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Horace Greeley High School Student Handbook VISION ● INTRODUCTORY LETTER ● OUR PHILOSOPHY ACADEMICS ● PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM ● OUR SIX DAY CYCLE ● GRADE REPORTING ● COLLEGE PREPARATORY TESTING ● TEST CENTER STUDENT LIFE ● HORACE GREELEY STUDENT COUNCIL ● STUDENT SERVICES ● OTHER SERVICES​: TRANSPORTATION AND LOCKERS ● ACTIVITIES: CLUBS, ATHLETICS, INTRAMURAL SPORTS, PUBLICATIONS ● USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME WHO TO CONTACT ● GUIDELINES POLICIES ● STUDENT REGULATIONS ● BOARD POLICIES/STATEMENTS/CODES OF CONDUCT Updated June 2017 1 INTRODUCTORY LETTER Dear Greeley Students and Families: The Horace Greeley Student Handbook is designed to present you and your family with information about the many aspects of our high school. On this site, you will find information about planning your high school program, credit requirements, college prep testing, and many of the services and programs available to students at Greeley. In addition to this handbook,

regulations and Board of Education policies can be accessed on the district website (​www.ccsdws​) We will be reviewing many of these regulations in school and it is important that students and their families familiarize themselves with all of these regulations and policies at home. Students are responsible for knowing and adhering to all of the regulations and policies as written here. Our success as an institution is heavily dependent upon the contributions of each member of our school community. We trust that you will take advantage of the many academic and co-curricular opportunities that we provide and that each of you will make a commitment to the on-going excellence of our school and its programs. Never hesitate to ask any question and never hesitate to offer any suggestion about how to improve your school or the education you are receiving. As much as anyone else, you make Horace Greeley the school it is. I wish you the very best in the coming year Sincerely, Robert Rhodes

Principal ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 2 ​OUR PHILOSOPHY Horace Greeley High School’s official motto is “The Lifelong Joy of Learning.” The motto applies today as we strive to foster in our students intellectual curiosity in a safe and joyful environment. Horace Greeley High School is proud of its reputation and tradition of friendliness, cooperation and goodwill among all members of the school community. We believe that all students deserve opportunities to develop their academic, creative, physical, and artistic talents. We blend innovative curriculum and

instruction with the traditional so that students, who learn at different rates and in different ways, discover their own interest and strengths. We recognize that serious effort and learning take place at all ability levels A school should be truthful. It should follow through on its words, ideas, and beliefs We strive to inspire our graduates with intellectual honesty, a positive sense of self, and appreciation for differences among people and cultures. We encourage both self-reliance and a sense of responsibility to others and to the planet we share. We hope to provide every graduate with the intellectual and personal means for shaping and responding to a changing world. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​

​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 3 OUR SIX DAY CYCLE The academic framework at Horace Greeley consists of a six-day cycle which permits students unique flexibility in building their schedules around a variety of course options. This system also allows the teaching staff a greater opportunity to fit instructional time periods around curriculum needs and course content. The schedule is printed below and referred to as the “Bell Schedule”due to a fact that a bell or buzzer sounds between the course changes. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​

​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 4 CLOSINGS AND DELAYED SCHOOL OPENINGS ​– School may be closed or delayed for one, two or three hours on certain days because of weather conditions. Notifications and schedules will be posted on the school website. (​Calendar Link​)​ ​Holidays, vacations, staff development days, or snow days do not interrupt the 6 day cycle. When school is delayed due to weather or an early dismissal occurs, every course meets just in shorter periods (earlier or later - classes are not dropped) ACTIVITY PERIOD ​– Time is set aside each Day 5 for students’ clubs and class/school government meetings. This period runs from 7:45 am to 8:40 am We expect that all students will take advantage of the wide variety of activities offered at Greeley and support our students as they try out different clubs and activities throughout high school. Buses still run on the regular cycle on Day 5 and students should plan to

arrive on time and attend their club meetings. DAY 6 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TIME (formerly known as the MUB) --​ Students’ classes do not begin until 8:45 on day 6. There are no scheduled activities for students during this time, however buses run at the regular morning time. Students may elect to come in for the start of class while others come in at 7:45 and use the cafeteria and library to eat, catch up on work, study, etc. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 5 PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM GENERAL POLICIES ​– All students in grades 9 through 12 must have a schedule

that includes a minimum number of five courses each semester, exclusive of physical education. Students cannot take more than eight core academic courses per semester. Any exceptions must be approved by the student’s Assistant Principal. In order to obtain a diploma, all students must take the following: SCHEDULING ​– Schedule planning begins in January when the “Decisions Book” becomes available. The Decisions Book is available under the “Main Office” tab on the homepage Teachers have submitted course-level recommendations for each student to his/her counselor. Counselors meet with students in small groups to discuss these recommendations and their relationship to high school graduation and other courses which they may need for college admission or other post - high school opportunities. Based on this information and the counselor’s approval, each student makes his/her course selections. Parents or guardians are encouraged to contact their child’s counselor for

clarification and answers to questions. See below for more information about school counselors and their roles. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ​– ​(new section added 7-15-15) Students must earn a minimum of 22 credits to graduate. Regents Diploma Required Courses Credits English 4 Social Studies 4 Math 3 Science 1 credit in science must be in Living Environment 3 Language other than English 1 Art/Music 1 Health .5 Physical Education 2 ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 6 Electives 3.5 TOTAL 22 REQUIRED REGENTS EXAMS ​– ​The NYS Board of Regents​ has

revised the requirements for a Regents diploma (as of January, 2015). ​Students need to pass five (5) Regents exams in order to meet graduation requirements. ​However, students now have a “4+1” option that creates alternate tracks towards earning a Regents diploma: The Required Four Students need a 65 or higher on the following four (4) exams: ● ELA Regents exam ● one Math Regents exam ● one Science Regents exam ● one Social Studies Regents exam + 1 Option Students need a 65 or higher on any one (1) of the following assessments: ● Additional Math Regents exam in a different course ● Additional Science Regents exam in a different course ● Additional Social Studies Regents exam in a different course ● Additional English assessment in a different course selected from the NYS Department Approved Alternative list ● A NYS Department approved CTE pathway assessment, following successful completion of an approved CTE program ● A NYS Department approved pathway

assessment in the Arts ● A NYS Department approved pathway assessment in a Language other than English (LOTE) Additional information about graduation requirements can be found in the ​Decisions Book​. COURSE CHANGES ​– Students are required to follow their original schedules until the drop/add process is completed. To drop or add any course, a student should discuss the proposed change with his/her counselor and together the student and counselor will complete the necessary add/drop form. Additionally, the form requires a parent signature ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES

7 COURSE DROP DATES-- ​Students ​may drop​ courses in accordance with the following timelines (please see exact dates each year in the Decisions Book): First semester courses - late October Full year courses - early December Second semester courses - late March Students dropping courses after drop date will receive a W or WF on their transcript. COURSE LEVEL CHANGES ​– When a course level change is made, grades from the initial course will be carried to the second course on a prorated basis. COURSE SELECTION AND THE NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER ​– ​NCAA colleges require prospective student-athletes to complete and pass what they have titled “core courses” in order to be eligible to compete at the NCAA Division I and Division II college level. In addition to completing required core courses, potential recruits will also have to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA for core courses (which is subject to increase with new NCAA requirements). To see the list of approved and denied

courses from Horace Greeley High School and to register for the NCAA Eligibility Center, please visit the link below: http://web1.ncaaorg/ECWR2/NCAA EMS/NCAAjsp MIDTERMS - ​Midterms are scheduled and the dates are reflected on the CCSD Calendar. A schedule is typically sent to all families/students prior to the Midterm period explaining the particulars of the days involved, including make-up dates, etc. In the recent past, Midterms have only been held in Math; other subjects have elected whether to hold cumulative assessments and certain scheduling requirements have applied on a school-wide basis. This is subject to change each year. FINAL EXAMINATIONS ​– Many courses end in a final exam worth 20% of the course grade. All students are expected to take the final exam. In the rare instance where a student is unable to take a final examination on its scheduled date must make alternative arrangements with the appropriate assistant principal. Regents exams are generally scheduled for

June, August and January. A missed Regents exam may only be rescheduled for a date on which that examination is next given statewide. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 8 SENIOR EXEMPTIONS ​– The decision to offer senior exemptions from a final exam will be made by the teacher of the course. If an exemption is offered, a minimum average of 85 will be required, but a higher average could be required at the teacher’s discretion. Students must fulfill all work requirements and comply with the teacher’s attendance policy regarding lateness and absences, both excused and

unexcused. The total number of absences allowed will be determined by the teacher, not to exceed eight for the second semester. Senior exemption criteria apply to second-semester courses, or to the second semester only of full-year courses. Students are not exempt from state exams or alternative assessments Teachers must announce their senior exemption policy within the first week of the second semester. PASS/FAIL OPTION ​– Although pass/fail courses may not be used for graduation requirements, eleventh and twelfth graders are allowed to take advantage of the varied programs offered at Horace Greeley and use a portion of their last two years exploring courses that may not have been included in their programs up to that time. Students wishing to take advantage of this option must obtain an application from their assistant principal and have it completed during the first week of class. TECHNICAL PROGRAMS ​– A number of occupational courses are available through Northern

Westchester BOCES in Yorktown (​PNW BOCES Website​). A sampling of the occupational categories is listed below: Communications Academy Business Career Academy Construction Career Academy Cosmetology Career Academy Health Career Academy Hospitality Career Academy Teaching Career Academy Transportation Career Academy Typically, the above are elected on a two-year basis and are pursued during the last two years of high school. At that time, the student will spend half of his/her school day at the Technical Center at Yorktown. Special busing arrangements are provided THE L.IFE SCHOOL ​– Founded in 2001, the LIFE (Learning Interdependently From Experience) School is a lab school on campus (​LIFE School Website​). While completing an academic program equal in rigor to the main campus, the LIFE School’s 55 juniors and seniors help design ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP

TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 9 their learning, including collaborative project- and problem-based courses, internships and other off-campus experiences. Students in the LIFE School also take courses on the main Greeley campus as their schedules permit. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 10 ​GRADE

REPORTING MARKING PERIODS ​– Report cards can be obtained through Infinite Campus. Mid-quarter reminders will be sent to families reminding them to check Canvas for student progress and reach out to teachers as needed. In addition, families can use the Canvas Parent App at any time throughout the marking period. MARKING SYSTEM ​– Each course is assigned a unit credit (1 for full-year course) or partial unit credit (0.5 for a half-year course) Grade Code Grade % 4.0 >=9450 3.9 9350-9449 3.8 9250-9349 3.7 9150-9249 3.6 9050-9149 3.5 8950-9049 3.4 8850-8949 3.3 8750-8849 3.2 8650-8749 3.1 8550-8649 3.0 8450-8549 2.9 8350-8449 Grade % 2.8 8250-8349 2.7 8150-8249 2.6 8050-8149 2.5 7950-8049 2.4 7850-7949 2.3 7750-7849 2.2 7650-7749 2.1 7550-7649 2.0 7450-7549 1.9 7350-7449 1.8 7250-7349 1.7 7150-7249 Grade % 1.6 7050-7149 1.5 6950-7049 1.4 6850-6949 1.3 6750-6849 1.2 6650-6749 1.1 6550-6649 1.0 6450-6549 0.0 0000-6449 P Pass F Fail W Withdrawn WF Withdrawn Failing QUARTERLY

GRADES ​– The automatic 58% failing grade will apply to the first two quarters of a year course and the first quarter of a semester course. Students that are failing will receive their earned average during the last half of any course. GRADE POINT AVERAGE ​– Grade Point Average (GPA ) equals total grade points earned divided by total credits attempted within completed courses. Grade Points are the course credit value earned times the final grade plus the weight factor of any Advanced Placement courses, which is 0.4 No extra weight is given for honors or accelerated courses, although such courses are indicated on transcripts. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF

UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 11 The basic formula for calculating a students Cumulative GPA is: ● The GPA value for a score is multiplied with the GPA weight for the score. ● All values from Step 1 are added together. ● The resulting value is divided by the total number of GPA weights for all scores. CLASS RANK ​– Horace Greeley does not assign a rank in class to students. A comprehensive school profile is submitted to colleges with each student transcript. CUM LAUDE SOCIETY ​– The Cum Laude Society is an academic recognition program for members of the Senior class based on a set GPA as follows: Cum Laude 3.8 and higher GPA Magna Cum Laude 3.9 and higher GPA Summa Cum Laude 4.0 and higher GPA Cum laude honors are awarded early in the senior year after the completion of six semesters. Any student(s) with a transcript of all 4.0s is awarded the distinction of Valedictory Honors Courses not included in the

GPA calculation are also not considered for valedictory honors. Students must be enrolled in Greeley for four or more complete semesters to be eligible for cum laude awards. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 12 COLLEGE PREPARATORY TESTING General information regarding tests required by colleges is provided by the Counseling Department in annual large-group meetings with parents, and in Guidelines, a monthly newsletter published by the department. Students and parents are strongly encouraged to consult with their counselor as well regarding individual plans for college admission

testing. PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test ​– The PSAT includes sections in reading, writing/language and mathematics. The test is primarily intended for eleventh graders and we do not encourage students to take the PSAT prior to that. The PSAT is a practice test and results are used as the qualifying measure for National Merit Scholarships. Please know that scores are not sent to colleges. The Counseling Department will contact parent/guardians/students regarding registration in September. The PSAT is administered at Greeley in October. SAT ​– The SAT is a standardized college entrance exam sometimes required for admission. The SAT is usually taken for the first time in eleventh grade, and is sometimes taken again later in eleventh grade– or the fall of twelfth grade. Students can register for this exam online at www.collegeboardcom​ (Colleges accept either the SAT or ACT without preference) SAT Subject Tests ​– Of the approximately 3,000 colleges and

universities across the country, only around 100 use Subject Tests in their admissions decisions. As you might imagine, these 100 tend to be the most selective schools with the most competitive applicant pools. Families can find out the specific testing requirements for colleges through individual college websites or through Naviance Family Connection. Readiness for these exams can be determined through a student’s success in the associated course but students must also be willing to review for these exams outside of their regular classwork. The math department recommends that students take the math SAT Subject Test as follows: Level 1: Spring of Math 4307, November of Math 4209, January of Math 4405 Level 2: Spring of Math 4408, Spring of Math 4209 ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​

​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 13 ACT ​– The ACT is a standardized college entrance exam sometimes required for admission. The ACT is usually taken for the first time in eleventh grade and sometimes is taken more than once before an application is submitted. Students can register for the ACT online at www.ACTorg​ (Colleges accept either the SAT or ACT without preference) ACT Testing for Students with Disabilities ​– ACT: Students with testing accommodations via an IEP or 504 plan that wish to take an ACT exam must register for the exam on www.ACTorg and indicate that they require testing accommodations. Students will then receive an email from ACT that includes their ACT id # and test date. Students must forward this e-mail from ACT to their school counselor to complete the application for testing

accommodations. SAT Testing for Students with Disabilities ​– PSAT/SAT/SAT Subject Tests/AP Exams: Students should please check with their school counselor to confirm that their testing accommodations for these exams have been applied for and approved. Advanced Placement Examinations ​– The College Boards Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations may provide students the opportunity to gain college credit, depending on the exam score achieved and individual college policies. Grades are assigned on a five point scale (5 - extremely well qualified; 1 - not recommended). AP examinations are administered at Greeley each May. The College Board charges a fee for each exam All students taking AP courses must take the AP exams without exception. Students may take additional exams by request. Classes Eligible for Possible College Credit - ​Please see the Decisions Book for a full listing of these courses. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​

​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 14 TEST CENTER Making Up Tests and Quizzes - ​Students who need to make up a missed test or quiz should schedule an appointment 24 hours in advance by clicking on the ​Test Center Appointment​ link on the Greeley homepage. Students will enter the required information and receive a confirmation email for their appointment. Tests can be made up during the school day and after school Monday-Thursday. Students With Testing Accommodations -- ​Students who have testing accommodations are generally scheduled for their tests and quizzes by the teacher of the class during class time. To continue tests (i.e with extended time),

students with accommodations are encouraged to make appointments using the ​Test Center Appointment​ link. However, they may also drop into the test center without an appointment. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 15 HORACE GREELEY STUDENT GOVERNMENT PURPOSE​ ​– ​The Student Government represents the student governing body for school-wide events. It is the responsibility of the Student Government to organize events, distribute funds to clubs, and address issues of student concern. The government’s main objective is to enhance the experience of students in a

positive manner in order to help foster a sense of community. Past events have included funding of school-sponsored clubs, annual Homecoming celebrations, assembly programs (spirit kick off and pep rallies), booking relevant speakers for the student body, helping to organize the Activity Fair, and charitable fundraising. COMPOSITION​ ​– ​The Student Government consists of 10-12 members in grades 10​th​-12​th​, elected through an application and interview process consisting of a panel of current seniors in the Government, advisors and an assistant principal. Three positions​ ​– ​President, Vice President and Spirit VP​ ​– ​are elected by the student body once candidates have been approved via applications, interviews and a teacher recommendation. The fourth designated position of Treasurer is elected by the interview panel. Meetings take place during Activity Period GRADE LEVEL LEADERSHIP COUNCILS CLASS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL​ ​– ​The class

organization at Horace Greeley effectively provides each student with opportunities to be involved with his/her classmates in educational, social, recreational and service activities. Each class has one fundraising event (to help finance class social events, e.g senior class prom) and as many other activities as it can properly organize The Greeley PTA provides help and support for many student-organized events. The PTA appoints two PTA Parent Liaisons to work closely with the Grade Level Advisors and the Student Leadership Council for each grade. The Grade Level PTA Parent Liaisons are given a budget within by the Greeley PTA’s overall annual budget to use to help with grade level activities (both fundraisers and community oriented events). This budget changes annually.Any parent or guardian who wishes to help with class activities should contact the PTA Grade Parent Liaisons. Selection of class councils may vary by grade. Council meetings take place during Activity Period. The

success of these activities is dependent on broad participation and interest Faculty Advisors, Grade Level PTA Parent Liaisons and the Assistant Principal for each class are listed in the Where to Go for Help section of the Student Directory. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 16 STUDENT SERVICES COUNSELOR ​– In the ninth grade, each student is assigned a counselor who will stay with the student through the duration of the four years of high school. The counselor is a person to whom the student and family can turn for information and support. The same counselor is assigned to

students in the same family in most cases. The counselor has a wide range of responsibilities, which include: ● Orientation to high school ● Assisting in selection of courses, adjustment of course schedules, monitoring the completion of graduation requirements ● Group meetings are held each year to enable the counselor and students to get to know each other better. These groups discuss issues in students’ lives, how decisions are made about course selection and future plans, how to balance time and how to get the most out of high school ● Family and student sessions on the college selection process ● Grade level meetings ● Advice on the choice of a college, the transition to college, and life after high school ● For more information about our psychologists and social workers, please go to the student services section. The Counseling Office is located between C and D buildings. Appointments can be made by contacting the counseling secretaries or by emailing the

student’s Counselor directly. The Counseling Department also publishes “Highlights” online that includes important counseling-related information, events, and dates periodically. COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER ​– Located in the Counseling Department, the College and Career Center invites and hosts representatives from approximately 130 colleges throughout the school year. These meetings are held to discuss the representative’s college with Greeley students. Additionally, computers are available in the College and Career Center for Students to use Naviance Family Connection, software used to research and track our school’s college admissions data. A statistics notebook, updated every year, provides information about the overall previous admissions experience of Greeley students at specific colleges. Information including historical admissions data of Greeley students also available to juniors and seniors ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL

PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 17 online through the Naviance Family Connection program. In some cases, files are available with names of Greeley alumni currently on college campuses, who might be willing to host interested students. Parents or guardians and students are welcome to use the Center at any time during the school year. The Center is closed during the summer During the school year, a team of dedicated parent volunteers assist in manning the College Center during visiting days. ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE ​– ​This course (ENL English) provides instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing for students whose primary language

is not English. ENL English prepares students for academic coursework by developing their cognitive academic language proficiency as well as their basic interpersonal communication skills. In addition, students are supported in their efforts to integrate into the wider community. Placement is determined by the ENL staff based on assessment of each student’s English language proficiency. For more information, you can look on the ENL page ​ENL Website​. HEALTH SERVICES ​– Students who are ill or injured should go immediately to the Health (Nurse’s) Office. The nurse will assess the problem and advise the parent or guardian if necessary. Any student who must leave school because of illness must see the nurse before leaving, even when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Any student who has a health or wellness concern is urged to stop by the Health Office for information and counseling during his/her free time. Physical exams are required for each tenth and twelfth grade

student and may be given by the family physician or by the school physician after June 1 of the ninth grade year. You can call the Health Office directly at extension 2104 or 2120 or visit their ​Health Office Site​. Sports physicals, also to be completed after June 1 for the following school year, are required for any student participating in the interscholastic sports program.​ These exams will also be given by the school physician and a date for these will be posted. A letter with this information will also be sent to all families in the Spring of each year. You can find more information on the ​Athletics Page​ including how to submit forms online. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​

​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 18 The school nurse must be informed of all forms of medication, including self-administered (inhalers), which must be taken during the school day. All medications other than inhalers requiring administration during school hours must be kept in the nurse’s office and administered by the school nurse (​Medication Form​). Forms are available that must be filled out and returned to the nurse with physician’s orders, physician’s signature, parent’s or guardian’s signature, name of medication, dosage and time to be given. A supply of medication or a spare inhaler, in its original container with the student’s name on it, must also be supplied. The nurse should be informed, in writing, of allergies and other medical conditions. SPEECH/LANGUAGE SUPPORT ​– The speech/language pathologist works primarily services students with specific

language disabilities, e.g, perceptual skills, vocabulary, and grammar Communication disabilities, e.g, use of language for communication, are also addressed In addition, the Speech/Language teacher is available to address speech difficulties, articulation and fluency, as well as voice problems. Speech/Language screenings and diagnostic evaluations are conducted by request of the Committee on Special Education (CSE). The Speech/Language office is located in the Learning Resources Department in L Building. Students who receive speech services, may receive direct instruction with the Speech/Language teacher and/or indirect instruction in the Learning Center and their regular classes. LITERACY SUPPORT ​– Students may receive support in critical reading skills. Students are assigned to literacy support by the CSE. CSE CHAIRPERSON - ​Kristie Evers is the CSE Chairperson for the high school. She chairs most CSE meetings and can be contacted for anything related to special education

services, referrals, or general inquiries. Students with Individualized Education Plans who receive Learning Center support should always contact their case managers first. LEARNING CENTER - ​Learning Center support is provided to students based on recommendations from the CSE and is a regularly scheduled class in those students’ schedules. Learning Center classrooms are L105, L210, and L212. Students can generally find their case managers in the learning center office located in upper L or one of the learning center class. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 19

PSYCHOLOGISTS:​ Dr. John Alkalay 238-7201 x2108; Dr Stephanie Lia 238-7201 x2116; Dr Patrick McAuliffe 238-7201 x2117 The psychologists provide a range of services including individual and group counseling, diagnostic testing and crisis intervention. When emotional, academic, social and/or family problems arise, the psychologists are available for assistance to students and families. Meetings are confidential and can be arranged by stopping by the Counseling Office or calling the numbers listed above to sign up for an appointment. SOCIAL WORKER:​ Ms. Amy Valentin 238-7201 x2123 The school social worker is available to meet with any student or family who needs to discuss academic, social or emotional concerns, whether school or non-school related. Students can meet with the social worker privately or in group discussions. All discussions are kept confidential. You may call the Counseling Department to schedule an appointment or to obtain referral information of any type. STUDENT

