teacher handbook - Shaler Area School District

teacher handbook - Shaler Area School District

 

SHALER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

August  2015  

TEACHER

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

 

 

 

   

Table  of  Contents  

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Employee  Handbook  –  Overview  .................................................................................................  5  

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Equal  Employment  Opportunity  .............................................................  5  

§ District  Mission  Statement  .....................................................................  5  

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Vision  Statement  ....................................................................................  5  

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District  shared  Values  .............................................................................  5    

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Academic  Expectations  ...........................................................................  6    

 

Professional  Responsibilities  ........................................................................................................  7    

§ Work  hours  .............................................................................................  7    

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Reporting  Off  ..........................................................................................  7    

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Personal  Days  ..........................................................................................  8    

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Leaving  the  Building  ................................................................................  8    

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Telephone  Messages  ..............................................................................  8    

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Voicemail,  e-­‐mail  and  cell  phones  ..........................................................  8    

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Mailboxes  ...............................................................................................  8    

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Handling  and  Retention  of  Cash  .............................................................  8    

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Food  ........................................................................................................  9    

§ Staff  Lounge/Work  Room  Hygiene/Cleanliness  ......................................  9    

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Viewing  of  Movies  and  Other  Audio-­‐Visual  Material  .............................  9    

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Chain  of  Command  .................................................................................  9    

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Personal  Technology  Usage  ....................................................................  9    

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Dress  and  Grooming  ...............................................................................  9    

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Personal  Injuries  ...................................................................................  10    

§ Liability  of  Teachers  ..............................................................................  10    

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Room  Responsibilities  ...........................................................................  10    

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Faculty  Meetings  ...................................................................................  10    

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Advisory  Council  ...................................................................................  10    

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Print  Shop  .............................................................................................  10    

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Technology    Equipment  Distribution  ....................................................  11    

§ Technology  Help  Desk  System  ..............................................................  11    

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Class  Coverage  ......................................................................................  12    

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Textbooks  .............................................................................................  12    

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Book  Marking  ........................................................................................  12    

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Observations/Classroom  Visitation  ......................................................  12    

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Classroom  Speakers  ..............................................................................  13    

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Department/Curriculum  Support  Chairpersons  Responsibilities  .........  13    

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Team  Leader  Responsibilities  ...............................................................  14    

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Parking  ..................................................................................................  14  

 

 

Morning  Procedures  ...................................................................................................................  14    

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Student  Arrival  ......................................................................................  14  

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Student  Attendance  ..............................................................................  14  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                             Table  of  Contents  (continued)  

Student  Dismissal  Procedures  ....................................................................................................  15  

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Bus  Passes  .............................................................................................  15  

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Bus  Supervision  .....................................................................................  15  

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Hall  Supervision  ....................................................................................  15    

§ Student  Photographs  ............................................................................  16  

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Student  Supervision  ..............................................................................  16  

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Student  Phone  Usage  ...........................................................................  16  

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Student  Custody  ...................................................................................  16  

 

Health  Information  .....................................................................................................................  16  

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Sending  Students  to  the  Health  Office  .................................................  16    

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Medications  ..........................................................................................  16    

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Use  of  Products  and  Chemicals  in  the  Classroom  .................................  17    

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Suspicions  of  Abuse  or  Suicide  .............................................................  17    

 

Daily  Schedules,  Lesson  Planning,  Grade  Book  Maintenance  ...................................................  17  

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Lesson  Planning  ....................................................................................  17    

§ Teacher’s  Desk  ......................................................................................  17    

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Materials  for  Substitutes  ......................................................................  18    

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Grade  Book  ...........................................................................................  18    

 

SASD  GradeQuick  Web  Instructions  and  Helpful  Hints  ..............................................................  18  

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Getting  Started  .....................................................................................  18  

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Changing  Course  Names  .......................................................................  19  

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Opening  a  Class  .....................................................................................  19  

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Progress  Report  and  Grades  .................................................................  20  

 

Grading  Policy  .............................................................................................................................  20  

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Progress  Reports  ...................................................................................  20    

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Progress  Report/  Report  Card  Comments  ............................................  21    

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Report  Card  Procedures  ........................................................................  21    

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2015-­‐16  

Term  Start  and  End  Dates  .....................................................  22  

Assessment  Calendar  ..................................................................  23

 

§ Communication  to  Community  or  Parents  ...........................................  23    

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Graded  Student  Work  ...........................................................................  24    

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Homework  Policy    .................................................................................  24  

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Homework  Assignments  .......................................................................  25    

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Make-­‐up  Work  ......................................................................................  25    

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Extra  Credit    ..........................................................................................  25  

 

Home/School  Communication  ...................................................................................................  25  

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Beginning  of  School    .............................................................................  25  

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During  the  School  year  .........................................................................  25    

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Global  Connect  .....................................................................................  26    

 

Field  Trip  and  Program  Procedures  ............................................................................................  26  

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Field  Trip    ..............................................................................................  26    

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Program  Procedures  .............................................................................  25    

 

Table  of  Contents  (continued)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items  for  Room  Display  ..............................................................................................................  26  

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Items  to  be  displayed  in  each  classroom  ..............................................  26    

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Hall  Work  Displays  ................................................................................  26    

 

Fire  Drill  and  Safety  Procedures  .................................................................................................  27  

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Review  of  Fire  Drill  Procedures  .............................................................  27    

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During  a  Fire  Drill  ..................................................................................  27  

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Safety  Plan  ............................................................................................  27  

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Weather  Preparedness  Drill  ..................................................................  27  

 

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Bomb  Threat-­‐Building  Evacuation  ........................................................  28  

Supply  Requisitions  .....................................................................................................................  28  

 

 

Student  Code  of  Conduct  ............................................................................................................  29  

 

Mileage  Chart    .............................................................................................................................  32  

Benefits  .......................................................................................................................................  33  

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Benefits  Eligibility  .................................................................................  33  

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Life  Insurance  ........................................................................................  33  

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Medical,  Dental  and  Vision  ...................................................................  33  

§ Monthly  Contributions  .........................................................................  33  

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Medical  Allowance  ................................................................................  34  

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Leaves  of  Absences  ...............................................................................  34  

 

District’s  Anti-­‐Discrimination  Policies  ........................................................................................  35  

Complaint  Process  .......................................................................................................................  35  

SASD  Administrative/Clerical  Staff  Phone  Listing  ......................................................................  35  

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This  Handbook  

As  an  employee  of  the  Shaler  Area  School  District,  we  understand  that  you  will  want  to  know  what  you   can   expect   from   our   school   district   and   what   will   be   expected   from   you.     This   handbook   serves   as   a   guide   to   the   district’s   policies   and   procedures   affecting   your   employment   and   should   be   referred   to   from   time   to   time   as   the   need   arises.     Complying   with   the   policies   described   in   this   handbook   is   considered  a  condition  of  continued  employment.    Therefore,  we  encourage  you  to  take  the  necessary   time  to  read  the  handbook.    The  Building  Principal,  Assistant  Principal  or  Human  Resources  Director  will   be  glad  to  assist  you  with  further  information.      

 

Our  employment  policies  are  intended  to  provide  you  with  general  information  about  the  District  and   the  terms  and  conditions  of  your  employment  with  us.    We  do  not  expect  this  handbook  to  address  all  of   your  questions  nor  does  this  handbook  contain  all  of  the  information  you  will  need  during  the  course  of   employment.    You  will  receive  information  through  various  notices  as  well  as  orally.      

Shaler  Area  School  District  is  committed  to  regular  review  of  its  policies  and  benefits.    Accordingly,  the   policies  and  benefits  outlined  in  this  handbook  are  subject  to  review,  modification  and  termination  by  

Shaler  Area  School  District  at  any  time  without  prior  notice  and  at  its  sole  discretion.    

 

Equal  Employment  Opportunity  

Shaler   Area   School   District   is   committed   to   providing   equal   opportunity   in   all   of   its   employment   practices   including:   selection,   hiring,   promotion,   transfer   and   compensation   of   all   qualified   applicants   and   employees   without   regard   to   race,   color,   religion,   sex/gender,   national   origin,   citizen   status,   age,   disability  or  any  other  status  protected  by  law.  

 

Shaler  Area  School  District  Mission  Statement  

The  Shaler  Area  School  District  will  educate  and  challenge  all  students  to  maximize  their  academic,   social,  emotional,  and  physical  development.    Students  will  strive  for  excellence  in  information   processing  skills,  problem  solving,  and  effective  communication.    Our  safe  and  caring  learning   environment,  created  in  partnership  with  parents  and  community,  will  inspire  life-­‐long  learners  who  are   contributing  citizens,  responsive  to  change  and  sensitive  to  the  needs  of  others.  

Shaler  Area  School  District  Vision  Statement  

The  Shaler  Area  School  District  is  committed  to  providing  a  comprehensive  learning  environment  

  designed  to  meet  the  diverse  needs  of  each  student  in  an  ever-­‐changing  world.  

Shaler  Area  School  District  Shared  Values  

We  believe  that:  

• Learning  is  a  life-­‐long  process  

• All  people  can  learn,  but  in  different  ways  

• Learning  occurs  best  in  a  safe,  caring,  nurturing,  and  comfortable  environment  

• Recognizing  and  respecting  the  diversity  of  all  people  enriches  our  school  community  

• A  well-­‐balanced  education  prepares  students  for  a  changing  society  

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• The  school  district,  as  an  organization,  has  the  responsibility  to  provide  the  structure  and   resources  to  maintain  a  quality  educational  program  

Quality  education  is  the  shared  responsibility  of  students,  teachers,  administration,  parents,  and   community  response  to  change  defines  any  dynamic  organization    

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SHALER AREA

SCHOOL

DISTRICT

Academic Expectations

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Commit to High Expectations for Learning

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Engage in Rigorous Instructional Practice

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Implement the Aligned and Relevant Curriculum

Shaler Area School District will meet the needs of all students by committing to high expectations for learning, engaging in rigorous instructional practice, and implementing the aligned and relevant curriculum.

 

 

 

 

 

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Professional  Responsibilities  

Work  Hours  (Collective  Bargaining  Article  17  and  Board  Policy  432  and  804)  

• Below  are  the  work  hours  for  the  following  buildings  and  AESOP  call  off  cut  off  times  to  use  the  

AESOP  system:  

Primary  Schools     8:15  a.m.    –  3:55  p.m.   (AESOP  –  7:35  a.m.)  

Elementary  School  

Middle  School    

High  School      

   

7:50  a.m.    –  3:30  p.m.   (AESOP  −  7:10  a.m.)  

7:25  a.m.    –  3:05  p.m.   (AESOP  –  6:45  a.m.)  

7:00  a.m.    –  2:40  p.m.   (AESOP  –  6:20  a.m.)  

• On  Fridays  and  on  days  before  a  holiday  in  which  school  is  not  in  session,  teachers  may  leave   after  the  dismissal  of  students  with  the  exception  of  teachers  assigned  to  bus  duty.  

• Teachers  should  be  using  the  check  in/out  procedure  when  reporting  to  their  building  and  when   leaving  at  the  end  of  the  school  day.  

