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Coteau - Bayou Blue Handbook

Coteau- Bayou Blue Elementary

 

Student/Parent Handbook

 

Mission Statement: At CBB, we do our best to achieve success.

 

Coteau-Bayou Blue School's Vision

  Coteau-Bayou Blue Students-
Being Successful Today, "Leading" to a
Brighter Tomorrow

 

OFFICE PERSONNEL:

Tess Daigle, Principal                                                    

Jackie Lombard , Assistant Principal                  

 Laurie Prosperie, Instructional Coach                         

Barbara Quebedeaux, Secretary                                  

 , Counselor                  

 

School Mascot: Wolves                                                                         

School Colors: Maroon and Gray

School Address: 2550 Coteau Road

                             Houma, Louisiana 70364                    

School Telephone Number: (985) 868-4267

Fax: (985) 868-4425                                                 

Grades Served: Pre-Kindergarten thru Sixth   

School Hours: 8:00AM until 3:00PM.                                             

Enrollment: Approximately 700 students             

Day Care Hours: 6:40AM – 7:40AM and 3:00PM – 6:00PM  

 

BELL SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)

 

7:35      Breakfast / Duty Begins                    

7:45      Students go into classroom

8:00      School Begins/Tardy Bell rings                                                    

9:50-10:00   Morning Recess – K-3rd

10:05-10:15  Morning Recess – 4th-6th                                  

12:40-12:55 – Afternoon Recess – K-3rd

      Snacks sold - .50-$1.00 

1:00-1:15 – Afternoon Recess – 4th-6th   

     Snacks sold - .50-$1.00                                                                                           

2:55 – Dismissal Warning Bell

3:00 – Dismissal                          

 

*** There should be no students on campus before 7:35AM. Drop off is from 7:35 until 8:00AM.

*** Students are not allowed to cross in front of buses and cars while being dropped off or picked up. Parents are to line their cars up in the parent drop off area on Country Estates Drive.

 

PHILOSOPHY OF COTEAU-BAYOU BLUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

                In order for CBB to educate the children in our community, it must operate effectively

Every member of the school has a responsibility to help in this educational goal.

                The parent is the child’s first teacher and remains a vital part of the child’s educational success. The family, community, and academic experience play an important role in raising a child.  CBB is committed to the goal of a positive and effective process of instruction.  School administrators, teachers, parents, support personnel, and students must assume their share of responsibility for the attainment of these goals.

 

COTEAU-BAYOU BLUE’S MISSION STATEMENT

 

At CBB, we do our best to achieve success!

 

                The following school-wide discipline plan has been established to attain positive behavior and success at school.

 

  1. Coteau Bayou Blue Students Expectations are to LEAD

Listen and Learn

Excel at all times

Act Respectfully and Responsibly

Demonstrate Teamwork

 

All areas of the school have rules that fall under these expectations and they are as follows:

 

LEAD IN THE HALLWAY

A. Listen and Learn                                                                     

        1.  Follow adult instructions.                                                 

        2.  Possess a hall pass or written permission to be in hall without a teacher/adult.

B. Excel at all times                                                                    

        1.  Be a positive leader.                                                          

        2. Face forward at all times.                                                  

C. Act Respectfully and Responsibly                                        

        1. Walk without talking.                                                       

        2.  Keep feet inside of wolf tracks.                                      

D. Demonstrate Teamwork                                                       

        1.  Keep hands, feet & objects to yourself.                        

 

CONSEQUENCES FOR BREAKING HALLWAY EXPECTATIONS AND RULES

1.  If you choose to break any hallway rule or not follow hallway expectation, then you also choose to move your conduct.

2.   SEVERE CLAUSE as per TPSD Zero Tolerance Policy

 

                LEAD IN THE CAFETERIA

 

                        A.  Listen and Learn                                                 

                                1.  Learn lunch number                               

                                2.  Cafeteria is a quiet area – no talking  

                        B.  Excel at all times                                                

                                1.  Enter and exit correctly                        

                                2.  Collect “all” lunch items                      

                        C.  Act Respectfully and Responsibly                   

                                1.  Say “please” and “thank you”             

                                2.  Observe personal space                         

                         D.  Demonstrate Teamwork                                  

                                1.  Use table manners                                

                                2.  Clean your area                                     

 

                         CONSEQUENCES FOR BREAKING OR FOLLOWING CAFETERIA EXPECTATIONS & RULES

1.  PTC Cafeteria Incentive – 25 stickers = class reward                                                                   

2.  If you choose to talk in the cafeteria, you will be warned by the teacher.                                     

3.  If you choose not to follow the cafeteria rules and expectations, you choose to lower your conduct.

4.  SEVERE CLAUSE as per TPSD Zero Tolerance Policy                                                                  

 

                LEAD IN THE RESTROOM

 

                        A.  Listen and Learn                                             

                                1.  Use the restroom properly.               

                                2.  Zip and tuck inside the restroom.    

                        B.  Excel at all times                                             

                                1.  Always wash hands                            

                                2.  Flush toilets                                        

                        C.  Act Respectfully and Responsibly               

                                1.  Give others privacy                            

                                2.  Leave when finished                           

                         D.  Demonstrate Teamwork                               

                                1.  Keep restroom clean                           

                                2.  Report problems to teacher                 

 

  CONSEQUENCES FOR BREAKING RESTROOM EXPECTATION & RULES

1.  If you choose not to follow restroom rules and expectations, then you may also choose to lower your conduct grade and/or lose all or part of your recess.           

