Intermediate (3-5) Orchard
Hill Intermediate (3-5)
State Street N.W. 1305 Jonathan
North Canton, OH 44720 North Canton, OH 44720
(330) 497-5645-FAX: (330) 966-1603 (330) 497-5655-FAX: (330) 966-1701
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building web sites for daily schedules*
*In accordance with the North Canton City Schools
Security Procedures a valid photo I.D. is required upon entering*
STUDENT CONDUCT CODE of NORTH CANTON CITY
The North Canton City Board of
Education is committed to the proposition that students are entitled to basic
civil liberties guaranteed to other citizens, including due process. This has been reinforced by recent court
decisions that indicate clearly that whatever may be their precise impact,
neither the Fourteenth Amendment nor the Bill of Rights is for adults
only. It is further believed that the
community is entitled to responsible action in the exercise of these liberties. It is, therefore, the purpose of the North
Canton City Schools not only to encourage the exercise of these liberties, but
also to develop a sense of responsibility and good citizenship on the part of
members of the student body. Statements
of policy pertaining to student government are formulated in order to
facilitate achievement of these purposes.
At the same time, it is recognized
that the traditional role of the school official and teacher has been "in
loco parentis" relative to the student.
The obligation of this role is that more mature and experienced judgment
should be exercised than may normally be expected to prevail in relation to the
less mature and less experienced judgment of the student. Further, since school attendance is compulsory,
a captive student group does exist, and school officials must often make
decisions that protect the health and well being of all students while at the
same time attempting to safeguard individual rights.
This Code of Conduct is in effect
while students are under the authority of school personnel or involved in any
school activity. This includes, but is
not limited, to school buses and property under the control of school
authorities, and while at interscholastic competitions, extracurricular events,
or other school activities or programs.
In addition, this Code of Conduct includes misconduct by a student that
occurs off school property but is connected to activities or incidents that
have occurred on school district property and misconduct by a student that,
regardless of where it occurs, is directed at a district official or employee
or the property of an official or employee.
VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING RULES MAY
RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION, WHICH MAY
INCLUDE DETENTION, EMERGENCY REMOVAL, OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION, AND/OR
EXPULSION. STUDENTS MAY ALSO BE REFERRED TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.
are required to study quietly before or after school in a monitored session for
thirty (30) minutes.
SATURDAY DETENTION: Students are required to study quietly on
Saturday morning from
to in a
monitored session. Students are to pay $10.00
on the morning of the detention.
Students must bring school work or appropriate reading material.
EMERGENCY REMOVAL: Students may be removed from a class and/or
school at the discretion of an administrator.
OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION*: Students are not permitted to attend classes,be
on school property, attend school functions, or attend school sponsored events
for the determined length of time. Students may be permitted to make upassignments,
including tests, quizzes, etc. upon returning to sc at the conclusion of the
EXPULSION*: Following a
formal hearing with the superintendent, the student is not to return to classes,
be on school property or at school events, or participate in school functions
for the determined length of time.
Suspension and Expulsion are governed by ORC 3313.66. The principal may suspend
a student for a period of up to ten (10) days for violation of the Code of
Conduct. The superintendent may expel a student from school for up to eighty
(80) days and for certain violations up to an entire year.
1. Drugs of Abuse: Students
shall not, at any time, possess, use, sell, offer to sell, deliver, conceal,
consume, be under the influence of or show signs of consumption of any drugs of
abuse including alcoholic beverages or any counterfeit or look-alike drugs of
abuse on school property, at school-sponsored/related events off school grounds
or during travel to and from school.
Counterfeit drugs of abuse include any substance that is directly or
indirectly represented to be a drug of abuse.
