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General Policies

WELCOME TO THE MANNING SCHOOL  

The Manning School philosophy is founded on the belief that all students can achieve in an environment that includes rigorous standards for academic excellence, a close partnership between home and school and high expectations for student conduct.


 ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Beginning in 7th grade, Manning students are exposed to the rigor of secondary education.  The expectation is for Manning students to be prepared by the end of 8th grade to enter into high school.  Students not passing classes during their 7th and/or 8th grade year will be placed on “Academic Watch” including but not limited to increased school to parent communication; mandatory student tutor time.  As students begin high school they must pass all of their 23 required credit classes in order to graduate.  Although Manning is not on a credit system the expectation is that students successfully complete 4 semesters of math; 4 semesters of English Language Arts; 4 semesters of science; 4 semesters of Social Studies and 4 semesters of elective of choices.  Students successfully completing their course studies will receive a Certificate of Continuation at the end of 8th grade; students less than successful in the completion of their course studies will receive a Certificate of Completion.

 

 NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

The school district goal is to “value diversity and encourage respect and understanding in our school community.”  Students can learn best in a school where all persons are treated with respect.  This kind of positive climate will also help maintain the good reputation of our school in the community.  At this school, we will not tolerate disrespectful or discriminatory behavior.  If a student is found to have treated another person disrespectfully, disciplinary action will be taken.

 

SCHOOL HOURS

First period begins promptly at 8:10 a.m. and school is dismissed at 3:00 p.m.  There is no provision for student supervision before 7:45 a.m. or after 3:15 p.m.  Once students arrive on campus they must remain on school grounds until dismissal.  Students arriving prior to 7:45 a.m. will remain outside until the building opens at 7:45 a.m.  Students arriving between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. for tutoring or needing to work in the library will be allowed in the building.  Students entering the building at 7:45 a.m. will report directly to the cafeteria until 8:00 a.m.  At 8:00 a.m. students have the opportunity to go to their lockers to prepare for their first period class.  Students must leave school grounds by 3:15 p.m. (unless they are involved in a school sponsored activity).

 

OFFICE HOURS

The office hours are from 7:40 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The main office phone number is (303) 982-6340.  The school office is closed during holidays and vacations.

 

MAKEUP WORK

Students should check with classmates or the teacher to obtain assignments missed due to an absence. Students are allowed 2 school days to make up the work missed during each day of an absence. (e.g., if a student missed school on Monday and returns on Tuesday, the makeup work is due on Thursday.)    Major assignments are expected to be submitted on time since the project is a culmination of several days’ work and due dates are provided well in advance.  Students and/or parents may access assignments on the Parent Portal of Jeffco Campus and individual teachers’ websites.  You may also email the teacher(s) or leave them a voicemail.

 

 

LATE WORK GRADING POLICY

Please read individual teacher syllabuses for late work grading policy.

 

HOMEWORK

Students can expect to have nightly homework.  Homework may vary in length of time depending on the content area, project deadline or type of assignment (long-term project, test review, reading assignment, etc.)

 

EARLY RELEASE - MODIFIED CONTACT DAYS
The School District has approved five modified contact days for the school year.    Students will be released at 12:05 on those days.  Classes are 35 minutes in length and no lunches will be served.

 

LIBRARY

The Manning Library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every day.  Except on of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month and when the DTL(digital teacher librarian) is not available, the library will close at 3:00 p.m.

The purpose of The Manning School Library is to provide an academic venue for all students to read, research, and study.  The library’s primary goal is to support the schools’ curricula, to assist in technology needs and to promote the exchange of ideas. 

Specific District Library Policies, including selection and review procedures, are available upon request.  Books may be checked out for 2 weeks.  Overdue notices will be sent out as they are accrued.  Students will receive a reminder that an item(s) is overdue via email and paper copies.  If a book is not returned, a fine will be charged for the cost of the book.

Before School – Students are allowed into the library beginning at 7:30am.  Students are expected to use the library resources to read, research, and study.   Standard school and classroom rules apply.

Access - Students may get library access passes during passing periods.  Access time in the library is for students to use library resources for reading, research, study, and homework. Standard school and classroom rules apply.  

 

CLINIC

The school clinic does not provide any medications for students.  Students who are in need of Advil, Tylenol, Aspirin, cough drops while in school may carry these items with them or keep these items in their locker. However, this can only be a daily dosage in the original container.  Should your student want to have more than a daily dosage of these over the counter items at the school you can leave a container in the clinic for your student’s needs for the year. You will also need to complete a medication agreement form that can be found on our web site.  If your student needs to be given a prescribed medication this should be taken by a parent into the office and you must complete a medication agreement from that will also need your physician signature, prior to delegating medication for the student. If your student is not feeling well and running a fever of more than 100 degrees please keep your student home. 


