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Student Handbook

2017-2018 Handbook

Central Park Elementary

Where Eagles S.O.A.R

 

 

Student Handbook

2017-2018

 

900 Central Park Boulevard

Bossier City, LA 71112

318-549-6400 (office)

318-549-6413 (fax)

http://cpark.bossierschools.org

 

 

 

Central Park Uniform Requirements

   

"State law allows local school boards to authorize a mandatory uniform dress code.  All Bossier

Parish schools implemented mandatory school uniforms in the fall of 1999.  Each principal makes

the final decision concerning the appropriate dress/uniforms for the school."  BPS Handbook Excerpt

                                      Girls

Tops

 

Knit Polo Shirt

White, royal blue, Kelly green, or yellow gold

Undershirts

White, black, grey, yellow,

Kelly green, or royal blue

   

Bottoms

 

Jumper

Navy or Khaki only

Skirt/Skort

Navy or Khaki only

Uniform Slacks/Walking shorts, Capris

Navy or Khaki only

     NO CARGO or JEAN STYLE

 

   

Accessories

 

Belts MUST be worn

School Discretion

Sweaters

Navy blue

Sweatshirts

Navy blue, Kelly green, CPE Logo

Full Coverage Athletic Tennis Shoes

 

STUD EARRINGS ONLY and watches

 

                                      Boys

Top

 

Knit Polo Shirt

White, royal blue, Kelly green, or yellow gold

Undershirts

White, black, grey, yellow,

Kelly green, or royal blue 

   

Bottoms

 

Uniform Slacks/Walking shorts

Navy or Khaki only

     NO CARGO or JEAN STYLE

 

   

Accessories

 

Belts MUST be worn

School Discretion

Sweaters

Navy blue or White

Sweatshirts

Kelly green, CPE Logo

Full Coverage Athletic Tennis Shoes

 

WATCHES ONLY

 

Every student should always be well groomed.

Uniform donations are greatly appreciated.

Central Park Elementary

Parent/Student Handbook

2017-2018

 

SCHOOL VISION STATEMENT

“Each student leaves CPE working and mastering grade level content materials as indicated by state testing results by their 5th grade year.”

 

School-wide emphasis on

LIFESKILLS

A Soaring Eagle is:  Caring, Curious, Confident, Cooperative, Courageous, Flexible, Friendly, Honest, Organized, Responsible, Respectful, Patient, Motivated, Shows Initiative, Integrity, Effort, Perseverance, A Sense of Humor, and is a Problem Solver, and uses Common Sense.

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to develop each student into a life-long learner that is constantly striving for improvement of self through increased knowledge. We accept the challenges that enter our doors and strive for the transformation of young minds into prospective, productive, global citizens.

 

 

POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT EXPECTATIONS

Central Park follows the Conscious Discipline Model for Positive Behavior Support.  It sets the standard that all children shall be given due process in all infractions so that they may work within a logical, non-emotional, safe setting to resolve their discipline problems in a timely manner.

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

PRINCIPAL:  Suzette Hadden

                                                      Master of Education +30

Reading Specialist
EDL3

   

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Shaunna Pierrelee

Master of Education

 

INSTRUCTIONAL COACH: Leslie Alexander

 

COUNSELOR: Claire Karbowski

 

SECRETARY/REGISTRAR: Kelli Wood

 

CLERICAL ASSISTANT: Lanoy Thigpen

 

 

Parent Information

 

  1.  School Schedule:      7:40 – 8:00   Breakfast is Served

                                                                  8:05   Tardy Bell Warning

                                                                 8:10   Tardy Bell Rings

                                                                 8:15   Classes begin

                                                                  3:00   Dismissal

 

 

  1.  TARDIES – LATE CHECK IN:          

Students arriving after 8:10 a.m. MUST BE CHECKED IN AT THE FRONT OFFICE

with an adult.

 

  1. STUDENT DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP:

Parents, please use the side parking lot only for morning and afternoon riders. The front drive is for school buses only. Doors will open at 7:40 a.m.  Please do not drop your student(s) off before this time. Duty teachers arrive at 7:40 a.m.

        After 8:10 a.m., please bring your student into the front office for late check in.

