Note: Please refer to the printed Student Handbook for complete details. This handbook section is an abbreviated version and is not intended to replace the printed version provided to each student.
MISSION STATEMENT FOR BROOKLAND-CAYCE
OUR MISSION IS TO PRODUCE GRADUATES WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE, RESOURCEFUL, CONTRIBUTING CITIZENS AS WELL AS LIFE-LONG LEARNERS. WE WILL ACCOMPLISH THESE GOALS BY PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE AND CHALLENGING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND BY TEACHING THE QUALITIES OF SELF-DISCIPLINE, HONESTY, AND RESPECT. WE WILL MAINTAIN OPEN LINES OF COMMUNICATION AMONG ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND THE COMMUNITY IN ORDER TO MONITOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND MAKE APPROPRIATE ADJUSTMENTS WHEN NECESSARY.
THE BEARCAT WAY
For many years it has been a tradition at Brookland-Cayce High School for students to follow THE BEARCAT WAY. There are three very simple to remember rules and will keep you out of trouble and in the right direction in all of your endeavors here at Brookland-Cayce High School. Here they are:
Do what you are supposed to do.
You are in high school and even if there are no teachers around each of you know kind of behavior does and does not belong at B-C.
Be where you are supposed to be.
It is your responsibility to be on time and on task in all your movements at B-C.
Help anyone when you can.
This is the rule that separates BCHS students from the rest. We have always helped our fellow students, teachers and whoever when the need arises. Do your part to keep this tradition true.
Every Day…The Bearcat Way!
NON-NEGOTIABLES OF STUDENT BEHAVIOR
· Students are required to wear their student I.D. cards on their person at all times while attending BCHS. This is neither an option nor a suggestion. Students wearing their Student I.D. cards are an expectation every day we have school. If Temporary ID’s are needed, they are to be worn on the upper left chest area in clear view.
· Students shall not FIGHT, THREATEN, or INTIMIDATE another student or member of the faculty or staff. Violations will result in out-of-school suspension, and a possible recommendation for long-term suspension or expulsion.
· Harassment of students and staff members because of race, sex, and ethnicity WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
· Any gang wear or hand signs identified by the administration will not be allowed. The wearing of colors to identify oneself with a gang will not be allowed.
· Tampering with school computer systems and/or databases which results in illegal access is strictly prohibited. Violation will result in automatic suspension from school. Unauthorized or inappropriate use of any technology will result in disciplinary action.
· After-school loitering is not permitted. Students must report to their after-school activities by 3:45 pm or must vacate the premises.
· The Administration of BCHS reserves the right to take those actions deemed necessary to ensure that the safety of students, faculty, and guests to the school is maintained, and to provide each student with an effective learning environment.
2010-2011 KEY CONTACTS
Erin FitzGerald… Assistant Principal
Mitch Baker … Assistant Principal
Jacob Smith… Assistant Principal
Terry Boone … Administrative Assistant
Karen Stevens… Director of Guidance
Ia Williams… Guidance Counselor
Jonathon Taylor … Guidance Counselor
Barry Smith …Guidance Counselor
Page Reid… School Registrar
Melanie Dunlap … Guidance Secretary
Craig Stirewalt … School Resource Officer
Abby Bray … A.D./Head Football Coach
Paulette Truitt … School Nurse
Connie Cothran… Attendance Clerk
Johnnie Floyd … Bookkeeper
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Daily Bell Schedule
First Bell 8:08
Warning Bell 8:13
First Block 8:15 - 9:52
Warning Bell 9:57
Second Block 9:59 -11:31
Senior Bell 11:26
Lunch 11:31 –12:07
Warning Bell 12:12
Third Block 12:14 - 1:46
Warning Bell 1:51
Fourth Block 1:53 – 3:25
Senior Bell 3:20
Delayed Start Wednesday Schedule
Teachers Report 7:55
Common Planning 8:00 – 9:15
Warning Bell 9:23
First Block 9:25 - 10:40
Warning Bell 10:45
Second Block 10:50 – 12:05
Senior Bell 12:03
Lunch 12:05 –12:40
Warning Bell 12:45
Third Block 12:47 - 2:02
Warning Bell 2:07
Fourth Block 2:09 – 3:25
Senior Bell 3:23
Delayed Start Wednesday Homeroom Schedule
Teachers Report 7:55
Common Planning 8:00 – 9:15
First Bell 9:18
Warning Bell 9:23
First Block 9:25 - 10:36
Warning Bell 10:41
Second Block 10:43 – 11:52
Senior Bell 11:50
Lunch 11:52 – 12:27
Warning Bell 12:32
Third Block 12:34 - 1:43
Warning Bell 1:48
Homeroom 1:50 – 2:09
Warning Bell 2:14
Fourth Block 2:16 – 3:25
Senior Bell 3:23
NEW FOR 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR
Lexington School District Two charges the following enrollment fees per student each year.
