Freistatt Missouri

2015-16
Parent Student Handbook

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SCHOOL STAFF

Amanda Moennig - Principal,

     ELA Grades 5-8, Social Studies Grades 5-6

Fawn Hansen - PreKindergarten and Kindergarten

Summer Enlow - Aid                                        

Holly Knight - Grades 1-2                                                                       

Dana Wormington - Grade 3, Choir PK-8, Before School Care                         

Shanna Jelinek - Grade 4, Cheerleading Sponsor                                                        

Melissa Wolf - Grades 5 & 6 Homeroom, Grades 5-8 Science                 

Steven Greimann “ Grades 7 & 8 Homeroom and Social Studies, Grades 5-8 Math              

Itza Zengotita- Spanish Teacher (Volunteer)                                         

Elaine Greimann “ After School Care, Chimes Director

Pastor Philip Wolf - Confirmation Class                                         

SCHOOL BOARD

Art Mattlage, President                                                                          466-2674

Marcus Schoen, Vice-President                                                              235-0925

Sara Brown, Secretary                                                                           316-0224  

Kevin McBlair                                                                                        236-9095 

Nick Broderick                                                                                       489-2289

TRINITY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OFFICERS

Jenny Moennig “ President                                                                    489-2230

Katrina McBlair“ Vice-President                                                             236-9095   

Amber Carr “ Secretary                                                                         359-5614

Lacy Creed “ Treasurer                                                                          236-3065

SCHOOL SECRETARY

Lacy Creed                                                                                            

LUNCH PROGRAM

Sheila Drewianka - Head Cook                                                                

Sandy Voskamp - Assistant Cook                                                           

CUSTODIANS

Lora Worm                                                                                           

Matthew McDonnell                                                                               

MISSION STATEMENT

IT IS THE MISSION OF

TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL

TO PROCLAIM AND JOYOUSLY

CELEBRATE THE GOSPEL

--THROUGH A QUALITY,

CHRIST-CENTERED

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM--

WITH ONE ANOTHER,

THE COMMUNITY,

AND THE WORLD.

 

MISSION PHILOSOPHY

     Trinity Lutheran School is the primary educational ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church, Freistatt, MO.  The policies and activities of the school are governed by the Voter's Assembly, with supervision vested in the School Board, Pastor, Principal, and Teachers.

     Trinity Congregation is a member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and believes, confesses, and teaches in harmony with the confessional writing of the Church Body.

     Trinity Lutheran School views itself as people forgiven, loved, and valued through God's reconciling activity in Christ Jesus.  Therefore, the congregation, pastor, faculty, and staff, endeavor to assist in the developmental process of each student by:

     1.  Equipping in knowledge and skills;

     2.  Nurturing spiritual and emotional growth;

     3.  Providing social and relational growth and training;

     4.  Promoting health physical development.

This process is an educational partnership shared among the church, school, home, and community.

NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY

Trinity Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, athletic, or other school administered programs. 

GENERAL INFORMATION

ADMISSIONS APPLICATION

Since Trinity Lutheran School is owned and operated by the congregation, member families receive priority for admission.  Applicants will be considered in the following order:

     1.  Member families of Trinity Lutheran Church

     2.  Non-member families who attend Trinity Lutheran Church and Sunday school or    

          Trinity Lutheran School

     3.  Member families of sister LCMS congregations

     4.  Previously enrolled families of non-Lutheran congregations

     5.  Families of non-Lutheran congregations

     6.  Students that are suspended from other school systems will not be considered

          for enrollment until the term of suspension is completed.

     7.  Students that have been expelled will not be considered for enrollment.

AGE REQUIREMENTS

Children must reach the designated age before August of the calendar year in which they wish to enroll:  1.  Preschool:  Four (4) years of age by August 1

            2.  Kindergarten:  Five (5) years of age by August 1

            3.  Grade 1:  Six (6) years of age by August 1

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

1.  Schedule an interview with the principal.

2.  Following the interview notification will be given of acceptance or denial.

NOTE:  Transfer students or mid-term applicants must present records from the previous school and may be admitted on a probationary status.

2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

Please check the sheet enclosed in your registration packet.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION - REGISTRATION

Upon acceptance to Trinity Lutheran School all students will receive a registration packet containing: 

     1.  Letter from Principal

     2.  Scholarship form, due June 1st of calendar year or December 1st, for review at the June/December School  

          Board Meetings the current calendar year.  (Policy adopted 8/19/ 2010)                

     3.  Student Handbook

     4.  School Calendar     

     5.  Immunization Record (Only need to be filled out if you are Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, new  

          student, or when there are updates.)

      6.  Physical Examination Form (All children entering the school for the first time are required to

            have a complete physical examination by a physician and a complete immunization history.)*

      7.  Master Record Form (Fill out if in PK, Kindergarten, a new student, or any information has changed such as

           divorce or death of parent.)

