238 Cougar Drive
PO Box 260
Baker, WV 26801
Phone: (304) 897-5970
Fax: (304) 897-6653

 Parent and Student

Handbook

 

2021 - 2022

 

238 Cougar Drive

PO Box 260

Baker, WV 26801

Phone: (304) 897-5970

Fax: (304) 897-6653

  

WELCOME TO EAST HARDY EARLY MIDDLE SCHOOL!

 

East Hardy Early Middle School (EHEMS) offers your child opportunities to succeed in academics, learn how to use a wide variety of technology, and participate in various extra-curricular activities.  We wish your child a successful year in all the activities offered at East Hardy Early Middle School.  Success can only be achieved by working as a team with you and your child.  We want to encourage you to be a part of your child’s experience.  We ask that you attend parent-teacher conferences, participate in P.T.O. activities, become involved in our parent volunteer program, and support the extra-curricular programs.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Encouraging High Expectations and Motivating Students

 

             

VISION STATEMENT

Preparing students for a successful and fulfilling future.

  

STATEMENT OF BELIEFS

We believe:

Ø  In a positive learning environment 

Ø  In exhibiting responsible behaviors 

Ø  In a safe learning environment

Ø  In collaborative parent and community partnerships.

 

 

SCHOOLWIDE EXPECTATIONS: “PAWS”

Prepared

Always Respectful

Willing to learn

Safe

 

STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION

East Hardy Early Middle School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:

 

Emily Morris, Principal

East Hardy Early Middle School

238 Cougar Drive

P.O. Box 260

Baker, WV 26801

Phone: 304-897-5970

Fax: 304-897-6653

 

 

EAST HARDY EARLY MIDDLE SCHOOL STAFF

 

PRINCIPAL……………………………………………………….. Emily Morris

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL………………………………………… Kendra Molen

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL.................................................................Renee Reed

SCHOOL COUNSELOR….………………………………………. Lisa Appel

SCHOOL NURSE………………………………………………….  Shawna Long

SECRETARY…………………………………………………….... Angela Funk

CLERK…………………………………………………………….. Deborah Hulver

 

PRE-K………………………………………………………… Cathy Ruddle & Kelsey Najaka

KINDERGARTEN…………………………………………… Shawn Champ & Janae Shields

FIRST GRADE……………………………………………..… Lauren Smith & Cassity Wetzel

SECOND GRADE……………………………………………. Debbie Beck & Ashleigh Spaid

THIRD GRADE……………………………………………… Katelyn Pedder & Allison Basye

FOURTH GRADE…………………………………………… Ashley Taylor & Megan Dispanet

FIFTH GRADE………………………………......................... Amanda Hamilton & Mark Harclerode                 

SIXTH, SEVENTH and EIGHTH GRADE TEAM…………. Melody Leatherman, Carrie Vance, Benjamin                                                                                    Shirk, Lisa Funkhouser, Adam Glogau, &                                                                                        Randall Shockey                                    

ENRICHMENT: 

     Art………………………………………………………… Charizma Shepherd  

     Music………..……………………………………………. Moynelle Michael-King

     Vocational Agriculture…………………………………… Maggie Waugh

     Keyboarding & BCA…...………………………………… Stacey Pillus

     Librarian………………………………………………….. Jamin Hershberger

     Band……………………………………………………… Robert Thompson

     Physical Education……………………………………….  Kathy Strawderman & Tyler Mongold

     Spanish…………………………………………………… Rachel Schetrom

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION:

    Adam Glogau, Adam Simmons, Noah Orndorff, Candace Link, & Heather Evans

    Gifted: Heath Hershberger

    Speech Language Pathologist: Amanda Brill

    Aides- Peggy Phebus, Diana Lipscomb, Leslie Tingler & Angie Baker

 

Title I Remedial Specialists:  Terri Thompson & Robin See

Communities in Schools Coordinator:  Tamara Wolfe

 

