BRRHS Student Handbook 2017-2018

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

STUDENT HANDBOOK
2017-2018

 

  

  

Approved: Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School Committee

July, 26, 2017

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART ONE:     GENERAL INFORMATION

Cover     ……………………………………………………...     1

Table of Contents…………………………………………….     2-3

Principal’s Message………………………………………….     4

School Administration……………………………………….     5

School Dedications…………………………………………..      6

Alma Mater…………………………………………………..     7

Core Values and Guiding Beliefs…………………………….     8-9

Student Learning Expectations………………………………    10

Accreditation Statement……………………………………...    11

Notice of Non-Discrimination………………………………..    12

Photo/Video Release Statement………….…………………..    12

Parent-Teacher Conferences…………………………………     13

School Cancellation Information…………………………….    14

Daily Schedule……………………………………………….     15

 

PART TWO:     ATTENDANCE POLICIES

Absence/Attendance Regulations……………………………     16                         

Absences: General……………………………………………     16-17

Excused Absences……………………………………………     17

Unexcused Absences from Class…………………………….     17-18

Dismissals……………………………………………………     18-19

Tardiness/Social Probation…………………………………..     19-20

 

PART THREE:     ACADEMIC POLICIES

Course Level Placement and Standards……………………..     20

Course Level Descriptions…………………………………...     20-21

Course and Level Changes…………………………………...     21-22

Graduation and Promotion Requirements…………………...     22-24

Mid-Year and Final Examinations…………………………..     24-25

MCAS Statement…………………………………………….     25

Eligibility for Student Activities……………………………..     26

Grade Interpretation Chart…………………………………...     26

Class Rank……………………………………………………     26-27

Recognition for Outstanding Performance…………………..    27

Homework Policy…………………………………………….     27

Student Service Information System (Formally Edline)…………………………………………………………              27

Academic Support Services…………………………………..    27

Summer School……………………………………………….    28

Special Education…………………………………………….    28

Prescriptive Teaching, Student Success Plan………………...    28-29

Curriculum Accommodation Plan……………………………   29

 

 

PART FOUR:     STUDENT SERVICES

Health Services………………………………………………      29-30

Medication Policy……………………………………………     30

Wellness Policy Food Offerings…….……………………….     31

Fire Drills…………………………………………………….     31

Restraint Policy………………………………………………     31-32

Guidance Services……………………………………………     32-33

No Child Left Behind………………………………………...     33-34

 

PART FIVE:     CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ATHLETES

BRRSD Policy #5760………………………………………..     34-41

 

PART SIX:     STUDENT LIFE

Code of Conduct for All Student Activity Programs……….      42

Accident Reports and Insurance Guidelines…………………     42

General Rules, Regulations and Guidelines…………………     42-43

Athletic/Activity User Fee Policy and Procedure……………    43

Field Trip Policy #5530……………………… ……………..     43-45

Dances………………………………………………………..     45

Internet Use Policy……………………………………………    45-48

Receipt for Internet Use Policy……………………………….    49

Automobile Parking Permits………………………………….    50

Working Permits……………………………………………...    50

 

PART SEVEN:     LOCAL, STATE & FEDERAL POLICIES/RULES

Student Conduct/Personal Responsibility Statement and………              Code of Conduct: Rules and Regulations…………… 51-57

Discipline of Students with Disabilities………………………    57-60

Bus Transportation: Rules and Regulations………………….    60-61

Anti-Bullying Policy………………………………………….    61-63

Harassment Policy…………………………………………….   63-70

Hazing Policy…………………………………………………    70-71

General Administrative Authority……………………………    72

Student Suspensions, Expulsions and Due Process………….    72-79

Student Records………………………………………………    79-80

Grievance Procedures………………………………………...    80-81

Parental Notification Relative to Sex Education…………….    81-82

Parent Notification for Districts receiving Title I……………    82

Release of Records to Non-Custodial Parents…………….....     82-83

Telephone Hotlines…………………………………………..     83

Receipt for Student Handbook………………………………     84

 

 

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional

High School

 

Principal’s Message

 

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

It is with a great sense of enthusiasm and pride that the faculty, staff, and administration welcome you to Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School for the 2017-2018 school year!  Whether you are a returning student or attending B-R for the first time, there is much to anticipate and experience! 

