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
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
- 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
- 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
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
7:50 Dismissal from bus duty area to
7:55 Report to
8:00 Tardy to
1st Period 8:00 - 9:35
- 8:45 Block 1
- 9:35 Block 2
2nd Period 9:40 - 10:55 Block
3rd Period 11:00 - 1:00 Block 5
- 11:45 Block 5
- 12:10 Block 5
- 1:00 Block 6
4th Period 1:05 - 2:15 Block
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
RESPONSIBILITIES OF BUS DUTY
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
4. Violations of school rules are to be corrected and, if
necessary, referred to the office for further disciplinary
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
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 -
Mid-term Test -
2nd Nine Weeks -
Semester Test -
Classes with Gateway or End
of Course tests:
1st Nine Weeks -
Mid-term Test -
2nd Nine Weeks -
Gateway / EOC Test -
1st Nine Weeks Grade
nd Nine weeks Grade
st Semester End of Course Test Score
Final Grade (Numerical final grade for class)
st Semester Final Letter Grade (Alphabet to
coincide with S1)
nd Semester End of Course Test Score
Semester Final Grade (Numerical final grade
nd Semester Final Letter Grade (Alphabet to
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
"THE SCHOOL IS NOW IN A LOCKDOWN"
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
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.
ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO
PRE-TEST AND A SEMESTER TEST IN EACH CLASS
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
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.