2018-2019 Student Handbook
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Student/Parent Handbook . 2018 - 2019
Lake Region High School 1877 Roosevelt Trail Naples, ME 04055
693-6221 or 647-3581 or 647-5187 FAX: 693-4591
Lake Region High School Vision and Mission Statement :
Vision: To create a culture of personal excellence where each student pursues passions, interests, and skills that support solving real and meaningful problems as 21st century learners.
Mission: Lake Region High School will provide all students with the resources, opportunities, and encouragement to become informed thinkers and responsible citizens.
Core Values and Beliefs: In Progress
Every Lake Region High School student is expected to meet academic standards in these learning clusters with the intent of becoming and remaining an informed thinker:
● English: Reading & Viewing, Writing & Speaking, Integrated Literacy
● Mathematics: Numbers & Operations, Shape & Size, Mathematics in Decision Making,
● Science: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth & Space, Nature and Implications of Sciences
● Social Studies: History, Civics & Government, Geography, Economics
● Health & Physical Education: Health Knowledge, Health Skills, Physical Education
Knowledge, Physical Education Skills
● Fine Arts: Creating, Performing/Presenting/Producing, Responding, Connecting
Every Lake Region High School student is personally responsible for fulfilling these civic and social expectations:
Respect the rights and properties of others.
Treat all students and staff members with courtesy. Respect the diversity of people and ideas.
Abide by school policies.
Put forth best effort.
Act to maintain a physically safe atmosphere.
Act to maintain an emotionally safe atmosphere.
Take pride in work and in the common life of the school.
At Lake Region High School, we act on the belief that our mission and expectations promote lifelong learning, clear and effective communication, creative and practical problem solving, and collaborative and quality work.
We believe that today decides tomorrow.
LAKE REGION HIGH SCHOOL 1877 ROOSEVELT TRAIL NAPLES, ME 04055
PHONE: 647-3581 OR 647-5187 OR 693-6221 FAX: 693-4591
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OR ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
PRESS 0 OR EXT 221
PRESS 1 OR EXT 230
PRESS 2 OR EXT 285
PRESS 3 OR EXT 231
PRESS 4 OR EXT 264
PRESS 5 OR EXT 244
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*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BUS GARAGE CAN ONLY BE REACHED BY DIALING ONE OF THE ABOVE PHONE NUMBERS
VISIT OUR WEB SITE: www.lrhs.lakeregionschools.org TO CONTACT A CLASSROOM TEACHER DIRECTLY, YOU CAN:
MESSAGE THE TEACHER THROUGH SCHOOLOGY (SEE “SCHOOLOGY PARENT INFORMATION” FOR LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS)
EMAIL THE TEACHER (SEE EMAIL ADDRESS FORMAT BELOW, OR LOCATE THE ADDRESS IN THE STAFF DIRECTORY ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE)
LEAVE A MESSAGE IN THE MAIN OFFICE
STAFF EMAIL: FIRST NAME. LAST NAME @LAKEREGIONSCHOOLS.ORG EXAMPLE: HENRY JONES WOULD BE HENRY.JONES@LAKEREGIONSCHOOLS.ORG
SCHOOL RECEPTIONIST/ATTENDANCE PRESS 0 OR EXT. 221
MAIN OFFICE PRESS 1 OR EXT 230
GUIDANCE OFFICE PRESS 2 OR EXT 285
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OR ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PRESS 3 OR EXT 231
SCHOOL NURSE PRESS 4 OR EXT 264
VOCATIONAL OFFICE PRESS 5 OR EXT 244
KITCHEN PRESS 6 OR EXT 255
BUS GARAGE: CALL 693-6467 OR 693-4635 OR 647-5343 (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BUS GARAGE CAN ONLY BE REACHED BY ONE OF THE ABOVE NUMBERS.
On behalf of the entire staff, we would like to welcome each of you to Lake Region High School for the 2018-2019 school year. We are committed to working together with you and your parents to support your success during your high school years. Our goal is to help you to develop the knowledge, skills, and habits of work to succeed after graduation. Each of you is encouraged to take charge of your own learning, to do the best you can, and to participate enthusiastically in a variety of activities. We are all here to help you along the way.
Today decides tomorrow, as the school motto tells us—which means, among other things, that every decision you make impacts your future. The information in this handbook will help you to understand the workings of the school, and serve as a guide to you as you make decisions every day.
In addition, in order to ensure your success, we recommend that you:
Set goals and work to achieve them.
Respect yourself and all members of the school community.
Respect everyone’s right to pursue an education in a safe and respectful atmosphere. Make the effort to learn from your experiences.
Seek support from family and staff when you need it.
Thank you for being a part of our school community. Make good decisions, and have a great year.
Erik Good, Principal Maggie Thornton, Assistant Principal
INFINITE CAMPUS & SCHOOLOGY PARENT
MSAD 61 provides parents, students, and staff with two online portals for access to comprehensive and current information on student attendance, behavior, grades, and graduation status.
INFINITE CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL Infinite Campus serves as our student information system. Official grades, transcripts, attendance, and other vital information are housed in this database.
To create your account for the Parent Portal, you will need to visit your child’s school and bring a photo ID with you to receive instruction and your GUID number.
Once you have established your account, you can login to the portal at this site:
Parents should see Joshua Sturk at Central Office for further assistance.
STUDENT SCHOOLOGY ACCOUNTS Schoology is a classroom management tool which provides students with access to announcements, assignments, tests, discussions, grades, rubrics, resources, and portfolios.
The technology department creates all student Schoology accounts. Schoology accounts are linked to the school email accounts. To login:
1. Login to your @lakeregionschools.org email account.
2. Next, go to https://www.lakeregionschools.schoology.com 3. Allow the access to your @lakeregionschools.org account.
Students should see Mrs. Langley in the technology department for assistance as needed.
PARENT SCHOOLOGY ACCOUNTS Schoology provides parents with access to view their child’s grades, assignments, overdue work, announcements, and discussion comments. If you do not already have a Schoology account, go to https://www.schoology.com and click Sign Up.
1. Click on the Parent button.
2. Enter your Access Code. This code is given to you by one of your child's instructors, and it should
look similar to this: xxx-xxx-xxx.
3. Fill out the form with your information. 4. Click Register to complete.
When you use a Parent Access Code to create an account, you will be automatically associated to the student. To associate additional students to your account, click on the Add Child button in your Schoology account.
You may elect to receive two email digests of your child(ren)'s activity in Schoology. To save email digest settings in your parent account:
Click on the down facing arrow on the top right of your Schoology account.
Select a child from the list that appears in the dropdown menu.
Once you're viewing the child's account, click on the down facing arrow again.
Select the Notifications option in the dropdown menu.
From the Notifications area, you can elect to receive one or both of two email summaries.
To receive the Parent Email Digest, select on in your Email Summary menu.
You can receive emails on a Daily or Weekly basis. If you choose Daily, you may set a time at which the notification will be sent to your inbox. If you choose weekly, you'll have an additional option to select the day of the week you'd like to receive the email.
To receive the Overdue Submissions Email, select On in the Email Notification menu.
Click Save Changes to update your settings
ABOUT LAKE REGION HIGH SCHOOL
ACCIDENTS If you are injured during a school-sponsored activity, you must immediately report the incident to the supervising staff member, then report the incident to the school nurse. (POLICY: EBBB)
ANIMALS For health reasons, animals are not permitted in the school without permission from the administration in advance. (POLICY: KG)
ANNOUNCEMENTS Announcements will be read each morning, and emailed at the end of each school day. Anyone wishing to have an announcement made must email the announcement to Mrs. White in the Principal’s Office by 3:00 p.m. on the day before the announcement is to be read.
