Welcome to Fort Pierce Central High School, where pride truly makes the difference! We encourage you to use your talents and skills to maintain the high standard of excellence that is our school’s tradition. We offer a strong academic program as well as extracurricular programs with numerous clubs, organizations, and athletic opportunities.
Your handbook contains basic information concerning the policies and procedures of our school. Read this book carefully and refer to it often. You are responsible for knowing the information contained in this handbook. The rules will be consistently enforced so that each student is provided the opportunity to experience a safe, maximum academic, and social and emotional growth. The handbook will also provide you with a personal planner and calendar. At Fort Pierce Central High School, failure is never an option therefore; your best effort is expected.
We anticipate the 2012-2013 school year with great enthusiasm, and we want to assure you that we will do our best to help you experience success. With your help and cooperation, this will be an excellent school year. Contact your teachers, your guidance counselor, or any of the administrative staff if you have questions or concerns about anything in this handbook. Please accept our best wishes for a successful and rewarding school experience.
Florida Legislature Attendance Requirements
The Florida Legislature requires the names of students, fourteen (14) – eighteen (18) years old, who accumulate ten (10) unexcused absences in a period of ninety (90) calendar days, to be reported to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. These students may have their driving privilege denied or revoked.
By law, students under the age of sixteen (16) years must attend school. All students who are absent (10) consecutive days from school, without prior notice to the Attendance Office, will be subject to withdrawal proceedings.
- Each absence will be listed as unexcused with a “U”, unless an excused note from a parent/guardian is submitted. All excuse notes must be received in the attendance office no later than the third (3rd) day after an absence or the absence will be considered unexcused, despite the reason for the absence. Parents are notified after each absence.
- An out of school suspension will be counted as an unexcused absence, unless the student attends Project R.O.C.K. and provides the attendance office with proper documentation.
- Students involved in school activities or behavioral intervention classroom will be considered present and will not be counted absent.
- Make up work: While it is possible to make up written assignments due to absences, the actual classroom experience can never be duplicated. Therefore, students should conscientiously establish good attendance patterns. When absences occur, the following shall govern the make up of work:
- Students who are absent from class regardless of the reason, are responsible for making up missed class work, homework, and tests. In accordance with school board policy, students will receive credit for all make-up work. One (1) day for make ups are allowed for each day of absence up to a total of ten (10) days, not including the day of return, unless the principal approves an extension due to unusual circumstances. Previously assigned work is due on the day the student returns to school;
- All work, regardless of the number of days absent, must be made up on or before grades are due in the final quarter of the school year. Students whose work is turned in after the end of the grading period for quarters one through three, will receive an “I” or incomplete. If the work is turned in on-time, the student will receive the grade for the work;
- Incomplete grades become “F” or “0″ if not replaced with the grade for the makeup work that was turned in on time;
- Students will take announced tests on first day of return to school. Student will be allowed 2-days to prepare for tests assigned during the absence;
- Students must request makeup work; students will not be penalized for makeup work that is requested, but not provided by the teacher. Makeup work for unexcused absences (U) will receive a maximum grade of 59%;
- Upon student’s request, the teacher will inform student/parent of work to be made up as specifically as plans will allow, but is not expected to develop special assignments;
- If a student plans to be out of school due to family or medical reasons, she/he must submit documentation (medical orders/travel arrangements, etc) one week prior to departure. The teacher will inform the student of the work to be covered during the student’s absence, and the assignments that are to be completed. The teacher will be as specific as his/her existing plans will allow, but is not expected to develop any special series of plans or assignments for individual students as makeup work.
5. Withdrawal procedures will be initiated when a student has missed ten (10) consecutive days or accumulated absences greater than 25% based on enrollment for the year.
6. Students having chronic illnesses that create excessive absences must submit medical documentation to the clinic at the beginning of each school year.
A student may have excessive absences, five (5) or more, due to “extenuating” circumstances. Examples are:
- Illness of student (doctor’s documentation may be required)
- An accident resulting in bodily injury to a student
- A death in the immediate family of the student
- A pre-planned absence for personal reasons when such are acceptable to the principal or his/her designee. Permission for such absences must be requested and approved no less than one week before absence. Approval will be contingent upon the student’s discipline record, academic performance, and conduct.
- A subpoena or a forced absence by a law enforcement agency
A cut/skip is defined as an unexcused absence from class when the student is on campus or has left campus without authorization. The Dean’s Office will consider unusual lateness as skipping class. Consequences include parent notification and/or assignment to behavioral intervention classroom.
If a student is late to class, the teacher is to mark him/her “tardy” to class. Students will be warned by the teacher each time they are late up to two (2) tardies per class. On the third (3rd) tardy, and for each tardy thereafter he/she will be assigned a detention. Students who fail to serve assigned detentions must serve the following Friday in B.I.C. Failure to serve B.I.C. assignments will result in two (2) days of out of school suspension.
Each student can have only three (3) tardy detentions per semester. After a student is assigned a 3rd tardy detention, all tardies will be assigned a referral.
Two unexcused tardies for students arriving to school will result in an automatic assignment to B.I.C.
All students will receive a B.I.C. assignment for the rest of that day when caught in a hall (tardy) sweep.
All students late to school must go to the attendance office for a tardy pass. An excused tardy note must be presented at that time. Once a B.I.C. assignment has been assigned, no tardy excuse note will be accepted.
Please READ all tardy passes for assigned consequences.
All students out of class during the school day must have a teacher hall pass. NO TEACHER HALL PASSES SHOULD BE GIVEN DURING INSTRUCTIONAL TIME. (ONLY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY)
Release of Students
Fort Pierce Central High School has a closed campus. Students who ride school busses are considered to be on campus when they step off the bus. After arriving on campus, a student may not leave the campus until after her/his last class. Release of students during the school day is permitted under the following guidelines:
- Students are to be checked out through the Attendance Office where they will be issued an off-campus pass.
- Early dismissal will be granted upon the Attendance Clerk’s receipt of a written request from the parent/guardian for an excused absence 24 hours in advance. Parents will be called if deemed necessary to verify the note.
- For physician or dentist excuse, see Clinic.
