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RED ROCK CENTRAL SECONDARY SCHOOL POLICIES  (Updated Summer 2022)

 

Red Rock Central Jr. / Sr. High students and parents:

 

Red Rock Central Jr. / Sr. High School Administration and its faculty welcome you. Our goal is excellence in education. Superior education is only possible where there is mutual understanding and close cooperation between the home and school. The Administration and teachers welcome visits from parents. We welcome your cooperation, your suggestions, and your comments. Our goal is to create a safe, friendly, and enjoyable educational atmosphere.

 

Greg Ewing, Principal

 



MISSION STATEMENT
VISION STATEMENT

HIGH SCHOOL CLASS SCHEDULE

FEES AND PRICES

ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY

CONCERT ELIGIBILITY

GRADING SYSTEM, REPORT CARDS, HONOR ROLL

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

GRADUATION POLICY

MSHSL ELIGIBILITY REGULATIONS FOR ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND TOBACCO AT RED ROCK CENTRAL SECONDARY SCHOOL

COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE LAW

STUDENT ATTENDANCE POLICY AND PROCEDURES

LEAVING SCHOOL GROUNDS DURING SCHOOL DAY

STUDENT BEHAVIOR POLICY

BULLYING, HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE

HAZING POLICY

REMOVAL FROM CLASS

STUDENT CONDUCT

THREATS AND DISRUPTIONS

DAMAGE TO SCHOOL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY

SUSPENSIONS

DETENTION

DANGEROUS, HARMFUL AND NUISANCE SUBSTANCES AND ARTICLES

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

RED ROCK CENTRAL NOTICE FOR DIRECTORY INFORMATION

ACCEPTABLE INTERNET USE

CELL PHONES

PARENT-STUDENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES AND MID-TERM REPORTS

LOCKER POLICY

MOTOR VEHICLES

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM OUT OF TOWN EVENTS

LOST AND FOUND

STUDENT DRESS

CHURCH NIGHT

CONDUCT IN THE CAFETERIA

MINNESOTA EDUCATION OPTIONS

MCA TESTING

CLOSING OF SCHOOL DUE TO BAD WEATHER

PERMANENT RECORDS

DANCES

MEDICATION

TRESPASS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

MINNESOTA HONOR SOCIETY
 


 

RED ROCK CENTRAL SCHOOLS MISSION STATEMENT

In partnership with families and communities, the mission of Red Rock Central Schools is for all students to achieve their highest potential through academic excellence and personal growth.  Back to top

 

VISION STATEMENT

Empowering Rural America’s Next Generation  Back to top

 

HIGH SCHOOL CLASS SCHEDULE

1st Period:        8:15 – 9:03                               4A Period:       11:36 – 12:25

2nd Period:       9:06 – 9:54                               5th Period:       12:28 – 1:16

3rd Period:       9:57 – 10:45                             6th Period:       1:19 – 2:07

4th Period:        10:48 – 11:36                           7th Period:       2:10 – 2:58  Back to top

 

FEES AND PRICES (2022-23)

Meals:

6-12 grade Hot Lunch: $3.05     Elementary Hot Lunch: $2.95

6-12 grade Breakfast: $1.85      Elementary Breakfast: $1.75

 Adult Hot Lunch $4.25               Adult Breakfast: $3.05              Extra Milk: $0.50

 

Admissions: 

Adults: $6.00                        Students: $4.00


Athletic Season Passes:

Adults: $55                           Grades K-12: No Charge                       Staff: No Charge

Family Max: $110                 Senior Citizens 55+: $30                       Lifetime 65+: $50

 

If the Minnesota Department of Education Application for Educational Benefits (free/reduced lunch form) has been completed all extracurricular participation fees will be waived.

Athletic Participation Fees:

Grades 6-8: $25                   Grades 9-12 (1st): $50                          Grades 9-12 (2nd): $40

Grades 9-12 (3rd): $30         Family Max: $175

Drama Fee:

$25 per activity                    Family Max: $75


Instrument Rent:

Grades 7-12: $60                 Grades 7-12 percussion: $30

Elementary: $35                   Elementary percussion: $20

Driver Education:

Resident $300                       Non-Resident: $400

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ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY

 

 

RED ROCK CENTRAL 6 - 12 ELIGIBILITY RULES

 

  1. Students must maintain a passing grade in all subjects to be eligible for participation. A student will be ineligible as a result of (1) failing grade for a quarter. The student will be declared ineligible and the penalty period will begin on the Monday after reports cards are sent out. The student will then be ineligible for one day’s events (tournament, triangular, multiple event date or single game) per failing grade. This will also be applicable from the spring to fall. An Incomplete grade will turn into the earned grade 10 days after the end of the quarter date.  If the Incomplete turns into an F, students will have to abide by the eligibility policy. 