• In  the  event  of  an  emergency,  please  try  to  call  so  the  office  may  arrange  coverage  as  needed.  

Reporting  Off  (Collective  Bargaining  Article  14  and  Board  Policy  111)  

• All  staff  should  utilize  the  AESOP  substitute/call-­‐off  program  in  order  to  secure  a  substitute.        If   it  is  a  sick  day  for  family  illness  please  note  that  in  the  

Notes  to  Administrator  

section  of  the  

AESOP  system  when  submitting  an  absence.    If  it  is  past  the  call  off  time  for  the  AESOP  system   please  contact  the  Central  Office  at  412-­‐492-­‐1200  X2809   as  well  as  your  building  principal  when   calling  off  for  evening  events   (Your  building  principal  may  want  you  to  also  call  the  building   secretary).  

• If  you  know  in  advance  that  you  will  be  reporting  off,  please  

enter  your  absence  in  Aesop  as   soon  as  possible

 to  improve  the  likelihood  of  securing  a  substitute.  

• If  you  are  attending  a  workshop  or  meeting,  please  notify  the  office  of  the  date  so  it  can  be   marked  on  the  office  calendar.      You  must  also  put  it  in  the  AESOP  system  as  a  Professional  Day   and  include  in  the  notes/comments  section  the  details  of  the  Professional  Day.    

• If  it  is  necessary  to  give  instructions  for  the  substitute  or  send  materials,  make  the  necessary   arrangements  with  the  principal’s  office.      You  can  also  include  a  note  in  the  AESOP  system  for   the  substitute.  

• Always  complete  a  “Request  for  Absence  Form”  found  in  the  office  for  absences  requiring   documentation  or  an  explanation  such  as  Legal  Leave,  Jury  Duty,  Emergency  Day,  FMLA  Day,  

Military  Leave,  or  Unpaid  Leave.      

• Staff  interested  in  attending  a  conference  should  complete  the   blue  “Request  to  Attend  

Professional  Conference”  form,  prior  to  registration.  It  should  be  turned  in  to  the  building   principal.    Upon  approval,  follow  the  above  reporting  off  procedures.  

• On  Early  Dismissal  Days:    If  you  are  absent  in  the  a.m.  make  sure  you  request  a  substitute  for  the   a.m.    Substitutes  have  been  made  aware  that  the  a.m.  extends  slightly  beyond  a  normal  a.m.   sign-­‐out  time.    If  you  are  absent  in  the  p.m.,  make  sure  you  do  not  request  a  substitute  for  the   p.m.    IMPORTANT  –  If  you  are  absent  for  a  full  day  a.m.  and  p.m.;  you  must  register  two   absences  (one  for  the  a.m.  for  a  substitute  and  one  for  the  p.m.  no  substitute  required).  

• Professional  Release  Days  –  Professional  Development  Request  Forms  are  available  through   your  building  secretary.    These   blue  forms  are  to  be  used  when  requesting  to  attend  a   professional  conference  both  outside  and  inside  the  District.  

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Personal  Days  (Collective  Bargaining  Article  14)  

• A  two  day  notice  is  required  for  all  personal  days  requests  prior  to  the  day  of  the  requested   leave,  your  request  must  be  submitted  on  AESOP.    

• A  maximum  of  10%  of  the  members  may  be  out  on  any  given  day  for  a  personal  day.  

Leaving  the  Building  (Collective  Bargaining  Article  17  and  Board  Policy  440)  

 

 

• Staff  may  leave  the  building  during  the  30  minute  duty  free  lunch  period.  

• If  you  plan  to  leave  the  building,  please  sign  in  and  out  of  the  office,  and  make  sure  someone   knows  you  are  leaving.  

• If  you  request  to  leave  early,  you  must  sign  an  early  release  form  and  have  it  signed  off  by  the   principal  at  least  1  day  prior  to  your  request.  

Telephone  Messages  (Board  Policy  908  and  915)  

• Messages  will  be  left  in  your  mailbox  or  forwarded  to  your  voicemail.  

• Classes  will  not  be  interrupted  for  phone  messages.  

• Please  indicate  your  preparation  time  to  anyone  who  would  be  calling  you  for  personal  reasons.  

• If  there  is  an  emergency,  please  notify  the  building  secretary.  

Voicemail,  email  and  cell  phones  (Board  Policy  908  and  915)  

• Check  voicemail  daily  for  messages  from  parents  and  others.  

• Check  email  regularly  for  messages.  

• Please  do  not  respond  to  anonymous  email  messages.  If  there  is  not  a  name  or  student  name,   do  not  respond.  

• Cell  phones  should  only  be  used  during  preparation  and  lunch  times.    Please  set  ringers/tones  to   silent  or  vibrate  at  all  times.  

• Please  do  not  share  personal  phone  numbers  with  parents.  

Mailboxes  (Board  Policy  908  and  915)  

• Check  your  mailbox  several  times  during  the  day.  

• Do  not  send  students  to  check  mailboxes.    Parent  and  staff  information  must  be  kept   confidential.  

Handling  and  Retention  of  Cash  and  Other  Valuables  (Board  Policy  440,  705)  

• Money  is  to  be  secured  and  locked  at  all  times.    Large  sums  of  money  should  be  secured  in  the  

Activities  Office  safe.  

• Preapproval  from  the  office  is  required  when  asking  students  to  bring  in  money.  

• Please  refer  anyone  to  the  cafeteria  or  Activities  Office  for  change.  

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Food  (Board  Policy  440,  703,  705)  

• Keep  all  liquid  drinks  in  a  mug  like  container  with  a  lid.    This  will  present  a  more  professional   appearance  as  well  as  prevent  spills  in  the  halls  and  classroom.  

• Food  kept  inside  classroom  must  be  properly  stored  in  sealed  containers  off  the  floor.  

• Be  sensitive  to  food  allergies  others  may  have.    Peanut  products  should  be  kept  in  staff  lounges   only.  

• The  refrigerator  in  the  nurse’s  office  and  main  office  is  not  to  be  used  by  staff.  

Staff  Lounge/Work  Room  Hygiene/Cleanliness  (Board  Policy  440,  703,  705)  

• Clean  up  after  yourselves.  

• Check  the  refrigerator  regularly  for  unused  food.  

• Do  not  remove  items  from  the  lounge.  

• Clean  up  spills  and  wipe  the  microwave  out  regularly.  

Viewing  of  Movies  and  Other  Audio  Visual  Material  (Board  Policy  440)  

• All  movies  should  be  of  an  educational  purpose  and  be  rated  G  or  PG.  

• Movies  not  rated  G  or  PG  should  be  approved  by  parents  via  a  letter  sent  home.  

• Other  audio  visual  material  should  be  age  and  grade  appropriate.  

• Questionable  materials  should  be  approved  by  the  principal.  

• If  you  are  unsure  of  the  appropriateness  of  a  movie-­‐  a  resource  to  check  is   www.commonsensemedia.org  

Chain  of  Command  (Board  Policy  218,  219,  440,  908,  915)  

• All  building  issues  should  be  handled  via  the  chain  of  command.  

• Parents  will  first  be  referred  to  the  classroom  teacher  to  rectify  situations.  

• Administration  will  become  involved  at  the  request  of  a  parent  or  teacher  if  the  problem  has  not   been  solved  or  if  the  problem  is  of  a  sensitive  nature.  

Personal  Technology  Usage  (Board  Policy  815)  

• Staff  members  are  discouraged  from  using  social  networking  sites  such  as,  Facebook  and  Twitter   and  identifying  Shaler  Area  School  District  on  their  page.    Also  these  websites  should  not  be   accessed  from  a  school  computer.  

• All  parental  email  contact  should  be  via  your  school  email  address.    Do  not  exchange  personal   email  addresses  with  parents.  

• Remember  the  use  of  the  Internet,  email,  or  the  district  network  is  a  privilege,  not  a  right.    

Unauthorized  and  illegal  use  will  result  in  the  cancellation  of  those  privileges  and  appropriate   disciplinary  action.  

Dress  and  Groom  (Board  Policy  525)  

• Employees  set  an  example  in  dress  and  grooming  for  students  and  the  community  at  large.    

Compliance  with  reasonable  standards  for  attire  and  grooming  has  a  positive  effect  upon  the   district’s  operation  and  programs.  

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Personal  Injuries  

• Teachers  injured  on  school  premises  are  to  report  the  matter  immediately.  

• Compensation  insurance  requires  filing  of  the  report  within  24  hours.  

• Forms  are  obtained  from  the  school  nurse.  

 

 

Liability  of  Teachers  (Board  Policy  440)  

• Teachers  must  be  present  in  the  room  while  students  are  under  his/her  supervision.  

• In  case  of  emergency,  the  office  must  be  notified  and  a  relief  teacher  will  be  sent.  

• Staff  must  sign  a  student’s  agenda  for  any  student  running  errands  and/or  leaving  the   classroom.  

Room  Responsibilities  

• At  the  close  of  the  afternoon  session,  please  see  that  windows  are  closed  and  locked.    Lock  your   door  before  leaving  for  the  day.  

• Teachers  are  responsible  for  seeing  that  no  marks  or  defacements  are  placed  on  books,   furniture,  or  equipment.  

• No  tape  of  any  kind  shall  be  used  to  fasten  anything  to  a  chalkboard.  

Faculty  Meetings  (Board  Policy  432  and  Collective  Bargaining  Agreement  17.B)  

• The  work  day  may  be  extended  for  the  purpose  of  faculty  or  department  meetings  once  per   month  for  no  more  than  30  minutes.  

• All  teachers  are  required  to  attend  professional  meetings  (unless  excused  beforehand  by  the   principal  or  assistant  principal).  

• Please  set  these  days  aside  and  do  not  schedule  medical  appointments,  etc.  on  these  days.  

• Meetings  may  be  postponed  at  the  discretion  of  the  building  principal.  

• A  listing  of  your  Faculty  Meetings  will  be  shared  with  you  at  your  building  in  the  beginning  of   each  school  year.  

 Advisory  Council  Meetings  

• Meetings  are  scheduled  once  a  month.  

• All  team  leaders  and  department  chairpersons  are  required  to  attend  (unless  excused   beforehand  by  the  principal  or  assistant  principal).  

• Provide  agenda  items  to  the  office  prior  to  the  meeting.  

• All  staff  is  welcome  at  any  of  these  gatherings.  

• Please  share  concerns,  issues,  and  information  with  your  building  representatives.  

• A  listing  of  your  Advisory  Council  Meetings  will  be  shared  with  you  at  your  building  in  the   beginning  of  each  school  year.  

Print  Shop  

• The  Building  copy  machine  is  for  minimal  copy  use.  

• Any  reproductions  for  the  entire  class  (25  or  more)  should  be  sent  to  the  Print  Shop  (ext.  2810).  

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• All  printing  must  be  duplex  unless  authorized  by  the  principal.  

• Please  allow  4-­‐5  days  for  printing.  

• Staff  is  encouraged  to  use  the  DocuTech  system  to  submit  orders  to  the  Print  Shop.  

• Both  Central  Office  and  the  building  principal  will  be  responsible  for  monitoring  copies  in  their   perspective  building.  

