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Policy Categories Archives: Section J: Students

Section J contains policies on students in regards to admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline, health and welfare, and school-related activities.

Emergency Care And First Aid

ASD File: JLCE
Same as EBBC
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
EMERGENCY CARE AND FIRST AID

All School personnel have responsibilities in connection with injuries and emergencies occurring in school and at school-sponsored events, which may be classified as follows: (1) administering first aid; (2) summoning medical assistance; (3) notifying administration; (4) notifying parents; and (5) filing accident/injury reports.

School personnel must use reasonable judgment in handling injuries and emergencies. Caution should be exercised not to minimize or maximize any injury or illness. All personnel will understand the proper steps to be taken in the event of an injury or emergency.

The Superintendent will ensure that at least one other person on staff, aside from the school nurse, has current first aid and cardiopulmonary certification (CPR). If the school nurse or licensed practical nurse is not available, the person(s) who have current first aid and CPR certification is authorized to administer first aid and CPR as needed.

The school will obtain at the start of each school year emergency contact information of parents or legal guardian for each student and staff member.

The school physician, school nurse, or specially trained staff members shall assist in the treatment of injuries or emergency situations. Such individuals have the authority to administer oxygen in case of a medical emergency, if available and if appropriate. This authorization extends to administering oxygen to students without prior notification to parents/guardians.

The school nurse or other designated personnel may administer other medications to students in emergency situations, provided such personnel has all training as is required by law. Such medication may also be administered in emergency situations if a student’s medical action plan has been filed and updated with the school district to the extent required by law. The district will maintain all necessary records relative to the emergency administration of medication and will file all such reports as may be required.

Additionally, the school physician, school nurse, or specially trained staff members may also administer epinephrine to any student in case of a medical emergency, if appropriate. This authorization extends to administering epinephrine without prior notification to parents/guardians.

For significant injuries, the staff person witnessing the event must fill out an accident report, which must be submitted to administration so that he/she is informed and a basis is established for the proper processing of insurance claims and remediation if necessary.

The District makes it possible for parents to subscribe to student accident insurance at low rates. This program is offered each year during September. The District does not provide student accident insurance.

Appendix: JLCE-R

Legal References:
RSA 200:40, Emergency Care
RSA 200:40-a, Administration of Oxygen by School Nurse
RSA 200:44-a, Anaphylaxis Training
RSA 200:54, Supply of Bronchodilators, Spacers or Nebulizers
RSA 200:55, Administration of Bronchodilator, Space or Nebulizer
Ed 306.04(a)(21), Emergency Care For Students And School Personnel
Ed 306.12, School Health Services

Adopted: March 26, 2002
Adopted: March 8, 2004
Revised: November 10, 2008
Revised: May 9, 2017

 

Acceptable Internet Use Procedures For Students

ASD File: JICL-R
See Policy JICL and IJNDB
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
ACCEPTABLE INTERNET USE PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS

Purpose
The purpose of the Acceptable Use Procedures is to provide the procedures, rules, guidelines, and the code of conduct for the use of technology, the Internet and email usage.

Definition
The definition of “information networks” is any configuration of hardware and software, which connects users. The network includes, but is not limited to, all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text and data files. This includes electronic mail, cloud-based technologies, local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, recorded magnetic or optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new technologies as they become available. Stand-alone workstations are also governed by this acceptable use procedure.

The School District Services
The School District provides resources for teaching and learning, communication services, and business data services by maintaining access to local, regional, national, and international sources of information. The School District information resources will be used by members of the school community with respect for the public trust through which they have been provided and in accordance with policy and regulations established by the School District. These procedures do not attempt to articulate all required for proscribed behavior by its users.

Successful operation of the network requires that all users conduct themselves in a responsible, decent, ethical and polite manner while using the network. The user is ultimately responsible for his/her actions in accessing network services. Students in grades 5-8 are given a district email account to be used as form of communication with teachers and peers.

