- This phone is monitored Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm.
- Save this phone number as a contact.
- A teacher will greet your students between 7 and 7:10.
- If you drop off after 7:10, please text 303-550-6844 so the teacher can meet your student(s).
- At 7:50, students will be dismissed to their classroom.
- Text 303-550-6844 with your student(s) full name and park in the cul-de-sac. Please do not come in the front of the school for pick-up.
- Pick-up is from 4:00pm-5:30pm.
- One of the teachers will bring your student(s) out the side door to the wood chip area in the cul-de-sac.
- It takes students several minutes to pack up their bags and be ready for dismissal. You can message when on your way to have students ready if you are pressed for time.
- Pack nut-free snack(s)- we are not able to provide food in Morning or Homework Club.
- Several students in both clubs have nut allergies, please be respectful and pack nut-free items.
- Please be sure to pack enough for the day- students often eat their snack intended for after school before they arrive!
- Students are dismissed to Homework Club at the end of each day over afternoon announcements.
- They are dismissed by grade group and told where to go each day. Occasionally changes are made based on the number of students and the teachers working homework club.
- Attendance will be taken when the students arrive.
- We ask that you wait until after 4pm to pick up your students. Between 3:30 and 4pm we are taking attendance and getting the students organized.
- You will receive a text or email alert when you students arrive to homework club, depending on your selection at registration.
- Morning Club attendance will be taken as well.
6. NSA Homework Club General Behavior Expectations
Because good behavior is part of the NSA experience, we feel that little time will be needed to correct inappropriate behavior. The following are basic rules we expect all students to comply with:
- We will not use inappropriate language (no swearing, foul speech or name-calling).
- We will not harm another person by threatening, fighting, kicking, or any physical action that would be harmful or degrading.
- We will not be abusive of our own property, another’s or the school’s.
- We will not cheat on any of our schoolwork by copying another’s, changing answers, copying from another source, and calling it our own, allowing others to copy from us, forging signatures or any other forms of cheating.
- We will not lie.
- We will not bring any object to school that looks like or is a weapon (examples are knives, guns, sling shots, pepper spray, etc.). The drawing of guns, weapons or pictures of bombings, physical violence directed at others, etc. will be considered inappropriate behavior and will result in a pink slip.
- We will not run or yell in any part of the school.
- We will be quiet and orderly in the school hallways.
- We will not steal.
- We will not chew gum at any time in the school.
- We will not use technology inappropriately.
- All technology devices (i.e. cell phones, ipads, iPods, etc.) must be in the student’s backpack and turned off or it will be confiscated. The school is not responsible for any loss or damage to these items.
- We will not use public displays of affection.
- We will not touch another student inappropriately.
- We will not send inappropriate emails or text messages or use technology in an inappropriate manner.
K-8 Discipline Procedures
North Star Academy utilizes Behavior Reports and Pink Slips to inform parents of behavior issues. Parents will be notified upon picking up their child from homework club if a discipline issue has occurred. This may also be followed up by a behavior report or pink slip the following day. Parents are welcome to call the adult issuing the Behavior Report or Pink Slip if any further clarification of the incident is needed.
- Classroom intervention: When appropriate, a supervising adult uses strategies such as redirection, recovery, and verbal discussion to interrupt disruptive or unacceptable behavior.
- The issuance of a Behavior Report: A Behavior Report may be issued to a student by supervising staff member for an incident that reflects poor or unacceptable behavior. This form will state the facts of what has happened, and the action taken by the staff member. An email will be sent to the parent from the staff member issuing the behavior report.
- The issuance of a Pink Slip: A Pink Slip may be issued for those behaviors that are of a more serious nature or if a pattern of unacceptable behavior is established. This form will state the facts of what has happened, and the action taken by the staff member. An administrator will be involved in this process. A parent must sign this form and the student will return it the next day.
- First Offense: If one of the rules is violated, the student will be sent to the Principal or Assistant Principal. If the situation is not clear, the Principal or Assistant Principal will investigate and issue a Behavior Report or Pink Slip.
- Second Offense: The student will be sent to the Principal or Assistant Principal. A Behavior Report or Pink Slip will be issued for the student. The Principal or Assistant Principal will call or email the parent to notify them of the disciplinary action taken.
- Third Offense: The student will be sent to the Principal or Assistant Principal. A Pink Slip will be issued for the student to have signed by their parent and returned to the front office the following day.
Serious breaches of conduct, such as weapons, assault, theft, threats, or continual disruptive conduct will result in immediate suspension and/or expulsion. Any breach of conduct considered a misdemeanor or felony by Colorado or Federal law, will result in immediate suspension or expulsion. Any incident which is considered severe will be handled using the Douglas County School District Code of Conduct.
Administrators will make decisions based on the evidence and documentation available for each incident using their professional expertise and judgment.
If a student makes a threatening comment, the administration needs to be notified and a threat assessment needs to be administered.
If a student makes a suicidal comment, the administration needs to be notified and a threat assessment needs to be administered.
Suspension: The Principal or Assistant Principals have the authority and option to suspend a student from school. Suspensions may occur based on grounds outlined in the Douglas County School District Code of Conduct and Discipline. or at the Principal’s discretion.