Handbook

MOOREFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL
STUDENT HANDBOOK
2018-2019

303 Caledonia Heights Road
Moorefield, WV  26836
 

Phone:  (304) 434-3000
Fax:  (304) 434-3003
TDD:  (304) 434-3000

Student Name:  ______________ 

Grade: _________     Homeroom:  ___________

MOOREFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL
HANDBOOK

Moorefield Middle School operates on the philosophy that every student has the right to learn, that every teacher has the right to teach and that no one has the right to keep this learning and teaching from occurring.

This handbook is provided for the students of Moorefield Middle School so they will have the knowledge of what is expected of them as students of our school.

Each student is given a handbook upon entering Moorefield Middle School.  Every student at Moorefield Middle School is responsible for the information contained within the handbook.  School rules, policies, and procedures are outlined in the handbook.

Students are expected to follow all rules, policies and procedures while at school. Any school activity whether it is on school grounds or a field trip is governed by these established rules, policies and procedures.

ATTENTION PARENTS

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 in your child’s school.

GUIDANCE

THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

The counselor develops trusting, confidential relationships with students for the purpose of problem-solving, decision-making, and discovering personal meaning related to learning and development, individually and in group settings.

COUNSELING SERVICES

  • Individual counseling

  • Group counseling

  • Classroom Guidance

  • Parent consultations

  • Counseling referral resources

  • Student Assistance Team (SAT)

  • Standardized testing 

  • Mentors (‘Friend-to-Friend’)

  • Tutoring

  • Positive Behavior Support

  • Counseling referral resources

Table of Contents

  • Moorefield Middle Staff

  • Grading Scale

  • Bell Schedule.

  • Positive Behavior Support Program

  • PE

  • School Procedures

  • School Rules

  • Student Code of Conduct.

  • Electronic Device Policy

  • Dress Code

  • Library Rules/Procedures

  • MMS FFA Chapter

  • Racial/Sexual/Religious/Ethnic/Harassment Policy

  • Technology Acceptable Use Policy

  • Notice to Parents Parental Consent to Access Public Benefits or Insurance (Medicaid)

  • Child Nutrition

  • USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Health Services/Guidance

Moorefield Middle School Staff

PRINCIPAL
Scott Stutler

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Donna Bodkins

SCHOOL COUNSELOR
Leila Nash

SECRETARY
Rhonda Sites

SCHOOL NURSE
Peggi Wright

CUSTODIANS
Harry Smith, Brian Everson, Thomas Greutman

CAFETERIA STAFF

Cafeteria Manager- Jennifer Ours
Cooks- Teresa Cook, Nellie Delawder,

ATTENDANCE STAFF

Donna Bodkins…………………….School Attendance
Jodi Shewbridge………….County Attendance Director

SPECIAL SERVICES

Kelli Poling ………...………………….ESL
Heath Hershberger…...…………Gifted Education
Laura Huffman.....……..…………...Title I
Stephanie Simmons…..............Special Education

Betsy Swick ................................Special Education
Erin Everson.…………….…………...Special Education

  1. Mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture


    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights


    1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.


    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410



    Fax:   (202)690-7442; or


    Email:   
    program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Health Services

MEDICINE/ SICK CHILDREN

If your child needs to take prescription medication while at school, a Medication Administration form (available in the office) must be signed by the doctor and parent to explain the time, dosage, etc. Prescription medication must come in the original container.  You can ask the pharmacy for an extra bottle to be given to the school.

For over the counter medication, parents must send a note to the school nurse explaining the time and dosage, also indicating when the child had the medicine last. If over the counter medicine needs to be kept at school for allergies, headaches, etc., please follow the above procedure.

ALL MEDICATION MUST COME TO THE SCHOOL IN THE ORIGINAL CONTAINER WITH THE STUDENTS NAME.   NO MEDICATION WILL BE GIVEN FROM A PLASTIC BAG OR UNMARKED CONTAINER.  There is a refrigerator in the office and medicine is kept there or in a locked cabinet. Managers do not maintain a cash drawer and will not be able to make change.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement  

For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, natural origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at : How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by

CORE SUBJECTS

6th Grade

Hillary Plum..................................................Science 6
Joe Sherman…..……………………..Social Studies 6
Mary Beth Hardy ……………….…..……...…RLA 6
Brooklyn Reel……..….………………..……..Math 6
Stacey Pillus...………………………………...RLA 6

7th Grade

Alicen Adkins……………………..…..…...Science 7
Heather Thompson……....……………………RLA 7
Jennifer Rush ……….………………..……….Math 7
Jeremy Simmons...…………………..Social Studies 7
Susan Wojtowicz….……………….......……...RLA 7

8th Grade

Bonnie Crites ………………………............Science 8
Deanna Shirk………………………….………RLA 8
Luke Moyers…..…................................WV History 8
Rachel Williams………………………………RLA 8
Tammy Gilbert…………………..…...…….…Math 8

RELATED ARTS

Melinda Bremer....….Family and Consumer Science
Roy Harper…………...…………….…Agri-Science
Paul Keplinger……...………………………..PE 7/8
Sarah Imboden…..…………..…....................Chorus
Jack McCullough..…...…………..…….………..Art
Jamin Hershberger….……………..…...….Librarian
Chessie Vetter………..……………..........Health 7/8
Sara Vetter-Crites…..…………. . . . …...Band/Music
Maria Del Pilar Mate’ Garcia..…….Spanish 7 & 8
Tamara Kesner…..…………………..Health/PE 6

