All parents/guardians will have the right to obtain the APPR
quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their
child's teacher(s) and principal(s) once the scores are
officially available in accordance with state law. For
additional details, please visit the district website or contact
your child's school.
Fort Plain Junior-Senior
High School faculty and staff want your time here to be
educationally profitable to you. Your years here will be as good
as you make them. It is up to you to make the most of your
education, to be a loyal supporter of the school, and to keep
alive school spirit. Your teachers will provide knowledge,
encouragement and advice. The future is yours!
Fort Plain Junior-Senior High School is responsible for
maintaining a safe, nurturing and orderly learning environment,
and for ensuring the equitable treatment of all students. To
achieve this end, there must be organizational rules governing
the conduct and behavior of all who learn here. These rules must
be firmly and consistently enforced throughout the school, on
school buses, and at all school sponsored activities. The
rationale of this discipline policy is to provide notice to
parents, students and staff of their respective responsibilities
In order to specify and clarify the fundamental
guidelines of student behavior in our school and to establish
procedures to be followed should serious disciplinary action by
school authorities become necessary, the following rules and
regulations have been adopted for the Fort Plain Junior-Senior
High School under the direction of the Fort Plain Central School
Board of Education.
The Fort Plain Central School
District is committed to promote a safe, health, orderly and
civil school environment. Students have the right to expect a
school in which they have the opportunity to use available
educational resources to study and learn to the best of their
ability. Student rights are protected by the Constitution of the
United States, New York State Educational law, and Regulations
of the New York State Commissioner of Education. The following
statements set forth the rights of Fort Plain Junior-Senior High
A student’s personal property is
his/her own. Students are discouraged from bringing to school
valuables such as jewelry, electronic items, and valuable
clothing, which could be stolen or damaged. Bringing money to
school other than that necessary for lunch or other
school-related activities is discouraged. If valuable property
is to be used in a school-related project, the student must
arrange with staff for safekeeping.
If a student brings valuable personal items to school, he/she
is solely responsible for his/her property even if that valuable
is placed in a hallway locker or gym locker. If said personal
property is found to be missing during the school day, the
educational process of other students will not be interrupted to
locate the property. The school district is not responsible for
replacing or reimbursement of said item. top
SEARCH AND SEIZURE
The district retains the right to
search persons and property on school premises or at school
functions consistent with applicable laws. Students and parents
should be aware that:
• Lockers, school desks and computer files are school
property and students should have no expectation that the
contents of the locker and/or desk will remain private. A
general inspection of school properties such as lockers, desks,
etc. may be conducted on a regular basis. During these
inspections items which are school property may be collected
(example: overdue library books). The privacy rights of the
pupil will be respected regarding any items that are not illegal
or against school policy.
• Students shall not place, keep or maintain any
articles or materials forbidden by district policy in vehicles
parked on school property.
• Searches of student’s outer clothing, pockets or
property may be conducted if a reasonable cause exists.
Intrusive invasion of a student’s privacy, such as searches of
the student’s person, will be conducted only if probable cause
exists to believe that the student possesses contraband.
• All items which have been seized will be turned over
to proper authorities or returned to the true owner, depending
upon the situation.
• Periodic unannounced use of canines accompanied by
law enforcement officials will be permitted. top
POLICE QUESTIONING OF STUDENTS
District officials are committed to
cooperating with police officials and other law enforcement
authorities to maintain a safe school environment. Police
officials, however, have limited authority to interview or
search students in schools or at school functions, or to use
school facilities in connection with police work. Police
officials may enter school property or a school function to
question or search a student or to conduct a formal
investigation involving students only if they have:
• Search or an arrest warrant; or
• Probable cause to believe a crime has been committed
on school property or at a school function; or
• Been invited by school officials If police are
involved in the questioning of students on school premises,
whether or not at the request of school authorities, it will be
in accordance with applicable law and due process rights
afforded students. Generally, police authorities may only
interview students on school premises without the permission of
the parent/guardian in situations where a warrant has been
issued for the student's arrest (or removal) or the questioning
of students concerns a crime committed on school property. If
the police wish to speak to a student without a warrant, they
should take the matter up directly with the student's
parent/guardians. If a student is 16 years of age or older,
parental permission is not required for police questioning.