• Please  refer  to  the  Print  Shop  brochure  for  more  specific  instructions.  

 

Technology  Equipment  Distribution  

• Teachers  will  receive  building  level  instructions  for  the  acquisition  and  sign-­‐out  of  Technology  &  

Multimedia  equipment  from  their  building  Technology  Support  Teacher  and/or  Building  

Administrator.  

• Teachers  should  secure  equipment  in  their  classrooms  at  all  times.    If  equipment  is  missing  it   should  be  immediately  reported  to  the  Main  Office  and  the  District  Technology  Technician.  

• Teachers  are  not  to  modify  the  configuration  of  any  district  owned  hardware  (i.e.  computer,  

IPAD ,  laptop,  projector  and  printer).  

• Equipment  should  not  be  removed  from  the  building  without  written  approval  from  the  

Technology  Department.    This  does  not  include  laptops  and  IPads  issued  to  teachers.  

• Any  issues  with  the  equipment  should  be  documented  and  submitted  through  the  IT  Help  Desk  

System.  

• In  the  event  that  any  district  owned  technology  equipment  is  lost  or  damaged  it  must   immediately  be  reported  to  the  Director  of  Curriculum  and  Technology  and  the  Building  

Principal.  

 

• When  utilizing  a  building  computer  lab  students  should  be  monitored  at  all  times  and  should  not   be  left  unsupervised  at  any  time.    

Technology Help Desk System

The IT Help Desk Ticketing System is to be used by all employees (Administrators, Clerical, Teaching,

Maintenance and Para Professionals). The Help Desk allows for problem documentation, better tracking of materials (i.e. toner cartridges), hardware with reoccurring issues and help to plan for hardware replacements throughout the district.

The IT HelpDesk can be visited by clicking on “IT HelpDesk” Link on the Shaler Area School District

Webpage. ALL technology issues should be reported through this system

Below is a sample of some of the categories we have created in order for you to help identify and route your technology issue(s). If your issue does not fit into a particular category we do have a

‘miscellaneous’ category.

Accounts

Diagnostic Assessment Systems (CDT; STAR)

Blackboard

Core Administrative Systems (ProSoft)

Curriculum Management (EdInsight)

Data Restore

Desktop/Workstation

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DVD/VCR Unit

Email

Equipment Checkout

Grades/Comments (GradeQuick)

Interactive Whiteboard

Internet Filter (WebSense)

Class  Coverage  (Collective  Bargaining  Agreement  17.C)  

• From  time  to  time,  it  will  be  necessary  for  you  to  be  assigned  to  cover  a  class  when  a  substitute   is  not  available.  

• Each  morning,  please  look  for  coverage  sheets  in  the  front  office  in  your  mailbox.  

• Teachers  should  check  with  the  Principal’s/Building  Secretary  each  morning  for  uncovered   classes.  

• If  interested  in  class  coverage,  please  see  the  building  secretary.  

• Any  employee  who  loses  a  preparation  period  and/or  structured  period  because  of  an   alternative  assignment  shall  be  compensated  as  stated  in  the  Collective  Bargaining  Agreement  

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Textbooks  

• Pick  up  textbook  assignment  sheets  in  the  office.  

• Use  the  following  heading  in  blanks  at  top  of  cover:  Textbook  Assignment,  Name  of  Textbook,  

Teacher’s  Name,  Subject  and  Grade,  Class  Period  

• List  class  roster  alphabetically  (boys  and  girls  mixed).  

• Copy  book  numbers  and  condition  in  class  record  book.  

• This  is  your  record.    Deliver  a  copy  to  the  Main  Office.  

Book  Marking  

• Strict  accounting  must  be  kept  of  all  books.  

• Teachers  are  urged  to  have  a  book  check  at  least  once  a  grading  period.  

• New  textbooks  are  numbered  with  the  date  of  the  year  purchased,  number  of  book  and  the   condition  of  the  book.    For  example:  (2009-­‐10A)  

                                           A  –  New          B  –  Good      C  –  Fair          D  –  Poor          E  –  Bad  

• This  should  be  done  at  the  distribution  of  the  books.  

Observations/Classroom  Visitation  

• Classroom  visitors  may  include  members  of  the  Central  Office  staff  or  the  administrative  staff  of   the  building.  

• When  visitors  enter  the  room,  the  classroom  procedure  should  go  on  without  interruption.  

• It  is  the  discretion  of  the  visitor  if  he/she  wants  to  remain.  

• If  convenient,  make  sure  the  visitor  receives  a  textbook,  lesson  plans,  lesson  guide,  etc.  

• A  conference  may  be  scheduled  following  a  classroom  visit.  

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Classroom  Speakers  (Board  Policy  910,  912,  913)  

• The  office  should  be  notified  of  all  classroom  speakers  prior  to  their  arrival  at  the  building.  

• All  speakers  must  sign  in  and  out  of  the  office.  

• Speakers  should  be  appropriate  to  the  students’  age  and  also  be  related  to  the  course  of  study   or  curriculum.  

 

 

Department/Grade  Level  Chairpersons/Building  Support–  Responsibilities  

• Takes  a  leadership  role  with  the  department/assigned  grade  level  in  all  curriculum  writing,   materials  selection  and  all  other  instructional  changes.  

• Acts  as  a  liaison  between  the  teachers  of  his  or  her  department  /district  wide  grade  level/

  primary  building   and  the  principal  and  district  administration.  

• Works  cooperatively  with  the  principal/Assistant  to  the  Superintendent  and  the  Director  of  

Curriculum  &  technology  to  develop  and  implement  department  in-­‐service  programs.  

• Will  implement  district  initiatives  for  the  purpose  of  curriculum  and  program  improvement.  All   progress  will  be  reported  to  the  Assistant  to  the  Superintendent.  

• May  assist  the  administration  in  the  interviewing  and  selection  of  teachers.  

• Works  with  the  principal/Assistant  to  the  Superintendent  and  the  Director  of  Curriculum  &  

Technology  to  encourage  department/grade  level  members  to  keep  abreast  of  developments  in   their  field  by:  recommending  attendance  at  conferences  and  workshops,  maintaining   appropriate  memberships  in  professional  organizations  and  distributing  research  articles  that   address  best  practices  in  their  field.  

• Schedules  and  sets  the  agenda  for  all  departmental/grade  level  meetings  (a  minimum  of  three   meetings  must  be  held  during  the  year.)  A  copy  of  the  agenda  and  a  summary  of  each  meeting   will  be  sent  to  the  building  principal/Assistant  to  the  Superintendent  and  the  Director  of  

Curriculum  &  Technology.  

• Assists  in  the  review  of  new  materials  and  textbooks  and  makes  recommendations  for  purchase.  

• Will  be  responsible  for  maintaining  records  for  the  distribution  of  texts  and  other  instructional   materials  and  the  maintenance  and  collection  of  these  materials.  

• Maintains  inter-­‐subject  lines  of  communication  and  facilities  with  the  integration  of  the   department  subject  area  into  the  total  instructional  program.  

• Is  responsible  for  all  reports  concerning  the  department/grade  level.  

• Promotes  the  department  within  the  system  and  in  the  community.  

• Will  be  an  active  participant  in  the  group  responsible  for  developing,  coordinating,  and   evaluating  any  district-­‐wide  testing  program  that  is  adopted  to  determine  the  level  of  success  in   the  delivery  of  the  curriculum  content  to  the  students.  

• Assists  in  the  orientation  of  new  instructors  into  the  department  and  takes  an  active  part  in  the   induction  program.  

• Works  cooperatively  with  the  principal/Assistant  to  the  Superintendent  and  the  Director  of  

Curriculum  &  technology  to  coordinate  the  review  of  all  available  test  results  relating  to  the   content  area  and  making  specific  suggestions  for  the  improvement  of  the  curriculum  and   instruction.  

• Works  cooperatively  with  the  principal  and  building  staff  to  develop  and  implement  in-­‐service   planning  for  each  succeeding  school  year.  

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• Assists  teachers  in  his/her  department/grade  level    by  conducting  collaborative  observations   with  the  intent  to  provide  productive  feedback  that  serves  to  enhance  the  instructional  process.  

It  is  not  the  intent  to  supervise,  but  to  help,  support,  and  promote  a  collegial  environment.  

Team  Leader  Responsibilities  

• Meet  three  days  per  week  with  members.  

• Conduct,  direct,  and  guide  team  meetings.  

• Facilitate  and  document  parent  meetings  and  conferences  and  meetings  with  students.  

• Establish  a  method  of  documentation  for  team  disciplinary  actions  with  students  and  SAP  team.  

• Keep  and  maintain  accurate  records  of  all  students  and  the  accommodations  made  by  the  team  

(please  pay  particular  attention  to  the  needs  of  special  education,  504  service  agreement,   physically  handicapped  and  ADHD  students).  

• Maintain  open  lines  of  communication  with  guidance  counselor  and  administration.  

• Communicate  with  other  team  leaders  to  share  information  and  ideas  –  combined  team   meetings.  

• Encourage  team  members  to  establish  Curriculum  Based  Activities  and  promote  team  spirit.  

• Encourage  interdisciplinary  instruction  within  and  outside  the  team.  

• Submit  bi-­‐weekly  meeting  update  to  the  principal.  

• Attend  monthly  Advisory  Council  meetings.  

Parking  

• Staff  should  park  in  the  designated  area,  unless  the  individual  teacher  has  permission  from   either  the  building  principal  or  Central  office.    Violators  will  be  towed  at  their  own  expense  for   continuing  to  park  in  an  unauthorized  area.  

• You  will  be  provided  with  a  SASD  parking  permit  by  your  building  administrator,  please  display   this  parking  permit  in  a  prominent  area  inside  your  car.  

 

Morning  Procedures  

Student  Arrival  (Board  Policy  432,  804)  

• All  staff  should  be  positioned  outside  of  their  doors  at  the  appropriate  time,  if  not  on  morning   supervision.  

• Be  on  time  for  morning  supervision.    Please  report  to  your  assigned  location  no  later  than  5-­‐10   minutes  prior  to  the  student’s  arrival.  

 

 

Student  Attendance  (Board  Policy  204)  

• Students  will  be  marked  late  after  the  tardy  bell,  unless  otherwise  instructed  by  the  Main  Office.  

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• Complete  the  attendance  in  Grade  Quick  and/or  complete  forms  as  designated  by  the  Building  

Administrator  and  return  the  envelope  to  the  Guidance  Office.  

• Send  all  student  excuses  and/or  educational  requests  to  the  Guidance  Office  in  the  Attendance  

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Dismissal  Procedures  

 

Student  Dismissal  (Board  Policy  432,  440,  705,  804)  

Bus  Passes  

• Students  are  not  permitted  to  ride  the  bus  home  with  their  friends  without  permission  from  the   building  principal  and  even  then,  request  will  only  be  granted  in  an  emergency  situation.  

• Bus  passes  will  only  be  issued  by  the  main  office.    Please  send  the  student  with  the  bus  pass   request  to  the  office.  

Bus  Supervision  

The  responsibility  of  each  supervisor  is  to  help  in  the  safe  and  courteous  behavior  of  students  while  they   board  the  buses.      

