CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL
Student Handbook & Planner
9050 Kraft Avenue
Caledonia, Michigan 49316
|Infinite Campus Help or CHS Fighting Scot Update Information 891-7011
Mr. Jim Glazier,
Mr. Jim Crites,
Mr. Scott Weis,
Online Planner Index
Tardiness Policy for CHS
Graduation Recognition & Requirements
Policy on Audits
Scheduling & Schedule Change
(backpacks, classroom expectations, Computer & Technology expectations, Drivers Educaton, Field Trip guidelines, Fine Arts Center, Fire Drill Procedures, KCTC, Lockers, Media Center, Parking, School Closings, School Cafeteria, Tornado Safety, TV Production, Work Permits)
(Assemblies, Class Government, Daily Announcements, School Dances, Yearbook)
CHS Fight Song
Student Organization Officers & Representatives
Caledonia High School
Welcome to the 2012-13 school year! At Caledonia High School, we strive to provide all students with a
quality educational program while emphasizing community spirit and encouraging personal excellence. We are
pleased to have you as a member of our student body and look forward to working with you to make our school
the best that it can be.
This handbook/planner defines our policies and procedures for the 2012-13 school year at Caledonia High School.
It is the expectation of Caledonia High School that students will review the handbook section of this
planner with their parents. Parents and students who have questions regarding the policies and information
contained within this handbook are encouraged to call the high school office at 891-8129 to speak with Mr. Crites.
Students must sign an acknowledgement form indicating they have read this page. This handbook includes a student planner that we encourage our students to use to assist them in their organizational skills.
This handbook/planner serves as an accepted hall pass at Caledonia High School when the “Hall Pass” page is initialed by a school official. The replacement cost of this handbook/planner is $5.00. Replacement planners are available in the high school main office.
Mr. Glazier, Principal
Mr. Crites, Assistant Principal
Mr. Weis, Athletic Director
Caledonia High School Staff WILL provide ALL students with
a learning environment and educational programs that enable them
to become caring people and effective users of ideas and information."
It is the policy of Caledonia High School that no person shall be unlawfully excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in employment or educational policies and programs because of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status or handicap.
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The goal of education at C.H.S. is to ensure that ALL students graduating from Caledonia High School will have demonstrated competency in the following areas and will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of and concern for the global community.
2. Demonstrate logical problem solving skills.
3. Demonstrate ability to find, evaluate, and apply information.
4. Demonstrate understanding of healthy physical, emotional, intellectual, and interpersonal habits.
5. Demonstrate communication ability.
6. Demonstrate aesthetic responsiveness and creativity.
7. Demonstrates an understanding of career options.
William Donohue, Mike LoMonaco, Deb McCarty,
David Nemmers, Mike Patterson, Mary Anne Timmer, Marcy White
AND SUPPORT STAFF
Exp. Coord/Comm. As School
Registrar/Administrative Support - Mrs. Chris Koryto
Media Specialist - Mrs. Julie Plain
Social Worker - Mrs. Jackie Workman
Service Staff: Ms. Mimi Mahaney - Director
High School Teaching Staff
Ms. Bridget Allen, English & Journalism
Mrs. Stacy Bender, Science
Mrs. Mary Berger, Special Education
Mr. Todd Bloemers, English
Mrs. Sandi Braat, English
Mrs. Deb Brunt, Math/Physics
Mr. Ethan Buist, Math
Mr. Tom Burrill, P.E./Science
Ms. Aleiza Cabrera, Spanish
Mrs. Carlie Cook, Science
Mr. Michael Cornell, Art
Ms. Kristen Covelle, English
Mrs. Margaret Crawford, Computers
Mr. Kyle DeHorn, Science
Mr. Pete DeLille, Orchestra
Mrs. Jenny Diekevers, Math
Mr. Joel Diekevers, Social Studies
Mr. Bill Doran, Special Education
Mrs. Myra Dykgraaf, Spanish
Mrs. Kelly Fallot, Math
Mrs. Cara Flegel, Science
Mr. Carl Giles, American History
Mr. Pat Gillies, P.E.
Mrs. Emily Goeree, Social Studies
Mrs. Kelly Green, Math
Mr. Todd Gunnink, Science
Mrs. Susie Hall, Special Education
Mr. Matt Hilton, Social Studies
Mr. Ben Howell, Science
Ms. Jenny Jonkman, Social Studies
Mrs. Kaye Kenyon, Business
Mr. Jerry Keron - Business, Work Experience
Ms. Barbara Jo Kezlarian, Art
Mr. Jim Klomparens, Drafting
Mr. John Klunder, Govt/Psych
Mr. Brett Knoop, Health & Sports Med.