Students share with the administration
and staff the responsibility to maintain a climate within the
school that is conducive to effective learning. No student has
the right to interfere with the educational opportunity of other
students. Students are expected to use reason, good judgment,
respect for others, proper manners, and to follow school rules
and policies. Students are expected to attend school and classes
regularly, arrive on time, bring required materials, and to
fulfill to the best of their abilities the course objectives.
Students should be willing to contribute toward establishing and
maintaining a school climate that emphasizes mutual respect for
all students, teachers, and school personnel. In order to
fulfill this responsibility, the student should:
• Respect and protect the rights of ALL involved in the
educational process (from fellow students to administration)
• Practice academic honesty
• Express ideas and opinions in a respectful manner
which does not offend or slander others
• Be aware of all rules and regulations for student
behavior, and abide by them
• Be willing to assist in the investigation of
• Dress and groom so as to meet fair standards of heath
and safety, and not cause disruption to the educational
• Assist the school staff in maintaining a safe
learning environment for all students
• Assume that until a rule is waived or altered, it is
in full effect
• Protect and take care of school property
• Make up work when absent or suspended from school
following established guidelines
• Do not use indecent or obscene language
• To adhere to the code of conduct contained herein
when participating in or attending school sponsored
extracurricular events. The student is a representative of Fort
Plain Central School, and as such, should show high standards of
conduct, demeanor and sportsmanship Along with their
responsibilities, students must recognize that there are
channels through which rules or conditions can be studied or
questioned, and must realize that they should use these
Connections between home and
school are important. Discipline begins in the home between
parent and child, and continues in the school with the
relationship between the teacher, student and administration.
Each has a mutual responsibility for the maintenance of that
The parents of Fort Plain Junior-Senior High School students
• Assist your child in attending school regularly, on
time, and to notify the school when the student is absent.
• Provide for your child’s health, personal
cleanliness, acceptable grooming, and suitable dress.
• Listen to, consult with, understand and trust your
• Work with school personnel to communicate concerns
which may interfere with a child’s education.
• Teach your child to respect the law and rights of
The maintenance of an orderly and safe
learning environment is crucial to the academic success of the
students. In order maintain this environment; the teachers must:
• Respect the individuality of students.
• Assist students to become self-reliant, independent,
and effective learners.
• Work with parents, students and school staff to
provide for a positive change.
• Notify parents and/or students that a student may be
failing a course.
• Be fair, firm, and consistent in enforcing both
classroom rules and school rules.
Before the students are referred to the office, the
classroom teacher will make every effort to improve student
behavior as it relates to classroom (non-administrative)
Non-Administrative Offenses may include:
• rude or discourteous behavior
• being disruptive or uncooperative
• not being prepared for class
• cheating on school work
• refusing to comply with classroom rules.
Actions to be followed by the teacher may include (but are not
• verbal reprimand
• conference with student
• change in seating assignment
• telephone call to parent/guardian
• letter mailed to parent/guardian
• conference with parent/guardian
• teacher detention.
At the least, the teacher will inform the parent by
telephone or by mail after the second incident of inappropriate
behavior, as well as inform the administration of continuing
behavior. They will also be in contact with the parent/guardian
when they refer this student to the office.
The classroom teacher is required to handle discipline
matters in the classroom. When all attempts by the classroom
teacher to resolve the situation have failed, students referred
to administration will be disciplined in keeping with the school
The principal, along with all other
supervisory personnel, is responsible for setting a climate of
understanding for the school, not only for students and their
parents, but for the staff as well. The administrative staff
will seek to develop a sound and helpful atmosphere of mutual
respect within the school by:
• Knowing and consistently fairly enforcing the rules
and policies of the district
• Encouraging innovative practices which will increase
student self-respect, self-reliance and educational progress.
Administrative offenses will include
the interaction with the school administrative staff, and
possibly law enforcement authorities. Since the school
environment is an extension of the public community, any legally
unacceptable behavior, demonstrated in a school setting will
also include the intervention of public law officials.
