Policies

 
 
   

Mission Statement

The mission of McEwen Jr. High School is to provide a challenging learning experience in a safe environment where students are encouraged to develop positive characteristics that will enable them to become contributing citizens.

Vision Statement

The vision of McEwen Jr. High School is to provide all students with a safe and challenging learning environment that allows multiple opportunities to develop personal learning styles, interest, and strengths. McEwen Jr. High School strives to continually provide all students with the necessary skills to reach their potential, enabling them to thrive in the present as well as in the future.

School Info

365 Melrose Street
McEwen, Tennessee 37101
(931)582-8417 Phone
(931)582-8418 Fax

 


   

Visitors

 
  We welcome your visits to our school; however, your visit must not interrupt classes. If you need to speak with a teacher, you should call the office to set up a conference during the teacher's planning period or at a time convenient for both parties. Teachers cannot be asked to leave their class during instructional time. Every effort will be made to address the immediate concerns of both parents and teachers.

 

If you need to see your child during the day, we will be glad to call them to the office. Classes do not need to be interrupted during instructional hours. Phone calls also disrupt the instructional time and need to be kept to a minimum.

Anytime you visit the school, you must report to the office immediately. If you are going anywhere in the building other than the office, you must sign in giving the time, your name, the person you will be visiting, and the purpose of that visit. A Visitor's Pass will be issued and must be worn in a visible location on the front of your shirt. Please return to the office and sign out before leaving.

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Dress Code

 
  • The administration shall determine the appropriateness of dress and grooming to the school situation.
  • When, in the opinion of the administration and/or the Humphreys County Board of Education, a student is not attired appropriately or exhibits grooming which is considered detrimental to the educational environment, appropriate action shall be taken.
  Grades (6-8)

1. For appearance and personal neatness, students should have shirt-tails and blouses tucked in, unless designed for outside wear. If worn on the outside, shirts must come below the waste line.

2. Questionable patches or slogans on articles of clothing will not be tolerated.

3. No apparel or jewelry advertising any type of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs is permitted.

4. No body piercing jewelry will be worn, other than earrings worn in the ear.

5. SHIRTS/BLOUSES: tank tops, spaghetti strapped/narrow strapped shirts, muscle shirts, T-shirts with questionable slogans or advertisements, "fish-net" shirts, halters, short shirts above the waste line, or low-cut shirts are not acceptable.

6. TROUSERS/PANTS: Pants will be worn with the waste line properly on the hips. "Baggy" or very loose fitting pants are not acceptable. Jams, bicycle pants, and shorts will not be permitted. Pajama-type pants are not acceptable. Long underwear-type leggings are not acceptable. Jeans or pants with holes or jeans must be permanently patched. Cut-off jeans will not be permitted. Capri pants falling below the knee-cap and nylon jogging suits are acceptable.

7. Mini skirts are discouraged. The length must not be shorter than 3 inches above the knee.

8. Shoes will be worn at all times.

9. Unusual hair coloring (including, but not limited to, blue, green, etc.) is not acceptable.

10. Male students are to be clean-shaven at all times with no exaggerated sideburns.

11. Sweatbands, combs, caps, hats, or "do" rags will not be worn in the building at any time.

12. Unusual make-up will be at the principal's discretion.

13. Sunglasses will not be worn in the building.

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Electronic Devices

  Students are not permitted to have electronic devices, including but not limited to: cell phones, pagers, CD players, MP3 players, iPODs, Game Boy/DS Light players, etc. (not including calculators), during normal school hours.
  CELL PHONE POLICY: Consequences will apply to both the owner and the user of the cell phone:

1st Offense - The phone will be taken to the office and returned only to a parent of legal guardian at the end of the school day with a warning to the student.

2nd Offense - The phone will be taken to the office. The student will receive 3 days of ISS. The phone will be returned to a parent or legal guardian after the three days of ISS are served.

3rd Offense - The phone will be taken to the office. The student will receive 5 days of ISS or 3-5 days of OSS at the Principal's discretion. The phone will be returned to the parent or legal guardian after the suspension is served.