2.  SEVERE CLAUSE as per TPSD Zero Tolerance Policy         

 

LEAD ON THE PLAYGROUND

 

                        A.  Listen and Learn 

                                1.   Follow adult direction/correction.  

                                2.   Walk on the cement areas.  

                        B.  Excel at all times  

                                1.  Freeze at bell to end recess. 

                                2.  Line up quickly and quietly after whistle is blown.

                                3.  Report problems to duty teacher immediately.

                        C.  Act Respectfully and Responsibly 

                                1.  Place trash in the trash cans. 

                                2.  Use restroom and get water. 

                                3.  Sit on benches – no standing on or jumping over them.

                                4.   Stay in your assigned area. 

                                5.   Play safely – no rough play (pushing, shoving, tackling, tripping, etc.)

                                6.   Be nice to everyone – no teasing/bullying.

                                7.   Be safe – no sitting on railings or window ledges.

                        D.  Demonstrate Teamwork   

                                1.  Share school equipment – no equipment from home is allowed.

                                2.  Play safely and fairly. 

 

                        CONSEQUENCES FOR BREAKING PLAYGROUND EXPECTATIONS & RULES

1.  If you choose not to follow the playground rules, you will receive a recess ticket which will affect

your  conduct grade.

2.  If you choose not to follow playground rules, the principal, assistant principal, master teacher, or

duty teacher will make you sit on the cement or stand against the wall for the rest of recess.

3.  If you choose to hit, push, use threatening gestures or language, or curse/use improper language,

you choose one of the following consequences based on teacher discretion:

                                - detention, and or

                                - sit or stand against the wall for the rest of recess, and/or an office referral

4.  If you choose to participate in a fight, you also choose an office referral.                                                 

5.  If you choose to talk once you are lined up to go back to class, you choose to move your conduct once

you get back to class.

6.  SEVERE CLAUSE as per TPSD Zero Tolerance Policy.                                                                              

 

                LEAD ON THE BUS

                       

                         A.  Listen and Learn 

                                1.  Learn your bus number.

                                2.  Follow bus rules.    

                         B.  Excel at all times   

                                1.  Walk to and from bus.                    

                                2.  Remain seated at all times.            

                         C.  Act Respectfully and Responsibly   

                                1.  Be kind and considerate in words and actions.

                                2.  Keep arms, head, and object inside the bus.

                         D.  Demonstrate Teamwork  

                                1.  Keep bus clean. 

                                2.  Be on time.   

 

 

 

 CONSEQUENCES FOR BREAKING BUS EXPECTATIONS AND RULES

  1. If you choose to break bus rules and expectations,                      

your bus driver has the right to assign you another seat. 

                          you choose to receive punish work, detention,or removal from the school bus.                                 

      2. SEVERE CLAUSE as per TPSD Zero Tolerance Policy                

     3.    Each grade level has consequences specific to that grade level.

a. Each classroom teacher will post a set of School-Wide Rules.

b. These rules will be reviewed by the teacher.

  1. Conduct grades are given and sent home on a weekly basis in grades 1-6. CBB has implemented “Wolf Communicator Folder” which will be sent home each Tuesday. If your child looses this folder, there will be a $1.00 fee for replacement.  This is a school-wide program. Pre-K and Kindergarten students receive conduct for parents to review on a daily basis.
  2. School Wide Nine Weeks Conduct Reward Program: Students maintaining an “A” average in conduct for each nine week period will be treated to a special reward.
  3. Classroom consequences can be, but not limited to ---
  4. Verbal warning
  5. Conduct mark
  6. Positive writing assignments
  7. Parent contact by teacher
  8. Time owed to teacher / time out

a)Conference with student by teach

b)Withdrawal  of  privileges

c)Refer to administrator on an official referral form

  with student discipline record attached

 

EXPULSIONS / SUSPENSIONS (Terrebonne Parish School Board P T 4.2 04) REASONS FOR EXPULSION

  1. Is guilty of willful disobedience
  2. Treats with intentional disrespect school employees or members of the local school board
  3. Makes unfounded charges against school employees or members of the local school board
  4. Uses unchaste or profane language
  5. Is guilty of immoral or vicious practices, or of conduct or habits injurious to his/her associates.
  6. Uses tobacco or possesses alcoholic beverages or any controlled dangerous substance governed by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Law, in any form, in school buildings, on school grounds, at any school-sponsored activity, or on school buses owned by, contracted to, or jointly owned by the Terrebonne Parish School Board.
  7. Disturbs the school and/or habitually violates any rule
  8. Cuts, defaces, or injures any part of public school buildings, any property belonging to the buildings, or any school buses owned by, contracted to, or  jointly owned by the Terrebonne Parish School Board
  9. Writes any profane or obscene language or draws obscene pictures in or on any school material or on any public school property, or on any fence, pole, sidewalk, or building on the way to or from school, on  any school bus, including those owned by, contracted to, or jointly owned by the Terrebonne Parish School Board
  10. Is found carrying firearms, knives, or other items, which can be used as weapons, the careless uses of which might inflict harm or injury (Including firecrackers, lighters, bullets, etc.)
  11. Throws missiles liable to injure other persons on the school grounds or while on any school bus, including those owned by, contracted to, or jointly owned by the Terrebonne Parish School Board
  12. Instigates or participates in fights while under school supervision
  13. Violates traffic and safety regulations
  14. Leaves the school premises without permission
  15. Leaves his/her classroom during class hours or detention without permission
  16. Is habitually tardy or absent
  17. Is using, distributing, or is in possession of weapons, illegal drugs, alcohol, and unauthorized telecommunication devices
  18. Commits any other serious offense
  19. Threats of ANY nature will be taken seriously.
  OFFICE REFERRALS
  1. Teachers will:
  1. try a variety of strategies to correct inappropriate behavior before referring a student to the Principal or Assistant Principal.
  2. have had interventions documented on a student discipline log and attach it to the referral.
  3. have had at least one parent conference prior to a referral for minor offenses.
  4. follow the Grade Level Discipline Procedures.
  1. Reasons for office referrals – teacher may make contact with parent prior to office referral
  1. Stealing (minor- took a pencil, a color, a piece of candy without permission, etc.)
  2. Cheating
  3. Rough play
  4. Threatening or harassing a student/bullying
  5. Disrespectful to authority and/or profanity heard by another student
  6. Violation of student dress code
  7. Student signing parent’s name
  8. Other  (Principal Discretion)
  1. Automatic office referrals – no prior parent contact by teacher needed
  1. Hitting an adult
  2. Profanity directed toward another person – heard by an adult
  3. Stealing of a serious nature
  4. Inappropriate touching
  5. Vandalism
  6. Fighting /Violence
  7. Possession of drugs or weapon(s)
  8. Serious verbal threat (threat to shoot or kill)
  9. Intentional spitting on someone as witnessed by the teacher
  10. Throwing of an object and it hits someone
  11. Other (Principal Discretion)

