carefully screen all nurse referrals. In addition to emergencies and medical issues, the nurse will screen students for the yellow folder process, input immunizations into NCWISE, and screenings for vision, hearing, etc. Hygiene supplies are available. Physical Activity


All K-8 students are required to participate in 30 minutes of physical activity daily. This time may be used inside or outside and all at one time or multiple times during the day. On days when your class does not have PE with Mrs. Davis, the first 10 minutes of playground time should include some type of structured physical activity. (Examples: walk laps, play freeze tag, Red Light Green Light, etc) Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) You are the “T” in PTO. Our PTO has demonstrated their support for students and teachers. All teachers are required to attend the scheduled PTO Meetings. Family Fun Nights are not a required event for teachers; however, you are welcomed and encouraged to become involved in the life of the school. Your help and cooperation creates a partnership that enhances a strong educational program. All teacher assistants are required to attend the student orientation, “Sneak-a-Peek” and the PTO Open House. Family Fun Nights are not a required event for teacher assistants; however, you are welcomed and encouraged to become involved in the life of the school. Your help and cooperation creates a partnership that enhances a strong educational program. All requests for PTO MUST be brought to them by the administration. They will not consider any requests directly from staff members. Partners in Education (PIE) Staff is encouraged to join Partners in Education. The money raised helps the students in Craven County. Many teachers at AHB have earned grants through PIE. Your support is greatly appreciated. Pictures All students and staff will have their pictures made in the fall. Fall pictures will be used for the Bangert Yearbook. No student should receive spring pictures until the fall pictures account is clear. Planning Grade level and content planning meetings will occur daily for articulation. Each grade level will elect a chairperson. Chairpersons will ensure information is disseminated. Minutes from each meeting should be emailed to all stakeholders including the principal and assistant principal. Each week on the designated day administration will meet with grade levels during common planning time. The other days the subject areas are also designated below. Mon. K-2 Admin Tues. Reading Wed. 3-5 Admin


Thurs. Math Fri. Writing, Science or Social Studies Promotion & Retention Teachers will provide documentation to the parents and principal, prior to the end of the first semester of students who may be retained or simply not meeting promotion requirements. Additional information is located in the 2011-2012 CCS Policies and Regulations handbook. Rarely does a student profit from repeating a grade. Work with parents/guardians closely to provide the most successful education. Being proactive and planned interventions are most helpful. Progress Reports If your student’s progress is unsatisfactory in any subject, a progress report will be sent home with the student at the midpoint of each grading period or as soon thereafter as it becomes apparent that the child is failing. All progress reports should be signed by a parent and returned to the teacher to verify that the parent has received them. Progress reports will be sent home on the following dates: September 28, 2011 December 8, 2011 May 8, 2012 Receipt Books No money is to be left in the school overnight or unattended during the day. This includes leaving money and receipt books in bookkeeper’s office unattended. Students and volunteers are NOT to transport receipt book bags containing money. Call the bookkeeper if you need assistance in transporting money to the office. It is the responsibility of the staff member to replace stolen or lost money. All monies must be receipted; therefore, teachers will be issued a receipt book. Write the specific reason for the purpose of the money on the receipt and the treasurer’s report. Also, use exact field trip names on the receipt and treasurer’s report (ex: Haiti, Cinderella, Aquarium). Leave the white copy attached to the yellow copy in the receipt book. Do not tear receipts out of the receipt book. Do not erase mistakes. Mark over the mistake and initial. If money is due to the student, teacher needs to note on the receipt. Turn in zippered bag with the receipt book, treasurer’s report, and money to the bookkeeper daily. Student change (money) will be placed in an envelope attached to the receipt after the daily deposits.


