Policies and Procedures

SCHOOL HOURS

            7:45 – 2:10

            Arrivals after 7:45 must report to the Main Office of GHS to receive a tardy pass.

EXTRA HELP SESSIONS and ACADEMIC ACCOUNTABILITY HOUR (2:15 – 3:15)

  • Teachers’ schedules will be announced at the beginning of the school year.     
  • Eighth grade teachers are available every day after school except Tuesdays and Fridays.   The schedule is as follows: Ms. Zimmerman/Ms. Khalsa -Mondays and Ms. O'Brien 1/2 hour only; Ms. Bennett- Wednesdays; Ms. Dodge/Ms. Smith - Thursdays and Ms. O'Brien - 1/2 hour only.  
  • There is a late bus available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

LOCKERS

Your locker is property of the Greenfield Public Schools. However, you should keep your combination private from other students. You will be keeping your personal items in your locker. Do not give the combination to anyone! You will need to go to your locker before each class. 

CELL PHONES/OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Cell phones must be kept off and out of sight at all times. Students are not allowed to use in classrooms and if they carry and/or use them and refuse to put them away, cell phones will be taken.  Teachers may return at end of class or give to Ms. Patenaude for parental call and pick up.  Other electronic devices (i.e., e-readers, iPads, iPods, etc.) should be kept in lockers at all times.

PASSES

Students are not allowed to leave class within the first thirty (30) minutes of class.  We recommend that each student brings a water bottle to class daily.

LOST AND FOUND

Personal items left behind will be kept in the Guidance Office. Items that are not claimed by the end of each semester will be donated.

HALLWAY BEHAVIOR

We expect you to travel through the halls respectfully and responsibly. Keep hands to yourself and your feet on the ground. Speak quietly in a one-foot voice and walk only two people wide.

TAKE A BREAK

Take a Break (TAB) is redirecting students in order to give them a chance to regain self-control by changing to another seat within the classroom and taking a few minutes to pull him/herself together. If students are asked to take a break, he/she will move to the designated chair in the classroom. Students can calm down, think about what happened to cause the behavior until the teacher allows them to return to their regularly assigned seat.

HOMEWORK/ABSENCE POLICY

All homework assignments should be written by students in their agenda books.  For full credit, assignments must be submitted on the due date.  All homework must be submitted within 48 hours of being assigned for partial credit or will become a permanent zero. Missed quizzes/tests must be made up after school within one week. When students are absent from school, the student is responsible for seeking out their teachers to obtain work that was missed after school during that teacher's extra help time. The work must be made up and submitted within the number of days of the length of the absence (i.e. two days absent yield two days for work to be made up and submitted). Planned absences must be approved by the principal at least two (2) weeks prior to leave in order for teachers to gather academic work.  Students who take planned absences should stay after school for extra help with each teacher upon their return.

FAILING GRADE POLICY

At the mid-point and end of each quarter grades will be reviewed. Those students with an “F” in any course will be required to attend after school hours with teacher(s).  Please check PowerSchool on a regular basis for current grades.

OFFICE DETENTIONS (2:30 – 3:15)

Monday, Wednesday, or  Thursday - held in the Therapeutic Learning Center.

REQUEST FOR RETEST

Students who get below a 70% on a test or quiz may fill out a Request to Retest form.  Within one (1) week from the original quiz/test return date, students can present this form to teachers with evidence of the additional work they undertook to prepare for the retake of the quiz/test and improve their grade.  Teachers will average the two grades for a final grade.

AGENDAS

Every student received an agenda at the beginning of the school year.  Each student should be writing their daily homework assignments for each class in their agenda book.  Teachers give time to copy this information from their board during each class.  Teachers feel that agenda use is important not only as an organizational tool for students, but also in assisting to assist students in staying on task for each class with the modified block schedule.  In addition, homework assignments are posted on teachers' websites for home-school communication purposes.

POWERSCHOOL FOR PARENTS

Power School for Parents: https://gpsk12.powerschool.com/public - If you are having difficulty with the parent portal, please contact Ms. Amy Benoit, Guidance Administrative Assistant at 413-772-1350 x1129.