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Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy

Georgia Charter Schools, Inc.


Policy For the Prevention of Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation
Approved November 7, 2010


Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy
Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy believes that all students have a right to a safe and healthy school environment. All schools within the district have an obligation to promote mutual respect, tolerance, and acceptance among students, staff, and volunteers. Behavior that infringes on the safety of any student will not be tolerated. A student shall not bully, harass, or intimidate another student through words or actions. Such behavior includes but is not limited to: direct physical contact such as hitting or shoving; verbal assaults such as teasing or name-calling; the use of electronic methods to harass, threaten or humiliate, and social isolation and/or manipulation. The KCSMA policy prohibiting bullying is included in the student code of conduct and includes but is not limited to the following:

- Any student who engages in bullying shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.

- Students are expected to immediately report incidents of bullying to the principal or designee.

- Students can rely on staff to promptly investigate each complaint of bullying in a thorough and confidential manner.

- If the complainant student or the parent of the student feels that appropriate resolution of the investigation or complaint has not been reached after consulting the school principal, the student or the parent of the student should contact the local superintendent or his or her designee.

- KCSMA prohibits retaliatory behavior against any complainant or any participant in the complaint process.

All students and/or staff shall immediately report incidents of bullying, harassment and intimidation to the school principal or designee. School staff members are expected to immediately intervene when they see a bullying incident occur. Each complaint of bullying shall be promptly investigated. This policy applies to students on school grounds, while traveling on a school bus to and from school or a school-sponsored activity and during a school-sponsored activity.
Bullying, harassment or intimidation will not be tolerated. Disciplinary action will be taken after each incident of bullying and upon a finding of guilt. Disciplinary action after the first incident of bullying may include but is not limited to the following:

- Loss of a privilege
- Reassignment of seats in the classroom, cafeteria or school bus
- Reassignment of classes
- In-school suspension
- Out-of-school suspension
- Detention
- Expulsion (through appropriate due process hearing)

If necessary, counseling and other interventions should also be provided to address the social-emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of students who are victims of bullying and students who commit an offense of bullying.
Students, parents/guardians and other stakeholders may report incidents of bullying to an administrator, teacher, counselor or other staff member by using the school district’s complaint procedures or by calling the Georgia Department of Education’s 1-877 SAY-STOP (1-877-729-7867) School Safety Hotline. Please note: Any form of electronic bullying (cyberbullying) using school equipment, school networks, e-mail systems or committed at school is strictly prohibited.

The procedures for intervening in bullying behavior include, but are not limited, to the following:
- All staff, students and their parents will receive a summary of this policy prohibiting bullying at the beginning of the school year as part of the student code of conduct.
- The school shall keep a report of bullying and the results of an investigation confidential.
- Staff are expected to immediately intervene when they see a bullying incident occur or upon receipt of any report of bullying.
- People witnessing or experiencing bullying are encouraged to report the incident to the school principal designee.

The following actions will be taken when bullying is reported:

1. Investigate
Upon receipt of any report of bullying, schools will direct an immediate investigation involving appropriate personnel. The investigation should begin no later than the following school day. The investigation shall include interviewing the alleged perpetrator(s) and victim(s), identified witnesses, teacher(s) and staff members and reviewing video surveillance if available. School police, school counselors, school social workers and/or other support staff should be utilized for their expertise as determined by the circumstances of the matter.

2. Notify
At an appropriate time during or after the investigation, parents/guardians of the accused and the victim must be notified. If the incident involves an injury or similar situation, appropriate medical attention should be provided and the parent/guardian should be notified immediately.

3. Discipline
Upon confirming that bullying has occurred, the accused student should be charged with bullying and given an age-appropriate consequence which shall include, at minimum and without limitation, disciplinary action or counseling as appropriate under the circumstances. Students in grades six through twelve found to have committed the offense of bullying for the third time in a school year shall be subject to expulsion through appropriate due process by disciplinary hearing officers, panels, or tribunals. Schools should clearly communicate to all parties that retaliation following a report of bullying is strictly prohibited and may result in strong disciplinary action.

