ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE SCHOOL WILL IMPLEMENT REQUIRED DISTRICT WIDE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY COMPONENTS
SCHOOL WIDE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY
Northeast High School Mission Statement
Northeast High School seeks to empower students to embrace learning as a lifelong process. We strive to foster in our students a respect for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, or sexual orientation, for this is the very essence of learning in a global community. We aim to prepare our students to be contributing members of our 21st century high-tech society. Our ultimate goal is for our students to become empathetic leaders within their families, communities, and world.
Northeast High School Beliefs
We believe that:
- Children come first
- Learning occurs when made relevant to the students’ lives
- Children learn in a variety of ways
- Students flourish when pushed to their highest intellectual capabilities
- All children deserve highly qualified and caring teachers
- Teachers reach their students by forming trusting, safe relationships with them
- Students excel when they have access to the newest technological innovations
- Our teachers, students, and community at large welcome diverse backgrounds and points of view
- A collaborative environment among teachers will foster higher student achievement and model positive group dynamics for our students
- Parents play integral roles in their children’s success
- Communication skills are integral in assuring success in the 21st century
- Student learning increases when students are given the opportunity to work with their peers in order to prepare them for team endeavors beyond high school
- Literacy skills are cross curricular and can be developed actively in all classrooms
- Leadership and accountability are the keys to success
- It takes the engagement of our entire community to ensure the success of Northeast High School
On behalf of the administration of Northeast High School, we would like to extend a very sincere welcome. Serving nearly 3600 students representing many different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and who speak more than 50 languages, Northeast High School is the largest comprehensive high school in the city, and the second largest in the state.
Embedded in the belief that all children can learn, the mission of Northeast High School is to ensure that every student achieves post-secondary success through the establishment of an educational program that encourages and enables the students of Northeast High School:
- to develop the habits of mind and scholarship that promote self-initiated, independent thinking, as well as the continued pursuit and acquisition of knowledge
- to develop an appreciation, understanding and acceptance of different cultures, values and attitudes, and
- to become competent and productive members of our society who have the ability to adapt and compete in an ever-changing world.
It is our hope and desire to accomplish this through the establishment of an educational environment that reflects a collaborative effort by the administration, staff, students and parents; that uses the natural diversity of the student body to enhance students’ respect for other cultures, and which is conducive to the development of an educational program that is appropriate to the abilities and needs of each student, while also promoting self-motivation, self-esteem, self-discipline, a good work ethic, good social skills and citizenship. Further, acknowledging the interdependent relationship that exists among academic, interscholastic and co-curricular programs towards the growth and development of students, we believe that our programs are second to none and we are committed to their continued development and improvement.
This handbook is designed to serve as a guide to help you to become acquainted with Northeast High School, its policies, procedures and guidelines, as well as understand the expectations that we have of you. It is expected that you will read this handbook and become knowledgeable of its contents. If it should become necessary to amend or delete any procedure or policy contained herein, a memo under separate cover will be issued at the appropriate time. The same will occur if it is necessary to include a procedure or policy not already addressed, herein. Additional information about many of the topics in this handbook, as well as information on many other topics about Northeast High School and the School District of Philadelphia, can be found on our website, nehs1.com. If we, or any member of the NEHS administration, can be of further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to ask.
The Administrative Staff of Northeast High School
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
As members of a diverse community in a democratic society, we are obligated to provide a safe and secure learning environment for all of our students. Our entire school community must embrace this responsibility in order to create a school in which students can learn and grow in an environment free from intimidation. Regardless of our personal feelings or individual biases, our actions should be socially appropriate and reflect respect for each member of our Northeast High School Community.
In accordance with the School District of Philadelphia’s Policies 102 and 103, we have established a zero tolerance policy towards the language and behavior of intolerance. This includes verbal as well as physical harassment. Unacceptable conduct, for example, could include inappropriate comments regarding ethnicity or sexual orientation, offhanded discriminatory remarks, offensive jokes and overt harassment of any kind. No student or staff member should be demeaned on the basis of race, language, ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or ability. Any infractions of this non-discrimination policy will result in immediate disciplinary action for students and/or staff.
Our commitment extends further through our support of the following programs: the ALLY Safe Schools Network, Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED), Peer Mediation/ Conflict Resolution, Town Watch Integrated Services (TWIS), Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network (PAAN), and Teen Wellness. If you are interested in learning more about these programs, you may contact your counselor, the nurse, or an administrator.
Reporting to School
Students are expected to report to school sufficiently early to pass through the security/scanning process. Boys report to the “F” door by the gym office. Girls report to the main lobby. Ninth grade enters through the lower level.
All students are due in their seminar by 7:42 A.M. Students who fail to report to seminar by 7:42 A.M. will be marked late to school. Repeated offenses will lead to disciplinary action. All students are expected to come to school in uniform and be prepared with appropriate learning materials daily.
The seminar period begins at 7:42 A.M., prior to 1st period. Seminar is an assigned period, designated on your roster and report card as “seminar”. All students are required to attend seminar. Students are to remain in their respective seminar until the first period bell. Students who attend seminar, promptly, each day will receive .25 credits towards graduation per school year. Students who have 4 or more unexcused absences or who are late 6 or more times in a marking period will be given a failing grade for seminar.
Lateness to School
Students arriving late for school are to enter the school building through the main lobby doors, only. Students are considered late for advisory at 7:42. Students who bring in a parent or guardian for official school business will be permitted to enter through the main entrance (Cottman Ave.). All students who arrive late to school must “scan-in” and obtain a late slip. Students are expected to be in school and on time every day. For every three latenesses, students will receive a Saturday detention. Every sixth lateness will require a student to bring a parent for a conference.
Regular attendance is vitally important to all aspects of school life, especially student achievement.
- Students who are absent from school must bring a verifiable excuse note on the day of their return to school, which is signed by their parent, stating the reason for and the date(s) of the absence. The note is to be given to their advisor. Northeast High School will not honor excuse notes after 5 days of the absence.
- Failure to produce a proper note will result in a coding of “unexcused absence” in the roll book and on Infinite Campus. A coding of “unexcused absence” does not allow for a student to make up any missed schoolwork.
- Upon returning to school, students are responsible for making arrangements with their teachers to make up the work that they missed as a result of their absence. Teachers also share in this responsibility for determining a reasonable and specific time period for the completion of the missed work.
- Eight unexcused absences will automatically place a student into our Tier II Response to Instructional Intervention(RtII).
- Ten consecutive unexcused absences will cause a student to automatically be placed in “Active Office Roll” (AOR) status. Students placed in AOR status must go through the entire admissions process to return to regular status. There is no guarantee that a student, who is placed in AOR status, will be placed in the same program or receive the same roster upon his/her re-admittance to school.
NOTE: Students who expect to be absent for more than three consecutive days should contact their counselor to get missed work. Students who expect to be absent due to a health issue for more than four consecutive weeks should contact the nurse for Homebound Instruction.
Students who are absent from or late to school because of participation in a religious obligation must present a note from their parent or guardian stating the place and time of the obligation.
Request for Absence from School
The school recognizes that there are times when it becomes necessary for a parent or guardian to request that his/her child(ren) be absent from school for a short period of time for reasons other than illness. When this becomes necessary the following procedure is to be followed:
- At least one week prior to the requested dates of absence, the parent/guardian is to write a note explaining the reason for the absence and the anticipated dates of the absence. The note must be signed by the parent/guardian and contain a phone number where the parent/guardian can be reached for verification of the note.
- The student is to bring the note to an administrator for approval.
- The student is to present the memo to his/her teachers for their signature and to make arrangements for any work that will be missed during the period of absence
- When completely signed, the memo is to be returned to the administrator who will keep it on file.
- Vacations are NOT excused absences.
Failure to follow this procedure may result in the absences being marked as unexcused and the student being denied the opportunity to make up missed work. All other emergency situations will be handled as they arise.
Northeast High School honors the time we have with our students and has limited staff. Therefore, we are unable to honor parent or guardian requests to call students to the office for any reason.
No student will be permitted to leave the building early unless a parent/guardian comes to the main office to sign out the student. This rule applies for all students regardless of age. Parents/Guardians MUST have a government issued ID and be listed the legal guardian or emergency contact on the School Computer Network.
Medical and dental appointments should be scheduled after school hours. However, for those that must be made during school hours, a parent/guardian must come into the building and sign out the student in the main office. No student is allowed to leave the building on his/her own. This rule applies for all students regardless of age. For medical emergencies, students must see the nurse. All students, regardless of age, who are being dismissed early due to illness, must have a parent or guardian pick them up.
For school approved athletic events, all students requiring early dismissals must provide teachers with early dismissal slips prior to leaving the building so they are not marked cutting.
Leaving the Building
Only students who are being dismissed with a parent/guardian or students with special rosters are permitted to leave the building prior to the end of the school day. These students are to exit the building immediately either with their parents or after their last period. These students must exit the building using the doors that are located on the Cottman Avenue side of the building. Failure to do so will result in revoking a student’s special roster and/or progressive disciplinary action. Students, who leave school without permission, will be subject to progressive disciplinary actions, up to and including suspension.