All monies collected must be turned in to the bookkeeper by 12:30 the day it is collected. All checks received should be made payable to AH Bangert Elementary School. Phone numbers of parents/guardians must be on the checks. Renaissance Place Bangert Elementary students participate in two individualized programs-Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math. In Accelerated Reader, teachers should use the STAR tests and child’s reading ability as indicators to determine individual goals for each student. We will not have a school wide designated AR time this year. Instead each teacher should schedule a solid 30 minutes daily of AR time. This will be monitored by administration. In Accelerated Math, teachers should determine the skills taught and child’s ability to set the objectives assigned. Use the programs as resources. Monitor the participation and success by accessing the dashboard and diagnostic report. Although, Model Classroom certification is not required, please know that these are district initiatives and must be implemented with fidelity. It is essential that you follow the guidelines to ensure success. Expectations and Best Practices for the Implementation of Accelerated Reading The Accelerated Reader (AR)/ Reading Renaissance (RR) program is to be used a positive motivator for students. Accelerated Reader can have a significant affect on reading achievement when implemented using the following practices. Research indicates that the quality of reading practice directly correlates with reading performance. AR is reading software that personalizes reading practice. It is intended to support a Balanced Literacy Approach in the teaching and learning of reading. AR is not our reading approach, but provides feedback on a student’s literal comprehension of books read, informs instruction and monitors and guides each student’s independent reading practice. (This is the “Status of the Class” piece, or what we would call conducting “Reading Conferences.”) “Teachers can use information from AR to assist students with book selection, monitor reading practice, provide frequent feedback, and set reading goals.” These following Implementation Guidelines (best practices) should be followed and implemented: The STAR Reading Assessment will be administered 3 times a year: September, January, and April STAR Reading (Grades 2-8, unless 1st graders have reached the 775 score on SEL) Teachers should use discretion when making decisions to test a student more than 3 times a year Teachers will begin the school year setting individual goals, conduct status of the class, and interpret student diagnostic reports.


AR practice (teacher guided, independent reading of self-selected books) will occur at a minimum of 30 minutes a day. AR time will vary in K-1 classrooms, and should be decided based on grade level consensus. It should not be done during guided reading time. Teachers should be actively engaged in conducting one-on-one reading conferences during AR time. Please refer to the document “Getting Results with Accelerated Reader”. This document identifies the importance of “teacher routines” and conducting “Status of the Class”. ELA teachers should facilitate these reading conferences with identified priority at-risk students. To assure students are receiving maximum results from AR, teachers should explicitly teach comprehension strategies and reinforce them during Status of the Class, and help students transfer the reading skills taught during that week’s instructional period to their AR books. AR quizzes should not be deleted unless there is a special circumstance, such as a student taking the wrong quiz, etc. PRACTICE IS NEVER TO BE USED FOR GRADING. AR tests, vocabulary, and literacy quizzes WILL NOT BE GRADED. School-wide celebrations are only acceptable if they include all students. Accelerated Reader is for practice and we want to encourage all students to practice. Teachers will be able to access AR from home for data analysis and management purposes. Tests and quizzes will not be accessible to students from home. Homebound students will continue to take tests and quizzes on paper. The TOPS (The Opportunity to Praise a Student) gives staff and students immediate feedback about the Reading Practice Quiz just taken and shows cumulative data for the marking period and school year. The TOPS Report is a highly motivational piece of paper that shall be printed after each student takes a Reading Practice Quiz. AR will be monitored both at the school and District level. AR/AM results will need to be posted quarterly on each grade level dashboard. As directed by our Superintendent, AR cannot be used as a grade, nor can it be used as a punishment.

REPORT CARDS Report cards will be sent home on the following dates: November 3, 2011 January 26, 2012 April 12, 2012 June 7, 2012


Board Policy regarding grading must be followed. Yearly averages must be recorded on cumulative folders. A non-returnable grade sheet will come from the “specials” team members who give grades and will be placed in the classroom teachers' boxes the day after the end of the quarter. Parents should not be initially informed of problems via report cards. A minimum requirement of at least one brief interim report will be sent to parents close to the mid-point of each nine-week grading period. Restrooms Students should remain in their assigned classes at all times. However, students must have an opportunity to visit the restroom daily. Teachers should use good judgment in allowing students to visit the restroom, as well as other areas of the building. Restroom breaks should be completed quickly and quietly. Rooms All doors shall remain in the lock position. Staff is expected to keep rooms and hallways safe and inviting at all times. Students should pick up paper at the end of every class and place chairs on top of desks at the end of the day. Windows should be locked and blinds adjusted before leaving. Students and staff should have chairs down at the beginning of each day. SAT (School Assistance Team) Students who exhibit negative behaviors or poor academic skills where classroom strategies have not been successful should be referred to the AHB School Assistance Team. Details of the process is included at the end of this document. Schedule 7:15 First run students unload 7:30 Carpool will begin unloading Breakfast students will begin being released to hallways 7:50 Students report to class (Teachers greet students as they enter the room.) Carpoolers – Report to breakfast or classrooms 8:05 Tardy Bell followed by announcements and Pledge of Allegiance. 8:05-2:45 Learning!!! Students engaged 11:00-1:15 Lunch for all students 2:30 No students out of room unless an emergency 2:45 Carpool and Vans dismissed 2:50 First run students dismissed (Announcement will be made) 2nd and 3rd will dismiss out side doors, everyone else will load from front door