4. Follow Up
Follow up is important to the accused and the victim. Implement a planned method to provide after-care and follow up. Reiterate to all the previously stated prohibition on retaliation.

5. Additional Resources/Information
Please review the Georgia Department of Education Policy on the Prevention of Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation, Appendix C for additional resources.

Bulling Policy
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BYOT Policy
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Carpool Tag Request Form
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Grievance Form
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Internet Use
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Medication Authorization
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Photo Consent Form
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Student Records Request
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Fall Order Form
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Registration Checklist 2016-2017
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Lunch Schedule 2017-2018
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Parent Handbook
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1ST GRADE
1 pack VERTICAL primary handwriting paper (Smart Start from Schoolbox or online at Walmart.com)
1 pack VERTICAL story paper (Smart Start from Schoolbox or online at Walmart.com)
4 Mead primary journals (not composition journals)
4 reams of copy paper – 500 pages
1 pack of 9x12 multicolored construction paper
3 packs (24 count) pre-sharpened pencils #2
3 boxes of Crayola crayons – 24 count
2 boxes of Crayola (fat) markers – 10 count
1 pack of colored pencils
1 pack of primary colored fat Expo dry erase markers
1 pack of skinny Expo dry erase markers
12 glue sticks
1 bottle Elmer’s School Glue
1 pair of scissors
6 large white or pink erasers
5 plastic folders (blue, red, yellow, green, purple) with pockets
2 paper towel rolls
3 boxes of tissue
2 canisters of disinfecting wipes
1 large hand sanitizer with pump
2 white binders – 1 inch
1 clipboard
Plastic pencil/crayon box
1 box of sandwich size Ziplock bags
1 box of gallon size Ziplock bags

2ND GRADE
Please Do Not Write your child’s name on the items below:

1- 2 in binder (white with pockets), No oversize, cloth or zippers
5 Wide-Ruled Composition Books (Black and White)
1 Red Pocket Folder with 3 Brads (plastic folder)
1 Yellow Pocket Folder with 3 Brads (plastic folder)
1 Green Pocket Folder with 3 Brads (plastic folder)
1 Blue Pocket Folder with 3 Brads (plastic folder)
2 – 24 count Crayola Crayons
1 pack of solid or lined Index Cards
2 – 12 count Crayola Long Colored Pencils
3 Packets Wide-Ruled Notebook Paper
2 – 8 or 10 count Crayola Washable Markers
4 packages of 12 count #2 Pencils (NO “FAT” pencils, please) (Total of 48 pencils)
5 packages of 8 ½ X 11, 500 pg. 20 lbs. Copy Paper
1 pack of construction paper
6 Glue Sticks and 2 Glue Bottles
10 Large Pink Pencil Erasers
2 Kid Safe Scissors
2 rolls of Scotch Tape
1 box of Paper Clips (small or large)
4 Facial Tissue Boxes (LARGE)
2 Clorox Wipes (70 ct.)
4 Paper Towels
1 Large Hand Sanitizer Bottle (1liter)
1 Large pack of Post-It Notes
3 packet of Dry Erase Markers 4 CT (4 black, 4 color, 4 thin tipped)
1 Box of Latex Free Band-Aids
1 Package of Clear Paper Protectors (25 ct.)
1 Pack of Hand Wipes

BOYS ONLY
1 Pack of 8 ½ X 11 Card Stock Copy Paper
1 Ziploc Sandwich bags
1 Gallon Ziploc Bags (20 ct.)
1 Box of Staples

GIRLS ONLY
1 Pack Colored Copy Paper 8 ½ X 11
1 Box of Envelopes, Legal Size
1 Ziploc Quart Bags
1 Roll of Painters Tape