 

  1. If a student is failing any class at the mid quarter they will be placed on probation and allowed to continue practicing and playing for 1 full week after grades are posted.  Generally, mid-term grades fall in the middle of the week. From the mid-term date the student has until the following Thursday to improve their grades to be passing. The student will be required to obtain the signature of all teachers and current grades for the week after midterms. If the student is passing all classes they are eligible to continue playing. If they are still failing any of those classes they will be ineligible for the following week’s events. The student is then responsible to continue this process of grade checks each succeeding Friday of the quarter or until all classes are being passed. This weekly eligibility sheet must be turned in to the HS office no later than 3:00 pm. Friday to be eligible for the following week.

 

  1. This eligibility policy includes, but is not limited to athletics and co-curricular activities such as: Music individual and small group contest, school trips, Plays and Musicals, Speech, FFA, Trap shooting, Knowledge Bowl, etc.

 

  1. Ineligible / probationary students may not miss a class in which they are failing to leave school early for an activity or event.

 

  1. The AD will inform parents by email of all Ineligible and / or Probationary designations.

 

  1. Failing grades from the fourth quarter’s marking period will be carried over to the next fall.  Back to top

 

CONCERT ELIGIBILITY

Students in band and/or choir (grades 7-12) are required to perform in concerts even though they may have received an “F” or an “I” in any class. Band and choir are classes for which students receive grades and credit toward graduation. They are not eligible for MSHSL sponsored contests. Alcohol, drug or tobacco violations will cause a student to be ineligible for concerts. Their grades will be averaged.  Back to top

 

GRADING SYSTEM, REPORT CARDS, HONOR ROLL

It is expected that parents will spend some time in discussion of grades at the end of each nine week grading period.

Report cards are issued once every nine weeks and are marked in the following manner for accomplishment in subject matter work:

A - Excellent; B - Above Average; C - Average; D - Below Average, yet passing; F - Failure; and I - Incomplete. Incompletes will remain marked until such time the classwork has been completed. No credit is given for an incomplete. 7th and 8th grade students who fail 2 of the 4 core subjects (math, science, social studies or English) may be required to repeat the entire year.

At the end of each 9-week period an Honor Roll is published denoting all students who attained an “A” (3.67 or above) average and those who attained a “B” (3.00-3.66) average. All grades are used to compute the average. Honor Roll certificates will be awarded to those students qualifying for the “A” and “B” Honor Rolls.

Graduating students who earn a 3.67 (“A”) average or better during their four years in high school will wear gold cords; students who earn a 3.00-3.66 (“B”) average will wear white cords at commencement exercises. (For the purpose of Senior awards and commencement exercises, grades are calculated at the end of the 3rd quarter). The line-up for Commencement will be alphabetical. The Red Rock Central School District #2884, through the Board of Education, shall acknowledge that at times, the District may have multiple students with straight A’s from grades 9-12. Students achieving straight A’s and maintaining a GA of 4.015 or greater shall be considered valedictorians and of equal rank and percentile. When there are multiple valedictorians, it would eliminate the status of salutatorian. Grades are an evaluation of what you have learned. They become a part of a permanent record that lasts as long as you live. Institutions of higher learning, potential employers and the various military services are all interested in your high school records. We only keep them - you make them. All student records will be treated in accordance with state and federal law.  Back to top

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Graduation requirements shall accumulate for grades 9-12. 24 credits are required for graduation. Six classes must be taken each year. The following 17.5 credits are required:

 

Social Studies                                                                4 credits

Math                                                                              3 credits

English                                                                          4 credits

Biology                                                                          1 credit

Environmental/Physical Science                                     1 credit

Chemistry                                                                      1 credit

(9th) PE/Intro to Computers                                            1 credit

(10) Health/PE                                                               1 credit

LifeSmarts                                                                     .5 credit

Art/Performing Arts                                                        1 credit

Grades shall be computed on a 4.0 scale

“A” Honor Roll: 3.67 - 4.00 “B” Honor Roll 3.00 - 3.66
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GRADUATION POLICY

Those resident students who do not attend Red Rock Central Schools because of homeschooling or attendance at an Alternative Learning Center may receive a Red Rock Central diploma if all graduation requirements have been met. Those resident students requesting a diploma will not be eligible for GPA consideration and will not participate in the commencement exercises. Under specific circumstances the High School Administration retains the authority to alter this stance upon review. All graduating students must have all materials turned in and work- completed 48 hours prior to commencement in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students with detention time still outstanding may participate in the commencement ceremony but will receive an unsigned diploma until all time is completed.  
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MSHSL ELIGIBILITY REGULATIONS FOR ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND TOBACCO AT RED ROCK CENTRAL SECONDARY SCHOOL

During the calendar year, during the season of practice, play or rehearsal, regardless of quantity, a student shall not use or have possession of a beverage containing alcohol; use tobacco; or use or consume, have in possession, buy, sell or give away marijuana or any substance defined by law as a drug. It is not a violation for a student to be in possession of a legally defined drug specifically pre- scribed for a student’s own use by her/his doctor. 

