3. Mission Statement
Chester High School strives to create a safe
and nurturing environment where students
are encouraged to develop academic, social
and emotional competencies. To this end, we
are committed to developing creative,
independent students who are prepared to
contribute to local, national and global
4. New Faculty
Ronald Cobb – Science Teacher
Jamie Counterman – Math Teacher – Returning from Greenville
Rebecca Cunningham – Special Needs – From Lewisville Middle School
Patricia DuBose – Communities In Schools
D’Angelo Edwards – Assistant Principal – From Chester Middle School
Brittany Heath – JAG Teacher
Col. Boyd Joye – JROTC Instructor
Kayla Cousineu – Spanish Teacher
Clayton Owens – Social Studies Teacher
Shawn Reen – Social Studies Teacher – From Lewisville High School
• Ms. McKee is now Mrs. Roddey
• Mrs. Reed is now Ms. Feaster
• Drainage system improved.
• Courtyard repaved Wednesday.
• 10 new tables and new fence in
• New scoreboard.
• New roof on the Career Center.
• Gym floor sanded and refinished.
• Work hours are 7:30 AM -3:30 PM
• Be at your door to keep students moving
• Make and document parent contacts
• Students who leave your class must have a
Red School Pass with the destination and
• Students must be supervised at all times.
• Take attendance during the first 15 minutes of
• All exterior windows and door windows must be
• Enforce all policies, in particular, food and drinks in
the classroom, electronic devices and dress code.
• New Superintendent – New Vision – Top Ten School
District in the State of South Carolina
• Update Facilities for 21st Century Learning
• Technology for all students (1 to 1 at the high school level)
• Student achievement is the number 1 priority
• Be loyal to the organization – administrators and each
• Open door policy
• Be respectful of one another, administrators, students,
parents, and etc.
• Be on time for work and meetings.
• Respond promptly to all e-mails, phone calls, etc.
• Chaperones’ criminal background checks will no longer be
covered by Chester County School District - $25.00.
• If you are arrested, you must report it to Shawn
Clinkscales within 72 hours of the arrest.
• Sign the new network acceptable use policy form.
• Change in student cell phone policy
• Condensed dress code policy
• Change in AP duties – see your handbook
• B.L.A.S.T. Logo
• Professional Learning Communities – PLCs
• Lost Keys - $50 exterior doors, $25 interior doors
• Field trips - limited, must be tied to standards, more scrutinized,
protected field trips
• Professional Development – Train the Trainer, will be responsible
for sharing information with the staff
11. NETWORK ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Terms and Conditions of Use
Employee Certification Form
I have read and understand the school district's network acceptable use policy and administrative rule. I
understand and will abide by the conditions and rules set forth therein. I further understand that violations of
these conditions and rules are unethical and also may constitute a criminal offense. Should I commit any
violation, my access privileges may be revoked, disciplinary action may be taken, and appropriate legal action
may be instituted. I also agree to be responsible for any unauthorized costs incurred by my use of the network.
Employee name (please print): ___________________________________________
Work location ________________________________________________________
Employee signature: ____________________________ Date: __________________
The Chester County School District uses an automated phone contact system called School Connect. The
system will be used to notify you of information such as school closings due to inclement weather and other
important issues. We must have your current phone number in the system so that you will receive these
important phone messages.
Phone: ( ) .
Area Code Phone Number
The above listed number is a:
Landline Wireless (cell phone)
I do not wish to provide my phone number. I understand that I will not be notified by the School Connect
system with messages and updates.
12. CHS Student Cell Phone Policy
Students may use their cell phones before and after school, during breaks, and at
Students may NOT use their cell phones during class. Students caught using their
phones during class will be written up and sent to the office with a referral. (Teachers
will not ask for students to turn in phones.)
1. 1st offense: 1 day OSS
2. 2nd offense: 3 days OSS
3. 3rd offense: 5 days OSS
4. Each additional offense will have a day of OSS added to the 5 days OSS
*** STUDENTS THAT BRING PROHIBITED ITEMS TO SCHOOL, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO CELL PHONES, I-PODS, OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES, ETC. WILL DO SO AT
THEIR OWN RISK. CHESTER HIGH SCHOOL ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY
IF PROHIBITED ITEMS BECOME DAMAGED OR STOLEN.