In order to minimize disruptions to instructional time, we will make announcements only once each day, except in emergency situations. Students are expected to check their emails daily.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Board of Directors of MSAD 61 typically meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. You are encouraged and welcome to attend these meetings. A complete calendar of board meetings can be found on the district’s website at lakeregionschools.org.
BUILDING USE All school activities and requests for building use require administrative approval through the Principal and the Athletic Director. A building calendar is maintained in the Athletic Director/ Assistant Principal’s Office. Organizations or students wishing to use the building should check this calendar. Forms are available in the Main Office.
CELL PHONES Cell phones may be used on school grounds before school, during passing time and the designated lunch period, and after school. During instructional and academic study time, cell phones should be put away out of sight, unless the teacher has given explicit permission allowing the use of the phone. Use of a cell phone without permission during instructional and academic study time may result in confiscation of the phone by the teacher or by another staff member, and return of the phone at the end of the period or the end of the day. Students who repeatedly violate cell phone usage expectations may be required to surrender their phones when they enter a classroom.
CLASS ADVISORS Each class will have at least one class advisor from the faculty to assist in various activities in which the class is involved. Class meetings, withdrawal of class funds, etc., must be approved by the class advisors and the Administration. Advisors will oversee the collection of class dues.
CODE OF CONDUCT The MSAD 61 Code of Conduct was developed to establish common definitions of behavioral expectations, and common guidelines for responding to behavior infractions. The Code of Conduct can be found online at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VNDdPgZevAaHZ3Mk92UnZheFk/ view?ts=57d13473 - Code of Conduct
COSTS AND FEES During your four years of high school, you may expect to encounter personal expenses for many of the items listed. This is not a complete list, but is presented to be helpful in estimating high school costs. Items include: cafeteria lunches, class dues, class ring, examination fees
(Advanced Placements, SAT’s, etc.), insurance, senior pictures, announcements, cap and gown and yearbooks.
EMERGENCY INFORMATION FORMS At the beginning of the school year, all students/parents must complete an Emergency Information Form to be kept on file in the Main Office. This information is used in the event of an emergency when parents, relatives or neighbors may need to be reached quickly. Dismissals from school for illness or other emergencies require the use of the emergency information. Please advise the Main Office Secretary if any changes in this information occur throughout the year.
EMERGENCY SITUATIONS MSAD 61 has developed a district wide Emergency Response and Reunification Plan to be implemented in the event of an emergency. A time line has been developed for students and staff to practice the procedures of an emergency drill for several kinds of situations so as to become better acquainted with them should we ever have to respond to an emergency. During emergencies all students must follow all directions of staff regardless of personal situations. Refusing to cooperate and follow directions during an emergency is a serious offense and will lead to consequences as defined in the code of conduct.
EXIT PROCEDURE IN CASE OF EMERGENCY Soon after school starts you should learn the emergency exit procedure, which will be posted in every room. Should it become necessary to evacuate the building, you should stay a safe distance from the building and out of the way of emergency vehicles. After evacuation, notification by the public address system will explain the nature of the alert and give any necessary instruction. Quiet and orderly conduct is a must for all drills. When the fire alarm sounds, EVERYONE MUST LEAVE THE BUILDING.
ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES Students choosing to enroll at LRHS must:
Be a resident of MSAD 61.
Present proof of immunizations and a birth certificate.
Make an appointment with a School Counselor.
Complete necessary paperwork.
Meet with an administrator.
Demonstrate an understanding of school rules and procedures as outlined in the
Handbook for Students and Parents.
FOOD Breakfast is served each day from 7:05 to 7:25 before the school day begins, and all students have an assigned lunch period during the third block each day. Food is also available from the cafeteria between classes.
Applications for students who qualify for free or reduced price meals are available from Mrs. White, the Principal’s secretary, in the Principal’s Office.
Food may be allowed in classrooms at the discretion of the teacher, but, in general, food and beverages should be consumed in the cafeteria, especially during meal times.
Students are responsible for properly disposing of their food and drink trash in the appropriate containers at all times and in all school locations.
GUESTS You are required to obtain permission and complete the Student Visitor Request Form 48 hours prior to having guests visit school. Please introduce guests to friends and teachers. Only students from
other high schools who are in good standing are allowed to visit school. Student Visitor Request Forms are available in the Assistant Principal’s office.
HABITS OF LEARNING Good academic habits are essential to academic success. LRHS’s Habits of Learning will be measured in each class each quarter, and students will receive feedback on the HoL rubric. See HABITS OF LEARNING in the Student Rights and Responsibilities section of this handbook.
INTERNET Student use of the internet is a necessary tool for meeting academic requirements. A student Wifi network is available for use throughout the building, with the expectation that students will use their internet access for appropriate, acceptable, and legal purposes.
Examples of prohibited conduct related to internet and school laptop usage include but are not limited to the following:
Sending or receiving materials that are sexually oriented, threaten or harass others, violate copyright laws, are for private profit, and otherwise do not fulfill the educational mission.
Behavior that is illegal, harasses others, violates others’ privacy, is wasteful, is anonymous, violates copyright or property rights, is inconsistent with teacher or staff directions, and otherwise does not fulfill the educational mission.
Parents may fill out a form in the Main Office if they do not want their student to use the internet at school. (POLICY: EHAA & EHAA-R; IJNDB)
LOCKERS Lockers are available upon request. See the Athletic Director’s Secretary.
LOST AND FOUND Lost and found articles will be placed on a table outside the music room for students to claim. Articles found on buses will be kept by the Transportation Supervisor in his office. Physical Education instructors also keep a Lost and Found in their offices.
PERSONAL PROPERTY MSAD 61 takes no responsibility for personal property which is brought to school. Please take proper precautions to see that your property is secure at all times. Because of theft, students are urged to leave valuables at home.
PRIVACY Images of students, student work, and other identifying information may be posted on the school’s or district’s website. This information is similar to what would be posted in the local paper, broadcast over television, or published in a newsletter, and is categorized as directory information by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Also note that your child’s image, work, and identifying information may be posted on the District’s web site.
SCHOOL RECORDS If you wish to discuss your school record, please make an appointment with the Guidance Department. Lake Region High School adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as approved by the U.S. 93rd Congress (PL-93-380). (POLICY: EHB)
TELEPHONES Telephones are available in the Main Office for student use. Local calls are free, but please limit your conversation to three minutes. The Attendance Secretary in the Main Office will take emergency messages from students’ homes, which will be delivered to the student.
THEFT Please report any theft to the Assistant Principal’s office immediately. A Theft Form is available and can help in the return of possessions.
TRESPASSING AND UNAUTHORIZED AREAS The school is legally responsible for supervision of students during the school day and during authorized after school activities. Students must remain on school grounds and in the building unless involved in a school activity.
Students should not be in unsupervised areas of the school or school grounds at any time.