$50 High School
$25 Middle School
$15 Elementary School
EARLY RELEASE DAYS
The Lexington School District Two Board of Trustees approved six early release days for the 2009-2010 school year to allow for teachers and administrators to work together across the district in Professional Development Cohort Groups. School Year 2009-2010 will be a “Pilot” year that will allow time to conduct action research to ensure that we are utilizing our Professional Development time to enhance our teachers as professionals.
On the Wednesdays that are early release the high school would not have a late start. The athletics, band, cheerleaders, etc. that would normally have an after school practice will be assigned to an after school study hall to be supervised by the Athletic Director and teaching assistants. Practice will not begin until the regular school dismissal time.
Brookland-Cayce High School is a fully accredited four-year high school located in Cayce, South Carolina. Built in 1932 to serve the students on the side of the Congaree River opposite from the state capitol in Columbia, BCHS has a rich tradition of excellence. The school appears very much like it did when her first graduating class walked across the auditorium stage in 1932. Additions have been numerous, with the latest being a new classroom wing to be opened this year.
Brookland-Cayce High School is a member of the South Carolina High School League in Region V-AAA, has a student body of 1250 pupils and maintains a faculty/staff of over 125 people. The on-campus facilities now include the district auditorium, a track/football/soccer facility known as "The Cage," a baseball field, a softball field, lighted tennis courts and two gymnasiums. The main gym, known as "The Den,” serves as home to BCHS basketball teams.
Colors - Maroon and Black
Mascot - Bearcat
Motto- Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Serve!
ACADEMIC AWARDS BANQUET
This banquet is held at the end of the school year to recognize student who have academically excelled throughout the school year. Specifically, students will be recognized for:
1. Seniors who have maintained all A’s for the current school year.
2. Seniors who have made no grade below a B for the current school year.
3. Students who are in the top 10% of their class.
4. Seniors who have received scholarship offers to post-secondary institutions.
Hail to thee, dear Brookland-Cayce,
Let us sing all hail.
We will pledge allegiance ever
To our school so fine.
Hail to thee, dear Brookland-Cayce,
We'll be ever true.
Loyal hearts and voices always,
Raise this song to you.
The board believes that attendance is a key factor in student achievement. Any student who misses school must provide a written excuse signed by his/her parent within 10 school days after the student has returned to school. If a student fails to bring a valid excuse, he/she will automatically receive an unexcused absence.
The principal of each school will approve or disapprove any student’s absences in excess of three (3) days for a 45 day course, five (5) days for a 90 day course, or ten (10) days for a 180 day course.
Lawful absences are those necessitated by:
· Illness of a student that may endanger his/her health or the health of others.
· Extended illness of a student that is verified in writing by a licensed medical practitioner.
· Appointment with a physician, dentist, or other recognized licensed/certified medical practitioner.
· Serious illness or death in the student’s immediate family.
· Appearance in court or an appointment with a legal officer.
· Participation in school-related activities with prior approval by the principal.
· Participation in a recognized holiday of the student’s faith.
· Extenuating circumstances when approved by the principal.