Students are considered to have cut if they are marked present in school but do not attend class. Students who cut class will receive a zero for that class and will not be permitted to make up missed work. Students showing appropriate documentation for absences are required to meet with their teachers to determine an appropriate date for the completion of make-up work. Additionally, students who cut class will face progressive disciplinary consequences, which include but are not limited to after-school detention, Saturday detention, and in-house suspension from school. Missing class due to a late arrival is considered a “late cut.”
Students who need to leave class during class time must obtain a hall pass. Please note that teachers have been instructed not to allow students to leave class for the first fifteen minutes of class time.
ACT 29 of 1995 (TRUANCY)
Students who report to school and cut classes are considered to be truant by the courts. Students cutting school are truant. Truancy petitions will be prepared and turned over to the proper authorities for the initiation of legal action(s), including fines, etc. against students and parents/guardians. Act 29 provides for a $300 fine and allows the court to impose parent education classes and community service sentences for the parents of a truant child who do not show that they took reasonable steps to ensure their child’s school attendance. It provides that the parent and child must appear at a hearing before the district magistrate. Act 29 also provides that truant students lose their driver’s license for 90 days for a first offense, 6 months for a second offense.
At the high school level, students are promoted or graduated only by passing subjects for which they receive credit.
GRADE 9 to 10: 5.5 credits, GRADE 10 to 11: 11.5 credits GRADE 11 to12: 17.5 credits, Graduation: minimum of 23.5 credits
- 23.5 credits: 4 English, 3 Math, 3 Science, 4 Social Studies, 2 World Languages, 1.5 Health and Physical Education, 2 Arts and Humanities, and 4 Electives. (One of the four electives must include one of the following: an additional math or science, International Baccalaureate or advanced placement course.)
- All students must complete the Senior Project.
- As a requirement for graduation, NEHS students must complete the Senior Project, which consists of the following components: a research paper, interview, power point or video presentation, and an oral presentation. It is to involve more than one subject, demonstrate problem-solving, communication, citizenship, school to-career or multicultural competencies, and requires strong writing skills. Students will receive an information packet which will contain details for the completion of this requirement.
A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; D = 60-69; F = 59 & Below
Open House/Report Card Conferences
Parent conferences will be held as follows:
- Back to School Night will be held September 28, 2017
- First Quarter Report Card Conferences: Nov 21-22, 2017
- Second Quarter Report Card Conferences: Feb 15-16, 2018
- Third Quarter Report Card Conferences: May 3-4, 2018
- All other parent conferences will be scheduled
If you would like to meet with a teacher, an appointment is necessary. Call the school office at 215-728-5018 ext: 1100 and ask to leave a message for the teacher. Please be aware that teachers are unable to speak with parents when they are in class instructing students. Please leave your phone number and email address.
The Interim Report is an important form documenting the mid-quarter progress of each student. These forms are generated four-times a year during the mid-point of each marking period.
Honor Roll at Northeast High School consists of two categories: Distinguished and Meritorious. To be eligible for Distinguished Honors, a student must have all “A’s” on his/her report card and no “3’s” in behavior. To be eligible for Meritorious Honors, a student must have a combination of all “A’s” and “B’s” or all “B’s” on his/her report card and no “3’s” in behavior.
National Honor Society
The Northeast High School National Honor Society was established to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students attending Northeast High School. Membership is granted only to those students selected by the faculty council on the basis of scholastic achievement, leadership, service and character. To be considered for membership in the NHS, a student must be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade, have a minimum cumulative average of 90 or GPA of 3.5, and have been a student at NEHS for at least two consecutive report periods prior to consideration for eligibility. For further information, contact Mr. Christopher Frank or Ms. Marie Herrick.
Advanced Placement (AP) Classes
AP courses are available at Northeast High School in a variety of subjects. Each course offers a rigorous and challenging curriculum that may lead to college credit. These courses are “weighted” higher than regular, Advanced, or Honors courses which are used in the calculation of a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA). Students begin the process of being considered for an AP course through a request to their counselor during course selection. Students must have demonstrated academic ability and consistent attendance to be considered for an AP class. Seating for AP classes is competitive and limited. Students are chosen through a comprehensive selection process.
If selected, both parent and student must sign the AP contract that includes student participation in a mandatory weeklong summer program. In order to get the full “weight” of the AP class, students are required to take the College Board AP Exam in their class subject. Please see Mrs. Barnett if you have any questions.
Homework is an important part of every student’s instructional program. Through homework, classroom instruction is reinforced, high expectations are supported, students are encouraged to be self directed, and the relationship between the school and the home is strengthened. Additionally, it is a student’s responsibility to notify his/her teacher, as soon as possible, when he/she is unable to complete a required assignment and the reason(s) for not being able to do so.
While students are to assume the major responsibility for completing all homework assignments, parents are encouraged to take an active interest in their child’s homework by:
- Asking about homework every day
- Providing a definite time and suitable place for the completion of homework assignments
- Helping to secure resource materials for their child
- Checking homework for accuracy, neatness and completeness
- Meeting with the teacher to discuss issues or concerns with respect to homework and/or class work assignments
The importance of developing good study skills cannot be over emphasized. Each student should establish a daily study schedule that reflects a commitment to learning. Being prepared for instruction also includes bringing the necessary materials to school each day.
Infinite Campus is The School District of Philadelphia’s online resource to help students chart their course to graduation and beyond. Its purpose is to empower students with their own information and resources they need to achieve success. Infinite Campus provides students with access to the following:
- Academic records including grades, credit accumulation, attendance, grade point average, benchmark scores, and standardized test scores
- Resources and tools including career and college planning, jobs and internship information, alternative pathways to graduation, and social support services
- Please see your counselor if you have any questions regarding Infinite Campus access and navigation.
The School District’s Multi-Tiered Student Support (MTSS), is a tiered, collaborative process by which schools identify barriers to learning and remove them by accessing internal (school-based) and external (community-based) resources. The heart of MTSS is the classroom, where the classroom teacher analyzes the strengths and learning needs of students and adapts instruction and environment to create optimal learning conditions.
A parent/guardian is required to be part of the MTSS team and required to attend and participate at all appropriate meetings.
For students in need of extra help in a subject, the following assistance is available:
- The National Honor Society offers tutoring help.
- There may be an after-school tutoring program. See your counselor for information concerning tutoring opportunities.
- Questions related to help in specific subject areas can be addressed to the respective department head and/or your SLC coordinator.
Courses for the following school year are selected during the advisory period in January and February of the current year. Students are advised to review their selections with their parents and make a commitment to stand by their decisions. Students who miss their advisory period, when courses are selected, without an excused note, will have their courses selected for them.
The school has the need to collect and maintain certain information related to the heath, education, and welfare of its students. This information is vital to the continuity of the school’s educational program. Federal and state laws provide safeguards to the privacy of such records and guarantee access to these records by parents or guardians and students.
A parent or guardian who wishes to review the records of a student for whom he/she is responsible, should contact the student’s counselor for an appointment or present a written request to the counselor for such an inspection. Such requests will be granted as soon as possible, but not later than 14 days from the date of the request.
Athletics, Extra-Curricular and After-School Activities
Students are encouraged to participate in after-school activities. The school offers a full range of interscholastic sports for young men and young women on the varsity and junior varsity levels. In addition, many other extra-curricular activities in fields such as chess, debate, music, drama, Student Senate, publications and academic competitions are also offered. Students must understand that any school sponsored extra-curricular activity is a privilege that can be revoked at any time. As such, it is imperative that students meet all criteria for eligibility.
In order to participate in any athletic program, extra-curricular and after school activity, students must be current in their financial responsibilities, meaning, they may not have any outstanding debt, including more than five dollars in temporaries.
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) governs participation in any athletic activity. Students should see the coach of the sport in which they are interested or the Athletic Director for PIAA guidelines. Eligibility for participation in all other extracurricular activities is dependent upon maintaining satisfactory academic progress, a good attendance record and a good disciplinary record.
NOTE: No pupil is to remain in the building beyond dismissal time, unless under the direct supervision of an authorized staff member. NO EXCEPTIONS!
The Senate is comprised of representatives of the student body and conducts many activities of interest for students, as well as acting as the liaison between the student body and the administration. Each advisory section elects a Senator. The student body elects senate officers each spring.
CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT
Every student is entitled to an education, and the right to be free of a climate that disrupts the education of others.
The Code of Student Conduct establishes a zero tolerance policy for conduct that endangers the safety of the school and/or disrupts the educational experience for other students. Every student must follow all of the rules of the code of Student Conduct before, during, and after school. The code applies to students in school buildings, on school grounds, at school-related activities, and on the way to or from school.
The home shares the responsibility in the education of our youth; parents and guardians should be sure to know and understand the code of Student Conduct and their child’s school handbook. It must be noted; parents/guardians who go against or violate The School District of Philadelphia’s Code of Conduct policies can be subject to exclusionary measures.
The safety and security of all school children are our highest priorities, and we are committed to providing a safe learning environment. If you should have questions or concerns, please refer to our school’s contact chart displayed on page 5. Our intention is to provide appropriate corrective interventions to students who do not meet behavioral expectations. With everyone’s commitment, we can create a proper learning environment at Northeast High School.
If any member of the school community has a question regarding the Code, he or she should contact the Office of Transition and Alternative Education at 215-400-4220. For copies in languages other than English, please contact the Office of Family Engagement and Language Equity Services at 215-400-4180.
Responsibilities of Students
- Comply with school rules and climate expectations, including the Student Code of Conduct and the School Student Handbook.