VEHICLE PRIVILEGES Permission to operate and park a vehicle on school property is a privilege granted by school authorities. Only licensed drivers operating properly registered vehicles are allowed to operate vehicles on school property.
o All student vehicles brought on campus grounds must be registered in the office and must have the parking sticker displayed in the right corner of the rear window. Registration forms and parking stickers are available in the Athletic office with Mrs. Johnson. Unregistered or illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.
o Once a vehicle has been brought onto school grounds, the driver and passengers are to get out and remain out until leaving school for the day. Students may not return to their cars without permission in advance from the office.
o All student vehicles are to be parked in the student parking lot (front of building and side of LRVC).
o Drivers are expected to observe a 15 m.p.h. speed limit, obey traffic signs, and stop for buses.
o Students driving in a dangerous manner such as displays of speed, racing, “peeling rubber”, driving on fields, driving to endanger pedestrians or any other maneuver that damages property or puts people at risk will be subject to loss of privileges.
o State law prohibits firearms from being left in vehicles and on school property.
o All vehicles are subject to search in the event of suspected illegal activity.
o Any student driver who has been given permission to leave campus may not drive
another student off school property.
o The school assumes no responsibility for damage to vehicles parked on grounds. o ATVs and snowmobiles are not allowed on school grounds.
The school’s annual yearbook, Horizons, is available late in the school year. Orders are
taken in the fall and a deposit is required. In order to guarantee yourself a yearbook, make sure you place a deposit during the time it is required.
ACCESS TO PROGRAMS The District believes that all students should have complete access to all school programs and services, unless specific and substantial grounds for exclusion exist. (POLICY: JBA)
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY See PLAGIARISM later in this section.
At the time of publication, the academic recognition policy is being revised. The information will be available via email and other forms of communication as soon as it is completed.
ACADEMIC STUDY AND SUPPORTED ACADEMIC STUDY Students can get extra support during the day if they have an Academic Study or Supported Academic Study on their schedule.
Academic Study (AS) periods occur in larger groups and are supervised by our Academic Study Monitor. She works to monitor and encourage students, including, when available, allowing students to sign out of Academic Study to work directly with a teacher.
ACCELERATION BLOCK Acceleration Block (AB) is a daily opportunity for students to “pick up the pace” in their classes. This could mean catching up on incomplete work; it could mean working ahead; it could mean striving for “4--Exceeds” rather than “3--Meets”; it could mean working on an Honors Challenge.
In consultation with Advisory teachers, students will identify a teacher to work with each day, as well as a goal for what work will be accomplished during AB. Teachers may identify individual students, and sometimes entire groups or classes, whom they would like to see in AB. In general, students will be allowed to make their own choices for AB, although students who repeatedly misuse the time or are seriously behind academically may lose their choice privilege.
All teachers are available to work with students during AB, and all students are expected to be engaged in some work during AB.
AFTER SCHOOL The professional staff of Lake Region High School offers after-school assistance to students from 2:05 - 3:15 p.m., on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays. Each department or teacher will select two of the three days. It is your responsibility to arrange for help with specific teachers. Teachers may require you to stay after school when necessary to help you meet course requirements in an academic obligation.
ALTERNATIVE OPPORTUNITIES Lake Region High School and Vocational Center attempt to meet the needs of students who may be seeking an alternative to the traditional high school model.
Programs designed to help students meet individualized needs can be arranged by consulting with counselors and administrators. These specialized programs include:
Community Connections – for student desiring to design a project to serve the
3. Early College courses taken at post-secondary institutions - for students seeking advanced instruction in a subject.
Adult Education courses for make-up purposes - for seniors who cannot schedule a required course within their schedule.
Adult Education courses for self-improvement - for students with special interest in an adult education course, available only if space allows.
Summer session courses - for a make-up credit or remedial work.
Private tutoring for credit - for students desiring to study a subject not found in the
regular curriculum or for make-up credit (40 hours). (Prior arrangements must be made
if credit is desired).
Obtaining an adult education or G.E.D. diploma - for the student who does not desire
a day school diploma (see the Adult Education Director for details).
9. Crooked River Academy – for juniors and seniors who may be struggling to be successful
in the traditional program. (See description of CROOKED RIVER ACADEMY below)
ASSESSMENTS Mastery of essential material contained in the courses required for graduation is tested by standards based Demonstration Tasks, which are part of the school’s comprehensive assessment system. Students must meet expectations on Demonstration Tasks to earn credit in the course. Students who have not met all expectations will be given a grade of Incomplete. A final grade will be entered if incomplete Demonstration Tasks are completed in Summer Session. A grade of “W” - withdrawn—will be entered if not completed.
State mandated testing is a required part of the school’s comprehensive assessment system. Students must participate in all sections of these tests or school approved alternatives. Remediation may be required following a review of scores. (POLICY: IKF)
CASE CONFERENCES Parents, students, teachers, counselors or administrators can request a case conference at any time during the school year when grades or behavior becomes a concern. The goal of case conferences is to identify issues, identify resources and create a plan for student success. Parent and student attendance is essential to the success of the case conference. Contact The Guidance Secretary to set up a Case Conference.
CLASS RANK Class rank is computed at the end of a student’s junior year and again at the end of the third ranking period of the student’s senior year. The 3.75 year average will be used exclusively in announcing class placement to colleges. Weighted averages will be used for all placement.
To be eligible for consideration for the Top 10% of the class, a student must have been enrolled in a minimum of 6 classes for each semester of attendance.
COURSE LOAD Students will be expected to carry the equivalent of SIX courses. For some older students, this course load requirement may be partially met through enrollment in approved Early College courses, internships, work study, or community service opportunities.
CREDIT ALTERNATIVES Summer session, tutoring and adult education shall be accepted as fulfilling the minimum number of credits required for graduation if courses are not reasonably available through the regular school program. These options must be approved in advance and students must pass standard assessments in order to receive LRHS credit. College courses may replace required courses if approved in advance. See the Course Description booklet for more details. (POLICY: IKF)
CREDIT REQUIREMENTS In order to be considered a member of a particular class or to graduate, the
following credit requirements must be met. (POLICY: IKF)
TO BE A SOPHOMORE TO BE A JUNIOR
TO BE A SENIOR
= 6 CREDITS = 12 CREDITS
= 18 CREDITS = 24 CREDITS
In order to qualify for graduation, students must earn, at a minimum, credits in the following areas and/or courses:
1⁄2 credit- Must include units on human sexuality, effects of use of chemicals, CPR and first aid
Material integrated into American History
3 Credits: Math sequence at least through Geometry. (Algebra I and Geometry or the equivalent)
1 Credit – Must complete Physical Education I&II
Physical Science – 1 credit
Life Science – 1 Credit Chemistry – 1⁄2 Credit Physics – 1⁄2 Credit
• • •
Contemporary World – 1 Credit
U.S. History – 1 Credit
4 1⁄2 Credits
Required State Testing
Participation in all sections or completion of Alternate assessment and/or remediation
Note: Many colleges require additional science/labs, math courses and foreign language sequences. For more information on requirements, consult with your Guidance Counselor.
CROOKED RIVER ACADEMY The mission of the Crooked River Academy is to offer an alternative education program that raises that academic and social skills of students to prepare them for entrance into postsecondary education or the workforce.
The Crooked River Academy program emphasizes small class size, a close working relationship between students and teachers, and a more personalized pathway to graduation for students who may not be
succeeding in the traditional high school program.
For more information on Crooked River Academy, please contact the Guidance office.
EARLY GRADUATION Students who satisfactorily complete the number of course credits required for graduation with less than four years of attendance in secondary school, may participate in Lake Region graduation exercises in the year when eligible to receive a diploma. (POLICY: IKF)
GRADES Grades are continuously updated and available online anytime through Schoology. At the end of each quarter, grades will be submitted to Infinite Campus.
See the INFINITE CAMPUS & SCHOOLOGY PARENT INFORMATION section for information on logging in to these programs.