 

Category I: Interscholastic Athletics

Category I Penalties:

First Violation: After confirmation of the first violation, the student shall lose eligibility for two (2) consecutive interscholastic events or two (2) school weeks of a season or seasons in which the student is a participant, whichever is greater.

Second Violation: After confirmation of the second violation, the student shall lose eligibility for six (6) consecutive interscholastic events or three (3) school weeks of a season or seasons in which the student is a participant, whichever is greater.

Third Violation: After confirmation of the third or subsequent violations, the student shall lose eligibility for  twelve (12) consecutive interscholastic events or four (4) school weeks of a season or seasons in which the student is a participant, whichever is greater.

If after the third or subsequent violations, the student on her/his own volition becomes a participant in a chemical dependency program or treatment program, the student may be certified for reinstatement in an activity or organization after a minimum period six (6) weeks or six (6) events, whichever is greater. Such certification must be issued by the director or a counselor of a chemical dependency treatment center.

Students will be allowed to practice during the time of suspension. Athletes who are declared ineligible according to the Red Rock Central High School eligibility policy will be denied a letter award in that respective sport if the violation occurred during the season. Students who are ineligible will not have privileges to leave study hall and may also face other consequences.

 

Category II: All other activities, organizations and representative selections, etc. as sponsored by Red Rock Central High School.

This would include such activities and organizations as FFA, Band, Choir, School Play, Yearbook,  Honor Society, Student Council, Knowledge Bowl, etc. Also included are representative selections such as class officers, Homecoming King and Queen candidates, or any activity in which the student is representing the school. Any student who loses his/her eligibility for any violation during that school year will not receive any earned awards with public recognition during the school year. This would include any awards ceremony. However, the student may regain eligibility for awards by following the process prescribed by the director of that activity.

Category II Penalties:

First Violation: Two (2) school weeks or one (1) event whichever is greater.

Second Violation: Three (3) school Weeks or one (1) event, whichever is greater.

Third Violation: Four (4) school weeks or one (1) event, whichever is greater.

Penalties for non-athletic activities are unrelated to athletics. Each is governed separately. Penalties shall be accumulative beginning with and throughout the student’s participation in school activities. Any student who is ineligible in Category I or II is ineligible for study hall privileges or passes unless specifically assigned by a teacher for class work.

After the first violation, RRC School will provide the student with the opportunity to receive information about the effects and misuse and abuse of mood altering chemicals. Further, the school will, when appropriate, refer the student outside the school for assessment and treatment.

Under both categories, punishable behaviors will fall into a three-tiered system determined by administration. Tier 1 behaviors will be considered a warning, even if it includes detention. Tier 2 behaviors include consequences based on the discretion of the coaches or advisors. Tier 3 behaviors, which includes MSHSL violations and suspensions, will require the student to miss the next public event for Category I and Category II, in addition to the penalties listed above.
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COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE LAW

The Minnesota State Law provides that every child between 7 and 17 years of age shall attend a public or private school for a period of not less than nine months during any school year. (Sec. 120.10, school law of 1961).  Back to top

 

STUDENT ATTENDANCE POLICY AND PROCEDURES

Statement of Philosophy - The administration and faculty of Red Rock Central High School believe that regular school attendance is an important and valuable component of a student’s education. Regular attendance is a significant factor in successful academic achievement. In addition, consistent school attendance is one means by which a student develops responsibility and self-discipline. Studies have shown that the success of the whole class is affected by the poor attendance of some students. For these reasons, student absences from school should be limited to those instances which are genuinely unavoidable. Each student, his or her parent or guardian, and the school share an obligation to encourage and insure the student’s continuous school attendance. This philosophy is reflected and implemented in the attendance policy of Red Rock Central High School.


Attendance Procedure:

Parents are asked to call the school at 752-7361 or e-mail: randihubert@rrcfalcons.org  between 7:30 and 10:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. If you know in advance of a planned absence, an email, written note or phone call prior to this absence will be appreciated. If the school has not heard from a parent by 10:00 a.m. you will be called at home or work. This procedure enables you, as parents, and the school to be more accountable to our greatest resource, our young people.

When a student returns to school after being absent for any reason, he/she will report to the high school office for an admit slip. A phone call or excused slip from the child’s parent or guardian is requested for each absence. The admit slip must be presented to each teacher as the student goes to classes throughout the day. Students must be in attendance at least 1/2 day in order to participate in any extracurricular activities that day.

Tardies:

The bell (tone) indicates the beginning of the class. Students entering without a pass after the bell will be considered tardy. Unexcused tardies totaling three (3) (per quarter) will result in an assignment to detention. Each tardy thereafter will result in one additional assignment to detention.

 

Students who frequently miss school fall behind academically. While caused by a variety of factors, poor attendance makes it difficult for children to succeed in school, limiting their options for future success. It is for this reason that Minnesota law requires that all children aged 7-17 attend school, whether it be public, private, charter, online, or at home.

