Family Resources for New State Tests

Ohio Department of Education (Testing Resources)

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing

PARCC Practice Tests for English

http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/english/

PARCC Practice Tests for Math

http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/math/

OCBA Practice Tests for Science and Social Studies

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Spring 2015 Testing Dates

February

Date

Test

Grade   Level

2/17/15

PARCC   Algebra I Unit 1

9th   Graders

2/18/15

PARCC   Algebra I Unit 2

9th   Graders

2/19/15

PARCC Geometry   Unit 1

9th   Graders

2/20/15

PARCC Geometry Unit 2

9th   Graders

2/23/15

PARCC ELA   9 Unit 1

9th   Graders

2/24/15

PARCC ELA 9 Unit 2

9th   Graders

2/25/15

PARCC ELA   9 Unit 3

9th   Graders

March

Date

Test

Grade Level

3/3/15

OCBA American Government

11th & 12th Graders   enrolled in course.

3/4/15

OCBA   Physical Science

9th   Graders

3/5/15

OCBA   American History

10th, 11th, 12th   Graders enrolled in course.

3/16-20/15

Ohio   Graduation Tests

10th   Graders and 11th/12th Graders who need to pass   remaining parts

April

Date

Test

Grade   Level

4/20/15

PARCC   EOY Algebra I Unit 1

9th   Graders

4/21/15

PARCC   EOY Algebra I Unit 2

9th   Graders

4/22/15

PARCC EOY Geometry   Unit 1

9th   Graders

4/23/15

PARCC EOY Geometry Unit 2

9th   Graders

4/29/15

PARCC EOY ELA   9 Unit 1

9th   Graders

4/30/15

PARCC EOY ELA 9 Unit 2

9th   Graders

May

Date

Test

Grade   Level

5/4/15

OCBA   EOY Physical Science

9th   Graders

5/5/15

OCBA   EOY American Government

11th   & 12th Graders enrolled in course.

5/7/15

OCBA EOY American   History

10th, 11th, 12th   Graders enrolled in course.

summer pe

Summer Physical Education Rules 2014

1.  Students are expected to be at Summer P.E. every day.

2.  Class starts at 8:00 am. DO NOT BE LATE! Being tardy will have negative impact on that day's participation grade.

3.  If you are absent any day a written note is to be given to your assigned teacher when you return.

4.  Students are responsible for damaged equipment, through misuse or no permissive use.

5.  Students are responsible for clean up of any and all areas used.

6.  When using the bike trail students must check in at assigned areas.

7.  Any discipline problem will be handled accordingly:

1st offense-The teacher will talk to the student.

2nd offense-The student will be sent to the principal.

3rd offense-The principal will talk to the parents and student with possible student removal from the class. Students removed from the class will not be issued a refund.

8.  All teachers will assign grades. Class lists are for attendance only. Grades will be given weekly for participation. They will be posted on the wall for you to view. Do not hesitate to ask what is needed for you to improve your grade. If you would like your grade sent home please provide an envelope with your address and stamp on it. If not, grades will be available for you to see in the students services office in August. Do not wait for an extended period of time to question a grade, all issues must be resolved within two weeks of the conclusion of the summer PE program.

9.  Summer P.E. will be graded: 50% Participation, 25% Skills Tests, 25% Written Test

10.  All students are asked to bring a bike. A bike is necessary for Summer P.E. We encourage all students to bring a helmet to wear during summer P.E.

11.  No Cell Phones, or Ipods

12.  Water is allowed through the course of the day (bring a water bottle). No food unless there is a health reason.

13.  No Tank Tops, No sleeves, cut off, No Jeans

Grading Rubric for Daily Participation 

Grade

Effort/Participation

Attitude

A

High Level of Effort and Participation Daily

Outstanding

B

Participates at an above average Level

Needs to be given occasional reminders to increase effort.

Good

C

Average Participation

Requires frequent reminders to increase and focus on task at hand.

Poor

 14.  It is possible to receive lower than a C in Summer P.E. for unacceptable behavior, below average effort, and excessive absences.