Ms. Amy Kuppler, Special Education
Mr. Joe Lienesch, Special Education
Mr. Phil Miedema, PE
Mrs. Gina Nawrocki, Social Studies
Mr. Colin Nelson, Special Education
Mr. Tom Oster, Math
Mr. Matt Paarlberg, Math
Mrs. Maria Quintana, Spanish
Mr. Joel Reeder, Art
Mr. Kevin Remenap, Science/Leadership
Mrs. Jenny Rodgers, Special Education
Mrs. Katie Roodvoets, District ESL
Mrs. Jeanette Ruthven, Math/Theater
Mrs. Beth Schuster, English
Dr. John Schut, Science/Agriculture
Mr. Ben Stancil, English
Mrs. Yolanda Swartz, Social Studies
Mrs. Heather Tornes, Social Studies
Mrs. Payshence Uyl, Social Studies
Mr. Steven Uyl, Social Studies
Mrs. Gena VanderMeulen, English
Mrs. Audrey VanDokkumburg,
Ms. Jackie Waggoner, Math, Piano
Mr. Gerard Wagner, Math
Mrs. Melissa Walbridge, Math
Mrs. Joan Wallace, Spanish
Mr. Kyle Wellfare, Band
Mr. Mike Wilson, Business, TV Production
Mrs. Sarah Wrubel, English
Main Office 891-8129
Athletic Department 891-0211
Attendance Office 891-0741
Bus Garage 891-0224
Community Resource Center 891-8117
Custodial Office 891-0207
Fine Arts Center Office 891-0248
High School Fax 891-7038
HS Technology Office 891-7011
Kent Career Technical Center 364-8421
|August||8||Fall Sports Practices Begins|
|20||Fall Sports Pictures|
|23||Registration Day (10th, 11th & 12th)|
|24||Powder Puff Game|
|October||5||Student Council Blood Drive|
|18||9th Grade MEAP Testing|
|20||FFA Toy Show|
|November||5||Winter Sports Practice Begins (Comp. Cheer/Girls Basketball)|
|12||Winter Sports Practice Begins (B. Basketball/Skiing, Bowling)|
|13||College Funding Workshop|
|19||Winter Sports Practice Begins (Boys Swim/Wrestling)|
|20||End of 1st Trimester|
|26||2nd Trimester Begins|
|28||Winter Sports Pictures|
|December||3||Financial Aid Night|
|24 - Jan 4||Christmas Vacation|
|21||No School (In-Service Day)|
|25||Student Council Blood Drive|
|22||No School/Mid Winter Break|
|March||1 & 2||HS Musical|
|7||End of 2nd Trimester|
|8||3rd Triemester Begins|
|11||Spring Sports Practice Begins|
|21||Spring Sports Pictures|
|Mar./Apr.||3/29 - 4/5||Spring Break|
|27||PROM - "The Goei Center"|
|Apr./May||30-May 11||AP Testing|
|May||3||Student Council Blood Drive|
|21||Senior Girls Brunch|
|23||Graduation - Class of 2013|
|7||Last Day of School|
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1st Macro 7:45 - 8:57
2nd Macro 9:03 - 10:19
3rd Macro 10:25 - 11:37
4th Macro 11:37 - 12:01
Lunch 1 -11:37 - 12:01
Class 12:07 - 1:19
Lunch 2 - 12:15 - 12:39
Class 11:43 - 1:19
Lunch 3 - 12:55 - 1:19
Class 11:43 - 12:55
5th Macro 1:25 - 2:37
HALF DAY SCHEDULE
1st Macro 7:45 - 8:22
2nd Macro 8:28 - 9:05
3rd Macro 9:11 – 9:48
4th Macro 9:54 – 10:31
5th Macro 10:37 – 11:15
1st Macro 9:45 - 10:34
2nd Macro 10:40 - 11:29
3rd Macro 11:35 – 12:24
4th Macro 12:30 – 1:43
(1st lunch) 12:24 – 12:48
12:54 – 1:43
(2nd lunch) 1:19 – 1:43
12:30 – 1:19
5th Macro 1:49 – 2:37
CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL
June 2008 Revision
I. ATTENDANCE PHILOSOPHY
Because school attendance is a major factor related to academic success, the students of Caledonia High School are expected to attend school on a regular and consistent basis. Students must be present if they intend to take full advantage of the opportunities offered to them in the classroom. Regular attendance at school teaches self-discipline and responsibility which are characteristics of reliable and employable adults. It is the responsibility of the students, parents, faculty, and administration to recognize the importance of school attendance and its impact on academic achievement.