A child is legally considered to be a "continuing truant" if they have 3 unexcused absences in elementary school or miss 3 or more class periods on 3 days in middle and high school, and a "habitual truant" if they have 7 unexcused absences in elementary school or miss 1 or more class periods on 7 days in middle and high school.

After 10 excused absences each successive illness will require an accompanying doctor's note to excuse the absence. Exceptions can / will be made for ongoing medical  and / or mental health treatments. Absences after 10 not accompanied by a doctor’s note will be marked as unexcused. After the 7th overall unexcused absence the student will be referred to the county for Truancy.

 

Classifications of Absences:

1. School authorized absences:

These are to be verified at the time of the absence. Make-up work is required. (within 2 days of absence or daily participation points will be 0)

a. Curricular and co-curricular pre-authorized school events and programs.

b. Official religious holidays.

c. Death of immediate family members (parent, step-parent, guardian, sibling, grandparent, child).

2. Excused Absences:

These need to be verified by parent/guardian at the time of return to school and are counted in the Maximum Absence Rule. Make-up work is required. (within 2 days of absence or daily participation points will be 0)

a. Illness - a day of absence will be counted for each day a student is absent due to illness. In the event of extended or chronic illness, verified by a medical doctor. (A 3rd consecutive day’s illness absence will require a doctor’s note be provided to the school)

b. Family Emergency

c. Medical/dental appointments that cannot be made outside of school time

d. Court ordered appearances

e. Preplanned absences which have been arranged and pre-approved. (Arrangements should be made prior to the absence in order to be excused; one week ahead recommended)

f. Verifiable college visits

3. Unexcused Absences (Truancy/Skipping):

All absences NOT school authorized and NOT verified as excused are considered unexcused. Make-up work is required.  Assignments that are not completed will be incomplete for the course. In addition, 2 hours of detention time will be assigned for every hour missed due to unexcused absences.

4. Out-of-School Suspensions (OSS):

Make-up work is required and credit given.

Consequences for Exceeding Absence Limits:

1. On the third (3rd,) sixth (6th) and ninth (9th) absence for a semester course, the administration office will inform the student in person and send a copy of the policy to the student’s parent/guardian.

2. If a student is suffering from a long term (chronic) illness, please contact the school, and teachers will be notified and homework assignment requests honored.  Back to top

 

LEAVING SCHOOL GROUNDS DURING SCHOOL DAY

No student is allowed to leave school grounds during the school day without permission from the office. Students given permission to leave school grounds during the school day must sign out at the office prior to leaving. All students must also sign back in upon returning to school.

Red Rock Central operates on a closed noon hour. Students are not allowed to leave the school grounds during lunch. No one is allowed to drive during the noon hour without permission from the office.

Students are not to be sitting in any vehicles during the lunch period.

Students who leave the school grounds without permission will be given a minimum of 1 hour detention.  Back to top

 

STUDENT BEHAVIOR POLICY

It is the position of the school district that a fair and equitable school discipline policy will contribute to the quality of a student’s educational experience. Without discipline in our school, learning cannot occur. Therefore, this school discipline policy has been adopted.

It is the responsibility of the school board, administrators and teachers to safe- guard the health and safety of each student. The school board and district administrators will support district personnel who, in dealing with students on disciplinary matters, act in accordance with state statute, state board of education regulations, and this policy.  
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BULLYING, HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE

1. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

It is the policy of Independent School District No. 2884 to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from bullying, religious, racial or sexual harassment and violence.

Any act of bullying is prohibited on school premises, on school district property, at school functions or activities, or on school transportation. This policy applies to students who directly engage in an act of bullying and students who, by their indirect behavior, condone or support another student’s act of bullying. This policy also applies to any act of cyberbullying regardless of whether such an act is committed on or off school district property and/or with or without the use of school district resources if the act of cyberbullying substantially interferes with a student’s educational performance or opportunities. Students or staff who are engaging in these types of behaviors will be subject to disciplinary action. Definitions of bullying and cyberbullying and the process and procedures can be found in the school office or on our school’s website.  Any policies and procedures if not covered here will be governed by MSBA policy.

It shall be a violation of this policy for any student, teacher, administrator or other school personnel of the School District to bully, intimidate, threaten, harass or inflict any violence to a student, teacher, administrator or other school personnel through conduct or communication as defined by this policy.

The School District will act to investigate all complaints, either formal or informal, verbal or written, of bullying, religious, racial or sexual harassment or violence and to discipline or take appropriate action against any student, teacher, administrator or other school personnel who is found to have violated this policy.