STUDENT HANDBOOK
2010-2011
LEXINGTON HIGH
SCHOOL
www.lexington.k12.oh.us

Philosophy of Education
The basic function of education is the development of the inherent abilities of each
student. Therefore, our curriculum must meet the needs and desires of every student on a
mental, cultural, emotional, social, and physical level. We accept the responsibility for
developing fundamental skills, creating an atmosphere for constructive, creative, and reflective
thinking. Also, we accept the responsibility for promoting an understanding of the democratic
way of life and encouraging the practice of good citizenship through the development of values
of behavior emphasizing respect for others and their rights and responsibility for private and
public property.
We, as educators, have a responsibility to teach an appreciation for those who were
responsible in making our country great. Each child should be taught to value his heritage and
to accept his duties and obligations as a contributing member of our society.
We believe that our school should accept the individual as he is and guide him toward
his maximum growth. We realize that development of the intellect is not sufficient, but that the
total personality must be developed. Our school program should create in each individual an
appreciation of the various areas of our culture which includes the humanities, arts, and
sciences. We believe teaching demands that experiences be provided for students in an effective
manner to create a desire for learning and prepare them for the changes that occur daily. From
this each student should be able to recognize and appreciate the multicultural and multiracial
heritage of our society.
Educational Objectives
To achieve the Lexington Local Schools philosophy, students should experience a broad
and balanced education meeting the following objectives:
1. Maintain an appropriate educational environment
2. Develop and maintain good physical and mental health.
3. Become an effective and contributing citizen of our ever changing society.
4. Realize satisfaction in the areas of intellectual achievement, rationality and
creativity.
5. Become aware of our multicultural society, our heritage background, and
appreciation of the development and citizen responsibility of democratic society.
6. Develop a command of basic reading and writing skills, written or oral
communication skills, and logical thinking processes.
7. Develop awareness of social obligations to the development of skills needed to
participate in school and community.
8. Gain enjoyment, experience and self-confidence from planning and participating in
an enriched and varied social life.
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TEACHER CONTACT PROCEDURES
If questions/concerns arise about anything that has happened in class, for example, a test
or quiz grade or even a simple comment, parents are encouraged to use the following steps:
1. Contact the teacher in question either by phone, 419-884-1111 (each teacher has a
phone in their room) or by email (teacher email addresses are listed on the high
school web page (www.lexington.k12.oh.us). If questions/concerns still remain, go to
step two.
2. Contact the high school principal at 419-884-1111. If the question/concern continues
to exist, go to step three.
3. Contact the superintendent at 419-844-2132.
Please note: It has been our observation over the years that most questions/concerns end after
step one from above.
SCHOOL REGULATIONS
ATTENDANCE
There is a close relationship between student attendance and academic achievement.
Absence is one of the greatest causes of poor school work and failures. Each day is important to
the student’s overall educational progress. In addition to the educational deficiency, a poor
attendance record is a question that occurs when employers ask for a school recommendation
pertaining to a job. Students are encouraged to make every effort to be present.
State law now requires all schools in the State of Ohio to notify parents when their
children are absent from school. We are asking that parents/guardians assist us in meeting
this law by calling the high school phone number, available 24 hours a day, at 419-884-
2200 as early as possible to report your child absent. The procedure we will follow, if not
contacted by parents, is that we will make two phone calls home in an effort to contact parents
and notify them that their child is not in school. We will use phone numbers taken from the
census data forms that are filled out by the parents, guardians, etc. at the beginning of the school
year. Working together in this way will enable us to ensure the safety of all the students at the
high school.
In addition to the above state law, we are requiring that upon return to school after an
absence, even if a student has left school ill with parent permission or is on medical status
students will report to the attendance office before school starts with a written note from
their parent/guardian (and doctor, if applicable) which explains the absence. Any student
who does not bring a note from a parent or guardian upon returning to school, must submit the
required note(s) by the following morning unless other arrangements have been made with the
dean of students. Notes not received within five days will result in the absence being
permanently recorded as unexcused. Failure to follow the above policy will result in the
student’s absence being recorded as unexcused. STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO
HAVE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN SIGN ALL EXCUSES, NOTES AND OTHER
REQUIRED OR NECESSARY FORMS. The note must contain: l) student’s name 2) date(s)
of absence 3) reason for absence 4) signature of parent or guardian and
5) a telephone number where parent can be reached. Please be reminded that a parent
request for an excused absence from school may not constitute a school excused absence.
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The student will then be issued an admit slip which is to be presented to each of his teachers
during the day. The slip will be returned by the last teacher whose class was missed. The
teacher will return it to the office at the end of the school day.
School policy states that students who are absent for 10 days during the school year,
excused or unexcused, will be put on medical status. At this point, only a medical note, court
excuse, death in the immediate family or principal’s approval will be accepted.
The following procedures will be used in conjunction with the Richland County Juvenile Court:
1. 2 unexcused days absence; a warning letter will be sent home to alert the parent
2. 5 unexcused days absence; parent/student are required to attend a half hour
Attendance/Truancy Awareness Program. Failure to attend results in an unofficial hearing at the
Juvenile Court.
3. 8 days unexcused absence; unofficial hearing
4. 12-15 days unexcused absence; official hearing may be scheduled
Absence from school is legal and may be approved for the following reasons under
Section 3301-51-13 of the Ohio Administrative Code. Absences for reasons other than those
listed below will be considered UNEXCUSED. Students will not receive credit for any work
due/grades given during an unexcused absence. UNEXCUSED ABSENCES MAY CARRY
DISCIPLINARY ACTION DEPENDING UPON THE CIRCUMSTANCES.
l. Personal illness
2. Illness in the immediate family
3. Quarantine of the home
4. Death of a relative
5. Necessary work at home limited to emergency conditions only
6. Observance of religious holidays
7. Family emergency or set of circumstances which in the judgment of the school
authority constitutes a good and sufficient cause for absence from school.
Board of education policy also provides for future or anticipated absences. All future or
anticipated absences should be requested in writing to the dean of students at least two
days in advance of the future or anticipated absence. Examples of future absences that will
be accepted as excused are:
l. Family vacations or family trips with a parent or guardian
2. College and vocational visitations
3. Farm work on the farm of parent or guardian
4. Tournament level competitions with parent or guardian supervision.
• Requests to be excused for tournament level competition must be made in
writing and contain the name of parent or guardian who will be responsible
for supervision.
• Students on medical status are not eligible
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General reasons for absences such as “out of town” or “personal reasons” will require
further details to determine if the absence may be excused. The final decision regarding
excusing absences will be that of the building principal.
PLEASE NOTE: For permanent record reporting a one-half day absence begins at 11:10
a.m.
ARRIVAL TO SCHOOL
1. Cell phones turned off
2. Other electronic devices turned off
3. Hats/hoods off head
4. All beverages, including coffee must be consumed before entering the building
5. Bottled/canned beverages; with the exception of pure water, must be kept in your
locker during the school day.
APPOINTMENTS
Early dismissal will be granted for the reasons allowable for legal absences. You are
encouraged to schedule appointments with your doctor or dentist other than during school hours.
However, when emergency demands, the appointment should be made as early or as late in the
school day as possible, or during study halls, if there is enough time. Time missed from school
for an appointment should coincide with the time period of the appointment itself as well
as travel to and from the appointment. Under normal circumstances students will not be
allowed to leave during the school day to retrieve forgotten items at home. APPOINTMENTS
FOR SENIOR PICTURES AND JOB INTERVIEWS ARE TO BE MADE OUTSIDE
THE REGULAR SCHOOL DAY.
To obtain an early dismissal slip, bring a written note signed by parent or guardian
requesting permission to leave, stating the reason for early dismissal and a telephone number
where the signing parent may be reached for verification. Arrangements for appointments are
to be made before school in the attendance office on the day of the appointment.
COLLEGE VISITATIONS, JOB SHADOWING VISITS, AND VOCATIONAL
PLACEMENT VISITS
For purposes of definition, a college visit includes two-year and four-year colleges and
training institutions in areas such as business, modeling, cosmetology, etc. Job shadowing refers
to visiting an adult workplace in a career interest area while under the tutelage/supervision of an
adult at the work site. Vocational visits refer to visits to Pioneer Career and Technology Center
or related Tech Prep sites for purposes of future placement in programs at those sites.
l. Juniors and seniors only are permitted on college visits; any student in grades 9-12 is
permitted to take a job shadowing visit. Vocational visits will be arranged as needed by the
counselors.
2. All visitations are not to be used the last two weeks of school or the last week of a grading
period.
3. A limit of two college visits and two job shadowing days per year is allowed. A record of
these days will be kept in the attendance office.
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4. A note from the student’s parents should be in the attendance office two days prior to the
scheduled visit.
5. All visitation forms are to be given to teachers to sign and then returned to the attendance
office. The office will give the student additional form(s) to be signed by the site where the
visit occurs. The signed form(s) will act as the student’s admission slip to class the day after
his or her visit.
6. School work assigned during these absences is due on the day of return.
7. ANY EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY MUST BE APPROVED BY THE BUILDING
PRINCIPAL. EVERY EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO REQUEST THE EXCEPTION
IN ADVANCE OF THE ABSENCE.
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS/EXCESSIVE ABSENCE
The administration reserves the right to withhold credits for full year course(s) from a
student accumulating more than 20 days absence per course or for semester course(s) from a
student accumulating more than 10 days absence per course. Missing over one-half of a class
period constitutes an absence for the period for the purpose of this excessive absence policy.
The only exceptions to this will be:
Hospitalization
Participation in a school sponsored function
Doctor’s excuse which is submitted before the end of the six-week grading period in
which the absence occurs
Professional counseling
Emergency or set of circumstances which in the judgement of the building principal
constitutes a good and sufficient cause for absence from school.
The classroom time missed over ten days for a semester course (twenty days for a year
course) must be made up if credit is to be obtained for the course. A student will receive a letter
grade of “G” on his/her report card until tutoring is completed. “G” grades are only issued in
courses which have been passed.
Students who are near or over the excessive absence limits are strongly discouraged
from requesting prearranged absences such as vacations, college and job shadowing visitations,
etc. as this only adds to the excessive absence problem.
Make-up work will be completed by personal tutoring with the approval of the student
services center and dean of students. All arrangements and costs involved will be the
responsibility of the student. All make-up work shall be completed within two weeks after
receiving the final grade card for the course(s) in question.
Seniors will be required to have all of their “G” grade make-up work completed
before receiving their diploma. They will, however, be permitted to march in graduation
providing they have make-up work in no more than one course required for graduation.
TARDIES TO SCHOOL
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A student accumulating five tardies to school (excused and/or unexcused) will be
assigned a one-day Friday school assignment for each group of five tardies. These tardies will
be accumulative for the semester. Please note: Any student tardy to first period is
considered tardy to school. Arrivals to school between 7:45-11:10 are considered tardies to
school and after 11:10 is a half-day absence. Tardies resulting from a medical appointment
(doctor, dentist, etc.) or tardies which were pre-arranged following school guidelines will not be
counted towards the five-tardy limit.
Tardies resulting from babysitting, oversleeping, car problems, etc. may result in missed school
work not being made up. After the fifth set of five tardies to school (25),
an out of school suspension will be issued.
TARDIES TO CLASS
A student accumulating three tardies to classes in a six-weeks grading period will be
required to serve one detention from 2:40-3:25 on Wednesdays under the supervision of a school
employee. Class work or reading materials will be required in the detention room. A student
who is excessively late to class may be issued five misconduct points.
Additional tardies in multiples of three will be subject to additional detentions. Failure
to serve a detention will result in the issuance of five points. In the case of a student not
bringing study materials to detention or becoming a discipline problem while there, the student
will be removed immediately from detention and points issued.
After a student’s third tardy detention, a Friday school will be assigned in place of a
tardy detention. After a third Friday school has been assigned, additional tardies to class in
multiples of three may result in out-of-school suspension.
Students and parent/guardians will be notified at least twenty-four hours before detention
is to be served. Students serving detentions will be required to arrange their own transportation
home on the day the detention is served. Classroom tardies are not cumulative and will begin
anew on the first day of each grading period. However, the penalties just described for tardiness
to class are cumulative for the year.
Students who request permission to go to their car during the school day may go
but will be issued a tardy to class.
Excessive tardies to class may carry further disciplinary action depending upon the
circumstances.
MAKE-UP WORK
Students who are absent from school must contact their teachers concerning makeup
work. It is the student’s responsibility to take the initiative and get the work made up
within the allotted time. Tests are to be made up during a student’s study hall time or after
school under the direct supervision of a teacher. Tests missed due to a partial day
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absence are to be made up that same day if the student has a scheduled study hall. It is the
student’s responsibility to make these arrangements upon his/her return to school.
After an excused absence all make-up work, homework and missed tests must be
completed in two days for each school day missed or the grade may become an “F”. There are two
exceptions to this policy:
1) If a student is absent on the day immediately preceding a previously announced
test and that day is used for review only, the student will be expected to take the
test as scheduled.
2) If a student is absent the day of the test and was present for the review, the
student will be expected to take the test on the day he/she returns to school.
NECESSARY STUDY MATERIALS MAY BE SECURED BY CONTACTING THE MAIN
OFFICE AND ARRANGING FOR THOSE MATERIALS TO BE SENT HOME.
When students are absent from one or several classes to attend a special activity of
another class or organization, they are expected to obtain the assignments of the missed class
and keep up with their work. SINCE A STUDENT IS NOT CONSIDERED ABSENT FROM
SCHOOL, THE MAKE-UP POLICY DOES NOT APPLY. If at all possible, students should
not miss class tests for special activities.
BEFORE A STUDENT WILL BE EXCUSED FOR A FAMILY VACATION OF
MORE THAN ONE DAY, HE MUST BRING A NOTE FROM HOME STATING HE WILL
BE WITH A PARENT/GUARDIAN. A student must apply at the office
(a minimum of two days in advance of vacation) for an assignment sheet to be signed by each of
his teachers. Failure to follow the above procedure may result in the time missed being marked
“unexcused”. When the student returns he/she has two school days to turn in homework which
was assigned during the absence. Homework assigned prior to the vacation which is due during
the vacation should be turned in 1) prior to leaving school, or 2) on day of return to school. All
tests must be made up within a period equal to the time absent. Failure to do so will result in an
“F” grade. In case of college, vocational, or job shadowing visits, work assigned is due on day
of return.
VISITORS
Social visits are prohibited. The school policy is to accept only those visitors who
have legitimate business to attend to at the school. Parents are always welcome. Students
wishing to bring a guest to school must obtain prior approval from the principal’s office and
secure a pass. Visitors are expected to leave promptly when their business is completed. No
guests will be permitted to attend school on days immediately preceding or following vacations
or during the first or last two weeks of school. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved
in advance by the principal.
EARLY RELEASED TIME
With the approval of the administration a credit junior or senior may be released from
the seventh period study hall. This is a privilege, not a right, and is contingent upon:
l. Parental written approval is received
2. The dean of students receives verification by phone call from parent
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3. Transportation provided by student is confirmed
4. Passing grades in all subjects in the preceding grading periods (includes 6th grade
period of previous year)
5. All required parts of the Ohio Graduation Test have been passed
6. Verbal verification of the above criteria occurs between the supervising dean of
students and the student
7. No outstanding G-grades or incompletes
8. Student not on medical status
No student schedules will be changed to arrange a period seven study hall, (NOR WILL
STUDENTS WHO DROP A SCHEDULED SEVENTH PERIOD CLASS BE ELIGIBLE FOR
EARLY DISMISSAL). Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the principal. Early
dismissal students will be expected to leave the building shortly after the 6th period bell and are
not to return until 2:45 if involved in an after school activity.
DRIVING REGULATIONS
All automobiles driven to and from school by students must be registered in the office.
Failure to register a car driven to school may result in disciplinary action. Application blanks will
