Student Policy Information

Mission Statement

Scottsburg Elementary Mission Statement

To provide an atmosphere that facilitates learning in order for all students to meet or exceed the Indiana Academic Standards and become contributing citizens in our society.


Scott County School District 2 Mission Statement

Believing that all students can learn through a unified community effort, the mission of all Scott County 2 Schools is to provide a positive, caring atmosphere that promotes the opportunity for all students to achieve their academic, social, emotional and physical potential.

Attendance/Tardiness/Early Departures

Attendance: Indiana state law requires all children of elementary school age to attend school every day. Students are expected to be on time for classes in order to benefit from the instructional program and to develop the good habits of self-discipline, responsibility, and punctuality. Good attendance is vital if students are to do well in school. Please remember that a phone call on the day of the absence and a signed note from the parent explaining a student's absence is required. Upon returning to school, it is the student's responsibility to check with his/her teachers to make up work and tests. A student is considered absent half day if he/she arrives after 11:30 a.m. or leaves before 11:30 a.m. Parents should arrange medical appointments so their children do not miss any part of the school day. A student who accumulates 20 or more absences (excused or unexcused) per year may be recommended for retention.

Tardiness: Tardiness interrupts your child's instructional day, so it is important that he/she arrives to school on time. Students are considered tardy if they arrive after 8:15 a.m. Students should report to the office when they arrive at school. Excessive tardiness/early departures ten (10) will result in disciplinary action and/or reported to the district attendance officer.

Early Departure: Students are considered to be departing from school early when leaving prior to 2:35 p.m. Students must be signed out at the office prior to leaving early. In the interest of safety, only the individuals listed on the consent form will be allowed to sign students out! Excessive tardiness and early departures will be reported to the district attendance officer.

Perfect Attendance Awards: Scottsburg Elementary School encourages students to be present every instructional day. Students are recognized for achieving perfect attendance during each grading period and the entire school year. Students must meet the following guidelines in order to qualify for perfect attendance awards:

For each grading period

  • Student must not be counted absent for any whole or partial day during the grading period.
  • Student must not accumulate more than one incident of tardiness or early departure during the grading period.

For School Year

  • Student must not be counted absent any whole or partial day during the entire school year.
  • Student must not accumulate more than five incidents of tardiness or early departures during the entire school year.
Visitors
Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit our building. Advanced planning will help make your visit more productive and pleasant. All visitors should sign in at the office and receive a visitor tag before going to a classroom. This procedure will ensure that the rights and privileges of all are protected when visitors enter the school. For the safety of the students, only the main entrance will be unlocked during school hours.
Discipline
Every student has a right to a learning environment that is free from disruption. Each student is responsible for contributing to this environment in all areas within the building and on school grounds. Students are expected to respect and cooperate with the school staff and other students. Students breaking rules will be sent to the office and dealt with accordingly. Detention will be given by staff members for breaking school rules. Detentions are held after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Students making threats of death, shooting, bombing, or severe physical harm will be removed from the class. The principal will call the parent to come to school for a conference at this time, and the student will be sent home and/or suspended from school. Severe or multiple infractions may be a consideration for recommendation to the superintendent for expulsion.
Report Cards/Benchmarks/Grading Scale

Report cards will be sent home with all students at the end of each trimester. Communication regarding your child's progress will be ongoing throughout the year. Please feel free to call about your child's progress at any time during the school year to set up an appointment to talk with the teacher. Your child's progress may also be checked online at the SCSD2 website.

 Scott County School District 2 has established benchmarks to help the students be successful. All students are expected to meet the following benchmarks at the elementary level:

  • 97% attendance rate
  • Meet proficiency level on ISTEP+
  • 2.0 G.P.A.
A+ = 100-99
A = 98-92
A- = 91-90
B+ = 89-88
B = 87-82
B- = 81-80
C+ = 79-78
C = 77-72
C- = 71-70
D+ = 69-68
D = 67-62
D- = 61-60
F = 59-0
 
Time Schedule

8:10 School Begins
8:15 Students Are Recorded Tardy
9:45-10:10 4th/5th recess
11:00-11:30 K/1 lunch

11:30-12:00 2nd/3rd lunch and K/1 recess
12:00-12:30 4th/5th lunch and 2nd/3rd recess
12:30-1:00 4th/5th recess
1:10-1:35 k/1 last recess
2:05-2:30 2nd/3rd last recess 
2:35 Students are no longer recorded Early Departure
2:45 Dismissal of Bus Students
3:00 Dismissal of all other Students
Health Matters
First Aid:If an accident occurs, or if a child needs to be sent home because of illness, action will be taken according to the instructions given on the Emergency Procedures Form filled out by parents at the beginning of the school year. Parents are asked to alert the school, in writing, of any physical or emotional handicap or problem a student may have.

