Admin

Student Handbook

Hours

Doors Open                                                              7:25 a.m.

Breakfast                                                                 7:25 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.

School Start Time                                                   7:55 a.m.

Dismissal Time                                                         2:10 p.m.

Office Hours                                                           7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

AM Voyages Program                                              6:30 a.m. – 7:25 a.m.

PM Voyages Program                                               2:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

                 ** Students are not allowed on campus before 7:25 a.m. unless

                 they are enrolled in our Voyages Program which opens at 6:30 a.m.

The cost for the program is $2.00 per morning.

Address

   1850 SW 20th Ave.

Cape Coral, Florida 33991

       Phone Numbers

Office                  (239) 283-3043

Clinic                    (239) 282-0175

Fax                       (239) 282-5595

Voyages                (239) 282-3198

Cafeteria              (239) 282-0174

           Website

School Website:  http://tfe.leeschools.net/

 

Vision

To be a world-class School

 Mission

To provide a quality education in a safe and well-managed environment

 Core Values

We believe that all students can learn and our staff will do whatever it takes to

ensure learning for all.

 District Vision

To be a world-class school system

 District Mission

To ensure that each student achieves his/her highest personal potential

 Faculty and Staff

 

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is a computerized reading management program designed to increase fluency and the motivation to read.  At Trafalgar, students take the STAR test to evaluate their reading and place them in the Accelerated Reading Program at an independent reading level using the ZPD zone.  It is the zone in which the student is both challenged and allows for maximum growth to occur.  Students are then given a nine-week point goal and a certification level to achieve.  Students should maintain an 85%-92% overall score on quizzes.

            How it works:

●          Students select and read a book, then take an objective A.R. test of 5, 10, or 20 multiple – choice questions.

                        ●          Points are earned if more than 80% of the questions are answered correctly.

                        ●          Students are recognized for the levels of comprehension they attain throughout the year.         

 

            Benefits:

                ●          Motivates students to read more.

                        ●          Challenging books improve student scores.

●          Highly effective for remediation.                                                       

                        ●          Reduces discipline problems.

                        ●          Fosters a lifelong love of reading.                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Animals on School Property

Animals on school property are strictly prohibited, except service dogs and animals which may be on school grounds for educational purposes.  Please do not bring your pets into the school building.

 Attendance Policy

If your child is ill, please keep him/her home from school.  It is necessary to call the school and let us know your child will be absent.  Upon your child returning to school, please send a written note with your child.  A note or phone call from a parent/quardian is a request that a student’s absence be excused.

 Excused Absences

Absence from school may be excused by the principal for the following reason:

             ●         Religious instruction, religious holidays or holidays – the parent/guardian shall give advanced written notification

                        to the principal when a student will be absent for religious reasons

             ●         Sickness, injury, death in the family or long term illness verified by a physician’s note – the statement from the physician may address

                        past and anticipated absences from school for chronic illnesses

             ●         Student meetings that are scheduled by school personnel

             ●         Court dates

             ●         Other unique situations as presented on a case-by-case basis to the principal

Excused late arrival to school and early dismissal from school in the afternoon (TARDY)

A tardy is any amount of loss of instructional time, including leaving before 1:40 pm. The late arrival of a student to school or a parent request for a student to be dismissed early from school in the afternoon shall be excused for illness (through the clinic only), medical or dental treatment or other reasons for which absences may be excused.

All students are expected to be in the classroom at 7:55 am.  The tardy must be appropriately identified as excused or unexcused.  Excused and unexcused tardies shall have the same guidelines as in the attendance policy.

Unexcused Absences or Tardy

An unexcused absence is any absence which has not been prearranged and approved by the principal and is not defined as excused in this policy:

●       An absence from school without a note from a parent or guardian

●       Unapproved time from school for trips or vacations

          Truancy

●       Absences due to communicable disease requirement beyond the stated duration of communicability

            ●          Failure to comply with the necessary medical enrollment criteria unless specifically explained in a physician’s note

An unexcused tardy or unexcused early dismissal shall be given, but not limited to the following reasons:

            ●          Over-sleeping, missing the school bus, shopping trips, sport games, or picking up your child early to avoid a long wait, etc…

            ●          A continued medical reason and the physician’s note does not stipulate that the medical condition justifies the student’s tardiness.

