| JOHN JAMES AUDUBON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
200 West Loyola Drive
Kenner, LA 70065
FAX: (504) – 464-1901
Telephone: (504) - 466-0525
Child Care (504) – 466-0526
SCHOOL HOURS 9:00 A.M. – 3:50 P.M.
The Audubon Elementary community will provide all students developmentally appropriate and challenging instruction that promotes life-long learning and creates productive citizens.
STUDENT HANDBOOK 2008-2009
It is with great pleasure that we take this opportunity to welcome you to John James Audubon Elementary School. The faculty and staff join me in saying we’re happy to have you as part of the Audubon Family. We are extremely proud of the programs we offer our students, and we encourage you to make the most of your time with us. We hope this will be a successful and satisfying year for you.
Whether you are joining us for the first time or have been with us for a number of years, we encourage you to become an active participant here at Audubon. In an addition to providing an excellent academic foundation, Audubon Elementary is a Title I school which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Our “commitment to excellence” is our promise to you and our expectation of every student.
This agenda/student handbook has been developed by our faculty and administration in an effort to help you learn as much as possible about school policies and procedures and the services we offer students. We ask that you check the agenda on a daily basis. You should see what homework assignments have been given and any messages from your child’s teacher. There is also a comment section for parents, which we encourage you to use. We hope this agenda will improve your child’s organizational skills. In addition, we feel that the handbook will serve as a helpful reference for parents as they seek to provide academic support at home. Audubon Elementary’s parents are our partners in the important job of educating the children.
Audubon is governed by state and federal law and by all JPPSS policy guidelines. Please refer to the Procedures & Policies for Parents & Students issued each year. This booklet is sent home with your child at the beginning of the year. Parents must sign the first page & promptly return it to school.
We welcome your participation and support during the school year and solicit your membership in the P.F.O. Working together, we will be able to reach our collective and individual goals. It is the intent of the faculty to lead students toward being disciplined, productive, informed, and fulfilled individuals. To achieve these ideas, mutual respect and understanding must be present in the learning process on the part of all participants-the faculty, students, and parents.
We look forward to this school year with great excitement and hope all of our students will have a rewarding and successful year.
SCHOOL HOURS: 9:00 – 3:50
Students may not arrive before 8:45 a.m.
First bell rings at 9:00 a.m. At 9:05 students are considered tardy.
Kindergarten students and walkers are dismissed at 3:40 p.m.
Bus students, car riders and child care students are dismissed at 3:50 p.m.
Students are expected to be in school except in cases of emergency, illness, or school-approved absences. If your child is absent, please do the following:
Call school before 10:00 to report the absence.
Send a parent note to the homeroom teacher stating date(s) and reason for the absence.
A doctor’s statement is required for the absence to be excused.
A student who has seventeen (17) or more unexcused absences for the year may not be promoted to the next grade.
Make immediate plans to do all makeup work. Failure to do so may be reflected in student grades.
If absences are due to work, travel or some other reason, parent or guardian should notify the principal prior to the absence.
If your child arrives to school after the 9:05 bell, a parent/adult must come in to the office to check the student in. You will be asked the reason for the lateness of the child. Consequences are as follows:
1st - 4th tardy to school – WARNING
5th tardy to school –LETTER sent home
10th tardy to school – UPC Suspension
1. If a student leaves campus during the school day, parents must check him/her out in the office. (The person checking student out must be named on the emergency card.)
2. Parents are encouraged to make dental and medical appointments after school hours.
3. Students are not to be checked outafter 2:30 p.m. unless an emergency arises. Make arrangements for how your child will go home before coming to school.
4. Keep the Emergency Card updated including cell phones and beepers. Report ALLchanges promptly and in person to the office. The school must be notified promptly ofchanges in address, phone, or persons allowed to sign out or pick up your child.
5. If necessary to send a taxi for the child, the parent/guardian must notify the office giving the name of the taxi service and also giving the school verbal permission to release the child to the taxi service. The taxi service must sign the sign out book with the name and number of the cab.