3:10 Walkers / Bike Riders dismissed 3:20 Second run students dismissed ****IMPORTANT**** If you do not have morning duty you need to be in your classroom at 7:40 each morning. This does not mean coming through the door at 7:40! 2nd Run students will stay in pods until dismissal. Use this time to extend their learning! A grade level schedule must be submitted to the secretary by the fifth day of school. Be sure to include the specific subject times for the day. On Early Release Days, an abbreviated schedule will be followed. Students will attend support classes.

Lunch Schedule 2011 – 2012 11:00 11:05 11:10 11:15 11:20 11:25 11:30 11:35 11:40 11:45 11:50 11:55 12:00 12:05 12:10 12:15 12:20 12:45

Williamson Wellington Wimmer Saunders Belew Armstrong Cromer Eure O’Brien Wilson Barnes Cook Adams Fodrie Atcheson Coward Armstrong 5th Grade


Albert H. Bangert Elementary School Specials Schedule 2011-2012 (Schedules rotate each nine weeks) Kindergarten (11:00 - 11:45)

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2011 – 2012 3rd Grade Kindergarten 2nd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 1st Grade

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Staff Attendance Each day a teacher is absent is a lost day of valuable instruction. Teachers should only use sick leave for illnesses of self or family. Personal days must be submitted 5 days in advance. In addition, teachers are not counted absent for attending staff development trainings but need to complete the proper leave forms. Teachers must notify Mrs. Brown as soon as possible if they are aware of a day they need a substitute. In case of an emergency after school hours, teachers should call Mrs. Lee before 9PM or between 6AM and 7AM @ 671-9136. Teachers should also contact their members of their teams so they can assist substitutes if needed. Once you return to school see Mrs. Brown for appropriate paperwork. All certified staff members are required to attend PTO, staff, and professional development meetings. If you are unable to attend, notify the principal in person and via email of your reason. Staff have the option to work on (O) optional days or use annual leave depending upon leave balances. On (V) vacation days, the school will be closed and staff will be charged an annual leave day. Leave may not be taken on (PW) workdays. Leave may not be taken the day before or after a holiday. Annual Leave Years of State Service Less than 2 years 2 years but less than 5 years 5 years but less than 10 years 10 years but less than 15 years 15 years but less than 20 years

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Personal Leave Personal leave days should be requested 5 days in advance. The principal must authorize this leave. Minimum Leave Pay An employee who is absent less than one-half day shall be charged with the use of one-half day. If an absence is more than one-half, but less than one full day, one full day of leave shall be charged. If an employee is absent on a designated one-half day of school, they will be charged for one full day. Child Involvement Leave Craven County Schools grant employees 4 hours per year to become involved in their children’s education. This must be prearranged with the principal. Leave Without Pay Leave without pay must be taken on the day before or after the holiday. LWOP is used if an employee does NOT have enough sick days or annual days. The principal may charge LWOP (Leave Without Pay) for those not completing the necessary paperwork in the appropriate time frame. Sick Leave Full time staff earn 1 sick day per month. The principal has the right to question and verify any sick leave taken on Fridays, Mondays, and on days before holidays. Worker’s Compensation Leave Staff should refer to the Craven County Schools Employee Handbook regarding Worker’s Compensation Leave. Questions may also be directed to the school bookkeeper. Failure to follow the process could cause delay in receiving your pay. Staff Development Craven County Schools provides required Staff Development days (S) and required Workdays (PW). The S-day trainings will be sessions developed based on the need of the students at Bangert and held at Bangert. The sessions will begin at 1:00. The PW-days may involve trainings on or off campus. Workdays at Bangert will be from 8:00-4:00, with lunch from 11:30-1:00. Staff will need to adhere to times for off campus trainings. It is the responsibility of each teacher to keep records of his/her requirements for renewal. Be mindful of your reading, academic, and technology credits earned, as well as your renewal date.