13. Chester High School Student Dress Code
Chester High School students are expected to dress and be groomed in such a way as to not dis-tract or cause disruption in
the edu-cational program or orderly operation of the school. Therefore, clothing deemed distracting, revealing, overly
suggestive or otherwise disruptive shall not be permitted.
No big chains, medallions, long beads, or necklaces.
No gang affiliated attire of any kind.
No hats, hoods, scarves or any other head covering are allowed in the building. School ad-ministrators will not be held liable for
Proper shoes must be worn at all times. No shower shoes or bedroom slippers.
Clothing must not be obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, in-decent, or offensive.
Generally, shorts and skirts should be fingertip length. However, judgment ultimately rests with the administration.
Pants must be worn at the natural waistline and undergarments are not to be visible. No bagging, sagging, or dragging clothing.
Shirts must be tucked in to the extent that belts or waistbands are clearly visible.
Sleeveless attire cannot reveal un-dergarments.
Tank tops, halter tops, shirts/dresses with spaghetti straps, and see-through gar-ments will not be allowed.
Shirts [blouses] cannot be too tight, low-cut or show cleavage.
Clothing must cover waist, shoul-ders and back with no skin show-ing between the top garment and bottom garment.
No clothing that is excessively form-fitting (i.e. tights or spandex).
No pajamas of any kind.
No sunglasses may be worn inside the building.
Neither parents, nor students will place the burden of enforcing the dress code solely on the school.
The principal reserves the right to amend any provisions that he/she deems to be in the best interest of the student or the
14. How did we get an F?
2012 - ESEA / Federal Accountability SystemKEY Index Score Grade Description
90-100 A Performance substantially exceeds the state's expectations.
80-89.9 B Performance exceeds the state's expectations.
70-79.9 C Performance meets the state's expectations.
60-69.9 D Performance does not meet the state's expectations.
Less than 60 F Performance is substantially below the state's expectations.
2012 Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO)
English Language Arts (ELA) 223 HSAP Math 220 HSAP
Science / Biology 76 EOC Social Studies / History 71 EOC
Chester High School Overall Grade
Overall Grade Conversion F
Points Total - High School Grades 48
15. What are we going to
do about it?
• Data Wall First-Time IEP HSAP test takers or
• Target At-Risk students using B.L.A.S.T.
• Reduce suspension days – contact parents for return
• More extensive classroom observations – Using
District Classroom Mosaic model
• Initiate a PLC
• Teachers are expected to post and maintain
assignments on the class webpages.
17. • PROFESSIONAL?
“Every teacher is a leader; Every leader is a teacher.”
In a PLC School, learning applies as much to teachers, administrators, and
parents as to students. Focus on instruction, curriculum and assessment.
Cooperation vs. competition
Focus intensely on the mission, vision, goals, and values.
Improvement of the whole vs. striving to get ahead individually.
A sense of purpose all staff embraces and commits to.
• It’s not all about me!
• There will be opportunities for club
• Teachers are to sign up to attend Class
Rep, Senior Awards Night, or Prom.
• All teachers are required to attend
20. Procedures for
• Fill out a request for professional leave ten days in advance
or personal leave a week in advance and give to Ms. Reid.
• When approved, document with Kelly Services.
• For illness, use Kelly Services online up until 6 AM. Call
Kelly Services after 6 AM.
• If you are absent, you must call your assigned principal.
NO text messages.
• Emergency Substitute plans are to be turned into Ms. Reid
–within 10 days.
21. Student Attendance
• A student is considered absent if he/she
misses more than half of the class
• A student is considered to be cutting
class if he/she arrives more than 10
minutes late to class without proper
22. Student Attendance
• Mrs. Roddey will generate all attendance
letters. Teachers are responsible for
keeping students informed about the
number of absences they have.
• Be reminded that students will FAIL if they
miss more than 3 days in a quarter class or
6 days in a semester class.
23. Tardy Policy
• Allow reasonable latitude for tardies during
the first week of school.
• The only excused tardy is a medical
excuse or a late bus. Follow the tardy
policy when writing referrals.
• Students entering late must have a pass
from Mrs. Roddey or the office. Late
students are to remain in class.
