- Behavior Expectations
- Birthday Celebrations
- Bicycles and Skateboards
- Change in Family Status
- Drug-free Environment
- Electronic Devices
- Emergency Closings
- Emergency Drills & Preparedness
- Emergency Contacts
- Friendship Connection
- Advanced Academics and Talent Development
- Home-School Connection
- Latex-Reduced Environments
- Lost & Found
- Media Technology Program
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Physical Education
- Playground & Recess
- Report Cards
- Special Education
- School Day
- Student Council
- Student Sign-out
- Student Data
- Student Technology Acceptable Use Procedures & Policy
- Hazing Policy
It is important that students establish and maintain good attendance patterns while in school as all day/every day attendance is vital for success in school. School attendance is required by Minnesota State law so we are required to monitor and report attendance concerns to the Ramsey County Family Truancy and Intervention Program.
Sickness, doctor or dental appointments, and family emergencies are recognized as excused absences.
If a student will be absent, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the attendance line at 651-724-6296 BEFORE 9:30 a.m. in the morning. If school has not received a call or note, the health assistant will call your home or work number to follow up on your child’s absence. Upon returning to school after having been absent, students must bring a signed note from their parents to their teacher.
Students are responsible for making up missed schoolwork. Upon returning to school, students should ask their teacher(s) about assignments. Work usually needs to be made up within one week.
For planned absences such as a trip or a dental or doctor appointment, students are required to bring a written note from their parents to their teacher in advance of their absence.
A safe, orderly, caring and positive environment is important at Edgerton. We, as a school, practice Eagle Pride which focuses on the following:
This skill set along with rules and expectations is taught at each grade level. Please take time to discuss these important attributes with your child. Our objective is for students to display respectful, appropriate behavior. Students are expected to show Eagle Pride at all times during the school day and on the bus, and at the bus stops.
Healthy kids learn better. In order to align with federal mandates that aim to provide the best learning environment possible and support student achievement, the school district changesd its wellness policy starting with the 2017-2018 school year.
In addition to updates to physical activity, school nutrition, and other district wellness, birthday celebrations do not include food or drink. Parents/families are asked to not send birthday treats with their student to school. The new guidelines help students avoid unhealthy snacks while still providing plenty of room for tradition and fun.
If there is a non-birthday classroom event that calls for families to provide snacks, families are asked to only send nutritious snacks. Information about healthy snacks can be found on the district’s Nutrition Services webpage.
Roseville Area Schools has revised Policy 508 – Bullying Prohibition, to comply with the requirements of the Safe and Supportive Schools act, MN Statutes 121a.031. This policy assists the district in its goal of preventing and responding to acts of bullying, intimidation, violence and other prohibited conduct.
Bullying means: repeated intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or performance, ability to participate in school functions or activities or receive school benefits, services or privileges. This includes cyberbullying which is the use of technology or other electronic communication transmitted through a computer, cell phone or other electronic device to bully.
No teacher, administrator, or other employee of the school district will knowingly permit, condone or tolerate bullying. The school district will investigate complaints of bullying by students and take appropriate action against any student who is found to have violated this policy.
To see the complete Bullying Prohibition Policy 508, refer to the district webpage.
Bullying Information for Students
Bullying is not allowed at our school. Bullying is NEVER OK. It is against the rules. Students in all elementary grades are taught to: identify, prevent and how to respond to bully behavior. The following information will be helpful to review with your child:
- We do not bully other students.
- We help students who are bullied.
- We include students who are left out.
- We tell an adult right away when someone is being bullied.
Adults at your school are responsible for keeping you safe. You need to report bullying right away to a teacher or another staff person you trust. Tell an adult at school and at home.
Formal conferences are scheduled twice each school year. We consider these conferences to be very important and beneficial to both the teacher and the parents, so please make every attempt to attend. In cases where two families may be involved, the custodial parent will be responsible for scheduling conferences.
If you have concerns, please deal with them as soon as possible. You do not need to wait until conference time. It is best to direct your concern to the specific school personnel most directly related to your issue. If you have not reached a satisfactory resolution feel free to contact the school principal. Most teachers will be available for calls before and after school. In order to avoid interruptions during instructional time, calls made during the school day will go to voicemail and will be returned as soon as possible.
Teaching students how to solve problems and making good behavioral choices is a major goal for us at Edgerton. Most inappropriate behavior is corrected by re-teaching or through some low level intervention, which occurs in the classroom. If the behavior is dangerous, against the law or continues to disrupt the learning of others, more significant measures such as dismissal, suspension or expulsion may occur. Significant measures will apply to, but are not limited to: sexual, racial and/or religious harassment, bringing a weapon or look-a-like weapon to school, verbal and /or physical assault/harassment.