- Students must be picked up by their parent/guardian. They will not be allowed to leave with other students.
- THERE ARE NO SIGN-OUTS DURING A/B LUNCH OR AFTER SIXTH PERIOD.
- The Clinic is for first aid and emergencies only. It is not a place for rest, relaxation, and naps.
- Students must show a pass in order to report to the clinic.
- The health aide is authorized to administer medication (excluding injections) to students during school hours, in strict compliance with School Board Policy and Florida Statutes. Students under medication must give all medicines (in original container with prescription information/label) to the health aide for safekeeping and dispensing at the proper time. No other medications are allowed on campus.
- Permission to go home must be given by the administration and by the parent. Parents must provide transportation home. Fellow students may not provide such transportation.
- Parents will be called to verify any notes written for early dismissal.
- Every effort will be made to contact the parent or guardian if school officials deem it necessary to call an ambulance. Parents/guardians will have to assume the financial responsibility.
Our primary objective is to provide a safe academic environment where teaching and learning may take place. We believe we must identify clear and simple rules, policies, and procedures with reasonable and consistently enforceable consequences to support our goal of creating and maintaining an academic environment that is safe for every student every day. Any student, who attends school with a desire to learn and with a respect for the rights of others, need not be concerned with the consequences of breaking these rules. However, consequences are necessary when there are violations or infractions of school or school district rules and regulations.
Code of Conduct for Secondary Students:
The rules outlined in this Cobra Student Planner provide an overview. They are not the only rules for students attending Fort Pierce Central High School. Please review very carefully the revised Code of Conduct for Secondary Students approved by the St. Lucie County School Board. It will provide you with a comprehensive listing of rules, policies, and procedures.
Zero Tolerance Policy
In keeping with School Board policy, the possession, sale, or use of alcohol or drugs, possession of weapons, as well as other criminal offenses, will not be tolerated at Fort Pierce Central High School. Students in possession of weapon(s), in possession of, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be reported to the School Resource Officer, suspended from school for up to ten days and face a possible recommendation for expulsion from school for a period up to two years. Parents will be contacted and asked to remove their student from campus.
Behavioral Intervention Classroom:
Behavioral Intervention Classroom (B.I.C.) is an in-school suspension assignment for students who are disruptive in the traditional school environment. B.I.C. provides an alternative to suspension that will enhance self-esteem, reduce dropouts, and prepare students for success. Assignments may range from one to ten (1-10) days in a self-contained class setting where students are considered present in school and must do class assignments sent by the regular classroom teacher. A maximum of eleven (11) days of B.I.C. is allowed per nine (9) week period and no more than sixteen (16) days will be permitted per semester. Students not following rules in the B.I.C. program may be subject to possible suspension from school. Students assigned to B.I.C. will be assigned a work detail.
- In addition to classroom rules, all students are expected to exhibit polite behavior in assemblies, media center, cafeteria, hallways, on campus grounds, and at other school sponsored events.
- Playing cards, beepers, walkman-type radios, CD players, IPods, other musical devices, electronic games, cell phones, messaging devices, and other such items/accessories are to be turned OFF AND NOT TO BE SEEN OR WORN ON THE BELT/POCKET while on campus. No HANDLING of such devices during the school day.
- All students must be in class PRIOR to the scheduled class time, seated and ready to work, or they will be penalized as outlined in the tardy policy.
- All students are required to bring each day to every class a book bag, pen/pencil and notebook/paper.
- All students must have a pass at all times when out of the classroom.
- NO student may eat or drink in the classrooms, pod, or gallery. NO FOOD OUTSIDE THE CAFETERIA.
- During the change of classes, students are expected to walk and talk to avoid congregating in the hallways and between buildings. All students will walk on the right side of the
walkway/hallway up and down the stairs, through doors, and into and throughout the buildings.
- Students cited for misconduct at any extracurricular activity will be denied attendance at ALL EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES for a period determined by the administration.
- PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION will not be tolerated. CONSEQUENCE: B.I.C. FOR ENTIRE DAY.
- Students may be referred to the discipline committee after a consistent violation of school policy (referrals).
Trespassing is a violation of the law and can result in an arrest. Any student who comes to school or any school activity while under suspension is trespassing and may be arrested or suspended for up to ten (10) days.
Classroom disruption will result in parental contact by classroom teacher, possible removal from class, and additional consequences as indicated in the Code of Conduct for repeated offenses.
Fighting on Campus or at School Sponsored Events:
Fighting on campus or at school sponsored events will result in a parent conference and ten (10) days suspension with a warning or referral to Level IV. (Some initial behaviors may be classified as Level IV depending upon the severity of the incident. (Level IV will be a possible recommendation for expulsion and/or arrest.)
Extortion/threats may result in parental contact, possible suspension and/or recommendation for expulsion from school, assignment to a special program, referral to School Resource Officer.
Level 4 Offenses on campus or at a School sponsored event:
Students who assault, batter, possess weapons or contraband materials, or commit any other similar violation which may be deemed a criminal offense will be suspended for ten (10) days with possible recommendation for expulsion depending on the Code of Student Conduct guidelines. These are considered Level III or Level IV offenses.
I D Badges:
All students must have in their possession at all times the I.D. badge for the current school year. The I.D. Badge must be available to be shown upon request by any Fort Pierce Central faculty or staff member. Although it is not required to wear the I.D. badge on the front of the body, the badge is still required for the Media Center, class meetings and other FPC school-related activities. Do not leave home without it!
First Offense: Parent conference and/or possible suspension.
Second Offense: Parent conference and 3 – 10 day suspension.
Profane Obscene Language, Vulgar Gestures, & or materials:
Parent conference and/or other disciplinary actions as stated in the Code of Conduct will be enforced.
- Profane language directed at a staff member may result in suspension up to ten (10) days.
Dress For Success
School administration shall be the final judge of wearing apparel/accessories. They will determine whether or not such is appropriate, disruptive, offensive, distracting or in violation of health and safety rules. No clothing/accessories are permitted that promote drugs, tobacco, alcohol, violence or gangs.