A copy of the Infinite Campus report card will be mailed to students’ homes only if specifically requested. You may request mailed report cards by contacting the Guidance Secretary.
GRADING **(NOTE: AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION OF THIS HANDBOOK, THIS POLICY IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REVISED. WHEN AND IF A REVISED POLICY IS ADOPTED, ALL STUDENTS AND PARENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE CHANGES, AND THE ONLINE VERSION OF THIS HANDBOOK WILL BE AMENDED ONLINE.) The academic year is divided into two semesters; academic progress is entered into Infinite Campus at the midpoint and end of each semester, approximately every nine weeks.
For information of the grading system please see the Teaching and Learning Guide (on school website)
The following standards shall apply in the grading system:
The following Special Grades may be used as appropriate in either the Numerical or Proficiency System P = PASSING
I = INCOMPLETE
WP = WITHDREW PASSING WF = WITHDREW FAILING
In addition to academic grades, Lake Region High School will report on students’ Habits of Learning. See the heading HABITS OF LEARNING, later in this section, and again in the Student Rights and
Responsibilities section of this handbook.
GRADING CHANGES Errors found in reporting grades will be corrected only during a 90-day period. Students who change levels of courses during the quarter will receive a grade reflective of work in both classes. The grade will be assigned by the current teacher using input from the previous teacher.
GRADUATION EXERCISES To participate in the official LRHS Graduation Exercises, you must meet the following expectations:
1. Complete credit requirements necessary for graduation by the close of the final Senior grading period
Carry a minimum course load of 6 classes per semester unless extenuating circumstances have resulted in an exception granted by the administration
Pay all school debts
Fulfill all disciplinary obligations.
Have taken the state required SAT exam in the spring of your third year, or met an
approved alternative requirement to the state exam
During the final few weeks of school, many activities take place. Events may include awards ceremonies, class picnic, class trip, banquet, Junior/Senior Prom and graduation exercises. The official Graduation program is developed by the senior class, in consultation with their Advisors, and approved by the Principal. Students who are unable to meet the graduation requirements will be notified and will not be allowed to participate in the official graduation exercises.
GUIDANCE SERVICES Lake Region High School maintains a Guidance Office where students may get help with personal problems, with high school programs, information on educational and vocational opportunities and post-secondary placement. Additional information available from guidance includes: scholarships, alternative education, social services, substance abuse assistance and community resources.
Each student may make an appointment with a school counselor during Academic Study. The Guidance waiting area is reserved for students using materials or for students who have an appointment with a counselor.
Please make the effort to get to know your guidance counselor. They are all here to help you.
HABITS OF LEARNING Students, staff, and parents have worked together to define expectations for students’ classroom habits, based on a common understanding of the habits necessary for students to succeed academically at LRHS, and in college and career. Each quarter and in each class, students will complete a self-reflection on their habits in the areas of presence, promptness, productivity, perseverance, and participation, and score themselves using the schoolwide Habits of Learning rubric. Teachers will review the self-reflections, and confer with students on any areas of disagreement before submitting a Habits of Learning grade. For more information, see HABITS OF
LEARNING in the Student Rights and Responsibilities section of this handbook.
LATE ARRIVAL/EARLY DISMISSAL Juniors and Seniors are allowed “late arrival” if they have no 1st period class, and “early dismissal” if they have no last period class with parental permission, and if the student meets academic eligibility criteria. To determine eligibility for Quarter 1, we will review Quarter 4 grades from the end of the previous year. Forms are available in the Assistant Principal’s Office.
PLAGIARISM **(NOTE: AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION OF THIS HANDBOOK, THIS POLICY IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REVISED. IF AND WHEN A REVISED POLICY BE ADOPTED, ALL STUDENTS AND PARENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE CHANGES, AND THIS HANDBOOK WILL BE AMENDED ONLINE.) LRHS defines plagiarism as follows:
Taking and using as one’s own the thoughts, writings, inventions, etc., of another person
Copying literary work, ideas, etc., improperly or without acknowledgment
Passing off the thoughts, work, etc., of another person as one’s own
Students may not represent as their own work any materials obtained on the internet or through any other source (term papers, articles, music, etc.) When such sources are used in student work, the source must
be cited according to the appropriate standards of the discipline (MLA, APA, etc.)
Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty, and is subject to the consequences outlined in the Code of Conduct for academic dishonesty.
POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS Post-graduate students are accepted depending upon the enrollment and course offerings available.
REPORT CARDS Are available on-line by accessing Infinite Campus, unless a hard copy is requested by the Parent/Guardian. Report cards will be available every nine weeks. Students and families will be notified when a new report card has been entered. Students and families may access current grades at any time during the school year through Schoology. See the front of this handbook for information on how to access parent Infinite Campus and Schoology accounts.
SCHEDULE CHANGES No schedule changes initiated by students or parents will be allowed during the first two school days of the semester. Beginning the third school day, Guidance will meet with students (individually) by grade level to make any schedule changes. Note: Guidance and/or the Administration reserves the right to make appropriate schedule changes as deemed necessary.
The add/drop period for classes expires at the end of the 10th day of classes for the semester. After that time students will be required to remain in their assigned classes for the remainder of the semester.
If it becomes necessary for you to change your schedule during the first two weeks of the semester, please follow this procedure:
1. Discuss the change with your teacher and counselor.
2. Have your parent contact the school counselor by phone or in writing concerning the change in your schedule.
3. Complete the add-drop form. Remember, all students must be enrolled in seven classes.
4. Please remain in original classes until teachers and counselors have signed the form and it is processed by the Guidance Office. All parties involved must agree that the schedule change is in the student’s best interest.
5. All books/materials must be returned before the change of schedule may take place.
Many scholarships of varying amounts are available for students. Complete information may be obtained from the Guidance Office.
SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES M.S.A.D. #61 provides Special Education Services to students who are eligible. Every school provides services for children with special needs. If you have questions about Special Education Services or wish to make a referral for a student, please contact your school counselor.
SUPPORT SERVICES Lake Region High School offers a wide variety of support services to help you be successful in reaching personal and career goals. All students are invited to inquire and/or participate in the following programs:
Academic Supports/Response to Intervention
Maine Educational Talent Search (METS)
School to Work Services
College Selection & Application
Sexual Assault Response Services
Social Worker Consultation
Community Youth Project
Substance Abuse Counseling
Healthy Youth/Healthy Lake Region
TEXTBOOKS Students are responsible for maintaining books in the same condition as when received. All textbooks should be covered as soon as possible. Textbooks are to be returned at the end of the course. Students will be charged for lost or damaged textbooks.
VOCATIONAL PROGRAM Vocational education programs are available to all Lake Region High School students through Lake Region Vocational Center. Programs include, among others: automotive technology, construction technology, cooperative education, culinary arts, diversified occupations, fire science, health occupations and law enforcement. See your school counselor or visit the Vocational Office for more information.
You are highly encouraged to participate in the activities of Lake Region High School. All activities are subject to policies discussed in the Activities and Athletics Student Handbook, which is available in the Athletic Director’s office and online. Activities and clubs have an opportunity to meet at times designated by club advisors and members.
ASSEMBLIES Assemblies are planned during the year by various school groups and must be approved by the Principal. When possible, five days’ notice will be given to the faculty when an assembly will interrupt a school day. Students who cause disruptions during assemblies or other school events will lose the privilege of attending events, be placed on social probation, and face disciplinary action.
