Our mission at Stonewall Jackson Middle School is to ignite and encourage success in everyone, some way, every day!
Our vision at Stonewall Jackson Middle School is to inspire today’s leaders
for tomorrow’s future.
The website for Stonewall Jackson Middle School is www.sjgenerals.com
812 Park Avenue, Charleston, West Virginia 25302. (304) 348-6123.
We periodically phone your home with a recorded message of reminders of events at school. This message may last up to one minute, and we appreciate your patience in hearing all the news.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
We sincerely hope all students will participate in at least one activity this school year. When you participate in activities, you have a chance to learn more about the activity, others, and yourself. Some activities we are planning to have at Stonewall include the following: football, cheerleading, basketball, track, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, soccer, golf, cross country, baseball, softball, chorus, band, Student Council, Math Field Day, Golden Horseshoe, and others.
Stonewall Pride is a school-based program which celebrates and recognizes positive student behaviors on a monthly basis. Students will be recognized by SJMS staff members for behaviors that go above and beyond the daily expectations. Students will receive an award and school-wide recognition. It is our mission at SJMS to recognize ALL students.
Students in grade 6-8 shall be permitted 5 days of legitimate absences for each school year. Legitimate absences are defined as illness, professional appointments, and serious personal or family problems. It is to be clearly understood by students and parents that these are authorized days of absences to be used only for illness or emergency. Absences connected with legitimate school activities shall not be counted in the total number. Parents should notify the school by phone before 9:00 am on the day the student is absent. On the day the student returns he/she MUST have a written note signed by the parent indicating why the student was absent. Upon presenting this note to the MAIN OFFICE, an “admit to class” slip will be issued. Missed assignments class notes, and tests are the student’s responsibility. When the student is absent, he/she must make arrangements with the teachers to make up work as quickly as possible.
If a student becomes ill at school, the following procedure is to be followed:
MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
All medications must be turned in to the office along with a note from the parent stating the times the medicine should be taken. This also pertains to prescription drugs. Some medications require documentation from the doctor. Please see the school nurse if you have any questions. Student should come to the office whenever it is time to take their medication. Failure to follow the procedure is a violation of Kanawha County Drug Policy and will result in the appropriate private action in accordance with that policy.
TRANSFERS AND WITHDRAWALS FROM SCHOOL
Any student who is to withdraw from school will go to the counselor during home base period and get a withdrawal slip, which is to be signed by each one of his/her class teachers. Notification from a parent or guardian must be obtained before the student gets a withdrawal (transfer) slip. All books must be returned to the library or the subject area teachers and all fines and fees owed to the school must be paid.
The criteria for induction into the Honor Society is as follows.
KANAWHA COUNTY GRADING/PROMOTION POLICY
Achievement marks for the purpose of reporting the student’s progress to parent are distributed every nine weeks and subsequently places on the permanent report cards by semester. Grading for achievement is based on point values being affixed to assignment and scaled according to percentage as follows:
93 – 100 A Mastery of subject matter
85 – 92 B Above Average
75 – 84 C Average
65 - 74 D Below Average
0 – 64 F Failing
If a student experiences academic or disciplinary difficulties, a conference may be scheduled by calling (304) 348-6123. In addition, all teachers can be contacted through Schoology. Please schedule ahead if you wish to talk with teachers, counselors, and/or administrators. Due to the large number of students and situations we deal with each day, “walk-in” conferences cannot always be handled immediately.
Students are assigned lockers in home base and are required to keep assigned locker for the school year. The lock combination is given only to the assigned student, and it is his/her responsibility to keep the combination private to prevent losing articles. As stated on the Locker Agreement Forms signed by each student upon receipt of the locker, lockers may be searched by the administration and authorities at any time.
Students are encouraged to use the library for research or study. During class time you must have written permission from your classroom teacher to go to the library. Food and drink are not allowed in the library.
CELL PHONE POLICY
SAFE SCHOOL GUIDELINES
CODE OF CONDUCT
All students are expected to behave in a manner that is acceptable to everyone concerned – other students, teachers, administrators, and society in general. All students are under the authority of the principal and the teachers. In serious disciplinary cases, students may be suspended from school.
All students shall be subject to the provisions of a code of conduct in the following circumstances:
Consequences of inappropriate behavior will be determined by Kanawha County and/or West Virginia State Policy and grade level administrators.
BULLYING, HARASSMENT AND INTIMIDATION
Schools, school property, school bus stops and school sponsored activities in Kanawha County are to be free from all forms of bullying and harassment.
Bullying, harassment, and/or intimidation means any intentional gesture, or any intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act, communication, transmission or threat that:
Violators of this policy need to be reported immediately. BULLYING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!!!
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Rights and responsibilities go hand in hand. As students at Stonewall Jackson Middle School, you have the basic rights and responsibilities as other citizens; life, liberty, and property. Other rights, of which you should be aware, are your rights to the privileges and immunities of United States citizens. Your enjoyment of these rights is governed by due process of law. School officials have responsibility for your safety and welfare from home to school. To meet this responsibility, they have the right to adopt rules and regulations for purpose of maintaining order and discipline and for creating a positive learning environment. As students, it is your duty to obey these rules and regulations, not only while you are on school property, but also en-route to and from school.
RIGHT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION/DUE PROCESS
Each student, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, language, sex or handicap has the right to equal educational opportunity. Due Process of Law means in the due course of legal proceedings according to those rules and forms which have been established for the protection of private rights securing to every person a judicial trail before we can be deprived of life, liberty, or property.
After 8:25 am all outside doors will be locked. Visitors should enter through the front door and report directly to the office to sign in. All visitors will be issued a pass to wear while in the building.
BUS DISIPLINE POLICY
Board of Education guidelines are set up to secure safe transportation for all students who ride school buses. The following procedures will apply when dealing with a disciplinary problem:
All students are restricted to campus the entire day. On campus is limited to the areas between Park Avenue, Matthews Avenue, the fence at the rear of the outside play area, and the top level of the front campus, within the area of the benches. Exception to this policy must be approved by the principal. Stay out of the alley behind the school. When bus students exit the bus, they are to stay on campus. Students are not to loiter in the school parking areas at any time. Violations of all campus restrictions are considered major violations of school policy.
All students are to dress in a manner appropriate for school. The rule of thumb is: “If the clothing is appropriate in most work places, then it is O.K.” The teacher monitors and enforces what is APPROPRIATE for the classroom. The following information is to be used as a guide:
Students desiring to eat in the cafeteria will enter either serving line, pick up their food and give their student number. All students are permitted to eat – free of charge! Each student is responsible for cleaning up his/her own eating area and placing trash in the containers provided.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
TITLE I Information:
Title I is a federal program that provides funds to schools and districts serving high numbers of economically disadvantaged children. As a Title I School, we receive the following benefits:
*All dates subject to change in accordance with the KCS Calendar
Stonewall Jackson Middle 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) (participating children), 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
Stonewall Jackson will:
We will follow the standards established by the State to provide a comprehensive curriculum. Parents and teachers will be partners in supporting student success.
Held October 16, 2017 and upon parent request.
We will provide and send home midterms and progress reports every nine weeks. Parents will have unrestricted access to grades through Schoology at all times.
Any time upon request during teacher planning times and we will make every effort to address needs outside of the school hours as well.
Open door policy for visitation. Parents should make their requests known in the office.
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards. Specifically, we will:
School Representative: Jessica Austin, Principal Date: August 14, 2017
Parent: _________________________________ Date: ____________________
Student: ________________________________ Date: ____________________