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OLUSTEE-ELDORADO PUBLIC SCHOOL
STUDENT HANDBOOK
TABLE OF CONTENTS
School Colors 2
School Mascot 2
Student Handbook and Policies 2
To the Students of Olustee-Eldorado School 2
School Loyalty 2
School Philosophy 2
Closed Campus 2
Enrollment 3
Olustee-Eldorado School Seeks Assistance with Child Serve
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Olustee-Eldorado Public School Annual Noficaon to
Parents, Teachers, Employees 3
FERPA Rights 4
Grading Scale 4
Promoon and Retenon 5
Student Classificaon 5
Junior High Graduaon 5
High School Graduaon 5
Graduaon Ceremony 5
OSSAA Eligibility Requirements 5
Care of Textbooks 6
Concurrent Enrollment 6
Responsibility of School Property 6
Inspecon of Lockers 6
Change of Schedules 6
Transportaon 6
Vo-Tech Bus 6
Fire and Storm Waning 6
Class Organizaon 7
Withdrawal Procedure 7
Visitor to School 7
Leaving the School Building during School Hours 7
Restrooms 8
Lost and Found Arcles 8
Dress and Appearance 8
Valedictorian and Salutatorian 8
Junior Senior Play 9
Prescripon and Nonprescripon Drugs 9
Telephone Use 9
Public Display of Affecon 9
Tobacco 9
Radio or Electronic Devices 9
Athlec Policy 9
Aendance 10
Aendance Laws and Regulaons 11
Sexual Harassment, Inmidaon, & Bullying Policy 11
Student Suspension—Procedural Rights and Regulaons 12
Student Discipline 13
Report Students under the Influence of or Possessing
Nonintoxicang Beverages, Alcoholic Beverages,
or Controlled Dangerous Substance 17
Search and Seizure Policy 17
Policy and Procedure, Reference to Drugs and Alcohol and
Students 18
Olustee-Eldorado Transfer Policy 18
FERPA 19
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Olustee-Eldorado High School
Junior High
Student Handbook
School Colors Royal Blue, Black, & White
School Mascot — Diamondback
Student Handbook and Policies
This handbook has been prepared in the hope that it will assist in carrying out a more effecve and unified school program in
the Olustee-Eldorado School.
Olustee-Eldorado School is devoted to the enrichment of the lives of the boys and girls of this community to the end that each
boy and girl may have the best educaonal opportunity possible. To achieve this goal a high quality of instrucon is maintained
in all grades.
It is through the cooperaon of parents, students, teachers, school administrators, Board of Educaon, and the enre
community that the best educaonal opportunies for the children are available.
We take this opportunity to extend to each parent and patron of the district an invitaon to visit your school at every
opportunity. The beer acquainted we are, the beer we understand our common problems and direct the school work of your
children.
To the Students of Olustee-Eldorado School
The Olustee-Eldorado School faculty and administraon desire that your school days be happy ones and that you will remember
them with great pleasure. Whether you do or not will depend largely upon each of you as students.
Students are happiest when they spend their me on worthwhile projects and acvies. You have a chance to take an acve
part in many acvies in addion to your regular class work. It is our earnest hope that you will take advantage of all
opportunies that lie before you.
School Loyalty
If your school is to become ever greater or better, its school citizens must be loyal, devoted, and faithful in every relaon of
school life. Your school deserves the following commitment from each student: “I will obey and help others obey those rules,
which further the good of all.”
Such rules include proper conduct in the halls, assemblies, classrooms, and lunchroom; respect for superiors, classmates, and
buildings, as well as self; faithful preparaon of lessons; observance of appropriate language; a sportsmanlike atude at all
me; and the development of valuable cizenship traits.
School Philosophy
The mission of Olustee-Eldorado Public Schools is to create an alliance among students, teachers, parents, and the community,
thus creang an environment where all students can learn and meet the academic and career challenges of the 21 st
Century,
constantly striving to improve and meet the needs of our changing society.
Closed Campus
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In order to provide the safest environment possible, Olustee-Eldorado Public School adheres to a closed campus policy for
grades 7 through 9.
Students grades 10 through 12 will have open campus privileges as long as they adhere to school policy. This includes riding and
driving privileges. Riding privileges extend to only parents/guardians or a person directly connected school, i.e. student or
school employee. Driving privileges extend only to those students with a valid driver’s license and own vehicle.
Students should park in designated student parking areas only Students who plan to drive to school shall obtain a driving permit
from the office.
In order to maintain security and safety on school campus, all vehicles parked on school property are subject to being randomly
checked for school contraband by detecon canines. Any student vehicle idenfied by the detecon team as possibly containing
contraband will be manually searched by the administraon and/or detecon team. Students who refuse to have their cars
searched will forfeit all driving privileges to school or a school funcon for a minimum of the remainder of the school year. In
addion, the student will be instructed to leave school immediately and law enforcement will be nofied.
Enrollment
Any student who is a legal resident of the Olustee-Eldorado School District or who has been legally transferred from another
school district and who has aained the age of five (5) years of age on or before September 1, and twenty-one (21) years of age
on or before September 1 shall be entled to enroll in school free of charge. No child shall be enrolled in the first grade unless
he or she will have reached the age of six (6) years on or before September 1 of the school year.
Students enrolling in Olustee-Eldorado Public School from a school not accredited by the State Department of Educaon shall
take a standardized achievement test and/or comprehensive wrien subject area examinaon which may be used to determine
grade placement and/or academic units of study. These tests shall be administered by cerfied personnel of the
Olustee-Eldorado School system or by an agency designated by the school to administer such tests. The final decision as to
grade placement and/or academic units of credit shall be determined by designated Officials at the Olustee-Eldorado School
system in charge of student records.
However, these enrollment privileges may not be applicable to any student who has been suspended from any other school for
disciplinary reasons.
The Board of Educaon will deny applicaon for student transfer to Olustee-Eldorado School from another school if student
request is due to discipline, suspension, expulsion, or other quesonable circumstances at the previous school.
Olustee-Eldorado School Seeks Assistance with Child Serve
Child serve is the acve, ongoing process of locang, idenfying, and evaluang handicapped children to provide services to
meet their needs.
Public Law 94-142 provides that each handicapped child is entled to a free, appropriate public educaon, the State
Department of Educaon has approved regulaons to meet minimum guidelines to implement such services.
Olustee-Eldorado Public School is seeking assistance in the effort to idenfy and serve handicapped children from birth through
21 years of age who may be eligible to receive educaonal services.
Any informaon or referral of children with suspected mental or physical handicap can be brought to the aenon of the
Olustee-Eldorado Special Educaon teacher or Superintendent of Olustee-Eldorado Public Schools. The telephone number to
call is 580-648-2243.
Olustee-Eldorado Public School Annual Notification to Parents, Teachers, Employees
The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 requires the inspecon of all buildings in the school district for asbestos.
The district has complied with this act. A management plan documenng these inspecons is on file for public review. You may
examine the plan, located at the superintendent’s office, upon request.
Olustee-Eldorado Public School annually nofies all parents, teachers, and other employees by newspaper and social media.
Addionally, informaon regarding any asbestos-related acvies, planned or in progress, will be disseminated by the local
newspaper and social media when they arise.
The asbestos idenfied in our management plan is checked regularly by an asbestos company and our staff to scrunize any
changes in the material, which could cause a health hazard. We will connue to monitor the asbestos as defined by EPA
guidelines. If changes occur, our asbestos coordinator will nofy the appropriate people as prescribed by law.
1. Students should take as much pride as possible in keeping the building and premises clean and free from paper and other
waste.
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2. No candy or pop is to be allowed in the classrooms during the school day. The only me that pop and candy may be in
classrooms is with special permission from the administraon to have a party as a reward or as a special occasion.