The district will consider students unlawfully absent under the following circumstances:
Any student who misses school must present a written excuse, signed by the parent. According to state law, a child is considered truant if they have 3 consecutive unlawful absences or a total of 5 unlawful absences. Once a student becomes truant, the district is required to develop a written intervention plan with the parent/guardian.
Certain laws and regulations govern the operation of school buses. Transportation by school buses will be provided for those students living one and one-half miles or more from the school according to S.C. Department of Education guidelines.
The District Transportation Supervisor is in charge of bus routes, drivers, and school bus regulations and may be contacted at 755-7453.
CELL PHONES / ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Cell Phones/Electronic Devices (MP3 players, digital cameras and such) are allowed on campus, but there must not be used, seen or heard during the school day. If a student one of these type devices, or it is seen or heard, the student must turn it in to the staff member to be confiscated. The consequences of a cell phone / electronic device are as follows:
1st Offense: Item is confiscated until the next school day, when a parent or legal guardian must come to the office to sign for the device.
2nd Offense: Item is confiscated until the end of the nine weeks and a detention is assigned.
3rd Offense: Item is confiscated for the remainder of the year and the student is suspended for one day.
CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS
The requirements for the classification of high school students at Brookland-Cayce are as follows:
Freshman, Grade 9 (0 credits)
To be classified as a ninth grader or freshman, a student must have been promoted from the eighth grade.
Sophomore, Grade 10 (5 credits)
To be classified as a tenth grader or sophomore, a student must have earned a minimum of five units, including one unit in English and one unit in mathematics.
Junior, Grade 11 (10 credits)
To be classified as an eleventh grader or junior, a student must have earned a minimum of 10 units, including at least two units of English, two units of mathematics, one unit of social studies and one unit of science.
Senior, Grade 12 (16 credits)
To be classified as twelfth grader or senior, a student must be able to complete all requirements for graduation as stipulated in South Carolina Regulations by the end of the regular school year.
G.P.A. is a weighted scale consisting of merit points for the academic grade plus the course level. All students are ranked.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
BC High School offers a number of clubs and organizations for students. Choices can range from special interest clubs, professional student organizations to student council and service organizations. Information about joining or participating in these activities is given to students throughout the year. We encourage all students to join and participate in these activities.
CONFERENCES WITH TEACHERS
To schedule a conference with a teacher or teachers, call the switchboard 791-5000.
DELAYED START WEDNESDAYS
Brookland-Cayce High School will have delayed start for students on Wednesdays this school year. The first bell for students on Wednesdays will ring at 9:18 am. Students arriving prior to 9 am will be directed to and supervised in the cafeteria.
Bus riders are notified that their morning pick up times will be delayed one hour on Wednesdays this year. Please see page 3 of this agenda for the Delayed Start Wednesday bell schedule.
There are two types of Detention Halls that students can be assigned to by their administration:
After school Detention: This is held on Wednesday and Thursdays during the school year beginning at 3:30 pm and lasting until 5:30 pm. These detentions are held in the cafeteria. Students are responsible for bringing schoolwork and being on time.
Saturday Detention: This is held in the cafeteria as well. Saturday Detention begins promptly at 8:30 am and dismisses at 11:30 am. Students arriving after 8:30am will not be admitted.
If an assigned student does not attend Saturday Detention or does not successfully complete the detention, the student will serve out-of-school suspension on the upcoming Monday.
In order to qualify for a South Carolina state high school diploma, a student must have a total of 24 units of credit in state approved courses distributed as follows:
English/Language Arts 4 units
Mathematics 4 units
Science 3 units
US History and Constitution 1 unit
American Government ½ unit
Economics ½ unit
Other Social Studies 1 unit
Physical Education or ROTC 1 unit
Computer Science 1 unit
Foreign Language or Occupational Specialty 1 unit
Elective s 7 units
Please see your guidance counselor if you have any questions concerning this information.
Lexington District Two has district-wide elementary/middle and high school discipline policies that are mandated. The purpose of these policies are to ensure that all students receive fair and consistent discipline when schools rules and/or state laws are violated.