Friday is club and school spirit day. Only school issued spirit wear or club/organization is permissible. PLAIN COLORED LONG T_SHIRTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
|If not listed below, the student is out of dress code. All students must wear:|
|collared shirts/blouses with sleeves as the top shirt, tucked-in, not see through, and without sayings or large logos||pants worn above the hipbone and must not be frayed, torn, cut, tucked into socks or have chains|
|shirts/blouses with necklines that do not reveal cleavage||shorts/skirts or skirt slits at knee length|
|no jackets, coats, sweaters or sweatshirts that will be worn to cover being out of dress code||clothing with NO visible display of underwear|
|belts in pants/skirt loops at all times and be visible||no jewelry that creates a safety concern|
|school sponsored clothes on designated days (club shirts, scrubs, academy shirts, athletic shirts and honor roll shirts)||dress shoes, tennis shoes, boots, sandals with back straps (not beach shoes, flip flops or bedroom slippers)|
|jackets/sweatshirts – graphics may be no larger than pockets size||hoods or head coverings may not be worn during school hours, this includes hats|
|No flags, dew rags, and/or bandanas||No wallet chains|
SAFETY with INDIVIDUALITY
Each student is responsible for displaying respect for self and others through appropriate dress that maintains an orderly learning environment. Each student is prohibited from, while on school grounds during the regular school day, wearing clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or in a manner that disrupts the orderly learning environment. A student who violates this dress policy will be subject to the following progressive disciplinary actions:
Consequences for violating dress code:
First offense: Verbal warning and/or parent conference and/or up to three (3) days in B.I.C., or until parent brings appropriate clothing.
Second offense: Parent contact/conference and three (3) days in B.I.C. or detention. The student is ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activity for a period of up to 5 days.
Third or subseqent offense: Mandatory parent conference and three (3) days in B.I.C. The student is ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activity for a period not to exceed 30 days, and written notification regarding the student’s in-school suspension and ineligibility to participate in extracurricular activities.
Final determinations on dress code violations on the above or items not listed will be the responsibility of the Administration.
Leaving Campus Without Permission:
First offense: Parent conference and three (3) days assignment to B.I.C. or elevation to the next level depending on circumstances. Students will lose parking privilege.
Second offense: Parent conference and/or up to five (5) days assignment to B.I.C. with withdrawal of privileges. Truant students may be transported by law enforcement to the Juvenile Assessment
Possession of Unauthorized Items (other than those indicated under the Zero Tolerance Policy):
First offense: One to three (1-3) days of B.I.C. and item may be confiscated by an administrator or dean. Refusal to relinquish item will result in a suspension.
Second offense: Up to five (5) days of B.I.C. subsequent offenses may result in suspension or possible expulsion.
If an item(s) is confiscated it will be placed in a secure place but the item is not the responsibility of FPCHS.
Stealing or Vandalism:
First offense: (Level I & II) Parent conference, restitution, and other options as outlined in the Code of Conduct.
All level III offenses will be reported to the School Resource Officer with criminal charges pending, and the student may be suspended from school for up to ten (10) days.
Threatening a Staff Member/Student:
Threatening a Staff member or a student constitutes a serious violation and breach of conduct. All instances will be referred to the school resource officer. Consequences include parent conference, B.I.C., up to ten (10) days suspension and/or possible recommendation for expulsion or other responses as deemed necessary. Any threats of violence, by word or act, to use deadly force, will be taken seriously.
Open Defiance of Authority/Insubordination:
Students who openly defy an adult with or without profanity are subject to consequences including: Parent conference, and up to ten (10) days suspension with a possible recommendation for expulsion depending on circumstances.
Use of Tobacco Products/Possession of Tobacco Products on Campus:
The possession, use, distribution, or sale of tobacco products on school system property, at a school function or extracurricular activity may result in a parent conference and/or assignment to B.I.C. and/or suspension.
In accordance with the law, any student caught smoking on or near school property or in possession of tobacco product is subject to consequences similar to those of a civil infraction.
Each building opens 5 minutes before the 1st period. Students are to remain out of the buildings until that time except in case of inclement weather.
Passing in the halls should be quiet, orderly, and on the right side of the hallway at all times. Students are to move quickly to their classes. Loitering in walkways/hallways is not allowed. Lunch lines should be formed in front of the right entrance door to the cafeteria without shoving, pushing, or “cutting in”.
- To ensure safety, students riding buses are expected to cooperate with the bus drivers and the teachers on bus duty when loading and unloading.
- While riding the school bus, students are expected to follow the rules posted in each bus, and to abide by school standards for good citizenship.
- Bus students are to remain on campus after being transported to school. Any student who leaves the grounds without authorization after arriving on campus may not return to campus to ride a bus home.
- County policy requires special permission for students to ride buses other than their assigned bus. The parent or guardian must send a written note explaining the reason for such a request to the Assistant Principal of Transportation by 7:30 a.m. The school must be able to contact the parent to verify the authenticity of the note, and the reason for riding another bus must be of an emergency nature.
- Students must go directly to their busses in the loading zone. NO STANDING AROUND IN THE ZONE.
- ONLY students riding the bus home are allowed in the bus loading zone.
- Bus privileges can be suspended for inappropriate behavior according to the SLC Code of Conduct. Riding the bus is a
Fort Pierce Central High School students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that will reflect favorably on the school, not only during school hours, but at any time during a school sponsored activity. Student conduct should reflect pride in our school and show students as being accountable for their actions. Any unacceptable behavior by students may subject them to disciplinary action, including suspension and/or expulsion.
Students will be issued an identification number for use in the cafeteria. The number will be issued with class schedules. Students who believe they qualify for free or reduced lunches should obtain an application from their homeroom teacher or from the cafeteria manager. The following rules apply in the cafeteria:
- After the bell rings students should WALK to the cafeteria, getting-in-line in front of the right entrance door to the cafeteria without “cutting.”
- Deposit trash in the proper receptacles, and exit the cafeteria through the side doors.
- Students must remain on campus during the lunch period.
- There is no credit or charging for cafeteria meals, so please do not request this.
- Students not eating lunch or who have finished eating must remain in supervised areas.