All students deserve to be treated with respect by others. Sometimes it is difficult for children to know the difference between teasing and harassment. When a child experiences teasing, we encourage them to tell the person to stop teasing them. If this does not work, we encourage the student to report the teasing to his/her teacher or another adult. Students who continue to tease, following a conference with the teacher or principal, will face consequences for harassment. If harassment occurs, the student should report it to their teacher.
Bringing a weapon or look-a-like weapon to school is not permitted under any circumstance. Consequences may include immediate suspension and possible expulsion. Threats (verbal or written) to bring a weapon or to do harm to another person are also taken very seriously and can result in suspension or expulsion as well.
Fighting is a mutual conflict in which both parties contribute to the situation by verbal and/or physical action. This includes “play fighting” which frequently leads to real fighting. We teach all students that violence is not an acceptable way of dealing with anger and frustration.
It is important for children to learn how to deal with anger. It is not OK to use physical violence when someone disagrees with us, teases us, takes something that belongs to us, or hits us first. If those things happen students are encouraged to work through problem solving strategies first. If this is not successful, however, students should remove themselves from the situation and report it directly to a supervising adult.
Assault is defined as an act which intentionally inflicts or attempt to inflict bodily harm upon another. A student who physically assaults another person may be suspended for up to 10 days and in extreme cases; the child may be expelled from school. The school may recommend to the victim of the assault that a report is filed with the Maplewood Police. Violence will not be tolerated at Edgerton.
We have high expectations for all of our students. We know that it is harder for some students to meet our expectations than others, but we cannot ignore behavior that is dangerous. In these cases, licensed support staff will be called upon to intervene and support the child who is having difficulty.
Copies of the school board policies in accordance with the Minnesota Pupil Fair Dismissal Act for Student Discipline (Policy 520) are available online at: isd623.org.
The purpose of this policy is to establish expectations of dress for students consistent with the Roseville Schools Equity Vision. Safety and belonging are important components of a positive school culture. This policy is focused on promoting both components.
Inappropriate dress includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Student attire that creates a danger to health or safety.
- Attire that creates a material and substantial disruption to the educational process, school operations, or a school sponsored activity; that can reasonably be forecasted to create such a disruption; or that reflects aggression, including microaggression, toward any protected class.
- Clothing or accessories with words, pictures, caricatures, based on stereotypes of a specific gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
- Clothing or accessories with American Indian team names, logos or mascots that depict stereotypes.
The dress code policy applies to all school days including summer school, school related events and activities such as dances, prom, graduations and educational travel.
Additional Dress Information
Wheeled shoes may not be used at school. Shoes must be worn at all times, and tennis shoes are required for physical education.
During winter it is important that students wear clothing appropriate for the weather (hat, gloves or mittens, scarf, boots, etc.). Students will be outside for recess everyday unless the temp and/or windchill are below zero degrees or there is precipitation. Weather reports are consulted before sending students outside on cold days.
Boots need to be worn usually from the first snow until the playground dries up in spring. The boots keep the feet dry allowed at school. The school is not responsible for any such item if it is broken, lost or stolen.
All items such as MP3 players, handheld games, and cell phones are not allowed at school. The school is not responsible for any such item if it is broken, lost, or stolen.
Cell phone use by students during school or during Out of School Time (Unity/Friendship Connection) is not permitted. Please do not try to contact your child via a cell phone during the school day. Phones are in each classroom for teacher use in case of an emergency and any calls to a student need to come through the office (651-772-2565).
In the event of inclement weather, school closings will be announced on the following sites: KARE TV, KSTP TV, WCCO TV & RADIO, KMSP, and on the district website. Close contact is maintained with the bus company, highway department, and weather bureau. Decisions are made in the evening, if possible, or early in the morning, preferably no later than 6 a.m. The same careful checking on weather conditions is done during a stormy day when school is in session.
Announced and unannounced fire drills, lockdown practice and tornado drills will occur throughout the school year and summer. The drill practice is necessary to insure the safety of everyone in the event that a real emergency occurs. We are required by the state to conduct five drills, five lockdown practices, and one tornado drill during the school year. Additionally, we are required by the state to conduct two fire drills, one lock down, and one tornado drill during summer school.
Roseville Area Schools works to prepare students and staff for emergencies. As we are all aware, there are many different situations involving safety, health or security, which may occur in our schools. Our goal is to prepare our staff and students to properly react to the various types of incidents that could occur.
