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Title IX CoordinatorÓ

The School intends to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which states, in part: “No persons in the United States shall on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving financial assistance....”

As such, the School does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education program or activities, and is required by Title IX and its regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. This requirement not to discriminate in the education program or activity extends to admission and employment.

The following person shall be the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for investigating any complaint alleging noncompliance with Title IX.

Josh Rogers
92 North Union Akron, Ohio 44304
330-535-4581
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Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations to the School may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department, or both.

A specific procedure for grievances related to Title IX issues is set forth as the “Title IX Grievance Procedure.” 34 CFR 106

The language above will be posted on the School’s website within two clicks of the home page; in all other School-related documents made available to students, parents, staff, and applicants (e.g., student newspapers, parent newsletters, student handbooks, employee handbooks, application forms, recruiting materials, etc.). 

See also Policy 206 General Notice of Non-Discrimination

 

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© 1999 Amy J. Borman

 

 

 

Attendance/Truancy/Withdrawal

Attendance

The student day is 7:50 A.M. – 2:50 P.M. If students arrive after 7:50 A.M. or leave before 2:45 P.M., an adult must check them in at the office. Students may not enter the building prior to 7:30 A.M.

  • Breakfast is served from 7:30 until 7:50 A.M. Students will not be served a breakfast if they arrive after 7:50.
  • An arrival after 7:50AM can be considered tardy.

NOTE: With the new HB 410 law, students who are absent with or without legitimate excuse for 38 or more hours in one school month or 65 or more hours in one school year. Within 7 days of student becoming excessively absent from school, the attendance administrator shall notify the parents of the student’s absences in writing. Further actions may be taken including intervention attendance team.

If a student must be absent, the parent must contact the school before 8:30 A.M. This is consistent with state law regarding missing children. A written note must be sent with the child when he or she returns to school.

 

 

Dismissal at the end of the day

If you are picking your child up after school, please come to the back entrance of the elementary school building (off Park Street).  This must be done prior to 2:45 which is when busses start loading.

Students will always be placed on their scheduled bus unless proper communication is made with The Edge Academy office. (Example: note or phone call).

No dismissal changes will be accepted after 2:30 P.M.

 

General Policy

Students enrolled in the School must attend School regularly in accordance with the laws of the State. The educational program offered by the School is predicated upon the presence and punctuality of the student and requires continuity of instruction and classroom participation. A parent must contact the School in accordance with the procedure set forth in Policy 252 whenever a student is absent.

Attendance shall be required of all students enrolled at the School during the days and hours that the School is in session. Attendance need not always be within the School facilities, but a student will be considered to be in attendance if present at any place where School is in session by authority of the Board.

 

Excused Absences

Absences due to the following will be excused:

  1. Personal physical illness that prevents attendance at School (at the discretion of the Principal or his/her designee, a written statement from a physician may be required).
  2. Personal mental illness such that the student will not benefit from instruction (at the discretion of the Principal or his/her designee, a written statement from a physician/mental health professional may be required).
  3. Illness in the family necessitating the presence of the child (at the discretion of the Principal or his/her designee, a written statement from a physician and an explanation as to why the child's absence was necessary may be required).
  4. Quarantine of the home (absence will be excused for the duration of the quarantine as determined by proper health officials).
  5. Death in the family (absence will be excused for no more than eighteen (18) hours unless the Principal or his/her designee determines that a longer absence is reasonably necessary).
  6. Medical or dental appointments (at the discretion of the Principal or his/her designee, a written statement from a physician confirming the appointment may be required).
  7. Observance of religious holidays consistent with the child’s truly held religious beliefs.
  8. College or university visits (at the discretion of the Principal or his/her designee, verification of the date and time of the visit may be requested).
  9. Absence due to a placement in or changes to a foster care placement or any court proceeding related to a student’s foster care status.
  10. Absences due to a student being homeless.
  11. The existence of an emergency condition at home such as absence, illness, or death of the parent.
  12. Necessary work in a family business or on a family farm (after proof of necessary absence is provided to the Principal or his/her designee.
  13. Necessary work directly and exclusively for a child’s parent, if the child is over the age of fourteen (14) and has been in regular attendance at school during the current school year (after proof of necessary absence is provided to the Principal or his/her designee).
  14. Instruction at home from a person qualified to teach the branches of education in which instruction is required, and such additional branches, as the advancement and needs of the child may require (after adequate certification of home instruction has been provided to the Principal or his/her designee).
  15. An emergency or set of circumstances which in the judgment of the School constitutes a good and sufficient cause for absence.
  16. If a student is absent from School for the sole purpose of traveling out of state to participate in a School-approved enrichment activity or extracurricular activity, the School shall count that absence as an excused absence, up to a maximum of twenty-four (24) hours per school year that the School is open for instruction. The student must complete any classroom assignments he/she misses due to the absence. If the student will be absent for twenty-four (24) or more consecutive hours that the School is open for instruction, a classroom teacher must accompany the student during the travel period to provide the student with instructional assistance in order to count the student as in attendance.