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Move  to  bus  supervision  area  as  quickly  as  possible.  

Make  sure  all  students  are  standing  back  from  curb  approximately  12  inches.  

Line  students  up  to  avoid  pushing  and  accidents  boarding  the  bus.  

Stay  with  students  until  all  buses  have  departed.  

Report  any  misbehaviors  and  or  problems  to  the  main  office.  

Remind  students  to  walk  at  all  times  -­‐  record  and  report  any  incidents.  

 

Hall  Supervision  

In  order  to  maintain  a  safe  and  orderly  environment  it  is  important  that  all  of  us  consistently  work  to   maintain  proper  student  behavior  in  the  hallways.    Between  classes  and  at  dismissal  times  each  of  us   can  contribute  to  this  goal.  

• Classroom  teachers  are  asked  to  be  at  their  doors  prior  to  the  start  of  class  to  monitor  the  hall   between  periods.  

• Teachers  not  assigned  to  a  class  should  also  help  monitor  halls  during  class  changes.  

• Teachers  should  monitor  the  restrooms  as  they  move  through  the  building.  

• Make  sure  that  any  student(s)  moving  through  the  hallways  during  scheduled  class  periods  has  a   signed  agenda.  

• It  is  important  to  watch  for  students  trying  to  leave  the  cafeteria  during  the  lunch  periods.  

• Teachers  should  monitor  all  outside  doors  in  the  vicinity  of  their  classroom  and  make  sure  they   are  completely  closed.  

• Teachers  not  assigned  to  a  specific  area  are  to  move  about  the  building  during  the  assigned   period.    Check  each  student  for  an  agenda  escorting  those  who  do  not  have  a  signed  agenda   back  to  class.  

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• Please  follow  the  sign  in/out  procedures  that  are  used  in  your  building.  

Student  Photographs  

• There  are  times  throughout  the  school  year  when  photographs  of  students  are  taken  at  events,   activities,  in  class,  for  print  media,  or  for  district  web  sites.  

• A  Photo  Release  form  is  included  in  the  Parent/Student  Handbook.    Parents  must  sign  and   return  if  they  do  not  give  permission  for  their  child’s  photograph  to  be  used  in  any  print  media   related  to  Shaler  Area  School  District.  

• All  photo  release  forms  should  be  turned  in  to  the  main  office  and  a  list  will  be  generated.  

Student  Supervision  (Board  Policy  440)  

• Students  are  never  to  be  left  without  adult  supervision.    Please  ask  another  teacher  to  supervise   your  class  if  you  must  leave  for  an  emergency.    Any  photocopying,  phone  calls,  etc.,  should  be   taken  care  of  during  non-­‐instructional  times.  

• If  you  have  an  emergency  and  cannot  arrange  coverage,  please  contact  the  office.  

• All  homeroom  teachers  should  be  in  classrooms  each  morning  for  the  arrival  of  students.  

Student  Phone  Usage  (Board  Policy  440)  

• Students  are  to  use  the  office  phone  only  in  circumstances  deemed  appropriate  by  the  office   staff.  

• Students  should  not  be  using  teachers’  cell  phones.  

• Students  should  use  classroom  phones  in  cases  of  emergency  or  a  change  to  scheduled  school   activities  only.  

Student  Custody  (Board  Policy  207,  440)  

• A  confidential  custody  list  will  be  produced  by  the  end  of  September.  

• All  information  is  on  a  need-­‐to-­‐know  basis.  

• All  custody  matters  should  be  directed  to  the  office.  

Health  Information  

Sending  Students  to  the  Health  Office  (Board  Policy  440,  207)  

• Students  must  have  a  “health  room  pass”  with  a  written  explanation  of  their  illness.  

• Unless  a  student  is  seriously  ill,  all  students  travel  to  the  nurse  alone.  

• Students  should  see  the  nurse  only  for  injuries  that  have  occurred  in  school.  

• Use  discretion  when  sending  students  to  the  nurse.  

• Please  read  and  pay  attention  to  the  health  information  distributed  at  the  beginning  of  the  year.    

Please  keep  this  information  in  a  secure  location.  

 

Medications  (Board  Policy  210)  

• The  school  nurse  is  the  only  person  permitted  to  dispense  any  medication.  

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• Protect  yourself  with  rubber  gloves  if  a  student  is  bleeding  (Universal  precautions).    If  you  need   a  universal  precautions  kit,  please  see  the  nurse.  

• Report  any  student  that  you  suspect  might  be  self-­‐medicating.  

Use  of  Products  and  Chemicals  in  the  Classroom  (Board  Policy  440,  703,  705)  

• No  aerosols  or  sprays  should  be  used  around  students  (that  includes  air  fresheners),  unless   preapproved.  

• No  plug-­‐ins  or  solid  air  fresheners  should  be  used  around  students.  

• No  students  should  be  utilizing  chemical  cleaners  in  the  classroom,  unless  preapproved.  

• Soap  and  water  should  be  used  to  clean  in  the  classrooms.  

• Students  should  use  school  purchased  rubber  cement  only.  

Suspicions  of  Abuse  or  Suicide  (Board  Policy  236)  

• Report  any  suspected  abuse   to  Child  Line  at  800-­‐932-­‐0313

.  

• Take  all  threats  of  suicide  seriously.  Report  them  to  the  office  immediately.  

• Complete  Suicide  Prevention  Training  as  required  by  the  state  

Daily  Schedules,  Lesson  Planning,  Grade  Book  Maintenance  

Lesson  Planning  (Board  Policy  111)  

• Lesson  Plans  must  be  submitted  electronically  to  the  “L”  drive.  

• Maintain  up-­‐to-­‐date  lesson  plans  and  have  current  plans  on  desk.  

• Lesson  plans  are  due  Friday,  by  the  end  of  the  day,  for  the  upcoming  week,  for  the  Building  

Administrator  to  review.  

• To  be  prepared  for  the  unexpected,  a  set  of  lesson  plans  must  be  developed  and  kept  in  a   substitute  friendly  location.  

• Ideas  to  consider  about  lesson  plans:   o The  format  for  lesson  plans  shall  be  decided  at  the  building  level,  i.e.,  school  wide   formats,  departmental  formats  or  any  individual  formats  –  or  any  combination  thereof  –   are  acceptable.   o Lesson  plans  shall  include  an  objective,  description  of  the  procedure,  needed  resources   and  assessment  techniques.    When  commercially  prepared  plans  are  in  use,  lesson  plans   shall  simply  refer  to  the  appropriate  phase  or  aspect  of  the  program  under  study.   o Plans  may  be  prepared  for  each  lesson  or  on  a  long-­‐term  basis,  i.e.  unit  of  work,   whichever  is  most  appropriate.    Material  to  be  used  in  a  lesson(s)  such  as  duplicated   material,  CDs,  films,  transparencies  may  serve  as  an  integral  part  of  the  plan.  

Teacher’s  Desk  

• A  daily  class  schedule  with  each  room  number  listed.  

• Set  of  books  should  be  available  for  visitors.  

• Printed  lesson  plans  should  be  on  your  desk  during  session  for  teaching  guide  and  for  use  of   supervisors.    When  not  in  use,  keep  this  in  center  drawer  of  desk  at  all  times.  

• Class  roster  Seating  chart  (up  to  date)  for  each  class  

• Emergency  procedure  kit  stored  

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Materials  for  Substitutes  

• It  is  your  responsibility  to  have  complete  lesson  plans  available  at  all  times.  

• A  substitute  folder  with  emergency  lesson  plans  should  be  kept  in  the  office  at  all  times.    Please   pick  up  sub  folder  in  the  main  office,  assemble,  and  return.  

• It  is  your  responsibility  to  make  sure  that  materials  in  the  folder  are  kept  current.  

• The  following  information  is  to  be  placed  in  the  folder…….   o Your  teaching  schedule  (include  names  of  co-­‐teachers  for  inclusion  classes)   o Team  members  /  neighbor  teachers   o Your  desk  location/office   o An  emergency  lesson  plan  for  one  day  of  instruction   o Your  voice  mail  number   o Seating  charts   o Class  rosters   o List  of  students  with  IEP’s  and  relevant  information  regarding  each  of  those  students   including  accommodations,  modifications  and  daily  procedures   o Teacher’s  aide  name  and  schedule  (if  applicable)   o Contact  person   o Anticipated  lesson  plans   o Emergency  information  procedures   o Morning  supervision  schedule   o Bus  supervision  schedule   o Specific  health/behavioral  information  relating  to  the  students   o Duties  

Grade  Book  (Board  Policy  212,  213)  

• All  staff  members  K-­‐12  are  required  to  use  the  Grade  Quick  Electronic  grade  book.  

• Please  keep  grade  entries  current.  

• Grade  books  may  be  reviewed  at  different  times  throughout  the  year.  

• Midterm  and  report  cards  are  to  be  submitted  by  the  timeline  that  is  established  by  the  School  

District.  

SASD  GradeQuick  Web  Instructions  and  Helpful  Hints  

Getting  Started:  

• Launch  Internet  Explorer  

• Click  on  the  Edline  link  on  your  school  web  page  or  go  to   www.edline.net

.  

• Log  in  to  GradeQuick  Web  using  your  screen  name  and  password.  (INITIAL  ACCOUNT  SET  UP  

INSTRUCTIONS  ON  PAGE  7  in  the  User’s  Manual  on  Edline)  

• Edline  is  now  the  way  to  manage  your  GradeQuick  files  

• Remember  you  must  access  your  gradebook  via  the  web;  not  via  the  desktop/network  

• To  access  GradeQuick  Web  on  your  home  computer,  you  MUST  install  the  plug-­‐in  the  first  time   you  log  on  from  home.    You  only  need  to  download  the  plug-­‐in  once  for  each  computer  you  use   at  home.    (PLUG-­‐IN  INSTRUCTIONS  ON  PAGE  11  in  the  User’s  Manual  on  Edline)  

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• Positive  progress  reports  to  students  are  encouraged  

Changing  Course  Names:  

 

• Log  in  to   www.edline.net

 using  your  screen  name  and  password  

• Place  cursor  over  My  Classes  &  Shortcuts  

• Move  cursor  to  the  right  and  select  desired  course  

• The  course  page  will  open  

• Place  cursor  over  Command  Center  

• Move  cursor  to  the  right  and  select  Manage  Class  

• In  the  Class  Name  box,  place  cursor  at  the  end  of  the  listed  name  and  add  either  the  period  or   section  number  you  would  like  –  however  you  choose  to  differentiate  your  classes  from  each   other  

• DO  NOT  CHANGE  THE  COURSE  NAME  OR  COURSE  NUMBER!!    Only  add  a  period  or  section   number  to  the  end  

• For  example:  Math  6  –  Section  One  or  Physical  Science  8  –  Period  4  

• Click  on  the  Save  box  at  the  top  of  the  screen  

Opening  a  Class:  

• Log  in  to   www.edline.net

 using  your  screen  name  and  password  

• Place  cursor  over  My  Classes  &  Shortcuts  

• Move  cursor  to  the  right  and  select  desired  course  

• The  course  page  will  open  

• Place  cursor  over  Command  Center  

• Move  cursor  to  the  right  over  Gradebook  and  continue  moving  to  the  right  until  you  click  on  

Semester  One  10-­‐11  GradeQuick  Web  

• Once  you  click  Semester  One  10-­‐11  GradeQuick  Web,  you  will  be  viewing  the  file  for  the   selected  class  

• ALL  your  classes  will  be  opened  at  this  time  in  GradeQuick  Web  and  you  can  move  from  class  file   to  class  file  by  clicking  on  Window  on  the  main  toolbar  and  selecting  the  file  you  want  to  view.  

