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Student Handbook

WELCOME

The administration and staff would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Oklahoma Union School.

This information has been carefully prepared to help you succeed at Oklahoma Union.  This information is in compliance with the Board of Education polices, copies which are available in the principal’s office. The support staff, teachers, counselors, and administration are all here to assist you with your education.

MISSION STATEMENT

 Learning our ABC’s: Achieving, Believing, and Changing

OKLAHOMA UNION GRADUATION POLICY

Beginning with students entering the ninth grade in the 2006-2007 school year, in order to graduate from Oklahoma Union High School with a standard diploma, students shall complete the college preparatory/Work ready curriculum units or sets of competencies at the secondary level. In lieu of the requirements of the college preparatory/work ready curriculum for High school graduation, a student may enroll in the curriculum for high school graduation, upon written approval of the parent or legal guardian of the student. The total units of credit to graduate from Oklahoma Union are 25 for students entering the ninth grade.

 

Student must take curriculum classes that have an end of instruction test from the staff at Oklahoma Union or Tri County Tech.

To meet graduation requirements, students may include courses taken by concurrent enrollment, approved distance learning classes and approved computer utilized courses for credit recovery and non-core classes (English, Math and Laboratory Sciences classes by computer software may only be used for credit recovery).

The High School Counselor and Principal will make Students entering the eighth grade and their Parents or legal guardian aware of the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program and the curricular requirements for it.

OKLAHOMA UNION SCHEDULE POLICY

The High School Schedule will be designed to have four class periods after lunch (11.20) to allowTech students more time for credits.

 

SCHOOL CLOSINGS

 School closings, because of inclement weather, will be announced on local radio, T.V. stations, school messenger, and facebook.  Unscheduled closings due to equipment failure or weather also occur. Unscheduled closings will be posted on facebook and school messenger.  Each child should know where to go if an emergency arises and school is dismissed early.

EARLY DISMISSAL OF STUDENTS  

 For the safety of each child, when it becomes essential that a student be dismissed early from his/her daily schedule, the parent must visit or contact the office (from phone number on file) to properly release the student (administrative approval, completion of log book) and notify the teacher.  We will not release any student to anyone other than parents or legal guardians without express written permission from parents.

CELL PHONE POLICY

 Cell phones can be used during non-instructional time, which includes before/after school, during lunch, and during passing periods. Phones are not to be used during class time. (unless it is for educational purpose) The first violation will result in the phone being sent to the office. The student’s parent or guardian must come to the school to claim the phone. This does not constitute a discipline referral. The second offense is considered a discipline referral. The office phones are available for you use, with permission. If your parents need to talk to you, they may call the office at 918-255-6551.

CLOSED CAMPUS POLICY

 Students are not allowed to leave school facilities once they get to school unless they have administrative approval. Students are not allowed to leave school facilities during the noon hour. Oklahoma Union schools have a closed lunch period. Visitors during this time must be cleared with the office before they will be allowed to stay.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

 

Oklahoma law requires the regular school attendance by children of school age. School districts are required to record all student absences and the reasons for them and to report excessive absences to the proper authorities. Although regular school attendance is essential for a student’s success in school, the Oklahoma Union Board of Education recognizes that an occasional absence is unavoidable.

 

  1. Students must be in attendance in each class 90% of the time. Students will be allowed nine (9) absences in each class each semester for illness, personal business, funerals, etc. Students who miss more than nine (9) days from class may not earn credit in that class. In the event a student exceeds nine (9) absences in a semester from a class the student’s parent may request a review by the attendance committee of the decision that the student will not earn credit in that class, by letter to the building principal. If no request is received within five (5) days of the student’s or parent’ receipt of the report card, or notification of excessive absences, the decision will be final and not appealable. The attendance committee will consist of the principal, counselor, one teacher. The committee will take into consideration any extenuating circumstances for each case of excessive absences. After deliberation, the committee will determine whether the student will or will not earn credit.
  2. The parent may request review of the committee’s decision by letter to the superintendent. If no request is received within five (5) days of the parents receipt of the committee’s written notification of his it’s decision, the committee’s decision will be final and no appeal can be made.
  3. The parent may request review of the superintendent’s decision by letter to superintendent or the Clerk of the board of Education. If no request is received within five (5) days of the parent’s receipt of the superintendent’s written notification of his or her decision, the superintendent’s decision will be final. The parent will be notified in writing of the date, time, and place of the Oklahoma Union Board of Education meeting at which the decision will be reviewed. The Oklahoma Union board of Education’s decision will be final.
  4. If a parent disagrees with the Oklahoma Union Board of Education’s decision, he or she may prepare a written statement stating the reason(s) for disagreement, which will be placed in and become part of the student’s permanent cumulative record.
  5. Any student who is ten minutes late to class will be considered absent. Also, three (3) tardies to a class will result in a recorded absence for that class.