The Principal or his/her designee reserves the right to verify statements and to investigate the cause of absence.

 

Excuses from future school attendance:

1.   Shall be limited to a period not to exceed thirty (30) school hours and can be renewed at the discretion of the Superintendent or his/her designee for thirty (30) additional hours. Absences shall not exceed sixty (60) consecutive hours unless the child’s parent has recently died or become totally or partially incapacitated and there is no older sibling living in the home who is out of school. At the discretion of the Superintendent or his/her designee, a written statement from a physician may be required.

2.     May not materially endanger the child’s educational welfare and scholastic advancement.

 

Withdrawal

A student who fails to participate in seventy-two (72) consecutive hours of learning opportunities will be automatically withdrawn, unless the student’s absence is excused. Otherwise, a parent may withdraw a student voluntarily by signing a Voluntary Withdrawal form with the Principal or his/her designee.

Whenever a student withdraws from the School voluntarily, the Student’s teacher shall attempt to ascertain the reason for withdrawal and shall immediately inform the Superintendent or his/her designee of the reason for the withdrawal. If the Student voluntarily withdrew from the School as a result of a change in residence, the Superintendent or his/her designee shall notify the superintendent of the district to which the Student has moved of all essential information regarding the Student, including the Student’s new address.

If the Superintendent or his/her designee becomes aware that a Student who has withdrawn from the School for reasons other than a change of residence is not enrolled in another school, the Superintendent or his/her designee shall notify the registrar of motor vehicles and the juvenile judge of the county in which the School is located of the Student’s likely violation of the State’s compulsory education laws. Notice shall be given within two (2) weeks and shall include the Student’s name, address, date of birth, School, and the district where the Student resides. Any notice given in error shall be immediately rescinded by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

 

Disciplinary Action for Unexcused Tardiness or Absence

Repeated unexcused absences/tardiness may be grounds for disciplinary action that will not include suspension or expulsion.

A student is tardy when a student is more than five (5) minutes late for School or for a class. If a student misses more than half a class, the student will be marked absent for the class. When tracking hours of missed instruction for excessive absence and truancy purposes, the School shall:

X        Track tardiness and early dismissal times based on the precise amount of missed instruction, tracked to the nearest minute (e.g., if a student is thirty-five (35) minutes tardy to school and leaves school forty-five (45) minutes early, the student shall be counted as absent for eighty (80) minutes of that day).

Students shall not be considered absent for purposes of habitual truancy calculations while out of class for a legitimate reason, including but not limited to restroom breaks, visits to the nurses office, counselor meetings, or remediation sessions.

Any student who, due to a medically-documented physical or mental impairment, is absent for an extended period will not be disciplined. Such students may be entitled to receive an education tailored to their individual needs or abilities as provided for under federal and/or state law.

 

Truancy and Absence Intervention Strategies

The Superintendent or his/her designee may act as the School’s attendance officer or delegate that duty as permitted by law. The School’s attendance officer shall investigate possible School attendance violations, and is authorized under Ohio law, to serve warrants, to enter places where children of compulsory School age are employed, and to take such other actions as may be necessary to enforce the compulsory education laws.

A student is excessively absent from school if a student is absent from the School with or without legitimate nonmendical excuse for thirty-eight (38) or more hours in one (1) school month or sixty-five (65) or more hours in one (1) school year. Within seven (7) days of a student becoming excessively absent from School, the attendance officer shall notify the student’s parents of the student’s absences in writing.

A student is habitually truant if the student is absent without a legitimate excuse for thirty (30) or more consecutive hours, for forty-two (42) or more hours in one (1) school month, or seventy-two (72) or more hours in one (1) school year.

Legitimate excuses for the absence of a student otherwise habitually truant include but are not limited to:

  1. the student was enrolled in another school;
  2. the student’s absence was excused in accordance with applicable law or policy; or,
  3. the student has received an age and schooling certificate.

If the student is habitually truant and the student’s parents have failed to cause the student’s attendance, the School will assign the student to an absence intervention team (“AIT”) within ten (10) days. The Superintendent or designee selects the AIT members, who shall include a representative of the School who knows the child and the child’s parent, guardian, custodian, guardian ad litem, or temporary custodian. Members may also include a school psychologist, counselor, social worker, or representative of a public or nonprofit agency designed to assist students and their families in reducing absences.

Within seven (7) days of the School’s determination that the student is a habitual truant, the School will make at least three (3) reasonable, meaningful attempts to secure the child’s parent, guardian, or custodian’s (for the purposes of this policy, “parent”) participation on the AIT. If the parent responds to attempts but is unable to attend, the School will notify the parent of the right to participate by designee. In the event the parent does not respond to the attempts at all, the School will investigate whether the failure to respond triggers child abuse and neglect reporting requirements and instruct the other members of the AIT to develop a plan for the child.

