TO APPRECIATE DIFFERENCES,
BECOME LIFE-LONG LEARNERS.
TEACHING AND LEARNING ARE
PURPOSES OF PARKWAY
NEEDS OF THE STUDENTS ARE
MAJOR DETERMINANTS OF
MORE EFFECTIVE MOTIVATORS
RULES AND REGULATIONS.
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:
- is developing the skills, knowledge and outcomes outlined in the District
- 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
- is exercising the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and family
- is acquiring physical and emotional well-being and a sense of personal
- is showing respect for all people
- is attending classes, participating in class activities and doing the
- is developing and displaying acceptable behavior
- is exerting desirable effort to learn
- is setting and achieving personal goals
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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
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
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NORTH ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES
Students are expected to be in school each day and each block.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
. 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
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.
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.
Parents may ask the guidance department to request assignments from
the teachers if their child will be out for an extended time.
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.
Allow 24 hours from the time of request for homework before picking
up missed assignments.
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