 

II. REPORTING PROCEDURES

Any person who believes he or she has been the victim of bullying, religious, racial or sexual harassment or violence by a student, teacher, administrator or other school personnel of the School District, or any person with knowledge or belief of conduct which may constitute bullying, religious, racial or sexual harassment or violence toward a student, teacher, administrator or other school personnel should report the alleged acts immediately to an appropriate School District official as designated by this policy. The School District encourages the reporting party or complainant to use the report form available from the administration of each building or available from the School District office, but oral reports shall be considered complaints as well. Nothing in this policy shall prevent any person from reporting bullying, harassment or violence directly to the District Human Rights Office or to the Superintendent. The building administrator is the person responsible for receiving oral or written reports of bullying, religious, racial or sexual harassment or violence at the building level. A written statement of the facts alleged will be forwarded as soon as practicable by the administration to the District Human Rights Officer.

 

III. REPRISAL

The School District will discipline or take appropriate action against any student, teacher, administrator, or other school personnel who retaliates against any person who reports alleged religious, racial or sexual harassment or violence or any person who testifies, assists or participates in an investigation, or who testifies, assists or participates in a proceeding or hearing relating to such harassment or violence. Retaliation includes, but is not limited to, any form of intimidation, reprisal or harassment.

 

IV. DISCIPLINE

Any School District action taken pursuant to this policy will be consistent with requirements of applicable collective bargaining agreements, Minnesota statutes and School District policies. The School District will take such disciplinary action as they deem necessary and appropriate, including warning, suspension or immediate discharge to end bullying, religious, racial or sexual harassment or violence and prevent its recurrence.

 

V. AVAILABILITY OF POLICY

The Bullying, Religious, Racial or Sexual Harassment and Violence Policy, in its entirety, is available in the district offices and on the school district’s website.  Back to top

 

HAZING POLICY

Engaging in any behavior which constitutes “hazing” is a violation of this school discipline policy and may subject the student to discipline including suspension and expulsion. Hazing means doing something or making another student do something that creates a risk of harm to a student in order for the student to be initiated into or affiliated with a student organization. “Hazing” is a violation of school policy regardless of time or place it occurs.  Back to top

 

REMOVAL FROM CLASS

Removal from class is the short-term exclusion of a student from school during which the school retains custody of the student. Students removed from class shall be the responsibility of the building administrator. The removal of a student from class shall not exceed three class periods. Students shall be removed from class only upon agreement of the appropriate teacher and the building administrator after an informal administrative conference with the pupil. The removal from class may be imposed without an informal administrative conference where it appears that the student will create an immediate and substantial danger to himself or to persons or property around him. The length of time of the removal from class shall be at the discretion of the building administrator after consultation with the teacher. Students shall be returned to class upon completion of the terms of the removal established at the informal administrative conference including but not limited to the completion of any make-up work. Any student who is removed from class for a classroom problem will be required to fill out the “discipline notice” explaining the problem. The student will next schedule a conference with the teacher involved within a 24 hour period, at which time the teacher describes on the form the results of the conference and the recommendations to correct the problem. Upon completion of the conference the student will return the notice to the building administrator for final action. The above procedure must be completed before the student will be readmitted to class. A teacher, school employee, school bus driver or other agents of the school may use reasonable force in compliance with Minnesota Statute 121A.582 and other laws.  Back to top

 

STUDENT CONDUCT

Each student is held responsible for his/her own conduct. He/she is expected at all times to be a credit to themselves and their school and home. Courtesy, punctuality, and compliance with school regulations are marks of good citizenship. You can show courtesy in the halls by:

1. Avoiding loud talking or profanity, yelling and pushing.

2. Not blocking traffic by collecting in groups.

3. Hats need to be removed at all times during the school day.

4. Going to the next class as directly as possible.

5. Showing common courtesy as you would expect others to show you.

6. Walking quietly, don’t run.

7. Students are encouraged to leave coats and backpacks in their lockers, or other designated areas.

8. To avoid class disruptions, cell phones shall be turned off during class time. Cell phones causing disruptions at any time during the school day will be confiscated. The phone may be picked up at the end of the day, In the case of a second and/or sub- sequent offense, the phone will be kept in the office for one week. A parent conference may be required.

9. Students are responsible for damage done to the school building, or equipment. Damage to property must be paid for by the student responsible for the damage. Receptacles are provided for waste paper and litter; please use them and do your part in keeping the building and school grounds neat and clean.  Back to top

 

THREATS AND DISRUPTIONS

Dangerous Threats: Threats to normal school operations or school activities, including but not limited to the reporting of dangerous or hazardous situations that do not exist are unacceptable behavior.

School Disruptions: Any student who disturbs or interrupts the peace and good order of the school or school-sponsored activities will be subject to disciplinary action.   Back to top

 

 

DAMAGE TO SCHOOL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY

Vandalism: Damage to or destruction of school property or property of others by students is vandalism.

Theft: Theft is the act of intentionally and without claim of right taking, using, transferring, concealing, or retaining possession of movable property of another without his/her consent and with intent to deprive the owner permanently of the property, or the finding of lost property and not making reasonable effort to find the owner.

Physical Assault: Physical assault is an act which intentionally inflicts or attempts to inflict bodily harm upon another.