The following are some examples of
disciplinary action, which may be used when a student's behavior
interferes with his educational opportunity or that of others or
with the safe orderly conduct of school activities.
• Conference- A meeting arranged for consultation
between school personnel and parent.
• Removal from classroom-Teachers will establish rules
concerning general student behavior. Violators of these
classroom rules are to be handled by the individual teacher on a
reasonable basis. A student may be temporarily removed from a
classroom and referred to the office when the seriousness of the
offense, the persistence of the misbehavior, or the misconduct
disrupts the educational process of the other students in the
classroom, or the student has been disrespectful and defiant to
• Detention-As an alternative disciplinary method, the
principal or teacher may establish a detention period. A teacher
detention is encouraged to be held after school is dismissed,
but may be held at another time, at the teacher’s discretion.
Principal’s detention will be held after school, and the time is
set. Each faculty member who assigns a student a detention will
be responsible for the student serving the detention.
• Suspension- A student may be suspended from school
for a definite period of time by the superintendent or principal
for violation of any law, of this Student Code of Conduct, a
School District Policy, regulation, or rule. Any violation of
the state or local law will promptly be reported to the
appropriate law enforcement authority. Suspensions may be
temporary or for an extended period. The severity of the penalty
should be relative to the seriousness of the offense. Parents
will be notified of the dates and reason for the suspension. The
classifications of suspension are:
1. ISS - In School Suspension – Students are assigned
to the in school suspension room from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Teachers provide students with work and assignments during the
entire school day, and the student will receive credit for the
work completed. The student may not participate in
extra-curricular activities the day(s) of the suspension.
2. PASS – Program Alternative to School
Suspension – Students must take the bus in the morning to the
Broadalbin Alternative School. Assignments may be either sent
with the students, or faxed to this location, and students are
expected to work during the day. They receive credit for all
assignments completed. The student may not participate in
extra-curricular activities the day(s) of the suspension.
3. Out-of-School Suspension – This suspension is for
serious infractions, and may last from one to five days. During
an out-of-school suspension, the student may not be on school
grounds for any reason, including participation in clubs, sports
and extracurricular events. After the third day, the
parent/guardian may request a tutor for their child. A
conference may be required with the administration and
parent/guardian before the student is allowed to reenter school.
4. Superintendent’s Hearing – A Superintendent’s
Hearing is for a major infraction where a long term suspension
will result. top
The Fort Plain Central School
District’s Board of Education and New York law prohibits
corporal punishment. Corporal punishment means the deliberate
infliction of physical pain by any means upon the whole or any
part of a pupil's body as a penalty or punishment for a pupil's
offense. Parents and students should be aware the following is
not corporal punishment:
• Restraining or removing a pupil whose behavior is
interfering with the orderly exercise and performance of school
district functions within a school or at a school related
activity and/or if that pupil has refused to comply with a
request to refrain from further disruptive acts.
• Quelling a disturbance that threatens physical injury
to any person.
• Protecting oneself, another student, teacher, or any
other(s) from immediate physical injury.
• Obtaining possession of a weapon or other dangerous
object upon or within the control of a pupil.
• Protecting property of the school or others. top
categories of misconduct have been prepared to assist students,
parents and staff to understand what actions are inappropriate in
This list, while it sets forth some very important
areas of misconduct, does not contain every possible action which
might violate the rules and rights of others. Any action which
disrupts school activity or which might cause danger to persons or
destruction of property may result in disciplinary action. Any
behavior which has a negative impact on the health, safety and
welfare of persons or on the learning environment may result in
discipline at the discretion of administration. The penalties set
forth are only the minimum penalties. All days of suspension reflect
days in which school is in session. More severe discipline, up to
and including a superintendent’s hearing, may result depending on
the seriousness of the misconduct. In appropriate circumstances,
there may also be a referral to law enforcement or other agencies.
CAFETERIA BEHAVIOR: All
students are expected to be in the cafeteria through their scheduled
lunch time. Classes are still in session so hallway behavior should
not distract or disrupt our learning environment. Cafeteria behavior
should be no different than classroom behavior.
