Head and Body Lice

             No student will be denied an education solely by reason of head lice infestation and his educational program shall be restricted only to the extent necessary to minimize the risk of transmitting the infestation.  It shall be the responsibility of the principal or school nurse to notify the parents in the event a child has pediculosis (head lice and/or nits). A letter will be sent home by the child to explain the condition, requirements for readmission and deadlines for satisfactory completion of the treatment.  Upon exclusion, satisfactory evidence must be submitted to school personnel that the student has been treated for pediculosis (head lice and/or nits).  This evidence may include but not be limited to:  (1) proof of treatment with a pediculicide product (head lice shampoo); and (2) satisfactory examination by a school health official.  Children diagnosed with scabies or lice shall have proof of treatment prior to readmission.

             Treatment and prevention procedures will be developed by the director of schools/designee/school nurse and distributed to all classroom teachers.  A student will be expected to have met all requirements for treatment and return to school no later than two (2) days following exclusion for head lice and/or nits. All days in excess of the allowable period will be marked as unexcused and referred to the attendance supervisor at the proper time.  There will be random checks, and you will be asked to follow Marshall County Board Policy 6.403.


School Lunches

A nutritious breakfast/lunch will be prepared daily; therefore all students are encouraged to participate in the food program.  Students can deposit money into their meal account on Monday and Friday.  Payments can cover single days, a week, a month, etc.  Parents may send one payment that covers both breakfast/lunch.  The computer will only accept charges up to five days.  Juice and extra milk cannot be charged.  Arrangements to pay the bill must be made before your child can eat in the cafeteria.  After a week of charges has accumulated and the student is unable to pay the bill, the student should bring a lunch from home or be served an alternate lunch until the bill is paid.  Breakfast/Lunch money should be paid directly to the cafeteria or sent in an envelope clearly identified with the student’s name, the teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.  If paying by check, the checks should be made for the amount deposited into the lunch account only and made out to CHES Cafeteria.  The Marshall County School System will continue to use the online tracking and payment system (paypams.com) for school meals. 

 Breakfast/Lunch money will be collected on Mondays and Fridays by the cafeteria cashier.  Any questions concerning a breakfast/lunch bill can be handled by calling the school cafeteria manager, Angela Lamb at 246-4899. 

             Students with milk allergies must provide a doctor’s note stating this allergy.  The student will then be allowed to receive juice instead of milk at no additional charge.

If your child brings a lunch from home, he/she may purchase juice or milk (cannot be charged).  Students will be permitted to bring their lunches from home and to purchase beverages and incidental items at school.  Students will NOT be permitted to have lunches, breakfasts, or outside beverages brought from outside food service facilities to be consumed in the cafeteria.

Applications for free and reduced meals must be completed every year.  A student who was on free or reduced price meals last year is expected to complete a new application this year.

Refunds to a student will only be made at the end of the school year if requested or at the time of a student withdrawing.  A student can carry money over to the next year.

2017-2018 Prices:  Lunches:            K-8 = $2.35     Adults  = $3.25           Reduced = $.40                      

                                   Breakfast:         K-12 = $1.25   Adults = $1.50            Reduced = $.30

                                   Extra Milk:  $.40          All other extras, as per cafeteria.  


Lunch Visitors

             All lunch visitors must be on the approved contact list on the registration form or a note from a legal parent/guardian prior to the visit detailing the name of the visitor and the date the visitor will be attending lunch must be sent to CHES to be allowed to eat lunch with students.


Lunch Room Rules

The cafeteria is maintained as a service to all students of C.H.E.S.  While in the cafeteria students should obey the following rules:

1.  Students should remain seated at all times.

2.  Students should maintain clean tables and pick up any debris in their area.

3.  Students should not run in the cafeteria.

4.  Students should speak softly while in cafeteria, and be considerate of others.  Good manners should be practiced at all times.  Elevated noise levels could result in cafeteria monitors inability to hear students in emergency situations.

5.  Students who need to leave cafeteria during breakfast/lunch must obtain permission from a cafeteria monitor.

6.  Students who fail to follow cafeteria guidelines are subject to further disciplinary action, such as, silent lunch, assigned seat, isolation, or removal from cafeteria.

7. Simple rule to follow – Cafeteria behavior should be patterned or practiced as if you were at home. 

Guests are requested to adhere to the same rules as the students.



School lockers are the property of the Marshall County Board of Education.  School lockers are subject to inspection by school officials at any time.


Lost and Found

Articles which have been found should be taken to the office and library books to the librarian.  Lost articles can be claimed by proper identification.  Clearly mark your items with your name so that they can be returned to the appropriate owner.



The telephones in the office are for school business only.  Students will not be called to the office to receive a telephone call, but messages will be delivered in cases of emergency.


E-Mail between Teachers and Parents

             Many teachers send home daily e-mails with homework assignments.  These e-mails are sent to everyone who signs up to receive them.