Within fourteen (14) days after its formation, the AIT will develop a written plan (“AIT plan”) to reduce or eliminate Student’s further absences. The AIT plan will state that a complaint will be filed in juvenile court alleging that the child is an unruly child not later than sixty-one (61) days after implementation if the child refuses to participate in or fails to make satisfactory progress on the plan or other alternatives to adjudication. The School will make reasonable attempts to provide student’s parent with written notice of the plan within seven (7) days of development.

If a student becomes habitually truant during the last twenty-two (22) school days of the year, the School may assign one official to work with the parent and develop an AIT plan in lieu of forming a full AIT. The plan shall be implemented not later than seven (7) days prior to the first day of instruction of the next school year.

AIT Exemption: The School shall be exempt from AIT procedural requirements if it has a chronic absenteeism rate of less than 5% of the student body per the last state report card.

The School shall employ absence intervention strategies for all students who are excessively absent from School. Such strategies shall include the following, if applicable:

1.   Providing a truancy intervention plan for any student who is excessively absent from school;

2.   Providing counseling for a habitual truant;

3.   Requesting or requiring a parent to attend parental involvement programs;

4.   Requesting or requiring a parent to attend truancy prevention mediation programs;

5.   Notification of the registrar of motor vehicles of student’s truancy status if the student misses sixty consecutive hours of instruction or ninety hours of instruction during the course of the school year; and

6.   Taking legal action under R.C. 2919.222, 3321.20, and/or 3321.38.

On the 61st day after the implementation of an AIT plan or other intervention strategy, the attendance officer shall file a complaint with the juvenile court against a student, if all of the following apply:

1.   the student is a habitual truant;

2.   the School has made meaningful attempts to re-engage the student through the AIT plan, other intervention strategies, and any other offered alternatives to adjudication; and

3.   the student has refused to participate in or failed to make satisfactory progress on the AIT plan, as determined by the AIT, or any offered intervention strategies or alternatives to adjudication.

If the 61st day falls during the summer months, at the School’s discretion, the AIT or attendance officer may extend the implementation of the plan and delay filing the complaint for an additional thirty (30) days from the first day of instruction of the next school year.

If, however, at any time during the implementation phase of the AIT plan or other intervention strategy, the student is absent without legitimate excuse for thirty (30) or more consecutive hours or forty-two (42) or more hours in one school month, the attendance officer shall file a complaint with the juvenile court against the student, unless the AIT has determined that the student has made substantial progress on the absence intervention plan.

The Superintendent or his/her designee is also authorized to establish a parent education program for parents of students who are habitually truant. Any parent assigned to the program who does not complete the program is to be reported to law enforcement authorities for neglect of parent education, a fourth class misdemeanor if found guilty.

 

Reporting

The School shall report to the Ohio Department of Education, as soon as practicable, any of the following occurrences:

1.   When a student is deemed habitually truant.

2.   When a student is deemed excessively absent.

3.   When a student has been adjudicated an unruly child for being a habitual truant and violates the court order regarding that adjudication.

4.   When an AIT plan has been implemented for a student.

This Board consulted with the juvenile court of the counties in which the School is located, parents of students attending the School, and state and local agencies deemed appropriate by the Board prior to adopting this policy.

Edge Academy and Akros Middle School Wellness Policy

 

The policies outlined within this document are intended to create a school environment that protects and promotes the health of our students. This policy applies to all schools in the district. Our commitments to providing nutrition education and regular physical activity, as well as access to nutritious foods for all students, are described here.

I.  Nutrition education and promotion

  Students will receive consistent nutrition messages throughout schools, classrooms, cafeterias, and school media:

  • Teachers will integrate nutrition education into core curricular;
  • Nutrition promotion will include participatory activities such as contests, promotions, farm visits, and experience working in school gardens;
  • The nutrition education program will be linked to school meal programs, cafeteria nutrition promotion, after-school programs, and farm-to-school programs;
  • Nutrition education will be offered in the cafeteria as well as the classroom, with coordination between the foodservice staff and teachers;
  • Nutrition education will promote fruits, vegetables, whole-grain products, low-fat dairy products, healthy food preparation methods, and accurate portion sizes;
  • Students will have opportunities to taste foods that are low in saturated and Trans fats, sodium and added sugar;
  • Staff members responsible for nutrition education will regularly participate in relevant professional development (e.g., training on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and how to teach them);
  • Staff will only use approved nutrition curriculum in the classroom. Curriculum developed by corporate interests is prohibited;
  • Nutrition education will be provided to families via handouts, newsletters, web-site, presentations, and workshops.
  • Staff is strongly encouraged to model healthful eating habits, and discouraged from eating in front of children/sharing food with children during regular class time, outside of activities related to the nutrition education curriculum.

