Aviano ES

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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.

INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS

The school day is 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

REGULAR HOURS

Kindergarten - 5th- 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Sure Start 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

PSCD 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (morning class)

PSCD 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (afternoon class)

EARLY RELEASE

Kindergarten - 5th - 8 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Sure Start 8 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

PSCD 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Children should not be brought to school before 7:40 a.m. as there is no adult supervision before that time. All children who ride the bus will be put on their bus to go home unless a signed note is received or a parent meets the child at the school.

 

ATTENDANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

School attendance is important and in order to receive the best education, students need to Be Here! DoDEA is implementing a system wide attendance policy for students in DoDEA schools throughout the world. This new policy is consistent with those found in many public schools throughout the United States.School attendance issues have been identified as a serious issue for children throughout the country and military children are no exception. DoDEA's attendance policy provides specific guidance on attendance, absences and identifies support services for students at-risk for not fulfilling the grade or course requirements.

Here are a few of the highlights of the policy:

· All students are required to attend school for 180 instructional days per school year.

· Academic penalties will not be imposed for excused absences.

· Whenever a student needs to be out for more than five days, the teacher will provide a Student Educational Monitoring Plan to lessen the impact of a student missing instruction in class.

CHECKING STUDENT IN/OUT

Parents must sign their Aviano Elementary  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.

 

DRESS CODE FOR STUDENTS

Aviano Elementary School follows the Base dress code. Students are expected to dress cleanly, neatly and in a way that is appropriate for the learning environment and which will not distract themselves or others. Students are expected to wear socks, tennis shoes and clothing that will not restrict movement in Physical Education classes. Student safety is utmost in the minds of Aviano staff. Thongs (flip-flops), sandals without straps, elevator shoes and shoes without covered toes are discouraged. Students wearing these types of shoes will not be allowed on playground equipment. Heelies are not safe in the school environment and are not to be worn to school.Tank tops, halter tops and spaghetti strapped shirts are not appropriate school attire. Students are also expected to wear shorts that are of appropriate length. A basic rule of thumb would be shorts that are below the finger tips when arms are held to the side.The dress code prohibits students from wearing clothes that may reasonably be defined as gang-related apparel. This is apparel that, if worn or displayed on a site/school campus, could easily be determined to threaten the health and safety of the school environment. Any attire/paraphernalia/symbol that displays a logo or other message relating to alcohol; tobacco, drug, or gangs may not be worn. Students must wear clothing that covers the body. Should students come to school dressed inappropriately, please note that the nurse's office does not stock or supply extra clothing.

 

DISCIPLINE

It is important that all children feel safe at school. We encourage students to develop self-control and a sense of respect for themselves and their fellow students as well as have pride in their school community. Students have the responsibility for conducting themselves in a manner that does not violate the rights of other people.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       It is important that discipline is appropriate; therefore, circumstances are considered before consequences are determined. Consequences range from talking to the teacher, talking to an administrator, calling the parents, losing privileges within the school, serving detention, to suspension or expulsion. We do our best to match consequences with the misbehavior, the frequency of previous occurrences, and the age of the child. Teachers maintain classroom management plans that assist students to avoid misconduct, and we follow school-wide expectations. Students are responsible for respecting public and personal property, obeying school expectations, and accepting reasonable and appropriate consequences if their responsibilities are not  fulfilled.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Every effort will be made to help a student who experiences difficulty adjusting to school life. Parents will be informed, and conferences will be held. However, more serious action will be taken if a student persistently violates school rules or commits a serious breach of conduct.Matches, bullets, firecrackers, caps or other explosive devices, knives, slingshots, cap guns, water pistols or other play guns, itching powder, or any other objects likely to be dangerous, cause misconduct, or cause anxiety in other students may not be brought to school. Drugs or any gang related clothing or paraphernalia are forbidden. Any such items brought to school will be confiscated. Students who bring such articles or participate in their use or misuse, regardless of ownership, face suspension and possible expulsion.One consequence for misbehavior is in-school suspension. The school administrator may also suspend a child from school for a period of time, normally not to exceed ten days. The administrator will inform parents of the reasons for in-school and out-of-school suspension, the length of suspension, and the conditions for reinstatement. Fighting, throwing inappropriate objects, abusive language, sexual harassment, and name-calling with racial or ethnic overtones will usually result in immediate suspension. The superintendent and the Commanding Officer are notified of all suspensions.A parent must accompany the child to school on the morning following a suspension. At this time a conference will be held with an administrator to ensure that the child fully understands the expectations to be followed.

 

Computer/Internet User Policy

The Acceptable User Policy is included in the Registration Packet and must be signed by  the sponsor prior to student use of any computer in the school. In addition, students sign a contract written in student  language.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.

 

Electronic Device Policy

Using portable communications devices is contrary to school policy (e.g., beepers, cell phones, personal computers, BlackBerrys; other similar devices capable of receiving or transmitting audio, video, picture, or text message; portable electronic devices, including: cameras, electronic games, portable radios, compact disc players, iPods, portable DVD players, or similar devices). Such equipment and devices are subject to confiscation by school authorities.

Students may bring devices necessary for communication with parents; however, they must be kept on silent or turned off and stored in the student's backpack during school hours.

Consequences:

1st Infraction - If a student's communication device is heard during the school day or is seen in the student's possession during the school day, the teacher will take up the device and return it at the end of the day 2nd infraction - If a student's communication device is taken up for a second time, it will be turned in to the principal's office and the parents may pick it up at the end of the school day.

3rd Infraction - The third time a student's communication device is taken up, it will be turned in to the principal's office and parents may pick it up at the end five days.

Visitation Procedures

Visitation to our school by parents is highly encouraged. All visitors (including parents and volunteers) are required to report to the office to obtain a visitor's pass before going to a classroom. AES is required to implement Random Anti-Terrorism Measures (RAM) periodically, please have your I.D. card with you when coming to the school. At AES, teachers and staff are committed to maintaining a school environment that is conducive for optimum student learning. Please support us in our efforts to make classroom interruption minimum. Please return all visitor/volunteer badges upon exiting the school.

Aviano ES

Aviano ES

Unit 6210
APO, AE 09604-6210

Phone: 0039-0434-305616
Fax: 0039-0434-660921

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