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NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL EMERGENCY FORM*This form must be completed (both sides) and turned into your1st block teacher by Wednesday, September 1, 2010.Student Name _______________________________________________________ Grade______(Last) (First) (Middle)Student’s Address____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Phone ________________________________(City) (Zip) Listed UnlistedDate of Birth ________________________ Sex: M FRace: 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 immediate observation or treatment isurgent in the judgment of the school authorities, do you authorize and direct the school authorities to send the child (properly accompanied) to thehospital 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 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._ I verify that I have read the Northwestern policy on student disciplinary actions on eligibility forextra-curricular activities and that I will adhere to all requirements so that I may participate inathletic 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._ I give permission for my student’s digital or photographic image to be included in the school.website, school publications, brochures, and school produced in-house closed circuit televisionprograms._ I understand that my participation in any violation of the Internet Student Assurances published.in this handbook will result in disciplinary action and possible loss of access privileges to theInternet._ I give my permission for my student to conduct independent research on the Internet under thecondition published in this handbook. I have also read and will support the Internet AcceptableUse Guidelines.Student’s Full Name Printed ____________________________Grade ___________Student’s Signature ___________________________________ Date ___________Parent/Guardian’s Signature ____________________________ Date ___________22


TABLE OF CONTENTSTABLE OF CONTENTS*Denotes new new information has been has been included includedAcademic Assistance ........................................................................................................................................17Academic Patches, Letters, Bars...................................................................................................................... 18Alcohol and or Drugs/Drug Dog .................................................................................................................41-42Alma Mater/Pledge of Allegiance.....................................................................................................................10Announcements.................................................................................................................................................21Arrival at School ...............................................................................................................................................20Assemblies ........................................................................................................................................................21Athletics/Athletic Eligibility/Athletic Physical Insurance............................................................................30-33Attendance Guidelines ......................................................................................................................................34Belief Statements ................................................................................................................................................8Bell Schedule ......................................................................................................................................................5Beta Club............................................................................................................................................................18Block Scheduling ..............................................................................................................................................14Campus Map .......................................................................................................................................................6Care of School Buildings and Grounds..............................................................................................................20Change of Class.................................................................................................................................................22Cheating Policy..................................................................................................................................................38Class Rings........................................................................................................................................................24Classroom Courtesies/Expectations .................................................................................................................21Code of Dress...............................................................................................................................................26-27Complaints and Grievances...............................................................................................................................47Counseling Program..........................................................................................................................................11Course Selection................................................................................................................................................17Diplomas and Certificates .................................................................................................................................16Discipline Policy ..........................................................................................................................................36-38Early Dismissal/Late Arrival Permission Procedures .....................................................................................35Electronic Devices/Pagers .................................................................................................................................39Elevator Use ......................................................................................................................................................23Emergency Drills .............................................................................................................................................. 21Emergency Information Form..............................................................................................................................1Entrance to Buildings.........................................................................................................................................21Exam Policy ......................................................................................................................................................17Excessive Noise ................................................................................................................................................22Familiarities.......................................................................................................................................................26Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.........................................................................................46Fees/Textbook Fines ......................................................................................................................................... 24Friends of Northwestern ....................................................................................................................................18Gifts and Parties ................................................................................................................................................25Gifted and Talented ...........................................................................................................................................11Graduation-Commencement Exercises..............................................................................................................18Bullying/Harassment/Intimidation.....................................................................................................................42Hall Passes ...................................................................................................................................................93-96Health Room .....................................................................................................................................................23Holding Offices .................................................................................................................................................28Homebound Instruction .....................................................................................................................................17Honor Code........................................................................................................................................................10Honor Rolls........................................................................................................................................................183


Inclement Weather ............................................................................................................................................21Initiations (Hazing) ...........................................................................................................................................26Internships..........................................................................................................................................................17Insurance............................................................................................................................................................24Job Shadowing...................................................................................................................................................17Junior Marshals..................................................................................................................................................19Junior/Senior Prom............................................................................................................................................25Leaving Class for Other Areas...........................................................................................................................21Lockers ............................................................................................................................................................. 22Lock Out Policy ............................................................................................................................................... 10Lost and Found .................................................................................................................................................25Lunch ................................................................................................................................................................22Making Up Missed Assignments.......................................................................................................................16Media Center ....................................................................................................................................................25Medications ......................................................................................................................................................23Mission Statement/School Renewal Plan Goals.................................................................................................8National Honor Society ..............................................................................................................................19-20News Media .....................................................................................................................................................24Parent Organizations.........................................................................................................................................30Parent/Student Internet, Assurances............................................................................................................49-50Parent/Student Notification Page........................................................................................................................2Possession / Use of Tobacco Products .............................................................................................................41Promotion and Retention .................................................................................................................................15Quality Points ..................................................................................................................................................12Release of Student Directory Information........................................................................................................46Requirements for State High School Diploma ...........................................................................................15-16Retaking a Course.............................................................................................................................................17Scholarships .....................................................................................................................................................11School Bus Regulations...............................................................................................................................45-46School Calendar...........................................................................................................................................51-92Standardized Testing Dates...............................................................................................................................14Student Clubs and Organizations ................................................................................................................29-30Student Council & Student Council Officers ...................................................................................................28Student Disciplinary Actions on Eligibility for Extra-Curricular Activities................................................47-48Student Parking ...........................................................................................................................................40-41Student ID Cards...............................................................................................................................................10Supervision of Students...............................................................................................................................36-37Suspensions/Expulsions .............................................................................................................................42-44Tardies..............................................................................................................................................................35Telephone Privileges........................................................................................................................................23Transcripts........................................................................................................................................................11Trips .................................................................................................................................................................38Uniform Grading Policy..............................................................................................................................12-13Visitors.............................................................................................................................................................23Withdrawal/Transfer from Northwestern.........................................................................................................174


NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOLBELL SCHEDULERegular Bell Schedule Trojan Way - Dates Delayed Start / Staff Dev. - Day DatesSemester #1 Semester#2Semester #1ENTER BUILDING 8:20 1-Sep 9-Feb22-Sep15-Sep 23-Feb27-OctTARDY warning 8:26 6-Oct 17-Nov1ST BLOCK 8:28 10:03 (95 mins) 13-Oct3-NovTARDY warning 10:08 1-Dec2ND BLOCK 10:10 11:43 (93 mins) 15-Dec19-Jan1ST LUNCHLUNCH #1 11:43 12:20 (37 mins)3RD BLOCK 12:22 1:55 (93 mins) ENTER BUILDING 8:202ND LUNCHLUNCH as students arrive to schoolTARDY warning 8:26 SCHOOL LUNCH 10:00 10:50 (40 mins)TARDY warning 11:48 1ST BLOCK 8:28 9:53 (85 mins)1ST HALF 11:50 12:37 (47 mins) ENTER BUILDING 10:50LUNCH #2 12:37 1:07 (30 mins) TARDY warning 9:582ND HALF 1:09 1:55 (46 mins) 2ND BLOCK 10:00 11:23 (83 mins) TARDY warning 10:541ST BLOCK 10:56 11:56 (60 mins)3RD LUNCHTARDY warning 11:28TARDY warning 11:48 Trojan Way 11:30 12:03 (33 mins) TARDY warning 12:003RD BLOCK 11:50 1:23 (93 mins) 2ND BLOCK 12:02 1:02 (60 mins)LUNCH #3 1:23 1:55 (32 mins)1ST LUNCHLUNCH #1 12:03 12:40 (37 mins) Ext.Break/ATC Travel 1:02 1:27 (25 mins)TARDY warning 2:00 3RD BLOCK 12:42 2:05 (83 mins)4TH BLOCK 2:02 3:37 (95 mins) TARDY warning 1:292ND LUNCH3RD BLOCK 1:31 2:31 (60 mins)SENIOR BELL 3:32 TARDY warning 12:081ST HALF 12:10 12:52 (42 mins) TARDY warning 2:35LUNCH #2 12:52 1:22 (30 mins) 4TH BLOCK 2:37 3:37 (60 mins)2ND HALF 1:24 2:05 (41 mins)SENIOR BELL 3:322010 -2011Northwestern High SchoolBell Schedule3RD LUNCHTARDY warning 12:083RD BLOCK 12:10 1:33 (83 mins)LUNCH #3 1:33 2:05 (32 mins)TARDY warning 2:104TH BLOCK 2:12 3:37 (85 mins)SENIOR BELL 3:329-Mar23-Mar6-Apr27-Apr11-MaySemester#226-Jan16-Feb16-MarTrojan Way - Bell Schedule Delayed Start / Staff Dev. Day - Bell ScheduleSTAFF DEV. 8:10 10:10 (120mins)On scheduled delayed start days, studentsarriving on campus before the10:54 AM bell willbe able to take advantage of on campus tutoring,study skills / homework assistance, keyboardinglab, and content recovery (test retake). Upon earlyarrival, students should report to room A-105 foracademic assistance.5


NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOLNORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL2503 West Main Street, Rock Hill, South Carolina 297322503 West Main Street, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732Website Address: www.edline.net/pages/Northwestern_HSWebsite Address: www.edline.net/pages/Northwestern_HSSchool Phone: 981-1200 • Attendance Office: 981-1233AthleticSchoolDepartment:Phone: 981-1200981-1989• Attendance• Transportation:Office: 981-1233980-2022AthleticSchoolDepartment:Incident981-1989Report•Hotline:Transportation:981-1210980-2022School Incident Report Hotline: 981-1210James Blake, II, PrincipalJames Blake, II, PrincipalOzzie Ahl, II, Assistant PrincipalOzzieConnieAhl,Grant,II, AssistantAssistantPrincipalPrincipalConnie Grant, AssistantProgramPrincipalCoordinators:Program Coordinators:Jason Johns, Assistant PrincipalJason Johns, Assistant PrincipalMartha McLeod, Assistant PrincipalMarthaWilliamMcLeod,Warren,AssistantAthletic DirectorPrincipalDawn PursleyWilliamand HeatherWarren,AndrusAthletic DirectorDawn Pursley and Heather AndrusBus loading/unloadingBus loading/unloadingA BuildingA Main Building Administrative OfficeMain Administrative Principal OfficePrincipal Assistant PrincipalsAssistant Guidance PrincipalsAttendance Guidance Office/Media CenterAttendance Business; English; Office/Media Social Studies; Center Special ServicesBusiness; English; Social Studies; Special ServicesB BuildingB Gymnasium BuildingGymnasiumC BuildingC Cafeteria BuildingCafeteria Family and Consumer Sciences; Science;Family Special and Services Consumer Sciences; Science;Special ServicesD BuildingD BuildingD Auditorium BuildingD BuildingAuditorium Computer Lab; Instrumental MusicComputer Art; Drama; Lab; Math; Instrumental Project Lead Music the WayArt; Drama; Math; Project Lead the WayE BuildingE Administrative Building OfficeAdministrative Assistant Office Principal of InstructionAssistant Program CoordinatorsPrincipal of InstructionProgram Chorus; Coordinators Driver’s Ed; Foreign Language;Chorus; Math; Science; Driver’s Test Ed; Coordinator Foreign Language;Math; Science; Test CoordinatorF BuildingF Gymnasium BuildingGymnasium776


Dear Student/Parent:INTRODUCTIONOn 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, anda demonstration of humility that comes from an understanding that no one achieves without thehelp of others 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 regulationshave been established to promote a safe and orderly environment, which is conducive to studentlearning. Students and parents should familiarize themselves with this handbook. Students andparents should seek advice or help from a teacher or administrator whenever they encounter asituation not covered in this handbook.Northwestern High School wants to prepare students to be successful in a global economy thatis becoming increasingly more competitive. Our staff is dedicated to helping our students totransition smoothly from high school to becoming productive, skilled employees, who are able tocontinue lifelong learning. With that in mind we require our students to be on time, dressappropriately, and apply themselves in the classroom. The citizens of Rock Hill have investedheavily in some of the finest educational facilities available anywhere in the country. At NHS,students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators are partners in the educational experience. Wehope that each of our students and parents will become an active participant in the process. If wecan 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 thishandbook. Signing the forms verifies the receipt of a student handbook, the receipt of the school’sInternet access policy, and an awareness of student responsibilities for participation inextracurricular activities and athletics. The forms should be returned to the student’s first blockteacher by the end of the first week of school.Sincerely,James Blake, IIPrincipal87


NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOLMISSION STATEMENTWorking together with the student, the parent, and the community, Northwestern High School willestablish a strong foundation for lifelong learning by nurturing, challenging, and guiding allstudents toward their maximum academic, vocational, artistic, physical, social, and emotionalpotential.NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOLBELIEF STATEMENTSOur Staff Believes:• 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 all culturalbackgrounds.• 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.98


HIGH SCHOOLS THAT WORKNCLB/SC HIGH SCHOOL REFORM INITIATIVEKEY PRACTICESHSTW has identified a set of Key Practices that impact student achievement. Following are theHSTW Key Practices that provide direction and meaning to comprehensive school improvementand student learning:High expectations — Motivate more students to meet high expectations by integrating highexpectations into classroom practices and giving students frequent feedback.Program of study — Require each student to complete an upgraded academic core and anacademic concentration.Academic studies — Teach more students the essential concepts of the college preparatorycurriculum by encouraging them to apply academic content and skills to real world problems andprojects.Career/technical studies — Provide more students access to intellectually challengingcareer/technical studies in high-demand fields that emphasize the higher level mathematics,science, literacy and problem-solving skills needed in the workplace and in further education.Work based learning — Enable students and their parents to choose from programs that integratechallenging high school studies and work-based learning and are planned by educators, employersand students.Teachers working together — Provide teams of teachers from several disciplines the time andsupport to work together to help students succeed in challenging academic and career/technicalstudies. Integrate reading, writing and speaking as strategies for learning into all parts of thecurriculum and integrate mathematics into science and career/technical classrooms.Students actively engaged — Engage students in academic and career/technical classrooms inrigorous and challenging proficient-level assignments using research based instructional strategiesand technology.Guidance — Involve students and their parents in a guidance and advisement system thatdevelops positive relationships and ensures completion of an accelerated program of study with anacademic or career/technical concentration. Provide each student with the same mentor throughouthigh school to assist with setting goals, selecting courses, reviewing the student's progress andsuggesting 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 program evaluation data tocontinuously improve school culture, organization, management, curriculum and instruction toadvance student learning.109