be provided for students, and they must be filled out and returned to the office before permission
will be granted.
When students come to school, their cars must be parked and should be locked and not
driven again until the end of the school day. Students who participate in co-curricular activities
after school are expected to leave vehicles parked. They are not permitted to move their cars
next to the building for the purpose of convenience. Students who park their cars in
unauthorized areas (behind school, faculty parking lot, new gym parking lot, etc.) are subject to
disciplinary actions. Upon arrival to school students are to immediately enter the building
and are NOT permitted to leave the building prior to the end of the day without the
permission from a building administrator and signing the “sign out” list. Driving, riding,
or sitting in cars before school, during school hours, or lunch period is prohibited.
Loitering on school grounds after school is not permitted as well. Students who request
permission to go to their car during the school day may go but will be issued a tardy to
class. Special permission to drive a car during school hours may be granted only by the principal
and dean of students. Violations will result in restriction to the grounds, misconduct points,
suspension of driving privileges, or suspension from school.
Students are to drive cautiously while entering and leaving school grounds. Students’
cars may not leave while school buses are departing from the school grounds, and may not enter
or leave the lot when and where the buses load and unload. State law requires pedestrians to
use the crosswalks and a reminder to drivers that pedestrians have the right of way.
Students are not to smoke in their cars when the cars are on school property. School
officials retain the right to examine the contents and/or search a car parked on school premises
when they have a reasonable suspicion that items contained in the car may interfere with the safe
or effective operation of the school.
Lexington High School assumes no responsibility for damage to vehicles or loss of
contents incurred while vehicles are parked on school grounds.
The above rules apply to all vehicles.
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Please note: As of July 1990, several new state laws may affect your driving rights
in Ohio. Schools are required to notify the Registrar of Motor Vehicles and the local
juvenile judge of the following:
1. Habitually truant
2. Withdrawal from school under eighteen years of age
3. Suspension/expulsion related to drugs
4. Underage smoking-loss of driving privileges for 30 days
BUS TRANSPORTATION
Special routes are followed by school buses to take students to and from Lexington High
School. These buses load and unload in the gymnasium parking lot. Upon exiting the school
bus, students are to immediately enter the building.
Students are expected to conduct themselves properly while riding the buses. By law, a
student is under the jurisdiction of the school from the time the student leaves his home until he
returns to his home. High school students are not to ride the elementary buses unless prior
arrangements have been made through the high school office.
Please be reminded that food is not to be consumed on a moving bus as per state statute.
GRADING POLICY
I. TERMINOLOGY
The letters A, B, C, D, F, I, WD, and WF shall be used to indicate student
performance/proficiency in all subject areas on report cards in grades 9-12. The letters will
denote the following:
A - Excellent work
B - Good work
C - Average work
D - Poor, but passing work
F - Failure to do passing work
I - Incomplete work
WD - Withdrawn from course (up to the mid-point of a semester course, nine-weeks or
a year-long course, eighteen-weeks course will be removed from student’s
transcript)
WF - Withdrawn Failing (after the mid-point of a semester or year-long
course--a letter grade of “F” will be issued for the course)
Plus (+) and/or minus (-) may be used with the above letters (for informational purposes
only) except with the letter “F” and on final course/subject grades.
II. GRADING SCALE
The grading scale for all subjects grades 9 through 12 shall be:
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Range
Start End Grade Start End Grade
99 100 A+ 73 80.99 C
95 98.99 A 71 72.99 C-
93 94.99 A- 69 70.99 D+
91 92.99 B+ 63 68.99 D
85 90.99 B 61 62.99 D-
83 84.99 B- 0 60.99 F
81 82.99 C+
III. GRADING PERIODS
A. The secondary grading periods (grades 9-12) shall be six weeks in length. Progress
Book is available to parents to check grades. Interim reports will be mailed to
parent(s)/guardian(s) of any student who does not have access to a computer.
B. Teachers are required to have sufficient graded assignments, quizzes, tests, projects,
etc., to fairly evaluate each student at the mid-point and end of each grading
period.
IV. INCOMPLETE (I) POLICY
A. Work may be considered incomplete and the letter grade “I” issued if a student has
missed required assignments due to absences or if required assignments are
submitted incomplete or unsatisfactory.
B. Any student who receives an incomplete grade (I) has two weeks after the last day of
the grading period the “I” was issued to complete the required work and have the “I”
changed to the appropriate letter grade for the work completed (A, B, C, D)
otherwise the grade for that grading period will be “F”. Work from an “I” for the
final grading period of a course which is not made up within the two-week period
will result in FAILURE OF THE COURSE and no credit received.
C. In addition to the incomplete policy a SENIOR shall NOT participate in
commencement exercises and will not receive a diploma until the incomplete
issued for the final grading period has been removed.
D. The only exception to the incomplete policies will be medically documented
illness/injury which makes it impossible for the student to comply.
V. FINAL GRADES FOR YEAR-LONG COURSE
A. Final grades for all year-long courses will be determined by using six grades.
B. Computing Final Grades
1. Letter grades will be given the following numerical values:
A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = l, F = 0.
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2. When using six grades to determine final grades, add the numerical values of
the letter grades together and refer to the scale below:
A = 24 23 22
B = 20 19 18 17 16
C = 14 13 12 11 10
D = 8 7 6 5
Example - grading period 1 2 3 4 5 6
C B C D B C
2 + 3 + 2 + 1 + 3 + 2 = 13 pts.
Final Grade C
3. A student must earn a minimum of five points; and pass two of three second
semester grading periods to pass a course which uses six grades to compute the
final grade.
4. The final grade for a student who earns a total of 2l, 15, or 9 points will be
determined by the average of his/her second semester six-weeks grades.
VI. COMPUTING FINAL GRADES FOR SEMESTER COURSES
A. Computing Final Grades
1. Letter grades for six-week grades will be given the following numerical
values: A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0.
2. When using three grades to determine the final grade for a semester course
add the numerical values of the letter grades and refer to the scale below:
A = 12 11
B = 10 9 8
C = 7 6 5
D = 4 3
Example = grading period l 2 3
C B C
2 + 3 + 2 = 7 points
Final Grade C
B. A student must earn a minimum of three points, and pass two of the three six-week
grading periods to receive credit for any semester course.
FINAL GRADE REPORTS
As the final grade report is available to parents and students in Progress Book, they
will no longer be mailed home unless requested. Please contact the student services office to
make this request, 419-884-1111 ext. 1412 or 419-884-3454.
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VIII. EXAM POLICY
As of the 1999-2000 school year, Lexington High School instituted required semester exams for
students in all courses. The following are guidelines for the exam policy. Please note this policy
may be subject to change.
1. An exam may be comprehensive for the current semester, but an exam in the second
semester of a year- long course cannot be comprehensive for the course (i.e. it cannot cover
36 weeks worth of subject material). However, basic skills that have been taught during
the year would naturally be expected to be known to answer certain types of questions.
Examples of this might be basic writing skills or concepts in English that were taught early
on and built upon during the year or something like factoring in math.
2. Each exam will count as part of the grade for that six-weeks grading period (3rd and 6th).
Therefore year-long courses will have six grades only and semester courses will have three
grades only that will go into figuring the final grade for the course.
3. The final semester/year exams will reflect 25% of the points in the 3rd/6th grade periods.
4. Teachers in like courses (all English 9 courses, all biology courses, etc.) will give like tests
(not the identical test) to students in those courses with respect to format (i.e. one cannot
give an essay test and the other an objective test).
5. Because exams are mandatory, seniors will be present during the last week of the second
semester. However, the entire senior class may be exempted from taking second semester
exams if certain academic, attendance and behavioral expectations are met (to be
determined by the principal). Any senior who elects to take an exam must notify their
teacher by the last school day for seniors (usually the last Friday in May).
6. Final exams will be given in double-period time slots at the end of the semester and the end
of the school year.
WEIGHTED COURSE GUIDELINES
A “weighted” course at Lexington High School is an upper-level course, a course that is
accelerated in content, pace, and expectations. Across the curriculum a “weighted” course will
afford students opportunities to study the content area more thoroughly, to enhance technology
use, to conduct independent research, and to be more realistically prepared for the rigors of postsecondary
study. Prior to enrolling in a “weighted” course, students may be required to sign a
contract ensuring their commitment to the course requirements and expectations. A “weighted”
course will continue to receive extra value in the weighted grade-point average used for graduation
honors purposes.
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The following courses are weighted:
Advanced English 9 AP United States History Enriched Geometry
Advanced English 10 AP U.S. Government & Politics Enriched Algebra II
Advanced English 11 A.P. Chemistry Pre-Calculus (Math Analysis)
Advanced English 12 Physics AP Calculus
Advanced Speech Spanish IV & V AP Calculus II
Reading for College French IV & V
CHEATING
Encouraging and fostering high regard for honesty and integrity is an integral part of our
educational preparation. Therefore the administration, faculty and staff will NOT condone or
tolerate any form of cheating or dishonesty which may include but is not limited to use of cell
phone, copying/providing homework, providing test/quiz information/answers/essays, use of
“cheat sheets”, and use of dishonest, deceptive, or fraudulent means to obtain or attempt to attain
credit for academic work. Lexington High School subscribes to Turnitin.com for both student
and faculty use.
FIRST CHEATING OFFENSE - The student will receive zero points/no credit for the
assignment, test, project, etc. involved; the teacher will notify the dean of students of the
incident; and the teacher will talk with the student’s parents about the incident.
SECOND CHEATING OFFENSE REPORTED TO THE OFFICE - The student will
receive zero points/no credit for the assignment, test, project, etc. involved; the student will be
referred to the dean of students and subject to disciplinary action which may include suspension.
Subsequent offenses will result in disciplinary action as per the sequence of suspendable
offenses found in this handbook.
RECOGNITIONS, ALL “A’s”, HONOR ROLL, AND MERIT ROLL
There shall be three academic recognitions at the end of each grading period.
1. All A’s (4.0+ G.P.A.)
2. Honor Roll (3.99-3.50 G.P.A.)
3. Merit Roll (3.49-3.0 G.P.A.)
These recognitions shall be determined by calculating each student’s non weighted and
weighted grade point average (GPA) for the concluding grading period only. The highest G.P.A.
will be used.
In figuring GPA for Honor Roll and Merit Roll, quality points earned in weighted
courses will be used:
Non Weighted: A = 4 pts. B = 3 pts. C = 2 pts. D = 1 pt. F = 0 pts.
Weighted: A = 5 pts. B = 4 pts. C = 3 pts. D = 2 pts. F = 0 pts.
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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Participation in the graduation ceremony is considered a student activity and therefore a
privilege, not a right. A student must meet the following requirements to receive a diploma
from Lexington High School:
A senior who is no more than one credit short of the minimum graduation requirements
may participate in the graduation ceremony, but will not receive a diploma until all graduation
requirements have been completed. The passing of all five sections of the OGT (Ohio
Graduation Test) will count as one credit toward graduation with respect to the above stated
sentence regarding participation in the graduation ceremony. The test does not count as a credit
toward the required 21 credits for graduation. Any student short more than one credit may not
participate in the graduation ceremony. Any senior who receives an incomplete (I) for the final
grading period must meet all requirements to have the incomplete grade removed before he/she
may participate in the graduation ceremony.
Student must earn a minimum total of 21 credits:
4 credits of English 3 credits of science
3 credits of social studies 3 credits of mathematics
1 credit of health/physical education
1 credit business/technology, fine arts, and/or foreign language. All music classes and art
classes in the Lexington High School curriculum satisfy the fine arts requirement.
Students attending Pioneer Career & Technology Center must meet the following
requirements for graduation from Lexington:
4 credits of English 3 credits of science
3 credits of mathematics l credit of health/physical education
3 credits of social studies
Elective credits as needed to total 21
Earn vocational certificate
Any required deficiencies must be completed prior to graduation. Please note that
graduation requirements are minimum requirements. Most students have earned more than 21
credits at the close of their senior year.
It is the responsibility of the student to see that requirements for graduation are met. The
high school makes every effort to keep current records and to keep students and parents
informed about the status of progress toward completing the work necessary to meet these
requirements. However, it is up to the student to make sure that he or she is acquainted with the
necessary requirements to meet this goal.
Seniors are automatically registered for graduation.
STUDENT SERVICES CENTER
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Lexington High School Department of Guidance and Counseling is committed to meeting the
unique intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs of each student. The guidance counselors
are student advocates. A variety of services are provided to support this effort.
If students need help in any way, they should contact their counselor. Students can arrange
appointments through the Student Services Secretary. After hours appointments can be arranged
with the individual counselors.
Counselor Alphabet Breakdown:
Mrs. Diana Hurlow A - F
Mrs. Kristen McPeek G - M
Mrs. Bobbi Weaver N - Z
Counselors assist students in the college selection process. Beginning in the junior year, students
are instructed as to the appropriate sequence of activities they need to follow in order to identify
colleges that match their needs. Counselors present information through large group assemblies,
classroom guidance activities and individual conferences. Students learn how to access materials
that include computer search programs, college guide books, catalogues and videos. These are
available in the Student Services Office. Students are also provided opportunities to attend the
annual college fair in mid-September to visit with college representatives who come to our campus
each fall. Every senior will be required to attend “Senior College Boot Camp.” This is a two-day
counselor directed event that will occur during early release that will help guide each student
through the college application process. All parents are reminded to frequently check the
Student Services link on the Lexington High School website where information on testing,
scholarships, financial aid and important upcoming events can be found. (PrepHQ)
COURSE REQUESTS/SCHEDULE CHANGES/DROPPING A COURSE
Students and parents are urged to make careful course selections. Please pay close attention to prerequisites,
graduation and college requirements, NCAA requirements, athletic eligibility
requirements, and course fees. Students are expected to complete classes in which they are
enrolled.
Minimum Load: Students in grade 12 must be scheduled for 5 classes daily. Students in grades
9, 10, & 11 must be scheduled for a minimum of 6 classes daily.
Dropping a Course: Permission to drop a course is difficult to obtain. Please see curriculum
guide page 9 for details. Please understand that assignment of teaching staff is based on course
registration.
Repeating a Course/Grade Replacement:
If a student receives a final grade of a “C” or lower and wishes to repeat the course in order to
improve their skills, the transcript will reflect the average of the two final grades and one credit
will be awarded.
PROMOTION TO THE NEXT GRADE IS BASED ON CREDITS EARNED
Sophomore 5.0 credits as a freshman
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Junior 10.0 credits through the sophomore year
Senior 15.0 credits through the junior year
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SCHOLARSHIPS
Many scholarships are available to students interested in obtaining financial assistance.
Information can be obtained from the student services center on individual scholarship amounts
and necessary qualifications. Seniors are reminded to report, using PrepHQ, all scholarships
awarded along with the amount to the student services office.
ACADEMIC AWARDS
At the conclusion of each school year, academic awards are presented to our students in
an evening program sponsored by the Lexington Academic Boosters. There will also be a
second award assembly during the school day to provide further recognition for our students.
National as well as local scholarships are awarded and recognized at this time. Plaques are also
given to the outstanding student in each department area as well as departmental awards based
on criteria set up by the individual departments.
Scholarship pins and a recognition breakfast are given on a different date to those
students in grades nine through twelve who have a 3.5 non weighted or weighted G.P.A.
(whichever is highest) for the year which is figured on grades during the first five grade periods.
ACADEMIC LETTER REQUIREMENTS
Each year a committee of three or more staff members will comprise the Academic
Letter Advisory Board. They will monitor the application process and network with the
Lexington Academic Boosters to provide the letters.
At the end of the fifth grading period, the guidance counselors will compute the grade
point averages for the year to determine which students have earned a minimum 3.8 GPA.
Students will be told where they may pick up an application for the letter by announcement.
The letters will be awarded at the annual Academic Awards Program. The advisory
board will meet after the awards program to determine if any changes to the criteria are needed
for the following year.
As in sports and music, the students may earn a letter in more than one year of high
school. The first year award will be the letter. The second year’s award will be a medal. The
third year award will be a medium plaque, and the final year will be a large plaque.
To earn a letter the student must have a weighted 3.8 GPA through the 5th six-weeks
grading period and accumulate 25 points. Points may be accumulated as follows (others may be
added by the committee):
Mock Trial up to 20 points
Destination Imagination up to 20 points
Academic Challenge up to 20 points
Math Team (OCTM) 5 points
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School plays 10 points each
L’Express staff 10 points
NASSP National Honor Society 10 points