Directory Information Procedure

Statistical information not identified with a particular student may be released to any person, agency, or the public.

“Directory Information” relating to a student includes the following:  name, address, telephone listing, date, place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities/sports, weight, height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees, awards received, and the most recent or previous educational agency or institution attended by the student.

Within the first three weeks of each school year, the school district will notify parents and eligible students of the items it proposes to designate as “directory information.”  For students enrolling after this notice is published, a list of the directory items will be given to the student’s parent(s) or eligible student at the time and place of enrollment.

After the parent(s) or eligible students have been notified, they will have two weeks to advise the school system in writing (a letter to the superintendent’s office) of any or all of the items they refuse to permit the school system to designate as directory information about that student.  At the end of the two-week period, each student’s records will be appropriately marked by the records custodian to indicate the items the school system will designate as directory information about that student.  This designation will remain in effect until it is modified by the written direction of the student’s parent(s) or the eligible student.


Dress Code

According to the Marshall County Board of Education, The Board recognizes the effect which student dress and grooming have upon student behavior and commitment to learning. It further recognizes the role of parents in assisting their children in making appropriate choices regarding clothing, accessories, and personal appearance. In order to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning and to prepare students for working environments, the Board shall require that all students, grades K-12, exercise good taste with regard to their personal appearance. Attire which is considered disruptive to others or a risk to one’s health or safety is not appropriate. Clothing, personal items, or anything which can be offensive to others will not be tolerated.

In grades K-6, parental guidance is of upmost importance in preparing students for the school day. Elementary school administrators will contact the parents of children whom they deem to be inappropriately dressed. If the consultation with parents is unsuccessful, disciplinary measures will be taken as per this policy. MCSS Policy 6.310

* All shirts must have shoulders and sleeves – no cleavage or midriffs.

* Shorts, skirts, dresses, and skorts must not be shorter than 4 inches above the knee.

* Bottom wear must be worn securely around the waist – no sagging.

* Clothing must be free of holes, rips or tears that show skin above the knee.

* Visible undergarments (bras, underwear, etc.) are not allowed.

* Shoes must be worn at all times.  No cleats or rollers.

* Clothing must be size appropriate and worn in the manner it was designed to be worn.

* Jewelry must not be excessive and/or disruptive – such as chains, spikes, etc.

* Nothing is to be worn on heads.  Hats and caps are permitted outside the building and on                      special days.

*Clothing which can in any way be interpreted as being suggestive, obscene, or offensive is not permitted.

Schools may develop special dress days/special dress occasions for students at the discretion of the school administration (examples: cheerleaders, FFA, FHA, etc.).  If a student cannot comply with the standardized dress code based on religious beliefs, his/her parent or guardian may write a letter explaining the situation to the director of schools, with a copy to the school principal. Each case will be dealt with on an individual basis.  The Principal or designee will determine proper dress in cases not identified.  MCSS Policy 6.310.


1st Offense: Warning, call parent for replacement clothing or correction by principal, i.e. rope, belt, string for trousers.

2nd Offense: Two hours of detention, Parental Conference, replacement clothing or correction by principal, i.e. rope, belt, string for trousers.

3rd Offense: Defiance of Authority (refer to MCSS Policy 6.313)


Grievance Procedure

Please discuss any concern first with the teacher.  If further attention is needed, please discuss the issue with the administration.  If the issue cannot be resolved within the school, contact the director of schools.

Special Services

In addition to regular classroom experiences, students will have available to them the following special services:

Learning Disability (Resource)                                              Title I

504 Services                                                                                 Gifted Classes

LRE Classes                                                                                 Physical Education Classes

Speech Therapy                                                                          Library Classes

Drug Awareness Classes                                                         Music Classes

CDC Classes                                                                                Art Classes

Computer Classes                                                                      Guidance Services


Special Education Services Available in Marshall Co.

             All disabled students between the ages of three and twenty-one (inclusive) shall receive the benefit of a free appropriate public education. This provides the assurance that these students will be educated with non-disabled students to the maximum extent appropriate, and should be placed in separate or special classes only when the severity of the disabled is such that education in regular classes cannot be achieved satisfactorily. Eligibility standards and options of service for special education services will be based upon the criteria for disabling conditions specified in Rules, Regulations, and Minimum Standards, Tennessee State Board of Education.  Students receiving special education services shall not be restrained, except as permitted by law.  MCSS Policy 6.500

To access the referral process at your school, you should contact your child’s classroom teacher, the school instructional facilitator, or administration.  Decisions about a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) must be developed at a meeting of the MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM.  This team must include: The parent or guardian, student, if appropriate, a teacher with knowledge of the instructional needs of the student, a principal or his designee, specialist who understands and can explain the student’s assessment which is a requirement at the first meeting, and any other specialist deemed appropriate. 


Additional Educational Programs Available in Marshall Co.

