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NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL EMERGENCY FORM*This form must be completed (both sides) and turned into yourAdvisor by Wednesday, September 2, 2009Student Name _____________________________________________________________ Grade _____________(Last) (First) (Middle)Student’s Address_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________Phone _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________(City) (Zip) Listed UnlistedDate of Birth ________________________ Sex: M F Race: B W AP AI HName of Legal Guardian:_________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Relationship to Student ______________E-Mail address_______________________________________ Child lives with: (Ex: parents, grandparents, etc.)______________________________________________________________(Relationship) __________________________________________________________________________________________(Relationship) ____________________________Father’s Employer: _______________________________________ Work Phone: ________________E-Mail Address: ________________________________________Cell Phone: __________________Mother’s Employer: ____________________________________ Work Phone: ________________E-Mail Address: ________________________________________Cell Phone: __________________In case of an emergency, list 3 people with numbers to be notified. Identify as grandparent, neighbor, sibling, etc.Please check in the box whether those listed have permission to allow your child to sign out when you cannot bereached. If not specified, child will not be released.1st Contact ____________________________ ❏ Yes ❏ No Relationship ____________________Phone: __________________________________ Cell Phone:________________________________2nd Contact____________________________ ❏ Yes ❏ No Relationship ____________________Phone: __________________________________ Cell Phone:________________________________3rd Contact ____________________________ ❏ Yes ❏ No Relationship ____________________Phone: __________________________________ Cell Phone:________________________________Physician____________________________ Clinic ______________ Phone __________________If the parents and authorized physician, named above, cannot be reached at the time of an emergency, and if immediateobservation or treatment is ungent in the judgement of the school authorities, do you authorize and direct the schoolauthorities to send the child (properly accompanied) to the hospital or doctor most easily accessible? ❏ Yes ❏ NoDate ________________________ Signature ____________________________________________Please check any of these conditions that your child may have:Asthma _____ Diabetes _____ Seizures _____ Kidney Problems _____Epilepsy _____ Allergies _____ Eye _____ Heart Problems _____ Sickle Cell _____Other Medical Conditions:NOTE: If you had a change of address since last school year, please bring proof of residency (mortgage or leaseagreement) to the guidance office. All student addresses will be verified.1 (OVER)1


PARENT/STUDENT NOTIFICATION PAGEParents/guardians and students are requested to read the statement below, check the boxes, sign, and date thefollowing to signify that they have read and understand the rules and policies contained in the Northwestern HighSchool Parent/Student Handbook.❏ I have received and read a copy of the Northwestern Parent/Student Handbook including theschool’s discipline policies and dress code policies. My student and I have discussed andunderstand this document. We agree that he or she will abide by these rules. (page 28 & 37)❏ I verify that I have read the Northwestern policy on student disciplinary actions on eligibilityfor extra-curricular activities and that I will adhere to all requirements so that I may participatein athletic or extra-curricular activities at Northwestern High School. I also understand that thisstatement must be returned to NHS signed by the student and the parent/guardian prior to beingallowed to participate in athletic or extra-curricular activities. (page 33)❏ I give permission for my student’s digital or photographic image to be included in the schoolwebsite, school publications, brochures, and school produced in-house closed circuit televisionprograms. (page 50)❏ I understand that my participation in any violation of the Internet Student Assurances publishedin this handbook will result in disciplinary action and possible loss of access privileges to theInternet. (page 50)❏ I give my permission for my student to conduct independent research on the Internet under thecondition published in this handbook. (page 50)❏ I have read, understand, and will comply with the schools electronic - device policy decribedon page 39.Student’s Full Name Printed _______________________________________ Grade ___________Student’s Signature _______________________________________________ Date ___________Parent/Guardian’s Signature ________________________________________ Date ___________22


TABLE OF CONTENTS* Denotes new information has been includedAcademic Assistance .......................................................................................................................17Academic Patches, Letters, Bars..................................................................................................... 18Alcohol and or Drugs/Drug Dog ................................................................................................41-42Alma Mater/Pledge of Allegiance....................................................................................................10Announcements................................................................................................................................22Arrival at School ..............................................................................................................................21Assemblies .......................................................................................................................................22Athletics/Athletic Eligibility/Athletic Physical Insurance..........................................................32-34Attendance Guidelines .....................................................................................................................35Belief Statements ...............................................................................................................................8Bell Schedule .....................................................................................................................................5Beta Club..........................................................................................................................................18Block Scheduling .............................................................................................................................14Campus Map ......................................................................................................................................6Care of School Buildings and Grounds............................................................................................21Change of Class................................................................................................................................22Cheating Policy...........................................................................................................................38-39Class Rings.......................................................................................................................................24Classroom Courtesies/Expectations.................................................................................................22Code of Dress..............................................................................................................................27-28Complaints and Grievances..............................................................................................................46Counseling Program.........................................................................................................................11Course Selection...............................................................................................................................17Diplomas and Certificates................................................................................................................16Discipline Policy ..............................................................................................................................37Early Dismissal/Late Arrival Permission Procedures......................................................................36Electronic Devices/Pagers ..........................................................................................................39-40Elevator Use ....................................................................................................................................24Emergency Drills .............................................................................................................................22Emergency Information Form............................................................................................................1Entrance to Buildings.......................................................................................................................21Exam Policy .....................................................................................................................................17Excessive Noise ...............................................................................................................................22Familiarities......................................................................................................................................27Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.......................................................................46Fees/Textbook Fines ........................................................................................................................25Friends of Northwestern ..................................................................................................................18Gifts and Parties ...............................................................................................................................26Gifted and Talented ..........................................................................................................................11Graduation-Commencement Exercises............................................................................................18Bullying/Harassment/Intimidation...................................................................................................42Health Room ....................................................................................................................................23Holding Offices................................................................................................................................29Homebound Instruction....................................................................................................................17Honor Code ......................................................................................................................................1033


Honor Rolls.....................................................................................................................................19Inclement Weather ..........................................................................................................................21Initiations (Hazing).........................................................................................................................27Internships.......................................................................................................................................17Insurance....................................................................................................................................24-25Job Shadowing................................................................................................................................17Junior Marshals...............................................................................................................................19Junior/Senior Prom .........................................................................................................................26Leaving Campus .............................................................................................................................21Leaving Class for Other Areas........................................................................................................22Lockers............................................................................................................................................22Lost and Found ...............................................................................................................................25Lunch .............................................................................................................................................23Making Up Missed Assignments....................................................................................................16Media Center .............................................................................................................................25-26Medications.................................................................................................................................... 24Mission Statement/School Renewal Plan Goals...............................................................................8National Honor Society .............................................................................................................19-20News Media ....................................................................................................................................24Parent Organizations.......................................................................................................................31Parent/Student Internet, Assurances..........................................................................................49-50Parent/Student Notification Page......................................................................................................2Photos & Releases of Student Information.................................................................................... 50Possession / Use of Tobacco Products............................................................................................41Promotion and Retention ................................................................................................................15Quality Points .................................................................................................................................12Release of Student Directory Information......................................................................................45Requirements for State High School Diploma ..........................................................................15-16Retaking a Course...........................................................................................................................17Scholarships ....................................................................................................................................11School Bus Regulations.............................................................................................................44-45School Calendar..............................................................................................................................51Standardized Testing Dates.............................................................................................................14Student Clubs and Organizations ..............................................................................................30-31Student Council & Student Council Officers .................................................................................29Student Deliveries...........................................................................................................................24Student Disciplinary Actions on Eligibility for Extra-Curricular Activities.............................46-47Student Parking .........................................................................................................................40-41Student ID Cards.............................................................................................................................10Supervision of Students.............................................................................................................36-37Suspensions/Expulsions ............................................................................................................42-44Tardies.............................................................................................................................................36Telephone Privileges.......................................................................................................................24Transcripts.......................................................................................................................................11Trips ................................................................................................................................................39Uniform Grading Policy............................................................................................................12-13Visitors............................................................................................................................................24Withdrawal/Transfer from Northwestern........................................................................................1744


NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOLBELL SCHEDULEInformation in this handbook is subject to District and State regulation changes.55


NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL2503 West Main Street, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732Website Address: www.edline.net/pages/Northwestern_HSSchool Phone: 981-1200 • Attendance Office: 981-1233Athletic Department: 981-1989 • Transportation: 980-2022School Incident Report Hotline: 981-1210James Blake, II Principal;Ozzie Ahl, II, Assistant Principal;Connie Grant, Assistant Principal;Jason Johns, Assistant PrincipalHezekiah Massey, Assistant PrincipalWilliam Warren, Athletic DirectorProgram Coordinators: Dawn Pursley and Patty SparksStudents are to remain in the bold outlined area labeled as the Main Courtyard during all non-instructional times suchas lunch, between class breaks, before and after school. Students waiting for their bus are to wait in the bus loadingarea behind A building. Students are to cross roadways only at designated crosswalks.A BuildingMain Administrative OfficePrincipalAssistant PrincipalsGuidanceAttendance Office/LibraryBusiness; English; History;Special ServicesB BuildingGymnasiumsPhys. Ed.; Athletic Offices;Training RoomAFJROTCC BuildingCafeteriaHome Economics; Science;Special Services6D BuildingAuditoriumComputer Lab; Instrumental MusicArt; Drama; Math; Pre-VocationalE BuildingAdministrative OfficeAssistant PrincipalProgram Co-ordinatorsChorus; Driver’s Ed; ForeignLanguage; Math; ScienceTest CoordinatorF BuildingGymnasium6


INTRODUCTIONDear Student/Parent:On behalf of the faculty, staff and administration, I want to welcome you to Northwestern HighSchool. At Northwestern we continually strive to improve academics, arts, athletics, and ourextracurricular programs. We hope that each of our students will take advantage of the manyeducational opportunities offered.At Northwestern we believe that excellence is developed through hard work, self discipline, and ademonstration of humility that comes from an understanding that no one achieves without the help ofothers along the way.This handbook is intended to provide answers to most of the questions commonly asked aboutactivities, regulations, and the operation of the school. All school practices, rules, and regulations havebeen established to promote a safe and orderly environment, which is conducive to student learning.Students and parents should familiarize themselves with this handbook. Students and parents shouldseek advice or help from a teacher or administrator whenever they encounter a situation not covered inthis handbook.Northwestern High School wants to prepare students to be successful in a global economy that isbecoming increasingly more competitive. Our staff is dedicated to helping our students to transitionsmoothly from high school to becoming productive, skilled employees, who are able to continue lifelonglearning. With that in mind we require our students to be on time, dress appropriately, and applythemselves in the classroom. The citizens of Rock Hill have invested heavily in some of the finesteducational facilities available anywhere in the country. At NHS, students, parents, faculty, staff, andadminstrators are partners in the educational experience. We hope that each of our students and parentswill become an active participant in the process. If we can be of service to you, please contact us at 981-1200.Parents and students are reminded that verification forms are located in the front of this handbook.Signing the forms verifies the receipt of a student handbook, the receipt of the school’s Internet accesspolicy, and an awareness of student responsibilities for participation in extracurricular activities andathletics. The forms should be returned to the student’s first block teacher by the end of the first week ofschool.Sincerely,James Blake, IIPrincipal77


NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOLMISSION STATEMENTWorking together with the student, the parent, and the community, Northwestern HighSchool will establish a strong foundation for lifelong learning by nurturing, challenging,and guiding all students toward their maximum academic, vocational, artistic, physical,social, and emotional potential.Our Staff Believes:NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOLBELIEF STATEMENTS• All individuals are unique and have intrinsic worth.• The foundation for unlimited learning is critical reading and thinking.• An atmosphere should be created in which students from all cultural backgroundsare treated with dignity.• The educational and social atmosphere fosters an appreciation of students from allcultural backgrounds.• Student motivation and learning are achieved best by offering all students maximumopportunities for success.• Instructional practices should incorporate learning activities that take into accountdifferent learning styles.• A safe and disciplined environment is necessary for learning.• A goal of education is to nurture social responsibility, which is enhanced throughpositive relationships and mutual respect among students and staff.• Parents/guardians, educators, students and community members must be activepartners in a successful educational process.• Staff development must be an ongoing process to provide the most current educationin technology.• To establish a professional tone, it is essential to have superior staff support anddevelopment, physical facilities, and planning.88


HIGH SCHOOLS THAT WORKNCLB/SC HIGH SCHOOL REFORM INITIATIVEKEY PRACTICESHSTW has identified a set of Key Practices that impact student achievement. Followingare the HSTW Key Practices that provide direction and meaning to comprehensiveschool improvement and student learning:High expectations — Motivate more students to meet high expectations by integratinghigh expectations into classroom practices and giving students frequent feedback.Program of study — Require each student to complete an upgraded academic core andan academic concentration.Academic studies — Teach more students the essential concepts of the collegepreparatorycurriculum by encouraging them to apply academic content and skills to realworld problems and projects.Career/technical studies — Provide more students access to intellectually challengingcareer/technical studies in high-demand fields that emphasize the higher levelmathematics, science, literacy and problem-solving skills needed in the workplace and infurther education.Work based learning — Enable students and their parents to choose from programs thatintegrate challenging high school studies and work-based learning and are planned byeducators, employers and students.Teachers working together — Provide teams of teachers from several disciplines thetime and support to work together to help students succeed in challenging academic andcareer/technical studies. Integrate reading, writing and speaking as strategies for learninginto all parts of the curriculum and integrate mathematics into science andcareer/technical classrooms.Students actively engaged — Engage students in academic and career/technicalclassrooms in rigorous and challenging proficient-level assignments using researchbased instructional strategies and technology.Guidance — Involve students and their parents in a guidance and advisement systemthat develops positive relationships and ensures completion of an accelerated program ofstudy with an academic or career/technical concentration. Provide each student with thesame mentor throughout high school to assist with setting goals, selecting courses,reviewing the student's progress and suggesting appropriate interventions as necessary.Extra help — Provide a structured system of extra help to assist students in completingaccelerated programs of study with high-level academic and technical content.Culture of continuous improvement — Use student assessment and programevaluation data to continuously improve school culture, organization, management,curriculum and instruction to advance student learning.99