Excessive Absences

●       All unexcused absences, excused absences where a student is at risk academically, unexcused tardies, and unexcused early dismissal from school shall be considered when studying excessive absences.

●       Nineteen (19) absences per year shall be deemed excessive.

●          Six (6) or more tardies per quarter shall be deemed excessive.

●       No student shall be released within the final 30 minutes of the school day unless the principal/designee determines it is an emergency.

          Unless excused under the provisions of this policy, accumulated early sign-outs will be recorded as unexcused absences.

●       When a student accumulates an excessive number of absences and additional absences occur, which are caused by illness, a written statement from a physician verifying that the absence was caused by an illness must be submitted by the parent or guardian.

RETENTION DUE TO EXCESSIVE ABSENCES, TARDINESS, AND/OR EARLY DISMISSAL FROM SCHOOL

If a student accrues nineteen (19) or more unexcused absences or excused absences where the student is at risk academically within a school

year, the student shall be referred to the Child Study team at the school to determine whether the student shall be promoted.

Makeup Work

Missed school and homework due to an absence may be requested only if the child has been out two (2) or more days.  Please do not expect work

in advance of an absence.  Please inform the school as early as possible if you request work.   Schoolwork may be picked up after dismissal at

2:10 pm. This allows the teacher time to gather the child’s books and assignments.  The teacher shall work with the student to allow the student

to make up any missed assignments, tests, homework, etc., whether for excused or unexcused absences.

Backpacks with Wheels

Backpacks on wheels may be needed for students who walk long distances from his or her bus stops.  Due to our narrow hallways and limited

space, these backpacks will need to be carried once students arrive on campus.

Birthday Celebrations

We encourage parents to celebrate student birthdays at home.  We do not stop academic learning time to celebrate a birthday.  Siblings are not

allowed to be pulled from their classroom for birthday celebrations.  If you are bringing cupcakes into school they must be store bought.

Please bring to office and we will deliver to cafeteria. We will distribute them in the cafeteria during lunch. Food such as pizza is not allowed

to be brought in to serve to a whole classroom at lunch time.  Balloons, flowers, gifts, etc. will not be delivered to classrooms.  Invitations are not

permitted unless the entire class is being invited.

Clinic

We have a part time nurse (one day a week) and one full time clinic aide, who work in our clinic.  If a child has a fever or if the illness is serious,

the parent will be called.  Please come as soon as possible to pick up your child.  There is a limited amount of room in the clinic for sick children. 

If your child needs to take medicine during the school day, it is your responsibility to bring the medication to the clinic along with instructions

from the doctor for medication.  Please check with the clinic aide to see if it is necessary to complete any forms.

Head Lice

Anyone may get head lice.  Parents are responsible for treatment of the head lice by shampoo (pediculide) and nit removal (special comb).  When a

student re-enters school after treatment, he/she must report to the clinic.  Before a child can go back to class, proof of shampoo (empty

shampoo box) and total absence of nits will be necessary.

Discipline

At Trafalgar Elementary we have adopted a “Positive Behavior Support” program which we refer to as PBS.  The purpose of PBS is to develop a

school-wide plan for behavior management.  PBS provides incentives for teaching and encouraging positive behavior and reduces the number of

behavior problems across campus.  Our school-wide expectations are: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe and Be a Learner. We believe in

teaching children positive behavior.  To this end, our teachers model these expectations and encourage mutual respect.  Teachers set a tone of

caring in their classrooms by setting classroom rules that reinforce the school-wide expectations, so that learning may occur.  These expectations

and rules will be posted in each classroom so that they are clearly seen and understood.  Rewards and consequences are built into each classroom

plan.  We have many positive school-wide recognitions and rewards.  School-wide consequences will be implemented for serious rule infractions. 

