- BULLYING POLICY
- EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES
- LUNCH SCHEDULE
- PARENT HANDBOOK
- SUPPLY LISTS 2018-19
- UNIFORM POLICY
Approved November 7, 2010
Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy
Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy believes that all students have a right to a safe and healthy school environment. All schools within the district have an obligation to promote mutual respect, tolerance, and acceptance among students, staff, and volunteers. Behavior that infringes on the safety of any student will not be tolerated. A student shall not bully, harass, or intimidate another student through words or actions. Such behavior includes but is not limited to: direct physical contact such as hitting or shoving; verbal assaults such as teasing or name-calling; the use of electronic methods to harass, threaten or humiliate, and social isolation and/or manipulation. The KCSMA policy prohibiting bullying is included in the student code of conduct and includes but is not limited to the following:
– Any student who engages in bullying shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
– Students are expected to immediately report incidents of bullying to the principal or designee.
– Students can rely on staff to promptly investigate each complaint of bullying in a thorough and confidential manner.
– If the complainant student or the parent of the student feels that appropriate resolution of the investigation or complaint has not been reached after consulting the school principal, the student or the parent of the student should contact the local superintendent or his or her designee.
– KCSMA prohibits retaliatory behavior against any complainant or any participant in the complaint process.
All students and/or staff shall immediately report incidents of bullying, harassment and intimidation to the school principal or designee. School staff members are expected to immediately intervene when they see a bullying incident occur. Each complaint of bullying shall be promptly investigated. This policy applies to students on school grounds, while traveling on a school bus to and from school or a school-sponsored activity and during a school-sponsored activity.
Bullying, harassment or intimidation will not be tolerated. Disciplinary action will be taken after each incident of bullying and upon a finding of guilt. Disciplinary action after the first incident of bullying may include but is not limited to the following:
– Loss of a privilege
– Reassignment of seats in the classroom, cafeteria or school bus
– Reassignment of classes
– In-school suspension
– Out-of-school suspension
– Expulsion (through appropriate due process hearing)
If necessary, counseling and other interventions should also be provided to address the social-emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of students who are victims of bullying and students who commit an offense of bullying.
Students, parents/guardians and other stakeholders may report incidents of bullying to an administrator, teacher, counselor or other staff member by using the school district’s complaint procedures or by calling the Georgia Department of Education’s 1-877 SAY-STOP (1-877-729-7867) School Safety Hotline. Please note: Any form of electronic bullying (cyberbullying) using school equipment, school networks, e-mail systems or committed at school is strictly prohibited.
The procedures for intervening in bullying behavior include, but are not limited, to the following:
– All staff, students and their parents will receive a summary of this policy prohibiting bullying at the beginning of the school year as part of the student code of conduct.
– The school shall keep a report of bullying and the results of an investigation confidential.
– Staff are expected to immediately intervene when they see a bullying incident occur or upon receipt of any report of bullying.
– People witnessing or experiencing bullying are encouraged to report the incident to the school principal designee.
The following actions will be taken when bullying is reported:
Upon receipt of any report of bullying, schools will direct an immediate investigation involving appropriate personnel. The investigation should begin no later than the following school day. The investigation shall include interviewing the alleged perpetrator(s) and victim(s), identified witnesses, teacher(s) and staff members and reviewing video surveillance if available. School police, school counselors, school social workers and/or other support staff should be utilized for their expertise as determined by the circumstances of the matter.
At an appropriate time during or after the investigation, parents/guardians of the accused and the victim must be notified. If the incident involves an injury or similar situation, appropriate medical attention should be provided and the parent/guardian should be notified immediately.
Upon confirming that bullying has occurred, the accused student should be charged with bullying and given an age-appropriate consequence which shall include, at minimum and without limitation, disciplinary action or counseling as appropriate under the circumstances. Students in grades six through twelve found to have committed the offense of bullying for the third time in a school year shall be subject to expulsion through appropriate due process by disciplinary hearing officers, panels, or tribunals. Schools should clearly communicate to all parties that retaliation following a report of bullying is strictly prohibited and may result in strong disciplinary action.
4. Follow Up
Follow up is important to the accused and the victim. Implement a planned method to provide after-care and follow up. Reiterate to all the previously stated prohibition on retaliation.
5. Additional Resources/Information
Please review the Georgia Department of Education Policy on the Prevention of Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation, Appendix C for additional resources.