II. REPORTING ABSENCES
On the day of a student’s absence, parents should call 891-0741 between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. to verify the absence. If the school does not receive a call on the day of the student’s absence, the student’s parents/guardians will be called at home or at work to verify the absence. If no telephone contact has been made prior to a student returning from an absence, a note from the student’s parent/guardian is required when the student returns to school. All absences must be excused within 24 hours or it remains unexcused. If you need to take your student out during the day for any reason, please send a note with your student to the attendance office to receive a passport to leave school. Students should report to the attendance office first thing in the morning with any notes.
III. PRE-ARRANGED ABSENCES
Parents may arrange for their child to accompany them on a family trip. However, the student must pre-arrange the absence with his/her teachers and the attendance office at least two weeks prior to leaving. Assignment request forms may be picked up in the attendance office. The forms should be initialed by each teacher and then returned to the attendance office.
IV. MAKE-UP WORK DUE TO ABSENCE
All work missed due to any absence must be completed to the satisfaction of the teacher. It is the student’s responsibility to contact each teacher to arrange for make-up of all work missed. Students on suspension will be required to turn in work on the day they return to class.
V. EXCUSED/UNEXCUSED ABSENCES
Excused absences are those accounted for through parent contact or medical/ legal documentation. School activities do not count as an absence. All other absences will be considered unexcused. Missing more than 15 minutes of class will be considered an absence. Please remember, an absence must be excused within 24 hours or it remains unexcused.
Unexcused absences will result in detention time equal to the amount of time missed. Wednesday Night Detentions are assigned after the third unexcused absence.
Students will NOT be allowed to make-up any work, including tests, after an unexcused absence. All unexcused absence time must be served in detention.
VI. EXCESSIVE ABSENCES
Students who reach 8-12 absences (combination of excused/unexcused) in a trimester class must achieve a 76.5% (C+) or better on the final exam/final project to have their grade calculated for the course. Students in this situation who score below a 76.5% on the final exam/project will receive a grade of ‘NC’ for the course.
A student who reaches 13 absences (combination of excused/unexcused) in a trimester class will automatically lose credit for that course. The student will remain in the class for the duration of the trimester unless the need for removal due to behavioral issues becomes necessary. The following shall also apply to the Excessive Absences policy:
CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL
June 2009 Revision
I. MAJOR PREMISES
II. DISCIPLINARY GUIDELINES
A. The following offenses are those which are not only punishable by law, but will also result in the most severe consequences through school disciplinary action. These offenses include:
1. Fighting (directing an aggressive physical act toward another individual.)
2. Intimidation (the making of verbal or physical threats toward another individual.)
3. Sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual or suggestive nature.)
4. Disrespectful or abusive language/gestures toward another individual.
5. Any action that seriously endangers another individual.
6. Defiance of rightful authority.
7. Willful destruction or defacing of school property.
School disciplinary action for these major offenses will be determined on an individual basis by the principal or designee. Possible consequences range from a two day suspension from school with the maximum consequence being expulsion by the School Board.
C. Students who choose the following behaviors are in violation of school rules:
1. Skipping classes or tardiness (consequences outlined in the attendance/tardiness policy.)
2. Closed campus violations. Students are not to leave school grounds during the school day without a passport.
3. Dangerous or improper use of vehicles on school grounds.
4. Inappropriate public displays of affection.
5. Continuous disruptive behavior.
6. Using or displaying tobacco products.
8. Parking Violations
School disciplinary action for these offenses will be determined on an individual basis with the minimum consequence being an After School Detention
III. SEARCH AND SEIZURE
To maintain order and discipline in the school and to protect the safety and welfare of students and school personnel, school administrators may search a student, student lockers and desks under the circumstances outlined below and may seize any illegal, unauthorized or contraband material discovered in the search. Student lockers and desks are school property and remain at all times under the control of the school district; however, students are expected to assume full responsibility for the security of their lockers and desks. Students should not expect privacy regarding items placed in school property because school property is subject to search at any time by school officials. Periodic general inspections of lockers and desks may be conducted by school authorities for any reason at any time without notice, without student consent and without a search warrant.
A student’s failure to permit searches and seizures as provided in this policy will be considered grounds for disciplinary action. A student’s person and/or personal effects (e.g., purse, book bag, athletic bag) may be searched whenever a school official has reasonable suspicion to believe that the student is in possession of illegal or unauthorized materials. If a properly conducted search yields illegal or contraband materials, such findings shall be turned over to proper legal authorities for ultimate disposition.