4th Offense - The phone will be taken to the office. The student will receive 5 days of OSS. The phone will be returned to the parent or legal guardian after the suspension is served.

5th Offense - The phone will be taken to the office. The student will receive 10 days of OSS. The phone will be returned to the parent of legal guardian after the suspension is served.

After 20 days total OSS, the student will lose credits and will have to attend summer school to receive credit.

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Medication

  If it is necessary for a student to take medication at school, a signed form from a parent or guardian must be turned in to the office along with the medication. All medication will be kept and dispensed from the office.
 
  • All medication must be sent in the original container. NO MEDICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED IN AN ENVELOPE, PLASTIC BAG, ETC.
  • Medication Form
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Student Conduct

  Students who are disruptive in class will be immediately removed from the class assigned to in-school suspension for an appropriate length of time.

Anytime students are in the hallways, they will talk quietly and refrain from horseplay and running. There will be no display of affection, particulary kissing and holding hands, anywhere at school. Students will refrain from inappropriately touching other students at all times.

Noise in the cafeteria is a serious problem. To help resolve this problem, students will be permitted to speak only to those students sitting near them. Students caught throwing food or otherwise intentionally making a mess will help clean up the cafeteria and/or will be assigned to in-school suspension for an appropriate length of time.

  AUTHORITY:

Every student must understand that any teacher or support staff in this school has authority over them. It doesn't matter what grade the student is in or what grade the teacher teaches. All students will treat all teachers and support staff with the proper respect. Students will be expected to show respect at all times and say "yes/no sir, yes/no ma'am," when responding to school personnel.

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Computer/Technology Use

  All student computers are Internet accessible and are available to students for educational purposes only.

Students are not permitted to use the internet without written consent by a parent/guardian. Internet permission forms must be turned in each school year. Computers and equipment must be used exclusively for school business and educational activities, and are subject to monitoring. Students use is restricted to activities approved by the supervising teacher. Programs or games that are not educational or research based instructional programs are not to be installed, downloaded or played on any computer at any time. Email is for academic use, such as communicating with colleges and universities concerning programs and admittance. Checking and sending personal email is not allowed unless the student is a foreign exchange student emailing home. Students must speak to their teachers before emailing. Students failing to comply with the acceptable use policies adopted by the HCBOE will be subject to disciplinary action.

   
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Grading Policy

  Grades will be reported to the parents/guardians and students every six weeks via grade cards. Parents/guardians should ask students for these grade cards and sign them to be returned to the teacher the next day. This grade card is designed to let parents/guardians know how students are doing in their classes. Report cards are given out each six weeks, five days after the last day of the six-weeks. If you have a question or wish to discuss grades, please feel free to call the school and make an appointment. Do not wait until the last weeks to ask what can be done to help the student pass. Check calendar for report card dates.
Grade Scale:

 

       A    93 -- 100                         D   70 -- 74

       B    85 -- 92                           F   Below 70

       C    75 -- 84                           I    Incomplete Work

 

Principal's Honor Roll: all A's for the six weeks

Honor Roll: all A's and B's for the six weeks

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Library

 
  • Will use the High School Library
  • Will either have a scheduled time during class or will be allowed to go during Study Hall classes for individual study.
  • May be assigned Accelerated Reading points (Reading/Language Arts teacher's discretion).
  • May make copies of reference materials or print from the Internet at $.05 per page for black copies and $.10 per page for color copies.
  • Additional materials may not be checked out if overdue books are owed. Lost books will be replaced at a minimum of $15 per book.

If you come to the library from study halls or classes to work, you must:

  1. Know your assignments, bring textbooks, pencil, paper, etc. with you.
  2. Not bring food and drinks.
  3. Keep talking to a minimum and to a whisper.
  4. Not ask to return to your locker, restroom, office, or study hall.
  5. Behave respectfully to the librarian, the library assistant, and each other.
 

If you are disruptive, disrespectful, or rude, you  may be asked not to return to the library for lengthy intervals of time.

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