Copies of this policy or a summary thereof will be transmitted at the beginning of school to parents/guardians. This policy lists a schedule of offenses (Categories I through IV), who handles them (teacher, administrator, law enforcement) and the codes for actions required to be taken (detention, suspension, expulsion).
The board believes that school safety is of paramount importance. Therefore, the board supports a ZERO TOLERANCE discipline approach aimed at creating schools that are free from the problems of dangerous weapons, and drugs or alcohol. ZERO TOLERANCE specifically carries an immediate recommendation of expulsion for any student who KNOWLINGLY and WILLINGLY possesses or transfers weapons, and drugs or alcohol at school or any school-sponsored event. The terms “knowingly and willingly” shall NOT apply to students who immediately SELF-REPORT a violation to a school official and the automatic recommendation for expulsion MAY not apply. The self-reporting exception applies when a student immediately reports the possession of a contraband item to a school official upon discovery. The self-reporting exception DOES NOT apply when evidence indicates that the student knowingly and willingly possessed illegal contraband which they failed to self-report prior to school officials becoming aware of the incident.
Purpose: To establish the basic structure to provide an educational atmosphere conducive to learning. With this responsibility in mind, the board adopts this dress code, which meets the following criteria:
· Adheres to applicable legal standards
· Is applicable for all schools
· Promotes a wholesome educational atmosphere conducive to learning.
The basic responsibility for the appearance of the students of Lexington School District Two rests with the parents and the students themselves.
Parents have the obligation and, within certain prescribed bounds, the right to determine their children’s dress; however, the following guidelines must be followed.
· Attire must not be destructive to school property (For example: soccer, football or baseball cleats, golf shoes, etc. must not be worn in the building);
· Dress must comply with the health and safety codes of the state of
· Dress must not interfere with the educational process or the rights of others;
· For health and safety reasons, flip flops, thongs, shower shoes, and bedroom shoes are prohibited. Certain classes, such as those relating to vocational instruction, may require specific footwear;
· Headwear or hair rollers are prohibited in the building;
· Sunglasses are prohibited in the building unless they are prescribed;
· Any garment that exposes bare midriffs at any time, see-through garments, clinging and revealing material, white undergarment type t-shirts, bare backs, halter tops, low-cut blouses, and tank tops are prohibited;
· Obscene, profane language, provocative pictures, advertisement of drugs or alcohol, or racial messages or slurs on clothing or jewelry are prohibited;
· Shorts, miniskirts, and culottes-type clothing are allowed with the following restrictions:
-Said garments must be no shorter than “fingertips” in length when worn at normal waistline level and must be no higher than mid-thigh when seated; and
-May not be made of clinging material such as, but not limited to, biker shorts and pants, surfer pants form fitting knit material;
· Pants must be worn at the waistline at all times (no “sag and bag”). If belts are worn, they must be secured at the waistline to the pants;
· Dog collars, chains, etc. are prohibited.
· The presence of any apparel, jewelry, accessory or any manner of grooming which, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, symbol or any other attribute, which indicates or implies membership or affiliation with a gang or secret society, is prohibited.
· Heelies and wheelies (shoes with wheels) are not allowed.
School administrators will be responsible for enforcing the student dress code. A teacher who recognizes that a student’s garment violates these guidelines will refer the student to an administrator, who will judge the appropriateness of the garment. If the garment violates the dress code policy, the student will not be permitted to attend classes until the inappropriate garment is replaced. A teacher will be allowed to restrict the manner of dress or length of hair when it pertains to the health and/or safety or other requirements of a student in that teacher’s specific area.
Lexington Two implements a mandated random drug screening policy for high school athletes. This policy requires all students participating in high school sports to sign a consent form along with their parent/guardian. The purpose of the consent form is to provide permission for the district to conduct random screenings of student athletes for drugs and alcohol any time during the practice and participation period of their sport. Please advise your child that exposure to and/or use of illicit drugs may result in a positive screening result up to or exceeding 30 days from exposure or use.