Guidelines
1.Access to the networks and to the information technology environment within the District is a privilege and must be treated as such by all users of the network and its associated systems.
2.Information networks will be used for the purposes of research, education, and school-related business and operations.
A) Below is a summary of behaviors that are not acceptable:
a.Email used for non-school related communication.
b.Harassing email messages or content.
c.Offensive email messages or content.
d.Email containing a virus or malicious content.
e.Sending or reading email at inappropriate times, such as during class instruction.
f.Sending email to share test answers or promote cheating in any way.
g.Using the account of another person.
h.Sending chain email.
B) Below are guidelines for student emails to staff:
a.Students are encouraged to email staff concerning school-related content and questions.
b.Teachers will not be expected to answer student email outside of their regular workday,although they certainly may do so. For example, an unanswered email to a teacher would not excuse a student from turning in an assignment.
3.Any system which requires password access or for which the District requires an account, such as the Internet, will only be used by the authorized user. Account owners are ultimately responsible for all activity under their accounts.
4.The resources of the District are limited. All users must exercise prudence in the shared use of this resource.

Unacceptable Use
The District has the right to take disciplinary action, remove computer and networking privileges and/or take legal action, for any activity characterized as unethical and unacceptable. Unacceptable use activities constitute, but are not limited to, any activity through which any user:
1.Violates such matters as institutional or third-party copyright, license agreements or other contracts.The unauthorized use of and/or copying of software is illegal.
2.Interferes with or disrupts other network users, services or equipment. Disruptions include, but are not limited to: distribution of unsolicited advertising, propagation of computer worms or viruses, distributing quantities of information that overwhelm the system, and/or using a District network to make unauthorized entry into any other resource accessible via the network.
3.Seeks to gain or gains unauthorized access to information resources.
4.Uses or knowingly allows another to use any computer or computer system to devise or execute scheme to defraud or to obtain money, property, services, or other things of value by false pretenses,promises, or representations.
5.Destroys, alters, dismantles or otherwise interferes with the integrity of computer based information and/or information resources.
6.Invades the privacy of individuals or entities.
7.Uses the network for commercial or political activity.
8.Installs unauthorized software for use on District computers.
9.Uses a network to access inappropriate materials.
10.Submits, publishes or displays any defamatory, inaccurate, racially offensive, abusive, obscene,profane, sexually oriented, or threatening materials or messages either publicly or privately.
11.Uses a District network for illegal harassing, vandalizing, inappropriate or obscene purposes, or insupport of such activities.

School District Rights
The District reserves the right to:
1.Monitor all activity. Notwithstanding FERPA and other related laws, students have no expectation ofprivacy regarding their use on the school district computer network.
2.Make determinations on whether specific uses of a network are consistent with these acceptable use
procedures.
3.Log network use and monitor storage disk space utilization by users.
4.Determine what is appropriate use.
5.Remove a user’s access to the network at any time it is determined that the user engaged inunauthorized activity or violated these acceptable use procedures.
6.Cooperate fully with any investigation concerning or relating to the District’s network activity.

School District Internet Code of Conduct
Use of the Internet by students and staff of the District shall be in support of education and research that is consistent with the mission of the District. Internet use is limited to those persons who have been issued District-approved accounts. Use will be in accordance with the District’s Acceptable Use Procedures and this Code of Conduct. Users are expected to abide by the following terms and conditions:
1.Protect their Internet log from information from others.
2.Respect the privacy of other users. Do not use other users’ passwords.
3.Be ethical and courteous. Do not send hate, harassing or obscene mail, discriminatory remarks, or demonstrate other antisocial behaviors.
4.Maintain the integrity of files and data. Do not modify or copy files/data of other users without their consent.
5.Treat information created by others as the private property of the creator. Respect copyrights.
6.Use any network in a way that does not disrupt its use by others.
7.Do not destroy, modify or abuse the hardware or software in any way.
8.Do not develop or pass on programs that harass other users or infiltrate a computer or computing system and/or damage the software components of a computer or computing system, such as viruses, worms, “chain” messages, etc.
9.Do not use the Internet to access or process pornographic or otherwise inappropriate material.
10.Do not use the Internet for commercial purposes.

