Edgewood High School is located in Ellettsville, Indiana, a small
town of 4,000 residents about 50 miles southwest of Indianapolis and seven miles northwest
of Bloomington. Approximately 820 students are in attendance and about 50 teachers are
employed at the school. The mission of their school corporation, the Richland-Bean Blossom
Community School Corporation, is to provide students with a quality education that
promotes responsible citizenship through the teaching of creative, critical, and
decision-making skills in cooperation with families and the community. Edgewood High
School offers a wide range of student activities, with the major activities being those of
athletic, academic, and musical interests.
Safe and Responsive Schools Plan
I. Code of Manners/Reward System
II. Faculty Conferences for students with Problem
III. Mandatory Freshman Orientation/Handbook Review
I. Code Of Manners
Code of Manners/Civility Themes are currently under revision.
II. Faculty Conferences
Teachers call parents before a child's first office referral.
Administration plays a key role in effective implementation of this-perhaps requiring
teachers to write down when they call a parent on the office referral?
After five referrals, a faculty-parent conference is called.
a. A request for the faculty conference can be made by a teacher or
b. Administrator plays a key role in setting up the meeting. He has more authority to make
sure everybody comes.
B. Responsible for Implementation: Administrators, faculty, and school
C. Timeline: Begins Fall, 2000.
D. Training Needs: Perhaps faculty training on classroom management and
developing behavior plans.
E. Public Relations: Faculty needs to be informed of the new plan.
III. Freshman Orientation
Two evening sessions, mandatory for parents.
Parents and students can register before or after orientation.
Principal will talk about rules/policies/expectations in orientation.
Attendance form will be signed so we will know who has attended.
If the parents can't come, we will schedule meetings at a later time,
either individually, or as a group.
A letter explaining the orientation will go out in early August, and
information will be printed in the local newspaper.
B. Responsible for Implementation: Guidance, administration.
C. Timeline: Start in early August.
D. Costs: Mailing, refreshments.
E. Staff Needed: Parent volunteers to help out with registration.
F. Public Relations: Need to sell the plan to the parents. Having a really good
cover letter with the mailing will help. Other ideas: Have the junior high put
"mandatory orientation for high school freshman" on the bottom of final report
cards for eight graders. This will help get the word out.
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Last updated: 30 September, 2000
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