Absences

When a student is absent from school, his parent Should telephone the school as early as possible that school day to report his absence. When student returns to classes, a dated note from the parents explaining the reason for the absence should be brought to the principal’s office.

Student absences will be recorded as excused or unexcused. Absences will be excused only if:

  1. Due to illness
  2. Due to death in the family or other family emergency.
  3. Due to an approved reason stated on a note signed by parent or guardian.

Excused absences will allow the student to be given 3 days to make up any work missed and the work will receive full credit if returned within 3 days. Unexcused absences will result in a grade of 0 earned for each assignment missed.

Students attending Tri-County technology center in Bartlesville, if for any reason do not attend Tri-County Technology in the morning, must report to school. If they do not report, the absence will be unexcused.

Tardiness

It is the obligation of each student to be on time to class, to have all the requested supplies, and be in their assigned seat prior to the tardy bell ringing. These supplies include, but are not limited to paper, pencil, planner, book, etc. Discipline for unexcused tardiness will be subject to any of Oklahoma Union discipline policies. The severity will depend upon the number of unexcused absences.

Three tardies in one class is equal to an absence. Habitual tardiness will result in a required parent meeting. If student is assigned ISS the must complete all academic work that is sent to ISS before they will be permitted to return to mainstream classes. Any tardy may result in lunch detention.

Truancy

Any student is considered truant when he/she leaves school without permission from the office or if he/she remains away from school without the knowledge and consent of his/her parents or guardian. Any truancy will result in an automatic office referral and truancy will be reported to appropriate authorities. Habitual truancy could result in out-of-school suspension or expulsion from school.

MAKE-UP WORK

  Students who have an excused absence have the privilege to make up class work missed.  However, it is the student’s responsibility to get the assignments from the teachers.  Students will be given a reasonable time to make up any work missed.  For an excused absence, the make-up work will get full credit. (Refer to attendance section)

  For any unexcused absence, the student will receive a grade of “0” for each class missed.

DISCIPLINE RESPONSIBILITIES

Students’ Responsibility

  All students are expected to follow the rules and regulation of the Board of Education, the school administration, and the teachers.  Students are required to be courteous and polite and contribute to good school climate.

Parents’ Responsibility

  Discipline is the primary responsibility of the parents.  It is the parents’ obligation, by teaching and example, to develop in the student good behavior habits as well as proper attitudes toward the school.  To insure student success, parents should visit the school and check with school officials concerning their child’s progress.

School’s Responsibility

  It is the school’s responsibility to provide learning experiences free from distractions and misbehavior.  Administrators, teachers, and others connected with the school district shall provide positive models that are observable as good examples for students to follow. (Refer to Oklahoma Union Discipline Policy on school website)

DRESS CODE

  All students grades PK-12th grade will adhere to the following dress code policy.

  1. Writing or emblems that are objectionable, suggestive, or in poor taste shall not be a part of or attached to the student’s clothing and/or supplies.
  2. Head coverings should be removed upon entering the school building for both boys and girls. (examples: hats, visors, scarves, do-rags)
  3. All students will wear jeans, slacks, and shorts at the waistline.  These articles of clothing will be clean, worn in good taste, and free of holes above extended finger tips while standing.
  4. No shirts with large armholes.
  5. Tights or leggings may be worn as outerwear when worn with an appropriate upper garment that extends to finger tips with the student standing and hands to their side. Shorts may also be an appropriate covering over tights or leggings.

  Students’ grades 3rd through 12th will adhere to the aforementioned dress code with the following additions.

  1. Students will not be permitted to wear tank tops, spaghetti straps, or net type shirts or dresses without a shirt underneath.
  2. Shirts above the midriff will not be permitted.  All shirts and blouses must be below the waistline.
  3. Tops may be sleeveless, if not revealing. Immodestly low necklines are prohibited.
  4. Shorts, skirts and dresses must extend to finger tips with the student standing and hands to their side.

  Extra-Curricular Activity Dress Code                                    

All students representing Oklahoma Union Schools at public events (athletic, music, homecoming, prom or other activities that take place before the public) will dress in a manner so as to project the best image possible on our school and community. It is the expectation of the administration that activity sponsors establish and enforce standards for dress at public events that meet or exceed standards previously set forth in this regulation. All attire for homecoming must be pre-approved by event sponsors approximately one month prior to each event (a picture will suffice). Students are expected to dress appropriately for prom. At this time, there is no pre-approval process for prom attire. However, if students are not dressed appropriately, the pre-approval process will be considered on a year-to-year basis.