Teachers may check their CEUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at school on the following website: http://<hrmsserver>/hrms/ceu.nsf/ceuhistory?openpage Contact Linda Phillips at Central Services if you have questions. The assistant principal will sign teachers up on Sea System for staff development. You will receive an email through Sea System informing you of your registration. In addition, you will receive follow-up surveys that you will need to complete to obtain credit. Student Attendance Attendance should be taken daily by 8:30. Absent and tardy students shall be marked accordingly in NCWISE. Additional information pertaining to NCWISE is found in the OSA section of this handbook. Full Day- check-in before 11:30 or remain 3.5 hours to be considered present Early Dismissal: check-in before 9:30 to be considered present All student absences are recorded as unexcused. Students must bring a note to the homeroom teacher within 2 days from their return to school explaining the reason for the absence. All notes need to be turned in to the NCWISE data manager as teachers receive them. The data manager will code the absences and tardies according to state policy. Refer to the CCS 2011-2012 Policies and Regulations Handbook regarding more detailed information pertaining to student absences and tardies. Student Handbooks Please make sure that you familiarize yourself with the Bangert Student Handbook and the CCS 2011-2012 Student Policies and Regulations Handbook. Discuss with students and reference when needed. Student Reports Progress reports will be distributed to 1st-5th grades every 4 ½ weeks and every 6 weeks for Kindergarten. Report cards will be distributed to 1st-5th graders quarterly. Maintain a back-up copy of each report card sent home. Reports are to be signed by the parent/guardian and returned to the teacher. Homeroom teachers should call the parents/guardians of students failing to return signed report cards and inform them of the studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; progress. There shall be no grade lower than a 60. Any grade lower than 60 makes it nearly impossible for students to be successful.


Comments need to be aligned to the marks on the report card. Note if parents did not show up for a conference. Administration will review all report cards before they are sent home. Dates to turn them in will be announced. Homeroom teachers will be responsible for generating lists for Principal’s List, Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, A Team, and Citizenship at the end of each nine week period and at the end of the year. The 9 Weeks and end of year lists will be submitted to Mrs. Martin. She will provide the certificates. Substitutes Teachers are responsible for maintaining a substitute folder. The folder should be clearly visible on the teacher’s desk. Be sure to include the following: 1. Alternate plans for rainy days-physical activity and dismissal 2. Answer Key to assignments 3. Behavior Management System 4. Buddy teacher’s name 5. Class list for attendance 6. Copies of assignments if needed 7. Crisis response for emergencies 8. Duty assignments 9. Emergency information 10. Extra assignments 11. Forms 12. Lesson plans 13. Map 14. Medical needs list 15. Processes and procedures 16. Seating chart 17. Schedule for the day 18. Student needs- Health, Behavior, Speech, AIG, ESL, EC, etc. 19. Transportation information Teachers must notify Mrs. Brown as soon as possible if they are aware of a day they need will need a substitute. In case of an emergency after school hours, teachers should call the principal before 9PM or between 6AM and 7AM. Mrs. Samz will arrange with Mrs. Brown substitutes needed for staff development. All staff must contact Mrs. Michelle Lee at 671-9136 for all absences. Sunshine Committee The Sunshine Committee was established to foster and nurture positive relations among staff members and help to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere throughout


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Full Time staff will pay $20.00 and Part-time staff $10.00 dues each year to join. Flowers or gifts sent to association members in the hospital will not exceed $ 30.00. Retirees (member or non-member) will be honored with a gift not to exceed $50.00. In the event of the death of an association member’s immediate family, a $25.00 memorial or flower will be sent. (ex. spouse, children, stepmother, stepfather, mother, father). Association members having outpatient care will receive a card. Association members will receive a birthday surprise/card on their birthday Cards will be sent to staff members who are not members of the association in the event of death, hospitalization, or injury.