CONSEQUENCES

In all instances of an office referral, a copy of the referral is sent home for parent signature.  Depending on the infraction, the administrator may use, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. warning
  2. detention / time out
  3. teacher/parent conference
  4. cafeteria duty
  5. punish work
  6. campus yard duty
  7. Restoration of property
  8. refer to counselor
  9. restitution of property
  10. In-School suspension
  11. Out-of-school suspension
  12. referral to CWA/Parish Security Officer
  13. referral to TAPPS (Alternative School)
  14. referral to Law Enforcement

 

NOTE – Three weeks prior to an event, students have to have at least an A, B, or C average in weekly conduct and NO office referrals to be able to attend.  Teacher may require that a parent/parent representative attend the event for students with a C average.

 

GUIDANCE PHILOSOPHY

 

Guidance is assistance for each student in the growth and development process.  It is concern for each student's unique and optimum development and a process by which this concern is put into action.  This process is translated into services provided in an effort to facilitate personal growth.

                The Guidance Program of Terrebonne Parish seeks to assist the student in making more effective adjustments to the world in which he/she lives.  Based on the democratic principles on which our society operates, the teachers, counselors, school administrators, and professional support personnel of Terrebonne Parish strive to provide the maximum in educational opportunities and to allow for the growth of the potentials and talents for each student.  While the community contributes the support needed for the school to function as a meaningful unit in the student's life, parents, and professional school personnel share the responsibility for the student's ethical, social, psychological, physical, civic, and academic development.

                Guidance services in the elementary school in Terrebonne Parish are provided through the coordination of assistance available from a number of professionals and agencies.  Guidance services are available to the student in the areas of providing information, counseling appraisal, orientation, placement, and follow-up.  A full-time guidance counselor provides services to students, faculty and staff and our school community.

                The teacher of the elementary student plays a major role in nurturing children and providing the guidance and assistance, which ensure the maximization of potential.  School and community resources and a comprehensive curriculum meet the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual need of students.

 

TITLE I SCHOOL-WIDE PLAN

 

Coteau-Bayou Blue is a Title I School.  This means we get Federal funds to enhance the students’ education and provide for a more targeted learning experience for those students who need it.  An Instructional Coach, who is a certified teacher, will be working with 4th and 5th grade students and possibly some 3rd grade students to remediate and enrich.  Three Reading Recovery teachers, who are also certified teachers, will work one on one with struggling first time first grade students as well as conduct literacy groups within the first grade classrooms.

                A computer lab will service all students in mastering academic skills and developing computer literacy.  The library will offer the Accelerated Reader computer program for grades K–6 to increase reading comprehension.  Staff development will focus on CBB School Improvement Plan along with teacher collaboration

 

SCHOOL POLICIES

The following policies are to insure safety and to allow maximum teaching/learning time:

 

GRADING SCALE: The following scale is used in Terrebonne Parish Schools.

A -  93 - 100    (3.5 - 4.0)

B -  85 - 92      (2.5 - 3.4)

C -  75 - 84      (1.5 - 2.4)

D -  67 -74       (1.0 - 1.4)

F -    0 - 66      (0 - .9)

                                                                            

VISITORS

  1. ALL VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS are required to report and sign in at the office upon arrival and sign out before leaving.  Visitor and volunteer badges are MANDATORY.  Parents with messages or materials for students or teachers should notify the secretary.

STUDENT ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL

  1. When a student is to use a different way of getting home at dismissal a note MUST be provided and signed by parent/guardian with alternate dismissal instruction.  If not, your child will be sent home the usual way.   Permission will NOT be accepted over the phone.
  2. Students who are brought to and picked up from school by parents are to use the Country Estates Circular Drive.  Students should not be brought to school before 7:40AM. No student is to be dropped off or picked up in the front of school.
  3. Parents will be contacted at the discretion of school officials if a student is ill.
  4. If you wish to check out your child any time during the school day, the student will be called to the office.  The parent must fill out required information on the sign-out card at the office.
  5. Coteau-Bayou Blue’s school day begins promptly at 8:00AM.  All students should arrive on time.  Tardy students must report to the office for permission to attend class.  Parents are required to sign students in if arriving after the 8:00 tardy bell.  The following policy will be followed.  First tardy is marked, Second tardy is marked, and secretary, attendance clerk, or teacher issues a warning. Third tardy - parent is contacted by the office. Sign in/out card is highlighted and initialed. Fourth tardy- parent/guardian meets with an administrator.  Child Welfare and Attendance is notified. Tardy letter is sent home. Fifth tardy- as an alternative to suspension, child is sent to detention for each day tardy from this point.  If persistent tardiness continues, a suspension may occur.
  6. Avoid checking out your child before the regular dismissal time.  If it is absolutely necessary, send a note to your child’s teacher.  No student will be checked out after 2:45 PM. Please plan accordingly.
  7. Upon arrival at school, students should use the restrooms, get water, and report to their respective areas.  Duty teachers will supervise.