Be aware that students:
• Must report directly to the cafeteria once class has
been dismissed. There are three minutes between classes, which does
not change for lunch.
• May sign out of the cafeteria if they have: A
pre-signed pass; scheduled lunch with a teacher in a classroom (the
teacher should notify the cafeteria); or verbal permission from the
person on duty.
•Must use the sign out form before leaving the
cafeteria and sign in upon return.
Failure to follow the above procedures may result in loss of
cafeteria sign-out privileges and/or lunch detention.
BULLYING: The school district is committed to providing all students
with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the
school community are treated with dignity and respect. To that end,
the school district has in place policies, procedures, and practices
that are designed to reduce and eliminate bullying and harassment.
Bullying and harassment of students by other students, faculty and
staff will not be tolerated in the school district. The school
district prohibits harassment, bullying, hazing, or any other
victimization based on real or perceived race, sex, creed, color,
national origin, religion, marital status, disability, sexual
orientation, physical appearance, and/or personality
characteristics. This category includes any form of harassment that
does not involve actual physical contact but does involve the threat
of harm, including verbal harassment.
Violations of this policy will result in the steps outlined in the
DRESS CODE: All students are expected to take pride in their
personal appearance. They should be clean, neat and dressed in the
proper clothing. Certain styles and trends in clothing and
appearance, now in fashion with some, will not be permitted. Attire
should not disrupt the educational process or constitute a possible
threat to the safety and health of the student or his/her peers.
Teachers and administrators are necessarily left with the
responsibility of maintaining the general appearance of the students
as representatives of the school and community. The principal has
the final authority to determine if the dress of a student
interferes with the orderly conduct of classes.
The following guidelines for acceptable school attire include:
• Head wear, such as caps, hats, bandanas, hoods and
sweatbands, may not be worn upon arrival until departure during the
• Sunglasses are not to be worn in school during the
• Some type of footwear must be worn. However, footwear
that may cause damage to individual property, e.g. shoes with
cleats, may not be worn. Socks are not considered to be footwear.
• All pants, shorts and skirts must be worn at the
waist or hips with no undergarments visible.
• Students may not have chains hanging from their belt
loops. Such chains may be considered as weapons.
• Students are permitted to wear shorts, skirts and
dresses of moderate length.
• Clothing with tears or holes that expose bare flesh
or undergarments is not acceptable.
• Any article of clothing with printed word or pictures
advertising or promoting alcohol, tobacco, drugs, derogatory
connotations, profanity or sexual suggestions is strictly
• Shirts or blouses must completely cover the midriff
area and not have plunging necklines.
• Strapless or backless shirts, dresses and blouses are
not permitted unless worn with another garment covering the
student’s back and shoulders.
• No mesh or see through blouses, shirts, or dresses
may be worn.
• Coats and jackets will not be worn during school
hours and should be kept in school lockers, unless the student has
permission from an individual teacher for that class.
Students wearing such clothing will be required to
remove, change, or turn the clothing inside out. Students may call
home for proper apparel. If proper apparel cannot be brought to
school, students may change into gym clothes, see the nurse for
clothes, or be assigned to ISS. Continued violations of the Dress
Code will result in the steps outlined in the discipline policy. top
PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION:
Students demonstrating affection to each other is personal and not
meant for public display. Only the following will be allowed on
school property: holding hands; a quick hug; a quick peck (kiss) on
the cheek; escorting (an arm around the shoulder or waist).
All other public displays of affection are deemed
inappropriate and will be dealt with as per the discipline policy.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES: It is
recognized that the use of electronic devices (such as calculators)
can be a crucial part of the curriculum of many courses. However,
with the ever-expanding capabilities of many electronic devices,
opportunities for inappropriate use by the students increase. The
following are electronic devices that may not be used on school
grounds during the school day (7:55 a.m.-2:38 p.m.): beepers, cell
phones, pagers, MP3 players, laser pointers, CD players, walkmans,
video game players. Students may not wear headphones in the building
during school hours.