Based on our policy, students who have a first positive drug test will have their parent/guardian notified, be suspended from participation in any sport for a minimum of 14 days, and be referred for treatment. In addition, the student athlete must produce a negative drug sample in order to resume athletic participation after the required suspension.
In the event of a second positive drug test, the student will have their parent/guardian notified, be suspended from participation in any athletic program in any capacity for a minimum of 90 consecutive days, and be required to complete a drug counseling program. The student athlete must produce a negative sample before being allowed to try out for any other athletic team. If the student produces a third positive drug test at any time, their parent/guardian will be notified and they will permanently lose the privilege of participation in any athletic program in any capacity.
We have always had eligibility requirements for participation in sports. The intent of this policy is to serve as an extension of those requirements in order to employ education, testing and counseling to deter unauthorized drug use.
Early dismissals are authorized for the expressed purpose of allowing students to deal with health, illness, and family emergencies. Students requesting an early dismissal are to bring a written note of explanation from their parent/guardian to the attendance office before 8:10 a.m. on the morning of the early dismissal. All early dismissals should be scheduled at the end of class periods. This will ensure continuous teaching with no interruptions. All early dismissal notes should contain the following information: Student’s name and date and time for the early dismissal. Students will not be dismissed during the class period. Early dismissals are to be requested at the end of the class period nearest the desired dismissal time.
If a student becomes ill during the school day, the school nurse will assess the student's condition and notify the parent/guardian who must grant permission for the student to leave school by telephoning an administrator or by coming in person to the school office. Students must sign out whenever they leave campus prior to the 3:25 pm dismissal bell.
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER
We may delay or close school when severe weather creates hazardous road conditions. To find out if school will be delayed or closed, please turn to any local radio or television stations and listen for the announcement. In most cases, a decision will be made by 6:00 a.m. The following stations are on our list to be notified of school delays or closing:
Radio B106.7 WMHK WCEO
WCOS WNOK WVOC
EXAM EXEMPTION POLICY
All students will be required to take all mid-term exams. All ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade students will be required to take final exams. Only SENIORS will be able to exempt final exams for all courses for which they have a final passing grade.
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT ANNUAL NOTICE
Each year the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) require that public notice be given by any school regarding the categories of directory information that can be made public about a child. Directory information refers to the type of information that tends to be available generally through various sources and is often reported in athletic programs, scholarship awards, award programs and news releases. Directory information includes: student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received and schools attended. In compliance with federal requirements, directory information is also provided to military recruiters. If you DO NOT want this type of information released, you will need to complete FERPA withholding forms. These forms are available in the school’s main office.
In addition to Family Educational Rights, all schools provide a Student Assistance Team (SAT) to address academic, health or behavior concerns as they impact the student’s ability to succeed in the school setting. Any administrator, teacher, staff, or parent may refer a student to SAT.
The following uniform grading scale is in effect for all South Carolina high schools:
Grades 9 – 12 A = 100 – 93
B = 92 – 85
C = 84 – 77
D = 76 – 70
F = 69 – 0
Illness: Any student who is not feeling well will be sent to the office or first aid room by his teacher. The nurse or secretary will take his temperature or perform any minor first-aid necessary depending upon his
symptoms. If a student is too ill or uncomfortable to remain in school, the nurse or secretary will notify his parents or guardian to come for him.
A parent or guardian will be notified in the following instances:
1. Elevated temperature above 100 degrees
2. Head, eye, back or neck injury
4. Persistent diarrhea
5. Deep puncture wound
6. Suspected fracture
7. Any situation in which the nurse determines the well-being of the student or other students is threatened.
Administration of Medication:
If a student must take medication at school, the parent must complete the appropriate forms from the school. If the physician of a student with chronic health problems indicates in writing that a student needs to be allowed to self-medicate at school, the parents of the child must contact the school nurse in order to develop an individual health care plan (IHP).
At Brookland-Cayce we have two honor rolls:
1. THE PRINCIPAL'S LIST - Student's who earn
4.0 or higher GPA in all courses attempted.