IV. STUDENT EXPECTATIONS
The staff of Caledonia High School have high expectations for all students. These expectations include:
1. Students will be respectful and courteous.
2. Students will use only appropriate language when addressing staff, fellow students and guests.
3. Students will keep the facility free of litter.
4. Students will attend class prepared for instruction.
5. Students will adhere to the school dress code.
V. DUE PROCESS
When disciplinary action is taken against a student by a teacher or administrator, students have the following rights: to be informed of the reason for the action, to present any facts that will support their defense, to have a hearing to discuss both sides of the issue and/or the appropriateness of the action.
VI. TIME-OUT ROOM
The time-out room is available for students whose behavior is not acceptable in the classroom. Students will be sent to time-out with the expectation that they will reflect upon the inappropriate behavior they exhibited and will return to class only when a plan (acceptable to the teacher) for improved behavior is written by the student. Students repeatedly sent to time out will observe the following consequences:
1st time sent= warning
2nd time sent= 1 after-school detention
3rd time sent= 1 after-school detention and 1 Wednesday-night detention
VII. AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION
After school detentions will be used as a consequence for skipping school and other offenses. After school detentions will be held in the time-out room from 2:35 until 4:00 on Tuesday and Thursday.
VIII. WEDNESDAY Night DETENTION
Wednesday detentions will be assigned by an administrator for those students who do not show improved behavior as a result of time-out, after school detentions, or for attendance/tardy infractions. Wednesday detentions will be held in the time-out room from 2:45 until 5:45. A student who skips a Wednesday detention will be placed in In-house Suspension all day the following Thursday and will have to reschedule the skipped Wednesday detention.
CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL
February 2006 Revision
We are proud of the students of C.H.S. and welcome their individuality and sense of style. Therefore, we do not have a severely restrictive dress code, but ask that our students abide by the following simple guidelines:
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CD PLAYERS, MP3 PLAYERS, OTHER LISTENING DEVICES
A high school student may have a CD player, MP3 player, or other listening device in his or her possession on school premises. Aforementioned devices may not be in use during school hours. Violations will result in confiscation of the device, which will be locked up in the Assistant Principal’s office and may be picked up Friday after school.
A high school student may have a cellular telephone in the building, but it must remain in the student’s locker and out of sight at all times during the school day. Except as provided in the last part of this section, however, a cellular telephone may not be used in any manner in a school building or on property during school hours. During all times when its use is not permitted, a cellular telephone’s power, including its ring and vibrate functions, must be completely turned off, telephone calls may not be made or answered, and electronic communications or exchanges of information may not occur. A violation of the cell phone policy will result in a detention issued and confiscation of the phone. Confiscated phones will be locked up in the Assistant Principal’s office and MUST BE PICKED UP BY A PARENT…..ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!
Other Personal Communications Devices
A student may not possess on school premises during the school day any other electronic paging devices or communication device (i.e., other than a cellular telephone or a personal digital assistant as described above) without the express written permission of a school administrator following a parent written request (or the student’s request if over 18) that is based on the student’s health or other unusual reasons.
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TARDINESS POLICY FOR
CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL
Sept. 2000 Revision
Punctuality is considered an employability skill. Caledonia High School has learned the value of being on time. The goal of the school is to prepare students for life. Thus, it is imperative for students to be on time.
II. TARDY RULES AND REGULATIONS
Prompt arrival to all classes is an expectation at Caledonia High School. Students not in the classroom at the designated time will be informed by the classroom teacher that they are tardy. If accompanied by a signed pass from a staff member, late students will not be considered tardy.
III. CONSEQUENCES FOR EXCESSIVE TARDIES
There will be an Employability Skills category in the grading system that accounts for 10% of a student’s total grade for the class. For example: the total point value for the task could be 100. All students start with 100 points, which result in a 100% for that category.
1st tardy - verbal warning
2nd tardy - verbal warning
3rd tardy - reduce ES grade - 10 points (call to parents)
4th tardy - reduce ES grade - 20 points
5th tardy - reduce ES grade - 50 points (call to parents & notice to the assistant principal)
6th tardy - reduce ES grade - 75 points
7th tardy - reduce ES grade - 100 points
8th and subsequent tardies - Conference with administration and Wednesday Night Detention
IV. LATE ARRIVALS AND EARLY DEPARTURES
Students who arrive late must report directly to the attendance office, sign in, and receive an admission slip to class. Arriving late, which is any time between 7:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., will result in a tardy. Arriving anytime later than 8:00 a.m. will be recorded by an absence. The only exceptions will be:
Late arrival of school bus.