TEACHERS' AIDES:

     Kindergarten- Rebecca Strawderman & Emily Beck

     Pre-K-  Jennifer Champ & Stacy Howell

    

COOKS:

 Teresa Crites (Cafeteria Manager), Libby Keplinger, Nancy Wilkins, Day Dettinburn, & Yvette Miller

 

CUSTODIANS:

     Maggie Delawder, Ashley Mills, Peggy Freed

 

 

BUS TRANSPORTATION

SAFETY is the first responsibility of the bus driver.  Drivers are expected to provide rules and procedures and report any violations.  The privilege of students to ride the bus is conditional on their behavior and observance of the rules.  Refer to the yellow “Bus Transportation” pamphlet for more information. The principal reserves the right to suspend a student from bus transportation for violation of bus rules.

 

MORNING ARRIVAL

•       All students will report to their scheduled class.   

•       In order to avoid bus traffic, car riders will enter the building through the cafeteria and report to their class.

•       Car riders should arrive between 7:40 am and 7:55 am.

•       If a student arrives after 7:55 am, an adult must sign the student in at the office.  Unexcused tardies will be addressed according to Hardy County Policy JDJ.  Students may have to make up time according to the number of minutes tardy.

 

DISMISSAL OF STUDENTS

•       Dismissal will occur at 2:58 pm.

•       Car Rider Loop Procedures

•       Parents/Guardians will remain in cars and proceed in a loop around the parking lot to the cafeteria’s doors.  

•       Staff members will be located out in the parking lot and inside the cafeteria. They will communicate and send out students to the car rider loop.

•       Once students have entered the car the driver will proceed around the car rider loop in an orderly fashion.

•        For your child’s protection, if he/she must leave before the end of the instructional day, the adult picking up the child MUST report to the office and sign them out. Adults must show ID when picking up children.

•        If you need to pick up your child during the day, allow time for your child to pack up and come to the office.  To maintain the integrity of instructional time, your child will not be dismissed from class until you have arrived.

•        We ask that parents/guardians sign your child out between 2:30-2:58 only in the case of an emergency. Lost instructional time due to the early departure in the afternoon may have to be made up according to the number of minutes missed as addressed in Hardy County Policy JDJ.

•        The school office will be closed from 2:40 – 3:00 to ensure the safety of all students during dismissal. Students will not be released from the office during this time. 

•        Adults who have permission to pick up your child should be listed on the Emergency Medical Form.  No one will be allowed to pick up your child who is not listed or without a written note from the parent/guardian.

•        Transportation Changes: We prefer all transportation changes to be made in writing and sent to school with your child. In the case of an emergency, you can fax a transportation change to the school. Transportation changes must be received prior to 2:30 p.m. in order for the school office to get the information to your child. If you must make transportation changes by phone you will be required to provide your child’s SS#, date of birth, and full name in order for the office to identify you as the parent or primary guardian. Please do not email transportation changes to the teacher or clerk.

 

EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS

School closings and delays are announced through the School Messenger as well as on the local radio stations, WVDE Website, Hardy County Schools Website, Hardy County Schools App, and the Hardy County Schools and EHEMS Facebook pages. You will be contacted by your primary contact number listed on your student information form. If you wish to NOT be contacted by the School Messenger please notify the school office.

 

Please complete the Emergency/Early Release form and return it to your child’s teacher with arrangements for his/her transportation for emergencies such as early school closings.  This will decrease the level of confusion and errors.  If a form is not completed, signed, and on record in the office, your child will go home in their normal manner.  We ask that the parent/guardian discuss these arrangements with your child in advance.  