Economic Challenge Team 5 points
Voice of Democracy Contest Entry 5 points
Membership in *academic clubs 5 points each
JETS 5 points
Winning a Regional/National theater/art award 10 points
Winning the local Voice of Democracy contest 10 points
Winning the Regional Voice of Democracy contest 10 points
Team winning Regional Destination Imagination, 10 points
Regional Mock Trial, Economic Challenge
Team, winning Academic Challenge League,
County, Regional or OCC tournaments 10 points each
Going to Ohio Math Olympiad 10 points
Buckeye Boys State/Girls State 10 points
Yearbook up to 5 points
*Examples of academic clubs are French, Spanish, German, Book, Chess, Industrial Arts, Art,
FTA, Drama, Math, Academic Challenge Club.
PARENT/STUDENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parents are encouraged and invited to meet with teachers during their conference
periods, before or after school. Teachers may also be contacted through our email system at
www.lexington.k12.oh.us
EXTRA HELP
You may always seek help from your teacher if you do not understand an assignment, if
the work is difficult or if you have been absent and have missed assignments and class
discussions. Arrange a conference with your teacher before or after school or at a time
convenient to both of you during the day.
A teacher will sometimes request a student to stay after school if it is apparent that the
student is having difficulty with his work. This is not to be thought of as a punishment, but
rather as a desire of the teacher to help you make the progress of which you are capable.
INTERVENTION ASSISTANCE TEAM (IAT)
A process has been developed in which students who are “at risk” of failing their classes,
in spite of their hard work and regular attendance to school, may receive academic assistance.
The Intervention Assistance Team may consist of two classroom teachers, a guidance counselor,
the school psychologist and one dean of students. Students may be referred to the I.A.T. by; (1)
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their classroom teachers, (2) their guidance counselor, (3) an administrator, (4) their
parents/guardians, (5) themselves. The Intervention Assistance Team is only involved with a
student after all standard methods of improving academic performance have not been successful.
These methods include, but are not limited to, student seeks extra help before/after school by
classroom teacher, more student time spent at home working on homework, placement of
student to the front of class along with other classroom strategies, etc.
The goal of the Intervention Assistance Team is to identify those students who
legitimately need academic assistance and who otherwise would continue to fail without its
support.
WORK PERMITS
All students working full or part time are required to secure a work permit. Students may
secure the proper forms from the principal’s office. Please note: the school administration may
revoke a work permit from students who are habitually tardy, absent or in violation of school rules.
SCHOOL INSURANCE
Pupils are provided with an opportunity to apply for school insurance as protection against
injury expenses. Insurance is available for school activities only or for 24 hour year-round
coverage.
All accidents should be reported to the school office or to the athletic director/dean of
students within 48 hours. Students with 24-hour insurance should report to the school or to the
agency (in summer) if the accident occurs outside the school.
CHEMISTRY-PHYSICS-INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
Special attention of the industrial arts and chemistry-physics student is called to section
331336.43 of the Revised Code of the State of Ohio which requires students to wear
industrial quality eye protective devices and closed toe shoes at all times while participating
in such course or laboratory work.
CLINIC SERVICES
If a student becomes ill in school, he should report to the attendance office. Students
must not leave the building because of illness without authorization.
MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION POLICY
Students requiring medication (prescriptive or over-the-counter) during
the school day shall be administered said medication under the following provisions:
l. A prescribing physician shall indicate the medication is essential during the school
day.
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2. The “Administering Medication Statement” must be filled out completely each year,
signed and filed with the building principal prior to the time any medication is to be
administered.
3. Only the designated person(s) may administer medications to students.
4. A copy of the “Administering Medication Statement” shall be supplied to the
designated person prior to the time medications are to be administered.
5. The parent/guardian shall be responsible for informing the building principal, in
writing, of any change in a student’s health and/or medication.
6. The building principal shall designate a locked storage area within the building to
which all medications shall be taken for storage. Medications requiring refrigeration
shall be stored in an area not commonly frequented by students.
7. No employee of this district shall be required to administer medications if that
employee objects to doing so.
8. All dental disease prevention programs sponsored by the Ohio Department of
Health, which are in accordance with the rules and regulations of the department,
shall be exempt from the above requirements.
STUDENT VALUABLES
Students are cautioned not to bring large amounts of money, and/or electronic devices to
school, and if they wear glasses or watches, to keep track of them at all times. STUDENTS,
NOT THE SCHOOL, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR PERSONAL PROPERTY. IF
IT IS NECESSARY TO BRING MORE MONEY THAN NEEDED TO PAY FOR
LUNCH, LEAVE IT AT THE OFFICE FOR SAFEKEEPING. DO NOT LEAVE IT IN
YOUR LOCKER. STUDENTS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES AND
STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATE IN AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES SHOULD
ESPECIALLY TAKE HEED TO NOT LEAVE THEIR PERSONAL BELONGINGS
AND VALUABLES IN AN UNSECURED STATE.
LOST AND FOUND
A lost and found box is placed in the main office. Small or valuable items that are found
will be kept separate.
FIRE, TORNADO, AND SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS
Fire and security drills will be held each month, and tornado drills will be held in March
and April, both to comply with state law and to familiarize students with what to do should any
of these emergencies occur.
Instructions for fire and tornado drills are posted in each classroom. Two keys to
success in these drills are: l) listening to the instructor’s directions, and 2) carrying out
those directions as quickly and silently as possible.
THE LIBRARY
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Mission statement
The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective
users of ideas and information. The library provides a setting where students develop skills they
will need as adults to locate, analyze, evaluate, interpret, and communicate information and ideas.
Policies
The library will be open for student use from 7:20-3:00 each school day. Extended hours
for the library are available with prior arrangements.
Students may come to the library from study hall for the entire period, as space permits,
and from classes with a pass from the teacher. Students may also come from study hall or classes
to check out or renew materials, or make copies on an individual basis. The number of students
coming to the library from classes and study hall will be limited by the seating capacity of the
library.
Students may use the computers to access the Internet or do word processing, with
preference given to students with passes from a subject teacher.
The regular circulation period for library materials will be three weeks with overnight
privileges extended for reference and closed reserve materials. Students with late books are not
permitted to check out materials until the overdue materials are returned. NO DAILY FINES
ARE CHARGED, BUT LOST BOOKS MUST BE PAID FOR OR REPLACED.
Conduct
Students using the library during class periods are expected to be using library materials.
Some of those materials may be newspapers, magazines, books, or computers. The library is not
an alternate study hall or student lounge.
Extended conversations about class work and group work are permitted, with permission
only, in the designated group work area. Only brief, whispered conversations are permitted in
other parts of the library.
All school rules apply in the library. Students creating any type of disturbance or misusing
materials will be denied access to the library for a period of time, and the administration will be
notified.
COMPUTER NETWORK AND INTERNET ACCEPTABLE USE AND INTERNET
SAFETY POLICY
The Lexington School District is making advanced technology and increased access to
learning opportunities available to our students and the staff. We offer students and staff access
to resources such as, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation
and reference materials. Students and staff have the opportunity to access online information
found on the Internet. The Internet service is provided to the Lexington School District through
North Central Ohio Computer Cooperative (NCOCC).
CONDITIONS AND RULES FOR USE:
1. Acceptable Use
a. The purpose of the computer network, both inter- and intra-net, is to facilitate
communications in support of research and education, by providing access to
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unique resources and an opportunity for collaborative work. To remain eligible as
a user, your account must be in support of and consistent with the educational
objectives of the Lexington School District. Access to Internet is made possible
through NCOCC which is the data acquisition site for the Lexington School
District. All users of the Internet through the NCOCC must comply with existing
rules and their Acceptable Use Policies.
b. Transmission of any material in violation of any United States or state regulation is
prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, copyrighted material, licensed
software, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by trade secret.
c. Use for commercial activities is not acceptable. Use for product advertisement or
political lobbying is also prohibited.
2. Privilege
The use of the intranet and the Internet is a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate use,
including any violation of these conditions and rules, may result in cancellation of the
privilege. The Lexington Administration or NCOCC, under this agreement, is delegated
the authority to determine appropriate use and may deny, evoke, suspend or close any
user account at any time based upon its determination of inappropriate use by account
holder or user.
3. Monitoring
The NCOCC and the Lexington School District reserve the right to review any material
on user accounts and to monitor file server space in order for NCOCC or the District to
make determinations on whether specific uses of the network are inappropriate. In
reviewing and monitoring user accounts and file server space, NCOCC and the
Lexington School District shall respect the privacy of user accounts.
4. User responsibilities and guidelines
All users are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. The
rules and regulations of net etiquette are subject to change by the administration. These
rules include but are not limited to the following:
a. The use of the network must be in support of education and research consistent with
the mission statement of the District and NCOCC.
b. There will not be use of the network for commercial or for-profit purposes.
c. Do not reveal your personal home address or phone numbers or those of students or
colleagues.
d. The network should not be used in such a way that it will disrupt the use of the
network by others.
e. Use appropriate language. Do not use profanity, obscenities or other language which
may be offensive to other users. Illegal activities are strictly forbidden.
f. Malicious use of technology in a way that is intended to harass other users or to
infiltrate a computer or computer system and/or damage software components of a
computer or computer system is prohibited.
g. The network or any of its resources is not to be used for hate mail, harassment,
discriminatory remarks or other antisocial behaviors.
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h. There is to be no illegal installation of copyrighted software for use on a computer or
the network.
i. The technology in the Lexington School District is to be used as an instructional
resource and not for entertainment.
5. No Warranties
NCOCC and the Lexington School District make no warranties of any kind, whether
express or implied, for the service it is providing. NCOCC and the Lexington School
District will not be responsible for any damages a user suffers. This includes loss of data
resulting from delays, no-deliveries, mis-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by
NCOCC or the District’s negligence or by the users errors or omissions. Use of any
information obtained via the Internet is at the users own risk. NCOCC and the
Lexington School District specifically deny any responsibility for the accuracy or quality
of information obtained through its services. All users need to consider the source of any
information they obtain, and consider how valid that information may be.
6. Security
a. Security on any computer system is a high priority, especially when the system
involves many users. Users must never allow others to use their password. Users
should also protect their password to ensure system security and their own
privilege and ability to continue to make use of the system.
b. If you feel you can identify a security problem or misuse of the network, you must
notify a teacher, principal, or system administrator. Do not demonstrate the
problem to other users.
c. The student in whose name an Internet access is issued is responsible for its proper
use at all times. Users shall keep personal account numbers, home addresses and
telephone numbers private. They shall use this system only under their own
personal account.
d. Any user identified as a security risk for having a history of problems with other
computer systems may be denied access to the network by NCOCC and/or the
Lexington School District.
7. Vandalism and Harassment
a. Vandalism and harassment will result in cancellation of user privileges.
b. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm, modify, and destroy data of
another user. This includes, but is not limited to, the downloading, uploading or
creating of computer viruses.
c. Harassment is defined as the persistent annoyance of another user, or the
interference of another user’s work. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, the
sending of unwanted mail.
8. Procedures for Use
a. Student users must always get permission from their instructors before using the
network or accessing any specific file or application. FOLLOW WRITTEN AND
ORAL CLASSROOM INSTRUCTIONS.
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b. All users have the same right to use the equipment. Therefore, users shall not play
games or use the computer resources for other non-academic activities.
9. Encounter of Controversial Material
Users may encounter material which is controversial and which users, parents, teachers
or administrators may consider inappropriate or offensive. However, on a global
network it is impossible to control effectively the content of data, and an industrious user
may discover controversial material. It is the user’s responsibility not to initiate access
to such material. Any decision by NCOCC and the Lexington School District to
restrict access to Internet material shall not be deemed to impose any duty on NCOCC
and the Lexington School District to regulate the content of material on the Internet.
PENALTIES FOR IMPROPER USE:
1. Any user violating these rules, applicable state and federal laws or classroom and district
rules are subject to loss of network privileges and may result in a suspension. First time
offenders will lose computer privileges for three weeks, second time offenders for six
weeks and third time offenders will lose their privileges for the rest of the school year.
Loss of computer privileges does not apply to the following classes: computer art,
computer programming classes, drafting, and accounting.
2. In addition, any unauthorized access, attempted access, or use of any state computing
and/or network system is a violation applicable federal laws, and is subject to criminal
prosecution and may be grounds for suspension or expulsion.
A permission slip must be signed by the student and parent and returned to the school to
verify acceptance of this policy.
USE OF SCHOOL COMPUTER PRINTERS
1. Students may only print material needed for a class. Only one copy may be printed. If
additional copies are needed, the library Xerox machine must be used at a cost of .10
cents per copy.
2. Students may not copy anything for personal use.
3. Any students found in violation of these policies will receive disciplinary action from the
office and/or loss of computer use privileges.
WEB PAGE POLICIES
The first priority of the school district is to assure the safety and security of our students
and staff. To that end, it must be recognized that any personal information or personal images
that are published on the World Wide Web or other Internet services could be misused.
Accordingly, it is necessary that any such information be published only with prior approval of
the individual or, in the case of minor students, with the signed permission of the parent or
guardian. Even when that permission is extended, schools should make certain that the
potential benefit of posting individual information or images clearly outweighs the potential
dangers of misuse. Combinations of personal information (e.g., picture, first name and last
name) will be avoided.
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Sanctions for Violations
Disciplinary action, if any, for the students shall be consistent with the district’s standard
policies and procedures. Violations of the policy can constitute cause for revocation of access
privileges, suspension of access to Lexington School District electronic equipment, school
disciplinary action, and/or other appropriate legal or criminal action, including restitution, if
appropriate. Students shall be subject to the sanctions of Ohio state law or administrative code,
as appropriate.
Copyright Web Publishing Rules
Copyright law and district policy do not allow the re-publishing of text or graphics found
on the Web on district Web sites or file servers without explicit written permission.
Use of a graphic must come from a free source of graphics. If a graphic is a
recognizable figure, slogan, or logo, assume that it is copyrighted and do not use it.
The failure of a site to display a copyright notice may be interpreted as permission to
copy materials. Only the copyright owner may provide the permission. If the materials have
been improperly and illegally displayed by a Web site, the webmaster may not be considered a
source of permission.
The “fair use” rules governing student reports in classrooms are less stringent and permit
limited use of graphics and text.
Students with questions regarding these guidelines are advised to check with the
webmaster in their building before proceeding with the collection of images and text.
CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY
Students should not mark school furniture, walls, ceilings, floor or equipment with pen,
pencil, paint or any other instrument. Do not tamper with the fire alarms, fire extinguishers,
panic buttons and/or defibrillators or any electrical systems. Anyone who willfully destroys
school property through vandalism, arson or larceny, or who creates a hazard to the safety of
our students will be referred to the proper law enforcement agency in addition to receiving
school discipline.
TEXTBOOKS
All basic texts are loaned to students for their use during the school year. Workbooks
and other supplies are paid for by the student. Textbooks are to be kept clean and handled
carefully. Please be sure your name, printed in ink, is written in each book in case it is
misplaced. Sorry, but we do charge you a fine based on the principal’s or teacher’s judgment
for abuse, misuse, or lost books. Students should examine textbooks they are issued and