Appointments verified by a note or phone call from a parent.
Emergencies verified by a note or phone call from a parent.
Illness verified by a note or phone call from a parent.
Car problems or oversleeping are not acceptable excuses for tardiness.
If it is necessary for a student to leave school during the day, the attendance office must have notification from the parent/guardian. At that time, a “passport” will be given to the student. Any student who leaves the school without a passport, or an appropriate pass, will be considered to be skipping and disciplinary action will be taken. Passports will remain at front security desk when student leaves and may be picked up upon return. Students must then sign back in at attendance office.
Recognizing academic excellence encourages students to achieve better grades and maintain high standards of performance. The procedure for the selection and recognition of students by Caledonia High School and the Board of Education is as follows:
Students must accumulate a 3.5 or better GPA by the end of the second trimester of that year.
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Freshmen: Must earn a 3.5 or better GPA by the end of the first trimester. Award will be a Certificate of Academic Achievement.
Sophomores: Award will be an Academic Letter plus a Certificate of Achievement.
Juniors: Award for third time winners will be a Bronze Lamp of Learning plus Certificate of Academic Achievement. Award for first and second time winners will be the Academic Letter plus a Certificate of Academic Achievement.
Seniors: Award will be a Silver Lamp of Learning plus a Certificate of Academic Achievement for fourth time award winners. The Bronze Lamp of Learning and Certificate of Academic Achievement will be awarded for third time winners and the Academic Letter plus Certificate of Academic Achievement will be awarded to all remaining Senior award winners.
The high school offers advanced placement classes. These classes consist of :
Because these are advanced placement classes, the student will receive one extra honor point for each class taken.
Seniors receiving academic recognition at graduation do so based on the G.P.A. concluding their 7th semester of high school.
Class of 2013
|Social Studies||4 credits|
|Fine Arts/Applied Arts||1 credit|
|Computer Applications||.5 credit|
|Physical Education||1 credit|
|Interim||.5 credits (two interims)|
|Total Credits Needed||
|Social Studies||4 credits|
|Computer Applications||.5 credit|
|Physical Education||1 credit|
|Interim||.75 credit (three interims)|
|Total Credits Needed||30.25 credits|
|94.5 - 100||A|
|89.5 - 94.4||A-|
|86.5 - 89.4||B+|
|82.5 - 86.4||B|
|79.5 - 82.4||B-|
|76.5 - 79.4||C+|
|72.5 - 76.4||C|
|69.5 - 72.4||C-|
|66.5 - 69.4||D+|
|62.5 - 66.4||D|
|59.5 - 62.4||D-|
|59.5 = NC|
WORK AND SOCIAL HABITS
|1 = Acceptable|
|2 = Improving|
|3 = Not Acceptable|
When a student wishes to take a class for a second time to review the material, he/she may audit the class. A class may be taken a second time for no grade, or, if the grade improves as a result of auditing the class, the improved grade will replace the previous grade. No additional credit will be given.
The report card is a record of a student’s progress in school. Grades can be accessed at all times on the parent portal of Infinite Campus. Final grades can be accessed on the parent portal a week after the trimesters are finished. Report cards are only mailed to parents who do not have access to Infinite Campus.
Caledonia High School must meet certain residency requirements. Students must
be residing within the Caledonia Community School District. Students under 18
years of age must live with their parents or legal guardians. Students who are
18 and do not live with their parents must either have established an independent
residency or a residency with another family in the school district.
The only exceptions to these regulations are students who live outside the district and pay tuition to attend Caledonia High School. The principals office must know the place of residency of all students and must keep emergency contact information on file.
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Each spring, students have the opportunity to choose their classes for the following school year. Classes are offered and teachers’ schedules are developed to facilitate these choices. Once school begins, students may not change their schedules except for the following reasons:
1. Student scheduled for class but does not meet the prerequisite.
2. Student is able to attend KCTC.
3. Senior needs graduation requirement.
In all these cases, alternative courses must be available or the change cannot be made.
All parents and guardians of students under 18 years of age and all students 18 years of age or over have the right to examine their official records, files, and data of the school district relating to the student. They also have the right to challenge any of the contents of said records to ensure accuracy and fairness. No records, files, or data directly relating to an individual student shall be made available to anyone without the written consent and notification of the student or of the parents/guardian of the student under age 18, except
1. to the teachers and officials of this school district who have a legitimate educational interest in such information, or
2. when there has been a federal request for submission of student records in connection with the student’s application for financial aid.
