With access to the Internet, there may be some material that may not be considered to be of educational value, but we feel that the slight risk of this is far outweighed by the valuable information available through this technology. Although we cannot guarantee that your child will not access inappropriate material, we will take whatever steps we can to prevent it.
It should be understood that the use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right. We expect all computer users to follow certain rules. This includes:
The privilege of Internet access should be taken seriously. Failure to comply with these rules will result in loss of access and disciplinary action and possible legal action by the school. Control of the technology will be the responsibility of the entire administration and faculty at Hope Hall. Immediate control will be the responsibility of the teacher supervising students using the materials.
Please read over and discuss these rules with your child. If you have any questions, please contact us. Hope Hall‘s Computer Acceptable Use Signature Forms are available in the Main Office.
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In order to participate in Field Trips, all students must have a signed permission form for each Field Trip taken.
There are three different permission slips:
If a child does not have a signed permission slip we are not allowed to permit that child to attend the Field Trip. Permission given verbally over the phone is not considered legal.
Parents, Guardians, and Grandparents are always welcome to attend Field Trips. Often parents, guardians, and grandparents are needed as volunteers to help drive the students to the Field Trip location. Forms will always indicate whether or not drivers are needed.
Each class will have weekly visits to the Hope Hall Library.
No library card is needed.
All Library books taken from the Hope Hall Library will be due in two weeks.
If a child loses a library book, the child must either:
Public Library cards
We will be having “Library Days” for those students interested in checking out books to help with class work or just for reading pleasure.
If your child does not currently have a Monroe County Public Library card and would like one, then the following needs to be done:
During the school year, there will be one scheduled appointment with your child’s teacher. If you need additional time to meet with the teachers, please use the form provided in your Parent Handbook to request an appointment and send it in to the school. Please allow time for planning and scheduling.
When changes occur with your child or in your family, the teachers want to know so they can help your child with the change and be aware that there may be behavior changes in the classroom. Call the teacher and talk on the phone, or call the office to make an appointment.
Teachers are available to accept phone calls from 8:15 to 8:40am and 3:20 to 4pm. If you need to speak with a teacher at a time other than these, please leave your name, number and a time when you can be reached. If the teacher is not teaching during that time period, the teacher will call you back.
The Board of Trustees, the principal, teachers and students work together to create a safe supportive environment. The teachers and students strive to respect the rights of all members of the school.Hope Hall believes all teachers and students should be treated with dignity and respect. It is the policy of the school to stop any behavior that harasses others and discipline any person found guilty of such behavior. Discipline may include in-school suspension, out of school suspension, or expulsion from the school. Further discipline may involve outside government agencies if needed.
Harassment may include:
No part of one person’s body may touch another person’s body in any way that is hurtful.
We will be giving ongoing training to students and faculty about the meaning of this policy. The school community will understand how to show respect and dignity to one another every day. We need your help and support to carry out this policy.
The successful learner needs to do homework. Homework is a follow-up and reinforcement of classroom learning. Homework also teaches students the importance of independent work and aids in the development of responsibility.
All written homework should be done by the student independently. If new material is presented and students are not yet independent with it, written assignments, which practice concepts previously mastered, will be given.
Parents should be involved in homework in the following ways:
Homework in grades 2-5 should never take more than 40 minutes.
Homework in grades 6 and 7 should never take more than 60 minutes.
Homework in grades 8 and 9 should take 1½ hours. This homework should be a combination of study and written homework. The emphasis is placed on preparing the students to transition into other schools where homework demands will increase and require more student responsibility.
New York State Law requires all schools to keep attendance records of all students who are registered. Those records validate our educational roll with your child as well as your supervision of your child. In order to work together and for you child’s safety, we must record, consistently, whether students are in the building and whether they came on time.
All students must be in school by 8:45 AM each day the school is in session.