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The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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Table of Contents General Information Nondiscrimination Statement………………………………………………………………………………………....……………… 4 Elementary School Sites………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………… 4 Administrative Offices ……………………………………………………………………………………..……………...…………. 5 School Board……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....…. 5 4K Program…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……… 6

Student Learning Literacy ………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………. 7 Mathematics ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………… 8 Personal Safety ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 9 Religion in the Curriculum ……………………………………………………………………………………………...…………….. 9 Human Growth & Development Program………………………………………………………………………...………………. 9-10 School Counseling & Academic/Career Planning…………………………………………………………………….………… 10-11 Assessment ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..……………….... 11 Grading ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………. 12-13

School Policies & Procedures Anti-Bullying Policy and Guidelines……………………………………………………………………………………....………14-15 Harassment Statement …………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………15 Student Discipline………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………... 16-18 Code of Classroom Conduct ………………………………………………………………………………….……………………... 19 Pupil Non-Discrimination…………………………………………………………………………………………...…………… 19-20 Nondiscrimination ………………………………………………………………………………………………....……………….. 20 Prohibition Against Discrimination Based on Disability………………………………………………………....………………... 20 Wellness ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....……… 21 Threats of Violence ……………………………………………………………………………………………………....………. 21-22 Homeless Students/Children & Youth in Foster Care…………………………………………………………...……………… 22-23 Attendance ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...………… 23 Promotion, Placement & Retention………………………………………………………………………………….……………… 24 School Bus Rules………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………… 24 Technology Acceptable Use ……………………………………………………………………………………………..……… 24-27 Academic Honesty………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……….. 27 Homework …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....………. 27 Copyrighted Works ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………. 27 Dress and Grooming …………………………………………………………………………………………………....…………27-28 Alcohol and/or Other Drug Use………………………………………………………………………………………..……………. 28 Tobacco Use in School Prohibited…………………………………………………………………………………….……………. 28 Weapons in School …………………………………………………………………………………………………….………… 28-29 Student Privacy & Records………………………………………………………………………………………...…………….. 29-30 Controversial Issues in the Classroom…………………………………………………………………………....…………………30 Curriculum Modifications…………………………………………………………………………………………………....………. 30 Seclusion & Restraint………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……. 30 Food Services/Free and Reduced-Price Meals………………………………………………………………….…………………. 31 Epidemics and Pandemics………………………………………………………………………………………………….………. 31 Communicable Disease…………………………………………………………………………………………………..………… 32 Medication ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..……….32-33 Additional Information…………………………………………………………………………………………………....………… 33

The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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Nondiscrimination Statement The School District of Waukesha does not discriminatein its admissions, programs, activities, services, or employment on the basis of sex, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability, or any other reason prohibited by state or federal laws or regulations. The District provides equal access to the Boy Scoutsand other designated youth groups. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the District’s nondiscriminationpolicies and procedures: Sharon Thiede Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources School District of Waukesha 222 Maple Avenue Waukesha, WI 53186 262-970-1031 sthiede@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Joe Koch Deputy Superintendent School District of Waukesha 222 Maple Avenue Waukesha, WI 53186 262-970-1107 jkoch@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Elementary School Sites Banting

Hillcrest

Summit View

Bethesda

Lowell

Whittier

Hadfield

Meadowbrook

Waukesha STEM Academy-Randall Campus

2019 Butler Drive 262-970-1200 Principal Mary Garcia-Velez 730 S. University Drive 262-970-1300 Principal Jeremy Martin 733 Linden Street 262-970-1500 Principal Mike Elliott

2200 Davidson Road 262-970-1800 Principal Faith Lincicum 140 N. Grandview Blvd. 262-970-1900 Principal Laurie Pogorzelski 3130 Rolling Ridge Drive 262-970-2000 Principal Jessica Barry

Hawthorne

Prairie

Heyer

Rose Glen

1111 Maitland Drive 262-970-1600 Principal Taheréh DeLeón 1209 Heyer Drive 262-970-1700 Principal Mark Schneider

1801 Center Road 262-970-2200 Principal Carly Solberg

2100 Summit Avenue 262-970-2600 Principal Garrett Sheskey 1103 S. East Avenue 262-970-2800 Principal Brandy Hart

114 S. Charles Street 262-970-2300 Principal Melissa Horn eAchieve Virtual Campus Principal Jason Smith

W273 S3845 Brookhill Drive 262-970-2400 Principal Melissa Nikolic

The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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Administrative Offices Administrators encourage you to contact them with your comments, questions and concerns. Administrative offices are located in the district headquarters at the LindholmBuilding, 222 Maple Avenue. You can also obtain schoolinformation on the district’s website at https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/ or by calling the administration building at 262-970-1003. Superintendent Dr. James Sebert Phone: 262-970-1012 E-mail: jsebert@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning Jody Landish Phone: 262-970-1067 E-mail: jlandish@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Director of Elementary Teaching & Learning Melissa Yow Phone: 262-970-1051 E-mail: myow@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Sharon Thiede Phone: 262-970-1031 E-mail: sthiede@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Chief Financial Officer/Asst. Superintendent of Business Services Darren Clark Phone: 262-970-1046 E-mail: dclark@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Director of Multilingual & Global Education Deirdre Garcia Phone: 262-970-1018 E-mail: dmgarcia@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Deputy Superintendent of \ Student Services Joseph Koch Phone: 262-970-1101 E-mail: jkoch@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Chief Information Officer of Technology Steve Schlomann Phone: 262-970-1075 E-mail: sschloma@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Director of Equity & Educator Development Tiara Rogers Phone: 262-970-1077 E-mail trogers@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Director of Special Education Patty Hovel Phone: 262-970-1112 E-mail: phovel@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Director of Elementary Special Education Amanda Mack Phone: 262-970-1113 E-Mail: amack@waukesha.k12.wi.us Additional Offices

Elementary Guidance Office Phone: 262-970-1117

School District Nurse Phone: 262-970-1117

Aramark

Provides food service at each site

Phone: 262-970-4330

School Board Bill Baumgart, Clerk (262) 547-2854 E-Mail Address: wbaumgar@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Patrick McCaffery, Treasurer (262) 366-0876 E-Mail Address: pmccaffe@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Karin Rajnicek (262) 574-7677 E-Mail Address: krajnice@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Joseph Como Jr.,President (262) 524-8639 E-Mail Address: jcomo@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Corey Montiho (262) 510-4328 E-Mail Address: cmontiho@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Amanda Roddy, Vice President (262) 470-0058 E-Mail Address: aroddy@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Greg Deets (262) 544-9715 E-Mail Address: gdeets@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Kelly Piacsek (262) 765-2597 E-Mail Address:

Anthony Zenobia (414) 534-7512 E-Mail Address: azenobia@waukesha.k12.wi.us

klpiacsek@waukesha.k12.wi.us

The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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focused on building skills in play-based activities.

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guided by the School District of Waukesha’s DevelopmentalLearning Continuums.

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consistently and regularly monitored to expand student learning growth.

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based in the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards

Four year old kindergarten (4K) classes are held in all SDW elementary schools (except Raddall - STEM)and eleven Community Partner Sites such as area preschools, privateschools, child-care programs, etc. Each 4K classroomis led by a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) licensedKindergarten teacher. The School District of Waukeshaoffers a wide variety of choices for attending 4K: -

Full day Monday through Thursday

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Half day morning sessions (M-F)

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Half day afternoon sessions (M-Th)

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Three day per week sessions .

Please refer to the Waukesha Early Learning websitefor specifics regarding days and hours of service (Website: https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/earlylearning). Wrap around or extended care to assist families with full days of care is the responsibility of the family. If wrap around care or before/after school care is needed: -

it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to make those arrangements

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Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will be responsible for the cost of wrap around or extended care.

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Transportation arrangements with the childcare facility for transportation between their facility and the 4K site are the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

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Transportation to neighborhood elementary schools is offered following the same guidelines as children attending 5K-12th grade. Child must attend the neighborhood school and live two or more miles from the school.

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Children must be four years old on or before September 1, of the year they will start 4K.

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Those families may be eligible** to enroll their child in 4K when the child’s 5th birthday falls between June 15 and August 31. **Parents wishing to enroll their child as a 5 year old, due to a summer birthday, must meet with the Director of Elementary Teaching & Learning prior toSeptember 1st.

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Children who have attended 4K as a 4 year old with a birthdate between June 15 and August 31 are not eligible for retention the following year. Those children will move on to 5K.

Parent conferences, home visits, 4K events such as Curriculum Night, Pizza with Santa, Reading and TechnologyNights are examples of support to parents to help them understand their child’s progress in 4K.

The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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STUDENT LEARNING Policy 2210 Waukesha is committed to creating instructional environments to facilitate thinking and learning and enable students to reach or exceed expectations. A visit to a classroom will reveal that students are listening, reading, writing and thinking. However, students may not be sitting in rows, passively receiving information; they are engaged in learning. Students are drawing, talking, planning, constructing, viewing, writing and collaborating. There is less whole class teacher-directed instruction, rote memorization of facts and fewer worksheets than in the classrooms of the past. Intheir place, an observer would see students engaged in small group instruction, hands-on learning activities, collaborative projects, and self-directed research (Daniels & Bizar, 2005). Ourclassrooms are active, dynamic, and energetic. Elementary students receive instruction in literacy (reading, writing, spelling and oral language), mathematics, science, social studies, technology, art, music, physical education and health while also developing characteristics of lifelong learners. For more information, please visit our districtwebsite or request information from your child’s teacher or school.

The Board of Education recognizes its responsibilityfor the quality of the educational program of the schools. To this end, the curriculum shall be developed, evaluated, and adopted on a continuing basis and in accordance with a plan for curriculum growth established by the Superintendent.

