2Mission and Vision Statements Slidell High School students fostered by a sense of community, participate in varied learning experiences and extracurricular activities as teachers, administrators and staff assist them for the future within facilities which support the curriculum and which accommodate broader needs.The mission of Slidell High School is to prepare a diverse student population to function in a world that is increasingly global and technological.
3Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum To go to a LA 4-year public university:English I, II, III, IV (4 credits)Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, 1 additional math credit (4 credits)Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, 1 add. science credit (4 credits)World Geography, Civics (1/2), Free Enterprise (1/2),American History, 1 additional SS credit (4 credits)Physical Education (1 ½), Health (1/2) (2 credits)Foreign Language (2 credits) or Speech (2 credits) (2 credits)Arts (1 credit)Electives (3 credits)24 credits
4Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum All incoming freshmen will be enrolled in the Louisiana Core 4 curriculum.After two years, student and parent may request to be exempt from the Louisiana Core 4 and enter the Louisiana Core curriculum.Signature required to opt out of Core 4.May be ineligible to enroll in a LA 4-year public university
5What is a credit?Successful completion of two semesters in any course. (1/2 credit is given for each semester and each semester stands alone.)A credit is the same thing as a unit.Takes 24 of them to graduate.Takes 5 of them to be a sophomore.
6How many credits? 1st Semester 2nd Semester English I B F Algebra I B BHealth APhysical Science B AJourney to Careers AIBCA A BP.E. I A AWorld Geog. B B
7Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum TO GRADUATE:English 4 creditsMath creditsScience creditsSoc. Studies 4 creditsHealth creditsP. E creditsElectives creditsTotal creditsFOR EACH GRADE:SophomoreJuniorSeniorGraduate - 24
8Grading System GRADES: A = 92 – 100 B = 83 – 91 C = 74 – 82 F = 0 – 64Sample Average:1st 9 Weeks /A2nd 9 Weeks - 90/BSemesterAverage /ANine Weeks Exam count20% of Nine Week Grade
9Grade Point Average (GPA) QUALITY POINTSA = 4B = 3C = 2D = 1F = 0
10Weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) Weighted GPAQuality PointsA = Rank in class is basedB = on the quality points a studentC = earns in grades 9-12.D = 1F = 0
11TOPS Tuition Opportunity Program for Students A comprehensive program of state scholarships.Determined by GPA in core courses and ACT score.Four of your seven subjects in the 9th grade are core courses.
12ABSENCES—New Law Five(5) allowed per semester, excused and unexcused A student who is absent from school may not participate in any after school activity that afternoon or night.If over five:No Credit in courseCourse must be repeatedOn a course by course basisStudents with excessive and/or unexcused absences will have to make up seat time in Saturday School.
13EXCUSED ABSENCES Personal illness Serious illness in family Death in family (1 week)Recognized religious holiday(Excused Absences means missed work can be made up, if excuse is brought within 2 class periods.)
14UNEXCUSED ABSENCES Obtaining driver’s license Errands for parents Vacations/Family tripsActivities that are not school related(Unexcused absence means zero on gradable work missed.)
15ABSENCES Excuse must include: Student’s full name Day(s) absent Reason for AbsenceParent/Guardian signatureDateExcuse must be turned in to student services within 2 days of returning to school
16TARDIES EXCUSED Personal illness Serious illness in family Death in FamilyUN-EXCUSED:Car troubleAlarm did not ringParents did not wake me upCould not find keys to carRide did not pick me up
17Unexcused Tardies to School A tardy to school will result in a student being issued a detention. 24 hour notice is given for after school detentions.Detention Hall for tardies is held Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons for one hour.If absent from Detention Hall, must attend on Thursdays for 2 hours.If absent from Thursday Detention Hall, must attend on Saturday for 4 hours.3 tardies to school will result in serious disciplinary action.
18Tardies to Class3 tardies to a class will result in a Saturday Detention.If the Saturday Detention does not correct the problem, more serious disciplinary action will be taken .Parents will be notified!!!!!
19Detention for TardiesFailure to serve detention or misbehavior in Detention will result in a suspension.The only acceptable excuse for missing detention is a doctor’s excuse.
20CHECKING OUT Acceptable Reasons for Checking Out Personal illness Doctor, dentist, orthodontist appointmentsSpecial reasons authorized by principal or assistant principal
21CHECKING IN & OUT You cannot check out for lunch. If you return on the same day, you must go through the Student Services Office.Students cannot leave campus once they arrive.