3. Students shall not leave the school grounds unless the parent nofies the administraon ahead of me,
4. Students should not enter the building before 8:15. Students may come in for help in a class if arrangements are made the
day before or if permission is granted by hall duty teachers.
5. Parents will be held responsible for any damages that are willfully and intenonally done to school property by their child
(School Laws of Oklahoma: Secon 663).
6. Sunglasses are not to be worn by students in the building, unless special permission is given by the teacher or the principal.
FERPA Rights
The permanent record of each pupil who aends Olustee-Eldorado School is kept in the office of the principal. Students needing
copies of transcripts for enrollment in college or universies should contact the principal or counselor.
Olustee-Eldorado School designates the following informaon as student directory informaon; (1) name, (2) address, (3)
telephone number, (4) date and place of birth, (5) major field of study, (6) parcipaon in school acvies and sports, (7)
classificaon , (8) weight and height of athlec team members, (9) aendance dates, (10) awards received, (11) most recent
previous school aendance.
The official educaonal records of a student may be inspected by the student’s parents, who upon filing a wrien request for a
hearing, may also challenge the contents of the records, Parents also have a right to obtain a copy of these records.
The rights of parents become the rights of the student when the student aains the age of eighteen (18) years.
Grading Scale
A+ 97to100
A 93to96
A- 90to92
B+ 87to89
B 83to86
B- 80to82
C-v 77 to 79
C 73to76
C- 70to72
D+ 67to69
D 63to66
D- 60to62
F 59orbelow
Passing grades required in each class for eligibility in extracurricular acvies.
Grade cards are issued each nine weeks.
Promotion and Retention
A final evaluaon of the achievements of students enrolled in grades 7 through 12 will be made prior to the end of each current
school year. In grades 7 and 8, students failing any two (2) of the core curriculum shall be retained in the same grade the next
year.
Student Classification
9 through 12th_Beginning with the freshman class of 2001, classificaon will be designated as follows:
A. Sophomore-accumulated 5 credits, 3 of which must be core curriculum
B. Junior-accumulated 10 credits, 7 of which must be core curriculum
C. Senior-accumulated 16 credits, 11 of which must be core curriculum
Beginning in 2003, graduaon requirements will include 23 credits, 15 of which must be core curriculum.
Any student unable to schedule the remainder of his/her graduaon requirements in a normal seven period day may be unable
to graduate on schedule
Core curriculum classes are designated as those required by the State of Oklahoma for graduaon.
Students moving to Oklahoma from another state and enrolling in a senior high school (1 0th, 11th, or 12th grade) may
graduate without Oklahoma History and/or World History if the course is not taught in the senior high school, or if the
out-of-state student is unable to take the course due to the scheduling of classes.
All provisions set aside by the State Board of Educaon will be followed.
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Junior High Graduation
Students graduang from 8’ grade must pass a total of five units, failing no more than one core curriculum class. Any student
not fulfilling this requirement shall not be permied to parcipate in Junior High Graduaon.
High School Graduation
Students must meet all graduaon requirements to receive a high school diploma. A student may lack one credit and sll be
included in the graduaon ceremony, but he/she will not receive a diploma unl all class work is completed.
Foreign Exchange Students
Olustee-Eldorado High School welcomes the opportunity to serve approved foreign exchange students. However, state law
prohibits foreign exchange students from receiving a high school diploma.
Attendants For Graduation
Students must be in good standing academically and be approved by sponsor and administraon.
Graduation Ceremony
These events are formal occasions requiring that students dress appropriately. Appropriate dress for young men is considered to
be shirt with e, slacks, and dress shoes. Proper dress for young women is considered to be dressy dress or dressy slack suits
with dress shoes.
OSSAA Scholastic Eligibility Requirements
The following are requirements set forth by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Acvies Associaon and the Olustee-Eldorado
Board of Educaon. They are minimum requirements. Local schools and organizaons may adopt more restricve guidelines.
These standards are applicable to any acvity that involves compeon between the two schools.
To be eligible. A student must be in aendance 90% of the me. They must have passed five (5) classes the previous semester to
be eligible for compeon at the beginning of a semester. If they did not pass S classes, they are ineligible for the first six (6)
weeks of the current semester.
Students must also maintain passing grades in all classes. Scholasc eligibility will be checked aer three weeks (during the
fourth week) of a semester and each succeeding week thereaer. If a student is failing one class at the end of a week, he/she
will be placed on probaon for the next week period. If the student is sll failing in any class at the end of the probaonary
period, he/she will be ineligible to parcipate during the next one-week period. He/she will connue to be ineligible unl
he/she no longer has a failing grade in any class. An eligible grade is a current passing grade above 59 in any class. This rule
applies to all extracurricular acvies and class acvies.
To parcipate in extracurricular acvies a student must be in aendance one half day at school. The principal can make
excepons for extenuang circumstances.
Care of Textbooks and School Issued Devices
A considerable amount of money has been spent on textbooks, tablets, and chromebooks. Students are responsible for the care
of all books and devices loaned to them by Olustee-Eldorado Public School.If books or equipment are lost, destroyed, or
vandalized in any way, students will be required to pay the purchase price for the
replacement.
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Concurrent Enrollment
Any junior or senior that would like to take a college course while sll in high school would be eligible depending on
qualificaons, which are: Seniors have to have an ACT composite of 19 or higher, a high school overall GPA of 3.0, and an ACT
score of 19 or higher in the curricular area in which they wish to enroll. Juniors must have an ACT composite of 21 or higher, a
high school overall GPA of 3.5, and an ACT score of 19 or higher in the curricular area in which they wish to enroll. All concurrent
enrollment courses shall be documented on students’ high school transcripts as either academic or elecve credit pursuant to
70 O.S. 2001, Secon 628.13. Grades earned for concurrent courses taken as core courses and are needed for high school
graduaon will be included in students’ high school GPA. Grades earned for concurrent courses which are not taken as core
courses, whether or not they are needed for high school graduaon, will not be included in students’ high school GPA. Both
parents and students may be required to sign a document acknowledging their understanding of Olustee-Eldorado High School’s
concurrent GPA policy.
Responsibility of School Property
Lockers
It is the policy of this district that school lockers will be assigned to students on the first day of school or as soon as possible
thereaer.
Pung a lock on the locker is le to the discreon of the student. Lockers are to be kept clean and never defaced in any manner.
This applies to the inside as well as outside. Students should not keep money or other valuables in lockers.
Students are strongly encouraged to use locks on their lockers. They are also encouraged not to have valuable items at school
that might be lost, stolen, or damaged.
Inspection of Lockers
It is the policy of the Olustee-Eldorado Board of Educaon that all student lockers, desks, and other school property are subject
to periodic inspecon. When such inspecons are announced, each student shall open his or her locker and remain present
during the inspecon.
Students have no expectaon of privacy concerning lockers, desks, or other school property.
Reference:70 O.S.S24-102
Change of Schedules
If a student finds just cause to change their class schedule at the beginning of the school year, or the beginning of the 2nd
semester, this change must be approved by the teacher, counselor, principal, and parent and be completed by Friday of the first
full week of school.
Transportation
School bus transportaon is not a requirement by law but is an opon given to the individual school district. Transportaon is
provided for school sponsored trips and acvies. Bus drivers are given complete authority to maintain control and discipline of
students on the bus. Any student that is a frequent disciplinary problem may be deprived of the privilege of riding the bus.
Buses will be used on all school- sponsored trips and acvies, unless prior permission is secured from the parent and
authorized by the principal. Students must return on the bus unless released to the parents by the sponsor.