Specifically, the nutrition curriculum will encompass:

  • Promotion of adequate nutrient intake and healthy eating practices;
  • Skill development, such as reading labels to evaluate the nutrient quality of foods, meal planning, and analysis of health information;
  • Examination of the problems associated with food marketing to children;
  • Nutrition themes including, but not limited to USDA's MY Plate, Dietary Guidelines for Americans with adequate nutrient intake (such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats), body image and food safety.

 

II. Nutrition Standards for All Food and Beverages Sold or Served on School Grounds

A. USDA School Meals:

School meals will include a variety of healthy choices while accommodating special dietary needs and ethnic and cultural food preferences. All schools shall participate in the USDA school breakfast, school lunch and summer food programs.

In addition:

  • All reimbursable meals will meet nutrition standards mandated by the USDA, as well as any additional state nutrition standards that go beyond USDA requirements;
  • The school meal programs will be administered by a SFA and Vended catered meals. All staff will be provided training on USDA meal plans/reimbursable meals so they can properly
    advise students as to the meal components they may/must take, meal patterns and meal counting.
  • All menus will be reviewed by a SF A.
  • Students will be provided at least 10 minutes to eat breakfast and 20 minutes to eat lunch after being seated;
  • Meals will be served in a clean and pleasant setting and under appropriate supervision. Rules for safe behavior will be consistently enforced;
  • High school campuses will be "closed" meaning that students are not permitted to leave the school grounds during the school day;
  • Lunch will be scheduled between l l a.m. and l p.m.;
  • Tutoring, club, or organizational meetings will not be scheduled during meal time, unless students may eat during such activities;
  • Students will have access to hand washing/hand sanitizing facilities before meals and snacks and staff will remind students to make use of them;
  • Participation in school meal programs will be promoted. Parents will be notified of the availability of the breakfast and lunch programs and will be encouraged to determine eligibility for reduced or free meals. Schools will use nontraditional breakfast service to increase participation, such as breakfast served in the classroom;

B. Competitive Foods and Beverages

  • All foods and beverages sold on school grounds to students outside of reimbursable school meals are considered "competitive foods." Competitive foods include items sold a la carte in the cafeteria, from vending machines, school stores and for in-school fundraisers.

Edge Academy and Akros Middle School doesn’t offer any competitive foods or beverages.

C. Additional Foods Available to Students

Fundraising

  • Non-food fundraising is promoted. When in-school fundraising involves food, the items cannot be sold for immediate consumption.
  • Fundraising activities that promote physical activity are encouraged.

Celebrations

  • Celebrations that involve food will be limited to one per month. Only foods that meet district's nutrition standards will be allowed at school celebrations;
  • Parents will be made aware in advance of when a celebration with food is taking place and what is to be served;
  • Non-food celebrations will be promoted and a list of ideas will be available to parents and teachers.

Access to Drinking Water

  • Students and school staff members will have access to free, safe, fresh drinking water at all times throughout the school day.
  • Water jugs and cups will be available in the cafeteria if water fountains are not present, and water cups will be available near water fountains. Supervisory staff will facilitate access to water in the cafeteria. Students will be allowed to bring drinking water from home into the classroom.
  • Water will be promoted as a substitute for sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs)
  • School staff will be encouraged to model drinking water consumption.
  • Maintenance will be performed on all water fountains regularly to ensure that hygiene standards for drinking fountains, water jugs, hydration stations, water jets, and other methods for delivering drinking water are maintained.

III. Other

Marketing

National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN). District Policy Restricting the Advertising of Food and Beverages Not Permitted to be Sold on School Grounds. Available: http://nplan.rhine.rockriverstar.comlchildhood-obesity/products/district-policy-restricting-advertising-food-beverages

School-based marketing will be consistent with nutrition education and health promotion. As such, the following guidelines apply:

  • Schools will restrict food and beverage marketing to the promotion of only those foods and beverages that meet the nutrition standards set forth in the Network Wellness Policy;

Examples of marketing techniques include the following:

  • Brand names, trademarks, logos, or tags, except when placed on a physically present food or beverage product or on its container;
  • Displays, such as on vending machine exteriors;
  • Corporate brand, logo, name, or trademark on cups, posters, book covers, school supplies, or educational materials;
  • Corporate brand, logo, name, or trademark on school equipment, message boards, scoreboards, or uniforms;
  • Advertisements in school publications or school mailings;
  • Sponsorship of school activities, fundraisers, or sports teams;
  • Broadcasts on school radio stations or in-school television, such as Channel One;
  • Educational incentive programs such as contests, or programs that provide schools with supplies or funds when families purchase specific food products;
  • Free samples or coupons displaying advertising of a product.

 

Food used as reward or punishment

Research indicates that the use of food to reward/reinforce desirable behavior and academic performance, etc. has negative, unintended consequences. The use of food as a reward and withholding food as a punishment are strictly prohibited during meal program times.