Any other dress code issues are at the discretion of the building principal.      

BUS REGULATIONS

  Most of our students live a distance from school, making bus transportation a necessity.  All students receive bus transportation.  Proper behavior on the bus is required of all students in the interest of safety for all passengers.  The cooperation of parents is required to assure your child a safe ride to and from school.

  To assist in this effort, the following rules are to be applied to all students riding the bus:

  1. Riders must be on time.  The bus will not wait beyond the regular schedule for those whose are tardy.
  2. Riders must obey the driver promptly and respectfully.
  3. Students must never stand in the roadway to wait for the bus.
  4. Conversation with the driver is unnecessary.
  5. Ordinary conversation with classmates is permitted.  Classroom conduct is to be observed.
  6. Riders may not extend arms, legs, or heads out the windows on the bus.
  7. Riders may not move about or stand in the aisles while the bus is in motion.
  8. Damage to a bus will be the responsibility of the parents of any child who defaces or damages a bus.
  9. Do not throw anything out of the bus windows.
  10. Fighting on buses is not permitted and will be considered a serious offense.
  11. A student may be suspended from any bus by a school administrator for a serious offence.

Motor Vehicle Regulations

  1. All students must have a valid driver's license to drive to and from school.
  2. Students arriving and leaving school must do so in an orderly fashion and observe posted speed limit.
  3. The main student parking area is east of high school. The small parking area south of the elementary school is reserved for faculty.  Parking accessing the sidewalk at the High School and Elementary is limited to Visitors and Faculty only.
  4. All motorized vehicles should be parked when arriving and not driven again until departing after school is over. Park in an orderly fashion. Don't park past the south end of high school, and don't double park. Upon arrival at school, students must promptly enter respective school buildings.
  5. Failure to follow regulations will result in disciplinary action, notification of law enforcement, and/or loss of driving privileges.
TELEPHONES

  The office telephone is a business phone and will not be used by pupils except for emergencies with administrative approval.  Parents should call for students only in cases of real emergency. 

PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION

Display of affection other than holding hands does not have a place at any time in our school.  Displaying of affection that goes beyond handholding in the school or on school grounds or at school sponsored activities is prohibited. Teachers should warn students of inappropriate display of affection and report offense to office. Failure to follow guidelines will result in disciplinary action.

    1. Parents notified of behavior. (2nd offense)
    2. Parental conference. (3rd offense)
    3. Suspension (4th Offense)
LOCKERS

Each individual student is assigned a locker in Jr./Sr. High School.  All students are expected to keep their lockers neat and orderly.  Lockers are the property and responsibility of the Oklahoma Union School District.  Lockers can be searched.  The Oklahoma Union Administration reserves the right to search any or all lockers at any time, without the student’s knowledge and/or presence.

 

 

 

 

 

Points assigned for discipline referrals

Swats, Detention, or 1 Day ISS=1point. 1 Day OSS or 3 Days ISS=3points. 2 Days OSS=4points

3Days OSS=5points. 5 Days OSS=8points. 10 Days OSS= 10 points

Points accumulated results in following actions taken/Points will always be assigned for each discipline infraction.

Per Semester              School Year               Action Taken

5 points                       10 points                     Parent Conference

7 points                       15 points                     Meeting with teacher discipline committee

12 points                     25 points                     Administrator expulsion meeting

Points assigned:                                                                  
   

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Infraction

First Offense

Second Offense

Third Offense

Fourth Offense

Fifth Offence

 

Away from assigned area

Community Service/loss of privilege

1 Day ISS

3 Days ISS

3 Days OSS

5 Days OSS

 

Off Campus Truancy

1 Day ISS

3 Days ISS

3 Days OSS

5 Days OSS

10 Days OSS

 

Bullying

1 Day ISS

3 Days ISS

3 Days OSS

5 Days OSS

10 Days OSS

 

Cafeteria Violation

Community Service

1 Day ISS

3 Days ISS

3 Days OSS

5 Days OSS

 

Cheating                         

Loss of assignment credit

1 Day ISS

3 Days ISS

3 Days OSS

5 Days OSS

 

Skipping Detention

1 Day ISS/2 Swats

3 Days ISS

3 Days OSS

5 Days OSS

10 Days OSS

 