immediately report any visible damage to the issuing teacher. Students are expected to use
book covers on all school textbooks.
LOCKERS
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Lockers are school property and, as such, are subject to periodic inspections. Since
lockers are a permanent part of the building, students are expected to keep them in good, usable
condition.
Each student is assigned a locker for the storage of books and equipment. It is the
student’s responsibility to see that his locker is kept locked and in order at all times. If at any
time during the year a student’s locker becomes inoperable, report this immediately to the dean
of students’ office.
Get study materials for your morning classes when you arrive in the morning, and
materials needed for the afternoon classes during the lunch period. No one should leave classes
to go to their locker except with special permission.
THE CAFETERIA
The school cafeteria is maintained as a vital part of the health program of the school. To
encourage good nutrition, a well-balanced lunch is offered at a reasonable price.
The lunchroom management and your fellow students will appreciate your cooperation
in:
1. Upon reporting to the cafeteria students are to line up in an orderly fashion. Line
cutting is prohibited as is giving money to another student to purchase a lunch in
order to avoid standing in line.
2. Depositing all lunch litter in wastebaskets.
3. Returning all trays and utensils to the dishwashing area.
4. Leaving the table and floor around your place in a clean condition for others.
5. Students are restricted to the cafeteria proper and the patio behind the library during
lunch. ALL other areas of the building and grounds are off-limits. Students are
expected to arrive in the cafeteria within the 5-minute class change when their lunch
period starts.
6. Students may NOT make arrangements for food to be delivered from outside
eating establishments to the school at any time.
7. Students who violate the cafeteria policies will be subject to disciplinary action.
8. The procuring of money from other students during the lunch hour is not permitted.
Students should make their financial arrangements before they go to lunch. Should
a financial need exist, students are encouraged to contact the cafeteria supervisor,
the student services’ office or the dean of student’s office. There are no provisions
for students to charge their lunch. However students/parents may pay ahead for the
week or month.
NO FOOD OR DRINK MAY BE TAKEN FROM THE DESIGNATED EATING AREAS.
CELL PHONE POLICY
Cell phones which are found to be on, and/or visible upon entering the building until 2:34 are in
violation of school rules (see suspendable offenses). Phones found to be in violation of these
rules will be confiscated and turned in to an administrator.
First offense: The student may retrieve the phone from the administrator that day after
school and receive 1 Friday school.
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Second offense: The phone will be returned to a parent or guardian and the student will
receive 1 day out of school suspension.
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Third offense: The phone will only be returned to a parent or guardian and the student
will receive 2 day out of school suspension.
Four or more offenses: the phone will only be returned to a parent or guardian and will
result in additional days of out of school suspension. For example: the fourth offense will
be 3 days out of school suspension, the fifth offense, 4 days out of school suspension,
etc.
Please note: Phones are available in every classroom and may be used with teacher
permission.
CODE OF STUDENT’S RIGHTS AND CONDUCT
I. PHILOSOPHY
These rights and responsibilities are designed to maximize student cooperation by
allowing each student maximum freedom as well as maximum protection during the learning
process, while, at the same time, providing a framework rigid enough to deal with both minor
and major unacceptable behavior in ways best suited to the offenses.
Each student attending school has the right to a free and unhindered opportunity to
receive training designed to help him develop to his maximum. Except by means of due
process, the student attending school may not be denied this right by other students, nor by
members of the staff. Conversely, no student’s behavior may be such that it denies other
students the same right, nor may his behavior be such as to hinder members of the staff from
carrying out their responsibilities.
Teachers will handle minor discipline problems by use of reason, detention, parent
conferences, or other appropriate means. Students are expected to come to school ready and
willing to learn. Students are expected to treat each other and ALL SCHOOL EMPLOYEES
with courtesy and respect.
II. PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION
School is not the place for public displays of affections. Students involved in such
activities beyond hand holding will receive a warning when they are first observed. A
repetition of such conduct will lead to further disciplinary actions. When students repeatedly
violate rules, they will be brought to the administrative office for appropriate action.
III. DRESS
Studies indicate that there is a strong relationship between good dress habits, good work
habits, appropriate school behavior and good grades. Any type of attire which attracts undue
attention to the wearer, and thus causes a disruption/distraction in school is not acceptable. The
following are not acceptable school attire: see-through clothing, sleeveless shirts, tank tops,
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tube tops, single shoulder tops, “spaghetti” strapped tops and dresses, tops with open backs,
revealing low-cut tops and dresses, pajama pants, hats, hoods, sunglasses, headbands, bare feet,
bare midriff, jeans with holes, soiled or torn clothing. Clothing with offensive illustrations,
slogans or commercial messages advertising drugs, alcohol and/or tobacco products is
prohibited. Language on clothing which is insulting, abusive, threatening or harassing based
upon issues such as sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity background, religious beliefs or
disabilities is prohibited. No key or wallet chains should be worn to school by students. Pants
and shorts are to be worn in the waist area (defined as area from navel to hip bones). “Sagging”
styled pants/ shorts are to be belted and also worn at the waist area. Shorts, which are DRESS
TYPE, Bermuda shorts, cargo shorts, long basketball shorts and capri’s all of which are no
shorter than 3” above the knee are permissible. (The type of shorts NOT acceptable include but
are not limited to cutoffs, unhemmed shorts, “short” shorts, gym shorts). Skirts/Skorts and
dresses must touch the knee.
Daily, during 1st period, teachers will determine whether students are adhering to the
dress code. If a teacher feels that a student is not dressed according to the code, the student will
be sent to the office. Students who do not comply with the dress code will be asked to correct
the infraction. ANY TIME TAKEN FROM SCHOOL TO CORRECT INFRACTIONS WILL
BE UNEXCUSED.
The parents of students who are in violation of the dress code will be contacted to assist
in correcting the violation. The office has been stocked with fresh laundered shirts and pants
for students, who have violated the dress code, to borrow. SEE PAGE 38 FOR
HOMECOMING & PROM DRESS CODE. Judgment of the administration in matters of
dress and appearance is final.
IV. STUDY HALLS
Each student in study hall must have something with which to occupy himself/herself for
study purposes. Study hall teachers may issue passes to the office, counselor’s office and the
library only, and to the lavatories in emergency cases. Students desiring to see a teacher
other than their study hall teacher must have previously obtained a pass from that
teacher. If the student is to remain with the teacher all period, this is to be indicated on the
pass.
V. HALL COURTESY
A. There is to be no horseplay at any time. This often leads to situations that cause
fights or inadvertent injury to an innocent bystander. Students are to pass through
the halls in an orderly fashion and should not be running or pushing other students.
B. Students must carry their passport or a yellow pass when in the hall during
class time.
C. Keep halls open to traffic by walking to the right. Do not block traffic by standing
in groups.
D. Pass through halls quietly. Be considerate of others in the halls and classrooms.
E. Discard trash in the containers provided. Keep the school clean by picking up paper
from the floors.
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F. LEAVE THE SCHOOL BUILDING WITHIN FIFTEEN MINUTES AFTER
DISMISSAL UNLESS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A TEACHER.
VI. PASSPORT/AGENDA BOOK
Students will be issued a passport/agenda book at the beginning of each year.
This is also to be used as a hall pass. Misconduct points will be issued for the following
infractions:
A. Tearing out hall pass pages and using them separately
B. Adding additional pages
C. Using another student’s passport
A cost of $4.00 will be incurred for the issuance of a new book.
VII. AFTER SCHOOL HOURS
All after school activities must have a sponsor/advisor present at all meetings or
functions. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE BUILDING UNSUPERVISED
AFTER 3:00 OR AT ANY TIME WHEN SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION.
VIII. SECURITY
In order to insure a safe and friendly environment for Lexington High School students,
surveillance cameras have been installed throughout our building and in the parking lots.
The contents of DVD’s from these cameras is the property of the Lexington Local
School District. In order to insure our student’s right of privacy, the contents of these DVD’s
will not be made available to the general public. However, should there be a violation of our
student code of conduct which leads to criminal prosecution, the contents of the DVD may
become evidence at a trial and therefore become public knowledge.
IX. ARTICLES PROHIBITED AT SCHOOL
Difficulties arise frequently as a result of students bringing items which pose a hazard to
the safety of others or interfere with the educational process. ARTICLES SUCH AS LOOK
ALIKE FIREARMS, POCKET KNIVES, MATCHES/CIGARETTE LIGHTERS, PLAYING
CARDS or any other items that have the potential to interfere with safety, or the educational
process when brought to school, are undesirable and will be confiscated and returned to the
parent/guardian upon personal request. Students having items such as firecrackers, smoke
bombs, firearms, knives, etc., which are illegal or represent an overt or imminent threat to the
safety and comfort of others will face more severe penalties.
Violation of the restrictions could result in a ten day suspension, expulsion, charges filed
in juvenile court, or any combination thereof.
Please note: The use of I-Pods, MP3’s and all other electronic devices as well as cell
phones must be turned off upon entering school in the a.m. until 2:34. Failure to do so will
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result in confiscation and disciplinary action. Also, there should be no student expectation
to privacy if the electronic device has been used to violate school rules (i.e. use of a cell
phone to take unauthorized pictures in a locker room).
X. DANGEROUS WEAPONS POLICY
The Lexington Board of Education is committed to providing the students of the
Lexington Local Schools with an educational environment which is free of the dangers of
firearms, knives, and other dangerous weapons in our schools.
The definition of a firearm shall include any weapon (including a starter gun) which will
or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosion;
the frame or receiver of any such weapon; any firearm muffler or silencer; or any destructive
device which includes, but is not limited to any explosive, incendiary, or poisonous gas, bomb,
grenade, or rocket having a propellant charge or more than four ounces, missile having an
explosive or incendiary charge of more than one-quarter ounce, mine or device similar to any of
the devices described above.
Students in the Lexington School District are prohibited from bringing a firearm on
school property, in a school vehicle, or to any school-sponsored activity. If a student violates
this rule the superintendent shall expel this student from school for a period of one calendar
year. If necessary, any such expulsion shall extend into the next school year following the
school year in which the incident occurred. The superintendent may reduce this requirement on
a case-by-case basis in accordance with state law.
Students in the Lexington Local Schools are also prohibited from bringing knives on
school property, in a school vehicle or to any school-sponsored activity. The definition of a
knife includes but is not limited to, a cutting instrument consisting of a sharp blade fastened to a
handle. If a student violates this rule the superintendent may expel the student from school for
a period of one calendar year. If necessary, any such expulsion shall extend into the next school
year following the school year in which the incident occurred. The superintendent may reduce
this requirement on a case-by-case basis in accordance with state law.
The Lexington Board of Education may extend the right to expel a student for reasons
beyond the possession of a firearm or knife. Students in the Lexington Local Schools who
possess or use other dangerous weapons, which are defined but not limited to metal knuckles,
straight razors, explosives, noxious irritation or poisonous gases, poisons, drugs or other items
possessed with the intent to use, sell, harm, threaten, or harass other students, teachers, support
staff, parents or community members may be subject to a one year expulsion. The
superintendent may reduce this requirement on a case-by-case basis in accordance with state
law.
XI. THREATENING/VIOLENT BEHAVIOR POLICY
A. Threatening/violent behavior directed verbally or in writing between students or
towards any building personnel (teachers, counselors, administrators, custodians, cooks, etc.)
will not be tolerated. Threatening/violent behavior is defined as, but not necessarily limited to,
behavior in which the person to whom the behavior is directed feels that their personal safety is
at risk. Students who exhibit threatening/violent behavior in the judgment of the school
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administration will face suspension, expulsion, unruly charges being filed with the juvenile court
or any combination thereof.
B. Bullying – The Ohio Revised Code defines bullying as “any intentional written,
verbal, graphic or physical act that a student or group of students has exhibited toward a
particular student and the behavior both 1) Causes mental or physical harm to another student;
2) Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or
abusive educational environment for the other student.” Incidences of bullying should be
reported to an administrator and is considered a suspendable offense.
C. Cyber-bullying including, but not limited to, taunting, threatening, stalking,
intimidation, and/or coercing by one or more individuals against other students or staff,
perpetrated with computers, cell phones, internet websites, and/or any other electronic device is
considered a suspendable offense. This is not just limited to where the bullying originates
(school property, school events) but also includes to where it is communicated.
D. Dating Violence – Dating violence is defined as a pattern of behavior where a person
uses or threatens physical, sexual, verbal and/or emotional abuse to control the person’s dating
partner. A “dating partner” is any person, regardless of gender, involved in an intimate
relationship with another (person) primarily characterized by the expectation of affectionate
involvement be it casual, serious or long term.
XII. SAFE SCHOOLS POLICY
In order to insure the safety for all students and teachers, the following actions will be
taken by classroom teachers should there be a security concern in the building. These actions
will be initiated by the following announcement: “This is a safe schools drill/alert”. Drill
means we’re in a practice mode, alert means we’re in a lockdown mode.
1. The teacher will go to the door and motion any students in the hall to his/her
classroom.
2. The teacher will lock the door to his/her room.
3. The teacher will cover the door window(s) if possible.
4. The teacher will turn off the lights (rooms with windows only).
5. The teacher will direct his/her students to an area in the room out of the line of sight
from the door.
6. No response should occur to a fire alarm during a safe schools drill or alert.
7. Silence is to be maintained throughout the drill/alert.
8. Wait for further instructions to end the drill or alert.
XIII. ANTI-HAZING POLICY
It is the policy of the Lexington Board of Education and school district that hazing
activities of any type are inconsistent with the educational process and shall be prohibited at all
times. No administrator, faculty member, or other employee of the school district shall
encourage, permit, condone, or tolerate any hazing activities. No student, including leaders of
student organizations, shall plan, encourage or engage in any hazing.
Hazing is defined as doing any act or coercing another, including the victim, to do any
act of initiation into any student or other organization that causes or creates a substantial risk of
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causing mental or physical harm to any person. Permission, consent, or assumption of risk by
an individual subjected to hazing does not lessen the prohibition contained in this policy.
Administrators, faculty members, and all other employees of the school district shall be
particularly alert to possible situations circumstances or events which might include hazing. If
hazing or planned hazing is discovered, involved students shall be informed by the discovering
school employees of the prohibition contained in this policy and shall be required to end all
hazing activities immediately. All hazing incidents shall be reported immediately to the
superintendent.
Administrators, faculty members, students, and all other employees who fail to abide by
this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, and may be liable for civil and criminal
penalties in accordance with Ohio law.
XIV. ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
A. In the interest of the health and safety of all students, the purchase, possession, sale,
distribution, or use of illegal drugs, alcohol, look-a-like drugs, drug-related paraphernalia,
inhalants, or narcotics is prohibited on all school district grounds (including in vehicles), in
lockers, in buildings, in purses/book bags/etc., at all school activities home and away, and
in the vicinity of schools. Violation of this rule is grounds for suspension and possible
recommendation for expulsion.
B. Violation of the alcohol and drug section will result in:
1. Parent will be notified as soon as possible and student may be removed from school
for the remainder of the day.
2. The police will be notified of the incident and they, at their discretion, may conduct
an investigation.
3. Consultation set up with parent and student about the suspension procedure and the
possibility of dealing with the problem through an alcohol/drug use evaluation
and/or assessment from a school approved individual or agency.
4. Penalty:
1st Offense: ten-day out-of-school suspension with possible reduction
2nd Offense: ten-day out-of-school suspension, no reduction, possible expulsion
3rd Offense: Expulsion
Possession for sale or transmission: lst Offense - Expulsion.
The principal may modify a ten-day suspension for the first offense (except for sale and/or
transmission of drugs) if the student and parent agree to participate in an activity designed to
modify alcohol and drug related behavior. The ten-day suspension may be reduced by a maximum
of five days for participating in the designated activities.
C. The following is also considered to be a violation of the drug and alcohol policy:
1. The odor of alcohol or other illegal substance on a student’s breath or on his/her person
when verified by both a school and law enforcement official.
D. A violation pertaining to the presence of an odor mentioned in “C” above will result in:
1. A ten-day out-of-school suspension with a possible five-day reduction if the student
and parent agree to a drug/alcohol information assessment.