ATHLETICS A three-season program of interscholastic athletics is available. All athletes are encouraged to participate in off-season conditioning programs offered throughout the school year. A quality conditioning program will help you to develop speed, power agility and help prevent injuries during your sport season. Anyone interested in athletics should inquire in the Athletic Office and complete the necessary paperwork.
Cheerleading (G) Football (B; JV & V) Volleyball (G; JV & V)
Alpine Skiing (G & B)
Ice Hockey (Coed; JV only)
Baseball (B; JV & V) Lacrosse (G & B; JV & V)
Cross Country Running (G & B)Field Hockey (G; JV & V)
Soccer (G; JV & V; B; JV only)
Basketball (G & B; JV & V) Indoor Track and Field (G & B)
Softball (G; JV & V) Track and Field (G & B)
DANCES Dances are held throughout the year; including Homecoming, Winter Carnival, and Junior/
- All dances will be scheduled through the Assistant Principal’s Office. available in that office.
- Dances will be held from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
- Required chaperones:
• Six staff members
- Admission will not be allowed after 8:00 p.m. unless prior arrangement has been made with the administrative chaperone.
- Once entering, students may not leave and re-enter unless given permission by a chaperone in advance.
- Students are subject to all regular school expectations regarding behavior, and possession of banned articles, etc., as outlined in the Code of Conduct.
- Students must be in school on the day of the dance in order to attend.
- Dances are for current Lake Region High School students. Guests may attend a dance if registered with the Assistant Principal’s Secretary in the Assistant Principal’s Office prior to 3:00 p.m. on the day of the dance. One guest may be allowed per student. Middle
school and junior high students are not allowed.
- Students on Out-of-School Suspension will not be allowed to attend weekend dances.
- Students misbehaving at dances may be prohibited from attending all after school and evening activities for part of, or the rest of, the school year.
- All dancing must be school appropriate. Bumping, grinding, and other sexually suggestive dancing is prohibited.
ELIGIBILITY FOR EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
For further clarification of Extra-Curricular eligibility please refer to M.S.A.D. #61 policy. (POLICY: IGD-R)
1. Students will abide by the rules and regulations of the Maine Principals' Association, where applicable pertaining to eligibility and conduct.
2. High School students are expected to carry the equivalent of six (6) courses.
3. In order to be eligible to participate in any extra- curricular activity, a high school student must be passing all but one (1) course (or the equivalent).
4. Student grades will be reviewed online every two weeks. A student not passing more than one (1) course (or the equivalent) at the end of the two week period will be placed on academic probation for one week. While on probation, students should be excused from practices to receive academic support as needed, but are otherwise allowed to participate in practices, games, and
5. During the academic probation period, if the student produces a verified grade report showing that the student is passing all but one course, the student is removed from probationary status and deemed eligible.
6. A student not passing more than one (1) course (or the equivalent) at the end of the academic probation period will be deemed ineligible to participate in games or co-curricular events. Students who are ineligible may continue to attend practice.
7. Any student receiving more than one incomplete or failure on his/her report card can become eligible immediately upon teacher’s verification that the incomplete work has been turned in. Teachers will fill out the “Student Eligibility Form” when the students hand in their assignments. The student is considered eligible until the teacher has graded the material and deems otherwise.
8. A student may drop a class without eligibility consequences as long as the student remains enrolled in six (6) courses. Students carrying less than six (6) courses will become ineligible.
9. All ineligible students, and their parents/guardians, will be notified of their status (ineligible or cleared) by the Athletic Director or the Principal.
INSURANCE It is recommended that all students carry student insurance or have a comparable plan. Students who participate in any interscholastic athletic activity must be insured. Insurance claim forms are available in the office. It is the responsibility of the student to complete the form and return it to the office for the Principal’s signature. The student must then send it to his/her physician who will forward it to the insurance company.
The accident coverage, while not complete in coverage, gives substantial aid in injury cases. All accidents and injuries should be reported immediately to the staff member in charge. Please check the
insurance policy for more details.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Membership in the National Honor Society is based on four cornerstones:
1. SCHOLARSHIP 2. CHARACTER 3. SERVICE
Any student in grades 10-12 with a cumulative average of 88 or above is eligible for consideration. Students are informed of their eligibility by the chapter advisors and are requested to provide recommendations from a member of the faculty and the community in addition to a record of their experiences of community/school leadership and service.
The applications are reviewed by the Faculty Council to select those students who meet the standards of membership. Membership in the Honor Society is one of the highest honors a student may attain. Members must continually strive to be worthy of membership.
SPORTSMANSHIP Good sportsmanship is expected of all athletes and fans at Lake Region athletic contests. Attending events both home and away is a privilege that can be lost by acts of poor sportsmanship
Class Officers Class Officers from each class are elected to serve for the school year and are responsible for the operation of all class activities. Staff advisors for each class will assist the class officers. Students elected to class office are required to maintain high standards of citizenship and school conduct. Any student involved in repeated or major disciplinary infractions may be suspended or removed from his/her elected position following an administrative hearing.
Student Council The Student Council is an advisory organization composed of five members from each class. It meets regularly to assist in various school activities and make suggestions to the administration. Students are required to maintain high standards of citizenship and school conduct. Any student involved in repeated or major disciplinary infractions may be suspended or removed from office.
Student Cabinet Student Cabinet members are nominated by the staff and selected by the Principal. Student Cabinet meets monthly to develop and give input on new initiatives, and to give feedback on overall school improvement efforts and culture.
Your participation in classroom activities is vital to a quality education and contributes in a positive way to the learning of others. Therefore, in accordance with Maine law, the following procedures regarding attendance will be followed.
ATTENDANCE The school day is from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students are expected to arrive on time and remain at school for the duration of the school day. Leaving school property during the school day without permission will result in disciplinary action.
Attendance will be taken at 7:30 a.m. through Infinite Campus. Students who arrive after that time will be considered tardy to class, and must sign in with the main office in order to have their attendance designation changed from absent to tardy. See below under TARDY TO SCHOOL.
EARLY DISMISSAL If a student is to be dismissed during the school day, his/her parent or guardian must inform the office by telephone or signed note by 8:00 a.m. prior to dismissal. The time of dismissal will be noted so that the teacher can be notified to excuse the student at the designated time to report to the main
office to sign out.
Failure to leave the school without signing out will result in a detention. Students waiting to be dismissed must remain in class, in the nurse’s office (only if sick), or in the main office.
EXCUSED ABSENCES Excusable absences include only the following:
Professional health appointments which cannot be scheduled outside of the regular school
day (verification may be required)
Observance of recognized religious holidays
Planned absences for personal or education purposes, which have been approved in
advance by an administrator
If you are going to be absent, tardy, or dismissed early for a legitimate (excused) reason, a parent or guardian must contact the office before 8:00 a.m. on that day. The Attendance line (extension 221) is available 24 hours a day for you to leave a message about an excused absence.
If for some reason it is not possible to notify the school by phone, a written note with the specific reason for the absence may be accepted the following day. Please be sure that the note includes a signature, and a phone number where the signing parent or guardian can be reached to confirm the excused absence.
We realize planned family vacations can be of educational value, and the absences can be excused if the following conditions are met:
1. The parent/guardian explains the educational value of the trip.
2. Evidence of the learning is presented upon returning to school. a. Suggestions for Evidence: Written and/or visual journal; brochures from a museum, national park, historic site, monument, etc.
1. The parent/guardian explains the educational value of the trip. 2. Student collects assignments from teachers prior to vacation. 3. Student turns in all work to teachers upon return to school.
