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New Frontier School District New Frontier High School New Frontier School District New Frontier High School
Main Office Information New Frontier High School 721 High Street Oxford, Ohio 45056 (513) 523-1432 Office Hours 6AM-4PM
Welcome Our school is dedicated to improving learner performance. We do this through a variety of methods, including staying up to date with the latest research on student learning styles and the best way to address the styles. Our goal is to create a learning culture where learners, parents, faculty, & staff feel informed, welcome, safe, & productive.
Vision Statement • To improve the learner peformance.
Mission Statement • To improve learner performance by: • Looking at the learning style of each student • Designing lesson plans to address multiple learning styles • One way to measure the effectiveness of this method is through the results of our students on the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) in the 10th grade. • We use the Progress Book and IEP Encore systems to increase the effectiveness & efficiency of our communication with parents about their students’ progress.
Table of Contents • District Access To…7 • Classroom Management Plan…8 • Meet the Faculty…9 • District Belief System…13 • Total Quality Learning Management Model…14 • Collaborative Strategic Plan…16 • Integrated Systems Model for Knowing…18 • Learner Systems-Based Learning Systems Design…20 • Performance Pyramid…22 • Content & Grade Level Standards & Benchmarks…23 • First Day of School…36 • Steps for Disciplining Students…39 • Teaching Planning Period…42 • Rules of the Lunchroom…43 • Assemblies…44 • Lost and Found…45 • Parties…46 • Multiculturalism…47 • Teacher Aides…48 • Parent Teacher Association…49 • Riders and Walkers…50 • Parking…51 • Smoking Policy…52 • Report Cards/Progress Reports…53 • Zero Tolerance Disciplinary Plan…54 • Teacher leave…55 • Dress Code…56 • Arrivals…58 • Bell Schedule…59 • Absences…60 • Emergencies…62 • Illness & Injury…64 • Immunizations…67 • Medications…68 • Library Usage…70 • Telephone Usage…72 • Make Up Work…73 • Transfers and Withdrawals…74 • Neglect and Child Abuse…75 • Search and Seizure…76 • Visitors…77 • Technology…78 • Computer Lab…79 • Special Thanks To…80
The District Has Access to the Following: • Every classroom & administrative office has access to the Internet. • Every faculty, administrative, board, & staff member is networked with an Intranet system called, “NewNet” (allows users to send email and chat with one another). • Attendance done electronically • Lesson planning done using a web-based software package (Progressbook). • Web-based professional development is organized around the topics and focus of the performance pyramid. • Cable systems connected to TV’s in every classroom. • Each classroom has a TV, CD player, & large screen projector connected to a computer , & a teacher computer. • Each school building has a computer lab.
Classroom Management PlanAlignment with District Beliefs • We plan to run our classrooms in the way that best works to improve learner performance. This is done through a few simple steps: • Good interpersonal skills/behavior • Effective classroom management • Engaging lesson plans • 5 simple rules our used to make our classrooms run smoothly: • Be in your seat when the bell rings • Do not speak while the teacher is speaking • Raise your hand before answering or asking a question • Do not touch anyone’s stuff but your own • The bell does not dismiss the class, the teacher does
Ms. Staley Social Studies Teacher 9th grade world history Psychology Sociology Marching Band help staff/chaperone She enjoys everything music-related (an alumnae member of Sigma Alpha Iota). Columbus Blue Jackets hockey fan Loves musicals!
Ms. Pate • Biology Teacher • Enjoys reading, going to museums, ice skating, painting, and camping. • Ms. Pate is head of the Biology club and coaches JV volleyball.
Mr. Banko • Biology (10th grade) • Earth Science (9th grade) • Enjoys… • Movies, Books, Music, Video Games, & Batman • Advisor for Academic Challenge, Inquiry Club, &
District Belief System • Total Quality Learning Management Model • Collaborative Strategic Plan • Integrated Systems Model for Knowing • Learner Systems-Based Learning Systems Design • Performance Pyramid
Total Quality Learning Management Model LEARNER PERFORMANCE LEARNER ENGAGEMENT LEARNER COOPERATION LEARNER PERCEPTIONS OF QUALITY SERVICE CAREGIVER PERCEPTIONS OF QUALITY SERVICE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR INFLUENCE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTIONAL BEHAVIOR CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR INSTRUCTIONAL BEHAVIOR INTERPERSONAL BEHAVIOR INTERPERSONAL BEHAVIOR
Total Quality Learning Management Model • The Total Quality Learning Model demonstrates the connections between learner performance and the three major sources of teacher influence: Classroom Management, Instructional Behavior, and Interpersonal Behavior. • The strategies chosen by the classroom teachers provide the gradual influence with learners which effect the levels of cooperation, engagement, and learning found in and out of the classroom.