THE SCHOOL WILL NOT RELEASE YOUR CHILD TO ANYONE UNLESS HE/SHE IS SO DESIGNATED ON THE EMERGENCY CARD.
Students who come to school on the bus MUST return home on the bus to which they are assigned.
Rules and policies of the school also apply while waiting for and riding the bus. Only regularly scheduled bus students are to ride the school buses to which they are assigned.
Bus students are to always ride their assigned bus unless a note is sent from the parent requesting otherwise and it is approved by the other bus driver and the principal. The note is subject to verification by the school, thus it must be signed by the parent and include both the home and work phone numbers of the parent. This note must be presented to an administrator for approval before 12:00 noon.
Please drop off and pick up car rider students in the Wentwood Playground parking lot at the rear of the school.
DO NOT stop along the sidewalk or in the middle of any street to drop off or pick up your child. This is a very hazardous practice. DO NOT DROP OFF AT MILSAPS AND W. LOYOLA DR.
Parents of students who walk to school are asked not to go to the classrooms without signing in at the office and securing a Visitor’s Pass.
At afternoon dismissal, please do not enter the campus to pick up your child unless you follow the safety policies
Read and follow the Traffic Plan that will be sent to you at the beginning of the school year. It reinforces items in this section.
SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY
PARENTS: FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHLD, PLEASE ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL RULES:
CARPOOL DRIVERS: DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO GET OUT OF A CAR IN THE WENTWOOD PLAYGROUND PARKING LOT AT THE REAR OF THE SCHOOL IN ORDER TO WALK INTO THE BACK GATE. OTHER CAR DRIVERS ARE MOVING AND A SERIOUS ACCIDENT COULD OCCUR. WE CANNOT OPEN THE GATE BEFORE 8:45 A.M. THE CARPOOL LINE MOVES QUICKLY AND IF EVERYONE IS PATIENT, WE CAN GET THE JOB DONE.
In the Wentwood Playground parking lot, there should be NO PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC between
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. and 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
THE WALKER’S GATE AT THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL IS FOR THE STUDENTS WHO MUST WALK HOME. DO NOT USE THE FRONT WALKER’S AREA AS A CARPOOL PICK-UP.
A well-balanced meal is provided at breakfast and lunch. In order to qualify for free or reduced meals, federal guidelines require that the proper forms be completed. Prices for 08-09
Cost: Breakfast: Full Pay $1.00
Reduced Pay 30 cents
Lunch: Full Pay $1.50
Reduced Pay 40 cents
EXTRA MILK .50 cents
Students will be giving lunch ID cards and MUST have them each day. One card will be issued, lost cards will cost $5.00. Any student attempting to use an unauthorized card may be suspended.
Student behavior in the dining room should be based on courtesy, good manners, and cleanliness.
Students are not permitted to bring any snack foods, fast foods or soft drinks into the cafeteria. Students are to remain in the cafeteria until they are dismissed. Running is NOT permitted in the cafeteria.
No food, drink, napkins, straws, forks/spoons, etc. which is issued by the cafeteria may be taken out of the cafeteria.
TRANSFERRING TO ANOTHER SCHOOL
A parent or guardian must appear in person to withdraw a child from Audubon and to request a transfer form to another school. NO RECORDS will be issued or forwarded to another school unless all student indebtedness has been satisfied and all books have been returned to the school.
Please give 3 days notice for a transfer request.
LOST AND FOUND
All articles found are to be turned in to the office or nearest teacher. Small items (keys, glasses, purses) that have been turned in are kept in the office. Jackets, sweatshirts that have been found are kept in the Lost and Found box in the cafeteria. The school is not responsible for private property on school grounds. Any student found in possession of a lost or stolen article that does not belong to them will be disciplined.
MARKING PERSONAL PROPERTY
In order to assist in the recovery of lost or stolen items it is necessary that all students mark their property where it can be easily seen. Coats, book bags, binders, notebooks, books and other articles should be clearly marked with the student’s name.
For appointments with teachers, please send a note to the teacher requesting a conference. If you need to see an administrator, please call the office at 466-0525, to schedule an appointment.
If you have a concern, please contact the teacher first. If the problem is not resolved, then call the administration.