ASSISTANCE COUNSELOR:​ Ms. Carolyn DAgostino 238-2111 x2111 Student Assistance Services provide a substance abuse prevention, early intervention program. Carolyn D’Agostino, student 26 assistance counselor, located in D Building, is available to meet with students who are experiencing a substance abuse problem at home, using alcohol or other drugs themselves or have personal, school or family problems that could lead to alcohol and other drug use. If you are worried about your childs behavior or the impact of another family members substance use on your child and would like to meet with the counselor, please call her directly. All calls are kept confidential STUDENT LIFE COORDINATOR ​– The Student Life Coordinator, located in C-1, is available to meet with all students for the opportunity to be meaningfully engaged in the life of the school, the community and to nurture student citizenship at Greeley. BULLYING, HARASSMENT, AND DISCRIMINATION -- ​DASA (The Dignity for all

Students Act) addresses harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention. The high school DASA officers are any of the assistant principals Closely related to DASA is Title IX which covers sexual and gender based harassment. The District Title IX Officer is Dr Kusum Sinha The high school provides information about DASA and Title IX to all students each year and students should know that they can report concerns to ​any​ adult in the building and that person will make sure ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 20 it gets to the appropriate DASA/Title IX officers. For more

detailed information, please review the policies ​DASA and Title IX​. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 21 SERVICES Source: OTHER https://doksi.net BUS TRANSPORTATION ​– The school district provides a flexible afternoon bus schedule in order to encourage students to remain at the high school and participate in sports or other after-school activities. Buses leave the campus at 2:42 pm, 4:00 pm and 5:45 pm When bad weather dictates the cancellation of afternoon activities and late buses, students will be informed during the school day. Chappaqua Transportation Company -

914-238-4404 LOCKERS ​– Lockers are available on request. Please see Mrs Kanuk in the main office to make a locker request. GYM LOCKERS ​- Students provide their own locks in the gym locker rooms. Physical Education teachers and coaches will give more details in class. Please see a physical education teacher or the athletic director if you have questions about lockers in the gym. BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE - ​Some departments have a “BYOD” program where students are asked to bring their own laptops in daily. If a student does not have access to a device, they should work with their teacher to use school-provided devices. Teachers will send information early in the year if their class participates in the BYOD program. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS,

& PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 22 CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (including athletics) EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​– Our hope is that all students will participate in co-curricular activities throughout their time at Greeley. We encourage participation knowing that students who participate in co-curricular activities experience greater emotional, social, and academic success. Being a part of all co-curricular activities is a privilege. We remind students that the ​Code of Conduct​ applies to participation in all co-curricular activities. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE

GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 23 CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, AND PUBLICATIONS Greeley provides a variety of opportunities every year, and students are encouraged to become involved in activities whenever possible. CLUBS AND PERFORMANCE GROUPS​ - The specific list of clubs varies from year to year according to student interest and participation. Students will see an updated list on our website before the fall activity fair. (link to ​student life page​) SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS ​– ​The Greeley Tribune​, ​Advo​, ​Quake, The STEAM Journal, The Rant, and ​Satori​ are the some of the student publications. Students receive free copies of the school newspapers. Information about subscriptions is available by contacting the individual publication or the Advisor for the Club, or the Student Life Coordinator. ADVISORY

GROUPS-Building Planning Team (BPT)​ - A group of parents, students, teachers, and administrators who research, share opinions, and provide counsel on issues the high school is working on. Contact Jill Rossing in the main office if you are interested. Chappaqua Schools Foundation (CSF) -- ​CSF was established in 1993 to fund the creative project ideas of teachers, administrators, parents and students. Typically, CSF issues a request for grant applications and a variety of grant applications are submitted by January of the school year (see Apply for a Grant). In parallel, CSF works to raise funds from the community through appeals, hosting the Wizards basketball game and its Spring Benefit. In March, the CSF Board typically determines which grants it will fund based on their merit and available funds and announces its decisions in May. CSF has an advisory board comprised of students who assist with making decisions about award grants, help with fundraising and events, etc. For more

information, please visit their website ​Chappaqua Schools Foundation​. Horace Greeley Scholarship Foundation (HGSF) -- ​The Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund (HGSF) exists to make up “the difference” between the actual costs of college and all other financial resources available to students and their families (i.e loans, scholarships, work-study, ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 24 student savings and parent contributions). Many families in Chappaqua, NY have trouble affording all the costs of college and the HGSF gives Horace Greeley High School students and alumni

grants to cover any financial deficits families may have. The Scholarship Fund has students who work with them as a part of the SHARE club at Greeley. Please contact Rebecca Mullen in the counseling office if you are interested in being a part of their work and for more information, visit their website ​Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund​. Principal’s Advisory Committees (PAC) -- ​Several small groups of students meeting with the principal each week to discuss school issues, initiatives, and ideas. Please contact Mr Rhodes or Ms. Rossing if you are interested in being a part of the PAC or have questions Applications will be sent out to all students in September. EXCHANGE PROGRAMS -China - ​Every other year, Greeley families are invited to host students from a partner school in Beijing, China. Then, in the Spring of the same year, students are invited to apply to travel to China as part of the exchange program. Information will be sent out in the fall of the years that the

exchange is taking place.​ ​Please contact Mr Rhodes if you have any questions about the program. Australia​ - Students from a partner school in Australia visit Greeley each year, hosted by Greeley families. Our students generally travel to Australia in the summer as part of the exchange. Please contact Mr Hosier if you have any questions about the program Other Non-School Supported Trips Abroad -- ​These trips are arranged by faculty members are not under the umbrella of school support trips although faculty members supervise. Information will be sent out to students about any trips by the teacher(s) in charge. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​

​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 25 INTRAMURAL SPORTS Greeley’s intramural sports program is available to students who enjoy sports but cannot devote the time required by interscholastic sports. Fall, Winter and Spring sports offerings may include Strength Training and Conditioning, Coed Volleyball and Fun Ball Tournament. Students interested in these less competitive sports programs should contact the Coordinator of Student Life, the Director of Physical Education and Athletics or their physical education teacher. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​

​BOARD POLICIES 26 INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS Greeley’s interscholastic athletic program includes 56 teams. Students are encouraged to take part in our varied offerings in the fall, winter and spring seasons. Interested students should listen to the announcements for tryout times, look for postings across the campus, or see the Director of Physical Education and Athletics. For policies and regulations regarding practices, pre-sports medicals, uniforms, hazing, etc., please see the Athletic Handbook for Student and Parent. Transportation​ ​– Late activity buses leave the high school at 5:45 p.m Practices usually end at approximately 5:30 p.m, but may change according to the weather Students should notify their parents or guardians as to any known changes in practice schedules. Students and parents or guardians should be aware that athletic contests scheduled during the week, whether at home or away, begin about 4:30 p.m, depending on travel time (Teams are bused to and from

school for away games.) Accordingly, arrival at home will be later than normal on those days, and parents or guardians and/or students must be responsible for their own transportation home from Greeley. Unlimited Participation​ ​– It is our philosophy to include as many participants as each team will allow. This may be determined by the nature of each sport ​Many sports at Greeley allow unlimited participation. Contact the coach for the particular sport you are interested in to determine the requirements for eligibility and participation. Other Ways to Participate in Athletics -- Several teams have statisticians, scorekeepers, and managers. If you are interested in participating on a team in any of these roles, please contact the Athletic Director or coach. Parents and guardians should feel free to call the Director of Physical Education and Athletics for further information and should refer to the Athletic Department webpage for more information ​Athletic Department

Website​. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 27 USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the opportunities unassigned time provides. Each student’s schedule will provide periods of unassigned time which he/she is expected to use constructively. Teachers and student tutors are available to help students who need additional academic support. Students may use the time for lunch, school work, or relaxation Parents and guardians are urged to participate in the decision-making process regarding the most appropriate use of unassigned time for their

child. ​Some of the locations in which students may spend their unassigned time include the following: Computer Centers ● L213 Academic Clinics ● Clinics are open to all students seeking assistance from teachers during school hours and the schedule is updated each semester and can found on the Greeley website: Academic Support Academic Commons ● This area provides another space in which students may gather during their free periods for group or individual work. Teachers may arrange to meet their students here, or students may study alone or in small groups. The Commons is sometimes set aside for meetings and special events so students should check on a day by day basis for availability. Students are expected to keep the space clean and the space is subject to closure if it is regularly left untidy. Other Extra Help ● Class teacher - Students make appointments with teachers for help during mutual free time and after school. ● Student tutors - Students arrange for tutors

through their teacher or counselor. The Edward J. Hart Library Media Center ​– 7:00 am -5:00 pm The library web page with all our resources is​ ​here​. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 28 Librarians and Assistants: Librarians: Eleanor Friedman: ElFriedman@ccsd.ws Pamela Schembri: PaSchembri@ccsd.ws The library is open Monday-Friday 7:00-5:00 Circulation Desk: 914-238-7201 x2400 Library Assistants: Collette Briody: CoBriody@ccsd.ws Isabele Flournoy: IsFlournoy@ccsd.ws Late afternoon assistant: Lynne Brennan: LyBrennan@ccsd.ws Lending Resources LAPTOPS, CALCULATORS,

HEADPHONES, CAMERAS AND OTHER ELECTRONICS: Borrow for use in the library only during your free time. Must be returned before leaving the library. BOOKS - PRINT E-BOOKS TEXTBOOKS MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS Borrowing period is two weeks. Renew as long as needed. No overdue fines. Check email for overdue notices. Nonfiction​ ebooks are part of the databases. Free access for all titles. Download or print nonfiction. Fiction​: Greeley has an app for 100 fiction books.​ ​Axis 360​. Librarians can set up your free account. Available while in the library. Do not remove from room. We will lend if you ask. See a librarian ACADEMIC RESEARCH ​– The library has access to more than 200 databases through Ebsco Discovery Search. Instruction is provided in connection with classroom teachers or can be arranged with a librarian for individual help. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP

TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 29 LIBRARY STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ​– Students interested in earning a half or full credit can meet with the librarians to discuss internship opportunities. The program operates on a pass/fail grade. LIBRARY LAYOUT ​– The floor plan attempts to accommodate student needs. There is a quiet area for silent study and collaborative areas for group work. We ask that you respect the shared space and be considerate of all students who are working in the room. CAFETERIA ​– The cafeteria is used by students for eating as well as socializing. In order to maintain its appearance and respect the recently renovated space, students are expected to assume their share of the

responsibility for keeping the cafeteria clean and neat. Students must clean up after themselves and leave the area clean for the next group of students. If students sit at a table where others have left trays, wrappers, etc., they should clear that as well when they leave the table. School staff may ask students to clear any table which has debris on it. The cafeteria is open from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Food is served from 7:30 am to 1:30 p.m OFF-LIMIT AREAS ​– At no time during the school day should students be in areas designated as “off-limits.” These areas include the parking lots, the fields and the bleachers, and areas behind the school buildings. Students are not permitted to go around or through a fence during the school day. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS,

PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 30 WHO TO CONTACT GUIDELINES: Communication is the key to forming strong relationships at Greeley. Not only do strong communication skills help students navigate their way through four years of high school, but they also are indispensable to success in the world beyond it. We encourage students to advocate for themselves when faced with a challenge: to talk to their teachers when they don’t understand something, to make appointments with teachers for additional support or when they want to learn more about something, when they’re in a difficult situation with someone, or when they receive feedback on their academic progress. We encourage our students to reach out to trusted adults such as counselors to help them think through and plan for how to approach teachers if they need

assistance in building this skill. We also encourage students to stop by the main office or counseling office to speak to a counselor or administrator about any questions or issues and we will help point them in the right direction. In short, one of our many jobs is to push students to be the first line of communication with faculty. We also know that there are times when parents should be and need to be involved, so we are including some general guidelines for who parents should reach out to first if they need to speak to someone about a specific needs. The suggestions below are not exhaustive, but we hope that they are a helpful starting point. We hope that you will use these guidelines as needed while at the same time supporting the goal of students self-advocating and building their communication skills. Who should you reach out to first? Counselors Are a first contact for anything to help direct you to the right person or information In addition: ● Social/emotional/academic

well being of students ● Course change requests ● Course selection ● College process ● Stress related to testing, assignments, etc. ● See more in “student services” section Teachers ● Class level concerns ○ Assignments ○ Grades ○ General work concerns ○ Behavioral concerns in class ○ Canvas questions Note: It is generally best to see your teacher before/after class time or contact teachers by email first. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 31 Attendance Office ● ● ● ● ● Questions about attendance emails/calls Questions about detention

emails Excusing/reporting absences Signing students out Questions about Infinite Campus attendance Health Office ● ● ● ● ● Physicals Health policies Medication policies/questions General health questions/concerns Sharing ongoing/new medical issues Departmental Policies ● ● ● ● Course requirements Course admissions policies General inquiries about the department/courses/subjects Concerns related to the department Athletic Director ● ● ● ● ● School Administration ● ● ● Concerns related to staff members or students DASA reports (harassment bullying, discrimination) General campus concerns/reports Sports Tryouts Game/practice schedules Concerns about anything related to athletics Coaching Special Education ● ● Case manager (for students currently receiving services) CSE chairperson If you have questions about who to speak to about a particular issue ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR

6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 32 STUDENT REGULATIONS Horace Greeley High School is proud of its reputation and tradition of friendliness, cooperation and goodwill among all members of the school community. Threatening or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated in the Greeley Community. School regulations are designed to protect students, staff and property and to conform to state law. The following are those rules and regulations which must be read and followed by all students. Several of the rules below will reference the new Student Code of Conduct which appears towards the end of this document, along with several other Board of Education policies.

It is very important that students and their parents be familiar with the contents of the ​Student Code of Conduct​. ACADEMIC HONESTY ​– Academic honesty is a shared responsibility for students and teachers. There is an implied social contract between students and teachers that requires teachers to present educational materials to students in an intellectually honest way and requires them to evaluate students in a consistent and fair manner. For their part, students’ work to be evaluated should reflect only their own efforts. Students should have no prior knowledge of any assessment tool and should not give or seek unfair advantage on any assessment experience. All students’ research work should conform rigorously to accepted standards of citation and appropriation. Students should realize that demonstrating integrity is something that must be worked at consistently. Students found in violation of our academic honesty guidelines will face academic and/or disciplinary

consequences. ALCOHOL AND DRUGS​ – The sale, possession or use (including being under the influence) of controlled substances or intoxicants on school grounds, in school vehicles or at student attended school sponsored activities is prohibited. For further details and explanation, please refer to the​ Student Code of Conduct ​. ATTENDANCE ​– Any student arriving on campus after 7:45 a.m or leaving before 2:35 pm must check into the Attendance Office, located directly across from the hall from the Main Office. Any student leaving due to illness needs to be seen by the nurse, Please refer to the guidelines below; also see the Attendance Policy in the Board of Education policy ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL

SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 33 section at the end of this document for a complete description of Greeley’s attendance requirements. Specific procedures regarding absences as set forth here: I. ​Absence from school ​– Parents or guardians should notify the school by email (Betsy Rice - ​BeRice@ccsd.ws​) or by phone (x 2131 or option 2) if their children will be absent, tardy, or leave school early. Any absence not cleared within three days will be deemed “unexcused.” Students with unexcused absences in a class may receive a zero for any missed work and be assigned detention. In an effort to ensure a safe school environment, parents and guardians who do not clear absences in advance will receive a phone call from the Attendance Office by 10:30 a.m on the day the student is absent Please make every effort to call/email as early possible. Please refer to the

​District Attendance Policy​ for the definitions of excused and unexcused absences. ​Students must advise the Attendance Office​ in writing​ prior to all pre-arranged absences such as college visits, hospital stays, etc. Students who cut a class or receive an unexcused absence, may receive a zero for any missed work and will be assigned detention. II. ​Arriving Late to School ​– Upon any late arrival to school, students must sign in at the Attendance Office and submit a note from a parent or guardian explaining the reason for their tardiness. ​Oversleeping and transportation related problems are not legal or acceptable reasons for tardiness. III. ​Leaving School Early ​– All 9​th​, 10​th​, and 11​th​ graders who need to leave school before 2:35 p.m must have written approval from a parent or guardian and be signed out at the Attendance Office prior to leaving school. Seniors leaving campus and missing classes must follow the same procedures. If a

doctor’s or dentist’s appointment must be scheduled during the school day, the student must provide and turn in a note from the parent or guardian to the Attendance Office at the beginning of the day. The student must then be signed out at the Attendance Office before he or she leaves the school. If the student returns to school, he or she must sign in again upon return. Any JUNIOR who is regularly free at the end of the school day and who wishes to leave campus early must obtain written permission from a parent or guardian and submit it to ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 34

his/her class principal. Any junior who leaves campus without adhering to these guidelines will lose this privilege going forward and may face further disciplinary action in accordance with the Code of Conduct. Only SENIORS may leave campus during their free time. Seniors over the age of 18 who wish to sign themselves out of school must obtain written permission from a parent or guardian and submit it to their grade’s assistant principal. IV. ​Drop Policy ​– Any student who has reached the maximum number of allowable absences in a course (please refer to Policy 5015 for more specific information) may be “dropped” from that course. The “Drop policy” refers to the total number of absences and does not distinguish between excused and unexcused absences. A student who is involuntarily dropped from a class student will have the right to appeal the decision and must continue to attend the course while the appeal is under consideration. BOOKS ​– Much effort, thought and

money has gone into the selection and purchase of textbooks to provide the best possible materials for all students. It is, therefore, important that these books be treated carefully and returned in good condition at the end of the course. Students will be billed and report cards/diplomas will be held if an assigned book is not returned or has excessive damage and needs to be replaced. COLLEGE MEETINGS ​– The faculty understands the importance of college meetings to Juniors and Seniors as they work towards selecting the schools to which they wish to apply. However, the student has an important responsibility to his or her teacher and classroom activities. Therefore, students must inform teachers of their intent to miss a class for a college meeting two school days in advance. This gives students and teachers the chance to discuss any work that might be missed. They can also work out any logistical difficulties that might arise due to the absence, such as rescheduling a test,

performance or presentation. If the student does not inform the teacher within the required time frame, the teacher has the right to mark the absence as illegal/unexcused. This could have serious consequences if students miss some form of graded work, as teachers have no obligation to provide an opportunity to make up work in the case of an unexcused absence. Although the College-Career Center makes every effort to publish an accurate list of college representative meetings, it is inevitable that there will be last-minute changes. There is no maximum number of college meetings a student may attend, but if the teacher feels that the student is missing too many of his/her classes, the teacher will address the matter with the student and the counselor directly. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 35 COMPUTER ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY (A.UP) ​– The campus-wide network and individual computer stations are tremendous resources for students and faculty. The use of these resources requires responsibility on the part of the student. Every student and his/her parent or guardian is required to sign an agreement that delineates what constitutes “acceptable use” and what are the consequences of inappropriate behavior in regard to our computer technology. Incoming ninth graders must submit a signed AUP in order for their Infinite Campus and Canvas accounts to be activated. Copies of the AUP are available on the school web site (​hg.ccsdws​) For further details regarding the potential consequences for students found in violation of this policy, please see ​the

Acceptable Use Policy. DAMAGE ​– Students responsible for either accidental or intentional damage to the school building, equipment and/or property will be billed for the repair of the damages or the replacement cost and disciplinary consequences may apply depending on the circumstances. DETENTION ​– Detention is held from 2:45 p.m​ ​to 3:20 pm in Room D2 Students must serve detentions by the date indicated on their detention notification. ELECTRONIC DEVICES ​– Laptops, Ipads, cell phones, and similar electronic devices are allowed on campus, however, students are reminded to safeguard their personal items at all times Electronic devices must be used in a way that is respectful of others and does not interrupt the educational process. They are to be turned off in classrooms unless being used for instructional purposes, and during any class, school assembly, testing, or emergency drill. Staff members have the right to confiscate such items if and when they disrupt

instruction or a school program. For further details, please see the ​Student of Code Conduct​ EMERGENCY DRILLS ​– Absolute silence is the first requirement during any emergency drill. Students will be made aware of the proper procedures, and it is important that they follow these procedures during any emergency. FOOD AND BEVERAGES ​– Food and beverages should not be brought into instructional areas without permission from a staff member. Students are not allowed to order/purchase food for delivery to the school grounds during the school day. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD

POLICIES 36 INSURANCE ​– Students need to safeguard their personal belongings. The school district does not carry insurance to cover personal property loss and damage. It does carry secondary coverage for physical injury incurred in specific situations. GREELEY HOT JOBS ​– The PTA “Hot Job” chairperson collects postings for jobs from the community. Jobs are posted in a binder in the counseling office and on the bulletin board by the cafeteria. All listings are posted for six weeks A list is also kept in the Jobs Bulletin folder at the information desk at the Chappaqua Library. OFF-LIMIT AREAS​ – At no time during the school day should students be in areas designated as “off-limits.” These areas include the parking lots, the fields and the bleachers, and areas behind the school buildings. Students are not permitted to go around or through a fence during the school day and will face disciplinary action if found in violation. POSTERS ​– All posters promoting

events, clubs, activities, etc., must be reviewed, initialed and assigned a removal date by an Assistant Principal, and must then must be removed by the student prior to the date indicated for removal. No posters should be taped or hung on glass anywhere on campus. Unapproved posters will be removed and students may be subject to disciplinary action. SOCIAL EVENTS ​– All school-sponsored events will end at 11:00 p.m unless a specific exception is made (for ex: Senior Prom). Students are to arrange for transportation to leave at that time. SMOKING ​– The Greeley campus is a smoke-free zone. Smoking is prohibited, including the use of electronic cigarettes or vaping by any means, on campus (including the parking areas and roadways) at all times by any person - student, staff or visitor. This policy applies after school activities and during all school events or free time on campus. STUDENT DRESS ​– As stated in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Section, students are

expected to dress according to common standards of decency. STUDENT DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP ​– Students are encouraged to ride the school bus in order to alleviate the morning and afternoon traffic. Should parents choose to drive their children to ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 37 school in the morning, they should pull up as far as possible to the Gym and Performing Arts area. Parents who desire to pick their students up rather than use the bus should plan to arrive after 2:50 p.m (after the buses have departed) Before the buses depart, there is no room on the road or in the

parking bays. Visiting cars are prohibited from blocking the bus or parking area. Waiting to pick up students on Roaring Brook Road is strongly discouraged by the school and the police as it causes a safety hazard to pedestrians and drivers. STUDENT LEADERSHIP ​– Horace Greeley High School encourages all of its students to participate in a variety of co-curricular activities. At the same time, we hope to protect individual students from overextending themselves, and to allow as many students as possible the opportunity to experience leadership positions during high school. For these reasons, no one student is allowed to hold more than one of the full-year, school-wide jobs listed below: - ​ADVO​ Editor-in-Chief - Building Planning Team Facilitator - ​GreeleyTribune​ Editor-in-Chief - ​Greeley Quaker​ Editor-in-Chief - Student Council President - Peer Leadership Co-President - S.HARE Chief Executive - ​The Quake​ Editor-in-Chief STUDENT PARKING​ – Parking is