Georgia Department of Public Education
Cobb County Schools Administration
Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA)
Light Up Your Brain
Frontiers for Young Minds
Time for Kids
Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Carpool Tag Request Form
Photo Consent Form
Student Records Request
Fall Order Form
Lunch Schedule 2015-2016
KCSMA 1st Grade Supply List 2018 – 2019
First Grade Class Fee: $20 (includes: $5 agenda, $5 Specials Supplies, $10 Spirit Shirt)
PLEASE DO NOT LABEL ITEMS WITH YOUR STUDENTS NAME!
(1) Pk. VERTICAL story paper (Smart Start from Schoolbox or online at Walmart.com)
(2) Mead primary journals (not composition journals)
(3) Reams of copy paper 8 ½ x 11 – 500 pages
(3) 24 ct. Yellow pre-sharpened pencils #2
(3) 24 ct. Regular Crayola Crayons
(1) 10 ct. Crayola (fat) Markers
(12) Glue sticks
(1) Pair of scissors
(1) pk. large white or pink erasers- NO CAP ERASERS
(3) Paper towel rolls
(3) Box of tissue
(3) Containers of Disinfecting wipes
(1) Bottle of Lysol disinfectant spray
(2) White binders (1 inch)
(1) Plastic pencil/crayon box
BOYS ONLY– (1) roll of painters tape
(1) pk. of fat Expo dry erase markers
GIRLS ONLY– (1) roll of scotch tape
(1) pk. of skinny Expo dry erase markers
KCSMA 2nd Grade Supply List 2018-2019
Second Grade Class Fee: $50 (includes: $5 agenda, $5 Specials Supplies, $10 Spirit Shirt, 2 In-House Field Trips and Field Trip to Cobb County Safety Village)
Please Do Not Write your child’s name on the items below:
(1) 1 1/2 inch binder (white with pockets), No oversize, cloth or zippers
(5) Wide-Ruled Composition Books (Black and White)
(1) Red Pocket Folder with 3 Brads (plastic folder)
(1) Yellow Pocket Folder with 3 Brads (plastic folder)
(1) Green Pocket Folder with 3 Brads (plastic folder)
(1) Blue Pocket Folder with 3 Brads (plastic folder)
(2) 24 count Crayola Crayons
(1) pk. of solid or lined Index Cards
(2) 12 count Crayola Long Colored Pencils
(2) 8 or 10 count Crayola Washable Markers
(4) 12 count package #2 Pencils (NO “FAT” pencils, please)
(4) Reams of Copy Paper 8 ½ x 11- 500 Pages
(4) Glue Sticks
(4) Glue Bottles
(10) Large Pink Pencil Erasers
(1) Roll of Scotch Tape
(5) Facial Tissue Boxes (LARGE)
(3) Clorox Wipes (70 ct.)
(4) Paper Towels
(1) Large pack of Post-It Notes
(3) Packet of Dry Erase Markers 4 CT (4 black, 4 color, 4 thin tipped)
(1) Box of Latex Free Band-Aids
(1) Package of Clear Paper Protectors (25 ct.)
(1) Pack of 8 ½ X 11 Card Stock Copy Paper
(1) Ziploc Sandwich bags
(1) Gallon Ziploc Bags (20 ct.)
(1) Pack Multi-Colored Copy Paper 8 ½ X 11
(1) Ziploc Quart Bags
(2) Roll of Painters Tape
**We may ask for additional supplies later in the year. We have accumulated certain supplies this past year and would like to use that up before we ask for more.
KCSMA 3rd Grade Supply List 2018 – 2019
Third Grade Class Fee: $20 (includes: $5 agenda, $5 Specials Supplies, $10 Spirit Shirt)
(1) 2 inch, 3 ring binder with side pockets
(4) Plastic folders with brads (1 red, 1 blue, 1 green, 1 yellow)
(4) Composition books
(4) Spiral notebooks wide rule
(5) 18 ct. packs Ticonderoga #2 pencils
(2) Large boxes 2-ply Kleenex
(2) Large roll of paper towels
(3) Large containers of disinfectant wipes
(2) Large packs of wide rule paper
(2) Reams of Copy Paper 8 ½ x 11- 500 Pages
(4) Expo markers
(6) Glue sticks
(1) 12 ct. pack classic markers
(1) 24 ct. pack colored pencils
(2) Pairs of scissors
(2) 24 ct. pack crayons
(2) Packs cap erasers
(1) Black Sharpie
(1) Pack index cards
(1) Book: Because of Winn Dixie
- (1) Card Stock Paper- Bright colors
- (1) 90 ct. ZIPLOCK Sandwich Bags
- (1) 4 ct. pack Highlighters
- (1) 38 ct. ZIPLOCK Gallon Size
- (1) Hand Sanitizer Large Bottle
- (1) Pack Colored Construction Paper
(Please pay with check or in exact bills. Teachers will not have change in the classroom.)