Audubon holds regular drills to teach students to respond calmly in the event of an emergency. Fire drills are conducted on a monthly basis and tornado drills are conducted each semester. Crisis plan drills may also be conducted.
Evacuation plans are posted inside each classroom and other appropriate areas. Each class has an escape route to an outside area a safe distance from the building. During tornado drills each classroom goes to a designated area within the building until the all clear is sounded.
We also have a school safety plan which was developed and is implemented for our school. In the event of emergency closing of school or early dismissal of students from school, announcements will be made over the news media regarding this decision. WWL-870 a.m. has been selected as the official radio station to carry announcements from the Superintendent regarding school closings.
We have asbestos floor tile, which is reviewed monthly by the principal and plant manager.
NO problems have been noted and it is considered to be in safe condition. This is in compliance with PUBLIC LAW 99-519.
Monthly updates appear in our school newsletter.
CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY
Audubon is our school! We are all responsible for keeping it clean and neat at all times. If you see anyone damaging or defacing it, please report him/her to the office (or the police if after school hours.)
We do not call students out of class for phone calls. We will take an important message and give it to a child. Only in a bona fide emergency will a student be called from the classroom.
Homework is a vital part of the learning process. It is an extension of classwork. It provides reinforcement and additional practice of the fundamentals being taught and relates directly to the mastery of a subject. Each grade level will send home homework information regarding that grade level. Please help your child develop good homework habits and monitor his/her work.
ACCIDENTS AND ILLNESSES
If a student becomes too ill to remain in class, we will reach you by phone and request that you come to school and pick up your child. If your child is ill, please do not send him/her to school. If your child has a contagious disease or condition, such as pink eye, chickenpox, ringworm, impetigo (Indian fire,) he/she will be sent home and must remain home until a physician’s statement is sent to school.
If a child is sent home with pediculosis (head lice or nits) he/she may not return to school until the condition has been treated, all nits removed, and the form signed stating what kind of shampoo was used.
It is very important that we have an updated, working phone number so that we may contact you in case of an emergency.
Students are to immediately report to the teacher or the administrative office any accidents or illnesses. If the student is ill, parent/guardian will be contacted immediately.. If parent/guardian cannot be reached then the person(s) designated on the Emergency Card will be notified. Arrangements will be made with the parent/guardian/designee to officially sign the student out for the day. No student will be dismissed unless a parent/guardian/adult designee comes to pick up the student.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD’S EMERGENCY CARD UPDATED!
No pupil who is feeling ill may leave campus without following the above procedure. Failure to comply with this regulation will be interpreted as truancy.
If a student has a chronic condition of which we should be aware, the parent must put it in writing along with a doctor’s certificate. These must be turned in to the office within five (5) days of registering or at the beginning of the illness.
In order for an absence to be excused, the parent must provide a verification of illness from a medical doctor and/or verification of extenuating circumstances within five (5) school days of the absence. Death in family must be verified with a death notice/program to be excused.
AN ORIGINAL (NOT A PHOTOCOPY) DOCTOR’S CERTIFICATE IS MANDATORY FOR A STUDENT TO BE EXCUSED FROM SCHOOL AND/OR PHYSICAL EDUCATION. AUTHORIZATION FOR FILMING AND INTERVIEWING
Throughout the year, we will have filming and interviewing done by T.V., newspaper media or to use on our website. If you DO NOT give your permission for your child to participate, you MUST send a letter to the principal stating that you DO NOT give permission and this will be kept on file for the current school year. A new letter must be submitted each year.
TEXTBOOKS/ LIBRARY BOOKS
Textbooks MUST BE COVERED and are to be kept clean and handled carefully. If textbooks/library books are lost or damaged, parents will be responsible to pay for them at full replacement cost.
LIBRARY: The library has books, magazines, and pamphlets for assigned study and recreational reading. It is open for use during the entire day. A fine of five (5) cents per day for each overdue book or material will be charged. Disciplinary action may be taken for any student who continually fails to return overdue library books.
A copy of the supply list for each grade level was sent home in the report card at the end of the school year. It was also given out at registration. Additional copies are available in the office. Each student should come to school prepared with the necessary school supplies.
