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Career Advising Policy
CAREER ADVISING POLICY
Pursuant to ORC 3313.6020 beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, the board of education of each city, local, exempted village, and joint vocational school district shall adopt a policy on career advising that complies with this section. Thereafter, the policy shall be updated at least once every two years.
(2) The board shall make the policy publicly available to students, parents, guardians, or custodians, local post-secondary institutions, and residents of the district. The district shall post the policy in a prominent location on its web site, if it has one.
(B) The policy on career advising shall specify how the district will do all of the following:
(1) Provide students with grade-level examples that link their schoolwork to one or more career fields. (2) Create a plan to provide career advising to students in grades six through twelve;
(3) Provide additional interventions and career advising for students who are identified as at risk of dropping out of school in accordance with division (C) of this section;
(4) Train its employees on how to advise students on career pathways, including training on advising students using online tools;
CAREER ADVISING PROTOCOL
Career Advising is an integrated process that helps students understand how their personal interests, strengths and values might predict satisfaction and success in school and related career fields, as well as how to tie these interests and strengths to their academic and career goals.The district’s plan for career advising includes, providing:
Career Awareness Elementary Grades (K-5) Students become familiar with careers through learning that connects classroom instruction to future work. Career awareness strategies show students various types of careers and stimulate interest in future work.
Career Exploration Middle Grades (6-8) Students explore their career interests through embedded activities. Career exploration strategies are opportunities for students to discover work environments and understand the various aspects of the workplace. Strategies include tools and instruments that help students understand and appreciate their strengths and interests. Students start plans for their future with career information and postsecondary education data. Plans include course selection and planning as well as career aspirations and goals.
Career Planning High School (9-12) Students continue career exploration while focusing on career planning. Activities provide advanced experiences that offer hands-on opportunities in a workplace. Career planning strategies focus on making clear links between career options and educational decisions. Students develop the skills to revisit previous exploration and planning strategies as they face career changes throughout life.
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
Wings Academy announces its 2020-2021 program year policy (free and reduced-price meals) for students served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program via the Community Eligibility Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. Any vendors interested in submitting proposals for the food service contract for the upcoming school year, please submit request via e-mail to email@example.com
Wings Academy is utilizing the Community Eligibility Option (CEO), and will not be required to request free and reduced lunch applications from enrolled students. All students regardless of income will receive a free lunch.
FREE HEALTH CARE: Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for FREE health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Please call 1-800-324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information can also be found on the web at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/familychild.stm
Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid card is already receiving these services.
The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Missing Children Policy
MISSING CHILDREN POLICY
Per Ohio State Law Senate Bill 321; The Missing Children Act; all students will be required to attend school daily per regular school hours from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Additionally, If a student is tardy, leaving early or is not able to attend school, the parent and/or legal guardian must contact the school office per specific guidelines. LEA’s have an obligation to notify the missing children clearinghouse i.e. organization providing resources for missing children, their families and the professional who serve them and local law enforcement, as applicable and/or establish a fingerprinting program.
MISSING CHILDREN PROTOCOL
Reporting Absences/Late Arrivals/Early Departures…
1. Call the school by 9:00 a.m. on the day of each tardy and/or absence
2. Any student reported absent by 9:30 a.m. will be contacted via the One Call system
3. Call the school by 3:00 p.m. on the day of each early dismissal
4. Upon returning to school, students must bring a written excuse(s) to school office
5. Students must complete all missed assignments during their absence, within 3 school days
6. All missed assignments will be given to the students by their teacher upon return
Medical related absences, follow the following guidelines for keeping your student at home…
- Temperature over 100 degrees within the past 24 hours
- Vomiting within the last 24 hours
- Diarrhea within the last 24 hours
- Skin rash of unknown origin, or lesions or draining areas of the skin
- Pus and/or excessive drainage from eyes
- Acute asthmatic problems
- Heavy nasal discharge
Symptoms of communicable disease
Reporting Missing Children to Clearinghouse
The LEA will notify local law enforcement and The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® as applicable.