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 ownassignments, whether graded or ungraded, and neither giving nor accepting help in a testingsituation. Because I am a citizen and future leader of this country, it is important for me to developa sense of pride in my own accomplishments and an awareness that I am ultimately responsible formy actions at all times.STUDENT IDENTIFICATION (I.D.) CARDSFor the purpose of campus safety, all individuals on campus must visibly wear an ID. Students arerequired to wear ID’s on their upper torso so that they are visible at all times. All students need tohave a card for identification purposes, for attendance purposes, entering and exiting theclassroom, the cafeteria lunch services, for the use of the library, the computer labs, all officeservices, and participation in events such as the junior-senior prom. First-time students to NHS, aswell as upperclassmen who have lost or damaged ID cards must have new ones made. There is nocharge for students being issued a card for the first time. (Replacement cards cost $5.00). Studentsmay purchase up to 5 temporary ID’s. After the purchase of the 5 th temporary ID, a student will besubject to disciplinary consequences as their refusal to wear their ID card is defiance.LOCK-OUT POLICYIn order to minimize classroom disruptions and ensure student safety, no one will not be allowed toenter the classroom without a visible, school/district issued ID. Students reporting to class without11an ID will be required to report to the Attendance Office to purchase either an permanent ortemporary ID. This action does not exempt students from tardiness. Note: Please see informationconcerning the tardy policy.10SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM


concerning the tardy policy.SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAMCOUNSELORS FOR NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL ARE:SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAMGRADES 9-12Mrs. Sherrie Beaver COUNSELORS FOR NORTHWESTERN HIGH A-Ca SCHOOL ARE:Mrs. BybeeGRADES Lo-PaGRADES 9-12 9-12Ms. Mrs. Bridget Sherrie Sherrie Elmore-Career Beaver Beavers CounselorCe-Ga A-Ca A-CaMrs Mrs. Rena BridgetBybee Hill, Department Elmore Chair T-Z Ce-GaBobby PageLo-PaGe-LlMr. Ms. Bobby Bridget Sharon Page Elmore-Career Bybee CounselorGe-Ll Ce-Ga Lo-PaMs. Mrs Angela AngelaRena Hill, Williams WilliamsDepartment Chair Pe-S Pe-ST-ZRena Hill-Department ChairT-ZMr. Bobby PageGe-LlStudents are very fortunate to have qualified counselors at Northwestern High School. Eachstudent Ms. Angela has a Williams counselor to serve that particular student in many ways Pe-S through individual and groupcounseling. Most of our counselors' time is spent in the areas of personal, vocational, andeducational Students counseling. are very fortunate Career counseling to have qualified and college counselors selection at advice Northwestern is available. High Many School. college Eachand student technical has a school counselor catalogs, to serve career that brochures, particular student and military in many information ways through are available. individual In and addition, groupthe counseling. counselors Most conduct of our group counselors' counseling time activities is spent in in the the classroom. areas of personal, All matters vocational, concerning andregistration, educational course counseling. selection, Career grades, counseling scholarship and college applications, selection credits, advice graduation, is available. and Many counseling collegeare and processed technical through school catalogs, this office. career brochures, and military information are available. In addition,the Students counselors may conduct be counseled group on counseling personal or activities curriculum in the matters classroom. by contacting All matters their counselor. concerningStudents registration, should course make selection, appointments grades, scholarship in advance. applications, Waiting for credits, a conference graduation, that and has counseling not beenarranged are processed in advance through will this not office. be an excuse for missing a class. To make an appointment withhis/her Students counselor, may a be student counseled should on obtain personal a referral or curriculum form from matters a teacher by contacting or the counseling their counselor. office,complete Students the should form, make and appointments return the form in to advance. the teacher Waiting or counseling for a conference office. The that counselor has not will beennotify arranged the student in advance of the will appointment not be an as excuse soon as for possible. missing a class. To make an appointment withSchedules his/her counselor, will be mailed a student to students should obtain late a summer. referral form Students from should a teacher pick or up the a new counseling schedule office, andfollow complete it when the form, they report and return to classes the at form the TRANSCRIPTSbeginning to the teacher of the or school counseling year. office. The counselor willnotify the student of the appointment as soon as possible.Each student will be provided an updated TRANSCRIPTStranscript which will be placed in the advisory folderat Schedules the end of will each be semester. mailed to students Students in who late are summer. graduating, Students will should receive pick six up (6) a official new schedule transcripts andfor follow Eachtheir it personalstudent when they willuse. report beAdditionalprovided to classes copiesan updated the will beginning transcriptavailable of which the for school $2.00will beper year. placedcopy in-statein the advisoryand $5 out-ofstate.folderat theTranscriptsend of eachrequiredsemester.dueStudentsto Northwestern'swho are graduating,recommendingwill receiveof studentssix (6)forofficialhonorstranscriptsor awardswillfor theirbe providedpersonalatuse.no charge.Additional copies will be available for $2.00 per copy in-state and $5 out-ofstate.Transcripts required due to Northwestern's recommending of students for honors or awardswill be provided at no charge.12GIFTED/TALENTED ACADEMICSStudents identified as GIFTED/TALENTED academically gifted/talented 12 ACADEMICSare served through participation in thecollege preparatory International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement classes in the areas ofadvancedStudentsmath,identifiedlanguageas academicallyarts, science,gifted/talentedsocial studies,areforeignservedlanguage,throughmusicparticipationand computersin the(ITGS).college preparatoryAlthoughInternationaladmission intoBaccalaureatethese classesand Advancedis self-selecting,Placementstudentsclasses inqualifyingthe areasasofgifted/talentedadvanced math,onlanguagethe Southarts,Carolinascience,StatesocialDepartmentstudies,offoreignEducationlanguage,guidelinesmusicareandencouragedcomputerstoparticipate(ITGS). Althoughin these academicallyadmission intoadvancedtheseclassesclassesin gradesis self-selecting,6-10. At gradestudents11, thesequalifyingstudents areasencouragedgifted/talentedtoonapplytheforSouthadmissionCarolinaintoStatetheDepartmentInternationalof EducationBaccalaureateguidelinesProgramare encouragedand to worktotowardparticipatetheinInternationalthese academicallyBaccalaureateadvancedDiploma.classes inStudentsgrades 6-10.not selectingAt gradethe11, thesefull Internationalstudents areBaccalaureateencouraged toDiplomaapply forprogramadmissionareintoencouragedthe Internationalto participateBaccalaureatein AdvancedProgramPlacementand toand/orworkselectedtoward theInternationalInternationalBaccalaureateBaccalaureatecoursesDiploma.in gradesStudents11 and 12.not selecting the full InternationalBaccalaureate Diploma program are encouraged to participate in Advanced Placement and/orselected International Baccalaureate courses SCHOLARSHIPSin grades 11 and 12.A number of scholarships are awarded SCHOLARSHIPSto deserving seniors each year. Information on scholarshipsand financial aid is announced and available to all seniors. Interested students should be alert toannouncements,A number of scholarshipsthe scholarshipare awardednewsletter,to deservingposted flyers,seniorsandeachfinancialyear. Informationaid workshops.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.QUALITY POINTS FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT/IB11QUALITY All students POINTS at NHS follow FOR ADVANCED the State Uniform PLACEMENT/IBGrading Policy. This grading scale awardsquality points based on the percent (%) grade earned and the type of course taken. The full scalealongAllwithstudentsotheratimportantNHS followaspectstheofStatethe policyUniformareGradinggiven below.Policy.EarningThis gradingthe fullscaleextraawardsquality


A 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.QUALITY POINTS FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT/IBQUALITY POINTS FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT/IBAll All students students at at NHS NHS follow the State Uniform Uniform Grading Grading Policy. Policy. This grading This grading scale awards scale quality awardsqualitypointspointsbasedbasedon theonpercentthe percent(%) grade(%)earnedgradeandearnedthe typeandofthecoursetype oftaken.courseThetaken.full scaleThealongfullwithscaleother important aspects of the policy are given below. Earning the full extra quality point for IB/APalong with other important aspects of the policy are given below. Earning the full extra qualitycourses is contingent upon taking the International/National exams for these courses.point for IB/AP courses is contingent upon taking the International/National exams for thesecourses. Uniform Grading Policy for Rock Hill School District ThreeUniform Regulation Grading IKA-R Policy for Rock Hill School District ThreeRegulation In 1999, IKA-R 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 studentsIn 1999, the South Carolina General Assembly and the South Carolina State Board of Educationenrolled in 8th grade and above Carengie credit courses.adopted a new grading scale for high schools. The uniform grading policy applies to all studentsenrolled 1. in Course 8th grade grades and on above report Carnegie cards andcredit transcripts courses. in Rock Hill School District #3 high schools will1. Course be numeric. grades No on Carnegie report courses cards and will transcripts carry letter in grades Rock (A, Hill B, School C, D, F), District Pass/Fail, #3 high orschoolsSatisfactory/Unsatisfactory.will be numeric. No Carnegie courses will carry letter grades (A, B, C, D, F),Pass/Fail, or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.2. A student’s grade-point average and rank in class will be figured from a grade-point conversion2. A table. student’s The conversion grade-point tableaverage assigns “quality and rank points” class to each will numeric be figured grade from depending a grade-point on theconversion grade earnedtable. and the The category conversion of weight table assigned assigns to“quality the course points” taken. to College each numeric Prep and Tech gradedepending Prep courseson earnthe thegrade baseearned weightand of onethe qualitycategory point.of weight Honorsassigned and dual creditto the coursescourse earntaken.aone-half quality point more, and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate coursesCollege Prep and Tech Prep courses earn the base weight of one quality point. Honorsearn a full quality point more than the base weight. Earning the specified quality points inand IB/AP dual courses credit are courses contingent earn upon a one-half taking13the quality International/National point more, and exams Advanced for these Placement courses. andInternational Baccalaureate courses earn a full quality point more than the base weight.3. Earning The formula the for specified figuring quality Grade Point points Ratios in (GPR) IB/AP is: courses are contingent upon taking theInternational/National exams for these courses.3. The GPR formula = (Quality for points figuring x Carnegie Grade units Point earned) Ratios divided (GPR) by is:(Carnegie units attempted)GPR = (Quality points x Carnegie units earned) divided by (Carnegie units attempted)4. Students who withdraw from from a a course course without without administrative administrative recommendation recommendation after five after class fiveclass days shall days beshall assigned be assigned a grade ofa 61 grade and 0of quality 61 and points. 0 quality The grade points. will be The calculated grade will in the becalculated student’s overall in the grade student’s point ratio overall and grade remains point on the ratio student’s and remains transcripton throughout the student’shightranscript school. throughout high school.5. 5. Students Students who who receive receive an an F/A F/A (Failure (Failure due to due Attendance) to Attendance) in a course in a shall course be shall assistned be assigned a grade ofagrade 61 andof 0 quality 61 and points. 0 quality Thepoints grade will The begrade calculated will be intocalculated the student’s into overall the student’s grade point overallratiograde and remains point on ratio the and student’s remains transcript the student’s throughout on high the school. student’s transcript throughout highschool. The original grade earned and the grade earned when the course is retaken will6. be If afigured student earns into the a a numeric overall grade ofpoint 76 andratio, belowand in aremain course, the on course the student’s may be retaken transcriptnothroughout later than thehigh summer school. following The ability the next to academic retake a year. course Both during the original the same grade academic earned and year theisbased grade earnedon space whenavailability the course isin retakenthe class, will beextenuating figured into thecircumstances, overall grade pointand ratio,must andbeapproved remain onby thethe student’sadministration.transcript throughout high school. The ability to retake a course duringthe same academic year is based on space availability in the class, extenuating circumstances,6. Carnegie and must be unit approved courses bytaken the administration. prior to the ninth grade should be retaken in the ninth gradeif the student earned a numeric grade lower than an 85. Students earning below an 857. may Carnegie request unit a courses waiver taken if extenuating prior to the circumstances ninth grade should apply. be retaken Unless inretaken the ninthin grade 9th grade,if thethe studentgrade earnedearned a numericin middle gradeschool lowerwill thanbe ancalculated 85. Studentsin earningthe student’s below anoverall 85 maygrade requestpointaratio waiverand ifremains extenuatingon the circumstancesstudent’s transcript apply. Unlessthroughout retakenhigh in 9thschool.grade, the grade earned inmiddle school will be calculated in the student’s overall grade point ratio and remains on the7. If student’s a student transcript transfers throughout from another high school. high school with letter grades, the letter grades willbe converted to numeric grades on the following scale:8. If a student transfers from another high school with letter grades, the letter grades will beconverted to numeric grades A= on93 theB=85 following C=77 scale: D=70 F=61A = 93 B = 85 C = 77 12 D = 70 F = 61STANDARDIZED TESTING DATESGrade Point Conversion ChartNorthwestern personnel administer many academic achievement tests during the school year.Information and applications South for tests Carolina such Uniform as the 12 ACT, Grading PSAT, Scale and Conversions SAT are available through theCounseling Numerical Office.Letter AP/IB/Average Grade College Prep Honors Dual Credit100 A 4.875 5.375 5.875


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


7. If a student transfers from another high school with letter grades, the letter grades willbe converted to numeric grades on the following scale:A= 93 B=85 C=77 D=70 F=61STANDARDIZED TESTING DATESNorthwestern personnel administer many academic achievement tests during the school year.Information and applications 2010 for tests - 2011 such as TEST the ACT, PSAT, DATESand SAT are available through theCounseling Office.TEST DATE TEST REGULARLATETEST DATE TEST REGULARLATEREGISTRATION REGISTRATION2010 - 2011 TEST REGISTRATION DATES REGISTRATIONDEADLINEDEADLINEDEADLINEDEADLINETEST DATE TEST REGULARLATESeptember 11 ACT August 6 August 7-20September 11 ACT REGISTRATIONAugust REGISTRATIONAugust 7-20October 9October SATSAT DEADLINE September 10September 10 DEADLINE September 24September 24OctoberOctober September 19-2119-21 11 HSAPHSAP ACT August Not ApplicableNot Applicable 6 August Not ApplicableNot Applicable 7-20October 2323 9 ACTACT SAT SeptemberSeptember 10 1717 SeptemberSeptember 24 18-Oct. 118-Oct. NovemberNovember October 19-21 6 SATSAT HSAP 14 Not OctoberOctober Applicable 8 Not OctoberOctober Applicable 1414DecemberDecember October 234 SATSAT ACT September November 5November 17 September NovemberNovember 18-Oct. 1212 1DecemberDecember November 11116 ACTACT SAT October NovemberNovember 8 5 October NovemberNovember 14 6-196-19JanuaryJanuary December 2222 4 SAT November DecemberDecember 523 November DecemberDecember 12 2929FebruaryFebruary December 121211 ACT November January 7January 5 November January 8-21January 8-21 6-19MarchMarch January 121222 SAT December February 11February 11 23 December February 17February 17 29AprilApril February 9 12 ACT January March 4March 7 January March 5-18March 5-18 8-21AprilApril March 12-1412-14 HSAPHSAP SAT February Not ApplicableNot Applicable 11 February Not ApplicableNot Applicable 17MayMay April 7 9 SATSAT ACT March April 8April 4 March April 14April 14 5-18JuneJune April 4 12-14 SATSAT HSAP Not MayMay Applicable 6 Not MayMay Applicable 1212JuneJune May 1111 7 ACTACT SAT April May 6May 8 April MayMay 14 7-207-20June 4 SAT May 6 May 12June 11 ACT May 6 May 7-20BLOCKBLOCKSCHEDULINGSCHEDULINGNorthwestern High School operates on a semester block or four-by-four (4 X 4) schedule. InNorthwestern High School operates on semester block or four-by-four (4 4) schedule. Inthis format, students are responsible for only 4 subjects per semester.this format, students are responsible for only subjects per semester.BLOCK Students SCHEDULINGare encouraged to take advantage of as many course offerings at Northwestern asStudents are encouraged to take advantage of as many course offerings at Northwestern aspossible.possible. Northwestern There is noThere is no High substitutesubstitute School forfor operates a well-rounded well-rounded on a semester education.education. block Such or Such four-by-four participationparticipation (4 X allowsallows 4) schedule. the studentthe student Inthethe this opportunityopportunity format, students to findto find are areasareas responsible of strengthof strength for only andand 4 subjects areas ofareas of per interest.interest. semester. This knowledge is beneficial forThis knowledge is beneficial fordecisions involving college selection, work experiences and future career paths. The counselors atdecisions involving college selection, work experiences and future career paths. The counselors atNorthwestern Students will are encouraged be happy to to assist take students advantage in of maximizing as many course their opportunities offerings at Northwestern NHS. Students asplanning possible. to There graduate is no early substitute MUST for notify a well-rounded the counselors education. PRIOR Such to the participation spring semester allows of the their student yearof the graduation. opportunity to find areas of strength and areas of interest. This knowledge is beneficial fordecisions involving college selection, work experiences 1515 and future career paths. The counselors atPROMOTION AND RETENTIONNorthwestern follows a promotion system based upon earned credits. This system gives students andparents a more realistic assessment of the student’s 15 14 progress toward earning a state high school diploma.The requirements meet the minimum state defined level and are as follow