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCEI pledge allegianceto the Flag of the United States of Americaand to the Republic for which it stands,one Nation under God, indivisible,with liberty and justice for all.NORTHWESTERNHIGH SCHOOL ALMA MATERHail Alma Mater, we sing to thy praise.Great our affection though far go our ways.May your grand splendor, majestic and wide,Inspire us ever onward, Northwestern High.Loud in thy honor our voices we raise.Mem’ries we'll cherish throughout all our days.Instill in us, always with God as our guide,Pride and devotion for Northwestern High.NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL HONOR CODEAs a student at Northwestern High School, I recognize the importance of academic honesty. Iunderstand this means I must be honest in all academic areas, including doing my own assignments,whether graded or ungraded, and neither giving nor accepting help in a testing situation. Because I am acitizen and future leader of this country, it is important for me to develop a sense of pride in my ownaccomplishments and an awareness that I am ultimately responsible for my actions at all times.STUDENT ID CARDSAll students must have an I.D. card for the school year. Students are required to wear ID’s so thatthey are visible at all times. All students need to have a card for identification purposes, for use of thelibrary, the computer lab, and participation in events such as the junior-senior prom. First-time studentsto NHS, as well as upperclassmen who have lost or damaged ID cards must have new ones made. Thereis no charge for students being issued a card for the first time. (Replacement cards cost $5.00). Studentsmay purchase up to 5 temporary IDs. After the purchase of the 5th temporary ID, a student will besubject to disciplinary consequences as their refusal to wear their ID card is defiance.f approved reason, the student will receive a grade of zero on the exam.1010


SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAMCOUNSELORS FOR NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL ARE:Ms. Tara HuechtkerMrs. Sherrie BeaverMs. Bridget Elmore - Career CounselorMr. Bobby PageMrs. Sharon BybeeMs. Angela WilliamsMrs. Rena Hill - Director of School CounselingGRADES 9-12A-BC-EF-HiHo-MaMc-PQ-ST-ZStudents are very fortunate to have qualified counselors at Northwestern High School. Each studenthas a counselor to serve that particular student in many ways through individual and group counseling.Most of our counselors' time is spent in the areas of personal, vocational, and educational counseling.Career counseling and college selection advice is available. Many college and technical school catalogs,career brochures, and military information are available. In addition, the counselors conduct groupcounseling activities in the classroom. All matters concerning registration, course selection, grades,scholarship applications, credits, graduation, and counseling are processed through this office.Students may be counseled on personal or curriculum matters by contacting their counselor.Students should make appointments in advance. Waiting for a conference that has not been arranged inadvance will not be an excuse for missing a class. To make an appointment with his/her counselor, astudent should obtain a referral form from a teacher or the counseling office, complete the form, andreturn the form to the teacher or counseling office. The counselor will notify the student of theappointment as soon as possible.Schedules will be mailed to students in late summer. Students should pick up a new schedule andfollow it when they report to classes at the beginning of the school year.TRANSCRIPTSEach student will be provided a new transcript which will be placed in their advisory folder at theend of each semester. Additional transcripts are available for $2.00 in-state and $5.00 out of state.Students who are graduating, will receive six (6) transcripts for their personal use. Additionalcopies will be available for $2.00 per copy. Transcripts required due to Northwestern's recommendingof students for honors or awards will be provided at no charge.GIFTED/TALENTED ACADEMICSStudents identified as academically gifted/talented are served through participation in the collegepreparatory International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement classes in the areas of advanced math,language arts, science, social studies, foreign language, music and computers (ITGS). Although admissioninto these classes is self-selecting, students qualifying as gifted/talented on the South Carolina StateDepartment of Education guidelines are encouraged to participate in these academically advanced classesin grades 6-10. At grade 11, these students are encouraged to apply for admission into the InternationalBaccalaureate Program and to work toward the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Students notselecting the full International Baccalaureate Diploma program are encouraged to participate in AdvancedPlacement and/or selected International Baccalaureate courses in grades 11 and 12.SCHOLARSHIPSA number of scholarships are awarded to deserving seniors each year. Information on scholarshipsand financial aid is announced and available to all seniors. Interested students should be alert toannouncements, the scholarship newsletter, posted flyers, and financial aid workshops.1111


QUALITY POINTS FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT/IBAll students at NHS follow the State Uniform Grading Policy. This grading scale awards qualitypoints based on the percent (%) grade earned and the type of course taken. The full scale along withother important aspects of the policy are given below. Earning the full extra quality point for IB/APcourses is contingent upon taking the International/National exams for these courses.Uniform Grading Policy for Rock Hill School District ThreeRegulation IKA-RIn 1999, the South Carolina General Assembly and the South Carolina State Board of Educationadopted a new grading scale for high schools. The uniform grading policy applies to all studentsenrolled in 8th grade and above Carengie credit courses.1. Course grades on report cards and transcripts in Rock Hill School District #3 high schools willbe numeric. No Carnegie courses will carry letter grades (A, B, C, D, F), Pass/Fail, orSatisfactory/Unsatisfactory.2. A student’s grade-point average and rank in class will be figured from a grade-point conversiontable. The conversion table assigns “quality points” to each numeric grade depending on thegrade earned and the category of weight assigned to the course taken. College Prep and TechPrep courses earn the base weight of one quality point. Honors and dual credit courses earn aone-half quality point more, and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate coursesearn a full quality point more than the base weight. Earning the specified quality points inIB/AP courses are contingent upon taking the International/National exams for these courses.3. The formula for figuring Grade Point Ratios (GPR) is:GPR = (Quality points x Carnegie units earned) divided by (Carnegie units attempted)4. Students who withdraw from a course without administrative recommendation after five classdays shall be assigned a grade of 61 and 0 quality points. The grade will be calculated in thestudent’s overall grade point ratio and remains on the student’s transcript throughout highschool.5. Students who receive an F/A (Failure due to Attendance) in a course shall be assistned a grade of61 and 0 quality points. The grade will be calculated into the student’s overall grade point ratioand remains on the student’s transcript throughout high school.6. If a student earns a a numeric grade of 76 and below in a course, the course may be retaken nolater than the summer following the next academic year. Both the original grade earned and thegrade earned when the course is retaken will be figured into the overall grade point ratio, andremain on the student’s transcript throughout high school. The ability to retake a course duringthe same academic year is based on space availability in the class, extenuating circumstances,and must be approved by the administration.7. Carnegie unit courses taken prior to the ninth grade should be retaken in the ninth grade if thestudent earned a numeric grade lower than an 85. Students earning below an 85 may request awaiver if extenuating circumstances apply. Unless retaken in 9th grade, the grade earned inmiddle school will be calculated in the student’s overall grade point ratio and remains on thestudent’s transcript throughout high school.1212


8. If a student transfers from another high school with letter grades, the letter grades will beconverted to numeric grades on the following scale:A = 93 B = 85 C = 77 D = 70 F = 61Grade Point Conversion ChartSouth Carolina Uniform Grading Scale ConversionsNumerical Letter AP/IB/Average Grade College Prep Honors Dual Credit100 A 4.875 5.375 5.87599 A 4.750 5.250 5.75098 A 4.625 5.125 5.62597 A 4.500 5.000 5.50096 A 4.375 4.875 5.37595 A 4.250 4.750 5.25094 A 4.125 4.625 5.12593 A 4.000 4.500 5.00092 B 3.875 4.375 4.87591 B 3.750 4.250 4.75090 B 3.625 4.125 4.62589 B 3.500 4.000 4.50088 B 3.375 3.875 4.37587 B 3.250 3.750 4.25086 B 3.125 3.625 4.12585 B 3.000 3.500 4.00084 C 2.875 3.375 3.87583 C 2.750 3.250 3.75082 C 2.625 3.125 3.62581 C 2.500 3.000 3.50080 C 2.375 2.875 3.37579 C 2.250 2.750 3.25078 C 2.125 2.625 3.12577 C 2.000 2.500 3.00076 D 1.875 2.375 2.87575 D 1.750 2.250 2.75074 D 1.625 2.125 2.62573 D 1.500 2.000 2.50072 D 1.375 1.875 2.37571 D 1.250 1.750 2.25070 D 1.125 1.625 2.12569 F 1.000 1.500 2.00068 F 0.875 1.375 1.87567 F 0.750 1.250 1.75066 F 0.625 1.125 1.62565 F 0.500 1.000 1.50064 F 0.375 0.875 1.37563 F 0.250 0.750 1.25062 F 0.125 0.625 1.1250–61 F 0.000 0.000 0.00061 FA 0.000 0.000 0.00061 WF 0.000 0.000 0.000— WP 0.000 0.000 0.0001313


STANDARDIZED TESTING DATESNorthwestern personnel administer many academic achievement tests during the school year.Information and applications for tests such as the ACT, PSAT, and SAT are available through theCounseling Office.2009 - 2010 TEST DATESTEST REGULAR LATEDATE TEST REGISTRATION REGISTRATIONDEADLINE DEADLINESeptember 12 ACT August 7 August 21October 10 SAT September 10 September 23October 20-30 HSAP Not Applicable Not ApplicableOctober 24 ACT September 18 October 2November 7 SAT October 2 October 15December 5 SAT October 31 November 12December 12 ACT November 6 November 20January 23 SAT December 16 December 30February 6 ACT January 5 January 15March 13 SAT February 5 February 18*April 10 ACT March 5 March 19April 22-30 HSAP Not Applicable Not ApplicableMay 1 SAT March 26 April 8*June 5 SAT April 30 May 13*June 12 ACT May 7 May 21July 20-22 HSAP Not Applicable Not Applicable* National Test Date. Northwestern will not administer the test on this date.BLOCK SCHEDULINGNorthwestern High School operates on a semester block or four-by-four (4 X 4) schedule. In thisformat, students are responsible for only 4 subjects per semester.Students are encouraged to take advantage of as many course offerings at Northwestern aspossible. There is no substitute for a well-rounded education. Such participation allows the studentthe opportunity to find areas of strength and areas of interest. This knowledge is beneficial fordecisions involving college selection, work experiences and future career paths. The counselors atNorthwestern will be happy to assist students in maximizing their opportunities at NHS. Studentsplanning to graduate early MUST notify the counselors PRIOR to the spring semester of their yearof graduation.1414


PROMOTION AND RETENTIONNorthwestern follows a promotion system based upon earned credits. This system gives studentsand parents a more realistic assessment of the student’s progress toward earning a state high schooldiploma. The requirements meet the minimum state defined level and are as follows:Sophomore 4 credits 1 English1 math1 science and/or1 social studies1 elective in a program of studyJunior 10 credits 2 English2 math1 science1 social studies4 electives in a program of studySenior 16 credits 3 English3 math2 science2 social studies6 electives in a program of studyStudents that fail required classes are strongly encouraged to retake them in credit recoveryprograms provided in order to stay on track for promotion and graduation. Contact your counselor forcomplete information.REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAIn grades 9-12 and in accelerated courses in the 8th grade, students earn one Carnegie unit for eachone block course successfully completed. Courses such as Health and Driver’s Ed. are nine weekscourses. Students must complete both of the courses in the “set” they select. Completion will earn onefull credit. In order to receive a state high school diploma, a student must attend the district schoolissuing the diploma for at least the semester immediately preceding graduation (except in the case of abona fide change of residence where the sending school will not grant the diploma) and have earned aminimum of 24 Carnegie units which are distributed as follows:In addition to the credit requirements for graduation, students must pass the HSAP exams.Language arts and mathematics are the current testing areas. Students take these exams for the first timein the spring of their second year in high school. Students who do not pass on their first attempt, orsubsequent attempts, will be placed in a remediation class and will be given additional opportunities atNorthwestern to take the tests to meet this graduation requirement. Students who fail to pass any one ofthe areas tested prior to their graduation date will receive a South Carolina High School Certificate.After graduation students may take the exams they need to complete their diploma requirementsthrough Adult Education.Language Arts .........4 Carnegie UnitsU.S. History...............1 Carnegie Unit(must include study of Constitution)Economics..............1/2 Carnegie UnitGovernment............1/2 Carnegie UnitOther Social Studies..1 Carnegie UnitMathematics .......... 4 Carnegie UnitsScience.........................3 Carnegie UnitsPhysical Education........1 Carnegie UnitHealth Combination ......1 Carnegie UnitComputer Science .........1 Carnegie UnitElectives ......................8 Carnegie UnitsTOTAL .....................24 Carnegie Units1515


The graduating class of 2011 and beyond must declare a major with the program of study. Inaddition to the credit requirements for graduation, students must pass the HSAP exams. Language artsand mathematics are the current testing areas. Students who these exams for the first time in the springof their second year in high school. Students who do not pass on their first attempt, or subsequentattempts, will be placed in a remediation class and will be given additional opportunities atNorthwestern to take the tests to meet this graduation requirement. Students that fail to pass any one ofthe areas tested prior to their graduation date will receive a South Carolina High School Certificate.After graduation students may take the exams they need to complete their diploma requirementsthrough Adult Education.DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATESStudents are eligible for 2 types of State credentials (certificate, SC diploma) and one localendorsement (Gold Seal) upon completion of their course of study at Northwestern. Beginning with theClass of 2007, students with a disability under IDEA are able to earn the Occupational Diploma. This isnot a state diploma. It is locally awarded and is designed to provide students with disabilities proof oftheir employability skills. The types and their basic explanation are listed below. Students shouldcontact their guidance counselor for detailed information.Certificate: 1. Completion of all requirements of an IEP or2. 24 or more State prescribed Carnegie units without passing one ormore portions of the HSAP exam (class of 2006 and beyond).Occupational Diploma: Must meet guidelines for eligibility as a student in grades 9-12 with adisability under IDEA. IEP team must determine that the student willnot be able to meet the necessary requirements to obtain a SouthCarolina State High School Diploma, even with supplemental aidsand services.SC Diploma:Gold SealEndorsement:A minimum of 24 Carnegie units as prescribed by the state SouthCarolina and passes all portions of the HSAP exam (class of 2006 andbeyond). Students must meet all Carnegie unit requirements toparticipate in graduation.28 Carnegie units earned grades 9-12, no grade lower than a 77 or a GPRof 4.2, an area of specialization and pass all portions of the HSAPexam.MAKING UP MISSED ASSIGNMENTSStudents will be permitted to make up all work missed for lawful absences. It is the responsibility ofstudents to contact their teachers within 3 days of returning to school concerning all make-upassignments.Parents/Guardians may request assignments through the counseling secretary for students who willbe absent for three (3) or more days. Students will be afforded a period of time equal to the number ofdays absent to makeup missed assignments if other arrangements are not made with the teacher.Parents may also access Edline from Northwestern’s home page. Edline provides a school calendar,course schedule, and school event information.1616