In the event that the association has enough money at the end of the year, an end-of-year celebration will be held. Non-members may pay a fee to attend. A list of members will be published in October. Association members will have a sticker placed on their box to signify membership. Please let staff on the Drop-out Goal Team know of any situation that should be handled by the Sunshine Committee in writing. If we’re not informed, we cannot perform! Supervision Teachers are expected to supervise students everywhere on campus- classroom, hallway, lunch, transition, playground, restroom breaks etc. This will help curb behavior problems and safety issues. Think…Who’s watching these kids if I step out? No students are to be left unsupervised at any period during the day. This includes supervision of students who have left your room. Students must have a pass with designated area noted. In addition, each teacher should have documentation of a Class Exit sheet noting students who have left the room, time left, purpose, and time returned. Teachers must supervise students at lunch. Teachers are required to eat lunch with their students to develop relationships. Each class should have a designated “silent


lunch areaâ&#x20AC;? near their teacher so these students can be monitored. WE WILL NOT HAVE A SILENT LUNCH TABLE DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE CAFETERIA. Telephones The school telephone is for school business purposes only. Staff members shall not make personal long distance phone calls. All long distance calls made for school purposes must be recorded on the telephone log. All classrooms have phones. Teachers must set up their voicemail during the first week. Check messages daily. Faculty members are permitted to have cell phones. However, personal phone calls are not to be made during instruction and/or supervision. Phones should be placed on silent/vibrate during school hours. Students are not allowed to use the school phone without written permission from either the teacher or assistant. Limit this to emergencies only. Timesheets Teacher assistants will complete computerized timesheets daily. The bookkeeper will email a blank timesheet. Assistants will need to save the timesheet to the desktop or flash drive. Edit it monthly, but not during supervision of students. Print the timesheets on 8 ½ x 11 paper at the end of each reporting period, sign it, and give it to the bookkeeper on the due dates provided. Transportation Teachers must maintain an up-to-date list of students. If a student needs to change mode of transportation, the student must provide a note stating the change. A student is not allowed to change transportation without permission from administration. The secretary will email any new transportation changes between 2:00-2:15. Teachers must check email before dismissal.

Tutoring If an individual or grade level team opts to hold after-school tutorial sessions, please notify administration and front office staff, by submitting names of students being tutored, along with the dates and hours of the tutorial sessions. It is prohibited for a teacher to receive private remuneration for tutoring any student who is currently assigned to him/her. Employees, with prior approval from


the principal, may use the school facility for tutoring as covered in Section 1100 Policy/ Regulation 1116.

Videos All films and videos must have an educational purpose. Teachers must complete prior approval for videos and films. It is the expectation to include an educational activity aligned to the video. Showing a video is not an instructional strategy. It is a resource. Visitors All visitors must check in the front office and receive a visitor’s pass. Faculty should not receive visitors while supervising students. Guest speakers must be approved by the principal. If you see a person on campus without ID, please ask, “Have you signed in at the front office?” Volunteers Encourage parents and community members to volunteer their expertise at Bangert. Craven County Schools has implemented a process for volunteers. An end-of-year celebration will recognize volunteers. Webpages Teachers are required to have a webpage. The webpage should include the class vision, mission, and at least four curriculum links. (These links cannot all be games.) An email link and homework link should also be included. Additional requirements may be added throughout the year based on the needs of students and parents. Information must be kept up-to-date. Withdrawal of Students A parent or legal guardian is the only adult who may withdraw a student from school. All withdrawal of students from school must be processed by the NCWISE data manager. She will place in the student’s cum folder an attendance summary and withdrawal form at the front of the folder. The teacher must complete the cumulative folder (grades, attendance, etc.) and withdrawal information prior to records being sent to the new school. It is important that all data is updated and completed accurately. Once a student has been withdrawn from Bangert Elementary, the record cannot be retrieved. Do not mark a student off of your roll until you have received notification from NCWISE data manager. Teachers have one week to complete the paperwork.


Bulletin Board Assignments Boards must be updated quarterly. Check assigned boards regularly.

Main Hall (Across from Office)- Grade level dashboards posted by grade/dept. (include the following: mission, vision, 45 day plans, graphed results, 9 Wks at a glance brochure for 1st-5th & Resource; 12 Wks at a glance brochure for K) (Responsibility: Tammy Samz and Brenda Edwards) BB outside of Pod A: Eure / Cromer BB outside of Pod B: 2nd Grade BB outside of Nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office: Nurse BB outside of Pod C: 3rd Grade BB outside of Pod D: 4th Grade BB (2) outside of Pod E: 5th Grade BB (2) outside of Pod F: 1st Grade BB near exit behind Cafeteria: Music Teacher BB (2) outside of Pod G: Art Teacher BB outside of Art Room: Kindergarten BB across from Lounge Door: C. Brown / T. Cumbo BB near Gym: PE Teacher

Boards will be monitored by Mrs. Samz.