Hand held computers (PDA’s), portable computers and
laptop computers may be used in classrooms for educational purposes
at the discretion of the individual teacher. Under no circumstances,
should they be in student possession during testing situations. If
these devices have Internet or phone capability, students may not
use these functions during school hours. If a device has the
capability for infrared beaming, using that function is prohibited.
Students are not to play games, watch videos, or listen to music on
a PDA or laptop during school hours.
• The Fort Plain Central School District will not be
held responsible for the loss, theft or destruction of any portable
• Portable electronic devices may not be connected to
any part of the school computer network.
• Use of a portable electronic device in the classroom
is up to the discretion of the teacher as to how and when the device
may be used.
• Fort Plain reserves the right to review files on any
portable electronic device brought into the school.
• Any violation of the above rules will result in the
loss of the student's privilege to bring a portable electronic
device to school.
CELL PHONES: A student who brings a cell phone to school must keep it
off and in his or her locker or other wise concealed. If a student
is seen by a staff member with a cell phone, he or she will be asked
to give it to the staff member, who will take it to the office for
safekeeping. A parent of the student in violation has to recover it.
Students who refuse to give cell phones to staff
members are considered insubordinate and subject to discipline for
insubordination under the student code of conduct.
Students may use cell phones when attending
extracurricular activities on school property after school hours,
provided the cell phone use is not disruptive to the activity. Cell
phones should be turned to vibrate at school drama and music
productions, with calls answered in a discreet manner outside the
auditorium if practical.The Fort Plain Central School District will
not be held responsible for the loss, theft or destruction of any
Students are to go to the office or pay phone to make
phone calls home. Parents/guardians are encouraged to call the
school office. The school office staff is excellent at relaying
messages from parents to students. Emergency phone calls can always
be made in the main/office during school hours.
tobacco and other drug use is illegal and interferes with both
effective learning and the healthy development of the student. Fort
Plain Central School District has a fundamental legal and ethical
obligation to prevent drug use and to maintain a drug free
Alcohol/Tobacco/Drug use includes handling, possessing,
using, soliciting, advocating or being under any degree of influence
(legal intoxication not required) of any alcohol, tobacco product,
drug, narcotic, hallucinogen, stimulant, depressant or other
controlled substance not medically prescribed for the individual or
not used according to prescription. This includes products purchased
over the counter. Students may not have drug paraphernalia in their
In addition to the Discipline Code, student athletes
are further regulated by the rules of the adopted Athletic Code for
the Fort Plain Central School District. Whenever a student is
suspected of having any involvement with drugs or alcohol this fact
should be immediately reported to the principal or counselor.
• The administration will immediately investigate the
matter and notify student and parent/guardian of the investigation.
• The administration will notify the parents in writing
of the mandatory disciplinary action that will be imposed if there
is a finding of drug or alcohol involvement, and their right to
review the action.
• The principal will not impose any disciplinary action
until there is a finding made that the student is involved with
drugs and/or alcohol. The student will be permitted to remain in
class while the investigation is conducted, except in cases where a
student’s physical well-being is threatened.
• If it is determined that the student is involved with
drugs or alcohol, the principal will take disciplinary action and
immediately notify the parent/guardian and police.
• If an intervention is needed, the
administration/counselors will meet with student and parent/guardian
to discuss the suspected problem and determine whether the student
needs to seek professional support. The student’s welfare is the
first and foremost concern of the school.
• A complete report will be sent to the office of the
Superintendent of Schools.
If the administration has reason to believe that the
student has consumed alcohol or used drugs at a school activity or
on school premises, or at a time previous to entering school
premises or activity, the administration will immediately contact
Disciplinary actions for being under the influence of
alcohol, tobacco or non-prescription drugs on school property or at
school sanctioned activities are set forth in the Disciplinary Code. top
WEAPONS POSSESSION: It is unlawful for a student or non-student
to intentionally possess a firearm on school property or within
1,000 feet of school property or while on a school bus. The area
surrounding the school campus or within 1,000 feet of any such
school campus, or within a school bus is designated a firearm free
Students are strictly forbidden to possess any firearm
or weapon while on school property, in any school building, or at
any school event. This will include, but not be limited to,
possession of a firearm or weapon on their person or in an
automobile, backpack or locker. A “weapon” includes any firearm,
knife, explosive, or other object even if manufactured for
non-violent purpose that has a potentially violent use. Also
included are any dangerous or deadly instruments which are not
necessary for school purposes and which could be used as a weapon.