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2. The student, with parent consent, may take a drug/alcohol test administered by an
independent agency/individual or the school. This test is to be taken immediately.
If the result of this test indicates that the student’s system was void of
drugs/alcohol, the suspension time will be reduced to Friday School suspension
time in the normal suspension sequence and the assessment requirement will be
waived. The school district will reimburse the parents for the cost of the testing up
to a $100.00 maximum.
E. Definitions:
Illegal drugs/narcotics are defined as any narcotics, drug, medicine, or pill,
chemical preparation, plant, seed, or derivative thereof, of a hallucinogen, barbiturate, or
amphetamine nature.
Paraphernalia are instruments such as pipes, roach clips, syringes, hypodermic
needles, cocaine spoons or kits or any other items normally or actually used for the
packaging, conveyance, dispensation, or use of drugs/narcotics.
Look-a-like or counterfeit drugs are specifically, amended Section 2925.01(P) of
the Ohio Revised Code, to mean any of the following:
1. Any drug that bears, or whose container or label bears a trademark, trade name, or
other identifying mark used without authorization of the owner or rights to such
trademark, trade name, or identifying mark.
2. Any unmarked or unlabeled substance that is represented to be a controlled,
manufactured, processed, packed, or distributed substance.
3. Any substance that is represented to be a controlled substance but is not controlled
substance or is a different controlled substance.
4. Any substance other than a controlled substance that a reasonable person would
believe to be a controlled substance because of its similarity in shape, size, and
color, or its markings, labeling, packaging, distribution, or the price for which it is
sold or offered for sale.
FOR EXAMPLE: If a student possesses or sells oregano, which he/she claims to be marijuana, a
tablet which he/she falsely claims contains LSD, or a harmless pill which bears manufacturer’s
markings so as to falsely indicate that it is a controlled substance, or sells a crude tobacco
cigarette, while claiming it contains marijuana, it is a criminal offense and subject to criminal
prosecution.
Drug and Alcohol Ten-Day Suspension Reduction Procedures
If a student is suspended for a first violation of the board of education alcohol and drug
policy (except for sale and/or transmission), the parent may request a reduction of up to five days
of the suspension in the following manner:
1. The parents will be advised of the reduction possibility by the administrator who
notifies them of the suspension.
2. A combination of the following alternatives may be required by the administrator to
effect reduction of the suspension:
a. Parents take student to a school approved person or agency for a
dependency assessment and authorize the release of the results of same to
school. Costs incurred from the assessment up to a $100.00 maximum will
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be paid from grant money received by the school district provided they’re
available. (If a financial hardship exists, contact the principal).
b. Failure of the student or parent to complete the activities assigned by the
administrator will result in the days of reduction being reinstated.
XV. SUSPENDABLE OFFENSES
Suspensions will be assigned as either Friday school(s) or out of school days. Please note
that out of school suspension days will result in loss of credit for work assigned and/or
missed tests. An extensive list of reasons for suspension is contained in the Discipline
Code adopted by the Lexington Board of Education. A copy of this code is posted in the
main office.
The following is a summary of reasons for which a student is subject to suspension:
1. Smoking - possession or use of cigarettes or other tobacco products.
2. Disrespect/insubordination to, intimidation of or threats toward, teachers and other
school employees.
3. Intimidation, Bullying, fighting, including assault or verbal abuse toward anyone
on school district premises or at a school function.
4. Making a slur towards another student’s race, creed and/or religion.
5. Leaving school property without permission or truancy from school.
6. Being in an unauthorized area of the building or grounds.
7 Use of profanity, symbols or gestures. Please note: Any derogatory remark or
use of profanity directed toward or about a staff member will result in an outof-
school suspension.
8 Disruption or causing disturbance in class, at curricular and/or co-curricular
activities.
9 Possession, use, or sale of drugs, look-a-like drugs, or related paraphernalia,
including alcohol or carrying an odor on or about your person.
10. Possession of dangerous articles, which are prohibited at school.
11. Destruction of property.
12. Being in a school building after school hours without permission of supervisor.
13. Cheating, dishonesty, altering grades, etc.
14. Theft or possession of stolen items.
15. Cutting or skipping classes.
16. Being in cars during school hours without permission.
17. Failure to serve detentions/Friday school assignments.
18. Continued repetition of misconduct.
19. Calling oneself or another student in as ill to the attendance office under false
pretenses.
20. Forging signatures, and/or note information on absence excuses, hall passes,
appointment documentation, or any other required forms or documents.
21. Sexual harassment (see p. 48).
22. Misuse of school computers based on the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
23. Opening locked entries during school hours.
24. Cell phones and/or other electronic devices which are turned on or visible from
when one enters the building until 2:34.
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25. Other just causes which cause a disruption of the educational process.
In all cases of suspension from school, students will receive due process, will receive
written notification of the reason for the suspension, and parents will be notified of the action
taken.
During the length of a suspension or expulsion a student may NOT return to school for
any reason and may NOT attend or participate in any type of school activity or function home
or away. The above restrictions on returning to school and attending or participating in school
functions also applies to students who have been specifically instructed not to attend for other
disciplinary reasons.
NOTE: ALL SCHOOL RULES APPLY ON ALL DISTRICT PROPERTY AND TO
SCHOOL RELATED ACTIVITIES REGARDLESS OF LOCATION OF THE ACTIVITY
AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE STUDENT IS A PARTICIPANT OR
SPECTATOR.
XVI. POINT SYSTEM/MISCONDUCT POINTS
1. Points may also be assigned for actions which disrupt the educational process
beyond the listed suspendable offenses.
2. Only the principal or dean of students assigns points.
3. Results of point accumulation: (Points are assigned in increments of five.)
a. An accumulation of fifteen points results in a suspension.
b. An accumulation of ten additional points results in an additional
suspension.
c. An accumulation of five points after the second suspension results in an
additional suspension and other action might be appropriate.
d. Points are accumulated from the beginning of the year and run for the
entire year.
XVII. RIGHT OF APPEAL PROCESS
Students/parents have the right to appeal any issue following the procedure listed below:
A. Contact the building principal to arrange an appeal meeting.
B. If further appeal is needed, contact the superintendent (419-884-2132).
XVIII. CONSEQUENCES OF MISCONDUCT VIOLATIONS
A. Suspensions/Expulsions
The principal/dean of students is permitted to suspend a student for a period not to
exceed ten school days at a time. A student may not receive credit for any work missed during
an out of school suspension. Term papers or other work assigned before a suspension should be
turned in to the office on the due date and graded on its merit. Likewise, work assigned during
a suspension and due after the suspension must be turned in on the due date and graded on its
merit. Be reminded that misconduct which occurs off property owned or controlled by the
district, but is connected to activities or incidents that have occurred on property owned
or controlled by the district, is subject to the school’s code of conduct no matter where
such misconduct occurs.
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Only the superintendent or his designee can expel a student. The superintendent must
give written notice to the pupil and his parent, guardian or custodian. The notice must include
written reasons for the intended expulsion and provide an opportunity for a hearing before the
expulsion is effective. The expulsion is not to exceed the lesser of 80 school days or the
number of school days remaining in the year in which the incident took place. Please note: Any
suspension or expulsion from another district which has not expired will be honored by
Lexington High School.
The Pioneer Career & Technology Center is an extension of our school program;
therefore, students who elect to attend the career center are subject to disciplinary action based
upon the Student Code of Conduct of either Lexington High School and/or PCTC.
Consequently, conduct and/or involvement in any activity that may or does result in
disciplinary action by one school may be grounds for similar disciplinary action by the other
school.
The normal sequence for suspendable offenses either Friday school or out of school is:
A. First suspension - three days
B. Second suspension - five days
C. Third suspension - ten days and other action might be appropriate.
D. Fourth suspension- ten days with possible recommendation for expulsion.
A STUDENT WHO RECEIVES AN ADDITIONAL SUSPENSION BEFORE THE
PRIOR SUSPENSION IS FULFILLED MAY BE SUSPENDED OUT OF SCHOOL FOR
BOTH THE ADDITIONAL SUSPENSION AND FOR THE REMAINING DAYS OF THE
PRIOR SUSPENSION.
B. Friday School Regulations
l. Students should report to Friday school directly from their 7th period class. .
Friday school will last for three hours starting when they sign-in. No one will
be admitted after 2:45.
2. Friday school supervisor has the right to refuse admittance to
any student without assignments.
3. Students will not be allowed to go to their lockers, or use the
telephone except in cases of emergency.
4. Students will not be allowed to put their heads down, sleep, write notes or
doodle.
5. Students are to follow all school rules and policies during their
Friday school assignments.
6. No food or beverages will be consumed during the Friday
school.
7. Students are required to have class assignments, books, and/or reading
materials sufficient to give the student ample work to cover the three hour
time span. Students who do not adhere to this policy will NOT receive credit
for that day’s Friday school. All reading materials are subject to the approval
of the Friday school monitor.
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8. The first unexcused absence from Friday school will result in one additional
day of Friday school. A second unexcused absence will result in an out-ofschool
suspension reverting back to the original length of suspension even if
Friday school time has already been served.
9. Any student removed from Friday school for disciplinary reasons will be
subject to suspension out-of-school reverting back to the original length of
suspension, even if some Friday school time has already been served.
10. Jobs/ job interviews are not excuses for not attending Friday school.
11. Computers may be used with approval of an administrator and verification of
an assignment from a classroom teacher.
12. Cell phones and all electronic devices are prohibited (turned off and out of
sight) during Friday School. Devices confiscated will be held over the
weekend and misconduct points issued.
K-9 SEARCH UNIT PURPOSE AND PROCEDURES POLICY
PURPOSE:
To provide a safe and drug free environment in the Lexington Schools. The K-9 unit
program will act as a deterrent to the possession of illegal drugs and/or paraphernalia on school
property.
PROCEDURES:
1. When K-9 unit arrives, announce to faculty to keep students in classrooms. Instruct
teachers on conference duty in hall to escort any students currently in the halls directly to
class. No office/teacher aides allowed in halls.
2. All searches of buildings and grounds will not exceed the length of one class period.
3. All lockers and cars identified by the K-9 unit will be tagged and secured immediately.
4. Searches of tagged lockers and cars will be conducted by the principal and/or dean of
students in the presence of a plain clothed Lexington police officer. Students will be
made aware beforehand that their lockers and/or cars will be searched. Those students
will be given the option of observing the search.
5. All contraband found will be immediately turned over to the plain clothed Lexington
police officer and the current board adopted school code of conduct will be enforced.
6. Parents of all students whose lockers/cars have been searched will be contacted by
school officials as soon as possible.
EVALUATION:
1. The K-9 search unit purpose and procedures will be evaluated and reviewed annually.
COURSE FEES
To help cover extra expenses incurred in some courses, fees are charged. These fees
cannot be refunded once the course has been in progress. Students who drop yearlong courses
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where fees have been paid, will be refunded half of the fee expense. This does not apply to
workbooks.
ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS
The administration along with student organizations will plan and schedule assembly
programs. Your conduct and manners during assemblies should be of the same high quality that
you would expect if you were providing the program.
DANCE RULES
l. After the game dances are open to Lexington High School students only.
2. If a person leaves, he/she may not re-enter the building and must leave the grounds.
3. Lighting must be sufficient to provide visibility in the entire area being used.
4. Six faculty members approved by the administration must chaperone concurrently.
Chaperones must be willing to enforce conduct rules and check restrooms.
5. All rules governing students’ conduct at school, including dress code, will be strictly
enforced.
6. Auxiliary police protection may be required at the discretion of the administration.
7. All coats and purses will be checked in with school personnel when entering the dance.
They may be picked up again when departing from the dance.
8. Students are expected to arrive by the announced “cut off time” for admission, unless
previous arrangements have been made with a building administrator.
JUNIOR/SENIOR PROM -- HOMECOMING DANCE
The Junior/Senior Prom is an activity for Lexington High School juniors and seniors and
their dates. The Homecoming Dance is open to all LHS students. Only juniors and seniors may
invite non LHS guests. Lexington High School students wishing to bring non-LHS students to
either dance as dates must pre-register their dates with the appropriate dean of students. All
dance rules as outlined above apply. LHS students are responsible for making their dates
aware of school policies and for their behavior.
Dress - Prom
“Dressy” attire with dress shoes/sandals for the young ladies. Tuxedo, dress suit and tie
with dress shoes for the young men.
Dress – Homecoming
Dresses with dress shoes/sandals for the young ladies. Dress slacks, dress shirt with tie
or dress shirt with sport coat and dress shoes for the young men.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
All notices of club meetings, athletic and social events, general information for the day,
and specific instructions are announced over the PA system each morning, are posted on
website and presented by Power Point in the cafeteria throughout the day. Pupils interested in
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putting notices on the daily announcements must have their notices approved and signed by
their advisor.
POSTER POLICY
These procedures must be followed to display posters.
1. Posters and/or fliers are limited to a total of three to advertise a meeting and a total
of five to advertise an event.
2. All posters and/or fliers are to be approved by the club/activity advisor and the
administration before being displayed. The advisor should place his/her initials in
the bottom right hand corner.
3. Only the red brick or glazed block walls should be used to display posters
and/or fliers.
4. The use of paste, cellophane tape, duct tape, gum, putty, etc. to hang posters/fliers is
prohibited. Only use masking tape which is available in the office.
5. Each advisor will make certain all posters and/or fliers have been taken down after
the meeting/event is over.
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
In addition to an extensive athletic program for both sexes, there exists a number of
clubs to meet the varied interests of the students. Arrangement for additional clubs can be made
through the principal. If you have an interest in some area not covered by an existing
organization, please let them be known. Each club or organization must have an advisor from
the faculty.
Lexington High School considers participation in ALL student activities and organizations
to be a privilege not a right. Please note: Activity advisors/coaches have the authority, after
consultation with the building administration, to limit a student’s participation in extracurricular
activities due to a violation.
The Lexington Local School District and Lexington High School do not sponsor,
endorse, or promote any particular religious ideology or group.
ATTENDANCE/PARTICIPATION AT CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Any student not in attendance for at least half of the school day shall not
participate as a spectator or participate in any extracurricular activities the same day,
unless they have been excused by the principal in advance of that day. 11:10 a.m. is the
cut-off point for one-half day of attendance. Exceptions to this policy will only be considered
by the principal on a case by case basis.
CO-CURRICULAR ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
At Lexington High School, all students choosing to participate in co-curricular activities
will be expected to set as their top priority their role as a student. Each participant in a co39
curricular activity will be expected to set a positive example in the classroom by his/her positive
attitude, high level of integrity, attendance and punctuality, and work ethic.
The academic requirements as set forth by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (as
detailed below) as well as the school board adopted G.P.A and failure policy will be used to
determine eligibility for all students wishing to participate in a co-curricular activity.
OHSAA Bylaw 4-4-1 In order to be eligible in grades 9-12, a student must be currently
enrolled and must have been enrolled in school the immediately preceding grading period.
Furthermore, during the preceding grading period, the student must have received passing grades
in a minimum of five (5) one-credit courses or the equivalent, each of which counts toward
graduation.
EXCEPTION I: The Commissioner’s office may waive this requirement for a student in
her/his 12th and final year of school who (a) has accumulated sufficient credit hours to have
graduated in the preceding semester; (b) maintains a grade point average in the top ten percent of
the student’s class; and (c) can demonstrate that the underlying purposes of this bylaw have been
otherwise fulfilled by the student.
EXCEPTION 2: The Commissioner’s office may waive the enrollment requirements of
this bylaw provided the student has been withdrawn or removed from school because of
circumstances due to personal accident, illness or family hardship. An appeal for such a waiver
must come from the principal of the school and be in writing. The appeal for waiver shall contain
documents with school and medical supporting evidence.
EXCEPTION 3: If a students failure to meet the requirements of this bylaw are due to an
“incomplete” given in one or more courses which the student was taking during the grading
period in question, the student may have his/her eligibility restored by the Commissioner’s office
once the “incomplete” has been changed to a passing letter grade provided:
(a) the failure to complete the required coursework during the grading period was due to
calamity day(s), family tragedy, or illness or accident as verified by a physician; and