CHILD NUTRITION GUIDELINES, BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAM

 

To encourage and enable schools to provide students with nutritious food and beverage choices that will enhance learning and promote healthy behaviors that can be maintained throughout life, nutrition standards for foods sold, served and/or distributed to students during the school day have been established by the WVDE. These standards are available on the WVDE website at: http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/p4321.1.pdf. Every child in school needs to have nutritious meals in order to achieve his or her potential. A growing body of research establishes that a hungry child is less able to process the information provided and is less likely to be attentive to the lessons being taught. Research shows that healthy eating, proper nutrition, and regular physical activity result in students who have increased standardized achievement test scores; improved attendance; reduced tardiness; and improved academic, behavioral and emotional functioning. For many students, the nutritious breakfast at school is essential. The WV Feed to Achieve Act recognizes that an effective school breakfast program is not an interruption of the school day; it is an integral and vital part of the school day. Since the 2016 school year, all schools are to offer an innovative breakfast program that not only offers breakfast before school starts, but also provides another breakfast service after the bell. Students are only to eat breakfast at one of the meal times, and the price for breakfast is the same for either service.

 

All schools in Hardy County will be participating in a National School Lunch and Breakfast Program called Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the school year 2021-2022. Your child will receive breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household. Your child will be able to participate in these meal programs without being charged or submit a meal application. Extra milk will still be available for purchase for $0.25 each.

 

Parent/guardians are still responsible for any meal charges owed from prior school years. If your child transfers to a non-CEP school then you will be responsible for any meal charges. Use our FREE Online website to manage your child’s(ren’s) account at https://www.parentonline.net. There are no additional costs to use the website. View meals eaten, payments received and pay by credit or debit card, if you choose. Please contact the school cafeteria manager if you have questions regarding charges on your bill.

 

Hardy County Schools uses a point of service program for recording student meal charges either by manually entering the student’s ID# into the program or by taking a scan of the student’s finger to record the meal. The scanned image is NOT a fingerprint, and in fact, no print can be recreated from the encrypted points. EHEMS does use a finger scanner. If you have concerns about this you can contact the School Nutrition Director for more information. If a parent/guardian wishes to opt out of the scanner for their child(ren) then they should send notice in writing to the school’s Principal.

 

Guests who wish to eat breakfast or lunch at school must first sign in at the office to obtain a visitor pass. Adult guests must have the exact change available to pay at the point of service since the cafeteria managers do not maintain a cash drawer and will not be able to make change. Breakfast - Adult $3.25. Lunch – Adult $4.25

 

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement for the Lunch Program

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited basis will apply to all program and/or employment activities.).

 

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaintfilingcust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter by mail to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442; or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

 

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

 

Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (E.G., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

MEDICAL INFORMATION

Emergency Medical Forms have necessary information and phone numbers listed in case of an emergency. This form must be completed each year.  Complete the form accurately and return it. If changes occur during the year, contact the office.  Students will not be allowed to attend field trips unless this form is on file in the office.

 

SCHOOL-BASED CLINIC

E.A. Hawse Health Center provides a school-based clinic. A consent form must be signed and returned to the Center before medical services can be given. Parents/Guardians will be charged for this service. If you wish for your child to be seen on a particular day parents/ guardians must send a note that morning.

 

MEDICAL NOTES

            A health care provider’s statement is needed for the following:

•       If your child is absent. Please see attendance policy for more information.

•       If your child is to receive a special diet for breakfast, lunch, or snacks.

•       If your child is not to participate in a physical education class.

•       If your child is to take prescription medication at school.

•       If your child should not go outside for activities for an extended period of time.

 

MEDICATION PROCEDURES

ALL MEDICATION MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE SCHOOL NURSE.  All medication will be kept in a secure, locked storage area, and administered according to state law and county policy. Non-prescription medication may NOT be kept by the child.

 

Prescription Medication

Complete the ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION AT SCHOOL form. A physician must sign this form.  Bring all medicine to school in the prescription container that has a clear, accurate label.

 

Non-prescription Medication or Over-the-Counter (OTC)

Complete the ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION AT SCHOOL form and include a written note from the parent.  Bring the medication to school in the original manufacturer’s container with a clear complete label.  Our school nurse may administer this medication only if a physician has signed the form.  