2. THE HONOR ROLL - Student's who earn 3.0 or higher GPA in all courses attempted.
The honor rolls are published each nine weeks and are distributed to the classrooms as well as appearing in the Bearcat Quarterly, B-C’s parent newsletter.
All students attending BCHS are required by the
The option to purchase school accident insurance is offered from the beginning of the school year through mid-October. Information will be sent home with each student for parents to review and make a decision. The insurance policy is an agreement between Markel Insurance and the parents. The options for student insurance include:
Voluntary Basic Program
School Time Premium $ 17.00
24-Hour Premium $ 85.00
Voluntary Preferred Program
School Time Premium $ 32.00
24-Hour Premium $140.00
Internet access is available to students and teachers in Lexington County School District Two. The district shall take precautions to restrict access to controversial materials by implementing an Internet Use Agreement to be signed by parents for student use of the Internet outside of teacher-controlled navigation.
LATE ARRIVALS TO SCHOOL
Students, who come to school after 8:30 a.m., must report to the attendance office before visiting lockers, reporting to class, or engaging in any other formal or informal activity. Tardy students who fail to report directly to the attendance office will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Students arriving between 8:15-8:30 am are to report to first period class. The teacher will record the student as tardy and handle in accordance with the Discipline Policy.
LIMITED SCHOOL CHOICE
Limited School Choice attempts to provide parents with the means to enroll their children in a specific school based on an identified need. Choice requests will be granted based on mitigating circumstances and the enrollment capacity of the requested school. When requesting limited school choice, parents must agree to transport the student, ensure punctuality and daily attendance, and be accessible to the school as needed. Applications may be obtained from school offices or the district office and are due by March 25.
Parents must use the front drive off State Street when dropping off students at school or when picking up students at the end of the day or for an early dismissal. Students should not be dropped off/picked up at any other location on campus.
Each student may request to be issued a lock and locker upon registering at Brookland-Cayce High School. Students may choose not to be issued a locker; however, they are not to share lockers with another student. The school is not responsible for the security of a student's locker. No one will be permitted to use a lock other than a school issued lock. Students are reminded that lockers remain the property of the school, and thus are subject to be searched at anytime. There is a $5.00 fee for the replacement of a missing lock.
A hot breakfast and lunch is served each day. Breakfast is $1.25 per day and lunch is $2.00 per day for elementary and $2.25 for middle and high. Each student will have an account and meals may be purchased in advance. Students bringing bag lunches may purchase a half-pint milk in the cafeteria. (Any beverage brought from home should be in an unbreakable container.) When only two meals remain on the account, a white computer printout is sent home.
The government offers financial assistance in the form of free or reduced meals to those who qualify. An application is sent home with each student.
As the cafeteria manager needs to know the number of persons to prepare food for, your child should let his teacher know if he will not be eating the school lunch. Also, parents are invited to occasionally eat lunch with their child. The cafeteria manager needs to be notified by 9 a.m. that day.
HOURS: 7:40 A.M. - 4:00P.M.
The Library Media Center is available to help students grow in their ability to find, generate, evaluate, and apply information, so they can function effectively as individuals and as participating members in society. The primary goal of the Library Media Center is to help students acquire lifelong learning skills. All types of print and non-print materials, such as books, magazines, videos, computer databases, etc., plus the equipment needed for their use are available to students.
Each student is required to have a Brookland-Cayce High School I.D. card with bar code to check out materials.
All books, including reference books, may be checked out.
Fines are charged to facilitate the speedy return of materials.
Magazines are checked out of the periodical room for use in the Library Media Center ONLY.
AV materials can be previewed in the Library Media Center and checked out for classroom use.
Individual passes are required at all times except before and after school.
NO food or drinks will be allowed in the Library Media Center.
All parking on the Brookland-Cayce High School campus is reserved parking for students and staff. Parking spaces may be purchased at a cost of $50.00 per year. Specific procedures governing parking are included on the parking application.