Students shall not possess, use, sell, offer to sell, deliver, or
conceal any instruments or paraphernalia (anything that could be used to
smoke/ingest substances) for use with drugs of abuse. Students, also, shall not possess any
prescription or over-the-counter medication on school property, at school-sponsored
events off school grounds, or during travel to or from school.
of School: A student shall not cause disruption or obstruction
of educational programs, whether curricular or extracurricular, by use of
violence, force, coercion, threat, words, false alarms or demonstrations. A threat against the welfare of the building
may result in expulsion for a period of up to one (1) school year.
3. Damage of School Property:
A student shall not be negligent, nor willfully or recklessly cause or attempt
to cause damage to property owned by the North Canton City Schools Board of
Education. Students who are found
responsible for damaged property shall be held liable for the cost of repair or
replacement of damaged property.
4. Damage to Private Property:
A student shall not willfully or recklessly cause or attempt to cause damage to
private property on school premises, during a school activity, function, events
off school grounds or during travel to and from school.
A student shall not fight, intimidate*, threaten, haze, assault, or commit
battery upon any person on school property, or at school-sponsored events off
school grounds, or during travel to and from school; nor shall a student behave
in such a manner which could foreseeably cause physical or emotional injury to
such persons at such places and times.
*Intimidate shall include, but is not
limited to, threats used to extort money or any other item of value from
another student or person.
6. Dangerous Weapons and Instruments:
A student shall not use, possess,
handle, transmit, fail to report, or conceal dangerous weapons, substances, or
instruments which include, but are not limited to, firearms, knives, mace, tear
gas, firecrackers, explosives, incendiaries, or other similar devices, (e.g.
cigarette lighter/matches) on school property, or at school-sponsored events
off school grounds, or during travel to and from school, except as expressly
authorized by the superintendent, principal, or their designees. Possession of such weapons could lead to
permanent exclusion from all Ohio
7. Tobacco (Complies with ORC
3313.751): Use or possession of any
form of tobacco product or any imitation tobacco product or paraphernalia (e.g.
cigarette lighter/matches) in school, on school grounds, at school-sponsored
activities, or within sight of the school is prohibited.
8. Obscenity: A student shall not use obscenity, profanity,
any form of racial or ethnic slurs, or other patently offensive language or
gestures, nor shall a student be in possession of patently offensive material
on school property, at school-sponsored events off school grounds, or during
travel to and from school.
9. Truant: A student shall not stay away from school or
any assigned class, or activity without good and sufficient cause. Truant students may be referred to juvenile
A student shall not be late to school or
to class without good and sufficient cause.
Students shall not fraudulently affix of
have affixed parents' or other authorities' signatures on notes or official
school forms nor shall students use passes, school forms or notes in an
improper manner nor possess such documents.
Students may not add names to passes.
A student shall not misrepresent himself/herself as any adult either in
oral or written form.
A student shall not wrongfully take,
possess, carry away, or exercise dominion and control over property of others.
Gambling shall not be permitted on
school property or during school activities.
A student shall not be defiant,
belligerent, disrespectful, or fail to comply with school rules or directions
of teachers, substitute teachers, teacher aides, administrators, or other
authorized school personnel during any period of time when the student is
properly under the school jurisdiction.
Students have the responsibility to cooperate with and/or inform school
authorities about dangerous or potentially dangerous situations involving
school and/or student safety issues.
(Complies with ORC 2307.44): A student shall not plan, encourage, engage
in or witness and fail to report any hazing activity. Hazing is defined as doing any act or
coercing another, including the victim, to do any act of initiation into any
organization that creates a risk of mental or physical harm. Hazing activities of any type shall be
prohibited at all times on school property, or at school-sponsored events off
school grounds, or during travel to and from school.
16. Loitering: A student shall not be permitted to remain in
vehicles or be standing within sight of the building before or after school
unless involved in a school-related activity.
17. Harassment: Harassment can take several
forms: sexual, physical, racial and/or verbal.
Harassment may not be determined solely by the intent of the action or
statement, but can also be determined by how it is perceived. A student shall not make unwanted visual,
written, verbal, or physical contact toward another student or a staff member
on school property, at school-sponsored events off school grounds, or during
travel to and from school, *it is not limited to where the harassment
originates but also includes where it is communicated.