We need to be able to contact parents from the health office should a child become ill at school or in an emergency. It is very important that we have current phone numbers where a parent, guardian or authorized adult who can care for the child at home can be reached. When your child brings home the Health and Emergency Form, please fill it out completely and return it as soon as possible to the health office so that we have accurate, up-to-date information regarding your child. If at any point in the school year, there are changes in home address or phone number, changes in place of work or phone number, or changes in emergency contacts, notify the school with this information.
The Friendship Connection Program provides before and after-school care for children in kindergarten through grade six. It is open year round, closing only for major holidays. It operates five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All-day care is provided when school is not in session. Drop-in care is available on a space available basis.
In addition, when there is enough interest, Friendship Connection may also offer a half-day program for kindergarten students/families who wish to participate. This is a fee-based program which builds friendships across grade-levels and really focuses on social-emotional learning. For more information call 651-771-9835.
Students have a variety of academic needs. Curriculum enhancements for students who have exceptional academic needs beyond the regular curriculum are provided through differentiation by the cluster classroom teachers. In addition, students may participate in enrichment program services as available. Students will receive information regarding metro area enrichment programs and summer opportunities in the metro area, including North Suburban Summer Academy, throughout the school year.
In order to participate in this program, students need to meet a set of criteria which includes: teacher input, group ability testing, and individual ability testing. Students are informally identified for services in grades 1-3 and formal identification takes place during the third grade year. Please contact the classroom teacher or the principal if you have further questions.
Conferences, open house, report cards, and newsletters are some of the ways you learn about your child’s school experience. Equally important are the informal conversations with your child Set aside time each day to hear about what your child has learned in school. Talk about the day’s happenings, friendships and feelings. Talk about school projects and become active in the Edgerton PTA.
Homework assignments vary from teacher to teacher. Some homework consists of completing assignments that were not finished during the school day. Other homework may include special projects which relate to a unit of study or reinforces a skill worked on at school. All homework is meant to reinforce and enrich a student’s learning experience. Your support in completion of school work will greatly improve your child’s success in school.
Roseville Area Schools is committed to providing learning and work environments that are healthy and safe for all students and staff. To this end, all district schools and instructional support facilities have been designated as latex-reduced environments. The following guidelines are in place at all district schools and instructional support facilities:
Latex balloons are restricted from Roseville Area Schools for the protection of students and staff who have latex allergies. They contain large amounts of latex residue and, therefore, carry the most danger for allergic reactions.
Latex products of all kinds have been removed from health offices.
The district will make every effort to order latex-free products (natural rubber products). In areas such as science classrooms, latex equipment may still be in use because latex free alternatives are unavailable. If a student has a known latex allergy, latex will not be used in that classroom.
We continue to develop awareness of other latex products that are being used in our schools. We either replace them with latex-free alternatives, or if replacements are not available, we focus on reducing the use of these products
The Edgerton Media Technology Program is an integral part of a child’s educational process. In addition to being a part of the classroom, it serves as an extension of the classroom ... a laboratory for reading, writing and applying video and computer technical skills needed by students and teachers to become creative problem solvers and self-reliant, life-long learners.
The Edgerton Media Technology program maintains and circulates a collection of over 17,000 books, magazines, videos, and computer software. It provides online, educational, and community resources throughout the building. It oversees a voice/video/data network, classroom computers, a computer lab, two mini labs as well as video production facilities.
The Edgerton Media Program, working with classrooms, provides students of all ages the opportunities to:
- Become acquainted with new and favorite authors, illustrators, in addition to their favorite books
- Learn and use a variety of print, iPad applications, and online reference materials
- Learn and practice the research process
- Foster an appreciation of good literature in addition to developing an interest in recreational reading
- Research, plan, and design multimedia projects
- Use online public library catalog and resources
- Make books, both paper and electronic
- Connect with online services and resources via the school website and the internet
Students select books, magazines, and reading kits on both a scheduled and “as needed” basis. Most books are checked out for a two-week period after which time they are either renewed or returned. Parents are encouraged to help their children take responsibility for the care of books and other materials. Replacement fees will be assessed for lost or severely damaged items.
Withdrawal from school: Families planning to move out of the district are asked to notify the office several days before their last school day. All fines and bills must be paid before the checkout is completed. All library books must be returned.
Change of address: Families who change their addresses or telephone numbers during the school year should report the new information as soon as possible. Parent’s work telephone numbers should also be updated as well as any emergency information. School should be notified of any changes in daycare arrangements as soon as possible.