KCSMA Fourth Grade Supply List 2018-2019
Third Grade Class Fee: $20 (includes: $5 agenda, $5 Specials Supplies, $10 Spirit Shirt)
(2) 500-sheet reams of copy paper
(2) Large boxes of tissues
(2) Large containers of disinfectant wipes
(2) Rolls of paper towels
Girls: (4) fine tip Expo markers,
(1) pkg. sandwich-size Ziploc bags
Boys: (4) Expo markers
(1) pkg. gallon-size Ziploc bags
- Other materials may be required by individual teachers when the school year begins
- Student supplies need to be closely monitored and continually kept replenished
- Teachers may request additional tissues, wipes, etc. as flu season approaches!
(1) Heavy-duty 3-ring binder (NO FILE-TYPE BINDERS!)
(1) Set of NO POCKET divider tabs labeled:
- Reading Skills
- Reading Vocabulary
- Social Studies
(2) pkgs. Notebook paper
(3) Composition Notebooks
(1) 3-ring vinyl or cloth pencil pouch containing:
Sharpened pencils (no personal sharpeners or mechanical pencils)
Pack of colored pencils or fine point markers, if desired.
* Please package the “Collected by Teacher” and “Student Keeps” supplies SEPARATELY *
5th Grade Class Fees: Total Due: $70 (includes: $5 agenda, $10 5th Grade t-shirt, $25 Booth Museum Field Trip, $15 “Senior Week”, $15 Promotion Ceremony) **Pending: If we schedule additional field trips throughout the year, we will make you aware of the fees in advance
Collected by Teacher:
• Pencils (24+ pack, No. 2)
• 1 roll Scotch tape refill
• 1 roll masking tape, Ducktape, and/or packaging tape
• 1 roll paper towels
• 1 box tissues
• 1 bottle liquid glue
• 100 count index cards
• 1 box letter-size envelopes
• 1 bottle hand sanitizer
• 1 tube of disinfectant wipes (Lysol, Clorox, etc.)
• 2+ reams of white copy paper
• 2 packs loose leaf notebook paper (wide-ruled)
• 1 pack of cap erasers
- Gallon-size Ziplock bags, Thick EXPO markers (black preferable), Band-Aids (assorted sizes)
- Sandwich-size Ziplock bags, Thin EXPO markers (black preferable), Box of manila folders
• 7 COMPOSITION notebooks (Please NO spiral bound or multi-subject notebooks!)
o Reading (1), Writing (3), Math (1), Science (1), and Social Studies (1)
• 1 green pocket folder (plastic preferable)
• 1 pocket folder (student choice, school-appropriate design)
• 1 large 3-inch binder with rings & pockets
• Subject dividers for binder (at least 5)
• Pencil pouch
• Pencils (at least 5 for personal use, No. 2, can be mechanical)
• Personal pencil sharpener
• 1 large pink eraser or cap erasers
• 1 pair scissors
• Glue sticks (optional)
• Coloring utensils (crayons, colored pencils, and/or markers)
• Personal water bottle
• Optional: Locker decor – shelves, magnets, etc. (Please NO stickers/tape! Items must be removable)
* * Wish List * *
Colored copy paper, cardstock (white/colored), construction paper, staples, post-it notes, push-pins, sheet protectors, binder clips, highlighters, flip-chart markers, Bic colored ball-point pens, Flair pens, colored notebook paper
KCSMA 5th Grade Book List
Here are the books we’ll be reading in 5th grade during the 2018-2019 school year. Due to a lack of full class sets, we recommend that you consider purchasing a personal copy of each book for your child to bring to use.