Northwestern 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.PROMOTION AND RETENTIONNorthwestern follows a promotion system based upon earned credits. This system gives students andparents a more realistic assessment of the student’s progress toward earning a state high school diploma.The requirements meet the minimum state defined level and are as followSophomore4credits1 English1 math1 science and/or1 social studies1 elective in a program of studyJunior10 credits2 English2 math1 science1 social studies4 electives in a program of studySenior16 credits3 English3 math2 science2 social studies6 electives in a program of studyStudents that fail required classes are strongly encouraged to retake them in credit recovery programsprovided in order to stay on track for promotion and graduation. Contact your counselor for completeinformation.REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAIn grades 9-12 and in accelerated courses in the 8th grade, students earn one Carnegie unit foreach one block course successfully completed. Courses such as Health and Driver’s Ed. are nineweeks courses. Students must complete both of the courses in the “set” they select. Completionwill earn one full credit. In order to receive a state high school diploma, a student must attend thedistrict district school school issuing issuing the the diploma for for at at least least the the semester semester immediately immediately preceding preceding graduation graduation(except in in the case of a bona fide change of residence where the the sending school will will not not grant grant the thediploma) and have earned a minimum of 24 Carnegie16units which are distributed as as follows:In addition to the credit requirements for graduation, students must pass the HSAP exams. Languagearts and mathematics are the current testing areas. Students take these exams for the first time in in the springof their second year in high school. Students who do not pass on their first attempt, or subsequent attempts,will be placed in a remediation class and will be given additional opportunities at Northwestern to to take thetests to meet this graduation requirement. Students who fail to pass any one of the areas tested prior to theirgraduation date will receive a South Carolina High School Certificate. After graduation students may takethe exams they need to complete their diploma requirements through Adult Education.Language Arts .........4 Carnegie UnitsU.S. History...............1 Carnegie Unit(must include study of Constitution)Economics..............1/2 Carnegie Unit15


arts and mathematics are the current testing areas. Students take these exams for the first time in the springof their second year in high school. Students who do not pass Economics..............1/2 their first attempt, Carnegie or subsequent Unit attempts,will be placed in a remediation class and will be given additional Government............1/2 opportunities at Northwestern Carnegie Unit to take thetests to meet this graduation requirement. Students who fail to pass any one of the areas tested prior to theirgraduation date will receive a South Carolina High School Certificate. Other Social After Studies..1 graduation Carnegie students Unit may takethe exams they need to complete their diploma requirements through Mathematics Adult .......... Education. 4 Carnegie UnitsLanguage Arts .........4 Carnegie UnitsScience.........................3 Carnegie UnitsU.S. History...............1 Carnegie UnitPhysical Education........1 Carnegie Unit(must include study of Constitution)Health Combination ......1 Carnegie UnitEconomics..............1/2 Carnegie UnitComputer Science .........1 Carnegie UnitGovernment............1/2 Carnegie UnitElectives ......................8 Carnegie UnitsOther Social Studies..1 Carnegie UnitTOTAL .........................24 Carnegie UnitsMathematics .......... 4 Carnegie UnitsThe graduatingScience.........................3class of 2011 andCarnegiebeyondUnitsmust declare a major with the program of study. In addition to theThe credit Physicalgraduating requirements Education........1class for of graduation, 2011 andCarnegiebeyond students Unitmust must declare pass the HSAP major exams. with the Language program arts of study. and mathematics In addition are to thecredit current requirements testing areas. for Students graduation, will students take these must exams pass for the the HSAP first exams. time in Language the spring arts of their and mathematics second year in are high theHealth Combination ......1 Carnegie Unitschool. current testing Students areas. who Students do not pass will on take their these first exams attempt, for or the subsequent first time in attempts, the spring will of be their placed second in a year remediation in highschool. class Computer and Students will Science be who given do .........1 not additional pass Carnegie on opportunities their Unit first attempt, Northwestern subsequent to attempts, take the will tests be to placed meet in this remediation graduationclass and will be given additional opportunities at Northwestern to take tests to meet this graduationrequirement. Students that fail to pass any one of the areas tested prior to their graduation date will receive arequirement. Electives Students ......................8 that fail Carnegie to pass any Units one of the areas tested prior to their graduation date will receive South Carolina High School Certificate. After graduation students may take the exams they need to completeSouth TOTAL Carolina .........................24 High School Certificate. Carnegie Units After graduation students may take the exams they need to completetheir diploma requirements through Adult Education.their diploma requirements through Adult Education.DIPLOMAS ANDDIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATESCERTIFICATESStudents are eligible for 2 types of State credentials (certificate, SC diploma) and one localendorsementStudents are(GoldeligibleSeal) uponfor completiontypes of Stateof theircredentialscourse of study(certificate,at Northwestern.SC diploma)Beginningand onewithlocaltheendorsement Class of 2007,(GoldstudentsSeal)withuponacompletiondisability underof theirIDEAcourseareofablestudyto earnat Northwestern.the OccupationalBeginningDiploma.withThistheClass is notofa state2007,diploma.studentsItwithis locally disabilityawardedunderandIDEAis designedare abletotoprovideearn thestudentsOccupationalwith disabilitiesDiploma.proofThisis ofnottheir stateemployabilitydiploma.skills.It is locallyThe typesawardedandandtheirisbasicdesignedexplanationto providearestudentslisted below.with disabilitiesStudents shouldproofof contacttheirtheiremployabilityguidance counselorskills. Thefortypesdetailedandinformation.their basic explanation are listed below. Students shouldcontact their guidance counselor for detailed information.Certificate:Certificate:Completion of all requirements of an IEP or 24 or more State prescribed Carnegie units without passing one orCompletion of all requirements of an IEP or 24 or more State prescribed Carnegie units without passing one ormore portions of the HSAP exam (class of 2006 and beyond).more portions of the HSAP exam (class of 2006 and beyond).Occupational Diploma:Occupational Diploma:17Must meet guidelines for eligibility as a student in grades 9-12 with a disability under IDEA. IEP teamMust meet guidelines for eligibility as student in grades 9-12 with disability under IDEA. IEP teammust determine that the student will not be able to meet the necessary requirements to obtain a Southmust determine that the student will not be able to meet the necessary requirements to obtain SouthCarolina State High School Diploma, even with supplemental aids and services.Carolina State High School Diploma, even with supplemental aids and services.SC Diploma:SC A minimumDiploma:of 24 Carnegie units as prescribed by the state South Carolina and passes all portions ofthe minimumHSAP examof 24(classCarnegieof 2006unitsandasbeyond).prescribedStudentsby themuststatemeetSouthallCarolinaCarnegieandunitpassesrequirementsall portionstoofthe participate HSAP in exam graduation. (class of 2006 and beyond). Students must meet all Carnegie unit requirements toparticipate in graduation.Gold Seal Endorsement:17Gold Seal Endorsement:28 Carnegie units earned grades 9-12, no grade lower than a 77 or a GPR of 4.2, an area of specialization andpass 28 Carnegie all portions units of earned the HSAP grades exam. 9-12, no grade lower than 77 or GPR of 4.2, an area of specialization andpass all portions of the HSAP exam.MAKING UP MISSED ASSIGNMENTSMAKING UP MISSED ASSIGNMENTSStudents will be permitted to make up all work missed for lawful absences. It is the responsibility ofStudents 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-upstudents to contact their teachers within days of returning to school concerning all make-upassignments.assignments.Parents/Guardians may request assignments through the counseling secretary for students who willParents/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 ofbe absent for three (3) or more days. Students will be afforded period of time equal to the number ofdays absent to makeup missed assignments if other arrangements are not made with the teacher.days absent to makeup missed assignments if other arrangements are not made with the teacher.Parents may also access PowerSchool from Northwestern’s home page. PowerSchool provides aParents may also access PowerSchool from Northwestern’s home page. PowerSchool provides school calendar, course schedule, attendance and discipline records, and school event information.school calendar, course schedule, attendance and discipline records, and school event information.16


ACADEMIC ASSISTANCEFree academic assistance is is available for Northwestern students in in the core academic areas.Students may be referred for assistance through a teacher, counselor, coach, parent. A certified teacheror Winthrop tutor will be assigned to to the student for scheduled assistance throughout scheduled timesduring the week.Academic assistance opportunities include but not limited to:• Before school at at 7:30 to to 8:20 a.m. on Monday through Friday• During the school day per the teacher’s discretion• During all three lunches• Mornings of Delayed Start - Staff Development Days from 8:10 to to 10:10 a.m.Contact the Academic Coach for more information 803-981-1833HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTIONStudents who are unable to to attend school for an extended period of time due to to illness may qualifyfor homebound instruction. Approval is is granted through school district personnel at 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 to the counseling department. Students must adhere to to published scheduling guidelines. Schedules aredistributed to to students at at the beginning of each semester. Additional schedules are available for a fee of$1.00.JOB SHADOWING/INTERNSHIPIn order to to job shadow, the student must submit the Job Shadowing Permission Form to to the CareerCounselor one week (seven days) prior to to job shadowing. The student must submit the Job ShadowingWorksheet and Thank You Note the day after the shadowing experience in in order for the day to to beexcused.WITHDRAWAL/TRANSFERAny student who leaves school during the session should, on the last day (s)he attends, report to tohis/her counselor and return all school property.A parent or guardian must complete the withdrawal/transfer form. Unless this is is completed,theschool is is under no obligation to to give out information to to prospective employers, armed services, orother schools. No transcripts or references will be furnished schools. No transcripts or references willbe furnished. Students who drop out and re-enroll must have a parental conference with the principalprior to to re-enrolling.RETAKING A COURSEStudents may repeat a course if if they scored in in the 76 or below the percentile range. Both gradeswill remain on the transcript and both will be figured into the GPR. Refer to to statement #6 of theUniform Grading 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.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 practice17in order to participate in the commencement exercise. Students must meet all Carnegie unitrequirements for a SC diploma or certificate to participate in graduation. Students planning to graduateearly MUST notify the counselors PRIOR to the spring semester of their year of graduation.


GRADUATION-COMMENCEMENT EXERCISESEXAM POLICYInformation concerning graduation practice and commencement exercises will be provided toseniorsThereat aareseniorno exammeetingexemptionsin the springallowedof theforyear.anyGraduatescourse. Allmuststudentsbe presentwill takeat graduationtheir appropriatepracticecoursein orderexams.to participateStudents areinexpectedthe commencementto take all examsexercise.at theirStudentsassigned time.must meet all Carnegie unitrequirements for a SC diploma or certificate to participate in graduation. Students planning to graduateGRADUATION-COMMENCEMENT early MUST notify the counselors PRIOR to the spring EXERCISESsemester of their year of graduation.The Information recognition concerning of graduating graduation with highest practice honors and will commencement be assigned to exercises seniors who will have be a provided cumulative toseniors grade point at a senior average meeting of 4.5 in or the above. spring The of recognition the year. Graduates of graduating must be with present honors at will graduation be assigned practice toin seniors order who to have participate a 4.2 grade in the point commencement ratio but less than exercise. 4.5. All Students honor graduates must meet must all have Carnegie earned unit therequirements Gold Seal Endorsement for a SC diploma in addition or certificate to the GPR to participate requirement. in graduation. Only credits Students earned planning grades to 9-12 graduate areearly considered MUST when notify determining the counselors eligibility PRIOR for to the the Gold spring Seal semester Endorsement. of their year Grades of graduation. will not be rounded toeitherThe Theraiserecognition recognitionor lowerof graduating ofagraduatingstudent’swith withGPR.highest highestAppropriatehonors honorsrecognitionwill will be assigned be assignedwill beto seniors to seniorsprovidedwho whoathave havethe graduationa cumulative a cumulativeexercises.grade grade point point average average of 4.5 of 4.5 or or above. above. The The recognition of of graduating with with honors will will be be assigned toseniors *Valedictorian: who have a a 4.2 The 4.2 grade student(s) grade point point with ratio ratio but the but less highest less than than adjusted 4.5. 4.5. All grade honor All honor point graduates graduates ratio must (GPR) must have in have the earned graduating earned the Gold theSeal class. Gold Endorsement Seal Endorsement in addition in addition to the GPR to the requirement. GPR requirement. Only credits Only earned credits in grades earned 9-12 in grades are considered 9-12 arewhen considered determining when determining eligibility for eligibility the Gold for Seal the Endorsement. Gold Seal Endorsement. Grades will Grades not be rounded will not be to either rounded raise*Salutatorian: The student(s) with the second highest adjusted grade point ratio in the graduating toor either lower raise a student’s or lower GPR. a student’s Appropriate GPR. recognition Appropriate will recognition be provided will at the be graduation provided at exercises.class.the graduationexercises. *Valedictorian: The student(s) with the highest adjusted grade point ratio (GPR) in the graduating class.*Salutatorian: If correspondence, The student(s) independent with study, the second or off highest campus adjusted courses grade are taken point ratio that cause in the the graduating student’s class. totalnumber *Valedictorian: The student(s) with the highest adjusted grade point ratio (GPR) the graduating*If correspondence, of units earned independent to exceed 35, study, they will or off not campus be figured courses into are the taken Adjusted that cause in the determining student’s total theclass.number Valedictorian of units and earned Salutatorian. to exceed 35, they will not be figured into the Adjusted GPR in determining theValedictorian *Salutatorian: and Salutatorian. The student(s) with the second highest adjusted grade point ratio in the graduatingclass.ACADEMIC HONOR SOCIETIES,If correspondence, independent study, or off campus courses are taken that cause the student’s totalnumber of units earned to exceed AWARDS 35, they will & not RECOGNITIONbe figured into the Adjusted GPR in determining theValedictorian and Salutatorian.ACADEMIC 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,ACADEMIC HONOR SOCIETIES,juniors receive letters, and seniors receive bars.AWARDS & RECOGNITIONACADEMICBETA CLUBPATCHES, LETTERS, AND BARSThe National Beta Club is an academic and service organization. The Northwestern chapter wasThe school awards academic patches, letters, and bars to students in the spring of their tenth,chartered in 1992 to recognize students who excel in the classroom and who desire to serve theireleventh, and twelfth grades based on a cumulative GPR of at least 3.75. Sophomores receive patches,community.juniors receive letters, and seniors receive bars.Consideration for membership currently requires a cumulative GPR of 3.75 or higher and favorableBETA teacher recommendations. CLUB Membership carries a mandatory service component.The Interested National students Beta Club with is sophomore an academic status and or service above organization. may obtain The an application Northwestern from chapter the club waschartered advisers. in If assistance 1992 to recognize is needed students for completing who excel the application, in the classroom please and contact who one desire of the to serve Beta Club theircommunity. advisers.FRIENDS Consideration OF for NORTHWESTERNmembership currently requires a cumulative GPR of 3.75 or higher and favorableteacher recommendations. Membership carries a mandatory service component.Teachers select students each 9 weeks to receive certificates for academic improvement oroutstanding Interested academic students achievement. with sophomore Certificates status are or presented above may during obtain the an class. application from the clubadvisers. If assistance is needed for completing the application, please contact one of the Beta Clubadvisers. 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.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 3.9999 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 either raise or lower a student’s GPR. Honor Rolls will be publishedon Northwestern’s website after each grading period.JUNIOR MARSHALSJunior Marshals represent the top 10% of the junior18class. They are selected based on a weighted GPRcumulative through the first semester of the junior 20 year. Students must have attended Northwestern forat least the first semester of their junior year to be eligible for selection.


with a grade point ratio of 3.5 or 3.9999 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 either raise or lower a student’s GPR. Honor Rolls will be publishedon Northwestern’s website after each grading period.JUNIOR MARSHALSJunior Marshals represent the top 10% of the junior class. They are selected based on a weighted GPRcumulative through the first semester of the junior year. Students must have attended Northwestern forat 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 joinThe National Honor Society.• Students must have been enrolled at Northwestern High School for a minimum of one semester,• 4.0 GPR or above.All referrals or suspensions will be examined. Three or more written discipline referrals, willdisqualify the student from consideration for the National Honor Society. Two or more suspensions (inschool or out of school), or any exclusion, while at Northwestern High School will disqualify a studentfrom consideration.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 Northwestern’s website.A. Co-curricular Activities: All activities in which the student has participated during highschool This includes, but not limited to, clubs, teams, and musical groups. Students will also list anymajor accomplishments in each activity.B.Leadership PositionsStudents will list all elected or appointed positions held in highschool community or work activities. Only those positions in which the student was directlyresponsible for directing or motivating others should be included. For example, students maylistelected offices in clubs or student government, committee chairperson, newspaper editorworkarea manager, or community leader.21C.Community Activities: Students will list community activities in which they have participatednote any major accomplishments in each. These should include any activities outside of schoolinwhich the student participated for the betterment of the community. For example, students could listchurch groups, clubs sponsored outside of school, Boy or Girl Scouts, volunteer groups, or communityarts endeavors.D WorkExperience Recognition, and Awards: Students will list any job experiences, honors,recognitions that they have received which would19support their bid to be selected membership. WorkExperience may be paid or volunteer.