Please mark child’s name on supplies.
REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES EACH DAY.
REPORT CARDS/ INTERIM REPORTS
Report cards are distributed every nine (9) weeks. Letter grades of A, B, C, D, and F reflect their performance against grade level requirements.
Students are retained if they do not pass basic skill objectives at their grade level according to the JPPSS Promotional Policies. Interim Progress Reports will be issued during each grading period to those students who need them. Interim Reports and report card jackets must be signed by the parent or guardian and returned to the homeroom teacher. A discipline referral may be written by the teacher if a student fails to return the signed report card jacket or interim report.
Audubon Elementary School has a MANDATORY school uniform policy. Uniforms are to be worn every day and on field trips. JEANS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME.
BOYS – Navy Blue long pants or shorts, Audubon’s red tee or red polo shirt with Audubon’s logo, Audubon’s red field day/fun run shirt.
GIRLS – Navy Blue skirt, pants, jumper or shorts/skorts. Audubon’s red tee or red polo shirt with Audubon’s logo, Audubon’s red field day/fun run shirt.
Red, navy blue or white sweaters may be worn.
For cool weather, students may wear navy blue sweat pants and navy blue or red sweatshirt with their red uniform shirt underneath.
Student should wear tennis shoes and white socks every day. Hard sole shoes CANNOT be worn in the gym. Backless shoes ARE NOT permitted.
5. Nylon jogging pants are prohibited.
PANTS ARE TO BE WORN WITH A BELT AT THE WAIST.. SHIRTS ARE TO BE TUCKED IN SO THAT BELT LOOPS/WAISTBANDS ARE VISIBLE..
7. In the interest of child safety, BAGGIE/OVERSIZED PANTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
8. Students who are noncompliant to the uniform policy and who have not obtained an exemption will be subject to the uniform discipline plan. Exemptions from wearing uniforms must be made by the principal. The principal or designee shall be the final interpreter of the dress code. Other modifications may be made if deemed necessary by the principal.
Transfers are authorized only through the Consent Order Compliance Officer located through JPPSS Regional Office 822 South Clearview Parkway, Harahan 736-7345. The entire Concent Order appears on our website at www.jppss.k12.la.us
Audubon has school-wide fund raisers during the school year. Students and parents are encouraged to participate since funds earned are expended on additional instructional materials. Students who do participate should have parental supervision at all times. Parents who DO NOT want their child to participate should notify the Administration in writing and also tell their child.
If a student does participate, it is the parent’s responsibility for any monies owed the school.
Parents are encouraged to visit school and actively participate in the education of their child. Please schedule specific conferences with the teacher. It is important to keep communication open between home and the school.
For the protection of all students, IT IS REQUIRED THAT ANY PERSON ENTERING THE CAMPUS COME DIRECTLY TO THE OFFICE TO SIGN IN AND RECEIVE A VISITOR’S PASS. NO VISITOR WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM OR ON CAMPUS WITHOUT AN OFFICE PASS IN HIS/HER POSSESSION.
If you need to give your child a message, medication, homework, lunch money, supplies, etc., please go to the office. DO NOT go directly to the classroom. Interrupting class hampers valuable instruction time. Students from other schools are not permitted to visit during the instructional day.
Students who are suspended or other unauthorized persons may be reported to the Kenner Police if they appear on the school grounds. REMEMBER, YOU MUST REPORT TO THE OFFICE, RECEIVE A PASS TO BE ON CAMPUS, AND WEAR THE PASS SO THAT IT MAY BE CLEARLY SEEN THAT YOU ARE A VISITOR.
On July 10, 1996, the School Board of Jefferson Parish Public Schools passed the Internet policy that will allow students and teachers to access the vast, diverse, and unique resources of the Internet in school libraries, classrooms and/or lab settings.
It is important that parents be aware of the policy outlined in the consent form regarding Internet access in the JPPSS and cooperate to make certain that their children abide by the terms and conditions for the use of the Internet.