BOOK SACKS

Due to safety reasons, rolling book sacks are not allowed.

MONEY

  1. When sending money to school, please send it in a sealed envelope labeled with your child’s name, teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.
  2. Lunch money must be paid in advance.  Monthly payments are encouraged. Make all lunch checks payable to Coteau-Bayou Blue ElementaryTerrebonne Parish School Board policy, stating that meals must be paid in advance, will be followed.
  3. All payments of any kind should be sent to the office by 12 noon.
  4. Please do not allow your child to bring large amounts of money to school unless for specific purpose.

5.    The school will not accept snack money or snacks after the entrance bell at 8:00 AM.

Recess Guidelines
  1. All students are to report outside unless the administration has made other provisions. Teachers will be on duty to supervise students at each recess.
  2. Students are not to wander in the halls, near the office, in the front or sides of the school at any time. Students have assigned areas for recess. Written permission or hall pass is necessary to be elsewhere.
  3. Rough games involving pushing and kicking as well as fighting and other dangerous activities, are not allowed. These are serious offenses.
  4. Playground equipment should be handled properly to avoid injury and must be put away after use.
  5. Each student is responsible for keeping the schoolyard clean. Garbage must be placed in trashcans.
  6. When the bell rings to signal the end of the recess period, all students are to immediately freeze. Teachers and students will walk to their lines. Talking isn’t allowed once the students are in line.
  7. NO TALKING IN  LINES AT ANY TIME. All teachers will go outside and get their students at recess and walk them into the building.
ABSENT STUDENTS

                Any parent requesting materials to be sent home for an absent student MUST call the school before 10 A.M. to make such a request.

RAINY DAY RECESSES

Each teacher will supervise her class to and from the restroom.  Students will either remain in the classroom with their teacher or be assigned to an area in the hall..  Duty teachers will supervise students.

CAFETERIA

Breakfast will be available to all students 25 minutes before the take-in bell (7:35 am to 8:00am).  The lunchroom should remain quiet, neat, and clean to help everyone enjoy the meals.

NO TALKING IN THE CAFETERIA. All students are to go directly to breakfast upon arrival to school.

Students bringing lunch to school must eat in the cafeteria with their class.  Students may purchase milk for lunch. 

Soft drinks are not allowed, however juice is acceptable.  Do not use glass containers or cans with pop top lids.  Label lunch boxes with the student and teacher’s name.

Parents are not allowed to eat lunch with their students unless the school is celebrating School Lunch Week.

HOMEWORK POLICY

An integral part of education, homework is a reinforcement of skills that our students are expected to complete.  Students who do not turn in homework will receive consequences.  Each nine-week grading period, CBB’s homework policy is:

***Teachers will hold students accountable for homework.  If students complete 100% of homework at the end of the month, they will be given a 100% monthly homework dress down day.  Students may loose recess to complete homework and/or be issued a homework grade.  If a teacher chooses to issue a homework grade, it will be averaged according to parish standards.  It will depend on the number of missed assignments and the number of completed assignments. This policy starts over each 9-week period.

CLASSROOM

  1. Each student is obligated to complete assigned work.  This is a planned educational activity for the benefit of the student.  Failure to complete an assignment is considered an offense and will be handled by the teacher accordingly.
  2. It is the philosophy of Coteau-Bayou Blue Elementary School to conduct the educational process in a meaningful and polite manner.
  3. Disruptions of any kind in the classroom are not allowed.
  4. Students must take proper care of textbooks and other school property.  A fine shall be imposed on the student for any damages incurred.

ABSENTEEISM

 State Compulsory Attendance Laws require students to attend school each school day.  Students must attend school 160 days in order to receive credit for promotion.  An elementary student can miss no more than 20 unexcused days per year and still be eligible to receive credit for courses taken.  Excused absences include:

  1. Personal illness as verified by a doctor’s excuse.
  2. Extenuating circumstances as approved by the principal.
  3. Death of an immediate family member. (not to exceed one week)

Students are required to present a written excuse signed by a parent stating the reason for an absence.  If no excuse is given in 3 days, the child/student will be given an F on assignments missed during that period.  Extended absences due to illness should be discussed with the child’s teacher.  Students missing school as a result of any suspension shall be counted as “absent unexcused” and shall be given failing grades for those days suspended with no make-up work allowed.

                        In an effort to increase attendance, all students that have not missed any time will be given an incentive each nine week period.  To be eligible for this incentive, students must not have any tardies, checkouts, or absences for any reason.