- Respect authority of all school personnel and the rights of other students.
- Comply with School District’s attendance, dress code, zero tolerance, and bullying policies.
- Behave in a manner that focuses on academic success.
- Be responsible and accountable for following rules.
- All students will be held accountable for any offense listed in the Philadelphia School District’s Code of Student Conduct. Its entirety may be found at:
In addition to the aforementioned policies, NEHS maintains a student discipline code that prohibits the following, all of which are addressed in the student handbook:
- simulated fighting/play fighting
- hats, caps, head coverings and outerwear such as hoodies, worn anywhere in the building
- iPods, CD players, MP3 players, Bluetooth speakers, radios, cameras, hand-held video games, etc. (Please note that recording staff or students without their permission is a serious, and in some cases, illegal activity and will be treated as such.)
- gambling using cards, dice, and potential gambling devices
- possession of tobacco products and paraphernalia, including pipes and matches/lighters and/or smoking in the school building, on school grounds or at school sponsored activities;
- eating/drinking in classrooms (except where lessons involve such activities);
- truancy and/or cutting class;
- lateness to class and/or school, and
- leaving the school building and/or grounds without authorization.
Please review the entire 2017-2018 Code of Student Conduct.
Detentions before school, during a student’s lunch, after-school, and Saturdays may be assigned for minor discipline infractions or late arrival to school. Students are required to report to detention on time, bring appropriate ID, and bring materials which can be used for studying. Students are to remain silent, but sleeping is not permitted. Students must observe the code of conduct while serving a detention. Students, who fail to serve assigned detentions or who accumulate an excessive number of detentions, will be subject to further disciplinary action.
The purpose of an out-of-school suspension is to have both the student and parent recognize that the student was engaged in some type of serious, disruptive, non-acceptable behavior. Therefore, if suspended, a student will only be reinstated after his/her parent or legal guardian meets with the appropriate dean or administrator. Brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and other relatives or friends of the family are NOT permitted to reinstate suspended students. Further, phone calls are not acceptable for reinstatement.
Students who are suspended are not permitted in the building or on school grounds. Nor, may they participate in any school activities. Students who are suspended and are found on school grounds are considered trespassing.
Any person entering the high school and disrupting the normal educational process of the school is subject to arrest for disorderly conduct and other offenses, as deemed appropriate. Parents are expected to be a role model for their son/daughter and other students by conducting their behavior in a professional and appropriate manner.
Any student who acts disorderly and interrupts the educational process at Northeast High School is subject to arrest for disorderly conduct and other disciplinary actions. Students, who engage in a fight or encourage others to fight, are subject to arrest for disorderly conduct, simple to aggravated assault, including terroristic threats, and other serious crimes. Other disciplinary actions may include moving the student to a more appropriate/restrictive educational setting and/or scheduling a hearing before the appropriate authorities for an expulsion.
ACT 26 of 1995 (The Safe Schools Act)
Act 26 creates a mandatory one-year expulsion for the possession of weapons on school property, including buses, and at school-sponsored events. The Act states a weapon “shall include but not be limited to any knife, cutting instrument, cutting tool, nunchaku, firearm, shotgun, rifle and any other tool, instrument or implement capable of inflicting serious bodily injury.” There is no requirement that the student use or try to use the weapon, and possession for self-protection is not considered as an exemption from the law. Possession includes, but is not limited to, weapons found on the person, as well as in school bags, desks, lockers or vehicles.
Act 26 also requires parents to provide a sworn statement upon registering their child in school as to whether their child had previously been suspended or expelled from another school for violations of said act. Act 26 also requires schools to maintain records on acts of violence and weapon possession and to forward student discipline records when a student transfers to another school.
ACT 33 of 1995 (Delinquent vs. Criminal Acts)
Act 33 provides that any person age 15 or older, who commits a violent crime and either (a) committed the crime with a deadly weapon or (b) has previously been adjudicated delinquent for a violent crime, will automatically be tried as an adult in the criminal justice system.
ACT 93 of 1995 (Blood Alcohol Content of Minors)
Act 93 creates a summary offense with a fine of $100 for any person under the age of 21 who operates a motor vehicle with any alcohol in his/her blood stream. The new summary offense is in addition to the loss of driving privileges and other sanctions allowable under current drunk driving laws.
Bullying is a pattern of aggressive, intentional or deliberately hostile behavior that occurs repeatedly and over time. Bullying behaviors normally fall into three categories, physical, verbal (direct and indirect), and electronic (e-mail, websites, and other electronic mediums) and may include, but are not limited to, intimidation, assault; extortion; oral or written threats; teasing; putdowns; name-calling; threatening looks; gestures, or actions; rumors; false accusations; hazing, social isolation, and cyber-bullying.
Northeast High School is committed to creating a safe, caring, respectful learning environment for all students. Bullying is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. All students shall be informed of their right to protection against bullying behaviors and the right to file a complaint if they believe they have been the victims of bullying behavior. Reports of bullying are taken seriously and shall be dealt with quickly and effectively. If a student is found guilty of bullying behavior the consequences shall depend on both the results of the investigation and the severity of the incident. Consequences may include but are not limited to mediation, a parent conference, counseling, out-of-school suspension, lateral transfer, and disciplinary school assignment. Failure to comply will result in further disciplinary action.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Students in possession or under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be subject to prosecution under the law and disciplinary action as defined by the School District of Philadelphia’s Code of Student Conduct. If a student is found/suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a parent/guardian will be immediately called to come and pick up their child. Violators will also be referred to MTSS and to an appropriate counseling program within the school, the District or the community. Students, who must take a prescription drug during school hours, are to take the drug to the nurse, who will supervise the administration of said medication at the appropriate time.
Sexual Harassment and School District Policy #102
Federal court decisions and federal law aim to promote inclusion, and a reduction of harassment and violence against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students. Further, in Board Policy #102, The School District of Philadelphia affirms its commitment to MultiracialMulticultural-Gender Education. This policy is designed to foster knowledge about and respect for those of all races, ethnic groups, social classes, genders, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientation. Its purpose is to ensure equity and justice for all members of the school community and society as a whole, and to give those members the skills and knowledge they need to understand and overcome individual biases and institutional barriers to full equality.
In keeping with the above, NEHS is committed to maintaining a positive learning and working environment that is free from any form of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and is a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or sex. Sexual harassment shall consist of unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, inappropriate verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, or display of materials, which evoke responses not in keeping with the atmosphere intended for the classroom or the work place. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to:
- Sexual flirtation, touching, advances or propositions
- Verbal or written comments of a sexual nature, including sexually suggestive or degrading language.
Such conduct may not be used to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive school/work environment. Students found in violation of this regulation and federal law will be subject to severe discipline, including referral to the appropriate authorities for legal action. Any student who feels that he/she needs more information regarding regulation #102 or for anyone who feels that his/her rights or those of others under this regulation may have been violated are to asked to see the school nurse or counselor immediately for further information.
Rights of Victims in School Related Offenses
Any victim of a crime committed by a member of the school community has the right to pursue criminal charges through the Criminal Justice or Juvenile Court Systems. To do so, a victim may initiate charges with the Philadelphia Police or file a private criminal complaint. To file a private criminal complaint, if the alleged offender is an adult, the victim should call 215-686-9863, 215-686-9864 or 215-686-9865, or if the alleged offender is a juvenile, the victim should call 215-686-7430. A victim may also contact the Department of Education’s Safe Schools Advocate at 215-644-1277 or the District’s Safety Hotline at 215-400-SAFE (7233). Finally, a victim may also file a grievance in accordance with the District’s student grievance procedure.
Vandalism and Graffiti
Vandalism and graffiti constitute destruction of school property. Students found damaging or writing on any school property are subject to suspension, arrest and prosecution, and/or financial restitution. Students in possession of any graffiti paraphernalia will have said items confiscated and will be subject to disciplinary action, including prosecution under the law. Permanent/magic markers, spray paint, paint sticks, whiteout, and other graffiti paraphernalia are not permitted on school grounds.
Simulated Fighting/Play fighting
Play fighting/simulated fighting is an activity in which a person or persons act as though they are in combat, but without actually meaning to harm their partners. This behavior is disruptive to our school climate and may lead to physical injury to the participants and to other students and staff. Because of this, the school views simulated fighting/play fighting as tantamount to fighting. Any student involved in simulated fighting/play fighting will receive the same consequences as fighting.
Violations against academic honesty include, but are not limited to, copying and submitting another’s homework, as one’s own, as well as cheating on an essay, paper, quiz or test. Cheating is defined as obtaining or giving information that assists one’s own or another’s performance. This includes activities that take place both in and out of the classroom. At Northeast High School, the use of unauthorized aids, whether by writing, verbal, or coded means, is strictly forbidden. A grade of “zero” will automatically be given for all cases of academic dishonesty. Disciplinary measures will be taken, as appropriate.
Plagiarism may be as blatant as the direct copying of quotations or whole papers, or as subtle as the failure to cite an author’s ideas or interpretations – whether in print, electronic, verbal, audio and/or visual form. These actions are strictly forbidden and represent contempt, both for the original author and for the audience to whom the stolen ideas are presented.
- Prior to doing any research project, be sure that you are perfectly clear as to the method that your teacher wants you to use when citing the sources you use, the number of sources to be used, and the types of sources to be used.