• Moving  from  one  GradeQuick  file  to  another  AUTOMATICALLY  saves  all  information.    The  save   option  is  automatic  and  is  no  longer  an  option  under  File/Save.  

• Once  the  file  is  open,  GradeQuick  will  look  the  same  as  it  did  in  the  past.    Most  of  the  functions   are  exactly  the  same,  with  a  few  added  features.  

• Directions  for  entering  tests  and  assignments  are  located  on  PAGE  33  in  the  User’s  Manual  on  

Edline.  

• Grades  will  automatically  be  pulled  from  your  GradeQuick  files  twice  a  week  by  the  district.    See   the  directions  on  PAGE  79  if  you  choose  to  update  your  grades  to  the  server  on  a  daily  basis.    

The  SASD  server  updates  every  evening.  

• It  is  each  teacher’s  responsibility  to  maintain  an  up-­‐to-­‐date  gradebook.  

• Edline  manages  both  GradeQuick  Web  and  the  new  parent  access  system.  

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Progress  Report  and  Grades:  

• You  will  be  responsible  for  entering  the  progress  report  information  and  grades  by  the  due   dates  listed  in  this  handbook.  

• The  information  will  be  pulled  AUTOMATICALLY  from  your  files  on  the  due  date.  

• You  will  not  need  to  SEND  progress  reports  or  grades  as  you  did  in  the  past.  

Grading  Policy  (Board  Policy  213)                                                      

 

Grading  Scale  

 

A+   97.50-­‐100    

 

A   91.50-­‐97.49  

B+   88.50-­‐91.49  

 

    CP  

Weighting  

Honors  

  A+   4.08   4.77  

  A   4.00   4.68  

  B+   3.08   3.60  

AP  

5.51  

5.40  

4.16  

B  

D  

81.50-­‐88.49  

C+   78.50-­‐81.49  

C   71.50-­‐78.49  

D+   68.50-­‐71.49  

63.50-­‐68.49  

F   63.49-­‐Below  

               0-­‐Lowest  

Percentage  

  B   3.00   3.51  

  C+   2.08   2.43  

  C  

  D+  

  F  

2.00  

1.08  

0  

2.34  

1.26  

  D   1.00   1.17  

0  

4.05  

2.81  

2.70  

1.46  

1.35  

0  

Reported    

(Reflects  weights  of  1.17  for  Honors  and  1.35  for  AP)  

Grading  and  Communication  

Progress  Reports  (Board  Policy  212,  213,  908)  

• Progress  reports  will  be  distributed  to  the  students  at  designated  times.  

• Students  take  home  two  copies  of  progress  reports  (one  to  keep,  one  to  be  signed  and   returned).  

• Please  collect  signed  progress  reports  for  documentation  of  parental  review.  

• If  a  student  begins  to  falter  or  experience  difficulty  before  or  after  the  midpoint,  teacher  must   notify  the  parents.    

• Subject  teachers  should  monitor  student  deficiencies  and  work  with  the  Guidance  Department   and  the  home  to  alleviate  failure  situations.  

• It  is  recommended  that  if  any  significant  changes  occur  in  a  student’s  grade,  parents  should  be   notified  with  a  telephone  call  at  any  time  during  the  nine  week  period.  

• If  you  have  had  conferences  or  telephone  conversations  with  parents  or  guardians  concerning  a   student’s  progress,  please  keep  the  appropriate  documentation.  

• Any  student  who  receives  an  asterisk  next  to  his/her  grade  due  to  adaptations  (not  students   with  IEPs)  must  have  a  progress  report  sent  to  explain  what  adaptations  were  made  in  the   general  education  curriculum.  

• All  staff  must  utilize  the  ProSoft  progress  reports.  

• Positive  progress  reports  to  students  are  encouraged.      

Student  progress  

report  cards  

are  not  printed  

and  sent  home  with  children  in  Grades  4-­‐12.    

Parents/guardians  will  have  the  ability  to  access  and  print  student  progress  information  through  

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Edline  at  any  time.    Progress  reports  and  report  cards  will  be  posted  in  accordance  with  the  

District  Term  Start/End  Date  calendar.  

Parents/guardians  that  do  not  have  access  to  the  internet  are  able  to  request  paper  copies  to   continue  to  be  sent  home.    At  any  time  throughout  the  school  year  a  parent  can  make  this   formal  request  through  the  Main  Office/Guidance  Office.    Any  questions  regarding  Edline  should   be  directed  to  the  Technology  Department  via  [email protected]  

 

 

 

Progress  Report  /  Report  Card  Comments  (Elementary/Middle/High  School)  

A  

B  

C  

-­‐-­‐excellent  grade  

-­‐-­‐above  average  grade  

-­‐-­‐average  grade  

D    

F  

I  

M  

S  

U  

-­‐-­‐below  average/passing  grade  

-­‐-­‐failing  grade  

-­‐-­‐incomplete/missing  assignments  

-­‐-­‐medical  excuse  

-­‐-­‐satisfactory  progress  

-­‐-­‐unsatisfactory/inconsistent  work  

R  

T  

V  

W  

Y  

N  

O  

P  

Q  

K  

L  

E  

G  

H  

J  

-­‐-­‐commendable  effort/participation  

-­‐-­‐has  shown  improvement  

-­‐-­‐  high  quality  work  

-­‐-­‐positive  behavior/cooperative  

-­‐-­‐pleasure  to  have  in  class  

-­‐-­‐outstanding  student  

-­‐-­‐needs  to  dress  for  gym  class  

-­‐-­‐needs  to  bring  materials  to  class  

-­‐-­‐works  to  potential  

-­‐-­‐not  prepared  for  quizzes/exams  

-­‐-­‐poor  class  attendance/tardiness  

-­‐-­‐tutoring  recommended  

-­‐-­‐adaptations  have  been  made  

-­‐-­‐conference/call  requested  

-­‐-­‐needs  to  put  forth  more  effort  

Z   -­‐-­‐off  task/inattentive  

 

Progress  Report  /  Report  Card  Comments  (Primary  Schools)  

• Follows  directions  

• Listens  attentively  

 

 

 

  or   or  

• Completes  work  independently    

• Demonstrates  organizational  skills   or   or  

• Follows  classroom  and  school  rules   or  

• Completes  homework  assignments  

• Exhibits  self-­‐control  

 

    or   or  

Does  not  follow  directions  

Does  not    listen  attentively  

Does  not  complete  work  independently  

Does  not  demonstrate  organizational  skills  

Does  not  follow  classroom  and  school  rules  

Does  not  complete  homework  assignments  

Does  not  exhibit  self-­‐control  

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Report  Card  Procedures  (Board  Policy  212,  213)  

For  any  student  who  has  received  adaptations  and/or  modifications,  an  asterisk  must  be  placed   next  to  the  grade  and  the  adaptations/modification  form  must  be  completed  and  sent  with  the  

 

report  card.    A  copy  of  the  form  must  be  given  to  the  office.  

2015-16 Term Start and End Dates

FIRST REPORT PERIOD

1 st

Day of Report Period

Progress Reports must be in GradeQuick

Progress Reports Issued to Students

Report Period Ends

Report Card Grades must be in GradeQuick

REPORT CARDS ISSUED TO STUDENT

SECOND REPORT PERIOD

1 st

Day of Report Period

Progress Reports must be in GradeQuick

Progress Reports Issued to Students

Report Period Ends

Report Card Grades must be in GradeQuick

REPORT CARDS ISSUED TO STUDENT

THIRD REPORT PERIOD

1 st

Day of Report Period

Progress Reports must be in GradeQuick

Progress Reports Issued to Students

Report Period Ends

Report Card Grades must be in GradeQuick

REPORT CARDS ISSUED TO STUDENT

FOURTH REPORT PERIOD

1 st

Day of Report Period

Progress Reports must be in GradeQuick

Progress Reports Issued to Students

**Senior Grades must be in GradeQuick

Report Period Ends

Report Card Grades must be in GradeQuick

REPORT CARDS MAILED HOME

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

(45)

(90)

(135)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016 (By Noon)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016 (By Noon and Verified)

(180)

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NOTE: Grades must be entered into GradeQuick on the dates indicated above and by the times indicated for each building

Primary Schools (K-3) 4:00 PM

Elementary School (4-6)

Middle School (7-8)

High School (9-12)

3:30 PM

3:00 PM

3:00 PM

S H A L E R

 

A R E A

 

S C H O O L

 

D I S T R I C T

 

 

2 0 1 5 -­‐ 2 0 1 6

 

A S S E S S M E N T

 

C A L E N D A R  

 

Rev.  6/23/15  

~As  additional  dates  become  available  from  the  state,  revisions  will  be  posted~  

 

Assessment  

 

 

PDE  Classroom  Diagnostic  Tool  (CDT)  

(Online)  

           

 

 

DIBELS  Next  

 

STAR  Reading/Math  Benchmark  Assessments  

(Online)  

 

NAEP  (in  selected  schools)  

 

Date(s)  

 

(Test  1)    September  21  –  October  2  

(Test  2)      December  1  -­‐23  

(Test  3)      February  1  –  12  

*CDT’s  can  be  administered  outside  of   testing  window  for  progress  monitoring   purposes.

 

 

September  7-­‐11  

January  11-­‐15  

 May  9-­‐13  

 

September  7-­‐18  

November  9-­‐20  

May  2  -­‐  13  

 

 

January  25  –  March  4  

 

 

Grade  Level(s)  

 

 

7-­‐11  

 

 

K-­‐6  

 

K-­‐6  

 

 

TBD  

 

PSSA  –  English  Language  Arts  (includes  Writing)  

 

PSSA  –  Mathematics  

 

PSSA  ELA,  Mathematics  and  Science  Makeups  

 

PSSA  –  Science  

Keystone  Exams  –  Algebra  I,  Biology  and  

Literature  

April  11  -­‐  15  

 

April  18  -­‐  22  

 

May  2  -­‐  6  

 

April  25  -­‐  29  

 

Winter  Wave  1:  December  2  -­‐  16  

Winter  Wave  2:  January  6  -­‐  20  

Spring:  May  16  -­‐  27  

3-­‐8  

 

3-­‐8  

 

As  Needed  

4-­‐8  

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PASA  –  Math  &  Reading    

 

PASA  –  Science  

 

AP  Exams  

(see  AP  schedule  for  specific  subject  test   dates/times)  

 

PSAT  

 

Mid-­‐Term  Exam  

 

Final  Exams  

 

Summer:  August  1  -­‐  5  

 

 

February  –  March  

 

February  -­‐  March  

 

 

 

May  2  -­‐  13  

 

October  14  

 

January  7  -­‐  14  

May  31  –  June  2  

May  16  -­‐  25  

No  student  vacations  will  be  approved  during  standardized  testing

.  

