Wiesbaden MS

School Handbook: Policies & Procedures


Our handbook provides information and guidance about school policies, procedures, and programs. The link to download the full document for your perusal offline is located on the right  link bar.

ATTENDANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

The faculty and administrators of Wiesbaden Middle School want to provide the best education possible for your child. In order to ensure the academic success of your child, cooperation in encouraging regular attendance is essential. Please be aware that another critical purpose of this policies to provide a safe educational environment for our students. Parents and guardians are required to call the school to report their child's absence. Calls should be made to the office at the beginning of the school day between 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at DSN 337‐2240 or CIV 0611‐705-2240. At 9 a.m.,Wiesbaden Middle School will begin contacting the parent or guardians of students with an unexcused absence.

CHECKING STUDENT IN/OUT

Parents must sign their Wiesbaden Middle School Student in or out through the main office when transporting their student on and off school property. Students who have legitimate reasons to leave school after the school day has started must be signed out in the main office. Parental approval must be obtained prior to signing out either through the presentation of a note or by telephonic contact. This rule applies to all students who will miss any class time. Any student older than 18 years of age must also comply with this rule.

DRESS CODE FOR STUDENTS

Appropriate dress and appearance not only make a good impression for our school and community, but also have a positive influence on overall school climate. A student is expected to dress in a manner that is not offensive to others, is not revealing, and does not cause a distraction within the academic environment. The Dress Code for WMS applies to all functions on campus property and during all school activities in other locations. The school principal and assistant principal reserve the right to make judgments concerning the appropriateness of items of clothing not addressed in this policy. The school administration, teachers, the military chain of command, and the parents will enforce this policy.

DISCIPLINE

This policy is based on compliance with DODEA Regulation2051.1. This regulation, Department of Defense Education Activity Disciplinary Rules and Procedures, is available in the principal's office.

Discipline will be maintained at a high level, which will result in (1) maximum growth of the student in self‐control; (2) high regard for fellow members of the student body; and (3) pride in the school as a part of the community.

Principals have an obligation to keep the responsible military authorities informed of serious or repeated misbehavior when it is apparent such actions negatively impact the American reputation and position overseas. Principals also cooperate with the responsible military and community authorities, providing requested information related to discipline and other issues.

The teacher is responsible for maintaining a classroom environment which best fosters the development of positive, self‐directed behavior. Each teacher enforces a classroom management plan approved by the administration. Students are given a copy of this plan within the first week of school. Plans are designed to encourage appropriate behavior and to involve parents in the disciplinary process for routine matters. When preventive measures, including teacher‐student conference and parental notification, have been unsuccessful and inappropriate behavior persists, teachers will refer the student to the administration for appropriate action.

Individual classroom teachers may develop more specific rules for students. Teachers may assign after school detention with a 24 hour notice.

When students do not adhere to the school or classroom rules, appropriate action will be taken to ensure that a positive learning environment exists for all students in the school. The school rules are in effect at all events sponsored by Wiesbaden Middle School to include after school and off campus.

To focus on academic and social growth, we use progressive steps in discipline matters when the learning environment or peaceful nature of the school environment is disrupted.

Computer/Internet User Policy

The Acceptable User Policy is included in the Registration Packet and must be signed by the student and the sponsor prior to student use of any computer in the school. Violation of this policy may result in the temporary or permanent loss of computer privileges. Loss of computer privileges does not excuse a student from work required on the computer. Instead it requires them to accomplish said work outside of school.

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT

We use video surveillance equipment at the entrances of the school.

ACCELERATED CREDIT FOR DEPARTING STUDENTS

A student who withdraws from school with PCS orders within twenty (20) days of the end of a semester may be placed on an acceleration program that allows the student to earn full academic credit for the semester. The request for the acceleration program must be made through the principal's office at least thirty (30) days prior to the student's proposed withdrawal date. Teachers will provide additional assignments and assessment opportunities to cover the instructional time lost by the student's early departure. The completion of a semester examination may be required by the teacher. The earliest date for acceleration for each semester can be found on the DoDEA calendar page. Classes in which the student is currently failing are not normally approved for acceleration. Acceleration programs are provided only in the case of PCS moves.

 

Wiesbaden MS

Wiesbaden MS

Unit 24309 Box 87
APO, AE 09005

Phone: 011-49-611-705-2240
Fax: 011-49-611-723496

It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to notify the school every time a student is absent.

DSN: 314-337-2240
Local: 0611-705-2240
Fax: 0611-723496


School Hours

7:55 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. (Monday-Friday)