- Students will not be allowed additional time to eat their meals. Extenuating circumstances must be approved by an
- During B lunch the area to the right (north) as you enter and the 4 round booths are designated as “Seniors Only”.
- ALL STUDENTS are responsible for clearing trash from tables. If not, the CONSEQUENCE: 3-5 days of lunch clean up.
CAFETERIA MEAL PRICES
The meal prices for 2011-2012 school year are as follows:
Check Payment Terms: In consideration of Fort Pierce Central High School accepting Customer’s payment by check, and other good and valuable consideration, Customer agrees that if any check is returned unpaid for any reason, Customer expressly authorizes Fort Pierce Central High School or its processing agent or assignee to electronically collect the face amount of the check and issue a demand draft on that account for the returned check fee in the amount of $25.00 if face of check is less than $50.00, whichever is greater, for checks issued to Fort Pierce Central High School located in Florida. Customer’s payment by check is Customer’s express acceptance of these Terms and shall serve as Customer’s authorization for the electronic collection and issuance of a demand draft on Customer’s account.
- All students who drive to school must obtain a parking decal from the Student Resource Officer (SRO).
- Students may park their vehicles on school property only in areas designated for student parking. The standard rules for the proper use of an automobile will apply at all times. Students who endanger others by improper use of their vehicles will be denied the parking privilege.
- Seniors, juniors, and work experience students will be awarded parking privileges first. Underclassmen will be considered afterward.
- The student parking area is located on the south and north end of the rear parking lot. There will be NO student
parking in the front parking lot or along the street.
- STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BRING CARS ON THE CAMPUS WITHOUT A PARKING DECAL. DECALS MUST BE OPENLY DISPLAYED ON
THE FRONT WINDSHIELD OR AS DESIGNATED BY THE ADMINISTRATION. Cars on campus without decals after the 3rd week of school will be towed.
- Parking decals may be secured from the SRO before school, during the lunch periods, or after school. Once cars are
on campus they will remain in the parking lot until the end of the day. Exceptions will be made for identified students only.
- THE SCHOOL DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR VANDALISM OR THEFT.
- Students arriving after 7:01 A.M. will receive a formal warning for tardiness and may lose their parking privilege,
along with their parking permit.
- STUDENTS MUST IMMEDIATELY EXIT THEIR VEHICLES UPON ARRIVAL AND REPORT TO A SUPERVISED AREA ON CAMPUS. Students are not to return to the parking lot once they enter the campus unless they have received authorization from an administrator.
- All students must sign out before leaving the school campus. Parental permission will be necessary.
The school is not responsible for the damage to or theft of personal property. This includes vehicles parked in the student parking lot, bicycles, property kept in school lockers, etc. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO LEAVE VALUABLE PROPERTY AT HOME.
A lost and found section for all articles is located in the Clinic.
Fire drills are conducted periodically to practice evacuating the buildings should it become necessary to do so during an actual emergency situation. The fire alarm is a continuous ringing of the fire alarm system. When the alarm sounds, students are to follow the instructions of their teachers and:
- Walk out of the building quickly and in an orderly fashion.
- Move clear of the buildings once outside.
- Do not return to the buildings once outside until a series of intermittent signals sounds. For easy reference and in accordance with School Board Policy, a fire drill procedure chart and diagram is posted in each room.
Students are not permitted in the mail room. Students are not permitted to use the copy machines without appropriate clearance.
Students are not permitted in the faculty/staff restrooms.
Counseling service may be provided through guidance in a strictly confidential manner. This service is provided upon request for both individuals and groups. A student may request a conference with a counselor by filling out a request form which can be obtained from the Guidance Office during class changes, lunch, before or after school.
All student requests for class schedules will be made through the Guidance Department. Our goal is to ensure that each student is appropriately scheduled for classes s/he needs in order to meet all the requirements for graduation. Student schedules will only be changed if a teacher makes a recommendation for an ability level change in class placement or if a parent makes an application for a change and the requested change meets all criteria. Please see your guidance counselor for specific details. We do not change schedules to accommodate requests for specific teachers or for students to be with friends.
Parent-teacher conferences may be arranged by contacting the Guidance Department or one of the administrators. We encourage parents to contact teachers with academic concerns involving their child. Please allow at least 24 hours notice to arrange for a meeting.
Students may withdraw from school by requesting a conference with counselors. Students under the age of 16 will be required to provide their parent’s phone number and a courtesy call must be made. The guidance counselor will take responsibility for all paperwork concerning withdrawals.
If a student freely chooses to take a course, s/he is obligated to complete that course. Failure to submit the class request form will result in the students being placed in courses chosen by Guidance. Please see the section on Guidance/ Counseling for schedule change information.
- Grades shall be a measure of a student’s progress and achievements in mastering the subject matter, based on the quality of work done, and reflect a comprehensive evaluation which utilizes a number of grades. A student’s regular attendance, daily preparation, and promptness in completing assignments should be consistent and congruent with these grades and taken into consideration in reporting a student’s progress. Letter grades shall be issued each marking period based upon the following:
|A||90 – 100||4||Outstanding progress|
|B||80 – 89||3||Above Average Progress|
|C||70 – 79||2||Average Progress|
|D||60 – 69||1||Lowest Acceptable Progress|
|F||0 – 59||0||Failure|
*A student who receives an incomplete has to complete the work within the guidelines of the make-up work policy contained herein. If the student does not make-up all work by the designated period of time then for any missing work a grade of Zero will be entered by the teacher and the final grade will be calculated.
NOTE: the “I” will calculate as a Zero on the report card until the “I” is replaced with a grade. At that time an adjusted GPA will be calculated for the student.
- Grades are based on a percentage value. According to this system grades are averaged and converted into letter grades
equivalent to the corresponding letter values.
- Each teacher should have a minimum of eight major grades per grading period to obtain the quarter mathematical average (two per week).
- Final comprehensive written examinations shall be required for all courses; only the principal may waive the requirements for justifiable academic reasons. All students’ final examinations shall be made available by the teacher at least two weeks following the examination and shall be available for parent/teacher perusal. At the end of the year, these examinations will be available at the main office during this two-week period.
