Grading and Reporting to Parents
The District believes
that it is the school's obligation to give private, periodic reports of
and directs the
Superintendent to guide and monitor a
The following criteria
will be observed:
- Parents will be informed of the student's progress regularly, at
least four (4) times a year. In addition,
- The use of marks and symbols will be appropriately explained.
- The District will strive for consistency in grading and reporting.
- Grading will not be used for disciplinary purposes.
- Grading will be based on improvement, achievement, capability of the
student, and the professional
judgment of the teacher.
graduation exercises is a privilege. Student behavior during graduation
should reflect the
importance of the occasion.
Students who have not
passed all academic subjects for the year will not be
participate in graduation exercises.
Health Program / Medication
- Parents are urged to inform the school of all chronic disorders,
including diabetes, hypertension, allergies,
convulsions, or other
conditions and drugs that students use.
- Long term medication should be reported.
- The school district cooperates with the Tazewell County Health
Department in the establishment of clinics
for the protection of
and the community.
- The State of Illinois requires the following immunizations:
- Pertussis (Whooping
- Oral Polio
- Measles (Hard and
- Rubella (German or
- HIB (Contagious
- Hepatitis B (Series
required before 6th grade)
- Lead Screening prior
to Kindergarten entry
- Varicella (Chicken
- Vision and hearing screening are routinely done at selected grade
- Minor first aid
treatment is provided by school personnel. Parents are notified if
medical attention is
necessary. Parents are also
notified if their child
becomes ill at school. It is very important, therefore,
school have an emergency phone number
other than the home phone.
- The Boards of
Education of all Washington Township Schools have established the policy
entering kindergarten,sixth, ninth, and students entering
from out-of-state or out-of-country must have a
examination, and up to date
immunizations before the first day of
are also encouraged to have a dental
transferring into Washington Township
another Illinois School District shall be given 30 days to meet compliance
during which time they will be permitted to attend school.
Students should not take
medication during school hours or during school-related activities unless
it is necessary
for a student's health
and well being. When a student's
licensed health care provider and parent(s)/
guardian(s) believe that it is
necessary for the student
to take a medication during school hours, they
request that the school dispense the medication to their child/ward
otherwise follow the District's procedures
on dispensing medication.
No School District
employee shall administer to any student, or supervise a student's
self-administration of, any
prescription or non-prescription medication
until a completed and signed "School Medication Authorization Form"
submitted by the
parent(s)/guardian(s). No student shall
possess or consume any prescription of
non-prescription medication on
school grounds or at a
school-related function other than as provided for
this policy and its implementing procedures.
Nothing in this
policy shall prohibit any school employee from providing emergency
assistance to students,
Homeless Assistance Act
There are many sources of
information on the legal rights of homeless children and the
responsibilities of schools.
If you have
questions about enrolling
homeless children or providing services, please call the superintendent's
office at 444-4182.
Although supervised study
time is provided during the school day, it may be necessary for a student
to do some
study at home. Excessive homework is not desirable; however, a
short period of home study under the right
conditions can be beneficial.
If you have a question
regarding homework assignments, call the school to confer with the
kept to a minimum on game
nights, nights of concerts, etc.; the student's first