37ID can not be worn backwards or have stickers on it No cut off pants allowed!!!Undershirt must be tucked in!!!
38This is what the girls should look like-- White 3 button shirtUndershirt tucked in.ID clipped on top of shirtShorts are fingertip length.
39This is what boys should look like: Undershirts must not hang out.ID worn attached to the collar and facing forwardKhaki shorts, skirts, or pants- (must be worn at the waist)Polo style shirt: white, gray, forest or hunter green OR white oxford button down collared shirt (must be buttoned)
40This is what you should look like when it is cold outside.
41Uniforms Khaki bottoms must be twill. No colored stripes allowed. Bottoms must be khaki or sand colored. Cargo style shorts/pants are acceptable.Only SHS Logo acceptable. Other logos are not allowed. (Polo, American Eagle, Hollister).
42Special shirts for spirit, club, class, athletic game days, must have the approval of the principal.
43ID Cards Worn by students during school day while on campus . Must be clipped to the collar with face forward.If card is forgotten, student may purchase a temporary ID before school for $1.00.If a student is not wearing his/her ID during the school day, the student is issued a detention.Defacing an ID—writing, stickers, pins or broken-- will result in the ID being taken. A new ID must be purchased.Replacement cards are $5.00.
44Gym Uniforms T-Shirt – gray Gym shorts – green (Elastic or drawstring waist.)Available from your P.E. Teacher$10.00 – Shirt$10.00– Shorts
45Dress Codes RulesPants worn by boys and girls must be secured at the waist level with no undergarments revealed.Oversized and Undersized garments will not be allowed.No extremes in style or fit allowed.No skin can show between shirt and pants.Wallet chains are prohibited.Students are not allowed any body piercings except ear lobes.No article can be worn that suggests membership affiliation in any gang.
46Hair Acceptable standard style Cannot impair vision Must be clean No unusual coloring, must be a natural colorBOYS: No longer than base of collarNeat mustaches allowed; No other facial hair allowed
47Student Fees $10.00/year – Supply Fee $8.00/semester – Art Fee $5.00/semester – Science Fee$5.00/semester – Computer Science Fee$10.00/semester – Culinary Arts(Shop Fee- Priced according to project)$10.00/year- Class dues$ 3.00 – Freshman Agenda fee
48ObligationsLost/damaged textbooks, Library books/fines, uniforms, etc. In other words any DEBT owed to the school.You will not be able to participate in Extracurricular Activities until DEBT is cleared.Arrangements must be made to clear obligations before participating in extra curricular activities.
49Textbooks If lost, pay full price. There is no deduction for using it. Fines may be assessed for damage.
50Textbook Costs $ 69.95 World Geography $ 54.00 Health $ Physical Science$ English Grammar/Literature$ Algebra I$ Education for Careers$ Total
51Lockers Lockers Required to keep locked at all times No expensive articles should be left in lockerSubject to inspection at all times
52LUNCH PRICES $1.25 Regular Lunch $ .40 Reduced Lunch $ .60 Breakfast $ Reduced Breakfast$ Extra Milk/JuiceLunch tickets can be bought before school and at lunch on the Breezeway .
53LUNCH PERIODS Determined by what teacher you have 4th Period. We have a closed campus for Lunch. The only areas you are allowed in are as follows:Cafeteria & East Hall breezewayLibrary (No food)1st Courtyard2nd Courtyard
54Medication PolicyNo medication shall be given without an order from a physician or dentist and a letter of request and authorization from the student’s parent or guardian.Medication must be provided to school in appropriate container.Medication must be kept in Student Services.
55Messages to StudentsMessages to students are not given unless it is an emergency.Lunches are not delivered to students.Deliveries of flowers, gifts, balloons will not be made.
56Emergency Cards Must be on file in Student Services Office. Recommended that several additional authorized persons be listed on the emergency card.Keep up to date as the year progresses.Information extremely important.
57Miscellaneous StuffCheating – Students receive a zero on the work where cheating occurred and a behavior referral is written.No food or drink allowed in the building – only water bottles allowed.Possession of laser light/pointers – strictly forbidden.Cell phones and Ipods are not allowed.