 

  1.  EARLY CHECKOUTS:

**Louisiana State Law requires 360 minutes of instruction per day for each

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  1. CHANGES IN HOW YOUR STUDENT WILL GO HOME:

Parents wishing to make changes in how their student will go home must contact the homeroom teacher BEFORE 1:45 P.M.  Please be aware teachers are unable to accept phone calls after 1:45 p.m. for changes.

        Permanent changes in a student’s transportation must be made in person

by the parent or guardian in the school office.

 

  1. LATE PICKUPS:

Car riders begin pickup at 3:00 p.m. at the side entrance of the school.After

3:15 p.m., parents will be required to come into the office to check theirstudent out.Proper identification must be provided at the time of check out.

Only adults listed on the registration form are permitted to check out

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  1. STUDENT ILLNESS: 

Fever is a sign of illness or infection.If your student has a fever, he/she should remain at home.

        Vomiting and Diarrhea are contagious.  Students must be free of vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours before they can return to school.

Doctor or Dentist excuses must be turned into the office within 5 days for the

absence to be excused.

 

  1. VISITORS:

Students are NOT allowed to bring visitors to school.For the safety of our students, ALL visitors must check in at the office before entering the school.

PARENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED TO OUR SCHOOL AND CLASSROOMS.PLEASE contact your student’s teacher to make arrangements before your arrival.

 

  1.  STUDENT VALUABLES:

Do not allow your student to bring large sums of money, toys, radios, electronic games, CD’s, headsets, cell phones, cameras or other valuables to school.The school does not have a safe place to lock these items and will not be responsible for loss or theft.

 

Cell phones and other electronics devices will be taken by the school administrator.1st offense:   Parents are required to come to the school to retrieve the device.  2nd offense:  $15.00 fine.  3rd offense:  $25.00 fine.

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  1.   SCHOOL INSURANCE:

        Student accident insurance may be purchased at school at the beginning of each school year.  This insurance is not mandatory but has been valuable to many

       families to help cover medical expenses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1.   ABSENTEES/TARDIES

 

Central Park is held accountable for unexcused student absences and tardies.   The following guidelines have been established for unexcused tardies and absences:

 

  1. Phone call from office.
  2. Four (4) unexcused tardies=1 unexcused absence
  3. Five unexcused absences=Letter sent from school and Referral to

                                       Bossier Parish Truancy Center

     The Truancy Center will be responsible for monitoring truant students.  Please be aware the TASC process may lead to hearings, assessments, or other legal sanctions.

***STUDENTS WITH 10 OR MORE UNEXCUSED ABSENCES CAN BE RETAINED.

 

It is Central Park’s mission to provide the best learning experience for each of our students.  Your student MUST be at school to help meet this mission.

 

 

 

 

12.  PBIS RECOGNITIONS and DISCIPLINE:

 

DISCIPLINARY CODE It is important that the children of Central Park develop self-confidence, responsibility, and self-discipline. If a student feels valued and part of the community, he or she is less likely to be a discipline problem. Good study habits and respect for others produce inner commitment, rather than merely an external constraint. Students will be expected to follow all rules as set in our Positive Behavior Intervention Support Plan as described on the following page. Policies are set by the Positive Behavior Intervention Support Team in consultation with the entire faculty. The Positive Behavior Support Team consists of school staff and administrators. Minor infractions will be dealt with by the classroom teacher. Major serious offenses will be brought to the attention of the administrators and if deemed necessary, GASP (in school suspension) and out of school suspension may be considered. Writing threatening words or pictures, bringing items such as guns, knives, toys or anything resembling a weapon, or mentioning killing, will result in strong disciplinary action by the administration. As an alternative to suspension, the Bossier Parish School Board approved Act 688 Corporal Punishment - An Alternative to Suspension. The corporal punishment policy is sent home to each parent. Please refer to the Bossier Parish Handbook - Section III – Students – Corporal Punishment.

 

      Bus transportation is a privilege. Violation of school discipline policies at the bus stop

      or on the bus will result in disciplinary action at a minimum of in-school suspension 

      and can result in removal from the bus on a permanent basis. Parents should be at

      their child’s bus stop for supervision each morning and afternoon.

 

      When In-school and/or Out-of-School Suspension or Saturday Detention is assigned

      by the school administration as a disciplinary consequence, parent attendance at a

     Parent- Teacher Conference may be required before the student is allowed to return to

     the classroom.

 

 

Positive Behavior Support:

 

 

 

Why?

