• Mandatory Forms

    A copy of these mandatory forms can be signed in this year's Guide to Student Conduct. Please contact your school principal for a copy.


    2020-2021 Statement of Compliance

    My child and I have read the Guide to Student Conduct: District Handbook. We are aware of the discipline code, attendance requirements, and district policies. We understand the consequences for violations of the discipline code and for failure to meet attendance requirements.

    I further attest:

    My child, __________________________________ (student’s name), is committed to:

    1. Attending school daily, except when absent for reasons due to illness or other excused absence,
    2. Arriving at school on time each day,
    3. Demonstrating significant effort toward completing all required classwork and homework assignments,
    4. Following school and classroom rules, and

    In addition, I am committed to the following:

    1. Ensuring that my child attends school daily, except for reasons due to illness or other excused absence,
    2. Ensuring my child arrives at school on time each day,
    3. Ensuring that my child completes all required homework assignments, and
    4. Attending all required parent and teacher or principal conferences.

    ________________________________                                                                           ________________________________

    Parent/Guardian Signature                                                                                                         Date


    Dress Code

    I attest that I have read and understand the dress code as outlined on page 9 of this guide.

    I further attest:

    1. My child will wear approved uniform pants and/or skirt and shirts to school.
    2. My child will wear approved sweatshirts/sweaters, jackets, belts, socks, and shoes.
    3. My child will wear his student identification card at all times while on campus and/or while riding the school bus (middle and high school).
    4. My child will have a moderate hair style (page 10).
    5. My child will follow the dress code regarding accessories (page 11).

     

                     Parent Signature:___________________                              Student Signature:_________________________       


    St. Bernard Parish Schools Attendance Policy – Mandatory Form

    Every parent, tutor, or other person residing within the state of Louisiana, having charge of any child from that child’s seventh birthday until his eighteenth birthday, shall send such child to a public or private school, unless the child graduates from high school prior to his eighteenth birthday.  Any child below the age of seven who legally enrolls in school shall also be subject to the provisions of these statutes.

    The parent (legal guardian) of a student shall enforce the attendance of the student at the school to which the student is assigned.

    HABITUAL ABSENCES AND TRUANCY

    A student shall be habitually absent or habitually tardy after the fifth (5th) unexcused absence or fifth (5th) unexcused occurrence of being tardy within any school semester and when either condition continues to exist after all reasonable efforts by any school personnel, truancy officer, or other law enforcement personnel have failed to correct the condition. 

    Any student who is a juvenile and who is habitually absent from school or is habitually tardy shall be reported by the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance to the juvenile court of St. Bernard Parish as a truant child there to be dealt with in such manner as the court may determine such as being fined, performance of community service, and/or incarceration.

    PENALTY‑- THE PARENT (LEGAL GUARDIAN) CAN BE CHARGED UP TO $15.00 PER DAY FOR EACH DAY THE CHILD DOESN’T ATTEND SCHOOL AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM COMMUNITY SERVICE.

    Under the truancy laws, a parent (legal guardian) may be summoned to Court to answer a charge of contempt if:

    1. He fails to send his child to school as required by law. (Excessive absences without a valid reason are grounds for contempt.)
    2. He fails to attend a required conference before the child can reenter school after a school suspension. If a parent (legal guardian) is found in contempt, the penalties for truancy as stated above may be imposed by the Courts.

    STUDENTS NOT ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CREDIT (NE) FOR COURSE WORK DUE TO UNEXCUSED/EXCESSIVE ABSENTEEISM

    In order to be eligible to receive grades (credit)

                                    (1) Elementary and middle school students cannot be absent more than 14 days per school year.

                                    (2) High school students cannot be absent more than 7 days per semester.

    The only exceptions to the attendance regulation shall be extenuating circumstances that are verified by the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance or the school principal/designee where indicated.  These exempted absences do not apply in determining whether a student meets the minimum minutes of instruction required to receive credit.  These extenuating circumstances which are listed in the Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators – Bulletin 741, Section 1103 (J-M) can be found on page 7-8 of the Guide to Student Conduct.

    I am aware of the St. Bernard Parish Attendance Policy and consequences:

        Parent Signature:______________________________                       Student Signature:___________________________


    Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy – MANDATORY FORM

    Please read the policy below and return to school no later than August 20, 2020 or 5 days after enrolling in school.

    Acceptable Uses of Technology

    1. Communicating with others using respectful language
    2. Respecting the privacy and property of others
    3. Treating technology with care
    4. Utilizing the district provided network during the school day as authorized by administration
    5. Using technology as directed by the teacher
    6. Protecting your password in order to ensure personal security and that of the district’s technology

    Unacceptable Uses of Technology

    1. Use of personal devices such as cell phones or smart watches while on school property unless authorized by school principal
    2. Filming or recording of incidents in the classroom or on campus on personal devices without permission from the teacher or principal
    3. The use of personal network (internet access) is prohibited during school hours
    4. Accessing, displaying, or sending messages and materials that use language or images that are inappropriate (e.g. obscene, threatening, disrespectful) in the educational setting or disruptive to the educational process
    5. Unwanted and repeated written, verbal, or displays of physical behavior, including any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture (cyberbullying)
    6. Violating copyright laws by copying information from the district’s technology systems and handing it in as original work (plagiarizing)
    7. Placing unlawful and/or unauthorized information on the district’s technology system
    8. Tampering with, damaging, or modifying computers, computer systems, computer networks, school district system software, hardware, or wiring, or taking any action to jeopardize or violate the school district’s technology system’s security
    9. Disregarding established safeguards of technology in order to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act and Louisiana R.S.17:100.6
    10. Using the school district system or personal devices in such a way as to disrupt the use of the system by other users
    11. Violating privacy rights by providing home address, telephone number, or other personal information about myself, my family, or others
    12. Wasting consumables and/or resources (paper, ink, storage devices, bandwidth)
    13. Spreading computer viruses
    14. Installing or running a program which damages or places an excessive load on the district’s technology
    15. Using another’s password or sharing passwords with others
    16. Using the district’s technology systems for commercial use
    17. Using technology to gain unauthorized access to information resources or accessing, changing, deleting, or damaging another person’s materials, information, or files
    18. Using technology illegally or in any ways that violate district policy and/or local, state, or federal laws and statutes

    Limitations on School District Liability

    1. The school district will not be responsible for financial obligations arising through inappropriate use of the district’s technology.
    2. The school district is NOT responsible for damages to, loss of, or theft of personal devices.
    3. The school district, in compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act, will use its best efforts to prevent access to harmful material and restrict usage of the internet to areas of educational value.
    4. It should be understood that no matter how much supervision and monitoring the district provides, there will always be the possibility of a user coming into contact with inappropriate materials.

    Consequences

    Students’ inappropriate use of technology as outlined above and on page 39 of this document will result in disciplinary action ranging from parent conference to suspension or expulsion depending on the severity of the offense. Please note, ALL technology offenses may result in the confiscation of personal devices.

    I have read and understand the Acceptable Use of Technology Policies. I agree to follow the district’s rules and procedures and understand that failure to do so will result in disciplinary action. I also understand that use of a personal device on school premises may result in its confiscation.

        Parent Signature:______________________________                       Student Signature:___________________________