IV. Physical Activity

Physical Education

Physical Education will be standards- based, using national and state-developed standards. Physical Education classes will be sequential, building from year to year, and content will include motor skills, concepts and strategies, engagement in physical activity, physical fitness, responsible behavior and benefits of physical activity. Physical education programs will meet the needs of all students, including those who are not athletically gifted, and actively teach cooperation, fair play, and responsible participation. Students will be able to demonstrate competency through application of skills.

Student involvement in other activities, including those involving physical activity (e.g. interscholastic or intramural sports), will not be substituted for physical education.

  • Physical education classes will count toward graduation and GPA;
  • Teacher to student ratio will be no greater than 1:40;
  • The school will provide adequate space/equipment and conform to all safety standards;
  • The school prohibits the use of physical activity and withholding of physical education class and other forms of physical activity as punishment;
  • All Physical Education classes will be taught by a qualified physical education teacher and at least 50 of class time will be spent in moderate to vigorous activity;
  • Physical education staff will receive professional development on a yearly basis;

Physical Activity

All students will have opportunities for physical activity beyond physical education class on a daily basis. Classroom health education will reinforce the knowledge and skills needed to maintain a

physically active lifestyle. Students will be encouraged to reduce sedentary time, and will not be required to engage in sedentary activities for more than two hours without an opportunity to stretch and move around. Short (3-5 minute) "Brain Break" physical activity breaks will be provided between classes in elementary school, for example, programs such as Take 1O! And ABC for Fitness will be used to incorporate short activity breaks into the day.

Teachers will be expected to incorporate opportunities for physical activity in the classroom whenever possible and will be encouraged to serve as role models by being physically active alongside the students.

Physical Activity Programs

Elementary, middle, and high school will offer extracurricular physical activity programs, such as physical activity clubs and intramural programs. High school and middle school will offer interscholastic sports programs to all students.

 

Safe Routes to School

The school district will assess and, if necessary and to the extent possible, make needed improvements to make it safer and easier for students to walk and bike to school. For example, crossing guards may be stationed around the school to facilitate safe walking and biking school commutes, and bike racks will be available. The school will work together with local public works, public safety, and/or police departments in those efforts.

V. Evaluation and Enforcement

This wellness policy was developed by a group comprising individuals from the following groups:

parents, teachers, students, school administration, food service director and staff, Board of Education, and Health and Physical Education staff. The committee is active-meetings are held two times during the school year to review and revise, if needed, policy content and to design and evaluate implementation plans throughout the network schools. A progress report is/will be prepared after each meeting for the superintendent evaluating the implementation of the policy and regulations and include recommended changes or revisions. The principal of each school will ensure compliance within the school and will report on compliance to the superintendent, who will provide a report to the school board and the wellness committee. The superintendent will identify a coordinator who will ensure that each school implements the policy and will collect, summarize and report on evaluation data to the committee. The following information will be included in an annual report: (1) the extent to which each school is in compliance with the wellness policy, (2) a comparison of the district policy to model local school wellness policies; (3) the progress made in attaining the goals ufthe policy; (4) any recommend changes to the policy; (5) a detailed action plan for the following school year to achieve annual goals and objectives; and (6) any additional information required by the USDA. The annual report shall be posted on the school district website and mailed to all district families before the start of the following school year.

Policy revisions will take into account new research and evidence on health trends, new national and state standards and guidelines, new state and federal initiatives, local evaluation data, changing district priorities, and other issues.

 

** If your child is not in dress code she will be sent to the uniform closet or the office to call home.

 

Girls’ Dress Code 2020-21 School Year

 

Pants

  • Navy, khaki, or black colored dress pants, joggers, dickies, skirts, shorts or jumpers that are at least knee length in the front and back must be worn.  Knee length or longer leggings are encouraged anytime a student wears a skirt/jumper.
  • Pants must be plain with no decorations (e.i. bead, buttons, sequins, rhinestones, tears, paint, ect.)
  • No blue jeans, denim, yoga, fitness, sweat pant joggers; stretch or skintight pants are permitted.
  • Pants will be worn at or above the waistline with a belt.
  • Pant legs will be worn down at all times (no roll ups).

 

Shirts

  • Absolutely no hooded sweatshirts or hooded sweaters are permitted.
  • White, navy, royal, gray, or light blue colored shirts, polo or button down, with collars must be worn. Solid colors only. Small emblem is permitted. Cleavage must be covered.
  • Shirts are encouraged to be tucked in at all times
  • Sweaters/vests may be worn.  They are to be solid white, navy, or gray. Plain school purchased sweatshirts with school logo are permitted.  No jackets allowed (fleece, cotton, track, ¾ zip, full zip, etc.)
  • Akros/Edge uniform shirts are permitted.   