Missing Children Information System
Ohio Statewide Missing Children Search
(click on title/links below)
Ohio Missing Child Search
Search the national center for missing children database for Ohio missing children.
Ohio Center for Missing and Exploited Children
View posters and records of children reported missing in Ohio.
Ohio Missing Children
Search information from the Ohio attorney general for Ohio missing kids.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Resources and information to assist in the search for missing and abducted children.
Ohio Amber Plan
Missing child response program that utilizes the resources of law enforcement and media to notify the public when children are kidnapped.
What To Do If Your Child Is Missing
Guidelines and instructions for reporting a missing child.
Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
Collaboration of city, county, state and federal law enforcement authorities to prosecute individuals who prey on children via the internet.
Resources for Parents and Guardians
Find information on child safety, child identification and abduction prevention.
Missing Kids in Ohio
Online alerts for missing and endangered children in the state of Ohio.
Ohio Required Testing Policy
OHIO REQUIRED TESTING POLICY
In keeping with the current legislation, Third Grade Reading Guarantee (House Bill 555), students in Kindergarten – Third grade will be givenan ODE approved reading diagnostic by September 30, 2019. Additionally, the bill requires students to be assessed as follows: Kindergarten in math, First and Second grade in math and writing, and Third grade in reading, math and writing by the end of the school year. All students in Kindergarten will be required to take a new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) by November 1, 2019. Wings will continue to assess students in grades Kindergarten – Eighth on a weekly and monthly basis and tri-benchmark assessments.
Furthermore, classroom teachers will inform parents and/or legal guardians of all results as needed. In cases, where the student has been identified as having a substantial reading deficiency, we will describe the current services provided to the student, describe the proposed supports to be provided, and explain that the student may be retained or be required to participate in a remediation intervention.
Students’ academic skills are tested at every grade level. Students in Grades 3 through 8 must take mandated performance-based assessments. Students with significant cognitive disabilities will take an alternative assessment. These assessments cover the knowledge and skills the Ohio Department of Education expects each student to have acquired in reading, mathematics, science, and social studies as specified by the Ohio Common Core Academic Content Standards. Currently, writing is not being assessed this school year. The assessment includes multiple choice, short answer and extended response. A national firm chosen by the Ohio Department of Education scores the assessment. The scores are reported as a scaled score in relation to an established standard level of proficiency and used in determining a schools state rating.
OHIO REQUIRED TESTING PROTOCOL
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment KRA
As required by the Ohio Department of Education’s all students in Kindergarten will be administered the KRA by November 1st.
Third Grade Reading Guarantee
As required by the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) Third Grade Reading Guarantee (House Bill 555), all students in Kindergarten – Third grade will be administered an ODE approved reading diagnostic assessment by September 30th. Any students meeting expectations will be placed on a reading improvement plan (RIMP).
Ohio State Test (OST)
Students in Grades 3 through 8 must take mandated performance-based assessments. Please ensure your student is present on all scheduled testing dates. Students with significant cognitive disabilities will take an alternative assessment. These assessments cover the knowledge and skills the Ohio Department of Education expects each student to have acquired in reading, mathematics, science, and social studies as specified by the Ohio Common Core Academic Content Standards. Currently, writing is not being assessed. The assessment includes multiple choice, short answer and extended response. A national firm chosen by the Ohio Department of Education scores the assessment. The scores are reported as a scaled score in relation to an established standard level of proficiency and used in determining a schools state rating. The state testing schedule for the 2020-2021 is listed below: format – on-line test, see school calendar for specific test dates.