(b) the “incomplete was given in accordance with Board of Education/other governing
board adopted policies and procedures and is applicable to all students in the school; and
(c) the previously scheduled work and/or exams is/are completed within the time period
provided in Board policy for completing work required to convert an “incomplete” into a letter
grade; and
(d) there is no evidence that the “incomplete” was given in order to afford the student
extended time in order to provide the student tutoring or other educational services simply to
avoid a failing grade.
Note: This exception only applies where an “incomplete has been issued and not a letter grade
that is subsequently changed as a result of the extended time/additional work.
OHSAA Bylaw 4-4-3 The eligibility or ineligibility of a student continues until the start of the
fifth school day of the next grading period, at which time the grades from the immediately
preceding grading period become effective. For purposes of this bylaw, “school day” includes
faculty in-service days, calamity days and regular school attendance days but not holidays or
school breaks.
EXCEPTION 1: Eligibility or ineligibility for the first grading period commences with
the start of the fall sports season.
EXCEPTION 2: A student coming off the “ineligible status” may become eligible 24
hours after the mandatory grade reporting date (a date established by the Board policy which
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cannot be the same day as the end of the grading period) established by the Board of Education or
other similar governing body for that school’s district, provided said grade reporting date is
applicable to all students in that district. (See template for Board policy at www.ohsaa.org)
OHSAA Bylaw 4-4-4 A student enrolled in the first grading period after advancement from
eighth grade must have passed a minimum of five (5) one credit courses, or the equivalent of
those subjects carried the preceding grading period in which the student was enrolled.
HOUSE BILL 215
In accordance with the passage of House Bill 215, Lexington Local Schools has
established the following additional eligibility requirements:
1. A student must achieve a grade point average (G.P.A.) of 1.0 or higher each
grading period in order to be eligible to compete during the next grading period.
2. Any student receiving an incomplete (I) in a subject will have that “I” averaged as
an “F” in figuring the G.P.A. until all work is completed.
Intervention
Student involved in interscholastic co-curricular activities at the high school will be
subject to mandatory academic intervention if they fall into any of the following four categories:
1. Those who are ineligible according to their G.P.A. (below 1.0)
2. Those who are ineligible according to the F policy (not passing a majority of their
classes)
3. Those who have one or more F’s but are still eligible according to their G.P.A.
4. Those whose G.P.A. is at or above 1.0 but below 1.5
Intervention Process
Intervention at the high school will be determined by the coach/advisor, the student, and
the athletic director (for athletes) or the dean of students who is not the athletic director for nonathletic
interscholastic competition activities, and the parents if they wish to participate in the
process. A plan will be set forth whereby the student meets a minimum of two twenty-minute
sessions per week with teacher(s) of subject(s) to be determined in the aforementioned meeting.
The student will present a teacher-signed voucher slip to the coach verifying the sessions with the
teacher(s). The intervention process continues for an entire grading period.
Evaluation
The eligibility and intervention process shall be reviewed annually.
Daily Attendance/Participation Eligibility
Participating athletes must be in attendance at least one-half of the school day to play in
that day’s contest, unless they have been excused by the principal in advance of the day. 11:10
a.m. is the cut-off point for one-half day attendance for athletic purposes.
Students involved in athletics should also consult the training rules that are handed out
by their coaches.
Students participating in the post-secondary school option must be present for ALL of
their classes in order to participate in any extra curricular activity/practice that day.
CO-CURRICULAR CODE OF CONDUCT
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
All Athletic Teams Mock Trial Economics Team L’Express
Cheerleading Drama Club Art Club JETS
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Academic Challenge Key Club Foreign Lang. Clubs LEOS
Destination Imagination Marching Band Chess Club
All other school sponsored co-curricular clubs, activities and/or groups
Note: On occasion, groups and/or activities which are part of the graded curriculum (i.e. choir,
jazz band, Fire ‘n Ice, etc.) schedule public performances, trips, activities, etc. which are not
directly part of that activity’s graded curriculum. A student involved in a violation of this code of
conduct would be denied participation in these types of performances and/or activities.
THE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
I. PHILOSOPHY
A well disciplined athlete is a quality athlete. A quality athlete produces a quality athletic program. The
Lexington Athletic Department believes its task is to help develop quality young men and women through a
quality program. We believe that an athletic training program, including rules, education, and counseling,
plays an important role in the development of a quality athlete and program.
II. OBJECTIVES
1. To impress on athletes the importance of discipline and sacrifice in the development of a quality
athlete.
2. To help athletes understand the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco on the development
of an athlete.
3. To enhance the health and welfare of the athlete in particular and the student body in general.
4. To set worthy examples for other members of the student body.
III. PROCEDURES
1. Any student involved in the Lexington Local School’s athletic program shall be subject to the
following code of conduct for their entire high school career, year round, both in season and out of
season.
2. The code will come into force once signed by the student and parent(s)/guardian(s) and will remain
in effect until graduation or withdrawal from Lexington Schools. Signing the code is a requirement
for participation in any school-sponsored athletic activity.
3. A student involved in the Lexington Local School’s athletic program shall not:
a. use, possess, or distribute alcohol, illicit drugs, or tobacco in any form.
b. perform acts which by their nature violate the sense of propriety and decency of the community
or the standards or policies of this school district
c. violate the code of student conduct contained in the student handbook
d. violate any federal, state or local criminal law
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4. Any student not in attendance one half day of school (as defined by school policy) the day of
practice or contest shall not be eligible to participate in that activity. Any exception must have the
approval of a school administrator.
5. These training rules are minimum standards. Each coach may have additional training rules,
provided they are established prior to beginning of his/her sport, are approved by the athletic
director, and are
distributed to team members.
IV. CODE OF CONDUCT
The following code of conduct is to be in effect from the date of signing through the athlete’s
graduation and is to be followed by all students (grades 9-12) participating in athletic activity, in any
capacity. (Additional team/activity rules may be developed by each individual coach/advisor with the
approval of the athletic director).
V. TYPES OF VIOLATIONS
1. Type I - Possession, use, or purchase of; and/or conspiring to possess, use or purchase any alcoholic
beverage, tobacco, drugs, mood altering substances (other than those prescribed by a physician) or
look-a-like drugs or mood altering substances or any paraphernalia related to the above mentioned
is strictly and absolutely PROHIBITED.
2. Type II – Sale or distribution of any alcoholic beverage, drugs any other mood altering
substances or look-a-like drugs or other mood altering substances or any paraphernalia related to the
above mentioned is strictly and absolutely PROHIBITED.
3. Type III - Students shall not be convicted of or adjudicated delinquent of crimes against any
individual or property and/or perform acts which, by their nature, violate the sense of propriety and
decency of the school community or the community in general. Such acts may include, but are not
limited to acts deemed to be of a malicious intent to cause harm, damage, discomfort, intimidation,
inconvenience or as otherwise appraised inappropriate by the principal. Such acts may include, but are
not limited to, verbal or written harassment, threats, intimidation or vandalism to person or property.
VI. APPLICATION
1. Type I Violation - FIRST OFFENSE
When the high school principal has reason to suspect that there has been a violation of the athletic code of
conduct by a student, he will schedule a conference as soon as he can convene the necessary participants.
He will also notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies if deemed appropriate. This conference is to
include the student, his/her parent(s)/guardian(s), the coach/advisor, the principal, and any other school
personnel selected by the principal. If it is determined that a violation has occurred, the principal shall set
the dates for the athlete’s suspension. The student will be denied participation in 20% of the scheduled
regular season public performances to be served consecutively starting with the first contest after the
student has been notified of his/her suspension. Drug and alcohol offenders and their parent(s)/guardian(s)
must complete the prescribed assessment program within a time period established by the principal. The
student must also complete the prescribed follow-up counseling program and submit to random substance
abuse testing for six months. The parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to participate in the entire process
to the extent such participation is warranted. The student is also required to complete all follow-up
activities (counseling, treatment, etc.) as prescribed by the assessment. Extenuating circumstances which
may inhibit the student’s ability to complete all prescribed follow-up activities may be appealed to the
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building principal for alternative options to complete the prescribed program. Failure to participate in and
complete the prescribed assessment, counseling, and substance abuse testing will result in denied
participation in any and all regular season and post season interscholastic contests until the prescribed
programs are completed.
Type I Violation - SECOND OFFENSE
When the high school principal has reason to suspect that there has been a second violation of the athletic
code of conduct by a student, he will schedule a conference as soon as he can convene the necessary
participants. He will also notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies if deemed appropriate. This
conference is to include the student, his/her parent(s)/guardian(s), the coach/advisor, the principal, and any
other school personnel selected by the principal. If it is determined that a second violation has occurred,
the principal shall set the dates for the athlete’s suspension. The student will be denied participation in any
and all athletic activities for one calendar year from the time of the offense. The one year denial of
participation defined above may be reduced to 50% of scheduled regular season public performance
contests if the student and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) agree to participate in and complete the prescribed
assessment and follow-up counseling sessions and submit to random substance abuse testing for one year.
Type I Violation - THIRD OFFENSE
When the high school principal has reason to suspect that there has been a third violation of the athletic
code of conduct by a student, he will schedule a conference as soon as he can convene the necessary
participants. He will also notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies if deemed appropriate. This
conference is to include the student, his/her parent(s)/guardian(s), the coach/advisor, the principal, and any
other school personnel selected by the principal. If it is determined that a third violation has occurred, the
student will be denied participation in any and all athletic activities in any capacity for the remainder of
his/her high school career.
Type II Violation - FIRST OFFENSE
When the high school principal has reason to suspect that there has been a violation of the athletic code of
conduct by a student, he will schedule a conference as soon as he can convene the necessary participants.
He will also notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies if deemed appropriate. The conference will
include the student, his/her parent(s)/guardian(s), the coach/advisor, the principal, and any other school
personnel selected by the principal. If it is determined that a violation has occurred, the student will be
denied participation in any and all athletic activities for one calendar year from the date of the offense. The
student will forfeit the right to all awards and/or recognition which may have been earned during the
activity prior to the offense. At the end of the one year denial the student may be reinstated provided the
student and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) have participated in and completed the prescribed assessment and
counseling programs.
Type II Violation - SECOND OFFENSE
When the high school principal has reason to suspect that there has been a second violation of the athletic
code of conduct by a student, he will schedule a conference as soon as he can convene the necessary
participants. He will also notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies if deemed appropriate. The
conference will include the student, his/her parent(s)/guardian(s), the coach/advisor, and the building
principal. If it is determined that a second violation has occurred, the student will be denied participation
in any and all athletic activities in any capacity for the remainder of his or her high school career.
Type III Violation
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When the high school principal has reason to suspect that there has been a violation of the athletic code of
conduct by a student, he will schedule a conference as soon as he can convene the necessary participants.
This conference is to include the student, his/her parent(s)/guardian(s), the coach/advisor, the principal, and
any other school personnel selected by the principal. He will also notify the appropriate law enforcement
agencies if deemed appropriate. If it is determined that a violation has occurred, the student will be denied
participation up to 20% of the scheduled regular season public performances as determined by the high
school principal. The student and parent(s)/guardian(s) must complete any/all prescribed assessment
program(s) within a time period established by the principal. The student must complete any/all prescribed
follow-up counseling program(s), and the parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to participate in the entire
process to the extent such participation is warranted. The student is also required to complete all follow-up
activities (counseling, treatment, etc.) as prescribed by the assessment. Extenuating circumstances which
may inhibit the student’s ability to complete all prescribed follow-up activities may be appealed to the
building principal for alternative options to complete the prescribed program. Failure to participate in and
complete the prescribed assessment and counseling programs will result in denied participation in any and
all regular season and post season interscholastic contests until the prescribed programs are completed.
APPLICATION NOTES:
• A violation of the athletic code of conduct may be substantiated by a school employee, law
enforcement official, involved student’s parent/guardian, or the student him/herself.
• The high school principal shall determine, in his/her discretion, if the reported behavior is a violation
of the athletic code of conduct.
• Violations are cumulative from offense to offense through all four years of high school.
• If a student should be a participant in more than one sport in the same season in which the
suspension is to be served, his/her suspension will be equally divided between the sports in which
he/she is a participant.
• A student may only use a sport season to serve a suspension if that student is a participant in that
sport from the first official day of practice, as set by the OHSAA, and completes the entire season
through the final contest and awards program in good standing as determined by the building
principal, unless it is his/her final sports season.
• If a student violates the code of conduct after joining a sports team, he/she will be denied
participation during the current season.
• The student must complete the affected season in good standing or the denial of participation will be
carried over to the student’s next sport season.
• If an offense occurs at the end of a season or activity, the remaining percentage of athletic
performances in which the student/athlete has to sit out will be carried over into the next sport
season.
• If the second offense occurs before the first offense penalty has been served or completed, then the
second offense penalty takes the place of the first offense penalty.
• The student may practice and travel with the team or group during this denial of participation period,
at the individual coach’s discretion.
REFERRAL FOR HELP
A student or his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) may make a referral for help to a school official, if there is no
prior knowledge of an offense involving a law enforcement officer or school personnel, without the code
of conduct being placed in effect for the first offense only provided the student and his/her
parent(s)/guardian(s) agree to participate in and complete the prescribed assessment and counseling
programs.
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APPEAL PROCESS
Appeals must be made within three school days to the superintendent who may convene the Appellate
Board, as defined in the athletic department handbook, which will review the situation. An appeal of the
decision of the Appellate Board may be made to the superintendent. This must be done within three school
days of notification of the Appellate Board decision. The decision of the superintendent may be appealed to
the Lexington Board of Education. This must be done within three school days of notification of the
superintendent’s decision.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Entire School Year The start of fall athletics/activities through the last day of classes and/or the
completion of all spring athletics/activities.
Completion of a season The first official day of practice, as set by the OHSAA, through the final
competition and awards program.
Look-a-like Any substance that is represented to be a controlled substance but is not a controlled
substance. OR any substance other than a controlled substance that a reasonable person would believe to
be a controlled substance because of its similarity in shape, size, color, or markings, labeling, packaging,
distribution or price. OR any unmarked or unlabeled substance represented to be a controlled substance.
Prescribed Assessment Program(s) The assessment program(s) the school deems necessary to complete
as a result of a code of conduct violation.
Prescribed Counseling Program(s) The counseling program(s) the school deems necessary to complete as
a result of a code of conduct violation.
Drugs This includes but is not limited to any drug, illegal drugs, marijuana, inhalants, steroids, legal
prescription and over the counter drugs used or possessed or distributed for unauthorized purposes as looka-
like substances.
Mood-altering Chemicals This includes but is not limited to narcotics, depressants, stimulants,
hallucinogens, and look-a-likes.
Public Performances Any scheduled contest and/or activity in which the student would represent
Lexington High School as a participant in any capacity (excluding practices, scrimmages, dress rehearsals,
etc.).
School Days Day’s school is in session.
Two Weeks Fourteen calendar days