In order to allow your child to participate in accessing the Internet, you are asked to read, discuss, and sign the Parental Consent Form for Student Access to the Internet Computer Network & Student Agreement Regarding Network Access.
Your child must also sign and agree to abide by the rules and regulations of JPPSS, as outlined in the form. The Internet form will be sent home with the students at the beginning of the school year. Please return the signed form to the homeroom teacher the next day.
Students who knowingly access objectionable, pornographic or sites otherwise inappropriate for minors WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION AND OR LOSS OF INTERNET PRIVILEGES.
SCHOOL-BASED PERSONNEL MAY NOT ADMINISTER PRESCRIPTION AND/OR NON-PRESCRIPTION (OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINE) TO ANY STUDENT UNLESS THE SCHOOL HAS THE APPROPRIATE FORMS SIGNED BY THE DOCTOR AND PARENT. These must be approved at the Regional Office (Nurse’s office) at 822 S. Clearview Parkway – 349 7770 STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO HAVE IN THEIR POSSESSION ANY MEDICATION, PRESCRIPTION OR NON-PRESCRIPTION OR OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINE.
Complete guidelines will be found in the Procedures and Policies for Parents and Students issued each year. Forms are available at the school office.
STATE LAW requires that medication orders for a student be renewed at the beginning of each school year.
Nurses are available at the East Bank Regional Office before and after school begins. You may call 736-1857 for time and dates that nurses will be available.
You must obtain the following forms from your child’s school. School Medication Order (SS 35) and Parent/Guardian Written Consent for Medication Administration (SS 36).
Have your physician complete and sign the School Medication Form (SS35).
Take your child and the above completed forms, along with the medication container (this MUST match the doctor’s orders), to the Nurse’s office.
Suggestion: Best not to state a specific lunch time, have the doctor say before or after lunch, in case of lunch time changes.
After the forms and medication have been reviewed/approved, please take them to your child’s school.
All medication containers, even over-the-counter medications (including cough medicine) are to be labeled by a Louisiana licensed pharmacist and all regulations must be followed.
AN ADULT MUST BRING THE MEDICATION TO SCHOOL. DO NOT SEND MEDICATION WITH CHILD.
Field trips are a valuable part of the school curriculum and are scheduled by various grade level teachers through the school year. Parents will receive notices of field trips well in advance of the scheduled trip. Date, time, cost and deadline for returning the signed permission form will be provided. You child WILL NOT be allowed to attend the field trip if a signed form is not returned to school. Parents who serve as chaperons on field trips are responsible to the teacher.
NO PRE-SCHOOL STUDENTS MAY ATTEND THE FIELD TRIPS. Parents who chaperon must ride the school bus to the field trip. They may not take their own autos.
Students who participate in school-sponsored field trips are required to follow all of the policies and procedures of the Jefferson Parish School Board and Audubon Elementary School regarding proper behavior and dress. Any variation from these policies must be approved by the school principal before final arrangements for trips are made.
If the student owes a debt or financial obligation to the school or cafeteria, the student WILL NOT be allowed to go on any field trips until that obligation is cleared.
Payment of debts may be made at any time to the Account Clerk.
Parents may be requested to attend a Field Trip with their child if the child’s behavior has been unacceptable.
Behavior concerns may prevent a student from participation/attendance on a field trip This is at the teacher/school discretion.
Field trip monies already paid by the school to a company CAN NOT be refunded if the student does not go on the field trip (illness, behavior, suspension, etc.)
SCHOOL POLICIES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING STUDENT DISCIPLINE
In order to develop an atmosphere that encourages learning, certain levels of conduct and discipline must be maintained.
Our school discipline plan assists in providing a safe, healthy, and congenial setting for optimum learning.
The principal or designee shall be the final interpreter of any questionable areas concerning discipline matters.
Audubon Elementary students are required to comply with the policies established by the Jefferson Parish School Board with regard to student discipline (Refer to Discipline Section in the Policies and Procedures for Students and Parents issued each year).