Cyber-bullying: Henrico definition
approved by Richard Mann: “Cyber-bullying-Abusive
behavior including, but not limited to, taunting, threatening, stalking,
intimidation, and/or coercion by one or more individuals against other students
or staff, perpetrated with computers, cellular phones, internet websites,
and/or any other electronic device.”
Students are encouraged to
report problems or incidents or harassment to any of the following individuals:
guidance counselor, teacher or principal.
“Please refer to full NCCS policy 5517 or the district annual notices at northcantonschools.org”
Integrity (Plagiarism/Cheating): A student shall not use the ideas, words,
phrases, and/or writings of others and pass them off as his/her own. A writer’s ideas, words, and the way of
expressing them are his/her property, and anyone using them without properly
citing and crediting the original source is guilty of plagiarism. (Reference Book 194). Students are expected to be responsible for
doing their own work, whether it is writing a paper, doing homework, or
answering questions on a quiz or test.
Students will receive a zero for the assignments with no opportunity to
receive credit for the work. Subsequent
cheating offenses could lead to loss of credit for the course.
Action or Behavior: Any action or behavior judged by school
officials to be inappropriate in a school setting and not specifically
mentioned in other sections shall be in violation of the Student Conduct Code. Nothing
in these policies, and specifically nothing in Sections 8, 14, 20, 21, 22, and
23 of this student Conduct Code, shall be construed to in any way prohibit,
allow punishment, for, or limit students in their lawful right to express
themselves on or off campus in a manner protected by the First Amendment.
Expression: The school
recognizes the rights of students to express themselves. With the right of expression comes the
responsibility to do it appropriately.
Students must present materials to the principal for approval at least
24 hours prior to display or distribution.
Materials may not be
distributed or displayed if it:
1. is obscene to minors, libelous, indecent or vulgar;
2. advertises any product or service not permitted to minors by law;
3. intends to be insulting or harassing;
4. intends to incite fighting or present a likelihood of disrupting
school or a school event.
Material may not be displayed
or distributed during class periods or during passing time between
classes. Permission may be granted to
display or distribute during lunch periods or after school in designated
locations, as long as exits are not blocked and there is proper access and
egress to the building.
Appearance Code (Complies with ORC
3313.665): Students shall
comply with the following dress code that reflects the standards of our school
and community. The following
restrictions are in effect as governed by the interest of safety, cleanliness,
neatness and appropriateness; however, due to the fact that styles and fads
change, it is impossible to anticipate and list all areas where a decision of
acceptability must be made. What may be
appropriate at home or elsewhere may not be appropriate at school. The determination about whether an item or
style is objectionable under the student dress code is left to the judgment of
the school administration.
CLOTHING MUST BE OF PROPER FIT. ALL
CLOTHING MUST BE CLEAN AND NEAT –
NO HOLES, NO HAND-FRAYS, NOT TORN NOR
TATTERED, NOT IN NEED OF REPAIR.
The following is NOT ACCEPTABLE:
or tattoos exhibiting words, logos, symbols, trademarks, or other references to
alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex, violence, profanity, cults, Satanism, or death;
any garment or style of dress which displays any racial slurs, ethnic epithets,
gang affiliations, sexist attitudes (including but not limited to such examples
as Hooters, Co-Ed Naked, Bong, etc.) or terrorist messages;
which creates undue distraction, including but not limited to tank tops,
spaghetti straps, revealing necklines, off-the-shoulder tops, bare midriffs,
(TOPS SHOULD BE
LONG ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO BE
TUCKED IN AND STAY IN WHILE IN A
cut-offs, skirts, dresses that are shorter than mid-thigh and/or revealing; (SHORTS,
CUT-OFF, SKIRTS, DRESSES MUST BE AT LEAST FINGERTIP LENGTH) (SLITS IN
SKIRTS/DRESSES MUST NOT END HIGHER THAN MID-THIGH.) (SHORTS MUST BE WORN UNDER
TEAR AWAY PANTS.)