Cell Phone Violation

1 Day ISS/2 Swats

3 Days ISS

3 Days OSS

5 Days OSS

10 Days OSS

 

Disrespectful Behavior

1 Day ISS/2 Swats

3 Days ISS

3 Days OSS

5 Days OSS

10 Days OSS

 

Disruption of Class

1 Day ISS/2 Swats

3 Days ISS

3 Days OSS

5 Days OSS

10 Days OSS

 

Profanity

1 Day ISS/2 Swats

3 Days ISS

3 Days OSS

5 Days OSS

10 Days OSS

 

Open Defiance

3 Days OSS

5 Days OSS

10 Days OSS

Long term Suspension

 

 

Stealing

10 Days OSS & Police Involvement

Long term Suspension

 

 

 

 

Threats/Malicious Intent

3 Days OSS

5 Days OSS

10 Days OSS

Long term Suspension

 

 

Dress Code Violation

Opportunity to change

1 Day ISS

1 Day OSS

2Day OSS

3 Day OSS

 

Tobacco Use or Possession

3 Days OSS

5 Days OSS

10 Days OSS

Long term Suspension

 

 

Inappropriate Driving on School Grounds

Verbal Warning

Police Involvement

Loss of Driving Privilege

   

 

Vandalism

3 Days OSS Restitution/Police

5 Days OSS

10 Days OSS

Long term Suspension

 

 

Alcohol

*Six Weeks OSS/Police Called

Long term Suspension

 

 

 

 

Drugs/Narcotics

*Six Weeks OSS/Police called

Long term Suspension

 

 

 

 

Weapons/Threats of mass destruction *

Long term Suspension/Police called

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

* Possibility of a two week reduction may be granted if the student and parents agree to the following:

 

     1.  Meet with student assistance counselor/obtain from licensed practitioner, an alcohol/drug use assessment

 

          that may recommend counseling, education, treatment and/or drug testing.  All expenses for these will be

 

          the sole responsibility of the parents.

       

 

     2.  A second one-week reduction may be granted if compliance with the assessment recommendations is

 

           verified and documented.

       

 

     3.  If the student complies with both 1 and 2 as stated above, the suspension may be reduced to five (5) days

 

          OSS and ten (10) days ISS.

       

 

      4. Police will be called for all alcohol and drug related discipline referrals.

   
                           

 

Oklahoman Union Computer Use Policy

 

Section A:  Rules and Regulations

 

  1. Availability and use of computer resources is restricted to actively enrolled students and current employees of Oklahoma Union Public Schools.  Use of computer resources is a privilege, not a right.  Therefore access to computer resources may be immediately disabled, suspended or revoked if abused.
  2. Computer access (assigned login) is not to be shared with other users; when evidence of account sharing is found, all parties involved will be considered to be in violation of this policy.
  3. Users are responsible for the security of their own account and password.  Consequently, account owners are responsible for actions taken from their account by any person, whether or not the action was taken with the owner’s knowledge or permission.  Actions that violate these policies can result in immediate disabling, suspension, and/or revocation of the account owner’s privileges.
  4. All computer resources and facilities of Oklahoma Union School shall be used solely for legitimate and authorized academic, instructional, research, administrative and public service purposes.
  5. Any unauthorized or illegitimate use of computer accounts, resources or facilities will subject the violators to appropriate disciplinary, criminal and/or legal action by Oklahoma Union School.  This includes any type of physical abuse to hardware, software, data, or facilities, as well as deliberate violation of any of the policies described in this document.
  6. Any person who has been authorized to use the computing resources shall be expected to regard all copyrighted personal or proprietary information that may thereby become available to him/her as confidential, unless he/she obtains from the owner written permission to copy, modify, or otherwise use any part of it.  Any software, for which Oklahoma Union School has obtained a license, will be used in accordance with the terms of the license.
  7. Each user’s programs and data are considered his/her private property.  Users shall therefore not attempt to access, copy, modify, replace, delete or otherwise make use of any other user’s account or its contents.  Users also shall not harass or annoy other users, not subject other users to obscene and/or offensive language and/or pictures through the campus network.
  8. Users shall not attempt to copy, modify, replace, delete or gain unauthorized access to any software component or data file that is part of, or is used by, the computer operating and/or other computer management programs.
  9. The technology director, principals, and superintendent reserve the right to access, duplicate, and/or delete user data and programs for appropriate management purposes such as, but not restricted to:  backups, policy adherence, file cleanup, system integrity/security assurance, and computer trouble shooting.
  10. Users must not attempt unauthorized modification or repair or any equipment owned or controlled by Oklahoma Union Schools.  No equipment will be connected to or disconnected from the network or individual computers without prior, written permission from the technology director.  All purchases of computer equipment to be used in conjunction with Oklahoma Union School’s computer system, either/or stand alone or networked, shall be approved by the technology director before the issuing of a warrant.  Any computer repair to be paid for by the Oklahoma Union School will be approved by the technology director before instigation of the repair process.
  11. Computer resources shall not be used for non-academic work without the written permission of the technology director and a principal or superintendent.  Non-academic work includes, but is not limited to:  personal record keeping, game-playing that is not determined as educational, and any task related to the management of private business.  Games that involve death, violence, destruction, or that violate the moral norms of the community will not be authorized.
  12. Oklahoma Union School and its authorized personnel reserve the right to perform computer resource management function, which include but are not limited to:  setting priorities on the use of computer facilities, limiting or denying access to computer resources when system maintenance or repairs are required, or when environmental conditions present and risk to users or equipment.
  13. User programs and data are considered his/her private property as long as it does not violate this policy.  Therefore user programs and data are his/her responsibility.  While efforts are made to ensure that reasonable security and backup procedures are carried out, Oklahoma Union School and its authorized technical personnel shall not be held liable for damage to, theft of, or loss of, user programs and data by means of procedural error, equipment malfunction, vandalism, or natural or manmade disaster.
  14. Any computer or other forms of technology brought to the school with or without permission of the technology director becomes subject to the policies and regulation of Oklahoma Union School, the state of Oklahoma, and the United States.