The District reserves the right to remove a user’s account if it is determined that the user is engaged in unauthorized activity or is violating this code of conduct.

School District Internet Access Release Form
As a condition of my right to use the School District network resources, including access to the Internet, I understand and agree to the following:
1.To abide by the District Acceptable Use Procedures and Code of Conduct.
2.That District administrators and designated staff have the right to review any material stored on District computers in files and to edit or remove any material which they, in their sole discretion, believe may be unlawful, obscene, abusive, or otherwise objectionable and students hereby waive any right of privacy which I may otherwise have to such material.
3.That the School District will not be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental, or consequential damages due to information gained and/or obtained via use of the District’s network resources.
4.That the School District does not warrant that the functions of any District network, or any network accessible through District resources, will meet any specific requirements you may have, or that the network resources will be error-free or uninterrupted.
5.That the School District shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental, or consequential damages (including lost data or information) sustained or incurred in connection with the use, operation, or inability to use District networks and resources.
6.That the use of the District network(s), including access to public networks, is a privilege which may be revoked by network administrators at any time for violation of the Acceptable Use Procedures and Code of Conduct. The School District will be the sole arbiter(s) of what constitutes violation of the Acceptable Use Procedures or Code of Conduct.
7.In consideration for the privilege of using the School District network resources and in consideration for having access to the public networks, I hereby release the School District, its operators, and any institutions with which they are affiliated from any and all claims and damages of any nature arising from my use, or inability to use, the District network resources.

 

 

Print Name of User/Student: ________________________________________

 

I hereby certify that I have read the Acceptable Use Policy and Procedures; that I fully understand their terms and conditions; and that I will abide by the terms and conditions set forth in this document.

 

Signature of User/Student: ________________________________________
Date: ________________________________________

 

Signature of Building Principal: ________________________________________
Date: ________________________________________

Adopted: January 10, 2017
Reviewed: June 11, 2019

 

Wellness Policy

ASD: JLCF
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
WELLNESS

The School Board recognizes the importance of proper nutrition and developmentally appropriate physical
activity as health and student success are interrelated. It is, therefore, the goal of the Board that the
learning environment positively influences a student’s understanding, beliefs, and habits as they relate to
good nutrition and physical activity.

Wellness Committee
The Principal or designee will establish a Wellness Committee that will periodically assess the nutrition
and physical activity environment throughout the District. This group will assess progress on the current
goal targets, recommend any new goal targets and identify strategies for achieving them. The Wellness
Committee may consist of school staff, parents and students, as well as community members with
wellness related expertise. The purpose of the Wellness Committee is to provide content area expertise
and community input to the District. The Principal will ensure the school’s compliance with the policy.

Nutrition
The Auburn School District will follow the federal school meal and competitive food (Smart Snack)
standards for all foods sold to students during the school day and encourages these same standards at
school sponsored events outside of the school day. The nutrition standards are intended to model the
practice of moderation as a component of a healthy lifestyle.
The school day, as defined by the National School Lunch Program, is as the period from the midnight
before to 30 minutes after the end of the official school day.

Nutrition Education
The primary goal of nutrition education is to influence students’ eating behaviors. Nutrition education at
all levels of the district’s curriculum shall include, but not be limited to, the following essential
components:
1. Age-appropriate nutritional knowledge, including the benefits of healthy eating, essential nutrients,
nutritional deficiencies, principles of healthy weight management, the use and misuse of dietary
supplements, safe food preparation, handling and storage and cultural diversity related to food and
eating.
2. Age-appropriate nutrition–related skills, including, but not limited to, planning a healthy meal,
understanding and using food labels and critically evaluating nutrition information, misinformation and
commercial food advertising.
3. How to assess one’s personal eating habits, set goals for improvement, and achieve those goals.
4. Consistent nutrition messages will be provided throughout the school in media, in the classroom and
in the cafeteria, and to the home and community.
5. Nutrition concepts shall be integrated into health, science education, or in grade appropriate
curriculum.
6. Staff providing nutrition education shall have appropriate training.

