Bridgedale Policies & Procedures
BRIDGEDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RULES
Bridgedale’s BEAGLE BARKS Code of Conduct is expected to be followed at all times by all students.
A–Always consider choices.
R–Respect people and property.
Attendance: If a student is ill or must be absent from school, the parents are to call the school before 7:45 a.m. The phone number is 888-6807. One criteria of a student’s success is regular and punctual attendance. Frequent absences may lead to poor academic work, lack of social development and possible academic failure. No single factor may interfere with a student’s progress more quickly than frequent tardiness or absence. According to state law, it is the obligation of every parent to insure that every child under his care and supervision receives adequate education and training and, if of compulsory attendance age, attends school.
The following shall be considered excused absences:
1. Verification of illness from a medical doctor and/or verification of extenuating circumstances within five (5) days of the absence.
2. Extended hospital stay as verified by a physician.
3. Extended recuperation from an accident as verified by a physician.
4. Extended contagious disease within a family as verified by a physician.
5. Prior school system approved travel for education.
6. Death in the family (not to exceed one week).
7. Natural catastrophe and/or disaster.
For any other extenuating circumstances parents must make a formal appeal to the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance.
Elementary students (grades 1-5) must be present at school at least 160 days during the school year to be eligible to receive credit for courses taken. Students may have no more than 12 days of unexcused absence. The school will review reasons for unexcused absences. A referral to TASC/ Juvenile Court will be made at 3 absences in the first semester and 7 absences for the school year.
Tardiness: Tardiness is not accepted. A student is considered tardy if he/she is not in his/her class when the tardy bell rings at 8:55 a.m. It is very important that your child arrives at school on time. Late arrival results in loss of instructional time. The following policy will be enforced at Bridgedale in an effort to reduce student tardiness.
3 unexcused tardies Contact parents
6 unexcused tardies Punish work
10 unexcused tardies Parent conference
12 unexcused tardies Detention 7:00 a.m. & Referral to TASC
15 unexcused tardies Conference with parents & Detention 7:00 a.m.
JPPS Medication Procedure: Below is the procedure to be followed for the 2009-2010 school year. Louisiana State Law does REQUIRE that the medication orders for a student be renewed at the beginning of each school year.To assist you in this endeavor, nurses will be available at the East Bank Student Services before school begins. Please see schedule for available dates.
1. You must obtain the following forms from your child’s school: School Medication Order (S.S. 35) and Parent/guardian written consent for Medication Administration (S.S. 36)
2. Have your physician complete and sign the School Medication Order form (S.S.35)
3. Take the above completed forms, along with the medication container and the student to the site listed for review/approval by one of our school nurses.
4. After the forms and medication have been reviewed/approved, please take them to your child’s school.
1. Any EMERGENCY medication must be approved by your child’s school nurse
2. If your child’s medication is to be given only when needed (e.g. Asthma Inhaler), the physician’s order must include the number of hours between doses.
3. All medication containers, EVEN over-the-counter medication, are to be labeled by a licensed pharmacist.
4. Please ask your pharmacist to provide separate medicine containers for school and home.
5. Medication must be delivered to the school by an ADULT.
6. No more than a 25-day supply is to be accepted by the school.
MEDICATION ASSESSMENT OFFICE
EAST BANK SPECIAL SERVICES
822 S. CLEARVIEW PKWY.
HARAHAN, LA 70123-3449
Telephone # 736-1857
Hours 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m.
Bus Regulations: Students have the privilege of using the transportation services of the Jefferson Parish School District. Rigid standards of discipline must be maintained at all times in order to satisfy safety requirements. Whenever a driver must direct his/her attention away from the road, danger exists. Foremost in our minds is the safety of each passenger.
While riding the bus:
1. Except for ordinary conversation, students shall observe quiet conduct on the bus.
2. Students shall stay in their seat while the bus is in motion.
3. Students shall not throw waste paper on the floor of the bus.
4. Students shall not have food or drinks on the bus.
5. No part of the body shall be extended through the bus window.
6. Students must be quiet while the bus is stopped for railway crossings.
7. Students shall not leave the bus from the emergency door unless an emergency exists.
Discipline and Penalties:
1. The riding privilege of a student may be revoked for violation of the rules or for conduct, which is detrimental to the safe operation of the school bus.