Literacy In our district, elementary students receive instruction in reading, writing, grammar, phonics/word study, and handwriting. All instruction is based on the Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts. 60 minutes per day areallocated for reading, 25-40 minutes per day for writing, and 30-45 minutes per day for language, grammar, word study, and handwriting. Reading and Writing Workshop Reading and writing instruction utilize a workshop model, which is based on the fact that children learn by doing. Reading and writing workshops each begin with a 10 minute mini-lesson. During the mini-lesson, the teacher providesexplicit instruction on a skill, or strategy based on the grade level standards. The teacher models or demonstrates the skill or strategy using grade level text. Application time follows the mini-lesson, during which students are expected to apply what they learned in the mini-lesson as they read and write independently. During application time, teacherswork with small groups of students to provide instruction related specifically to their needs. Teachers also confer with students to provide 1:1 instruction and support their application of the learning from the mini-lesson. At the end of each workshop, 5-10 minutes are dedicated to students sharing their work and reflecting on their learning that day. This is an additional opportunity for teachers to teach and students to learn. Language Experience Language experience provides students instruction in deep analysis of grade level complex texts. Students deepen their comprehension through teacher-facilitated discussion and written analysis of texts. Grammar instruction also occurs during language experience. Students engage in close analysis of sentences from the complex texts, while the teacher provides explicit instruction in the grade level grammar standards. Students then have the opportunity to practice by applying the new grammar skill in sentences they write. Teachers confer during the writing workshop to support the transfer of new grammar skills into student writing. Phonics and Word Study All elementary students receive instruction in phonics and word study utilizing the Benchmark Phonics andWord Study Workshop curriculum. Teachers provide explicit instruction in grade level phonics and word study standards and provide students opportunities to practice the skills and apply them while reading and writing. Teachers work with students during reading and writing workshops to support the transfer of phonics and word study skills. Handwriting Students in kindergarten through second grade receive instruction in manuscript handwriting, third graders are taught cursive, and fourth and fifth graders have opportunities to continue to practice and refine their handwriting. For more information about literacy instruction, contact or child’s teacher or your building’s literacy coach. You can also visit our district website to find our grade level Parent Road Map and continuums. The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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Mathematics Students in grades K-5 receive math instruction throughthe workshop model. As with reading and writing, students learn by doing and the workshop model provides this opportunity during the application section. The structure of the math workshop includes the following components: opening, mini-lesson, application time, and reflection/share time. During the application time, students are involved in individual, small group, and partner activities including problem solving, guided math groups, computer work, math games, math fact practice, skills practice, and communicating about math. This part of the math workshop gives students the opportunity to be actively engaged in a variety of activities where they can see math come alive. In the School District of Waukesha, mathematics instructionis centered around the following strands: counting, place value, operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), computational fluency, algebra (solving problems, multiplicative comparison, patterns), fractions, geometry, data, time, money, and measurement. Students in grades K-2 focus on a deep understanding of whole numbers: relationships, place value, and addition and subtraction, as well as working with shapes and measurement. Students in grades 3-5 develop an in-depth understanding of fractions and how to add and subtract fractions, as well as developing an understanding and fluency with multiplication and division. Computational fluency means that students will need to know their basic math facts. Learning the basicmath facts will always be important for students – just as it was for you when you were in school. Students need to know their facts if they are to compute accurately. The key difference in the way students are learning facts in school today is through the use of strategies rather than rote memorization. For example,students will learn the strategies of counting on, doubling, making ten, etc. for addition of basic facts, and then will be able to apply the strategies to larger numbers. Help your child by finding time each night to practice math. Experts in the field of mathematics recommendthat practice sessions should be short, about 5 to 10 minutes at a time. There are several ways to incorporate math into your nightly routine. It could be by playing a variety of games,discussing strategies, or even using flashcards at times. To find ideas to help your child learn math and their basic facts, check out the section on Learning Factsat Home inthe Parent Help Site. (https://bit.ly/Waukeshamath) In addition to the strands mentioned above, the students in the School District of Waukesha are involved withthe math practices that are embedded into daily math experiences. The math practices involve students: 1. Making sense of problems and persevere in solving them 2. Reasoning through problems 3. Constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others 4. Modeling with mathematics 5. Using appropriate tools strategically 6. Attending to precision 7. Looking for and making use of structure 8. Looking for and expressing regularity in repeated reasoning If you have specific questions related to mathematics, please contact your child’s teacher or the Instructional Coach in your building. You can also visit our Math Family Help Site(https://bit.ly/SDWmathhelp)

The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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Personal Safety In compliance with Wisconsin law, elementary school counselors present Personal Safety lessons. Thedevelopmentally appropriate lessons are designed to help children develop respect for self and others, including awareness of appropriate boundaries in relationships. Positive skill developmentto prevent and report abuse and harassment are included. Information regarding the grade lesson content is available on the school district website under student services/elementary school counseling program curriculum. Social skills, including bullying prevention and early intervention, are presented in many elementary classrooms using The Committee for Children programs, “Second Step” and “Steps to Respect”. More information about theseevidence-based programs can be found at www.cfchildren.org. The Elementary School Counselors deliver yearly staff and student presentations regarding bullying prevention and intervention using the Children’s Hospital of WisconsinACT Now program. More information can be found at http://www.healthykidslearnmore.com/. Those presentations include information consistent with the School Districtof Waukesha Anti-Bullying Policy, found onpage 31 of this handbook and on the district website.

Religion in the Curriculum Policy 2270

As a public entity, the District must comply withthe U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment requirementthat the District neither establish religion in the schools nor prohibit students’ free exercise of religion according to pertinent interpretation and application of those Constitutional provisions by the Courts. Accordingly, no Board of Education employeewill promote religion in the classroom or in the District’s curriculum,or compel or pressure any student to participate in devotional exercises. Displays of a religious character mustconform with Policy 8800 and AG 8800A, AG 8800B, and AG 8800D. Instructional activities shall not be permitted to advance or inhibit any particular religion or religion generally. Teachers shall forward requests for religious accommodation in instruction to the Principal.

Human Growth & Development Program

Wisconsin State Law 118.019 requires school districtsto annually provide parents with an outline of the Human Growth and Development Program. Parents may make arrangementswith their individual school to preview the curriculum and resources, as well as have any questions answered. This is an outline of the Human Growth and DevelopmentProgram used in grades 4 and 5.

Grade 4

Develop skills to help students understand and improve interpersonal relationships. - Recognize the differences between love and infatuation. - Demonstrate an understanding that attitudes about family life come from the family unit. Teach facts about human sexuality, including: reproductive systems, conception, prenatal development, childbirth, available prenatal and postnatal support, human development; birth through adulthood. - Discover that all living things come from other living things and produce their own kind. - Recognize the nature of reproduction in plants, animals and humans. - Recognize that there are physical sex similarities and differences between boys and girls. - Develop a healthy and positive attitude toward their bodies and acquire information about functions of the various body parts. - Realize the importance of body cleanliness during puberty. - Understand that each person’s body changes at different growth rates and continues throughout the life cycle. - Use accurate terminology to explain the structure and function of the human reproductive system. - Realize that hormones produce physical changes that can contribute to emotional changes. - Know the process of ovulation, fertilization, fetal development and birth. - Know the process of menstrual cycle. - Understand that sexual feelings are common during adolescence. The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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Recognize the changes in body growth and individuality of boys and girls, leading to an awareness that sexual maturity begins with puberty. Understand the definition of sexuality. Accept and value human sexuality as normal and essential to total well being. Recognize the importance of communicating with family members when questions arise concerning sexuality.

Grade 5

Develop skills to help students understand and improve interpersonal relationships. - Recognize the differences between love and infatuation. - Demonstrate an understanding that attitudes about family life come from the family unit. Teach facts about human sexuality, including reproductive systems, conception, prenatal development, childbirth, prenatal and postnatal support, human development; birth through adulthood. - Discover that all living things come from other living things and produce their own kind. - Recognize the nature of reproduction in plants, animals and humans. - Recognize that there are physical sex similarities and differences between boys and girls. - Develop a healthy and positive attitude toward their bodies and acquire information about functions of the various body parts. - Realize the importance of cleanliness during puberty. - Understand that each person’s body changes at different growth rates and continues throughout the life cycle. - Use accurate terminology to explain the structure and function of the human reproductive system. - Realize that hormones produce physical changes that can contribute to emotional changes. - Know the process of ovulation, fertilization, fetal development, and birth. - Know the process of the menstrual cycle. - Understand that sexual feelings are common during adolescence. - Recognize the changes in body growth and individuality of boys and girls, leading to an awareness that sexual maturity begins with puberty. - Understand what is meant by the term sexuality. - Accept and value human sexuality as normal and essential to total well being. - Recognize the importance of communicating with family members when questions arise concerning sexuality. Teach facts about sexually transmitted infections/diseases (STIs/STDs) - Recognize myths and misconceptions about HIV and otherSTI’s/STD’s. - Describe the role of the immune system. Encourage and explain the advantages of postponement of active sexual involvement during adolescence by abstinence and sexual restraint. - Determine the differences between and give examples of healthful and harmful peer pressure. - Describe and give illustrations of ways to use refusal skills to say no to behaviors that are inappropriate. Sexuality is a normal and natural part of being human from birth to death. - Recognize that everyone is different and that sexuality is very personal.

School Counseling and Academic and Career Planning Policy 2411

The Board requires that a planned program of schoolcounseling and academic and career planning be an integral part of the educational program of the District. The planshall be developed by licensed school counselors in collaboration with student services staff, teachers, parents, and community health and human service professionals. The developed plan will be adopted by the Board and maintained by the District.Such a program shall be available to all students without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), physical or mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes"). This plan should be developmentally appropriate and: A. enable counselors to effectively communicate with students who have limited English proficiency and/orare sensory impaired; The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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B. assist students in achieving their optimum growth; C. enable students to draw the greatest benefit from the offerings of the instructional program of the schools; D. help integrate all the student's experience so that s/he can better relate school activity to life outside the school; E. help students learn to make their own decisions and solve problems independently

Assessments Policy 2623

The Board of Education shall assess student achievementand needs in all areas of the curriculum in order to determine the progress of students and to assist them in attaining District Goals Assessments serve a variety of purposes.