 

 

 

Section B:  Using Software

 

            Software enables us to accomplish many different tasks with computers.  Unfortunately, in order to get their work done quickly and conveniently, some people justify making and using unauthorized copies of software or other copyrighted data.  They may not understand the implication of their actions or the restrictions of the United States copyright law.

  1. Unauthorized copying of software is illegal.  Copyright law protects software authors and publishers, just as patent law protects inventors.
  2. Unauthorized copying of software by individuals can harm the entire academic community.  If unauthorized copying proliferated on a campus, the institution may incur a legal liability.  The institution may find it more difficult to negotiate agreements that would make software more widely and less expensively available to members of the academic community.
  3. Unauthorized copying of software can deprive developers of a fair return for their work, increase prices, and reduce the level of future support and enhancement. And inhibit the development of new software products.
  4. As members of the academic community, we value the free exchange of ideas.  Just as we do not tolerate plagiarism, we do not condone the unauthorized copying of software, including programs, applications, databases and code.
  5. In general users and account holders of this system do not have the right to receive and use unauthorized copies of software, or make unauthorized copies of software including downloading of music or games from the Internet.

 

Policy, Terms, and Conditions For Use of Internet

 

The following is a legally binding document.  Please read carefully before singing.

 

Introduction

 

Internet access is available to school personnel in the Oklahoma Union School system.  We are very pleased to bring this access to our schools and believe the Internet offers vast, diverse and unique resources to both students and teachers.  Our goal in providing this service is to promote educational excellence in our school by facilitation resources sharing, innovation and communication.

 

The Internet is an electronic highway connection thousands of computers all over the work and millions of individual subscribers.  The Oklahoma Union Schools will have access to:

  • Electronic mail communication with people all over the world.
  • Information and news as well as the opportunity to correspond with the scientists and research institutions.
  •  Shared, worldwide educational projects.
  • Access to many university Library Catalogs, the Library of congress, the United Nations, and other resources around the world.

 

With access to computers and people all over the world also comes the availability of material that may not be considered to be of educational value in the context of the school setting.  Oklahoma Union Schools has taken available precautions to restrict access to controversial material.  However, on a global network it is impossible to control all materials and an industrious user may discover controversial information.  We firmly believe that the valuable information and interaction available on this worldwide network far outweighs the possibility that users may procure material that is not consistent with the educational goals of the Oklahoma Union Schools.

 

Internet access is coordinated through a complex association of government agencies, and regional and state networks.  In addition, the smooth operation of the network relies upon the proper conduct of the end users responsibilities you are about to acquire.  In general this requires efficient, ethical and legal utilization of the network resources.  If an Oklahoma Union School system user violates any of the provision, his or her access will be terminated and future access could possibly be denied.  The signature(s) at the end of this document is (are) legally binding and indicates the party (parties) who signed has (have) read the terms and conditions carefully and understand(s) their significance.