 

Shoes

  • Shoes must be black, brown, blue, or grey. Bottoms of the shoes must be solid brown, black, blue, grey or white. Tennis shoes must be black, brown blue, or grey. Shoelaces must be the same color of the shoe. Heels no higher than 2 inches are permitted. No white shoes of any kind.
  • Boots must be solid brown or solid black including soles and shoestrings.

 

No gang related clothing or items permitted on school grounds at any time.

 

Socks, Tights/Leggings (worn under uniform skirts, jumpers)

  • Socks, Tights/Leggings must be solid black, solid white, solid navy or solid light blue in color.

 

Belts:

  • If loops are provided, a belt must be worn.
  • Belts must be dark blue, black or brown.
  • No ornamental belt buckles are permitted (ornamental will be defined by administrative staff). Nothing can hang from belts or belt loops.

 

Purses/book bags

  • Purses, book bags, and fanny packs are not permitted in classrooms. The items should be kept in lockers or hooks   

 

Hats, caps, bandanas, scarves, and hoods are to be removed upon entering the school building. Bandanas are not allowed to be used as headbands. This includes scarves or caps covering unfinished hair.

 

Jewelry

    • Girls may wear one stud earring per ear.  No hoops or dangling earrings are permitted because of safety issues. No body jewelry permitted.
    • A single necklace may be worn. The charm must be no larger than the size of a quarter.
    • A single wrist watch may be worn. NO SMART WATCHES. (CONSIDERED AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE.)
    • One bracelet or wristband is permitted.
    • One ring (gemstone or plain silver or gold) may be worn. The gem can be no larger than a dime.
    • No lanyards/house keys, etc. are to be worn.  They must be kept in your locker.

 

Hair

    • No extreme, bright colors or designs are permitted in hair (extreme colors or designs will be determined by the administrative staff).
    • Shaving designs in the eyebrows are not permitted.
    • No tattoos or body art are permitted this includes non-permanent drawings on arms.

 

*Violation of inappropriate color or design will result in students to be sent home until hair is back to dress code standards*

 

Nails

    • Must be reasonable length with a natural color.
    • No ornamental jewelry on nails.

No gang related clothing or items permitted on school grounds at any time.

All clothing should fit appropriately (not too tight or too loose).

Face Masks

  • Masks must cover nose, mouth, and chin at all times (unless while eating breakfast, lunch, or drinking water).
  • Masks cannot have explicit, inappropriate symbols or writing as deemed by administration.
  • Masks designed to be used as costume purposes or bandanas cannot be used
  • SEE FACE MASK POLICY AT END OF DRESS CODE.

**Administrative staff may add to or change the dress code at any time. School administrators will have the final say in determining what is and what is not appropriate school attire. **

Use of Face Masks/Coverings

The health and safety of students, staff, and volunteers is paramount to the School. For this reason, and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and guidance from the Ohio Department of Education, the School will comply with this policy for the 2020-2021 school year.

 The School will follow the mandates and requirements set forth by the federal, state, and local governments, the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”), Ohio Governor, Ohio State Department of Health, local county health department, Ohio Department of Education, and other applicable entities (“Directing Entities”) as it relates to the protecting the health of students. If any of these Directing Entities or the School administration requires staff, students, and/or visitors to wear face masks/coverings while attending school, reporting to work at a school, or visiting a school, the School will follow and enforce such directives.

 Pursuant to COVID-19 Health and Prevention Guidance for Ohio K-12 Schools, issued by the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Education in July 2020, all School staff members and volunteers must wear face masks/coverings unless, as determined in the sole discretion of the School, it is unsafe to do so or where doing so would significantly interfere with the learning process.

 It is strongly recommended that all students wear face masks/coverings while at School unless they are unable to do so for a health or developmental reason.

 To the extent that the School provides transportation services for its students, students shall be required to wear face masks/coverings while being transported on school buses. If a student receives transportation services through a school district transportation provider that requires face masks/coverings, the School will follow and enforce such directives, to the extent permitted by law and state and federal guidance.

 In implementing this policy, consideration should be given for the age and developmental level of the child and the physical situation the child is in at that moment. Face masks/coverings are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult.

 At minimum, face masks/coverings should:

  • Be cloth/fabric; and
  • Cover an individual’s mouth, nose, and chin.

 In addition, it is strongly recommended that face masks/coverings:

  • Fit snugly against the side of the face so there are no gaps;
  • Not create difficulty breathing while worn; and
  • Be held secure through either a tie, elastic, etc. to prevent slipping.

 Face masks/coverings shall not include masks designed to be worn for costume purposes, and all face masks/coverings shall meet the requirements of the appropriate dress code policies and code of conduct. Procedural and surgical masks intended for health care providers and first responders should be reserved for appropriate occupational and health care settings.

 Face shields that wrap around the face and extend below the chin can be considered as an alternative, in the sole discretion of the School, where cloth face masks/coverings would hinder the learning process.