1st QUARTER –
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
2nd QUARTER –
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
3rd QUARTER –
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
4th QUARTER –
The Giver by Lois Lowry
KCSMA Kindergarten Supply List 2018-2019
Kindergarten Class Fee: $20 (includes: $5 agenda, $5 Specials Supplies, $10 Spirit Shirt)
(1) 12 count (ct.) #2 Pencils (pre-sharpened)
(1) 12 count colored pencils (pre-sharpened)
(2) 24 ct. Regular Crayola Crayons
(1) 8 ct. Regular Crayola Crayons
(1) 8 ct. Washable Fine Tip Crayola Markers
(1) 10 ct. Washable Crayola Classic Markers
(12) Glue Sticks (any count, just 12 total)
(1) Elmer’s Liquid Glue
(2) Pink Pearl Erasers
(1) Fiskars Scissors, Blunt End
(2) 4 pack of Black Expo Blunt Tip Dry Erase Markers
(2) Primary Writing Journal Mead 200 pages (Story paper, lined on bottom, blank at top for drawing) **
(3) Plastic and durable, two pocket folder with prongs. (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue) **
(4) Reams of Copy Paper 8 ½ x 11- 500 Pages
(1) Heavy Construction Paper 9 x 12- Assorted Colors 100 Pages (loose paper, no tablets)
(1) Heavy Construction Paper 12 x 18- Assorted Colors 100 Pages (loose paper, no tablets)
(1) Plastic pencil box **
(1) Durable (clear/see through) Pencil Pouch with zipper and 3 hole punched **
(1) Pack of transparent tape
(3) Rolls paper towels
(1) Box of tissue
(3) Containers of Clorox Wipes
Handwriting Paper- Kindergarten Smart Start Story Paper (100 sheets) (found ONLY at School Box)
Liquid Hand Soap
Ziploc Snack sized freezer bags
Ziploc Gallon sized freezer bags
1 container of any color washable paint
1 pack of painters tape
Ziploc Sandwich sized freezer bags
Ziploc Quart sized freezer bags
1- Crayola water color paint set
6 pack of play-dough
1 pack of masking tape
* Each teacher may have an individual class list with additional supplies that are needed for the year. Some items will be used during quarterly STEM projects and will help prevent us from asking for donations each quarter.
** Please only label your child’s name on the items with stars. (Pencil box, pencil pouch, folders, and primary writing journals.
Thanks in Advance! We can’t wait to see you!
The Uniform Handbook is being updated and will be available soon, in the meantime, here is a quick rundown of the basics.
* All Polos, Jumpers, Sweaters, and Sweatshirts, purchased from the alternate approved style lists must be taken to Uniform Source for approval and the required school logos to be applied.
* All styles need to be of a conservative, “school uniform” type. Absolutely no sweatpants, outside zippers, zip-off or denim styles.
* All pants, shorts, capris, skirts, and skorts must be plain with no brand name logos or labels.
* All pants, shorts, capris, skirts, and skorts must be properly fitted with no fraying at the bottom.
* All items need to be plain, solid colors with no words or pictures.
* Backpacks may be any style.
* Jumpers, skirts, skorts, and shorts must be at least finger-tip length.
* Navy or Khaki Bike shorts are required under jumpers and skirts.
* Athletic Shoes are required every day for P.E. Students can change into Athletic Shoes prior to going to P.E.
* Absolutely no boots, open toe, wheelie or open back shoes will be allowed.
* Belts must be worn when belt loops are present.
* Shirts must remain tucked in at all times.
* Earrings must be dime size or smaller.
* When wearing a long sleeve shirt under a polo shirt, the colors must be the same. (Red with red, navy with navy, white with white).
* Non-Uniform Coats may only be worn to and from school and during recess. They may not be worn in the classrooms. If windbreakers or fleece are purchased through alternative vendors, they must be on the approved uniforms list and be logoed by Uniform Source.
* On Fridays, students may wear their school spirit shirt, or school polos with denim blue jeans. Otherwise students must be in full uniform.
* Jeans must be properly fitted, neatly pressed, and not frayed at the bottoms.
* Jeans must also be plain, conservative and not decorated or embellished with holes or other accessories in any way.
* School Spirit Shirts are available through the front office year round.
For any questions about the uniform policy, please contact Mr. Dubose at firstname.lastname@example.org
KENNESAW CHARTER SCIENCE & MATH ACADEMY WELLNESS POLICY
The Cobb County School District (District) recognizes the importance that wellness plays in life as well as academic success of students. Further, Federal law requires that the District establish a school wellness policy and develop a comprehensive plan with measurable implementation strategies that involves all pertinent areas of the District. RULE:
The District assures that the guidelines for reimbursable meals will not be less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture as the regulations and guidance apply to schools.
A. NUTRITION EDUCATION GOALS:
The District will teach, encourage and support healthy eating by students.
- The primary goal of nutrition education is to positively influence students’ eating behaviors. Nutrition education is an integral part of the school health education program as described in Administrative Rule IHAM (Health Education).
- Continuing professional development will be provided for all Food and Nutrition Service staff members. The professional development and training programs shall comply with all requirements imposed by federal and state law and State Board of Education rules. System-level supervisory school nutrition personnel shall meet the certification requirements imposed by federal and state law and rules promulgated by the State Board of Education.