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 inthe designated areas on campus. Please join in making Northwestern campus a clean and attractivelearning environment for everyone.ENTRANCE TO BUILDINGSStudents may enter the building at 8:20 a.m. daily. Students participating in tutoring must have theirschool ID and a valid pass. No students are allowed in the hallways or classrooms before 8:20 a.m.with the exception of the cafeteria which is open for breakfast and in case of inclement weather.Students are instructed not to congregate in such a manner as to block sidewalk and hall passage ways.INCLEMENT WEATHERRock Hill School District Three administration informs local media stations by 6:30 a.m. concerningschool opening delays or school cancellation. Students and parents are encouraged NOT to call theradio and television stations, but to listen for such announcements. Families will receive an automatedphone call from the district / school concerning closings or delays. In the event the school day must beshortened due to bad weather conditions, appropriate announcements will be made through the mediaand Rock Hill School District Three Administrative Offices.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 dismissal bell.ANNOUNCEMENTSDaily announcements are made via the Public Address 23 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 page of the student handbook signed by theclassroom teacher. The student must go directly and return promptly. The permit must have thesignature of the contacted teacher and indicate the time the student left to return to his/her class.EMERGENCY DRILLSThe goal of the Northwestern High School administration, faculty, and staff is that of prompt safe drillswithout accidents. Crisis management plans have been communicated to each student which includescomprehensive 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 student ispersonally responsible for the impression made by the school as a whole. Unacceptable conduct wouldinclude whistling, uncalled-for clapping, boisterousness, and talking during programs. Students whomisbehave will be removed from the assembly and referred to the administrative office.21


CHANGE OF CLASSDo not run in the halls; walk briskly to your destination. Loafing or loitering anywhere in the halls isnot 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 must keep the lockers locked at all times.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 forany lock used to the administrator. Lockers in D and E building have built in combination locks.Students are not to share their lockers. Students are to use only those lockers issued to them by theschool. All school lockers are subject to administrative search in the interests of school safety,sanitation, discipline, enforcement of school regulations, and to be searched by law enforcementofficials on presentation of a proper warrant. Students are responsible for cleaning their lockers at theend of the school year. All items left in lockers become the property of the school to be disposed of atadministrative discretion. All gym lockers are to remain locked at all times when not under the directsupervision of the student to whom the locker was issued. Students are not to be in the gym lockerrooms without adult supervision. No personal belongings are to be left outside gym lockers at anytime.LUNCH PERIODStudents will be assigned to a specific lunch period by the administration. Students are not permitted toleave campus for lunch. Students are not to have food delivered to them individually or in groups fromany outside source (including parents/guardians) without prior administrative approval. Students are touse only the C-building restrooms during lunch periods. Areas will be designated that will be open tostudents during lunch. Students are NOT permitted in the hallways of C-building during this time.Other than for necessary class movements, all stairway areas, including the open stairways/breezewaybetween D & E buildings, are off limits during lunch periods. Students choosing to eat outside are toremain within the main courtyard internal boundaries. These boundaries are indicated in yourhandbook 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 forfree or reduced price meals, use the Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application. Northwesternteachers will be responsible for distributing free/reduced lunch forms and the collection of these forms.The Office of School Food Services has chosen a multi-child application. You need to complete onlyone application for all the children in the household regardless of the school they attend within theRock Hill School District. Applications should be returned as soon as possible. Failure to return theapplication on time could result in a change of your child’s eligibility for free or reduced lunch. Anydebts incurred by the student during this period will be the parent’s responsibility. Approval forfree/reduced lunches will be made by the Food Services Department. They cannot approve anapplication that is incomplete. Be sure to fill out all required information and return the completedapplication to school. All students on the application will be processed at the same time, thuseliminating possible delays for siblings. The Point of Sale system used in our cafeterias uses thestudent’s school ID number as the PIN for the student’s account. This number will not change even ifthe student transfers from one school to another. If 22a student has a positive or negative balance in hiscafeteria account, the balance will transfer from one school to the other. Parents are encouraged to prepayfor lunches using the cash payment for all children in the same school to use. Parents may monitortheir child’s lunch account via PowerSchool. Cash, check or certified check can be used for pre-


application on time could result in a change of your child’s eligibility for free or reduced lunch. Anydebts incurred by the student during this period will be the parent’s responsibility. Approval forfree/reduced lunches will be made by the Food Services Department. They cannot approve anapplication that is incomplete. Be sure to fill out all required information and return the completedapplication to school. All students on the application will be processed at the same time, thuseliminating possible delays for siblings. The Point of Sale system used in our cafeterias uses thestudent’s school ID number as the PIN for the student’s account. This number will not change even ifthe student transfers from one school to another. If a student has a positive or negative balance in hiscafeteria account, the balance will transfer from one school to the other. Parents are encouraged to prepayfor lunches using the cash payment for all children in the same school to use. Parents may monitortheir child’s lunch account via PowerSchool. Cash, check or certified check can be used for prepaymentof lunches. A $10.00 service fee will be assessed to all checks returned for Non-sufficientfunds. Students are never to share PIN numbers. Adults and students in middle school or high schoolwill not be served unless payment is received at the 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, moderateto severe pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or first aid needs. Simple headaches and colds cannot beaccommodated. The number of health room visits by individual students will be monitored. If a patternof misuse is identified, the parent will be notified and disciplinary action may be taken. Students with aMEDICATIONSdocumented chronic illness may be an exemption to this rule.Students who take prescription medication during school hours must store it in the health room andfollow MEDICATIONSthe Rock Hill School District Three medication policy. Prescribed medication that is necessaryfor Students medical who emergency take prescription may be kept medication with the during student. school However, hours must the parent store must it in the complete health and room sign and aform follow granting the Rock parental Hill School permission District forThree the student medication to carry policy. suchPrescribed medication. medication Students that mayis carry necessary smallquantities for medical ofemergency common over-the-counter may be kept with medications the student. such However, as Tylenol the and parent Ibuprofen. must complete These medications and sign aneedformtograntingbe in theparentalcorrectlypermissionlabeledforcontainer.the studentThe schoolto carrydistrictsuch medication.does not allowStudentsany schoolmay carrypersonnel,smallincluding the nurse, to administer over-the-counter medications to students.quantities of common over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol and Ibuprofen. These medicationsELEVATORneed to be in theUSEcorrectly labeled container. The school district does not allow any school personnel,includingUse ofthethenurse,elevatorsto administerrequires specialover-the-counterpermissionmedicationsfrom the officeto students.personnel. Students with proof ofELEVATOR medical need mayUSEcheck 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.Use of the elevators requires special permission from the office personnel. Students with proof ofmedical TELEPHONE need may check PRIVILEGESout an elevator key in the A office. Students are required to pay a $10.00deposit For in your order convenience, to receive a several key. The paydeposit telephones will be are returned locatedwhen on the the Northwestern key is returned. campus for studentuse during non-instructional time. Courtesy and good judgement are expected of all students using theOFFICE telephones. In TELEPHONE order to allow all USAGE callers access to the telephone during approved times, these telephonesStudents automatically will not disconnect be called after to answer 3 minutes. phone calls during school hours. Phone calls concerning seriousemergencies Students will be notrecorded be calledby toschool answer secretary phone calls and delivered during school to student hours. by Phone administrative calls concerning office.Onlyseriousmessagesemergencies,fromwillparentsbe recordedwill be deliveredby schooltosecretarystudents.andFriendsdeliveredand employersto studentshouldby administrativeNOT calloffice. Only messages from parents will be delivered to students. Friends and employers should NOTNorthwestern to leave student messages. Telephones in school offices are designated for faculty andcall Northwestern to leave student messages. Telephones in school offices are designated for faculty andadministrative use only.administrative use only.VISITORSVISITORSParents/visitors are requested requested to report to report directly directly to “A” to ABuilding building office upon arrivalat 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 to Northwestern during during the the school school day. day. Pursuant to StateLaw, Pursuant Persons toentering State Law, school Persons property entering are school deemed property to have are consented deemed to have search consented of their person to search and ofproperty. their person (ACT and373 property. of 1994) (ACT 373 of 1994)26NEWS STUDENT MEDIA DELIVERIESNorthwestern No media representativedoes does not not allow allowwillparents/guardians be permitted to consultto bring to bringwithstudents studentsany studentlunches lunchesoron ongroupa regular a of studentsbasis. basis. In Inwithoutcase caseofemergencies of prior permissionall student all studentfrom adeliveries deliveriesschool administrator.must muct be made be madeAllto A-Building to A-Buildingdistrict policiesOffice. Office.and procedures will be followed ingranting NEWSor MEDIA denying media contact with students.CLASSNo mediaRINGSrepresentative 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 inRepresentatives granting or denying of Balfour media contact Company with will students. visit Northwestern 23 to take orders for class rings. These visitswill be well publicized in advance in order that all students in sophomore homerooms may takeadvantage CLASS of RINGS this service.Representatives of Balfour Company will visit Northwestern to take orders for class rings. These


visitors 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 StateLaw, Persons entering school property are deemed to have consented to search of their person andproperty. (ACT 373 of 1994)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. These visitswill 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. 24-HourAccident Coverage may be added to the School Time Accident Coverage for an additional premium. Ifelected, coverage will be provided for accidents occurring during the time not covered by the SchoolTime Accident Coverage, subject to the exclusions. 24-Hour Accident Coverage is not automatic --parents/guardians must complete and submit enrollment form and premium. When 24-Hour AccidentCoverage is elected, together with the School Time Accident Coverage provided by your school,insurance coverage is in force around the clock includes weekends includes vacation periods, includingsummer vacation includes coverage at home or while away. School insurance should be considered tobe only supplementary. It does not take the place of regular 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 wheneverany transaction 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/book bagsunattended 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 or work out a payment plan withadministration. Failure to follow this plan will result in additional late fee fines for textbooks andstudent temporary ID’s. 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 27 must clear all financial obligations to be eligiblefor graduation.Students who have lost a textbook/agenda notebook and have had that textbook during thedesignated textbook return time will be charged a $2 recovery fee. Students who fail to turn in atextbook during the designated textbook return time will be charged $5. $2.LOST AND FOUNDStudents who have lost an item during the school year should first check with their teachers to see ifthe item has been found. If necessary, students should visit the school media center to inquire aboutany missing item before or after school or during24lunch. 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 aid


approved 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 during thedesignated textbook return time will be charged a $2 recovery fee. Students who fail to turn in atextbook during the designated textbook return time will be charged $2.LOST AND FOUNDStudents who have lost an item during the school year should first check with their teachers to see ifthe 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 must be quiet and conducive to reading and study. Twelve computers, equipped withMicrosoft Office and DISCUS databases for research are also available for students to use.The media center is open throughout the school day and thirty (30) minutes before school and thirty(30) minutes after school. Students may come from class with a teacher permit. Individual studentsshould study in designated areas so that classes in the media center will not be disturbed.Books may be checked out for two weeks and renewed as needed. Reference materials may bechecked out overnight. Overdue materials will be fined twenty-five cents ($0.25) per day. The fine foroverdue reference materials will be one dollar ($1.00) per day. The fine stops when the material isreturned. Students are expected to return media center materials in the same condition in which theyleft the media center.Students must have their own NHS student ID to check out library materials. It is strongly advisednot to check 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, April 30, 2011, Time 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.28Location: Northwestern High School F-Gym.Registration is required. The planned schedule for registration is listed below: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 2010 at Northwestern High School areeligible to 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.25


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 andappropriate shoes must 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 lowerthan the mid-back. No undergarments should be visible. Dresses with slits that stop above thefingertips of the wearer when arms are extended, and garments that are extremely low cut areunacceptable.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’s community believes that there is a relationship between student attire,classroom behavior, attitude, and achievement. The main objective of this code of dress is to helpprovide guidelines for appropriate attire as students transition from the classroom environment to theworld of work or postsecondary settings.Goals/Objectives - Provide a safe and secure learning environment by:29Identifying trespassers Erasing cultural and economic differences Enhancing self-conceptsBringing more dignity to classrooms Increasing classroom performance Setting tone for serious studyDecreasing classroom disruptions Reducing Gang Type Influence Promoting self discipline and School PrideResponsibility for the dress and appearance of students enrolled in the 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 theirchild’s attire. District board policy states that the board reserves the right to bar from school studentswhose personal appearance is disruptive to the educational process and the orderly operation of school.In order to enforce this policy, our school’s community has adopted the following guidelines regardingstudent dress.The rules below should cover the vast majority of situations that might arise daily; 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. Any student’s continued noncompliance of the code ofdress will be viewed as defiance and will carry increasingly harsher disciplinary consequences.STUDENT ATTIRE26Clothing 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. Itemsthat violate the dress code policy will be confiscated