Collaborative Strategic Plan EXPLICIT CURRICULUM INFORMATION TEACHING TEAMS/ PARENTS QUALITY SERVICE KNOWING LEARNING COMMUNITY STRATEGIC PLAN LEARNER PERFORMANCE GAINS ON PROFICIENCY TESTS LEARNER STYLES AND STRATEGIES INTEGRATED LEARNING SYSTEMS LEARNER ENGAGEMENT ADULT LEARNER STYLES ENTRA- PRENEURSHIP. PEER COACHING LIFE LONG PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Collaborative Strategic Plan • The Collaborative Strategic Plan focuses on demonstrating the various pathways which connect the learning community’s strategic plan to that of the increase in the learner’s performance on proficiency tests. • These three pathways include: Availability of curriculum objectives to whole community; Assessing preferred learning styles to increase the engagement and investment of learners; and, Attending to the learning styles of adults to prolong professional development.
Integrated Systems Model for Knowing Learner Systems Learning Systems Information ? 1 2 3 ! Learning Path Elapsed Time • Multiple Intelligences • Cognitive Styles • Teachers and Technologies ? Point of Wonder ! Point of Knowing
Integrated Systems Model for Knowing • The Integrated Systems Model for Knowing explains the relationships between a student point of wonder and point of knowing through various preferred learning styles. • When all conditions of awareness of a learner’s and a teacher’s preferred learning styles align, the learning path is most efficient and creates the connection between point of wonder and point of knowing.
Learner Systems Design Lookers Listeners Doers Sitters Opening Closing Optimize Engagement Opening procedures: Engagement Review Learning outcomes Motivation Behavior Expectations Tools and Materials Check Questions Closing Procedures: Review Enforcement Preview
Learner Systems-Based Learning Systems Design • The Learner Systems-Based Learning Systems Design expresses the instructional design stressing the vital components of an effective classroom teachers. • These components easily differentiate an effective teacher from a novice teacher through how effective their opening is, their attention to preferred learning styles throughout their instruction, and the effectiveness of their closing.
Performance Pyramid Shared best practices Test Taking Skills Proficiency Tests Standards for learning outcomes Curriculum Mapping Instructional Activity Design Identifying Individual Learning Styles Collaborative Learning Networks Parental Engagement The Integration of Baldrige Criteria to Improve School District and Learner Performance Early Childhood Education Middle Childhood Education Special Education Adolescent Education
Critical Contexts • Preinstruction: • Available • Teacher-initiated contact • Use of learner names • Individualized topics • Instructional Functions: • Daily review • Presentation • Guided practice • Corrections and feedback • Independent work • Weekly and extended reviews • Transitions: • Provide nonverbal cue • Provide verbal cue • Maintain scanning • Explain expectations • Signal beginning • Monitor noise level • Post Instruction: • Dismissal • Visual scanning • Permit learner access • Conference to concerns • Opening the Session: • Visual scanning • Call to order • Efficient attendance • Academic organizer • Behavioral organizers • Check for materials • Check for understanding • Student Questions: • Establish access • Actively listen • Be considering • Probe or inquire • Closings: • Signal closing • Review performance • Provide motivation • Introduce next session • Answer questions • Misbehavior Sequence: • Review rule • Stare or get close • Statement of closure • Delayed meeting • Immediate meeting • Move on to principal
Cognitive Styles • Chunking • Columns and Rows • Missing Information Inside Columns and Rows • Concept Mapping • Advance Organizer • Metaphor, Analogy, and Simile • Rehearsal • Imagery • Mnemonics
Learning Styles • When you have to learn something for a test, how do you get ready for the test? • You enjoy reading books, writing, and telling stories. You have a good memory for names, places, dates, and trivia. You enjoy gathering information. • You enjoy math, problem solving and figuring out riddles. You like to ask questions like a detective might. • You learn best with maps, charts, and diagrams. You like mazes and puzzles. You like to design, draw and create things and enjoy doing new things. • You remember melodies or notice pitch and rhythm. You tend to be ware of surrounding sounds and like to compose songs and jingles. • You are good at physical activities. You have a tendency to move around, touch things, gesture and like to make things in projects. • You enjoy cooperative work, like to lead and organize. You communicate well with others, enjoy debating and negotiating for things. • You would rather work alone. You are self-confident, know what you want and like to make plans yourself.