Large Scale

Large scale assessments are administered once during the academic year and provide a “big picture” view of student achievement. These assessments are largely used to look at trends in achievement over time. ● Wisconsin Forward Exam for students in grades 3-5math and reading with additional science, social studies and writing sections for grade 4. Spring administration. ● Dynamic Learning Maps as determined by a student’sIndividualized Education Plan. Spring administration. ● ACCESS is language proficiency assessment for students for which English is not their primary language.Winter administration. ● National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) *Only randomly selected sites, data is gathered at the national level and is sometimes referred to as the “Nation’s Report Card.” Early spring administration.

Interim or Benchmark Assessments

These assessments are common throughout the district, meaning they are administered and scored uniformly to provide a snapshot of student achievement that helps teachers plan instruction, identify student strengths and needs to help set academic goals with students. ● Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)Northwest EvaluationAssociation, a not-for-profit organization, provides research based assessments called Measures of AcademicProgress (MAP) to improve teaching and learning. All students in grades K-5 participate in math MAP testing,and grades 2-5 also take the MAP test in reading.In some instances, students’ participation is determined by the IEP team or English language proficiency. Accommodations are available. MAP tests are available in Spanish.MAP assessments are a computer-delivered adaptive test that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and are designed to measure student achievement and growth in reading and mathematics. For more information onMAP testing, visit: www.nwea.org

Literacy Assessments Policy 2131.01 ●

Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) Administeredduring the fall and spring for 4K, Kindergarten, first grade students. Measures rhyme awareness, beginningsound awareness, alphabet knowledge, letter sounds, spelling, and concept of word. Running Record Administered individually in Kindergarten throughfifth grade. This assessment monitors decoding, comprehension and fluency.

Classroom Assessments

Classroom assessments have the largest direct impact on student achievement. These are daily assessments that teachers use to guide their instruction and to engage students in the self monitoring of their learning. Teachers may choose to use interviewing, questioning, work samples, and observations.

Grading

Waukesha provides a system of grading student achievement that can help the student, teachers, and parents properly how well the student is achieving the goals of the District’s program. The grading system should be a reliable system that The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


12 accurately evaluates a student’s degree of accomplishment of those expected learning outcomes which are to be stated for each program at every level. (Policy 5421) Outcomes for Waukesha students and practices within our district system provides students with consistent, meaningful developmental feedback about what they are learning so every student can achieve at their highest levels. We continue our work in this area to strengthen and improve our instruction and assessment practices. For more information, visit our district website to view various grading documents. In Waukesha, grades reflect what a student knows and is able to do within the content of each subject. Behavioral components (effort, behavior, attendance, etc.) will not factor into the final grade.

4 = Advanced Demonstrates evidence that significantly exceeds proficiency in learning target/standard; applies evidence of high-level thinking of concepts/skills. 3 = Proficient Demonstrates full comprehension of learning target/standard; shows evidence of proficiency of concepts/skills. 2 = Developing Developing comprehension in learning targets with limited understanding; inconsistent demonstration of concepts/skills; is dependent upon support. 1 = Beginning/Incomplete Evidence Beginning to demonstrate comprehension in learning target or not enough evidence that the learning target/standard has been met. Not Assessed = The learning target-standard has not been assessed at this time.

The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


13 Grading (continued) Waukesha uses an online grading and reporting system called Infinite Campus this year, and is availablefor parents to view their child’s progress and communicate with teachers. Infinite Campus can be accessed via the district website: https://campus.waukesha.k12.wi.us/campus/portal/waukesha.jsp Elementary schools use a Trimester grading calendar, reporting every twelve weeks. This provides extended time for students to demonstrate proficiency on state standards and district learning targets. Teachers provide ongoing feedback to students on assignments and assessments and use the 5-point scale. Strategically scheduled parent-teacher conferences allow the conversation to focus on student performance and goal setting vs. reviewing results of report cards. In order to provide meaningful, specific feedback to students, teachers continue to work together to teach to the learning targets that identify the essential knowledge and skills for each course. We continue to strive for consistency across the district so that if a student begins the year at one school and transfers to another mid-year, the curriculum, teaching, and learning experiences will be more similar than dissimilar. In order to create a system of consistent developmental feedback for students, teachers are developing rubrics that describe the expectations for student performance. Rubrics help students understand what they need to do to show they have “proficient knowledge” of the content and skills required for the course. Student progress is determined using a variety of formative and summative assessments that are fully integrated into classroom instruction. Assessments are used regularly to provide evidence of student learning. Teacher feedback supports growth on each student’s continuum of learning. The teacher differentiates instruction to address individual student needs based upon evidence in assessments. Students are active members of the assessment process, reflecting on and monitoring their own progress. If you find that you have questions develop through the course of the year, please contact your child’s teacher or principal for clarification.

The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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SCHOOL POLICIES & PROCEDURES Policies listed in this handbook are required to be referenced. For the complete and accurate policy,please click on each policy number to be linked directly. You may also access all School District of Waukesha policies on the district website.

Guidelines to Student Rights & Responsibilities A student who attends the School District of Waukeshahas basic rights and responsibilities. It shouldalso be noted that unacceptable behavior and/or a violation by the student of their responsibilities will cause the district to take appropriate action to deal with the situation. A complete listing of student rights and responsibilities is available to parents and students on the district website. Below you will findan outline of the student rights and responsibilities. Students should note that when exercising these rights and privileges, they may not interfere with the rights of others.

Anti-Bullying Policy and Guidelines Policy 5517.01 The Board of Education is committed to providinga safe, positive, productive, and nurturing educational environment for all of its students. The Board encouragesthe promotion of positive interpersonal relations between members of the school community. Bullying toward astudent, whether by other students, staff, or third parties is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. This prohibition includes physical, verbal, and psychological abuse. The Board will not tolerate any gestures, comments, threats, or actions which cause or threaten to cause bodily harm or personal degradation. This policy applies to all activities in the District, including activities on school property,including at any of the school buildings or other property used exclusively or in part, whether leased or owned by the District,for the purpose of school-related functions or events; or while traveling to or from school or to and from school-sponsored functions or events; in transporting vehicles arranged for by School District officials. The policy applies as well during activities that occur off school property if the student or employee is at any school-sponsored, school-approved or school-related activity or function, such as field trips athletic events where students are under the supervision of school authorities, or where an employee is engaged in school business, or where there is otherwise a connection to the school such that the conduct at issue affects or is intended to affect the student’s educational environment. Definitions: "Bullying" Bullying is deliberate or intentional behavior using words or actions, intended to cause fear, intimidation, or harm. Bullying may be a repeated behavior and involves an imbalance of power. Furthermore, it may be serious enough tonegatively impact a student's educational, physical, or emotional well being. The behavior may be motivated by an actual or perceived distinguishing characteristic, such as, but not limited to: age; national origin; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; gender identity; sexual orientation; physical attributes; physical or mental ability or disability; and social, economic, or family status; however this type of prohibited bullying behavior need not be based on any of those particular or other particular characteristics. It includes, but is notnecessarily limited to such behaviors as stalking, cyberbullying, intimidating, menacing, coercing, name-calling, taunting, making threats, and hazing. Some examples of Bullying are: A. Physical – hitting, kicking, spitting, pushing, pulling, taking and/or damaging personal belongings or extorting money, blocking or impeding student movement, unwelcome physical contact. B. Verbal – taunting, malicious teasing, insulting, name calling, making threats. C. Psychological – spreading rumors, manipulating social relationships, coercion, or engaging in social exclusion/shunning, extortion, or intimidation. D. "Cyberbullying" – the use of information and communication technologies such as email, cell phone and pager text messages, instant messaging (IM), defamatory personal web sites, and defamatory online personal polling websites, to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others." Reporting Procedures The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


15 It is the responsibility of all students, staff and volunteers to report any bullying acts observed or experienced to an administrator or other authority. Each person concerned about bullying shall be given an opportunity to report verbally or in written form. All reports shall be taken seriously and clearly documented. There shall be no retaliation against individuals making such reports. Sanctions When it is determined that students participated in bullying behavior, the administration may take disciplinary action including warnings, exclusion from certain areas/activities of school, detention, suspension, expulsion and/or referral to law enforcement and/or social services, as appropriate. The disciplinary action shall include helping students learn accountability for their actions and to develop more appropriate future responses.