8-­‐11  

 

3  –  11  (select  students)  

 

3-­‐11  (selected  students)  

 

 

 

11  &  12  

 

10  &    11  

 

7-­‐8-­‐9-­‐10-­‐11-­‐12  

7-­‐11  

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Communication  to  Community  or  Parents  (Board  Policy  212,  908)  

• Please  be  timely  in  responding  to  phone  calls  and  requests  of  parents.  

• Parents  will  be  strongly  encouraged  to  make  appointments  for  conferences.  

• Any  letters  sent  to  parents  or  the  community  as  a  group  or  of  a  sensitive  nature,  must  have  the   principal’s  approval.    This  procedure  must  be  followed.  

• Please  send  a  copy  of  all  letters  that  you  send  home  to  the  secretaries  so  they  may  field   questions  that  may  arise.  

• Keep  any  note  from  a  parent  that  you  feel  may  be  important.  

• Please  keep  the  office  informed  of  any  special  concerns  or  issues  that  may  need  administrative   assistance.  

• Keep  a  log  of  phone  calls.  

Graded  Student  Work  (Board  Policy  213,  908)  

Prompts:    in  being  consistent  with  PA  Core  Standards,  all  reading,  mathematics,  and  writing  will   be  scored  using  the  PA  Rubric.  

• Send  home  student  work  in  a  timely  fashion.      

• Record  all  grades  promptly.  

Homework  Policy  (Board  Policy  130)  

• Students  should  be  given  homework  as  deemed  appropriate.  

• All  teachers  must  have  a  written  homework  policy.    Please  send  a  copy  of  that  policy  to  the   office.  

• Homework  policy  should  be  distributed  to  all  families  during  curriculum  night.  

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• Homework  should  be  meaningful  and  graded  in  a  manner  that  is  not  punitive.  

Homework  Assignments  

• A  reasonable  amount  of  homework  and  written  preparation  should  be  required.  

• Homework  should  never  be  used  as  a  means  of  punishment.  

• Explain  beforehand  so  that  the  assigned  work  is  clearly  understood.  

• Be  sure  your  assignment  is  meaningful  and  worthwhile.  

• This  is  not  the  place  for  “busy”  work.  

• Keep  assignments  reasonable  in  length.  

• Communicate  with  other  team  members  in  order  to  coordinate  homework  efforts.  

• Assignments  must  be  reviewed  and  evaluated  to  insure  that  the  student’s  independent  work   was  correct.  

Make-­‐up  Work  

• Homework  requests  for  long-­‐term  illness  require,  at  least,  a  one-­‐day  notice  to  procure  work  

(initiated  by  parent  request).  

• The  Guidance  Office  secretary  will  send  out  the  necessary  forms.  

• Homework  will  be  sent  home  only  if  the  student  has  missed  three  or  more  days.  

• Teachers  are  to  turn  in  assignments  into  the  Main  Office  or  the  Guidance  Office  according  to   your  building’s  procedures.  

• If  a  student  is  absent  due  to  illness,  they  will  have  the  same  number  of  days  to  make  up   homework  or  tests  as  the  number  of  days  absent.  

• The  teacher  has  the  discretion  to  extend  this  time  if  they  see  fit  for  extenuating  circumstances.  

• If  a  student  is  absent  due  to  an  educational  trip  and  homework  is  given  to  the  student,  the   homework  must  be  completed  and  turned  in  when  the  student  returns  from  their  trip.  

• If  a  student  has  been  truant  or  has  cut  a  class,  homework  or  tests  cannot  be  made  up.  

• If  a  student  is  on  out-­‐of-­‐school  suspension  and  homework  has  been  given  to  the  student,  the   homework  must  be  completed  and  turned  in  upon  the  student’s  return.  

Extra  Credit    

• There  is  to  be  no  extra  credit  issued  to  students.  

• This  issue  should  be  discussed  with  parents  at  curriculum  night.  

Home  /  School  Communication  

 

Beginning  of  School  (Board  Policy  130,  213,  908,  915)  

• Parent  Letter  /  Syllabus  

• Introductions  of  teacher/teachers  

• Homework  policy    

• School  and  classroom  rules  and  procedures  

• Update  and  maintain  your  teacher  web  page/Blackboard  

During  the  School  Year  

• Make  contact  with  the  parents  by  phone  or  mail.  

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• If  a  parent  contacts  you  in  writing  or  by  phone,  please  follow  up  with  a  phone  call  as  soon  as   possible.  

• Teachers  are  encouraged  to  make  positive  contacts  with  families  throughout  the  year.  

Global  Connect  (Board  Policy  908,  915)  

• The  purpose  of  the  Global  Connect  Automated  Phone  Message  System  is  for  the  District  and/or   individual  buildings  to  place  an  automated  call  at  a  particular  time  of  the  day  to  distribute   important  information.  

Field  Trip  and  Program  Procedures  

Field  Trip  (Board  Policy  121,  231,  440,  705,  810,  810.2)  

When  you  are  planning  a  field  trip  for  your  class,  the  following  procedures  must  be  followed.  

• A  field  trip  request  form  must  be  completed  and  submitted  to  the  activities  office  for  approval   at  least  two  weeks  prior  to  the  trip  (60  days  for  out  of  state  or  overnight  trips).  

• A  bus  request  form  must  be  completed  and  submitted  to  the  activities  office.  

• Notify  the  cafeteria  of  the  date  of  your  field  trip  at  least  two  weeks  in  advance.  Also,  contact  the   cafeteria  for  bag  lunches,  if  necessary.    Make  sure  to  complete  all  appropriate  cafeteria  paper   work.  

• Permission  slips  must  be  sent  home  with  the  student  and  returned.  

• No  students  will  be  permitted  to  participate  in  the  field  trip  without  a  written  permission  slip.  

• Verbal  permission  cannot  be  given  the  day  of  the  field  trip.  

• Nurses  should  accompany  field  trip  groups  -­‐  day  trips  and  overnight  trips  

 

Program  Procedures  (Board  Policy  910,  912,  913)  

• Classroom  teachers  will  be  notified  as  early  as  possible  about  programs.  

• Students  are  expected  to  follow  all  school  and  classroom  rules  while  in  attendance.  

• Any  teacher  who  keeps  a  student  from  a  program  must  notify  the  parent  and  must  make   arrangements  for  that  student.    Students  may  not  be  left  in  front  of  the  office  without  direct   supervision.    The  secretaries  are  not  to  be  supervising  students.  

 

Items  for  Room  Display  (Board  Policy  440)  

Items  to  be  displayed  in  each  classroom  

• Vision  and  Mission  Statement  for  SASD  

• Academic  Expectations  

• Fire  Drill  Procedure  

• Building  safety  procedure  plan/folder  of  information  

Hall  work  displays  

• Standards  should  be  posted  in  written  form,  not  just  in  numbers.  

• A  copy  of  the  assignment  or  description  of  the  assignment  

• Rubric  (if  applicable)  

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• Work  displays  should  be  changed  frequently.    No  items  should  be  displayed  for  more  than  a   period  of  3  weeks.    Specific  bulletin  boards,  presentations,  etc.,  will  be  assigned  by  department   heads.  

Fire  Drill  and  Safety  Procedures  

Review  of  Fire  Drill  Procedures  

• Review  the  fire  drill  directions  on  the  first  day.  

• Explain  to  students  what  to  do  if  they  are  not  with  your  class  when  the  fire  bell  rings.  

• Emphasize  the  importance  of  fire  drills  to  students.  

During  a  Fire  Drill  

• Exit  signs  are  posted  in  each  room.  

• Take  rosters  and  attendance  record.  

• Do  a  head  count  of  students.  

• Make  sure  all  doors  are  closed  and  the  lights  are  left  on.  

• Close  all  windows  and  doors  of  the  classroom.  

• Hall  fire  doors  should  be  closed  by  the  last  person  to  leave.  

• Evacuation  should  be  as  quickly  as  possible.    We  would  like  to  have  the  entire  building   evacuated  in  3  minutes  or  less.  

• Have  students  move  quickly  and  quietly  to  the  designated  area.  

• A  bell  will  ring  to  signify  the  completion  of  the  fire  drill.  

• After  the  drill  is  complete,  return  to  class  and  attendance  must  be  taken.  

• Problems  concerning  the  fire  drill  should  be  reported  to  the  office.  

 

Safety  Plan  

• Please  review  the  updated  SASD  Safety/Crisis  flip  chart.  

• Please  keep  safety  plan  in  designated  area.  

• Safety  committee  meetings  to  be  held  monthly,  or  on  an  as  needed  basis.  

Weather  Preparedness  Drill  

During  WEATHER  PREPAREDNESS  WEEK,  as  set  by  the  Governor,  all  Pennsylvania  schools  will  participate   in  Weather  Emergency  Drills.    Shaler  Area  School  will  participate  in  the  drill  as  the  "storm"  passes  over   the  western  part  of  Pennsylvania.  

Please   inform   students   of   the   procedures   to   be   followed   during   the   drill   and   impress   upon   them   the   seriousness  of  this  exercise.    Explain  the  plan  to  your  class  and  provide  instructions  to  the  students  prior   to  the  exercise.  

The  student  body  will  be  informed  about  the  weather  drill  during  the  morning  announcements  and  all   staff  members  should  reinforce  the  drill  procedures  with  each  of  their  classes  and  insist  on  total  student  

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    cooperation  during  the  drill  to  insure  everyone's  safety.    During  the  drill  we  will  communicate  via  the  PA   system  to  initiate  and  to  conclude  the  drill.  

• All  students  will  be  accompanied  by  their  teacher  to  the  designated  area  in  the  building  specific   for  your  room.  

• Students  must  be  away  from  windows  (glass)  and  exterior  doors.  

• Students  should  remain  silent  throughout  the  drill  and  be  attentive  to  any  announcement   regarding  their  safety.  

• Students  will  face  a  wall  or  locker,  crouch  or  kneel  down,  place  one  arm  in  front  of  their  face  and   one  arm  behind  their  head  to  protect  them  from  injury.  

• At  the  conclusion  of  the  drill  a  signal  will  be  given  for  all  students  and  staff  to  return  to  their   designated  areas.  

Bomb  Threat—Building  Evacuation  -­‐  **NEVER  USE  CELL  PHONES  OR  RADIOS**  

1) A  

Building  Evacuation  

announcement  will  be  made,  followed  by  the  fire  alarm  bells.  

• If  necessary,  precautions  must  be  taken  to  avoid  the  danger  of  evacuating  past  the   location  of  a  bomb  by  having  an  administrator  notify  those  classes  of  alternate  routes   prior  to  evacuation.    Unless  otherwise  notified,  teachers  should  use  their  pre-­‐ determined  fire  evacuation  door.  