       8.  Student Insurance Form or Signed Waiver

       9.  Reduced or Free Lunch Application, Health Insurance through the state of MO

      10.  Emergency Information Card

      11.  Sports Contract** 

      12.  Cheerleading Contract***

      13.  Over the Counter Medication Form

      14.  Physician/Parent Request for Prescription Medication Form

      15.  Student Health History

*Students participating in the sports program must have a yearly sports physical stating the student is eligible to participate in the sport(s).

ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED ON REGISTRATION DAY.  REGISTRATION AND BOOK FEES ARE DUE ON REGISTRATION NIGHT.  ALL CHECKS, EXCEPT FOR THE LUNCH PROGRAM ARE TO BE MADE OUT TO:  TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH.

Registration & Book Fee (all students)

                    Preschool ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦   $  75.00 

                    Kindergarten ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦.. .$  100.00 

                    Grades 1 - 8 ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ $  250.00

Tuition:  Community Members

             Preschool Tuition...................................2days @ $1140.00

            Kindergarten-Grade 8 ¦¦.¦¦¦¦¦ ¦.@$2850.00/1st child

            K-Grade 8 for second plus children.¦¦¦@$2450.00/each additional child

            Dually enrolled &/or twin +¦¦¦¦¦¦¦.@1/2 tuition cost

Tuition responsibilities may be fulfilled according to the agreement located in the registration packet.  It is the policy of Trinity Lutheran School, that any student having an outstanding balance in any prior school account by the registration date of the upcoming new school year, must write the school for an account review by the school board, prior to the registration date for the new school year.  Families and/or students that have a financial hardship situation occur may ask the school board for a review concerning a waiver or reduction in tuition.

HOT LUNCH PROGRAM

Hot lunches are provided for grades PK - 8 at a cost of $2.50 per meal.  Reduced lunches are

40 cents per meal.  Application forms for free or reduced lunches are contained in all registration packets.  Extra milk is .35 cents.  PAYMENTS FOR THE HOT LUNCH PROGRAM MUST BE MADE SEPARATE FROM TUITION AND OTHER FEES AND WRITTEN TO:  TRINITY LUNCH PROGRAM.  NOTE:  NO SODA OR SOFT DRINKS ALLOWED.

SPORTS

Trinity participates in a sports program for grades 5 - 8.  The fee is $25.00 and is to be paid by the first practice.

ACCIDENT INSURANCE

Student accident insurance is available through the school.  Application forms are contained in the Registration Packet, or through the school office.

EDUCATIONAL COSTS

The present cost of education exceeds $ 4,000.00 per student for a single academic year.  The financial responsibilities of maintaining and improving the facilities, curriculum, and programs are met primarily through good stewardship by the members of Trinity Lutheran Church, who pay the difference for each non-Lutheran student, and for each student who is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.  Other monetary contributions and volunteer efforts are encouraged and appreciated.

KEYS, EQUIPMENT, & CREDIT CARDS

Parents may check out keys, school equipment, and Wal-Mart and Sam's Cards (for school committee use only) from the school office with permission from the principal.  STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CHECK OUT KEYS, EQUIPMENT, OR CREDIT CARDS.

STUDENT LIFE - CURRICULUM

God's Word is the foundation of all instruction at Trinity Lutheran School.  Religion classes are conducted daily.  Chapel services are held weekly.

Academic instruction is designed to equip each student with skills for faithful service as children of God.  These areas include:

                    1.  Mathematics                                     4. Social Studies

                    2.  Language Skills                                 5. Physical Education

                    3.  Science                                            6. Fine Arts

PROGRESS REPORTS

1.  Progress and mid-term reports will be given quarterly in grades 1-8.

2.  These are to be signed by the parent/guardian and returned to the teacher.

3.  Teachers are available to answer questions or assist with concerns.  Please make   

     appointments through the school office.

4.  Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held at the end of the first and third quarters.

SCREENING/TESTING

1.  Achievement Testing will be administered to grades K-8 in the spring.

2.  I.Q. testing will be administered to grades 1, 3, 5, and 7 in the fall.

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT

In cooperation with Federal regulation, Trinity Lutheran School will provide access to a student's cumulative files by his/her parent/guardian upon request.  Such a request is subject to the following guidelines:

  1. No records may be removed from the school.
  2. Review of Student Records:

Parents of students or eligible students may inspect and review the student's education records upon request.  A parent may be denied access to their child's record if a court order or divorce decree removes that parent's right to have knowledge about and/or to participate in the child's education.  Parents or eligible students should submit to the student's school principal

a written request, which identifies as precisely as possible the record or records he or she wishes to inspect.  This will be kept on permanent file.  The principal (or the appropriate school official) will make the needed arrangements for access as promptly as possible and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.  Access must be given in 45 days or less from the date of receipt of the request.  When a record contains information about students other than a parent's child or the eligible student, the parent or eligible student may not inspect and review the portion of the record, which pertains to other students.