- Teachers are required to provide in writing notice of pending failure of a class giving parents sufficient time to meet
- A copy of the semester examinations shall be turned into the Assistant Principal for Curriculum. Quarter grades are computed in the following manner:
Calculation of High School Grades:
|1st 9 weeks = 20%|
|2nd 9 Weeks = 20%|
|Semester Exam = 10%|
|3rd 9 weeks = 20%|
|4th 9 Weeks = 20%|
|Semester Exam = 10%|
|Grade Point Average||Grade Given|
|3.51 – 4.0||A|
|2.51 – 3.50||B|
|1.51 – 2.50||C|
|.51 – 1.50||D|
|0 – .50||F|
If a student is in a single term (1/2 year) course and has two or more F’s, the final grade is automatically determined as “F”.
STUDENTS MUST PASS THE WEIGHTED AVERAGE OF THE ABOVE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE SEMESTER CREDIT.
- These honor rolls are based on an unweighted GPA.
|A Honor Roll||3.5 – 3.9|
|B Honor Roll||3.0 – 3.4|
Class rank is a system of recognizing student achievement among the members of a specific graduating class. The purposes of class rank are:
• To honor academic excellence by rewarding students who successfully complete a rigorous program of studies.
• To offer incentive for students to select scholastically challenging courses.
• To determine the valedictorian and salutatorian of each class.
• To provide colleges and universities the requested rank in class information.
• To provide scholarship committees the requested rank in class information.
Class rank is computed via the weighted quality point system described above. The points are generated based upon both the grade earned and the instructional level of difficulty for each course.
For courses that are repeated to make up failing grades, improve knowledge, and improve grade point averages (GPA’s) for grade forgiveness, the higher grade will be used in computing the grade point average (GPA) for class rank.
Honors and High Honors for graduation will be computed on a weighted GPA at the end of the 7th semester as follows:
• High Honors = 3.8000 – 4.000
• Honors = 3.7999 – 3.0000
NOTE: GPA is not rounded.
Class rank for the above stated purposes will be computed based on grades earned by the conclusion of the first ninety days (90) of the senior year. Students must be enrolled in a specific St. Lucie County high school a minimum of one and one-half (1/2) years/ten and one half (1/2) credits to be eligible for official class rank. Others may request an approximate class rank.
The guidance director will be responsible for completing and reporting class rank. Seniors will be provided with class rank information and honors designations will be made by the registrar after the fall semester exams have been completed.
Honors: Determination of honors at graduation will be based on the weighted G.P.A. established at the end of the fall semester of the senior year, in addition to completion of all other graduation requirements.
Honor Tassels: Students will be given the honor to wear “Honor Tassels” at the graduation exercise. A student must meet the following requirement for an Honor Tassel: 3.0 Weighted Grade Point Average based on grades earned 9 – 12 to include a minimum of 3.5 academic years.
High Honor Insignia: 3.80 Weighted average or higher using the same procedure as those for Honor Tassels.
The student who is ranked first in a specific graduating class will be the valedictorian of that senior class and the student who is ranked second in a specific graduating class will be the salutatorian of that senior class.
Valedictorians and salutatorians must be enrolled in the same St. Lucie County high school and receive grades in Second semester of the Sophomore year, first and second semester of the Junior year and the first semester of the Senior Year in order to be eligible for these designations. The final class rank will be computed at the conclusion of the second semester of the senior year. Students must be enrolled in the same St. Lucie County high school and receive grades in Second semester of the sophomore year, first and second semester of the junior year and the first semester of the Senior Year in order to be eligible for official class rank. Others may request an approximate class rank.
A transfer student has the option to be unranked without prejudiced at the written request of the parent/guardian if student’s transfer grades are numerical.
SPECIAL NOTE: The registrar will provide all grade point information. The senior class sponsor will issue the awards based on grade point averages obtained from the registrar.
The following recognition programs are established to reward significant accomplishments by students:
Honor Roll: Students who make at least a 3.0 GPA each marking period are awarded Honor Roll certificates along with other incentives.
Superintendent: Luncheon:A monthly lunch for identified students with the Superintendent.
Students may not use school phones unless in the case of an emergency. Parents should leave emergency messages in the Main Office (Phone 468-5888). Students receiving such messages should report to the Attendance Office. MESSAGES WILL ONLY BE TAKEN FROM PARENTS IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AND THEN WILL BE GIVEN TO THE STUDENT AT THE END OF THE PRESENT PERIOD.
Parents and students in the St. Lucie County School District have the right to request that alternative instructional techniques be offered when there is an objection on religious or ethical grounds to course content or instructional strategies. Any parent of a student under 18 years of age or any student 18 or older who wishes to exercise this right should make a request in writing. A letter of request should be submitted to the Assistant Principal for Curriculum.
This policy reflects the philosophy of the St. Lucie County School District that students have a right to inquire into all subject areas in an atmosphere free from bias and prejudice.
The registrar will be responsible for ordering diplomas. She will contact students so that diplomas may be printed with the correct full name. Students wishing to pick up diplomas late should make a request through the registrar in guidance. The principal must give final approval.
Nineteen (19) high school credits from the list of academic core courses and approved electives distributed as follows:
- 4 credits of English (3 with substantial writing)
- 4 credits of Mathematics (Algebra 1 and/or above)
- 3 credits of Natural Science (2 with laboratory)
- 3 credits of Social Science
- 2 credits of Foreign Languages (in the same language)
- 4 credits of *Approved Electives (*from English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language)
See the Pupil Progression Plan in the Guidance Office.
Students must meet all local and state requirements in order to graduate. It is the student’s responsibility along with her/his guidance counselor to plan her/his program of studies to meet requirements. If in doubt, contact your guidance counselor for assistance.
Student insurance is offered to students during the first two weeks of school from the homeroom teacher or the Clinic. Those who wish to purchase school insurance after the deadline may secure forms from the Clinic and receive instructions for mailing.
All students will be issued ID cards following individual pictures. Cost of replacement ID card is $5.00.
HOURS OF OPERATION: The LMC is open before school, at 7:00 AM and during lunch periods for students’ quiet study. The LMC is closed for students at 2:10 PM.