Vo-Tech Bus
All Olustee-Eldorado students will ride the bus to Vo-Tech and back from Vo-Tech unless the student receives authorizaon from
the principal and the parents, as well as the Vo-Tech. The same rules apply to Vo-Tech students that apply to the other students
at Olustee-Eldorado School.
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Fire, Storm Warnings & Lockdown Procedures
State law requires that every school must have a fire drill during the first fieen (15) days of school. A procedure for the orderly
evacuaon of buildings when a fire alarm is sounded should be formulated by the building principal under the direcon of the
superintendent. A record of each drill is to be kept and made available to the State Fire Marshall or his agent upon request.
Disaster drills must occur once per year during the first fieen (15) days of school.
Fire—One connuous blast of the bell or fire alarm.
Storm Threats—Three short blasts of the bell at 3 second intervals.
Students will be instructed on how to react to emergency situaons. It is very important that students follow their teacher’s
instrucons. In case of an emergency, parents are urged to not fly to pick up their children unl such a me as all the children
are put in a safe situaon and can be accounted for.
Lockdown – Depending on the type of lockdown as determined by the type of threat to the school or surrounding community,
interior and/or exterior doors on the school campus are locked. No one is allowed to enter or exit the building. Parents my not
come into the school during a lockdown. This is for everyone’s safety.
Class Organizations
Classes will organize in a class meeng early at the beginning of each school year. Officers to be elected are president,
vice-president, secretary-treasurer, reporter, and a student council representave. (Seniors will elect two student council
representaves if their president is also student council president.)
Faculty members will be assigned as class sponsors in grades 7 through 12.
Class officers shall be elected by secret ballot of each class. To be eligible to run for a class office, a student must have a 2.5
G.P.A. and maintain good aendance. No person who has failed two or more subjects in the preceding semester will be eligible
to run for class office or student council.
Being an officer requires parcipaon in many class projects and added responsibilies. The sponsors can remove officers who
are not involved or do not meet the responsibilies of being a class officer from office. The principal and class sponsor may
remove any student guilty of serious or habitual misconduct from an officer posion.
Class meengs must have the approval of the principal. The sponsor of the class is to arrange the meengs.
Grades 7 through 12 will be allowed one class party during the school year and a Christmas party. All condions of the party
must be approved by the principal and class sponsors.
Withdrawal Procedure
Students who are moving or leaving this school for any reason should report to the principal’s office before the last full day of
aendance to get proper instrucons on withdrawing. All books must be checked in, records cleared, and any indebtedness paid
before a transcript of the student’s record can be forwarded to another school.
Visitor to School
Anyone vising the school must come to the main office (superintendent’s office) for permission to contact school personnel or
students. Students are not to bring guests or visitors to school.
Adult visitors, including parents, should also report to the main office immediately upon entering the building and advise the
superintendent or principal of the nature of their visit.
Orders to leave school property: The superintendent or principal of any secondary, middle or elementary school shall have the
authority to order any person out of the school building and off the school property when it appears that the presence of such a
person is a threat to the peaceful conduct of school business and school classes. Any person who refuses to leave the school
building or grounds aer being ordered to do so by the superintendent or principal, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon
convicon thereof shall be punished by a fine or not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the county
jail for not more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (70 O.S.A. 24-131)
Leaving the Building during School Hours
Students leaving the campus during school hours will sign out in the principal’s office on the check-out sheet. The check-out
sheet should also be inialed by the principal or a teacher that this student has officially le for the day, the me of departure,
and the reason for the departure. If a student returns, he/she must check back in on the check-out sheet.
If the student knows in advance that he will need to leave school, his parents should call the school explaining the necessity of
leaving school and the me that the student should be dismissed.
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Restrooms
Students should avail themselves of opportunies to use restrooms during class intermissions and the noon break Frequent
excuses from class to go to the restroom are discouraged. Parents should nofy the school of any health problems that might
merit special consideraon.
Lost and Found Articles
The school will not be responsible for lost arcles. You should not bring more money to school than is necessary for the thy’s
acvies. Loss of money or arcles should be reported promptly to the teacher in charge or the principal and every effort will
be made to find the missing items. Arcles found should be brought to the principal’s office.
Dress and Appearance
Generally, students should regard neatness and cleanliness in grooming and clothing as important. Dress or grooming which is in
any way disrupve to the operaon of the school will not be permied.
Revealing or sexually provocave clothing, or clothing of extreme style may not be worn.
The following are specifically prohibited:
1. Short shorts, loosely woven knot or mesh shirts, and muscle shirts without a shirt underneath.
2. Shirts or blouses that do not overlap their skirts, shorts, trousers, including brief sun tops, tube tops, and crop tops. Shirts
should cover the chest.
3. Shirts with the sleeves removed or tops designed to reveal a poron of the front, back or middle. Tank tops will be allowed as
long as the breast area is not exposed or the side body is not exposed under the arms.
4. Indoor wearing of hats or caps during school hours. Rags that completely cover the head cannot be worn by boys or girls.
5. Bicycle shorts or ghts by themselves.
6. Clothing shall not display any figures or leering which carry a connotaon of immorality, vulgarity, obscenity including any
display or leering pertaining to alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or controlled substances.
7. Clothing that is baggy or loosely hung on the hips by a belt so the crotch hangs at the knees will not be worn.
8. Any clothing that the administraon or faculty recognizes as gang related will not be worn.
9. All other forms of appearance will be le up to the discreon of the principal.
Dress and Appearance for Extracurricular Acvies
Principals, in conjuncon with sponsors, coaches, or other persons in charge of extracurricular acvies, may regulate the dress
and grooming of students who parcipate in a parcular acvity if the principal reasonably believes that the students dress or
grooming creates a hazard, or may prevent, interfere with, or adversely affect the purpose, direcon, or effort required for the
acvity to achieve its goals.
If a student’s dress or grooming is objeconable under the above provisions, the principal shall request the student to make
appropriate correcons. If the student declines, the principal shall nofy the student’s parents or legal guardian and request
that person to make the necessary correcons. If both the student and parent or legal guardian refuse, the principal shall take
appropriate disciplinary acon.
Students who violate provisions of the dress code and who refuse to correct the violaon may be disciplined by removal or
exclusion from extracurricular acvies.
Valedictorian and Salutatorian
A student must have been enrolled as a full-me student in regular aendance at Olustee-Eldorado School the last year of
elementary school or senior high school to be eligible for valedictorian or salutatorian.
They shall be selected at the end of the last semester of the graduang Eighth and Senior classes. The student with the highest
GPA will be valedictorian and the second highest will be salutatorian.
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Junior/Senior Play
Olustee-Eldorado School will sponsor a combined junior and senior play. The play proceeds will be divided between the junior
and senior class, with the excepon of cket money going to the class that sold those ckets. Students who are unwilling or
unable to make pracce before or aer school hours should not try out for the play. The play director shall have the authority to
remove any student from the play for lack of cooperaon, excessive absences from pracce, failure to learn part within
prescribed period of me, or misconduct.
Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs
All medicine brought on campus by students must be brought to the Principal’s office, where its use will be monitored. Wrien
permission from the student’s parent or legal guardian will be required before medicine is dispensed. Medicines will be given
only in the principal’s office. This is for the student protecon. In the event an inhaler for asthma must be carried, the student
will need to provide a note by his/her parent or legal guardian to the principal.
Telephone Use — Front Office Only
The telephones at Olustee-Eldorado Public Schools are for business use only. Students will not be permied to use these phones
except in an emergency. If you receive a call, a message will be delivered, but you will not be allowed to leave class unless it is
an emergency. Plan ahead so you will not have the need to call for forgoen books, RE. clothes, etc.
