School Handbook 2016-2017
Our policies are online and below in the student handbook.
In order for a club, class, or organization to sponsor an activity, the Superintendent must approve it first.
Any students wishing to invite guests during the school day or to school activities who are not students at Cochise District School must obtain permission from the Superintendent.
Any student, who comes to a school function under the influence of, or in possession of illegal substances or alcohol, or weapons, will be suspended from school according to the disciplinary procedures outlined in this handbook. Guests under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be admitted to any school function.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY STATEMENT
Cochise School District ensures equal employment and educational opportunities regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age or handicap. Cochise Elementary School District is in full compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and P.L. 101-336 Americans of 1992 and intends not to discriminate on the basis of handicap in any of its employment practices and educational programs.
AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION
Cochise ESD will be having after school detention on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. The Superintendent will notify the students and parents of their assignment. Busing will be provided to Keiller Park in Willcox and Wynn Chapel in Cochise. Students will only be excused from after school detention by the Superintendent for non-reschedulable activities (ie: dentist, doctor, etc.)
To be admitted to school, after an absence, it is necessary to provide either a note or a phone call to the office from your parent/guardian with an excuse for your absence. You must report to the office for an admit pass.
Each time a student is tardy to class, he/she will provide a written excuse from a teacher, parent or the office. In order for an absence to be considered excused, it must comply with the district guidelines. There will be makeup available for work missed during an excused absence. The student will receive no grade for class participation for days missed due to an excused absence. All tests and assignments missed due to an excused absence will be due not more than 7 days from the day the missed work was originally due. (i.e., Work/Test was due and missed for an excused absence on Friday, Oct. 1, would be due on or before Friday, October 8).
There will be no makeup available for work missed during an unexcused absence. The student will receive a “0” for all class participation, tests and/or assignments missed due to an unexcused absence.
* The State of Arizona does not distinguish between excused and unexcused absences. The necessity of excused/unexcused refers to the makeup policy only.
Class participation is an integral part of successful learning and is essential for meeting course requirements.
Absences for the following reasons are not counted for each semester:
1) Absences or verified professional appointments (doctor, dentist)
2) Absences due to illness that are documented by a note from a physician
3) School sponsored trips & activities
4) Cases in which the attendance policy has been waived by a student’s IEP
5) Absences due to a death in the family, serious illness of a family member or other extreme emergencies.
6) Absences for personal or educational purposes that have been approved by the Superintendent.
7) Absences for observance of a recognized religious holiday
The normal penalties for truancy will be imposed when appropriated. Parents will be notified of attendance problems on the eighth absence, and on the eleventh absence. Students are responsible for keeping their own account of the total number of days they miss during a semester. Students missing more than ten days per year may be considered for retention.
Computer Policy - Student Use
No games unless approved by teacher.
Student may be suspended for infraction of these policies.