In addition to those policies, students will be held accountable for ALL rules and policies
specified in this handbook/agenda. Please sign and return the acknowledgement that you receive at the beginning of the school year. It is the policy of the Jefferson Parish Pubic School System that teachers, principals, and other employees of the public schools are to implement any policies and regulations that may be adopted by the school board. They are to employ reasonable disciplinary and corrective measures to maintain order in the schools.
Each student shall be held strictly accountable for any disorderly conduct in school buildings, on school premises, on school buses; and while attending all school activities.
Discipline is the key to good conduct and proper consideration for other people. It is the shared responsibility of the home and school.
Students are expected to put forth their best effort and to conduct themselves at all times in a manner that will promote a safe, orderly learning environment.
School and classroom rules and expected behavior are explained to the children. Any behavior, conduct or inappropriate language which causes the learning atmosphere to deteriorate or be disrupted or which infringes upon the rights of others in the school will not be tolerated and may subject the student to corrective measures.
Reasonable consequences to inappropriate actions are included in our discipline plan in order to facilitate personal growth. If your child displays inappropriate behavior/conduct at school he/she may receive any of the following consequences depending on the severity of the infraction:
Redirection by an adult; student conferences; written assignment; loss of privileges; request of parent conference; time out in classroom; time out in another teacher’s classroom; mediation;
behavior report; recess detention; detention before or after school; referral to principal; possible suspension/expulsion.
Due process shall be employed in discipline matters.
THREATS AND STUDENT
Each student has a right to attend Audubon Elementary School free from the threat of physical or mental abuse from his/her fellow students. Any student who is made to fear for his/her personal safety, for any reason is to report the incident to a teacher or administrator immediately. STUDENT INFORMATION INTAKE FORMS are available in the office for this purpose. Fill in this complaint form and return it to the office. It will be handled as soon as possible.
Any problem which might lead to a confrontation and possibly cause student suspensions should be promptly reported to an administrator, teacher, or other school personnel. Then an attempt can be made to resolve the conflict.
Students are expected to behave properly at all times. Every student will be held strictly accountable for disorderly conduct which interferes with the rights of others or disrupts the instructional process. Mediation with students may be conducted as deemed necessary by the school.
The following code of behavior/conduct will be strictly enforced.
DISRESPECT for faculty or staff WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
Bullying, teasing, ridicule, etc. of anyone in any form WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Students are to report these immediately to a teacher or administrator.
Passes are issued to leave class at the discretion of the teacher. No student may leave class without permission.
Radios, tape/CD players, televisions, electronic games, and other entertainment devices may not be brought to school without permission from the administration.
Paging devices (beepers, cell phones and other electronic devices) and laser pointers are not allowed.
Use of obscene, vulgar, or sexual language or behavior will not be tolerated in any form.
Gambling, in any form is not allowed. Playing cards are prohibited.
Food, snacks, and soft drinks may not be consumed inside the main buildings unless authorized by a teacher/administrator.
Chewing gum is not allowed anywhere on school grounds at any time. Chewing paper, plastic, wood, etc. is prohibited.
Any student who refused to give his/her correct full name to a school or School Board employee may be suspended.
Possession and/or circulation of sexually explicit pictures and other erotic materials is forbidden and will result in suspension.
Failure to turn in completed punish-work on time or serve an assigned detention may result in suspension.
Students are not allowed to sell anything on campus unless the sale is authorized by the Principal. Only Audubon fund-raisers are permitted.
Liquid or aerosol deodorant, cologne, metal combs, hairdressing, cosmetics, etc. are not permitted on campus.(Only stick deodorant is allowed.)
Cigarettes, lighters, and any other types of tobacco related items are prohibited.
Sexual harassment will not be tolerated.
Do not bring to school jewelry (or any other valuables) which may be lost or stolen.
Earrings that hang more than a half inch
are not allowed.
Weapons are defined as any instrumentality which, in the manner used, may cause or causes bodily harm. Possession of weapons or facsimiles may result in recommendation for Remainder of Year suspension/expulsion.
Possession of illegal drugs may result in school consequences and the police may be called.
Detention is a penalty used to correct a student’s unacceptable behavior while allowing the student to remain in school.
It should be clearly understood that failure to serve an assigned detention may result in the student being suspended from school.