58Miscellaneous StuffStudents will not be allowed to congregate on the streets near the campus before or after school.Once you arrive in the vicinity of Slidell High School, you must come on to the campus.Busses -- Bus stops and driver contact information are given at A hotline will be available from August 2 through August 6 from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm and also on August 7 and 8 from 1:00 to 6:00 pm.The hotline number is
59ABSOLUTE ZERO TOLERANCE DRUGS/ALCOHOLWEAPONSFIREWORKSFIGHTING/THREATSGANG RELATED ACTIVITIESDISRESPECTSMOKING
60Slidell High School Facts An Honors Breakfast is held each nine weeks for honor roll students.Each year, S.H.S. graduates average over $2,000,000 in scholarships including TOPS.
61The Extracurricular Program is geared to meeting the needs of all students.
62Mark EventsGives everyone an opportunity to participate in school activitiesComposed of 11 separate events throughout the school yearCreates class unity and school spiritObject is to leave the highest mark on the school
63Clubs a Freshman can join: 1ST PriorityArt ClubF.C.C.L.A.Foreign Language ClubInteract ClubHistory ClubThespiansNJROTCSpeech ClubFCA
64SHS AthleticsA comprehensive athletic program offers the student athlete an opportunity to compete on a junior varsity and a varsity level in all major sports.
65SHS Athletics Football Volleyball Swimming Cross Country Soccer BasketballTrackBaseball/SoftballTennisGolfPower liftingEligibility – pass 6 subjects with a “C” average
66Dances Major Dances are 8:00 to 11:00 At Major Dances you must arrive by 9:00 and must sign inCannot leave before 10:30Prom is the only formal danceDress for Homecoming Dance/Saga BallBoys – dress shirt, neck tie, dress slacksGirls – party dress
67Slidell High School Freshman Academy Teams The primary aim of education is not to enable students to do well in schools or colleges, but to help them do well in the lives they lead outside of the schools and colleges.
68Freshman FactsFACT: Freshmen have the highest number of absences, suspensions and detentions of any other class.FACT: “Most high school dropouts fail at least 25% of their ninth grade courses.” (Letgers & Kerr, 2001).
69FACT: Parents: “The more you get involved in your child’s education, the better they do in every way. Test scores, attitude and behavior, even the likelihood of graduation and a college education, are all greatly affected by your involvement” (www.boostup.org).
70Goals of SHS Freshman Academy Increase 9th to 10th grade promotion rates.Increase 9th grade daily attendance.Increase 9th grade EOC test scores.Decrease 9th grade dropouts.Decrease 9th grade suspension and expulsions.
71Teacher Responsibilities Team Members: 4 core subject teachers Common Classroom Management PlanMeetings: An average of 3 times per weekAnalyze and discuss studentsReward for students- pizza party, Tiger Achievement, Freshman Luau, and Tiger CashTarget struggling studentsShare information and plan interventions—remove excusesCollaborate on instructionExamine report cards, progress reports, discipline and attendanceContact parents
72Student Responsibilities THE THREE R’S! This year we will be placing significant emphasis on positive behavior and The Three R’s of Slidell High School: Respect, Responsibility, and Resolution.Respect - for oneself and for others.Responsibility – for personal behavior, for success in the classroom and for good citizenship in the school community.Resolution – of conflict and the prevention of violence through positive communication.All students will be held to high standards, and the Three R’s and will be a part of everyday life of all our students.
73Parent Responsibilities Get involved with the schoolGet your child involved in the schoolCheck on your child’s progress regularly through STI HomeContact teachersAttend meetings to discuss your student’s progressCheck your child’s agenda each day and sign it eachweekEnsure attendance at school andhelp sessionsPLEASE provide accurate, up-to-dateContact information:Phone #addressHome address
74Freshmen Credit Recovery Goal All students pass to 10th grade How –Before, After, and Saturday school sessionsComplete class workRe-take testsComplete assignmentsFreshman Academy teachers will assignstudents to sessions as necessary.Students may also sign-up.
75Freshman Support Pull out sessions Freshmen Saturday School PE classes and/or electivesFreshmen Saturday SchoolComplete any assignmentsReceive tutoring from college studentsOnline Programs – STPSBa3 Virtual Academy – recover credits online in the summerTutoringHonor societies
76Freshmen Saturday School 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. SaturdayTutoring provided by Mu Alpha Theta, Honor Society, and University Education Students.Opportunity to make-up missing work and get extra help.Assigned by teachers, administration, and counselors.
77SAVE THE DATE: 1st Day of School: August 9, 2010 Back to School Dance: August 13, 2010Open House: August 26, 2010.
78Good Luck and have a great Freshman Year. Mr. Percy, Administration,Faculty and Staff