 

 Asthma

The child may keep medication for asthma. Complete the SELF-ADMINISTRATION OF ASTHMA MEDICATION form.  Return the form to the office.

 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Head lice, pink eye, chicken pox, and the Coronavirus are communicable diseases.  Therefore, any child diagnosed with these or other communicable diseases are not allowed to attend school. When children are found to have head lice they are sent home. After treating the child’s head, the parent/guardian must transport the child to school and remain with them.  The child must be checked and cleared by school personnel before he/she is allowed to return to class or to ride the bus. 

 

For more information on county procedures regarding Covid-19, please visit the county website. If your child was absent due to a communicable disease, please submit documentation that states this for attendance purposes. If you have any questions, contact the office or the School Nurse.

 

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

In the event of an emergency, do not try to call the school or come to the building to pick up children until there has been an announcement made that it is safe to do so. This request is necessary to ensure emergency personnel can work efficiently. We want to decrease the risk to our students, staff, and other personnel who may be giving us assistance. We will communicate with you via School Messenger in any true emergency situation. 

 

PARENT INVOLVEMENT/VOLUNTEERS

Parents are encouraged to attend and participate in P.T.O. and become a volunteer.  All visitors/volunteers must stop at the office to get a pass to be worn while in the building.  If you are interested in volunteering, please call the school at 304-897-5970.

 

PARENT CONCERNS

We want our students to be safe, comfortable, and successful.  If you are concerned about any situation in school or on the bus, first contact the teacher involved or your child’s bus driver. If the situation is unresolved, please contact one of the Administrators.  

PARENT NOTES

A signed note or a fax, which includes the child’s full name, is needed for the following:

•       If your child has been absent from school. See attendance policy for more information.

•       If your child’s normal dismissal plans change. Notes sent via fax must be received in the office by 2:30 pm.   

•       When your child is to be dismissed early.

•       If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking the child up from school.

•       If your child needs to take non-prescription/over–the-counter medication.

 

PHONE CALLS ADD CELL PHONES, POLICY JDB-A

Phone calls made by the student will be limited to emergency situations or other school related reasons approved by the administration.  Phone use will be monitored, and excessive use will be prohibited.  Students cannot make calls using personal cell phones or cell phones belonging to staff or administration. During the school day students will not have their cell phones out unless given permission by an individual teacher (in their classroom) to use for educational purposes. Students are to keep cell phones put away at all times (lunch, hallway, outside, etc.).

  

ITEMS BROUGHT FROM HOME 

Your child is responsible for any item brought to school.  It is advisable to use a permanent marker to write your child’s name on the inside of coats, lunch boxes, book bags and other personal items.  Encourage your child to keep valuable and/or breakable items at home.  If personal electronic devices are brought to school they must comply with the Hardy County Schools Acceptable Use Policy. The school will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. The principal reserves the right to confiscate any item that is found to cause disruption to the instructional day. Once a device has been confiscated, it must be picked up by the parent at the school office.

 

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS

Items that are found are housed on a clothing rack in the cafeteria. Students are able to check there to see if anything in the box belongs to them.  At the end of every month we will give items that students have not claimed to Goodwill.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Students succeed when they attend school regularly.  Students must be present to participate in learning activities. Lost learning time cannot be made up, but missed work must be completed as outlined by the teacher.  Please refer to the Hardy County Attendance Policy JDJ for more specific details or call the Attendance Director at 304-530-2348. Every student will be provided a copy of the county attendance policy.

 

CHECKING IN AND CHECKING OUT

§126-81-4 specifies a full day of attendance as being present for at least .74 of a day and one half a day as being in attendance present at least .5 of a day.