Verbal Assault: Verbal assault is abusive, threatening, profane or obscene lan- guage either oral or written by a student toward a staff member or another student including conduct which degrades people because of their race, religion, ethnic background or physical or mental handicaps.

Failure to Identify Oneself: Failure to provide proper identification upon request of a staff member is unacceptable behavior. The violation of any local, state or federal law is unacceptable behavior and information about these incidents will be turned over to the proper authority.  Back to top

 

 

SUSPENSIONS

“Suspension” means an action taken by the school administration, under rules promulgated by the school board, prohibiting a pupil from attending school for a period of no more than ten school days. If a suspension is longer than five days, the suspending administrator must provide the superintendent with a reason for the longer suspension. Suspension, exclusion and expulsion shall be utilized in accordance with the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act of 1974 as amended.

Parents shall be notified in writing of violation of the rules of conduct and result- ing disciplinary actions by first class mail except as provided otherwise by the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act of 1974. Students shall be notified of violations of the Rules of Conduct and resulting disciplinary actions verbally except as provided otherwise by the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act of 1974.

The following shall be considered grounds for suspension of up to five days.

A. Insolence. (Being boldly rude or disrespectful) toward school staff on or off property, during school events, will result in the same disciplinary actions as if it had occurred at school during school time.

B. Insubordination is considered resistance or disobedience to authority. This includes failure to report for detention.

C. Violation of the alcohol, tobacco, drug and marijuana rules.

D. Tampering with safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers and fire alarms.

 E. Arson or attempting arson or use of fireworks in the building, on the school premises or on school vehicles.

F. Stealing or theft against school staff, students or school property.

G. Vandalism. Destruction of school property or the property of others. Such persons involved may be liable for payment of destroyed property and referred to juvenile authorities.

H. Physical violence towards any staff member or student or school property during school events.

I. Serious misconduct of such nature that interferes with the legal and personal rights of others, specifically a right to an education, and which presents a danger to the health, safety, welfare and morals of any person, including the offender, in the school or at school related activities.

All student suspension procedures will be governed by the Minnesota Fair Pupil Dismissal Act. Suspensions will be in or out of school. Classroom work will be made up and credit received.  Back to top

 

DETENTION

Detention: may be assigned by staff or administration for violations of school policy. This  includes the accumulation of tardies of 3 or more. All detention time will be completed within 5 school days of when it has been assigned, unless the number is too great for this to be accomplished. The detention must then be completed during the next week or weeks. Students who do not complete their detention during school detention hours will be sent to ISS.

In School Suspension: If a student has 1 to 3 hours of detention assigned they will serve 1/2 day of suspension. Any hours assigned past 3 hours will be hour for hour in ISS. Unexcused absences are assigned 2 hours for every hour of unexcused absences, and this could accrue to 2 days of ISS. If detention is not taken care of promptly, students who have detention due will be ineligible for extra-curricular activities and may not leave study halls until all detention time is complete. Students who accumulate detention time that is too great to complete in one week’s time but are making progress on their detention to avoid ISS may remain eligible if they are making reasonable progress to complete their detention. Detention may be served in the classroom of the supervisor in charge for that week from 3:00 to 4:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays, Detention may also be served in the mornings with the principal on a case-by-case basis (appointment required). Work/Practice is not an excuse to miss detention. Students will be responsible for their own transportation home after serving detention unless the late bus happens to be running that day.  Back to top

 

DANGEROUS, HARMFUL AND NUISANCE SUBSTANCES AND ARTICLES

Students will not possess, use or be under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or tobacco on the school premises, at school activities or on school vehicles. Items containing tobacco, alcohol or narcotics are subject to confiscation by school authorities at any time and made available to legal authorities if proper under the circumstances. Underage violations will be referred to law enforcement officials when in violation of state statute. Students will be suspended up to five days for violations of possession and use of the above. Suspension may consist of the removal from school or an “in-school suspension” at the discretion of the building administrator. The possession or use of articles that are nuisances, illegal, or that may cause harm to persons or property is prohibited at school and school sponsored activities.
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FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

RED ROCK CENTRAL NOTICE FOR DIRECTORY INFORMATION

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Red Rock Central School, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, Red Rock Central School may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with District procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow Red Rock Central School to include this type of information from your child’s education records in certain school publications. Examples include:

*A playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production;

*The annual yearbook;

*Honor roll or other recognition lists;

*Graduation programs; and

*Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members

 

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories - names, addresses and telephone listings - unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent. 1

If you as parents or guardians do not want Red Rock Central School to disclose directory information from your child’s records without your prior written con- sent, you must notify the District in writing 60 days from this notice. Red Rock Central School has designated the following information as directory information:

*Student’s name

*Address

*Grade level

*Weight and height of member of athletic teams, if applicable

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ACCEPTABLE INTERNET USE

1.) The purpose of the networks making up the Internet is to support research and education in and among academic institutions by providing access to unique resources and the opportunity for collaborative work. The use of an Internet account must be in support of education and research and consistent with the educational objectives of the Red Rock Central School District. Transmission of any material in violation of any national or state regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by trade secrets.