Public Displays of Affection (PDA)
Public displays of affecon, including holding hands, kissing, etc. are not acceptable behavior for Olustee-Eldorado students.
Tobacco
Use or possession of tobacco in any form, including e-cigarees (vapes), by students at Olustee-Eldorado School is prohibited
while on campus or any school sponsored trip. Any person who is in possession of any kind of tobacco product will be
disciplined.
Tobacco products will be confiscated if seen by school personnel.
Any person who refuses to divulge his or her source for tobacco will be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be punished by a fine,
jail term or both if convicted. (State Law)
It is a violaon of law for any adult to loan, give or furnish tobacco products to students. Failure to observe this law could result
in a fine and/or confinement in the county jail.
Electronic Devices
All current forms of electronics (except school issued devices), and lasers are not permied on school campus, school buses, at
school sponsored events away from home. These items will lead to discipline if brought to school. Cell Phones are to be turned
off and put away at all mes during school operang hours.
Exempons to this rule may apply due to extenuang circumstances, and the exempon must be approved by the principal.
Head Lice Policy
Olustee-Eldorado will conduct head checks randomly, or rounely at the discreon of administraon. In the event that a
student has been found to have head lice or nits, the following policy adopted by this school board will be followed.
Live Lice:
If a student or students are found to have live head lice, a parent will be called and the child will need to leave school and be
treated with an approved head lice treatment. Before returning to school, the student will need to provide proof of treatment
either from the health department, a doctor, or with a store receipt of the approved treatment. Approved treatments are RID,
Nix, Licefree Gel, and LiceMD. If a treatment is not on this list, a parent may obtain prior approval of another brand from
administraon.
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Nits:
If no live lice are found, but a student is found to have nits, a parent will be nofied either by phone or with a leer sent home
to be signed by the parent. The student will be allowed to stay in school for the remainder of the day and the parent will be
required to comb the nits from the child’s hair with a RID comb that day aer school. The student will then have a head check
the following morning to verify that the nits have been combed out. If no change is observed, the student will be sent home to
have the nits combed out of their hair. If an apparent effort has been made to comb the nits, but a few nits are found, the
student may remain in school and a note will be sent home nofying the parent that the student sll has nits, and they will
need to connue combing through the child’s hair unl all nits are removed. The student will then be checked the following
week for nits. As long as the number of nits is consistently being reduced and no live lice are found, the child may remain in
school with weekly head checks unl all nits are removed. If the number of nits appears to be increasing, the student will be
sent home to have the nits combed from their hair.
This process will be repeated unl all nits are gone from the student’s hair.
Athletic Policy
Olustee-Eldorado School provides an excellent opportunity for its students to parcipate in compeve athlecs. As students
become involved in this program, they assume a great responsibility. They travel to other schools and communies to compete
and by that involvement they become official representaves of Olustee-Eldorado Public Schools. Therefore, since you are an
official representave of the school, we feel that we should be proud of your conduct and involvement. In order, to insure that
these expectaons are met, the Board of Educaon has formulated the following rules. Violaon of any of the rules can be
grounds for suspension or expulsion from compeve programs.
The rules are as follows:
1. No profanity
2. No consumpon of alcoholic beverages
3. No use of any harmful, illegal drugs
4. No use of tobacco
5. Obedience to basic school rules
6. Respect for coaching staff, officials, faculty, and peers
Furthermore, the coaches have the right to remove from their team any parcipang student whose conduct or atude is
considered detrimental to that parcular acvity. Any student with discipline acon pending is ineligible for any acvity.
The state regulaons state that students must be in aendance at least 90% of the current semester in order to be eligible. For
all other eligibility maers, Olustee-Eldorado School will go by the rules and regulaons of the Oklahoma Secondary Schools
Acvity Associaon.
Athletic Lettering—All students are offered the opportunity to parcipate in any or all athlec programs offered by
Olustee-Eldorado School. Yet, only those students that meet the following requirements will be allowed to leer.
1, Must be a team member in good standing at the close of the season
2. Must be either a 10 th
, 11 th
, or 12 th
grade student. 9 th
grade students can leer by parcipaon in high school compeon
3. There will be no provisions for junior high leering.
4. Injured players can be leered at the discreon of the coach
5. All students that parcipate in pracce and suit up for all games will be allowed to leer.
Ejections and Technicals—Any ejecon will carry OSSAA mandated 2 games suspension. If a player receives a technical
foul, the penalty for the violaon will be le up to the discreon of the coach.
Quitting a Sport—Athletes who quit a sport will be allowed to return to the team only at the discreon of the coach.
Homecoming Candidate—To be eligible as a Homecoming Candidate, a student cannot be ineligible more than two mes
before the vote to become a candidate. Homecoming candidates must be a team member in good standing as determined by
the coach and the principal.
Attendance
No single factor does more to aid a student’s successful progress in school than regular aendance.
The purpose of this policy is to provide for uniformity in student aendance recording and to explain the penalty assessment for
absenteeism.
In accordance with the Policy of the Board of Educaon, each student in high school and grade school should aend class as
much as possible to receive an appropriate educaon. In any instance that a student is absent for more than ten (10) days a
semester that student will bring a wrien doctor’s statement for each day over the 10 days limit. If no doctor’s statement is
obtained, those absences over ten (10) days each semester will be unexcused.
Excused absence will be granted for the following reasons:
1. Personal or family illnesses
2. Medical appointments
3. Legal maers
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4. Extenuang circumstances deemed necessary by the principal
5. Observance of holidays required by student’s religious affiliaon including any days required for travel to and from the
site where the holy days are to be observed
It is the responsibility of the parent to nofy the school by 10:00 A.M. if a child is to be absent for one of the above reasons. The
school will contact those students’ parents ‘who do not call. If no contact is made, the parent must send a note or call the day
the child returns before the student can be excused. The student may make up all work missed without- penalty. It is the
responsibility of the student, on the day of the return, to make arrangements to see that the work is made up.
School Activity
1. The student will be allowed to be absent from the classroom for a maximum oen days per year to parcipate in acvies
sponsored by the school.
2. The student will be allowed to make up any work missed while parcipang.
The following State and Naonal contests will be excluded from this regulaon:
1. Athlecs—district, regional, area, and state tournaments
2. 4-H Jackson County Fair
3. Yearbook—workshops and ad sales
4. Class Acvies—seniors, juniors, school pictures (one day)
5. Technology Educaon—Regional or state conferences or compeons
Absences by Arrangement
These are absences in which the parents deem it necessary that a child misses school for reasons other than those that fall
within an excused absence.
1. A student may take a trip up to five days of absences by arrangement per semester. These five absences are included in the
total ten days allowed absences.
2. A student may make up all work missed without penalty. It is up to the student on the day of his return to make
arrangements to see that the work is made up.
3. In order to take an absence by arrangement, the parent or legal guardian must submit at least two (2) days prior to the
absence, a wrien request for the student to be absent. If the request is not made as required, the absence will be treated as an
unexcused absence.
Unexcused Absence
This is an absence that does not fall within one of the above categories. Teachers and/or administrators may schedule a me
other than regular classroom me for an unexcused absence and work or tests missed during that absence to be made up. All
work/test being made up must be completed during the scheduled make-up me unless otherwise stated by the teacher or
administrator. Failure to make up me, work, or tests at the designated me and place may result in a grade of zero (0) for any
work and/or tests missed during an unexcused absence. The Jackson County District Aorney may be contacted if a student has
excessive unexcused absences pursuant to Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes (70-10-106)
Truancy
A student is considered truant when absent from the classroom without the knowledge of either the school or the parent.
Students who are truant will not be allowed to make up the work missed during their truancy. One point will be deducted from
their nine weeks average for each instance of truancy. The student may be subject to further disciplinary acon.