 

2) During  the  evacuation:  

• Take  rosters  

• Leave  lights  on  

• Do  not  lock  doors  

• Staff  will  be  asked  to  follow  their  Evacuation  Plan  for  their  designated  building.  Take   attendance.    Account  for  all  students  at  the  time  of  the  evacuation  

• Staff  members  who  are  on  duty,  having  prep,  etc.,  should  attempt  to  clear  the  halls  and   restrooms  and  escort  student  during  the  evacuation.  Teachers  should  assist  students  in   re-­‐joining  their  class.  

• Building  principal  will  notify  staff  and  students  to  re-­‐enter.  

Supply  Requisitions  

Supplies  such  as  tablets,  folders,  and  pencils  will  be  requisitioned.    A  requisition  form  is  to  be  completed   and  returned  to  the  main  office  or  the  activities  office.    When  requisitioning  supplies  please  be  specific  –   give  the  quantity,  size,  color,  and  description  to  eliminate  errors.    Teachers  are  asked  to  use  careful   judgment  on  requisitioning  only  what  they  actually  need.  

 

NOTE:  Departments  should  indicate  at  budget  time  what  types  of  supplies  they  anticipate  using  for  the   next  school  year.    In  this  manner  we  can  make  sure  that  these  supplies  are  ordered.    If  your  department   does  not  submit  a  list  of  anticipated  needs  during  the  budget  process  there  is  no  guarantee  that  those  

  supplies  will  be  available  for  use  the  following  school  year.  

Student  Code  of  Conduct  

 

 

Levels  of  student  behavior  and  Corresponding  Disciplinary  Consequences:  

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LEVEL  I  

LEVEL  I  is  minor  misbehavior  on  the  part  of  the  student  which  impedes  orderly  classroom  procedure  or   interfaces  with  the  orderly  operation  of  the  school.  

 

These  misbehaviors  can  usually  be  handled  by  an  individual  staff  member  but  sometimes  require  the  

  intervention  of  other  school  personnel.  

1. Examples  of  LEVEL  I  student  behavior:   a. Unacceptable  social  behavior   b. Disrespect   c. Classroom  disturbances   d. Classroom  tardiness   e. Cheating  and  lying   f. Abusive  or  offensive  language   g. Failure  to  complete  assignments  or  carry  out  directions  

 

2. Staff  Procedures:  

There  is  immediate  intervention  by  the  staff  member  who  is  supervising  the  student  or  who   observes  the  misbehavior.    Repeated  misbehavior  may  require  a  conference  with  the  counselor   or  administrator.    An  accurate  record  of  the  disciplinary  action  is  maintained  by  the  staff   member.  

 

3. Disciplinary  options/responses:   a. Verbal   b. Special  assignment   c. Behavioral  contract   d. Counseling   e. Withdrawal  of  privileges   f. Detention  

 

LEVEL  II  

LEVEL  II  is  misbehavior  whose  frequency  or  seriousness  tends  to  disrupt  the  learning  climate  of  the   school.  

 

These  infractions,  which  usually  result  from  the  continuation  of  Level  I  misbehaviors,  require  the   intervention  of  personnel  on  the  administrative  level  because  the  execution  of  Level  I  disciplinary   options  has  failed  to  correct  the  situation.  

 

Also  included  in  this  level  are  misbehaviors  which  do  not  represent  a  direct  threat  to  the  health  and   safety  of  others,  but  whose  educational  consequences  are  serious  enough  to  require  corrective  action   on  the  part  of  the  administrative  personnel.  

 

1. Examples  of  LEVEL  II  student  misbehavior:   a. Unmodified  Level  I  misconduct   b. School  tardiness   c. Truancy   d. Smoking     e. Using  forged  notes  or  excuses  

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    f. Disruptive  classroom  behavior   g. Cutting  class   h. Leaving  school  grounds  

 

2. Staff  procedures:   a. The  student  is  referred  to  the  administrator  for  appropriate  disciplinary  action   b. The  administrator  meets  with  the  student  and/or  teacher  and  effects  the  most  appropriate   response   c. A  record  of  the  administrator’s  action  is  available  for  teacher  review   d. An  accurate  record  of  the  disciplinary  action  is  maintained  by  the  administrator     e. Parents  will  be  notified   f. A  parental  conference  may  be  held  

 

 

3. Disciplinary  options/responses:   a. Continuation  of  Level  I  responses   b. Student  behavior  change   c. Behavior  modification   d. Loss  of  social  privileges   e. Peer  counseling   f. Referral  to  an  outside  agency   g. Temporary  suspension   h. In-­‐school  suspension   i. Time-­‐out  procedures  

 

LEVEL  III  

 

Level  III  are  acts  directed  against  persons  or  property  but  whose  consequences  do  not  seriously   endanger  the  health  or  safety  of  others  in  the  school.  

 

These  acts  might  be  considered  criminal  but  most  frequently  can  be  handled  by  disciplinary  mechanism   in  the  school.  

 

1. Examples  of  Level  III  student  misbehavior:   a. Throwing  objects   b. Unmodified  Level  II  misconduct   c. Insubordination   d. Fighting  (simple)   e. Vandalism  (minor)   f. Theft   g. Threats  to  others  which  do  not  explicitly  state  or  imply  serious  bodily  injury  or  harm   h. Violation  of  Policy  #220  Student  Expression  (re:  unauthorized  publications  such  as   underground  newspapers)   i. An  initial  complaint  of  sexual  harassment  of  a  covert  nature.    This  may  include  jokes  with   sexual  overtones,  suggestive  behavior,  obscene  gestures,  insulting  sounds,  picture(s)  which   are  graphic,  sexually  explicit,  degrading  or  humiliating,  and/or  comments  emphasizing   sexuality  or  the  sexual  identity  of  an  individual.   j. Other  forms  of  harassment  which  include  ethnic,  racial,  or  religious  intimidation  

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2. Staff  procedures:   a. The  administrator  investigates  the  infraction  and  confers  with  the  staff  to  determine  the   severity  of  infraction.   b. The  administrator  meets  with  the  student  and  confers  with  the  parent  about  the  student’s   misconduct.    A  letter  concerning  the  disciplinary  action  is  issued  to  the  parent.   c. An  accurate  record  of  offenses  and  disciplinary  action  is  maintained  by  the  administrator.   d. There  is  restitution  of  property  and  damages.  

 

3. Disciplinary  options/responses:   a. Continuation  of  Level  I  and  Level  II  responses   b. Temporary  removal  from  class   c. Temporary  (1-­‐3  days)  suspension   d. Full  (4-­‐10  days)  suspension   e. Involvement  of  the  police  

 

LEVEL  IV  

LEVEL  IV  are  acts  which  result  in  violence  to  another’s  person  or  property  or  which  pose  a  direct  threat   to  the  health  or  safety  of  persons  in  the  school  jurisdiction.  

 

These  acts  are  clearly  criminal  and  are  so  serious  that  they  always  require  administrative  actions  which  

  result  in  the  immediate  removal  of  the  student  from  school.  

Possession  and/or  use  of  tobacco  products  can  impair  the  health  of  students  and,  as  such,  will  be   considered  to  be  a  threat  to  their  individual  safety  and  the  health  of  others  as  it  relates  to  second-­‐hand   smoke.    Refer  to  Policy  #222  –  Tobacco  Use  –  for  progressive  discipline  as  it  relates  to  tobacco   possession  or  use.      

 

It  shall  be  a  violation  of  School  District  Policy  for  any  student  or  employee  to  possess,  handle,  transmit,   keep,  use,  or  threaten  to  use  a  weapon  at  any  time  while  on  School  District  property  or  while  going  to  or   returning  from  school  or  a  school  activity,  event,  or  function  by  any  form  of  transportation  including  a  

  school  bus,  vehicle,  or  on  foot.  

1. Examples  of  LEVEL  IV  student  misbehavior:   a. Unmodified  LEVEL  III  misconduct   b. Bomb  threat/arson/false  fire  alarm/dangerous  weapon(s)   c. Assault/battery/both  with  or  without  a  weapon   d. Vandalism  (major)   e. Theft/possession/sale  of  stolen  property   f. Possession,  use  distribution,  attempted  distribution  or  being  under  the  influence  of  alcohol   or  any  controlled  substance  (drug)  while  under  the  school  jurisdiction   g. Threat  of  the  use  of  a  weapon  to  inflict  serious  bodily  injury  or  harm  including,  but  not   limited  to,  the  use  of  a  weapon  or  toxic  agents   h. Sexual  harassment  of  an  overt  nature  or  recurring  incidents  of  LEVEL  III  sexual  harassment.    

Overt  sexual  harassment  may  include  requests  for  sexual  favors,  physical  touching,  fondling,   pinching,  kissing,  exposing  oneself,  or  sexual  assault.   a. Staff  procedures:The  administrator  verifies  the  offense,  confers  with  the  staff  involved,  and   meets  with  the  student.    The  student  is  read  his/her  constitutional  rights.  

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Burchfield  

 

 

Jeffery  

 

 

Marzolf  

 

 

Reserve  

 

 

Rogers  

 

 

 

Elementary  

 

C.  O.  

Middle  

School  

 

High  

School  

 

    b. The  student  is  immediately  removed  from  the  school  environment.    Parents  are  notified.   c. A  complete  and  accurate  report  is  submitted  to  the  Superintendent.   d. The  student  is  given  a  hearing  before  the  Board.  

 

2. Disciplinary  options/responses:   a. Level  III  disciplinary  options   b. Hearing  (Superintendent)   c. Expulsion  (Board)   d. Other  Board  action  which  results  in  appropriate  discipline   e. Involvement  of  legal/police  authority  

 

   

Burchfield  

 

X  

 

Mileage  Chart  of  Distances  between  SA  Schools  

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffery  

 

4.1  

 

Marzolf  

 

 

5.8  

 

Reserve  

 

10.5  

 

Rogers  

 

3.6  

 

Elementary  

 

3.6  

C.  O.    

Middle  

School  

 

4.0  

High  

School  

 

5.3  

 

4.1  

 

5.8  

 

10.5  

 

3.6  

 

3.6  

 

4.0  

 

5.3  

 

X  

 

1.7  

 

6.1  

 

1.7  

 

1.7  

 

0.5  

 

1.2  

 

1.7  

 

X  

 

5.7  

 

3.4  

 

3.4  

 

2.2  

 

0.8  

 

6.1  

 

5.7  

 

X  

 

7.8  

 

7.8  

 

6.6  

 

4.9  

 

1.7  

 

3.4  

 

7.8  

 

X  

 

0.0  

 

1.5  

 

2.9  

 

1.7  

 

3.4  

 

7.8  

 

0.0  

 

X  

 

1.6  

 

2.9  

 

0.5  

 

2.2  

 

6.6  

 

1.5  

 

1.6  

 

X  

 

1.7  

 

1.2  

 

0.8  

 

4.9  

 

2.9  

 

2.9  

 

1.7  

 

X  

 

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Benefits  

 

 

Benefits  Eligibility  

Full-­‐time  employees  of  the  Shaler  Area  School  District  are  eligible  for  benefits  coverage,  subject  to  the   terms  and  conditions  of  the  underlying  plan  documents  and  applicable  law.  