·       7:40 Doors Open

·       7:56 Tardy

·       Check in by 9:45 – present full day

·       Check in 9:46 -11:26 – present half day

·       Check in 11:27 or later – absent whole day

·       Check out prior to 11:25 – absent full day

·       Check out 11:26 – 1:07 – absent half day

·       Check out 1:08 or later– present full day 

 

 

HOMEWORK POLICY

It is the student’s responsibility to contact each teacher to arrange for makeup work when the student returns to school after an absence.  The student will be allowed one day for each day absent.  For example: Monday absent-Tuesday contact teacher and obtain assignment-Wednesday assignment due; Monday and Tuesday absent-Wednesday obtain assignments-Friday assignments due.  If students have missed in excess of five consecutive days, an appropriate number of days will be determined for completion and submitted to the principal for approval.

Assignments made prior to the student’s absence are due when the student returns.  For example, Friday assignments made and are due on Monday.  On Monday, the student is absent.  On Tuesday, the student returns and Friday’s assignments are due.

 

REPORT CARDS/PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Report Cards will be sent home after each nine-week period.  Below are the marking period end dates and parent teacher conferences dates:

 

10/22/21 - 1st 9 weeks ends

12/22/21 – Last Day of First Semester

3/11/22 – 3rd 9 weeks ends

5/31/22 – 4th 9 weeks ends *will be adjusted to be the last day of school

 

Parent Teacher Conferences will be scheduled at a later date. They will be held virtually within a specific timeframe. Additional conferences can be scheduled upon parent or teacher request by contacting the teacher.  If you need a report card mailed to a non-custodial parent, please send the request in writing. 

 

GRADE SCALE

 

                                                                               90-100   A

80-89     B

                     70-79     C

60-69     D

                      0-59       F

 

Honor Roll and Superior Honor Roll will be calculated for 4th - 8th grade.  Honor Roll is 3.0 to 3.79.  Superior Honor Roll is 3.8 to 4.0.  Parents can access their child’s grades at all times by going to www.livegrades.com .  Information on how to set up your LiveGrades account will be sent home with your child during the first week of school.

FIELD TRIPS

Classes periodically take field trips as an extension of what is taught in the classroom. We often allow parents/ guardians to act as chaperones. All chaperones must be the parent/guardian or grandparent of the student participating. Another individual could be considered as a chaperone if they are 21 years of age and have passed a background check. Background checks must be completed at least 2 weeks prior to the field trip. They can be completed through the “Volunteer Now” link on the Hardy County Schools website. Bus rules and regulations must be followed. SMOKING AND CHEWING TOBACCO ARE PROHIBITED ON HARDY COUNTY SCHOOL BUSES and school property.  Fees must be paid in advance and no refunds will be given.  Students must have a current Emergency Medical Form on file in the office before they can attend a field trip. Any student who chooses not to attend a field trip is expected to report to school.

 

Hardy County Schools Policy IHE will be followed relative to field trip procedures.

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Extra Curricular Activities are available based upon scheduling, student’s age, contest rules, national constitutions, and grades.  Therefore, not every activity is available to every student every year. We offer volleyball, basketball, football, and track. Students are encouraged to try out for any of these sport activities. We also offer the opportunity to participate in Band and FFA.  Students may choose to participate in various contests offered.  National Junior Honor Society is an organization that recognizes students in 7th and 8th grade based on the characteristics of scholarship, citizenship, leadership, character, service, and academic achievement. 

 

STUDENT ASSISTANCE TEAM REFERRAL

As a parent/guardian, if you feel that your child is having any problems academically, socially, emotionally, or with attendance, please call the school to make an appointment with your child’s teacher.  If a student continues to have difficulties, then a S.A.T. (Student Assistance Team) meeting may be held.  Teachers and parents can refer children to the S.A.T. You will be invited to attend all S.A.T. meetings regarding your child.