      3.  Parent/guardian may view their child's records only.

      4.  The principal or a teacher must be present when the files are examined.

      5.  Appeals Procedures for changing records:

Parents or eligible students have the right to ask to have records corrected that they believe are inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of their privacy rights.  Following are the procedures for the correction of records:

A.  Parents or the eligible student must ask the school district to amend a record.  In so doing, they should identify the part of the record they want changed and specify why they believe it is inaccurate, misleading or in violation of the student's privacy rights.

B.  The school district may comply with the request or it may decide not to comply.  If it decides not to comply, the district will notify the parents or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing to challenge the information believed to be inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student's privacy rights.

C.  Upon request, the school district will arrange for a hearing, and notify the parents or eligible student, reasonably in advance, of the date, place, and time of the hearing.

D.  The hearing will be conducted by a hearing officer who is a disinterested party; however, the hearing officer may be an official of the district.  The parents or eligible student shall be afforded a full and fair opportunity to present evidence relevant to the issues raised in the original request to amend the student's education records.

E.  The parents or student may be assisted by one or more individuals, including an attorney.

F.  Records will be released to another school upon request from the parent/guardian.

* October 2007 - Balancing Student Privacy and School Safety:  A Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act for Elementary and Secondary Schools

School officials are regularly asked to balance the interests of safety and privacy for individual students.  While the Family Educational rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) generally requires schools to ask for written consent before disclosing a student's personally identifiable information to individuals other than his or her parents, it also allows schools to take key steps to maintain school safety.  Understanding the law empowers school official to act decisively and quickly when issues arise.

Health or Safety Emergency

In an emergency, FERPA permits school officials to disclose without consent education records, including personally identifiable information from those records, to protect the health or safety of students or other individuals.  At such times, records and information may be released to appropriate parties such as law enforcement officials, public health officials, and trained medical personnel.  See 34 CFR § 99.32(a)(10) and § 99.36.  This exception is limited to the period of the emergency and generally does not allow for a blanket release of personally identifiable information from a student's education records.

Law Enforcement Unit Records

Trinity School employs staff to monitor safety and security in and around the school.  Some schools employ off-duty police officers as security officers, while others designate a particular school official to be responsible for referring potential or alleged violations of law to local police authorities.  Under FERPA, investigative reports and other records created and maintained by these "law enforcement units are not considered "education records subject to FERPA.  Accordingly, schools may disclose information from law enforcement unit records to anyone, including outside law enforcement authorities, without parental consent.  See CFR § 99.8.  Trinity Lutheran School designates the principal as the school official to handle these situations and serve as the school's "law enforcement unit.  As such, the principal has access to personally identifiable information from students' education records.  The school's law enforcement unit official must protect the privacy of education records it receives and may disclose them only in compliance with FERPA.  For that reason, it is advisable that law enforcement unit records be maintained separately from education records. 

Security Videos

Schools are increasingly using security cameras as a tool to monitor and improve student safety.  Images of students captured on security videotapes that are maintained by the school's law enforcement unit are not considered education records under FERPA.  Accordingly, these videotapes may be shared with parents of students whose images are on the video and with outside law enforcement authorities, as appropriate.

Visitor's Pass:  All parents and/or any other visitors are required to sign in at the school office and get a "Visitor's Pass while visiting, volunteering, or staying for a prolonged period at the school during school hours.  Parents or guardians picking up their children for a doctor's appointment thus only staying on the premises for a few minutes may forego the pass after checking with the school office.

Personal Knowledge or Observation  

FERPA does not prohibit a school official from disclosing information about a student if the information is obtained through the school official's personal knowledge or observation, and not from the student's education records.  For example, if a teacher overhears a student making threatening remarks to other students, FERPA does not protect that information, and the teacher may disclose what he or she overheard to appropriate authorities.

Transfer of Education Records

Finally, under FERPA, school officials may disclose any and all education records, including disciplinary records and records that were created as a result of a student receiving special education services under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, to another school or postsecondary institution at which the student seeks or intends to enroll.  While parental consent is not required for transferring education records, the school's annual FERPA notification should indicate that such disclosures are made.  In the absence of information about disclosures in the annual FERPA notification, school officials must make a reasonable attempt to notify the parent about the disclosure, unless the parent initiated the disclosure.  Additionally, upon request, schools must provide a copy of the information disclosed and an opportunity for a hearing.  See 34 CFR § 99.31(a)(2) and § 99.34(a).

Contact Information

While the education agency or institution has the responsibility to make the initial, case-by-case determination of whether a disclosure is necessary to protect the health or safety of students or other individuals, U.S. Department of Education staff members are available to offer assistance in making this determination.  For further information about FERPA, contact the Department's Family Policy Compliance Office. 