- If you are not sure about the use of a particular source or the need to cite the source, ask your teacher.
- Ignorance is not an acceptable excuse for plagiarism.
- You will receive an automatic zero for the research project/paper on which you plagiarized.
- Repeated incidents of plagiarism will result in other disciplinary actions.
Cell Phones, Cameras, Electronic, and Other Telephonic Devices
Students may not use cell phones or other electronic devices in school. Further, two-way radios, scanners, video cameras and electronic games are not permitted in school. Students who use any of these devices or have any of these devices out during class time or during any testing period, including standardized tests, will have the item confiscated. Students possessing cell phones during standardized testing may face consequences from the school, district, and from the State of Pennsylvania.
If a phone is confiscated during a standardized test, the parent must go through the phone with administration to ensure that no sensitive test information was photographed or otherwise recorded, prior to the phone’s release.
Students who refuse to give a cell phone to any faculty member upon request will receive a minimum of a five (5) day suspension and a loss of all student activities at Northeast High School. (Please be reminded that suspensions are a part of students’ permanent records.) The cell phone policy is available in language other than English in the Main Office.
The confiscated item will be turned over to the principal or his/her designee. The principal/designee shall maintain a record identifying the item confiscated and the student from whom it was taken. All confiscated items will be maintained in a secure (locked)manner.
All confiscated items will be returned on the designated day at the end of each academic quarter. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!
Items confiscated a second time will not be returned until the end of the school year. A parent may be required to come in for any such confiscated item(s).
Items, which are not claimed within a school year, or are confiscated in relation to another offense or as a result of a subsequent violation of this policy, will not be returned.
Mace, Pepper Spray and Laser Pointers
Mace, pepper spray and laser pointers are not permitted. They will be confiscated, and not returned. The student will be disciplined according to the Student Code of Conduct. A student discharging or using any such item in school or proximate to other students or staff will be deemed as having committed an aggravated offense under Rule 22.
iPods, CD Players, Radios, and Recording Devices
iPods, CD players, radios or recording devices of any sort are not permitted to be used during instructional time. Violators will be disciplined according to the Student Code of Conduct, Rule 5B.
Students who are found to be in possession of any of these devices or are caught using any of these devices during class time will have the item confiscated.
All confiscated items will be returned on the designated day at the end of each academic quarter. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!
Items confiscated a second time will not be returned until the end of the school year. A parent may be required to come in for any such confiscated item(s).
Off-Limit Doors and Other Areas
Students who are caught opening or leaving via “off-limit” doors are subject to severe disciplinary actions, the loss of various extracurricular activity privileges, and other progressive disciplinary measures. In an effort to maintain a safe and secure environment for our students and staff, any student caught opening a door or propping a door open to let another student or non-staff person into our school premises will automatically receive a three-to-five day out-of-school suspension, in addition to the above-mentioned penalties. Students under any circumstances without adult staff supervision may not use areas, including but not limited to, the school stage, fire towers, boiler room, and storage room.
Students are not permitted to remain in the school building, or upon school grounds after dismissal without staff supervision. Any student found in the building without supervision is considered trespassing and may be subject to disciplinary action.
Students who are coming back to the school building after sporting activities/events are not permitted to reenter the school building unless a staff member accompanies them. The staff member must escort the students to their destination(s) and ensure the students have exited the building safely.
Students are not permitted to re-enter the building once they have left without staff accompaniment.
Northeast High School adopted a uniform policy, implemented November 2009. Students must wear their uniforms starting the first day of school, September 7, 2017. The mandatory dress code is as follows:
- All students must wear a school tie.
- A student arriving without a tie will be issued a new tie and a charge of $7.00 will be assessed to his or her account. Ties are NOT returnable once issued. Students will not be permitted to borrow a tie from school, retrieve ties from lockers, or have friends already in the building bring them a tie. Ties may be purchased at the school store, the main office, or Mr. Picardi’s office.
- Solid white, button-down, collared, oxford shirts, long or short sleeves.
- All students, of all faiths, must wear the school uniform colors of khaki and white.
- We encourage parents to purchase official school sweaters directly from Northeast High School. The students of parents who opt not to purchase a school sweater may only wear a plain, black cardigan. Students may not wear hoodies, fleeces, pullover sweaters, or sweatshirts. These items will be confiscated.
- It WILL get cold in the building at some point! Again, there is only one option: an official Northeast High School sweater.
- Tan khaki pants (cargo pants, work pants, “skinny leg” pants, and pants with elastic waistbands and ankle bands are unacceptable).
- Pants must be secured at the waist preferably with a belt.
- Tan skirts or skorts
- Pants and skirts must be of appropriate length. Pants must come down to your shoes. Skirts must be NO MORE than three inches above the knee.
- Dark-colored shoes are preferred.
- Open-toed shoes of any kind are not permitted.
- Slippers, flip-flops, sandals, etc, are not permitted.
- Socks or stockings should reflect the uniform colors.
All of the above items are available at Flynn and O’Hara. The locations listed below are both open until 8:00 pm for your convenience.
|6801 Frankford Ave G.||10905 Dutton Road|
|Philadelphia, PA 19135||Philadelphia, PA 19154|
Items Not Permitted to be Worn Inside of the Building
- All coats, jackets, and hooded sweatshirts must remain in lockers. Failure to comply will result in confiscation of items.
- Hats, scarves and bandanas are not to be worn inside. Failure to comply will result in confiscation of items.
- Clothing with slits/holes is not permitted.
- Clothing with profanity, drug/alcohol messages, or inappropriate and offensive images are not permitted and will be confiscated.
Exceptions to Uniform Policy
- Students will have the opportunity to dress down during designated days.
- Students new to Northeast have three days to acquire the school’s uniform.
- Families who may need assistance can visit our in-house uniform center.
Per the School District’s uniform policy, failure to adhere to this policy will result in consequences. These consequences include, but are not limited to:
- Loss of school privileges, including participation in team sports and clubs, school trips or social events.
- Assignment to detention.
- In-school meetings with parent/guardian.
*Repeated violations will result in further disciplinary action
Physical Education Uniform
Students are required to attend and participate in their physical education class in full uniform. Northeast physical education uniforms consist of:
- Red Northeast gym t-shirt or plain (logo/message free) red t-shirt
- Black athletic shorts or black athletic pants
- Athletic footwear
Smoking or being in possession of smoking paraphernalia is not permitted in school, on school grounds, or at any school-sponsored activity. Students found in violation of this rule will be disciplined.
Students may use the lunchroom, prior to advisory, for breakfast and during their scheduled lunch periods. Students must scan in when reporting to the cafeteria for lunch. Students are not permitted to leave the school or school grounds during their assigned lunch period. Eating takes place in the cafeteria, only.
- Students may attend only assigned lunch period.
- Students must wait their turn in the food line, in an orderly fashion (students may not jump ahead of others already waiting in the lunch line).
- Students are required to clean up after themselves; students will keep tables and surrounding area clean. When finished with lunch, students will place all bottles, containers, papers etc. in the receptacles.
- Students must be seated during lunch.
- Absolutely NO food or beverage is allowed to be taken out of the cafeteria.
- The central walkway between the two entrances must be clear at all times.
- Cell phone use is prohibited in the lunchroom
- While card playing is acceptable, all forms of wagering are prohibited.
- Students using the restroom must leave their IDs with the scanner support-staff.
- Students are not to leave the cafeteria area until their lunch period is over unless they have permission from the teacher on duty.
- Any kind of cafeteria disruption, unruly conduct, or failure to observe the above rules and regulation will result in disciplinary action.
- Misappropriation of student’s identification number (PIN) is forbidden.
- All students MUST adhere to the Northeast High School dress code policy while in the cafeteria.
Students who fail to follow these rules will be subject to progressive disciplinary action.
Off Campus Activities
Disciplinary action(s), normally taken for acts occurring on school grounds, will also be taken for acts occurring on a bus that is owned, borrowed, rented or leased by the District, at any place at which a school-sponsored or school-related function takes place, at any other school within the District, or at any time or place on the way to school or the way home from school.
The school reserves the right to administer discipline for any other activity, whenever and wherever such an activity occurs, if such an offschool activity may reasonably be interpreted to threaten the ability of the school to maintain a safe, orderly and disciplined educational environment. When it is brought to the attention of the school that a student has engaged in such conduct off school grounds, the administration shall conduct an investigation, as deemed necessary and appropriate, including cooperation with law enforcement authorities, and may initiate disciplinary action in the same manner as if the action had occurred on school grounds during the school day.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Seminar Number and Program Identification
The second number in your three-digit seminar number indicates the academic program to which you have been assigned. They are as follows: 1=Magnet Program; 2=AVID; 5=Arts and Education; 6=Health and Medical; 7=International Baccalaureate; 8=Sports Marketing; 9=Academic Language Program/ESOL. A “3” as the middle number indicates that you have been assigned to the music room for seminar. 440-460 are Ninth Grade Academy.
Special assemblies in the auditorium are scheduled during seminar. Students are to report, promptly, and be seated in their assigned seats. Students are expected to maintain appropriate behavior during the program. Students are not permitted to eat or drink. Students are to remain in their assigned seats until dismissed and may not leave the auditorium without authorization.