Students will be sent to the office for any of the three serious offenses:        

 

  1. Physical assault or dangerous physical behavior (fighting)
  2. Insubordination to any staff member
  3.  Any illegal act

Field Trips

If you plan to volunteer as a chaperone on a class field trip you must first submit a volunteer application at least 48 hours before trip.

All chaperones are expected to support the instructional staff in charge of students on the trip and to assist with the responsibility for the

welfare and conduct of the students.  For safety and liability reasons, it is school policy that no preschool age children are allowed on school field trips.  Parents may not take their child home from a field tripStudents must be signed out in the school office.

Home-School Communication

The faculty and staff at Trafalgar will make every effort to keep you informed of your child’s progress.  Communication between home and school

is a vital part of your child’s success.  We encourage dialogue between the school and home whenever possible.  If you would like to speak to a

teacher, please call the school and we will leave a message for the teacher to return your call.  Calls will be put into rooms only before 7:30 and

after 2:10 pm.  Special evening parent/teacher, student led conferences will be held during the school year.  Check the calendar for these

important dates.  Every child will have a planner that comes home each day with homework assignments.  Daily school events are posted on our

school and individual teacher web sites.  Each month you can expect to receive the “Trafalgar Gazette” which summarizes the calendar of important dates for each month.

ParentLink: Parentlink is an automated calling system that helps foster home-school communication.   The school will call home to announce upcoming events and also to report absences.  If you have a current email address on file with your parent-link account, you will receive a weekly summary of your child’s grades.

Focus: Focus is a program where you can view a detailed account of your child’s grades.  To create an account go to http://lee.focusschoolsoftware.com

http://Launchpad.leeschools.net

Homework Policy

We feel homework is essential and necessary for all students to meet their full potential.  Therefore, homework should be exciting and

meaningful.  Assignments should reinforce previous lessons and not be confusing to any student.  It should not require teacher assistance.

The homework schedule is listed below.

            Grades K-2:           20 minutes maximum Monday – Thursday

        Grades 3-5:           30 minutes maximum Monday – Thursday

        A/R – may be time added for all grades

On occasions when students have long range projects, homework might be given on weekends.  All students are required to have a parent sign or initial their planner daily.

 

Lost and Found

A ”lost and found” is located at the PE area.  Students should check periodically for misplaced articles.  It is recommended that all personal

property items be labeled.  Quarterly, unclaimed property will be donated to area organizations.

 

Breakfast/Lunch

Breakfast will be served at no cost each morning from 7:25 am until 7:50 am.  When students arrive at school, those who wish to eat must report

directly to the cafeteria.  Students in grades 3-5 will then take their breakfast to their classrooms to eat.  Students arriving after 7:50 am must

eat before coming to school.  Only late bus students will be allowed to eat breakfast before going to class.  Lunch will also be served at no cost

each day.  Whole, skim and chocolate milk are available for purchase a la carte.  If your student wishes to purchase a second entrée, these are

also available. Checks are to be made out to Trafalgar Elementary.  Please put your child’s name and the teacher’s name on the check.  The cost of

milk alone is $0.40.  Money can be added to your child’s lunch account online www.myschoolbucks.com.  We encourage you to keep money in an

account. Students may also bring their lunch from home.  Do not pack beverages in glass containers, carbonated drinks in cans, gum or candy. Food

such as pizza is not allowed to be brought in to serve to a whole classroom at lunch time.   Parents are encouraged to eat with their children at

anytime!

You may take your child outside to the picnic tables. Please do not take other students out with you.  Siblings are not allowed to be pulled from

class to have lunch at a different time.

 

Progress Reports

Report cards are issued every quarter or nine week period.  Interim progress reports are issued midway in each quarter or nine week period. 

Conferences may be scheduled at any time during the year.  Contact the school at 283-3043 to schedule a parent/teacher conference.