NO BEVERAGES OR FOOD PERMITTED IN THE MEDIA CENTER
Student/Individual Work: Students must have their passes, signed by their teachers, to enter the LMC during class periods. Students must have current FPC student ID cards to check out library materials. Students, that owe overdue fines or have overdue books, are prohibited from checking out books or materials.
Student Internet Acceptable Use Forms: All Internet Applications for students should be sent to the data
specialist. The Internet Applications are necessary to produce the Student ID cards and for Internet Access. Forms will be dispensed when students are issued their textbooks.
Textbooks: Textbooks are issued to students and teachers by the LMC. Textbooks are issued to students, scheduled through their classes, during the first three weeks of school.
Students entering later in the school year will be sent by the Guidance Dept., to the LMC for their textbooks and ID cards. Students are required to return their textbooks when their courses are completed.
Students are responsible for the books issued to them. Books are issued by the LMC and must be returned upon completion of the course or withdrawal from the class. Responsibility for textbooks rests with the student to whom the book is issued. Charges will be made for lost or damaged books. If the textbook has been lost and the student paid for it and s/he later found the book, s/he can return the receipt and lost book to the Business Office for a refund.
LMC’s judgment is final in evaluating wear or condition of the book. Payment will be made to the bookkeeper.
When a book is lost, the following steps should be taken:
1. Get the book number, title, and publisher from the LMC and check the lost and found.
2. If unable to find the book, see the bookkeeper for the price of the book. The student then pays for it in the Business Office.
3. Present the receipt to the Assistant Principal for Curriculum to receive a clearance slip.
Students, who do not return texts or library books at the end of the school year or at the time of their withdrawal, will have their names placed on the Obligation List. The Obligation List is maintained by the LMC. For other information concerning the Obligation List, please contact the LMC.
Library Media Center Disruptions:
Students who habitually disturb others will be temporarily deprived of the use of the LMC.LMC
Destruction of Materials:
Students who purposely destroy and defile LMC materials and property will be deprived of the use of the LMC.
Extracurricular and club activities are a vital part of our school. Activities are organized at FPC to provide students with opportunities for exhibiting their talents, and to provide service. Students are encouraged to participate in these activities.
1. Being identified as a gang member by law enforcement.
2. Having the following referrals by date (at least 1 being a Level 2 or higher).
a. More than 2 by the first quarter
b. More than 4 by the end of the first semester
c. More than 5 by the end of the third semester
3. Having been removed from or been written a referral at an extra-curricular activities/dance.
4. Possessing a GPA lower that 1.5 as reported in Skyward.
Membership in an organization is voluntary. Students taking part in the activities program at Fort Pierce Central High School assume responsibilities associated with these organizations. Whenever meetings and duties conflict with academic work, the student is responsible for contacting the teacher previous to the time of the activity and is responsible for the work missed. Accepting an officer’s position in any organization is an honor but carries with it additional responsibilities. A student will be allowed to hold only one major offices. Major offices are defined as president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer.
Meeting Schedule for Clubs: Meetings will be determined by the club sponsor before or after the regular school day. No club will meet unless the sponsor is present.
Club file: A folder containing the constitution, list of officers, activities, and fun-raising projects for the year for each club is to be on file in the Assistant Principal of Student Activities’ office. Any change in club policies, function, or membership must be in the folder.
Extracurricular Student Activities: In order for a student to be scholastically eligible to participate in interscholastic athletic or non-athletic extracurricular activities s/he must attain a 2.0 grade point average for the semester. A student absent from class or school for official school business (such as a band contest, athletic event,
approved field trip) will be required to make-up the class work.
Procedure for Removal:
- Temporary removal of a student from participating in an extracurricular/co-curricular program or activity may be determined by the teacher/sponsor. The principal is to be notified of the action.
- Permanent removal of a student from participating in an extracurricular/co-curricular program or activity will be by the teacher/sponsor with the final decision to be made only by the principal.
- Parent notification by the teacher/sponsor of temporary or permanent removal is mandatory.
- Upon notification, a parent may, within three days, request a conference with the teacher/sponsor and/or the principal
for the purpose of discussing the removal of the student from participation in the extracurricular/co-curricular program or activity.
- A student may be readmitted to participation in the extracurricular/co-curricula program or activity at any time upon
the recommendation of the teacher/sponsor with the final decision by the principal.
The five (5) elected officers for the Student Government and all classes shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Parliamentarian. All class officers automatically become active members of Fort Pierce Central’s Student Government, which will be the student’s lawmaking body. Two members-at-large shall be elected from each class and will also be active Student Government members.
All students must obtain applications from class sponsors or student government advisors to be returned by the deadline. Finally, students must adhere to school rules and attend mandatory meetings. Student Council President, Vice President, and Secretary must have a 2.5 GPA.
Parliamentary procedure is a set of rules for conducting a meeting. It allows everyone to be heard and to make decisions without confusion. All decisions are reached through motions and votes.
Ninth – twelfth grade students have the opportunity to represent the school as Mr. and Miss Fort Pierce Central High School (FPC), Miss Freshman, Miss Sophomore, Miss Junior or Miss Senior for the academic school year.
The most prestigious title is that of Mr. and Miss Fort Pierce Central High School. The male and female who hold this title will serve for the entire school year. They are elected in the spring along with Miss Sophomore, Miss Junior, Miss Senior, and the Student Council officers. Miss Freshman and freshman class officers are elected during the fall.
Students for the title of Mr. or Miss FPC must be a senior and have earned a GPA of 2.5 or better. Both winners selected will serve as student hostesses at all official school functions. Students will be removed from a position for non attendance to school events. Give a 24 hour notice if you cannot attend school events. You must dress for success daily.
Class Queen is another prestigious title. One young lady is selected to represent her class during the elections of Mr. And Miss FPC. Each female must be a student at Fort Pierce Central High School in their Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior class with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. The young ladies will serve as the Royal Court of Fort Pierce
Central High School at all official school functions. You must dress for success everyday. Dress code violations are unacceptable.
- The contest for each title must be in good standing with the school.
- Each student must be cleared by the principal and assistant principal of student activities and discipline.