                                                         Family Policy Compliance Office            

                                                         U.S. Department of Education

                                                         400 Maryland Ave. S. W.

                                                         Washington, D.C. 20202-5920

                                                         Phone:  202-260-3887

For quick, informal responses to routine questions about FERPA, parents may also e-mail the Family Policy Compliance Office at FERPA.Customer@ED.Gov.  For inquiries about FERPA training, e-mail FERPA.Client@ED.Gov.  Additional information and guidance may be found at FPCO's Web site at:  http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/index.html

  1. Eighth grade records will be sent to the appropriate high school upon completion of grade eighth.
  2. "Directory Information" will be released as deemed necessary by school officials. 
  3. The school district designates the following items as Directory Information:  student's name, parent's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, most recent previous school attended and photograph.
  4. Parents or eligible students will have ten (10) school days after the annual public notice to view the student's directory information and to provide notice in writing to the school district that they choose to not have this information released.  Unless notified to the contrary in writing within the ten (10) school day period, the school district may disclose any of those items designated as directory information without prior written consent.

SPIRITUAL LIFE

The Christian faith and life of our children is a collective responsibility.  Trinity Lutheran School strives to achieve the highest standards of Christian Education.  However, home and church are essential ingredients.  As parent/guardian support and co-operation is vital for your child(ren) in:

     1.  Setting a Christian example in word and deed       4.  Home devotions

     2.  Regular worship attendance                                 5.  Memory assignments

     3.  Regular Sunday school attendance                       6.  Attending choir events.

BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS of PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Trinity Lutheran School is a Christian school that expects anyone who registers a child to accept the precepts of Christian living.  This includes one's own behavior in the school and during all school-related functions, whether or not held on the Trinity campus. Behavior such as being disruptive, disrespectful, uncooperative, or other conduct that contradicts Christian living by the parent/guardian may be viewed as contrary to these expectations, and the parent/guardian will be held accountable for their behavior.   Following the example set forth in Matthew 18, the principal will first set a conference time with the offending parent/guardian to discuss the situation and possible consequences.  Our prayer is that contrition, forgiveness, and reconciliation will resolve the matter.  Based on the behavior of the parent/guardian, Trinity Lutheran School retains the right to dismiss the student(s) and family from the school and refund unused tuition, or not re-enroll the family for the next school year.  Adopted 12-15-2011

OTHER AREAS OF SUPPORT

1.  Regular attendance in school

2.  Completion of homework

3.  Involvement in Trinity Education Association

4.  Compliance and support of all school rules and regulations

5.  There will be room parties to observe special holidays:  Each parent will be assigned to help with a

     party.  A room parent schedule will be sent home in September.  The parties are as follows:

      A.  Fall Harvest     B.  Christmas     C.  Valentine's Day     D.  Easter

6.  If you would like to do something special for your child's birthday, please contact his/her teacher  

     for ideas.

7.  Occasional special field trips will be planned.  Parents will be asked to be volunteer drivers. 

     YOUNGER SIBLINGS ARE NOT PERMITTEDParents driving must have liability insurance.

8.  Closing Ceremony

          A.  Preschool will have a Closing Ceremony designated by the teacher.

          B.  Eighth Grade ceremonies will be designated by the School Board.

9.  The school publishes a weekly newsletter, which will be sent home with your child(ren).  As

     parents you will want to check with your child daily for classroom information and papers.

SPORTS

The primary objective of Trinity Lutheran School is academic Christian education.  Sports are provided as an extra-curricular activity according to the following guidelines:

          1.  A minimum GPA of "C" for all core classes must be maintained;

2.  Detention or suspension takes precedent over all extracurricular activities that day, plus

     participation in the next game;

3.  Students and parents must sign the "Athlete's Code of Ethics".  Any violation of the code

     will result in detention.

DISCIPLINE POLICY

     To discipline means to make a disciple or follower.  That implies that someone follows an example willingly rather than because he is forced to.  Our goal is that students follow the loving example of Jesus Christ.  That means loving God first; others second, and oneself last.  It means being willing to help and serve others.

     We therefore commit ourselves to a cooperative effort with parents and children to provide an atmosphere that is God pleasing.  Characteristics of such an atmosphere include the following code of conduct:

     1.  Students demonstrate their faith in Christ through their words and actions.

     2.  Students exhibit pride in their school, their own learning and accomplishments,       

          and the accomplishments of their schoolmates.

     3.  Students respect their teachers, staff, parents, fellow students, school, and    

          themselves.

     4.  Students know and obey the rules and decisions of those in authority.

     5.  Students are accountable for their own actions and realize that with privileges      

          there are always responsibilities.

We believe that our school must be an orderly environment in which disruptions do not interrupt learning.  Students must be given opportunities to practice responsibility and to accept reasonable exercise of authority.  We affirm that good education cannot proceed without good discipline, fairly and consistently applied.  Student misconduct in school buildings, school grounds, and at school related activities will be cause for discipline and teachers and principal will hold students accountable for their failure to obey school rules.

Behavioral guidelines:

1.  Respect the rights and property of others.

          a. No fighting physically.

          b. No fighting verbally.

          c. No defamation or destruction of property.