Parents are encouraged to contact teachers or the principal about their concerns at any time. In addition, special conference days will be scheduled when parents and teachers can meet and discuss an individual child’s progress and performance. We encourage parents to take full advantage of these opportunities. Conferences are extremely important.
Students in grades K-6 participate in physical education during the week with our physical education specialist. We cover a wide range of activities and skills throughout the year. It is very important for the children to wear appropriate clothing designed for movement in physical education. Our school district encourages wearing tennis shoes every day. Closed-toe shoes (laced or Velcro) must be worn for class.
Students who should not participate in physical education should have a parent note for short term, one or two days, and a doctor’s note for extended periods of time.
Playground supervisors are on duty during noon recess to monitor student behavior. School patrols are also assigned playground duty on a regular basis.
Every attempt is made to assure safe playtime for the students. Safety rules have been established and are discussed in the classrooms.
Students will play outside at noon recess everyday unless:
- The temperature is below zero degrees.
- The wind chill is zero degrees or less.
- It is raining.
- There is lightning.
- There are other weather conditions that make it unsafe to be outside.
A note from the parent is given to the teacher. A doctor’s note is required after three consecutive “in” days are requested by the parent. Students should dress appropriately for the weather.
Report cards will be provided to parents during the school year. There are two components to the report card. Students are assessed for achievement and effort.
Mid-term communication reports may also be sent to parents with information about their child at mid-semester time. We encourage parents to contact their child’s teacher at any time if they have questions and/or concerns.
The Edgerton special education team is made up of the following professionals: speech/language clinician, school psychologist, special education teachers, school nurse and school social worker. District itinerant staff members join the team as needed. These staff may include: occupational therapist, physical therapist, and developmental adaptive physical education teacher. This staff provides a continuum of services to students who meet the State of Minnesota criteria for a variety of specific disabilities. More information about district services or consideration for a referral is available here.
Roseville Area Schools supports the aims of Section 504 of the Human Rights Act and is committed to providing accommodations for students in our schools.
Who Qualifies for Section 504?
A person is “disabled” within the meaning of Section 504 if he/she has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Impairment is only a “disability” under Section 504 if it substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as learning. An individual must be unable to perform, or be significantly limited in the ability to perform, an activity, compared to an average person in the general population.
Education is Considered a Major Life Activity
Major life activities include functions such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working. When a condition significantly limits a major life activity, an accommodation plan must be developed for that individual. Accommodations or services must be determined by a team knowledgeable about the individual and his/her disability.
Parents or students may request accommodations under the protections of this law by contacting the building principal or program supervisor.
District compliance officer for Section 504 is Dr. Niceta Thomas, director of student services, 651-635-1600.
A reminder that the school doors open at 9:25 a.m.; if students are walking or getting dropped off, they may not enter the building until then. Parents may accompany their children at 9:15 a.m. to the cafeteria for breakfast, or walk them down to class at 9:25 a.m. Please sign in at the main office if you wish to do so. Teachers and staff are busy preparing in the morning so are not available to chaperone students before this time. Students should not arrive at school before 9:15 a.m. If a student is eating breakfast they may enter the building at 9:15 a.m. and proceed directly to the cafeteria. Students are responsible for being in their classrooms by 9:30 a.m. even if they are eating breakfast. Thank you for your help with this. Friendship Connection is an option for families who cannot be at home with their children until school starts.
All children need to wear gym shoes for phy ed classes. Again, tennis shoes with either laces or Velcro straps are required to participate in gym class. Flip flops, sandals, platform shoes, high heels, or slip-ons will not be allowed. If your child has an injury, which requires limitations in physical activity, please contact your child’s teacher and send a doctor’s note to the school nurse.
Classes are dismissed to buses/walk/ride at 4 p.m. Buses are loaded on the north side (back) of the building. Car or van pick-ups are at the south side (front) of the building or the north (back) side. Students will be walked out at the end of the day to their vehicles if they are parent pick-up or district van transportation. Please pull as far forward along the sidewalk as possible when you drop off/pick up students. If children are ready to load/unload when they arrive, the line moves quite quickly. Please, do not ask your child to walk alone across the parking lot during pick up and drop off times. Students should be picked up before 4:15 p.m. each day as that is when our end of day supervision ends
Our student council provides our students opportunities to:
- Develop leadership skills
- Help solve school-wide problems
- Have experiences taking responsibility
- Help improve our school
Each classroom in grades 3-6 has two representatives. Each representative will be responsible for communicating student council activities to the K-2 classrooms. There are two student council presidents from 6th grade and one secretary from 5th grade.