During your four-year enrollment at Northeast High School, the total amount of class dues for which you will be responsible is $175 (subject to increase). Class dues are required for all students as they help fund a number of necessary school-related materials and activities. To reduce the impact of financial obligations during the senior year, dues should be paid according to the following schedule:
9th Grade $15, 10th Grade $15, 11th Grade $15, 12th Grade $130
Students who do not attend Northeast High School for four years are still required to pay class dues. Please contact an administrator for the proper payment breakdown. Students who attend Northeast High School for their senior year only are responsible for $130.00. Students who leave prior to graduation are responsible for the amounts listed for the years they were in attendance at NEHS toward class expenses.A receipt will be given to the student for all dues payments received. These receipts must be kept until after graduation. These receipts are proof of payment and are invaluable in settling any discrepancies that may occur.
College Access Center (Room 104)
The College Access Center was created and is designed to facilitate making college an achievable goal for all NEHS students. Available services include assistance in college selection, tours of college campuses, discussions with college recruitment officers, financial aid information and conducting workshops related to career and college topics.
The purpose of the counselors is to help students maximize their abilities and achieve their full potential. This includes helping each student derive the maximum benefit from his/her high school experience, to make appropriate educational and career choices, and to develop the personal attributes needed for constructive participation in the school and the community. As such, students are encouraged to see their respective counselors for help with any personal, social or academic concern. Counselors are available to assist students during advisory, during lunch and by appointment.
Debts must be paid before a student can participate in any student activity, dances, including Junior and Senior Proms, athletics, extra-curricular activities, clubs, senior activities (including graduation exercises), or special events. Debts include: temp IDs, lost textbooks, lost uniforms, ties, replacement IDs, borrowed clothing, and other outstanding obligations.
No student will graduate or be withdrawn if there are any unsatisfied debts or obligations on the student’s account.
Emergency Closing of Schools
Announcements will be made over the radio and local TV beginning at 5:30 A.M. You may also check the District’s website at www.philasd.org. If for any emergency, school must be closed during the school day, the administration will make the announcement. Follow radio and local TV for updates regarding any District-mandated early dismissal.
Emergency Contact Form
Each year students are required to update their “Emergency Contact Forms.” These forms are given to the students by their advisor and are to be returned with the updated information.
When a fire drill is conducted, students are to follow the directions given to them by their teachers and evacuate the building according to the directions posted in each room. Students may not leave school grounds during a fire drill.
Free or Reduced Price Lunches
Daily breakfast and lunch meals will be provided to all students at NO charge. All students can eat at no cost and there is no application required.
All student fundraising projects must be approved by the administration and facilitated by a staff sponsor. During fundraising times, students are required to have with them authorized paperwork detailing the club/activity/SLC association, staff sponsor, and fundraising purpose obtained from Mr. Picardi. Students are strictly prohibited to conduct personal fundraising projects. The school reserves its right to confiscate all items related to personal or unauthorized fundraising including money collected. Failure to comply with this policy will result in disciplinary action.
Students are responsible for the purchase of gym locks for their gym lockers. Students are required at all times to secure all items in a locked locker. Never leave a gym locker unlocked. The lock and contents must be emptied after each gym period. School District policies and procedures that apply to hallway lockers also apply to gym lockers. Northeast High School is not responsible for any items lost or stolen from all locker rooms.
Health Services and Medication
The health room, Room 145, is located next to the Main Office, and is open from 7:42 A.M. – 2:46 P.M. At least one school nurse is on duty all day in room 145. For non-emergency visits, which are only seen during the last 10 minutes of each period, a note from the teacher is mandatory. True emergencies will be seen at anytime. Medication may be taken in school ONLY if:
- Parents who wish to have a prescription medication given to their child during school hours ask the nurse for a “Request for Administration of Medication” (Form MED-1), and
- The form is filled out, signed by the student’s doctor and parent /legal guardian, and returned to the nurse.
Students may not bring medications to school for their personal use, nor may students take any medication in school unless administered by the school’s nurse. Students should see the nurse for any health related questions that they may have. Parents: If your child has any health problems or is taking prescription medication for any reason, even if it does not have to be taken in school, it is important that you inform the nurse about it.
Please note that all 9th grade students and new admissions are required by PA law to have to have a physical and dental exam on file with the school within thirty days of admission.
ID Cards and Temporary IDs (Temps)
In order to provide a safe and secure environment for all NEHS students and staff, photo ID cards must be in your possession at all times. ID cards must be presented for entry into the lunchroom, activity tickets, and other school-related situations.
Failure to carry your ID card/Temp or produce it upon request by any staff member may result in disciplinary action. Lost ID cards can be replaced in room 117A, during advisory, at a charge of $5.00. Temps cost $1.00.
Lockers and Storage Areas (Use and Searches)
Students will be assigned a locker with a lock when they come to Northeast High School. In most cases locker locations will correspond to a student’s SLC. If there is a problem with your locker of if your lock is lost or stolen, the locker office is to be notified immediately. The locker office is located in Room 117A. Replacement cost of a lock is$5.00. Locks other than those issued by the school may not be placed on lockers. Unauthorized locks will be cut off without notice. Students are not to give their locker combination to anyone!
The school cannot be responsible for theft. If theft should occur, immediately report the theft to the School Police Office and the incident will be investigated promptly. Northeast High School is not responsible for any items lost or stolen from all lockers.
Lockers, locks, and/or storage compartments, which are provided for student use, remain the property of the School District. As such, students shall have no expectation of privacy. Students should also be aware that the use of all School District equipment and/or facilities is extended to students for legitimate school purposes only. To protect the health, safety, and general welfare of everyone in the school community, school district personnel have the right to randomly and/or periodically inspect lockers, desks and other storage areas at anytime. Students do not have the right to be present during such searches. Therefore, lockers are only to be used for the storage of the following items: books, school supplies, clothing, items of personal hygiene, food, pocket books/purses, and/or any other personal items, which are not in violation of Board policy, school regulations and/or any local, state or federal statute. Coats, hoodies, hats, and all outerwear are to be kept in your hallway locker. They are not permitted to be worn inside of the building.
The student to whom a locker is assigned is responsible for any and all items found in the locker, regardless of whether the student claims or admits to be the owner or custodian thereof. If any illegal materials are found, these materials may be used against the student in disciplinary proceedings and/or may be turned over to law enforcement agencies.
Locker Clean Out
It is mandatory that students clean out their lockers and return all school property and books at the end of the school year by a designated date. Students will be given plenty of notice to comply. After the designated date, all lockers will be opened and inspected. All items left in the locker will be discarded. Neither the school nor the School District of Philadelphia is responsible for any losses or for items left in lockers at the end of the school year.
Lost and Found
The Lost and Found is located in Room 21. Lost keys are to be brought immediately to the Main Office.
Student parking is restricted to the lot on Glendale Ave., designated for student use, and on the street where permitted. Any student using the student parking lot must register their car in room 25 and receive a student-parking sticker. Stickers must be displayed on the rear driver side window. Cars, which are illegally parked or do not have a studentparking sticker, will be ticketed by the police or towed. Students who park vehicles in designated staff parking lots; will be subject to severe discipline, including the loss of any and all student privileges for any extra-curricular activity for the school year. The school reserves its right to revoke a student’s parking privilege.
All postings must have administrative approval prior to posting. Any posted material lacking administrative approval will be removed. NO POSTINGS ARE TO BE PLACED ON PAINTED SURFACES. Northeast High School is not responsible for the condition of posted materials and will not return materials that are removed.
The Northeast High School Roster Slip is a supplement to a student’s ID card and helps in the identification of a student as a current member of the Northeast High School family. While in school, all students must have their current roster slip and current ID card in their possession. Upon request, these must be presented to any member of the professional staff, support staff or security staff.
School insurance is available to all students. Applications are distributed early in the school year. Purchase is optional. However, any student who does not wish to participate in the school insurance program must provide signed evidence that he/she is covered 29 adequately by a private company if he/she is going to participate in any athletic/extra-curricular activity. Homeroom advisors and coaches have insurance information.
School dances at NEHS are primarily for NEHS students. In the event a dance includes outside guests, tickets for guests must be purchased prior to the dance. They will be subject to the same rules and regulations as NEHS students.
- Students will not be admitted to the dance more than ninety minutes after the start time.
- Students will not be readmitted to the dance after leaving.
- In the event of student misbehavior, parents/guardians will be called and asked to come for the student. Depending upon the nature of the disruptive behavior, police may be notified. disciplinary action will be taken, as appropriate.
- The school will not be responsible for stolen articles.
- The Code of Student Conduct will be in effect.
- Upon arrival, all guests must provide a school ID to be admitted to the dance.
Textbooks, workbooks, reading material, lockers, team uniforms, etc. that are issued to students by the school are to be properly maintained and returned to the appropriate staff member at the end of the term/year/semester/season. Students are reminded that they are responsible for any school property issued to them. Items that are not returned or are returned in damaged condition will result in a charge being assessed against the student to whom the property was issued. Students who owe money will not be permitted to participate in any activity until the debt account is settled.
School Publications and Website Information
All information contained in any school publication (school newspaper, yearbook, etc.) and/or posted on the school’s website must be submitted to the sponsor of such activity for review in accordance with District guidelines and the AUP prior to publication and/or posting. Any material, which the administration finds objectionable in accordance with District guidelines, may be removed by the administration in accordance with District procedures
NOTE: Since it is possible that a student’s picture may be included as part of any school publication and/or posting on the school’s website, if you do not wish your photograph to be included as part of any school sponsored publication or activity, intentionally or otherwise, you must complete the form on pages 39-40, specifically requesting that your photograph not be used.