 

BUSES

  1. At dismissal, students must walk directly to buses.
  2. No student is allowed in the building or elsewhere on the school grounds after 3:00PM.
  3. No student is allowed in the driveway at any time.
  4. No student is to go beyond the yellow line except to get on or off the bus.
  5. On rainy days students are to follow the rainy day schedule as directed by their teacher.
  6. Students must follow bus safety rules which include:
  1. Wait on the sidewalk or away from the street.
  2. Remain seated while riding.
  3. Keep arms and head inside the bus.
  4. Do not throw objects inside the bus or out of the windows.
  5. Do not eat or drink on the bus.
  6. Stay quiet enough not to distract the driver.
  7. Follow the driver’s instructions when loading and unloading.
  8. Be on time.
  9. Cautiously cross the road when waiting for and leaving the bus.
  10. Be courteous, be safety-conscious, and protect your riding privileges-enjoy your ride.
  11. Bus disturbances and / or violating bus rules is an extremely serious matter since it could cause an accident.  Bus referrals to the administrators of the school will be handled accordingly.  Upon the third bus referral, the student could be suspended from the bus for a period of three days.

 

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

The Parent Teacher Club (P.T.C.) is organized to provide activities for student growth and development.  The P.T.C. sponsors fund-raising projects. Parents are encouraged to actively participate.  Parent volunteers provide many important services to the students, teachers and staff.  Parents assist by duplicating materials, constructing visuals, monitoring classes, substituting for absent teachers, providing library assistance, and many other services. Notices requesting volunteers will be sent home.  If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please, respond, WE NEED YOU!  All parents are encouraged to join our Parent-Teacher Club (P.T.C.).  Dues are $1.00 per person.

 

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY

 

Philosophy

 

The philosophy of Coteau-Bayou Blue is based on the underlying belief that a child’s education is vitally affected by the quality of the relationship between the school and the home, administration, faculty, and staff.

 

Goal

 

Strengthen the home-school connection and encourage parental support and participation. Parents will participate in school-related meetings and activities as evidenced by sign-in sheets.

Activities

 

  • Parent Orientation for Pre K and Kindergarten
  • Open House
  • Spring Bazaar
  • PTC Meetings
  • Parent/Teacher Conference Day
  • Lunch Week
  • Family Math & Literacy Night
  • Parent Support facilitated by Counselor
  • Field Day
  • Honor Roll gatherings and award ceremonies
  • Student of the Month, Perfect Attendance & Hardest Worker Awards
  • Good News Home Post Cards
  • CBB Tuesday Folders
  • LEAP & I-LEAP Treats
  • Lunch with Grandparents
  • Community Representatives’ presentations/activities
  • Parent and Community representation and/or voice at meetings
  • Just Say No Club Activities
  • 4-H Club Activities
  • Beta Club Activities
  • Fire Prevention Week Activities
  • Junior Achievement Program with Community Volunteers
  • CBB Band
  • PBS Activities
  • Parents as members of SIP & Crisis Team

 

Administration/Parent/Teacher/Student Compact

 

These are done on a yearly basis. The compact describes the school’s responsibility to provide powerful learning in a clean, safe, positive environment. It also addresses the importance of communication between teachers and parents on a continuous basis.

 

Accommodations for Parent Barriers

 

Personal invitations (phone calls and letters) from teachers to assist with powerful learning classroom and home activities

Parent Newsletters sent home weekly by some teachers.

 

Parenting

 

  • Monthly Parenting In-services
  • Parent Room for Volunteers
  • I Care Information for Pre-School Parents
  • Parenting DVDs, Videos, Books & Pamphlets available to parents
  • K Prep Meeting for Pre-K Parents
  • Family Math & Literacy Night

 

 

Communication

 

  • PTC Meetings with refreshments
  • Monthly calendars from Principal outlining school-wide events
  • Open House
  • Parent-Teacher Conference Day
  • Wolf Folders (grades 1-6) every Tuesday & Daily Conduct Folders (PreK & K)
  • Progress Reports sent home for low C, D, or F averages
  • Report Cards
  • A/B Conduct Treats by parents
  • Student of the Month incentives by parents
  • Hardest Worker incentives by parents
  • Honor Roll incentives by parents
  • Perfect Attendance incentives by parents
  • Pre-K Orientation
  • Kindergarten Orientation
  • Good News from School Postcards
  • Lunch anytime with students
  • Parent Invites
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Phone calls to parents
  • Homework communication in homework folder and completion communicated in Wolf Folders
  • Student Planner issued to all students
  • School supply list provided in advance
  • Newsletters
  • Superintendent’s parent-grams
  • State Report Card

 

Volunteering

 

  • Spring Bazaar volunteers
  • Volunteer workers running off work/copying worksheets
  • Classroom helpers for parties
  • Classroom helpers when teachers have a meeting
  • Field Trip chaperoning
  • Vision/Hearing Screening
  • Food Drive – 4-H & Beta
  • Book Fair, Librarian will provide details
  • Field Day
  • Bead Drive- Beta
  • Fund Raisers
  • Soliciting donations for student incentives – PTC
  • Teacher appreciation gifts
  • Read to classes
  • Volunteer to cover classes
  • Provide opportunities for teacher luncheon/lunch buddies
  • Parents substituting
  • Volunteering or Tutoring in classes
  • 4-H Program
  • Beta Club Activities
  • Just Say No Activities

 

Learning at Home

 

  • 2nd – 6th grade Research Paper
  • 100th Day Event – lower grades
  • Homework
  • Family Projects
  • Library Accelerated Reader
  • Parent/Teacher Compact

 

Decision Making

 

  • PTC Meetings
  • Election of PTC Officers
  • Election of 44 Parent Representative
  • School Improvement Planning  -  Philosophy
  • Parental Involvement Policy
  • Committee Participation – PBS/SIP
  • PTC Fundraisers
  • PTC Spending
  • 504 & Sp.Ed. IEP Decisions
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

 

Collaborating with Community

 