ACADEMIC ASSISTANCEFree academic assistance is available for Northwestern students in the core academic areas. Studentsmay be referred for assistance through a teacher, counselor, coach, parent, or the student. A certifiedteacher or Winthrop tutor will be assigned to the student for scheduled assistance throughout scheduledtimes during the week. Academic assistance opportunities include but not limited to:• Before school at 7:30 to 8:20 a.m. on Monday through Friday• During the school day per the teacher’s discretion• During all three lunches• After School from 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday per student request. On Wednesday a buswill run a special route for students with no transportation• Mornings of Delayed Start - Staff Development Days from 8:10 to 10:10 a.m.Contact the Academic Coach for more information 803-981-1833HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTIONStudents who are unable to attend school for an extended period of time due to illness may qualifyfor homebound instruction. Approval is granted through school district personnel at the District Office.Parents/Guardians who wish such services for a student should call 981-1000 for further information.COURSE SELECTIONQuestions about schedule changes, course selections and the scheduling process should be directedto the counseling department. Students must adhere to published scheduling guidelines.Schedules are distributed to students at the beginning of each semester.available for a fee of $1.00.Additional schedules areJOB SHADOWING/INTERNSHIPIn order to job shadow, the student must submit the Job Shadowing Permission Form to the CareerCounselor one week (seven days) prior to job shadowing. The student must submit the Job ShadowingWorksheet and Thank You Note the day after the shadowing experience in order for the day be beexcused.WITHDRAWAL/TRANSFERAny student who leaves school during the session should, on the last day (s)he attends, report tohis/her counselor and return all school property.A parent or guardian must complete the withdrawal/transfer form. Unless this is completed, theschool is under no obligation to give out information to prospective employers, armed services, or otherschools. No transcripts or references will be furnished. Students who drop out and re-enroll must have aparental conference with the principal prior to re-enrolling.RETAKING A COURSEStudents may repeat a course if they scored in the 76 or below percentile range. Both grades willremain on the transcript and both will be figured into the GPR. Refer to statement #6 of the UniformGrading Policy.EXAM POLICYThere are no exam exemptions allowed for any course. All students will take their appropriatecourse exams. Students are expected to take all exams at their assigned time.1717


GRADUATION-COMMENCEMENT EXERCISESInformation concerning graduation practice and commencement exercises will be provided toseniors at a senior meeting in the spring of the year. Graduates must be present at graduation practice inorder to participate in the commencement exercise. Students must meet all carnegie unit requirementsfor a SC diploma or certificate to participate in graduation.The recognition of graduating with highest honors will be assigned to seniors who have acumulative grade point average of 4.5 or above. The recognition of graduating with honors will beassigned to seniors who have a 4.2 grade point ratio but less than 4.5. All honor graduates must haveearned the Gold Seal Endorsement in addition to the GPR requirement. Only credits earned in grades 9-12 are considered when determining eligibility for the Gold Seal Endorsement. Grades will not berounded to either raise or lower a student’s GPR. Appropriate recognition will be provided at thegraduation exercises.*Valedictorian: The student(s) with the highest adjusted grade point ratio (GPR) in the graduating class.*Salulatorian: The student(s) with the second highest adjusted grade point ratio GPR in thegraduating class.*If correspondence, independent study, or off campus courses are taken that cause the student’stotal number of units earned to exceed 35, they will not be figured into the Adjusted GPR indetermining the Valedictorian and Salutatorian.ACADEMIC HONOR SOCIETIES,AWARDS & RECOGNITIONACADEMIC PATCHES, LETTERS, AND BARSThe school awards academic patches, letters, and bars to students in the spring of their tenth,eleventh, and twelfth grades based on a cumulative GPR of at least 3.75. Sophomores receive patches,juniors receive letters, and seniors receive bars.BETA CLUBThe National Beta Club is an academic and service organization. The Northwestern chapter waschartered in 1992 to recognize students who excel in the classroom and who desire to serve theircommunity.Consideration for membership currently requires a cumulative GPR of 3.75 or higher and favorableteacher recommendations. Membership carries a mandatory service component.Interested students with sophomore status or above may obtain an application from the clubadvisers.If assistance is needed for completing the application, please contact one of the Beta Club advisers.FRIENDS OF NORTHWESTERNTeachers select students each 9 weeks to receive certificates for academic improvement oroutstanding academic achievement. Certificates are presented during the class.Events to honor the academic students in grades nine through twelve are held at the end of eachyear. Criteria for invitations to these events will be publicized in the booster club newsletter.1818


HONOR ROLLSStudents with a grade point ratio of 4.0 or above will make the Principal’s Scholars List. Studentswith a grade point ratio of 3.5 or 3.99999 will make the Honor roll.Additional quality points awarded to courses will be used in compiling the grade average. If astudent has an incomplete grade at the time the honor roll is compiled, (s)he cannot be placed on thelist. Grades will not be rounded to either raise or lower a student’s GPR. Honor Rolls will be publishedafter each grading period.JUNIOR MARSHALSJunior Marshals represent the top 10% of the junior class. They are selected based on a weightedGPR cumulative through the first semester of the junior year. Students must have attendedNorthwestern for at least the first semester of their junior year to be eligible for selection.NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETYEach fall students in the junior and senior classes who have met the GPR, discipline, and academicintegrity requirements are invited in writing to apply for admission to the National Honor Society. Allapplications submitted by the announced due date will be reviewed by a five-member facultycommittee. Using the Selection Criteria below, this committee will select students for membership inthe National Honor Society. The advisors to the National Honor Society will not be involved in thisselection process.Qualifications:• A student must be either a junior or senior at Northwestern High School in order to apply to join theNational Honor Society.• Students must have been enrolled at Northwestern High School for a minimum of one semester,at the time of the fall application process, before being considered for membership.• 4.0 GPR or above.All referrals or suspensions will be examined. Three or more written discipline referrals, will disqualifythe student from consideration for the National Honor Society. Two or more suspensions (in school orout of school), or any exclusion, while at Northwestern High School will disqualify a student fromconsideration.No student who has been disciplined for cheating, shall be considered for admission.A list of all applications will be distributed to the faculty for their comments. Three or more negativeresponses from faculty members concerning any student will trigger further inquiry to determine what,if any, verifiable objections there are to this student’s admission to the Honor Society. Examples ofverifiable objections would include, but not be limited to, a faculty member’s direct knowledge ofinstances of poor citizenship, character, or leadership.Information Form: Each student must complete and return to an advisor an information form by theannounced date. It is the student’s responsibility to accurately complete each section listing. It shouldbe stressed that candidates must show a well-rounded back-ground and should be active in manydifferent areas and activities. Also, weight will be given to the amount of time required for activitiesand relative responsibilities. For example, being vice-president of a 10-member club meeting once amonth will not carry as much weight as being secretary of a 50-member club meeting once a week.See forms section of Edline.1919


A. Co-curricular Activities: All activities in which the student has participated during highschool. This includes, but is not limited to, clubs, teams, and musical groups. Students will alsolist any major accomplishments in each activity.B. Leadership Positions: Students will list all elected or appointed positions held in high school,community or work activities. Only those positions in which the student was directlyresponsible for directing or motivating others should be included. For example, students may listelected offices in clubs or student government, committee chairperson, newspaper editor, workarea manager, or community leader.C. Community Activities: Students will list community activities in which they have participatedand note any major accomplishments in each. These should include any activities outside ofschool in which the student participated for the betterment of the community. For example,students could list church groups, clubs sponsored outside of school, Boy or Girl Scouts,volunteer groups, or community arts endeavors.D. Work Experience, Recognition, and Awards: Students will list any job experiences, honors,or recognitions that they have received which would support their bid to be selected formembership. Work experience may be paid or volunteer.APPEAL PROCESSAny student who submits an application and is not selected for the Honor Society may request inwriting a review of his or her application. Since the chapter advisors are closest to the selectionprocess, it is these individuals who are best prepared to provide immediate feedback. The advisors willreview the application to ensure that no procedural or technical errors were made. Technical orprocedural errors might include the inadvertent omission of a student name from the list of thosequalified for induction, the erroneous averaging of grades, or failure to follow prescribed procedures. Ifno errors are found, the advisers will discuss with the student the reasons the application was denied.If, at this point, the student still wishes to pursue the appeal, he or she may submit an appeal in writingto the principal. The principal will listen to the concerns of the student not selected or from the parentsof such students. Following such discussion, in the absence of any evidence of technical or proceduralerrors, the principal will support the decision of the faculty council. If the principal believes that sometechnical or procedural mistake has been made, the principal may ask the Faculty Council to reconveneand review the situation. The decision of the Faculty Council at this point will be final.Membership Requirements After InductionIn order to remain a member of the National Honor Society, students must continue to meet all therequirements enunciated in the selection criteria. Additionally, specific requirements relating toattendance at meetings and participation in activities will be enunciated prior to induction.2020


GENERAL INFORMATIONARRIVAL AT SCHOOLAll students driven to school in private cars should be dropped off/picked up on school property.However, if it is necessary to drop off/pick up students at a location that will require the student to crossa roadway to access or leave Northwestern, students are to cross only at the designated crosswalks.Students are reminded that once they arrive on the Northwestern campus they are not to leave withoutschool personnel permission until the end of the regular school day. Drivers are reminded they are notto use the grassy areas or roadways in front of the school for dropping off or picking up students.LEAVING CAMPUSAt the end of the instructional day, students not involved in extra-curricular activities must leavecampus within 20 minutes.CARE OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND GROUNDSEvery student at Northwestern High School should take personal pride in the appearance of theschool buildings and surroundings. Students who have this pride resent the defacing of walls andfurniture by those who do not. Students who deface/destroy school property or intentionally leave litterare subject to disciplinary consequences ranging from work detail, suspension, expulsion, and/orfinancial restitution for damages.A few guidelines are:1. Put waste paper in receptacles found in rooms, corridors, parking lots, and on sidewalks.2. Keep desks and walls clean.3. Exercise special care in the restrooms to keep them clean at all times.4. Students are not to walk or sit on the grass in the main courtyard and surrounding areas.Please use the sidewalks and benches provided.RECYCLINGAll members of the Northwestern community should recognize the need for and the benefits ofrecycling. Therefore, students, staff members, and visitors are asked to place recyclable materials in thedesignated areas on campus. Please join in making Northwestern campus a clean and attractive learningenvironment for everyone.ENTRANCE TO BUILDINGSStudents may enter the building at 8:20 a.m. daily. No students are allowed in the hallways orclassrooms before 8:20 a.m. with the exception of the cafeteria which is open for breakfast and in caseof inclement weather. Students are instructed not to congregate in such a manner as to block sidewalkpassage ways.INCLEMENT WEATHERRock Hill School District Three administration informs local media stations by 6:30 a.m.concerning school opening delays or school cancellation. Students and parents are encouraged NOT tocall the radio and television stations, but to listen for such announcements. Families will receive anautomated phone call from the district / school concerning closings or delays.In the event the school day must be shortened due to bad weather conditions, appropriateannouncements will be made through the media and Rock Hill School District Three AdministrativeOffices.2121


CLASSROOM COURTESIES/EXPECTATIONS1. Upon entering the classroom, take your seat promptly and quietly.2. Students are expected to be in seats ready to work when the tardy bell rings.3. Bring appropriate materials to class: books, homework, paper, pens, and notebooks.4. Follow the expected rules of the class and school.5. Class will be dismissed by the teacher--not by the bell. This includes the senior early dismissalbell.ANNOUNCEMENTSDaily announcements are made via the Public Address system, closed circuit television and website.Public Address announcements, when necessary, are made at specific times during the school day.LEAVING CLASS FOR OTHER AREAS OF THE SCHOOLAny student who leaves a classroom must have a permit signed by the classroom teacher. Thestudent must go directly and return promptly, returning the permit to the teacher who originally issuedthe permit. The permit must have the signature of the contacted teacher and indicate the time the studentleft to return to his/her class.EMERGENCY DRILLSThe goal of the Northwestern High School administration, faculty, and staff is that of prompt safedrills without accidents. Crisis management plans have been distributed to each student which includecomprehensive procedures for a school emergency. Students are expected to take all drills seriously,following the specific directions of their teachers and administrators. When an alarm sounds, studentsshould move immediately to their designated area. Students should not run; rather, they should move ata brisk, but orderly, pace. Students must remain with their teachers at all times.ASSEMBLIESStudents' behavior should be courteous at all times. Whether guests are present or not, each studentis personally responsible for the impression made by the school as a whole. Unacceptable conductwould include whistling, uncalled-for clapping, boisterousness, and talking during programs. Studentswho misbehave will be removed from the assembly and referred to the administrative office.CHANGE OF CLASSDo not run in the halls; walk briskly to your destination. Loafing or loitering anywhere in the hallsis not permitted. Students are also instructed not to block doorways or hallways, stairwells, or coveredwalkways at any time.EXCESSIVE NOISEStudents are not to engage in horseplay or loud verbal exchanges. Violators will be subject todisciplinary action.LOCKERSEach student is entitled to the use of a locker. Students are asked to keep the lockers locked at alltimes. Northwestern will not assume responsibility for the contents of lockers. Students must have acombination lock before a locker will be issued to them. Students must provide the combination for anylock used to the administrator. Lockers in D and E building have built in combination locks. Studentsare not to share their lockers. Students are to use only those lockers issued to them by the school.All school lockers are subject to administrative search in the interests of school safety, sanitation,discipline, enforcement of school regulations, and to search by law enforcement officials onpresentation of a proper warrant. Students are responsible for cleaning their lockers at the end of theschool year. All items left in lockers become the property of the school to be disposed of atadminstrative discretion.2222