 

Once the S.A.T. process has taken place and it is determined that your child would benefit from further assessments, you may receive a “Notice of Individual Evaluation/ Reevaluation Request” form in the mail. Please complete and sign the form and return it. Parent permission must be obtained before testing. Remember the same form is used for all children. Special Education includes: Gifted, Speech and Language, Physical Therapy, Medical Concerns, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, and/or Intellectual Disabilities. Please contact an administrator with questions, or the Director of Student Support Services at the Board Office at 304-530-2348 extension 9230.

 

STUDENT’S RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES HANDBOOK

There is a copy of the Student’s Rights and Responsibilities (WVDE Policy 4372) published by the West Virginia Department of Education on file in the Principal’s office.

 

CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

West Virginia State Law requires that all school employees report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect.  The law further protects the school employee against liability for referring such cases in good faith.

PARENT LIABILITY

West Virginia State Law states that parents shall be held responsible for damage caused by their children on public or private property for amounts up to $2,500.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLLECTION, MAINTENANCE, AND DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT DATA

 

Hardy County Schools and E.H.E.M.S may disclose personally identifiable information, classified as “Directory Information”, without prior consent of parents in a specific situation such as:

•       Honor Roll and student academic achievement lists

•       Pictures and articles of academic, athletic, curricular, and extracurricular events, awards, and activities

•       Formal and informal pictures of students involved in school activities (this includes the yearbook)

•       School social media sites

•       If you DO NOT want your child’s name and/or picture disclosed in these situations, please sign and return Form SB-07.  The above information WILL be disclosed until this form is completed, signed, and on record at your child’s school.

 

BOARD POLICIES

All board policies are available in the school office, school library, office for Hardy County Schools, and on these web sites:

http://wvde.state.wv.us andwww.hardycountyschools.com

 

HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS

Local school systems are required to notify parents that they have the right to request and receive information on the professional qualifications of their children’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals.  If you desire this information, please make a written request to the principal.

 

CITIZEN’S APPEAL 

The Citizen’s Appeal process provides a way for citizens to work with county boards of education and school employees in seeking solutions to problems at the lowest administration level as fairly and as quickly as possible.  Forms and instructions for filing appeals may be obtained at the Hardy County Board of Ed Office.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR WEST VIRGINIA STUDENTS

According to Policy 4373 (§126-99-3) of the West Virginia Department of Education, all WV Public School Students will:

•       Help create an atmosphere free from bullying, intimidation and harassment.

•       Demonstrate honesty and trustworthiness.

•       Treat others with respect, deal peacefully with anger, use good manners and be considerate of the feelings of others.

•       Demonstrate responsibility, use self-control and be self-disciplined.

•       Demonstrate fairness, play by the rules, and not take advantage of others.

•       Demonstrate compassion and caring.

•       Demonstrate good citizenship by obeying laws and rules, respecting authority, and by cooperating with others.

  

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

Please Note:  "In addition to school disciplinary actions for violations of the "Student Code of Conduct", any act which also violates state law will be subject to review and/or prosecution by law enforcement authorities."

  

INVESTIGATION PROCEDURES (§126-99-10)

When any student is to be interviewed in connection with an investigation pursuant to a Level III or IV violation, a reasonable effort shall be made to contact the student’s parent, custodian, or guardian and invite them to be present during such interview.   

Please understand that this makes it very important that the information we have on file for your children is accurate and kept up to date.  If you or anyone listed on your child’s information sheet cannot be reached, we will conduct the investigation and inform you of the results as soon as possible.   You may give permission to conduct an interview without your presence.  If the student’s conduct is of such a nature as to be dangerous to him or herself or others, they may be suspended until a guardian can accompany them to school for further discussion of the matter. 

 

SEARCH and SEIZURE

Lockers and all other facilities and items made available for storage of possessions always remain the property of the school and under the control of the school administration. Staff suspicion of contraband items will warrant the search of students and student belongings on school grounds by administrators or administrative designees.   

 

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

EHEMS employs a video surveillance system to ensure the safety of our students. Recorded images of students are not for the use of the general public.     