d. boxer shorts, athletic shorts used for school
e. sleepwear (no pajama bottoms or flannel pants);
f. tights, leggings, or spandex not covered by
another garment that reaches below one’s fingertips;
and pants that sag below the waistline;
apparel, including but not limited to sunglasses, coats, outside jackets, outside
vests, gloves, mittens, hats; (HATS SHOULD NOT BE WORN OR CARRIED TO
CLASS.) (STUDENTS MAY BRING A LIGHTWEIGHT SWEATER OR SWEATSHIRT TO
PLACE IN THEIR LOCKERS SHOULD THEY GET
i. slippers, dangerous footwear; (SHOES MUST
BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.)
head scarves, bandannas, sweatbands, visors; (THESE SHOULD NOT BE WORN OR
CARRIED TO CLASS.)
k. hazardous apparel; (CHAINS ATTACHED TO
WALLETS OR ANY OTHER POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS APPAREL IS NOT PERMITTED.)
hairstyles and/or hair color; (for example, mohawks, pink hair, green hair,
piercings (including facial and tongue piercings; piercings covered by band
aids, and clear plastic plugs.)
PIERCING IS ALLOWED.)
styles, devices, paraphernalia, tattoos, or body piercing that makes a
statement inappropriate for a school setting.
NO BACKPACKS, BRIEFCASES, GYM BAGS, OR BOOK BAGS OF ANY TYPE ARE PERMITTED DURING THE SCHOOL DAY. THESE
ITEMS MAY BE USED TO TRANSPORT
BOOKS AND MATERIALS TO AND FROM SCHOOL ONLY.
Students who violate the appearance code
may be referred to the Principal’s Office.
Attempts to secure appropriate clothing from home or borrow from the
office may be made. Violators of the
appearance code may be assigned detention(s) and repeat violators may face more
22. Public Display of Affection: A student shall not exhibit inappropriate
display of affection in school buildings, on school property or at
school-sponsored events off school grounds.
23: Inappropriate Use of Technology: Student use of the Internet on any computer or
other electronic devices should be limited to those areas deemed appropriate by
the administration. Students shall not
distribute or access inappropriate material or data either directly or
indirectly using their technology system or using the school’s technology
system, email, or voice mail. Any
material distributed by students must be approved by the principal prior to
THERE IS NO EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY IN
USING ANY EQUIPMENT AT SCHOOL, INCLUDING THE USE OF PERSONAL EQUIPMENT ON
Inappropriate computer use includes but
is not limited to the following:
-damaging computers, computer
systems or computer networks;
-accessing unauthorized computers,
sites or information databases;
-displaying offensive messages or
-accessing dangerous information
that, if acted upon, could cause damage or present danger to others;
-using the computer for recreational
electronic communication; (e.g., e-mail, instant messaging, bulletin boards, social
media sites such as Twitter/Facebook/etc. during school hours, etc.);
-violating copyright laws and/or
the district policy on plagiarism;
-accessing inappropriate chat
rooms or news groups;
-using the Internet to buy or sell
-interfering with the normal
functioning of computers, computer systems or computer networks.
STUDENTS WISHING TO USE A COMPUTER OR
ELECTRONIC DEVICE AT SCHOOL MUST HAVE A COMPLETED ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY FORM ON FILE. VIOLATION OF THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY MAY
RESULT IN LOSS OF PRIVILEGES.
24. Electronic Devices
devices are classified as disruptive, non-disruptive, and mobile
phone devices. Permissibility of
each type of electronic device is described as follows:
devices, radios, pagers, laser pointers, and other electronic devices are
deemed distracting to the educational environment. As such, these devices are not permitted.
of camera on non-disruptive devices and cell phones, to take still pictures or
video, is not permitted on
school grounds, including transportation, unless under the direction and
supervision of the classroom teacher.
misuse of permissible electronic devices in a manner distracting to other
students or school personnel is not allowed.
