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Attendance Policy

ATTENDANCE:  EVERY DAY COUNTS!

Good attendance is one of the keys to success in school. Any time a student is absent, that absence must be cleared by sending a note with the student when he/she returns, or by calling the attendance office (331-7541) between 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM.   Please include the first and last name of the student, the date of the absence, the reason for the absence and the grade of the studentParents will be contacted by letter when absences have not been verified.  Parents are reminded that it is their legal responsibility to see that their student attends school.  Absences for such reasons as family vacation and family business are discouraged and unexcused. 

Absences must be cleared within 10 days, or they cannot be excused.  This is state law.

 

Student Resources

Supply List-What Should Be In My Backpack

  • School Planner (LMS supplied)(replacement $5)
  • 3 ring binder(s) prefer 3"
  • Spiral Notebook(s) 9"x 11" college ruled
  • Binder Dividers
  • 2 Highlighters in different colors
  • 10 or more #2 pencils
  • College ruled binder paper-package 
  • White Board Markers (Dry Erase)
  • Pens (blue or black, red)
  • Protractor
  • Glue Stick
  • Colored Pencils
  • Colored Markers (not Sharpies)
  • Ear Buds

Additional for 8th grade

  • Index cards-colored
  • Scientific calculator

How to Figure My GPA

Period Class Grade Points
1      
2      
3      
4      
5      
6      

Total Points_____ divided by 6 = _______GPA

A=4    B=3     C=2     D=1      F=0

 

 

Study Hall Schedule

Math

Anderson      Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-3:00

Barbagelata Tuesday and Thursday 2:20-2:50

Blevins           Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 2:20-2:50

Cazale           Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 2:20-2:50

Lewis              Tuesday and Thursday 2:25-2:45

Tunnell           Tuesday and Thursday 2:25-2:45

Suess              Tuesday and Thursday 2:20-2:50

Language Arts

Boschee        Tuesday 2:25-3:00

Hardwick       Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-3:00

Haynes          Tuesday 2:20-2:45

Hirsch             Monday and Thursday 2:30-3:00

Kalra               Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
                         and Thursday 2:20-2:45

Moscozo       Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-3:20

Mrs. Nelson   Tuesday and Thursday 2:25-3:00

Taylor             Tuesday, Thursday 2:20-2:45

Tualla             Tuesday and Thursday 2:25-2:45

P.E.

            Make-ups on Thursdays by Room 3 after school
                            (need to sign up)
S. Turner         TBA

History
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 2:20-3:20

Boschee        Tuesday 2:25-3:00 Room 31

Chapman      Monday Room 24

Christensen  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 2:20-3:20 Room 30

Mr. Nelson     Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,   
                                  & Friday 2:30-3:45 Room 27

Nino                Tuesday Room 21

Pantoja          Most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays Room 29

Electives

Box                 Monday and Wednesday 2:20-3:00,
                                or by appointment

Castillo          Tuesday 2:20-245 Quiz Make-ups and Retakes

Owens           Tuesday and Thursday 2:20-3:00

Science

Alexander     3-4 times a quarter. To Be Announced in Class

Carleton        Monday and Wednesday mornings 7:15-7:50

Hyllen           Tuesday 2:30-3:30

Pitts               Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-3:30

Rizzolo           Monday 2:20-3:00

Taylor             Monday 2:30-3:00

Student Handbook

General School Rules

 

GENERAL SCHOOL RULES

  1. Students will be respectful and not interrupt the teaching or learning process.

  2. Students will follow the rules posted in each individual classroom.

  3. Students will not be out of class without a pass.

  4. Students will follow the dress code and wear his/her own lanyard every day at all times except in PE.

  5. Students will be in their classrooms ready to work when the tardy bell rings.

  6. Students are not allowed to eat food in the hallways or in class.  Seeds and gum are NEVER allowed at school.

  7. Student cell phones and other electronic devices are never allowed to be used on campus and must remain in a backpack (not a student’s pockets) until the student officially leaves campus outside of the gates.

  8. Students will not possess or spray perfumes, deodorants or other aerosols on campus.

  9. Students will not touch others in inappropriate ways.  This includes pushing, hitting, wrestling, play fighting, holding hands, hugging, or any other touching determined to be inappropriate by any staff member observing the behavior.