 

POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT PROGRAM

EHEMS has a Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (P.B.I.S.) program. Our PBIS plan focuses on encouraging students to follow our school wide expectations of PAWS (Prepared, Always Respectful, Willing to learn, and Safe).  Please review the PBIS plan your child brings home at the beginning of the school year.

             

EAST HARDY EARLY MIDDLE SCHOOL RULES

 

1.     Students will wear clothing that is not educationally disruptive, a safety hazard, or inappropriate for a school environment. 

              

•       Clothing will be free of obscenity and/or advertisements that show vulgar, obscene or profane language, writings, pictures, actions, and advertisements for alcohol or tobacco products, or illegal drugs.

•       Shirt bottoms and the tops of pants, skirts, shorts, or skorts shall overlap to ensure that neither the front or back midsection nor underwear is exposed when seated or standing.

•       If blouses and shirts are sleeveless they must be at least the width of three fingers.

•       Headwear including, but not limited to, hats, sweatbands, bandannas, and sunglasses shall not be worn in the building unless there is a medical reason or a special school activity is being held and permission is given.  

•       The entire circumference of shorts, dresses, and skirts must be at least the length of the student’s fingertips when arms are held to the sides

•       Holes above the fingertip length in pants are not allowed.

•       Neither the cut of the clothes nor clothing material should allow undergarments to be seen.

 

2.     Students will not cheat or entice others to cheat.  Cheating includes copying another person’s homework or assignment, giving answers on any test, completing another person’s assignment, or plagiarism. 

3.     Students will respect all school property and keep it free from destruction and defacement.

4.     Students may not chew gum in school.  

5.     Students may have water in a clear container.

6.     Students will not use, possess, or distribute weapons, illegal drugs, and alcohol and/or tobacco products. Please refer to Hardy County Policy Files: JDE, JDF, JDD and JDG for the complete policies dealing with Tobacco Control, Firearms and Deadly Weapons, Drug Abuse, and Student Drug Abuse-Substance Abuse.

7.     Students will not intentionally endanger the welfare and safety of others.

The intentional endangering or threatening of others by use of weapons, setting off fire alarms, making bomb threats and/or through the use of verbal threats or written communications such as e-mail will not be tolerated.

8.     Students will treat all students and staff with respect and follow all school rules and expectations.  

9.     Fighting and/or enticing a fight and pretend fighting will not be tolerated. 

(Information regarding bullying in Hardy County Schools can be found in Hardy County Policy file GADA and hazing in Hardy County Policy file JDC)

10.  Middle school students (grades 6-8) must leave all backpacks/bags and purses, (may not have purses larger than 6 x 9 inches in the classroom) in their lockers during the school day.  They may not carry them to class.

11.  No signs of affection – kissing, hugging, and/or handholding.

 

VIOLATION OF SCHOOL RULES

Violation of school rules or refusal to follow school expectations may result in, but may not be limited to, the following disciplinary actions:

a)     Parent Conferences

b)    Re-teaching the expected behavior/ verbal warning 

c)     Referral to the appropriate team or grade level for an action plan

d)    Lunch detention

e)     After school detention

f)     Saturday school

g)    Out of school suspension

h)    Referral to Law Enforcement Officials

i)      Expulsion from school   

 

 

FIREARMS/WEAPONS IN SCHOOL TOBACCO CONTROL POLICY SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY

 

Students will not use, possess, or distribute weapons, illegal drugs, and alcohol and/or tobacco products at school.  Please refer to Hardy County Policy Files: JDE, JDF, JDD, and JDG for complete policies dealing with Tobacco Control, and Firearms and Deadly Weapons, Drug Abuse, and Student Drug-Substance Abuse.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

This page must be signed and returned to school.

 

 

 

I have read the information presented in the 2020 - 2021 EHEMS handbook:

 

 

 

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Student Signature

 

 

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Parent/ Guardian Signature