Tardiness
1. A student is tardy when they are not in a seat when the bell to begin the period sounds.
2. A student who is more than 15 minutes late is counted absent for the period.
3. Each three tardiness will constute an unexcused absence from that class.
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Attendance Laws and Regulations
Oklahoma State Law: It shall be unlawful for a parent, guardian, custodian or other persons having control of a child who is over
the age of five (5) years, unless such child has been screened as provided for in Secon 1210.282 of this tle and such child is
determined not to be ready for kindergarten, and under the age of eighteen (18) years and who has not finished four years of
high school work, to neglect or refuse to cause or compel such child to aend and comply with the rules of some public, private
or other school, unless other means of educaon are provided for the full term the schools of the district are in session. (Note:
The county district aorney will be nofied in case of chronic absence.)
Oklahoma Secondary Schools Acvies Associaon: A student who did not aend classes ninety percent (90%) of the previous
semester and who has not aended classes ninety percent (90%) of the current semester is not eligible to compete in any interschool compeon governed by the associaon. Eg. athlecs, TSA, etc.
Sexual Harassment / Intimidation / Bullying
Olustee-Eldorado School is commied to maintaining a learning environment that is free from sexual harassment where all
employees and students can work and study together comfortably and producvely. The school district prohibits any form of
sexual harassment.
It shall be a violaon of this policy for any student or employee of Olustee-Eldorado School to harass a student or an employee
through conduct or communicaon of a sexual nature as defined by this policy. The school district will act to invesgate all
complaints, either formal, verbal or wrien, of sexual harassment and to discipline any student or employee who sexually
harasses or is sexually violent to a student or employee of the school district.
Definion of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests, for sexual favors, sexually movated physical conduct or
verbal or physical conduct or communicaon of a sexual nature when contact is:
I. Wrien suggesve or obscene
2. Leers, notes, invitaons, or drawings
3. Computer terminal messages of a sexual nature
4. Verbal sexually suggesve or obscene comments, threats, jokes, (including jokes about racial and gender specific traits) any
sexual proposions, comments about another’s body or sexual characteriscs that are used in a negave or embarrassing way
5. Physical contact, any intenonal pats, squeezes, touching, pinching, repeatedly brushing up against another’s body, assault,
blocking movement
6. Visual contact, suggesve looks, leering or staring at another’s body, gesturing, displaying sexually suggesve objects or
pictures, cartoons, posters or magazines
The building principal is the person responsible for receiving oral or wrien reports of sexual harassment. The principal reports
to the superintendent.
Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying/Cyberbullying Prohibited
Harassment, inmidaon and bullying/cyberbullying, as defined by Oklahoma Statutes at 70 OS. 24-100.2 means any gesture,
wrien or verbal expression, or physical act that a reasonable person should know will harm another student, damage another
student’s property, or insult or demean any student or group of students in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with the
school’s educaonal mission or the educaon of any student.
“Harassment, intimidation, and bullying” include, but are not limited to, a gesture or written, verbal, or physical act that is
reasonably perceived as being motivated by a student’s religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation,
disability, height, weight, socioeconomic status, or any other distinguishing characteristic.
“Cyberbullying” is the intentional and repeated harm of others through the use of computers, cell phones, and other
electronic devices.
“At school” means on school grounds, in school vehicles, at designated bus stops, at school-sponsored activities, or at school
sanctioned activities.
Harassment, inmidaon and bullying are specifically prohibited by the Olustee-Eldorado school District.
Students violang the prohibions set forth in this policy shall be subject to any and all disciplinary measures the district deems
appropriate.
Prevenon of and educaon about harassment, inmidaon and bullying behavior by students shall be addressed by the district
in its Safe School Commiee, pursuant to 70 O.S. 24-100.
Adopted by the Olustee-Eldorado Board of Educaon at its regular meeng on August 13, 2002.
Student Suspension—Procedural Rules and Regulations
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The principal shall have authority to suspend any pupil who is guilty of any of the following acts while in aendance at school or
in transit by school transportaon or under school supervision to or from school or any school funcon authorized by the school
district or when present on any facility under the control of the school district. The principal shall conduct an informaonal
conference by telephone or in person with the student and/or parent/legal guardian for any suspension of three school days or
less.
? Immorality or profanity
? Truancy
? Violaon of wrien school rules, regulaons, or policies
? Assault upon another student or person
? Possession, threat, or use of a dangerous weapon as defined by the State Statute
? Possession, distribuon, or under the influence of any narcoc drug, smulants, barbiturates, or alcohol Conduct
disrupve to the operaon of the school
? Conduct which jeopardized the safety of others
? Willful disobedience of the request of any school official in the performance of such school official’s dues
Suspension involving ten or more school days is entled to this system of constuonality and legally sound procedures:
The administration of discipline in the school district:
• The hallmark of the exercise of disciplinary authority shall be fairness. Every effort shall be made by administrators and faculty
members to resolve problems through effecve ulizaon of school district resources in cooperaon with the student and
his/her parent or guardian.
• A teacher has the authority to remove a student from class temporarily. If possible, the teacher shall accompany the student
to the office of the principal and shall file with a principal a wrien statement of reasons for the student’s removal from class.
The principal shall determine whether to reinstate the student in class, reassign him/her, or take other disciplinary acon.
Guidelines for due process procedure in student suspension from school:
1. Step One. Evidenary hearing: Prior to any suspension, a student shall be given an oral or wrien noce of the
charges against him/her. The student shall have an opportunity to present his/her version of the incident or
circumstances involved in the accusaon.
2. Step Two. Following the evidenary hearing with the student, an informal conference with the parent, student, and
principal, or his/her designee shall be scheduled in an effort to resolve the maer. The parents shall be nofied by
cerfied mail concerning the conference (Appendix 1). The principal shall make and retain a record of the conference.
If the maer is resolved without suspension, then no further acon is necessary at this me.
3. Step Three. If the maer is not resolved during the informaon conference, and the principal decided upon
suspension, then the parent shall be nofied of the acon by cerfied mail by the principal (Appendix 2). The leer
shall set forth the right to appeal to the board of educaon, that the student has a right to a closed hearing, the right
to an aorney, and a clear concise statement of the evidence to be presented to the board.
4. Step Four. Should a parent desire to appeal the acon to the board of educaon, and nofy the clerk of the board of
that wish, the clerk shall schedule a hearing before the board of educaon and shall nofy the student and his/her
parents or guardian as to the me, place, purpose of the hearing, and that upon request, a closed hearing will be held.
The following guidelines shall be used in the hearing procedure:
I. The charges against the student shall be stated in clear and concise terms and must be in wring
II. A parent or legal guardian of the student shall be present at the hearing, and legal counsel may be present and
represent the student if desired.
III. The student shall be allowed to observe all evidence offered against him/her and cross examine.
IV. The student shall be given an opportunity to present his/her case in the fullest manner.
V. A record must be kept of the hearing.
VI. The board of educaon shall state at the end of the hearing aer closed deliberaon, its findings as to whether
the student is guilty or innocent. (25 O.S.A., 307)
General Considerations
If the student is over 18 years of age, said student shall he accountable and not his/her parents. (70 O.S.A. 5-118)
Any student with an IEP shall begin the procedure with a placement commiee meeng. (70 O.S.A. 24-102)
No suspension shall be for more than through the last day of the next succeeding semester. (70 O.S.A. 24-102)
Any hearing with the board must be held within ten days, unless the student requests an extension.