a privilege specifically reserved for seniors. Seniors who wish to park at school must apply to their class principal for a permit at the beginning of the school year (specific instructions will be announced to seniors interested in parking each year). Parking privileges will be revoked for reckless driving or parking in unauthorized areas. Only seniors are free to leave the campus during their unassigned time. Seniors who leave school during the school day and transport underclassmen off campus will lose their privileges to park at school,and other disciplinary action may apply, including suspension. Additionally, underclassmen who leave campus with a driving senior may be in jeopardy of suspension. Seniors may park ​ONLY​ in the following designated spaces (subject to change yearly)​: ● Main senior parking lot (open spots for seniors) ● Lot BEHIND the gym (reserved shared spots for seniors) ● Designated spots in K-lot (reserved shared spots for seniors) Parking anywhere

other than the designated senior lots above will result in your car being towed or booted by a third party towing service, i.e, Mark’s Towing Students will be responsible for any fees charged by the towing company. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 38 THEFT AND VANDALISM​ – Students are expected to protect their school, their personal property, and the property of others. Students are asked to report to the administration any vandalism to school property, as well as any theft or vandalism they may witness to the property of another student. Reasonable precautions must be

taken to protect personal property. Lockers are available for students to use on a first come first serve basis However, students are no longer assigned a specific locker by default. Students who would like a locker assignment should contact Debbie Kanuk in the Main Office. Locks are not provided and are the responsibility of the student. In general, students are discouraged from bringing valuable items to school. The Administration cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items However, if a loss occurs, the student should report the loss to his or her Assistant Principal. Greeley does not maintain a specific centralized “lost and found.” Disciplinary action will be taken against any student found guilty of theft or vandalism in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. It should be noted that lockers remain the property of the school and, as such, may be opened by the administration for inspection. For further details, please see the Student Code of Conduct. CONCLUSION​ The

remainder of this handbook includes specific Board of Education Policies and the full Student Code of Conduct for your access and review. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 39 BOARD POLICIES/STATEMENTS/CODES OF CONDUCT The following includes the full text or excerpts of frequently referenced Chappaqua Board of Education policies. All policies are available on the website and can be accessed through the Board Policies and Regulations link​), in each school building, the Chappaqua Library, and the District Clerk’s office in the Education Center. For further information on

policies and updates on policies currently under review, contact the District Clerk at the Education Center, 238-7225. Nondiscrimination Policy 0120 Section 504/Title II A.DA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliance and Appeal Procedures Policy 3040 Student Code of Conduct Policy 5030 Student Sexual Harassment Policy 5080 Bill of Rights and Responsibilities of Students Policy 5020 School Policy on Alcohol and Drug Use by Students Participating in Sports and Extracurricular Activities Policy 5005 Student Attendance Policy 5015 Electronic Communication and Social Media Policy 9052 Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention Policy 5052 (Additional information regarding Policy 5052 and our district’s implementation of the Dignity for All Students Act is available on our district web site in the policy section.) Nondiscrimination Policy 0120 (excerpt) Statement of Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Policy The Board of Education, its officers, employees,

volunteers and business invitees shall not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), military status, sex, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or marital status in its educational programs or employment practices. Rev May 1, 2011 Section 504/Title II A.DA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliance and Appeal Procedures Policy 3040 (excerpt) ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 40 The Board recognizes that qualified individuals with disabilities, as well

as those regarded as such, are entitled to enjoy equal access to School District programs and activities. It is the policy of the School District to adhere to the requirements of §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.SC §794) [hereinafter “§504"], the Americans with Disabilities Act (hereinafter “A.DA”) and their implementing regulations (34 CFR Part 104) in affording the rights and benefits called for in accordance with the law. Information concerning grievance procedures is available from Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, Education Center, at 66 Roaring Brook Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Student Code of Conduct Policy 5030 I. ​Introduction The mission of the Chappaqua Central School District is to create a community for learning, in which students, parents and staff are joined in the pursuit of academic excellence, personal growth and responsible citizenship. The District’s objective in creating the Student Code of Conduct is to establish an

orderly educational environment and to enable students to become responsible, respectful and caring citizens within the school and community setting. The Student Code of Conduct defines individual responsibilities, describes unacceptable behavior and provides for appropriate disciplinary actions. All students are expected to treat other students, school personnel, business invitees and visitors with respect. The District will not tolerate behavior which infringes on the rights of others to learn or work productively in a safe non-hostile environment. The Code shall accomplish the following objectives: ● recognize and encourage acceptable behavior; ● identify, recognize and deter unacceptable behavior; ● promote self-discipline and help students to accept responsibility for their own actions, consistent with their readiness ● consider the welfare of the individual as well as that of the school community as a whole; promote a close working relationship between parents and the

school staff; ● distinguish between minor and serious offenses, as well as between first time and repeated offenses; ● provide disciplinary responses that are appropriate to the misbehavior; ● outline procedures to ensure that the Code is administered in a way that is fair, reasonable and consistent; ● ensure every student’s right to reasonable due process when accused of misconduct; ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 41 ● comply with the provisions of federal, state and local laws, as well as the guidelines and ● directives of the NYS Department of Education and

the Board of Regents. The Student Code of Conduct applies to any student behavior that occurs on school property, at a school function, or during a school sponsored trip, or which constitutes off campus misconduct, all of which terms are defined herein. The Bill of Rights and Responsibilities of Students (Policy 5020), Student Sexual Harassment Policy (Policy 5080) and School Policy on Alcohol and Drug Use by Students Participating in Sports and Extracurricular Activities (Policy 5005) provide additional guidelines and specific regulations although the Student Code of Conduct and its Administrative Regulations takes precedence over these policies and any related regulations. The District believes that order and discipline are a shared responsibility between school, home and community. In accordance with State education law, this Student Code of Conduct was developed in collaboration with students, teachers, administrators, parent organizations, school safety personnel and other Board

approved school personnel. It recognizes that the Board of Education is responsible for ensuring that the essential regulations are established and adequate discipline is maintained in the operation of the schools to effectively promote safety, as well as the social and educational growth of students. The Superintendent and administrative staff are responsible for the development of administrative regulations to implement the Student Code of Conduct. The District encourages a strong, cooperative relationship between school and home so that parents will provide the necessary structure to promote students’ social and educational growth. II. ​Essential Partners Parents, students, staff, faculty, administrators and the Board of Education are essential partners in providing an appropriate educational environment for all district students. A successful learning community depends on a shared commitment to education and to communicating respectfully with one another. ROLE OF STUDENTS ●

to conduct themselves in an appropriate and civil manner, with due regard for the rights and welfare of all others in the school community, as well as for District facilities and equipment and the property of others; ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 42 ● to know the school rules and obey them; ● to accept responsibility for his or her actions; ● to help in promoting order and preventing school violence by reporting any person observed on school grounds or at a school function with a weapon, alcohol, or an illegal substance and to report any vandalism, harassment,

discrimination or threat of violence to a school official or other responsible adult. ROLE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PERSONNEL AND CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEES ● to promote a climate of mutual respect and dignity which will strengthen each student’s positive self image; ● to report to the Principal or his/her designee any student who violates the Student Code of Conduct or jeopardizes his/her own safety or the safety of others. ROLE OF TEACHERS ● to promote a climate of mutual respect and dignity which will strengthen each student’s positive self image, regardless or actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex; ● to create a classroom environment that contributes to the total instructional program and to the student’s development of civic responsibility; ● to seek to develop close cooperative relationships with building staff and parents for the educational benefit of the student;

● to report to the Principal or his/her designee any student who violates the Student Code of Conduct jeopardizes his/her own safety, the safety of others, or who seriously interferes with the instructional program of the class. ROLE OF THE PRINCIPAL ● to seek to develop a sound and healthful atmosphere of mutual respect; ● to collaborate with and support teachers and parents in working with students; ● to assume responsibility for the dissemination and enforcement of the Student Code of Conduct and Student Rights and Responsibilities and ensure that all discipline cases referred are resolved promptly; ● to ensure that students are provided with fair, reasonable and consistent discipline; ● to comply with pertinent state and federal laws governing hearings, suspensions and student rights. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​

​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 43 ROLE OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS ● to collaborate with and support building administrators in fulfilling their obligations under the Student Code of Conduct; ● to recommend to the Board of Education appropriate policy, regulations and actions to achieve optimum conditions for positive learning; ● to develop and implement an effective Student Code of Conduct supported by students, parents, staff and community. ​ROLE OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION ● to fulfill its obligations under the Student Code of Conduct; ● to annually review and approve the Student Code of Conduct, making changes, if necessary. ROLE OF PARENTS ● to promote a climate of mutual respect, dignity, and cooperative relationships; ● to know school

rules and help their children understand and follow them; ● to cooperate with the school in jointly resolving any school related problem; ● to assume responsibility for any financial obligations incurred as the result of their child’s damage to, loss of or destruction of property III. ​Definitions Administrators ​– includes Principal, Assistant Principal, Athletic Director and Superintendent, or any such person designated as acting in such capacity by an appropriate official of the District. Bullying or Intimidation ​– For purposes of this policy bullying shall have the same meaning as harassment. Controlled Substance ​– is a drug or other substance identified in certain provisions of the federal Controlled Substance Act specified in both federal and New York State law and regulations applicable to this Code. Cyber bullying ​– Cyber bullying is defined as harassment or bullying through any form of electronic communication. In order to be actionable under this

Policy, cyberbullying that occurs off school property must create or would foreseeably create a risk of substantial ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 44 disruption within the school environment, where it is foreseeable that the conduct, threats, intimidation or abuse might reach school property. Discrimination ​– For purposes of this policy, the term discrimination means the denial of rights, benefits, justice, equitable treatment or access to facilities based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice,

disability, sexual orientation, gender (identity and expression) and sex. Discrimination or harassment within the meaning of this policy shall include a single severe incident or multiple incidents that are pervasive in nature that create a hostile environment. Firearm ​– pursuant to 18 USC 921 for purposes of the Gun Free Schools Act means (A) any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; (B) the frame or receiver of any such weapon; (C) any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or (D) any destructive device. Such term does not include a non-functional antique firearm. Harassment​ – For purposes of this policy, term harassment shall mean the creation of a hostile environment by conduct, verbal threats, intimidation or abuse including cyber bullying that (a) has or would have the effect of unreasonably and substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance,

opportunities or benefits, or mental, emotional or physical well-being; (b) reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause a student to fear for his or her physical safety, or (c) reasonably causes or reasonably be expected to cause physical injury or emotional harm to a student; or (d) occurs off school property and creates or would foreseeably create a risk of substantial disruption within the school environment, where it is foreseeable that the conduct, threats, intimidation or abuse might reach the school property. Acts of harassment and bullying shall include, but not be limited to, those acts based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex. For the purposes of this definition the term “threats intimidation or abuse” shall include verbal and nonverbal actions. Hazing ​– is any action taken or situation created by a student or group of

students intentionally to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment or ridicule in the course of another student’s initiation into or affiliation with any organization or group, regardless of the student’s willingness to participate. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 45 Illegal drugs ​– mean any controlled substance except those legally possessed or used under the supervision of a licensed healthcare professional or that is legally possessed or used under any other authority under the Controlled Substances Act or any other federal law. Inappropriate Dress and