- Students with discipline problems (Level II, III, or IV) and attendance (seven (7) days or more unexcused absences per
nine (9) week period) concerns are NOT qualified to campaign.
- Each student must conduct and present him/herself in a manner that adheres to the rules of Fort Pierce Central and the St. Lucie County School District.
- If for any reason Mr. or Miss FPC or any member of her court cannot fulfill his/her duties, the first runner-up will take over his/her title.
- Students that are currently involved in an organization that will interfere with Mr. & Miss FPC and Court will not be able to hold both titles.
- Class Presidents and President of the Student Government are not allowed to run for Mr. and Miss FPC, Miss Freshman, Miss Sophomore, Miss Junior or Miss Senior. Class Presidents’; duties include escorting class queens.
- Mr. and Miss FPC and Royal Court must attend all school functions that they are requested to attend. Attendance at all home football games and participation in the Coronation of Mr. & Miss FPC are mandatory.
- Each event must be attended as a group and with the sponsor.
- All queens must purchase special attire outlined by the coordinator for special occasions where they are presented as a court.
- Any person that wins Homecoming King or Queen or Miss Senior may not be on the Prom Court. You can hold only one crown.
- All signs, posters, and advertising materials must be approved by the Assistant Principal in charge of Activities.
- Election materials are to be placed on the outside of buildings, and in the classrooms with the instructor’s permission.
- Election material can be placed on the outside glass windows leading into the buildings.
- Do not place election materials on glass doors
- Do not place election materials on inner walls or doors of classrooms or hallways.
- Students are responsible for the removal of all election paraphernalia by the close of school on the day of the election.
Please refer to you senior handbook/website for specific activities, fundraising dates and information, class requirements, etc.
All fund raising activities must be approved by the Assistant Principal for Activities and placed on the Activities Calendar. The sale of any items on campus for personal profit is prohibited. All fundraising activities must include sales or service. No Begging outside of stores or on major intersections will be approved.
- All students must follow the St. Lucie County Code of Student Conduct for Secondary Students.
- Dates who are not Fort Pierce Central students must be identified/ “signed in” at the office of the Assistant Principal for Activities by noon preceding the dance.
- Prom and Homecoming Dance guests must be approved by the Office of Activities, must be 20 years or younger to attend.
- Only juniors and seniors are allowed to purchase Prom tickets. Sophomores must be a guest of a junior or senior. No freshmen are allowed to go to Prom.
In the event of severe weather conditions, instructions will be given over the intercom (stay indoors, stay out of large areas, and move into hallways in the center of the buildings).
Upon arrival, visitors to FPC are to report directly to the main office for a visitor’s badge, which must be worn at all times while on our campus. ALL PREVIOUS FPC STUDENTS MAY VISIT THE CAMPUS AFTER 2:15 P.M.
Student Responsible Computer, Network and Internet Use Policy
The District provides its students access to a multitude of technology resources to enhance and extend the learning experience. These resources provide opportunities to enhance learning and improve communication within our community and with the global community beyond our campus. The advantages of having access to these resources are far greater than any potential downside. However, with the privilege of access is the responsibility of students to exercise appropriate personal responsibility in their use of these resources. This District Policy is intended to promote the most effective, safe, productive, and instructionally sound uses of networked information and communication tools. The District also makes a good faith effort to protect its students from exposure to internet materials that are harmful or explicit. The District maintains a system of internet content filtering devices and software controls to block obscene and pornographic materials and materials that are harmful to, or otherwise inappropriate for, minors that meet federal standards established in the Children’s Internet Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 254(h), (1), as amended (CIPA). Nevertheless, it is impossible to control all materials available on the internet, and users will be responsible for ensuring that their use meets the policy established herein.
Student users of the District’s computer, network, and internet resources shall use information and technology in safe, legal, and responsible ways. A responsible digital citizen is one who:
1. Respects One’s Self: Users will select online names that are appropriate and will consider the information and images that are posted online.
2. Respects Others: Users will refrain from using technologies to bully, tease or harass other people.
3. Protects One’s Self and Others: Users will protect themselves and others by reporting abuse and not forwarding inappropriate materials or communications.
4. Respects Intellectual Property: Users will cite any and all use of websites, books, media, etc.
5. Protects Intellectual Property: Users will request to use the software and media others produce.
Responsible use of the District’s technology resources is expected to be ethical, respectful, academically honest, and supportive of the school’s mission. Each computer user has the responsibility to respect every other person in our community and on the internet. Digital storage and electronic devices used for school purposes will be treated as extensions of the physical school space. Administrators, or their designees, will periodically monitor the online activities of users and computer files to insure that users are using the system in accordance with District policy. No user of the District’s networks shall have an expectation of privacy in his/her use. Users should not expect that electronic communications made or received on District networks, internet searches on District networks, or files stored on servers or disks will be private. Users also should understand that internet activity is recorded in log files. Users are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. The following policy is intended to clarify expectations for conduct, but they should not be construed as all-inclusive.
1. Use of electronic devices should be consistent with the District’s educational objectives, mission and curriculum.
2. Inappropriate use includes, but is not limited to, (1) texting, phoning, or web browsing during prohibited times; (2) taping conversations, music, or other audio at any time; (3) photography or videography of any kind; and (4) any activity that could in any manner infringe upon the rights of other individuals, including but not limited to students, teachers, and staff members.
3. Transmission of any material in violation of any local, federal and state laws is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, copyrighted material, licensed material and threatening or obscene material.
4. Intentional or unintentional use of computing resources to access or process, proxy sites, pornographic material, explicit text or files, or files dangerous to the integrity of the network is strictly prohibited.
5. Software and/or services may not be installed or downloaded on school devices without prior approval of the Superintendent or designee.
6. Any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user, the internet or other networks, is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, creating and/or uploading computer viruses.
7. Unauthorized access to information by unauthorized recipients or “hacking” is strictly prohibited. This would include intentionally bypassing any internet filtering devices.
8. Use of electronic devices to bully or harass, as defined in Policy 3.43 included in Appendix A hereto, is strictly prohibited.