July 8-12 date tba: Summer Grade 3 Reading OST test
To Help Your Child Do His/her BEST:
- See that your child gets a good night’s sleep
- Be sure your child eats breakfast
- Be sure your child attends school daily during the testing period
- Encourage your child to read a minimum of (7) days a week
- Help your child develop good study habits
- Reinforce those skills taught at school
- Ensure that your child has mastered their math facts for addition and subtraction (multiplication and division are mandatory for testing grades)
- Reinforce the importance of education
Public Records Policy
Sick • Late • Weather Cancellations
- Students who are Sick or Late:
Please call main office at 216-812-0244
- Emergency School Closings
All school closing are on the school voice mail, sent to families on a phone blast via one call now; also watch local news, Channels 3, 5,8; 19 for closings
Student Welfare Policy
STUDENT WELFARE POLICY
Safety Drills: Fire drills will be performed (1) within the first (10) days of school and (1) per month thereafter until May 2020 Tornado drills will be performed (1) per month in April and May. (1) Lockdown drill will be performed (1) prior to December 1st and (2) prior to the end of the school year. All drills will be announced by Administration. Additionally, employees will be required to complete trainings as required by the State of Ohio via an on-line training system provided by Public School Works. (i.e. mandatory trainings required periodically throughout the calendar year)
STUDENT WELFARE PROTCOL
Safety Drill: Fire – (1) in first 10 days of school, (1) time per month
Upon sound of the building fire alarm, all building occupants and designated employees will proceed as follows:
I: Emergency Escape Routes – Emergency evacuation maps are posted in all instructional areas, including gym and all administrative offices. Staff shall evacuate the building upon hearing a fire alarm signal via alarm system, or whenever instructed to do so. Administrative and Building Maintenance personnel will check common areas, hallways and bathrooms. Teachers will take their attendance book with them take attendance once safely out of the building. Unaccounted students will be logged on the fire drill report.
II: Critical Equipment – Building Maintenance personnel will secure all critical equipment locations. (i.e. maintenance closets, electrical closets and lighting)
III: Accounting Procedures – Administrator and administrative support staff will account for all building employees and occupants in the event of a fire emergency, through roll call, once a safe area is reached.
IV: Internal Emergency Response – In the event of a fire or emergency, the Administrator will utilize the bullhorn and/or fire alarm system to notify all building occupants. In the Administrator’s absence, administrative support staff will utilize the bullhorn and/or fire alarm system to notify all building occupants. If medical or rescue assistance is needed the Administrator will call 911, once a safe distance is reached from the fire or emergency. Administrative support staff will respond accordingly in the Administrator’s absence.
V. Alternate Notification To Building Occupants – the preferred method of notification is through the use of a bullhorn an/or fire alarm system by the Administrator. The alternate method is through walkie-talkies and cell phones. Administrative support staff will provide notification in the Administrator’s absence. VI: Alternate Notification To Fire Department – the preferred method of notification is by office phone and/or cell phone from the Administrator. Administrative support staff will call in the Administrator’s absence. VII: Emergency Contacts – 911, Fire Department 216-664-6664; Landlord 330-554-9960
Safety Drill: Tornado – (1) time per month beginning in April and May
Upon sound of the building tornado alarm, all building occupants and designated employees will proceed as follows:
Emergency Escape Routes – Emergency evacuation maps are posted in all instructional areas, including gym, library, computer lab, kitchen, and all administrative offices. Staff shall evacuate the building upon hearing a fire alarm signal via alarm system, or whenever instructed to do so. Administrative and Building Maintenance personnel will check common areas, hallways and bathrooms. Teachers will take their attendance book with them take attendance once safely out of the building. Unaccounted students will be logged on the fire drill report.
Safety Drill: Lockdown (1) within first (10) days of school and (1) time per year by end of the school year.
Upon hearing there “is an “INTRUDER IN THE BUILDING” from an Administrator and/or Administrative designee via the intercom system all building occupants and designated employees will proceed as follows:
“REMAIN CALM !!!”“REMAIN CALM!!!”“REMAIN CALM!!!”“REMAIN CALM!!