We ask parents to schedule these trips during the three vacation weeks provided in the school calendar. Parents/guardians wishing to take their children on a vacation when school is in session must complete this form. The Student Vacation Form is available on the school and district websites and in the Main Office of all schools.
MAKE-UP WORK We recommend that you notify your teachers personally if you will miss their class, and gather make-up work before the absence.
It is your responsibility to see teachers to make-up work.
All work should be completed within five school days of the absence.
Ongoing cases of truancy will result in class failure.
Work may be made up for credit if you are absent due to suspension.
Work assigned on days that a student was present is due upon return to class.
TARDY TO SCHOOL OR CLASS Students who arrive after 7:30 a.m. are considered tardy to school and must report to the main office to obtain a late slip before being admitted to class.
Students who are not inside the classroom door when the bell rings are considered tardy to class and must report to the main office to obtain a late slip before being admitted to class.
Students who are tardy to class or to school three or more times will be subject to disciplinary responses as per the Code of Conduct.
TRUANCY Any student absent from school unexcused may be considered truant. If a student is truant for seven (7) consecutive school days or ten (10) days total, the school is required to take action which may include notifying the local authorities. (POLICY: JEDA)
UNEXCUSED ABSENCES An absence from school for the entire school day, a portion of the school day, or a tardy to any class or study hall will be considered as unexcused if a parent or legal guardian has not notified the school prior to the absence/tardy. (POLICY: JE-B)
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
ACCESS TO CONDOMS Condoms are available upon request in the nurse’s office.
Parents may decline access to condoms by signing and returning the Form to Decline Access to Condoms
included in registration packets at the beginning of the school year. (POLICY: IGAE-F1)
ACCIDENTS If you are injured during a school sponsored activity, you must immediately report the incident to the supervising staff member, then report the incident to the school nurse. (POLICY: EBBB)
BLOOD STAINED CLOTHING Clothing that becomes blood stained (from a bloody nose, for example), will be sent home in a sealed plastic bag. It is not necessary for you to discard the clothing; simply care for it as you would any soiled clothing.
In the event of a blood spill at school, every attempt will be made to reach you so that clean clothing can be brought to school.
Please contact the school nurse with questions or concerns. (POLICY: JHCC)
EMERGENCY INFORMATION FORMS In an emergency, school personnel must be able to contact either a parent or guardian or a person noted as the “emergency contact”. Basic up-to-date information such as telephone number, residence and mailing addresses, family doctor, parental place of employment, etc., must be available in the school office. Please notify the school of any changes throughout the school year.
HEAD LICE When head lice are discovered at school, parents will be called and asked to remove the student until treated. Literature will be sent home with the student explaining both the treatment for head lice and the proper care of the home environment. Following treatment, the student may return to school, but will be checked again at school to be sure that no lice remain. To prevent further spread of head lice, other students (classmates, siblings, etc.) may also be checked. The school nurse will be responsible for training staff members in proper procedures, as needed. The school nurse may offer extra help to families with chronic infestations.
IMMUNIZATIONS The state of Maine has strict guidelines regarding immunizations required for school attendance.
School health records must include the student’s name and date of birth, as well as evidence of the following immunizations:
▪ 5 DTP (4 DTP if 4th is given after 4th birthday)
▪ 4 Polio (3 Polio if 3rd is given after 4th birthday)
▪ 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) which must be given on or after the first
▪ 1 Varicella (Chicken Pox) or documented history of the disease.
Each immunization entry must include vaccine type, date administered, and name of provider; a signed letter of exemption is required for all missing immunizations.
A note from a parent or physician stating “immunizations up to date” is not acceptable documentation.
MEDICAL ISSUES: Parents/Guardians are asked to notify the nurse or school when their student has a specific and ongoing medical issue (asthma, diabetes, allergic reactions, bee sting allergies, etc.), so that a specific plan can be established for safety.
Temporary medical concerns such as head lice, chicken pox, and incidence of communicable (contagious) diseases must be reported as well.
MEDICATION Whenever possible, medications should be administered at home before and after school hours.
For the protection of students and staff, administering medication at school is only allowed when it is part of a physician’s/dentist’s plan of care and when there is no satisfactory alternative. Students shall not be permitted to carry and self-administer prescription medicine except under special circumstances as
requested and prescribed by the student’s physician (such as in the case of a responsible, adequately instructed asthmatic/allergic student given permission to carry an inhaler and self-medicate).
If medication must be administered during school hours:
The parent/guardian must meet with the nurse in person.
A request form must be completed in full prior to administration of any medication. Forms may be found in the registration packet, online through the school’s website, or directly from the school nurse.
The medication must be brought to school in the original container, appropriately labeled by the pharmacy or physician, and contain no more than the amount of medication necessary to comply with the written order.
The School Nurse is available during regular school hours. In order to meet the health
needs of every student within the high school, it is extremely important that ongoing communication between home and the school nurse is maintained throughout the school year.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Each teacher establishes behavioral and academic expectations and will be responsible for managing students who do not fulfill those expectations. Rules, procedures, and expectations may vary from place to place in the school—including from classroom to classroom—as they do in the real world. You are expected to work within a variety of rules and procedures as specified by school staff. Failure to do so can result in consequences as outlined in the MSAD #61 Code of Conduct, which is available as a link through the school website.
DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT It is the policy of MSAD #61 not to unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex or handicap and to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Programs and procedures shall be reviewed regularly to assure that equal access and equal opportunity are afforded to students, employees, parents and the general public. The Superintendent shall notify all students and employees of this policy and the related grievance procedures. A copy of this revised policy is posted in the main corridor of the building. The school counselors serve as the 504 officials for LRHS. You may contact them with any questions or concerns through the Guidance Secretary. (POLICY: M-C)
Any student who believes he/she has been discriminated against or harassed should report their concern promptly to the Affirmative Action Officer, Mrs. Goff. Students who are unsure whether discrimination or harassment has occurred are encouraged to discuss the situation with the Affirmative Action Officer.
For more information, please refer to the complete policies available online or in the main office. (POLICY: AC,AACA,AACA-R)
HABITS OF LEARNING Students, staff, and parents have worked together to define expectations for students’ classroom habits, based on a common understanding of the habits necessary for students to succeed academically at LRHS, and in college and career.
LRHS Students will be supported in developing effective habits in the following five areas:
Participation: Asking questions, providing input, engaging in class activities, and working independently and with others
Perseverance: Working to overcome challenges, and using feedback to revise and improve work
Preparation: Having necessary materials and completed work at the appropriate time to enable full participation in class
Presence: In class on time and ready to work, including monitoring progress and maintaining effort when absent
Productivity: Beginning, remaining engaged with, and completing assigned tasks
Each quarter and in each class, students will complete a self-reflection on their proficiency in these habits, and score themselves using the school-wide Habits of Learning rubric. The reflection will ask students to rate their own habits in each area, indicating the consistency with which they demonstrate the habit and/or model it effectively for others. Teachers will review the self-reflections, and confer with students on any areas of disagreement before reporting a Habits of Learning grade.
SEARCH AND SEIZURE When a school official has reason to suspect that a student is in possession of any illegal substance, object or other contraband on school property, that school official may conduct a legal search of book bags, lockers, jackets or vehicles parked on school property. During a search, school administrators can require that students empty their pockets and show reasonable evidence that they are not hiding or in possession of any illegal substance or object while on school property. Such searches on school property may be conducted without notice, consent or a search warrant. Any illicit object/ substance discovered will be confiscated and the proper authorities will be contacted.