 

Grading Scale

Starting in kindergarten the children will start to receive letter grades.  The following show how the numerical value converts:

                        A____________90-100

                B____________80-89

                C____________70-79

                N____________60-69

                U____________59-0

 

PTO-Parent Teacher Organization

Parents and teachers work cooperatively through PTO to promote and educate all children at Trafalgar.  The PTO strongly supports the

school in their many activities and fundraising efforts.  In addition to the enlightening and informative programs that are offered at each

meeting, it provides an opportunity for parent and teacher interaction.  PTO meetings are held periodically and PTO is working towards 100

percent membership this year.

 

 

 

School Planners

Every day each child, K-5, brings home a student planner (assignment book) that reflects behavior for the day, homework assignments

and teacher comments.  The planner’s purpose is to improve home-school communication and help students with their organizational skills. 

Parents are welcome to add their comments to the day.  Our expectation is that all students will have their planner signed or initialed

daily by a parent.  This is part of their homework.

 

School Supply Store

Our school store sells basic school supplies children need for the classroom.  Our school “Spirit T-Shirt” is also sold at the store.  The store will

be open every morning from 7:30 – 7:45 am.  Uniform shirts, belts, sweatpants and sweatshirts will be available at our school store.

 

Transportation

Bus Riders

Our teachers and assistants will see that each child gets on the correct bus or goes to the parent pick-up area.  It will be great help if you will

see that your child learns his/her bus number as soon as possible.  It is also very important that you know your child’s bus number and stop.

If at any time during the year you need to change the way your child goes home, YOU MUST NOTIFY US IN WRITING.  Our school policy

states that if we do not have a written change the child must go home in the usual manner (A bus student will be sent home by bus.  A

parent pick-up student will be sent to the parent pick-up area.)  We do not accept transportation changes over the phone.  You may fax or

email a signed note to the school before 1:00 pm (if e-mailing please send to teacher and office staff).  For your child’s safety, we cannot send

him/her differently unless we have a note from you.  Emergency requests must be approved by the Principal or Assistant Principal.  Riding other

buses for the purpose of going home with friends, going to non-school meetings and clubs, private lessons, or due to the lack of

supervision or any other personal conveniences will not be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation – School Bus Rules

The mission of the Transportation Department is to transport students to and from school in a safe, caring and disciplined environment, with

students understanding the acceptable standards of conduct.  The rules of the bus are posted in the front of each school bus.  They are as

follows:

 

            1.          The driver is in full charge of the bus and students must obey the driver.

            2.         Students shall keep assigned seats at all times with arms and head inside bus.

            3.         Eating, drinking, using tobacco products or chewing gum WILL NOT be allowed on the school bus.

            4.         Anything that interferes with student safety will not be allowed, such as fighting, profanity, abusive language, large or sharp

                        objects, fireworks, balls bats, hand-held games, I-Pods, tape players, animals, glass containers, tablets, etc.

If a student does not follow the rules, the consequences will be as follows:

1st bus referral - (parent notification) conference with student and telephone call to parent/guardian.

2nd bus referral – (parent notification) conference with student and telephone call to parent/quardian.

3rd bus referral – conference with student and parent.

4th bus referral – 1 day bus suspension

5th bus referral – 2 day bus suspension

6th bus referral – 3 day bus suspension

7th bus referral  - Conference with students, parents, driver.  Consequence to be determined at conference.

Further referrals - Administrator to determine consequence with transportation department.

Severe behavior will result in an automatic suspension.

 

Transportation

Student Drop-off/Pick-Up

Please do not drop your child off at school before 7:25am.  There is no supervision and the school is not held responsible for their safety.

Student drop-off will be along the front of the school.  Staff members are stationed on the sidewalk to assist students getting out of cars.

DO NOT DROP YOUR CHILD OFF AT THE CROSSWALK.

If childcare is needed prior to 7:25 am, you are encouraged to enroll in our before and after school Voyages program.