School Sponsored Activities
School-sponsored activities, including but not limited to, Senior and Junior Prom, graduation ceremony, Senior and Junior Trip, Senior Picnic, school dances, SLC sponsored trips, team sports, and clubs are privileges for students at Northeast High School. Outstanding debts and other obligations, violation of student conduct codes, failure of 2 or more classes, chronic lateness, and poor attendance will deny a student his/her opportunity to enjoy these activities.
Students failing 2 or more classes will not be able to attend Junior or Senior Proms. (Please visit our website, www.nehs.1 to learn more about our activities and sponsors.) Sports, clubs, and activities include, but are not limited to:
|ASA ( Asian Students
|Girls Varsity Badminton||Percussion Club|
|Association of Chinese Students||Girls Varsity Lacrosse||Red Cross Club|
|Baseball||Girls Varsity Softball||Saxophone Club|
|Basketball||Girls Varsity Softball||Science Fairs|
|Black Success Academy||Girls Varsity Volleyball||Science Olympiad|
|Boys and Girls Swimming||Girls Varsity Volleyball Team||Spanish Club|
|Boys Bowling Team||Golf||SPARC (Robotics)|
|Boys JV Soccer||Indoor Track||String Ensemble|
|Boys Varsity Basketball||Indoor Track and Field||Students Run Philly Style!|
|Boys Varsity Soccer||Indo-Pak Club||Studios Club|
|Cello & Bass Club||Interact Club||Technical Student Association|
|Cheerleading||Italian Club / Program||Track and Field|
|Chess club/team||Jazz Band||Trombone Club|
|Christian club||Junior Class Activities Committee||Trumpet Club|
|Clarinet Club||Latinos Unidos||Tuba Club|
|Competition Marching Band||Muslim Student Association||UNICEF Club|
|Cross Country||National Honor Society||Viking Pep Band|
|Dance Club||NEMAC||Viking Vocals|
|DECA||Northeast Ally Club (GSA Gay
|Violin & Viola Club|
|Film Club||Northeast College Application
|Flute Club||Northeast Debate and Mock
|WHYY Media Lab|
|Football||Northeast Forensics Team||Wilderness Club|
|Girls Basketball||Northeast Players Drama Club||Wrestling Team|
|Girls JV Volleyball||Northeast Stage Crew||Yearbook|
|Girls Soccer||Orchestra||Yu-Gi-Oh Club|
The school store will be open during lunch periods. A full line of school
supplies, gym wear, school uniforms and “school spirit” items is offered,
as well as a variety of snacks. Students are permitted to use the school
store during their rostered lunch period. Students using the school store
during a non-rostered lunch period will be considered cutting and will
face appropriate disciplinary measures
For security purposes, students and visitors must pass through a
scanning process as they enter the school. The scans will detect
weapons, drugs, electronic devices, etc. Boys are to report to the “F”
door by the gym office. Girls are to report to the main lobby. All other
persons coming into NEHS to visit or conduct business must go through
the scan process in the main lobby before proceeding to the main office.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The School District of Philadelphia, an equal opportunity employer, will
not discriminate in employment or education programs or activities,
based on race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, physical
handicap, gender, sexual orientation, union membership or limited
English proficiency. This policy of non-discrimination extends to all
other legally protected classifications. Publication of this policy in this
document is in accordance with state and federal laws including Title IX
of the educational amendment of 1972 and sections 503 and 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Inquiries should be directed to Sterlin C.
Daniel, Equal Opportunity Compliance Officer, 734 Schuylkill Avenue,
1st floor, Philadelphia, PA 19146, (215)875-3815.
Student Expression (Guidelines)
Students have the right to express themselves verbally and in writing,
unless the expression interferes with the educational program, threatens
immediate harm to the welfare of the school or community, encourages
unlawful activity, takes away another individual’s lawful rights or
undermines the school’s basic educational mission. The wearing of
buttons, badges or arm bands bearing slogans or sayings shall be
permitted as another form of expression, unless the message contains
obscene, defamatory or offensive language, encourages illegal actions,
contains any signs/symbols of gang affiliation, undermines the basic
educational mission of the school or results in interference with the
NOTE: The distribution of any materials must be approved by the
administration and the information contained in any such material must
be in conformance with the provisions applicable to those for student
expression. Further, the administration may determine the time and
place of distribution of such materials so that distribution shall not
interfere with the operation of the school.
Students are responsible to return textbooks or other school property in
the condition in which it was received. A student must return the book
with the same barcode as the one he/she was issued. turn the book
with the same barcode as the one he/she was issued. If a student does not return the item that he/she was issued, with same barcode, then he/she will be obliged to pay the replacement cost of the book. Students who return the same book but with a different barcode will still be required to pay the replacement cost of the book. If property or books are signed out using a book receipt, then it is the responsibility of the student to obtain the book receipt when the item is returned.
Free transpasses will be issued to those students who are eligible in the
cafeteria, at the booth near the Security Office, during all lunch periods
on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday only. On Fridays, transpasses
will be distributed after school, in the main office, to those students who
were absent or suspended. These are the ONLY times and dates for
distribution. Please note that Central Office determines eligibility
and not Northeast High School. Transpasses may not be distributed
to students who: 1) fail to present ID card or 2) are listed as absent that
day. Students must present an excused note for their absence.
Follow Northeast High School on Twitter for up-to-date information, fun
facts, and school highlights at http://twitter.com/NEHS1.
All visitors must report to the main lobby, sign-in, state their purpose for
visiting, secure a visitor’s pass, proceed through scanning, and then
report to the main office. It is recommended that an appointment be
scheduled in advance when requesting to meet with a teacher, or
counselor to ensure that he/she will be available. Administrators will be
available by appointment for parent meetings during the following hours:
8:00 – 9:30 and 3:00 – 4:00. Visitors who fail to report to the main office
upon entering the building will be considered trespassing and will be
escorted out of the school. Visitation privileges will not be granted to:
- non-students wishing to attend class with a friend or relative
- non-students who wish to see a former teacher/staff member
without an appointment, or
- students wishing to bring young children to school with them
Visit our website for up-to-date information concerning academic
programs, sports, special events/activities, school clubs, the Home and
School Association, the Alumni Association and the school newspaper,
The Northeast Megaphone.
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA
COMPUTING AND INTERNET ACCEPTABLE
The School District of Philadelphia is providing its employees
and students (“users”) with access to computing equipment,
systems and local network functions such as School District email and the Internet.
1. This access has a limited education purpose for students and is to
facilitate employees’ work productivity.
B. Access rights and privileges.
1. The School District has the right to place reasonable restrictions on
the use of equipment, resources and material students and employees
access or post through the system. Students and employees are also
expected to follow the rules set forth in the District’s rules and
regulations governing conduct, disciplinary code, and the law in their
use of the district’s equipment and network. This access has not been
established as a public access service or a public forum. All access and
rights are privileges granted by the District, and users should expect no
2. All District employees and students will have access to the Internet
through the district’s private network. Parents may specifically request
that their children not be provided such access by notifying the District
3. No student will be given or have access to District-provided Internet
4. Students may be permitted to access an external Internet e-mail
service or their personal e-mail account for the purpose of legitimate
instructional or school-based needs. This is a local decision.
5. Guests/contractors are not automatically eligible for a District e-mail
account. E-mail or network access accounts may be granted if directly
sponsored by a District administrator.
C. Unacceptable Uses
1. Users may not use the District’s private network to access material
that is profane or obscene (pornography of any kind), that advocates
illegal acts, or that advocates violence or discrimination towards other people (hate literature).
2. Users may not post personal information on the Internet about
themselves or other people. Personal contact information includes
address, telephone, school address, work address, pictures or video
bites, clips, etc.
3. Students may not agree to meet with someone they have met on the
Internet without their parent’s approval and participation.
4. Users may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any other
computer system. This includes attempting to log in through another
person’s account or access another person’s files. These actions are
illegal, even if only for the purposes of “browsing”, “snooping”, or
5. Users may not deliberately disrupt or harm hardware or systems,
interfere with computer or network performance, interfere with another’s
ability to use equipment and systems, or destroy data.
6. Users may not use the District’s private network to engage in illegal
acts, such as arranging for a drug sale or the purchase of alcohol,
engaging in criminal gang activity, threatening the safety of person,
accessing or sharing unauthorized copyrighted music, movies, and
other intellectual property, etc.
7. Users may not utilize peer-to-peer file-sharing applications or execute
programs to facilitate the downloading or exchange of copyrighted or
unauthorized music, movies, and other materials.
8. Users may not use the District’s private network to solicit information
with the intent of using such information to cause personal harm or
bodily injury to another or others.
9. Users may not post information that could endanger an individual,
cause personal damage or a danger of service disruption.
10. Users may not knowingly or recklessly post false or defamatory
information about a person or organization.
11. Users may not intentionally seek information on, obtain copies of, or
modify files, other data, or passwords belonging to other users.
12. Users may not indirectly or directly make connections that create
“backdoors” to the District, other organizations, community groups, etc.
that allow unauthorized access to the District’s network.