The without rules penalty below during should non-instructionalcover the vast majority of situations • Shirts/ that Blouses might arise can be daily; worn however, un-tuckedadministration reserves the right to make decisions regarding the appropriateness of any itemthenotadministration time for $1 reserves the attendance the right office to make decisions regarding provided the the appropriateness garment’s length of any does item notspecifically covered in this policy. The provisions of this policy apply to all students and will benotspecifically beginning covered at 7:30 AM. in this policy. The provisions of this extend policy past apply the to finger all students tips of and the personenforced as soon as students arrive on campus. Any student’s continued noncompliance ofwillthe codebeofenforced as soon as students arrive on campus. Any student’s wearing continued the garment.dress will be viewed as defiance and will carry increasingly harsher disciplinarynoncomplianceconsequences.of the code ofPants/Shorts/Skirts/Skorts:dress will be viewed as defiance and will carry increasingly • Blouses harsher or disciplinary dresses for females consequences. can be worn• STUDENT Must be worn ATTIRE at the waistline. No saggingas the designer intended provided they doSTUDENT (wearing of outer ATTIRE pants, shorts, etc. belowClothing and/or accessories that advertise drugs, alcohol,notweapons,expose theanythingmidriffsuggestivelyand/or cleavage,profane,Clothing the waist) and/or will be accessories allowed. It that isobscene, racial, illegal or gang/neighborhoodadvertise drugs,related,alcohol,maywhile weapons,notseatedbe wornanything or standing.or broughtsuggestivelyto school.profane,Itemsobscene, recommended racial, that illegal all or pants gang/neighborhood with belt loopsthat violate the dress code policy will be confiscatedrelated, • may Dresses not be must worn not or be brought more than to school. four inches Itemsthat should violate be worn the dress with code a belt policy properly will buckled be confiscated above the knee.at the waistline. If worn properly, pants,Student IDs:Student shorts, IDs: skirts/skorts should not need to be• Students are required to visibly wear on theShoes: (No bedroom or house shoes areheld Students in place are by required the student’s to visibly hands.upper torso a regular or temporarywearIDonat allthe allowed.)Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Skorts with holes in them• The upper length torso of properly regular worn temporary shorts or ID skorts at all Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Skorts with holes in themtimes of the instructional day. (campus • exposing All students the wearer’s must wear skin shoes more for than reasons four ofmust times fall of lower the instructional than mid thigh day. of (campus the wearer exposing the wearer’s skin more than fourarrival to 3:37pm)inches safety above and health. the knee are not allowed.when arrival standing. to 3:37pm)inches above the knee are not allowed.• Student’s picture, name or barcode on IDs• • Shoes Leggings must may be tied, not buckled, be worn or as worn a substitute as the• Skirt Student’s length picture, must not name be higher or barcode than 4 on IDsLeggings may not be worn as substitutemay not be altered, block, covered ormanufacturer for pants intended.inches may above not be the altered, knee block, when standing. covered orfor pantsrendered useless.Accessories: • Shirts/Blouses/Dresses:Misce• Boxer rendered shorts useless. may not be worn as outside• Up to 5 temporary IDs can be purchased • • Hats, MustShirts/Blouses/Dresses:caps, have toboggans, sleeves. earmuffs or hoods • Jacclothing.withoutUp to penaltytemporaryduringIDsnon-instructionalcan be purchasedMust have sleeves.•onShirts/coats,Blousessweatshirtscanorbeshirtswornmayun-tuckednot be on laytimewithoutforpenalty$1 in theduringattendancenon-instructionalofficeor providedShirts/ cover the Blousesthe head garment’scan while be in wornlength the buildings un-tuckeddoes not orapbeginningtime for $1atin7:30theAM.attendance officeclassrooms. extendprovidedpastthe (No thegarment’s Do finger Rags tipslength or of Hair thedoes Wraps) personnotcobeginning at 7:30 AM.• Belts wearingextend shall pastthe be the buckled garment.finger and tips sashes of the tied. person • ApPants/Shorts/Skirts/Skorts:• wearing the garment.• Sunglasses Blouses or covering dresses for the females eyes may can not be be worn burity of situations•Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Skorts:that might arise daily; however, theMust be worn at the waistline. No saggingworn asBlousesthe in designer the or buildings dressesintendedfor classrooms. femalesprovidedcantheybe worndo • Stuecisions regarding (wearingMust the be appropriateness wornof outerat thepants,waistline. of anyshorts, etc.No item sagging notbelownotas theexposedesignerthe midriffintendedand/orprovidedcleavage,they doisions of this policythe(wearing applywaist)of towillouter all studentsbe allowed.pants, shorts, and willIt isetc. be• Curlers, combs and picks may not be wornbebelow in whilenot the expose hair. seatedtheormidriffstanding.and/or cleavage,a dus. ajority Any of situations student’s of situationsrecommendedthe that continued waist) that might might will arise noncompliancethatbe arise allowed. daily; daily; however,all pantsIt however, ofwithis the the code the ofbelt loopswhile seated or standing.rry ecisions increasingly regarding• Dresses must not be more than four inchesshouldrecommended harsher the disciplinarybe wornthatwithall consequences.• Jewelry with spikes not permitted. This • Pae decisions regarding the appropriatenessapants of anybelt properlywith of any item belt item notbuckledloops notincludes aboveDressesthe chokers, mustknee.not wristbands, be more than dog four leashes, inches louprovisions of this of this policyatshould policy applythe waistline.be apply worn to all to with students allIf worn students belt andproperly,properly and will will bepants,buckled bechains, above etc. the knee.• Sempus. Any Any student’s student’sshorts,at continued the waistline. continued skirts/skortsIf noncompliance wornshouldproperly, of the ofnot needpants, code the code of ofto berry drugs, l carry increasingly alcohol, increasingly Shoes: (No bedroom or house shoes areheldshorts, weapons, harsher harsherinskirts/skorts disciplinary anything disciplinary suggestivelyplace by the student’sshould consequences. nothands.need profane,• Items that could used as a weapon may not belimto beallowed.)Shoes: worn or (No brought bedroom to school. or house shoes areod related, may held not in be place worn by or the brought student’s to school. hands. Itemsbe• The length of properly worn shorts or skorts allowed.)nfiscated• All students must wear shoes for reasons of • AtAccessories:mustThe lengthfall lowerof properlythan midwornthighshortsof theorwearerskorts Miscellaneous:safetyAll studentsand health.must wear shoes for reasons of meise rugs, drugs, alcohol, alcohol, • Hats,whenmust weapons, weapons, caps, fallstanding.lower anything toboggans, anything than suggestively mid earmuffs suggestively thigh of or profane, the hoods profane, wearer • Jackets, safety and sweatshirts, health. sweaters, or otherod rhood related, related, may may when not not be standing. worn be worn brought or brought to school. to school. Items ItemsShoes must be tied, buckled, or worn as the canon coats, sweatshirts or shirts may not be on• Skirt length must not be higher than 4• layeredmanufacturerShoes must clothing beintended.tied, will buckled, be permitted or worn over as thetheunconfiscatedorinchesSkirt cover length the headabovemust whilethe kneenot be inwhenhigher the buildingsstanding.than orappropriately manufacturer worn intended. shirts/blouses meetingall Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Skortsinches above the knee whenwith holesstanding.themunclassrooms. (No Do Rags or Hair Wraps)code of dress requirement. (Id visible)exposing Boxer the shorts wearer’s may not skin be more worn than as outside four• Stu• Beltsclothing.Boxer shall shorts be may buckled not and be worn sashes tied. outside • Appropriate undergarments must be worn,the on the inches above the knee are not allowed.Ap• Sunglasses clothing. covering the eyes may not bebut not visible.all s at all• Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Skorts Leggings may not be worn with with as holes a holes substitute in them in themaccworn in the buildings or classrooms.• Student’s hair, including facial hair, mustus exposing exposing for pants the wearer’s the wearer’s skin skin more more than than four four• Curlers, combs and picks may not be wornbe neat, clean, well-groomed, and not causeinches • inches Shirts/Blouses/Dresses:above above the knee the knee are not are not allowed. allowed.the hair.The Principal a distraction. may waive any of these rules on special dresn s IDs• Leggings Must Leggings have may sleeves. may not not be worn be worn as a as substitute a substitute• Jewelry with spikes not permitted. This the • policy Pajamas, will bedroom disciplined. slippers, and similarr • for Shirts/ pants for pantsincludesBlouseschokers,canwristbands,be worn un-tuckeddog leashes, 31 lounge wear may not be worn.• chains,• provided Shirts/Blouses/Dresses:etc.the garment’s length does not• See-through garments including, but notsed• Must extend Must have past have sleeves. the sleeves. finger tips of the person• Items that could be used as a weapon may not belimited to fishnet shirts or blouses may notnal • worn • Shirts/ wearing Shirts/ or brought Blouses the Blouses garment. to can school. can be worn be worn un-tucked un-tuckedbe worn.• provided Blouses provided or the dresses garment’s the garment’s for females length length does can does be not worn not • Athletic type uniforms/garments notng extend as the extend designer past past the finger intended the finger tips provided tips of the of person the they person domeeting school code of dress guidelineswwearing not wearing expose the garment. the midriff garment. and/or cleavage,cannot be worn during the school day• • Blouses while Blouses seated or dresses or or dresses standing. for females for females can can be worn be worn unless wind or sweat suits are worn overgging ps • as Dresses the as designer the must designer not intended be intended more provided than provided four they inches they do do uniform.kled w elow not above not expose the expose knee. the midriff the midriff and/or and/or cleavage, cleavage, • Students enrolled in programs at the,while while seated seated or standing. or standing.Applied Technology Center will dresst beloops • Shoes: • Dresses Dresses (No must bedroom must not not be or more house be more than shoes than four are four inches inches according to appropriate safety guidelines.uckled allowed.) above above the knee. the knee., orts nts, • All students must wear shoes for reasons ofbe arer to be TheThe Shoes: Shoes: safetyPrincipalPrincipal (No and (No bedroom health.may waive any of these rules on special dress up / school spirit days. Violators of themay bedroom waive or house or any house shoes of these shoes are rules arepolicy will be disciplined.on special dress up school spirit days. Violators of. the allowed.) • policy allowed.) Shoes must will be disciplined. tied, buckled, or worn as theorts r skorts27• • All manufacturer All students students must intended. must wear wear shoes shoes for reasons for reasons of ofwearer safety safety and and health. health.• • Shoes Shoes must must be tied, be tied, buckled, buckled, or worn worn as the as the4manufacturer intended. intended.


HOLDING OFFICESHOLDING OFFICESAny candidate for any major office must plan to be enrolled for a full school year. A student wAny candidate be for permitted any major to office hold only must one plan major to be office. enrolled A for student a full may school hold year. one A major student office will and one minbe permitted to office. hold only one major office. A student may hold one major office and one minoroffice. The following offices constitute major offices: all Trojan Consul offices; presidents of the HonThe following Society, offices constitute Beta Club, major Fellowship offices: of all Christian Trojan Consul Athletes, offices; Junior presidents Civitans, PROGENY; of the Honor editor-in-chiSociety, Beta Club, business Fellowship manager, of and Christian managing Athletes, editor Junior of the Civitans, yearbook PROGENY; staff; editor-in-chief, editor-in-chief, business managbusiness manager, and managing and managing editor editor of the of school the yearbook newspaper. staff; editor-in-chief, business manager,and managing editor To hold of a the major school office newspaper. a student must have and maintain a "2.0" average in every subject and muTo hold a major not office have a been student suspended must have for poor and maintain citizenship a "2.0" or misconduct. average in every subject and mustnot have been suspended To hold any for office, poor citizenship a student must or misconduct. have earned four Carnegie units of credit the previous schoTo hold any office, year and a student must not must have have been earned suspended four Carnegie for poor citizenship, units of credit misconduct, the previous plagiarism, school or cheatingyear and must not have been suspended for poor citizenship, misconduct, plagiarism, or cheating.TROJAN CONSULTROJAN CONSULNorthwestern High School's Trojan Consul provides a democratic forum in which students cNorthwestern High address School's those school-related Trojan Consul issues provides which a democratic affect the forum lives of in which our students. students The can Trojan Consaddress those provides school-related a continuous issues which communication affect the lives channel of our between students. students, The Trojan faculty Consul members, aprovides a continuous administrators. communication A year-long program channel of between social functions students, and faculty community members, projects and is provided fadministrators. students. A year-long Training program in the of duties social and functions responsibilities and community of good projects citizenship is provided is offered, for using the schostudents. Training environment in the duties as the and primary responsibilities training ground. of good citizenship is offered, using the schoolenvironment as Northwestern the primary training students ground. are encouraged to seek positions in the Trojan Consul. Positions range froNorthwestern students officers are to representatives. encouraged to seek Students positions who in wish the to Trojan run for Consul. election Positions to Trojan range Consul from offices shouofficers to representatives. contact the Trojan Students Consul who adviser(s). wish to run for election to Trojan Consul offices shouldcontact the Trojan Consul adviser(s).TROJAN CONSUL OFFICERSTROJAN CONSUL PRESIDENT....................................Austin OFFICERSHamiltonPRESIDENT....................................Austin VICE .........................Maggie Hamilton OrrVICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY.................................Amie .........................Maggie Orr TempleSECRETARY.................................Amie TREASURER................................Cassandra Temple CampbellTREASURER................................Cassandra CampbellSENIOR CLASS OFFICERSSENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT.....................................Shakaria OFFICERSBucksonPRESIDENT.....................................Shakaria VICE-PRESIDENT..........................Treneshia Buckson LeverettVICE-PRESIDENT..........................Treneshia SECRETARY .................................JardinDoganLeverettSECRETARY .................................JardinDoganJUNIOR CLASS OFFICERSPRESIDENT.......................................William RayVICE-PRESIDENT............................Ikeia MillerSECRETARY .....................................Ebone’ Simpson3333SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERSPRESIDENT.....................................Ben BarkleyVICE-PRESIDENT..........................Stephanie MansuetiSECRETARY .................................Catilyn Priddy and Johnathan Clark28STUDENT CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSNorthwestern offers a wide variety of club and organizational opportunities in which students c


PRESIDENT.....................................Ben BarkleyVICE-PRESIDENT..........................Stephanie MansuetiSECRETARY .................................Catilyn Priddy and Johnathan ClarkSTUDENT 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 orderthat students may channel their energies into service and interest projects. Interested students areencouraged to contact the advisers of these programs. Students interested in starting a new clubshould speak with a Trojan Consul representative.AENEID STAFF - This group produces the school's yearbook.BETA CLUB - Membership in this academic achievement organization is via academic eligibility.BRIDGES MENTORING CLUB - Peer to peer mentoring program designed to assist middleschool students prepare 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 andto demonstrate 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 anactive role in our environment. The club includes service projects and educational opportunities.FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES - Student led programs involving speakers, sharingtime, and Christian outreach are offered to all interested students.FORENSIC SCIENCE CLUB - Members engage in activities that introduce them to the use ofscience to solve crimes.JUNIOR CIVITANS - This service organization is open to all interested students. Service relatedprojects are conducted.KITTY 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 improveknitting and crochet skills. No dues. Members provide their own supplies.MODEL UNITED NATIONS - This group focuses 34 on world issues. Students participate inextensive competition after much preparation. Acceptance is via an interview process.NADA - This organization, Northwestern against Drug and Alcohol, is open to everyone.Activities include anti-drug programs, 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 isbased upon recommendation.PEER MEDITATION - An organization that assists other students with resolving conflict throughpeer counseling. Students interested in being trained as peer mediators should speak with theirguidance counselor.POLITICAL SCIENCE CLUB - This club is offered to promote interest in the political arena.PROGENY - Multicultural service organization that promotes diversity and offers activities andservice projects to the community at-large.PROM COMMITTEE - This committee is composed of all juniors who are interested in planningand organizing the prom.ROBOTICS TEAM (DISTRICT) - This organization builds a robot to pre-determinedspecifications for participation in a robotics competition 29SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL - This council meets once a month to discuss issuesinvolving Northwestern.


PROGENY - Multicultural service organization that promotes diversity and offers activities andservice projects to the community at-large.PROM COMMITTEE - This committee is composed of all juniors who are interested in planningand organizing the prom.ROBOTICS TEAM (DISTRICT) - This organization builds a robot to pre-determinedspecifications for participation in a robotics competitionSCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL - This council meets once a month to discuss issuesinvolving Northwestern.SPANISH CLUB - A variety of activities are offered to enhance the student's acquisition of theSpanish language 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 main stage 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 areelected via school-wide elections.TROJAN TRUMPET - This staff produces the school's newspaper. Interested students should signup for Journalism when selecting courses.VISIONS - This staff works to compose the literary magazine made up of original studentcompositions, poems, short stories, etc. Interested students should consider enrolling in creativewriting.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 inviteour parents and community to become active 35 in these organizations. Come be a part ofNorthwestern!1. Academic Boosters - Friends of Northwestern 5. Drama Boosters2. Athletic Boosters - Trojan Club 6. School Improvement Council3. Band Boosters 7. Strings Booster4. Choral BoostersNORTHWESTERN 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 speeddevelopment, flexibility and endurance are important to the overall growth of the individual.Combined with competition on the interscholastic level, we prepare ourselves for the days ahead ina very competitive society.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 ofthe above organizations. As participants, students must comply with certain requirements as well.Students must maintain the academic requirements prior to enrolling in the athletic program.Academics have priority over athletics, although the two combined can be very worthwhile andrewarding to all participating students.We encourage student involvement and participation in representing our school, community, andyour family. In addition, students must pay a one-time $50 athletic fee per school year.Get involved in helping Northwestern be the BEST high school in the state!FALL/WINTER SPORTSBasketballBoys: 9th grade, Junior Varsity, Varsity30Girls’Golf


must 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 SPORTSBasketballCross Country Boys: 9th grade, Junior Varsity, VarsityBoys, Girls Junior Girls: Varsity, 9th grade, Varsity Junior Varsity, VarsityGirls’ GolfGirls’ TennisVolleyballCheerleadingSwimmingFootball 9th grade, Junior Varsity, Varsity, Dance Team Varsity9th grade, JuniorCrossVarsity,CountryVarsity Junior Varsity, VarsityVolleyballBoys, GirlsJunior Varsity, VarsitySPRING SPORTS FootballBaseball9th grade, Junior Varsity, VarsityWrestlingJunior Varsity, VarsityJunior Varsity, Varsity Junior Varsity, VarsitySPRING SPORTSBaseballGirls’ SoftballBoys’Golf Junior Varsity, VarsityJunior Varsity, VarsityWrestlingGirls’ SoftballBoys’ TennisBoys’ GolfSoccerBoys: JuniorSoccerVarsity, Varsity Boys, GirlsBoys: Junior Varsity, VarsityGirls: Junior Girls: Varsity, Junior Varsity Varsity, VarsityBoys’ TennisTrack and FieldBoys, GirlsTrack and FieldATHLETIC PHYSICAL/INSURANCEATHLETIC PHYSICAL/INSURANCEAny Any student student engaging any in any athletic athletic competition whichis is sponsoredby bythe the schoolsof of the Districtor is played under the name of of the the schools of of the the District, shall shall be be required required to furnish to furnish a statement a statement by amedical by a medical doctor doctor certifying certifying the student's the student's physical physical fitness. fitness. All athletes All athletes need to purchase need to purchase school insurance schoolprior insurance to participation prior to participation in any sport in orany have sport a waiver or have form a waiver on file form in theon coach's file in office. the coach's office.32ELIGIBILITY 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:3731


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 the schoolyear.To be eligible to participate in athletic contests during spring semester, a student must meet thefollowing 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 principal forexceptions 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.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 38 to the Clearinghouse in the envelope provided,along with a processing fee. On the form you should check “Option 1,” authorizing any institutionto request information about the applicant. As an alternative, the applicant may mark the codes ofup to five institutions. In that case, only those codes marked will get the applicant’s information.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 32 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 transcript aftergraduation.