The misuse of electronic devices
includes, but it not limited to:
of any electronic device in a classroom or other area of school not authorized
by school personnel.
of the North Canton City Schools’ Acceptable Use Policy.
to video or audio without headphones or earbuds.
of headphones/earbuds at a volume level where others can hear.
devices are defined as electronic devices primarily used for education
purposes, ie., school-issued
B. These devices may be used during classroom
instruction as permitted and directed by school personnel. If it is not the school-issued Chromebook, then a permission form is required
to use it.
of mobile phones for any voice or text communication is not permitted during
phones must be turned off and in students’ lockers during school hours.
Tracking Devices, Smartwatches &
that look like watches are becoming poplar at this age level. There are several
on the market; one example is the LG Gizmo Gadget. Some of these smartwatches
allow parents to call the watch without the child and those around him knowing.
Due to privacy issues of other children sharing the classroom and the safety
procedures we have in place, we discourage the use of these devices at school.
Children will be asked to leave these devices in their backpacks during the
school day if they wear them. Cell phones will also stay in the backpacks
during the school day if they are brought to school.
Consequences for inappropriate use of
Violation of the
appropriate use of electronic devices, as described above, (1) may result in
detentions, Saturday detention, In-School Intervention, or Out-of-School
Suspension; and (2) student may be required to turn the device over to school
personnel and the student and/or parent may pick up the device from the Main
Office at the end of the school day.
connection will be provided by the North Canton City Schools for students to
connect their devices to the Internet.
Students must have a completed Acceptable Use Policy signed and on file. Additionally, students may connect to the
Internet using their Internet provider.
In this case, the student and family will be responsible for any
Internet connection expense.
Lost or Damaged Device
Middle School assumes no
responsibility for theft, loss, or damage of an electronic device brought to
school. Students bring these devices at
their own risk.
25. Bullying and Other Forms of Aggressive
Behavior: The Board of Education
will not tolerate any known harassment, intimidation or bullying of any student
on school property or at a school-sponsored activity.
Harassment, intimidation or bullying is
defined as an intentional, written, verbal or physical act that a student has
exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior
both (1) causes mental or physical harm to the other student and (2) is
sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating,
threatening or abusive educational environment for the other student. Cyber-bullying is defined as abusive behavior
including, but not limited to, taunting, threatening, stalking, intimidation,
and/or coercion by one or more individuals against other students or staff,
perpetrated with computers, cellular phones, internet websites, and/or any
other electronic device. Any student who
believes s/he has been a victim of harassment, intimidation or bullying as
defined above should report the incident(s) to the building principal, guidance
counselor or teacher.
of original adoption: February
Revised: January 24, 1991; September 9, 1993; December 9, 1993; June 23, 1994; May, 2001; June, 2002; August, 2005;
2007; April, 2008; March, 2009; April, 2010; May 21, 2014; May, 2017; April,
class attendance and punctuality are necessary in order for the learning
process to be effective. Frequent
absences disrupt the instructional process.
The State of Ohio Legislature made significant changes to Ohio’s school attendance laws through
House Bill 410 that went into effect in 2017.
Two areas that Ohio Revised Code now requires schools to address are absenteeism and truancy. Below is how Ohio
Revised Code defines the two types of absenteeism and the actions that will be
initiated by your child’s school.
Absenteeism is when a student is absent with or without legitimate excuse for
either of the following for 38 hours in one school month or 65 hours in one
In these situations, state law requires the school to send a letter to
the parents informing them of their child’s excessive absenteeism. The school may develop an absence intervention plan for the purpose of
improving the student’s attendance.
Absenteeism is when a student is absent with or
without legitimate excuse for 10% of the school year. In these situations, the school:
will inform the parent and schedule
a meeting with the parent
may revise an absence intervention
plan if one was previously created
will require medical documentation
in order to excuse future absences
truancy refers to when a child is absent from
school without a legitimate excuse
for 30 consecutive school hours or 42 hours in one school month or 72 hours in
one school year.
