Farmington High School believes that students need to establish and maintain good school attendance patterns. This behavior benefits not only the student’s academic success, but also their personal and professional growth.
SATURDAY SCHOOL UPDATE
Saturday School will begin at 8:00 am and end at 11:00 am in the school cafeteria. Entry into the school will be from the East parking lot (student lot). The doors will be closed and locked promptly at 8:00 am. Students who arrive late will not be admitted and treated as a no-show. Students that fail to serve their scheduled Saturday detention, will be notified of a SUSPENSION for Wednesday and/or Thursday. Students that are assigned a Saturday School date are sent a SATURDAY SCHOOL NOTICE slip to their classroom before Friday. Parents are notified on the Friday before the Saturday School date. A phone call is made to the student’s home. ALL students and parents must uphold the Attendance Policy. ABSENT STUDENTS MUST BE CALLED IN BY A PARENT WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE ABSENCE.
GUIDELINES FOR SATURDAY SCHOOL
Students that arrive to Saturday School late or without schoolwork will not be admitted.
Breaks will be given to students that have 3-hour Saturday School session only. Break time will be authorized by the Saturday Monitors at the end of the 2nd hour. Students who have less than 3 hours will not be given a break. Please note that students will have NO ACCESS to the vending machines in the school. Water brought from home will be allowed. No snacks or food of any kind.Students must leave the building by the assigned exit. There will be no exceptions. Students must remain
on task. Students will not be allowed to roam the school or go to their lockers for books etc. Study material must be brought with them at the time of Saturday School. The requirement of staying on task independently with schoolwork will be enforced.NO TALKING, RADIOS, ELECTRONIC DEVICES, SLEEEPING OR MAGAZINES ALLOWED!
STUDENTS THAT ARE UNCOOPERATIVE AND DISRUPTIVE DURING A SATURDAY SCHOOL SESSION WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE ROOM AND WILL MEET FURTHER CONSEQUENCES FROM THE ADMINISTRATION.
Parent and Student Explanation
The purpose of the room is to assist in student success by teaching students how to take responsibility for themselves by the choices they make. All students will be held accountable for his or her individual choices.
Making good choices and displaying appropriate behaviors are sometimes extremely difficult for adolescents. If a student makes bad choices that affect their ability to learn or their classmates, they will be sent to the Responsibility Room to discuss their choices and develop a workable plan to ensure their success. The implementation of the RR will not take the place of “ Saturday School ”. However, this new development will give the students an opportunity to reflect, resolve and plan for the future. It is our hope that suspensions and the number of students attending Saturday School will drop significantly.
The most important component of the Responsibility Room is that it allows students, parents, teachers and administrators, the opportunity to take an active part in helping ALL students be successful in school.
If a situation develops in the classroom, the procedure will be handled like this:
First, students will be given a polite verbal warning in their classroom. If their behavior does not improve, the student will be asked to fill out a Classroom Plan (Step 2) while the teacher continues to teach his or her class. If the second step fails, then the student will be sent to the Responsibility Room (with a referral form) to develop a written plan. If a student is non compliant and refuses to follow the procedure, then the student will be suspended out of school for 1 full day. The parents and/or guardian will be notified of the steps taken prior to the suspension.
If a successful plan has been developed and the student changes their behavior, then the student will remain in the Responsibility Room for the remainder of the period that they were sent. The student will be allowed to go to their next class and a signed copy of the plan will be put into the referring teacher’s mailbox. The student will be responsible to get any work missed for that period and be allowed to return to that class the next day of that scheduled period. Unsuccessful plans will result in an Administrative Action with parent Notification and possibly a suspension out of school for one (1) full day.