Romig

Romig
Section I
Romig Middle School Guidelines
2500 Minnesota Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99517
Telephone: 742-5200 Attendance: 742-5202 Bus Garage: 742-1200
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Absences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2
Backpacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2
Behavior Consequences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-4
Blue Passes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2
Building Hours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2
Dress. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2
Extracurricular Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2
Hall Passes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2
Honor Roll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-3
Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-3
Lockers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-3
Lost and Found. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-3
Lunch Reminders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-3
Memory book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-3
Physical Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2
Picking up a student from school. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2
School Pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-3
Student Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-3
Substitute Teachers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2
Tardy Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2
Visitors/Trespassing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2
Section II: Anchorage School District Middle School Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-1
Section III: Students Rights & Responsibilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III-1
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Absences When a student is absent a parent or guardian must
call the school at 742-5202 by 10 a.m. the day of your absence. This is a
24-hour number with voice mail. If calling is not possible, the student is
to bring a note from the parent to the office when returning to school. • Excused Absences are approved by parents and the school. Babysitting, or staying home for reasons other than being ill are
not considered excused.
• Unexcused Absences are not approved by a parent and/or the
school and are considered truancies. Truancy will result in parent
notification and consequences.
• Pre-arranged Absences are known ahead of time such as a trip,
vacation, or illness. Please obtain a Pre-arranged Absence Form
from the office.
• Arriving Late to School could be considered an unexcused tardy
or truancy. Upon arrival to school you must check in at the attendance office. Blue Passes/Closed Campus If students have to leave the
building during the school day they must bring a note to the office
that morning. A blue pass will be issued for the departure time. A parent must sign their student out with the office when leaving and the
student must check back in when returning to school. Once students
arrive on campus, they are to stay on campus at all times unless they
have a blue pass.
Building Hours Students are not to be in the hallways or
at lockers until 8 a.m. Students must exit the building by 3 p.m. unless involved in a supervised activity. Students need to be picked up
promptly after their activity is concluded, students not picked up on
time may have consequences.
Backpacks, Book bags, Jackets and Hats* These items
are to be placed into locker as soon as students enter the building and
remain there until students leave the building. Hats must be removed
upon entering the building. Students may not carry backpacks, bags,
purses, etc. during the day without written permission from the administration. Jackets and coats may not be worn during the day.
* Individuals may request exceptions to policies related to the wearing
of hats for religious reasons.
Dress at school must be appropriate; it cannot be disruptive to learning, unsafe, or gang related. Dress that has writing or images related
to alcohol, weapons, violence, tobacco, drugs, sexual innuendo, or
gangs is inappropriate. Footwear suitable for weather conditions must
be worn at all times. Hats, sunglasses, coats, jackets, backpacks, bags,
purses, or similar items are to be placed in lockers upon entering the
school and remain in the locker during the day. Examples of inappropriate clothing includes revealing items such
as: allows undergarments to be seen (too small or tight, see-through or
sagging), exposes midriffs, low-cut tops or sides, tank tops, and shorts
or skirts that are too short (skirts/shorts must be at least the length of
where the student's longest finger falls against their leg as the arm is
relaxed down the side of the body). In addition, pajama bottoms and
similar pants are not appropriate. Chains hanging from clothing is
prohibited.
Clothing that is unsafe or can hide unsafe items is inappropriate. This includes clothing that is too large, baggy, or bulky. Examples
include oversize jeans; oversize shirts; jackets, quilted vest, oversize
windbreakers, etc. Pants that are too big to stay up above the hipbones
without a belt are too baggy for school and overalls need to have straps
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er to help stay warm during colder weather. If a staff member indicates a student is dressed inappropriately,
the student will need to change clothes. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) may be
asked to bring appropriate clothes to school, or students may have to
find appropriate clothing provided for loan by the school. Continued
offenses will be considered Willful Disobedience.