 

In the afternoon, parent pick-up will be along the front of the school for all grades.  This is the only area where you may pick up your children in cars.  Do not park illegally on the right of way to wait for your child.  This creates unsafe traffic situations. Parents are not permitted to park and walk to the front of the school to pick up their student.  Please stay in your car, and wait for the direction from the adults on duty to ensure all the children’s safety.  Please do not ask your child to walk down the sidewalk to meet your car.  This is unsafe and causes traffic congestion.  Please follow our procedures.  Children are NOT WALKERS if you are asking them to walk to your car.  Please get into the lane of traffic and an adult will place your child safely into your vehicle.  Children may be walkers and may also ride

their bicycles to school.  All bicycle riders are required by law to wear a bicycle helmet.

 

 

 

Uniform Policy

Uniform colors: Preferred shirt colors are navy blue, light blue, white and light yellow.  Students may wear any solid color, polo style shirt. 

Choice of bottom colors will be navy blue and khaki.

Uniform styles (Girls): Cotton only jumpers, pleated skirts, skorts, capris, straight leg pants or shorts.

Uniform styles (Boys): Cotton only shorts or straight leg pants.

 

Required Dress

  •       Sneakers are required daily with non-patterned mid-calf or ankle socks.  Socks must be white, navy blue, or black.
  •       Belts on all shorts and pants that have loops (black, blue, white or brown preferred) Canvas belts are available in our

                        school store.

  •       Shorts and pants fastened at waist.
  •       Shorts and skirts must be at least fingertip length – uniform shorts only.
  •       Shirts must be solid in color (no stripes or logos), collared and tucked in.
  •       Sunscreen and caps suggested for P.E. Sneakers are required.
  •       On cold weather days, leggings in a solid color maybe worn.
  •        School issued spirit shirts maybe worn on Friday only.

 

Sweatshirts, hoodies and sweaters must be in a solid color.  No logos, stripes or other designs.  Uniform shirts and sweatshirts with the school logo will be available at our school store.

 

Unacceptable clothing

        ●          Jeans, denim, corduroy, carpenter, yoga pants or sweatpants

            ●          Leggings worn under skirts that are not appropriate length

            ●          Colored, striped or patterned knee high socks

            ●          Cargo shorts and pants

            ●          Pants legs that hang below shoes

            ●          Shorts designed to be worn below the knee

            ●          Sandals, platform shoes, flip-flops, open back shoes, shoes with moving parts, or crocs

            ●          Scarf belts – unless it comes with the uniform

            ●          Spandex or nylon fabric

            ●          Make-up, hair color, hair chalk

            ●          Tattoos

●          any article of clothing/jewelry/hair color that may cause injury or deemed a distraction to the educational process such as chains,    belts, bracelets, earrings, chokers, wallet chains and all items hanging from belt loops.

●          Hats, wide headbands, headbands with large bows/animal ears, bandanas, caps or headgear are prohibited except for P.E. field days or outdoor activities.

●          Watches, fitness trackers, headphones and /or other devices that connect to wifi or cellular service any be prohibited if deemed a distraction.           

           

Enforcement Policy

        1st offense: warning notice sent home – uniform infraction

        2nd offense: warning notice sent home and parent is notified with second uniform infraction

        3rd offense: parent is called to bring a change of clothes.  If parent is not available, child wears a borrowed uniform. 

        Minor infraction is issued.

        4th offense: A major discipline referral is issued

 

Physical Education Dress Code

Your child has physical education daily.  It is very important that students wear shoes that are appropriate for physical activity.  Athletic shoes

and socks are to be worn daily.  For your child’s safety:  Sandals, skateboarding shoes, flip-flops, crocs, backless shoes, boots, beach shoes,

cleats, high heeled sneakers, sneakers with roller-skates (Heelies) are NOT to be worn for Physical Education.  All shoes must be laced properly

and tied.  If your child does not know how to tie shoes, please work with him/her to master this skill.  Shorts should be worn under all dresses

and skirts.  Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended.  All children should be applying sunscreen at home when they get dressed in

the morning.