1. Students are limited to six absences of any type in a semester course (not including field trips,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 any institutionto request information about the applicant. As an alternative, the applicant may mark the codes ofup to five institutions. In that case, only those codes marked will get the applicant’s information.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 transcript aftergraduation.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” when registeringfor the test(s). If this is not done, it will cost more to have the score information sent at 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. Seethe counselor 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 forgood sportsmanship 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 not onlythe participants, but also the fans.• Permit only positive behavior to reflect on your school and its activities.• Win with character and lose with dignity.39Rock Hill School District ThreeATTENDANCE GUIDELINESTRUANCY After 3 consecutive or a total of 5 unlawful absences, regulations require that schoolofficials contact parents and students for a conference. The purpose of this conference is to identifyreasons for a student’s absences and to complete an intervention plan. Students under the age ofseventeen, who exceed the maximum number of absences allowed, may be referred to FamilyCourt for truancy.33Citation: South Carolina Code of Law 59-65-50 and South Carolina Board of Education Regulations


• Win with character and lose with dignity.Rock Hill School District ThreeATTENDANCE GUIDELINESTRUANCY After 3 consecutive or a total of 5 unlawful absences, regulations require that schoolofficials contact parents and students for a conference. The purpose of this conference is to identifyreasons for a student’s absences and to complete an intervention plan. Students under the age ofseventeen, who exceed the maximum number of absences allowed, may be referred to FamilyCourt 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.4. Parents may monitor their child’s attendance through their PowerSchool account.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 physician andthen 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 appeal mustbe presented in writing to the principal.5. 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 school orabsences 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 illness by aphysician.40--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. Juniorsand 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 34 sessions:These include: when students are ill and their attendance in school would endanger their health orthe health of others; there is a death or serious illness in a students’ immediate family; there is arecognized religious holiday of a student’s faith; activities approved in advance by the principal;


--College Visits-Documentation on college letterhead should be provided for college visits. Juniorsand 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 health orthe health of others; there is a death or serious illness in a students’ immediate family; there is arecognized religious holiday of a student’s faith; activities approved in advance by the principal;out of school suspension; and necessary medical or legal appointments that cannot be scheduledduring 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.TARDY POLICYIt is the desire of the Northwestern administration and faculty to put an end to tardiness toschool in the morning and to classes during the school day. Tardy students disrupt the learning ofall students when they enter a classroom. Tardiness causes a valuable loss of time. Tardiness isalso evidence of a lack of self-discipline and should never be tolerated as habitual behavior. Tardyto class/school is defined as: not being seated in the classroom ready to work when the tardy bellrings. Physical Education students are to be in their assigned roll call areas when the tardy bellsounds.Please note that tardies due to traffic, running out of gas, oversleeping, flat tires, loss ofelectrical power, eating school breakfast, etc., are not excused tardies. Excuses for tardies shouldbe submitted to the attendance office. Tardies to class will result in disciplinary action.1 ST Tardy Warning; call to parents 7 th Tardy 1 day ISS, administrator call2 nd Tardy Lunch Detention (15 min.) call to parents 8 th Tardy 1 day ISS call to parents3 rd Tardy Lunch Detention (15 min.) call to parents 9 th Tardy OSS call to parents4 th Tardy After-school detention (1 hour); letter to pares 10 th Tardy OSS call to parents5 th Tardy Saturday Detention (3 hours); call to parents 11 th Tardy OSS call to parents6 th Tardy 1 day ISS; administrator calls parents 12 th Tardy LTSNote: Please refer to lock-out policyNote: Please refer to lock-out policy on page 11.LATE ARRIVALS TO SCHOOLAll students who arrive late to school should report directly to the attendance office to sign inand receive an admittance pass before going to lockers or reporting to class. This includes studentsthat arrive during class change times. Failure to sign in at the attendance office will result inreferral to the office.41Late bus passes will include the time they were issued and are to be turned in to the teacher asyou enter class. When a student fails to sign in, his/her absence is not changed to reflect attendancein school. This can pose a serious problem for students and their parents, in terms of beingawarded credit for classes taken, in determining if make-up work can be submitted, and if neededby parents or officials for legal purposes. It is for these reason that failure to comply with this rulewill 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 rounds.A student may be dismissed with written permission from the parent or legal guardian.Students with written excuses who desire to be dismissed early will present such excuses to theattendance clerk upon arrival at school in order for the excuses to be verified. The only time earlydismissal notes will be accepted in the attendance office will be before school. Parents/guardiansare not to sign out students in other than emergency situations without prior notification inwriting to the attendance office. Only those parents and emergency persons listed on the studentinformation card will be allowed to pick up students 35 for early dismissal. Information forms are senthome with students the first week of school. The school needs to be informed in a timely mannerof any changes that may occur during the academic year in the information provided to the schoolat that time. In case of student emergencies occurring at school, the attendance clerk will notify


A student may be dismissed with written permission from the parent or legal guardian.Students with written excuses who desire to be dismissed early will present such excuses to theattendance clerk upon arrival at school in order for the excuses to be verified. The only time earlydismissal notes will be accepted in the attendance office will be before school. Parents/guardiansare not to sign out students in other than emergency situations without prior notification inwriting to the attendance office. Only those parents and emergency persons listed on the studentinformation card will be allowed to pick up students for early dismissal. Information forms are senthome with students the first week of school. The school needs to be informed in a timely mannerof any changes that may occur during the academic year in the information provided to the schoolat that time. In case of student emergencies occurring at school, the attendance clerk will notifythe parents by telephone.Students must always sign out with the attendance office before leaving campus. This applieswhether the student brought an early dismissal note or if the student was notified by Attendanceduring the day that they were to be dismissed early. Failure to sign out, or failure to leave thecampus immediately upon signing out, could result in suspension.SUPERVISION OF STUDENTSStudents are not permitted to leave school property once they have arrived withoutadministrative approval until the regularly scheduled school closing time. Supervision will beprovided in designated areas for a reasonable length of time before and after regular school timefor classes or an extracurricular activity.Supervision will be provided for students who ride a bus upon arrival and until such time as thebus departs after classes are dismissed. Students will be provided supervision no more than thirtyminutes prior to the opening of school and thirty minutes after classes are dismissed.Parents/guardians are to make arrangements to have their students arrive and depart within thattime limit.Supervision will be provided in extracurricular activities ten minutes prior to the designatedarrival time and up to thirty minutes after the conclusion of the activity. This will include time thatmay be required for dressing after athletic events. Students who are repeatedly on school premisesafter the designated time for supervision may be excluded from future extracurricular activities.School officials are not required to maintain direct supervision of spectators before or after anextracurricular activity. School officials will, 42 at all times, provide reasonable supervision forcrowd control during all extracurricular activitiesDISCIPLINE 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 expectedto follow the plan, and any deviation from the plan will result in the stated consequences.Detentions will be assigned for minor infractions. The student is expected to serve his detentionswith the teacher assigning the detentions.A student sent to the office for a severe infraction, will be suspended and could berecommended for expulsion. Should a student fail to report to the office when directed by a staffmember, that student will receive a suspension.NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL – STUDENT DISCIPLINE REFERRALPROGRESSION PLANStudents in violation of the rules and regulations of Northwestern will progress through theprescribed levels of disciplinary consequences listed below. All student disciplinary consequencesare cumulative. Students violating the Safe Schools Act will be handled at Level 5 of the plan andwill be excluded from school. Students scheduled for ISS will serve the entire day. Studentsarriving late without an excuse to In School Suspension will be scheduled for Saturday detentiongranted the student has not exceeded limits for eligibility.Level 1: Saturday Detention @ 3 hours1 st and 2 nd Offense:• Students can serve only 2 times per semester at 3 hours each time served.• Infractions at level 2 and 3 cannot be duplicated. 36• Parent notification• Failure to serve detention(s) of 3 hours puts student at level(s) of ISS (2 days)…3 hrs vs.


prescribed levels of disciplinary consequences listed below. All student disciplinary consequencesare cumulative. Students violating the Safe Schools Act will be handled at Level 5 of the plan andwill be excluded from school. Students scheduled for ISS will serve the entire day. Studentsarriving late without an excuse to In School Suspension will be scheduled for Saturday detentiongranted the student has not exceeded limits for eligibility.Level 1: Saturday Detention @ 3 hours1 st and 2 nd Offense:• Students can serve only 2 times per semester at 3 hours each time served.• Infractions at level 2 and 3 cannot be duplicated.• Parent notification• Failure to serve detention(s) of 3 hours puts student at level(s) of ISS (2 days)…3 hrs vs.16 hrsLevel 2 In School Suspension x 3 assignments for calendar year4th Offense: 2 Days ISS• Parent notification5th Offense: 3 Days ISS• Parent notification & Suspension of Privileges (Driving, ISS assignment, etc.)Level 3 Out of School Suspension6th Offense: 1 Day OSS• Parent Conference is scheduled with administrator, parents/guardians, and student onthe first day after suspension.• Guidance Counselors will meet with 43 student to discuss behavior.• A verbal warning will be issued for a long term suspension.7th Offense: 2 Days OSS• Parent Conference is scheduled with administrator and student.• Student has violated behavior plan and will be recommended for Long Term Suspension(LTS) on next offense.8 th Offense: 3 Days OSS• On student’s return, Parent Conference with administrator, guidance counselors, andstudent to sign a Behavior Contract.9th Offense: Long term suspension (LTS)Student suspended from school for the remainder of the semester. Due process hearing conducted.Loss of academic credit opportunities for the semester. Loss of all school privileges duringsuspension.If long term suspension is assigned during the 1st semester, student will be allowed to return at thestart of 2nd semester after reinstatement parental conference with assigned assistant principal.Student will be placed on a behavioral contract.If long term suspension is during the 2nd semester, the student will be allowed to return to attendsummer school and/or assigned school the following school year.10th Offense: 2 Days OSS• Student receiving a referral after returning from LTS - Parent Conference is scheduledwith administrator, parents/guardians, and student.• Warned - Student has violated Behavioral plan and will be recommended for Exclusionon next offense.Level 4 Exclusion11th Offense: Student Excluded• Student will be suspended from school 37 for the remainder of the regular school term.• A due process hearing conducted.• There will be a loss of academic credit opportunities for the regular school term, and a


above.Any cell phone, picture taking, or text messaging that results in students cheating or whichcause major disruptions will result in the device being confiscated until the last day of the schoolyear and additional discipline at the principal’s discretion.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) Parkingtags will be issued according to seniors, junior, and sophomores in good academic standing.1. Only one tag will be issued per family2. Student parking is limited to legally marked spaces in the Student parking lots. Studentparking is prohibited in front of the school and in the faculty parking lot. No one is allowedto park or drive on grass areas.3. Vehicles are not to be operated on campus in any unsafe manner, or at a speed in excess of15 MPH. Parking lots are not for "cruising."4. A fee of $20.00 will be charged for parking on campus. All financial obligations to theschool (lost books, library fines, athletic equipment, AFJROTC uniforms, etc.) must bepaid before a parking permit may be purchased. Student operated vehicles are not to belocated on campus without a current parking tag properly displayed on the vehicle. This tagmust be attached to the rearview mirror in the front windshield. There is a $15.00replacement fee for lost or damaged parking tags.5. Students are not to litter the parking areas.6. Failure to follow parking rules and regulations may result in any or all of the followingsanctions:A. ReprimandB. Loss of parking privilegesC. Placement of a mechanical locking device on the vehicle. The student must pay $25 tohave the device removed. Students not having a parking permit will also be required topurchase one at that time.D. SuspensionE. $15 illegal parking fineNOTE: 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 same penaltieslisted above.7. A student may be issued a temporary parking tag for $1.00 a day in the event that thestudent has a parking tag and must, for some reason, drive another vehicle temporarily, orif a student has a special temporary need to drive to school and does not have a parkingpermit. Students may 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, 47 preferably being locked in the trunks of thevehicles. Northwestern High School is not responsible for a vehicle or its contents whileparked on the Northwestern High School Campus.9. Any theft from or damage to a vehicle on the school's campus should be reportedimmediately to the main office. The campus resource officer will be notified if he/she isavailable. If the resource officer is unavailable, the Rock Hill Police Department should becontacted (329-7211).10. If a car has been wrecked or traded, the parking tag must be brought to school in order toobtain a 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 theday. Loitering in the parking lot or inside of cars during breaks, lunch periods, or uponarrival to school is prohibited. Students violating 40 this rule are subject to disciplinary action.13. Students experiencing chronic tardiness to school are subject to loss of their campusdriving privileges.


10. If contacted a car has (329-7211). been wrecked or traded, the parking tag must be brought to school in order to10. obtain If a car a new has been tag. Information wrecked on traded, the new the vehicle parking will tag must be taken be brought at this time. to school in order to11. A obtain student a new must tag. not Information transfer his/her on the parking new vehicle tag to another will be taken student. at this time.12. 11. Students A student must must have not transfer permission his/her from parking an administrator tag to another to student. be in the parking lots during the12. day. Students Loitering must in have the permission parking lot from or inside an administrator of cars during to be breaks, in the lunch parking periods, lots during or upon thearrival day. Loitering to school in is prohibited. the parking Students lot or inside violating of cars this during rule are breaks, subject lunch to disciplinary periods, or action. upon13. Students arrival to experiencing school is prohibited. chronic Students tardiness violating to school this are rule subject are subject to loss to disciplinary of their campus action.13. driving Students privileges. experiencing chronic tardiness to school are subject to loss of their campus14. Students driving privileges. are not permitted to drive a car to ATC. In walking to and from ATC, students14. must Students use the are covered not permitted sidewalk; to drive students a car are to not ATC. to be In in walking the parking to and lot from without ATC, permission studentsfrom must an use administrator. the covered sidewalk; students are not to be in the parking lot without permission15. Students from an are administrator. not to use there cars as lockers.16. 15. All Students vehicles are are not subject to use to there search cars while as lockers. on the school campus.16. All vehicles are subject to search while on the school campus.POSSESSION/USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTSPOSSESSION/USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTSSmoking or possession of tobacco products is prohibited on school property during the school day,by Smoking students or actively possession participating of tobacco in products or practicing is prohibited for school-sponsored on property extracurricular during the school events day, andwhile by students riding actively school participating buses or activity in or practicing vehicles. for Consequences school-sponsored for violation extracurricular of smoking events and orpossession while riding of tobacco school products buses or rules activity are stated vehicles. below. Consequences Although this for policy violation permits of some smoking choices, orthe possession options of for tobacco each products offense selected rules are by stated the below. student Although and parent this policy must permits be approved some choices, by theappropriate the options administrator. for each offense Additionally, selected one by cessation the student class and must parent be taken must for be either approved the first by the orsecond appropriate offense. administrator. If a cessation Additionally, class has not one been cessation taken as class a response must be to taken the first for or either second the offense, first orthe second student offense. will receive If a cessation three days class of has OSS not (same been as taken third as offense). a response to the first or second offense,1st the Offense student will receive three days of OSS (same as third offense).Scheduled 1st Offense parent conferences, plus one of the following:Scheduled 1. Successful parent conferences, completion of plus a smoking one of the cessation following: class held three days after school (total of six1. hours Successful minimum). completion of a smoking cessation class held three days after school (total of six2. One hours day minimum). of ISS (In-School Suspension).3. 2. School One day Service of ISS Project (In-School - The Suspension). schedule must be approved by the appropriate administrator.The project must be a minimum of eight hours outside the regular hours of the school day.Failure to comply will result in three days of ISS.2nd Offense4848Scheduled parent conference, plus one of the following:1. Two days ISS.2. Joint participation in community based smoking cessation class by student and parent.Classes will be held once a week after school hours for four to six weeks. Failure to complywill result in the student being assigned two days of ISS.3rd OffenseScheduled parent conference1. Two days OSS (Out-of-School Suspension).4th Offense1. Scheduled parent conference2. 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 result41in OSS, referral and recommend participationin the Keystone’s Substance Abuse program, referral to law enforcement and possible expulsion. Asecond offense during the same academic year will result in recommendation for expulsion. Allsuspected illegal substances will be confiscated.