First Day of School New Frontier High School strongly believes that a student’s experience of the first day of school influences how they will approach learning throughout their high school education. Our rationale is that…“…an organized and systematic first day of school, that meets students’ needs as they emerge, increases student perception of teacher competence.”
First Day of School cont’d. At NFHS, we feel there are 5 basic Classroom Rules: 1. Remain seated during class time. 2. Respect others when they speak.3. Raise your hand to communicate4. Respect the belongings of others5. Remain in seat until dismissed from the class
First Day of School cont’d. Needs of students on the first day of school Teacher Response Activity 1. Am I welcome? 2. Am I in the right room? 3. Where am I suppose to sit? 4. Are you interested in me? 5. What are the rules for this classroom? 6. What are the academic expectations (goals, methods, assessments)? 7. Are you interested in how I learn best? 8. Who are you? 9. What do we need for tomorrow? • You greet them • You show/tell them and take roll • You create a seating chart and get names • You circulate student information cards • Explain the 5 basic rules of the classroom • Explained to students as motivationd • You assess preferred learning styles • You tell them strategic information • You close the session with a preview
Steps for Disciplining Students • Rules and procedures introduced on the first day of school. Organize a systematic first day which introduces the 5 basic classroom rules. • Class-wide reminder. If a student misbehaves and breaks one of the rules during the 1st day, remind the whole class of the expectations. • Next class opening. In the next class opening, remind the class of the rules, your impression of yesterday, and your expectations for today. • Proximity/nonverbal cues with offender. Establish proximity with the student causing the problem. • Proximity and verbal expectation. Establish proximity with the student making a statement about the problem.
Steps for Disciplining Students • After class conference. Conference with the problem student after class to try to find a resolution to the problem. • Before class warning. Explain to the problem student there is a detention slip for them if they persist in misbehavior. • Immediate dismissal from class. Immediate dismissal or a hall conference with the teacher as a result of student misbehavior. • Meeting with school disciplinarian. Immediate meeting with the school disciplinarian when student refuses to do what is asked and is disrespectful. • Parent e-mail/phone call. Call parents or guardian to review infraction, what has been done, and what can be done to improve the student’s misbehavior.
Steps for Disciplining Students • Parent conference. Conference with parents, student, and counselor discussing student behavior and choices with an agreement reached by the end about a resolution. • In-school suspension. Student is isolated and supervised as they do homework or other work and not in the classroom. • Saturday School. Saturday program designed to ruin the weekend for students. • Out-of-School Suspension. Takes an official action by the school board and removes the student from the district. • Expulsion. Takes and official action by the school board and expels the student from the district.
Teacher Planning Period • Time for teachers to plan & grade • Time during which students can make up tests • Alternative time for parent-teacher conferences
Rules of the Lunchroom;Cost of Lunch • No throwing food • Keep the noise level reasonable • Lunch costs $2 a day • Reduced lunch is $1 a day • Plus a la carte options • Free/reduced lunch available if the student/family qualifies
Assemblies • These will happen during the last half hour to hour of the school day. • Students will walk to these assemblies quietly and calmly with their teacher. • For pep assemblies, the proper athletes and band members will be allowed to leave class early to prepare for these assemblies; they will meet up with their coach(es) or band directors to walk to the assembly. • Teachers will act as chaperones at the assembly. • Students must act in a respectful manner in all assemblies; punishable by warning; more severe action for each offense & the offense’s severity.
Lost and Found • All lost items that are found should be returned to the school’s main office. • Most items will be kept in a box for the students to look through at their leisure. • More valuable items (such as electronics, keys, and wallets/purses) will be kept in a separate box kept accessible only the secretaries and administrative staff.