Wellness Policy


Summary of Federal law, State statutes, and District policies 1. A list of acceptable foods for special events. 2. Encourage students to drink water. 3. Provide 10 minutes to eat breakfast and 20 minutes to eat lunch. 4. Ensure that adequate hand washing supplies (towels and soap) are available. 5. Refrain from giving candy as a reward. 6. Food is not used as a reward or punishment. 7. All vending machines not operated by child nutrition turned off until after the last student is served lunch. 8. No outside food items are to be sold or served until after the last student is served lunch. 9. Each student in grades PreK to 8th is to have 30 minutes of structured recess of moderated to vigorous physical activity daily. 10. Physical education, physical activity, or recess is not to be withheld from students as a form of punishment.


504 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. To be protected under Section 504, a child must be a disabled person as defined under Section 504, which means:  having a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities;  having a record of such impairment; or  being regarded as having such impairment. Under Section 504, a qualified student with a disability is protected whether or not the student needs special education. Most students with disabilities are protected under IDEA and Section 504/Title II; however, some students may be protected under IDEA or Section 504/Title II. For example, a student with diabetes who does not need special education but may need assistance with administration of insulin would probably not be protected under IDEA, but might be under Section 504/Title II. A 504 regulation requires recipients to provide a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE) Chairperson- Tammy Samz District Coordinator-Sandi Carlaccini


Personalized Education Plans (PEP) A Personalized Education Plan addresses students’ weaknesses and provides strategies that are designed to assist the student in overcoming their obstacles. Under General Statute 115C-105.41, a PEP should provide “focused intervention and accelerated activities that include research-based practices that meet the needs of the student.” PEP’s should be completed on any student who is experiencing difficulty, and/or who is performing below grade level or at-risk for academic failure. A PEP must be written in addition to any other services a student may be receiving (i.e. ECP, 504, etc.). Ideally, the parent and the teachers should develop them. However, it may be necessary for the teacher to develop them. If this is the case, there is an area for the teacher to document where attempts have been made to include the parent in this process. This information should be maintained in the student’s cumulative folder and reviewed periodically. PEP’s will be monitored and reviewed every four and onehalf weeks by administration. Copies of the form can be found at Craven County Schools website under “Forms”.


Student Assistance Team (SAT) The purpose of the School Assistance Team is find strategies that help students succeed. Student who are having difficulties with either academic and/or behavior concerns are recognized. If the teacher notices academic and/or behavioral problems, then he/she should refer the student to the School Assistance Team. This is done by obtaining a SAT referral folder (yellow) from the guidance counselor. Refer to the flowchart that gives you step-by-step instructions as to the SAT process and who are the owners. It is imperative that all information be completed on the yellow folder prior to sending it to the School Assistance Team. School Assistance Team meetings are held every Tuesday from 3:25 to 5:00 in the conference room. Teachers will be notified if/when one of their students is on the agenda for the day. Teachers are expected to bring any supporting documentation and other information that will help the team make the best decision for the child. Teachers will be given strategies to use in their daily classroom instruction to see if it will help the student.

2011-2012 School Assistance Team Carla Atcheson- Chairperson Martha Ann Patterson Jenny Wood Brenda Edwards

Observation Team (This team will be assigned students to observe and return observation to SAT team prior to meetings)

Linda Barnes Cindy Belew Lisa Gaskins Yvonne Kolb

Drill Procedures Lockdown/Intruder Lockdown drills are held quarterly to prepare all students and staff should an emergency arise. An announcement will be made over the intercom to notify the staff and students. ABSOLUTE