If a parent needs to take a child out of school during school hours, parents are required to sign the child out at the office. If some person other that the parent is to sign out the child, there should be written parental permission. Children will be kept in the classroom until the parent has signed for the child and the office notifies the teacher.
In custody cases the school must have a copy of a court order if there is a restriction on who may pick up the child. Please contact the office with this information.
**Students are not allowed to leave the school grounds without parental and school permission.
Students are expected to be at school on time. If a student is late, the student must get a late slip from the office before going to the classroom. Please do not arrive at school before 9:15 a.m. The bell to be in classrooms rings at 9:25 a.m. Students are expected to be in their classrooms and ready to learn at 9:30 a.m. and no later than 9:35 a.m.
Truancy is absence from school without permission from the parent and school. A student will be counted as truant when s/he does not come to school or leaves school grounds without permission. Truancy is a violation of Minnesota State law which requires compulsory attendance for youth between the ages of 7 and 16 (MN Stat. 120,110, Subd.1) and will be reported to the State Truancy program. If an absence is not reported to the school attendance line it is considered an unexcused absence.
Students must be in school every day, all day.
Roseville Area Schools has developed procedures to inform students and parents in the school district of their rights with respect to school records and measures taken by the school district to protect the rights of students and parents in processing school records.
The school district must obtain and use certain information about each student to plan the best programs. On the other hand, access to this information by third parties is limited and controlled in accordance with rights to data privacy extended to parents and students.
This notice outlines the types of information collected and specifies how that information is maintained, summarized or released. The building principal has been designated as the school official who is responsible for appropriate procedures regarding this information.
What Student Information Can You Inspect and Review?
Federal and state law allows you to inspect and review official records, files, and data relating to your child. This includes all material that is incorporated in your child’s cumulative record, such as, identifying data, academic work completed, and level of achievement (grades and test scores), attendance data, scores on IQ, aptitude, psychological and interest tests, health data, family background information, special education records, and verified reports of serious or recurrent behavior patterns.
Who is Responsible for Records in Our School District?
Law requires each district to identify a responsible authority that is charged with determining what records are to be kept and who has access to them. The responsible authority for records in our school district is the superintendent. The superintendent may delegate the implementation of data privacy procedures to another official such as the building principal.
What Students are Involved?
The only data that will be released under directory information is for the K-12 students and the Early Childhood Family Education and Early Childhood Special Education Programs.
What Information is Made Public?
Our school system will maintain “directory information” relating to students. This information may be made public. You may, however, request in writing that any or all of the information below not be designated as directory information on your child and as such will not be released. You must respond by September 30 or within thirty (30) days from the time of registration by writing to your child’s building principal and asking that directory information for your child not be released. The directory information includes:
- Student’s name
- Parent/guardian name
- Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
- Weight and height of the members of athletic teams
- Dates of enrollment
- Degrees and awards received
- Most recent educational institution attended by student
- Pictures for school approved publications, webpages, social media, local media and local cable transmissions
Where is Student Information Kept?
While a student is enrolled in our school system, official school records are kept at the home school in the student’s cumulative record folder. Official special education records are kept at the school where the student attends.
What Happens to the Records When a Student Leaves Our School?
When a student leaves the school system (graduates, moves away, withdraws), contents of the cumulative and special education records are forwarded to other school systems, colleges, or vocational institutes at the request of the institution. Each student’s academic record is forwarded to the Data Processing Office where these records are preserved. Inactive special education records are maintained at the school where the student last attended and at the Aŋpétu Téča Education Center (651-604-3729).
What are Your Rights Regarding Student Information?
You have a right to ask and to obtain information as to what records are kept on your child.
You have a right (upon presenting proper identification) to see your child’s record and to have the contents of that record explained to you within a reasonable time after you make your request.
You have a right to receive a copy of your child’s record if you pay the cost of making the copies.
You have a right to challenge the accuracy or completeness of the records. You may make a written request that school officials change it explaining the basis of your challenge. If the change that you have requested is not made within 30 days, then the school officials must notify you of their decision. If you disagree with their decision, you have a right to a hearing. In the meantime, a copy of your written challenge to the accuracy or completeness of the record will be included in your child’s records
You have a right to file a complaint with the Minnesota Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school district to comply with requirements of Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Establishing safeguards to protect the right to privacy may cause some delay in getting information to the source requesting it. However, this seems a small price for protecting the right to privacy and control of information for all individuals.