 

Section C:  Consequences of Policy Abuse

 

            The technology department reserves the right to immediately disable any account in possession of programs, procedures or other information that presents a security threat to the system, network, and/or other users.  Examples include, but are not limited to any program or procedure that is designed to:  obtain other users’ passwords; obtain access to restricted programs, systems or data; modify restricted programs, systems, or data; obtain system privileges beyond those initially granted to the user account by authorized technology personal or inhibit system management efforts.

            Use of the system to harass other users, transmit obscene or offensive language, or otherwise threaten system users or resources users shall cause for immediate disabling of the account.  Possession of unauthorized information, such as confidential student, personnel or financial data will also be cause for immediate disabling of the account.  When a student account is disabled by the Data Center, the account will remain disabled until the situation is investigated and appropriately resolved.  If the investigation results in charges being filed by the Oklahoma Union School administration against the account owner, the account will remain disabled until final disposition is determined through the administrative review and decision processes.  Punishable offenses, sanctions and the judicial process will be in accordance with the Oklahoma Union Student Handbook, state, and federal laws.

            Oklahoma Union teachers and staff are expected to comply with these policies and regulations.  When such is not the case, the administration (principals, superintendent) may take action through the disciplinary process for teachers and staff.

            Violation of these guidelines constitutes unacceptable use of computing resources, and may violate other Oklahoma Union School Policies and/or state and federal law.  Suspected or known violations should be reported to the appropriate Oklahoma Union technology department or principals.  Violations may result in revocation of computing resource privileges, academic dishonesty proceedings, faculty/staff/student disciplinary action, or legal action.

            This computer use policy should be explained to any class that would be using computers on the Oklahoma Union School system prior to using any computer or equipment (networked or stand alone) owned and operated at this site.

 

Terms and Conditions

 

          Acceptable Use:  The Purpose of NSFNET

 

(National Science Foundation Network), the backbone to the Internet, is to support research and education in and among academic institutions in the United States by providing access to unique resources and the opportunity for collaborative work.  The use of your access must be in support of education and research and consistent with educational objectives of the Oklahoma Union School system.  Use of other organization’s network or computing resources must comply with the rules appropriate for that network.  Transmission of any material in violation of any United States or state regulation is prohibited.  This includes, but is not limited to, the following: copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by the trade secret.  Use for product advertisement or political lobbying is prohibited.

 

          Privileges:

  The use of Internet is a privilege, not a right, inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges.  Each student who receives access will be part of a discussion with a faculty member pertaining to the proper use of the network.  The system administrator will deem what is inappropriate use and their decision is final.  Also, the system administrator may close access at any time as may be required.  The administration, faculty, and staff of Oklahoma Union Schools may request the system administrator deny, revoke, or suspend specific user accounts.

 

Netiquette:

  Students are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette for the Oklahoma Union School system.  These include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  1. Be polite.  Do not get abusive in your message to others.
  2. Use appropriate language.  Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language.  Illegal activities are strictly forbidden.
  3. Do not reveal your personal address or phone number or those of fellow students or school personnel.
  4.  Note that electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private.  People who operate the system do have access to all mail.  Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities.
  5. Do not use the network in such a way that you would disrupt the use of the network by other users.  Examples:  Message service, music downloads, using the Net as a radio station (Get a radio or other device to play music), playing games on the internet, any type of use that keeps your computer connected with the Net which causes you to occupy an unfair amount of available bandwidth.
  6. All communications and information accessible via the network should be assumed to be private property.  This assumption will keep users from violating copyright laws.
  7. No personal e-mails when class is in session.
  8. No personal chat in chat rooms.
  9. If obscene material or material is viewed that is offensive by accident or intentionally, immediately shut off the screen, and notify your instructor so that the technology director can be informed of the URL.
  10. Any violation of computer rules can result in permanent computer/network restriction from the Oklahoma Union School site by the technology director, principals, or the superintendent.
  11. Students are not allowed to use computers unless under supervision of a teacher or teacher’s aide.
  12. Teachers and staff will be expected to enforce all computer use and Internet use rules and regulations.  Teachers and staff may immediately end a students’ use of a computer if they suspect violations are taking place just like any misbehavior or violation to school rules and policy.

 

 

Warranties:  The Oklahoma Union School system makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing.  The Oklahoma Union School system will not be responsible for any damages you suffer.  This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, and miss-deliveries. or service interruptions caused by its own negligence or your errors or omissions.  Use of any information obtained via Oklahoma Union Schools is at your own risk.  The Oklahoma Union School system specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality or information obtained through this service.