WE HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE LEXINGTON LOCAL SCHOOLS ATHLETIC CODE OF
CONDUCT. AS PARENTS AND ATHLETE, WE AGREE TO ABIDE BY ITS TERMS AND
CONDITIONS AND TO PARTICIPATE IN ITS PROGRAMS AS REQUIRED. WE FURTHER AGREE
TO ABIDE BY ANY AMENDMENTS OR CHANGES TO THIS CODE IN THE FUTURE.
Student Signature __________________________________________
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Parent Signature ___________________________________________
Date _____________________________________________________
THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE SIGNED AND RETURNED BY DATE ESTABLISHED BY THE
COACH AS A CONDITION FOR PARTICIPATION.
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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
To recognize and promote high caliber scholarship and citizenship at Lexington High
School is the purpose of this group. Members are selected by the faculty on the basis of
achievement in character, leadership, activities, scholarship, and service.
Students may become eligible for induction during their junior and senior years.
Eligibility requirements are:
1. 3.5 grade point average or above
2. A successful evaluation in the areas of character, leadership, activities and service by
the Faculty Council.
3. The NHS Faculty Council must approve all inductions.
4. Students must maintain a 3.5 G.P.A. to remain in NHS
STUDENT COUNCIL
The student council is instituted to help govern student affairs, promote effective school
citizenship, coordinate class and other student activities. The members of student council are
elected at large from each grade. The president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer are
elected from the entire student body.
FUND RAISING
All fund raising projects must be approved by the principal. Tickets or articles of any
kind, other than those associated with school sponsored activities, are not to be sold on school
property by students or outside organizations. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved
in advance by the building principal.
FEES AND FINES
Students are required to pay for all supplementary workbooks, papers, and magazines
which their individual classroom teachers deem necessary in their teaching. Students are
required to pay laboratory and shop fees in the courses which require them by the last day of a
grading period. Students are required to pay for any other equipment, books, clothing, etc.,
issued by the school that have been lost or damaged.
TITLE IX REGULATIONS COMPLIANCE
The Board of Education of the Lexington Local School District in compliance with the
rules and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination on the basis of sex under federally
assisted programs and activities, has established a grievance procedure whereby a complaint
related to violation, interpretation or application of Title IX Rules and Regulations may be
quickly and smoothly resolved.
Students are eligible to participate in this grievance procedure by addressing the
complaint in writing to the Title IX Compliance Coordinator.
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY
The Board supports the principle of equal opportunity employment and equal
educational opportunities. All persons associated with this school system including, but not
limited to the Board, the administration, the staff and the students, are expected to conduct
themselves at all times so as to provide an atmosphere free from sexual harassment. Any
person who engages in sexual harassment while acting as a member of the school community
will be in violation of this policy.
The Board has developed complaint procedures which will be available to victims.
Definition of Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or
other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature may constitute sexual harassment when:
l. Submission of such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of
a person’s employment or educational development or
2. Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for
employment or education decisions affecting such individual or
3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s
work or educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive
environment.
The Grievance Officer: The Board will appoint the assistant superintendent as the sexual
harassment grievance officer who will be vested with the authority and responsibility of
processing all sexual harassment complaints in accordance with the procedure set out.
All individuals should be aware that the privacy of the charging party and privacy of the person
accused of sexual harassment will be strictly protected.
PROCEDURE:
1. Any member of the school community who believes that he has been subjected to sexual
harassment will report the incident(s) to the assistant superintendent.
2. The assistant superintendent will attempt to resolve the problem in an informal manner
through the following process:
a. The assistant superintendent will confer with the charging party in order to obtain a
clear understanding of that party’s statement of the alleged facts.
b. The assistant superintendent will then attempt to meet with the charged party in order
to obtain his response to the complaint.
c. The assistant superintendent will hold many meetings with the parties as is necessary
to gather facts.
d. On the basis of the assistant superintendent’s perception of the problem, he may:
l) Attempt to resolve the matter informally through conciliation or
2) Report the incident and transfer the record to the superintendent or his designee.
Notify the parties by certified mail of his official action relative to the complaint.
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3. After reviewing the record made by the assistant superintendent, the superintendent or
his designee may attempt to gather further evidence necessary to decide the case and to
determine appropriate action to be taken.
4. Students who violate the sexual harassment policy will be suspended according to
the suspendable offense policy (see page 32).
All matters involving sexual harassment complaints will remain confidential.
LEGAL REFERENCES: Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, as amended
by the Equal Employment Opportunity
Act of 1972
Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX,
Pub. L. No. 92-318 (1972)
Executive Order 11246, as amended by
Executive Order, 11375
Equal Pay Act, as amended by the Educational
Amendment of 1972
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986,
Pub. L. No. 993-603 (1986)
Ohio CONST. art. L:ll
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IDENTIFYING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
The Lexington Local School District is participating in an effort to identify,
locate, evaluate and appropriately serve all individuals with disabilities, birth
through age 21. A variety of services are available for preschool and school age
children to age 21 who have one or more handicapping and/or learning
disabilities. If you know of a diagnosed handicapped child who is not receiving
these services, please contact David Roberts, Assistant Superintendent at (419)
884-2132.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT:
Lexington Local School District shall make reasonable accommodation(s) for a
disabled person to be able to participate in and benefit from school services and
programs. For assistance, contact David Roberts, Assistant Superintendent, 103
Clever Lane, Lexington, OH 44904, (419) 884-2132.
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2010-11 Student Council Officers
President Justin Rhoad
Vice President Megan Risacher
Secretary Ashley Nirmalnath
Treasurer John Speck
2010-2011 Student Council Representatives
Class of 2011: Class of 2012:
Jessica Kerbs Haylie Nelson
Justin Rhoad Megan Risacher
Class of 2013: Class of 2014:
Jessica Henson Santiago Acero
Miranda Mortensen Jacob Brownell
Akshayaa Venkatakrishnan Jack Harsch
Kelsey Winters Jordan Kindinger
Hailee Sautter
2010-2011 Class Officers
Seniors: Juniors:
President Nickole Kaple President Ashley Nirmalnath
V. President Maggie Cox V. President Tommy Isaac
Secretary Ellin Youse Secretary Allison Brown
Treasurer Mattie Moncayo Treasurer Meghan Brickner
Sophomores: Freshmen:
President Maddie Collins President Zach Shutt
V. President Hannah Williams V. President Aaron Shaffer
Secretary Chelsea Gutai Secretary Noah Kennard
Treasurer John Speck Treasurer Danielle Landin
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ALMA MATER
O high above the Clear Fork beneath the sky so blue
Here stands our Alma Mater so glorious to view.
Through the years to guide us a beacon light will be.
All hail to Lexington forever, hail to thee.
O proudly we salute thee all honor to thy name.
Where ever we may wander thy glory we’ll proclaim
Through the years to guide us a beacon light will be.
All hail to Lexington forever hail to thee.
FIGHT ON FOR LEXINGTON
Fight on for Lexington. Fight for our colors bright and bold.
Fight on for Lexington we’re gonna win this game tonight.
Rah! Rah! Rah! Fight on for Lexington. Our Minutemen
are the best! For the purple and gold and the honor we hold
for Lexington.
IMPORTANT SCHOOL PHONE NUMBERS
Central Office (Superintendent, Ass’t. Superintendent) 884-2132
High School Office (Principal, Deans of Students) 884-1111
High School Student Services Center 884-3454
High School Athletic Office 884-2101
High School Cafeteria 884-2124
Cafeteria Manager 884-2192
Bus Garage 884-2349
Junior High School 884-2112
Eastern Elementary 884-3690
Western Elementary 884-2765
Central Elementary 884-1308
Dear Students,
We welcome you to Lexington High School for the 2010-2011 school year!
As the school year begins, we hope you will participate in the many opportunities available to
you in the curricular and co-curricular areas. A history of excellence in academics, athletics,
music and fine arts has been established, enhanced, and maintained through the cooperative
efforts of our students, parents, school staff, and the community. Each of us has the
responsibility to do all that we can to ensure that this great tradition will continue.
The teaching and support staff of Lexington High School pledges to you, the students, to work
hard to provide you with the best instruction and services possible. Serving your long range best
interests will continue to be our top priority. We trust that you will set high goals, work hard,
communicate with your teachers, and make every effort to prepare yourself for the world which
awaits you after graduation. Our joint goal should be for you to develop to your fullest
potential.
We are excited to start yet another school year. We also hope you will take pride in yourself and
your school to make the 2010-2011 school year the best ever. Good luck and have a great year!
Go Lex!!
Sincerely,
Jim Goode Sue Weirich Mark Mauk
Principal Assistant Principal Dean of Students
884-1111 884-1111 884-1111
Ext. 1400 Ext. 1402 Ext. 1401
Website: www.lexington.k12.oh.us
2010-2011 SCHOOL CALENDAR
August 30 First Day of School
August 30 High School Open House
September 6 NO SCHOOL – Labor Day
September 28 Staff Curriculum Meetings – 1 hr. early dismissal
October 8 End of First Six Week Grading Period
October 21 Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4:30-7:30
October 26 Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4:30-7:30
October 27 Staff Curriculum Meetings – 1 hr. early dismissal
November 19 End of Second Grading Period
November 23 Staff Curriculum Meetings – 1 hr. early dismissal
November 24-26 NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
December 20- Dec. 31 NO SCHOOL – Winter Break
January 3 Classes resume from winter break
January 17 NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day
January 21 Staff Curriculum Meetings – 1 hr. early dismissal
January 21 End of First Semester
February 21 NO SCHOOL – President’s Day
February 23 Staff Curriculum Meetings – 1 hr. early dismissal
March 4 End of Fourth Grading Period
March 17 Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4:30-7:30
March 22 Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4:30-7:30
March 28 Staff Curriculum Meetings – 1 hr. early dismissal
April 15 End of Fifth Grading Period
April 18 - 22 NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
April 25 Classes resume form Spring Break
April 28 Staff Curriculum Meetings – 1 hr. early dismissal
May 23 Staff Curriculum Meetings – 1 hr. early dismissal
May 30 NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
June 3 Last Day of School
June 5 Graduation, 2:00 p.m.
2010-2011 BELL SCHEDULE
7:35 Warning Bell
7:40 8:30 First Period
8:35 9:25 Second Period
9:30 10:20 Third Period
10:25 11:15 Fourth Period
11:15 11:45 “A” Lunch
11:50 12:45 Fifth Period
11:20 11:45 Fifth Period
11:45 12:15 “B” Lunch
12:20 12:45 Fifth Period
11:20 12:15 Fifth Period
12:15 12:45 “C” Lunch
12:49 1:39 Sixth Period
1:44 2:34 Seventh Period
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Academic Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Academic Letter Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
After School Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Alcohol and Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Americans with Disabilities Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Announcements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Anti-Hazing Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Appeal Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Appointments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Arrival to School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Articles Prohibited At School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Assembly Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Attendance At Co-Curricular Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Attendance Requirements/Excessive Absence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Bullying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Bus Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Cafeteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Care of School Property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Cell Phone Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Chemistry-Physics-Industrial Technology Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Class Officers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Clinic Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Co-Curricular Academic Eligibility Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Co-Curricular Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Co-Curricular Code of Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Code of Student’s Rights and Conduct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
College Visitations, Job Shadowing Visits, & Vocational Placement
Visits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Computer Network & Internet Use Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Consequences of Conduct Violations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Course Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Dance Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Dangerous Weapons Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Dating Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Dress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Driving Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Early Released Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Educational Objectives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Exam Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Extra Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Fees and Fines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Fight Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Fire and Tornado Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Friday School Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Fund Raising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Graduation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Grading Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Hall Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Honor and Merit Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Identifying Children with Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Important Phone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Intervention Assistance Team (I.A.T.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Junior/Senior Prom, Homecoming Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
K-9 Search Unit Purpose & Procedures Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Lockers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Lost and Found . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Make-Up Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Medication Administration Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
National Honor Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Parent/Student-Teacher Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Passport/Agenda Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Philosophy of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Point System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Poster Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Public Displays of Affection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Safe Schools Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
School Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Sexual Harassment Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Student Council Officers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Student Services Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Student Valuables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Study Halls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Suspendable Offenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Suspensions/Expulsions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Tardies to Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Tardies to School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Teacher Contact Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Textbooks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Threatening /Violent Behavior Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Title IX Regulations Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Visitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Web Page Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Weighted Course Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 12
Work Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
SCHOOL FEE LIST
2010 - 2011 SCHOOL YEAR
Art
$14.00 0109 _____ Art I
$17.00 0111 _____ Art Foundations I & II
$15.00 0112 _____ Painting
$17.00 0113 _____ Advanced Painting
$17.00 0114 _____ Advanced Painting II
$17.00 0115 _____ Ceramics and Sculpture
$17.00 0116 _____ Adv. Ceramics & Sculpture
$17.00 0117 _____ Adv. Ceramics & Sculpture II
$15.00 0125 _____ Drawing & Printmaking
$14.00 0126 _____ Advanced Drawing
$14.00 0127 _____ Advanced Drawing II
$17.00 0130 _____ Studio Jewelry I
$17.00 0131 _____ Adv. Studio Jewelry
$17.00 0132 _____ Adv. Studio Jewelry II
$12.00 0150 _____ Photoshop
$12.00 0151 _____ RHINO 3D
$12.00 0152 _____ InDESIGN / ILLUSTRATOR
English
$12.00 0301*_____ Advanced English 9
$12.00 0302 _____ English 9
$12.00 0303 _____ English 10
$14.00 0304*_____ Advanced English 10
$10.00 0307*_____Advanced English 11
$10.00 0308 _____ English 11
$10.00 0310 _____ English 12
$12.50 0311*_____ Advanced English 12
$ 6.00 0343*_____ Yearbook Production
Music (depending on workbook selected)
$ 5.25 - $9.25 0950 _____ Chorale
$ 5.25 - $9.25 0952 _____ Pop Ensemble
(Fire - N - Ice)
$ 5.25 - $9.25 0951 _____ Treble Chorus
Business
$35.00 0221 _____ Accounting
Family and Consumer Science
$ 7.00 0411 _____ Food for Thought
$ 7.00 0415 _____ Career Connections
$ 7.00 0425 _____ Culinary Smarts
$ 7.00 0430 _____ Own Your Own
$ 10.00 0435 _____ Design in Mind
Industrial Technology
$ 9.00 0620 _____ Drafting
$ 9.00 0626 _____ Engineering and
Architectural Drafting
$ 9.00 0627 _____ Adv. Engineering &
Architectural Drafting
$15.00 0640 _____ Transportation & Power
$10.00 0655 _____ Wood I
$10.00 0651 _____ Wood II
Foreign Language
$15.00 0701 _____ French I
$15.00 0702 _____ French II
Science
$11.00 1103 _____ Integrated Science
$10.00 1110 _____ Biology
$19.00 1112 _____ Anatomy & Physiology
$17.00 1121 _____ Chemistry
$25.00 1123*_____ AP Chemistry
$ 7.00 1131*_____ Physics
$10.00 1140 _____ Integrated
Ecology/Geology
*Denotes Weighted Courses
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