2.  Appropriate language and gestures are expected.  Threatening, name-calling, or

     bullying is forbidden.

3.  No candy during school hours.  No chewing gum allowed except by teacher's

     discretion only.

4.  No knives, guns or any kind of weapon, explosives, or matches on school grounds. 

     Current law requires a minimum of a one-year suspension for a student bringing a

     weapon to school.

5.  Punctuality before school and between classes.

6.  If a child misses 20 or more days in a school year, the child may be retained at the

     discretion of the teacher and the principal.

7.  No alcohol, drugs, or tobacco on campus.

8.  Walk indoors.  Running and/or shouting in school is forbidden.

9.  Traffic in the halls during classes is by special permission only.

10.  Electronic equipment (excepting e-readers), baseballs, and other potentially  

       disruptive items are not to be brought to school.  Cell phones must be kept in

       the school bag or given to the homeroom teacher and turned off during the school day.

11.  School and school activities are inappropriate places to display affection (i.e.

       holding hands, kissing, etc.)

12.  Dress appropriately for school:

  1. No tank, muscle shirts, or halter-tops.
  2. Shoe attire will be determined by the individual classroom teacher.  However, gym shoes are required for all students during P.E. classes.
  3.  No clothing displaying or promoting alcohol, tobacco products, drugs, suggestive logos, sexual insinuations, innuendoes, or violence.
  4. No sweat pants or gym shorts except for P.E.  Tennis shoes are required for P.E.

     E.  No shorts between November 1 and March 31.  Pants or shorts must be

          hemmed and patched.  Bicycle shorts are unacceptable.  Shorts, when the

          student is standing, must be at least as long as touching the fingertips when

           the arm is relaxed by the students' side.

      F.  Earrings for boys are unacceptable.

      G. No hats are to be worn inside the building.

13.  Students may not sell items at school during the school day.

BULLING POLICY as of 08/20/07, updated 05/26/11

Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

Trinity Lutheran School is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, volunteers and patrons free from harassment, intimidation or bullying.

"Harassment, intimidation or bullying means any intentional written, verbal, or physical act, when the intentional written (including using cyber networks for bullying), verbal, or physical act:

      Causes a reasonable student to fear for his or her physical safety or property.

      (Statute:  160.775,RSMo)

Nothing in this policy requires the affected student to possess a characteristic that is a perceived basis for the harassment, intimidation, bullying, or other distinguishing characteristic.

Harassment, intimidation, or bullying can take many forms including:  slurs, rumors, jokes, innuendo's, demeaning comments, drawing cartoons, pranks, gestures, physical attacks, threats, or other written, oral, or physical actions.  "Intentional acts refers to the individual's choice to engage in the act rather than the ultimate impact of the action(s).

Counseling, corrective discipline, and/or referral to law enforcement will be used to change the behavior of the perpetrator and remediate the impact on the victim.  This includes appropriate interventions(s), restoration of a positive climate, and support for victims and others impacted by the violation.  False reports or retaliation for harassment, intimidation, or bullying also constitutes violations of this policy.

The principal is authorized to direct the development and implementation of procedures addressing the elements of this policy, consistent with the complaint and investigation components of Trinity Lutheran School.

Consequences for Bullying:  See Hazing Policy Consequences available in the school office.

 

REPORT FOR HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION AND BULLYING

Please print:

Name________________________________________________________Date____________

 

Address______________________________________________________________________

 

Telephone__________________________or number where you may be contacted during the

hours of______________________________________________________________________

 

I wish to register a complaint against:_______________________________________________________________________

School department or program activity, etc. where the complaint occurred:_____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Specify your complaint by stating the problem as you see it.  Describe the incident, participants, background to the incident, and any attempts you have made to resolve the problem.  Please note relevant dates, times, and places.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Indicate if there are other people who could provide more information regarding your complaint:

Name:                                         Address:                                                                      Phone number:

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Proposed Solution:

Indicate your opinion on how this problem might be resolved.  Be as specific as possible.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

I certify that there is no falsification of the above information and events are accurately depicted to the best of my knowledge.

                                         __________________________________________________________

                                         Signature of Complainant

                                         __________________________________________________________

                                         Date

 

Please return the original completed form to the Principal of Trinity Lutheran School.  A copy of this will be provided to the complainant.                                                                                                                       Adopted:  May 26, 2011

CONSEQUENCES FOR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

Students forfeit their privilege to an education at Trinity Lutheran School if the student's continued presence in school will be of no substantial benefit to him or if his continued presence in school will be injurious to the health or morals or education of other pupils or the welfare of the school.  Possible consequences of misconduct include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.  Counsel and verbal reprimands from school authorities.

2.  Loss of privileges for students.

3.  After school detention.  Note:  Three detentions may result in one suspension. 

4.  Suspension:

           A.  In-school suspension

           B.  Short term suspension from classes (1 - 2 days)

           C.  Long term suspension from classes (3 - 20 days)  Note:  Three suspensions may result in

                expulsion.  The principal has the authority to suspend, not to exceed ten school days, any

                pupil whose presence in school is detrimental to the best interests of himself or of the other

                students and of the school.  Written notice of such action shall immediately be sent to the

                parent and the School Board by the principal.