ACCESS

This class has a required attendance and is an integral part of the school day. Access is a block of regularly scheduled time designed to provide our students with quiet study time or student enrichment.  During Access students may seek clarifying answers for assignments, but the intent is to work quietly and independently.  Teachers may issue a pass for a student to return to their class during Access for additional help or test make-up.


ELECTRONIC DEVICES

IPODs, cell phones and similar electronic equipment are not to be used within the school building or at any time during the school day.  Phones are available within the school for students to make and receive emergency calls.  If observed within the building, electronic equipment will be confiscated and returned only to a parent.  The school accepts no liability for lost or damaged items.


CELL PHONES

Cell phones must be turned off during the school day (7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and kept in student’s individual lockers / backpacks. Students will be notified about a parent phone call and be given the opportunity to return the call.  If the message is of an emergency nature, the student will receive a pass to come to the main office or a counselor’s office immediately.

 
ID CARDS

A picture ID card will be issued at registration free of charge to each student and should be carried while at school.  The ID card permits each student to check books out of the library.  Additionally the ID card has the student’s ID number used to access the school lunch payment system. The ID cards are used to check out recess equipment during the lunch periods and admission to after school activities.  Replacement ID cards are available in the main office.

 
LOST AND FOUND

Lost and found is located in the cafeteria.  Valuable lost items are kept in the Main Office.  All unmarked and unclaimed items will be donated to a charitable organization at the end of each month.  Please be sure to mark or engrave any valuable items such as calculators.


LUNCH

Students may deposit money into their personal accounts with our cafeteria manager rather than purchase meals daily.  Lunch Room expectations are as followings:

· Do not run to the lunchroom, but be in the lunchroom before the tardy bell rings.

· Students will be permitted to go outside at lunch, in all weather, except in a torrential rain. Bring coats for outside to lunch if needed.  Students will not be allowed to go back to their locker to retrieve a coat etc.

· No food or drink, other than water, may be taken out of the cafeteria

·  Once students are dismissed from the lunchroom, they must immediately go outside and stay outside for the rest of the lunch period.

· Students may not be in the academic hallways during lunch unless they are with a teacher or have a pass.

·  Students are expected to conduct themselves in a mannerly way during lunch:

o   No yelling or screaming

o   No playing with food or food throwing

o   No cutting in lunch line

o   Be seated at a table while eating

o   Place trash in the trash containers, do not throw trash from a distance

o   Only the number of students a table was designed for may be sitting at a table

o   Students must be individually released from the cafeteria by raising of a hand

o   Students are expected to clean-up their lunch table and surrounding floor area

o   Be sure all food and lunch supplies are thrown away

 

VISITORS

Parents are always welcome to come have lunch with their student.  Siblings and/or friends are not allowed to have lunch on school grounds without administrative permission.


INTERNET ACCESS AND USE

Students will need to have The Manning School Internet Acceptable Use Contract signed by both student and parent(s) before they may access the Internet.


BEHAVIOR/DISCIPLINE/DRESS CODE

At Manning, we believe that being proactive is the best approach to providing a positive learning environment, free from discipline issues and classroom distractions. We will hold students to a high expectations of conduct. The discipline matrix is composed of three levels. It lists the normal consequences students will face if and when their behavior falls within one of the given levels. The matrix is created for transparency and consistency. We want students to respect the rights of others, to learn to become responsible for their own behavior, and have the opportunity to turn themselves around when they fail to meet our community's expectations.

General Overview

  1. The extreme nature of any infraction may warrant the most severe disciplinary action.

  2. Manning administrators may recommend alternative interventions as they see fit. Alternative interventions may include, but are not limited to mediation, appropriate loss of privileges, and/or placement in an alternative program.

  3. Students who become chronically disruptive will be referred to the MTSS program for assistance in developing the best interventions to ensure that they are successful at Manning.

  4. Administrators will assign consequences for any other infractions not listed on this matrix to ensure the safety of students and staff and protect the right for all students to an education free from disruption.

Where School Rules Apply

  1. While on school premises

  2. While on school owned, operated, or chartered buses

  3. While engaged in any school-sponsored activity

  4. While walking between school and home, both before and after school.

To view specific discipline offenses & consequences- click here

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