A student suspended out of school shall be provided with an educaon plan which provides only for the core units in which the
child is enrolled. Full credit shall be given to the student for all sasfactory work that is completed. A copy of the plan will be
provided to the student’s parent or guardian. The parent is responsible for a supervised, structured learning environment and
must monitor the student’s educaonal progress unl the suspension is complete
Emergency Suspension
The principal, or his/her assistant in charge, is authorized to involve an emergency suspension when the presence of the student
at school is disrupve or threatening. In cases of emergency suspension, the parents should be contacted immediately by
telephone, if possible, followed by wrien noficaon by cerfied mail (Appendix 3). Regular due process procedure should
follow this acon, except that the student is not permied to return to class during the hearing procedure.
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Student Discipline
The goal of any disciplinary policy should be to correct the misconduct of the individual and to promote adherence by that
student and other students to the policies and regulaons of the district.
The school district, in order to provide quality educaon for all its students, will not tolerate disrupve acts that would interfere
with the tranquility of its school or the safety of its students. Furthermore, damaging of school property will not be tolerated.
Students, while enrolled in this district, shall be under the supervision of and accountable to school personnel. The supervision
shall include:
? going directly to and from school
? aendance of a school sponsored acvity in the district or involving the district schools (away from the district)
? going to and from a required acvity
? in-transit me to acvies on school transportaon
Disruptive or Interfering Behavior
A disrupve or interfering act shall be defined as, but not limited to, incing, encouraging, promong, or parcipang in
acvies which interfere with the due process of the educaonal program of the school. The following are examples of behavior
that will constute disrupve acvies:
? demonstraons
? sit-ins
? walk-outs
? blockages
? group violence
? disrespect or disobedience to school personnel
? harassment and/or inmidaon, verbal or physical, of students or school personnel the use of obscene, lewd or
profane language (visual and/or auditory)
? fighng
? disrupve publicaons
? the or inappropriate use of personal or school property ...possession or use of drugs, alcohol or weapons
? possession or use of tobacco by minors
? failure to make reasonable aempt at course work
Administrave response to student misconduct is a maer directly influencing the morale of the enre student body. As such,
all student discipline should be based on a careful assessment of the circumstances surrounding each infracon (i.e. the
student’s atude, the seriousness of the offense, and its potenal effect on other students).
Examples of Specific Activities Which May Result in Discipline
The following acvies (listed by example) are hereby prohibited to the students of this school district when under school
authority and commissions or omissions, as the case may be, may result in disciplinary measures at the discreon of the
cerfied staff under authority of this policy:
? refusal to follow a direcve or order, verbal or
wrien, of any principal, teacher, or bus driver
misbehavior at noon
? behavior which, in the opinion of a bus driver or
sponsor, endangers other students riding the bus
? sale, possession, or use of drugs and/or mind or
mood altering substances at school or at any
school acvity violence or verbal abuse towards
school personnel or to other students at any
me
? threats of violence toward school personnel or to
other students at any me .fighng at school, to
and from school, or at any school acvity
? extoron at any me
? refusal to do required assignment
? immorality at school or at a school acvity or to
or from school or such acvity
? behavior in the classroom which interferes with
the learning of others
? stealing or defacing school property, school
personnel’s property or other student’s personal
property
? truancy and tardiness
? failure to show respect for school personnel
? cheang on school assignments or tests
? failure to do required assignments
? chewing gum or eang candy in class
? use or possession of tobacco on school grounds
during school hours, to and from school, or
during extracurricular acvies at the site of a
school sponsored acvity for students is
prohibited for students regardless of age
? use of foul language or obscene gestures at
school or at a school acvity
? reckless driving on campus or on any street
adjacent to the campus at any me
? showing poor sportsmanship at school acvies
disrupve behavior at school acvies leaving
school without checking out through the office
of the principal wearing hats in the building
during the class day wearing street shoes on the
gym floor
? loitering, liering between school and town,
A.M. or noon, etc.
? not waing unl the teacher dismisses the class
before leaving a classroom
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? not staying in the building once a student has
arrived at a school acvity not parking in
assigned parking areas
? loitering in parking areas or inside cars during
the school day or any acvity
? being out of class during class period
? failure to take books and supplies to class
? wearing clothing or buons with sexually
suggesve or obscene words or pictures on them
? wearing shirts, tank tops, or tops that do not
come down to the top of the pants
? wearing any adversement or picture interfering
with the educaon process
? passing notes in the classroom (this includes
through texng or social media)
? bringing any electronic, audio, radio, or
television device to school without permission
? running or being excessively noisy in the hallway
? public display of affecon (PDA)
? violang posted classroom rules
? lunchroom misconduct
? violang administrave direcves or rules
? any other acon that is not covered, but
warrants aenon
This lisng gives students examples of some of the infracons that a student might encounter. It is not all- inclusive and does
not limit either offenses or possible disciplinary acons a student might encounter based on the seriousness of each offense.
Nothing in this discipline explanaon shall be construed to deny the student’s right to fair and orderly hearing, appeals, counsel
and due process in cases, which may end in suspension or expulsion.
The lisng shall be interpreted by the principals and their designees in a manner, which they deem just, given the circumstances
of the individual case. This list is not intended to be a complete lisng of all possible offenses but it is a lisng of those offenses
that we deal with most oen. Addionally, administrators shall have the authority to enforce other reasonable disciplinary
acon, which they find warranted by situaons not covered in the disciplinary acon schedule.
Alternative Consequences
In administering discipline, consideraon should be given to alternave methods of punishment to ensure that the most
effecve discipline is administered in each case. In all disciplinary acon, the administraon should be mindful of the fact that
they are dealing with individual personalies. The administraon should consider consultaon with parents on disciplinary
measures that might prove most effecve in parcular instances. Some possible alternave consequences are:
? conference with student
? advise parents
? remove from class or group (temporary or
permanent)
? parental conference
? detenon at, before, or aer school or at noon
? in-school suspension
? financial restuon
? law enforcement
? referral to other school agencies
? suspension for 10 days or less
? expulsion (long-term suspension of more than 10
days) restricon of privileges
? clean or straighten items or facilies damages
? change seang arrangement behavioral contract
wrien
? refer to counselor
? corporal punishment
? any other acon deemed appropriate
Realize that a steady progression of misconduct without remediaon could well lead to removal from the system by
suspension— short or long term.
Discipline and Corporal Punishment
Teachers have the right, when necessary, to discipline children. Oklahoma State Law protects this right. When corporal
punishment is administered, it must be administered by an Administrator and must not be administered in the presence of
other pupils. A witness must be present.
It is expected that all teachers in the school district will assume the responsibility that teaching discipline and control is part of
the classroom responsibility. It is expected that students will know and expect to behave properly in the classroom and during
other school acvies. Special effort must be exerted by the principal and classroom teacher to see that student behavior in the
classroom and at other school funcons is acceptable. This is only part of the total learning process.
The following steps will be followed by all district personnel when corporal punishment—paddling—-is warranted:
? When misbehavior occurs, a student is first talked to and warned that if the behavior connues a paddling will be
given. Based on the serious nature of act, this warning can be circumvented.
? a paddling is administered, the following procedure is followed:
? Explain to the student why he is being paddled.
? It is done in private.
? It is witnessed by the principal or another teacher.
? No more than three (3) swats will be given, and punishment shall not be given by a teacher who is angry or upset.
? A discipline record is filled out and kept on file unl the end of the school year.
? The parent will be contacted aer the paddling by telephone or by leer.
? In some situaons, the parent may be contacted first and the problem discussed before any acon is taken. This would
occur if punishment is refused or on parental request. In the case a parent does not want a child to be paddled, the
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parent must provide wrien noficaon. Also, the parent must realize that an alternate form of punishment would be
used.
Others Methods of Control and Discipline
Classroom: Teachers may use various methods to control the acvies in the classrooms in order to provide the best
possible learning atmosphere for their students. Classroom rules should be discussed and posted by each individual teacher.
