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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.

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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

Please Remember NO ROLLING BACKPACKS

PLEASE DO NOT LABEL ITEMS WITH YOUR STUDENTS NAME!

(1) Pack VERTICAL story paper with picture (Smart Start from SchoolBox or online at Walmart.com)
(2) Mead primary journals (not composition journals)
(3) Reams of copy paper – 500 pages
(3) Packs (24 count) yellow pre-sharpened pencils #2
(4) Boxes of Crayola crayons – 24 count
(1) Box of Crayola (fat) markers – 10 count
(12) Glue sticks
(1) Pair of scissors
(6) Large white or pink erasers- NO CAP ERASERS
(3) Paper towel rolls
(3) Boxes of tissue
(3) Canisters of disinfecting wipes
(1) Bottle of Lysol disinfectant spray
(2) White binders – 1 inch
(1) Plastic pencil/crayon box

BOYS ONLY:
(1) Box of sandwich size Ziplock bags
(1) Roll of painters tape
• Pack of fat Expo dry erase markers

GIRLS ONLY:
(1) Box of gallon size Ziplock bags
(1) Roll of scotch tape
• Pack of skinny Expo dry erase markers



2ND GRADE

Please Remember NO ROLLING BACKPACKS

PLEASE DO NOT LABEL ITEMS WITH YOUR STUDENTS NAME!

(1) 1 ½ inch 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
(2) 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
(4) Glue Sticks and 4 Glue Bottles
(10) Large Pink Pencil Erasers
(1) Kid Safe Scissors
(1) Roll of Scotch Tape
(1) Box of Paper Clips (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.)

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) Ziploc Quart Bags
(2) Roll of Painters Tape


3RD GRADE

Please Remember NO ROLLING BACKPACKS

PLEASE DO NOT LABEL ITEMS WITH YOUR STUDENTS NAME!


(3) Large boxes 2-ply Kleenex (pop up kind)
(2) Large rolls of paper towels
(3) Containers of disinfectant wipes
(2) Packs of handwriting paper (½ inch by ¼ inch ruling)
(2) Packs of Wide Rule notebook paper
(4) 500 reams of copy paper 20/lb 84 brightness
(1) 1 inch 3 ring binder with pockets - WHITE
(3) Plastic folders
(2) Expo markers (4 pack)
(6) Glue sticks
(1) Pack classic markers
(2) Pairs of scissors
(2) 24 ct. Crayola crayons
(4) Spiral SINGLE SUBJECT notebooks - wide rule
(5) Composition notebooks (1 will be for Music class)
(6) Packs Ticonderoga #2 pencils
(2) Packs cap erasers
(1) Black Sharpie
(1) Pack 3 in. x 5 in. index cards

BOYS ONLY:
(1) CARD STOCK PAPER- white
(1) ZIPLOCK Sandwich sized BAGS
(1) Box of jumbo paper clips and one box of standard staples

GIRLS ONLY:
(1) Ziplock Box- Gallon Size
• Large hand Sanitizer
• Pack Multi-Colored Construction Paper

WISH LIST ITEM
• Pack chart paper (27 in. x 30 1/4th in.) sometimes is called flipchart, anchor chart, or easel pad.

4TH GRADE

Please Remember NO ROLLING BACKPACKS

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
• 2 500 page reams of copy paper 20/lb/84 brightness
• 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 or spirit-wear sweater/sweatshirt with your name in/on it (non-logo'd sweaters/sweatshirts are not allowed in classrooms or hallways, per uniform policy)

The following must be assembled and ready to use on Day 1(and replaced when necessary):
• One 2” Heavy Duty 3-Ring Binder with plastic tabs
• Plenty of notebook paper
• Also in the binder, one three ring vinyl/cloth pencil pouch
• Pencils (NO Mechanical pencils allowed), pens, and eraser
• Markers, crayons or colored pencils – optional, your choice of any/all/none

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

Please note: Other supplies may be required! Please be diligent with checking the blog for more updates!


5TH GRADE

Please Remember NO ROLLING BACKPACKS

• 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)
• 100 count index 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

BOYS ONLY:
(1) Gallon Size Ziplock Bags
• Box of regular Size Band-Aids

GIRLS ONLY:
(1) Sandwich Size Ziplock Bags
• Box of Manila Folders

KINDERGARTEN

Please Remember NO ROLLING BACKPACKS

** Please only label your child's name on the items with stars.
(Pencil box, pencil pouch, folders, and primary writing journals.)

(1) 12 count #2 Pencils (pre-sharpened)
(2) 24 count Regular Crayola Crayons
(1) 8 count Regular Crayola Crayons
(1) 8 count Washable Fine Tip Crayola Markers
(1) 10 count Washable Crayola Classic Markers
(12) Glue Sticks (any count, just 12 total)
(1) Elmer’s Liquid Glue
(2) Pink Pearl Erasers
(1) Fiskars Scissors, Blunt End
(2) 4 pack of Black Expo Blunt Tip Dry Erase Markers
(2) Primary Writing Journal Mead 200 pages
(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) **
(4) Reams of Copy Paper 8 ½ x 11- 500 Pages
(1) Heavy Construction Paper 9 x 12- Assorted Colors 100 Pages (loose paper, no tablets)
(1) Heavy Construction Paper 12 x 18- Assorted Colors 100 Pages (loose paper, no tablets)
(1) Plastic pencil box **
(1) Durable (clear/see through) Pencil Pouch with zipper and 3 hole punched **
(1) Packet of transparent tape
(2) Rolls paper towels
(1) Box of tissue
(3) Containers of Clorox Wipes
Math Practice Workbook and Specials Fee - $18 cash or check made payable to “KCSMA”
BOYS ONLY: Handwriting Paper - Kindergarten (500 pk.) found ONLY at School Box
Liquid Hand Soap
(1) Container of any color washable paint
GIRLS ONLY: Ziploc Sandwich sized freezer bags
Hand Sanitizer
(1) Crayola water color paint set
Band Aids
6 pack of play dough
* Each teacher may have an individual class list with additional supplies that are needed for the year. Some items will be used during quarterly STEM projects and will help prevent us from asking for donations each quarter.
Thank you in advance,
KCSMA Kindergarten Team


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