Head Lice Procedures: The decision as to whether to exclude a student from school for this condition and whether to readmit a student to school after exclusion for the condition will be the responsibility of the school nurse. Before your child returns to school, he/she must be checked by the school nurse the very next day.

Hearing and Vision:Under the direction of the school nurse and speech therapist, routine checks on vision and hearing are made and health records are maintained for each student. A hearing exam is given during the first and fourth grades and when students enter an SCSD2 elementary school for the first time. Teachers and parents may refer a student for a check at any time during the year. Vision is checked in the first and third grades and any time parents or teachers make referrals.

Immunization Records:Please contact the school nurse regarding immunization requirements.

Medications:It is the school board policy that neither prescription medications nor over-the-counter medications, such as aspirin or cough syrup, may be dispensed by school personnel without detailed guidelines being followed. Medication will only be dispensed by the school nurse, the school secretaries, or the school administrators.  The following guidelines must be observed:
1. A school medication permission form must be signed by parents or guardians.
2. A signed statement from the student's doctor must be on file with the school.
3. Medications must be labeled with:
Child's name
Date
Name of medicine
Dosage
Time medication is to be given
Doctor's name
In the original bottle


Scoliosis:
A scoliosis check is done in the fifth grade.

If you have any further questions please call Shannon Davis, SES school nurse, at 752-8922.

Cafeteria
Our school serves nutritious and well-balanced meals every school day. Menus are sent home weekly in the school newsletter and may be found on the SCSD2 webpage. Parents may apply for free or reduced-price meals for their children. Applications are available when the students enroll or may be obtained in the school office. Children are expected to eat properly and exhibit good manners at all times. Drinks in glass containers, red beverages, and lunch delivered by parents from fast food restaurants are NOT permitted. Each student has his/her own cafeteria account and Personal Identification Number (PIN). This account functions as a debit account, and at each school meal, the appropriate amount will be subtracted from the child's account. Cafeteria envelopes are provided for the collection of breakfast, lunch, or milk money. Please keep a positive balance in each account at all times.
Bullying Prevention

Bullying is when a student is exposed repeatedly and over time, to negative actions of another student or groups of students. Bullying implies that there is an imbalance of power and/or strength between the students involved and the harm done was intentional(Olweus). Bullying can be physical, verbal, and emotional. Rules are in place to help prevent bullying.

  • We do not bully others.
  • We help students who are bullied.
  • We include students who are left out.
  •  We tell an adult at school and an adult at home when someone is being bullied.
Textbooks and Library Books
Students are responsible for all textbooks and library books issued to them during the school year. The student or parent must pay for all lost or damaged books. If a lost book is found, money will be refunded.
Playground Rules

All students are under the direct supervision of the duty aides at all times. Playground supervisors are free to use their own discretion in maintaining a safe playground environment. In general, the following playground guidelines will be followed:

  • Students will show respect to all adults on the playground.
  • Students will remain in the enclosed/assigned area.
  • Students will refrain from fighting. wrestling, rock and snowball throwing, and unsupervised tag games.
  • No playing on any of the steps or in the doorways.
  • Students must stay on the playground unless the recess aide grants permission.
  • Students are to come down the slide on bottoms with feet forward and only one person at a time. Students should not walk up slides or play tag on slides.
  • Students should not twist, go sideways, jump out, or stand on swings.
  • No tag should be played on or around the monkey bars and no standing on the top of any monkey bars or jungle gym.
  • Students shall not have any of the forbidden items as defined in the list of "Forbidden Items".
Bus Transportation

Students will be assigned to ride school buses that will pick them up and drop them off in close proximity to their homes. Students will not be allowed to ride a bus other than their assigned bus without written permission from parents and the school principal. Permission to ride an alternate bus may be limited by the school. Riding a bus is a privilege and not a right. Students not behaving on the school bus can lose their privilege to ride. Please notify the homeroom teacher in writing if there is to be a change in your child's transportation. If no notice is received, your child will be sent home by the regular method. The teacher will keep the office informed of changes.
The following rules have been adopted for your child's bus safety:

  • Students are to be seated while the bus is in motion.
  • Students are not to make loud noises or engage in other activities such as throwing objects, pushing/shoving, etc., that could cause the driver's attention to be distracted from the safe operation of the bus.
  • Students are not to pen windows or doors without the driver's permission, nor are they to throw objects from the windows.
  • Directing profane, rude, or disrespectful language toward the driver or another student will not be tolerated.
  • Eating or drinking on the bus is discouraged as it contributes to uncleanliness and presents a safety hazard.
  • Absolutely no smoking or lighting matches, lighters, etc., is permitted on buses. Defacing the bus or its contents will not be tolerated.
This is not intended to address all aspects of bus conduct, but rather to provide examples of appropriate behavior. Students are to display the same positive behavior and respect that is expected of them at school. Parents and their children should understand that riding a school bus is a privilege and NOT a right. Serious violations or frequent minor violations that contribute to driver distraction or other unsafe conditions will cause the privilege to be removed.
Forbidden Items