  1.   To enable our students to have greater success in complying

 

with school expectations in an effort to have their “best behavior.”

 

                                              2.   To reduce “at-risk” behavior.

 

       3. To help support teachers in obtaining better student

    behavior, thus creating an atmosphere more conducive to

     learning.

 

 

  1. How?

    Provide and post school-wide expectations for each area of the school where students will be found.

 

  1. Provide lesson plans for teachers that are to be taught early in the school year and reviewed throughout the year, thus ensuring student understanding and awareness of expectations.

 

  1. Systematically supervise students. Provide a positive support   

system with incentives to recognize expected behavior and interventions for at-risk behaviors. 4. Review relevant data regularly to monitor program effectiveness

 

  1. Review relevant data regularly to monitor program effectiveness

 

  1.  PBIS BEHAVIOR COLOR TRACKING TOOLGrades K-1

 

 

Pink-         Super Student

Purple-     Way to Go

Blue-         Excellent Effort

Green-      Ready to Learn

Yellow-    Make Better Choices (Warning)

Orange-  Teacher Choice (Time Out)  

Red-          Parent Contact

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selection Procedures at the District, Region, and State Levels:

The names of students selected at the school level are submitted to the district Student of the Year coordinator.  Each school is responsible for ensuring that the candidate’s portfolio is delivered to the district coordinator by deadlines established each year. 

 

The district committee will consist of the following:

o          One elementary district coordinator

o          One middle school district coordinator

o          One high school district coordinator

o          One central office administrator/supervisor

o          Three community members representing business/industry/labor/civic organization/military or similar.

 

The committee will review and score each of the candidate’s portfolios.  The combined scores of the committee judges will be used to determine the semi-finalists at the district level.   The list of semi-finalists will be announced to all school principals via e-mail before the end of the school day on the day of judging.  Principals at the schools whose candidates are semi-finalists will also be telephoned by the district coordinator before the end of the school day on the day of judging.

 

Students competing at the district level will be invited to the Bossier Instructional Center where they will complete a writing sample, based on a question provided by the district coordinator.  They will also be interviewed by the district selection committee.

 

Each candidate’s portfolio score will be combined with scores on the writing sample and interview, and the top-scoring candidate at each grade level will be selected as the Bossier Parish Student of the Year. 

 

District winners will be announced to all school principals via e-mail before the end of the school day on the day of judging.  Principals at the schools whose candidates are selected as the district winners will also be telephoned by the district coordinator before the end of the school day on the day of judging. 

 

District winners will compete at a regional competition and will be notified of the location and date of that competition by the principal of his/her school.  Parents of students who move on to compete at the state level of competition will be contacted directly by the state coordinator with details and dates for the state competition.

 

District, regional, and state winners from the Bossier Parish Schools district will be officially recognized at a Bossier Parish School Board meeting.  Parents and students will be notified in advance of the date, place, and time.

 

Procedure for Resolving Issues and Disputes:

A dispute at the school level may be brought to the attention of the school principal for resolution.  The issue or dispute must be submitted to the principal in writing within 5 days of the final selection of the candidate at the school.  The principal will have 5 days to respond.  If the principal’s decision does not resolve the issue or dispute, the decision can be appealed in writing to the district school superintendent or superintendent’s designee within 5 days of the decision rendered by the principal. 

 

******PLEASE READ THIS HANDBOOK VERY CAREFULLY AND SHARE THE CONTENTS WITH YOUR STUDENT.  SIGN THE SHEET ATTACHED TO THE BACK COVER AND HAVE YOUR CHILD RETURN IT TO THEIR HOMEROOM TEACHER.  WE MUST HAVE THIS SHEET TO VERIFY YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS HANDBOOK.

 

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO A SUCCESSFUL YEAR!

CENTRAL PARK ELEMENTARY ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF

 

This handbook was compiled and approved by the CPE Leadership Committee for the 2017-2018 school year:

 

Suzette Hadden, Principal

Shaunna Pierrelee, Assistant Principal

Leslie Alexander, Instructional Coach

Rebecca Harvey

Julie Frederick

Lynette Fusco

Heather Starks

Misti Tubbs

Dawn Coolbeth

Jennifer Turnbow

Kelli Wood, Secretary/Registrar

Lanoy Thigpen, Clerical Assistant

Jennifer Huewitt and Stephen Raley, Parent Member At-large

Spud Wilson, Community Member At-large