 

Life  Insurance  

 

 

• The   School   District   will   provide   at   its   cost   a   Thirty   Thousand   Dollar   ($30,000)   group   term   insurance   policy   on   the   life   of   each   employee   covered  

by   the   Collective   Bargaining  

Agreement

.    In  the  event  a  change  in  carrier  occurs,  the  District  shall  notify  the  Association  in   writing  of  such  change,  and  also  describe  any  policy  changes,  which  may  occur.    This  notice  shall   occur  not  later  than  fifteen  (15)  days  prior  to  the  change  in  policies.      

• In  addition  to  the  aforesaid  coverage  of  $30,000  each  employee  covered  by  this  Agreement  shall   have   the   right   to   purchase   additional   insurance   of   $20,000   and   the   cost   of   such   additional   coverage  shall  be  paid  three-­‐quarters  by  the  School  District  and  one-­‐quarter  by  the  employee.    

This  premium  will  be  adjusted  annually  to  reflect  the  actual  rate.  

• The   School   District   shall,   upon   notice   by   the   employee,   request   in   writing   continued   coverage   from   the   insurance   carrier   for   the   employee   who   is   granted   a   leave   of   absence.     If,   in   the   discretion   of   the   insurance   carrier,   said   employee,   as   defined   above,   is   granted   insurance   coverage  for  additional  months,  the  expense  of  said  coverage  shall  be  the  responsibility  of  the   employee.     However,   in   the   case   where   a   professional   employee   is   suspended,   as   set   forth   under  the  School  Code,  no  life  insurance  coverage  shall  be  provided  under  this  Article.  

Medical,  Vision  and  Dental  Insurance  

 

Shaler  Area  School  District  will  provide  medical,  dental  and  vision  benefits  for  all  full-­‐time  employees.    

Full-­‐time  employees  are  eligible  for  medical,  vision,  dental  insurance  effective  the  first  day  of  the  month   following  the  first  day  of  their  employment  contract.  

 

Employees  will  be  provided  the  choice  of  either  the  Keystone  Blue  HMO  or  the  Highmark  PPO  health   insurance   coverage   including   the   prescription   co-­‐pay   endorsed   by   the   Allegheny   County   Health  

Insurance  Consortium.      

For  each  employee  who  enrolls  in  the  PPO  or  HMO  program,  the  School  District  shall  provide  individual,   husband   &   wife,   parent   &   child,   parent   &   children   or   family   coverage   and   shall   pay   the   cost   of   such   insurance   including   the   cost   of   any   rate   increase   during   the   term   of   this   Agreement   except   for   the  

[pretax/IRC  Section  125]  monthly  employee  contributions  outlined  in  the  following  chart:  

HMO  –  Monthly  Contribution  *  

Year  

2015-­‐2016  

Individual  

$58  

Family/  Husband  &  Wife/    

Parent  &  Child  

$100  

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PPO  –  Monthly  Contribution  *  

 

Year  

2015-­‐2016  

Individual  

$88  

Family/  Husband  &  Wife/  Parent  &  Child  

$150  

 

*  Subject  to  any  changes  designated  in  the  Collective  Bargaining  Agreement  

• After  the  conclusion  of  the  work  year  until  the  beginning  of  the  next  work  year,  the  District’s   contribution  towards  the  employee’s  health,  vision  and  dental  insurance  premiums  shall  be   further  prorated  based  upon  the  percentage  of  workdays  in  the  previous  work  year  the   employee  received  compensation.    Thus,  if  an  employee  had  more  than  five  (5)  days  during  the   work  year  for  which  they  did  not  receive  compensation,  other  than  unpaid  FMLA  leave,  those   unpaid  workdays  will  be  divided  by  the  number  of  workdays  in  the  work  year  to  determine  what   percentage  of  the  District’s  contribution  to  the  premium  under  Article  11A  (a)  the  District  shall   contribute  during  the  months  of  June,  July,  and  August.    The  employees  shall  be  responsible  for   paying  the  balance  of  the  insurance  premiums  not  paid  by  the  District.  

 

 

Medical  Allowance  

 

 

Instead  of  enrolling  in  the  group  hospitalization  and  surgical  insurance  program,  an  employee  may  elect   to  receive  a  cash  medical  allowance  of  $1,800.    If  thirty-­‐six  (36)  or  more  teachers  select  this  option  as  of   the   first   day   of   work   in   a   given   school   year,   each   of   the   36+   teachers   would   receive   $2,400   in   the   medical   allowance   for   that   school   year   only.   The   allowance   shall   be   made   in   a   prorated   monthly  

 

  contribution  under  Internal  Revenue  Code  (IRC)  Section  125.  

 

Leaves  of  Absence  

 

Bereavement  

 

1.   Each  professional  employee  shall  be  granted  five  (5)  days  leave  without  loss  of  pay  and/or  other   benefits  when  a  death  occurs  to  a  parent,  child,  spouse,  or  sibling.  

2.   Each  professional  employee  shall  be  granted  three  (3)  days  of  leave  without  loss  of  pay  and/or   other  benefits  when  a  death  occurs  to  a  daughter-­‐in-­‐law,  son-­‐in-­‐law,   brother-­‐in-­‐law,  sister-­‐in-­‐ law,  grandparent,  grandparent-­‐in-­‐law  or  grandchild.  

 

3.   Each  professional  employee  shall  be  granted  one  (1)  day  of  leave  without  loss  of  pay  and/or   other  benefits  when  a  death  occurs  to  an  aunt,  uncle,  niece,  nephew,  or  a  first  cousin.  

 

4.   All  other  requests  for  leave  not  specifically  mentioned  in  paragraph  1,  2,  and  3  above  shall  be   granted  according  to  Pennsylvania  School  Code.  

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Sick  Leave  

Each  bargaining  unit  member  shall  be  entitled  to  ten  (10)  days  sick  leave  per  school  year  as  provided  by  

 Pennsylvania  statutes  provided.    Employees  may  utilize  up  to  ten  (10)  sick  days  per  year  to  care  for  an  ill  

  or  injured  spouse,  child  or  parent.      

An   employee   requesting   to   take   a   Family   and   Medical   Leave   (FMLA)   needs   to   contact   the   Human  

Resources  Department  at  extension  2803  to  obtain  the  FMLA  booklet  and  forms.    FMLA  must  be  used  

  concurrent  with  any  other  leave.  

Each  professional  employee  shall  be  notified  of  the  amount  of  his  or  her  accumulated  sick  leave  on  or  

 

  before  the  first  pay  in  September.    Personal  illness  beyond  three  (3)  consecutive  days  must  be  verified   by  a  note  from  a  physician  or  other  practitioner.  

 

District’s  Anti-­‐Discrimination  Policies  

The  Shaler  Area  School  District  is  committed  to  a  policy  of  non-­‐discrimination  against  any  applicant,   student,  and/or  employee  because  of  race,  creed,  color,  national  origin,  sex,  age,  or  handicap.    

Furthermore,  it  is  the  policy  of  the  Shaler  Area  School  District  that  all  students  and  employees  should  

  enjoy  an  educational  experience  and/or  working  environment  free  from  all  forms  of  discrimination,    

  including  sexual  harassment.    No  student  or  employee,  either  male  or  female,  should  be  subjected  to   unsolicited  and  unwelcome  sexual  overtures  or  harassment,  either  verbal  or  physical.    Students  and   employees  are  encouraged  to  read  and  become  familiar  with  the  District's  process  for  investigating  and   eliminating  discrimination  and  sexual  harassment.    If  a  student  or  employee  of  the  District  feels  that   he/she  has  experienced  discrimination  or  has  been  harassed,  this  process  has  been  developed  to  

 

  provide  relief  from  the  discrimination  or  harassment.  

 

Complaint  Process  

If  you  feel  you  have  been  discriminated  against  or  harassed  because  of  your  race,  creed,  color,  national   origin,   sex,   age,   or   handicap,   then   you   should   notify   your   immediate   supervisor   or   building   principal   immediately.     If   your   building   principal   or   supervisor   is   not   available   or   you   do   not   feel   comfortable   sharing  your  concerns  with  that  person,  or  if  your  complaint  involves  that  person,  contact  either  of  the  

District's  Nondiscrimination  Officers,  Director  of  Human  Resources,  and  12-­‐month  School  Psychologist,   are   located   at   the   District   Central   Office   at   1800   Mt.   Royal   Boulevard,   Glenshaw,   PA   15116.     The  

Director

  of   Human   Resources   can   be   contacted   at   (412)   492-­‐1200   extension   2802   and   the   School  

Psychologist   at   extension   2818.     Please   be   prepared   to   share   the   details   of   the   discrimination   or   harassment  you  feel  you  have  experienced.    You  will  be  asked  to  complete  a  copy  of  the  Discrimination  

 

Complaint  Form,  which  can  be  obtained  in  the  Human  Resources  Department.  

 

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SASD  Administrative  /  Clerical  Staff  

 

SUPERINTENDENT  OF  SCHOOLS  

Superintendent  Office        

 

 

 

 

ASSISTANT  TO  THE  SUPERINTENDENT    

 

Superintendent,  Administrative  Assistant  

Board  Information  Line        

         

 

  Jeanne  Hohlweg,  Administrative  Assistant  

HUMAN  RESOURCES  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Gary  Mignogna,  Director  of  Human  Resources    

Mary  Ann  Allen,  Administrative  Assistant  

 

 

Rachelle  Langell,  Substitute  Service    

BUSINESS  OFFICE  

 

 

Charles  Bennett,  Director  of  Business  Affairs    

Susan  McElhinny,  Administrative  Assistant  

Nancy  Karlovich,  Payroll      

Susan  Strackhouse,  Accounts  Payable    

 

Suzanne  Sperling,  Benefits      

Linda  Alessio,  Transportation/Business  Office    

 

 

 

 

 

PRINT  SHOP  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy  Cole    

TECHNOLOGY  &  CURRICULUM    

       

Dr.  Bryan  O’Black,  Director  of  Curriculum  &  Technology    

Dr.  Jennifer  Tong,  Network  Administrator        

 

Terri  Deah,  Administrative  Assistant  

Rick  Jardine,  Senior  Computer/Media  Technician  

Mitch  Stivason,  Computer/Media  Technician  

Nate  Niehaus,  Computer/Media  Technician  

 

  Tom  Wyant,  Information  Systems    

Jackie  Mozzetti,  Administrative  Secretary  

   

SASD  FOOD  SERVICE  

Jenny  Pearson          

BUILDING  AND  GROUNDS  

John  Kaib,  Supervisor    

 

PUPIL  PERSONNEL  SERVICES  

 

Kathy  Coyle,  Administrative  Assistant    

 

 

William  Watson,  Director      

Donna  Faulkner,  Administrative  Assistant    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn  Williams,  Administrative  Assistant      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ext.  2801   ext.  2801   ext.  2899   ext.  2831   ext.  2834   ext.  2802   ext.  2803  

ext.  2809  

 

 

 

 

  ext.  2806   ext.  2807   ext.  2811   ext.  2812   ext.  2813   ext.  2824   ext.  2810   ext.  2825   ext.  2874   ext.  2805   ext.  2832   ext.  2875   ext.  2873   ext.  2845/2006   ext.2006   ext.  1582  

ext.  2901  

ext.  2900   ext.  2814   ext.  2815   ext.  2816  

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