All gym lockers are to remain locked at all times when not under the direct supervision of thestudent to whom the locker was issued. Students are not to be in the gym locker rooms without adultsupervision. No personal belongings are to be left outside gym lockers at any time.LUNCH PERIODStudents will be assigned to a specific lunch period by the administration. Students are not permittedto leave campus for lunch.Students are not to have food delivered to them individually or in groups from any outside source(including parents/guardians) without prior administrative approval.Students are to use only the C-building restrooms during lunch periods. Areas will be designatedthat will be open to students during lunch. Students are permitted to be in the lobby of C-building, butthey are NOT permitted in the hallways of C-building during this time. Other than for necessary classmovements, all stairway areas, including the open stairways/breezeway between D & E buildings, areoff limits during lunch periods. Students choosing to eat outside are to remain within the main courtyardinternal boundaries. These boundaries are indicated on your handbook campus map.Students are reminded they are responsible for discarding paper, left over food, drink cans, etc. thatresult from eating their lunch. Trash containers are readily available.LUNCHThe Rock Hill School District 3 of York County offers healthy meals every school day. The FoodService Department will handle any distribution of lunch tickets or other procedures they design toprovide students with meals. Students may qualify for free meals or reduced price meals.To apply for free or reduced price meals, use the Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application.Northwestern teachers will be responsible for distributing free/reduced lunch forms and the collection ofthese forms. The Office of School Food Services has chosen a multi-child application. You need tocomplete only one application for all the children in the household regardless of the school they attendwithin the Rock Hill School District. Applications should be returned as soon as possible. Failure toreturn the application on time could result in a change of your child’s eligibility for free or reducedlunch. Any debts incurred by the student during this period will be the parent’s responsibility.Approval for free/reduced lunches will be made by the Food Services Department. They cannotapprove an application that is incomplete. Be sure to fill out all required information and return thecompleted application to school. All students on the application will be processed at the same time, thuseliminating possible delays for siblings.The system used in our cafeterias uses the student’s school ID number as the PIN for the student’saccount. This number will not change even if the student transfers from one school to another. If astudent has a positive or negative balance in his cafeteria account, the balance will transfer from oneschool to the other. Parents are encouraged to pre-pay for lunches using the cash payment for allchildren in the same school to use. Cash, check or certified check can be used for pre-payment oflunches. A $10.00 service fee will be assessed to all checks returned for Non-sufficient funds. Studentsare never to share PIN numbers.Adults and students in middle school or high school will not be served unless payment is received atthe time of service.HEALTH ROOMStudents who become ill during school hours are to report to the A office. The school nurse willevaluate health concerns and notify appropriate parties concerning returning to class or dismissal fromschool. Students are not permitted in the health room unless they have signed in with the officepersonnel.The health room is for students having emergency health situations such as: fever, moderate tosevere pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or first aid needs. Simple headaches and colds cannot beaccommodated. In addition, students will not be allowed to visit the nurse to receive non prescriptivemedication and/or services. The number of health room visits by individual students will be monitored.If a pattern of misuse is identified, the parent will be notified and disciplinary action may be taken.Students with a documented chronic illness may be an exemption to this rule.2323


MEDICATIONSStudents who take prescription medication during school hours must store it in the health room andfollow the Rock Hill School District Three medication policy. Prescribed medication that is necessaryfor medical emergency may be kept with the student. However, the parent must complete and sign aform granting parental permission for the student to carry such medication. Students may carry smallquantities of common over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol and Ibuprofen. These medicationsneed to be in the correctly labeled container. The school district does not allow any school personnel,including the nurse, to administer over-the-counter medications to students.ELEVATOR USEUse of the elevators requires special permission from the office personnel. Students with proof ofmedical need may check out an elevator key in the A office. Students are required to pay a $10.00deposit in order to receive a key. The deposit will be returned when the key is returned.TELEPHONE PRIVILEGESFor your convenience, several pay telephones are located on the Northwestern campus for studentuse during non-instructional time. Courtesy and good judgement are expected of all students using thetelephones. In order to allow all callers access to the telephone during approved times, these telephonesautomatically disconnect after 3 minutes.Students will not be called to answer phone calls during school hours. Phone calls concerningserious emergencies, will be recorded by school secretary and delivered to student by administrativeoffice. Only messages from parents will be delivered to students. Friends and employers should NOTcall Northwestern to leave student messages. Telephones in school offices are designated for faculty andadministrative use only.VISITORSParents/visitors are requested to report directly to A building office upon arrival at school. Onlyvisitors who are on school business will be permitted on the grounds during school hours. Out-of-townstudent visitors or family guests will not be permitted to visit the school during instruction time.Students may not bring younger children to Northwestern during the school day.Pursuant to State Law, Persons entering school property are deemed to have consented to search oftheir person and property. (ACT 373 of 1994)STUDENT DELIVERIESNorthwestern does not allow parents/guardians to bring students lunches on a regular basis. In caseof emergencies all student deliveries muct be made to A-Building Office.NEWS MEDIANo media representative will be permitted to consult with any student or group of students withoutprior permission from a school administrator. All district policies and procedures will be followed ingranting or denying media contact with students.CLASS RINGSRepresentatives of Balfour Company will visit Northwestern to take orders for class rings. Thesevisits will be well publicized in advance in order that all students in sophomore homerooms may takeadvantage of this service.INSURANCERock Hill School District Three has purchased the School Time Accident Coverage to cover allstudents against accidental injury or death occurring while the policy is in force. This insuranceprovides coverage during the hours and days when school is in session and while attending school orparticipating in school sponsored and supervised activities on or off school premises.2424


24-Hour Accident Coverage may be added to the School Time Accident Coverage for an additionalpremium. If elected, coverage will be provided for accidents occurring during the time not covered bythe School Time Accident Coverage, subject to the exclusions. 24-Hour Accident Coverage is notautomatic -- parents/guardians must complete and submit enrollment form and premium.When 24-Hour Accident Coverage is elected, together with the School Time Accident Coverageprovided by your school, insurance coverage is in force around the clock.• includes weekends• includes vacation periods, including summer vacation• includes coverage at home or while awaySchool insurance should be considered to be only supplementary. It does not take the place ofregular policy coverage.FEES/TEXTBOOK FINESStudents are expected to keep copies of all receipts issued to them for any financial transactionsconducted with the school. Students will be asked to produce their copies of the receipts whenever anytransaction is in question.Students enrolled in AFJROTC are responsible for paying a uniform cleaning charge. Those notwishing to use the school contractor must have their uniform commercially cleaned and pressed beforereturning it to AFJROTC.Students are responsible for maintaining and returning all textbooks or other Northwestern propertyissued to them. Students will be responsible for paying full replacement costs for any lost or severelydamaged textbook or other materials. Damage fees will be collected for minor damages and failure touse a book cover.Sharing lockers, not locking lockers, leaving books in classrooms, and or leaving books/bookbagsunattended are strongly discouraged. Northwestern is not responsible for the care of books or otherNorthwestern property issued to students.Students receiving fines are expected to pay those fines immediately or work out a payment planwith administration. Failure to follow this plan will result in additional late fee fines for textbooks andstudent temporary IDs. Students owing money for textbooks or other materials may not be allowed toparticipate in extra-curricular activities. These students will have a hold on transcripts and will notreceive parking permits or diplomas until the financial obligation is met or a plan of payment isapproved by the school or district authority. Students must clear all financial obligations to be eligiblefor graduation.Students who have lost a textbook/agenda notebook and have had that textbook recovered byanother party will be charged a $2.00 recovery fee. Students who fail to turn in a textbook during thedesignated textbook return time will be charged $2.00.LOST AND FOUNDStudents who have lost an item during the school year should first check with their teachers to seeif the item has been found. If necessary, students should visit the school media center to inquire aboutany missing item before or after school or during lunch. Turned in items will be tagged with a“received” date. Items will be kept for 2 weeks and then disposed of.Parents are reminded that personal items should be clearly and permanently marked. This will aidschool personnel in helping your student recover lost items. Items of significant value should not bebrought to school.Northwestern High School assumes no responsibility for personal items that are lost by or stolenfrom students.MEDIA CENTERThe media center, located in "A" Building, offers a collection of books, magazine and newspapers.The atmosphere is quiet and conducive to reading and study. Twelve computers, equipped withMicrosoft Office and DISCUS databases for research are also available for students to use.2525


The media center is open throughout the school day and thirty (30) minutes before school, and also openafter school. Students may come to the media center during lunch. Students may come from class with ateacher permit. Individual students should study in designated areas so that classes in the media center are notdisturbed.Books may be checked out for two weeks and renewed as needed. Reference materials may be checkedout overnight. Overdue materials will be fined fifteen cents ($0.15) per day. The fine for overdue referencematerials will be fifty cents ($0.50) per day. The fine stops when the material is returned. Students areexpected to return media center materials in the same condition in which they left the media center.Students must have their own NHS student ID to check out library materials. It is strongly advised not tocheck out materials for others. You are responsible for all items checked out in your name.No food or drink is allowed in the Media Center.GIFTS AND PARTIES AT SCHOOLStudents are discouraged from the exchanging of gifts between themselves and the giving of gifts toteachers while at school. There will be no parties held during the instructional hours or other timesduring the regular school day.JUNIOR / SENIOR PROM INFORMATIONProm Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010. Time: 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.Location: Northwestern High School F-Gym.Registration is required. The planned schedule for registration is listed below:Registration: Seniors & Juniors - Date to be announcedNorthwestern identification required.Cost: $25.00 per person.Prom Eligibility: Only seniors and juniors who are clear of all financial obligations to the school andwere seated in a senior or junior homeroom in August of 2009 at Northwestern High School are eligibleto attend the prom. Underclassmen may not attend the Prom.Any outside guest must be registered and approved by the administration. Seniors and juniors mayregister an outside guest that is:1. No younger than 16 years old.2. No older than 20 years old.3. Not excluded from their current school.4. In good standing with the law.Registering an Outside Guest: Northwestern students registering an outside guest must provide thefollowing information during the registration period.1. Correct full name.2. Correct living address.3. School attending and current grade. If in high school, must be in a Junior or Senior Class.4. Home phone number of guest.5. Photocopy of driver’s license or school ID.Pictures: Photo opportunities will be provided. You may schedule an appointment time during theregistration period.Boys’ Formal Dress: Formal prom attire may be classified as a tuxedo or dress suit, including a tie, bow tie,a turtle neck, a shirt, a priest-collar shirt, which may include a vest or cumberbun. Shirts and appropriate shoesmust be worn at all times.Girls’ Formal Dress: Formal dresses or gowns may be strapless or may feature spaghetti straps. Seethrough gowns and bare midriffs are not permitted. Dresses showing the back must not go any lower than themid-back. No undergarments should be visible. Dresses with slits that stop above the fingertips of the wearerwhen arms are extended, and garments that are extremely low cut are unacceptable.2626


INITIATIONS (HAZING)All forms of initiation are banned.FAMILIARITIESStudents will refrain from bodily contact with one another in a show of affection.CODE OF DRESS POLICYNorthwestern High School believes that there is a relationship between student attire, classroombehavior, attitude, and achievement. The main objective of this code of dress is to help provideguidelines for appropriate attire as students’ transition from the classroom environment to the world ofwork or postsecondary settings.Goals/ObjectivesProvide a secure and safe learning environmentHelp identify trespassersBring more dignity to classroomsSet tone for serious studyImprove attendancePromote self disciplineErase cultural and economic differencesEnhance self-conceptsIncrease classroom performanceDecrease classroom disruptionsReduce Gang Type InfluencePromote School PrideResponsibility for the dress and appearance of students enrolled in Rock Hill District Three schoolsprimarily rests with parents and the students themselves. Some student apparel may not be appropriateto wear to school even though that same apparel may be appropriate in other settings. Parents arestrongly urged to pay particular attention to the cleanliness, modesty and appropriateness of their child’sattire. District board policy states that the board reserves the right to bar from school students whosepersonal appearance is disruptive to the educational process and orderly operation of the school. Inorder to enforce this policy, the administration has adopted the following guidelines regarding dress.Discretion to formulate a reasonable code of dress is left to the school administration.The rules below should cover the vast majority of situations that might arise; however, theadministration reserves the right to make decisions regarding the appropriateness of any item notspecifically covered in this policy. The provisions of this policy apply to all students and will beenforced as soon as students arrive on campus.A student’s continued noncompliance of the code of dress will be viewed as defiance and will carryincreasingly harsher disciplinary consequences.Student IDs: Students are required to visibly wear a regular or temporary ID at all times of theinstructional day. IDs with photo visible must be worn around the neck or clipped on chest. IDs mustnot have items placed in front of student’s picture and name. Student IDs may not be altered in anyway.Temporary IDs can be purchased without penalty during non-instructional time for $1 in the attendanceoffice beginning at 7:30 AM.* Student may purchase no more than 5 temporary IDs. Students will be referred to adminstrator fordisciplinary consquences upon the purchase of their 6th temporary ID.* Students who fail to satisfy ID fine requirements will face loss of school privileges and referral toadministrator.2727