Students should not bring the following items to school:

  • gum
  • soft drinks and beverages red in color
  • radios, jam boxes, boom boxes, tape players, CD players, and headsets
  • compact discs
  • hand-held computer games
  • knives, guns, and martial arts weapons
  • cigarette lighters or matches
  • sports or other trading cards
  • glass containers
  • makeup
  • frisbees, footballs, baseballs, golf balls, or any hard balls
  • hats/head coverings worn inside the school
  • tobacco products or their look-alike
  • drugs or drug look-alike
  • remote control devices and other electronic devices
  • party invitations
  • sunglasses
  • any item that is disruptive to students and education.
Dress Code/Lost & Found

Students are expected to keep themselves well-groomed and neatly dressed at all times. Any form of dress considered distractive in the school environment is not permitted, specifically:

  • Short shorts, see through shirts, and biker shorts.
  • Clothing with obscene or questionable pictures or printing.
  • Strapped tops or tops with enlarged armholes.
  • Backless shoes (all shoes must have a back or a strap)
  • Heelys (roller shoes)
  • Exposed stomachs (shirts and shorts/pants must come together).
Please mark all personal belongings with child's name for easy identification. If your child loses an item, please contact the office. After a reasonable amount of time, items will be given to a social service agency.
Disaster Drills, Safety & Evacuation

Fire Drills:Fire drills are required by law and will be conducted on a monthly basis throughout the school year. Students will receive instructions from their teachers regarding proper procedures for fire drills. We encourage all parents to organize and conduct fire drills at home as well.

Tornado Drills: A minimum of one tornado drill will be conducted each trimester. Students will be asked to proceed to a maximum safety area for disaster drills. Students are to remain quiet until the "all clear" has sounded.

Lockdown Drills: A minimum of one lockdown drill will be conducted each trimester. Students will be asked to proceed to a maximum safety area for disaster drills. Students are to remain quiet until the "all clear" has sounded. During some of these drills, an evacuation may be necessary. Students and teachers are to follow the procedures set by the administration.

Safety Procedures

 Additional ways you can help keep all SES students safe is by following these procedures:
• SES visitors must enter the school through the front doors (Hyland St.) during school hours.
• Visitors must report to the school office, sign-in, wear a “Visitor Badge” while in the building. When finished, please sign-out in the office and return your badge.
• Students are expected to go home in the same manner each day unless we have a note stating differently.
• Students returning to school in the evening for basketball practice, etc. should enter through the back parking lot-dock doors and report to the gym or other designated area.

Evacuation

School safety is more important than ever. We understand that this topic can be a fearful one to students, parents, and school staff. We are continuing to update our school safety plan and practice emergency drills with our students. These drills do include lock-downs and school evacuation procedures. When you talk to your children about these drills, please encourage them to trust the adults in our school and follow all of their directions. We will need the support and trust of the students and families to ensure that our school stays safe.
If Scottsburg Elementary would need to be evacuated, all students would be taken to First Baptist Church (Hyland & Vest Streets). Only adults listed on your child’s “Parental Consent Form” will be able to pick-up your child. Please be prepared to present identification at the front door and your child will be brought to you.

At-Risk Program
The At-Risk program is a state-funded program to help ensure that students progress in school and complete school to enhance success in adult life. The At-Risk program is implemented by the school counselor/school psychologist and includes several components:
  • Individual and group counseling/skill building for students identified as experiencing at-risk life situations (e.g. divorce of parents, rejection of other students, children of alcoholic parents etc).
  • Brief counseling for children or parents with situational crises.
  • Classroom guidance and teacher consultation.
  • Parent counseling, training, and education activities.
  • Liaison with community services/agencies.
Extracurricular Activities

Students at Scottsburg Elementary will have an opportunity to participate in the following extracurricular activities:

Basketball (Boys and Girls) Grades 3-4-5
Cheerleading (Girls) Grades 3-4-5
Destination ImagiNation Grades K-5
Just Say No Club Grades 4-5
Little Hoosiers Grade 4
MATH Team Grades 4-5
Special Art Grades 5
Spell Bowl Grades 4-5
Student Council Grades 3-4-5
Teacher Helpers Grade 5

Club 3:16 for all grades 
Big Brothers and Big Sisters program 
Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the board of trustees that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, age, disability, or limited English proficiency, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any educational program or in employment, recruitment, consideration, or selection, therefore whether full-time or part-time under any educational program or activity operated by the district.
SCSD2 Common Cents Precepts
  • Respect Authority.
  • Honor your parents and family members.
  • Treat your classmates, teachers, and school staff with respect.
  • Speak kindly to and about others.
  • Resolve conflicts without using violence.
  • Tell the truth.
  • Save sex for marriage.
  • Stay drug and alcohol free.
  • Leave other people's property along.
  • Avoid being jealous of what others have.