The student or parent will be notified if any of the above occur. For other investigation of student records, parental or student permission is
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Guidance and counseling services are available to every student in our school. Three counselors are available to help with school and personal concerns. Each counselor is fully certified and trained with at least a master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance. To see a counselor, a student should make an appointment with the receptionist in the Student Services office.
Students will be issued textbooks at the beginning of each trimester. Textbooks will be
collected when the class ends. Students are responsible for all damaged and/or lost books.
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Bus transportation is provided
as a convenience and a privilege to transport many of our students to and from
school and for special trips such as athletic events, field trips, etc. As with
most privileges, there are accompanying responsibilities which must be assumed
by bus passengers. Failure to accept these responsibilities may result in the
loss of riding privileges for a period of time.Bear in mind that the bus is
an extension of the classroom and similar conduct is expected. The bus driver
assumes the same role on the bus that the teacher plays in the classroom. The
bus driver may, at his/her discretion, assign seating and contact parents concerning
improper conduct of student passengers.
Students may only ride on their assigned bus, boarding and getting off at the same point each day. Changes in student busing are allowed for long term changes only, and must be done through the Transportation/Maintenance Center (891-0224). Bus passes will not be issued at the building level.
In order to ensure that riding the bus is a safe and positive experience for each student, it is necessary that the following rules and regulations be adopted and enforced.
No student should conduct himself/herself in any manner which jeopardizes the safe operation of the bus. Any distraction or disturbance which draws the drivers attention from the road could result in an accident, causing injury and possible death to other students. The drivers authority on the bus is absolute. Thus, disturbances on busses will be handled according to the severity of the act and the age of the student.
Responsibility of Students
Students are to:
ALL BACKPACKS/BAGS/CASES ARE EXPECTED TO BE PLACED IN THE ASSIGNED LOCKER. No backpacks, cases or large bags of any type may be carried to/from classes during the school day. Small purses may be carried but may not exceed a size which would allow textbooks and other large items to fit into. All materials such as coats, bags, books, blankets and extra clothing are required to be in the locker issued to each student.
Students are expected to follow the expectations listed in the discipline code relative to classroom behavior. Students should be in their assigned classes on time, and they should be present for the duration of the class period.
COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY USE EXPECTATIONS IN THE HIGH SCHOOL
Each student is required to sign an Acceptable Use Policy in order to use the school network.
Students are NOT allowed to download or install movie trailers, games, or other similar applications using the school network.
Students are NOT allowed to use e-mail at school for non-educational purposes at any time.
Students are NOT allowed to use the school network and/or hardware to play games of any kind at school.
Students are NOT allowed to access the network or internet with a personal laptop, PS2 or any other like devices.
Gaming devices will NOT be permitted in the building.
Driver education is offered through Caledonia Community Resource Center as an activity that meets in the summer. Students are assigned to either 1st or 2nd session depending on their birth date. Older students take the earlier session.
There are now 2 segments to drivers education:
Segment 1 is 24 hours of classroom and 6 hours of driving.
Segment 2 is 6 hours of class after completing 50 hours of driving with parent or guardian.
Students should listen to the announcements for information concerning registration. Any other questions, call Community Education at 891-8117.
Field Trip GuidelinesA field trip is an extension of the regular school program. Therefore, all relevant school policies apply
Fine Arts Center (FAC)The FAC is an outstanding facility used for a variety of purposes. All students who attend presentations/activities in the FAC are expected to demonstrate a composed behavior that allows enjoyment of the FAC for all. Expectations of students in the FAC are as follows:
4. Please keep our FAC looking new. Do not bring food or drink into the FAC. Also, please remember to sit so that your feet are not marking the backs of the chairs.
Fire Drill Procedures
Fire drills are necessary for the safety of the students and faculty. Everyone should know the specific directions for reaching a point of safety. Fire drill information is posted in each room. The following are some general rules for fire drills:
Kent Career Technical Center (KCTC)
The Kent Career Technical Center is an extension of our school designed to help prepare students for vocational fields. The policies concerning this center are as follows:
Lockers and locks are the
property of Caledonia Community Schools. They are provided as a convenience
to each student for the sole purpose of storing materials required for classroom
work. The lockers are school property and may, at any time, be opened by administrative
directive. KEEP YOUR LOCKER LOCKED! Only padlocks provided by the school
will be allowed on school lockers. NEVER LEAVE MONEY OR VALUABLES IN YOUR
Contents of a locker are the responsibility of the assigned student. It is also the responsibility of each student to keep his/her locker clean and orderly. Profanity, vulgar suggestions, or references to illegal drugs or alcohol printed on or adhered to the lockers is prohibited.