See below under the heading STUDENT RIGHTS for information on THE RIGHT TO PROTECTION FROM UNLAWFUL SEARCH.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES In addition to striving to meet the expectations of the Habits of Learning discussed above, LRHS students are responsible for meeting basic behavioral expectations that will support the effectiveness of the academic program. Violations of these expectations may result in consequences as outlined in the Code of Conduct:
1. TREAT ALL STAFF MEMBERS AND FELLOW STUDENTS WITH COURTESY.
First and foremost, use school appropriate language at all times.
Please follow any request or direction given to you by any staff member. If you disagree with the directions, the first thing you are expected to do is obey the direction. Once you have done so, you have the right to express your opinion or question the direction in an appropriate and respectful manner. You may do so by using the following procedure:
-Discuss the matter privately with the staff member at an appropriate time. -If you are not satisfied or are uncomfortable with this, speak with
your advisor, guidance counselor, a social worker, or an administrator.
-In all cases, be sure to let your parent or guardian know that you are in disagreement, and what steps you are taking to resolve the issue.
If you are in a situation that cannot be resolved by talking out the problem, you have an obligation to seek a peaceful solution. An aggressive, hostile act does not require an aggressive, hostile response. Walk away from the confrontation and seek out the nearest staff member for assistance.
SPEAK AND BEHAVE IN WAYS THAT DO NOT OFFEND, STIGMATIZE, OR DEMEAN ANYONE.
Hazing, harassment (sexual or otherwise—see definition below), and lewd behavior, whether verbal or nonverbal, are not appropriate and can not be tolerated. If you feel that you have been subject to any of the above, you are obligated to report it to a faculty member or an administrator.
Sexual harassment is unwanted and unwelcome sexual behavior which interferes with a student’s right to get an education, to participate in school activities or to feel safe in school.
RESPECT THE PHYSICAL SPACE, PROPERTY, AND SAFETY OF OTHERS
Keep all objects and materials which can harm you or others off school property at all times. This includes any items which can cause a serious threat to the safety of people and property--weapons, illegal substances, tobacco and/or alcohol--as well as items that may unintentionally create an unsafe situation—water guns, roller blades, skateboards, paint ball guns, etc.
If you damage or steal school property, or the property of others in the school, you will be expected to pay for any damages or to perform service for the school to correct the impact of your behavior.
MAINTAIN A PRODUCTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
We have important work to do here. Everyone is responsible for ensuring that all members of the school community are able to work productively, efficiently, and without distractions. No one has the right to interfere with a student’s education by creating disruptions or contributing to an unproductive environment.
Tobacco, alcohol, and drugs are not part of a productive learning environment, and their
possession and/or use on school grounds or at school sanctioned events are prohibited.
USE TECHNOLOGY APPROPRIATELY.
Laptops Cell phones and other personal electronic devices may be used before the start of school, in between classes, during lunch, in the Laker Lounge (Juniors & Seniors only), during Academic Study with teacher permission, and after school.
You may not photograph or take video or audio recordings of any member of the school community without teacher or administration approval.
DRESS NEATLY AND APPROPRIATELY FOR SCHOOL AND TO MAINTAIN A PROPER LEVEL OF PERSONAL HYGIENE.
While there is no official dress code at LRHS, the administration has the right and responsibility to prohibit styles of dress which are unsafe, offensive, or distracting to the educational environment. If your clothing is inappropriate, you will be directed to change and/or your parent or guardian will be notified. (POLICY: JFCA)
7. MAINTAIN ACADEMIC INTEGRITY, AND TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR WORK.
Do your best, and ask for help when you need it. Cheating or plagiarizing will not be tolerated and will result in academic as well as disciplinary penalties. Blatant or repeated infractions may result in suspension or removal from a particular class with a failing grade.
1. THE RIGHT TO APPEAL
Decisions made by school personnel which students believe are either unfair or are in violation of their rights or school policy may be appealed. The appeal procedure will include appropriate line of communication, adherence to a time line, and procedural steps.
The appeals procedure is as follows:
A. Every effort should be made to settle disagreements at the building level. The
first step is to discuss the decision with the staff member who made the decision.
If the matter is not resolved satisfactorily at that level, the student should contact the Principal’s Office and request a meeting with the Principal or his/her designee. The Principal (or designee) may ask the student to put his/her complaint in writing. Generally, the student can expect a response within 24 hours following the submission of the complaint to the Principal. The Principal may, based upon a judgment of the facts involved, make a discretionary decision
to postpone action until the matter can be studied more thoroughly.
Should the matter not be satisfactorily resolved at the Principal level, the student
may then contact the Superintendent. The Superintendent’s decision can be
expected within three school days.
The School Board will hear student grievances that have not been resolved to the student’s satisfaction at the Superintendent level. The date for such a hearing will usually be set for the next regularly scheduled board meeting. The student and his/her parents will be notified of the hearing date at least five days in advance. Students and their parents have the responsibility to become familiar with the established appeal procedures and to adhere to them. At every level in the appeals procedure, a student has the right to be accompanied by his or her parents and/or other representative.
2. THE RIGHT TO KNOW THE RULES
All school board policies, school rules and regulations and codes of student conduct pertaining to students in grades 7-12 are available and easily accessible to students and parents online through the district’s and the school’s websites. In addition, policy books are available in the Superintendent’s Office and the Principal’s Office. Any changes in policies or other documents that substantively impact student’s rights will be explained to all students promptly following the adoption of the changes by school officials or by the School Board.
3. THE RIGHT TO AN EDUCATION
Resident students of the district have the right to a free public school education until they
graduate from high school or until they reach the age of 20, whichever comes first. Special Education students may continue to age 21 under certain conditions.
4. THE RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS OF LAW
With respect to suspension, expulsion, searches or other decisions which the student believes have injured his/her legal rights, the student has a right to due process of law. In all cases, the student has a right to know why a specific action is being taken.
With regard to police in the schools, a student has the right to be informed by the police of his/her legal rights and to be protected from coercion. A student also has the right to remain silent until his/her parent(s) or lawyer is present. (POLICY: KNA)
Students have the right and responsibility to live by the rule of law and to receive equal protection under the law in school and out of school. It is the student’s responsibility to obey school regulations and the authorities who are required to enforce them.
NOTE: Students who choose not to participate in an administrative conference waive their rights to due process and may be subject to maximum penalties.
5. THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY IN APPEARANCE
Students have the right to privacy regarding appearance. Students have the responsibility to maintain their personal appearance, including hair style, in such a way that it does not endanger their health or the health and safety of others; and that it does not violate the rights of others or a reasonable school code.
6. THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY OF PERSONAL RECORDS
With regard to school records, students have the right to be protected by the legal provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibit the release of personally identifiable information to other than legally authorized persons without the consent of the parent(s) or student. (POLICY: JO)
Students, as well as parents, have the right to access and review their records and the right to a hearing if they wish to challenge the validity of the records.
7. THE RIGHT TO EXPRESSION
Subject to reasonable limitations and restrictions as to time and place, the students in MSAD 61 schools have the right to free inquiry and expression through appropriate forums, or through the distribution of literature and publications. Students have a responsibility to protect all individuals from libel, injury to their reputations, statements which are grossly offensive to people with reasonable sensibilities, or statements which violate the rights of others. LRHS staff must intervene in or end any expression that causes a serious disruption to the educational environment of the school
8. THE RIGHT TO PROTECTION FROM UNLAWFUL SEARCH
Students have the right to privacy in their personal possessions. Unless a school official has reasonably convincing evidence that the student is concealing contraband or materials which are prohibited by law, or by school rules, the student will not be searched.