 

     Security: Security on any computer system is a high priory, especially when the system involves any users.  If you feel you can identify a security problem on the Internet, you must notify a system administrator.  Do not demonstrate the problem to other users.  Do not use another User’s account without written permission form that individual.  Attempts to login to the Internet as a system administrator will result in cancellation of user privileges.  Any used identified as a security risk or having a history of problems with other computer systems may be denied access to the Internet.

 

 

 

 

 

Vandalism:  Vandalism will result in cancellation of Privileges

 

Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user, the Internet, or any of the above listed agencies, or other networks that are connected to the NSFNET.  This includes, but not limited to, the uploading, downloading or creation of computer viruses.

 

 

Exception of Terms and Conditions:

 

All terms and conditions as Stated in this document are applicable to the Oklahoma Union School system, in addition to NSFNET.  These terms and conditions reflect the entire agreement of the parties and supersede all prior oral or written agreements and understandings of the parties.  These terms and conditions shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Oklahoma, and the United States of America.

 

 

USER ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY/INTERNET SAFETY POLICY

 

User____________________________________________________________________

Use of the Internet provides great educational benefits to all. Unfortunately, however some material accessible via the Internet may contain items that are illegal, defamatory, or potentially offensive to some people. Access to the Internet is given as a privilege to those who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner. We require that students and parents or guardians read, accept and sign the following rules for acceptable online behavior. We further agree that any school employee or adult accessing the internet, via school technology (computers, ipads, chrome books, etc.), sign the following rules for acceptable online behavior before being allowed to access the Internet.

 

  1. All users are responsible for good behavior on the Internet just as they are in the school building and access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet and World Wide Web is strictly prohibited. General school rules for behavior and communications apply.
  2. Network storage areas may be treated like school lockers. Network administrators may review files and communications to maintain system integrity and ensure that users are using the system responsibly. Users should not expect that files would always be private.
  3. The following are not permitted:
    1. Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures including, but not limited to electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications.
    2. Using obscene language
    3. Harassing, insulting, or attacking others
    4. Damaging computers, computer systems, or computer networks
    5. Violating copyright laws
    6. Using another’s password and the unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors
    7. Trespassing in another’s folder, work, or files which includes unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking”, and other unlawful activities by minors online
    8. Intentionally wasting limited resources, including the use of “chain letters” and messages broadcasted to mailing lists or individuals
    9. Employing the network for commercial purposes
    10. Revealing the personal address or phone number of yourself or any other person without permission from your teacher
  4. Violations may result in a loss of access as well as other disciplinary or legal action.
  5. Oklahoma Union public schools use a Juniper SRX content filter. Every attempt is made to filter access to undesirable content on the internet by students and staff. If a student accidently gains access to inappropriate material, they are required to report url address to building administration. 

 

User signature __________________________________________________________Date___/___/____

 

As the parent or legal guardian of the minor student signing above, I grant permission for the above student to access networked computer services such as electronic mail and the Internet. I understand that some materials on the Internet may be objectionable. I understand that the Oklahoma Union School system employs measures designed to restrict minors’ access to material harmful to minors. I, also recognize it is impossible for the Oklahoma Union School system to restrict access to all controversial materials and I will not hold them responsible for materials acquired on the network. I accept responsibility for providing guidance to the above student on Internet use both inside and outside of the school-setting and conveying standards for the above student to follow when selecting, sharing, or exploring information and media.

 

Parent/Guardian signature_________________________________________________Date___/___/___

 

Guidance Services

   Guidance services are available for every student in school. These services include assistance with educational planning, interpretation of test scores, occupational and career planning, study help, help with homework, school and/or social concerns, or any questions or problems the student may wish to discuss with the counselor.

Cafeteria Regulations

  1. Students will not take food from the cafeteria to other sections of the building without administrative approval.
  2. Teachers and teachers' assistants may correct inappropriate cafeteria behavior at once.
  3. Breakfast will be served to students each morning between 7:50 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Eating breakfast is not a legitimate excuse for tardiness.
  4. Classes are in session during each lunch period. Keep the noises down.

Study Skills

  1. A student who Studies Well:
    Brings notebook, paper, pen or pencil, and other necessary materials to class.
  2. Is an active participant in the classroom - listens well and takes part in discussions.
  3. Asks questions if he/she doesn't understand the discussion or has a problem.
  4. Plans his/her work and schedules time for homework each day; makes sure he/she understands the assignment before leaving class.
  5. Strives to do his/her best, not just enough to get by.
  6. If the assignment is a long-term project, he/she does a little of it each day. He/she doesn't let it go until the last minute.

Report Cards

 

    Report cards will be issued every nine weeks.  Parent-Teacher Conferences will be scheduled once every semester.