STUDENT ATTIREClothing and/or accessories that advertise drugs, alcohol, weapons, anything suggestively profane,obscene, racial, illegal or gang/neighborhood related, may not be worn or brought to school.Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Skorts: Pants, shorts, skirts/skorts must be worn at the waistline. No sagging(wearing of outer pants, shorts, etc. below the waist) will be allowed. It is recommended that all pantswith belt loops should be worn with a belt properly buckled at the waistline. If worn properly, pants,shorts, skirts/skorts should not need to be held in place by the student’s hands. Shorts, skirts/skorts andsplits in shorts must not be more than 4 inches above the knee. Boxer shorts may not be worn asoutside clothing. Biker/spandex shorts may not be worn. Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Skorts (cut-off jeans) thathave been intentionally or unintentionally tattered, torn, or have holes in them are not allowed.Leggings may not be worn as a substitute for pants.Shirts/Blouses/Dresses: All shirts/jerseys/blouses must have sleeves. All shirts/jerseys, thoughrecommended to be tucked in, can be worn un-tucked provided the garments length does not extendpast the finger tips of the person wearing the garment. Blouses or dresses for females can be worn asthe designer intended provided they do not expose the midriff and/or cleavage, while seated orstanding. Dresses must not be more than four inches above the knee. Jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters,cardigans or other layered clothing will be permitted over appropriately worn shirts/blouses meetingcode requirement.Shoes: All students must wear shoes for reasons of safety and health. Shoes must be tied, buckled, orworn as the manufacturer intended. No bedroom or house shoes are allowed.Accessories: Head coverings including, but not limited to, bandannas, do rags, hats, scarves, etc. shallNOT be worn at school by males or females. Items that violate the dress code policy will beconfiscated. Earmuffs or hoods on coats, sweatshirts or shirts may not cover the head in the buildingsor classrooms. Belts shall be buckled and sashes tied. Sunglasses may not be worn or displayed onhead in the buildings or classrooms. Curlers, combs and picks may not be worn in the hair. Jewelrywith spikes is not permitted. This includes chokers, wristbands, dog leash, chains, etc. Items that couldbe used as a weapon may not be worn or brought to school.Miscellaneous:Appropriate undergarments must be worn, but not visible.Students’ hair, including, facial hair, must be neat, clean and well-groomed.Pajamas, bedroom slippers, and similar lounge wear may not be worn.Deliberately tattered or torn clothing may not be worn.See-through garments including, but not limited to fishnet shirts or blouses may not be worn.Athletic uniforms not meeting school code of dress guidelines cannot be worn during the school dayunless wind or sweat suits are worn over uniform.Students enrolled in programs at the Applied Technology Center will dress according to appropriatesafety guidelines.The Principal may waive any of these rules on special dress up / school spirit days.Violators of the policy will be disciplined.2828


HOLDING OFFICESAny candidate for any major office must plan to be enrolled for a full school year. A student will bepermitted to hold only one major office. A student may hold one major office and one minor office.The following offices constitute major offices but are not limited to: all Trojan Consul offices;presidents of the Honor Society, Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Junior Civitans,PROGENY; editor-in-chief, business manager, and managing editor of the yearbook staff; editor-inchief,business manager, and managing editor of the school newspaper.To hold a major office a student must have and maintain a "2.0" average in every subject and mustnot have been suspended for poor citizenship or misconduct.To hold any office, a student must have earned four Carnegie units of credit the previous schoolyear and must not have been suspended for poor citizenship, misconduct, plagiarism, or cheating.TROJAN CONSULNorthwestern High School's Trojan Consul provides a democratic forum in which students canaddress those school-related issues which affect the lives of our students. The Trojan Consul provides acontinuous communication channel between students, faculty members, and administrators. A year-longprogram of social functions and community projects is provided for students. Training in the duties andresponsibilities of good citizenship is offered, using the school environment as the primary trainingground.Northwestern students are encouraged to seek positions in the Trojan Consul. Positions range fromofficers to representatives. Students who wish to run for election to Trojan Consul offices shouldcontact the Trojan Consul adviser(s).TROJAN CONSUL OFFICERSPRESIDENT.......................................................................................... TIERNEY BREEDLOVEVICE PRESIDENT ............................................................................... AUSTIN HAMILTONSECRETARY ........................................................................................ JESSICA TUREKSENIOR CLASS OFFICERSPRESIDENT.......................................................................................... MICHAEL BALDWINVICE-PRESIDENT............................................................................... ANGELA WILLIAMSSECRETARY ........................................................................................ CAROLINE ODELLJUNIOR CLASS OFFICERSPRESIDENT.......................................................................................... SHAKARIA BUCKSONVICE-PRESIDENT............................................................................... JORDAN BEAVERSECRETARY ........................................................................................ SHARMAINSE BARNESTREASURER........................................................................................ CASSANDRA CAMPBELLSOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERSPRESIDENT.......................................................................................... MICHAEL BATESVICE-PRESIDENT............................................................................... ALYSSA JONESSECRETARY ........................................................................................ MAGGIE ORR2929


STUDENT CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSNorthwestern offers a wide variety of club and organizational opportunities in which students canparticipate. Listed below are short summaries of several of these organizations and clubs in order thatstudents may channel their energies into service and interest projects. Interested students are encouragedto contact the advisers of these programs.AENEID STAFF - This group produces the school's yearbook.BETA CLUB - Membership in this academic achievement organization is via academic eligibility.MENTORING CLUBS - Peer to peer mentoring program designed to assist middle school studentsprepare for a seamless transition to high school.CHESS CLUB - Basic instruction to include piece movement through strategic play is offered.Competition between students is encouraged. Advanced players are invited to assist beginners and todemonstrate strategy.CLUB SUISSE- A variety of activities are offered to enhance a student's acquisition of Europeanlanguages and cultures.ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CLUB - This club provides an opportunity for students to take an activerole in our environment. The club includes service projects and educational opportunities.FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES - Student led programs involving speakers, sharing time,and Christian outreach are offered to all interested students.FORENSIC SCIENCE CLUB - Members engage in activities that introduce them to the use of science tosolve crimes.JUNIOR CIVITANS - This service organization is open to all interested students.projects are conducted.Service relatedKITTY HAWK AIR SOCIETY - This is the national honor society of the Air Force Junior ROTCProgram. Acceptance requirements include being a member of the Air Force JROTC and meetingspecific academic requirements.KNITTING AND CROCHET CLUB - Open to everyone. This group meets to learn and improve knittingand crochet skills. No dues. Members provide their own supplies.MODEL UNITED NATIONS - This group focuses on world issues. Students participate in extensivecompetition after much preparation. Acceptance is via an interview process.NADA - This organization, Northwestern against Drug Abuse, is open to everyone. Activities include antidrugprograms, Red Ribbon Week activities, and Prom Promise.NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY - Acceptance is based upon academic achievement and a facultyscreening process.OLYMPIANS - This organization is composed of senior students. Selection for participation is basedupon recommendation.3030


PEER MEDITATION - An organization that assists other students with resolving conflict through peercounseling. Students interested in being trained as peer mediators should speak with their guidancecounselor.POLITICAL SCIENCE CLUB - This club is offered to promote interest in the political arena.PROGENY - Multicultural service organization that promotes diversity and offers activities and serviceprojects to the community at-large.PROM COMMITTEE - This committee is composed of all juniors who are interested in planning andorganizing the prom.ROBOTICS TEAM (DISTRICT) - This organization builds a robot to pre-determined specifications forparticipation in a robotics competitionSCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL - This council meets once a month to discuss issues involvingNorthwestern.SPANISH CLUB - A variety of activities are offered to enhance the student's acquisition of the Spanishlanguage and culture.SPECTRUM ART CLUB - This is the art club. Activities include art shows and exhibits.THESPIAN SOCIETY - This honor society for Theatre students serves to enhance the TheatreDepartment on campus by producing mainstage productions each year. It is affiliated with theInternational Thespian Society promoting excellence in Theatre among high school students.TROJAN CONSUL - This council promotes all activities at Northwestern. Representatives are electedvia school-wide elections.TROJAN TRUMPET - This staff produces the school's newspaper. Interested students should sign up forJournalism when selecting courses.VISIONS - This staff works to compose the literary magazine made up of original student compositions,poems, short stories, etc. Interested students should consider enrolling in creative writing.PARENT ORGANIZATIONSNorthwestern parents have organized several groups that fulfill a vital role in supportingNorthwestern programs. Booster clubs support their selected areas through assisting with activities,sponsoring special events, and fund raising. Information about membership is included in schoolnewsletters or can be obtained by calling the school office or by visiting school website. We invite ourparents and community to become active in these organizations. Come be a part of Northwestern!1. Academic Boosters - Friends of Northwestern 5. Drama Boosters2. Athletic Boosters - Trojan Club 6. School Improvement Council3. Band Boosters 7. Strings Booster4. Choral Boosters3131


NORTHWESTERN TROJAN ATHLETICSNorthwestern offers competitive extracurricular athletics to all students. The coaching staffencourages all students to become involved in our programs. We strongly believe that a sound,physically-fit body will enhance the mind. Physical fitness, exercise, strength and speed development,flexibility and endurance are important to the overall growth of the individual. Combined withcompetition on the interscholastic level, we prepare ourselves for the days ahead in a very competitivesociety.Northwestern High School is a member of the South Carolina High School League, the AAAAConference, and Region 3-AAAA. We are required to meet the rules, regulations, and bylaws of theabove organizations. As participants, students must comply with certain requirements as well. Studentsmust maintain the academic requirements prior to enrolling in the athletic program. Academics havepriority over athletics, although the two combined can be very worthwhile and rewarding to allparticipating students.We encourage student involvement and participation in representing our school, community, andyour family. If we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to ask.Get involved in helping Northwestern be the BEST high school in the state!FALL/WINTER SPORTSBasketballBoys: 9th grade, Junior Varsity, VarsityGirls: 9th grade, Junior Varsity, VarsityCheerleading9th grade, Junior Varsity, Varsity, Dance TeamCross CountryBoys, GirlsFootball9th grade, Junior Varsity, VarsityGirls’ GolfGirls’ TennisSwimmingVarsityVolleyballJunior Varsity, VarsityWrestlingJunior Varsity, VarsityBaseballJunior Varsity, VarsityBoys’ GolfSPRING SPORTSGirls’ SoftballJunior Varsity, VarsityBoys’ TennisSoccerBoys: Junior Varsity, VarsityGirls: Junior Varsity, VarsityTrack and FieldBoys, GirlsATHLETIC PHYSICAL/INSURANCEAny student engaging in any athletic competition which is sponsored by the schools of the Districtor is played under the name of the schools of the District, shall be required to furnish a statement by amedical doctor certifying the student's physical fitness. All athletes need to purchase school insuranceprior to participation in any sport or have a waiver form on file in the coach's office.3232


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERSCHOLASTICACTIVITIES IN SOUTH CAROLINAStudents who participate in interscholastic activities sponsored by the school shall be required tomeet all the standards or requirements as prescribed by the State High School League and schooldistrict.1. A contestant must be under twenty years of age.2. A contestant must not participate under an assumed name.3. A contestant must be a bona fide student carrying the equivalent of at least four units of creditfor which no previous credit has been received.4. A contestant must not have received a high school diploma or its equivalent.5. To be eligible to participate in athletic contests during fall semester, a student must meet thefollowing criteria:A. Have an overall passing average for the preceding year (1.0 GPR);B. Have made a passing grade (70) the preceding semester in at least 2.5 full block subjects;C. If a student passes only two (2) courses the preceding semester, he/she must pass all requiredcourses up to two (2).D. Be regularly enrolled, in regular attendance, and carry at least 2 block courses during theschool year.To be eligible to participate in athletic contests during spring semester, a studentmust meet the following criteria:A. Have an overall passing average for the preceding semester;B. Have made a passing grade (70) the preceding semester in at least 2.5 full block subjects;C. If a student passes only two (2) courses the preceding semester he/she must pass all requiredcourses spring semester.D. Be regularly enrolled, in regular attendance, and carry at least two (2) full courses during theschool year.NOTE: Physical Education (weight training) will not count toward eligibilityonce a student has completed two (2) years of physical education.Two (2) courses in summer school may be used to gain eligibility.6. A contestant will be ineligible at the end of the fourth school year from the time he first entered9th grade.7. A contestant must have attended school at least 60 days in the semester immediately precedingthe present semester.8. A contestant must live with his parents or legally appointed guardian and attend the high schoolin his/her attendance area. (See principal for exceptions to this rule.)9. A contestant is eligible immediately if a transfer is the result of a real change of residence of hisparents or guardian. (See principal for exceptions to this rule.)10. If guardianship is involved, a contestant must live with the appointed guardian for one calendaryear following filing of guardianship papers in the county clerk of court's office. (See principalfor exceptions to this rule.)11. A contestant must not violate his or her amateur status.12. A contestant must not have transferred as a result of recruiting or undue influence.13. A contestant must not practice with, nor participate on, any athletic team other than a teamrepresenting his/her school during the school session.3333


NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONClearinghouse Information for AthletesNCAA rules require that a student be certified by the NCAA Clearinghouse before the student canenroll as a student athlete. Please follow these steps:1. Obtain a Clearinghouse“Student Release Form” from the counseling office.2. Complete the “Form” and send the white part to the Clearinghouse in the envelope provided,along with a processing fee. On the form you should check “Option 1,” authorizing anyinstitution to request information about the applicant. As an alternative, the applicant may markthe codes of up to five institutions. In that case, only those codes marked will get the applicant’sinformation.3. Give the yellow and pink copies of the form to the counselor at the high school. If more thanone high school has been attended by the applicant photocopies of the yellow and pink sheetsshould be made and sent to the applicant’s previous high schools.4. The counselor will use the yellow part of the form to send to the applicant’s current transcriptand 48-H form. The counselor will keep the pink copy to send the applicant’s final transcriptafter graduation.5. When the applicant registers for the SAT or ACT, the student must request that the scores besent at that time to the Clearinghouse, even if the scores are not sent to any of the schools whichare recruiting student. Please mark 9999 in the section on “college code choices” whenregistering for the test(s). If this is not done, it will cost more to have the score information sentat a later date.*Remember to mark 9999 each time the test is taken, in addition to any institution codes.*Failure to follow these steps will render the student ineligible to enroll as an athlete at any NCAADivision IA, IAA, or II school.Fee waivers are available for students who are unable to meet the cost of the processing fee. See thecounselor or apply for a waiver.Anyone having questions concerning the Clearinghouse may call the Clearinghouse at 319-337-1492.SPORTSMANSHIPSportsmanship is a general way of thinking and behaving. In order for school programs to continueto be positive educational experiences, fans and participants need to be aware of the necessity for goodsportsmanship and the means by which it is attained.Fans attend athletic contests to cheer for and support their team and coaching staff, to enjoycompetition, and to demonstrate appreciation for the athletes’ skills. Fans should avoid booing, jeering,or making negative antagonistic remarks to participants and other fans.All viewing fans and participants in high school contest should:• Show respect for the opponent at all times and treat them as guests.• Show respect for the officials. Good sportsmanship is the willingness to accept and abide by thedecisions of the officials.• Good sportsmanship suggests the importance of conforming to the spirit as well as the letter ofthe rules.• Maintain self-control at all times. Good sportsmanship is concerned with the behavior of notonly the participants, but also the fans.• Permit only positive behavior to reflect on your school and its activities.• Win with character and lose with dignity.3434


