SHS Welcomes. The Class of 2014.
SHS Welcomes The Class of 2014
Slidell High School students fostered by a sense of community, participate in varied learning experiences and extracurricular activities as teachers, administrators and staff assist them for the future within facilities which support the curriculum and which accommodate broader needs. The mission of Slidell High School is to prepare a diverse student population to function in a world that is increasingly global and technological. Mission and Vision Statements
Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum To go to a LA 4-year public university: English I, II, III, IV (4 credits) Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, 1 additional math credit (4 credits) Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, 1 add. science credit (4 credits) World Geography, Civics (1/2), Free Enterprise (1/2), American History, 1 additional SS credit (4 credits) Physical Education (1 ½), Health (1/2) (2 credits) Foreign Language (2 credits) or Speech (2 credits) (2 credits) Arts (1 credit) Electives (3 credits) 24 credits
Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum • All incoming freshmen will be enrolled in the Louisiana Core 4 curriculum. • After two years, student and parent may request to be exempt from the Louisiana Core 4 and enter the Louisiana Core curriculum. • Signature required to opt out of Core 4. • May be ineligible to enroll in a LA 4-year public university
What is a credit? • Successful completion of two semesters in any course. (1/2 credit is given for each semester and each semester stands alone.) • A credit is the same thing as a unit. • Takes 24 of them to graduate. • Takes 5 of them to be a sophomore.
How many credits? 1st Semester 2nd Semester English I B F Algebra I B B Health A Physical Science B A Journey to Careers A IBCA A B P.E. I A A World Geog. B B
TO GRADUATE: English 4 credits Math 4 credits Science 4 credits Soc. Studies 4 credits Health .5 credits P. E. 1.5 credits Electives 6 credits Total 24 credits FOR EACH GRADE: Sophomore - 5 Junior - 11 Senior - 17 Graduate - 24 Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum
GRADES: A = 92 – 100 B = 83 – 91 C = 74 – 82 D = 65 – 73 F = 0 – 64 Sample Average: 1st 9 Weeks - 93/A 2nd 9 Weeks - 90/B Semester Average - 92/A Nine Weeks Exam count 20% of Nine Week Grade Grading System
QUALITY POINTS A = 4 B = 3 C = 2 D = 1 F = 0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
Weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) • Weighted GPA Quality Points A = 5 Rank in class is based B = 4 on the quality points a student C = 3 earns in grades 9-12. D = 1 F = 0
TOPSTuition Opportunity Program for Students • A comprehensive program of state scholarships. • Determined by GPA in core courses and ACT score. • Four of your seven subjects in the 9th grade are core courses.
ABSENCES—New Law • Five(5) allowed per semester, excused and unexcused • A student who is absent from school may not participate in any after school activity that afternoon or night. • If over five: • No Credit in course • Course must be repeated • On a course by course basis Students with excessive and/or unexcused absences will have to make up seat time in Saturday School.
EXCUSED ABSENCES • Personal illness • Serious illness in family • Death in family (1 week) • Recognized religious holiday (Excused Absences means missed work can be made up, if excuse is brought within 2 class periods.)
UNEXCUSED ABSENCES • Obtaining driver’s license • Errands for parents • Vacations/Family trips • Activities that are not school related (Unexcused absence means zero on gradable work missed.)
ABSENCES Excuse must include: • Student’s full name • Day(s) absent • Reason for Absence • Parent/Guardian signature • Date • Excuse must be turned in to student services within 2 days of returning to school
EXCUSED Personal illness Serious illness in family Death in Family UN-EXCUSED: Car trouble Alarm did not ring Parents did not wake me up Could not find keys to car Ride did not pick me up TARDIES
Unexcused Tardies to School • A tardy to school will result in a student being issued a detention. 24 hour notice is given for after school detentions. • Detention Hall for tardies is held Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons for one hour. • If absent from Detention Hall, must attend on Thursdays for 2 hours. • If absent from Thursday Detention Hall, must attend on Saturday for 4 hours. • 3 tardies to school will result in serious disciplinary action.
