Teacher Handbook

Teacher Handbook



        This is the Chuckey-Doak High School TEACHER HANDBOOK. Updated information concerning various procedures will provide consistency for all faculty and staff when dealing with students. Certain Board Policies are also linked here.


Constantly Demanding Higher Standards


The Mission of Chuckey-Doak High School is to promote an active learning environment which facilitates the development of knowledge, skill, and character.


  • All students have the right and ability to learn
  • Mutual respect and accountability among students, teachers, and parents is necessary for a positive and productive learning environment.
  • Educational decisions should be data driven and research based to meet state standards and the requirements of NCLB.
  • A variety of extracurricular activities encourages students to pursue their individual interests and talents.
  • Students learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process in a safe, clean, orderly, and enjoyable environment.
  • A variety of courses to meet the diverse needs of all students should continue to be offered to allow students to improve fundamental skills as well as higher order thinking skills.


The Vision of Chuckey-Doak High School is to enable our students to make positive contributions to their communities.


Code of Ethics


The educator, believing in the worth and dignity of each human being, recognizes the supreme importance of the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence and the nurture of democratic principles. Essential to these goals is the protection of freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal educational opportunity for all. The educator accepts the responsibility to adhere to the highest ethical standards.

The educator recognizes the magnitude of the responsibility inherent in the teaching process.

The desire for the respect and confidence of one's colleagues, of students, of parents and of the members of the community provides the incentive to attain and maintain the highest possible degree of ethical conduct.

The Code of Ethics of the Education Profession indicates the aspiration of all educators and provides standards by which to judge conduct.




Bell Schedule 


7:50      Dismissal from bus duty area to lockers                                                 

7:55      Report to 1st Period 

8:00      Tardy to 1st Period 

1st Period      8:00 - 9:35      Block 1

          1A       8:00 - 8:45      Block 1

          1B       8:50 - 9:35      Block 2

2nd Period      9:40 - 10:55   Block 3 

                     Lunch             Block 4

3rd Period      11:00 - 1:00   Block 5

          3A       11:00 - 11:45 Block 5

          3A       11:25 - 12:10 Block 5

          3B       12:15 - 1:00   Block 6

4th Period       1:05 - 2:15    Block 7

Intervention    2:20 - 2:55    Block 8

Dismissal at 2:45 on Fridays

1st Lunch Shift      10:55 - 11:20

2nd Lunch Shift     11:20 - 11:45

3rd Lunch Shift      11:45 - 12:10

4th Lunch Shift      12:10 - 12:35



Bus Duty Directions



  The two 7:15 a.m. bus duty teachers are responsible to monitor students in the gym, bus unloading area, and bathrooms in front of the concession stand. Students are not to be on the gym floor for any reason and should stay seated within the first section of the bleachers.

    At 7:30 a.m. one bus duty teacher will supervise the cafeteria.

    Morning bus duty ends with the 7:50 bell. All students should report to locker/classroom areas at this time. Students should be moved out of the cafeteria at this time by the cafeteria duty teacher before leaving.

    Afternoon duty begins at the close of the student day and ends when the last bus leaves the school. The two morning bus duty teachers are responsible for the bus loading area of the school. Students are to stay on the walk at all times until buses come to a complete stop and teachers give permission to load buses. TEACHERS PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW STUDENTS TO BE ON GRASS OR PAVEMENT.




1. Students are not allowed in the main classroom areas until the 7:50 a.m. bell without being escorted by a teacher.

2. After arrival at school, students are required to move into the building and remain in the gym until the 7:30 bell rings. At this time students may proceed to the cafeteria for breakfast. Please monitor that breakfast students go straight to the cafeteria. Breakfast students must stay in the cafeteria until the dismissal bell rings. Students not eating breakfast must remain in the gym until the 7:50am bell rings. Once arriving on campus, students may not leave the grounds without proper permission from the office and also by signing out in the office.

3. Students are not allowed to congregate or remain outside in the morning.  In the afternoon, students may wait outside for the arrival of their bus, but are not to leave the sidewalk except to go directly to their vehicle for the purpose of leaving the school grounds.  Students are not to congregate in the parking lots.

4. Violations of school rules are to be corrected and, if necessary, referred to the office for further disciplinary action.

5. A teacher or any member of the staff may discipline any student on the school campus. The student does not have to be enrolled in Chuckey-Doak. Students from other schools, waiting for transportation to or from school, will follow the same rules as Chuckey-Doak students.