Any object regardless of its original design or intent, which is
used to cause harm through its inappropriate use is considered a
Considering the severity of such an act and potential
for harm and injury, any student found in the possession of a
firearm will be suspended from school for a period of not less than
one year. The Superintendent of Schools may modify such penalty upon
consideration of particular facts of the case, including but not
limited to the totality of circumstances surrounding the offense and
the student’s previous record. top
Form to use after you've read the Student Code of Conduct
Confidentiality of student records must be maintained. The following
procedures have been adopted to guarantee protection of privacy.
to the “Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974,” it shall
be the policy of this school district with respect to parents of a
student under 18 years of age and with respect to students 18 years
of age or older (an “eligible student”) to permit such persons to
inspect and review any and all official records, files and data
directly related to that student.
of a student under 18 years of age or an eligible student shall have
an opportunity for a hearing to challenge the content of that
student’s school records, to insure that the records are not
inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the privacy or
other rights of students, and to provide an opportunity for the
correction or deletion of any such inaccurate, misleading or
otherwise inappropriate data contained therein.
to implement the rights provided for in Sections 1 and 2 hereof, the
following procedures are adopted:
1. A parent of a student under 18 years of age or an
eligible student shall make a request for access to that student’s
school records, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools. Upon
receipt of such request, arrangements shall be made to provide
access to such records within 30 days after the request has been
2. A parent of a student under 18 years of age or an
eligible student who wishes to challenge the contents of that
student’s school records shall submit a request, in writing,
identifying the record or records which they believe to be
inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the privacy or
other rights of the student, together with a statement with the
reasons for his or her challenge to the record to the
3. Upon receipt of a written challenge, the
Superintendent shall provide a written response indicating either
- He/she finds the challenged record inaccurate,
misleading or otherwise in violation and it will be
corrected or deleted, or that
- He/she finds no basis for correcting
or deleting the record in question, but that the parent or eligible
student will be given an opportunity for a hearing.
- Such written response by the Superintendent
shall be provided to the parent or eligible student within 14 days
after receipt of the written challenge. Said response shall also
outline the procedures to be followed with respect to a hearing, if
desired by the parent or eligible student.
4. Within 14 days of receipt of the response from the
Superintendent, a parent or eligible student may request, in
writing, that a hearing be held to review the Superintendent’s
determination. Return to Section 1
Student records, and any material contained herein which is
personally identifiable, are confidential and may not be released or
made available to persons other than the parents or students without
the written consent of parents of students 18 years of age or
younger. Such records and material may be made available without the
written consent of parents or eligible students in the following
1. To other school officials, including teachers within the
district, who have legitimate educational interests.
2. To officials of another school in which the student intends to
enroll, if the parents or student are notified of the transfer of
records, are given a copy if they desire one, and have an
opportunity for a hearing to challenge the content of the records.
3. To authorized representatives of certain designated federal and
state agencies, including state educational authorities, for the
purpose of the audit and in connection with the enforcement of
federal legal requirements.
4. In connection with a student’s application for or receipt of
5. Pursuant to court order of subpoena, after notification to the
parent or eligible student. Return to Section 1
Whenever a student record or any material contained therein is to be
made available to third persons, other
than those covered by the exceptions indicated in Section 4 hereof,
the parent of a student under 18 years of age or an eligible student
must file a written consent to such action and any third party to
whom such records have been made available must sign a written
statement that he/she will not further release such records without
the consent of the parent or eligible student.
All persons requesting access to such records except for those
persons provided for in Section 4 shall be required to sign a
written form which indicates a legitimate educational or other
interest that such person has in inspecting the records. Such form
shall be kept with the student’s file.