 Exceptions to this policy may be made for the following:

  • Anyone who has trouble breathing;
  • Anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face mask/covering without assistance;
  • Individuals who have received approval from the School after discussing their request not to wear a face mask/covering due to a physical, mental or developmental health condition, if wearing a mask would lead to a medical emergency or would introduce significant safety concerns.

 Exceptions to this policy may also be made, in the sole discretion of the School, when:

  • Facial coverings in the school setting are prohibited by law or regulation;
  • Facial coverings are in violation of documented industry standards;
  • Facial coverings are not advisable for health reasons;
  • Facial coverings are in violation of the school’s documented safety policies;
  • A staff member works alone in an assigned work area;
  • Facial coverings will significantly interfere with the learning process;
  • There is a functional (practical) reason for a staff member or volunteer to not to wear a facial covering in the workplace.

 The School is required to provide written justification to the local health officials, upon request, explaining why a staff member is not required to wear a facial covering in the School.

 If any of the above exceptions are applicable, the request for such exception must be submitted in writing to the staff member’s supervisor, or in the case of a student, to the School Principal or his/her designee, and a decision on the request will be provided in writing by the School. An individual may, on a case-by-case basis, be required to wear a face shield or other face mask/covering as appropriate for an accommodation of this facial covering requirement. The School may also discuss other possible accommodations for the student or staff member. Such discussion shall follow School policies and procedures under Section 504 and the ADA.

 Any school nurse or staff member who cares for individuals with COVID-19 symptoms must use appropriate personal protective equipment (“PPE”), provided by the School, in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) or Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (“PERRP”) standards***.

 If face masks/coverings are required, and no exception has been applied, students and/or staff who violate this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the applicable Student Code of Conduct/Student Discipline Code, staff handbook, and in accordance with policies of the School.

 ***Note regarding this policy: the Board shall comply with PERRP and OSHA requirements for all Board employees. However, School staff members employed by a management company are subject only to OSHA requirements and are not subject to PERRP requirements provided above.

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** If your child is not in dress code she will be sent to the uniform closet or the office to call home.

 

Boys’ Dress Code 2020-21 School Year

 

Pants

  • Navy, khaki or black colored dress pants or shorts must be worn. Pants must be plain with no decorations (i.e. beads, buttons, sequins, rhinestones, tears, paint, etc.).
  • Blue jeans, sweat pant material, jeggings, sweat pant joggers are not permitted.
  • Khaki, Navy, or Black Uniform Joggers (not sweat pant material) are permitted.
  • Pants will be worn at or above the waistline with a belt and must fit (not too loose or tight).
  • Pant legs will be worn down at all times (no roll ups).

 

Shirts

  • Absolutely no hooded sweatshirts or hooded sweaters are permitted.
  • White, navy, royal blue, gray, or light blue polos or button downs, with collars must be worn. They may have a single, small emblem. Shirts are encouraged to be tucked in at all times
  • Sweaters/vests may be worn.  They are to be solid white, navy, or gray. Plain school purchased sweatshirts with school logo are permitted. No jackets allowed (fleece, cotton, track, ¾ zip, full zip, etc.).
  • Akros/Edge uniform shirts are permitted.   

 

Shoes

  • Shoes must be black, brown, blue, or grey. Bottoms of the shoes must be solid brown, black, blue, grey or white. Tennis shoes must be black, brown, blue, or grey. Shoelaces must be the same color of the shoe.
  • No white shoes of any kind
  • Boots must be solid brown or solid black including soles and shoestrings.
  • Snow boots are permitted during the winter months.

 

Socks

  • Socks must be solid black, solid white, solid navy or solid sky blue in color.

 

Belts

  • If loops are provided, a belt must be worn.
  • Belts must be dark blue, black or brown.
  • No ornamental belt buckles are permitted (ornamental will be defined by administrative staff). Nothing can hang from belt or belt loops.

 

Book bags

  • Book bags are not permitted in the classrooms. They should be kept in lockers or hooks.

 

Hats, caps, bandanas, scarves, and hoods are to be removed upon entering the school building.  If a student wears any of these items in the building they must surrender it to a staff member without argument.

 

Jewelry

  • One wrist watch is permitted. NO SMART WATCHES. (CONSIDERED AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE.)
  • A single necklace may be worn. The charm must be no larger than the size of a quarter.
  • One bracelet or wristband is permitted.
  • No earrings
  • No rings or other jewelry are permitted.
  • No lanyards/house keys, etc. are to be worn.  They must be kept in your locker.

 

 

Hair/Etc.

    • No extreme colors or designs are permitted in hair including; names, brands, numbers, words and or symbols, only straight lines are permitted. (Extreme colors or designs will be determined by the administrative staff).
    • No bald headed Mohawk haircuts or other extreme hair designs are permitted.
    • Shaving designs into the eyebrows is not permitted.
    • No tattoos or body art are permitted.