- Cobb County Performance Standards in health education address nutrition and physical activity. Students in grades Pre-K–12 will receive nutrition education that is age appropriate, reflects student cultures, is interactive and teaches the life-skills they need to adopt lifelong healthy eating behaviors.
- School nutrition personnel shall have primary responsibility over meal accountability.
- During the school day, schools will promote and encourage healthy food choices that are consistent with the nutrition education curriculum.
- Each food service facility will have at least one school nutrition employee on site who is certified as a food safety manager in compliance with federal and state law and rules promulgated by the State Board of Education.
B. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GOALS:
The primary goal for each school’s physical activity component is to provide opportunities for every student to develop the knowledge and skills for specific physical activities, maintain physical fitness, regularly participate in physical activity, and understand the short- and long term benefits of a physically active and healthy lifestyle. Thirty to sixty minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activities daily for all students K-12 shall be encouraged. The District’s physical education program is outlined in Administrative Rule IHAE (Physical Education Program).
C. NUTRITION STANDARDS:
In order to promote healthy eating habits:
- The School Nutrition Program will ensure that reimbursable school meals meet the school nutrition program requirements and nutrition standards set forth under relevant federal and state regulations.
- The School Nutrition Program will provide for a choice of menus or items within required food selections in all schools where students may refuse food items offered.
- Schools will promote and encourage foods and beverages that are low in fat and sugar and high in fiber (a la carte, vending, school stores/snack bars, and ASP Programs). Guidelines will be provided by Food and Nutrition Services to the administrators of each of these programs.
- Guidelines will be provided by Food and Nutrition Services to the School Health
Advisory Council to improve the nutritional content of foods offered in fundraising activities and class parties.
- The following directives shall be observed in operating the school cafeterias in the District:
a. Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value:
The sale and distribution of foods of minimal nutritional value as defined by USDA regulations is prohibited in:
(1) Elementary Schools (grades Pre-K through 5):
From the beginning of the day (12:01 a.m.) until the end of the school day or ASP (whichever is later).
b. Competitive Foods:
Competitive foods are any foods sold in competition with the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program to children during the meal periods.
(2) If the Principal approves the sale of competitive foods at school:
- All income from the sale of such foods must accrue to the benefit of:
- The nonprofit school food service; or
- The school or school organizations approved by the Principal.
- They must be sold in locations other than the dining, serving, and kitchen areas.
- The school should promote an overall school environment that encourages students to make healthy food choices.
D. OTHER SCHOOL-BASED ACTIVITIES:
- Schools should create a healthy building environment and develop classroom management strategies that provide consistent wellness messages that are conducive to healthy eating and a physically active lifestyle.
- Therefore, schools should:
- Provide a clean and safe meal environment
- Promote and encourage alternatives to food as a reward or punishment
- Provide a safe environment for physical activity.
- Local best practices will be shared on KCSMA Web-site.
- Schools shall establish and maintain a Wellness Advisory Council. Principals may use the School Council or other existing committees to fulfill this responsibility. The annual goal(s) of the Council will support this Administrative Rule and the school’s wellness plan governing wellness for faculty, staff, and students.
- The Council may consist of administration, teacher, physical educator, café manager, health educator, school nurse, counselor, parent/guardian and/or PTA member, student, or School Council Member.
- The online abridged version of the CDC’s School Health Index shall be used to assess and improve the school’s physical activity, healthy eating, and overall school wellness initiatives. The Index should be used annually thereafter by the Council and Principal for ongoing assessment.
- The Council will utilize the results of the Index assessment to develop the school’s wellness plan.
- The District Wellness Steering Committee will work with school administrators and Councils to provide assistance and resources to focus training and support for student and staff wellness initiatives.
- To improve communication and support the school wellness initiative, information on nutrition, physical activity and physical education shall be included in the following:
- Student folders
- Web sites
- PTA meetings
- Bulletin boards
- Other appropriate home-school communications.
- The Principal will measure the implementation of this Rule and will ensure the school’s compliance with this Rule. He/she should:
- Support the School Wellness Representative and the Wellness Advisory Council in documenting the school’s efforts to comply with this Rule and to fulfill the school’s
Wellness Plan; and
- Utilize the standard instrument developed by the District Wellness Steering
Committee to monitor his/her school’s implementation of the Wellness Plan.
Wellness Committee Members 2018-19 SY
Channell Jones- School Nurse
Mark Ensor- PE Teacher
Roxane Russo- School Nutrition
Michael Donnelly- STEM Science
Christina Isaacs- Para pro
Tyler Miller- Faculty
Jennifer Brown- School Counselor
Dorothea Price- Parent Rep
April Dabel- Student
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