In these situations, state law requires the school to seek input from
the parent in order to develop an absence intervention plan to improve the student’s attendance. If attendance does not improve, the school
will file charges with the court system.
Parents will be
contacted and disciplinary action will be taken if frequent absences occur.
in immediate family
of a relative
medical or legal appointment
a student returns to school, he/she must have a written note explaining the reason
for the absence.
during school time other than those scheduled are strongly discouraged. If vacations are taken during the year,
written notice must be given to the teacher and school office 5 days prior to
the absence. Teachers must be given
ample time to prepare the student’s work.
are responsible for completing all assignments and handing in their work to
their teachers upon return to school.
not reporting to school on time will be considered Tardy unless there is an emergency
or pre-excused medical/dental reason.
Unexcused Absences include:
receiving a “Call Off” in the morning to report a student’s absence
trouble (other than involvement in an auto accident)
the school bus
to get a ride
up too late
home for a “personal day”
a non-emergency errand with parents or others
out of school for an unnecessary length of time
excuses from the parent for doctor and dental appointments shall be presented
PRIOR to all appointments and confirmation from the doctor or dentist upon
returning shall be presented to the office.
Any school time that is missed
due to such appointments will count towards the Excessive Absenteeism and
Chronic Absenteeism that is referenced above.
Revised: February 22, 2019
in any grade may ride bicycles to school. This is a parental decision.
bicycles should be parked in the racks provided by the school.
locks and licenses are suggested.
are to be walked on school property
so that unnecessary injuries or accidents may be avoided. Pupils not adhering to this rule will lose
the privilege of riding a bicycle to school.
Parents will be notified.
1. Students must ride
their assigned bus and board that bus at their designated stop. Exceptions will be made only in emergency
situations and only if a letter requesting this change is sent by the parent
and approved by the bus garage. A bus
change form will then be issued. The bus
is not to be used so that students can ride home with friends for “play
2. Parents and
students must assume that bus
transportation is a privilege not a right.
This privilege will be withdrawn
when the conduct of a student is unacceptable.
3. Non-bus students are not permitted to ride to or from
school for any reason.
4. Parents are
responsible for any damage to a bus by their children.
5. Eating and
littering are not permitted on buses.
6. Nothing will be
thrown out or extended from a bus.
7. Noise will be kept
to a minimum at all times to ensure safety of operation.
8. Students are to
sit, never kneel or stand, while the bus is in motion.
9. Parents will be
notified in writing or by phone of any problems concerning the conduct of their
children while on the bus.
10. The bus driver has
the authority to enforce the above regulations.
/ FOOD SERVICE
lunches are served each day. The lunch
menu is published monthly. For those who
pack a lunch, milk may be purchased.
Applications for free or reduced price lunch are available in the school
office or can be found on the NCCS website.
case of emergency, lunch may be charged.
We try to impress upon the children that it is their responsibility to bring
the money to school the next school day.
LUNCH at SCHOOL
* Upon entering
all North Canton City
School buildings a valid
photo I.D. is required*
- Using the School Safe ID System, you will
need to scan your driver’s license or state issued ID, print and wear a
visitor photo sticker.
- Parents are
welcome to pack a lunch or purchase a cafeteria lunch when joining their
child for lunch. Please let the
school know in advance if you are buying a cafeteria lunch.
- In accordance
with the 2010 NCCS Strategic Planning Objectives on Student Health and
Wellness, parents are NOT PERMITTED to bring in or drop off outside
restaurant food or fast food to our cafeterias for student lunches. (This includes food from Subway, Jimmy Johns,
Pizza, Wendy’s, etc.)
- Upon arrival,
please sign in at the school office, give office staff your valid photo
I.D. and receive a visitor’s badge.
- Please remain
in the front hallway until your child comes to the cafeteria.