24. Alarm System and
• Fire Drills
• Opening/closing of building
• Responsibilities for exterior classroom
• Entering the building after hours
• Crisis Management procedures will be
distributed and drills will be held.
25. Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment of Chester County School District employees is prohibited. All employees, including
supervisory level employees and third parties associated with schools, must avoid any action or conduct
which could be viewed as sexual harassment. Teachers and school administrators are expected to use
judgment and common sense which are important elements of a proper response to a particular
allegation of sexual harassment or inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature.
Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal
or physical conduct of a sexual nature when the following circumstances occur.
•Submission to such conduct is made either expressly or impliedly a condition of employment.
•Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for any
employment decisions affecting the individual.
•Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the employee‟s work
performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
Any employee who feels he/she has been subjected to sexual harassment is encouraged to file a
complaint in accordance with the administrative rule which accompanies this policy. All allegations will
be investigated promptly and confidentially. Employees who file a complaint of sexual harassment will
not be subject to retaliation or reprisal in any form. Any employee, including a supervisory level
employee, or third parties associated with schools, who is found to have engaged in sexual harassment
or inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including
termination, and all other appropriate steps will be taken to correct or rectify the situation.
Adopted 9/3/91; Revised 1/27/97, 6/24/02
26. Teacher Dress
Professional Dress Code
It is the responsibility of all district employees to serve as
role models for students and present a positive,
professional image in language, behavior and
dress. In order to provide an atmosphere that
enhances learning, prevents disruptions and sets an
example for students, all employees should dress in a
Refer to AR GBEB-R Staff Conduct – Board Policy
27. Lesson Plans/Objectives
• Every teacher is expected to complete lesson
plans and turn them in to Mr. Edwards by
Friday afternoon. We will check lesson plans.
They must be available to observers that come
into the classroom.
• Place lesson objectives and standards on your
board daily so that they may be viewed for the
• We will continue the school-wide GBE goals
related to literacy.
CURRICULUM LEARNING OBJECTIVE (S): ASSESSMENT
DAY Stated Indicators (Circle days used)
Teacher Observation MTWTF
Oral & Written Responses M T W T F
Taxonomy Level: Practice Sheets MTWTF
Standard __ __ _ Classroom Participation MTWTF
Special Project(s) MTWTF
Other (specify)________ ___
Standard ____ _
Taxonomy Level: _________________________ ____
Standard __ ___ ______________________________
Taxonomy Level: ________ _________________
Standard ____ _ Friday_ __________
Remediation in content classes:
W – __________________________
F - ___________________________
Standard ____ _
Relevancy (Why is this instruction relevant to With respect to our school’s literacy Small group activities (M T W Th F)
students?) objective, how are you incorporating literacy
skills into your lesson?
Technology: Writing/reading activities: (M T W Th F) Large group activities (M T W Th F)
29. Gradebooks and
• Grades are to be maintained in PowerSchool
• Parents have live access to your grades.
• Contact parents.
• Keep all student information confidential.
31. Procedures for Pod
The pods are for teachers only. Students are
not to be allowed in the pod area for any
Please make arrangements with another
teacher for students to make up tests.
Students are not allowed in the teachers‟
lounge or the mail room.
Last names: 9th & 10th grade (N-Z)
11th & 12th grade (P-Z)
Assists with Testing
Mr. Edwards A–K
Mr. Williams L–Z
Teachers are expected to work within their
department to handle minor discipline issues
instead of referring students to the office.
• Employee Handbook – on district website under „Forms
available for download‟
• Finance/Supplies – Mrs. Morrow
• Books – Mr. Williams/Mr. Edwards
• Office Staff – Mr. Williams
• Instructional TV – Dr. Conrath
• Special Equipment – Dr. Conrath
• Parking – Mrs. Bowles
• Classroom Furniture/Equipment – Mrs. Bowles
• Athletics – Coach Campbell
• Morning/Lunch Duty – Mr. Edwards
• Copies – Mrs. Wood
• Forms to be turned in to Ms. Reid:
1. Handbook form
2. Network Acceptable Use Policy
4. Red faculty information sheet
38. Cyclone Family
Collaboration is the key to a
successful family. Work
cooperatively to make this a
great “Cyclone Family” and a
better “Cyclone Year”!!