2. The driver is in full charge of the bus and the students.
Calendar: A calendar and newsletter are sent home at the beginning of each month. The school calendar is also available on the school website.
Closing of School: TV and radio station WWL will carry all school closing announcements due to inclement weather or other emergencies. If schools are closed for an extended period due to emergency, please go to the JPPSS website for information and student work..
Complaint or Concern: If a student or parent has a concern about a school policy or an employee, the following procedure should be followed in order to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
Steps to Resolve Problems:
1. Contact the person who you have complaint about to discuss both sides of the story.
2. If the problem still exists, contact the principal.
Fire Drills: Fire drills will be conducted periodically throughout the school year. Everyone will move in an orderly and silent manner to points directed by their teachers where roll will be taken. If the fire alarm rings when students are in the hallways, they should leave by the nearest exit. If a student pulls the fire alarm, law enforcement will be notified.
Tornado and Crisis Drills: Drills will also be conducted on a monthly basis to ensure student safety should a crisis arise.
Food and Beverages at School: There is pride in Bridgedale School. Everyone must work together to keep our school attractive. Gum is not permitted at school. No food or drink is allowed in the classroom unless authorized by the teacher.
Homework: It is the student’s responsibility to complete all homework assignments. A zero for the missing homework will be recorded in the grade book. If a student is absent one day, he/she is given one day to turn in assignments, two days absent, two days to turn in assignments, etc.
Parent/Teacher Conferences: Parent/Teacher conferences will be held virtually and are scheduled for November 2, 4-6 and March 22-26. Please make every effort to "attend." If you wish to meet with the teachers at other times during the year, please call the office to set up a meeting.
Phone: Students are required to remember to bring all necessary items to school. Phone calls will be allowed in an emergency only at the discretion of the principal and secretaries.
Cell Phones: Please be advised that students may not have cell phones and/or other electronic devices on school grounds
Interim Reports: Interim reports will be issued during the fourth week of each term. Refer to the school calendar for specific dates.
Report Cards: Report cards will be issued to students every nine weeks. Refer to the school or district calendar for specific dates.
- No check out of students will be allowed after 2:00 p.m. until dismissal time (2:35 p.m.)
- If there is a change in a student’s dismissal, parents must send a note stating how the student is to get home and the duration of the change.
- Walkers, car riders, and childcare students will be released at 2:35pm.
- Walkers should report to the Calvert Street gate and wait in a single file line.
- Car riders should report between the 1st grade and Kindergarten buildings. Car riders will be dismissed from the Army Street gate.
- Bus riders will be dismissed at 2:35pm.
- All car riders must be picked up by 2:50pm.
- ALL students should be registered for aftercare services. Any students remaining at 2:50PM, after carpool has ended, will be checked into aftercare and fees will be collected.
- ALL STUDENT MOVEMENT IS SINGLE FILE TO THE RIGHT IN HALLWAYS AND UNDER BREEZEWAYS.
Cafeteria: Enter the cafeteria quietly
Breakfast: Walk to serving line. Stand on line. Once served, sit in order of arrival beginning at the first table by the serving line. Fill in seats as students leave.
Lunch (due to COVID-19)
- Students will pick up meals by class in the cafeteria.
- Students are also able to bring their lunch from home.
- All students will eat in their respective classrooms.
- Once students finish eating, they will sanitize their hands again.
Consequences for Misbehavior in any General Area (before school, lunch, recess, dismissal)
- Loss of playtime
- If behavior becomes a pattern, parent will be contacted and detentions, etc. issued.
- RUNNING or UNIFORM VIOLATIONS will result in automatic LOSS OF PLAY TIME.
Students following rules and Bridgedale’s Beagle BARKS Code of Conduct are eligible to receive “Beagle Treats” tickets for daily drawings for prizes and Beagle BARKS tickets to earn classroom rewards, schoolwide recognition rewards, extra privileges, and other prizes.
MINOR RULE INFRACTIONS
Please refer to the JPPS Student Handbook for specific information regarding the consequences for action on referrals for major infractions.