Rock Hill School District ThreeATTENDANCE GUIDELINESTRUANCY After 3 consecutive or a total of 5 unlawful absences, regulations require thatschool officials contact parents and students for a conference. The purpose of this conferenceis to identify reasons for a student’s absences and to complete an intervention plan. Studentsunder the age of seventeen, who exceed the maximum number of absences allowed, may bereferred to Family Court for truancy.Citation: South Carolina Code of Law 59-65-50 and South Carolina Board of Education Regulations1. Students are limited to six absences of any type in a semester course (not including field trips,documented college visits, documented shadowing and in-school suspensions).-Medical absences are treated as all other absences-Parents are notified by mail when a student has 3 and 5 absences in a class.-Parents are called by automated phone message each evening if a student has been absent forone or more classes.2. If absences in a class are between 7 and 10 then Credit Retrieval is required in order to receiveacademic credit.3. Students will not receive credit for a course in which over 10 absences occur.Exceptions:--Students who have reoccurring absences due to a serious illness or medical condition may beeligible for intermittent or regular homebound services.Applications should be picked up promptly in the Counseling Center, filled out by a physicianand then turned in at the District Office to determine eligibility for homebound services.--If a student has missed school due to extenuating circumstances or hardship, then an appealmust be presented in writing to the principal.4. Students who participate in extracurricular activities, such as sports, concerts, and prom must bein attendance at least one-half day.WRITTEN EXCUSES FOR ABSENCES--Excuses turned in to the Attendance Office within three days of a student’s returning to schoolor absences will be recorded as unexcused.--Parental Excuses may be written for up to three days each semester for illness.--Medical Excuses should be turned in for any day a student is written out of school for illnessby a physician.--Bereavement-A copy of a funeral program or an obituary should be submitted for bereavementday missed for a death in a family.--College Visits-Documentation on college letterhead should be provided for college visits.Juniors and Seniors are allowed 2 each year.CREDIT RETRIEVAL--Parents are notified by mail if credit retrieval is necessary for their student.--All lawful absences may be made up in credit retrieval sessions:These include: when students are ill and their attendance in school would endanger their healthor the health of others; there is a death or serious illness in a students’ immediate family; there isa recognized religious holiday of a student’s faith; activities approved in advance by theprincipal; out of school suspension; and necessary medical or legal appointments that cannot bescheduled during non-school time.--Students may not make up absences due to cuts.--Credit Retrieval is held on designated days and can be scheduled in the E Office 981-1855--All absences must be made up in the semester in which they occur.3535


TARDY POLICYIt is the desire of the Northwestern administration and faculty to put an end to tardiness to school in themorning and to classes during the school day. Tardy students disrupt the learning of all students when they enter aclassroom. Tardiness causes a valuable loss of time. Tardiness is also evidence of a lack of self-discipline andshould never be tolerated as habitual behavior. Tardy to class/school is defined as: not being seated in theclassroom ready to work when the tardy bell rings. Physical Education students are to be in their assigned roll callareas when the tardy bell sounds.Please note that tardies due to traffic, running out of gas, oversleeping, flat tires, loss of electrical power, eatingschool breakfast, etc., are not excused tardies. Excuses for tardies should be submitted to the attendance office.Tardies to class will result in disciplinary action.1st Tardy Warning; call to parents 7th Tardy 1 day ISS; adminstrator call to parents2nd Tardy Lunch detention (15 minutes); call to parents 8th Tardy 1 day ISS; adminstrator call to parents3rd Tardy Lunch detention (15 minutes); call to parents 9th Tardy OSS; adminstrator call to parents4th Tardy After-school detention (1 hour); letter to parents 10th Tardy OSS; adminstrator call to parents5th Tardy Saturday detention (3 hour); call to parents 11th Tardy OSS; adminstrator call to parents6th Tardy 1 day ISS; adminstrator call to parents 12th Tardy LTSLATE ARRIVALS TO SCHOOLAll students who arrive late to school should report directly to the attendance office to sign in and receive anadmittance pass before going to lockers or reporting to class. This includes students that arrive during class changetimes. Failure to sign in at the attendance office will result in referral to the office.Late bus passes will include the time they were issued and are to be turned in to the teacher as you enter class.When a student fails to sign in, his/her absence is not changed to reflect attendance in school. This can pose aserious problem for students and their parents, in terms of being awarded credit for classes taken, in determining ifmake-up work can be submitted, and if needed by parents or officials for legal purposes. It is for these reasons thatfailure to comply with this rule will be taken as a serious offense and will not be tolerated.EARLY DISMISSALS FROM SCHOOLStudents must have the school’s permission to leave campus once they arrive on school grounds.A student may be dismissed from school with written permission from the parent or legal guardian. Studentswith written excuses who desire to be dismissed early will present such excuses to the attendance clerk uponarrival at school in order for the excuses to be verified. The only time early dismissal notes will be accepted in theattendance office will be before school. Parents/guardians are not to sign out students in other than emergencysituations without prior notification in writing to the attendance office. Only those parents and emergencypersons listed on the student information card will be allowed to pick up students for early dismissal. Informationforms are sent home with students the first week of school. The school needs to be informed in a timely manner ofany changes that may occur during the academic year in the information provided to the school at that time. Incase of student emergencies occurring at school, the attendance clerk will notify parents by telephone.Students must always sign out with the attendance office before leaving campus. This applies whether thestudent brought an early dismissal note or if the student was notified by Attendance during the day that they wereto be dismissed early. Failure to sign out, or failure to leave the campus immediately upon signing out, could resultin suspension.SUPERVISION OF STUDENTSStudents are not permitted to leave school property once they have arrived without administrative approvaluntil the regularly scheduled school closing time.Supervision will be provided in designated areas for a reasonable length of time before and after regularschool time for classes or an extracurricular activity. Supervision will be provided for students who ride a busupon arrival and until such time as the bus departs after classes are dismissed. Students will be providedsupervision no more than thirty minutes prior to the opening of school and thirty minutes after classes aredismissed. Parents/guardians are to make arrangements to have their students arrive and depart withinthat time limit.3636


Supervision will be provided for students participating in extracurricular activities ten minutes priorto the designated arrival time and up to thirty minutes after the conclusion of the activity. This willinclude time that may be required for dressing after athletic events. Students who are repeatedly onschool premises after the designated time for supervision may be excluded from future extracurricularactivities.School officials are not required to maintain direct supervision of spectators before or after anextracurricular activity. School officials will, at all times, provide reasonable supervision for crowdcontrol during all extracurricular activities.DISCIPLINE POLICYWe ask that students conduct themselves in a manner that will facilitate a proper learningenvironment. An assertive discipline plan will be posted in each classroom. Students are expected tofollow the plan, and any deviation from the plan will result in the stated consequences. Detentions willbe assigned for minor infractions. The student is expected to serve his detentions with the teacherassigning the detentions.A student sent to the office for a severe infraction, will be suspended and could be recommended forexpulsion. Should a student fail to report to the office when directed by a staff member, that student willreceive a suspension.The plan may be adjusted for individuals and for individual classes with proper notification to thoseconcerned.NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL – STUDENT DISCIPLINE REFERRALPROGRESSION PLANStudents in violation of the rules and regulations of Northwestern will progress through the prescribedlevels of disciplinary consequences listed below. All student disciplinary consequences are cumulative.Students violating the Safe Schools Act will be handled at Level 5 of the plan and will be excludedfrom school. Students scheduled for ISS will serve the entire day. Students arriving late without anexcuse to In School Suspension will be scheduled for Saturday detention granted the student has notexceeded limits for eligibility.Level 11st OffenseLevel 22nd & 3rd OffensesWarningStudents warned that further/future inappropriate behavior will result indisciplinary consequences.ParentLink call to parents/guardiansSaturday Detention @ 3 hoursStudents can serve only 2 times per semester at 3 hours each time served.Infractions at level 2 and 3 can not be duplicated.Parent notificationWorkshop on choices conducted by school, community or business leaders. (Ripple Effects)Failure to serve detention(s) of 3 hours puts student at level(s) of ISS (2 days)…3 hrs vs. 16 hrsLevel 34th Offense5th Offense6th OffenseLevel 4In School Suspension x 3 assignments for calendar year2 Days ISS, Parent notification. Ripple Effects2 Days ISS, Parent notification & Guidance Referral to discuss behavior3 Days ISS, Parent notification & Suspension of Privileges(Driving, ISS assignment, etc.)Out of School Suspension3737


7th Offense2 Days OSSParent Conference is scheduled with administrator, parents/guardians, and student on the first day aftersuspension.Guidance Counselors will meet with student to discuss behavior.A verbal warning will be issued for a long term suspension.8th Offense2 Days OSSOn student’s return, Parent Conference with administrator, guidance counselors, and student to sign aBehavioral Plan.Revocation of Privileges for school year (Driving, etc.)9th Offense3 Days OSSParent Conference is scheduled with administrator and student.Student has violated behavior plan and will be recommended for Long Term Suspension (LTS) on nextoffense.10th OffenseLong term suspension (LTS)Student suspended from school for the remainder of the semester. Due process hearing conducted. Lossof academic credit opportunities for the semester. Loss of all school privileges during suspension.If long term suspension is assigned during the 1st semester, student will be allowed to return at the startof 2nd semester after reinstatement parental conference with assigned assistant principal and principal.Will be placed on a behavioral plan.If long term suspensionn is during the 2nd semester, the student will be allowed to return to attendsummer school and/or assigned school the following school year.11th Offense2 Days OSSStudent receiving a referral after returning from LTS - Parent Conference is scheduled withadministrator, parents/guardians, and student.Warned - Student has violated Behavioral plan and will be recommended for Exclusion on next offense.Level 512th OffenseExclusionStudent ExcludedStudent will be suspended from school for the remainder of the regular school term. A due processhearing conducted. There will be a loss of academic credit opportunities for the regular school term,and a loss of all school privileges.*NOTE: Students are only allowed to serve 7 days in ISS; after the 7th day, students must serve OSS,CHEATING POLICYCheating is defined as the giving or receiving of unauthorized help in the completing of anassignment.Examples include, but are not limited to: copying another students homework or classwork, copyingmaterial from the Internet or giving another student test questions or answers.3838


First Offense - in any one class• Zero received on the material• Parent contacted• No opportunity for make-up, re-test, or extra work provided• Referral filed with appropriate assistant principal• Placed on academic probation in that class for the remainder of the course• Notification of sponsors of clubs, teams, and co-curricular activities in which the student isinvolved, such as band, chorus, and Trojan Consul• Loss of position for student council, class, and club officers for the remainder of the year• Loss of eligibility for participation in Boys or Girls StateSecond Offense - in any one class• Zero received on the material• Parent contacted• No opportunity for make-up, re-test, or extra work provided• Referral filed with appropriate principal• Automatic grade of no more than 62 in that class for the term• Notification of sponsors of clubs, teams, and co-curricular activities, such as band and chorus,with possible removal from that activityTRIPSBy law, students who travel to participate in group activities such as band, athletic contests, or anyactivity where they represent the school or participate in a school-sponsored program are theresponsibility of and are under the jurisdiction of the school while at the activity and are governed bythe regulations of the school.1. Students who attend an activity with a group sponsored by the school must conduct themselvesin an orderly fashion. All school rules apply.2. Any student, while in a uniform of the school such as band, cheerleader, athletics, etc., willconduct himself/herself at all times in an orderly fashion, whether (s)he is with a group or alone.All school rules apply.3. For any school sponsored trip, each student must bring written permission signed by his/herparents.ELECTRONIC DEVICESStudents are not to bring radios, cd players, tape players, tape recorders, or other electronic devices onschool grounds without permission from the administration.A student may possess a cell phone in school as long as the device remains off and is not visibleduring the school day, including school bus rides to and from school. The school day begins when thestudent arrives at the bus stop for bus riders and when the student arrives on campus if they are carriders. A paging device is defined as any telecommunications device, to include mobile telephones, that emitsan audible signal, vibrates, displays a message, or otherwise summons or delivers a communication to thepossessor.A student in possession of a paging device in conflict with this policy will have the device confiscated andwill be subject to discipline as provided under the district’s code of student conduct.The following procedures will apply when a telecommunications device, which includes mobile phonesand pagers, is visible, on, or emits an audible signal, vibrates, displays a message or otherwise summons ordelivers a communication to the processor.1st Offense - The device will be confiscated and a parent/guardian may pick it up after school between3:30 and 4:00 on the 2nd Friday following confiscation.2nd Offense - The device is confiscated and not to be returned to the parent/guardian until the end ofthe school year. In addition, students will receive disciplinary consequences.For offenses after the 2nd, a student will have the device confiscated and will receive either ISS or OSS.3939


Devices that are used for the purpose of cheating will be confiscated until the end of the school year.Devices that are used to take inappropriate pictures will be confiscated until the end of the school year andviolators risk being recommended for exclusion. This will occur on the first incident of the offense.In addition, if a mobile phone emits a signal and more than one unit is found to be on during a search, allowners of the units that are on will be subject to the consequences listed above.STUDENT PARKINGParking on school property is a privilege extended to students in grades 10, 11, and 12 and anyothers who in exceptional circumstances are authorized by the Board of Trustees. (JGFF)Parking tags will be issued according to seniors, junior, and sophomores in good academic standing.1. Student parking is limited to legally marked spaces in the Student parking lots. Student parkingis prohibited in front of the school and in the faculty parking lot. No one is allowed to park ordrive on grass areas.2. Vehicles are not to be operated on campus in any unsafe manner, or at a speed in excess of 15MPH. Parking lots are not for "cruising."3. A fee of $20.00 will be charged for parking on campus. All financial obligations to the school(lost books, library fines, athletic equipment, AFJROTC uniforms, etc.) must be paid before aparking permit may be purchased. Student operated vehicles are not to be located on campuswithout a current parking tag properly displayed on the vehicle. This tag must be attached to therearview mirror in the front windshield. There is a $15.00 replacement fee for lost or damagedparking tags.4. Students are not to litter the parking areas.5. Failure to follow parking rules and regulations may result in any or all of the followingsanctions:A. ReprimandB. Loss of parking privileges for a period of time.C. $15 illegal parking fineD. SuspensionE. Permanent loss of parking privilegeNOTE:Students who use their vehicles to transport themselves or others off campus during theschool day without permission from school personnel or the administration face the samepenalties listed above.7. A student may be issued a temporary parking tag for $1.00 a day in the event that the studenthas a parking tag and must, for some reason, drive another vehicle temporarily, or if a studenthas a special temporary need to drive to school and does not have a parking permit. Studentsmay apply for temporary permits in the main office before or after school.8. All vehicles should be locked. No valuables should be left in the vehicles. Items, if left invehicles, should be removed from sight, preferably being locked in the trunks of the vehicles.Northwestern High School is not responsible for a vehicle or its contents while parked on theNorthwestern High School Campus.9. Any theft from or damage to a vehicle on the school's campus should be reported immediatelyto the main office. The campus resource officer will be notified if he/she is available. If theresource officer is unavailable, the Rock Hill Police Department should be contacted (329-7211).10. If a car has been wrecked or traded, the parking tag must be brought to school in order to obtaina new tag. Information on the new vehicle will be taken at this time.11. A student must not transfer his/her parking tag to another student.12. Students must have permission from an administrator to be in the parking lots during the day.Loitering in the parking lot or inside of cars during breaks, lunch periods, or upon arrival toschool is prohibited. Students violating this rule are subject to disciplinary action.13. Students experiencing chronic tardiness to school are subject to loss of their campus drivingprivileges.4040