Grooming ​– any dress or appearance which constitutes a threat or danger to the health and safety of students or constitutes a disruption to the educational process, including, but not limited to, wearing any attire which is lewd, vulgar or indecent or contains any expressions or insignia that are: obscene or libelous; denigrates others on account of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or disability; or promotes, endorses, or encourages the use of alcohol, tobacco, controlled substances, illegal drugs, or other illegal or violent activities. Parent ​– means a parent, guardian, or person in parental relation to a student. Such definition shall also include those individuals identified as parents under Section 200.1 of the Commission of Education’s regulations with respect to students with educational disabilities. Pupil Personnel Services Staff (PPS) ​– includes social workers, school psychologists, and Special Education and Related Services

staff. Off campus misconduct -any violation of the Student Code of Conduct which occurs beyond school property or outside of a school function that may endanger the health or safety of pupils within the educational system or adversely affect the educative process, in accordance with the decisional law of the Commissioner of Education. School property ​– means in or within any building, structure, athletic playing field, playground, parking lot, or land within the real property boundary line of a Chappaqua Central School District elementary or secondary school or in or on a school bus, as defined in Vehicle and Traffic Law 142. School function ​– a school-sponsored event or activity, regardless of location. School-sponsored Trip ​– both field trips and extracurricular trips officially sanctioned by the District in accordance with Policy 4055. Vandalism ​– the intentional or reckless damage or destruction of school property or the property of others, including, but not

limited to, the marking, drawing or painting of school ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 46 property with any impression or insignia that are: obscene or libelous; denigrates others on account of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or disability. Violent student ​– an elementary or secondary student under twenty-one years of age who: (1) commits an act of violence upon a teacher, administrator or other school employee; (2) commits an act of violence upon another student or any other person; (3) possesses a gun, knife, explosive or incendiary bomb,

or other dangerous instrument capable of causing physical injury or death; (4) displays what appears to be a gun, knife, explosive or incendiary bomb or other dangerous instrument capable of causing death or physical injury; (5) threatens to use any instrument that appears capable of causing physical injury or death; (6) knowingly and intentionally damages or destroys the personal property of a school district employee, another student, or any person; or (7) knowingly and intentionally damages or destroys school property. Weapon ​– means any firearm, rifle, shotgun, dagger, dangerous knife, dirk, razor, box cutter, stiletto, electronic dart gun, electronic gun, gravity knife, switchblade knife, pilum ballistic knife, knuckle knife, cane sword, billy, blackjack, bludgeon, metal knuckles, chuka stick, sandclub, wrist-brace type slingshot or slingshot, shirken or “Kung Fu star” or any weapon specified in Section 265.01 of the New York State Penal Law IV. ​Disciplinary Actions

Staff members will deal fairly, impartially, and directly with an infraction of the Student Code of Conduct when and where it occurs. Those authorized to impose penalties will consider the factors such as student’s age; nature and circumstances of the offense; whether or not the student has been subject to prior relevant disciplinary intervention for similar and/or unrelated conduct; effectiveness of discipline; information from parents, teachers and others as appropriate. In general, discipline will be progressive; a second violation will merit more severe consequences than the first, and so on. The District reserves the right to take the most severe action in a first event of serious misconduct and/or to notify appropriate law enforcement agencies if a student is suspected of engaging in conduct which would constitute a crime (see VIII. Reporting Code Violations) The range of disciplinary actions for violations of this Code which may be imposed by the ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​

​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 47 individuals noted below include the following: 1. Oral warning; School personnel, 2. Written warning Teacher, PPS, guidance, administrator 3. Oral or written notification to parents; Teacher, PPS, guidance, administrator 4. Detention; Teacher, administrator 5. Parent conference; Teacher, PPS, guidance, administrator 6. Probation; Administrator 7. Confiscation; School personnel 8. Reprimand; Teacher, PPS, guidance, administrator 9. Removal of privileges; Administrator 10. Restitution; Administrator 11. Removal, cover up, replacement of Teacher, PPS, guidance,

administrator offending clothing and/or accessories; 12. Removal from classroom; Teacher, principal, administrator 13. Academic penalties; Administrator 14. Suspension from transportation; Principal, superintendent 15. Suspension from athletic participation; Administrator 16. Suspension from social, extra-curricular, Administrator or other school-related activities; 17. Exclusion from a particular class; Administrator 18. Restricted study/alternative learning Principal site (In-School Suspension); 19. Suspension from school for Principal, superintendent up to five (5) school days; 20. Suspension from school Superintendent, Board of Education in excess of five (5) school days; 21. Suspension from school Superintendent, Board of Education for at least one (1) year; 22. Placement in an interim alternative Superintendent, Board of Education educational setting for a period of up to forty-five (45) school days; 23. Permanent suspension (expulsion) Superintendent, Board of Education 24.

Police, court, or social agency referral Administrator, Board of Education ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 48 V. ​Infractions and Potential Disciplinary Actions Attachment I provides some examples of infractions and the potential consequences. The list is not intended to be all inclusive. The Board of Education reserves the right to review the list and modify, as necessary. Each infraction corresponds to a range of possible consequences In addition, further guidance for infractions and disciplinary measures are referenced in the Athletic Handbook (for Horace Greeley High

School, Bell Middle School and Seven Bridges Middle School) and the School Policy on Alcohol and Drug Use by Students Participating in Sports and Extracurricular Activities (Policy 5005). VI. ​Disciplinary Procedures The due process a student is entitled to receive before a disciplinary action is imposed depends on the nature of the infraction. A school official empowered to impose a disciplinary measure shall inform the student of the alleged misconduct and investigate the matter in a way a reasonable person would deem fair. A student may have an opportunity to present his or her version of the facts to the appropriate school official prior to imposing the discipline. Removal of a student from the classroom by a teacher and suspension of a student from required attendance upon instruction shall be in accordance with Section 3214 of the Education Law and Section 100.2(l) of the Commissioner’s Regulations Additional due process rights to which a student may be entitled are put forth

in Administrative Regulations. If a student’s conduct is related to a disability or suspected disability, the case may be referred to the Committee on Special Education (CSE). If a student with a disability receives an out of school suspension, the CSE will be notified by the principal or his/her designee. Any discipline will be administered in accordance with the section in Administrative Regulations relating to students with, or presumed to have, a disability. The suspension of students with educational disabilities shall also comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and Part 201 of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The suspension of a student with a disability pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 shall be in accordance with such law, as well as the decisional law of the Commissioner of Education. Such procedures shall be placed in Administrative Regulations and disseminated with the Student Code of Conduct. ​INTRODUCTORY

LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 49 VII. ​Alternative Instruction Pursuant to the Education Law, no student of compulsory school age (through school year during which student turns 16) shall be suspended from school in his/her regularly scheduled classes without being provided alternative equivalent instruction, either in the form of home instruction or instruction in an alternative setting. A good faith effort shall be made to provide such instruction immediately. VIII. ​Reporting Code Violations The District will report any acts of violence against persons that may constitute a felony or

misdemeanor and other violations of the Student Code of Conduct which may constitute a felony to the appropriate local law enforcement agency. When necessary, the District will file a complaint in criminal court against the student. In addition, the District may report any violations of the Student Code of Conduct which constitute a misdemeanor to the appropriate authorities. When necessary, the District will file a juvenile delinquency petition or a person in need of supervision (PINS) petition in Family Court. The District shall submit to the State Education Department Violent and Disruptive Incident Reports (VADIR) for each school building on an annual basis. IX. ​Dissemination The District shall provide copies of a summary of the Code to all students in an age-appropriate version, written in plain-language, at a school assembly to be held at the beginning each school year. The District shall provide a copy of the Code to all persons in parental relation to students before the

beginning of each school year, and shall retain a written acknowledgement that the Code was received by the parents and student. Complete copies of the Code shall be provided to all teachers and shall be made available to all students, other school staff and other community members. The Board of Education shall review and update, if necessary, the Code annually. Any revisions to the Code will follow the same Board procedure used to adopt District policy and shall also include a public hearing. A copy of this Code and its Administrative Regulations will be posted on the District website and filed with the Commissioner of Education consistent with statute. Rescinds: 5114.1 Disciplinary Code; 5114 Suspension; 51311 Early Identification and Resolution of Student Disciplinary Problem ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​

​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 50 Adopted by Board of Education: July 11, 2006; revised: May 22, 2007; revised October 10, 2012; June 19, 2013 Cross reference: 5020 Bill of Rights and Responsibilities 5005 School Policy on Alcohol and Drug Use by Students Participating in Sports and Extracurricular Activities 5080 Student Sexual Harassment Athletic handbook Attachment to 5030 Code of Conduct Infraction Range of Consequences Academic Misconduct Assisting another student in any actions of academic misconduct 1,2, 4-6, 9, 12-13, 15,17, 19, 20 Cheating 1, 2, 4-6, 9, 12-13, 15, 17, 19, 20 Copying 1, 2, 4-6, 9, 12-13, 15, 17, 19, 20 Plagiarism 1, 2, 4-6, 9, 12-13, 15, 17, 19, 20 Bus Misconduct Distracting the driver 1-6, 8, 9, 14-16, 19 Pushing, shoving, fighting,

engaging in excessive noise, damaging property or engaging in other behavior prohibited by this Code 1-6, 8, 9, 14-16, 19, 20, 24 Disorderly Conduct and Insubordination Abusive Language and/or indecent gestures 1-6, 8, 9, 12, 15-20 ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 51 directed at staff, students or visitors Entry into the school building after school hours, without appropriate permission and/or supervision 1-6, 8, 9, 15, 16, 19 Excessive noise, littering, roughhousing, vulgar language, throwing food or running in the halls 1-6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15-21, 23, 24 Food or

beverages in prohibited area without appropriate permission 1-9, 12, 13, 15-20 Graffiti 1-10, 12, 15, 16, 18-20, 24 Inappropriate dress or grooming 1-6, 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 19 Inappropriate public displays of affection 1-6, 8, 9, 15, 16, 19 Insubordination (refusing to follow a staff member’s direction, lying to a staff member or violating school rules) 1-6, 8, 9, 12-20 Lateness to class, lateness to school 1-6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15-20 Parking in unauthorized area, parking without permission 1-6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15-20 Theft of or damage to school or personal property 1-6, 8-10, 15-17, 19, 20, 24 Trespassing on school grounds during a suspension or expulsion 15, 16, 19-24 Unexcused absence from individual class or detention 1-6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15-20 Unexcused absence from school 1-6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15-18 Using a cell phone or any electronic device to 1-8, 12, 14, 15-20, 24 record, store or transmit any information or images that infringe on the rights of others under this

Code, or are disruptive or otherwise ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 52 inappropriate in an educational setting Violation of Acceptable Use Policy regarding computer and network access (reference Acceptable Use Policy for details) 1-6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 18-20 Endangering the Safety, Morals, Health or Welfare of Self or Others Activation of a fire alarm or report of a fire, bomb 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 14-16, 18-24 threat or other emergency from any location without valid cause; discharging a fire extinguisher without valid cause Arson 3, 5-10, 14-16, 18-24 Bullying, Cyber-bullying

or Intimidation, Provoking or encouraging another student to engage in a violation of Code of Conduct 1-6, 8, 9, 12, 14-21, 23 Discrimination 1-6, 8, 9, 12. 14-21, 23 Committing an act which constitutes a crime 3, 5, 9, 14, 15, 16, 18-24 Driving recklessly on school property (ie., speeding, failing to follow signs or directions) 1-6, 8, 9, 15, 16, 19, 24 Driving underclassman off campus during school hours without authorization 3, 5, 15, 16, 19 Extortion or knowingly receiving stolen property 3, 5-9, 14-21, 23, 24 Forgery, fraud or use of another person’s identity 1-10, 12, 14-21, 23, 24 or cafeteria, library or computer account without permission (identity theft) Gambling 3-9, 14-16, 18-21, 23, 24 Graffiti or other postings depicting racial and/or religious epithets or slurs 3, 5-10, 12, 14-16, 18-20, 24 Harassment 1-6, 8, 9, 12, 14-21, 23 ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING

COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 53 Hazing 1-6, 8, 9, 12, 14-21, 23, 24 Leaving school property during school hours without authorization 3, 5, 15, 16, 19 Lewd behavior or sexually explicit behavior 1-6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14-20 Possession of a weapon or displaying some object that could be construed as a weapon 3-9, 12, 14-24 Possession, sale, use or being under the influence 3, 5-9, 14-16, 18-24 of illegal drugs (or the paraphernalia required for the use of such drugs), counterfeit drugs, alcohol, any controlled substance (without authorization) or a substance which the student believes or represents to be such a drug or alcohol Possession or use of fireworks or other incendiary devices 3-9, 12,