*Violation of inappropriate color or design will result in students to be sent home until hair is back to dress code standards*

No gang related clothing or items permitted on school grounds at any time.

All clothing should fit appropriately (not too tight or too loose).

Face Mask

  • Masks must cover nose, mouth, and chin at all times (unless while eating breakfast, lunch, or drinking water).
  • Masks cannot have explicit, inappropriate symbols or writing as deemed by administration.
  • Masks designed to be used as costume purposes or bandanas cannot be used
  • SEE FACE MASK POLICY AT END OF DRESS CODE

**Administrative staff may add to or change the dress code at any time. School administrators will have the final say in determining what is and what is not appropriate school attire. **

Use of Face Masks/Coverings

The health and safety of students, staff, and volunteers is paramount to the School. For this reason, and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and guidance from the Ohio Department of Education, the School will comply with this policy for the 2020-2021 school year.

 The School will follow the mandates and requirements set forth by the federal, state, and local governments, the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”), Ohio Governor, Ohio State Department of Health, local county health department, Ohio Department of Education, and other applicable entities (“Directing Entities”) as it relates to the protecting the health of students. If any of these Directing Entities or the School administration requires staff, students, and/or visitors to wear face masks/coverings while attending school, reporting to work at a school, or visiting a school, the School will follow and enforce such directives.

 Pursuant to COVID-19 Health and Prevention Guidance for Ohio K-12 Schools, issued by the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Education in July 2020, all School staff members and volunteers must wear face masks/coverings unless, as determined in the sole discretion of the School, it is unsafe to do so or where doing so would significantly interfere with the learning process.

 It is strongly recommended that all students wear face masks/coverings while at School unless they are unable to do so for a health or developmental reason.

 To the extent that the School provides transportation services for its students, students shall be required to wear face masks/coverings while being transported on school buses. If a student receives transportation services through a school district transportation provider that requires face masks/coverings, the School will follow and enforce such directives, to the extent permitted by law and state and federal guidance.

 In implementing this policy, consideration should be given for the age and developmental level of the child and the physical situation the child is in at that moment. Face masks/coverings are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult.

 At minimum, face masks/coverings should:

  • Be cloth/fabric; and
  • Cover an individual’s mouth, nose, and chin.

 In addition, it is strongly recommended that face masks/coverings:

  • Fit snugly against the side of the face so there are no gaps;
  • Not create difficulty breathing while worn; and
  • Be held secure through either a tie, elastic, etc. to prevent slipping.

 Face masks/coverings shall not include masks designed to be worn for costume purposes, and all face masks/coverings shall meet the requirements of the appropriate dress code policies and code of conduct. Procedural and surgical masks intended for health care providers and first responders should be reserved for appropriate occupational and health care settings.

 Face shields that wrap around the face and extend below the chin can be considered as an alternative, in the sole discretion of the School, where cloth face masks/coverings would hinder the learning process.

 Exceptions to this policy may be made for the following:

  • Anyone who has trouble breathing;
  • Anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face mask/covering without assistance;
  • Individuals who have received approval from the School after discussing their request not to wear a face mask/covering due to a physical, mental or developmental health condition, if wearing a mask would lead to a medical emergency or would introduce significant safety concerns.

 Exceptions to this policy may also be made, in the sole discretion of the School, when:

  • Facial coverings in the school setting are prohibited by law or regulation;
  • Facial coverings are in violation of documented industry standards;
  • Facial coverings are not advisable for health reasons;
  • Facial coverings are in violation of the school’s documented safety policies;
  • A staff member works alone in an assigned work area;
  • Facial coverings will significantly interfere with the learning process;
  • There is a functional (practical) reason for a staff member or volunteer to not to wear a facial covering in the workplace. 

The School is required to provide written justification to the local health officials, upon request, explaining why a staff member is not required to wear a facial covering in the School.

 If any of the above exceptions are applicable, the request for such exception must be submitted in writing to the staff member’s supervisor, or in the case of a student, to the School Principal or his/her designee, and a decision on the request will be provided in writing by the School. An individual may, on a case-by-case basis, be required to wear a face shield or other face mask/covering as appropriate for an accommodation of this facial covering requirement. The School may also discuss other possible accommodations for the student or staff member. Such discussion shall follow School policies and procedures under Section 504 and the ADA.

 Any school nurse or staff member who cares for individuals with COVID-19 symptoms must use appropriate personal protective equipment (“PPE”), provided by the School, in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) or Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (“PERRP”) standards***.

 If face masks/coverings are required, and no exception has been applied, students and/or staff who violate this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the applicable Student Code of Conduct/Student Discipline Code, staff handbook, and in accordance with policies of the School.

 

***Note regarding this policy: the Board shall comply with PERRP and OSHA requirements for all Board employees. However, School staff members employed by a management company are subject only to OSHA requirements and are not subject to PERRP requirements provided above.