Student Anti-Harassment Statement Policy 5517 Prohibited Harassment It is the policy of the Board to maintain an educationalenvironment that is free from all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment. This commitment applies to all District operations, programs, and activities. All students, administrators, teachers, staff, and all other school personnel share responsibility for avoiding, discouraging, and reporting any form of harassment. This policy applies to conduct occurring in any manner or setting over which the Board can exercise control, including on school property, or at another location if such conduct occurs during an activity sponsored by the Board. The Board will not tolerate any form of harassmentand will take all necessary and appropriate actions to eliminate it, including suspension or expulsion of students and disciplinary action against any other individual in the School District community. Additionally, appropriate action will be taken to stop and otherwise deal with any third party who engages in harassment against our students. The Board will vigorously enforce its prohibitionagainst harassment based on the traits of sex (including transgender status, change of sex, or gender identity), race, color, national origin, religion, creed, ancestry, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability, or any other characteristic protected by Federal or State civil rights laws (hereinafter referred to as "Protected Classes"), and encourages those within the School District community as well as third parties, who feel aggrieved to seek assistance to rectify such problems. Additionally, the Board prohibits harassing behavior directed at students for any reason, even if not based on one (1) of the Protected Classes, through its policies on bullying (See Policy 5517.01 – Bullying). Harassment may occur student-to-student, student-to-staff, staff-to-student, male-to-female, female-to-male, male-to-male, or female-to-female. The Board will investigate allallegations of harassment and in those cases where harassment is substantiated, the Board will take immediate stepsdesigned to end the harassment, prevent its reoccurrence, and remedy its effects. Individuals who are found to have engagedin harassment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. For purposes of this policy, "School District community"means individuals students, administrators, teachers, staff, and as well as Board members, agents, volunteers, contractors,or other persons subject to the control and supervision of the Board. For purposes of this policy, "third parties" include, but are not limited to, guests and/or visitors on District property (e.g., visiting speakers, participants on opposing athletic teams parent), vendors doing business with, or seeking to do business with the Board, and other individuals who come incontact with members of the School District communityat school-related events/activities (whether on or off District property). The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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Student Discipline Policy 5600.01 DISCIPLINARY CONSEQUENCES FOR STUDENT MISCONDUCT The Board of Education believes that if the schoolis to function effectively and students are to be free to pursue their education, then all students must accept responsibilities and meet certain expectations. Student behavior that interferes with the educational process or violates the rights or safety of others will not be tolerated. Students are expected to comply with school and classroom rules, school board policies and state and federal laws at all times. The following actions at school, on school premises or at school-related functions, or under the supervision of a school authority, are subject to disciplinary action. Furthermore,students who are active participants in co-curricular activities and athletics represent the District and are, therefore,expected to follow these guidelines in all their actions in the community on a 12-month basis throughout the calendar year. School dances will require a parent/student permission form that designates specific rules and conduct for that activity. Disciplinary Consequences Students will be disciplined for unacceptable conduct. The exact nature of disciplinary action depends on the circumstances of each individual case. Such conduct includes but is not limited to the following action: Level I Principal/Administrative discretion, but could involve Level II or Level III discipline: A. B. C. D. E. F. G.

H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q.

Loitering Record and identification falsification, including violation of the academic honesty policy Repeated tardiness Unauthorized use of mobile devices Arrests or convictions in the community, such as an ordinance violation, a misdemeanor, a felony, or a traffic violation on or adjacent to school property, related to student safety or contrary to the educational environment. Violation of state and/or district Bus Rider Rules. Any behavior listed above, when transmitted via electronic means (including, but not limited to the Internet,blogs, e-mails or social networking sites) or any interactive and digital electronics or cell phones used as a delivery mechanism. Defiance of authority Disorderly or disruptive conduct, including fighting and foul or abusive language or gestures Illegal gambling Harassing, threatening or intimidating others; or sexual harassment Possession or use of tobacco in any form Misuse or destruction of any school equipment, technology, data, or facilities Theft, robbery or extortion Vandalism Willful disobedience, non-compliance and insubordination Hazing – This policy defines hazing as any activity that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental health, physical health, or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or membership in or affiliation with any organization recognized by the Board. Examples ofphysical and mental health shall include, but not be limited to, whipping, forced calisthenics, other forced physical activity, or forced conduct which could result in extreme

The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


17 embarrassment. Any hazing activity, whether by an individual or a group, shall be presumed to be a forced activity, even if a student willingly participates. R. Bullying – This policy defines bullying as any deliberate or intentional behavior (words or actions) that involves an imbalance of power, intent to harm, threaten, intimidate, or humiliate. The behavior may be motivated by an actual or perceived distinguishing characteristic such as, but not limited to: age, color, national origin, race, religion, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, social or family status. Each school shall providefor a process of reporting bullying and keeping records of instances and consequences for bullying that resulted in serious discipline. S. Addressing a teacher, administrator, or other staff member with foul or abusive language through verbal, written or electronic media T. Being under the influence of alcohol or any other illegal controlled substance, including unauthorized use of any over-the-counter mood-altering drugs Level II Serious violations or repeated violations of the above-mentioned behaviors will result in suspension or pre-expulsion review. As a general rule, the following progressive discipline will be used: A. 1st Offense = 1-3 day suspension B. 2nd Offense = 5 day suspension C. 3rd offense = move to pre-expulsion review: Level III Proceed directly to pre-expulsion review: A. B. C. D. E. F.

Endangering the health and safety of others Possession of weapons or dangerous articles Setting false fire alarms or setting fires Chronic insubordination and/or refusal to follow school rules Criminal charge of battery and/or assault; or sexual assault Use, possession, sale, or distribution of alcohol or any other illegal controlled substance, including unauthorized use of any over-the-counter mood-altering drugs

Disciplinary action should promote individual student growth, and foster future acceptance of responsibility. Its goal is to eliminate behaviors and situations which interfere with the educational process. It should take placewhenever possible at the most appropriate level, i.e. when or where the problem arises or occurs. Consequences of actions which interfere with the educational process, violate the rights or safety of others, violate school or classroom rules, Board policies or State or Federallaws may include, but are not limited to, any of the following: A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J.

Teacher or staff conference with student Teacher-parent contact by phone or letter Detention Referral to a counselor, social worker, Student Assistance Program (SAP), etc. Referral to an assistant principal Administrator-parent contact by phone or letter Restricted privileges including suspension from co-curricular or athletic events Parental conferences at school with a teacher and/or a counselor and/or an assistant principal Suspension, in-school and out-of-school Recommendations for expulsion by the Board

The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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Student Discipline (continued) Policy 5600.01 In addition, those offenses that are violations of local ordinances or state law will be referred to law enforcement. Any student who is determined to have brought a gun to school will be brought before the Board for an expulsionhearing. If a student engages in inappropriate behavior not specifically cited in this document, the behavior shall be dealt with in a manner that reflects the spirit of this document. Students who refer themselves to the proper school authorities for alcohol and other drug infractions prior to disciplinary actions shall be given special consideration if a prescribed educational/treatment program is sought and completed. Due Process and Disciplinary Procedures Procedures for disciplining students will be consistent with state and federal laws. Principals may establishother procedures to govern the school not specifically mentioned in the state and federal laws so long as they are not in conflict with those laws and rules. A. Certain standards and procedures should be observed if there is to be a fair consideration of the application of rules and regulations. 1. Rules, regulations and penalties should be made readily available, in writing, to the student body. 2. The student has a right to be informed of specific reasons for an action. 3. Disciplinary action shall conform to the provisions set forth in the student responsibilities section of this document and in accordance with state law. 4. School authorities have an obligation to apply rules, regulations and discipline without prejudice and in a nondiscriminatory manner. If a teacher or administratordoes not feel that s/he can handle a case on its merit, s/he shall pass the case to a suitable substitute or the next highest person in authority. In accordance with Policy 2260, any student who believesthat s/he has been discriminated against may file a complaint with the Superintendent. B. In order to provide consistent, flexible, and confident leadership in disciplinary matters, the Districtprovides an appeal procedure open both to students and/or their parents. 1. Students have the right to full and impartial review of disciplinary action resulting in out of school suspension or expulsion from school in accordance with state law. 2. If a satisfactory conclusion cannot be reached, the student may appeal a case within five days. The sequence of appeals shall be principal then Superintendent. Complaints involving policy, operations or programs, or procedures may be appealed to the Boardof Education under its general complaint procedure Policy 9130.

The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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Student Code Of Classroom Conduct Policy 5500 Respect for law and for those persons in authority shall be expected of all students. This includes conformity to school rules as well as general provisions of law regarding minors. Respect for the rights of others, considerationof their privileges, and cooperative citizenship shall also be expected of all members of the school community. Respect for real and personal property; pride in one's work; achievement within the range of one's ability; and exemplary personal standards of courtesy, decency, and honesty should be maintained in the schools of this District. The Superintendent shall establish procedures to carry out Board policy and philosophy, and shallhold all school personnel, students, and parents responsible for the conduct of students in schools, on school vehicles, and at school-related events.

Unacceptable Conduct Students will be disciplined for unacceptable conduct. Such conduct includes but is not limited to the following action(s): ● Defiance of authority ● Disorderly or disruptive conduct of the educational program (Policy 5520) ● fighting and foul or abusive language or gestures ● Illegal gambling ● Harassing, threatening or intimidating others ● Loitering ● Setting false fire alarms ● Misuse or destruction of any school equipment, technology, data, or facilities ● Setting fires ● Sexual harassment or assault ● Theft, robbery or extortion ● Vandalism ● Arrests or convictions in the community, such as an ordinance violation, a misdemeanor, a felony, or a traffic violation on or adjacent to school property, related to student safety or contrary to the educational environment ● Hazing (Policy 5516): For purposes of this policy, hazing is defined as any activity that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental health, physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or membership in or affiliation with any organization recognized by the Board. Examples of physical and mental health shall include, but not be

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limited to, whipping, forced calisthenics, other forced physical activity, or forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment. Any hazing activity, whether by an individual or a group, shall be presumed to be a forced activity, even if a student willingly participates Willful disobedience Any behavior listed above, when transmitted via electronic means (including, but not limited to the Internet, blogs, e-mails or social networking sites) or any interactive and digital electronics or cell phones used as a delivery mechanism. Bullying (Policy 5517.01): For purposes of this policy, bullying is defined as any deliberate or intentional behavior (words or actions) that involves an imbalance of power, intent to harm, threaten, intimidate, or humiliate. The behavior may be motivated by an actual or perceived distinguishing characteristic such as, but not limited to: age, color, national origin, race, religion, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, social or family status. Each school shall providefor a process of reporting bullying and keeping records of instances and consequences for bullying that resulted in serious discipline.