REPORT CARDS AND INTERIMS
Report cards and interims are issued directly to students with the exception of the final report card of both semesters. These will be mailed directly to parents. The distribution dates are as follows:
1st Quarter Interim Sept 18
1st Quarter Report Card Oct 26
2nd Quarter Interim Nov 20
1st Semester Final Report Card (mailed) Jan 22
3rd Quarter Interim Feb 19
3rd Quarter Report Card March 29
4th Quarter Interim April 30
2nd Semester Final Report Card (mailed) June 4
The Student Council is composed of the Executive Council and the Representative Council. The purpose of the Student Council is to promote student-teacher cooperation, develop student responsibility, improve school spirit, increase cooperation among students, improve the student activities program, and develop the democratic practices of our society.
STUDENT RIGHTS-SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Sexual harassment of students by district employees or other students is prohibited. All students and employees must avoid any action or conduct which could be viewed as sexual harassment. Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
(1) Submission to such conduct is made either expressly or implicitly a term or condition of a student’s education;
(2) submission to or ejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for any decisions affecting a student, or
(3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s education or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive school environment.
Any student who feels he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment is encouraged to file a complaint in accordance with the administrative regulation of school board policy. All allegations will be investigated promptly and confidentially. Retaliation or reprisal in any form against a student who has filed a complaint of sexual harassment is prohibited. Any sexual harassment will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination in the case of an employee, or expulsion in the case of a student, and all other appropriate steps will be taken to correct or rectify the situation.
TRANSFER OF STUDENT RECORDS
We hereby notify parents that when a student transfers from a school in the district to a school outside the district, the school will send a copy of a transcript of the student’s records. Upon receipt of the request, special education records will be released from the District Education Center to the receiving school district without parental consent.
UNIFORM GRADING POLICY
B-C High School uses the South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy as approved by the State Board of Education for the calculation of grade point ratios (GPR), weighting of courses and computation of class rank in grades 9-12. The state mandated point conversion table is used to define letter grades and convert numerical course grades into quality points in order to calculate grade point ratios and determine class rank.
The formula for figuring Grade Point Ratios (GPR) is:
GPR = Sum ( quality points X Carnegie units earned)
Sum of Carnegie units attempted
Parents are encouraged to make an appointment to visit with school officials. An appointment to visit a teacher during his or her planning period can be made by telephoning the school and contacting the receptionist in the main office.
Students are not allowed to have visitors at school.
All visitors must obtain a visitor's pass in the main office. The pass is to be worn at all times while on campus and returned to the office before leaving.
It is unlawful for any non-student to be on school grounds at any time without permission of the Principal. Visitors must go directly to the main office to state their business. Any non-student found on school grounds during the school day will be subject to prosecution in Cayce City Court for trespassing.
Lexington County School District Two does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability or handicap in employment or the provision of services. The Chief Human Resources Officer has been designated to coordinate compliance with the non-discrimination requirements contained in federal regulations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the American with Disabilities Act. Information concerning the provisions of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rights provided therein are available from:
Civil Rights Coordinator/Chief Human Resources Officer
Assignment Book, Handbook and Planner Guidelines
Students, Parents, Teachers
The student is the central link in the school community communication chain. The student is the messenger in many ways, keeping the lines of communication open between parents and teachers.
It will be the student’s responsibility to:
1. Have the official Brookland-Cayce High School
Agenda in every class each day.
2. Copy the homework assignment at the beginning of every class. If there is no assignment, the student will write “none” in the space provided.
3. Request Hall Passes for personal emergency only. You must have your planner in order to request a Hall Pass.
4. Consider using the planner for personal planning as well (i.e.: club meetings, sporting events, parties, family events, etc.).
It is the parent’s responsibility to:
1. Ask to see the assignment book every day.
2. Monitor homework assignments and their
3. Sign the planner at the end of each week so the
teacher knows you are up-to-date on your child’s
4. Send notes regarding absences the day following
5. Include your child in planning family events and
recording them in the student’s planner.