Whenever the district is requested to forward a student’s school
record to a neighboring public school district within the BOCES, the
following procedures shall be followed:
1. A student’s school record, including health records, shall be
forwarded to the neighboring public school district from which such
a request is made upon the receipt of a request by the appropriate
administrator of the requesting district.
2. The prior written consent of the student’s parents or eligible
student shall not be necessary. However, upon the forwarding of the
student’s records, the parent(s) of the student or eligible student
shall be notified in writing that the records have been transferred.
Such notice shall be by certified letter, return receipt requested
and such letter shall be forwarded to the parents or eligible
student not later than the close of business of the day upon which
the student’s records are forwarded to the neighboring district. Return to Section 1 top
Students are required to receive
the following immunizations:
• Three or more doses of diphtheria toxoid containing
vaccine (DTP or DTaP).
• Three or more doses of trivalent oral poliomyelitis
virus vaccine (OPV or TOPV) ~ OR ~ Four or more doses of inactivated
polio virus vaccine (IPV).
• Born on or after 1/1/85 – Two doses of live measles
vaccine, and one dose each of live mumps and rubella virus vaccine.
• Children entering kindergarten who were born on or
after 1/1/98 must receive one dose of varicella (chicken pox)
vaccine, or have history of varicella disease as documented by a
physician licensed to practice medicine in New York State.
• For Pre-K only* – Three doses of Haemophilus
Influenza Type b (Hib) or one dose given after 15 months of age.
• K-12 students born on or after 1/1/93 & pre-K
students born on or after 1/1/95 – Three doses of Hepatitis B
• All students enrolled in seventh grade on or after
9/1/2000 – The proper dosage of Hepatitis B vaccine in either a two-
or three-dose series.
• Students born on or after Jan.. 1, 1994 and who
enroll in the 6th grade at the beginning of the 2007-08 school year
must be immunized against varicella (chicken pox) or show documented
proof of the disease from a health care provider. Also, students in
this age group will need a Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diptheria, and
* Children in pre-K setting also need to be age
appropriately immunized with all the other vaccines, depending upon
the recommended schedule, and parents are required to show proof
within three months of enrollment that the child has had a blood
lead test. All new students are required to have a physical upon
entering the district also in pre-k and grades 2, 4, 7, and 10.
The school physician will conduct physicals in grades
2, 4, 7, and 10 or you may choose to go to your own health care
provider. All students participating in interscholastic athletics
must receive a sports physical and that must be done by the school
PRESCRIPTION & NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
State law requires all drugs of any kind, both
prescription and over the counter, to be administered by the school
nurse and only then with written notes by both the family doctor and
the parent. Adults need to transport medications to school.
Medicines must be in a pharmacy-labeled container.
The Fort Plain Central School District provides an
accident insurance policy for injuries that occur in school or
during school activities. This policy covers costs not covered by
the parents’ own insurance within limits. Please be sure that any
student accident is reported to the building nurse immediately. The
school cannot assume responsibility for student accidents beyond the
limits of our policy. For specific information, please contact the
school nurse. top
Eligibility for Extracurricular
Eligibility is based on the five-week interim report or 10-week
report card. On the Wednesday after report cards or interim reports
are issued, the building principal will publish a list of students
who have failing grades in one or more subjects for the period. The
students on this list are not eligible to participate in any
culminating extracurricular activities for 14 consecutive calendar
Students who continue to be ineligible to participate
after 14 consecutive days shall not be eligible to participate in
any extracurricular activity until they meet the minimum standards
of eligibility. Examples of activities are as follows: the
performance of a play, club meetings, club trips, etc. Students are
eligible to continue to take part in practices, rehearsals, etc.
HOW A STUDENT CAN REGAIN
To become eligible to participate again, the student
will have to take the initiative – and follow the procedure below.
Any time after two weeks, a student may once again become eligible
by obtaining passing averages in at least all but one of his or her
courses. The average must be for the immediate prior seven week
period. The student must then obtain verification of a passing
average by having each of his or her teachers sign the eligibility
form. The necessary form may be obtained in the building principal’s
office. It is up to the building principal to formally remove the
student’s name from the ineligibility list. top
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