Pupil Non-Discrimination Policy 2260

The School District of Waukesha, being a publiclyfunded and supported education agency, guarantees that all students shall be entitled to and receive the benefits of any educational program or activity of the school district. The Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities. The district expressly prohibits discrimination and harassment against any students. (See HarassmentPolicy 5517 page 32) The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


20 The policy does not prohibit the provision of special programs such as Gifted and Talented, Special Education, School Age Parents, Bilingual/Bicultural and At-Risk. Nordoes this policy prohibit the provision of services to certain students based upon objective criteria, individual need or performance. This policy also covers curriculum programs, gifts or scholarships, disciplining activities, use of facilities, testing, food service, extracurricular programs and pupil support services. Complaints about possible discrimination should be made to the District Compliance Officers. Thefollowing person(s) is/are designated as the District Section 504 ComplianceOfficer(s)/ADA Coordinator(s) ("hereinafter referred to as the COs"). Sharon Thiede Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources School District of Waukesha 222 Maple Ave. Waukesha, WI 53186 262-970-1031 sthiede@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Joe Koch Deputy Superintendent School District of Waukesha 222 Maple Ave. Waukesha, WI 53186 262-970-1107 jkoch@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities Policy 2266

The Board does not discriminate on the basis ofsex (including sexual orientation or gender identity), in its education programs or activities, and is required by Title IXof the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and itsimplementing regulations, not to discriminate in such a manner. The requirement not to discriminate in its education program or activity extends to admission and employment. The Board iscommitted to maintaining an education and work environment that is free from discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment. The Board prohibits sexual harassment that occurswithin its education programs and activities. When the District has actual knowledge of sexual harassment in its education program or activity against a person in the United States, it shall promptly respond in a manner that is not deliberately indifferent. Pursuant to its Title IX obligations, the Board iscommitted to eliminating sexual harassment and will take appropriate action when an individual is determined responsible for violating this policy. Members of the SchoolDistrict community who commit Sexual Harassment are subject to the fullrange of disciplinary sanctions set forth in this policy. Third parties who engage in sexual harassment are also subject to the disciplinary sanctions listed in this policy. The Board will provide persons who have experienced Sexual Harassment ongoingsupportive measures as reasonably necessary to restore or preserve access to the District’s education programsand activities.

Section 504/ADA Prohibition Against Discrimination Based on Disability Policy 2260.01

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Actof 1973 ("Section 504"), the Americans with DisabilitiesAct of 1990, as amended ("ADA"), and the implementing regulations (collectively "Section 504/ADA"), no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The Boarddoes not discriminate in admission or access to, or participation in, or treatment in its programs or activities. As such, the Board's policies and practices will not discriminate against students with disabilities and will make accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities its facilities, programs, and activities. No discrimination will be knowinglypermitted against any individual with a disability on the sole basis of that disability in any of the programs, activities, policies, and/or practices in the District.

The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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Wellness Policy 8510

The Board recognizes that good nutrition andregular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the District's students. Furthermore, research suggests that thereis a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Moreover, schools canplay an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school. Schools alone, however, cannot develop in students healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise cannot be accomplished by the schools alone. It willbe necessary for not only the staff, but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits. The Board sets the following goals in an effortto enable students to establish good health and nutrition choices to: A. promote nutrition education with the objective of improving students’ health and reducing childhood obesity; B. improve the health and well-being of our children, increase consumption of healthful foods during the school day, and create an environment that reinforces the development of healthy eating habits; C. promote nutrition guidelines, a healthing eating environment, child nutrition programs, and food safety and security on each school campus with the objective of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity; D. provide opportunities for every student to develop the knowledge and skills for specific physical activities, maintain physical fitness, regularly participate in physical activity, and understand the short and long-term benefits of a physically active lifestyle; E. promote the health and wellness of students and staff through other school based activities F. have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, or G. live in a car, park, public space, abandoned building, substandard housing, bus or train station, or similar setting The District will provide services to homeless studentsthat are comparable to other students in the District,including: A. transportation services; B. public preschool programs and other educational programs and services for which the homeless student meets eligibility criteria Maintaining a stable school environment is crucial to a homeless student’s success in school. To ensure stability, the District must make school placement determinations based on the “best interest” of the homeless child or youth based on student-centered factors.

Threats of Violence Policy 8462.01

The Board strictly prohibits any threats of violencein or targeted at any school. All incidents or suspected incidents of such conduct must be reported as described in this policy and in State law and will be investigated. All District employees, regardless of position, are required to make a report Procedures for Reporting - Threats of Violence An employee, regardless of position, shall immediately inform, by telephone or personally, a law enforcement agency of the facts and circumstances contributing to the belief that there is a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of a student or school employee or the public. The report shall contain detailed information concerning the nature of the threat. The staff member shall cooperate fully with law enforcement. When such a report is made, the staff member shall also inform the building administrator or Superintendent, as well as the School Resource Officer, if available.If a threat is reported to the building administrator, s/he shall immediately notify the Superintendent and coordinate the District's coordination with law enforcement, students, and parents as the circumstances require. Staff Training Required The Board shall require every employee to receivetraining provided by the Department of Public Instruction(DPI) regarding the laws governing the reporting of a threat of violence. Such training shall be completed within the first six (6) months of employment in the District and at leastonce every five (5) years after the initial training. This training may be held in conjunction with staff training for threatened or suspected child abuse or neglect as required in Policy 8462. Sanctions for Making Threats All threats of violence are to be taken seriously. No staff member who reports a threat in good faith shall be subject to The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


22 disciplinary action. Failure to report or undue delay in reporting a threat may result in disciplinary action. Any student or staff member who makes a threat of violence will be evaluated for disciplinary action, up to possible referral for expulsion in the case of students (See Policy 5610) or termination from employment in the case of staff (See Policy 3140/Policy 4140).

Student Abuse and Neglect Policy 8462

The Board is concerned with the physical andmental well-being of all children of this Districtand will cooperate in the identification and reporting of cases of child abuse or neglect in accordance with law. In addition,the Board strictly prohibits any actual or threatened acts of physical, mental, sexual, or other form of abuse directed towards students by any person in any District-owned, operated, or leasedfacility, or at any school-sponsored activity. The Board shall require every employee to receivetraining provided by the Department of Public Instruction(DPI) in identifying children who have been abused or neglected and in the laws and procedures governing the reporting of suspected or threatened child abuse and neglect. Such training shall be completed within the first six (6) months of employment in the District and at least once everyfive (5) years after the initial training. This training may be held in conjunction with staff training for threats of violence as required by Policy 8462.01.

Children and Youth in Foster Care Policy 5111.03 The Board of Education recognizes the importance ofeducational stability for children and youth in foster care. Further, the Board recognizes these children and youth as avulnerable subgroup of students in need of safeguards and support in order to facilitate a successful transition through elementary and secondary education and into college and/or careers. To that end, the District will collaborate with the Departmentof Public Instruction (DPI), other schools and schooldistricts, and the appropriate child welfare agencies to provide educational stability for children and youth in foster care. School Stability The District shall remove barriers to the enrollmentand retention of children and youth in foster care in schools in the District. Foster care students shall be enrolledimmediately, even if they do not have the necessary enrollment documentation such as immunization and health records, proof of residency or guardianship, birth certificate, school records, and other documentation. The District shall meet the Title I requirementsfor educational stability for children and youth in foster care, including those awaiting foster care placement. The Districtshall identify which students are in foster EachDistrict employee who has reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or neglect has occurred or is occurring, or has reasonable cause to believe a child has been threatened with abuse or neglect and that abuse or neglect is likely to occur shall be responsible for reporting immediately every case, whether verified or suspected, the circumstances giving rise to the reasonable cause. Reporting is mandatory even if the staff member has reason to believe that the abuse or neglect occurred, but is no longer occurring (for example, the child is no longer living with the suspected abuser). Staff members should make reports based on reasonable cause to suspect abuse or neglect and are not permitted to first investigate the circumstances in an effort to verify abuse or neglect. This can cause a loss of time and jeopardize law enforcement or social services investigations into child welfare concerns.

Homeless Students Policy 5111.01

Children who are identified as meeting the Federaldefinition of "homeless" will be provided a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the same manner as all other students of the District. To that end, homeless studentswill not be stigmatized or segregated on the basis of their status as homeless. Homeless children and youth are defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and include children and youth who meet any of the following criteria: A. share the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason B. live in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to a lack of alternative adequate accommodations C. live in emergency or transitional shelters D. are abandoned in hospitals care and shall collaborate with State and tribal child The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


23 Welfare agencies to provide educational stability for these children and youth. District staff will work closely with child welfare agency personnel to develop and implement processes and procedures that include these enrollment safeguards: A. a child/youth in foster care shall remain in his/her school of origin, unless it is determined that remaining in the school of origin is not in that child’s best interest; B. if it is not in the child’s best interest to stay in his/her school of origin, the child shall be immediately enrolled in the determined new school even if the child is unable to produce records normally required for enrollment; and C. the new (enrolling) school shall immediately contact the school of origin to obtain relevant academic and other records, including the student’s Individualized EducationProgram (IEP) if applicable. (ESEA Section 1111(g)(1)(E)(i)-(iii)). Records The District shall provide privacy protections forchildren and families and shall facilitate appropriate data-sharing pertaining to children in foster care between child welfare and educational agencies, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) andPolicy 8330 – Student Records.

Student Attendance Policy 5200

The School District of Waukesha believes studentattendance is of critical importance to success in school. Habits of good student attendance are skills developed over time that carry over into the world of work or further schooling once a student ceases to attend classes in the School Districtof Waukesha. In accordance with state law, all parents must cause children between 6 and 18 years of age to attend school unless the child has graduated, is excused by the school attendance officer or parent, or is enrolled in an alternative program leading toward graduation. The responsibility for monitoring and encouraging attendance is shared by the parents, schools and the community. Excused Absences Acceptable excuses, approved by school administrators, include: ● illness ● funerals ● medical ● family/home emergencies ● quarantine ● religious holidays ● suspensions ● family trips ● those ordered to shelter care or secure detention, or court subpoena. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for and complete assignments missed due to an excused absence. Under a new law, a parent may excuse a student for up to 10 days in a school year if done so in writing in advance of the absence. For preplanned and/or extended absence, the principal’s office shall be notified before the absence. Requestsfor preplanned absences must be submitted on a district approved form. Make-up of class work may be allowedat the discretion of the attendance officer. However,the parent should realize that in primary level classes, very little work can be done outside of the classroom. Parents mustrealize that time out of the classroom will mean that some valuable academic experiences will be missed.