Students may be required to come before, or remain after school by teacher and/or administrator as a disciplinary action due to student misconduct. Twenty-four hours parental/guardian notice is required. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide transportation for the child on the scheduled day(s) of the detention.
NO STUDENT MAY WALK HOME FROM A DETENTION.
The student will be given a detention notice which will specify the time and date(s) of the detention(s) and also the reason for the detention.
The detention notice is to be taken home, read by the student’s parent/guardian and signed.
The notice, with the parent/guardian’s signature, is to be returned to the school/person who issued the detention.
STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SERVE DETENTION WITHOUT PARENTAL PERMISSION.
If a student is caught falsifying the signature on a detention notice or parental note, he/she may be suspended.
If a student is tardy for detention or fails to conduct himself/herselfproperly during detention, he/shemay be suspended.
If, for any reason, a student cannotserve a detention on the dayassigned, the parent/guardian mustnotify the person who issued thedetention.
For after-school detentions, parents must complete the appropriate arrangements for child to be picked up fromdetention, this should be marked on the detention notice. NO CHILD MAY WALKHOME FROM A DETENTION.
If there are any problems concerning the serving ofdetentions which are not covered above, the parent is to speak to the person who issued the detention.
A COOPERATIVE ENDEAVOR AMONG AGENCIES IN JEFFERSON PARISH:
This Cooperative Endeavor is a plan formulated
by Jefferson Parish Administration, the District Attorney, Juvenile Court, the Jefferson Parish Public School System, the Sheriff, Municipal Police, and private citizens. The goal of the Cooperative Endeavor is to keep the schools in the parish safe from drugs, weapons, and criminal acts of personal violence. In order to accomplish this goal, the following plan of action is agreed to by all cooperating agencies:
As soon as a criminal act perpetrated by a student is detected, the appropriate law enforcement agency is called. The criminal acts specifically covered by this plan include possession of drugs or weapons; the commission of personal violence against a school employee by a student, and the commission of a sexual assault against any person by a student, or any other related felony.
The responding deputy or police officer will come to the school, arrest the pupil if the investigation warrants, and secure evidence. Initial notification to parent or guardian of the juvenile’s arrest will be made by a school official. The school official will instruct the parent that the juvenile has been arrested and taken to Rivarde Detention Center, 1525 Gretna Blvd., Harvey, LA; Phone-362-9977.
The deputy or police officer shall detain and transport the juvenile to Rivarde Detention Center. The officer shall present a preliminary Field Investigative Report and have the juvenile booked at Rivarde. In instances where fingerprinting and mug shots are necessary, this will be done at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Facility in Gretna prior to booking at Rivarde Detention Center. A Rivarde official will notify the parent or guardian that the juvenile is now detained at Rivarde.
The juvenile will not be released from detention until a hearing on the matter is held before a judge in juvenile court. Juvenile court is in session every business day except holidays. At the hearing, the judge will determine the questions of continued detention, the posting of bond, public safety, the advisability and conditions of release to parent or guardian, and the docketing of the matter for court.
Audubon Elementary School has a very specific Education Mission. Consequently, students have a limited right to free expression, either symbolic or actual, of ideas that would contradict the specific mission of Audubon Elementary.
Thus, under the Supreme Court case of Hazelwood, if the speech is school-sponsored (i.e., school newspaper, yearbook, speech contest, dramatic presentation, etc.) the school exercises its rights to edit these activities.
Furthermore, the Supreme Court case of Bethel would allow Audubon Elementary to control and sanction vulgar, offensive, or obscene speech.
Subsequently, if the speech is not school-sponsored nor vulgar, offensive or obscene, Audubon Elementary shall control the speech under the substantially disruptive test of Tinker.
EXCERPT OF METAL DETECTOR/CANINE SEARCH POLICY
In order to provide a safe environment for students and employees of JPPSS, the School Board has authorized the following search procedures using metal detectors and canines.
The Jefferson Parish School Board has authorized searches with hand held or stationary metal detectors of school board property, of student and non-students, and of any bags, parcels, purses, containers, etc. that they bring on to school board property or to school-sponsored activities. Written notification in the school policy handbook and in the first parent newsletter will be made regarding this search policy. Absence or failure to receive a written notice will not exempt student from search procedures.