SILENCE is to be maintained at all times to prevent confusion. Instruct students on how to be safe in other areas than their classrooms, such as cafeteria, bathroom, and media center. Students and staff should:  Move quickly and quietly to the designated area of the room.  Double check your door. It should be in lock position.  Cover windows.  Post red and green cards.  Check roll.  Return to normal routine when signaled. Fire Drill Fire drills are held monthly to prepare all students and teachers to leave the building as quickly as possible should an emergency situation arise. Fire drills will be signaled by the fire alarm. ABSOLUTE SILENCE is to be maintained at all times when leaving or entering the building to prevent confusion. Teachers will guide the students out of the building to their designated location. Students should be aware of where the exit routes are in their classrooms. Instruct students on procedures to follow if they are no in their classroom during a fire drill. Students and staff should:  Secure the red safety bag.  Leave the room quietly and quickly in a single file line.  Close doors and turn off lights.  Move a safe distance away from the building, Instruct students to stand in a single file line facing away from the building.  Check roll.  Hold up red card if a student is missing and/or additional students are in your line. Hold up a green card if all students are present and no additional students.  Return orderly and quietly to the building when signaled. Tornado Drill Tornado drills are scheduled twice yearly to prepare all students and teachers in the event a tornado warning has been issued. Tornado drills are continuous, quick, short rings of the bell. ABSOLUTE SILENCE is to be maintained at all times to prevent confusion. Teachers should guide students to the designated areas. Instruct students on how to be safe in other areas than their classrooms, such as cafeteria, bathroom, and media center. Students and staff should:  Leave the room quietly and quickly in a single file line.  Ensure students face the nearest wall, kneel, bend over, and fold their hands over their head.  Check roll.  Hold up red card if a student is missing and/or additional students are in your line. Hold up a green card if all students are present an no additional students.

NCWISE Tidbits https://esis.ncwise.org


NCWISE is the official electronic record for each student. The teacher section of NCWISE is called Teacher Assistant Module (TAM). You will take attendance and be able to view information about your students through TAM. . Attendance The attendance for each classroom must be completed by 8:30 daily. Any student NOT physically in your classroom by the 8:05 bell is considered absent. If they arrive after 8:00, then they are considered tardy. Tardy students must have a pass from the office to enter the classroom. For students who are tardy after 8:30 and you have marked the student absent for the day on your attendance, the Data Manager (Gina Kozup) will make the necessary corrections. NOTES: It is the teacher’s responsibility to make necessary changes when parents send in the notes stating the reason for absence. All absences are considered UNEXCUSED unless the note states otherwise AND aligned to the 2011-12 CCS Policies and Regulations Handbook. Students have only TWO DAYS after their return to bring in the absence note. Teachers must keep notes parents send. Encourage parents to do so. At the end of the year, the notes will be returned to the main office. SUSPENSION: The administrator will notify the discipline input data manager (Gina Kozup) when a student is suspended. CHANGES: Make all changes for previous days before entering the current day’s attendance. All changes in attendance should be made on a daily basis. Once a student withdraws and the process is completed, we cannot access their records any longer. IT IS THE TEACHER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE ATTENDANCE IS CORRECT. SECURITY: Never leave NCWISE open on the screen or minimized. You must exit the program when finished. Do NOT share your password with anyone. Security of the student information is crucial. Passwords must be changed every 90 days. The password is 8 characters long. Two characters must be numbers. Once a password has been used, it cannot be reused. The system will prompt you after 80 days that the password needs to be changed. You have 10 days to set up a new password. If you don’t set up a new password, the system will lock you out. If you forget your password, after 3 tries the system will lock you out. See the data manager for information on how to retrieve the information.

ATTENDANCE: First 10 days


USE PENCIL ONLY!!! When a student is physically enters your classroom for the first time, please put an E1 on the correct day. It will be very difficult to change the enrollment day in NCWISE. If the student is absent (after he has an E1 by his/her name), put an “X” on the correct day. He can not be absent if he has not been physically in your class at least 1 day with an E1 beside his/her name. If the student is TARDY, please put a “T” on the correct day. If any change needs to be made (for excused absences/tardies), please turn in parent notes to Gina Kozup. She will make the corrections and return them to you for file. Attendance is to be turned in be 8:30 daily. If a new child enters your class that is not on the list, please add to the bottom of the class record.


Think Sheet (1st â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3rd)

Student Name Staff Member Date 1. What happened?

2. What can I do next time?

Student Signature

Date


Think Sheet Student Name Staff Member Date 1. What led to your inappropriate behavior? _____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ 2. What were you thinking or feeling at the time? _____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ 3. What did you want to happen? _____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ 4. Did you get what you wanted? _____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ 5. What did this behavior cost you? _____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ 6. What could you do differently next time? _____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

Student Signature

Date

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