  • Terrific Kids – Kiwanas Club
  • Spring Bazaar Donations – contingent upon volunteers
  • Field Trips
  • Haven – Puppet Show for 3rd graders
  • Teacher Attendance Prizes – Lee’s, Copeland’s, Olive Garden, Cristiano
  • Student of the Month Prizes
  • Honor Roll – Pinnochios, Papa John’s, Chick-Fil-A, Chili’s
  • Perfect Attendance – Papa John’s
  • Hardest Worker – PTC
  • Donations for various events from community sponsors
  • Junior Auxillary uniform donations
  • PIE program – Invite to Parent Volunteer at end of school
  • Art Guild – Art Show/Lessons to winners
  • Field Day Donations
  • Career Presentations by community members
  • 4-H donates painted pumpkins at Halloween to The Oaks Nursing Home; Christmas wreaths and cards to The Oaks  Nursing Home
  • 4-H  -  Food Baskets for Thanksgiving to CBB families in need
  • BETA – Donations to State Chosen Philanthropy
  • Just Say No Presenters/Speakers from the Community
  • Consolidated Drive
  • Junior Achievement Program
  • Black History Presentation

 

School Safety

 

  • Parents sign in & out
  • Parents wear visitor’s pass
  • Surveillance Cameras

 

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION TO PUPILS

 Principals, teachers and other employees shall not administer medication to pupils in the public school of the parish except when special circumstances exist for a health problem that can be expected to be of a long duration.  When such circumstances exist, only employees trained to issue medication are authorized to administer medication according to the following regulations:

  1. Written orders from a physician detailing the name of drug, dosage, and time interval that medication is to be taken. (Medication forms are available from the school Health Aide.)
  2. Written request and permission from the parent or guardian of the student requesting that the school district comply with the physician’s order.
  3. School employees without the appropriate information cannot administer medication.
  4. Medication must be brought to the school administrative office in a container appropriately labeled by the pharmacy or physician. (An adult must bring the medication to school.)
  5. Each medication given must be recorded on a medication log, which includes date, time, dosage, and signature of person giving medication.

 

911/USE OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

In cases of emergency, school personnel will not hesitate to solicit the services of emergency medical units.  School personnel are authorized to utilize these services when deemed in the best interest of the student.  Parents are encouraged to provide schools with accurate and up-to-date emergency numbers.

 

FIELD TRIPS AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (Field Day, Parties, Special Programs)

            In order for students to participate in field trips or extra-curricular activities, they must maintain an A, B, or C average in conduct for 3 weeks prior to activity, and have no office referral during this three week period.  The teachers will send home a note 3 weeks prior to the event. Teachers may require that a parent/parent representative attend the event for students with a C average.

 

LOST AND FOUND

            Items lost during the school day are sent to the office.  Parents are encouraged to label all items with the child's name.  Parents and students may check the lost and found for items.  Items not claimed during the school year will be donated to charitable organizations.

 

CLOSING OF SCHOOL

            Periodically, due to weather conditions or other factors, the Superintendent may elect to close the schools.  Announcements and instructions will be reported on the local radio stations.

 

TEXTBOOKS / LIBRARY BOOKS

            The State of Louisiana and the Terrebonne Parish School Board provides textbooks at NO CHARGE to students. Students damaging or losing textbooks will be required to pay the cost of a replacement book. Parents should urge students to take proper care of textbooks.

 

CALENDAR AND NEWSLETTER

            Each month students will be issued a school calendar and newsletter.  Please read and post this information for reference during the month.

 

ADMISSIONS AND TRANSFERS

            All students must comply with the Terrebonne Parish School Board registration requirements.

  1. Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September 30th; First Grade students must be six years of age by September 30th.
  2. Upon registering at CBB., the following must be presented or received from the previous school.   Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Immunization Record, Proof of Domicile, and / or cumulative records (if previously enrolled in another school district.)
  3. In-Parish Transfers:  Student transfers due to family moves outside the CBB attendance area will be initiated in the office.  Parents should notify the office in person or writing when transfers are necessary.
  4. Out-Of-Parish Transfers:  Refer to Terrebonne Parish School Board Office

 

STUDENT DRESS CODE

TERREBONNE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD FILEStudent Grooming Regulations:

  1. Student’s hair must be groomed in such a manner, that it will not draw undue attention. Only naturally occurring hair colors are allowed (black, brunet, auburn, or blonde) natural or dyed. Only one natural hair color is allowed.
  2. Faces must be kept neat, both in the case of boys with facial hair or girls with excessive makeup.
  3. Basic to the grooming code is a commitment to neat, well-groomed students with personal hygiene and cleanliness being mandatory.
  4. NOTE:  For further clarification, in all questions regarding grooming and dress, if the administration decides that the student's attire or appearance is disruptive of the learning process, or so offensive or suggestive as to distract other students, then the attire or appearance will not be allowed.

 

TERREBONNE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD FILEStudent Uniform Regulations:

 

                Students attending schools in Terrebonne Parish shall be required to wear uniforms to class.  Uniforms shall be worn as follows:

1. Primary School Boys Dress Code (K‑3):

    White shirt (oxford or knit with collar), uniform navy pants (pleated, not pleated, or cuff), or shorts

2. Middle School Boys Dress Code (4‑8):

   White shirt (oxford or knit with collar), uniform khaki pants (pleated, not pleated, or cuff), or shorts

3. Primary School Girls Dress Code (K‑3):

   White blouse (oxford, white knit or broadcloth with collar), uniform navy pants (pleated, not pleated, or cuff), pleated skirt, shorts, skorts, or jumper

4. Middle School Girls Dress Code (4‑8):

   White blouse (oxford, white knit or broadcloth with collar), uniform khaki pants (pleated, not pleated, or cuff), pleated or straight skirt, shorts, skorts, or jumper

5. Secondary School Girls Dress Code (9‑12):

   White blouse (oxford, white knit or broadcloth with collar), uniform khaki pants (pleated, not pleated, or cuff), pleated or straight skirt, shorts, skorts, or jumper

 

    Schools may elect a solid color shirt (based upon school colors) to wear along with the white shirts as long as the "oxford or knit with collar " remains the same (no multi-colored shirts are allowed).  Only the official school logo is allowed on the shirts.