Persons entering school board property or at school sponsored activities who refuse to cooperate fully with search shall be denied entry to the property and shall be removed from school sponsored activity.
Students on school board property who refuse to cooperate fully with a search shall be suspended for “willful disobedience” as provided for in the school’s discipline policy.
All property removed from a person that is not prohibited by board policy, local, state, and federal law, or school rules, shall be returned to the person upon completion of the search. Should a person be found to be in possession of contraband, the person conducting the search shall notify the principal/designee and/or local police and the appropriate Regional Office for further disciplinary/legal action.
The Jefferson Parish School Board has authorized searches of school board property and personal vehicles located on school board property using the services of canines whose reliability and accuracy for sniffing out contraband has been established. Written notification in the school policy handbook and in the first parent newsletter will be made regarding this search policy. Absence or failure to receive a written notice will not exempt students from search procedures.
Canines will search the school grounds in the presence of a qualified and authorized handler and school personnel. Individual students will not be searched by canines.
Students who refuse to cooperate fully with the search procedures shall be suspended for “willful disobedience” as provided for in the school’s discipline policy.
An indication by the canine that contraband is present on school property or in a person’s vehicle located on school property shall be reasonable cause for a further search by school officials.
Should a person be found to be in possession of contraband, the person conducting the search shall notify shall notify the principal/designee and/or the local police and search procedures shall be suspended for “willful disobedience” as provided for in the school’s discipline policy.
Audubon Elementary School is known for being an excellent school that is user-friendly.
It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Audubon has been twice nationally awarded for Drug Prevention Education Excellence, one of only five schools in America to be so recognized. In 1998-99 school year it was one of eight schools selected to represent Louisiana in the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon School Recognition Program in Washington D.C.
Audubon’s programs are children centered and meet their needs to the highest level. The five R’s - Reading, Riting, Rithmetic, Respect, and Responsibility - combine a strong academic and self-esteem program that benefits all learners.
It offers a program for the academically gifted students, as well as those who have talents in visual arts, drama, and music. It also has a special education program, speech/language therapy, a full-time Early Intervention Social Worker, Section 504 Disability and Act 1903 services. English as a Second Language (ESL) Program beginning with Pre-K started in the 2000- 2001 school year. A school nurse is scheduled on a weekly basis.
The many activities such as the annual talent show, a Family Literacy & Math Days, field day, book fairs, and field trips are instructional, as well as fun.
A focus on good health in the physical education program for all students concludes with field day. The annual field day, academic/social studies games, National Geographic Geography Bee, Academic games, Social Studies fair, and numerous contests challenge students both physically and academically. Smart Bodies (nutrition program) was presented to the students in the 06-07 school year.
Computers in every classroom with Internet access enhances the curriculum resources. Two computer labs are setup for grades K-3 and grades 4 and 5. Computers are also in the school library which has a full time librarian. Each classroom has a TV, VCR and Tape/CD player. A Numonic Board is available for teacher use, also Power Point is used in the classroom.
Students experience service to others through the safety patrol, Hug Ambassadors, 4-H Club, food drives, and recycling. These activities provide authentic learning experiences. Fifth Grade Hug Ambassadors also work as peer mediators with all grade levels.
The highly trained professional staff at Audubon is in partnership with the University of New Orleans, to train intern teachers for the future. A partnership with Jr Achievement and Bonnabel High School’s Teaching Academy assist teachers throughout the year.
Special programs include:
Computer Labs, Accelerated Reader, Cornerstones, Heart Beeps, Orchards, Wiggle Works, and Ed Mark programs are used.
Gifted/Talented Programs (music, visual arts, drama)
Grades 4 LEAP Remediation Summer Program
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Accreditated
Mentor Teachers (1)
Full Time Librarian
Full Time Early Intervention Social Worker/Intern Social Worker
Before and After School Child Care/ Summer Camp
Kenner Police Department Educational/Prevention Programs
Professional Develo0pment Resource Teacher (PDRT)