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NORTH HIGH

ENCOURAGES ITS COMMUNITY

TO THINK, TO APPRECIATE DIFFERENCES,

TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITIES, AND

TO BECOME LIFE-LONG LEARNERS.

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING ARE THE

MAJOR PURPOSES OF PARKWAY

NORTH HIGH SCHOOL.

 

THE NEEDS OF THE STUDENTS ARE

THE MAJOR DETERMINANTS OF

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR.

CHALLENGES AND EXPECTATIONS

ARE MORE EFFECTIVE MOTIVATORS

THAN RULES AND REGULATIONS.

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Our definition of STUDENT SUCCESS


We of Parkway North High School, in accordance with the philosophy, principles, goals, and objectives of the District, define a successful student as one who:


academically,
- is developing the skills, knowledge and outcomes outlined in the District curriculum frameworks
- is acquiring effective study and work habits
- is responding to an academic environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, individual responsibility, and mutual respect
- is acquiring necessary life skills
socially,
- is exercising the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and family living
- is acquiring physical and emotional well-being and a sense of personal worth
- is showing respect for all people
personally,
- is attending classes, participating in class activities and doing the required work
- is developing and displaying acceptable behavior
- is exerting desirable effort to learn
- is setting and achieving personal goals

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MISSION


The mission of Parkway North High School is to develop self-directed, creative, critical thinkers who are socially responsible people prepared for an ever-changing world.

VISION OF NORTH

We succeed when our students:
  • request opportunities to learn beyond what is required and transfer their learning to new situations
  • recognize patterns and connections in order to create thoughtful solutions
  • read, listen and respond as critical consumers to information and ideas
  • communicate effectively using verbal, written, and technological means for various audiences and purposes
  • seek to understand multiple perspectives
  • act upon their responsibility to others
  • create a climate of non-violence, peace and social justice
  • make choices that support a healthy and responsible lifestyle



FOUNDATION

Recognizing teaching and learning as its major purpose, Parkway North High School concentrates on curriculum to stress the skills and knowledge students need for meaningful, productive lives. With challenges and expectations as motivators, we attempt to prepare the students for a world of flexibility and constant change.

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PARKWAY NORTH ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES

 


Student Responsibilities

1. Students are expected to be in school each day and each block.

2. Students must remain on campus the entire day. This includes lunch periods and unscheduled study. Students are not to go to the parking lots at any time.

3. Students arriving late must report to Student Services to sign in. Students arriving on a late bus are to report to Student Services for a late bus admittance slip.

4. Students needing to leave campus during the day must obtain a dismissal slip from the attendance office prior to leaving campus. The dismissal slip must be presented to teachers when the student leaves and when he/she returns.

5. Students are expected to request makeup work within 48 hours of their absence. Makeup work is a student's responsibility and to be initiated by the student. Students are to follow their individual teacher's guidelines on length of time to turn in their makeup work.

6. Students with ten (10) unexcused block absences for a class, in a semester, will not receive credit for that course. A written appeal for credit may be made to the grade level administrator by the parent. Absences beyond ten (10) days due to extended illness will be excused when a doctor's statement is received by the school.


Parental Responsibilities

1 . In order for the absences to be considered excused, the parent or guardian must call the attendance office within 48 hours of the child's absence. Voice Mail is available 24 hours a day for parents to excuse absences after regular school hours. By board policy, the following are considered excused absences:
• illness of the student
• death in the student's immediate family
• certain days for religious observance
• medical or dental appointments
• court appearance
• quarantine or hospital confinement
• planned absence with prior approval
• field trips or other school initiated absences emergency or other set of circumstances that, in the judgment of the principal, constitute a reasonable cause of absence from school (oversleeping, car trouble, running parental errands, babysitting, etc., are not considered an emergency)

2. Parents are requested to call the attendance office when their child must leave for an appointment or emergency during the day.

3. North recognizes that students may miss school due to planned absences resulting from unusual circumstances. Parents are asked to have their child complete a "Request for Planned Absence" form for anticipated absences exceeding a full day. Plans can then be made by the teacher, student and parents to determine the impact of that absence on the class grade. Examples of a planned absence include: family vacation (outside of the regular school vacation periods), college visitations, and personal business that can not be handled outside the regular school hours. Students are to obtain a Request for Planned Absence. form from the attendance office at least seven (7) days prior to the absence. This form is to be completed by parents and teachers and resumed to Student Services at least five (5) days before the days of absence.

4. Parents may ask the guidance department to request assignments from the teachers if their child will be out for an extended time.

5. Parents are encouraged to confer with school personnel whenever they become aware of an attendance problem with their child. Contact the child's teacher, counselor, or grade level administrator for assistance.

6. Allow 24 hours from the time of request for homework before picking up missed assignments.


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