To accomplish these goals the District shall:
1. Create a safe, comfortable, and pleasing environment that allows ample time and space for eating
meals.
2. Discourage the use of food items for instructional purposes unless they are essential to a curriculum
area. This is especially the case for those food items that do not meet the nutritional standards for foods
as outlined in this policy.
3. Ensure all school-based activities are consistent with Wellness Committee goals.
4. Encourage fundraising activities that promote physical activity.
5. Encouraged staff to model healthy eating and physical activity as a valuable part of daily life.

Physical Activity
Children and adolescents should participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. In order
to help families achieve this target, the District will provide a comprehensive physical activity program
that encompasses quality physical education as the foundation and opportunities for physical activity
during and after school. Physical activity can be integrated across curricula and made a part of Unified
Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts. Physical activity during the school day (including
but not limited to recess, classroom physical activity breaks, or physical education) will not be withheld as
punishment for any reason. This does not include participation on sports teams with specific academic
requirements.

This policy and the current goals of the Wellness Committee will be posted on the school’s Wellness
Page. Hard copies will be made available in the main office.

Legal Reference:
RSA 189:11-a, Food and Nutrition Programs, Section 204 of Public Law 108-265, Child Nutrition and WIC
Reauthorization Act of 2004, Ed 306.04(a)(20), Wellness Ed 306.401, Health and Wellness Education
Program

Adopted: June 13, 2006 (Auburn)
Revised: February 10, 2021

Student Activities And Organizations

ASD File: JJA
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Student activities are an important part of the educational process; the Auburn School Board encourages students to participate in a wide variety of co-curricular activities.
Any student organizations must be recommended by the Principal and must be approved by the Board.

Legal References: NH Admin Rules, Sec. Ed 306.26(d), Ed 306.27(b)(5), and Ed 306.27(v)

Adopted: June 12, 2001
Revised: November 10, 2009

 

Concussions And Head Injuries

ASD File: JLCJ
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONCUSSIONS AND HEAD INJURIES

The Auburn School Board recognizes that concussions and head injuries are commonly reported injuries in children and adolescents who participate in sports and other recreational activities. The Board acknowledges the risk of catastrophic injuries or death is significant when a concussion or head injury is not properly evaluated and managed. The Board recognizes that the majority of concussions will occur in “contact” sports. However, in order to ensure the safety of all District student-athletes, this policy will apply to all competitive athletic activities as identified by the Board and administration.

Consistent with the National Federation of High School (NFHS) and the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA), the District will utilize recommended guidelines, procedures and other pertinent information to inform and educate coaches, student athletes, and parents/guardians of the nature and risk of concussions or head injuries, including the dangers associated with continuing to play after a concussion or head injury.

For purposes of this policy, “student-athlete” means a student involved in any intramural sports program conducted outside the regular teaching day or competitive student sports program between schools in grades 5 through 8.

For purposes of this policy, “student sports” means intramural sports programs conducted outside the regular teaching day for students in grades 5 through 8 or competitive athletic programs between schools for students in grades 5 through 8, including all NHIAA sanctioned activities, including cheer/dance squads, or any other district-sponsored sports or activities as determined by the board or administration.

For purposes of this policy, “head injury” means injuries to the scalp, skull, or brain caused by trauma, and shall include a concussion which is the most common type of sports-related brain injury.

Athletic Director or Administrator in Charge of Athletic Duties
The Athletic Director will keep abreast of changes in standards regarding concussion, explore staff professional development programs relative to concussions, and will explore other areas of education, training and programs.

Each spring, the athletic director or designee shall review any changes that have been made in procedures required for concussion and head injury management or other serious injury by consulting with the NHIAA. If there are any updated procedures, they will be adopted and used for the upcoming school year.
All coaches shall undergo training in head injury and concussion management at least once every two years by one of the following means: (1) through viewing the NHIAA sport-specific rules clinic; or (2) through viewing the NHIAA concussion clinic.