 

Our primary focus is to further the quality of learning for all of our students.  To achieve this in the most effective way possible, we all need to work together.  You, as the parent, play a pivotal role in our partnership to educate your child.  We need you to insist that your child attend school every day that s/he do his/her homework and study, and that s/he give his/her absolute best effort at all times. We need for you to ask us questions and to be involved in our school. You and your child are on the same educational journey. Be an active participant along the ride so the destination is as wonderful as we all hope it to be!

 

Students, we have written this handbook to help you and your parents/guardians understand our expectations and to encourage you to explore your opportunities. The year ahead is full of promise. We urge you to read the following pages as one way of learning about vital school information, including our policies and procedures.  Then, we urge you to get involved in the full academic, athletic, and co-curricular activities we offer. If you do, the time you spend in this educational community will remain with you for all the years to come.   

 

Good luck and have a great year!

Ms. Angela M. Watson

 

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”                           John F. Kennedy

 

 

 

 

BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

415 Center Street

Bridgewater, MA 02324

www.bridge-rayn.org

 

 

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

 

SUPERINTENDENT

Mr. Derek J. Swenson

 

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

Mr. Ryan Powers

 

PRINCIPAL

Angela M. Watson

 

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Thomas Bresnahan

Jeffery P. Sylvia

Timothy Kaliff

 

ADMINISTRATOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Paul Tzovolos

 

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Dan Buron

 

DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSONS

 

Guidance: Mary Dooley                              English: Michael Hayhurst

Social Studies: Ronald Scarbrough            For. Language: Laura O’Brien

Mathematics: Susan Kinney                       Science: Elizabeth Calef

Health & P.E.: Lorna Hickey                      Business: Louise Horne

Special Education: Natalie Winsor

PHONE NUMBERS

Main Office:  508-697-6902                               School Nurse: ext. 11128

Operator: ext. 0                                                     Athl. Director: ext. 23202

Sick Line Call In (student): Press #7                  Fax: 508-279-2110

Principal: ext. 11107                                            Guidance: ext. 11144

Internet Web site: www.bridge-rayn.org

 

School Dedications

 

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School

Opened in September, 1961

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School

Graduated its first class in June of 1962

 

School Auditorium dedicated to the memory of

Mr. Walter S. Little, (1965-1966)

 

Library-Resource Center dedicated to the first

Superintendent-Headmaster, Mr. Sergius J. Bernard, (1969)

 

School addition completed in January, 1972.

 

School Gymnasium dedicated to

 Mr. James W. Buckley, April, 1972.

 

Center Street Athletic Field dedicated to

 Mr. Edward F. Cameron, July, 1973.

 

Anthony “Tony” Palleschi Memorial Scoreboard dedicated by

 Class of 1975, June, 1975.

 

Music wing dedicated to

 Dr. Richard E. Heywood, February, 1976.

 

Dedication of Memorial Plaque in memory and honor of those

Bridgewater-Raynham students who gave their lives in Vietnam

and to other students now deceased, May 1978.

 

Scholastic Roll of Honor plaque, December, 1978.

 

Field House of the Edward F. Cameron Athletic Complex dedicated to

 the Cassiani Family, November, 1980.

 

Arthur N. Wyman Guidance Library, July, 1998.

 

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School  dedicated to

 Mr. Edward J. O’Donoghue, April, 2001

 

SFC Jared C. Monti Gymnasium, October, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Alma Mater

of the

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School

 

 

                               I see the Shades of the night fade away

The rising sun will shed on me a ray,

A light to guide me through seas unknown

To bright shores where

A new seed may be sown,

Bridgewater-Raynham I praise for helping me

face the world

know its plea,

Ask not what you can do for me

but what I

can do for thee;

Challenges planted,

life marches on

Bridgewater-Raynham you meet them

Be your future strong.

Forward we march, with banners on high,

Those standards learned in years well spent with thee;

With spirits loyal, faithful hearts and true,

Here in these halls we pledge out loyalty

Though our paths be far and wide,

far and wide,

far and wide,

We will recall when far away,

all our days,

As we move onward.

on separate ways

May our lives be

A tribute to thy praise.

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