Classroom teachers are to:
1. Quickly and calmly glance outside the room to direct any students in the hall into your room immediately.
2. Close and lock your door(s).
3. Lower or close any blinds.
4. Place students against the wall, so that the intruder cannot see them looking in the door. Use the ‘Designated Wall’ as instructed by Head of School.
5. Place a “BLUE” sheet of paper in (1) of the outside facing windows to notify emergency or law enforcement personnel, “all is ok” in this room.
6. Place a “RED” sheet of paper in (1) of the outside facing windows to notify emergency or law enforcement personnel, “all is NOT ok” in this room.
7. Locate attendance sheet, add any students (first and last name) retrieved from the hall not registered in the class
8. Turn out lights and computer monitors.
9. Keep students quiet as possible and calm
Educational Aides/Support Staff (location where applicable) are to:
a. Direct students during recess/drumming/lunch to moveto the kitchen and wait for official instructions. Hall door should be locked if possible.
b. Direct any students outside of the building to stop, drop, and remainstill.You will be directed where to relocate depending on the situation.
c. Direct any students in the bathrooms, to move to the closest classroom immediately.
d. Direct any students in the stairwells or hallways to move to the closest classroom immediately.
e. Direct and remain with any students in the basement to secure/lock the doors, turnout the lights, and locate a safe area.
1. Stay in the safe designated areas until directed by law enforcement officers orAdministratoror administrator designee to move or evacuate. Never open doors during a lockdown, even in the event of a fire alarmfor further directives, law enforcementofficers and administrators will have keys to open the doors or announcements will be made over theintercom.
2. An administrator will signal all personnel if the lockdown has been lifted.
3. If an evacuation occurs, all persons/classrooms will be directed by a law enforcementofficer orAdministratoror administrator designee to a safe location. Once evacuated fromthe building, teachers should take roll to account forall students present in class. Administrators will communicate via cellphones.
Transportation Plan Policy
Pupil transportation service must be provided in Ohio for students in grades K-8 who live more than two miles from their school. Many school districts also transport students in high school, as well as students who live closer than two miles from their school, but these services are optional at the discretion of the district and are not required by state law.
A district’s transportation plan should include the designation of walk-in areas to school, identification of hazardous areas, the location of bus stops and the actual routing and planning of routes. Other issues, such as the ability of a school district to accommodate day care arrangements, alternative bus stops and length of time a student rides on a bus are also determined by the local school district. There are no administrative regulations or laws that limit these.
School transportation is a form of public transportation that is designed to be safe and efficient while serving as many students as possible. It is not an individualized transportation service. As in other forms of public transportation, there is little opportunity to alter or change schedules and routes to meet individual family circumstances.
- Transportation shall be provided for all resident school pupils in grades K-8 who live more than 1 mile from the school to which they are assigned by the board of education of the district of residence. Pupils attending community or nonpublic schools for which the state board of education prescribes minimum standards are also entitled to the same transportation services (further limited under law by a 30 minute eligibility rule).
- City, local, and exempted village school districts may provide transportation for resident school pupils in grades 9 through 12. They may also provide transportation for students who live less than two miles from
- Measurement of distance originates at a point on the traveled portion of the roadway nearest the primary entrance to the place of residence and then along the most direct route traversable by motor vehicle to the bus loading area nearest and opposite the entrance door used by pupils
- Funding is provided for all eligible students transported over 1 mile from
- Pupil transportation is supported by the state education budget, and is allocated to districts based upon an analysis of costs from previous years. In the last fiscal year, that funding represented approximately 52% of the reported costs by districts. This year, the transportation funding provided to districts is not limited to pupil transportation expenses – and can be used for other purposes at each district. This means that districts who can reduce their transportation expenses can use the funds for other purposes in the district
- All schools – public, nonpublic, and charter schools are prohibited from charging pupils for transportation service on school
- Transportation service above state minimum is considered a discretionary spending item, although it is subsidized.