Our school system asks your support and cooperation in using these procedures. If you have questions or comments on any of these matters, please call your building principal.
Who May See Student Records?
Access is limited to the following:
- Parents or legal guardians of students, or individuals acting as parents or guardians in their absence, if the student is under age 18 or dependent
- Authorized professional personnel such as the principal, secretaries, teachers, counselors, and nurses in connection with their school functions and responsibilities
- Other schools tht provide service to the student or which the student attends.
- State or federal agencies as required by law.
- Scholarship and financial aid sponsors to whom the student is applying for aid.
- Accrediting organizations.
- Researchers who do not identify students.
- Individuals in compliance with a court order or subpoena; the school district will attempt to notify the parent or student prior to release of the information.
- Other third parties may have access to records only with the written permission of the student, parent or legal guardian.
How to Access Education Records
Contact the building principal who will authorize assistance in inspection and revision of records.
Amendment to Educational Records
If you believe the education records to be inaccurate, misleading or in violation of privacy rights, please inform the building principal or appropriate administrator. A review of the records may result in a correction of the record, expungement of the record or, if not substantiated, a letter which expresses disagreement with data in a student’s file.
How Long are Records Kept?
Most records are destroyed when they are no longer needed by professional personnel to plan instructional programs for students. Many evaluative
records are destroyed after one year. Contents of the cumulative record folder (less permanent records) usually are also destroyed within one year of the time when a student leaves the school system.
Certain data are converted to a permanent record (transcript) when students leave the school system. These permanent files are kept to fill requests for information from former students who later need to verify school-related information from their own records.
Special education records are destroyed six years after the student’s graduation date, or when the student leaves the district. Parents may request that special education records containing personally identifiable information on their child with a disability be destroyed when the information is no longer needed to provide educational services to the child.
I understand many important educational resources are accessed using school technology.
I will use technology in schools for educational purposes only. The school has a right to monitor my use of school technology.
I will use respectful language and behavior while using school technology.
I will be mindful of school resources by printing only what is absolutely necessary.
I will not give out personal information about myself or anyone else while using school technology.
I will not look at, download, or communicate any material that is obscene, vulgar, sexually explicit or offensive in terms of race, ethnicity, sex or religion. I will tell a teacher if I come across any information that is inappropriate or makes me feel uncomfortable.
I will never access, remove, change or harm another person’s files.
I will not use another person’s system or password.
I will follow all laws and school rules when I use school technology.
I will give credit when I use another’s work, whether it is from a book, the internet or elsewhere.
I will use the internet at school only with permission from a present, supervising adult.
I will be respectful of and responsible for all school technology I use, leaving it in good working order, organized and ready for the next person.
If you have any comments or questions, please contact your media specialist, school technology support staff member, or District Media/Technology Services at 651-604-1476. Check for updates to these guidelines on the Roseville webpage AUP.
The purpose of this policy is to maintain a safe learning environment for students and staff that is free from hazing. Hazing activities of any type are inconsistent with the educational goals of the school district and are prohibited at all times.
2.0 General Statement of Policy
2.1 No student, teacher, administrator, volunteer, contractor or other employee of the school district shall plan, direct, encourage, aid or engage in hazing.
2.2 No teacher, administrator, volunteer, contractor or other employee of the school district shall permit, condone or tolerate hazing.
2.3 Apparent permission or consent by a person being hazed does not lessen the prohibitions contained in this policy.
2.4 This policy applies to behavior that occurs on or off school property and during and after school hours.
2.5 A person who engages in an act that violates school policy or law in order to be initiated into or affiliated with a student organization shall be subject to discipline for that act.
2.6 The school district will act to investigate all complaints of hazing and will discipline or take appropriate action against any student, teacher, administrator, volunteer, contractor or other employee of the school district who is found to have violated this policy.
3.1 “Hazing” means committing an act against a student, or coercing a student into committing an act, that creates a substantial risk of harm to a person, in order for the student to be initiated into or affiliated with a student organization, or for any other purpose. The term hazing includes, but is not limited to:
3.1.1 Any type of physical brutality such as whipping, beating, striking, branding, electronic shocking or placing a harmful substance on the body.
3.1.2 Any type of physical activity such as sleep deprivation, exposure to weather, confinement in a restricted area, calisthenics, or other activity that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student.
3.1.3 Any activity involving the consumption of any alcoholic beverage, drug, tobacco product or any other food, liquid or substance that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student.
3.1.4 Any activity that intimidates or threatens the student with ostracism, that subjects a student to extreme mental stress, embarrassment, shame or humiliation that adversely affects the mental health or dignity of the student, or discourages the student from remaining in school.