Undesirable behavior of a serious nature or connuaon of undesirable behavior will be referred to the principal’s office.
Detention: Detenon may be assigned by teachers in order to correct undesirable behavioral paerns or when a student fails
to complete assigned work. Detenon will consist of me spent with the teacher before or aer regular school hours.
Corporal Punishment: Olustee-Eldorado Public Schools reserve the right to invoke corporal punishment upon a student
when it is deemed necessary in order to correct undesirable behavior paerns. Paddling may be used for serious offenses or for
repeous offenses when other methods of control have failed.
Suspension: Students who are connually experiencing behavioral problems, who commit serious offenses which threaten
the rights of others, or who show a tendency to be uncooperave may be suspended for a period of one (I) to ten (10) days.
During the suspension period, the student will be officially dropped from the rolls of Olustee-Eldorado Public Schools. At the
end of the suspension period, a parent or guardian must accompany the student to the principal’s office for re-enrollment. The
suspension will become part of the permanent record of the student.
Expulsion: Students who have experienced a short term suspension oen (10) days or less face the possibility of long term
suspension. Should behavioral difficules connue to be a detriment to the school climate, the student may be suspended for
the remainder of the current school semester and/or the following semester.
Right to Appeal: Nothing in this discipline schedule shall be construed to deny the student’s right to a fair and orderly
hearing, appeal, counsel, and due process in cases which may end in suspension or expulsion. If the evidence is inconclusive,
the student may request a hearing before the Board of Educaon in order to determine guilt or innocence. The decision of the
Board shall be final.
Interpretation: This schedule shall be interpreted by the principal and his designees in a manner which they deem just given
the circumstances of the individual case. Addionally, administrators shall have the authority to enforce other reasonable
disciplinary acon, which they find warranted by situaons not covered by the disciplinary acon schedule.
Report Students under the Influence of or Possessing Non-intoxicating Beverages, Alcoholic
Beverages, or Controlled Dangerous Substances
It shall be the policy of the Board of Educaon that any teacher who has reasonable cause to suspect that a student may be
under the influence of or said student has in his/her possession:
? Non-intoxicang beverages
? alcoholic beverages
? a controlled dangerous substance
? dangerous weapon
? missing or stolen property if missing or stolen from the school grounds
As the above are now defined by state law, shall immediately nofy the principal or his/her designee of such suspicions. The
principal shall immediately nofy the superintendent of schools and a parent or legal guardian of said student of the maer. (70
O.S.A., 133)
Any suspension and or search of said student shall be subject to any applicable school policy, state law, or student handbook
regulaon.
Every teacher employed by the Board of Educaon, who has reasonable cause to suspect that a student is under the influence
of or has in his/her possession non-intoxicang beverages, alcoholic beverages, or a controlled dangerous substance and who
reports such informaon to the appropriate school official, shall be immune from all civil liability. (70 O.S.A, 24-i 32)
Search and Seizure Policy
The superintendent, principal, teacher or security personnel of any public school in the state of Oklahoma, upon reasonable
suspicion, shall have the authority to detain and search or authorize the search of any pupil or property in the possession of the
pupil when said pupil is on any school premises, or while in transit under the authority of the school or while aending any
funcon sponsored or authorized by the school, for dangerous weapons or controlled dangerous substances, as defined in the
Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act, intoxicang beverages, non-intoxicang beverages, as defined by Secon 163.2
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of Title 37 of the Oklahoma Statutes or for missing or stolen property if said property be reasonably suspected to have been
taken from a pupil, a school employee, or the school during school acvies. The search shall be conducted by a person of the
same sex as the person being searched and shall be witnessed by at least one other authorized person, said person to be of the
same sex if praccable.
The extent of any search conducted pursuant to this secon shall be reasonably related to the objecve of the search and not
excessively intrusive in light of the age and sex of the student and the nature of the infracon. In no event shall a strip search of
the student be allowed. No student’s clothing, except cold weather outerwear, shall be removed prior to or during the conduct
of any warrantless search.
The superintendent or principal, teacher, or security personnel searching of authorizing the search shall have authority to detain
the pupil to be searched and to preserve any dangerous weapons or controlled dangerous substances, intoxicang beverage,
non-intoxicang beverages or missing or stolen property that might be in their possession including the authority to authorize
any other persons they deem necessary to restrain such pupil or to preserve any dangerous weapons or controlled dangerous
substances, intoxicang beverages, non-intoxicang beverages or missing or stolen property.
Any pupil found to be in possession of dangerous weapons or controlled dangerous substances, intoxicang beverages or
missing or stolen property may be suspended by the superintendent or principal for a period not to exceed the current school
semester and the succeeding semester. Any such suspension may be appealed to the Board of Educaon of the school district
by any pupil suspended under this secon. Pupils shall not have any reasonable expectaon of privacy towards school
administrators or teachers in the contents of a school locker, desk or other school property. School personnel shall have access
to school lockers, desks, and other school property in order to properly supervise the welfare of pupils.. School lockers, desks,
and other areas of school facilies may be opened and examined by school officials at any me and no reason shall be
necessary for such a search. Schools shall inform pupils in the student discipline code that they have no reasonable expectaon
of privacy rights towards school officials in school lockers, desks, or other school property. (70 O.S.A. 24-102)
Policy and Procedure, Reference to Drugs and Alcohol and Students
Olustee-Eldorado School through approval of the Olustee-Eldorado Board of Educaon has acquired the services of a drug dog,
which makes unscheduled periodic visits to our school building and its grounds. The EBS (extra-bio-sensory) handler and dog
have access to all buildings, vehicles, and lockers located on school property.
The following policies and procedures are not absolute but reflect the normal response when drugs or alcohol are detected on
students at Olustee-Eldorado School.
The dog alerts on a student or item belonging to the student (i.e. clothing, books, purse, etc.) The student is asked to get all
belongings and is escorted to the principal’s office by the principal. With student’s permission all items are checked to include
pockets of all clothing.
The dog alerts on a student's locker. Principal or designated representave is nofied, who locates and escorts students to the
locker. Student observes as all items are removed from the locker and spread on the floor. The dog is then allowed to recheck
the locker and all items from the locker. The student might also be checked by the dog if desired by the principal.
The dog alerts on a student’s vehicle. Principal or designated representave is nofied, who locates and escorts students to the
vehicle. Student is asked to sign an authorizaon to inspect form aer which the interior of the vehicle is checked by the dog,
handler and school official with the student observing.
Substance found—First Offense—three (3) day suspension
Second Offense—Suspended for the remainder of the school year
No substance found—First Offense—Warning to student
Second Offense—three (3) day suspension
Third Offense—Suspended for the remainder of the school year
In all cases the parents are nofied as soon as possible as to the facts surrounding the dog’s alert and the results of the check.
If the student refuses to be checked or vehicle examined aer the dog has alerted, the situaon and consequences will be
treated the same as substance found.
When Olustee-Eldorado School believe that there is an obligaon to the students to provide to them, in as much as possible, a
drug free environment in which to study and learn. It is also the belief of Olustee-Eldorado School that students who are using
drugs should be afforded all the help possible to stop the use and or abuse of drugs and alcohol, more so than punish them.
Olustee-Eldorado School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, naonal origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran.