Grading Scale

  • A         90-100

  • B         80-90

  • C         70-80

  • D         60-70

  • F          Below 60

  • S          Satisfactory

  • U         Unsatisfactory

Bell Schedule

  • 7:30 – 7:45    Breakfast

  • 7:45                Tardy bell

  • 7:45 - 8:10      Homeroom

  • 8:10-  8:58     1st Period

  • 8:58 -9:00    Classes Change

  • 9:00 -9:48      2nd Period

  • 9:48 -9:50      Classes Change

  • 9:50 -10:38     3rd Period

  • 10:38-10:40 Classes Change

  • 10:40- 11:28   4th Period

  • 11:28 - 11:30   Class Change

  • 11:30 - 12:48   6th 5th Period/Lunch/5th Period

  • 11:30 - 12:48   7th Grade Lunch/ 5th Period

  • 11:30 - 12:48  8th Grade 5th Period/Lunch

  • 12:48 - 12:50  Class Change

  • 12:50-  1:38   6th Period

  • 1:38-  1:40      Classes change

  • 1:40 -  2:27     7th period

Child Nutrition

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 West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE).  These standards are available on the WVDE website at:  http://wvde.state.wv.us/policy4321.1. All students in attendance with Hardy County Schools will receive free breakfast and lunch as a result of the Community Eligibility Provision Program.

 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 finger print, and in fact no print can be recreated from the encrypted points. 

Parents will be notified if the scanner is being used at your school and those having concerns 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 on-line at the point of service since the cafeteria

NOTICE TO PARENTS PARENTAL CONSENT TO ACCESS PUBLIC BENEFITS OR INSURANCE (E.G, MEDICAID)

This notice informs parents of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) regulations at 34 CRF §300.154, effective March 18, 2013, regarding written notification and parent consent to access public benefits or insurance, such as Medicaid. Before the school district accesses the parent’s or child’s Medicaid or other publicly funded benefits for the first time to seek reimbursement for services provided to an eligible student, and annually thereafter, this written notice is provided to inform parents of the following: 

A one-time prior written parental consent will be requested to release personal information from a child’s education records or information about the services that may be provided for the purpose of billing Medicaid or another specific agency for Individualized Education Program (IEP) services. If at any time billable services are revised, consent will be requested again. The consent form will state the student’s personal education records and information that will be disclosed, the purpose of the disclosure (e.g. Medicaid billing) and the agency to which the records will be released. By consenting, parents state they understand and agree that their or their child’s public benefits or insurance will be accessed to reimburse the cost of services.

Parents cannot be required to sign up for or enroll in public benefits or insurance programs for their child to receive free appropriate public education, that is, IEP services.

POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT PROGRAM (PBS)

Students attending Moorefield Middle School will be following THREE EXPECTATIONS OF POSITIVE BEHAVIOR. These expectations are designed to teach students to accept responsibility for their learning and behavior, respect for students, staff and the school and to act appropriately at all times.  The positive behavior support program sets forth 3 expectations that our students and staff will incorporate into our school community to provide a positive learning environment for all.  These expectations are:

  • BEE” RESPONSIBLE      

  • “BEE” RESPECTFUL 

  • “BEE” APPROPRIATE

Students will be given 225 “bee stamps” every 9 weeks. Students may use stamps to purchase class materials, locker passes, or homework passes. Every 9 weeks, students will have the opportunity to use stamps to attend reward activities such as Fall Harvest, sporting events, etc.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

7th & 8th Physical Education

Physical Education is a very important part of the education of our children.  Our students are expected to participate in Physical Education classes each year that they are in middle school. ALL CLOTHING MUST MEET MMS DRESS CODE The following information is important to their success in physical education classes at MMS.

Students are expected to dress every day.  Appropriate dress includes the following:

     1. Gym shoes (students do not have to buy new shoes, but must have clean shoes separate from those worn to school)

     2. White tee shirt

     3. Navy blue shorts

     4. If student wish, they may wear a white sweatshirt and/or navy blue yoga/sweatpants.

     5. Clothing should be taken home weekly for cleaning.

Students may rent a locker for storing clothing for $2.00 per 9-week period. Keys are to be turned in at the end of each 9-week period.

  • Lost Key replacement cost is $5.00

  • Lock replacement is $10.00

Students not renting lockers are expected to carry clothing with them each day.

  • Lockers are not to be shared.

  • Showers are available in locker rooms for student use at end of class.

  • They may bring shower items and keep in their lockers.

  • Daily deodorant use is encouraged.

Daily participation grades are given, based on dress and performance.

Fitness gram Testing participation is required to be completed and will be part of grading. 

SCHOOL PROCEDURES

  1. The school opens to students at 7:30 a.m.      


    Breakfast is served until 7:45 a.m. “Second chance breakfast” is available for students

    who arrive after 8:10 a.m.

A complete copy of the Hardy County Board of Education Policy and/or the WV Board of Education Policy may be obtained by calling the number above.

TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

It is the belief of the Hardy County Board of Education that the educational benefits to students and staff members through access to various online services and the Internet serve a valuable educational purpose.

Neither the information, nor the content of such information on the Internet can be complex