1. Scheduled parent conference2. 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 recommend participationin the Keystone’s Substance Abuse program, referral to law enforcement and possible expulsion. Asecond offense during the same academic year will result in recommendation for expulsion. Allsuspected illegal 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 bereason for the principal to investigate further. The principal or his designee will accompany theofficer while 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 unwelcome behavior that makes a student or staff member feeluncomfortable or unsafe. Such behavior is detrimental to learning and can add to poor self-esteemon the part of the person being harassed. Such behavior goes beyond what would be consideredinnocent fun.Bullying/harassment can take the form of physical, 49 verbal, and/or nonverbal behavior. Someexamples of this inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to the following: intentional,but unwelcome, physical contact; threats, insults, or name calling; obscene gestures, telephonecalls, jokes, or notes; starting/repeating rumors about someone; continuous staring at someonewhich brings about obvious discomfort; and other inappropriate behaviors which have the sameeffect on someone.No one deserves such treatment as that stated above. If a student feels (s)he is beingbullied/harassed, the student should first ask the harasser to stop the unwanted behavior. If thebehavior continues, the student should report the problem to a teacher, a counselor, anadministrator, or another school person in whom the student has trust. In addition, the victimshould refrain from using harassing behaviors himself / herself in retaliation for the treatment (s)heis receiving. It is most important that the problem be addressed in the proper manner.If a student is unsure whether his/her behavior is bullying/harassing in nature, the student shouldask himself/herself if the behavior is one that would be appropriate to display in front of an adultthat the student respects. Or, would the behavior be unwelcome if it were directed toward someonethe student loves? If the answer to either of these questions is "No," then the behavior is likely tobe harassing or offensive and should be eliminated. Students who continue to allow themselves tobe the victims of bullying/harassing people are, in effect, condoning such behavior. A studentshould not be afraid to seek help if he/she cannot get the harasser to terminate the undesiredbehavior.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 class work orinvolves substantial disorder or invasion of the rights of others is a basis for suspension orexpulsion of the student. Students will be held accountable for their behavior throughout the schoolyear, up to and including the last day of school. Students attending or participating in schoolsponsored events, whether on the Northwestern 42 campus or not, are subject to all Northwesternschool rules and consequences for violations 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 of


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 class work orinvolves substantial disorder or invasion of the rights of others is a basis for suspension orexpulsion of the student. Students will be held accountable for their behavior throughout the schoolyear, up to and including the last day of school. Students attending or participating in schoolsponsored events, whether on the Northwestern campus or not, are subject to all Northwesternschool rules and consequences for violations 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 willdeal with all occurrences through a fair and common sense approach. Administrators may chooseto assign detentions or after school work detail in lieu of suspension for first time or lesser ruleinfractions. ISS is typically 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 detentions11. 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, graffiti)50Early 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 OSSsuspensions.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, bytelephone on the 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,participate in school sponsored activities, or utilize school transportation during thesuspension days.4. A student may be suspended for no more than ten (10) school days for any one offenseunless expulsion 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.435. Fighting at school or at a school activity or while being transported by schooltransportation.


unless expulsion 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 schooltransportation.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 atschool activities. (Playing cards are not allowed on campus)9. Threat or verbal abuse of school personnel.10. Involvement in calling in of a bomb threat 51 to any school facility or the malicious pulling ofa fire alarm at any school.11. Any other acts which are not covered and are of such a nature as to pose a threat to thephysical or mental welfare of students, teachers, and other school personnel or schoolfacilities, or which create a disruption in the orderly operation of any phase of the schoolprogram or any of its services.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 anaccumulation of discipline offenses or from a single offense. If a student is recommended forexpulsion the parent/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 Officernotifies the school 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.Students identified as having a handicapping condition shall not be expelled unless a properlyconstituted staffing committee has determined that the behavior for which expulsion is beingconsidered is NOT related to the handicapping condition.The parents of an expelled student will be notified of their right to appeal to the Board of Trusteesthe decision of the superintendent or the hearing officer. In any appeal, if parents plan to have anattorney with them, the superintendent or hearing officer must be notified of this fact so the Boardmay also have legal counsel present.The provisions of this section shall not necessarily deny enrollment and attendance in adult ornight schools provided the student is otherwise qualified; however; the Board may permanentlyexpel from all programs 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 in writing, verbally, or through the use of electronic communication devices. Anystudent who assaults a teacher, administrator, or another student will be expelled fromschool and referred to law 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”that are 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, brassknuckles, razors, etc. Possession of any object 44 which appears to be a weapon so as to causefear or intimidation shall be considered a violation of this section.


student who assaults a teacher, administrator, or another student will be expelled fromschool and referred to law 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”that are 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, brassknuckles, razors, etc. Possession of any object which appears to be a weapon so as to causefear or intimidation 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. 52Suspension 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 propertyor the well being of other students or staff members. Every expelled student will have the right topetition for re-admittance for the succeeding school year through the office of Pupil Services at theDistrict Office.SCHOOL BUS REGULATIONSSCHOOL 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 thebus.Students are reminded that all rules of conduct applying in the school also apply on the bus. Ridinga State 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 comesto a complete stop and 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 remainseated while 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 busequipment.5. Passengers must not mar nor deface the bus, and seat coverings must not be damaged inany manner. Any damage to the bus or seats should be reported by the pupil to the driver assoon as possible.6. Only the driver or other authorized person should remove First Aid Equipment, which is tobe used only for emergency treatment.7. Passengers must not tamper with the Fire Extinguisher, which is to be used only by thedriver in an emergency.8. Passengers must not fight or scuffle in the bus or create any disturbance. Classroomconduct should be maintained in the bus.9. Passengers must not wave or shout to pedestrians or occupants of other vehicles and mustnot throw objects from the bus windows.5310. Books, lunch boxes, or other objects should not be placed in the aisle of the bus.LEAVING THE BUS45ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS1. Passengers must remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop. They must never attempt


conduct should be maintained in the bus.9. Passengers must not wave or shout to pedestrians or occupants of other vehicles and mustnot throw 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. Transportationis considered an extension of the regular school. Students who violate behavior expectations whileriding a 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 thedirector of the district bus transportation system.BUS INTERFERENCEIt is illegal to interfere with the operation of any school bus. Other than authorized schoolpersonnel and students, no one is to board a bus, restrict the movement of the bus in any way, oruse any form of threat (physical or verbal) to the driver or any passenger. Orders issued by schoolbus drivers must be followed explicitly. Legal action can be taken against any person violating thislaw (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 in route 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 RELEASE OF STUDENT OF STUDENT DIRECTORY DIRECTORY INFORMATION INFORMATIONFAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACTPLEASE TAKE NOTICE that at its meeting of March, 1992 the Rock Hill School District ThreeBoard of Trustees Notification acted to of establish Rights under certain FERPA for information Elementary and relating Secondary to Schools a student as directoryinformation.The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”)certain rights with respect to the student’s educational records. These rights are:1) The right to inspect and review the student’s educational records within 45 days of the day the school receives a request foraccess. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal (or appropriate school official) a written request thatidentifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible54student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes areinaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. Parents or eligible students who wishto ask the school to amend a record should write the school principal (or appropriate school official), clearly identifying the part ofthe record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the school decides not to amend the record as requestedby the parent or eligible student, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right toa hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to theparent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.3) The right to privacy of personally identifiable information in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPAauthorizes disclosure without consent.One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. Aschool official is a person employed by the school as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (includinghealth or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with46whom the school has outsourced services or functions it would otherwise use its own employees to perform (such as an attorney,auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievancecommittee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or


a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to theparent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.3) The right to privacy of personally identifiable information in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPAauthorizes disclosure without consent.One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. Aschool official is a person employed by the school as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (includingThe health following or medical staff information and law enforcement is releasable unit personnel); upon a person request serving at on the discretion School Board; a of person the or student's company with schoolprincipal: whom the school the student's has outsourced name, services address, or functions telephone it would otherwise number, use date its own and employees place of to perform birth, (such photo, as an subjects attorney, ofThe following information is releasable upon request at the discretion of the student's schoolstudy, auditor, participation medical consultant, in or officially therapist); a recognized parent or student activities serving on and official sports, committee, weight such and as height a disciplinary of members or grievance ofprincipal: the student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, photo, subjects ofathletic committee; teams, or a parent, dates student, of attendance or other volunteer (on assisting both another annual school official and in daily performing basis), his or diplomas her tasks. and awardsstudy, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members ofreceived, A school and official the has most a legitimate recent educational previous interest educational if the official agency needs to review or institution an education attended record in order by to the fulfill student. his orathletic teams, dates of attendance (on both an annual and daily basis), diplomas and awardsAny her professional parent or responsibility. guardian of a student attending Rock Hill School District Three who would preferreceived, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student.that (Optional) any or Upon all of request, the the information school discloses designated education records above without not consent be to released officials of another without school the district parent's in which orAny parent or guardian of a student attending Rock Hill School District Three who would preferguardian's a student seeks prior intends consent to enroll, should or is already so notify enrolled in if the writing disclosure the is for Office purposes of of the Superintendent, student’s enrollment or Rock transfer. Hillthat any or all of the information designated above not be released without the parent's orSchool (NOTE: FERPA District requires Three, a school 660 district North to make Anderson a reasonable Road, attempt Rock to notify Hill, the SC parent 29731. or student If such of the notice records is request given, unless theguardian's prior consent should so notify in writing the Office of the Superintendent, Rock Hillschool it states attended in its annual by notification the student that it intends must be to forward identified. records on request.)School 4) The District right to file Three, a complaint 660 North with the Anderson U. S. Department Road, of Education Rock Hill, concerning SC 29731. alleged If such notice is given, theschool FAMILY failures attended by the school EDUCATIONAL by to the comply student with the must requirements be RIGHTS identified. of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA are:Family Policy Compliance OfficeFAMILY AND PRIVACY EDUCATIONAL ACT U.S.RIGHTSDepartment of EducationAND Student PRIVACY personnel records ACT are managed 400 Maryland in a confidential Ave., SW manner as required by the FamilyWashington, DC 20202-8520Student Educational personnel Rights records and Privacy are managed Act of 1974. in a confidential Regulations manner and procedures as required for by compliance the Family of this actare provided through Board policy.Educational Rights and Privacy ActNotification A copyof 1974.of ofRegulationsDirectory this policy Information may be obtained upon request to theand procedures for compliance of this actschool The following principal information the is releasable Director upon of request Personnel at the at discretion the district of the principal office. of each school: a student’s name, address,are provided through Board policy. A copy of this policy may be obtained upon request to thetelephone number, date and place of birth, photo, subjects of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports,school Should principal the accuracy or the of Director the contents of Personnel of a record at the or district compliance office. with the Family Educational Rightsweight and height of members of athletics teams, dates of attendance (on both an annual and daily basis), diplomas and awardsand Privacy Act of 1974 be questioned, a hearing will be provided upon request. A request for aShould received, the and accuracy the most recent/previous of the contents educational of a agency record institution or compliance attended by with the student. the Family Any parent Educational or guardian of Rights ahearing should be submitted in writing to the Director of Personnel, P.O. Drawer 10072, Rockand student Privacy attending Act Rock of Hill 1974 Schools be who questioned, would prefer a that hearing any of the will information be provided designated upon above request. not be released A request without the for aHill, SC 29731 or to the school principal.hearing parent’s or should guardians be prior submitted consent should in notify writing in writing to the Office Director of the of Superintendent, Personnel, Rock P.O. Hill Schools, Drawer P.O. 10072, Drawer 10072, RockHill, Rock SC Hill, SC 29731 or by to the the Tuesday school following principal. Labor Day. If such notice is given, the school attended will be notified.COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCESCOMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCESStudents who have complaints or grievances concerning school matters are to discuss suchcomplaints or grievances with the appropriate alphabetically assigned assistant principal (SeeStudents who have complaints or grievances concerning school matters are to discuss suchbelow). The decision of the principal may be appealed to the Superintendent. The decision of thecomplaints or grievances with the appropriate alphabetically assigned assistant principal (SeeSuperintendent may be appealed to the Board.below). The decision of the principal may be appealed to the Superintendent. The decision of theSuperintendent The Board will may only be hear appealed complaints to the and Board. grievances when such have been presented through thechannels outlined above. The Board will resist the impulse to settle disputes through pressure,The Board will only hear complaints and grievances when such have been presented through thecoercion, or intimidation, or to act hastily in a crisis.channels outlined above. The Board will resist the impulse to settle disputes through pressure,coercion, A – G JASON or intimidation, JOHNS or to act hastily in a crisis.A H –- N G CONNIE JASON JOHNS GRANTA–G JASON JOHNS H–N CONNIE GRANT O–Z MARTHA MCLEODH O - N Z CONNIE MARTHA GRANT MCLEODO - Z MARTHA MCLEODSTUDENT DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS ON ELIGIBILITYSTUDENT DISCIPLINARY FOR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIONS ON ACTIVITIESELIGIBILITYFOR 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 theAn extracurricular activity often times entails activities of public interest, visibility and focus ofschool they represent. Consequently, the behavior of those students who choose to participate inattention. Students who take part in such activities, in effect, serve as special ambassadors of thethese activities draws such public interest and attention that is unique in its capacity to elevate orschool they represent. Consequently, the behavior of those students who choose to participate indiminish the School District’s standing in the public mind. Strong public education programsthese activities draws such public interest and attention that is unique in its capacity to elevate orcannot exist without strong public support.diminish the School District’s standing in the public mind. Strong public education programscannot Therefore, exist all without students strong participating public support. in extracurricular activities who are charged by lawenforcement authorities with criminal conduct1 or who engage in other acts of “gross misbehavior,”e.g.: (A) possession or use of controlled substances55at school or at school-sponsored activities, (B)acts of disrespect to a teacher or other school 55 authority, (C) acts of cruelty or violence eitherphysical or emotional, (D) use of profane or vulgar language - shall, at the discretion of theprincipal, be subject to suspension and/or possible exclusion from participation in extracurricularactivities.*The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that random drug testing for students who participate in47extracurricular 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