Hall Passes Students must have a pass signed by a staff member
to be in the halls during class time or lunch. Students should request a
pass from his/her teacher before leaving class. Physical Education All students must dress-out for PE each
day. Students need to have a white T-shirt or a Romig T-shirt along
with non-marking gym shoes and shorts or sweatpants. Gum is never
allowed. Consequences may be issued for excessive non-suits in PE.
Picking Up a Student From School Please note that if a sib-
ling, friend, or relative is to pick a student up from school, the parent/
guardian must send a note or call the front office. Anyone picking up
a student may be asked to show picture I.D. and sign the student out. Absolutely no limousine or similar hired vehicles for pick-ups. Substitute Teachers are an extension of the Romig staff and
should be treated with respect at all times. Students who are disrespectful and/or disruptive with a substitute teacher may expect consequences.
Tardy Policy Students are tardy if not in their classroom when
the bell rings. Students are expected to be in class on time. Frequent
tardiness will result in disciplinary action. Disciplinary action will be
taken as follows: warning, detention, and in-school-suspension (ISS). Tardies are cumulative for the entire quarter.
Visitors/Trespassing All visitors must report to the office
when entering Romig. Parents/Guardians are not permitted to walk in
to staff offices/classrooms or student lockers unless advised or escorted
by administration or security. Parents wishing to visit classrooms must
give teachers 24 hours notice. Students from other schools may not
visit during the school day. Extracurricular Activities
Academic Activities There are many and vary each year
depending on funding. They are offered before, during and after
school. Examples include: NJHS, Technology groups, Spelling Bee,
Battle of the Books, Geography Bee, Jazz Band, etc. A participation
form must be signed by the parents and on file for those activities that
occur before or after school.
Athletic Activities are available throughout the school year as
funding permits. All practices are from 3–4:30 p.m. daily. Participants
must have rides arranged ahead of time so they will be picked up within
15 minutes of their activity ending. Sports having competitions with
other schools will have a schedule of games that generally last until 6
p.m. or later. Sports offered include Cross Country Running, Wrestling,
Volleyball (girls only), Cross Country Skiing, Basketball, and Track and
Field. Required paper work includes a participation form signed by a
parent, a current physical form, and for some sports, a fee. Assemblies are planned throughout the year. Student behavior dur-
ing these assemblies is extremely important and will determine the frequency of such enrichment opportunities. Any misbehavior/disrespect
during an assembly may result in disciplinary action.
Dances are from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Students may not leave the building
and then re-enter to attend the dance. Students who are inappropriate
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and/or break any rules during a dance will call a parent/guardian for
immediate pick up. Appropriate discipline will be applied and attendance at future activities may be denied. Dances are for Romig students
only. Once you leave the dance, you may not return. Students must be
picked up by 4:45 p.m. Student Assistance
All staff members can be relied upon to help students in any circumstance, from stuck lockers to a disagreement with a friend. Please seek
out help from an adult when you have any issue that is hindering your
ability to learn here at Romig.
Staff that are available for help:
• Principal and Assistant Principal can be contacted through the
office to assist students with any issue.
• Attendance Secretary is in the attendance office and can help
with all attendance issues and activities paperwork.
• Counselors are located in the Student Services area and are here
to help you. Use the Request to See Counselor forms available at
either office counter, ask a teacher for a pass, or drop by during
lunch. Except for emergencies, you must have a pass to see a counselor.
• Custodial staff is here to assist you with many things such as
lockers and messes. Students can notify a custodian directly or let
Security, Administrators or the front desk know what is needed. • Financial Data Control Clerk (FDCC) is the person who deals
with all money transactions. If you need to pay for something or
clear a fine please see the FDCC in the office next to the attendance
office.
Locker Do's:
• Keep your locker combination to yourself. Put only your items in
your locker. • Report to security if someone knows your combination.
• Close the door gently. Our lockers are very old and need care.
• Keep things organized in your locker. This will help to keep your
locker working.
• Carefully place large binders in the bottom of your locker so they
are well behind the side rails.
• If the locker is not working correctly or you notice something broken or damaged report it immediately to any adult.