 

    The dress code also allows turtlenecks.  Turtlenecks may be worn as follows:

Primary Grades ‑ Turtlenecks shall be white with no monograms, no name brands, and no logos.  Turtlenecks do not have to be worn under a uniform shirt or a uniform jumper.

Middle or Secondary Grades ‑ Turtlenecks shall be white with no monograms, no name brands, and no logos.  Turtlenecks shall be worn under a uniform shirt and/or uniform jumper.

 

DEFINITIONS

 

                UNIFORMS STYLE PANTS:

 

                Depending on the grade of the student, pants must be navy or khaki in color.  Khaki pants may be light or dark (no white allowed).    No jean material will be acceptable.  Pants must have a front zipper and buttons/snap/clip closure at the waist.  Pants may have partial or full elastic at the waist.  Pants must have straight legs.  Cargo pants, jumpsuits, overalls, or coveralls are not allowed.  Pants may be pleated/not pleated, cuffed/not cuffed. If pants have a belt loop, a belt must be worn.  Shorts, Capri or full length pants will be allowed.  Shorts must conform to pants regulations and in grades 4-12 must be no shorter than five inches (5") from the floor when kneeling.  The small discreet brand name, such as "Dockers," "Duckhead," etc. will be permitted.

 

                SHIRTS:

 

                Shirts must be oxford, knit, or broadcloth with a collar.  Shirts must be short or long-sleeved only.  Sleeveless shirts are not allowed.

 

                SWEATSHIRTS/SWEATERS:

 

                Pullover, long-sleeve sweatshirts/sweaters with ribbed collar, wrist, and waist, black, white, navy, khaki, gray, or the designated school color, possessing no labels, logos, print, or embroidery, except for the official school logo, will be permitted.  Sweatshirt/sweaters officially sanctioned by the school are acceptable.

 

DRESS CODE REGULATIONS

 

1) All students will wear the designated school uniform clothing as outlined in the uniform policy.  All clothing must be worn as designed by manufacturer.  (No tying outwear around waist or neck.)

 

2) The wearing of uniforms which are oversized, baggy, sagging, or extremely tight fitting is prohibited.

 

3) Pants must be hemmed and side slits are not permitted.  Pants cannot be made of denim material (jeans).

 

4) Belts may not be more than one size larger than the waist.  All students must wear belts if pants have loops.  Waistbands should be worn on waist.

 

5) Shirts must be worn tucked in at all times.  Undergarments must not be visible.

 

6) Uniform shirt collars must be visible when wearing a sweatshirt.

 

7) All apparel in grades 4-12 must be worn no shorter than five inches (5") from the floor when kneeling.

 

8) Footwear must be worn to school, and students are encouraged to wear socks.  Students wearing shorts, skirts, or skorts must wear socks which are either white, black, khaki, navy, gray, or the designated school color.

 

9) Slippers, sandals, backless shoes, or flip‑flops are not acceptable.

 

10) Body piercing (except for the ears) that is visible will be prohibited.  (Example: nose, lips, tongue, eyebrows, etc.)

 

11) Students will not be allowed to wear ornate or cumbersome jewelry.

 

12) Optional:  The name and/or logo of the school may be professionally sewn/printed on any shirt, sweatshirt, or approved outerwear.  No other emblem or writing, other than the school's name may be on any shirt, sweatshirt or outerwear.

 

13) New students to the parish will be given two (2) weeks from the date of enrollment to obtain the required uniform.

 

SPECIAL EVENT DAYS

 

                Special Event days in which students are not required to wear uniforms are permitted, if approved by the principal.

 

HAND‑MADE UNIFORMS

 

Parents/Guardians may obtain patterns for approved uniform style items and hand‑make such items.

 

STUDENT GROOMING REGULATIONS

 

1.  Student's hair must be groomed in such a manner that it will not draw undue attention.  Only naturally occurring hair colors are allowed (black, brunette, auburn, or blonde -- natural or dyed).

 

2. Faces must be kept neat, both in the case of boys with facial hair or girls with excessive make-up.

 

3. Basic to the grooming code is a commitment to neat, well-groomed students with personal hygiene and cleanliness being mandatory.

 

NOTE:  For further clarification, in all questions regarding grooming and dress, if the administration decides that the student's attire or appearance is disruptive of the learning process, or so offensive or suggestive as to distract other students, then the attire or appearance will not be allowed.

 

GROOM AND DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS CONSEQUENCES

 

GRADES K- 12

 

FIRST OFFENSE:                 Record in grade book, warned (student should be sent to the office to call home to correct the infraction).

 

SECOND OFFENSE:              Dress code letter sent to parent, an appropriate school consequence, and correction of infraction.

 

THIRD OFFENSE:                   Office referral, parent conference required, and correction of infraction.

 

FOURTH OFFENSE:               Office referral, parent notification, Saturday school or in-school disciplinary action, and correction of infraction.

 

FIFTH OFFENSE:                 Office referral, parent notification, one (1) day out-of-school suspension, and correction of infraction.

