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School Records


We now offer you access to your child's school records online. This tool is available through our student management system, eSchooldata. It is called the Parent Portal. The Parent Portal is completely secure and will only permit a parent/guardian to view the records of their own child/children once they have registered.

To register for the Parent Portal, please click here.

 

 

Progress Reports


Progress reports are available for view online in the middle of each marking period. The purpose of progress reports is to inform parents of a student's achievements and deficiencies during the course of a marking period. Parents are encouraged to make appointments with teachers and counselors if there are concerns about their child's progress. Appointments can also be made with counselors to discuss specific or general concerns.


Report Cards


Report cards are available for view online at the end of each marking period; usually in mid November, early February, mid April and late June. Questions, comments or concerns regarding grades should be discussed during an appointment with the subject teacher or guidance counselor.


Honor Roll & Honor Societies


Honor Roll for each marking period is achieved by a student earning at least an 85 overall average for the quarter, passing grades in all subjects and an attitude grade of satisfactory or above in all areas. Students who earn good grades and are involved in school activities may be eligible for induction into our chapter of the National Honor Society and subject specific honor societies.

For more information about Honor Societies, please click here.




Off Campus Policy


The district’s high school students are given the privilege to leave campus during their lunch period starting in the 10th grade. Students must earn this privilege by adhering to our Code of Conduct and by recognizing that they are not permitted to leave school in their freshman year. Calhoun High School offers a variety of healthy choices in our cafeteria and welcomes students to stay on campus for lunch.


Student Use of the Parking Facilities


Parking at Calhoun High School is very limited. As such, parking privileges are limited to a certain number of our senior students. Each year, in late August and early September, we hold driving safety meetings in the district for students and parents to attend. Attendance at these meetings is mandatory for students to obtain an on-campus parking permit. At this meeting parents and students sit for an assembly program that addresses parking lot and street driving safety. Parents and student co-sign copies of a Code that addresses expectations for our student drivers. Please click here to access the Driving/Parking contract.


Student Code of Conduct


It is our school’s and district’s mission to create a warm, safe, and productive learning environment for our students. During the course of the year we offer a variety of social and emotional learning opportunities for our students. We hope that their experiences in programs like Challenge Day, assemblies that cover internet safety, group guidance sessions, etc. prepare them well to respond appropriately to stressful and/or difficult situations. The district has developed a Code of Conduct that addresses the behavioral expectations of all students in our district.


Dress Code


The district’s Student Dress Code is printed each year in the “Parent’s Guide & School Calendar.” The wording in the calendar is as follows:

“All students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. Teachers and all other district personnel should reinforce acceptable student dress and help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school setting. A student’s dress, grooming and appearance, including hairstyle/color, jewelry, make-up and nails, shall:

1. Be safe, appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process.
2. Recognize that extremely brief garments and see-through garments are not appropriate.
3. Include footwear at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed.
4. Not include the wearing of hats in instructional areas except for a medical or religious purpose.
5. Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous or denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
6. Not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities.

Each building principal or his or her designee shall be responsible for informing all students and their parents of the student dress code at the beginning of the school year and any revisions to the dress code made during the school year.

Students who violate the student dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item, and if necessary or practical, replacing it with an acceptable item. Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to discipline, up to and including in-school suspension for the day. Any student who repeatedly fails to comply with the dress code shall be subject to further discipline, up to and including out-of-school suspension.”


Athletic Code of Conduct


To participate in our athletic program, students are expected to adhere to an Athletic Code of Conduct. It is our expectation that our student-athletes will present themselves in a sportsmanlike manner towards their teammates, their coaches, their opponents, and game officials. Calhoun High School coaches preach hard work, dedication, and fair play and expect their upper class team members to be mentors for our 9th and 10th graders.
To view Athletic Code of Conduct,please click here.


Academic Support


In addition to the various support classes that we offer during the school day, Calhoun High School also offers tutorial services through our various Honor Societies. Your child’s guidance counselor can direct you to such services. We also offer extra help and tutorials in our learning center.

 

Lockers & Locker Rooms


Lockers are to be treated with care, as they are school property. Any defacing of school property will result in immediate disciplinary action. All students are asked to keep their lockers locked. Open lockers could lead to theft. The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen items that were left unsecured. A student's locker may be inspected by a school official at any time if there is sufficient cause to do so without notice or the student's consent.


Food Services


Calhoun High School offers a variety of healthy choices in our cafeteria. To find out information regarding menu options, free/reduced lunch, and the opportunity to pre-pay for lunch, please click here for  Food Services.


Transportation


It is the policy of this district that each Calhoun student residing more than 1.25 miles from Calhoun High school is eligible for bus transportation.
Please click here for more information about the district’s transportation policies and procedures.


District Attendance Policy (15 point penalty)


The Board of Education recognizes an important relationship between class attendance and student performance. Consequently, each marking period a student’s grade will be based on classroom participation as well as the student’s performance on homework, tests, papers, etc.

Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes. All students with excused absences, latenesses and early dismissals are expected upon their return to consult with their teachers regarding missed work. Consistent with the importance of classroom participation, unexcused and unmade-up work will affect a student’s class participation grade for the marking period.

In grades 9-12, a student who has more than five absences during any marking period will have 15 points deducted from his/her computed marking period grade. Students with properly excused absences, latenesses and early dismissals may make up the work for up to three full period absences per marking period. Made up missed periods will not count as an accumulated absence toward the allowed five absences per marking period.

Only those students with excused absences, latenesses and early dismissals will be given the opportunity to make up a test or other missed work and/or turn in a late assignment for inclusion in their marking period grade. While a note is required for all absences to account for a student’s whereabouts, it does not avoid an accumulation towards the allotted five absences for a marking period. The only exclusions to this allotment are; bereavement, religious days of observance, sickness with a doctor’s note and a college visit with a note from the school.

The District continues to have a no-cut policy. Every unexcused absence will be followed by disciplinary action as outlined in the District Code of Conduct.


Guidelines for Sending a Student Home Sick


When a student feels ill during the school day, he/she should report to the nurse’s office. If it is necessary for a student to go home for the remainder of the day, the nurse will use the information from the emergency contact card to inform a parent, guardian or another adult provided on the card. Please be reminded that only adults over the age of 18 that appear on the emergency contact card are allowed to sign students out of school. Students under the age of 18 are not allowed to sign themselves out of school when ill. Students that are 18 years of age can sign themselves out but it is strongly advised that they do not do so as they are ill.
To view the emergency contact card, please click here.


How to Request Homework if a Student is Absent


If your child has been absent for three or more days, you can call the main office to formally request homework. Work will be collected from the teachers and work can be picked up from the main office the following day. Many teachers can be reached through email and so communicating with teachers directly will further expedite the process.

If you anticipate your child will be absent for an extended period of time (twenty or more days) due to an extended illness, home teaching services may be an option. This can be explored through a conversation with your child’s guidance counselor.