- Determination of ‘eligibility distance’ is a local district decision. There is no guidance or standard established in administrative code or revised
- The ‘eligibility distance’ from school is not the same as saying that it is safe to walk that distance – parents must make that assessment for their own
- Bus stop locations for children in grades K-8 (when transportation is provided) are determined by local school districts, but must be provided within ½ mile of the child’s
- Parents have a legal responsibility for compliance with compulsory education laws regardless of the provision of pupil transportation
- While transportation is provided for some students, parental responsibility is still continued until the child is under the district’s supervision (on the bus).
- When transportation is not provided by a school because it is not required, parents may be able to find other sources of transportation within the community independent of the public school system. Although parents will incur the cost of this service, by grouping together with other families it may be possible to make more economical
TRANSPORTATION PLAN PROTOCOL
As stated above, these transportation services are optional, at the discretion of the district and are not required by state law. As such, Wings Academy, effective July 1, 2016, relinquishes its responsibility for the provision of student transportation pursuant to R.C. 3314.091(B)(3). As required, the district has provided formal written notice of its relinquishment of such responsibility to the native school district of each student currently attending as of 1/31/16.
However, students residing in Cleveland may receive transportation services for the 2018-2019 school year from the Cleveland School District. All eligible students in grades K-6, will receive daily transportation services via a yellow school bus. All eligible students in grades 7-12, will receive RTA bus passes. All students’ eligibility will be determined and verified by the Cleveland School District Transportation Department.
2019-2020 – LOCAL WELLNESS POLICY
A local school wellness policy (“wellness policy”) is a written document that guides a local educational agency (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn. The wellness policy requirement was established by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 and further strengthened by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). It requires each LEA participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program to develop a wellness policy. The responsibility for developing a wellness policy is placed at the local level so the unique needs of each school under the LEA’s jurisdiction can be addressed. Additional wellness policy information is available at the link below:
Provisions of the Proposed Rule…on February 26, 2014, USDA Food and Nutrition Service proposed regulations to create a framework and guidelines for written wellness policies established by LEAs to include the following:
LOCAL WELLNESS PROTOCOL
WINGS Academies are committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well being, and ability to learn by supporting and promoting healthy eating, physical activity and encourage participation of the community.
Nutrition Education – Goals to Promote Nutrition
Step 1: all students will be offered verse serve healthy meals on daily basis per the guidelines of the national school breakfast and lunch program (NSLP) and will meet requirements per USDA. All students will be encouraged to eat the meals provided by the school, try new foods, reduce consumption of unhealthy snacks, as often brought from home and for after-school snacks and increase daily water compensation. Students will be permitted to get water upon request and will be directed by staff to get water during and after lunch, following physical activity and upon their statement of not generally feeling well. Lastly, school will not sell a la carte food and/or beverages and all requirements of our NSLP will be included in the Parent-Student Handbook to notify enrolled families and promote community awareness.
Physical Activity – Structured Recess
All students will be scheduled to and encouraged to participate in a (20) minute moderate to vigorous structured recess class (2) times per week to include physical development and academic instruction with respect to their internal and external development. Additionally, students will be assessed (3) times per year with respect to physical education standards per the Ohio Department of Education consistent with the districts (3) reporting periods.
Community Participation – Public Notification
WINGS will promote community participation, by providing information to parents via the parent-student handbook, school website, flyers, letters and general notifications as applicable. We will encourage families to pack healthy lunches, snacks and utilize opportunities as applicable, via general parent contact to promote healthy eating as applicable. i.e. general office phone calls and scheduled and unscheduled parent visits. Families will also, receive monthly breakfast/lunch menus and physical education progress reports. Lastly, menu reviews and copies of the wellness policy are available upon request.
Monitoring and Policy Review – Wellness Committee
The Wellness Committee will be established to include (3) members, as designated by the Administration to include an Administrator, Certified Teacher, and Parent and/or community member. The committee will meet (2) times per school year i.e. October and March and complete a review of the implementation of the wellness policy, through a random review of monthly catered meals menus, and informal observations of structured recess, and breakfast and lunch service.