Parties • Students may bring in treats for their birthdays, but if they serve them in class they most have enough for the entire class, otherwise they may only bring enough them for the teacher(s), or they must hand them out either before or after school. • Parties to celebrate various cultural holidays can be held if previously approved by the vice principal.
Multiculturalism • It will not be tolerated to have students discriminated against on the basis of heritage, religion, race, gender, ethnicity, or culture. • If students would like to receive special consider for any religious, cultural, and ethnic, they simply need to state their case to vice principal.
Teacher Aides • Within the classroom the teachers can have various types of aids: • Student aids: volunteer during study halls to run errands & do other housekeeping type tasks for the teacher • Teaching assistant/special needs resource teacher: this person will help the teacher by co-teaching and/or helping out with individual students in the classroom. • Parents: parents can come in on certain days to help out in the classroom if they prearrange this with the teacher.
Parent Teacher Association • This organization is highly involved in bettering the education that our students receive, as well as improving on and expanding the extracurricular opportunities available to students. • This group works in close conjunction with the district school board.
Riders and Walkers • Riders and walkers are both expected to be at school on time. • If riders miss the bus, it is still their responsibility to get to school on time. • If a bus arrives late at the school, taking attendance will be held until all late buses have arrived.
Parking • Teachers have a designated lot at the school. • Any students caught parking in this lot will get a ticket. • Final grades for each quarter will not be released until all tickets have been paid. • A separate lot for students is numbered, and students will be able to buy a spot for a nominal fee at the end of the preceding school year (students who will be (seniors, then juniors, then sophomores) the next fall will have first pick in that order). Parking passes cost $25 each. • Students parking in the wrong space or without the properly displayed permit will first receive a warning and then receive a $25 ticket for each following violation. • There will be special spaces reserved and clearly marked for visitors. • Students caught parking in the spots for more than 15 minutes will be treated in the same way as parking violations in the student lot are.
Smoking Policy • We have a zero tolerance policy for smoking on all parts of school property. • If students are found to be violating this policy, a detention & then more severe punishments will be given. • If a teacher is found to be violating this policy, a review of the possibility that they will remain at the school will occur. • If any other person is found to be violating this policy they will be asked to leave the premises.
Report Cards/Progress Reports • Students and parents can check on their (or their child’s) progress regularly using the ProgressBook web-based program. • A student will receive their report card at the end of each quarter as long as they have paid a satisfactory percentage of their school fees (first quarter, 25%; second quarter 50%; third quarter 75%; fourth quarter, 100%).
Zero Tolerance Disciplinary Plan • There is a zero tolerance policy for drugs , weapons, and violence at our school. • Students or their possessions (or lockers) will not be searched unless the staff has reasonable suspicion. • Other behavior violations have varying degrees of severity and of punishment, which can be found in detail in the student handbook.
Teacher Leave • Teachers can receive leave/time off for the following: • maternity/paternity leave • weddings • funerals • baptisms • cultural or religious holidays
Students shall not practice a mode of dress, style of hair or standard of personal grooming which will present a health or safety hazard or cause disruption or disturbance to the educational process. The following dress code is prescribed for all students, grades K-12: Students will not be permitted to wear: Tube tops, spaghetti strap tops (strap must be minimum of 2 inches wide), tank tops, cut-off T-shirts, midriff shirts/blouses, netted shirts, muscle shirts, cut-offs (pants) or ragged jeans. Shirts, hats, buttons, etc. displaying obscene or inappropriate printing; or advertising of alcohol, drugs, or tobacco products, either explicit or implied. Offensive clothing and offensive writings and drawings on the body, books and clothing Rips, tears, or holes in clothing must be below the student’s fingertips when arms are fully extended toward the knees and shoulders are relaxed. Dress Code
Dress Code cont’d. • Short shorts or dresses/skirts, including splits, must extend below the student’s fingertips with shoulders relaxed. • Head coverings worn during the school day in the building. • Sunglasses unless medically required. • Clothing which sags (the waistband of pants, shorts, skirts, or jeans must be above the hip bones). • Clothing which shows underwear or lack thereof when doing normal school activities. • Costuming for junior high and high school students is not permitted unless authorized by the campus administration. • Rolling or wheeled shoes. • The final decision regarding wearing apparel will be at the discretion of the principal.
Arrivals • Office Hours- 7:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. • School Day- 7:20 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.