Truancy Policy 5200

Defined as any absence of any portion of a school day or absence for one or more days from school during which the principal has not been notified in writing or by phone of the reason for the acceptable absence by the parent/guardian of the pupil who is absent. In the case of truancy,strict procedural steps will be followed where the parents, the student and school staff will be involved. Tardiness that is not excused shall be considered truancy. Normally,no makeup privileges for truancies are allowed and the student will be subject to disciplinary procedures.

Promotion, Placement and Retention Policy 5410

The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


24 A student who successfully completes a school year shall be promoted to the next appropriate grade or sequence of study. For other grade retention, principals and staff shall follow the administrative guidelines in making any retention. In all cases the principal, with input and consultation from parents and staff, shall be responsible for the decision. Any appeal by parents shall be made to the executive director.

School Bus Rules Policy 8600

The Board will provide transportation servicesto and from the school for all district pupils who are eligible during the regular school year. Resident pupils shall be eligibleto be transported to a public school if they live two or more miles from their school. Other eligibility will be determined by the Board for reasons of unusual hazard or specialeducation classification, assignment, or needs. Pupils who ride the bus or are on a bus under school sponsorship (field trip) must comply with the district’s Bus Rider Rules. Pupils riding the bus shall be under the authorityof the driver of the bus. Disorderly conduct or persistentrefusal to submit to the authority of the driver shall be sufficient reason for a pupil to be denied transportation. Parents will be notified by the schoolif their child has not followed the standard rules. More information regarding bus rules is available from the transportation office at 262-970-1150.

Technology Policy 7540 The Board of Education is committed to the effectiveuse of technology to both enhance the quality of student learning and the efficiency of District operations. Students' use of District technology resources(see definition in Bylaw 0100) is a privilege nota right. Students and their parents must sign and submit a Student Technology Acceptable Use and Safety form annually.

Student Technology Acceptable Use and Safety Policy 7540.03

Technology has fundamentally altered the ways in which information is accessed, communicated, and transferred in society. As a result, educators are continually adapting their means and methods of instruction, and the way they approach student learning to incorporate the vast, diverse, and unique resources available through the Internet.The Board of Education provides technology resources (as defined in Bylaw 0100) to support the educational and professionalneeds of its students and staff. With respect to students, District Technology Resources afford them the opportunityto acquire the skills and knowledge to learn effectively and live productively in a digital world. The Board providesstudents with access to the Internet for limited educational purposes onlyand utilizes online educational services/apps to enhance the instruction delivered to its students. The District’scomputer network and Internet system do not serveas a public access service or a public forum, and the Board imposes reasonablerestrictions on its use consistent with its limited educational purpose. Users are required to refrain from actions that are illegal (such as libel, slander, vandalism, harassment, theft, plagiarism, inappropriate access, and the like) or unkind (such as personal attacks, invasion of privacy, injurious comment, and the like). Because its Technology Resources arenot unlimited, the Board has also instituted restrictionsaimed at preserving these resources, such as placing limits on use of bandwidth, storage space, and printers. Users have no right or expectation to privacy when using District Technology Resources (including,but not limited to, privacy in the content of their personal files, e-mails, and records of their online activity when using the District's computer network and/or Internet connection). Staff members shall provide instruction for their students regarding the appropriate use of technology and online safety and security as specified above. Furthermore, staffmembers will monitor the online projects and assignments. Further, as directed and authorized by their teachers, they shall use their school-assigned email account when signing-up/registering for access to various online educational services, including mobile applications/apps that will be utilized by the student for educational purposes.

Staff Technology Acceptable Use and Safety Policy 7540.04 The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


25 Staff members are expected to utilize District technology and information resources to promote educational excellence in our schools by providing students with the opportunity to develop the resource sharing, innovation, and communication skills and tools that are essential to both life and work. The Board encourages the faculty to developthe appropriate skills necessary to effectively access, analyze, evaluate, and utilize these resources to enrich educational activities. The instructional use of the Internet and online educationalservices will be guided by Board Policy 2521- Selection of Instructional Materials and Equipment. Furthermore staff members shall provide instruction for their students regarding the appropriate technology use and online safety and security as specified above, and staff members will monitor students’ online activities while at school. Monitoring may include, but is not necessarily limited to, visual observations of online activities during class sessions; or use of specific monitoring tools to review browser history and network, server, and computer logs. The disclosure of personally identifiable information about students online is prohibited. Staff members are responsible for good behavior when using District technology and information resources- i.e., behavior comparable to that expected when they are in classrooms, school hallways, and other school premises and school sponsored events. Communications on the Internetare often public in nature. The Board does not approveany use of the technology and information resources that is not authorized by or conducted strictly in compliance with this policy and its accompanying guidelines.

Personal Communication Devices Policy 5136 & 5136.02

Students are prohibited from using two-way communication devices or pagers (including cell phones with or without cameras) inside school district buildings during the school day. All devices must be turned off and out of sight (in lockers, backpacks, purses or pockets). At no time may cellphones or other items be used in locker rooms or restrooms. Any exception to this policy for medical, etc. reasons must have prior approval from the principal or designee. Students may gain access to school phones or their personal phone with permission from authorized staff. Devices notapproved, will be confiscated and, depending on the intended use or purpose, will be kept or returned to parents or turned over to law enforcement.

Staff Use of Personal Communication Devices Policy 7530.02

Employees whose job responsibilities include regular or occasional driving and who use a PCD forbusiness use are expected to refrain from using their device while driving. Employees are subject to all applicable policies and guidelines pertaining to protection of the security, integrity and availability of the data stored on their PCDs. Cellular and wireless communications, including calls, text messages, instant messages, and e-mails sent from PCDs, may not be secure. Therefore, employees should use discretion in relaying confidential information, particularly as it relates to students. Additionally, cellular/wireless communications, including text messages, instant messages and e-mails sent and/or received by a public employee or school official using his/her PCD may constitute public records if thecontent of the message concerns District business, or an educationrecord if the content includes personally identifiable information about a student.

Access to District Technology Resources From Personally-Owned Communication Devices Policy 7542

For purposes of this policy, "personal communication device" includes computers, tablets, electronic readers, mobile/cell phones, smartphones, and/or other web-enabled devices of any type. Board members, employees, students, as well as contractors, vendors, agents of the District mayuse their PCD to wirelessly access the District's technology resources(guest or business networks, servers, printers, etc.) while they are on-site at any District facility. Access to the business/guestnetwork shall require authentication. The Chief Information Officer is authorized todevelop the necessary standards for connecting PCDsto the District’s technology resources. The standards shall be available upon request. The standards shall be designed and enforced to minimize the Board’s exposure to damages, including,but not limited to, the loss of sensitive District data, illegal accessto confidential data, damage to the District's intellectualproperty, The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


26 damage to the District's public image, and damage to the District's critical internal systems, from unauthorized use. The use of PCDs must be consistent with the establishedstandards for appropriate use as defined in Policy 7540.03 – Student Network and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety,and Policy 7540.04 – Staff Network and Internet AcceptableUse and Safety. Any user who violates the established standards and/or the Board’s Acceptable Use policy, or whoaccesses the District’s technology resources server and network without authorization may be prospectively denied access to the District’s technology resources. If the violationis committed by a contractor, vendor or agent of the District, the contract may be subject to cancellation. Further disciplinaryaction may be taken if the violation is committed by a student or employee. The owner of a PCD bears all responsibility andassumes all risk of theft, loss, or damage to, or misuse or unauthorized use of the device while it is on Board property. Thisprovision applies to everyone, regardless of their affiliation or connection to the District. Any information obtained from video surveillance/electronic monitoring systems may only be used to support the orderly operation of the School District's schools and facilities,and for law enforcement purposes, and not for any other purposes. As such, recordings obtained through the use of video surveillance/electronic monitoring equipment may be used as evidence in any disciplinary proceedings, administrative proceeding or criminal proceeding, subject to Boardpolicy and regulations. Further, such recordings may become apart of a student's education record or staff member's personnel file. The Board shall maintain video surveillance/electronicmonitoring recordings for a limited period. Any request to view a recording under this policy must be made within seven (7) days of the event/incident. Unless a formal complaint is being investigated, recordings shall be destroyed whenever the automated recording feature overrides previously stored data.

District-Issued Student E-Mail account Policy 7540.07

Students assigned a school email account are required to utilize it for all school-related electronic communications, including those to staff members and individuals and/or organizations outside the District with whom theyare communicating for school-related of their affiliation or connection to the District.

Use of Cameras and Other Recording Devices in Locker Rooms Policy 9151

The Board of Education recognizes the importanceof protecting the privacy interests of the District'sstudents and is committed to safeguarding students' privacy in the locker room facilities. To protect the privacy of the District's students,parents, other adult residents of the community, and any public that may utilize the locker room facilities, no person may use a cell phone to capture, record, or to transfer a representation of a nude or partially nude person in the locker room.