3RD GRADE
PLEASE DO NOT LABEL SUPPLIES WITH YOUR STUDENT’S NAME

1 large boxes 2-ply Kleenex (pop up kind)
2 large roll of paper towels
3 containers of disinfectant wipes
2 packs of handwriting paper (midline paper)
3- 500 reams of copy paper 20lb., 84 brightness
1.5 inch 3 ring binder with pockets RED
Plastic folders with brads (3) blue, green, yellow
8 expo markers
6 glue sticks
4 highlighters
1 pack classic markers
2 pairs of scissors
2 pack crayons 24 ct.
8 spiral SINGLE SUBJECT notebooks wide rule
6 packs Ticonderoga #2 pencils
2 packs cap erasers
1 Black Sharpie
1 pack 4 in. x 6 in. white index cards
1 pack 3 in. x 5 in. white index cards

BOYS ONLY
CARD STOCK PAPER- white
ZIPLOCK Quart BAGS
Box of jumbo paper clips
Box of standard staples

GIRLS ONLY

ZIPLOCK GALLON SIZE
1 Pack Colored Cardstock Paper
1 Pack Colored Construction Paper

*Fees not yet finalized for 2016-2017 school year
*Wish list item that is not required but helpful:
1 pack chart paper (27 in. x 30 1/4th in.) sometimes is called
flipchart, anchor chart, or easel pad.

PLEASE DO NOT LABEL SUPPLIES WITH YOUR STUDENT’S NAME.

4TH GRADE
Homeroom Supplies (donated to homeroom teacher for use by all students):

2 large boxes 2-ply Kleenex (pop up kind)
1 large roll of Paper Towels
2 large containers of disinfectant wipes
2 large packs of wide ruled paper
2 500 page reams of copy paper 20/lb/84 brightness
1 box of crayons (24)
2 dozen SHARPENED pencils
1 8-pack of washable markers
Girls: 4 fine line expo markers/1 10-package of plastic page protectors
Boys: 4 chisel tip expo markers/6 glue sticks

Personal Supplies (brought to and from school each day):

Needed daily starting from Day 1:
Backpack that fits into a 15x15 cubby/locker (no wheels; lunch bag and coat must
also fit into the same cubby/locker)
Unbreakable water bottle with your name on it.
Uniform sweater/sweatshirt with your name in/on it.
The following must be assembled and ready to use on Day 1(and replaced when
necessary):
One 2” Heavy Duty 3-Ring Binder with 8 labeled plastic tabs
Labels should read:
Reading Skills
Reading Vocabulary
Language
Writing
Math
Science
Social Studies
Paper

Also in the binder, one three ring vinyl/cloth pencil pouch Pencils (NO Mechanical pencils allowed), pens, and eraser, go in the pencil pouch
Personal Supplies for Class (Hopefully a 1 time purchase, unless they are lost or destroyed)
Protractor (can stay home until needed in January for math class and homework)
7 pocket folders with brads for Social Studies, any color (needed on first day)

Personal Supplies to be replenished from home daily:
Paper
4 sharpened pencils (NO MECHANICAL PENCILS!)
1 red pen
1 blue pen
eraser

5TH GRADE
12 pencils- please resupply as needed (students keep their own)
6 spiral bound notebooks or 2 - 3 subject notebooks (replace as needed)
Personal pencil sharpener (individual, hand held) or mechanical pencils
12 count colored pencils (kids keep)
8 count markers (optional) (kids keep)
1 box crayons (any brand/size) (kids keep)
1 pair scissors (kids keep)
2 packs loose leaf notebook paper (kids keep)
1 box tissues (collected)
4 or more, low odor EXPO markers (colorful)(collected)
4 reams of copy paper (collected)
1 roll paper towels (collected)
1 container disinfecting wipes (collected)
100 count inex cards
6 glue sticks
1 large, 3 inch binder with pockets and dividers
1 box letter size envelopes
1 box red pens
2 Music/Art folders