On a yearly basis, a concussion and head injury information sheet shall be distributed to the student-athlete and the athlete’s parent/guardian prior to the student-athlete’s initial practice or competition. This information sheet may be incorporated into the parent permission sheet that allows students to participate in extracurricular athletics.

Removal From Play and Protocol For Return To Play
Any coach, official, or licensed athletic trainer, who suspects that a student-athlete has sustained a concussion or head injury in a practice or game shall immediately remove the student-athlete from play. A student-athlete who has been removed from play shall not return to play on the same day or until he/she is evaluated by a health care provider and receives written authorization from that health care provider to return to play in any capacity. The student-athlete shall also present written permission from a parent/guardian to return to play.

Concussion Awareness and Education
To the extent possible, the District will implement concussion awareness and education into physical education and/or health education curriculum.

Academic Issues in Concussed Students
In the event the District is notified that a student is concussed, the school’s concussion protocol will be followed.

Section 504 accommodations may be developed in accordance with applicable law and board policies.

Legal References:
RSA 200:49, RSA 200:50, RSA 205:51, RSA 200:52 Adopted: December 13, 2012

Revised: June 14, 2016
Revised: January 12, 2021

Student Fundraising Activities

ASD File: JJE
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
STUDENT FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES

The Auburn School Board recognizes that students may wish to engage in fundraising activities. All such fundraising activities require prior approval of the Principal.

Student fundraising activities must be for the support of the school mission. Fundraising will not be school sponsored unless it is approved by the Principal. All fundraising money must be deposited in the school activity accounts which shall be maintained according to standards and procedures established by the Principal or his/her designee, and these accounts shall be audited annually.

Adopted: June 12, 2001

Special Physical Health Needs Of Students

ASD File: JLCK
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
SPECIAL PHYSICAL HEALTH NEEDS OF STUDENTS

The School District will meet the special physical health needs of all students, consistent with state and federal law.

Legal References: NH Ed Admin Rule Ed 306.04(a)(20)

Adopted: December 13, 2012

 

Student Activities Fund Management

ASD File: JJF
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
STUDENT ACTIVITIES FUND MANAGEMENT

The Principal shall be responsible for the proper administration of the financial activities of the student activities fund in accordance with state law and appropriate accounting practices and procedures. All monies collected shall be deposited to the student body activities account at the local banks. All payments made from the student activities account shall have approval of the Principal or his/her designee.

Monies raised by student organizations or class activities must be expended for appropriate student activities.

Student activity accounts are subject to auditing at any time by the Business Administrator or his/her designee.

Adopted: June 12, 2001

Student Guidance And Counseling Program

ASD File: JLD
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOL GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING PROGRAM

The School Board is committed to ensuring a high quality school guidance program that is comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, fosters academic achievement and personal growth, and is provided to all District students in an equitable manner.

The program will include the following:
– Distribution of information and support to students and families about academic programming, community supports, and other relevant information.
– Coordination with national standards.
– Prevention, intervention, and crisis response services.
– Promotion of personal, interpersonal, health, academic, and career development for all students through classroom programs and other services.
– All provisions of NH Administrative Rules, Section Ed 306, Minimum Standards for Public School Approval.

It is the policy of this Board that at all grade levels, the school counselor collaborates with parents, students, staff, and community to remove barriers to learning and provide opportunities and supports to empower students to embrace their full potential and achieve their academic and personal aspirations. The guidance counselor is responsible for developing a program or plan that identifies student success in academic performance, social awareness, and career planning.

Legal References:  NH Admin Rules, Sec. Ed 306.13, NH Admin Rules, Sec. Ed 306.15(b), NH Admin Rules, Sec. Ed 306.39(c) and 306.39(d),

Adopted: October 6, 2008

 

Non-School Sponsored Contests For Students

ASD File: JJG
AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT
NON-SCHOOL SPONSORED CONTESTS FOR STUDENTS

Non-school sponsored contests may be permitted when the Principal judges that the contest fits into the overall instructional objectives of the school.

Adopted: June 12, 2001