Video Surveillance and Electronic Monitoring Policy 7440.01

The Board of Education authorizes the use ofvideo surveillance and electronic monitoring equipment at various school sites throughout the District and on school buses. The Superintendent is responsible for determining where to install and operate fixed-location video surveillance/electronic monitoring equipment in the District. The determination of where and when to use video surveillance/electronic monitoring equipment will be made in a nondiscriminatory manner. Video surveillance/electronic monitoring equipment may be placed in common areas in school buildings (e.g. school hallways, entryways, the front office where students, employees and visitors are permitted to freely come and go, gymnasiums, cafeterias, libraries), the school parking lots and other outside areas, and in school buses. Except in extraordinary circumstances andwith the written authorization of the Superintendent, video surveillance/electronic monitoring equipment shall not be used in areas where persons have a reasonable expectation of privacy (e.g. restrooms, locker rooms, changing areas, private offices (unless there is express consent given by the office occupant), or conference/meeting rooms), or in individual classrooms during instructional times. Any person who takes action to block, move, or alter the location and/or viewing angle of a video camera shall be subject to disciplinary action. Legible and visible signs shall be placed at the main entrance to buildings and in the areas where video The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


27 surveillance/electronic monitoring equipment is in use to notify people that their actions/behavior are being monitored/recorded. public that may utilize the locker room facilities, no person may use a cell phone to capture, record, or to transfer a representation of a nude or partially nude person in the locker room.

Academic Honesty Policy 5505

All teachers, beginning especially at the elementary grades, will educate students as to what constitutes academic dishonesty and what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior in our schools. The Academic Honesty policyshall be referenced in such education.

Homework Policy Policy 2330

The School District of Waukesha Board of Educationbelieves that student learning is maximized through use of a wide variety of teaching and learning methodologies. Toward this end, the Board of Education further believesin the importance of homework to extend learning, to practice what has already been learned, to build independent work habits, and to help students’ needs and abilities. The acquisition of homework study skills is essential to academic and vocational success. Homework given shall be consistent with the district’s grading policies and best practices.

Copyrighted Works Policy 2531 The Board of Education directs its staff and studentsto use copyrighted works only to the extent that the law permits. The Board recognizes that Federal law applies to publicschool districts and the staff and students must, therefore, avoid acts of copyright infringement under penalty of law.

Student Groups Policy 5840 It is the policy of the Board of Education thatstudent groups be recognized as authorized school organizations only if they are approved by the school administration, sponsored by school-approved personnel, composed of members of the current student body, hold the majority of their meetings at school, and have established aims which are educational in nature.Membership in the organization or operation of any high school fraternity, sorority, or any other secret society as described by law is prohibited throughout the School District. In particular, the Board will not tolerateany type of gang or gang-related activity to occur on District propertyor while students are under the auspices of the Board.The District recognizes that the presence of gangs, gang activity, and gang affiliations can cause a disruption of or interfere with school, school activities, and school safety. Gang activity, identifiers, or membership is contrary to the mission of the District and is thereby prohibited.

Dress and Grooming Policy 5511

Unless an individual school has adopted a dress code that includes uniforms, students may dress and groom themselves as they and their parents/guardians wish. Specifically included within the scope of this right is the display of political statements and/or commercial messages on behalf of legal products and services. However, students are expected to exercise the above right responsibly, without disrupting the educational process and in accordance with accepted community standards regarding health, safety, vulgarity, obscenity and sexual innuendo. Students are prohibited from wearing hats or other headwear and coats in school during the school day. Principals may allow exceptions to this policy for any legitimate reason (religious, medical or otherwise) or in the celebration of a specified pep rally, spirit day or hat day. Clothing, jewelry, body art, or any accessory advertising alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs are at a counter purpose with District AODA programs andare inappropriate.

Lockers The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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Policy 5771

Each student has the right to use a locker as assigned by the administrators. The lockers remain the property of the school district and may be periodically inspected by school administrators or a designee with or without prior notice to the student.

Search and Seizure Policy 5771

Students have the right to be free from arbitrary or illegal search and seizure by school authorities. Search and seizure shall conform to the legal requirement of reasonable suspicion that a school rule, regulation or possible violation of a state law has occurred. Any official, employee, or agent of the school district is prohibited by law from conducting a strip search of any pupil.

Student Alcohol Use and/or Other Drug Use Policy 5530

It is the policy of the School District of Waukeshathat students and employees have the right to attend school and work in an environment that is free from the nonmedical use of alcohol, drugs and mood-altering substances. The use, possession, sale or intent to sell, transfer of drugs, drug paraphernalia (as defined in state statutes) or alcohol, or having illegal drugs, chemicals or alcohol in a student’s system in or on school property, in any district owned or contracted vehicle or at school-sponsored events is considered dangerous and unsafe to others, and is therefore prohibited. Having chemicals in one’s body is definedfor purposes of this policy as having any amount of the substance in one’s body.

In School Tobacco Use Prohibited Policy 5512 hazard.

Scientific and medical evidence has shown that smoking and the use of tobacco products is a serious health

Therefore, it is the policy of the School Districtof Waukesha that no person may smoke or use smokeless tobacco in school, on school grounds, in school-owned vehicles or in school busses contracted or used for school purposes. School grounds includes municipality properties adjacent to school property where ordinances prohibit such use. In addition, no student may possess tobacco products in school or on school property in accordance with state law. The board, administration, teachers and other employees shall promote non-tobacco use among the staff and students, and shall also promote the importance of role modeling to students during the formative years. Employees and students violating this policy will be subject to discipline. Any individual who smokes in buildings or on school grounds will be informed of the “no-smoking policy” and will be asked to stop and/or leave the facility or grounds. This ban on the use of tobacco products is in effect during all times including vacations, holidays, summer, etc. and is therefore not limited to the school year or school day.

Weapons In School & Carrying a Concealed Weapon in School Policy 5772 & Policy 7217

The Board of Education prohibits students from possessing,storing, making, or using a weapon in any setting that is under the control and supervision of the District for thepurpose of school activities approved and authorized by the District including, but not limited to, property leased, owned, or contracted for by the District, a school-sponsoredevent, or in a District vehicle, to the extent permitted by law. The School District of Waukesha understands thatthe safety of our students, staff, and visitors is of the highest priority. The term "weapon" means any object which, in the manner in which it is used, is intended to be used, or is represented, is capable of inflicting serious bodily harm or property damage, as well as endangering the health and safety of persons. Weapons include, but are not limited to, firearms (including, but not limited to, firearms as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3)), guns of any type whatsoever, including air and gas-powered guns (whether loaded or unloaded), knives, (subject to the exceptions below) razors, with unguarded blades, clubs, electric weapons, metallic knuckles, martial arts weapons, ammunition, and explosives. Wisconsin has adopted a law which affects the manner in which persons may carry concealed weapons. This law, however, applies much differently on school grounds. It is a Class I felony to knowingly possess a firearmat a place that the The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


29 individual knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, is in or on the grounds of a school. It is a Class B forfeiture to possess a firearm at a place the individual knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, is within 1,000 feet of the grounds of a school. Exceptions to this policy include: A. weapons under the control of law enforcement personnel while on duty, or qualified former law enforcement officers, off duty law enforcement officers, or out-of-state law enforcement officers; B. contracted personnel that are authorized by law to carry weapons in the course of their professional duties and for which the District and the contracted entity havea contract that authorizes employees of the contracted entity to carry a weapon on school grounds and in school buildings in the performance of their duties (i.e. armored transport services); C. items approved by a Principal, as part of a classor individual presentation under adult supervision, including, but not limited to hunters' education courses, if used for the purpose of and in the manner approved (working firearms, except those protected at all times by a cable or trigger lock, and live ammunition shall never be approved); D. theatrical props used in appropriate settings when approved in advance by the Principal; E. starter pistols used in appropriate sporting events; and F. a lockback knife having a blade no longer than three (3) inches in length, a knife lawfully used for food consumption or preparation, or a knife used for a lawful purpose within the scope of the person’s employment. The superintendent shall be contacted if there are any questions or believe that an individual is in violation of this policy. The Police Department shall be notified anytimea student is found to possess any of the above.

Student Privacy and Parental Access to Information Policy 2416

The Board of Education respects the privacy rightsof parents and their children. No student shall berequired, as a part of the school program or the District's curriculum, withoutprior written consent of the student (if an adult, or an emancipated minor) or, if an unemancipated minor, his/her parents, to submit to or participate in any survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information concerning: A. political affiliations or beliefs of the student or his/her parents; B. mental or psychological problems of the student or his/her family; C. sex behavior or attitudes; D. illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior; E. critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships; F. legally recognized privileged and analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers; G. religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or his/her parents; or H. income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such a program).

Student Records Policy 8330

If a parent, guardian, or eligible student would like to request copies of or an amendment or deletion to a student record, they may do so by providing a written request to the building principal or the Executive Director of StudentServices (depending on the nature of the request). If youwish to have “directory information” (name, address, and phone number) of your child withheld from requesting parties, please contact your building principal within the first month of school. Access to student records conforms to state and federal laws and school board policy. A summary of school board policy concerning student records is available in the principal’s office.

Controversial Issues in the Classroom Policy 2240

The Board of Education believes that the considerationof controversial issues has a legitimate place in the instructional program of the schools. Properly introduced and conducted, the consideration of such issues can help students learn to identify important issues, explore fully and fairly all sides of an issue, weigh carefully the values and factors involved, and develop techniques The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


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for formulating and evaluating positions.

Curriculum Modifications May Be Available Under Compulsory Attendance Laws

Wisconsin Statute 118.15 (1)(d) Wisconsin Statute 118.15 (1)(d) provides parents, guardians or students, who make a written request, program or curriculum modifications. The law provides a listing of possible changes as well as the responsibilities of the school district in responding to any requests for modifications. Included in the possible changes are modifications of the child’s program, work study programs, alternative programs, enrollment in nonsectarian private programs that meet certain criteria, Homebound and other public educational programs outside the district. Parents and students should initiate any such requests at the school level by contacting the building principal in writing. The building principal will then work with the central office and school board on such requests if necessary.