Tardies to Class • 3 tardies to a class will result in a Saturday Detention. • If the Saturday Detention does not correct the problem, more serious disciplinary action will be taken . • Parents will be notified!!!!!
Detention for Tardies • Failure to serve detention or misbehavior in Detention will result in a suspension. • The only acceptable excuse for missing detention is a doctor’s excuse.
CHECKING OUT Acceptable Reasons for Checking Out • Personal illness • Doctor, dentist, orthodontist appointments • Special reasons authorized by principal or assistant principal
CHECKING IN & OUT • You cannot check out for lunch. • If you return on the same day, you must go through the Student Services Office. • Students cannot leave campus once they arrive.
Slidell High School DRESS CODE POLICY
Dress Code “Policies regarding dress and grooming stress the importance of reducing distractions that inhibit learning and are addressed as an attempt to enhance the learning environment.”
Dress Code Very Important Statement: “School principals are given the authority to determine extremes in styles in dress and grooming and what is suitable for school wear.”
Shirts must not go over the pockets of the pants No oversized clothing allowed
No shirts may be worn over the uniform shirt unless it opens in the front and is used for warmth.
Pantsmust be secured at the waist No oversized clothing allowed
Shorts and skirts must be 5 inches above the knee or at least finger-tip length
ID can not be worn backwards or have stickers on it No cut off pants allowed!!! Undershirt must be tucked in!!!
White 3 button shirt This is what the girls should look like-- Undershirt tucked in. ID clipped on top of shirt Shorts are fingertip length.
This is what boys should look like: Undershirts must not hang out. ID worn attached to the collar and facing forward Khaki shorts, skirts, or pants- (must be worn at the waist) Polo style shirt: white, gray, forest or hunter green OR white oxford button down collared shirt (must be buttoned)
Uniforms • Khaki bottoms must be twill. No colored stripes allowed. • Bottoms must be khaki or sand colored. Cargo style shorts/pants are acceptable. • Only SHS Logo acceptable. Other logos are not allowed. (Polo, American Eagle, Hollister).
Special shirts for spirit, club, class, athletic game days, must have the approval of the principal.
ID Cards • Worn by students during school day while on campus . • Must be clipped to the collar with face forward. • If card is forgotten, student may purchase a temporary ID before school for $1.00. • If a student is not wearing his/her ID during the school day, the student is issued a detention. • Defacing an ID—writing, stickers, pins or broken-- will result in the ID being taken. A new ID must be purchased. • Replacement cards are $5.00.
Gym Uniforms • T-Shirt – gray • Gym shorts – green (Elastic or drawstring waist.) • Available from your P.E. Teacher • $10.00 – Shirt • $10.00– Shorts
Dress Codes Rules • Pants worn by boys and girls must be secured at the waist level with no undergarments revealed. • Oversized and Undersized garments will not be allowed. • No extremes in style or fit allowed. • No skin can show between shirt and pants. • Wallet chains are prohibited. • Students are not allowed any body piercings except ear lobes. • No article can be worn that suggests membership affiliation in any gang.
Hair • Acceptable standard style • Cannot impair vision • Must be clean • No unusual coloring, must be a natural color • BOYS: No longer than base of collar • Neat mustaches allowed; No other facial hair allowed
Student Fees $10.00/year – Supply Fee $8.00/semester – Art Fee $5.00/semester – Science Fee $5.00/semester – Computer Science Fee $10.00/semester – Culinary Arts (Shop Fee- Priced according to project) $10.00/year- Class dues $ 3.00 – Freshman Agenda fee
Obligations • Lost/damaged textbooks, Library books/fines, uniforms, etc. In other words any DEBT owed to the school. • You will not be able to participate in Extracurricular Activities until DEBT is cleared. • Arrangements must be made to clear obligations before participating in extra curricular activities.
Textbooks • If lost, pay full price. There is no deduction for using it. • Fines may be assessed for damage.
Textbook Costs $ 69.95 World Geography $ 54.00 Health $ 53.97 Physical Science $ 77.07 English Grammar/Literature $ 56.43 Algebra I $ 40.98 Education for Careers $352.40 Total