5.  Expulsion from Trinity Lutheran School:  A student may be expelled from school upon the

     recommendation of the Principal if the student's continued presence in school will be injurious to

     the health of morals or education of other pupils or the welfare of the school.  The parent or

     guardian shall be informed in writing by the principal of such recommendation.  Parents will also

     be informed of the appeal procedure.   

6.  The form of discipline incorporated is subject to the situation/circumstances and teacher/principal

     discretion.  Communication with parent/guardian will be kept open at all times.

7.  Concerns or disagreements in discipline will be handled in Christian love according to Matthew

     18:15-17.  As with all matters, it is important that we first approach the Lord in prayer, seeking full

     understanding, patience, and the desire to do what is pleasing and good in His sight.  The pastor

     of Trinity Lutheran Church may serve as counselor, mediator, or advisor.

MATTHEW 18:15-17

1.  Jesus said to first go to the person with whom you have a concern.  Please contact the person(s)

     directly involved.  Most times a clarification is all that is needed.  It is important that we seek

     factual information by asking questions before forming a conclusion.  It does no good to speak

     with others unrelated to the situation.  Clarification of school policy and other decisions of the

     School Board may be directed to the principal.  Make an appointment to meet with the teacher

     involved.  Please remember that teachers have responsibilities before school in the morningThe

     teacher's school day is devoted to the children; mornings should not be disrupted.  Please

     contact the teacher to meet at a mutually agreeable time.

2.  If the problem cannot be solved by going to the person, Jesus said to then get a responsible

     person to help solve the problem.  Please contact the principal if step #1 has not helped to resolve

     a classroom problem.

3.  If steps #1 and #2 have not resulted in a successful resolution, Jesus directed Christians to then

     go to a group of responsible people.  After seeking clarification from the principal, if there are still

     concerns about school policy and other decisions of the Board, they may be taken to the Board by

     contacting the principal who will put the matter on the School Board's agenda.  The concern must

     be stated in written form.  Classroom problems may be directed to the Board Chairman by way of

     the principal in writing if steps one and two have not helped to resolve the problem. 

4.  Concerns regarding Board policy and other decisions may be directed to the Church Council of

     Trinity Lutheran Church by contacting the President of the congregation through the school office.

     NOTE:  The School Board asks that concerns be directed to the individual specifically involved at

     each step before sharing information with participants at the next step.  We hope these steps will

     help resolve matters by providing a spiritually sound way to proceed. 

BAD WEATHER/EMERGENCIES

If it becomes necessary to close school, information will be announced over most Springfield radio/TV stations, Joplin TV stations, and KKBL and KRMO of Monett, and through the school's telephone system.

GENERAL INFORMATION OF SCHEDULING

1.  School Hours

     A.  Preschool:  2 days, Tuesday and Thursday, from 8:15- 3:15

     B.  Kindergarten & Grades 1 - 8: Monday through Friday from 8:15 - 3:15

PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN EARLIER THAN 15 MINUTES BEFORE SCHOOL BEGINS.  PRACTICE PROMPTNESS IN PICKING THEM UP.  IF A STUDENT MUST ARRIVE EARLIER, PLEASE SIGN INTO BEFORE SCHOOL CARE.

2.  Before/After School Care

    A.  Morning School Care is offered to those needing it at a cost of $3.00 an hour, only during the

          school year.

    B.  The fee will be billed monthly.

    C.  Please make other after school arrangements for your children when school  

          is scheduled to let out at 1:00 p.m. (i.e. Parent/Teacher Conferences.)

    D.  Parents must sign in their child for Morning Care each morning.  The supervisor

         will release the children to go to class at 8:00 a.m.

    E.  Students not leaving campus by 3:30 p.m. will be sent to After School Care and   

         children must be signed out when the child is to leave after school care.

    F.  After School Care will be charged a fee of $3.00 an hour until 5:30 p.m.  This fee includes a

         snack.  The cost after 5:30 p.m. will be $5.00 for every hour. 

3.  Off Campus

     A.  Children are not permitted to leave school grounds without written permission or  

           teacher approval.

     B.  For appointments during the school day, please contact the school office in advance, if

          possible, or send a written note for the teacher.

     C.  If your child(ren) will leave with someone else other than their usual ride, please      

           send a written note.

     D.  Children not picked up by 3:30 p.m. will automatically be signed into Afternoon

           School Care and be charged accordingly.

4.  After School Tutoring

     A.  After school tutoring will provided from 3:30 “ 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday,

          and Thursday at the cost of $3.00 per hour during the school year.

     B.  The fee will be billed monthly.

     C.  There will be no tutoring when school is scheduled to let out at 1:00 p.m.

TELEPHONE

All school phones are available during school hours for EMERGENCIES ONLY.  Students must have a written pass from teacher or staff person to use the phone.