14-16, 18-24 Sexual harassment in violation of Board policy 1-9, 12, 14-21, 23, 24 Significant disturbances or disruptions during instruction, emergency drills or emergency situations 3-6, 8, 9, 14-16, 18-21, 23 Slandering or defaming others by making false statements or representations about an individual or identifiable group that harms the reputation of either or both 1-6, 8, 9, 12, 14-20 Smoking or the use of tobacco products 3-9, 14-16, 19, 20 Vandalism or the intentional damage and destruction of property 3-10, 14-20, 24 Verbal, written or electronically communicated threats 3-6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 16-21, 23, 24 Violent Conduct ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE

OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 54 Any violent act against another student or person pursuant To the definition of a violent student 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14-24 Fighting 3-6, 8, 9, 12, 14-24 Using or threatening to use any weapon or other device, instrument, material or substance that could cause physical injury or death 3, 5-9, 12, 14-24 ​Adopted by the Board of Education: July 6, 2006, revised May 22, 2007, October 10, 2012, June 19, 2013 Student Sexual Harassment Policy 5808 Introduction: The Board of Education will not permit, condone, or tolerate sexual harassment, discrimination based upon actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender discrimination of its students. Sexual harassment is a violation of law and stands in direct opposition to District policy. This policy prohibits sexual harassment and discrimination based upon the actual or perceived sexual orientation of a student, as well as, gender

discrimination intended to demean or intimidate a person or persons because of his or her gender. These prohibitions against the sexual harassment of students apply to the conduct of students, employees, officers, volunteers, business invitees and district contractor employees. Definitions​: 1. Sexual harassment is defined as conduct directed against a person of a different or same sex, because of his or her sex or actual or perceived sexual orientation, which creates a sexually hostile learning or school environment. 2. Sexual harassment that creates a hostile learning or school environment is either pervasive and/or one or more incidents of severe conduct that involves unwelcome: sexual advances; sexual conduct that constitutes a crime; sexual touching; indecent exposure of a sexual nature; sexual remarks, comments, displayed materials, printed materials, electronic media or jokes. Pervasive and/or one or more incidents of sexual conduct directed at any student by an officer,

employee, volunteer, business invitee or district contractor employee shall be deemed to be unwelcome per se. Pervasive and/or one or more incidents of severe sexual conduct directed at students in grades K​8 by any other student shall be deemed to be unwelcome per se. The determination of a hostile ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 55 learning or school environment, in cases other than those deemed per se unwelcome (including students in grades 9-12), shall be objective, based upon the viewpoint of a reasonable person and subjectively perceived to be so by the complainant and

shall be done on a case by case basis. 3. Sexual orientation is defined as heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or asexuality, whether actual or perceived. 4. Gender discrimination is defined as pervasive and/or one or more incidents of severe conduct intended to intimidate or demean a person or persons, or conduct which treats a person differently in the learning or school environment because of his or her gender. Complaint Procedures: A student, parent or legal guardian of a student, or any District employee who believes that a student has been subjected to sexual harassment or discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender shall report promptly all incidents of such conduct to his/her principal or to the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources through informal and/or formal complaint procedures developed by the District and contained in Administrative Regulations. If a student chooses to report to any other adult District officer or employee (coach, teacher,

nurse, counselor, etc.), that adult is responsible for reporting the case to the principal or to the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. The principal shall promptly notify the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources of all complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender. Upon receipt of an informal/formal complaint, the principal or the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources shall initiate a prompt and thorough investigation using procedures developed by the District and contained in Administrative Regulations. Should the complaint be about a District administrator, the Superintendent of Schools shall review and investigate the complaint. If the complaint is about the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education shall conduct all review and investigation activities. All investigations shall be conducted promptly and in such a manner as to ensure confidentiality to the maximum extent permissible and that the

complainant and/or any witness is not embarrassed or subjected to retaliation. If the Districts investigation supports the complaint, immediate and corrective action shall be taken. Should the offending individual be a school employee, appropriate disciplinary ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 56 measures shall be applied, up to and including termination of the offenders employment in accordance with contractual and legal guidelines. Should the offending individual be a student, appropriate disciplinary measures shall be applied, up to and including suspension/expulsion pursuant

to the District’s Student Code of Conduct. The Board prohibits any retaliatory behavior directed against the complainant and/or witnesses. Follow-up inquiries by the Principal or Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources shall be made to ensure that the harassment or discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender has not resumed and that the victims and/or witnesses have not suffered retaliation. The Superintendent of Schools shall develop a regulation which further sets forth the procedure for filing and investigating a complaint. The regulation shall also assure the annual training of officers, employees and students regarding the policy and regulation. Policy Adopted by Board of Education February 15, 1994, Revised: July 6, 2004 Bill of Rights and Responsibilities of Students Policy 5020 Student rights and responsibilities are fundamental to the creation of a community for learning in the Chappaqua Central School District where all are joined in the pursuit of academic

excellence and personal growth in a caring environment. To that end, the District seeks to balance personal dignity and individual rights with the rights of others and communal/societal obligations in order to allow for the development of each student’s full potential in accordance with the Mission Statement of the Chappaqua Schools. Rights: The Chappaqua Central School District recognizes that it has the responsibility to assure students’ rights that are theirs by virtue of guarantees in federal and state constitutions, statutes and regulations, and the goals of the Mission Statement of the Chappaqua Schools. Education in a free society requires that students be aware of their rights and learn to exercise them responsibly. To this end, students have a right to: ● a free and appropriate public education ● the pursuit of educational opportunities and extracurricular activities on an equal basis, free from illegal or improper discrimination, including discrimination based on

race, ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 57 ● creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), sex, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, and gender identity and expression ● learn in an environment free from interruption, harassment, discrimination, intimidation and fear ● the application of a disciplinary policy that is fairly and consistently implemented ● free inquiry and expression provided the rights of others are not diminished ● be informed of all school rules and regulations ● have and participate in student government

The Board of Education hereby directs the Superintendent to develop such regulations as may be required to specifically describe the rights afforded students in such areas as student expression, symbolic expression, student activities, student government, student clubs and extracurricular activities, privacy rights (search and seizure), and pregnancy. Responsibilities: The Chappaqua School District believes that students must assume the following responsibilities in order to receive the best education possible and ensure an appropriate, caring environment that respects the rights of all individuals learning and working in the school community. To make that possible, all students should: ● accept responsibility for his/her actions ● respect the rights of others ● contribute toward establishing and maintaining an atmosphere that generates mutual respect and dignity for all ● take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered ● complete the course of study prescribed

by state and local school authorities ● attend school on a regular and punctual basis ● complete class assignments and other school responsibilities by established deadlines ● assist the school staff in maintaining a safe school environment ● respect school property and the personal property of others and help to keep such property free from damage and theft ● obey school regulations and rules made by school authorities ● be aware of and comply with state and local laws ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 58 ● dress and groom themselves to meet fair standards of

safety and health and common standards of decency ● be familiar with this Policy and the Student Code of Conduct Grievance and Appeal: Students or parents who wish to appeal a decision made under this policy or have a grievance or a complaint about a school-related matter, school employee or other school official may submit a statement in writing along with supporting evidence to the school principal. The principal will meet with the students and/or parents to review the decision and consider all evidence within a reasonable time. The principal will resolve the matter within a stated period of time and communicate a decision in writing to all parties. If students and/or parents are not satisfied with the principal’s decision, they may present a written appeal to the Superintendent of Schools. The Superintendent shall respond in writing to all involved parties within a reasonable period of time. This grievance procedure shall not apply to grievances or complaints brought under the

Student Code of Conduct, the Sexual Harassment Policy or regulations, or Section 504/Title II ADA Compliance and Appeals Procedures. Students of the Horace Greeley High School may choose to seek Student Council support of their appeal/grievance through procedures established by the Student Council. Such procedures must be approved in advance by the administration before presenting an appeal to the principal or Superintendent. Adopted by the Board of Education: February 10, 1986, Revised: July 6, 1993, June 21, 1994, February 24, 2004 School Policy on Alcohol and Drug Use by Students Participating in Sports and Extracurricular Activities Policy 5005 All advisors and coaches are expected to immediately investigate any indication of alcohol or drug use by students involved in the activity they sponsor. Evidence of students using alcohol or drugs is to be reported to the appropriate assistant principal and, in the case of athletics, the Assistant Superintendent for Athletics. No

disciplinary action is to be taken until the facts have been reviewed with the appropriate assistant principal and the student has been given an ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 59 opportunity to make an oral statement in response to any allegations. If and when the students use of alcohol or drugs has been confirmed, the following procedure will be followed: First Occurrence: 1. Parents and student will meet with the advisor or coach and the assistant principal 2. One week minimum suspension from the activity (seven days) 3. Student will meet three times with intervention

counselor 4. Incidents of suspected illegal activity will be reported to the Town Youth Officer Second Occurrence​: 1. Parents and student will meet with the advisor or coach and the assistant principal 2. The student will be dropped from the activity 3. The student will be excluded from all activities until the assistant principal receives assurance that there will be no future use of alcohol or drugs, based on participation in an approved assistance program. 4. Incidents of suspected illegal activity will be reported to the Town Youth Officer Third Occurrence​: 1. Parents and student will meet with the advisor or coach and the assistant principal 2. The student will be excluded from activities at Horace Greeley High School for a full calendar year. 3. To be reinstated, the student must furnish satisfactory evidence of being drug and alcohol independent. 4. Incidents of suspected illegal activity will be reported to the Town Youth Officer The school may insist that students

participate in a formal treatment program if there is evidence that the use of alcohol or drugs is habitual. Adopted by Board of Education: February 10, 1986 Comprehensive Student Attendance Policy 5015 ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 60 The Chappaqua Central School District shall maintain adequate attendance records verifying the attendance of all children at instruction. The District shall examine attendance patterns and develop effective intervention strategies to improve student attendance, if needed. The District encourages each student to attend school on time and for

the maximum number of days and instructional periods possible. To encourage attendance, the District shall utilize strategies including incentives for good attendance, disciplinary action for attendance lapses, and the establishment of attendance standards for earning course credit. Record Keeping A. B. Attendance record keeping shall be maintained in accordance with administrative regulation. The District shall develop a coding system in administrative regulation that covers absence, tardiness, early departure, class cut, truancy, unexcused events and excused events. Excused and Unexcused Absences A. The Board recognizes the following as legal excuses for student absence 1. Personal illness 2. Death in the immediate family 3. Religious observance 4. Required attendance in court 5. Approved school-sponsored activities, including field trips, interscholastic athletics, musical and other competitions 6. Directed or authorized presence at the Administrative Offices or Nurse’s Office

7. Quarantine 8. Dental and medical appointments 9. Military obligations 10. Approved cooperative/work study program 11. College visitations only for juniors and seniors with the prior knowledge and approval of parents and counselors, so long as it does not exceed 4 days in a school year. B. Parent/guardian should notify school officials in advance of any absence or lateness, where ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 61 possible. The student need submit a written excuse, signed by a parent/guardian, on the day when returning to school following such absence. Any absence not covered

by a written excuse within three school days shall be deemed an unexcused absence. Any absence or lateness/ early departure not provided for on the excused list shall be deemed an unexcused absence. C. At the secondary level, class cutting shall be deemed an infraction of the Code of Conduct in the nature of insubordination to the teacher and school administration. The Code shall prescribe a range of disciplinary interventions to address class cutting. D. Whenever a student exhibits a pattern of unexcused absence, tardiness or early departure, notice will be given to the parent(s)/guardian(s), in writing and/or by telephone communication, and the student shall be conferred with by the classroom teacher and/or a guidance counselor regarding the pattern in an effort to remediate the underlying problem. Notice shall also be given to the Building Principal who may address the matter with the student and/or his/her parent(s)/guardian(s). E. In the event that the school level

interventions have not improved the student’s attendance, the Principal may recommend interventions such as a Person In Need of Supervision (PINS) petition to the Family Court and/or contact with the appropriate social services agency to initiate a neglect petition in accordance with the District’s Policy and Regulation on Child Abuse Reporting #9005 and 9005 R. Any mandated reporter who has reasonable cause to suspect educational neglect is required to make a report to the Statewide Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment. Course Credit Standard A. ​High school students must regularly attend class to receive course credit The maximum allowable absences per semester/year are as follows: Course meets: Maximum Allowable Absences 4 or more times per cycle per semester 8 4 or more times per cycle per year 16 3 times per cycle per semester 5 ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE

PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 62 3 times per cycle per year 10 1 or 2 times per cycle per semester 3 1 or 2 times per cycle per year 6 Any high school student who exceeds the maximum number of absences in either a semester or year long course shall be ineligible for course credit unless an appeal is made and approved as outlined in section B. Any student who is not successful in the appeals process shall receive either a “W ” or “W F” on his/her transcript to indicate that he/she was “withdrawn” or “withdrawn while failing”. B. Students who have exceeded the class absence limit may present an appeal in writing, with supporting evidence to the high school principal or the principal’s

designee. The principal or designee will meet with the student, review the absences and consider documentation that missed class and home assignments have been made up by the student. The principal will resolve the matter within 10 school days and communicate the decision in writing to all parties involved. C. Make-up assignments shall be required to be completed for all excused absences within five school days of the student’s return to class. With the approval of the Building Principal, make-up assignments may be waived in exceptional circumstances or where a §504 accommodation is warranted. D. The school will make every attempt to notify parents of absences which are accumulating at a high rate under this policy, however, it shall be the responsibility of the student and his/her parent/guardian to track absences or lateness/early departures. Students and parents who have questions about their status should contact the appropriate assistant principal. E. Reasonable efforts shall

be made to assist the student in addressing the causes of the attendance problem. Such efforts may include: ● Discussions with the student’s teacher or teachers. ● Discussions and/or meetings with the student and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s). ● Discussions with the student’s guidance counselor. ● Recommendation to the appropriate administrator for the suspension of extra-and co-curricular activity privileges. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 63 Encouraging Student Attendance With the approval of the Building Administration, and in consultation with student

psychology or guidance services, teachers shall utilize attendance incentives (addressing not only attendance but also tardiness and early departure as well). Oversight Responsibilities A. The Building Principal and/or his/her administrative designee shall be responsible for reviewing student attendance records and initiating appropriate action consistent with this policy. B. The Board of Education shall annually review building level student attendance records to determine if the comprehensive student attendance policy is effective. If a decline in attendance is evident, the Board shall review the policy as deemed necessary to improve student attendance. Distribution of Policy The Superintendent of Schools, at the direction of the Board of Education, shall publish to the community information about the District’s Comprehensive Student Attendance Policy. The policy shall be available and explained (to students through classroom discussions or assemblies and student handbooks). Each

teacher, administrator, and new administrator or new teacher, promptly upon hire, shall be provided with a copy of the policy and any amendments thereto. Policies are available in each school building, the Chappaqua Library, and the District Clerk’s office in the Education Center. Adopted by Board: June 21, 2005 Revised: December 2, 2008, May 5, 2009 Cross Reference: 9005 and 9005Reg -Child Abuse Reporting Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention Policy 5052 ​(Additional information regarding Policy 5052 and our district’s implementation of the Dignity for All Students Act is available on our district web site in the policy section.) The Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and positive teaching and learning environment. The Board recognizes that students’ ability to learn and to meet high academic standards, and a school’s ability to educate its students, are compromised by incidents of harassment, bullying, hazing or discrimination.

The Board, therefore, condemns and strictly ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 64 prohibits all forms of harassment, bullying, hazing, and discrimination on school grounds, school buses and at all school-sponsored activities, programs and events. Students may be disciplined for discrimination, harassment, hazing or bullying that takes place at locations outside of school grounds, including cyber bullying, which creates or would foreseeably create a risk of substantial disruption within the school environment where it is foreseeable that the conduct, threats, intimidation or abuse

might reach school property. 9052 Electronic Communication and Social Media Policy POLICY 9052 Electronic Communication and Social Media Policy A. Introduction/Purpose 1. All communication between District staff, students and parents must be done using District email accounts and/or District approved platforms. 1. Technology can serve as a powerful tool to enhance education, communication, and learning. Electronic communication, including the use of social media can provide both educational and professional benefits, and prepare students to succeed in their educational and career endeavors. 2. The District is committed to ensuring that all stakeholders who utilize electronic communication and social media for professional purposes, including staff and students, do so in a safe and responsible manner. 3. This policy outlines practices for professional electronic communication between District employees, as well as between District employees and students. Please refer to the Districts

Acceptable Use Policy for Faculty and Staff (​Policy #9051​) for additional guidance. 4. The District Code of Conduct together with the Bill of Student Rights and Responsibilities, sets forth expected standards of behavior with respect to student communication. The Code of Conduct establishes the range of disciplinary options and interventions that can be used when students engage in misconduct involving electronic communication and social media. B. Definition of Electronic Communication Electronic communication is defined as any computer-mediated communication in which individuals exchange messages with others, either individually or in groups. Some examples of electronic communication include, but are not limited to, email, text messages, voicemail and image sharing. C. Definition of Social Media Social media is defined as any form of online publication or presence that allows interactive communication, including, but not limited to, social networks, blogs, Internet

​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 65 websites and Internet forums. Examples of social media include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Google+. 1. Professional social media is a work-related social media activity 2. Personal social media use is a non-work-related social media activity D. Applicability This policy applies to all District employees. The District will take steps to ensure that other District stakeholders, including students, vendors, volunteers, and independent contractors are informed of this policy. Adopted by Board of Education:

June 14, 2017 DEFINITIONS Harassment For purposes of this policy, the term harassment shall mean the creation of a hostile environment by conduct, verbal threats, intimidation or abuse, including cyber bullying that (a) has or would have the effect of unreasonably and substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance, opportunities or benefits, or mental, emotional or physical well-being; (b) reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause a student to fear for his or her physical safety ; or (c) reasonably causes or reasonably be expected to cause physical injury or emotional harm to a student; or (d) occurs off school property and creates or would foreseeably create a risk of substantial disruption within the school environment, where it is foreseeable that the conduct, threats, intimidation or abuse might reach the school property. Acts of harassment and bullying shall include, but not be limited to, those acts based on a person’s actual or perceived

race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex. For the purposes of this definition the term “threats intimidation or abuse” shall include verbal and non-verbal actions. Bullying For purposes of this policy, bullying shall have the same meaning as harassment. Discrimination For purposes of this policy, the term discrimination means the denial of rights, benefits, justice, equitable treatment of access to facilities based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (identity and expression) and sex. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​

​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 66 Cyber bullying Cyber bullying is defined as harassment or bullying through any form of electronic communication. In order to be actionable under this Policy, cyberbullying that occurs off school property must create or would foreseeably create a risk of substantial disruption within the school environment, where it is foreseeable that the conduct, threats, intimidation or abuse might reach school property. Discrimination or harassment within the meaning of this policy shall include a single severe incident or multiple incidents that are pervasive in nature that create a hostile environment. Dignity Act Coordinators There shall be a Dignity Act Coordinator for each school building. Each Dignity Act Coordinator shall be an Assistant Principal at his or her school, unless the Superintendent of Schools designates otherwise. In

any event, each Dignity Act Coordinator shall be a staff member at his or her designated school. All Dignity Act Coordinators shall be trained in accordance with state requirements to successfully implement this policy. Such training shall include human relations in the areas of race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (identity and expression) and sex. Dignity Act Coordinators shall be responsible for coordinating and enforcing this policy and regulations in their school building, including but not limited to coordinating: ● ● ● ● the work of the building-level committees; professional development for staff members; the complaint process; and management of the Dignity for All Students Act’s civility curriculum components. Training In order to implement an effective harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention program, the Superintendent, each Dignity Act Coordinator and

the district ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 67 Professional Development Team shall incorporate appropriate and required training in the annual professional development plan. Training opportunities will be provided for all staff, including but not limited to bus drivers, cafeteria and hall monitors and all staff who have contact with students. Through district-wide professional development and instruction, staff and students will be educated as to the warning signs of harassment, bullying and discrimination, as well as to their responsibility to become actively involved in

the prevention of harassment, bullying and discrimination. The components of a prevention program include: ● learning about and identifying the early warning signs and precursor behaviors that may lead to harassment, bullying and discrimination; ● establishing clear school-wide and classroom rules about harassment, bullying and discrimination; ● training adults in the school to prevent and respond sensitively and consistently to harassment, bullying and discrimination; ● raising parental awareness and involvement in addressing problems; ● providing instruction in civility, citizenship and character education that emphasizes tolerance and respect for others. Reporting and Investigation In order for the district to appropriately address harassment, bullying and discrimination, it is of utmost importance that staff and students report such incidents. Students who have been subjected to harassment, bullying behavior or discrimination, parents of those students, or other students

who observe such behavior are encouraged and expected to make a verbal and/or written complaint to any school personnel in accordance with the training and guidelines provided. All complaints will be documented, tracked and handled in accordance with the regulations and procedures accompanying this policy and other applicable district policy (Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination or Sexual Harassment or Student Code of Conduct) and laws. There shall be a duty for all school personnel to report any incidents of student-to-student and staff-to-student harassment, bullying and discrimination that they observe, or of which they are made aware, to their building principal or other administrator who supervises their ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, &

PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 68 employment. Supervisors will refer the information to appropriate district staff for investigation, as designated in regulations. The results of an investigation will be reported both to the target and the accused in accordance with the regulations. If either of the parties disagrees with the results of the investigation, they can appeal the findings to the Superintendent of Schools. Disciplinary Consequences/Remediation While the focus of this policy is on prevention, harassment, bullying and discrimination acts may still occur. In these cases, offenders will be given the clear message that their actions are wrong and the behavior must improve. Offenders will receive in-school guidance in making positive choices in their relationships with others. If appropriate, disciplinary action will be taken by the

administration in accordance with the district’s Student Code of Conduct, or applicable laws and regulations. If the behavior rises to the level of criminal activity, law enforcement will be contacted. If the behavior rises to the level of a reportable offense under applicable laws, the New York State Education Department and/or other appropriate agency will be contacted. Consequences for students committing an act or acts of harassment, bullying and discrimination shall be determined on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the district Student Code of Conduct. The consequences will vary in method and severity according to the nature of the behavior, the developmental age of the student, the student’s history of problem behaviors, and whether the behavior is related to a disability as determined by applicable laws and regulations. Non-Retaliation All complainants and those who participate in the initiation or investigation of a complaint in conformity with state law and district

policies, who have acted reasonably, honestly, and in good faith, have the right to be free from retaliation of any kind. Dissemination, Monitoring, Review and Reporting This policy, or a plain language summary, shall be published in student registration materials, student, parent and employee handbooks, and posted on the district’s website. A plain-language age appropriate version shall be included in the Code of Conduct. A harassment, bullying and discrimination complaint form will be developed and will be available on the district’s website. ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES

69 Each year, as part of the annual review of the Code of Conduct, this policy will be reviewed to assess its effectiveness and compliance with state and federal law. If changes are needed, revisions will be recommended to the Board for its consideration. The Superintendent of Schools shall establish regulations to facilitate implementation of this policy. Adopted by Board of Education June 19, 2012 Revised: June 19, 2013 ​INTRODUCTORY LETTER​ ​OUR PHILOSOPHY​ ​PLANNING A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM​ ​OUR 6 DAY CYCLE​ ​GRADE REPORTING COLLEGE PREP TESTING​ ​HGSC​ ​STUDENT SERVICES​ ​OTHER SERVICES​ ​CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ​ ​CLUBS, PERFORMANCE GROUPS, & PUBLICATIONS​ ​INTRAMURAL SPORTS​ ​INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS​ ​USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ ​HGSF CSSP​ ​STUDENT REGS​ ​BOARD POLICIES 70