 

SIXTH OFFENSE

OR MORE:                               One (1) day out-of-school suspension with a mandatory parent conference.

 

                Repeated violations of this policy will result in appropriate action, including but not limited to, referral to court for violation of the compulsory attendance laws.

 

TERREBONNE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD FILEStudent Dress Regulations:

  1. All students will wear the designated school uniform clothing as outlined in the uniform policy.  All clothing must be worn as designed by manufacturer.  (no tying outerwear around waist or neck).
  2. The wearing of uniforms which are oversized, baggy, sagging, or extremely tight fitting is prohibited. Oversized uniform pants are determined to be pants that are more than one size larger than is needed.
  3. Trench coats are not allowed.
  4. Pants must be hemmed and side slits are not permitted.  Pants cannot be made of denim (jeans), or corduroy.
  5. Belts may not be more than one size larger than the waist.  All students must wear belts if pants have loops. Waistbands should be worn on waist.
  6. Shirts must be worn tucked in at all times.  Undergarments must not be visible. If worn, undershirts should be white with no writing on them.  Shirts must be oxford, knit, or broadcloth with a collar.  Shirts must be short or long sleeved only.  Sleeveless shirts are not allowed. Uniform shirt collars must be visible when wearing a sweatshirt.
  7. All apparel in grades 4-12 must be no shorter than 5 inches from the floor when kneeling.
  8. Footwear must be worn to school and students are encouraged to wear socks.Socks must be solid white, black, khaki, navy, light blue, or gray.  Slippers, sandals, backless shoes, or flip-flops are not acceptable.
  9. Body piercing (except for the ears) that is visible will be prohibited. (Example: nose, lips, tongue, eyebrows,etc.)
  10. Students will not be allowed to wear ornate or cumbersome jewelry. All jewelry around the neck must be worn inside the uniform shirt.
  11. Optional: The name and/or logo of the school may be professionally sewn/printed on any shirt, sweatshirt, or approved outerwear.No other emblem or writing, other than the school's name may be on any shirt, sweatshirt, sweater or outerwear.
  12. New students to the parish will be given two weeks from the date of enrollment to obtain the required uniform.
  13. Pullover, long sleeve sweatshirts/sweaters, with ribbed collar, wrist, and waist, black, white, navy, khaki, gray, or the designated school color, possessing no labels, logos, print, or embroidery, except for the official school logo will be permitted.
  14. Sweatshirts/sweaters officially sanctioned by the school are acceptable.All outer wear must be either zipped, snapped, or buttoned from top to bottom and be worn on top of official uniform. No hats or scarves may be worn in the building. No bandannas allowed at school. Pullover sweatshirts with hoods are not allowed.
  15. Depending on the grade of the student, pants must be navy or khaki in color.Khaki pants may be light or dark. (No white allowed)May be made up of total cotton or a combination of cotton and polyester. No jean material will be acceptable.Pants must have a front zipper and button/snap/clip closure at the waist. Pants may have partial or full elastic at the waist.Pants must be straight legs. Straight legged pants have been determined that “The measurement of the cuff from seam to seam is less than or equal to the measurement from seam to seam at the knee.”(No cargo pants, capri pants, jumpsuits, overalls, or coveralls)Pants may be pleated/not pleated, cuffed/not cuffed.If pants have a belt loop, a belt must be worn. Only short or full length pants will be allowed.Shorts may not be of length to extend below the knees and must conform to pants regulations.The small discreet brand name, such as "Dockers", "Duckhead", will be permitted. In the case of young ladies with slacks that fit all of the criteria of uniform pants except the location of zipper, the pants will be acceptable.
  16. All outerwear when worn in the building must be unzipped, unsnapped or unbuttoned from the top to bottom.

 

DRESS POLICY AS IT APPLIES TO CBB

     Pre K - 6 ~ Collared shirts may be solid white or maroon.

     Pre K – Third Grade: Turtleneck shirts may be solid white or maroon.

     Fourth Grade – Sixth Grade: Turtleneck shirts may only be solid white and must be worn under a uniform collared shirt. Shirts may not be worn as jackets.

     TPSB policy states that all pullover sweatshirts must be ribbed at the collar.  Therefore, hooded pullover sweatshirts are not permitted .

 

THE FOLLOWING STEPS WILL BE TAKEN BY ADMINISTRATION OF CBB IF DRESS CODE IS NOT FOLLOWED:

1st Offense – Recorded, Student Allowed to Call Home

2nd Offense – One Day in Detention, Dress Code Letter Sent

3rd Offense – Two Days in Detention, Parent Conference (phone or at school) Required

4th Offense – Official Office Referral, 1 Day Suspension or 1 Day After School Detention in Lieu of Suspension (parent/guardian choice)

5th Offense – Official Office Referral, 2 Day Suspension or 1 Day Saturday School in Lieu of Suspension (parent/guardian choice)

 6th Offense – Official Office Referral, 3 Day Suspension – Parent must come to school for a conference before the student returns.

Terrebonne Parish School Board Sexual Harassment Form (Student-Student)

Terrebonne Parish School District maintains a firm policy prohibiting all forms of discrimination based on sex. Sexual harassment against students is not allowed.  All persons are to be treated with respect and dignity.  Sexual advances or other forms of personal harassment by any student, male or female, which create an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment, will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

 

TERREBONNE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD FILE: H-3.5R XXIII

Possession and or use of unauthorized telecommunications devices (pagers, beepers, etc.) Grades K-6th.

  1. Confiscate the item/refer to child welfare and attendance/notify parents
  2. Refer to Law Enforcement
  3. Recommended expulsion
  4. Community service.