MEDICATIONS

All medications and permission forms must be turned into the school office and will be dispensed as directed.  Please have your physician fill out the appropriate information, and sign so that medication can be administered at school.

SICKNESS

  1. Students with vomiting, diarrhea, or fever 99.6' F degrees Fahrenheit in the morning, or 100'F in the afternoon are not eligible to attend school.  If your child's fever is 99.2 F or above in the morning, you should suspect it will go up during the day, and should not send him/her to school.
  2. Students must be free of symptoms (that is, no fever, vomiting, or diarrhea) for 24 hours before returning to school.
  3. If, during the day, your child becomes too ill to remain at school, you'll be phoned so you can make arrangements to have him/her picked up.  If you are not at your home, we will phone you at work or phone the person you've named on your emergency information card.

IDENTIFICATION

Please mark personal possessions clearly, (i.e. ball gloves, caps, coats, etc.)

BICYCLES

If your child(ren) rides a bicycle to school:

1.  It must be parked throughout the school day;

2.  It may not be borrowed by others;

3.  Is not the responsibility of the school if it is stolen or damaged.

ASBESTOS NOTIFICATION AWARENESS

On October 22, 1986, President Reagan signed into law the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA, Public Law 99-519).  The law required EPA to develop regulations which provide a comprehensive framework for addressing asbestos problems I public and private elementary and secondary schools.  On October 30, 1987, EPA published the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule [40 CFR Part 763 Subpart E].  This New Rule requires all public and private elementary and secondary schools to inspect for friable and non-friable asbestos, develop asbestos management plans that address asbestos hazards in school buildings, and implement response actions in timely fashion.  This rule became effective December 14, 1987.  Trinity Lutheran School District conducted a complete inspection of its facilities in 2000, utilizing the services of MEAD.  The results of this inspection have been included in a management plan.  This management plan is available in the administrative office of this District (and in the offices of each school) during normal business hours, without cost or restriction, for inspection by representatives of the EPA and the State, the public including teachers, other school personnel and their representatives, and parents.  The District may charge a reasonable cost to make copies of management plans. 

Periodic surveillance is required every six (6) months and is conducted in June and December of each year.  A reinspection of our facilities is required every three (3) years and was conducted on 05-11-2000.  Any fiber release episodes and any activities involving the disturbance of the ACM are also recorded in the management plan that affects your child(ren). 

The purpose of the Federal and State regulations is to protect the health and well-being of all persons entering the buildings of the District for any reason.  This District takes very seriously the recommendations made in the management plan. 

The person in the District trained to oversee asbestos activities and ensure compliance is Merlin Bracht.  As required in the Rule, Mr. Bracht is the single contact for the public to obtain information about asbestos-related activities in the District.  You may reach Mr. Bracht by arranging an appointment through the principal's office.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. 

VOLUNTEERS

All volunteers must watch the "Child Protection video required by our school insurance company.  The volunteers must then sign papers allowing the school to secure references and fingerprints if so desired. 

All volunteers driving for school related events such as field trips, must give the school office a current copy of their driver's license and up-to-date insurance card before being allowed to drive students to designated events.

TRINITY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Trinity Education Association (T.E.A.) is the parent organization designed to assist the school in three ways by:

1.  Supporting the parents/guardians in their parenting roles;

2.  Providing social interaction;

3.  Raising additional funds for extra educational opportunities not otherwise available.

NOTE:  All families are assigned T.E.A. responsibilities each year.  A T.E.A. handbook is included in the Student/Parent Handbook at the beginning of each academic year.

DROP OFF AND PICK UP POINT FOR STUDENTS

We kindly ask that ALL students be dropped off and picked up at the NORTH BREEZEWAY DOOR.  Please STAY IN THE LINE as it moves up.  You may also park and wait at the door.  This is for SAFETY REASONS, and also to  help out our teachers who are serving as door monitors. 

ALL PARENTS or VISITORS, who need to enter the school during school hours, 8:00-3:30 should come to the front door, and sign in at the school office.  STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO OPEN THE SCHOOL DOORS FOR ANYONE.   We are striving for student and teacher safety at all times.  Thank you.

 

TRINITY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION HANDBOOK

 

DATE:  September 3, 2014

TIME:  3:30 p.m.

DEVOTION:  Jenny Moennig

PROGRAM: 

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DATE:  November 10, 2014

TIME:  3:30 p.m.

DEVOTION LEADER:  Katrina McBlair

PROGRAM: 

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DATE:  January 12, 2015

TIME:  3:30 p.m.

DEVOTION LEADER:  Amber Carr

PROGRAM:  Art Fair

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DATE:  March 16, 2015

TIME:  3:30 p.m.

DEVOTION LEADER:  Lacy Creed

PROGRAM:  Science Fair

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DATE:  May 11, 2015

TIME:  3:30 p.m.