9. Student internet interpersonal communications (e.g., chat room, instant messaging, blogging, Wiki) requires authorization of a teacher or administrator.
10. Users may be held personally and financially responsible for malicious or intentional damage done to network software, data, user accounts, hardware and/or unauthorized costs incurred.
11. Files stored on District-managed networks are the property of the District and, as such, may be inspected at any time and should not be considered private.
Materials published for electronic publication must be for educational purposes. School administrators, teachers and staff may monitor these materials to ensure compliance with content standards.
12. Users who accidentally access inappropriate material or witness another user accessing inappropriate material, shall immediately notify their teacher or school administrator.
Violating any portion of this Policy may result in disciplinary action as provided in this Code. A student may be disciplined under the Code for expressive off-campus conduct (such as e-mails or postings on social media like face book, you tube, twitter, blogs, etc.) where (1) such conduct would foreseeably create a risk of material and substantial disruptions within the school environment, (2) it was reasonably foreseeable that the off-campus expression might reach campus, and (3) the conduct did create a material and substantial disruption within the school environment. Disciplinary action shall be proportional to the offense. Some violations may constitute criminal offenses and may result in legal action. The School District will cooperate with law enforcement officers in investigations related to illegal activities conducted through its network.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. §1232g (FERPA), and corollary state law, Section 1002.22, Fla. Stat., afford parents and students who have attained 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to each student’s education records. These rights are:
- The right of privacywith respect to the student’s education records.Personally identifiable records or reports of a student, and any personal information contained in these reports, are
confidential. The School District of St. Lucie County will not release the education records of a student without the written consent of the eligible student or the students parents or guardian, except to the extent FERPA and state law authorizes disclosure without consent.
- The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 30 days of the day the District receives a request for access.Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal (or appropriate school official) a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
- The right to request amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are
inaccurate or misleading.Parents or eligible students may ask the School District of St. Lucie County to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.If the District decides not to amend the records as requested by the parent or eligible student, the District will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible
student when notified of the right to a hearing.
- The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records,
except to the extent that FERPA and state law authorize disclosure without consent.One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational
interests. A school official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a
disciplinary or grievance committee, or 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 her professional responsibility.Upon request, the District discloses educational records without consent to officials of another school district in
which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
- The right to file a complaint with the United States Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
United States Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
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Other disclosures without prior consent; parents’ right to limit:
The School District may from time to time publish directory information relating to the student body in general or to a portion of the student body. Directory information includes the student’s name, address, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and most recent previous school attended. If
directory information is published for release to the public in general, school administrators may disclose directory information about a student without the consent of either the student or his or her parent unless, within 10 days of enrolling in or beginning school, the student or parent notifies the school in writing that any or all directory information should not be released.
Military recruiters and institutions of higher education have access to the name, address, and telephone listing of each secondary school student unless, within 10 days of enrolling in or beginning school, the student or the parent notifies the school in writing that such information should not be released without the prior written consent of the parent.
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The School District of St. Lucie County policy on education records of students is set forth in District Policy 5.70 Student Records and the District’s Student Education Records Manual. The policy and manual are available for inspection at the District Administration Office located at 4204 Okeechobee Road, Ft. Pierce, Florida. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A copy of the policy and the manual may be obtained, free of charge, upon request.
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, 20 U.S.C. § 1232h, affords parents certain rights for the protection of student privacy. These include the right to:
- Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas
(“protected information survey”) if the survey is funded in whole or in part by a program of the U.S. Department of
Education (“ED”) -
- Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent;
- Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;
- Sex behavior or attitudes;
- Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
- Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;
- Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
- Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or
- Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.
- Receive noticeand an opportunity to opt a student out of -
- Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding;
- Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination, or screening required as a condition of attendance, administered by
the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical examination or screening permitted or required under State law; and
- Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing or to
sell or otherwise distribute the information to others.
- Inspect, upon request and before administration or use -
- Protected information surveys of students;
- Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes; and
- Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.
These rights transfer from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State law.
The School Board of St. Lucie County has developed and adopted policies, in consultation with parents, regarding these rights, as well as arrangements to protect student privacy in the administration of protected information surveys and the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes. The School Board will directly notify parents of these policies at least annually at the start of each school year and after any substantive change. The School Board will also directly notify, such as through U.S. Mail or email, parents of students who are scheduled to participate in the specific activities or surveys noted below and will provide an opportunity for the parent to opt his or her child out of participation of the specific activity or survey. The School Board will make this notification to parents at the beginning of the school year if the Board has identified the specific or approximate dates of the activities or surveys at the time. For surveys and activities scheduled after the school year starts, parents will be provided reasonable notification of the planned activities and surveys listed below, and will be provided an opportunity to opt their child out of such activities and surveys. Parents will also be provided an opportunity to review any pertinent surveys. Following is a list of the specific activities and surveys covered under this requirement:
- Collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other distribution.
- Administration of any protected information survey not funded in whole or in part by ED.
- Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening as described above.
Parents who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C, 20202-5901
Our teachers are continuously developing new teaching skills/strategies and acquiring increased levels of content area expertise.
Section 1012.42 of Florida Statutes states when a teacher in a district school system is assigned teaching duties in a class dealing with subject matter that is outside the field in which the teacher is certified, outside the field that was the applicant’s minor field of study, or outside the field in which the applicant has demonstrated sufficient subject area expertise, as determined by district school board policy in the subject area to be taught, the parents of all students in the class shall be notified in writing of such assignment. The following teacher(s) have been assigned one or more classes outside their areas of certification and are required to take the appropriate steps to comply with the statutory regulation.
*Teachers responsible for Language Arts/English, Developmental Language Arts, Intensive Reading or Reading classes to one or more students identified as ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) requires the ESOL endorsement.
Should the following teacher(s) be assigned an active ELL(English Language Learner) student, he/she will be considered our of field for ESOL: Brie Brogran, Elizabeht Brophy, Bethany Bruno, Karen Estep, Michelle Fournier, Deana Hills, Melissa Homan, Athalia James, Keva Miller, Michele Nurse, Holly Olson, Devin Peterson, Debra Rufolo, Bessie Weaver. If you have any concerns regarding this information, please contact the school principal.