6. If you cannot carry out your bus duty, due to an emergency, please try to notify Mr. Garland or Mr. Williams.

7. Snow Schedules - Bus Duty teachers must report one (1) hour before school is to open.



Classes with no Gateway or End of Course tests:



1st Nine Weeks -  40%

Mid-term Test -  10%

2nd Nine Weeks - 40%

Semester Test - 10% 



Classes with Gateway or End of Course tests:

1st Nine Weeks - 35%

Mid-term Test - 5%

2nd Nine Weeks - 35%

Gateway / EOC Test - 25%



Grading Codes



01                 1st Nine Weeks Grade

M1                Midterm Exam

02                 2 nd Nine weeks Grade

E1                 1 st Semester End of Course Test Score

S1                1st Semester Final Grade (Numerical final grade for class)

FG               1 st Semester Final Letter Grade (Alphabet to coincide with S1)                                                   



03                 1st Nine Weeks Grade

M2               Midterm Exam

04                 2nd Nine Weeks Grade

E2                 2 nd Semester End of Course Test Score

S2                2nd   Semester Final Grade (Numerical final grade for class)

FG               2 nd Semester Final Letter Grade (Alphabet to coincide with S2)                               

                Grading Scale

A - 93-100

B - 85-92

C - 75-84

D - 71-74

F - Below 70  





    Due to recent events in U.S. high schools, it has become necessary to have a plan of action to provide the safest possible environment for students. Sometimes it is necessary to have an internal lockdown plan in order to check the school grounds for items that should not be on campus. Faculty and/or staff members should notify the principal or assistant principal immediately upon suspicion of these items on school property. During the year, we will have a drug dog brought on campus to check the grounds, lockers, and vehicles for such items.


If the principal, assistant principal or secretary announces over the intercom:




    Teachers will immediately clear the halls (students in hallway should immediately go into nearest classroom), lock their classroom door, secure the windows and keep all students in their seats until told otherwise by the administration.  Every effort should be made to keep the students calm. Students are not to be allowed to leave the room!


    Teachers, who have planning, will monitor the halls and parking lot area. Students who must go to the bathroom (in emergencies only), will be escorted by the planning period teachers.

At times the school may need to have a "MODIFIED LOCKDOWN".  When announced "THE SCHOOL IS NOW IN A MODIFIED LOCKDOWN", teachers should check to ensure that all local exterior doors are locked. Teachers should keep all students in the building during this time. Students will be allowed to change classes, etc., but should not be allowed outside of the building. Please instruct students  to keep exterior doors shut and not open them to allow anyone into the school. Visitors will only be allowed to enter the building through the main office entrance.





Attendance Policy

1. All absences must be accompanied by a physician's statement, other documentation such as an obituary, or be prearranged with principal to be classified excused.

2. Documentation must be presented to the office the day the student returns to school. The student's absence will be classified unexcused without documentation.

3. Any class periods that are missed more than three (3) times during a nine weeks (EXCUSED or UNEXCUSED) are to be made up time for time in one of the make up sessions or the student will not receive passing grades for that class.

4. Any class time missed more than seven (7) times during a semester (EXCUSED or UNEXCUSED) must be made up to receive credit for that class.

5. Students will have the opportunity to make up any work during afterschool sessions. All time for time make up must be made up before the end of the nine (9) weeks.

6.  In the event of special circumstances, students who have missed more than three days may appeal in writing with appropriate documents. The review board will meet at the end of each nine (9) weeks or as needed and will notify the student of the results of the review. The review board will consist of the School Counselor, teachers of that student, and an administrator.

7.  A student who comes to class late (after the tardy bell) or leaves early (prior to the dismissal bell) will be considered tardy. When a student is tardy  for the third time he/she will be charged a class absence in that class.  The same rules for classifying absences excused or unexcused will apply to tardiness. All tardies over three will be reported to the office on a referral. Tardies accumulate throughout  the entire semester.

8. Time must be made up in 30, 45 or 90-minute increments. Dates and locations for afterschool sessions will be posted.

9. Excessive absences, even when accompanied by a physician's statement, may result in truancy charges.

10. Students who are absent five (5) days without adequate excuse will be reported to the Director of Schools or his designee who will, in turn, provide written notice to the parents/guardians of the student's absence.