- In accordance
with our school security procedures, parents are to refrain from going to
the classroom or playground before or after lunch.
ANY change of address and/or telephone number during
the school year is to be reported to the office. In addition, ALL changes must be made by the
parent/guardian on the online NCCS FinalForms.
- If a court
order exists concerning the legal custody of a child, the school office
must be made aware of who has access to the child during the school
day. We want to be sure that we
release children only to the authorized adult.
- The custodial
parent MUST provide the school with copies of the original custody
agreement as well as any changes in the custody agreement that may occur.
1. If your child has
a medical condition which could require emergency attention, notify the school
office by completing the appropriate portion of the EMERGENCY MEDICAL
AUTHORIZATION form. This form can be
found on the school web page. Every
student is required to have a completed form on file in case of an emergency or
2. Also on this form
is a space for emergency numbers of people whom the office should contact in
the event of an illness or other emergency if we cannot contact a parent or
inform the office of ANY address and/or telephone changes.
Immunizations: All students must have current immunization
records on file in the school office.
The immunization requirements for school age students are available by
contacting the school nurse.
Illness or injury: If an accident or sudden illness occurs at
school, basic First Aid will be administered.
If, in the judgment of the principal, secretary or school nurse
conditions warrant your immediate attention, you will be notified. If you cannot be reached, we will contact the
person listed on the Emergency Medical Authorization form.
keep your child home from school if:
- They have a
temperature of 100 degrees or more.
They may return to school
when they have been fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication
such as Tylenol or Advil.
- They have
been diagnosed with strep or any type of bacterial infection. Your child must have received a full 24
hours of antibiotic treatment before returning to school.
- They have
vomited or had diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
- They have had
a persistent cough, chest congestion or discolored nasal drainage.
- Have red,
swollen eyes that itch with drainage.
- Your child
has been diagnosed with a communicable illness. Please contact your physician and/or
school nurse to discuss when your child should return to school. Please provide the school with a “return
to school” slip from your physician.
- We are NOT permitted to give cough
drops, aspirin, throat lozenges, cough syrup, etc., to any child unless a
parent has completed the OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATION FORM.
OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATION form can be found on the school’s web page or
by calling the school office.
- It is the
parent’s responsibility to obtain this form.
Medication (including Cough Drops) must be kept locked in the clinic at
- OVER-THE-COUNTER-MEDICATIONS MUST BE
BROUGHT TO SCHOOL BY A PARENT IN THE ORIGINAL CONTAINER.
- STUDENTS ARE
NOT PERMITTED TO BRING OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS ON THE BUS!
- Board of
Education Policy prohibits the dispensation of any medication unless the
proper forms have been completed.
- We are NOT permitted to give
prescribed medication unless the parent has had the student’s Physician
complete THE PHYSICIAN’S ORDER FOR PRESCRIBED MEDICATION FORM OR AUTHORIZATION FOR STUDENT POSSESSION AND USE OF AN ASTHMA INHALER FORM.
- The Physician’s signature must appear
on the form.
PHYSICIAN’S ORDER FOR PRESCRIBED MEDICATION form can be found on the school’s
web page or by calling the school office.
- IT IS THE PARENT’S RESPONSIBILTY TO
HAVE THE APPROPRIATE FORM
COMPLETED AND SIGNED BY
- PRESCRIBED MEDICATION MUST BE BROUGHT
TO SCHOOL BY A PARENT IN THE ORIGINAL CONTAINER IN WHICH IT WAS DISPENSED
BY THE PRESCRIBING PHYSICIAN OR LICENSED PHARMACIST.
- STUDENTS ARE
NOT PERMITTED TO BRING PRESCRIBED MEDICATION ON THE BUS!
- Board of
Education Policy prohibits the dispensation of any medication unless the
proper forms have been completed.