acts of disrespect to a teacher or other school authority, (C) acts of cruelty or violence eitherphysicale.g.: (A) possessionor emotional,or use(D)ofusecontrolledof profanesubstancesor vulgarat schoollanguageor at-school-sponsoredshall, at the discretionactivities,of(B)theprincipal,acts of disrespectbe subjecttotoasuspensionteacher or otherand/orschoolpossibleauthority,exclusion(C)fromactsparticipationof cruelty orinviolenceextracurriculareitheractivities.physical or emotional, (D) use of profane or vulgar language - shall, at the discretion of theprincipal, be subject to suspension and/or possible exclusion from participation in extracurricular*The activities. 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.*The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that random drug testing for students who participate inBefore extracurricular taking disciplinary activities is action, constitutional pursuant as to long this as rule, certain the principal procedural shall steps meet are and followed. confer with thestudent’s teacher and extracurricular sponsor(s). The principal’s decision shall be final unlessreversedBefore takingor modifieddisciplinaryon appealaction,topursuantthe Superintendentto this rule,orthetheprincipalSuperintendent’sshall meet anddesignee,conferinwithwhichtheeventstudent’sthe decisionteacherofandtheextracurricularSuperintendentsponsor(s).or the Superintendent’sThe principal’sdesigneedecisionshallshallbe final.be final unlessreversed or modified on appeal to the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee, in whichIf event a student the decision found of the to Superintendent be violation or of the the Superintendent’s above rule the designee following shall consequences be final. shall beapplied:If a student is found to be in violation of the above rule the following consequences shall beFIRST applied: OFFENSE: the student shall be suspended from all extracurricular activities for not lessthan five (5) consecutive school days. If the offense involves use or possession of a controlledsubstance,FIRST OFFENSE:the studenttheisstudentreferredshallto thebeKeystonesuspendedprogramfrom allandextracurricularmust completeactivitiesthe program.for notIf,lessatanythanpoint,five (5)theconsecutivestudent failsschoolto followdays.all rulesIf theandoffenseregulationsinvolvesfor attendanceuse or possessionand participationof a controlledin theprogram,substance,he/shethe studentwill immediatelyis referred tobecomethe Keystoneineligibleprogramto participateand mustin anycompleteactivitytheuntilprogram.the programIf, atisanyfullypoint,completed.the studentThefailsstudent’sto followeligibilityall rules andtoregulationsresume participationfor attendanceis contingentand participationupon his/herin theagreementprogram, he/sheto participatewill immediatelyin a randombecomecontrolledineligiblesubstanceto participatetesting programin any activityfor a perioduntil theofprogramnot lessthanis fullysix schoolcompleted.months.The student’s eligibility to resume participation is contingent upon his/heragreement to participate in a random controlled substance testing program for a period of not lessthan six school months.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) weeksremainingSECONDinOFFENSE:the school year,the studentthe principalshall bemay,suspendedif he/shefromchooses,all extracurricularextend the suspensionactivitiesperiodfor thetoincluderemaindertheoffirstthenineschool(9) weeksyear. However,grading periodif theofsecondthe ensuingoffenseschooloccursyear.with less than nine (9) weeksremaining in the school year, the principal may, if he/she chooses, extend the suspension period toFELONY include the CRIMINAL first nine (9) weeks CHARGES: grading period charges of brought the ensuing by law school enforcement year. of felony criminaloffenses shall result in immediate ineligibility for a calendar year from the date of the charge. If astudentFELONYis foundCRIMINALnot guiltyCHARGES:of such charges,chargeshe/shebroughtshallbybelaweligible,enforcementfollowingof felonyreviewcriminalby theprincipal,offenses shallfor immediateresult in immediatereinstatement.ineligibilityIf a chargefor abroughtcalendarforthyearbyfromlaw enforcementthe date of theis ofcharge.high andIf aseriousstudentnature,is foundbutnotmayguiltynot beofclassifiedsuch charges,as a felony,he/shetheshallchargebe eligible,may be determined,following reviewby reviewby theoftheprincipal,principal,fortoimmediatebe treatedreinstatement.just as a felonyIf aforchargepurposesbroughtof thisforthrule.by law enforcement is of high andserious nature, but may not be classified as a felony, the charge may be determined, by review ofAny the principal, violation to of be this treated rule just under as a felony court ordered for purposes penalty of this or performance rule. obligation (i.e. pre-trialintervention) of some kind would remain ineligible, as the rule should apply, until the court orderhasAnybeenviolationfully satisfied.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 orderNotice has been of fully Decision satisfied. and Right Notice to Appeal of Decision and Right to AppealNotice of Decision a decision and by Right the to principal Appeal to suspend or exclude shall be given to the student’sparent/guardian “This decision may in writing. be appealed In those to the instances Superintendent where or the Superintendent’s principal’s decision designee is to within suspend five (5) thestudentNotice days of offrom this a decision participation by by submitting thein activitiesprincipal the following fortomoresuspendthan request orfiveexclude in (5) writing consecutiveshall and addressed beschoolgiven todays,thethestudent’snoticeparent/guardian Superintendent, in Rock writing. Hill School In those District, instances P.O. Box where 10072, the principal’s Rock Hill, SCshall conclude with a final sentence that stands alone and in bold print thatdecision 29731:reads asis Pleasefollows:to suspend schedule thestudent at the earliest from participation available time in a activities hearing to for review more the than decision five (5) of consecutive __________________________,school days, the noticeshall “This Principal conclude decision of _________________________________________ with may a be final appealed sentence to the that Superintendent stands alone and or Superintendent’s bold school, print that to (suspend) designee reads as follows: within (exclude) five my (5)days son/daughter, of this decision ______________________, by submitting the following from participating request in writing in activities. and addressed toSuperintendent, Nothing herein Rock shall be Hill construed School District, as limiting P.O. the 56Box responsibility 10072, Rock or Hill, authority SC 29731: of school Please officials schedule toat initiate the earliest standard available disciplinary time a hearing processes to review or take56 the other decision disciplinary of __________________________,actions as may be deemedPrincipal appropriate. of _________________________________________ school, to (suspend) (exclude) myson/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 deemedappropriate.1Any student formally charged by law enforcement with criminal conduct about which schoolofficials neither know nor are able through their own investigative efforts are able to determine thefacts will be required to cease participating in extracurricular activities pending resolution of thecriminal charge.Upon resolution of the charges, the matter will be reexamined and a decision made regarding anyfurther exclusion from extracurricular activities.1Any student formally charged by law enforcement with criminal conduct about which schoolofficials neither know nor are able through their own 48 investigative efforts are able to determine thefacts will be required to cease participating in extracurricular activities pending resolution of thecriminal charge.Upon resolution of the charges, the matter will be reexamined and a decision made regarding any


ROCK HILL SCHOOL DISTRICT THREEROCK HILL SCHOOL DISTRICT OF YORK THREE COUNTYOF Parental YORK COUNTY Pemission and Student Assurances in theParental Permission Conduct and of Independent Student Assurances Student in Research the on the InternetConduct of Independent Student Research on the InternetDear Parent(s),Rock Hill School District Three has recently installed computer connections to the Internet inevery school. This Internet connection provides a powerful access to worldwide information in textand media form that, if properly used, can enhance student learning. It can be particularly excitingfor students because it provides a wealth of information resources not readily available throughconventional library means.There are many on-going educational projects available on the Internet that are appropriate for K-12 students. Many encourage subject area studies or support “virtual field trips” to museums orother locations around the world. Much of this information can be immediately printed from thecomputer screen 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 arenot appropriate for K-12 pupils. Our faculty member directly and continuously superviseindividuals and classes of students who are accessing the Internet to ensure that inappropriatecontent is not seen on the computer. This kind of screening is not new; schools have alwaysscreened materials for student use to exclude many books, magazines and videos not appropriate ina school setting. However, it is possible that a student conducting individual research maydisregard teacher’s instructions and actively seek out inappropriate 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.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,James Blake, IIPrincipalPrincipal5849


STUDENT ASSURANCESSTUDENT 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 Internet4. 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 studentno 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.1 st Offense Administrator will review disciplinary history to determine the appropriateconsequences according to the progression of discipline described in thishandbook.2 nd Offense Student will lose computer privilege in addition to disciplinary consequencesStudents and parents must be aware that the loss of computer usage incertain classes will prevent their successful completion of that class.Photos & Release of Student InformationThe following information is releasable upon request at the direction of the student’s schoolprincipal: the student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, photo, subjectsof study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of membersof athletic teams, dates, of attendance (both annual and daily basis), diplomas and awards received,and the 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 orall of the information designated above not be released without the parent’s or guardian’s priorconsent must notify the Office of the Superintendent (P. O. Drawer 10072, Rock Hill, SC 29731)in writing by September 1, 2010. If such is given, the school attended by the student must beidentified.Special Thanks to Mrs. Liza Auld, Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Principals, and Mrs.Rose Baker, Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director, for the retyping of this handbook.5950


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Sunday24-Oct-2010CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Monday25-Oct-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Saturday30-Oct-2010Tuesday26-Oct-2010LATE STARTWednesdayThursday27-Oct-201028-Oct-2010Friday29-Oct-20102010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 1161


Sunday31-Oct-2010CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Monday1-Nov-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Election day - Student HolidayThursdayTuesday4-Nov-20102-Nov-2010TROJAN WAY(Report Cards)3-Nov-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4FridaySaturday5-Nov-20106-Nov-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4SAT Administration @ NHS2010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 1262


Sunday7-Nov-2010CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Monday8-Nov-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Tuesday9-Nov-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4WednesdayThursdayFriday10-Nov-201011-Nov-201012-Nov-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Saturday13-Nov-2010Powder Puff Football Game2010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 132010-11 NHS Student Agenda63


SundayMondayTuesdayLATE STARTWednesdayThursdayFriday19-Nov-2010 18-Nov-2010 17-Nov-2010 16-Nov-2010 15-Nov-2010 14-Nov-2010CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Saturday20-Nov-20102010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 142010-11 NHS Student Agenda64


SundayMondayTuesdayProgress ReportsTROJAN WAYWednesdayThursday2-Dec-20101-Dec-201030-Nov-2010 29-Nov-2010 28-Nov-2010CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4FridaySaturday3-Dec-20104-Dec-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4SAT Administration @ NHS2010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 162010-11 NHS Student Agenda66


Sunday5-Dec-2010CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Monday6-Dec-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Tuesday7-Dec-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Wednesday8-Dec-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Thursday9-Dec-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4FridaySaturday10-Dec-201011-Dec-2010Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4ACT Administration @ NHS2010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 172010-11 NHS Student Agenda67


SundayMondayTuesdayTROJAN WAYWednesdayThursday16-Dec-2010 15-Dec-2010 14-Dec-2010 13-Dec-2010 12-Dec-2010CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Friday17-Dec-2010Blk2Blk3WINTER HOLIDAY FESTIVALBlk4Saturday18-Dec-20102010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 182010-11 NHS Student Agenda68


Winter Break - CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Student HolidayStudent HolidayStudent HolidayStudent HolidayStudent HolidaySaturday25-Dec-2010Friday24-Dec-2010Sunday19-Dec-2010Thursday23-Dec-2010Wednesday22-Dec-2010Tuesday21-Dec-2010Monday20-Dec-20102010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 192010-11 NHS Student Agenda69


Winter Break - CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Student HolidayStudent HolidayStudent HolidayStudent HolidayStudent HolidaySaturday1-Jan-2011Friday31-Dec-2010Sunday26-Dec-2010Thursday30-Dec-2010Wednesday29-Dec-2010Tuesday28-Dec-2010Monday27-Dec-20102010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 202010-11 NHS Student Agenda70


Sunday2-Jan-2011CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Monday3-Jan-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Tuesday4-Jan-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Wednesday5-Jan-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Thursday6-Jan-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Friday7-Jan-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Saturday8-Jan-20112010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 212010-11 NHS Student Agenda71


Sunday9-Jan-2011CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.MondayTuesday10-Jan-201111-Jan-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Wednesday12-Jan-2011Blk2Blk3Blk4SEMESTER EXAMSSEMESTER EXAMSEND OF 9 WEEKSThursday13-Jan-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4SEMESTER EXAMSSEMESTER EXAMSSTUDENTS DISMISSED @ 11:43 (No Lunch served) - BOOKROOM OPEN FOR RETURNSFriday14-Jan-2011FURLOUGH DAYSaturday15-Jan-20112010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 222010-11 NHS Student Agenda72


Sunday16-Jan-2011CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Student HolidayTROJAN WAYWednesdayMonday17-Jan-2011TuesdayThursdayFridaySaturday22-Jan-2011 21-Jan-2011 20-Jan-2011 19-Jan-2011 18-Jan-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4SAT Administration @ NHS2010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 232010-11 NHS Student Agenda73


Sunday30-Jan-2011CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.MondayOPEN HOUSETuesdayTROJAN WAYWednesdayThursday3-Feb-20112-Feb-20111-Feb-201131-Jan-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Friday4-Feb-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Saturday5-Feb-20112010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 252010-11 NHS Student Agenda75


SundayMondayTuesdayLATE STARTWednesdayThursdayFriday18-Feb-2011 17-Feb-2011 16-Feb-2011 15-Feb-2011 14-Feb-2011 13-Feb-2011CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Saturday19-Feb-20112010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 272010-11 NHS Student Agenda77


SundayMondayTuesday27-Feb-201128-Feb-20111-Mar-2011CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Wednesday2-Mar-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Thursday3-Mar-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Friday4-Mar-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Saturday5-Mar-20112010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 292010-11 NHS Student Agenda79


Sunday6-Mar-2011Spirit Week Activities - Trojan GamesTrack and FieldMondayGolf and TennisTuesdaySoftball and BaseballTrojan Way WednesdaySoccerThursdayCrazy TrojanFridaySaturday12-Mar-2011 11-Mar-2011 10-Mar-20119-Mar-20118-Mar-20117-Mar-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4SAT Administration @ NHS2010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 302010-11 NHS Student Agenda80


SundayMondayTuesdayLATE STARTWednesdayThursdayFriday18-Mar-2011 17-Mar-2011 16-Mar-2011 15-Mar-2011 14-Mar-2011 13-Mar-2011CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Saturday19-Mar-20112010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 312010-11 NHS Student Agenda81


SundayMondayEND OF 9 WEEKSTuesdayTROJAN WAYWednesdayThursday24-Mar-2011 23-Mar-2011 22-Mar-2011 21-Mar-2011 20-Mar-2011CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Friday25-Mar-2011FURLOUGH DAYSaturday26-Mar-20112010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 322010-11 NHS Student Agenda82


FridayThursdayWednesdayTuesdayMondaySunday1-Apr-201131-Mar-2011 30-Mar-2011 29-Mar-2011 28-Mar-2011 27-Mar-2011CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Saturday2-Apr-20112010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 332010-11 NHS Student Agenda83


Sunday3-Apr-2011CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Monday4-Apr-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Tuesday5-Apr-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4TROJAN WAY(Report Cards)Thursday6-Apr-20117-Apr-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4FridaySaturday8-Apr-20119-Apr-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4ACT Administration @ NHS2010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 342010-11 NHS Student Agenda84


Sunday10-Apr-2011CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Monday11-Apr-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4HSAPTuesday12-Apr-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3HSAP administrationBlk4HSAPWednesdayBlk1Blk2Blk3HSAP administrationBlk4Blk1Blk2Blk3HSAP administrationBlk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Saturday16-Apr-201113-Apr-2011HSAPThursday14-Apr-2011Friday15-Apr-20112010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 352010-11 NHS Student Agenda85


CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Student HolidayStudent HolidayStudent HolidayStudent HolidayStudent HolidaySaturday23-Apr-2011Friday22-Apr-2011Sunday17-Apr-2011Thursday21-Apr-2011Wednesday20-Apr-2011Tuesday19-Apr-2011Monday18-Apr-20112010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 362010-11 NHS Student Agenda86


Sunday24-Apr-2011CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Monday25-Apr-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Tuesday26-Apr-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4TROJAN WAYWednesdayThursday27-Apr-201128-Apr-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4FridaySaturday29-Apr-201130-Apr-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4JUNIOR / SENIOR PROM - 8:00PM TO 12:00 AM IN F-GYM2010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 372010-11 NHS Student Agenda87


Sunday1-May-2011CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.MondayProgress ReportsTuesday2-May-20113-May-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Wednesday4-May-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Thursday5-May-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4FridaySaturday6-May-20117-May-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4SAT Administration @ NHS2010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 382010-11 NHS Student Agenda88


FridayThursdayWednesdayTuesdayMondaySunday22-May-201123-May-201124-May-201125-May-201126-May-201127-May-2011CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Blk1Blk2SENIOR EXAM - CLEAR FINES/FEESBlk3SENIOR EXAM - CLEAR FINES/FEESBlk4SENIOR EXAM - CLEAR FINES/FEESBlk1SENIOR EXAM - Seniors dismissed @ 11:43 (CLEAR FINES/FEES)Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4NHS AWARDS DAY PROGRAMBlk1NHS AWARDS DAY PROGRAMBlk2Blk3Blk4Saturday28-May-20112010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 412010-11 NHS Student Agenda91


Sunday29-May-2011CHECK your PARENT PORTAL Account for your grades.Student HolidayTuesday31-May-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4Blk1UNDERCLASS EXAM - 1ST BLOCKWednesdayMonday30-May-20111-Jun-2011Blk2Blk3Blk4UNDERCLASS EXAM - 2ND BLOCKSTUDENTS DISMISSED @ 11:43 (NO LUNCH SERVED)-BOOKROOM OPEN FOR RETURNSGRADUATION EXERCISE PRACTICE @ NORTHWESTERN (F-Gym)- 1:00PM(ALL SENIORS MUST BE PRESENT INORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION EXERCISE)END OF 9 WEEKSThursday2-Jun-2011Blk1Blk2Blk3Blk4UNDERCLASS EXAM - 3RD BLOCKUNDERCLASS EXAM - 4TH BLOCKSTUDENTS DISMISSED @ 11:43 (NO LUNCH SERVED)-BOOKROOM OPEN FOR RETURNSCLEAN OUT LOCKERSFriday3-Jun-2011FURLOUGH DAYSaturday4-Jun-2011SAT Administration @ Northwestern ( June 11th ACT Administration @ Northwestern)GRADUATION EXERCISE @ WINTHROP - 6:00PM2010 -11 NHS Student Agenda 422010-11 NHS Student Agenda92


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