2.) The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges. Also, the system administrators may close an account at any time as required. The administration, faculty, and staff of Red Rock Central School may request that the system administrator deny, revoke, or suspend specific user accounts.

3.) Persons using the Internet and other networks are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. They include, but are not limited to:

a. Be polite, do not get abusive in messages to others or “bully” others on the school computer system. Abuses of this nature will be dealt with by the school disciplinary policy and can include removal from the school network, detention, or suspension from school. In the worst cases expulsion could be determined to be appropriate.

b. Use appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language.

c. Do not reveal your personal password, address or phone numbers to others on the network.

d. Note that electronic mail is not guaranteed to be private. People who operate the system have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to authorities.

e. Do not use the network in such a way that you would disrupt the use of the network by other users.

f. All communications and information accessible via the net- work should not be assumed to be private property.

4.) Vandalism will result in cancellation of privileges. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user.

5.) Facebook, Snapchat, or other social networking sites are not to be used inappropriately or in a distracting manner during school or on school computers. Any evidence of State High School League infractions that come to the attention of the administration from these social networking sites even while off campus can be used to declare a student ineligible from MSHSL activities and other activities sponsored by Red Rock Central.  Back to top

 

CELL PHONES

To avoid classroom and study time disruptions, cell phones and other electronic devices not used for instructional purposes shall be turned off and placed in an area designated by the instructor. Students are encouraged to leave cell phones in their lockers. It is permissible to use devices before and after school, between class periods or during noon time. This does not include 4A. If for some reason a student needs to use their phone to contact a parent during the day, they may come to the office to get permission to use their phone there.

1st Offense: Device brought to the office and may be picked up after school

2nd Offense: Device brought to the office, parent contacted and device can be picked up after school

3rd Offense: Parents will be called and a structure will be set up that the student will drop off the phone to the office at the beginning of every day and it will be held until the end of the school day for at least one week.  Back to top

 

PARENT-STUDENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES AND MID-TERM REPORTS

Parent-Teacher Conferences are generally scheduled after the first 9-week marking period. However, parents may  make an appointment with teachers or the building administrator any time by telephoning the school office. Mid-term progress reports are issued four times per year at the midpoint of each 9-week period. However, a report may be sent anytime during the period if deemed necessary by the instructor.  Back to top

 

LOCKER POLICY

School lockers are the property of the school district. At no time does the school district relinquish its exclusive control of lockers provided for the convenience of students. Inspection of the interior of lockers may be conducted by school authorities for any reason at any time, without notice, without students consent, and without a search warrant. The personal possessions of students within a school locker may be searched only when school authorities have a reasonable suspicion that the search will uncover evidence of a violation of law or school rules. As soon as practicable after the search of a student’s personal possession, the school authorities must provide notice of the search to students whose lockers were searched unless disclosure would impede an ongoing investigation by police or school officials.  Back to top

 

MOTOR VEHICLES

No motor vehicles will be driven during the school day, which includes the noon hour, without permission of an administrator.
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STUDENT TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM OUT OF TOWN EVENTS

All students traveling out of town on school sponsored transportation to any activity, ball games, music events, etc. shall ride on the provided transportation and return in the same manner. The only exception would be if your parent(s) make a personal request that they will pick you up at the site, and/or that they are responsible for you.  Back to top

 

LOST AND FOUND

There is a lost and found department located in the building administrator’s office. Students who find lost articles are asked to take them to the office where they may be claimed by their owner.  Back to top

 

STUDENT DRESS

Red Rock Central High School students should take pride in themselves and their appearance. We are convinced that there is a direct relationship between dress and attitudes toward learning and behavior. The administration and faculty of Red Rock Central 7-12 school understand that clothing styles change and that clothing is sometimes an expression of oneself. However, the school is a place of learning. Any dress that detracts from the learning environment is not allowed.

Dress which is unhealthy, unsafe, or disruptive to learning must be avoided. Students are not permitted to wear clothing with inappropriate advertising and/or sayings on them. Caps and other headgear are not acceptable pieces of clothing  in the classroom. Some type of footwear must be worn at all times. Clothing that is too revealing is not permitted. At no time should any undergarments be seen, either from holes in clothing or from clothing that simply does not cover properly.