The Media Center is a place for quiet group and individual study and research. The Media Center program is designed to help students find, generate, evaluate, and apply information that helps them function effectively as members of society. Students are expected to adhere to the following Media Center rules and regulations:
All motor vehicles parked
in school parking lots must be registered with the main office and display a
valid parking tag on the rear-view mirror. Student parking is limited to the
student parking lot to the west of the high school building.Students are
not to be in the west parking lot during the school day unless in possession
of a pass or passport. Students are to lock their cars to safeguard against
theft, loitering, or vandalism to their vehicles.
Cars are not to be occupied during the school day.
Students will drive in a safe, courteous manner at all times.
Parking regulations are strictly enforced.
It is considered a privilege to park on school grounds. Driving privileges will be suspended if violations occur.
In case of extreme weather conditions or other situations which would cause the cancellation of school, the following radio stations can be tuned in for information: WCSG, WCUZ, WGNB, WGRD, WGVU, WBCT, WLAV, WLHT, WKLQ, WMUS, WODJ, WOOD, WJQK, and WBYY.
Breakfast and lunch are offered each day by our school cafeteria. Breakfast is served each morning before school from 7:15 to 7:45. The cost of Type A breakfast is $1.25. Lunch is served each school day from 11:37 to 12:01, 12:15 to 12:39 and 12:55 to 1:19. Lunch includes a variety of options including a salad bar, extensive Ala Carte, and homemade pizza. The cost of a Type A lunch is $2.25.
Tornado Safety Procedures
TV Production Studio
Though TV Production is a class offered to a limited number of students, all students have the opportunity to utilize the studio to record exhibitions and/or edit video tape. Please schedule a time well in advance with the instructor.
Work Permits are necessary for all students under the age of 18. The Work Permit will be issued to any minor 14 years of age or older not specifically exempted from the Youth Standards Act (P.A. 90 of 1978). This permit will allow a minor to be employed in the State of Michigan.Forms may be picked up in the high school main office. The form must be taken to the employer for signature, etc. then returned to the principals office with either a drivers license or birth certificate for finalization.REVISED 8/04
Assemblies are an integral part of the school program and the educational experience. They are viewed as an extension of the classroom; therefore, appropriate conduct is expected at all assemblies. Throughout the year, assemblies will be scheduled as circumstances allow.Back to the top
Class Government & Student Council
Each class elects its officers and representatives to the Student Council. The Student Council meets as a class first semester to coordinate events.The purpose of Student Council is to provide an opportunity for the student body to be heard by administration and faculty. Although Student Council provides direction and organization for a great many social events during the school year, its most important function is being the voice of the students of Caledonia High School.Back to the top
Material to be included in the daily announcements must be approved by a faculty member or the principals office. All announcements must be turned in to or e-mailed to Mary Durkee by 3:00 PM the day before they are to be read. Announcements are read during the CHS News which airs on the schools television system from 10:51 to 10:55.
Homecoming and Winterfest dances, as well as Prom, provide students the opportunity to enjoy the companionship of their fellow students while “cutting a rug.”
Dance rules are as follows:
Caledonia High Schools yearbook, the Cal Donian, is created by students. Look forward to an extensive color section as well as a very professional layout made available through computer technology. Yearbook orders are taken until May and will arrive early the following fall.
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National Honor Society
Class Government & Student Council
CEE (Caledonia Environmental Enthusiasts)
SHOCK(Students Helping Others Choose Knowledge)
NAHS (National Art Honor Society)
Pep Assemblies and the
Homecoming and Winterfest
Academic Awards Ceremony
Food Drives for the Needy
Charity Fund Raisers
MyLead Leadership Award
Athletic Awards Banquets
Fine Arts Celebration
Well Fight For Your Fame
Well Cooperate And Win For You
Your Glorious Name
On Caledonia, On Caledonia
Heres To The Purple And Gold
Were Boasting For You
Donie High Tonight!
YOUR KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL YEAR
Senior Class Officers
President - Ken VandenBout
Junior Class Officers
President - Nate Tiemeyer
Co - Presidents - Travis DeVos, Cameron Peek
President - tba
Advisors - Mr. Remenap
President - McKinzie Arnold
Advisors - Mrs. Fallot & Mrs. Koryto
N.A.H.S. (National Art Honor Society)
President - John Rogus
Advisor - Mr. Cornell
President -Nathan Frahm
Advisors - Dr. Schut & Mrs. Bender
SHOCK (former SADD)
Co-President -Sophie Christie & Matt Clabeaux
Advisor - Mrs. Koryto
President - tba
Advisory Mr. Keron
President -Brad Short
Advisor - Mrs. Amy Kuppler
ATHLETIC TRAINING CODE
The Caledonia Community Schools provide a well-rounded program of interscholastic, competitive athletics, with a wide range of voluntary athletic activities for our young women and men. It is a privilege afforded by the board of education to be a member of a Caledonia athletic team. In life, with each privilege comes a corresponding responsibility. Our athletic program is no different; we provide much but much is expected.
