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Music Program Boosters
Berkley Orchestra Association
Berkley Choir Boosters
Procedures, Forms, and Expectations
Parents are expected to report their child's absence to the school office (837-8230) before 9:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. You may also leave a message on voice mail 24 hours a day.
Excused absences include illness, funerals, medical/dental appointments, religious holidays, pre-arranged absences.
Make-up work is the student’s responsibility. Students have the number of days equal to the number of days absent to make up work when the absence is excused.
On the third day of an absence a homework request can be made. You can check staff websites for everyday work being assigned by teachers.
Students may not leave the school for any reason without permission from the office.
If a student is to be excused during the day, a phone call (on our 24 hour attendance line 837-8230), or a note indicating the reason for and the timeof dismissal, from a parent is required. This note is submitted to the Main Office at the beginning of the school day. Students check in and out of the office upon leaving and returning to school.
DRESS CODE EXPECTATIONS
The following are not permitted at school or during school events:
- Clothing which displays profanity or inferences which are inappropriate.
- Clothing that displays or advertises alcohol, tobacco, drugs, weapons, or violence.
- Pants that are sagging and/or shirts that expose undergarments. Pants must be worn at the waist and shirts must fully cover the upper body.
- Shorts and skirts which are overly revealing.
- Tank tops or crop tops.
- Dresses where the top of the dress is similar to a tank top.
- Hats, head gear, or hoods (exception would be for religious purposes).
- Coats and purses must be kept in lockers except for lunchtime.
CELL PHONE / ELECTRONIC DEVICE EXPECTATIONS
Cell phones use by students is allowed during the school day during lunch only. There may be times when teachers will allow cell phone use during class time for academic needs. This will be an individual teacher decision.
- During class time and passing time, all electronic devices, including cellphones, iPods, and headphones, should be kept in students’ pockets or lockers.
- Student use of cellphones during lunch is limited to personal use and may not be used to share information such as pictures or videos with other students or upload to social media.
- Any student who is found to have taken pictures or videos of other students during the school day and has shared this content will have his or her phone confiscated and may be subject to suspension from school.
- The consequences for violating the school policy will be as such:
- 1st offense will be a warning and the student will be told to put the device away.
- 2nd offense, the device will be taken and given to an administrator and given back at the end of the day.
- 3rd offense, the device will be taken and a parent will pick up the device.
Schools of Choice
The Berkley Board of Education has approved Schools of Choice slots for the 2017-18 school year. Learn more details about the number of slots, grades and timelines on the Schools of Choice website.
AMS Spirit Wear
Student Health & Medication
Students who become ill during the school day should report to the Main Office where the secretary will contact a parent or guardian. For this reason, it is very important to have accurate phone numbers on our skyward database. In order to safely dismiss students it will be necessary to sign your child out in the office. Students will not be dismissed without an adult checking them out directly from the building.
School personnel are not permitted to provide over-the-counter medication, including aspirin, antacids, and/or similar items to students. Students are allowed to carry over the counter medication to dminister, only with a form on file in the school office, signed by a parent or physician. Prescription edication must be kept in the office, with a permission form on file signed by a physician.
HIV/AIDS Reproductive Health Topics
The Berkley Board of Education has established a program of instruction which includes HIV/AIDS and other serious communicable disease prevention education and reproductive heath education. According to Michigan law, you have the right to review the materials and curriculum content to be used in HIV/AIDS and other serious communicable disease prevention education, as well as reproductive health education. Anderson Middle School, in compliance with the statute, has made the materials and curriculum guides available for your review. You also have the right to observe instruction in your child's classroom. If you wish to do so, please contact Jim Cowdrey, Assistant Principal, at 837-8202 to make arrangements for review of the material and/or to observe instruction.
Please review the unit outlines below and decide if you would like your child to participate or if you would prefer that your child opt out of this portion of the class. In either case, please select your decision in step #4 of the Student Paperless Packet.
Boys and Girls will be separated for this portion of the class.
Changes that occur during puberty
- Social changes
- Emotional changes
- Intellectual changes
- Physical Changes - A. Menstruation, B. Reproductive systems, C. Orgasm
This is a mixed gender class.
- Review of male and female anatomy and proper terminology
- Early childhood development
This is a mixed gender class.
- Sexually transmitted infections
Students will be issued textbooks within the first weeks of school. Maintenance and care of textbooks is the responsibility of each student. Students will be charged for damage or loss of textbooks! Students will sign for their books and all books are uniquely identified with a book number.
Suggested Supplies List
Parents are encourage to volunteer in classrooms, chaperone field trips, and be a volunteer driver. In order to volunteer, all parents volunteering in the classroom or during school sponsored functions or field trip must complete the Volunteer Release Form prior to any activities. Parents driving or chapperoning a field trip must have the Volunteer Driver Form and Chapperone Responsibility Form completed in addition to the Volunteer Release Form.