13. Users may not use obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, rude,
inflammatory, hateful, threatening, or disrespectful language.
14. Users may not engage in personal attacks, including prejudicial or
15. Users may not harass another person. Harassment is persistently
acting in a manner that distresses or annoys another person.
16. Users may not re-post a message that was sent to them privately
without permission of the person who sent them the message.
17. Users may not forward or post chain letters or engage in
“spamming”. Spamming is sending an annoying or unnecessary
message to a large number of people.
18. Users will not install or reproduce unauthorized or unlicensed
software on District resources.
19. Users may not plagiarize works that they find on the Internet or
20. Users may not use technology resources and Internet for private
business activities or unreasonable personal use.
21. Users may not use the District’s private network for political
22. Students will not download files unless approved by their teachers.
D. System Security Obligations
1. Users are responsible for the use of their individual access account(s)
and should take all reasonable precautions to prevent others from being
able to use their account(s), including coworkers, friends, or family.
Under no conditions should a user provide his/her password to another
2. Attempts to log on to the District’s private network or any other
network as a system administrator is prohibited.
3. Any user identified as a security risk or having a history of violating
this or any other Acceptable Use Policy may be denied access to the
District’s private network.
4. Users will avoid the inadvertent spread of computer viruses by
following the School District virus protection procedures if they
download software or share common file directory.
5. Users should immediately notify a teacher or system administrator of
any possible security problem.
6. Students will promptly disclose to their teacher or other appropriate
school employee any message received that isinappropriate.
1. As required by law and in recognition of the need to establish a safe
and appropriate computing environment, the District will use filtering
technology to prohibit access, to the degree possible, to objectionable
or unsuitable content that might otherwise be accessible via the
F. Due Process
1. The School District will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal
officials in any investigation concerning or relating to any illegal activities
conducted through the district’s private network.
2. In the event there is an allegation that a student has violated the
District Acceptable Use Policy, the student will be provided with a
written notice of the alleged violation and will be provided with notice
and opportunity to be heard in the manner set forth in the Student
Hearing Process Policy. Disciplinary actions may be taken.
3. Employee violations of the District Acceptable Use Policy will be
handled in accord with law, School Board Policy or collective bargaining
agreement(s), as applicable.
1. The Chief Information Officer has the responsibility and authority for
the development, publication, implementation and ongoing
administration and enforcement of the processes and techniques
required to protect the Philadelphia School District’s technology systems
and services from unauthorized access, loss or misuse.
2. School principals have the responsibility to establish a plan to ensure
adequate supervision of students. They are also responsible for
interpreting and enforcing this policy at the local level.
3. Local management has the responsibility to interpret and enforce this
Please review the May 2017 revisions to this policy on the School
District Website. The address of the document is:
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA
NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL
PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY
PART I. GENERAL EXPECTATIONS
Each school in its School-wide Parental Involvement Policy must
establish the school’s expectations for parental involvement. [Section
Northeast High School agrees to implement the following statutory
- The school district will put into operation programs, activities
and procedures for the involvement of parents in all of its
schools with Title I, Part A programs, consistent with section
1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Those programs, activities and procedures will be planned and
operated with meaningful consultation with parents of
- Consistent with section 1118, the school district will work with
its schools to ensure that the required school-level parental
involvement policies meet the requirements of section 1118(b)
of the ESEA, and each include, as a component, a school parent
compact consistent with section 1118(d) of the ESEA.
- The school district will incorporate this district wide parental
involvement policy into its School District of Philadelphia plan
developed under section 1112 of the ESEA.
- In carrying out the Title I, Part A parental involvement
requirements, to the extent practicable, the school district and
its schools will provide full opportunities for the participation of
parents with limited English proficiency, parents with
disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including
providing information and school reports required under
section 1111 of the ESEA in an understandable and uniform
format and, including alternative formats upon request, and, to
the extent practicable, in a language parents understand.
- If the School District of Philadelphia’s plan for Title I, Part A,
developed under section 1112 of the ESEA, is not satisfactory
to the parents of participating children, the school district will
submit any parent comments with the plan when the school
district submits the plan to the State Department of Education.
- The school district will involve the parents of children served in
Title I, Part A schools in decisions about how the 1 percent of
Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental involvement is spent,
and will ensure that not less than 95 percent of the one percent
reserved goes directly to the schools.
- The school district will be governed by the following statutory
definition of parental involvement, and expects that its Title I
schools will carry out programs, activities and procedures in
accordance with this definition:
Parental involvement means the participation of parents in
regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving
student academic learning and other school activities, including
(A) that parents play an integral role in assisting
their child’s learning;
(B) that parents are encouraged to be actively
involved in their child’s education at school;
(C) that parents are full partners in their child’s
education and are included, as appropriate, in
decision-making and on advisory committees to
assist in the education of theirchild;
(D) the carrying out of other activities, such as those
described in section 1118 of the ESEA.The school district will inform parents and parental
organizations of the purpose and existence of the Parental
Information and Resource Center in the State.
PART II. DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE SCHOOL WILL
IMPLEMENT REQUIRED DISTRICT WIDE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY COMPONENTS
description of how the school will implement or accomplish each of the
following components. [Section 1118(a)(2), ESEA.] Regardless of the
format the school chooses to use, a description of each of the following
components below must be included in order to satisfy statutory
- Northeast High School will take the following actions to involve
parents in the joint development of its school-wide parental
involvement plan under section 1112 of the ESEA:Northeast High School’s parents were sent information regarding
our Parental Involvement Policy on our ParentLink, Twitter, e-mail
and posted on our school website in order to view the material prior
to our October Home and School Meeting.Our parents will be invited to come to our October Home and
School Meeting. During which, Principals Carroll and McCloskey
will introduce a draft of the Parental Involvement Plan and discuss
any adjustments that need to be made.
- Northeast High School will take the following actions to involve
parents in the process of school review and improvement
under section 1116 of the ESEA:Northeast High School’s administration has a commitment from
our Home and School to dedicate the meeting of April 2018 for
a review and discussion of Northeast High School’s Draft
Action Plan and Federal Requirements Addendum. To that
end, we will advertise and invite parents and guardians to
attend the meeting, noting the administration’s plan to review
data, discuss suggestions and take written verbal comments
for the Action Plan and FRA.
- The School District of Philadelphia will provide the following
necessary coordination, technical assistance, and other
support to assist Title I, Part A schools in planning and
implementing effective parental involvement activities to
improve student academic achievement and school
* In collaboration with the Grants Compliance Monitor,
School-based School Improvement Support Liaison,
School-Community Liaisons, Philadelphia Home and
School Council (PHSC), Title I Parent Advisory
Committee, The Philadelphia Right to Know Educational
Task Force, PARENT POWER, and other parent groups,
provide workshops to schools on parent engagement.
* Provide professional development by parents/caregivers
for new and existing principals and other administrators on
how to develop promising partnerships with
* Train new and existing staff with parental engagement
duties (e.g., School Improvement Support Liaisons,
School-Community Liaisons, School Community
Coordinators, and Bilingual Counselor Assistants) to assist school sites in implementing parental engagement.
* Make available the staff of the Office ofEducational
Equity, Office of Specialized Instructional Support, and
Office of Parent, Family, Community Engagement and
Faith-based Partnerships, and staff of the Assistant
Superintendents for technical assistance
* The Title I Office will provide technical assistance to
schools and parent organizations, such as the Title I
Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), Home and School
Associations, The Philadelphia Right to EducationTask
Force, PARENT POWER, and other organized parent
* Provide coordination of professional development efforts
through the Office of Instruction and Leadership Support.
* Provide workshops to parents on supporting student
achievement and parent engagement.
* Provide training and other information to School Advisory
Councils (SACs). Each SAC will outline how they plan to
work with Title I PREP parents to schedule turn-around
trainings for parents within their schools.
*Regional PREP parents will serve as advisors to principals
and SAC members on how to address the needs of
students and parents in their school’s Action Plan andTitle
- Northeast High School will take the following actions to conduct,
with the involvement of parents, an annual evaluation of the content
and effectiveness of this parental involvement policy in improving
the quality of its Title I, Part A programs. The evaluation will
include identifying barriers to greater participation by parents in
parental involvement activities (with particular attention to parents
who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited
English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or
ethnic minority background). The school will use the findings of the
evaluation about its parental involvement policy and activities to
design strategies for more effective parental involvement, and to
revise, if necessary (and with the involvement of parents) its
parental involvement policies.Evaluation will be conducted:
* Letters home to parents, posted on NEHS Website.