Student-athletes must develop and maintain habits of personal behavior and health that will enable them to perform at an optimum level, to minimize the risk of injury and to also represent themselves and Caledonia in a manner which merits respect from all. Questions regarding our CHS Training Code and its application may be directed to your head coach or to the CHS athletic office.The Caledonia Scot tradition has taken years to develop. It is a constant desire to succeed and excel. Do nothing to detract from the PRIDE that is Caledonia Athletics. You have a tradition to uphold! We will be successful with class, style and sportsmanship. Go Scots!
I. WHO/WHENAll members of athletic teams (players, managers, and trainers) are bound by the following training rules at all times throughout the entire calendar year.
II. TOBACCO USE/POSSESSION VIOLATIONAthletic training rules forbid the use or possession of tobacco (in any form) by any athlete who represents Caledonia High School.
IV. CONDUCT or BEHAVIOR VIOLATION
An athlete shall conduct himself/herself in such a manner as to not bring discredit to the school, team or the athlete themselves.Examples of behavior unbecoming an athlete are, but not limited to: vandalism, theft, insubordination, school suspension, etc.
Viral and Bacterial Meningitis
What is meningitis?
Meningitis is an infection of the fluid of a person's spinal cord and the fluid that
surrounds the brain. It is caused by a viral or bacterial infection.
What is the difference between viral and bacterial meningitis?
Viral meningitis is usually less severe and resolves without special treatment. Many different viruses can cause meningitis. Most of them are more common during the summer and fall months.
Bacterial meningitis is extremely serious. It may result in brain damage, hearing loss or learning disability. It is important to know which type of bacteria is causing the meningitis because antibiotics can prevent some types from infecting other people. The earlier the treatment starts the more successful it is. Today, Streptococcus pneumonia and Neisseria meningitidis are the leading causes of bacterial meningitis.
What are the symptoms of meningitis?
Often the symptoms of viral and bacterial meningitis are the same. Usually, people either do not get sick at all from the organisms that cause meningitis or they have mild flu like symptoms. In more serious cases, symptoms include:
• Severe headache
• Stiff neck
• Discomfort looking into bright light
Since it is difficult to tell the difference between viral or bacterial meningitis, if you think you or your child has it, see your doctor right away.
Can meningitis be spread from person to person?
Yes. Bacterial and viral meningitis can both be spread from person to person. It is spread through direct contact with the respiratory secretions (coughing, kissing) of an infected person. Viral meningitis can also be found in the stool of an infected person. It is spread this way mainly among small children who are not yet toilet trained or when changing diapers.
Should I keep my child home from school?
Children with bacterial meningitis are usually hospitalized.
There are no specific exclusions from school for viral meningitis, but
hospitalization is common.
How soon do infected people get sick?
Symptoms usually begin within three or four days after exposure, however, onset may vary from as early as two days to as late as 10 days.
How can meningitis be prevented?
Good personal hygiene and hand washing lowers your chances of getting infected.
There is preventive therapy for people who have had close personal contact with
someone infected with bacterial meningitis. However, only certain bacterial infections require preventive treatment with antibiotics for those contacts. If
diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, the Kent County Health Department can help determine which close contacts should be treated with antibiotics. Preventive therapy is generally not necessary for people who have only shared office or classroom space.
Is there a vaccine for meningitis?
A vaccine against one type of meningitis has been developed (Neisseria Meningitis). It does not provide protection against all strains in the United States. In a departure from past recommendations, a government panel is now recommending that all college freshmen living in dorms be vaccinated for meningitis. The panel is also advising doctors to inoculate all 11-to 12-year-old children. The new recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is a reversal of previous policy and was driven by the availability of a new vaccine, Menactra. Widespread vaccination for college students was not recommended the last time this issue was addressed in 1997, due to the high cost of vaccination and the fairly low risk of contracting bacterial meningitis. Vaccines for Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), once a leading cause of bacterial meningitis, are given to all children as part of their routine immunizations. Check with your doctor or the Kent County Health Department for vaccination information and availability.
Above information from publications by Kent County Health Department, and The Harvard Medical School Healthbeat.
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