  10. Students must be in Bridge (the after school program), study hall or a school club by 2:30 to stay on campus after school.  All other students wishing to stay on campus must go to Administrative study hall in the library.  Students who are not picked up by 2:40 will be escorted to the library for study hall.

Vikings C.A.R.E.

VIKINGS C.A.R.E.

Vikings are:  Compassionate, Accountable, Respectful, & Engaged

 

               Classroom

      Cafeteria

 Hallway/School Grounds

     Restrooms

Compassionate

  • Be open minded of opposing views & opinions

  • Be accepting and understanding of differences

  • Use kind & encouraging words

  • Invite those who are eating alone to eat with you

  • Be friendly and polite

  • Offer to help wipe down tables

  • Mind personal space when walking

  • Be helpful

  • Be patient and friendly

  • Be mindful of others waiting

Accountable

  • Be on time & enter classroom quietly

  • Be prepared with materials

  • Stay organized

  • Fill out planner on a daily basis

  • Complete assignments on time

  • Follow classroom & school rules

  • Do your own work

  • Take ownership for your choices

  • Attend study hall when needed

  • Keep track of grades

  • Line up appropriately

  • Keep your bill paid

  • Discard trash appropriately

  • Clean up after yourself

  • Be prepared with ID/money

  • Eat a healthy meal

  • Phone turned off and in backpack

  • Lanyard around neck and visible

  • Use break time effectively

  • Walk

  • Manage bathroom passes wisely

  • Use bathroom pass if going during class time

  • Wash your hands

  • Clean up after yourself

Respectful

  • Give full attention to the speaker

  • Raise your hand to speak

  • Use polite language & tone of voice

  • Use quiet / appropriate noise level for activity

  • Respect personal space

  • Pick up after yourself

  • Keep lunch area clean

  • Stay in line

  • Wait your turn in line

  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself

  • Use appropriate language

  • Keep grounds tidy

  • Throw trash away

  • Keep hands to yourself

  • Use appropriate language

  • Respect school property

  • Keep bathroom clean

  • Wait your turn

  • Exit promptly

  • Respect others’ privacy

  • Respect school property

Engaged

  • Follow instructions the first time they are given

  • Give full attention to speaker

  • Be an active learner and participant

  • Stay on task

  • Ask topic-related questions

  • Check understanding with a peer

  • Eat and leave in a timely manner

  • Be aware of different trash cans

  • Walk with a purpose

  • Be aware of your surroundings

  • Be aware of classes in session during lunch and passing periods

  • Use as intended

  • Return to classroom promptly

Attendance

ATTENDANCE:  EVERY DAY COUNTS!

Good attendance is one of the keys to success in school. Any time a student is absent, that absence must be cleared by sending a note with the student when he/she returns, or by calling the attendance office (331-7541) between 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM.   Please include the first and last name of the student, the date of the absence, the reason for the absence and the grade of the student.  Parents will be contacted by letter when absences have not been verified.  Parents are reminded that it is their legal responsibility to see that their student attends school.  Absences for such reasons as family vacation and family business are discouraged and unexcused.

Absences must be cleared within 10 days, or they cannot be excused.  This is state law.

State law legally excuses absences only for the following reasons:

1.   Illness

2.   Medical Appointment

3.   Death of an immediate relative

4.   Pre-Arranged

5.   Independent Study

Unexcused absences can include:

1.   Car trouble

2.   Oversleeping, etc.

**Note:  A student who arrives by bus may not leave campus after arriving at school.

 

Tardy Policy

 

TARDY POLICY

Students must be seated in class ready to work at the beginning of each period.
Students who fail to meet this requirement are tardy.

All 1st period tardies to school will result in lunch detention.

Tardies to periods 2 through 6 will result in:

1st Tardy – Warning from teacher

2nd Tardy – Teacher phone call, email, or note to parent warning of detention

3rd Tardy –    Detention from teacher

4-9th Tardy –         30 minute administrative lunch detention

10th Tardy –          Administrative referral with Friday School

ID Policy

STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARD

All Lodi Middle students will receive a Student identification (ID) card after the school’s picture day.  Students must wear their ID at all times (except during PE) while on campus. Lost, stolen, broken, or defaced cards must be replaced at a $5.00 cost to the student.