3.1.5 Any activity that causes or requires the student to perform a task that involves violation of state or federal law or of school district policies or regulations.
3.2 “Student organization” means a group, club or organization having students as its primary members or participants. It includes grade levels, classes, teams, activities, or particular school events. A student organization does not have to be an official school organization to come within the terms of this definition.
4.0 Reporting Procedures
4.1 Any person who believes he or she has been the victim of hazing or any person with knowledge or belief of conduct that may constitute hazing shall report the alleged acts immediately to an appropriate school district official designated by this policy.
4.2 The building principal is the person responsible for receiving reports of hazing at the building level. Any person may report hazing directly to a school district human rights officer or to the superintendent.
4.3 Teachers, administrators, volunteers, contractors and other employees of the school district shall be particularly alert to possible situations, circumstances or events that might include hazing. Any such person who receives a report of, observes, or has other knowledge or belief of conduct that may constitute hazing shall inform the building principal immediately.
4.4 Submission of a good faith complaint or report of hazing will not affect the complainant or reporter’s future employment, grades or work assignments.
5.0 School District Action
5.1 Upon receipt of a complaint or report of hazing, the school district shall undertake or authorize an investigation by school district officials or a third party designated by the school district.
5.2 The school district may take immediate steps, at its discretion, to protect the complainant, reporter, students or others pending completion of an investigation of hazing.
5.3 Upon completion of the investigation, the school district will take appropriate action. Such action may include, but is not limited to, warning, suspension, exclusion, expulsion, transfer, remediation, termination or discharge. Disciplinary consequences will be sufficiently severe to deter violations and to appropriately discipline prohibited behavior. School district action taken for violation of this policy will be consistent with the requirements of applicable collective bargaining agreements, applicable statutory authority, including the Minnesota Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, school district policies and regulations.
6.1 The school district will discipline or take appropriate action against any student, teacher, administrator, volunteer, contractor or other employee of the school district who retaliates against any person who makes a good faith report of alleged hazing or against any person who testifies, assists or participates in an investigation, or against any person who testifies, assists or participates in a proceeding or hearing relating to such hazing. Retaliation includes, but is not limited to, any form of intimidation, reprisal or harassment.
7.0 Dissemination of Policy
7.1 This policy shall appear in each school’s student handbook and in each school’s building and staff handbooks.
Minn. Stat. § 121A.69 (Hazing Policy
Minn. Stat. § 121A.40 to 121A.56 (Pupil Fair Dismissal Act)
Individual HEARING screening of students will be done in kindergarten through third grade and sixth grade. Other students whose parents or teachers have requested a hearing screening will receive one. Students who fail the initial screening will be retested and tested for impedance (middle ear function). Parents will be notified of those students who fail the retest and will be encouraged to seek further professional evaluation. Please inform the school nurse if you have concerns about your student’s hearing.
VISION: All students will be screened for vision. Those failing the screening will be re-screened at a later date. Parents will be notified of students who fail the prescreening and will be encouraged to seek further professional evaluation. Color vision screening is done on all kindergarten and grade 4 students or as requested by parent or teacher.
Parents of those students who fail the screening will be notified and will be encouraged to seek professional evaluation.
SCOLIOSIS: Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. A quick, visual check of the spine with a scoliometer is done on all girls in grades 5 and 7 and on all boys in grades 6 and 8. Permission forms and an explanation will be sent to parents at the time of the screening. Parents will be notified of those students who fail the screening and will be encouraged to seek professional evaluation.
A nurse and health assistant staff the Health Office at Edgerton. Our health assistant is in the building everyday from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Our nurse and/or health assistant will dispense medication, determine appropriate action in emergencies, and monitor absences/health concerns of the students. Please call the school nurse to discuss any health concerns that would require a plan for provision of care at school (i.e., diabetes, asthma, bee sting, peanut allergies, etc.).
Please email us at email@example.com or call our attendance line 651-724-6296 before 9:30 a.m. to report your child’s absence or tardiness. Please also state the reason for the absence or tardiness (ex. illness, vacation, doctor appointments, etc.).
The Health Office must be informed about students taking any medication during the school day. All medication (prescription and over-the-counter) must be administered in the Health Office.
Both prescription and non-prescription medications must come to school in the original, correctly labeled container. If the medication is short-term (less than two weeks), a note from a parent or guardian is required.
