Dear Student and Parent:
As required by state law and in order to promote a safe and orderly learning environment for each student, the District has officially adopted the Student Code of Conduct. In a continued effort to be as efficient as possible, the Edgewood Website will now be the primary source for access to the Student/Parent Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct. To access this publication, please go to http://www.eisd.net and, under the “Required Postings” tab, select “Student Handbook”. A paper copy of the handbook will be available to you in the administrative office of your child’s school for review.
I urge you to visit the web site and to read this publication thoroughly and to discuss it among your family. If you have any questions about the behaviors and consequences, I encourage you to ask for an explanation from the student’s teachers or campus administrator.
For families who do not have Internet access, or to parents who so desire, a paper copy will be provided upon request. This request may be made at your child’s school office.
Please complete the requested information below.
All students will be held accountable for their behavior and will be subject to the disciplinary consequences outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
Dr. Jose A. Cervantes, Superintendent
The Compulsory School Attendance Law in the State of Texas requires every child in school to attend school daily.
Pursuant to Board Policy FEA (LEGAL), all parents are hereby NOTIFIED that, if the student is absent from school on ten or more days or parts of days within a six month period in the same school year or on three or more days or parts of days within a four week period, the student’s parent is subject to prosecution under Education Code 25.093, and the student is subject to prosecution under Education Code 25.094.
The District shall excuse a student from attending school for the following purposes:
It is the parent’s and student’s responsibility to provide proper documentation to substantiate each request that a student’s absence be excused. All requests that a student’s absence be excused shall be submitted in a timely basis. Parents are encouraged to schedule doctor’s appointment after school hours or on weekends whenever possible. If an appointment or doctor’s visit is scheduled during school hours, it is in the best interest of the student and of the District that the student either attend school before or return to school after the doctor’s visit. In those instances when a “parent note” will be submitted, the note must state:
All parent notes will be reviewed by the campus administrator in charge of attendance who will determine whether the reason stated in the note is acceptable. If the cause for the absence is acceptable, the absence will be excused. If the cause of the absence is not acceptable, the student’s attendance record will reflect an unexcused absence.
According to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA), certain information about students is considered “directory information” and will be released to anyone who follows the procedures for requesting the information, unless the parent or guardian objects to the release of the directory information about the student.
If you do not want Edgewood ISD to disclose directory information from your child’s records, you must notify the district in writing within ten (10) school days of child’s first day of instruction for this school year.
The district is providing you this form so you can communicate your wishes about these issues. Board Policy FL (LOCAL)
Definition of Directory Information
The following has been designated as directory information by Edgewood ISD: student’s name, address, telephone listing, e-mail address, photograph, date and place of birth, major field of study, degrees, honors, and awards received, dates of attendance, grade level, most recent school previously attended, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height, if a member of an athletic team, enrollment status, student identification numbers or identifiers that cannot be used alone to gain access to electronic education records.
Directory information identified in this list will be released to the public, unless you sign this form objecting to such action.
As a parent, I do hereby give permission to the Edgewood Independent School District and its employees, agents, representatives or employees of legitimate news organizations, to photograph, video tape, broadcast, copyright, telecast or cablecast, use on the district website, internet or intranet, publish or otherwise use my child’s works or my child’s photo or likeness for educational, broadcast, advertising or news purposes.
It is my understanding that neither the Edgewood Independent School District nor its representatives will reproduce said works, photographs or likeness for monetary gain. I am fully aware that I will not receive any monetary compensation for my child’s participation.
It is understood that EISD, its agents, representatives or legitimate news organizations may use this material with or without my name or my child’s name, at its discretion.
I release and relieve EISD, its Board of Trustees, agents, employees or other representatives from any liabilities, known or unknown, arising out of the use of this material.
I further certify that I have read the Consent and Release of Liability statement and fully understand its terms and conditions.
Federal law requires that the district release to military recruiters and institutions of higher education, upon request, the name, address, and phone number of secondary school students enrolled in the district, unless the parent or eligible student directs the district not to release information to these types of requestors without prior written consent.
Parent: Please complete the following only if you do not want your child’s information released to a military recruiter or an institution of higher education without your prior consent.
It is the policy of Edgewood ISD not to
discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or
handicap in its educational programs, services or activities as required by
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, as amended.
Edgewood ISD will take steps to assure that lack
of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation
in all educational and vocational programs.
For information about your rights or grievance
procedures, contact Dr. Mary Miller-Baker or Monica Garcia.