 

 

Oklahoma Union School District Grading Scale

90-100

A

80-89

B

70-79

C

60-69

D

59-below

F

 

School Activities Policy

 

   A good program of interscholastic competition is available to Oklahoma Union students, and you are encouraged to participate. To be eligible to participate in any sport, a student must meet scholastic requirements and have parental consent and approval of a medical examiner. An activity absence will be defined as any type of absence resulting from an activity, initiated by any group, organization, team, club, or person/persons sponsored or recognized by the school, that causes a student to miss any class for a period of 15 minutes or longer in any one class period.

  1. No teacher will ask for students out of classes other than his/her own for an extracurricular activity without the permission of the principal.
  2. All organizational meetings will be scheduled at such a time that they do not exceed 15 minutes of the class period.
  3. If the organizational meeting or meetings exceed the time limits, they must be counted as an activity absence.
  4. Teachers and sponsors will be very diligent in scheduling activities to be sure the activity does not cause the student to have too many activity absences.
  5. The classroom teachers will be responsible for keeping a weekly record of absences. The building principal’s and activity sponsors (list of students supplied to office) will be responsible for assigning activity absences.
  6. The teacher will make available, at any time, the number of activity absences a student has when the student requests.
  7. The principal's office keeps the master record of activity absences for inspection by outside interested parties that have the authority to inspect the records.
  8. In the event a student accumulates ten activity absences in any class, the student will not be allowed to miss that class for any activity the remainder of the school year. (Activity committee may meet and extend activity absences based on academic standing and regular absence amount)
  9. Because the student is charged with the activity absence it is his/her privilege to decide if he/she needs to be out of class for an authorized activity.
  10. The teacher and the student share the responsibility to ensure the student does not exceed his/her allowed 10 activity absences.
  11. A review committee designated by the School Board of Education will monitor the master activity absence record monthly. The principal's secretary will be responsible for making this available to the committee.
  12. School assemblies in which the teacher takes his/her class to the assembly and remains with them for the duration of the assembly, and if it does not exceed one class period, will not count as an activity absence.
  13. A field trip in which the teacher takes his/her class on the field trip, and that trip is educational in nature and approved through the committee and board, will not count as an activity absence.
  14. Any regular, approved activity must be scheduled to float in a different hour every meeting.
     

Emergency Drills

 

    Fire, tornado, intruder, and other emergency drills are required by law at regular intervals and are an important safety precaution. It is essential that when the first signal is given everyone obeys orders promptly and clears the building by the prescribed route as quickly as possible.

    The alarm for fire will be short rings of the school bell. When a fire alarm is given, all students should follow their teacher and walk single file to the designated area. When a fire drill is held, the return-to-class signal will be a siren.

    The alarm for a tornado will be a continuous ring of the school bell. When a tornado alarm is given, all students and faculty should walk single file to the designated areas. When a tornado drill is held, the return-to-class signal will be a siren.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE POLICY

CONJUNCTIVITIS (PINK EYE)

It is not medically necessary to exclude from school more than a day or two unless indicated by school health personnel or child’s physician.

IMPETIGO

Children are allowed in school at the discretion of the School health personnel and as long as sores are properly treated and covered with a bandaid.

POISON IVY, OAK

If the child is comfortable, they may safely attend school.

STREP THROAT, SCARLETINA, SCARLET FEVER

May return to school 48 hours after appropriate treatment and medication is started.

PENDICULOSIS (LICE, SCABIES)

May return to school when treatment of child and home have been completed and reported to school health personnel.

RINGWORM

Are allowed in school after first treatment.

MUMPS

May return to school after swelling subsides.

MEALSES

May return to school when skin is clear, and written consent from physician.

CHICKEN POX

All lesions should be dry and hard before returning to school.

FIFTH DISEASE

No exclusion from school is necessary.

 

 

 

DISTRICT TELPHONE DIRECTORY

Superintendent’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 918-255-6550 ext. 17

High School Principal’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 918-255-6551 ext. 36

Middle School Principal’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 918-255-6910 ext. 10

Elementary School Principal’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . .918-255-6552 ext. 14

Middle School & High School Guidance Counselor . . . 918-255-6551 ext. 38

Elementary School Guidance Counselor . . . . . . . . . . 918-255-6552 ext. 26

Athletic Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 918-255-6551 ext. 30

Bus Barn/Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 918-255-6555

Field House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 918-255-6554

Vocational Agriculture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 918-255-6555

Toll Free Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-866-524-5391

Oklahoma Union Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.okunion.k12.ok.us

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