OLUSTEE-ELDORADO SCHOOL TRANSFER POLICY
Open Transfers: A student whose parent(s) reside(s) outside the Olustee-Eldorado School District must apply for a legal transfer
to aend school in the District. Applicaons for an open transfer will be accepted from September 1 through February 1 of the
school year for which the transfer is requested. The appropriate applicaon must be completed and submied to the
Superintendent’s office. A separate application must be submitted for each student which desires a transfer. The District shall
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nofy the student’s resident school district of the applicaon for transfer by March 1. The District’s Board shall approve or deny
the applicaon for transfer no later than June 1 of the school year in which the applicaon is submied. A student granted an
open transfer shall be entled to connue to aend school in the District unless the District nofies the student by April 10 of
the cancellaon of the transfer for the next succeeding school year.
Open transfers will be considered for the following students:
1. Students who reside in a school district that does not offer the grade the child is entled to pursue; and/or
2. Students who have exhibited no discipline problems in their resident school, that has no suspensions or disciplinary
referrals; and
3. Students who have exhibited good aendance, that is, a minimum of 90% aendance in the previous semester or
school year in their resident school.
Students meeng the above criteria shall be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis, However, In order to ensure that a
sufficient allocaon of Olustee-Eldorado School District resources exists for potenal incoming residents students, requests for
open transfers may be denied if the approval of such transfer would cause District staff, programs or space to exceed eighty
percent (80%) of available capacity. Such transfers may also be denied if the District does not offer the program the student
requires or desires.
Emergency Transfers: In addion to the transfer process provided students above, may be transferred on an emergency
basis. A wrien applicaon for an emergency transfer shall be made by the parent and submied to the Superintendent. On an
adequate showing of emergency the Superintendent may make and order a transfer, subject to approval by the State Board of
Educaon.
An emergency shall include only:
1. The destrucon or paral destrucon of a school building;
2. The inability to offer the subject a pupil desires to pursue, if the pupil becomes a legal resident of a school district
aer February 1 of the school year immediately prior to the school year for which the pupil is seeking the transfer;
3. A catastrophic medical problem of a student, which for purposes of this secon shall mean an acute or chronic serious
illness, disease, disorder or injury which has a permanently detrimental effect on the body’s system or renders the risk
unusually hazardous;
4. The total failure of transportaon facilies; or
5. The concurrence of both the sending and receiving school districts.
An emergency transfer previously made may be canceled, with the concurrence of the Olustee-Eldorado School Board and the
parent. Unless canceled, a student granted an emergency transfer shall be entled to connue to aend school in the District
for the year in which the student is transferred, but must reapply for an emergency transfer on a yearly basis. Students seeking
emergency transfers will be required to meet requirements the same as open transfer students. I. Students who reside in school
district that does not offer the grade the child is entled to pursue; and/or 2. Students who have exhibited no discipline
problems in their resident, which is no suspensions or disciplinary referrals; and 3. Students who have exhibited good
aendance, which is a minimum of 90% aendance in the previous semester or school year in their resident school.
Determinaon of the student’s good standing will be made by the Olustee-Eldorado High School Principal.
Notice to Parents Regarding Teacher Qualifications
As a parent in the Olustee-Eldorado Public Schools that is receiving Title I funds, you have the right to know the professional
qualificaons of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain informaon about
your child’s classroom teacher, and requires us to give you this informaon in a mely manner if you ask for it. Specifically, you
have the right to ask for the following informaon about each of your child’s classroom teachers:
? Whether the Oklahoma State Department of Educaon has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades or subjects
he or she teaches.
? Whether the Oklahoma State Department of Educaon has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without
being licensed or qualified under state regulaons because of certain circumstances.
? The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
? Whether any teacher’s aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their
qualificaons.
If you would like to receive any of this informaon, please contact the Superintendent’s office, telephone number
580-642-2243.
Notice of Parental Rights Under Section 504
Secon 504 of the Rehabilitaon Act is a nondiscriminaon statute barring discriminaon on the basis of one’s disability. It is
the policy of this school district not to discriminate on the basis of disability in its educaonal programs, acvies or
employment policies as required by the Act. The Act requires the school district to locate, evaluate and determine if the student
is a qualified individual requiring accommodaons necessary to provide access to educaonal programs. Parents are entled to
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have the opportunity to review relevant educaonal records under the Family Educaon Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Parents
or guardians disagreeing with the decisions reached by school personnel for accommodaons necessary for access to
educaonal programming and/or facilies may request a hearing before an imparal hearing officer by nofying the school
principal. The designated school district 504 Coordinator is Traci Coon.
Notice of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Institutions
The Family Educaonal and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (eligible students) certain
rights with respect to the student’s educaon records. These rights are:
? The right to inspect and review the student’s educaonal records within 45 days of the day the District receives a
request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the Superintendent a wrien request that idenfies
the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Superintendent will make arrangements for access and nofy the parent or
eligible student of the me and place where the records may be inspected.
? The right to request the amendment of the student’s educaonal records that the parent or eligible student believes
are inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask the District to amend a record that they believe is
inaccurate or misleading. They should write the Superintendent, clearly idenfy the part of the record they want
changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the District decides not to amend the record as requested
by the parent or eligible student, the District will nofy the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them
of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Addional informaon regarding the hearing
procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when nofied of the right to a hearing.
? The right to consent to disclosure of personally idenfiable informaon contained in the student’s educaonal
records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One excepon which permits
disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legimate educaonal interests. A school official is a
person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health
or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the, school board; a person or company
with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an aorney, auditor, medical consultant, or
therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official commiee, such as a disciplinary or grievance commiee, or
assisng another school official in performance of his or her tasks. A school official has a legimate educaonal
interest if the official needs to review an educaon record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon
request, the District discloses educaonal records without consent to officials of other school districts or
post-secondary schools in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
? The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Educaon concerning alleged failures by the District to
comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is Family Policy
Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Educaon, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington. D.C. 20202-4605.
? The right to object to the disclosure of directory informaon. Directory informaon may be disclosed without prior
wrien consent of a parent or eligible student if the parent or eligible student has not nofied the Superintendent in
wring at least ten (10) days aer receipt of this Noficaon of any or all items they refuse to permit the District to
designate as directory informaon regarding the student. In addion, two federal laws require the District to provide
military recruiters, upon request, with three directory informaon categories - names, addresses, and telephone
lisngs - unless parents have advised the District in wring that they do not want their student’s informaon disclosed
without prior wrien consent.
? “Directory Informaon” shall include a student’s name, parent’s name, parent’s or guardian’s name, address,
telephone number, date and place of birth, weight and height, courses taken, major field of study, dates of
aendance, grade level, degrees, honors, and awards received, most recent previous school aended, student
statements, photographs, audio or videotapes depicng students and/or a student’s work, and electronic mail
addresses. Any parent or eligible student’s objecon to the release of directory informaon shall be appropriately
designated on the student’s educaonal records. The principal will make arrangements for access and nofy the
parent or eligible student of the me and place where the records may be inspected.
IDEA-B
The Olustee-Eldorado School District provides educaonal services to students with disabilies ulizing federal assistance
through IDEA-B funds to enhance the basic program. An applicaon is on file at the Superintendent’s office and is available for
examinaon and recommendaons by district.
NOTICE
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To: Students, Parents and Employees
From: Olustee-Eldorado Board of Educaon
This is to inform you that Olustee-Eldorado School is in compliance with regulaons established by AHERA (Asbestos Hazard
Emergency Response Act) calling for all school serving kindergarten through high school students to idenfy and remove or
safely maintain asbestos materials in the facility structure.
Tests conducted in 1988 by a licensed laboratory revealed asbestos materials in some areas of our facility. None pose a hazard
to any student or employee and they are being maintained in a manner which will insure that they do not become a hazard in
the future. Staff members have been trained in the appropriate maintenance of the materials in order to assure the safety of all
who use this facility.
If you have quesons, please contact the Office of the Superintendent. A copy of the management plan is also located in this
office.
This annual noce is presented in compliance with regulaons established by AHERA.
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