 

Student Planner

PLANNER

Students will be given a school planner on the first day of school.  All students must bring and fill out their teachers’ agendas in this planner on a daily basis.  Omission of bringing the planner or filling it out is subject to consequences of detention or Friday School. Pages should not ever be torn out or removed. Lost, stolen, or damaged planners will be replaced at the cost of $5.00 by the student.

 

Computer Use

COMPUTER USE

Lodi Middle School’s computer policy adheres to guidelines and requirements established by Lodi Unified School District.  A copy of the board policy is available in the school office. Internet and computer access is a privilege. Students are to use the school internet access for school work only.  Downloading music, video clips or photos is permitted only for school projects.  Students may NOT change their wallpaper.  Students who deliberately access inappropriate materials or abuse the privilege will be forbidden to use the internet at school for up to one academic year and may be suspended from school. Students are monetarily responsible for any damages incurred.

 

Library Use

LIBRARY

The Lodi Middle Library is available for use by all students.  The books in the library cover an extremely wide range of subjects.  Materials for recreational reading and for school reports can be found there.  Students must bring their ID card or a copy of their schedule in order to check out books.  Students must pay for any books that are lost or damaged. If a student abuses his/her library privileges, they may be taken away for any period of time the administration feels is necessary.

TEXTBOOKS

Textbooks are issued free of charge to all students who are held responsible for their care.  All textbooks are checked out in the library via a bar code ID process. Students will be required to pay for all books which are lost or damaged and not returned in good condition.  However, if a lost book that has been paid for is found and returned in good condition, the money will be refunded.

 

Dress Code

DRESS CODE

The Lodi Middle administration has the right to determine appropriate dress and includes no face or body paint.  Violations of the dress code may range from the following consequences: phone call home, parent bringing appropriate clothes to school, and detention. All students are required to follow the dress code.

 

ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THE SCHOOL DRESS CODE.

 

Shorts are permitted only if they are hemmed and to an appropriate length for school as determined by the school administration. Solid red shorts are not allowed. Boxers are NOT PERMITTED.

Pants:  Pants are not to sag below the line of undergarments. Undergarments may not be seen as pants must fit over all shorts or undergarments. Pants must be worn as fitted and may not be more than 1 size bigger than the student wearing the pants. No solid red pants allowed. Pajama bottoms are not allowed.

Tops: T-shirts, sweatshirts, shirts and blouses are permitted and must cover the stomach and cleavage. Tank tops, tube tops, halter tops, off-the-shoulder and spaghetti straps are NOT PERMITTED.  SOLID RED TOPS or SHIRTS with or without a design on the front or back are NOT ALLOWED.

                                                              

Tights: Tights are not permitted. This particular item of clothing can be revealing and therefore a disruption to the learning environment.

Shoes: Sandals with a back strap are permitted; however, flip flops are not allowed. All students must bring athletic lace up shoes for use in P.E. No Solid RED shoes allowed.  Solid red and solid blue shoelaces and socks are NOT PERMITTED.

Logos/Patches:  Must be in good taste and must not display: profanity or sexually suggestive words, or images advertising alcohol, tobacco, or any illegal substance or activity. No professional sports jerseys are allowed.  Shirts may not display the number 13 or 14.

Dresses:  Dresses that have tops that resemble tank tops, tube tops, halter tops, or spaghetti straps are NOT PERMITTED. Dresses need to also follow appropriate length guidelines.

Hats:  Students may not wear hats or snow beanies. Hoods from sweatshirts may be worn only outside the classrooms

Belts:  Students are not permitted to wear solid red or blue belts or belt buckles displaying gang numbers or names..

Disruptive/Inappropriate Items

DISRUPTIVE/INAPPROPRIATE ITEMS

Students may carry cell phones for emergencies, but are required to turn them off upon arrival to school.  In addition, Lodi Middle School is not responsible for items lost, stolen, and/or damaged at school.  If seen or heard on campus, disruptive items will be confiscated.  On a first offense, parents may pick up the item at the end of the school day.  On a second offense, the item will be confiscated, and the student will serve detention.

Perfumes, colognes, body sprays and spray deodorants are not allowed on campus as they are hazardous to students and staff with allergies and asthma.  These items will be confiscated, and the student will serve detention.

Permanent markers are not allowed on campus and will be confiscated and not returned.

 

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