DEVOTION LEADER:  Carole Kleiboeker

PROGRAM:  Election of Officers

T.E.A. COMMITTEES & RESPONSIBILITIES

(There are folders of information for all committees in the school office.)

PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE - ALL YEAR UPKEEP

CHAIRMAN:  Richie and Traci Rhea                                            

Responsibilities

     1.  Check condition of existing equipment.

     2.  If necessary organize repairs.

     3.  Present proposal for any new equipment.

     4.  Submit committee report to school office.

     5.  First meeting “ to be scheduled be chairman

     6.  Responsibilities- Keep current playground equipment in good repair and in  

          good working condition.  Add new equipment with TEA approval.

SPORT EVENT OUTING COMMITTEE

DATE OF EVENT: FALL 2014 & SPRING 2015

CHAIRMAN:  Steven Greimann    

Responsibilities:

     1.  Select and obtain tickets for SMSU basketball game, or Cardinals Baseball.

     2.  Swap date for old shirts, etc.

CAMPBELL LABEL, WATER LABELS AND BOX TOPS

& KIDS SAVINGS STAMP COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN:  Summer Enlow

DATE OF EVENT:  Bring labels etc. to the office anytime of the school year. Soup labels and box tops are collected during the school year and sent in early March.  Please send your labels and box tops to school.

Responsibilities:

     1.  Publicize program at T.E.A. meetings.

     2.  Prepare labels for shipment by March 1, 2015.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI FIELD DAY COMMITTEE

DATE OF EVENT: September 12, 2014

CHAIRMAN:  Sandra Schoen       

Responsibilities:

     1.  Organize and solicit food items to be served at the University of MO Field Day.

     2.  This is a major fundraiser, each school family is to supply an assigned food item,        

          volunteers are also needed from several families to help serve the luncheon at  

          the Mt. Vernon center.

     3.  First meeting to be set be chairman.

MINI COURSE COMMITTEE

DATE OF EVENT: September 19, 2014

CHAIRMAN:  TEA Executive Committee and Classroom Teachers

Responsibilities:

     1.  Obtain leaders for mini courses.

     2.  Organize courses for all levels PK - 8.

     3.  Obtain necessary materials.

     4.  Submit committee report to school office.

      5.  First meeting “ To be set be chairman.  

Purpose:  The day is devoted to special career and fun projects and events.

                T.E.A. pays most of the cost.

8th GRADE GAME CONCESSION & ELECTION COMMITTEE

DATE OF EVENT: All home games for 2014-2015

            CHAIRMAN:  ALL 8th Grade Parents 

     1.  Responsibilities:  Assign 8th grade parents to work the concession stand.

     2.  Purchase items and supplies for the concession stand.

     3.  Clean the stand after each use, and take the towels home to be washed and brought back.

                          

                      CHRISTMAS BASKET

                  DATE OF EVENT:  Early December.

                  CHAIRMAN:  Summer Enlow 

                  Responsibilities:

                       1.  Organize collection of food items (and gifts at Christmas) for needy school

         families, that are designated by the school office.

    2.  Purchase items that may be needed by the families.

    3.  Distribute the baskets to the families in a timely manner.

CHRISTMAS PROJECT DAY

                  DATE OF EVENT: DECEMBER 5, 2014

                  CHAIRMAN:  Classroom Teachers and Parent Volunteers

                  Responsibilities:

  1. Organize activity for students to make a Christmas ornament either for self and/or

others, such as an orphanage, Ronald McDonald House, or nursing home.

    2.  Order supplies and solicit volunteers for working with classes.

    3.  Submit committee report to school office.

Purpose:  Students have an opportunity to make gifts for other people. 

CARNIVAL COMMITTEE

DATE:  MARCH 6, 2015

GAME CHAIRMAN:  Katrina McBlair

FOOD CHAIRMAN:  Tracy Rhea 

Responsibilities:

     1. Organize the Carnival.

     2. Organize the Meal.

     3. Publicize the event.

     4. Clean up afterwards.

     5. Submit committee report to school office.

     6. First meeting “ To be set by chairmen.

Purpose:  This carnival, meal, and auction are major fund raisers of extra funds for T.E.A. to use to purchase school items not in the schools annual budget.  Every family is involved in some part of the annual event.

AUCTION COMMITTEE FOR SCHOOL CARNIVAL

DATE:  To be set by TEA Officers

CHAIRMAN:  Lacy Creed and one parent from each neighboring city

Purpose:  The Silent Auction requires solicitations of items to be auctioned off from

                 local businesses and the community.  Each classroom is asked to donate an

                 item from the class to be sold at the auction.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL BASKET DINNER COMMITTEE

DATE OF EVENT: MAY 14, 2015

CHAIRMAN:  Danny and Jenny Moennig 

First meeting “ To be set by Chairman.

Responsibilities:

     1.  Set up for meal.

     2.  Order supplies.

     3.  Publicize the closing day.

     4.  Clean up after the event.