The note should state the name of the medication, reason for taking, time to be given, dosage, and length of time to be given. If the medication is long-term(longer than two weeks), it must also be accompanied by the authorization of the physician. Pharmacists will usually give two prescription bottles if medication needs to be given at school and home. Medication will always be sent on field trips and administered by the classroom teacher, unless the Health Office is instructed differently.
The PTA meetings are held once every other month at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Edgerton Media Center. Please check the school calendar for specific PTA Meeting Dates. All committee reports are given at this time. There is also ample opportunity for discussion of old and new business and for the sharing of ideas on how to improve our PTA programs. All PTA members are invited to attend these meetings. Officers will be elected and the budget for the following year will be approved at the May meeting.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit school. As a courtesy to the teacher, a prior appointment is requested so as not to disrupt children in their learning environment. Visits to the classroom are limited and may need approval by the principal. If you would like to visit a classroom, please set it up directly with the child’s teacher or Principal Michael Schroeder.
Safety and security are paramount concerns at Edgerton. Please note all visitors must sign in at the office and take and visibly wear a visitor sticker or badge.
Edgerton Staff and the Edgerton P.T.A. welcome the active involvement of parents and friends of our learning community in serving the children and our school. A list of volunteer opportunities will be posted at our “Meet the Teacher” day. Please consider these opportunities and return the list to the office. If you have any questions, please call us at 651-772-2565.
Students should arrive at their stop no more than five minutes before the scheduled arrival of the bus. Students need to wait at the bus stop in a safe, courteous manner.
Safety means staying out of the street and not playing games near traffic. Courtesy means being respectful of private property near the bus stop. Parents are responsible for their child’s behavior and safety, to and from the bus stop, prior to entering and immediately after exiting the bus.
Bus transportation is a privilege extended by the board of education; it is not a right. All students are required to obey bus conduct rules which are in place to protect the safety and well-being of all students. Failure to observe these rules may result in the loss of bus privileges.
If your child will be riding a different bus home from school, please send him/her with a note giving them permission to do so.
- Immediately follow the directions of the driver and patrols.
- Sit in your seat facing forward.
- Talk quietly and use appropriate language.
- Be safe: Do not throw any objects, do not stick your head or arms out the bus windows.
- Keep your arms, legs and belongings to yourself.
- Show respect for others (no fighting, harassment, intimidation or horseplay).
- Treat the bus with respect.
- No eating or drinking.
- Do not bring any weapons or dangerous objects on the bus.
- Obtain permission before riding on any bus to which you are not normally assigned.
Minnesota state law requires that school bus safety be taught in schools during the first weeks of school. The law also suggests that young students receive school bus safety training before they come to school the first day. As a parent, you are your child’s most influential teacher. We ask that you teach your child about school bus safety. The information below will help you explain to your child how to be safe on and around the bus. Spend some time with your child on these points. Explain the reasons why they are important, and go over them again three or four times on different days so that your child will have a safer bus ride when school starts.
Bus Safety Guidelines
- Be ready for the bus at the scheduled time. Bus times are set based on the streets that they run on and with a standard loading time. If a student is late to the stop, and the bus has to wait, the bus will be late to all the rest of the stops and to school. Bus riders who are late to stops often don’t act safely, and are in more danger than if they were ready on time.
- Wait until bus is stopped before moving toward the bus and getting on. Often students get anxious as the bus arrives, so they run forward while the bus is still moving. This is a dangerous practice because a student could slip or fall in front of the bus
- After getting on the bus, go to a seat, sit down and stay seated. Law requires that students be seated while the bus is moving. Students should sit down quickly so that the bus runs on time. If a student is standing when the bus is moving, he or she may get knocked down or around by the movement of the bus.
- Remain quiet on the bus, so you don’t distract the driver. While the bus is moving, kids often talk, and that is OK unless it gets too loud. When the bus is loud the driver can’t hear important things like sirens or train whistles, or can be distracted by having to pay attention to the kids and miss something important like a stoplight, or a car coming from another direction.
- Do what the driver tells you to do. The driver is in charge of the bus, and sometimes has to tell students to be quiet, or to sit down, or to wait to get on or off the bus. The driver is trying to keep students safe and so kids should do what he or she says.
- Make sure that you get on the right bus – know your bus number. The bus that takes a student to school may be different than the bus that brings them home at the end of the day.
- Be ready to get off the bus when it gets near your stop, don’t get out of your seat until the bus is stopped. Many times young students get so involved in a conversation and forget to watch for their stop. This means that the student has to take time to gather their belongings before they get off the bus. Doing this makes other stops late.
- After getting off of the bus, move away from the bus. If you have to cross the street wait until the driver has placed the stop sign in position.