“Lockers are the property of the Board of
Education, and the locker and the contents thereof are subject to random searches
at any time without regard to any suspicion. These searches may be conducted
without the presence of the student.”
are encouraged to label their student’s items.
items which have been found are deposited in the lost and found box which both
students and parents are encouraged to check frequently.
unclaimed items which still remain in June will be donated to a charity.
is part of the daily schedule. It is a
parental responsibility to see that children are dressed appropriately for the
will be going outside unless it is extremely cold, rainy or when icy conditions
exist on the playground.
should remain indoors during recess only
for emergency situations. A note
explaining the situation must be sent by the parent. These requests should be kept to a
minimum. Exercise and fresh air improve
accordance with our school security procedures, parents are not permitted to go
to the classroom(s) or playground before or after lunch.
education is an important part of the school curriculum.
are required to have clean gym shoes and they are required to participate in
a student is unable to participate in the regular physical education class, a
note from the parent is required. For extended
periods or frequent incidents, a note from a physician is required.
the event of an emergency school closing or delayed starting time, the
District’s School Messenger System will broadcast announcements as soon as
possible. Announcements will also be
broadcast over all major TV stations, radio stations WHBC (1480 AM) Canton
& WAKR (1590 AM) Akron
and Channel 11.
should not be made to the school office.
Decisions regarding closings are not made by the school office. This decision is made by the Superintendent
* Upon entering all North Canton
buildings a valid photo I.D. is required*
is required that you check into the School
Safe ID System and print a visitor photo sticker before making any visits
in the building. At no time are
unauthorized persons allowed to go to the classrooms. This is a safety measure for students and
If you must get a message or deliver an item to your child, you must
do so through the school office. No one
may go to the classrooms for any reason without authorization from the
office. Please limit these calls/visits
to emergency situations only.
For students’ safety and welfare, video
surveillance cameras are placed throughout the building, school ground and
on buses. Actions recorded
on these cameras may be used as evidence in disciplinary action. Any attempt to
damage or interfere with the function of these devices may result in
disciplinary action by the school and possible referral to local law
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY FOR NCCS INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS
Students will be provided access to
technology through their assigned computer.
Students must follow the established guidelines for acceptable use of
technology in order to maintain the privilege of access to technology. Computers are the property of NCCS. The school district has the right to inspect
computers at any time as well as monitor all student activity on Chromebooks
and other technology.
- Students will
use only their assigned computer and assigned username and password unless
otherwise directed by a teacher.
- Students will
only use the computer with the teacher’s permission and for the purpose
that the teacher has requested.
- Students will
not enter inappropriate or hurtful language into the computer.
- Students will
respect the school computer equipment.
Students will take good care of the equipment they use, and will
not change any settings, controls, or anyone else’s files.
- Students will
only use email or Google chat if directed to do so by a teacher for a
class project. Any emails or chats
will be viewable by the student’s teachers and school administration.
- Students will
only use the webcam for school-related purposes as directed by their
Students guilty of misusing the school’s
technology will receive consequences according to the nature and severity of
the misuse. Consequences will include
suspension and/or loss of computer or network privileges, before or after
school detentions, suspension from school, and replacement and/or repair cost
from school to home are made only on an emergency basis such as illness or
other personal problems.
may not be made if students have forgotten books, homework assignments, lunch
money, band/orchestra instruments etc.
Policy prohibits the use of cell phones at school or on the school bus.
- Vacation excuses should be
presented to the office and homeroom teacher five days prior to the
- Every effort should be made to
avoid vacations during OAA testing weeks.
- Students who have excessive
absences may not be excused for vacations.
- Arrangements need to be made prior
to the absence with each teacher in order to receive all required
5. Absences for vacations shall be
counted as days absent.
you are planning to move, it is essential that the school be notified as soon
district withdrawal form must be completed by a parent/guardian prior to the
record-release form from the new school must be received before records will be
notice is also needed so that the teacher can prepare reports which are
forwarded to the receiving school.
outstanding fees must be paid prior to withdrawal from school or release of
records will not be granted.
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