• Remove your lunch daily and take home dirty clothes weekly.
• You may decorate only the inside, not the outside of the locker. Use only transparent tape to hang items. Do not write in marker
on the inside or outside of your locker at anytime.
• Remember that lockers can be searched at any time by the building administration.
Locker Don’ts:
• Others cannot use your locker for any reason. Never share a locker
with another. • Don’t move to another locker or put your items in another person’s locker even for a short time.
• Never kick or slam your locker door. Doing this normally leads to
locker damage.
• Never place items such that they hang out over the edge of the
locker. This will cause the door to jam and bend the door.
• Inappropriate pictures (drugs, violence, weapons, alcohol or sexually explicit) are not to be in your locker or at school. • Don’t use stickers or double-sided tape on your lockers. You will
have to clean them at the end of the year.
• School Nurse is located in the Student Services area and is here
to help you with first aid, minor illnesses, screening and information. If you become ill, or require first aid, get a pass from your
teacher to see the nurse. The school CANNOT give out aspirin,
cold tablets, or any other medication. All personal medications,
prescription and over the counter medications must be checked
in and stored in the nurse’s office. If the nurse is not in, see a counselor and you will be directed to medical services. Lost and Found Lost and found items can be located in the
• Student Support Groups are designed to help students with particular issues. If you would like to join a Student Support Group
contact your counselor. Lunch Reminders Information regarding free and reduced
lunch is available in the office or from the cafeteria. If a student is late
to lunch, it is a tardy just like a class. Students must receive permission
to leave the lunchroom for any reason. Students should stand in orderly lines and not cut in front of others. Throwing food and other horseplay in the lunchroom will result in disciplinary action. Gym chewing
is not allowed in the lunchroom. Students are to raise their hand if
they wish to be dismissed from their table. Students are released only
after the floor and table are completely clean. During the second half of
lunch we try to have activities such as basketball, volleyball, or walking
the track for students to enjoy. This is weather and behavior dependent.
• Safety/Security are here to help you with any safety/security
issues you may have. Other Student Information
Honor Roll The Romig Honor Roll includes all 7th and 8th
grade students who obtain a 3.0 grade point average or above,
with no grade below a C.
Library The purpose of the library is to help students and faculty
complete successful research projects, discover enjoyable reading, and
utilize current information technology to its greatest advantage. You
may check out a maximum of two books at a time for a period of two
weeks. You will be given an ID card with a bar code on it that you may
use to check out library materials. It is important to return your library
items on time.
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attendance office and both PE locker rooms. If you lose any valuable
items, please contact security to fill out a missing items report. If you
find an item, please turn it in at the front office. Using, possessing,
or distributing a found item is considered theft of that item if it is
not yours. Items are quickly returned to you if your name is on them. Students are recommended to leave valuables at home. Romig is not
responsible for lost items.
Memory Book A school memory book will be published and distributed for a fee at the end of the school year.
School Pictures School pictures are taken early in the Fall and
again in the Spring. Students who wish to order picture packages may
do so. All students will have their picture taken. All students may
receive a picture ID card.
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Behavior Consequences
Work Detail or Community Service Students complete
basic tasks around the school such as picking up trash; sweeping or
shoveling dirt or snow; cleaning windows, desks, walls or lockers; or
assisting a staff member. If students do not do as requested, they will be
asked to leave and will be assigned another consequence. Detentions There are morning and afternoon detentions at
Romig. Students are to come to school by 7:30 a.m. for a morning
detention or stay after school from 3 until 3:30 p.m. Students must
arrive on time, have work to do or something to read, and work silently
or they will be asked to leave. If asked to leave they will not receive
credit and may be assigned additional consequences. In-School Suspension (ISS) When appropriate, ISS is
assigned, allowing students to remain at school during the regular
school day and keep up with required academic assignments. Students
go to the assigned room on the assigned day(s) before the start of first
period with all books and supplies they need to do assignments for all
classes for the day.
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