 

Visitation Policy

Parents are asked to call the school to schedule an appointment to visit with a teacher.  Teachers are required to return phone calls within a

24 hour time period to set up parent/teacher meetings.  ALL visitors/volunteers to the school must show ID in the front office to be cleared and

receive a visitor pass that is dated.

 

Volunteers

We welcome and encourage parents to become an active volunteer at Trafalgar.  We have many special events throughout the school year that require the assistance of parent volunteers.  These events include mile races, proctoring for testing, field day, field trips, Fall Festival and some

after school activities.  We also have volunteer opportunities in the Media Center, cafeteria and office.  Keep in mind the teachers are not required to have parent volunteers in the classroom.  Please check with your child’s teacher before planning to volunteer.  If your child’s teacher does not need a volunteer, please check with the volunteer coordinator to see if your help is needed in other areas or classrooms.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you must complete a volunteer application and attend the orientation at the beginning of the school year.

 

 

Voyages After School Program

Hours of operation:

AM Hours                     PM Hours

6:30 am – 7:25 am                    2:10 – 6:00 pm

Vision:         To prepare every student for success

Our Mission:  To provide a safe and learning environment while offering quality activities which help the children to develop strong motor skills

Core Values:    We believe that all students can learn and that our staff will do whatever it takes to ensure learning for all.

           

Voyages after School Program will provide:

                    ●          Homework help

                        ●          Snacks

                        ●          Sports

                        ●          Computers

                        ●          Arts and Crafts

                        ●          Games

            Registration Fees:

        $20.00 Non-Refundable (per family)

            Morning Daily Fees:

$2.00 per child

Weekly rates:

$10.00 per child

Daily Rates: (PM only for 1 or 2 days)

One Child – $12.00

Two Children - $24.00

Weekly Rates: (PM only for 3 or more days)

One Child - $60.00

Two Children - $120.00

Weekly Rates: (AM & PM)

One child - $70.00

Two Children - $140.00

 

Walking Students to Class

Our staff is assigned throughout the campus to assist all students as they travel safely to their classrooms.  We do not allow parents to walk their children to class.   Please help us to enforce this policy.

 

Harassment based upon sex, race, color, national origin, and disability

Everyone who works and learns in The School District of Lee County has a right to feel respected and safe.  A harasser may be a student or an

adult.  Harassment may include the following when related to sex, race, national origin, or disability.

Sexual Harassment:

Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical conduct, or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when submission to that conduct is used as a factor in decisions concerning educational opportunities, awards, grades, and other opportunities provided by the School District.  Examples of conduct which may constitute sexual harassment include:

           

●          touching oneself sexually or talking about one’s sexual activities in front of others

            ●          coercing, forcing, or attempting to coerce or force the touching of anyone’s intimate parts

            ●          sexually dirty jokes or gestures          

            ●          graffiti of a sexual nature or notes and cartoons of a sexual nature

            ●          forcing or attempting to coerce or force sexual intercourse of a sexual act on another person

            ●          unwelcome touching, patting, pinching, or physical contact other than necessary restraining of pupil(s) by school personnel to

                        avoid physical harm to persons or property

            ●          offensive or graphic posters or book covers

            ●          violent acts

●          unwelcome sexual behavior or words, including demands for sexual favors, accompanied by implied or overt promises of preferential treatment with regard to an individual’s employment or educational status

            Harassment because of race or color:

        Racial harassment of a student consists of verbal or physical conduct relating to an individual’s race or color, when:

1.          the harassing conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it affects a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an  educational program or activity, or creates an intimidating threatening, abusive educational environment

2.         the harassing conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic performance

3.         the harassing conduct otherwise adversely affects an individual’s learning opportunities

Examples of conduct which may constitute harassment because of race or color include:

            ●          graffiti containing racially offensive language

            ●          name calling, jokes, or rumors

            ●          threatening or conduct directed at another because of the other’s race or color

            ●          notes or cartoons

            ●          racial slurs, negative stereotypes, and hostile acts which are based upon another’s race or color

            ●          written or graphic material containing racial comments or stereotypes and which is posted or circulated, and which is aimed at

                        degrading individuals or members of protected classes

            ●          a physical act of aggression or assault upon another because of, or in a manner reasonably related to race or color

            ●          other kinds of aggressive conduct such as theft or damage to property which is motivated by race or color

Harassment based upon National Origin or Ethnicity:

Ethnic or national origin harassment of a student consists of verbal or physical conduct relating to an individual’s ethnicity or country of origin or

the country of origin or the individual’s parent, family members or ancestors when:

1.          the harassing conduct is so severe persistent or pervasive that it affects a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an

            educational program or activity  or creates an intimidating threatening or abusive educational environment

2.         the harassing conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic

            performance

3.         the harassing conduct otherwise adversely affects an individual’s learning opportunity

 

Examples of conduct which may constitute harassment because of national origin or ethnicity include:

●          graffiti containing offensive language which is derogatory to others because of their national origin or ethnicity

●          threatening or intimidating conduct directed at another because of the other’s national origin or ethnicity

●          jokes, name calling, or rumors based upon an individual’s national origin or ethnicity

●          ethnic slurs, negative stereotypes, and hostile acts which are based upon another’s national origin or ethnicity

●          written or graphic material containing ethnic comments or stereotypes which is posted or circulated and which is aimed at degrading

            individuals or members of protected classes

●          a physical act of aggression or assault upon another because of or in a manner reasonably related to ethnicity or national origin

●          other kinds of aggressive conduct such as theft or damage to property which is motivated by national origin or ethnicity

Harassment because of disability:

Harassment because of the disability of a student consist of verbal or physical conduct relating to an individual’s physical or mental impairment

when:

1.          the harassing conduct is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it effects a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity, or creates an intimidating threatening, or abusive educational environment

2.         the harassing conduct has the purpose of substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance

3.         the harassing conduct otherwise adversely affects an individual’s learning opportunities

Examples of conduct which may constitute harassment because of disability include:

●          graffiti containing offensive language which is derogatory to others because of their physical or mental disability

●          threatening or intimidating conduct directed at another because of their physical or mental disability

●          jokes, rumors, or name calling based upon an individual’s physical or mental disability

●          slurs, negative stereotypes, and hostile acts which are based upon another’s physical or mental disability

●          graphic material containing comments or stereotypes which is posted or circulated and which is aimed at degrading individuals or members of protected classes

●          a physical act of aggression or assault upon another because of, or in a manner reasonably related to an individual’s physical or mental

            disability

●          other kinds of aggressive conduct such as theft or damage to property which is motivated by an individual’s physical or mental disability

If any works or actions make you feel uncomfortable or fearful, you need to tell a teacher, counselor, the principal or the equity coordinator.

You may also make a written report.  It should be given to the teacher, counselor, the principal, or the equity coordinator.

Your right to privacy will be respected as much as possible.

We take seriously all reports of sexual harassment and harassment based upon race, color, national origin, and disability, and will take all

appropriate action to investigate such claims to eliminate that harassment and to discipline any persons found to have engaged in such conduct.

The school district will also take action if anyone tries to intimidate you or take action to harm you because you made such a report.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND HARASSMENT BASED ON RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN AND DISABILITY ARE AGAINST THE

LAW.  DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR AND NATIONAL ORIGIN IS AGAINST THE LAW.

 

Bullying

The school board is committed to a safe and orderly environment for all student and staff.  It is the policy of The School District of Lee County

that all of its students and school employees have an educational setting that is safe, secure, and free from harassment of any type.  At

Trafalgar, we are committed to provide an educational setting that is free from bullying and harassment.  We will investigate all allegations and

will institute appropriate remedial action.