14. Students are not permitted to drive a car to ATC or move their car during the school day. Inwalking to and from ATC, students must use the covered sidewalk; students are not to be in theparking lot without permission from an administrator.15. Students are not to use there cars as lockers.16. All vehicles are subject to search while on the school campus.POSSESSION/USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTSSmoking or possession of tobacco products is prohibited on school property during the school day,by students actively participating in or practicing for school-sponsored extracurricular events and whileriding school buses or activity vehicles. Consequences for violation of smoking or possession oftobacco products rules are stated below. Although this policy permits some choices, the options foreach offense selected by the student and parent must be approved by the appropriate administrator.Additionally, one cessation class must be taken for either the first or second offense. If a cessation classhas not been taken as a response to the first or second offense, the student will receive three days ofOSS (same as third offense).1st OffenseScheduled parent conferences, plus one of the following:1. Two days of ISS (In-School Suspension) or School Service Project - The schedule must beapproved by the appropriate administrator. The project must be a minimum of eight hoursoutside the regular hours of the school day. Failure to comply will result in three days of ISS.2. Students who are underage will be referred to the school Resource Officer in addition to theschools disciplinary policies.2nd OffenseScheduled parent conference, plus one of the following:1. Two days ISS and School Service Project.3rd OffenseScheduled parent conference1. Two days OSS (Out-of-School Suspension).4th OffenseScheduled parent conference1. Expulsion recommendation.By administrative rule, tobacco or smoking paraphernalia obviously displayed will be confiscatedand not returned.ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGSThe possession, use, being under the influence of, or distribution of alcohol, drugs, or othercontrolled substances on school campuses will result in OSS, referral and participation in theKeystone’s Substance Abuse program, referral to law enforcement and possible expulsion. A secondoffense during the same academic year will result in recommendation for expulsion. All suspectedillegal substances will be confiscated.DRUG DOGThe Rock Hill School District and the Rock Hill Police Department established a drug preventionprogram designed to keep school premises free of controlled substances. An officer of the PoliceDepartment and a dog trained to detect drugs will periodically visit schools to inspect lockers andautomobiles parked on the premises.The program is designed for the dog to sniff property only. Should a student with a controlledsubstance on his/her person come close to the dog, the animal will pick up the scent. This may be4141


eason for the principal to investigate further. The principal or his designee will accompany the officerwhile on school grounds.Students found to be involved in bringing controlled substances to school will be disciplinedaccording to district policies.BULLYING / HARASSMENT / INTIMIDATIONBullying/harassment is unwelcomed behavior that makes a student or staff member feel uncomfortable orunsafe. Such behavior is detrimental to learning and can add to poor self-esteem on the part of the personbeing harassed. Such behavior goes beyond what would be considered innocent fun.Bullying/harassment can take the form of physical, verbal, and/or nonverbal behavior. Some examples ofthis inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to the following: intentional, but unwelcomed, physicalcontact; threats, insults, or name calling; obscene gestures, telephone calls, jokes, or notes; starting/repeatingrumors about someone; continuous staring at someone which brings about obvious discomfort; and otherinappropriate behaviors which have the same effect on someone.No one deserves such treatment as that stated above. If a student feels (s)he is being bullied/harassed, thestudent should first ask the harasser to stop the unwanted behavior. If the behavior continues, the studentshould report the problem to a teacher, a counselor, an administrator, or another school person in whom thestudent has trust. In addition, the victim should refrain from using harassing behaviors himself / herself inretaliation for the treatment (s)he is receiving. It is most important that the problem be addressed in the propermanner.If a student is unsure whether his/her behavior is bullying/harassing in nature, the student should askhimself/herself if the behavior is one that would be appropriate to display in front of an adult that the studentrespects. Or, would the behavior be unwelcomed if it were directed toward someone the student loves? If theanswer to either of these questions is "No," then the behavior is likely to be harassing or offensive and shouldbe eliminated.Students who continue to allow themselves to be the victims of bullying/harassing people are, in effect,condoning such behavior. A student should not be afraid to seek help if he/she cannot get the harasser toterminate the undesired behavior.SUSPENSIONS / EXPULSIONSStudents are expected to conduct themselves at all times and places in a manner that will be in thebest interest of the school. Conduct of the student in any manner which disrupts classwork or involvessubstantial disorder or invasion of the rights of others is a basis for suspension or expulsion of thestudent. Students will be held accountable for their behavior throughout the school year, up to andincluding the last day of school. Students attending or participating in school sponsored events, whetheron the Northwestern campus or not, are subject to all Northwestern school rules and consequences forviolations of those rules.Suspension is defined to be temporary removal from the regular school program which may lead topermanent removal or expulsion if causes are not corrected. Northwestern uses two (2) types ofsuspension. ISS = in school suspension and OSS = out of school suspension. Administrators will dealwith all occurrences through a fair and common sense approach. Administrators may choose to assigndetentions or after school work detail in lieu of suspension for first time or lesser rule infractions. ISS istypically assigned for the following types of offenses:* No attempt is made to include every situation arising during a school year.1. Failure to follow sign-in or sign-out procedures2. Leaving campus without permission3. Cutting class4. Presence in off-limits areas5. Failure to follow directions/disrespect to staff6. Classroom disruptions7. Cursing/obscene gestures8. Possession of obscene or pornographic materials on campus9. Repeated dress code violations10. Failure to serve detentions4242


11. First time smoking offenses/possession of smoking materials12. Computer use violations13. Willful destruction of school property14. School bus violations15. Any gang related activity (dress, signage, graffitti)Early dismissals will NOT be honored on ISS days. Students who are absent on the day(s) they areassigned to ISS must make up the ISS day(s) upon returning to school. Typically, students will beassigned to ISS on only two (2) separate occasions before they will begin to receive OSS suspensions.When OSS suspension is necessary, the following conditions will apply:1. The parents of the student will be notified in writing, and, when phone is available, by telephone onthe day the penalty is imposed.2. The student will be released early from school only in the custody of parents or legalguardian.Otherwise, the student will be sent home at the usual time by normal means.3. The suspended student under no circumstances is to return to school buildings or property, participatein school sponsored activities, or utilize school transportation during the suspension days.4. A student may be suspended for no more than ten (10) school days for any one offense unlessexpulsion proceedings are taking place.Types of offenses that may lead to OSS days are listed below:1. All ISS offenses that have become chronic in nature.2. Breaking ISS rules while serving time in ISS.3. Involvement in acts of extortion, blackmail, or the intimidation of others.4. Theft.5. Fighting at school or at a school activity or while being transported by school transportation.6. Possession or discharge of fireworks on school grounds.7. Trespassing on the campuses of other schools.8. Participation in gambling activities or games of chance while on school property or at schoolactivities. (Playing cards are not allowed on campus)9. Threat or verbal abuse of school personnel.10. Involvement in calling in of a bomb threat to any school facility or the malicious pulling of afire alarm at any school.11. Any other acts which are not covered and are of such a nature as to pose a threat to the physicalor mental welfare of students, teachers, and other school personnel or school facilities, or whichcreate a disruption in the orderly operation of any phase of the school program or any of itsservices.An expulsion is defined to be removal from school for a period of time ranging from a part of theschool year to permanent removal. Recommendation for expulsion may result from an accumulation ofdiscipline offenses or from a single offense. If a student is recommended for expulsion theparent/guardian will be notified by registered mail of the assigned hearing time, date, and location.The student will be assigned OSS until the hearing has been held and the Hearing Officer notifies theschool as to whether:1. The student returns to school under probation;2. The student is eligible to attend the district’s alternative schooling program;3. The recommendation for expulsion is upheld.orStudents identified as having a handicapping condition shall not be expelled unless a properlyconstituted staffing committee has determined that the behavior for which expulsion is being consideredis NOT related to the handicapping condition.4343


The parents of an expelled student will be notified of their right to appeal to the Board of Trustees thedecision of the superintendent or the hearing officer. In any appeal, if parents plan to have an attorneywith them, the superintendent or hearing officer must be notified of this fact so the Board may also havelegal counsel present.The provisions of this section shall not necessarily deny enrollment and attendance in adult or nightschools provided the student is otherwise qualified; however; the Board may permanently expel from allprograms any incorrigible student.Circumstances under which a student would be recommended for expulsion are listed below:1. Any ISS or OSS offenses that have become chronic in nature.2. Attempt to assault or assault of students or school personnel (or their family members), either inwriting, verbally, or through the use of electronic communication devices. Any student whoassaults a teacher, administrator, or another student will be expelled from school and referred tolaw enforcement.3. Students who bring firearms to school of any type will be expelled and referred to lawenforcement. Additionally, the possession on school campuses of other “lethal weapons” thatare intended to be used to cause bodily harm will result in expulsion and referral to lawenforcement. Such weapons include but are not limited to: knives, blackjacks, brass knuckles,razors, etc. Possession of any object which appears to be a weapon so as to cause fear orintimidation shall be considered a violation of this section.4. The possession, sale, distribution, use of or being under the influence of drugs or alcoholicbeverages – in any amount – while at school or under the administrative jurisdiction of theschool whether on or off school grounds.Suspension or expulsion recommendations in no way preclude the rights of the principal to have astudent arrested when the conduct of the student violates the law or poses a threat to the property or thewell being of other students or staff members. Every expelled student will have the right to petition forreadmittance for the succeeding school year through the office of Pupil Services at the District Office.SCHOOL BUS REGULATIONSStudents are not to enter buses at any time during the day. In the afternoon buses will leave sevenminutes after school is out. All students are instructed to obey the bus driver's orders while on the bus.Students are reminded that all rules of conduct applying in the school also apply on the bus. Riding aState school bus is a privilege and not a right.MEETING THE BUS1. Students must be on time.2. In approaching the bus stop, if a pupil has to walk along the highways, he/she should alwayswalk on the left, on the shoulder, facing traffic.3. When crossing the highways, (s) he should walk, not run.4. Pupils should not run along side the bus when the bus is moving, but should wait until it stopsand then walk to the door.5. Balloons and flowers are not permitted on school buses.ON THE BUS1. Passengers should go to their assigned seats, without crowding or pushing, and remain seatedwhile the bus is in motion.2. Passengers must never extend arms, legs, or head out of the bus.3. Passengers should not talk to the driver while the bus is in motion, except in an emergency.4. Passengers must never tamper with the emergency door or any other part of the bus equipment.5. Passengers must not mar nor deface the bus, and seat coverings must not be damaged in anymanner. Any damage to the bus or seats should be reported by the pupil to the driver as soon aspossible.6. Only the driver or other authorized person should remove First Aid Equipment, which is to beused only for emergency treatment.4444


7. Passengers must not tamper with the Fire Extinguisher, which is to be used only by the driver inan emergency.8. Passengers must not fight or scuffle in the bus or create any disturbance. Classroom conductshould be maintained in the bus.9. Passengers must not wave or shout to pedestrians or occupants of other vehicles and must notthrow objects from the bus windows.10. Books, lunch boxes, or other objects should not be placed in the aisle of the bus.LEAVING THE BUSON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS1. Passengers must remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop. They must never attemptto leave until the bus has come to a full stop and the door is opened to indicate that they may leave.2. Passengers should leave in an orderly manner. Pupils in the front seat leave first.3. Pupils must not loiter nor play around the stopped or parked bus.4. Pupils should not enter a restricted area set aside for bus parking or loading.ON THE TRIP HOME1. Passengers are permitted to leave only at regularly designated stops. Any changes must be madewith the parent's request and approved by the school official.2. A student who must cross the highway after exiting the bus should go around to the front of thebus and wait for the bus driver of the school bus patrol to direct him/her to cross the highway.Specific student behavior expectations are established for the safe and efficient operation of theschool district transportation system in accordance with state laws and regulations. Transportation isconsidered an extension of the regular school. Students who violate behavior expectations while ridinga bus are subject to suspension from riding the bus and/or all other penalties established formisbehavior while students are on the school premises. Copies of these regulations are providedannually to all students. Additional copies may be obtained from the school principal or the director ofthe district bus transportation system.BUS INTERFERENCEIt is illegal to interfere with the operation of any school bus. Other than authorized school personneland students, no one is to board a bus, restrict the movement of the bus in any way, or use any form ofthreat (physical or verbal) to the driver or any passenger. Orders issued by school bus drivers must befollowed explicitly. Legal action can be taken against any person violating this law (State Law 59-67-245).School bus drivers are not permitted to allow students to leave the bus or to be removed from thebus by anyone while enroute to their assigned bus stops. Therefore, parents may not stop the bus toremove a student prior to the student’s arrival at his/her regular bus stop.RELEASE OF STUDENT DIRECTORY INFORMATIONPLEASE TAKE NOTICE that at its meeting of March, 1992 the Rock Hill School District ThreeBoard of Trustees acted to establish certain information relating to a student as directory information.The following information is releaseable upon request at the discretion of the student's school principal:the student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, photo, subjects of study,participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athleticteams, dates of attendance (on both an annual and daily basis), diplomas and awards received, and themost recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student. Any parent or guardianof a student attending Rock Hill School District Three who would prefer that any or all of theinformation designated above not be released without the parent's or guardian's prior consent should sonotify in writing the Office of the Superintendent, Rock Hill School District Three, 660 NorthAnderson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29731. If such notice is given, the school attended by the student mustbe identified.4545


FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTSAND PRIVACY ACTStudent personnel records are managed in a confidential manner as required by the FamilyEducational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Regulations and procedures for compliance of this act areprovided through Board policy. A copy of this policy may be obtained upon request to the schoolprincipal or the Director of Personnel at the district office.Should the accuracy of the contents of a record or compliance with the Family Educational Rightsand Privacy Act of 1974 be questioned, a hearing will be provided upon request. A request for ahearing should be submitted in writing to the Director of Personnel, P.O. Drawer 10072, Rock Hill, SC29731 or to the school principal.COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCESStudents who have complaints or grievances concerning school matters are to discuss suchcomplaints or grievances with the appropriate alphabetically assigned assistant principal (See below).The decision of the principal may be appealed to the Superintendent. The decision of theSuperintendent may be appealed to the Board.The Board will only hear complaints and grievances when such have been presented through thechannels outlined above. The Board will resist the impulse to settle disputes through pressure, coercion,or intimidation, or to act hastily in a crisis.A - GH - NO - ZJASON JOHNSCONNIE GRANTHEZEKIAH MASSEYSTUDENT DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS ON ELIGIBILITYFOR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIESAn extracurricular activity often times entails activities of public interest, visibility and focus ofattention. Students who take part in such activities, in effect, serve as special ambassadors of the schoolthey represent. Consequently, the behavior of those students who choose to participate in these activitiesdraws such public interest and attention that is unique in its capacity to elevate or diminish the SchoolDistrict’s standing in the public mind. Strong public education programs cannot exist without strongpublic support.Therefore, all students participating in extracurricular activities who are charged by lawenforcement authorities with criminal conduct 1 or who engage in other acts of “gross misbehavior,” -e.g.: (A) possession or use of controlled substances at school or at school-sponsored activities, (B) actsof disrespect to a teacher or other school authority, (C) acts of cruelty or violence either physical oremotional, (D) use of profane or vulgar language - shall, at the discretion of the principal, be subject tosuspension and/or possible exclusion from participation in extracurricular activities.*The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that random drug testing for students who participate inextracurricular activities is constitutional as long as certain procedural steps are followed.Before taking disciplinary action, pursuant to this rule, the principal shall meet and confer with thestudent’s teacher and extracurricular sponsor(s). The principal’s decision shall be final unless reversedor modified on appeal to the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee, in which event thedecision of the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee shall be final.If a student is found to be in violation of the above rule the following consequences shall beapplied:FIRST OFFENSE: the student shall be suspended from all extracurricular activities for not less thanfive (5) consecutive school days. If the offense involves use or possession of a controlled substance, thestudent is referred to the Keystone program and must complete the program. If, at any point, the studentfails to follow all rules and regulations for attendance and participation in the program, he/she willimmediately become ineligible to participate in any activity until the program is fully completed. Thestudent’s eligibility to resume participation is contingent upon his/her agreement to participate in arandom controlled substance testing program for a period of not less than six school months.4646


SECOND OFFENSE: the student shall be suspended from all extracurricular activities for theremainder of the school year. However, if the second offense occurs with less than nine (9) weeksremaining in the school year, the principal may, if he/she chooses, extend the suspension period toinclude the first nine (9) weeks grading period of the ensuing school year.FELONY CRIMINAL CHARGES: charges brought by law enforcement of felony criminal offensesshall result in immediate ineligibility for a calendar year from the date of the charge. If a student isfound not guilty of such charges, he/she shall be eligible, following review by the principal, forimmediate reinstatement. If a charge brought forth by law enforcement is of high and serious nature, butmay not be classified as a felony, the charge may be determined, by review of the principal, to be treatedjust as a felony for purposes of this rule.Any violation of this rule under a court ordered penalty or performance obligation (i.e. pre-trialintervention) of some kind would remain ineligible, as the rule should apply, until the court order hasbeen fully satisfied.Notice of Decision and Right to AppealNotice of a decision by the principal to suspend or exclude shall be given to the student’sparent/guardian in writing. In those instances where the principal’s decision is to suspend the studentfrom participation in activities for more than five (5) consecutive school days, the notice shall concludewith a final sentence that stands alone and in bold print that reads as follows:“This decision may be appealed to the Superintendent or Superintendent’s designee within five (5) daysof this decision by submitting the following request in writing and addressed to Superintendent, RockHill School District, P.O. Box 10072, Rock Hill, SC 29731: Please schedule at the earliest availabletime a hearing to review the decision of ________________________________________, Principal of_________________________________________ school, to (suspend) (exclude) my son/daughter,______________________, from participating in activities.Nothing herein shall be construed as limiting the responsibility or authority of school officials toinitiate standard disciplinary processes or take other disciplinary actions as may be deemed appropriate.1 Any student formally charged by law enforcement with criminal conduct about which school officialsneither know nor are able through their own investigative efforts are able to determine the facts will berequired to cease participating in extracurricular activities pending resolution of the criminal charge.Upon resolution of the charges, the matter will be reexamined and a decision made regarding anyfurther exclusion from extracurricular activities.4747


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ROCK HILL SCHOOL DISTRICT THREEOF YORK COUNTYParental Permission and Student Assurances in theConduct of Independent Student Research on the InternetDear Parent(s),Rock Hill School District Three has recently installed computer connections to the Internet in everyschool. This Internet connection provides a powerful access to worldwide information in text and mediaform that, if properly used, can enhance student learning. It can be particularly exciting for studentsbecause it provides a wealth of information resources not readily available through conventional librarymeans.There are many on-going educational projects available on the Internet that are appropriate for K-12students. Many encourage subject area studies or support “virtual field trips” to museums or otherlocations around the world. Much of this information can be immediately printed from the computerscreen for inclusion in student or faculty research projects or papers assigned in class.Unfortunately, the Internet can be misused. There are images, information, and discussions that are notappropriate for K-12 pupils. Our faculty member directly and continuously supervise individuals andclasses of students who are accessing the Internet to ensure that inappropriate content is not seen on thecomputer. This kind of screening is not new; schools have always screened materials for student use toexclude many books, magazines and videos not appropriate in a school setting. However, it is possiblethat a student conducting individual research may disregard teacher’s instructions and actively seek outinappropriate material.We believe that students can be provided opportunities to use the Internet as a research tool withinclearly understood parameters. These conditions are:1. Parents are advised of the rules and give their written permission;2. The student gives written assurances regarding appropriate behaviors while operating theInternet; and,3. The student and parents understand that violations of these assurances will result in disciplinaryaction, and possible loss of Internet privileges in instances of flagrant abuse, i.e., searching forand/or downloading inappropriate material.Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions. Please feel free to contact me if you haveother questions.Sincerely,Principal4949


STUDENT ASSURANCESWhen conducting independent research on the Internet, I will:1. Use the Internet for legitimate educational purposes;2. Send e-mail only at the direction of my teacher or media specialist;3. Not register the name, home address, or telephone number of myself or anyone else in anylocation on the Internet;4. Not attempt to download or save files to the computer hard drive or to a disk without teacherpermission;5. Not search for, download or print any material that violates school handbook codes regardingpossession or display of inappropriate, offensive or vulgar material, or assist any other studentin such activities;6. Not use or attempt to use Telnet, Internet Relay Chats or other interactive exchanges withoutteacher permission;7. Not damage or alter computers, computer systems, or computer networks;8. Not violate copyright laws;9. Not trespass in another’s folders, work, or files.1st Offense2nd OffenseAdministrator will review disciplinary history to determine the appropriateconsequences according to the progression of discipline described in this handbook.Student will lose computer priviledge in addition to disciplinary consquences. Studentsand parents must be aware that the loss of computer usage in certain classes willprevent their successful completion of that class.Photos & Release of Student InformationThe following information is releasable upon request at the directon of the student’s schoolprincipal: the student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, photo, subjects ofstudy, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members ofathletic teams, dates, of attendance (on both annual and daily basis), diplomas and awards received, andthe most previous education agency or institution attended by the student.Any parent or guardian of a student attending Rock Hill Schools who would prefer that any or all ofthe information designated above not be released without the parent’s or guardian’s prior consent mustnotify the Office of the Superintendent (P.O. Drawer 10072, Rock Hill, SC 29731) in writing bySeptember 1, 2009. If such is given, the school attended by the student must be identified.5050


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Sunday28-Mar-2010CHECK YOUR EDLINE ACCOUNTBlk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Student HolidaySaturday3-Apr-2010Friday2-Apr-2010Monday29-Mar-2010TuesdayReport Card30-Mar-2010Wednesday31-Mar-2010Thursday1-Apr-20102009-2010 Student Agenda2009 -10 NHS Student Agenda 3383


Spring Break - CHECK YOUR EDLINE ACCOUNTStudent HolidayStudent HolidayStudent HolidayStudent HolidayStudent HolidaySunday4-Apr-2010Friday9-Apr-2010Thursday8-Apr-2010WednesdaySaturday7-Apr-2010Tuesday10-Apr-20106-Apr-2010Monday5-Apr-2010ACT Administration @ Northwestern2009-2010 Student Agenda2009 -10 NHS Student Agenda 3484


Sunday11-Apr-2010CHECK YOUR EDLINE ACCOUNTMonday12-Apr-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Saturday17-Apr-2010Tuesday13-Apr-2010TROJAN WAYWednesdayThursday14-Apr-201015-Apr-2010Friday16-Apr-20102009-2010 Student Agenda2009 -10 NHS Student Agenda 3585


Sunday18-Apr-2010CHECK YOUR EDLINE ACCOUNTMonday19-Apr-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1HSAP administration, Tutoring, Content Recovery, ATC tours, Job Shadowing, College VisitHSAPTuesday20-Apr-2010Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1HSAP administration, Tutoring, Content Recovery, ATC tours, Job Shadowing, College VisitHSAPWednesdayBlk2Blk3Blk41st Block Class2nd Block ClassBlk1HSAP administration, Tutoring, Content Recovery, ATC tours, Job Shadowing, College VisitBlk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Saturday24-Apr-201021-Apr-2010HSAPThursday22-Apr-2010Friday23-Apr-20102009-2010 Student Agenda2009 -10 NHS Student Agenda 3686


Sunday25-Apr-2010CHECK YOUR EDLINE ACCOUNT5th SAT Registration - Deadline is Apr. 29thJuneBlk1Monday26-Apr-2010Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Tuesday27-Apr-2010Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Wednesday28-Apr-2010Blk2Blk3Blk4ThursdayProgress Reports29-Apr-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Friday30-Apr-2010Blk2Blk3Blk4Saturday1-May-2010SAT Administration @ NorthwesternJUNIOR / SENIOR PROM - 8:00PM TO 12:00 AM IN F-GYM2009-2010 Student Agenda2009 -10 NHS Student Agenda 3787


Sunday2-May-2010CHECK YOUR EDLINE ACCOUNTMonday3-May-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Saturday8-May-2010Tuesday4-May-2010TROJAN WAYWednesdayThursday5-May-20106-May-2010Friday7-May-20102009-2010 Student Agenda2009 -10 NHS Student Agenda 3888


Sunday9-May-2010CHECK YOUR EDLINE ACCOUNTFridayThursdayWednesdayTuesdayMonday14-May-2010 13-May-2010 12-May-2010 11-May-2010 10-May-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Saturday15-May-20102009-2010 Student Agenda2009 -10 NHS Student Agenda 3989


SundayMondayTuesdayTROJAN WAYWednesdayThursday20-May-2010 19-May-2010 18-May-2010 17-May-2010 16-May-2010CHECK YOUR EDLINE ACCOUNTBlk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1SENIOR YEARBOOK SIGNING PARTYFriday21-May-2010Blk2Blk3Blk4SENIOR DAY - LOCATION TBASENIOR DAY - LOCATION TBASENIOR DAY - LOCATION TBASaturday22-May-20102009-2010 Student Agenda2009 -10 NHS Student Agenda 4090


SundayMonday23-May-201024-May-2010CHECK YOUR EDLINE ACCOUNTBlk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Tuesday25-May-2010Blk2Blk3Blk4SENIOR EXAM - CLEAR FINES/FEESSENIOR EXAM - CLEAR FINES/FEESBlk1SENIOR EXAM - CLEAR FINES/FEESWednesdayBlk2Blk3SENIOR EXAM - Seniors dismissed @ 11:43 (CLEAR FINES/FEES)Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1NHS AWARDS DAY PROGRAMBlk2Blk3NHS AWARDS DAY PROGRAMBlk4Saturday29-May-201026-May-2010Thursday27-May-2010Friday28-May-20102009-2010 Student Agenda2009 -10 NHS Student Agenda 4191


Sunday30-May-2010CHECK YOUR EDLINE ACCOUNTStudent HolidayTuesday1-Jun-2010Monday31-May-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1UNDERCLASS EXAM - 1ST BLOCKWednesday2-Jun-2010Blk2Blk3Blk4UNDERCLASS EXAM - 2ND BLOCKSTUDENTS DISMISSED @ 11:43 (NO LUNCH SERVED)-BOOKROOM OPEN FOR RETURNSCLEAN OUT LOCKERSEND OF 9 WEEKSThursday3-Jun-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4UNDERCLASS EXAM - 3RD BLOCKUNDERCLASS EXAM - 4TH BLOCKSTUDENTS DISMISSED @ 11:43 (NO LUNCH SERVED)-BOOKROOM OPEN FOR RETURNSCLEAN OUT LOCKERSFriday4-Jun-2010GRADUATION EXERCISE PRACTICE @ NORTHWESTERN - 9:00AMSENIORS MUST BE PRESENT INORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION EXERCISE)(ALLSaturday5-Jun-2010GRADUATION EXERCISE @ WINTHROP - 2:00PM (Report Cards mailed week of June 7th)2009-2010 Student Agenda2009 -10 NHS Student Agenda 4292


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