STEPS AHEAD - Preschool (ages 3-5) program for eligible students having an identified disability. (Oak Grove Elementary)

RESOURCE CLASSES - Special education teachers instructing disabled students in a “pull-out” remediation model or inclusion remediation model for math, reading and language arts instruction.

BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION AND TRAINING ELEMENTARY PROGRAM (BITE) - Students with severe behavioral/emotional concerns are enrolled in a separate program.  Behavior/Social Skills training, academic skills, vocational skills, counseling and community based job training are available.

HOMEBOUND SERVICES - Instruction can be provided to any student with a physical handicap, when a professional person (physician) licensed by the Board of healing Arts, certifies that the illness will necessitate the student’s absence from school for a least (2) consecutive weeks.  For three (3) hours per week the homebound teacher will provide instruction in the home or hospital at no cost to the parent.


Surveys of Students

Surveys for research purposes shall be allowed by the Board when the project is viewed as contributory to greater understanding of the teaching-learning process, the project does not violate the goals of the Board and the disruption of the regular school program is minimal.  Surveys conducted for agencies, organizations or individuals must have the recommendation of the director of schools and the approval of the Board as to content and purpose.  The director of schools shall develop administrative procedures for approving requests for conducting surveys.  The requests shall outline what is to be done, who is to be involved and how the results will be used and distributed.

Parents shall have the right to inspect all instructional material that will be used for a survey, analysis or evaluation as part of a federal program.  No student may without parental consent, take part in a survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information covering:  1. Political affiliations; 2. Potentially embarrassing psychological problems; 3. Sex behavior or attitudes; 4. Anti-social and demeaning behavior; 5. Critical appraisals of family members; 6. Legally privileged relationships; 7. Income; 8. Religious affiliations


Technology Information

The Marshall County School System provides access to school computer network services to students to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication.  Students are responsible for good behavior on school computer networks just as they are in a classroom or a school hallway.  Inappropriate use of language or threats, utilization of networks for prohibited or illegal activities, the intentional spreading of embedded messages, or the use of other programs with the potential of damaging or destroying programs or data may cause access privileges to be revoked, school disciplinary action to be taken, and/or appropriate legal action to be taken.

The Board supports the right of staff and students to have reasonable access to various information formats and believes it incumbent upon staff and students to use this privilege in an appropriate and responsible manner.

The director of schools shall develop and implement procedures for appropriate Internet use by students.  Procedures shall address the following:  1. General rules and ethics of Internet use.  2. Prohibited or illegal activities, including, but not limited to:  sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures, using obscene language, harassing, insulting, defaming or attacking others, damaging computers, computer systems or computer networks, hacking or attempting unauthorized access, violation of copyright laws, trespassing in another's folders, work or files, intentional misuse of resources, using another's password or other identifier (impersonation), use of the network for commercial purposes, buying or selling on the Internet.

Internet safety measures shall be implemented that effectively address the following:  controlling access by students to inappropriate matter on the Internet and World Wide Web, safety and security of students when they are using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications, preventing unauthorized access, including "hacking" and other unlawful activities by students on-line, unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal information regarding students, restricting students' access to materials harmful to them.

The director of schools/designee shall establish a process to ensure the district's education technology is not used for purposes prohibited by law or for accessing sexually explicit materials. The process shall include, but not be limited to:  utilizing technology that blocks or filters Internet access (for both students and adults) to material that is obscene, child pornography or harmful to students, maintaining and securing a usage log, monitoring on-line activities of students.

The Board shall provide reasonable public notice of, and at least one (1) public hearing or meeting to address and communicate, its Internet safety measures.   A written parental consent shall be required prior to the student being granted access to electronic media involving district technological resources. The required permission/agreement form, which shall specify acceptable uses, rules of on-line behavior, access privileges and penalties for policy/procedural violations, must be signed by the parent/legal guardian of minor students (those under 18 years of age) and also by the student. This document shall be executed each year and shall be valid only in the school year in which it was signed unless parent(s) provide written notice that consent is withdrawn. In order to rescind the agreement, the student's parent/guardian ( or the student who is at least 18 years old) must provide the director of schools with a written request.

E-MAIL- Users with network access shall not utilize district resources to establish electronic mail accounts through third-party providers or any other nonstandard electronic mail system. All data including e-mail communications stored or transmitted on school system computers shall be monitored. Employees/students have no expectation of privacy with regard to such data. E-mail correspondence may be a public record under the public records law and may be subject to public inspection.

INTERNET SAFETY INSTRUCTION-  Students will be given appropriate instruction in internet safety as a part of any instruction utilizing computer resources. Parents and students will be provided with material to raise awareness of the dangers posed by the internet and ways in which the internet may be used safely.

VIOLATIONS- Violations of this policy or a procedure promulgated under its authority shall be handled in accordance with the existing disciplinary procedures of this District.  MCSS Policy 4.406