Use of Seclusion and Physical Restraint with Students Policy 5630.01

It is the policy of the Board of Education topermit the use of seclusion and restraint only when a student’s behavior presents a clear, present and imminent risk to the physical safety of the student or others, it is the least restrictive intervention feasible and it is performed in a manner consistent with this policy and law. All students, including students with disabilities, must be treated with dignity and respect. Behavior interventions and support practicesmust be implemented in such a way as to protect the health and safety of the students and others. All employees and "covered individuals" shall comply with State and Federal law regarding the useof seclusion and physical restraint. Seclusion is defined in the law as the involuntary confinement of a student, apart from other students, in a room or area from which the student is physically prevented from leaving. Physical restraint is defined as a restriction that immobilizes or reduces the ability of a student to freely move his/her torso, arms, legs, or head. The "covered individuals" may only use physical restraint on or with a student. Parental Notice and Written Report Requirements Whenever a covered individual or a law enforcement officer uses seclusion or physical restraint with or on a student, the Principal or his/her designee will attemptto contact the student's parent on the day of the incident. The notice shall advise the parent of the incident and of the availability of the written report. The Principal shall prepare this written report,in consultation with the individuals involved, and any law enforcement officials present during the incident, within two (2) business days of the incident. The written report shall include details of the student and staff involved in the incident, the description of the incident and the actions of the student before, during and after the incident. The Principal shall meet with the individuals whoparticipated in the incident to discuss the following: - the events preceding, during and following the use of seclusion or physical restraint; - how to prevent the need for seclusion or physical restraint, including the factors that may have contributed to the escalation of behaviors; - alternatives to physical restraint, including de-escalation techniques and interventions and other strategies. The written report shall be retained as a record by the school district within three (3) business days of the incident, and the report shall be sent to the student’s parent by 1st class mail, by electronic transmission, or hand-delivered to the student’s parent. In addition, the school principals will be required to prepare and present an annual report to the Board of the number of incidents involving seclusion or physical restraint, the total number of students involved and the number of students with disabilities involved in such incidents. Individual Education Program (IEP) Requirements The law requires that for students with identified disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilitiesin Education Act (IDEA), the first time that seclusion or physical restraint is used on a "child with a disability," the student’s Individual Education Program (IEP) team must convene as soonas possible after the incident. The IEP team shallreview the student’s Individualized Education Plan to ensure that it containsappropriate positive behavioral interventions and supports to address behaviors that are of concern and to revise the IEP if necessary. Mandatory Training for Staff Staff who engage in the lawful use of physical restraint shall obtain training as to the methods of preventing the need for The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


31 physical restraint, identification of dangerous behaviors that may indicate the need for physical restraint and the methods of evaluating risk of harm such that physical restraint is warranted, experience in administering and receiving various types of restraint, instruction on the effects of restraint, monitoring signs of distress during restraint, obtaining medical assistance and demonstrating proficiency in administering physical restraint. Limited Training Requirement Exception Training for staff in the use of physical restraint is required unless the situation is an emergency and a trained individual is not immediately available due to the "unforeseen nature of the emergency." However, ata minimum the school in which physical restraint is used must ensure that at least one (1) employee has been trained in its use.

Food Services Policy 8500

The Board of Education shall provide cafeteriafacilities in all school buildings where space permits, and will provide food service for the purchase and consumption of lunch for all students. The food-service program shall comply with Federaland State regulations pertaining to the selection, preparation, delivery, consumption, and disposal of food and beverages, including but not limited to the current USDA school meal pattern requirements and the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards, as well as to the fiscal management of the program. Further, the food-service program shall complywith Federal and State regulations pertaining tothe fiscal management of the program as well as all the requirements pertaining to food service hiring and food service manager/operator licensure and certification. In addition,as required by law, a food safety program based on the principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical ControlPoint (HACCP) system shall be implemented with the intent of preventing food-borne illnesses. For added safetyand security, access to the facility and the food stored and prepared therein shall be limited to food service staff and other authorized persons.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Policy 8531

The Board of Education recognizes the importanceof good nutrition to each student's educational performance. The Board shall provide eligible children withbreakfast, at schools where breakfast is provided, and lunch at a reduced rate or at no charge to the student. Children, eligible for free or reduced-price meals, shall be determined by the criteria established by the Child Nutrition Program. These criteria are issued annually by the Federal government through the Wisconsin Departmentof Public Instruction. The schools shall annually notify all families of the availability, eligibility requirements, and/or application procedure for free and reduced-price meals by distributing an application to the family of each student enrolled in the school and shall seek out and apply for such Federal, State, and localfunds as may be applied to the District's programof free and reduced-price meals.

Epidemics and Pandemics Policy 8420.01

Epidemics and pandemics, although related, are different. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)defines an epidemic as "an increase, often sudden, in the number of cases of a disease above what is normally expected in that population in that area," and a pandemic as "an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number of people." To address epidemics and pandemics, the Superintendent shall direct the Safety and Security Committee to develop an Epidemic/Pandemic Plan incoordination with local government and law enforcement officials. The Safety and Security Committee may work as part of or incoordination with the Environmental SafetyCommittee and the plan developed in accordance with Policy 8405 - EnvironmentalHealth and Safety Program. District administrationis granted authority to take appropriate action as required in any instance where the District's plan is inadequateor does not cover the particular situation being addressed, and the urgency of the situation dictates the necessity for immediate decisive action.

Communicable Disease Policy 8450 The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


32 If your child has a rash, sore throat, runny nose, fever or cough, please keep him/her home as these symptoms may be the first signs of contagious diseases. Please reportcontagious diseases to the Waukesha County PublicHealth Division and your school office. School district personnel (principals, teachers, counselors, social workers, health room assistants and other support staff) are responsible for reporting communicable disease to the County Health Department. Pupils whoare suspected of having a communicable disease specified by the Departmentof Health and Social Services or the Waukesha CountyPublic Health Division may be sent home. The parents willbe notified as soon as possible of any student who is suspected of having a communicable disease. If your child becomes ill or is seriously injured at school, the school will try to notify parent(s) or legal guardian(s) by telephone. If the school is unable to reach the parent(s)or legal guardian(s), the person listed as the alternate to contact will be called and requested to pick up the child. In those cases when the school is unable to contact the parent(s), the legal guardian(s), or the alternate person, and the situation appears to be one in which the child requires emergency medical attention, 9-1-1 will be called. In case of a school injury that requires medical attention, we ask that you notify the school of the name of the doctor or dentist who attended your child and whether or not a hospital visit was involved.

Administering Medication to Students Policy 5330

Medications should be administered to school children at home, rather than at school, whenever possible. School personnel (including employees, registered nurses serving the district, volunteers and/or licensed school bus drivers) who are authorized to do so in writing by a building principal may administer medications to students under the procedures and conditions established to implement this policy that are developed with the assistance of a school nurse and adopted by the Board. The building Health Room Clerical Assistant willbe responsible for overseeing the receipt of the written medication instructions and consents, the maintenance of complete and accurate medication administration records, the proper storage of medications, and the disposal of outdated and unused medications in accordance with Districtprocedures. The Assistant Superintendent of Student Services will be responsible for ensuring that the written medication administration instructions that are on file in the District areperiodically reviewed by a registered nurse. No school personnel, other than a healthcare professional, will be involuntarily required to administer any medication to a student by any means other than ingestion. Authorized school personnel who voluntarily agree to administer a prescription drug or nonprescription drug product that must be injected into a student, inhaled by a student, rectally administered to a student, or administered into a nasogastric, gastrostomy or jejunostomy tube will complete all state-mandated and District-required training beforeadministering medication to a student through such means. Students may possess (carry) and use an inhaler or epinephrine auto-injector (e.g., Epipen®) withthe written approval of the student’s physician and parent or guardian. Inaddition, older and responsible students may also possess and self-administer their own prescription drugs and nonprescription medications at school, with written permission, provided that the student does so in compliance with relevant Districtpolicies and procedures. No District policy or procedure will be interpretedto limit or detract from the immunities and other limitations on liability available under the law to nurses and other persons who engage in or assist with the administration of medication to students. If it is necessary for your child to take prescription medication or nutritional supplements while at school, please contact the school to obtain a form which gives authorization to administer medication by school personnel. The form must be filled out by you and your physician. Medication will not be administered without this authorization. Nonprescriptiondrugs can be administered to pupils by school personnel, but parent permission, in writing, is required. Pleaseobtain a form for these medications from the school office.

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The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.


33 Adult Education/Recreation: Waukesha County Technical College, 262-691-5566 or the City of Waukesha Park & Recreation Department , 262-524-3737

Lunch Program: Call Aramark at 262-970-4330 Menus for all schools appear on Channel 13 or go to the District website

Alcohol and Drug Issues: Call a school guidance counselor or the Student Services Office, 262-970-1117

Elementary School Prices Only: Breakfast = $1.25 Lunch = $2.20 Ala Carte milk = $0.40

Building Usage: School-related — Call the school office Other/rental — Call District Business Services, 262-970-1046 Teaching and Learning: Call the Teaching and Learning Office , 262-970-1080 Employment: Call the Human Resources Office, 262-970-1033

Registering for School: Enrollment Office, 262-970-1105 Residency Questions; Enrollment Office, 262-970-1105 School Board Meetings: Superintendent’s Office, 262-970-1012

Fiscal Questions Call the Business Office, 262-970-1042

School Closings: Check local TV and radio stations or Check the District website listed below

Gifted and Talented Education: Call the G & T Team Leader, 262-970-1077

Special Education: Student Services Office, 262-970-1117

Health Rooms: Call your school office or the Student Services Office, 262-970-1117

Speech Therapy: Student Services Office, 262-970-1117

In-School Daycare: Call your school office

Assessments: Amy Riebel, Data Communication Liaison, 262-970-1135

Student Transfers: Call the Enrollment Office, 262-970-1105

Elementary Summer School: Amy Riebel, 262-970-1135

Kindergarten Registration & Screening: Call the Enrollment Office, 262-970-1105

Title I: Melissa Yow, 262-970-1051

Check out the district’s website for information and to e-mail administrators with questions and concerns.

The School District of Waukesha does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.