|Student Privilege Program|
Student Privilege Program
M.M.S. school day is from 7:35 to 2:45. Students with a Privilege Pass, however, have the option to dismiss at 1:50 or remain for 9th Period Academy, 1:52-2:45. All students will dismiss at 1:50 on days that faculty meetings are held.
The purposes of the Privilege Pass program are to:
Every 5 weeks an eligibility/ineligibility list will be compiled based 3 criteria:
Students who do not meet one or more of this criteria, will have their student privilege pass revoked for the next 5 week marking period due to ineligibility. If the pass is revoked due to grades, the student will be assigned to a teacher 9th Period Academy for intervention. If the pass is revoked for attendance, the student will be assigned to the cafeteria with a teaching assistant for intervention, or may obtain a pre-signed pass from a teacher to receive intervention. If the pass is revoked for behavioral issues, the student will be assigned to I.A.C. (Intensive Academic Center) for intervention.
Students who meet the three established criteria will be given a privilege pass. Students with a privilege pass have the option to dismiss at 1:50 or take advantage of mentoring, enrichment, and intramural offerings during 9th Period Academy. A student may stay for extra help or to meet with a teacher even if he/she has a Privilege Pass. If a student misplaces his/her pass, the replacement cost is $5.
Bus drivers will check for privilege passes when students board the 1:50 bus. Any student without a pass will be refused admission on the bus. Bus drivers will notify administration if any student is uncooperative. The student will be removed from the bus, and a consequence will be given. Walkers with Privilege Passes will show their 8th period teacher their pass in order to dismiss at 1:50.
If a student with a privilege pass forgets his/her pass at home, he/she must work with their homeroom teacher to determine the 9th Period Academy activitity that they will attend. If the parent needs the student at home and the student does not have their Privilege Pass in their possession, the parent must provide transportation as the student will be refused bus privileges at 1:50. The student will be permitted transportation at 2:45.
Students are to have their planners and privilege passes with them at all times. If they cannot produce the Privilege Pass to their 8th block teacher and the bus driver, they may not leave at 1:50. They must stay with a teacher until 2:45.
No middle school student may board a bus at the high school or elementary school.
All middle school students must board a bus to go home from the middle school.
Students who choose to violate this rule, will be subject to disciplinary action.
There is no “opt out” provision. The school day begins at 7:35 and ends at 2:45. Walkers and students picked up by parents may leave at 2:45, 1:50 if they have a privilege pass. Office detention will run from 2:47-5:10. Teacher-assigned behavioral intervention is from 1:50-2:45.
Administration may revoke a privilege pass at any time. The administration may place the student in IAC, a quiet study hall during 9th period, or with a teacher for up to the remainder of the 5-week period, depending upon the infraction. A parent may revoke a privilege pass at any time in conjunction with school administration. For example, a parent may raise the expectation of a passing grade of 70 to an 80 average or better in every class for thier child. Upon revocation, the parent must contact school administrators to have the student placed on the ineligibility list. School administrators and parents are the only ones authorized to remove a student's privilege pass.
The first five weeks of school: All 6th, 7th and 8th graders who qualify will receive privilege passes on the first day of school. End-of the-year marks from the previous school year will be used to determine eligibility. Seventh and 8th grade students in sports who wish to remain in school during 9th Period Academy, all A.S.A.P (After School Activities Program) participants, after October 3, and other students with Privilege Passes choosing to remain in school will attend a 9th Period Academy activity for the first 5 weeks of school.
All 5th graders will meet in homerooms during 9th Period Academy for the first five weeks of school.
Privilege Passes for 5th grade students may be earned at the first 5-week marking period.
Any student who is not in good academic, attendance, and/or behavioral standing by the 6th week of school will have their passes revoked accordingly.
Behavioral Intervention A teacher may assign a “behavior intervention” period to a student, even one with a Privilege Pass, if the student does not meet the behavior expectations as established by the teacher. The intervention will take place 9th period with the teacher. If the student fails to show, the teacher will write a referral indicating as such and submit it to the office. Administration may apply further consequences, which could include the revoking of the Privilege Pass. The same procedure/consequence should be followed if the student attends behavior intervention but repeats the behavior.
A teacher may assign a “behavior intervention” period to a student, even one with a Privilege Pass, if the student does not meet the behavior expectations as established by the teacher. The intervention will take place 9th period with the teacher. If the student fails to show, the teacher will write a referral indicating as such and submit it to the office. Administration may apply further consequences, which could include the revoking of the Privilege Pass. The same procedure/consequence should be followed if the student attends behavior intervention but repeats the behavior.