* Report card conferences
* School created parent surveys
* Home and School Meetings with teachers and
administratorsResponsible for this Evaluation:
* Administration Collaborating with Home and School
- Northeast High School will build the school’s and parents’ capacity
for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective
involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the
school, parents, and the community to improve student academic
achievement, through the following activities specifically described
A. Northeast High School will, with the assistance of the
School District, provide assistance to parents, as
appropriate, in understanding topics such as the following,
by undertaking the actions described in this paragraph–
* the State’s academic content standards,
* the State’s student academic achievement standards,
* the State and local academic assessments including
* the requirements of Title I-Part A
* how to monitor their child’s progress, and
* how to work with educators.To this end, Northeast High School will invite parents and
guardians to workshops designed by the Administration in
conjunction with the Home and School. These workshops
will focus on the implementation of Pennsylvania’s
Common Core, the Keystone Exams, and Understanding
High School Graduation Requirements.Northeast High School will provide these opportunities
throughout the year. The first partnership will be on Back
to School Night, during the first quarter. Principals Carroll
and McCloskey and their administrative staff will welcome
students and their families to discuss topics 1,2,3,4, and 5.Student Agenda Handbook provides tips and suggestions
for families to develop working relationships with teachersParentLink (phone calls home)Report Card Conference meetings will be designed to
include parent sessions to discuss topics 1,3, and 5.SLC Coordinators will hold SLC-specific informational
meetings.A. Winter and Spring Home and School meeting will be
devoted to review topics 1,2,3,5. Parents will have the
opportunity to ask questions and offer suggestions for
improvement.B. Northeast High School will, with the assistance of the
School District, provide materials and training to help
parents work with their children to improve their children’s
academic achievement, such as literacy training, and
using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental
involvement, by:Our counselors and bilingual counseling assistants will
serve as parent supports. Information regarding these staff
members will be sent home to parents in the fall.
Communication is ongoing as well as updates through
NEHS website and Twitter.The Administration, in collaboration with our Home and School,
will host various workshops to provide parents timely
information. (These meetings will take place monthly.)* Transition to high school.
* Family and Student Net
* Attendance and Truancy
* Keystone Assessment
* Bullying Policy
* College and Career Readiness/Awareness
* Understanding and selection of CourseOfferingC. Northeast High School will, with the assistance of the
School District, educate its teachers, pupil services
personnel, principals and other staff, in how to reach out
to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal
partners, in the value and utility of contributions of parents,
and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs
and build ties between parents and schools, by:
* Inviting parents to District Professional
* Sending information home via: Parent Link,
Twitter, E-mail, and the NEHSWebsite
* Inviting parents to attend Home and School
meetings attended by rotating SLCmembersD. Northeast High School, will, to the extent feasible and
appropriate, coordinate and integrate parental involvement
46 programs and activities with Head Start, Reading First,
Early Reading First, Even Start, Home Instruction
Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as
Teachers Program, and public preschool and other
programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent
resource centers, that encourage and support parents in
more fully participating in the education of their children,
by: N/ANortheast High School will take the following actions to
ensure that information related to the school and parent programs,
meetings, and other activities, is sent to the
parents of participating children in an understandable and
uniform format, including alternative formats upon request,
and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents
can understand:Information is sent out home via Parent Link, Twitter,
email, NEHS website,
District translated documents and bilingual counseling
assistant support when appropriate.
NEHS has ten different translators (Bilingual
Counseling Assistants) in various languages who are
in the building Monday through Friday and they are
available to assist our parent community. We have a
working relationship with our feeder schools to share
Assistants when needed for parent meetings during
Parents are encouraged, and are able to reach out to
our Counselors and SLC Coordinators by phone,
email or come to the school to make an appointment.
PART III. SCHOOL WIDE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY
NOTE: The School’s Parental Involvement Policy may include
additional paragraphs listing and describing other discretionary activities
that the school, in consultation with its parents, chooses to undertake to
build parents’ capacity for involvement in the school and school system
to support their children’s academic achievement, such as the following
discretionary activities listed under section 1118(e) of the ESEA:
- Involving parents in the development of training for
teachers, principals, and other educators to improve
the effectiveness of that training;
- providing necessary literacy training for parents from
Title I, Part A funds, if the school district has
exhausted all other reasonably available sources of
funding for that training;
- paying reasonable and necessary expenses
associated with parental involvement activities,
47 including transportation to enable parents to
participate in school-related meetings and training
- training parents to enhance the involvement of other
- arranging school meetings at a variety of times, or
conducting in-home conferences between teachers or
other educators, who work directly with participating
children, with parents who are unable to attend those
conferences at school, in order to maximize parental
involvement and participation in their children’s
- adopting and implementing model approaches to
improving parental involvement;
- establishing a district wide parent advisory council to
provide advice on all matters related to parental
involvement in Title I, Part A programs;
- developing appropriate roles for community-based
organizations and businesses, including faith-based
organizations, in parental involvement activities; and
- providing other reasonable support for parental
involvement activities under section 1118 as parents
PART IV. ADOPTION
This Northeast High School Parental Involvement Policy has been
developed jointly with, and agreed on with, parents.
The school will distribute this policy to all parents on or before October
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA
Northeast High School, and the parents of the students participating in
activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.
This school-parent compact is in effect during school year 2017-2018
REQUIRED SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT PROVISIONS
(Provisions bolded in this section are required to
be in the Title I, Part A School-Parent Compact)
Northeast High School will:
- Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive
and effective learning environment that enables the
participating children to meet the State’s student academic
achievement standards as follows:
a. Reinstitute Common Planning time meetings during
which teachers will collaborate to improve instruction.
b. Encourage Critical Friends; use protocols for teachers
to engage in Peer Critiques.
c. Use Team Planning and Subject Group Planning.
d. Focus our instruction and teacher development using
the Common CoreStandards.
e. Continue to build Leadership Capacity through the
Distributive Leadership Initiative to encourage more teacher leader
participation in professional development.
f. Expand academic school-wide initiatives such as
Literacy Initiative and data review.
- Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact
will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s
achievement. Specifically, those conferences will be held:
Report Card Conferences, Nov 21-22, 2017
Report Card Conferences, Feb 15-16, 2018
Report Card Conferences, May 3-4, 2018
- Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s
progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:
Interim Reports are sent to parents and guardians of students who are in danger of failing halfway through each marking period with a
FINAL IN DANGER OF FAILING during the fourth marking
- Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents asfollows:
Northeast High School is committed to open communication with our parents and guardians. Through our counselors, secretaries and other support staff, parents are able to make appointments to speak with teachers, SLC Coordinators, nurses, social worker, and
administration. Parents are encouraged to confirm in advance the
teacher’s availability for their visit. Parents should call the School
Office and ask to leave a message for the teacher.
Additionally, contact can be made through:
Back to School Night
Online with E-mail and NEHS Website listing Staff e-mail addresses
Report Card Conferences
Quarterly Interim Reports
Through the RTII Process
Through regular calls home by teachers
With appointments during school hours
- Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:Back to School Night
Parent volunteers help with fundraisers, ticket sales, dances, athletic
events, Homecoming, and serve as chaperones for school
NEHS’s active Home and School Association holds monthly
meetings the first Tuesday of each month and sponsors a number of
programs and activities throughout the school year.
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
- Monitoring attendance
- Making sure that homework is completed.
- Monitoring amount of television my child watches
- Volunteering in my child’s classroom.
- Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my
- Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
- Staying informed about my child’s education and
communicating with the school by promptly reading all
notices from the school or the school district either
received by my child or by mail and responding, as
- Serving, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups,
such as being the Title I, Part A parent representative on
the school’s School Improvement Team, the Title I Policy
Advisory Committee, the District wide Policy Advisory
Council, the State’s Committee of Practitioners, the School
Support Team or other school advisory or policy groups.]
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic
achievement and achieve the State’s high standards. Specifically, we will:
- Do my homework every day and ask for help when I
- Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school
- Give to my parents or the adult who is responsible
for my welfare all notices and information received
by me from my school every day
- Arrive to school and each class on time and ready to
- Study nightly
- Prepare for my transition to post-secondary
education/work throughout my high school
- Observe all school and District rules.
- Respect all school staff and peers.
Northeast High School will:
Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s parental involvement policy, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.
- Involve parents in the joint development of any school wide program plan, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.
- Hold an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s
participation in Title I, Part A programs, and to explain the
Title I, Part A requirements, and the right of parents to be
involved in Title I, Part A programs. The school will
convene the meeting at a convenient time to parents, and will offer a flexible number of additional parental involvement meetings, such as in the morning or evening, so that as many parents as possible are able to attend. The school will invite to this meeting all parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs (participating students), and will encourage them to attend.
- Provide information to parents of participating students in
an understandable and uniform format, including
alternative formats upon the request of parents with
disabilities, and, to the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand.
- Provide to parents of participating children information in a timely manner about Title I, Part A programs that includes a description and explanation of the school’s curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure children’s progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
- On the request of parents, provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions, and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children. The school will respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.
- Provide to each parent an individual student report about
the performance of their child on the State assessment in at least math, language arts and reading.
- Provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in section 200.56 of the Title I Final Regulations (67 Fed. Reg. 71710, December 2, 2002)
- Involve parents in the joint development of any school wide program plan, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.
To help build and develop a partnership with parents to help their children achieve the State’s high academic standards, Northeast High School will:
- Recommend to the Regional No Child Left Behind District
Liaison, the names of parents of participating children of
Title I, Part A programs who are interested in serving on the State’s Committee of Practitioners and School Support
- Notify parents of the school’s participation in Early Reading First, Reading First and Even Start Family Literacy Programs operating within the school, the district and the contact information.
- Work with the School District of Philadelphia in addressing problems, if any, in implementing parental involvement activities in section 1118 of Title I, PartA.
- Work with the School District of Philadelphia to ensure that a copy of the State Education Agency’s written complaint procedures for resolving any issue of violation(s) of a Federal statute or regulation of Title I, Part A programs is provided to parents of students and to appropriate private school officials or representatives.