It is hoped that parents will use good judgment and common sense in helping their children select the proper attire. Students who use “extremes” in their selection will be asked to change their clothes, and could be sent home to do so.  Back to top

 

CHURCH NIGHT

Wednesday night is designated as Church Night. No meetings and practices involving students will be scheduled after 6:00 p.m.. Inter-school activities with Students not having to remain for specific programs are expected to leave school by 3:20, unless specifically under teacher supervision.  Back to top

 

CONDUCT IN THE CAFETERIA

You have been granted the privilege of using the cafeteria and its facilities during the lunch period as well as during other specified times. It is to be understood that this privilege can and will be revoked if the ordinary rules of courtesy and conduct are ignored. Lunch, sack lunches, food of any kind, including fruit juices, fruit, milk and ice cream are to be consumed only in the cafeteria. Popping of milk cartons or sacks, loud noises or rudeness of any kind will not be considered acceptable conduct. Candy and snack items sold on the noon ala carte will be eaten in the cafeteria, unless purchased for an after school snack. All breakfast will be eaten in the Cafeteria.  Back to top

 

MINNESOTA EDUCATION OPTIONS

There are four major programs which comprise the education options package available to students of all ages in Minnesota. They are:

1. High School Graduation Incentives

2. Area Learning Centers

3. Post-Secondary Enrollment Options

4. Open Enrollment

For more information on these programs, see Mr. Ewing.  Back to top

 

MCA TESTING

All students in grades 3-8 are tested in reading and math by the use of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment test. These results are handed out at fall parent teacher conferences. Students in grade 10 take a reading test and students in grade 11 take a math test. Juniors take the ACT assessment for college admission to meet graduation assessment requirements.  All students in grades 5, 8, and 10 are also tested in science. These tests are also used to determine AYP or adequate yearly progress with the Minnesota Department of Education. Schools are required to respond to failing students with targeted, intensive instruction. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this requirement, please call your building administrator or school counselor.  Back to top

 

CLOSING OF SCHOOL DUE TO BAD WEATHER

When school is canceled before the buses depart to pick up the children in the morning, WCCO, KDOM, KLGR, KMHL, KARE AND KSTP will be used exclusively. When school is in session and school is dismissed early due to an approaching storm, the announcement will be made on WCCO, KDOM, KLGR, KMHL, KARE AND KSTP.   Any policy changes will be given advance notice, and be posted on student bulletin boards.  Back to top

 

PERMANENT RECORDS

A permanent record is a summary of all things you have or have not accomplished in your years in school. This record will be used in future years by employers and schools to judge your past accomplishments and your potential for the future.
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DANCES

Dances are for Red Rock Central students and their guests who accompany them. All outside guests must be signed up in advance through the office. Students are not permitted to return to the event once they decide to leave unless special permission is granted in advance. Doors are locked approximately one (1) hour after the dance begins.  Back to top

 

MEDICATION

School District policy states that medication may not be given to students unless a written request from the parent and/or physician signature/verification in writing is received. Medication authorization forms are available in the school office. This form, along with the medication must be turned in to the office so the medication can be properly dispensed, Prescription medication label must include the child's name, physician, name and dosage of medication, and route. A physician's signature is required on the medication authorization form for dispensation of prescription medication, Non-prescription medication must be in an original labeled bottle and a parent signature is required. All medication will be kept in and dispensed from the school office.  Back to top

 

 TRESPASS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

It is a gross misdemeanor for a group of three or more persons to enter or be found in the school building unless one of the persons:

1. is an enrolled student in, a parent or guardian of an enrolled student in or an employee of the school or school district.

2. has permission or an invitation from a school official to be in the building.

3. is attending a school event, class or meeting to which the person, the public, or a student’s family is invited; or

4. has reported the person's presence in the school building in the manner required for visitors to the school.

5. Any person or persons appearing to be unauthorized or suspicious in nature should be reported to school officials or to the school office immediately.

Category II Penalties:

First Violation: Three (3) school weeks.

Second Violation: Six (6) school weeks.

Third Violation: Twelve (12) school weeks.

Penalties for non-athletic activities are unrelated to athletics. Each area is governed separately. Penalties shall be accumulative beginning with and throughout the student’s participation in school activities. Any student who is ineligible in Category I or Category II is ineligible for study hall privileges or passes unless specifically assigned by a teacher for class work.

After the first violation, Red Rock Central High School will provide the student with the opportunity to receive information about the effects of misuse and abuse of mood-altering chemicals utilizing the Human Resources Committee. Further, the school will, when appropriate, refer a student outside the school for assessment and treatment.  Back to top

 

MINNESOTA HONOR SOCIETY

The Red Rock Central Chapter of the Minnesota Honor Society recognizes students who demonstrate the outstanding qualities of leadership, character, service and scholarship. Students who meet the eligibility requirement for membership are able to apply for membership on an annual basis each fall. Students must be in grades 10-12, have a GPA of 3.3 or higher, and be involved in leadership and service activities.

The selection of members is completed by consensus of five faculty council members appointed by the RRC Principal. The faculty advisor is a non-voting sixth member of the selection committee. The faculty council takes into consideration the following factors: GPA, involvement in leadership and service activities, conduct and character, the student’s application essay, and faculty/teacher ratings and comments. Membership is a privilege and an honor and no student has a right to be selected for membership. The principal has final authority on all membership decisions.

Students selected for membership are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Students must maintain a 3.3+ GPA and submit verification of volunteer service to continue their membership.
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