KINDERGARTEN
24- #2 Pencils (pre-sharpened)
(2) 24 ct Regular Crayola Crayons
1- 8ct Washable Fine Tip Crayola Markers
(2)- 10 ct Washable Crayola Classic Markers
20- Glue Sticks
1- Elmer’s Liquid Glue
2 Pink Pearl Erasers
1 Fiskars Scissors, Blunt End
(2)- 4 pk of Black Expo Blunt Tip Dry Erase Markers
2- Primary Writing Journal Mead 200 pgs (Story paper, lined on bottom, blank at top for
drawing)
3- Plastic and durable, two pocket folder with prongs. (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue)
3 reams of Copy Paper 8 ½ x 11- 500 Pages
Heavy Construction Paper 9 x 12- Assorted Colors 100 Pages (loose paper, no tablets)
1- Crayola water color paint set
1 plastic pencil box
1 durable (See Through) pencil pouch with zipper (3 hole punched)
2 rolls paper towels
2 boxes of tissue
3 Containers of Clorox Wipes
Ziploc quart sized freezer bags
Ziploc gallon sized freezer bags
$18 cash or check made payable to KCSMA for Math Practice Workbook and Specials Fee

Boys Only:
Handwriting Paper- Kindergarten (500 pk) found ONLY at School Box
Construction Paper 12 x18
Liquid Hand Soap
Baby Wipes

Girls Only:
Disinfectant spray cleaner
Hand Sanitizer
Construction paper 12x18
Band Aids

Each teacher may have an individual class list with additional supplies that are needed for
the year.

Thanks in Advance

QUEST SUPPLY LIST FOR 2017-2018
1st Grade
2 reams of copy paper
1 – 2inch binder
6 dividers with pockets
1 pack of lined paper
glue sticks

2nd Grade
2 reams of copy paper
1 ream of any color copy paper
Clorox wipes
hand sanitizer
1 roll of paper towels
1 box of tissues

3rd Grade
2 reams of copy paper
1 box “peel and seal” envelopes
1 pack of multi-colored construction paper
Clorox wipes

4th Grade
2 reams of copy paper
1 box of 500 count tooth picks
1 bottle of Tacky or Wood Glue
1 roll of Masking Tape
1 roll of paper towels

5th Grade
2 reams of copy paper
1 pack of pencils
1 box of file folders (any color)
Dry-Erase markers
Glue sticks

The Uniform Handbook is being updated and will be available soon, in the meantime, here is a quick rundown of the basics.
* All Polos, Jumpers, Sweaters, and Sweatshirts, purchased from the alternate approved style lists must be taken to Uniform Source for approval and the required school logos to be applied.
* All styles need to be of a conservative, “school uniform” type. Absolutely no sweatpants, outside zippers, zip-off or denim styles.
* All pants, shorts, capris, skirts, and skorts must be plain with no brand name logos or labels.
* All pants, shorts, capris, skirts, and skorts must be properly fitted with no fraying at the bottom.
* All items need to be plain, solid colors with no words or pictures.
* Backpacks may be any style.
* Jumpers, skirts, skorts, and shorts must be at least finger-tip length.
* Navy or Khaki Bike shorts are required under jumpers and skirts.
* Athletic Shoes are required every day for P.E. Students can change into Athletic Shoes prior to going to P.E.
* Absolutely no boots, open toe, wheelie or open back shoes will be allowed.
* Belts must be worn when belt loops are present.
* Shirts must remain tucked in at all times.
* Earrings must be dime size or smaller.
* When wearing a long sleeve shirt under a polo shirt, the colors must be the same. (Red with red, navy with navy, white with white).
* Non-Uniform Coats may only be worn to and from school and during recess. They may not be worn in the classrooms. If windbreakers or fleece are purchased through alternative vendors, they must be on the approved uniforms list and be logoed by Uniform Source.

SPIRIT WEAR
* On Fridays, students may wear their school spirit shirt, or school polos with denim blue jeans. Otherwise students must be in full uniform.
* Jeans must be properly fitted, neatly pressed, and not frayed at the bottoms.
* Jeans must also be plain, conservative and not decorated or embellished with holes or other accessories in any way.
* School Spirit Shirts are available through the front office year round.

For any questions about the uniform policy, please contact Tara McLeod at tmcleod@kcsma.net