In any case, strip searches are not permitted in MSAD 61 schools.
Should the circumstances making a search appropriate arise, students who refuse to cooperate in the search will be subject to suspension and/or notification of law enforcement.
9. THE RIGHT TO BE FREE FROM DISCRIMINATION
Students must not be discriminated against on the basis of color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap or sexual orientation. It is everyone’s duty to protect individuals in the school community from bigotry and prejudice. (POLICY: AC – NONDISCRIMINATION)
10. THE RIGHT TO EQUAL ACCESS
Student groups may use high school facilities during non-instructional time, regardless of the group’s religious, political or philosophical orientation. The policy applies to groups of students. Representatives from outside the school may not direct, conduct or control student meetings. The school principal has the responsibility to see that all student meetings are properly monitored. Staff members, however, may not participate in or influence the content of any religious activity.
Student groups which meet in the school before or after regular school hours must obtain permission in advance for the time, date, and room. They also have the responsibility to make sure that their activities do not interfere with the orderly conduct of any educational activities that may be in progress in the school.
Further student rights and responsibilities pertaining to organizations will be found in Policies IGDA and JFCE.
10. THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE
All MSAD #61 students have the right to apply for participation in, or to try out for, any academic program, sport or co-curricular activity. School administrative personnel who are responsible for these programs (teachers, staff, counselors, coaches, etc.) have the authority to determine which activities and programs are in the student’s and school’s best interest. It is the District’s goal, however, that no student shall be barred from a program or activity because of economic incapacity.
BUS REGULATIONS School buses are owned, operated and maintained by MSAD #61 for the transportation of students who reside within the district. A complete list of bus regulations for students will be posted on the main corridor bulletin board. All students are expected to know and follow these
guidelines. The expectations and consequences outlined in this handbook and in the district Code of Conduct apply to all school sponsored activities and to student use of school transportation. (POLICY: EEA; EEA-R)
LATE BUS LRHS will provide a late bus every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4:15 (unless after school activities have been cancelled).
While we provide very convenient pick-up and delivery of students on the morning bus run and the 2:00 p.m. bus run, the Late/Activity Bus runs are more generic with only one bus assigned to each town. These bus runs are provided to get the students closer to home so that the parent and/or guardian can meet them in their town. A copy of the Late/Activity Bus schedule is available in the Main Office.
There will be no late and/or activity bus on the day before a vacation. Students who are not participating in after school help or in school-sponsored activities are asked to leave the building at 2:00 p.m. Late bus transportation will not be available to students who are not participating in a supervised activity. Students who have completed their after school obligations should wait for the late bus in the Laker Café, the Library if open, or remain with their supervisor.
Mr. Erik Good
Ms. Maggie Thornton Mr. Paul True
Mr. David Morse
Lake Region High School Instructional Personnel and Support Staff 2016—2017
Assistant Principal Athletic/Activities Director Vocational Center Director
Administrative Support Staff
Mrs. Linda White Mrs. Judy Morin Mrs. Nancy Irish Mrs. Julie Johnson Ms. Jyselle Watkins Mr. Josh Arris
Mrs. Jeannine Rocha- Chaine Mrs. Rosemary Snow
Mrs. Lega Medcalf
Ms. Holly Barber
Mr. Martin Graef
Mrs. Kristina Theriault Mr. Jamie Riel
LRHS / LRVC Clinic
Ms. Laurie Porter
Asst. Principal’s & AD’s Secretary
Main Office Secretary & Bookkeeper Attendance / Receptionist
Vocational Director’s Secretary
Director of Guidance
Student Advocate/Academic Support Coordinator
Content Area Leaders:
Mr. Ian Carlson
Mrs. Christina Gaumont Mr. Barry Johnson
Mr. Joe Dorner Mrs. Teal Carlson
Mr. William Glennon
Lake Region High School & Vocational School
Instructional Personnel and Support Staff Continued 2016-2017
Social Studies Math
Science Fine Arts
Ms. Emily Wentworth
Mr. Roger Smith
Mr. Brenna Chalifour Mrs. Christina Gaumont Mr. Scott Nye
Mr. Dana Caron
Ms. Jessica DiBiase
Mr. Barry Johnson Mr. Mark Snow
Mrs. Kim Peterson Mr. J.R. Warren
Mr. Andrew Stacy Mr. John Mayo
Mrs. Donna Callahan
Fine Arts/Manual Arts/Music
Mrs. Teal Carlson Ms. Carmel Collins Mr. Eugene Long Ms. Sarah Foster
World Languages/Phys. Ed/Health
Mr. Bill Glennon Mrs. Elimar Caron Mr. Eric Custeau Mr. Mike Finnerty
Mr. Ryan Williams
Mr. Kevin Blake-Glendenning Mrs. Katie Cash-Staley
Mr. Ian Carlson
Ms. Leanne Oren
Mr. Ian Carlson
Ms. Lynn O’Donnell Ms. Ali O’Connor Mrs. Jessie Toohey Mrs. Amy Mayo
Mr. Joe Dorner Ms. K. Bolduc
Mr. Rick Lange Ms. Denise Stuart
Library Media Center:
Mrs. Eileen Russo
Special Services Department:
Lake Region High School & Vocational School Instructional Personnel and Support Staff Continued 2018-2019
Network Manager Technology Support Technician
Library Media Specialist Library Media Clerk
Ms. Tracy Smith
Ms. Susan Bryant Mrs. Marilea Bannon Mr. Wayne Holden Mr. Ryan Shible
Mrs. Kristin Curley Mr. Brian Jahnna
Ms. Becky Perkins Ms. Anna Caiazzo Ms. Betsy McGettigan
Crooked River Academy (Alternative Education):
Ms. Lynn Harrison Mrs. Ann Bragdon
Special Services Educational Technicians
Ms. Robin Aaskov
Ms. Lynda Boutin
Ms. Alice Bradeen
Ms. Anna Marie Cushman Mrs. Andrea Dacko
Ms. Vickie Deveau Mr. Mike DiBiase Ms. Lynn Nadeau Mr. Jeff Porter
Ms. Tina Ruhland
Mrs. Lori Beyea, Café Manager
LRHS IEP Coordinator Special Ed Teacher
Special Ed Teacher Special Ed Teacher Special Ed Teacher Self Contained Teacher Self Contained Teacher Self Contained Teacher Special Ed Teacher Social Worker
Lake Region High School
Instructional Personnel and Support Staff Continued 2018-2019
Mrs. Aimee Gedney Mrs. Christine Jordan Mrs. Trudi Perreault
Custodial and Maintenance Department
Ms. Shawne Hargis Mr. Chris Deprey Mr. Gordon McLaren Mrs. Fran Phillips Ms. Kathy Sweezey Mrs. Esther Watkins Mr. Reggie Watkins
Mrs. Brenda Leo
07:25 - 07:30 = Warning Bell - Students to Block A/E
07:30 - 08:45 = Block A/E
08:50-10:05 = Block B/F
10:10- 10:45 = Acceleration Block (Advisory on the 1st day of the week ) 10:50- 12:40 =Pass to Block C/G
10:50-11:15 11:30-11:55 12:15-12:40
12:45 - 2:00 =
1st Lunch 2nd lunch 3rd lunch